Giles Giles and Fripp

Giles Giles and Fripp were the English pop-psych trio behind the 1968 Deram album The Cheerful Insanity of Giles, Giles and Fripp. They consisted of guitarist Robert Fripp and brothers Michael and Peter Giles. After the album, they demoed songs with singer Judy Dyble (Fairport Convention, Trader Horne) and keyboardist Ian McDonald. They morphed into […]

Elias Hulk

Elias Hulk was an English hard-rock-psych band from Bournemouth, Dorset, that released the album Unchained on Young Blood in 1970. Members: Peter Thorpe [Big Pete Thorpe] (lead vocals), Neil Tatum (lead guitar), Granville Frazer (rhythm guitar), James Haines (bass guitar), Bernard James (drums) Elias Hulk was instigated in 1968 by Bournemouth teenagers Peter Grenville ‘Gren’ […]

Samurai

Samurai was an English symphonic/jazz-rock band that released a self-titled album on the Greenwich Gramophone Company label in 1971. They first appeared as Deram recording artists The Web and made the 1970 Polydor album I Spider as Web. Singer, composer, and keyboardist Dave Lawson subsequently co-founded Greenslade with members of Colosseum and Fields. (For the […]

Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker was an English post-psych band that released the album Heavy Rock Spectacular on Windmill in 1972. Members: Tony Bronsdon (organ), John Bavin (bass), Pete Ballam (guitar, 1969-72), Rob Haines (drums, 1969-72) Background The nucleus of Bram Stoker formed when ex-Shadows bassist Jet Harris assembled three musicians — organist Tony Bronsdon (ex-Renaissance Fare), guitarist […]

Web

Web was an English jazz-rock/psych band that released the 1968/69 albums Fully Interlocking and Theraphosa Blondi (as The Web) on Deram, followed by the 1970 release I Spider (without the definite article) on Polydor. They morphed into Samurai for a 1971 self-titled album on Greenwich Gramophone. Members: John L. Watson (vocals, 1967-70), Lennie Wright (drums, […]

Spontaneous Combustion

Spontaneous Combustion was an English hard-rock trio that released two albums on Harvest in 1972, the self-titled first produced by Greg Lake of ELP. Members: Tony Brock (drums), Gary Margetts (guitar, vocals), Tristian Margetts (bass, vocals) Inception Spontaneous Combustion began as a Poole, Dorset, combo called Transient Sand. Drummer Tony Brock, guitarist/singer Gary Margetts and […]

Room

Room was an English jazz-rock/soul band from Blandford Forum, Dorset, that released the album Pre-Flight on Deram in 1970. Members: Chris Williams [C.K. Williams] (lead guitar), Roy Putt (bass), Pete Redfern (drums, 1968-69), Roger Hope (vocals, 1968), Scott (guitar, 1968), Jane Kevern (vocals, tambourine, harmonium, 1968-?), Steve Edge (lead guitar, rhythm guitar, 1968-70), Bob Jenkins […]

Unrest Work & Play

Unrest Work & Play were an English avant-rock duo that released two EPs in 1982/83, followed by the album Informs on Recommended Records in 1984. Members: Chris Fraser (guitar, vocals, percussion, tapes), Andy Wake (drums, vocals, percussion, tapes) Unrest Work & Play consisted of two experimental musicians: guitarist/percussionist Chris Fraser and percussionist Andy Wake. Discography: […]

Nite People

Nite People were an English jazz-rock/psych band from Bournemouth, Hampshire, that released the album P.M. on Page One in 1969. Members: Jimmy Warwick (vocals, guitar), Barry Curtis (organ, recorder), Chris “Fergie” Ferguson (drums, percussion, vocals), Patrick Bell (saxophone, flute, 1965-?), Francis Gordon [aka Francis Shipstone] (bass guitar, vocals, 1965-?), Martin Clarke (bass), Scott Kirkpatrick (bass, […]

Greg Lake

Greg Lake (1947–2016) was an English bassist, guitarist, singer, and songwriter, best known as the original frontman of King Crimson and for his partnership with keyboardist Keith Emerson and drummer Carl Palmer in the super-trio Emerson Lake & Palmer. As a solo artist, he cut the 1975 single “I Believe in Father Christmas,” a yuletide […]

Robert Fripp

Robert Fripp (born May 16, 1946) is an English guitarist and composer from Wimborne Minster, Dorset, who first recorded in the psych-pop trio Giles, Giles and Fripp. The band released one album in 1968 before evolving into King Crimson, which Fripp led through multiple iterations between 1969 and 1974 and again between 1981 and 1984. […]