The German keyboardist Jürgen Fritz was born on this day in 1953.
Fritz is best known as a member of the West German band Triumvirat. Triumvirat were a progressive, keyboard-driven band which existed in the 1970s. Fritz was the only consistent member in the band’s history, appearing on all seven of the band’s studio albums. While Fritz and Triumvirat reportedly recorded an eighth album with the band in 2002, it still has not been released.
Fritz also served as a composer for two films, Es ist nicht leicht ein Gott zu sein (in English: Hard to Be a God) and Eine Frau für gewisse Stunden. The latter is credited to Triumvirat, though they had since been disbanded. Fritz won an award for Best Original Soundtrack at the Sitges International Film Festival.