Rudolf Schenker ~ Born 31 August 1948 (age 67) in Hildesheim, (Lower Saxony), Germany. German guitarist and founding member of the hard rock band Scorpions, being the rhythm/lead guitarist and one of the main songwriters of the band. In the year 2000 Schenker was awarded the city of Hanover plaque. and the Cross of Merit First Class (Verdienstkreuz 1. Klasse) of the Lower Saxony Order of Merit.