Pioneering minimal synth musician born in 1950 in Nurnberg, Germany. He played drums in a group called Barbi And Cen with his neighbor Jack Gorski. After Jack moved to Glasgow, Bender bought a keyboard and started working on solo recordings. He mentions Velvet Underground, Can, Tony William, Drumbo, Samuel Beckett, Alfred Jarry, Pere Ubu, Soft Machine, and Robert Ashley as influences.
John Bender's music was self-published via cassettes and through the Record Sluts label. After 1985 he disappeared from the music world.