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With an image as enigmatic as the Residents or Gorillaz, the "story" of electro robo-love creation Wolfgang originated in the early '80s when a robot was built by a video game mastermind named William Jennings Wellworth. The plan was for Wolfgang the robot to write pop music after acquiring an input of the Human League, Soft Cell, Thomas Dolby, Heaven 17, and other '80s new wave artists. The idea failed and Wellworth gave up on the robot. It eventually was found years later in a dumpster in Brooklyn and brought back to life. The Wicked Truth About Loving a Man was released by Hypnote in April 2007. Live appearances from the mysterious Wolfgang have been nonexistent.
Wolfgang is a German male given name traditionally popular in Germany and Austria. Its earliest known bearer was a tenth century saint. The name is a combination of the Old High German word wulf, meaning "wolf" and gang, meaning "path, journey". Grimm (Teutonic Mythology p. 1093) interpreted the name as that of a hero in front of whom walks the "wolf of victory". A Latin gloss by Arnoldus Emmeramensis interprets the name as Lupambulus.
Notable people called "Wolfgang" include:Wolfgang of Regensburg, Bavarian bishop and Catholic saint (d. 994)Wolfgang, Prince of Anhalt-Köthen (1492–1566)Wolfgang Bauer, name of at least three notable peopleWolfgang Bolyai (1775–1856), Hungarian mathematicianWolfgang Borchert, German author and playwrightWolfgang Flür, German musician, member of KraftwerkWolfgang Gartner, an Electro House DJWolfgang Herold, producerWolfgang Ketterle, German physicistWolfgang Klietmann, German pathologist, microbiologist, and businessmanWolfgang Kosack, German EgyptologistWolfgang Kuck, German volleyball playerWolfgang Langewiesche, German aviation expert and authorWolfgang Leonhard, German professor and expert on communismWolfgang Loitzl, Austrian ski jumperWolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austro-German composerWolfgang Pauli, Austrian physicistWolfgang Petersen, German film directorWolfgang Preiss, German actorWolfgang Puck, American chefWolfgang Priklopil, Austrian criminalWolfgang Reitherman, German-American animator of classic Disney filmsWolfgang Schmidt, German discus throwerWolfgang Schneiderhan (violinist) (1915–2002), Austrian violinistWolfgang Schneiderhan (general) (born 1946), German generalWolfgang Tillmans, German fine-art photographer and artistWolfgang Van Halen, American Musician and member of Van HalenWolfgang von Kempelen, Hungarian author and inventorWolfgang von Leyden, German philosopherWolfgang Wagner (1919–2010), German opera directorWolfgang Weichselbaumer, hurdy-gurdy craftsmanWolfgang Werlé, German murdererWolfgang Weyrauch, German writer and playwrightWolfgang, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken, 16th-century Duke of Zweibrücken
Places Wolfgang Pass, Switzerland
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, French alternative band