[Around Prog #14] Gong pt. II

THE CONSECRATION Between 1973 and 1974, with the contribution of the new Guitarist Steeve Hillage, they recorded the trilogy “Radio Gnome,” composed by “Flying Teapot,”…

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[Around Prog #13] Gong pt. I

Gestation and Pre-Gong [1961-1967] Daevid Allen, founder and leading member of the Gongs, was born in Melbourne, Australia on January 13, 1938. He moved to…

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[Around Prog #12] Uriah Heep pt. II

The Post-Byron With the release of the two elements Wetton and Byron, it was necessary to find substitutes, in the role of bassist Trevor Bolder…

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[Around Prog #11] Uriah Heep pt. I

[The Origins] It all began in 1967 when guitarist Mick Box, aged just 19, decided to form a band called ‘Hogwash’ to play live in…

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[Around Prog #7] Caravan

In 1964 Richard Sinclair, only 16 years old, together with the brothers Brian and Hugh Hopper, formed┬áThe Wilde Flowers, the pioneers of Canterbury sound. Over…

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[Around Prog #6] Procol Harum

Procol Harum was born from the ashes of Paramount, a Rhythm’n’Blues band from the 1960s, disbanded in 1966. The leader of that band was Gary…

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[Around Prog #5] Beggar’s Opera

The band formed in Glasgow in 1969, taking its name from a satirical work written by John Gray in 1728. The original line-up consisted of…

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[Around Prog #4] Birth Control

Birth Control was formed in 1966 in Berlin, from the ashes of two other bands: The Earls and The Gents. The first line-up included: Bernd…

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[Around Prog #3] Renaissance

The English band was founded in 1969 by the dissolution of the Yardbirds, when Keith Relf and Jim Mccarthy formed the Together, an acoustic group…

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[Around Prog #1] Atomic Rooster

After the split-up of the Psychedelic Rock band “The Crazy World of Arthur Brown” in 1969, Vincent Crane (Keyboards) and Carl Palmer (Drum) decided to…

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