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Wallenstein
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German rock band who went though many styles during their history. Formed in Mönchengladbach by classically trained art student Jürgen Dollase in autumn 1971 as Blitzkrieg, with an international cast including American Bill Barone, Dutchman Jerry Berkers, and local friend Harald Grosskopf. After only a couple of concerts, they were quickly spotted and eagerly signed up by Pilz. But the name proved to be a problem because also touring Germany at the time was a British band called Blitzkrieg, so a change of name was needed. They decided on Wallenstein, a notorious character of the Thirty Years War.
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Steven Freeman and Alan Freeman — The Crack in the Cosmic Egg Steven Freeman and Alan Freeman — The Crack in the Cosmic Egg
(Audion ISBN 0-9529506-0-CDRO, 2007, CD-ROM)
Wallenstein — Sssss...Top Wallenstein — Sssss...Top
(Harvest 1 C 064-46 307, 1981, LP)
Wallenstein — Fräuleins Wallenstein — Fräuleins
(Harvest 1C 064-45 932, 1980, LP)
Wallenstein — Blue Eyed Boys Wallenstein — Blue Eyed Boys
(RCA Victor PL 30061, 1979, LP)
Wallenstein — Charline Wallenstein — Charline
(RCA Victor PL 30045, 1978, LP)
Wallenstein — No More Love Wallenstein — No More Love
(RCA Victor PL 30010, 1977, LP)
The Symphonic Rock Orchestra Wallenstein — Stories, Songs & Symphonies The Symphonic Rock Orchestra Wallenstein — Stories, Songs & Symphonies
(Spalax 14294, 1975/1993, CD)
Wallenstein — Cosmic Century Wallenstein — Cosmic Century
(Spalax 14872, 1973/1994, CD)
Wallenstein — Blitzkrieg Wallenstein — Blitzkrieg
(Spalax 14272, 1972/1993, CD)
Wallenstein — Mother Universe Wallenstein — Mother Universe
(Spalax 14273, 1972/1993, CD)

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