Feb 18, 2014 – Bernd “Nossi” Noske (Birth Control) was born on August 17, 1946 in West Berlin. At age eight he was already singing in the School choir even though music was in those days competing with soccer. He was a very talented soccer player. He played his first gig with the Black Phantoms in the city of Spandau in 1961, but before he enrolled fully into a career as musician he packed food and drove trucks.
His first Band „The Odd Persons“ played gigs in West Germany which included the famous Starclub in Hamburg. In 1969 he succeeded Hugo Egon Balder, in the Band Birth Control, where he played drums and sang until his death in 2014.
The band split in 1983 for ten years after the death of their guitarist Bruno Frenzel; Nossi reunited the band in 1993. In those years he played with Bands such as Hardbeats, Mr. Goodtrip and Lilly & the Rockets.
Birth Control released 34 albums between 1970-2009, while Nossi also released a solo album in 1999, Come Out at Night.
Since 2005 Nossi also was a drum instructor when he unexpectedly passed on February 18, 2014 at age 67.