On January 22, 2017, Jaki Liebezeit died aged 78. He was multi-instrumentalist, playing drums, percussion, double bass, saxophone and piano, best known as drummer and co-founder of the band Can. He also recorded and performed with many famous musician and bands including Manfred Schoof, Brian Eno, Phantomband, Jah Wobble, Phew, Philip Jeck, Depeche Mode,Eurythmics, Cyclopean and Bernd Friedmann.
On August 2, 1997, Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti aka Fela Kuti, died aged 58. The Nigerian born multi instrumentalist (Saxophone, vocals, keyboards, trumpet, guitar, drums), singer and composer was human right and political activist and one of the pioneers of the Afrobeat music style and one of the biggest propagators of the African music worldwide.