RIP Ikutaro Kakehashi (Taro)

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RIP Ikutaro Kakehashi (Taro)

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Ikutaro Kakehashi, founder of Roland and the creative mind behind the TR-808 and TB-303, has died at the age of 87.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-39471567

... and here's a link to Rick Wright 'gear' -

http://sparebricks.fika.org/sbzine28/Wr ... rev156.pdf

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Re: RIP Ikutaro Kakehashi (Taro)

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I watched a documentary about the TR-808 a while ago (linky dink) and it was pretty interesting. He looked pretty frail in that and I'm pretty sure I remember him with one of those nasal cannulas. It's nice that he lived to see the impact one of his creations had on music though.