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Former drummer for Spider Murphy: Matt Franz Trojan

MunichFormer drummer and co-founder of Bavarian cult band Spider Murphy Gang, Franz Trojan, has died at the age of 64. Concert director Lothar Schlesmann told dpa Thursday night that the band learned he had died on September 15 at Camp Linfurt, North Rhine-Westphalia. At first he had Bavarian Broadcasting (BR) I mentioned about her.

Trojan was the drummer for Spider Murphy’s gang until 1992 (“Scandal in the Restricted Zone”). Günther Sigl and Barny Murphy (civil: Gerhard Gmell) founded the Spider Murphy Gang in 1977 with Trojan and Michael Boss. It is named after Elvis Presley’s “Jailhouse Rock” saxophonist. As was often the case at the time, the collection began with texts in English. Later she switched to the Bavarian dialect and started her own style.

Troy withdrew long ago

Schlesman (the concert agency Hello Concerts) said the band asked him to post a short mourning text online. In the ad featuring a black and white photo of a youth it says: “Spider Murphy’s gang mourns the loss of former drummer Franz Trojan.” Trojan has spent the past few years at Camp Linfort. “May he rest in peace!” According to Schlesman, no one in the band’s circle has recently been in contact with Trojan, who has long since dropped out.

In the 80s, the best songs about the “scandal in the restricted area” in immaculate Munich and about the smug “Schickeria” in Munich made the band famous throughout Germany. Today Sigl and Murphy from the original lineup are still around.

“We are world-famous in Bavaria” is one of Siegel’s favorite sentences – quite simply. The band has fans all over the German-speaking region and beyond. Siegel once said, “Bavarian is the most popular dialect – and everyone comes here on vacation.”

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