Home Tags Prog rock

Tag: Prog rock

Supersister

Dutch band Supersister's heady brand of prog owed much to the Canterbury Scene. Their debut LP, Present From Nancy (1970), was freaky, percussive and epic - like Soft Machine at their most playful. By 1974, Supersister had recorded four remarkable...

Sindelfingen

Named after a German town, Sindelfingen were a British prog rock band who played only a handful of gigs and released a solitary privately-pressed album (Odgipig) in 1973, which has become one of the rarest...

Pendragon

Under their own steam Pendragon released half a dozen albums between 1985 (The Jewel) and 2001 (Not Of This World). Their first two albums offered a variation on the 1980s Brit prog rock theme. Subsequently The World (1991), The...

Touch

The 1968 self-titled album by Touch - featuring Don Gallucci (ex-Kingsmen organist and future Stooges producer) - was a wild and glorious explosion of keyboard-led proto-prog that foreshadowed later styles of Yes, The Nice and Chicago, reeling through jazz, blues, silent-film music,...

Traffic Sound

Formed in 1967, Peruvian band Traffic Sound - an exalted name in psych and prog rock circles - recorded four stunning albums in their short but brilliant career. In January 1970, MAG released Traffic Sound's Virgin, the first...

Van Der Graaf Generator

One of the most intense and extreme groups of the 70s Prog Rock era, Van Der Graaf Generator were ever on the verge of collapse. Constant tensions were caused by trying to steer what drummer Guy Evans...

Atomic Rooster

Atomic Rooster was a British prog-rock group formed in 1969 with an initial line-up of Vincent Crane (real name Vincent Cheesman) and Carl Palmer - both from The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown - and Nick Graham....

Andromeda

This English prog rock trio formed in 1966. Led by John Du Cann (who was also still a member of psychedelic pop band The Attack) they recorded their eponymous debut album in 1969 with backing vocals by Eddie...

FEATURED POSTS

US comedy legend Jerry Lewis dies aged 91

20 August 2017 American comedian Jerry Lewis - famous for his double-act with Dean Martin and his starring role in slapstick comedy films during the 1950s - has died aged 91. Lewis was renowned for his ten-year...

Kenny Lynch, British singer and entertainer, dies at 81

18 December 2019 Born in 1938 and raised in Stepney, East London, Kenny Lynch was one of thirteen children. He began singing with his sister, Gladys, who was a jazz singer working under the name of...

C’est La Rock & Roll – 60s rock from non-English speaking...

Throughout its history, rock & roll has been inextricably linked with the English language - the first tongue, after all, of the nation of its birth, the United States. The great majority of internationally distributed and...

Gerry Goffin dies at 75

19 June 2014 Gerry Goffin, a prolific and multi-dimensional lyricist who with his then-wife and songwriting partner Carole King wrote such hits as Will You Love Me Tomorrow, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,...

Little Richard, rock’n’roll pioneer, dies aged 87

9 May 2020 Little Richard, one of the pioneers of the first wave of rock’n’roll, has died. He was 87. Richard – whose real name was Richard Penniman – had been in poor health for several years,...

Movies in the 1960s

Dressed in a pair of white Levis you're driving around London in an MGB with David Hemmings and one of the Redgrave girls, shaking your stuff to The Yardbirds, making your way to the next...

BBC Lime Grove Studios

The BBC’s Lime Grove Studios officially opened on 21 May 1950. The site had started out as film studios, first for Gaumont and later for Gainsborough and then Rank Film Studios, from whom the BBC...