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    Posted: October 01 2017 at 04:16
This October marks exactly 40 years since the posthumous release of Helmut's solo album You Won't See Me.
       It would be great if it could be remastered and put on CD, officially.
        
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Today, March 2nd, Helmut would have turned 67. This year also marks the 40th anniversary of his death on May 3rd. RIP!
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Some photos of Helmut Koellen's home in Cologne, where he lived with his parents.


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Originally posted by keith bonthrone keith bonthrone wrote:

HI .I KNEW HELMUT IN 1971/72 WHEN MY BAND JANUS WAS BY EMI HARVEST ALONG WITH TRIUMVIRATE AND TANNED LEATHER TO LAUNCH THE HARVEST LABEL IN GERMANY.GREAT GUY AND BASSPLAYER

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HI .I KNEW HELMUT IN 1971/72 WHEN MY BAND JANUS WAS BY EMI HARVEST ALONG WITH TRIUMVIRATE AND TANNED LEATHER TO LAUNCH THE HARVEST LABEL IN GERMANY.GREAT GUY AND BASSPLAYER

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Another photo of Helmut from the 1970s-

                                                 
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      Just thought I'd add some very overdue thanks to some people that helped me with this article on Helmut, there is Russ Schenewerk's important source of information, "The Triumvirat Biography", which was a big help, and also a communication with Helmut's close friend, Hans-Juergen Ferdinand Schutte, that was very helpful, as well. And a few miscellaneous sources of info on the net. Thank you, all!
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Today would have been Helmut's 65th Birthday. RIP!
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Originally posted by presdoug presdoug wrote:

Helmut Koellen

He is now jamming furiously with Edgar Froese!!  
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Originally posted by verslibre verslibre wrote:

Only 27?! That is awful. Spartacus is one of the best albums to come out of Germany. What could have been...?


I knew about his death but I didn't know he joined The 27 Club. How strange.
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Originally posted by cstack3 cstack3 wrote:

Originally posted by presdoug presdoug wrote:

Hi Chuck, and thanks!  yes, i chatted with him on facebook, and he gave me some new info.I am awaiting a response from him on my last HK inquiry. He was the manager of Jail.
             He also knew Helmut's sister Elke, who he said was "not into the Helmut Koellen mystery thing" and that "she stays out of it".  Hasn't seen her since 1977, and he hasn't been in touch with Triumvirat members Jurgen Fritz, Hans Pape or Hans Bathelt "in ages".
            He mentioned that there was a project afoot between him and Helmut, which was cut short by Koellen's death. He also said that Helmut was "very, very special".
                    He gave me the facebook address of Jail guitarist Burkhard Lipps, who i messaged, but did not respond.

Brilliant!!  I knew that we'd find someone out there, some day, who knew more about Helmut!  

Indeed, Helmut was very, very special!  His gifts shine through his solo work!  

It is fans like you who keep musicians working at their kraft, Doug!  Keep up the good work! 
I am pleased to say that I am now facebook friends with both Burkhard Lipps and Helmut's sister Elke Schlimbach-Koenig, as well as Barry Palmer.Thumbs Up


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Slartibartfast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 05 2013 at 20:38
Nice, I didn't know anything about his biography.
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Great article Doug!
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^^thanks, guys.
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Helmut deserves to be remembered.  Nice one, Doug.
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Thanks for sharing, Doug! A very interesting read.
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^bless you, Chuck, thanks.
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Originally posted by presdoug presdoug wrote:

Hi Chuck, and thanks!  yes, i chatted with him on facebook, and he gave me some new info.I am awaiting a response from him on my last HK inquiry. He was the manager of Jail.
             He also knew Helmut's sister Elke, who he said was "not into the Helmut Koellen mystery thing" and that "she stays out of it". When i told him i sent her a letter that was returned unopened, he said "Elke is like that". Hasn't seen her since 1977, and he hasn't been in touch with Triumvirat members Jurgen Fritz, Hans Pape or Hans Bathelt "in ages".
            He mentioned that there was a project afoot between him and Helmut, which was cut short by Koellen's death. He also said that Helmut was "very, very special".
                    He gave me the facebook address of Jail guitarist Burkhard Lipps, who i messaged, but did not respond.

Brilliant!!  I knew that we'd find someone out there, some day, who knew more about Helmut!  

Indeed, Helmut was very, very special!  His gifts shine through his solo work!  

It is fans like you who keep musicians working at their kraft, Doug!  Keep up the good work! 
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