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Propeller is an Estonian punk band formed in 1978.

Propeller were one of the first punk rock bands formed in the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic[1]. The band achieved a deal of notoriety on 22 September 1980, when they were invited by workers from Eesti Rahvusringhääling to perform a concert at halftime at Kadriorg Stadium in Tallinn during a football match and after the game. After performing to a crowd of approximately 7,000 people during the halftime show, Soviet authorities then forbid the band from playing their post-show concert, instigating a riot that soon swept through Tallinn. As the band was blamed for being the catalyst that sparked the riots, authorities forced Propeller to disband shortly afterward and all recordings held by Eesti Raadio were destroyed.[1][2] Band members, however, had kept the original 1980 recordings and in 1995, their self-titled, only full-length album was released by Fugata Ltd.[3]



  1. Volt, Meisi (7 March 2014). "Propeller tähistab 35. sünnipäeva rajult punkides". Postimees (in Estonian). Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  2. "Rock, Roll and Revolt". Washington Post. 4 February 1990. Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  3. Green Jr., James (2017). Brave Punk World: The International Rock Underground from Alerta Roja to Z-Off (First ed.). Lanham, Maryland, United States: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. pp. 67–68. ISBN 978-1442269842.

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