'The man behind the Roland drum machine and synthesiser range used across the spectrum of popular music since the mid-70s – from Prince to New Order, from Dr Dre to Kraftwerk – has died.
Ikutaro Kakehashi founded the Roland Corporation in 1972 and went on to develop one of the most well-known drum machines in pop music – the TR-808. His death at 87 was revealed by a former colleague on Facebook.'
Seems like an appropriate time to pay tribute to the 808. Post favourite tunes, observations, etc.
Loose Ends - Hanging On A String (1984)
Here's a trailer for a documentary on the 808 that I've not seen:
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