Spektakel was formed as a trio in 1969. Detlef Wiedecke (guitar), Eduard Schicke (drums), and Werner Protzner (bass),were all members of Oldenburg`s underground rock scene. Their common bond was a passion for spontaneous inprovisations and the music of Deep Purple. They found an isolated rehearsal space in the countryside where they could jam. These sessions would go on for hours, sometimes even days! Gigs would always start with cover versions of Deep Purple songs and end with long improvisations.