Gygafo

Gygafo was an English symphonic-folk rock band that recorded an album in 1973 that was ultimately released by archivists Holyground in 1990. The band’s sole release during their own lifetime was a single on small-press Look Records in 1975. Members: John Atkinson (vocals, guitar, mandolin, flute, glockenspiel), Paul Kent (bass), Pete Nickson (drums, percussion), Charlie […]

Greenslade

Greenslade was an English symphonic-rock supergroup comprised of ex-members of Colosseum, Fields, and Web/Samurai. They released four albums on Warner Bros. between 1973 and 1975. Their first two, Greenslade and Bedside Manners Are Extra, feature gatefold cover art by Yes/Uriah Heep/Osibisa illustrator Roger Dean. Members: Dave Greenslade (keyboards), Tony Reeves (bass, 1972-75, 1976-present), Andy McCulloch […]

Mississippi

Mississippi was an Australian rustic harmony-rock band from Melbourne that released a self-titled album in 1972 on Bootleg. They cut three prior singles as Alison Gros, which masqueraded as Drummond on the 1971 novelty hit “Daddy Cool.” Guitarist–singer Graeham Gobel and post-album members Beeb Birtles (ex-Zoot) and Derek Pellicci achieved subsequent stardom in the Little […]

Mouse

Mouse was an English hard-rock/psych band that released the album Lady Killer on Sovereign in 1973. This was the second of three one-off rock combos during a four-year period for jazz guitarist Ray Russell, who preceded Mouse with Running Man in 1972 and followed with Chopyn in 1975. Members: Alan “Al” Clare (lead vocals, keyboards), […]

Ginhouse

Ginhouse was an English rock trio from Newcastle upon Tyne that released a self-titled album on B & C and Philips in 1971. Along with contemporary titles by T2, Fuzzy Duck, Leaf Hound, Quatermass, and High Tide, the album has since become a collectible artifact of progressive hard rock. Members: Stewart Burlison (bass, vocals), Geoff […]

Wishbone Ash

Wishbone Ash are an English hard-rock/jam band from Torquay, Devon, that released eleven studio albums and two live double-LPs on MCA between 1970 and 1981, followed by albums on Metronome, Neat, and I.R.S. during the subsequent decade. They are noted for their twin-lead guitar format, as exemplified on the 1971/72 albums Pilgrimage and Argus and […]

Walrus

Walrus was an English brass-rock band that released a self-titled album on Deram in 1970, followed by a standalone a-side in 1971. Members: Steve Hawthorn (bass), John Scates (guitar), Noel Greenaway (vocals), Don Richards (trumpet), Roy Voce (tenor saxophone), Bill Hoad (saxophone), Roger Harrison (drums), Nick Gabb (drums), Barry Parfitt (organ, piano) Background Walrus was […]

Velvett Fogg

Velvett Fogg was an English psych-rock band that released a 1969 self-titled album and the Tornadoes cover “Telstar” on Pye Records. Guitarist–singer Paul Eastment recorded a subsequent album with folk-rockers The Ghost. Members: Frank Wilson (vocals, organ), Graham Mullett (drums), Mick Pollard (bass), Ian Leighton (guitar, 1968), Paul Eastment (guitar, vocals, 1968-70) Background Velvett Fogg […]

Hannibal

Hannibal was an English blues-rock band from Birmingham that released a self-titled album on B&C and Philips in 1970. Members: Rolando Alex Boyce [aka Kirk St. James] (lead vocals), Jack Griffiths (bass), Bill Hunt (keyboards), Adrian Ingram (guitar), John Parkes (drums), Cliff Williams (tenor saxophone, clarinet) Background Hannibal formed circa 1969 with two West Midlands […]

Ashton, Gardner & Dyke

Ashton, Gardner & Dyke were an English organ-rock trio that released a 1969 self-titled album on Polydor, followed by two 1970–72 albums and a soundtrack on Capitol. Bassist Tony Ashton and drummer Roy Dyke hailed from the long-running R&B/beat combo Remo Four, which released the 1967 album Smile! Bassist Kim Gardner played in a latter-day […]

Forever Amber

Forever Amber was an English pop-psych band that self-released the 1969 album The Love Cycle. Keyboardist Christopher Parren surfaced behind Hudson–Ford and teamed with Maggie Bell in Midnight Flyer. Members: Michael Richardson (vocals), Anthony Mumford (bass, vocals), Richard Lane (lead guitar, vocals), Christopher Jones (rhythm guitar, vocals), Christopher Parren (organ, piano, harpsichord, vocals), Barry Broad […]

The Collectors

The Collectors were a Canadian psychedelic rock band that released seven singles and the 1968–69 albums The Collectors and Grass and Wild Strawberries on Warner Bros.-Seven Arts. After the departure of single Howie Vickers, the others carried on as Chilliwack. Members: Ross Turney (drums), Howie Vickers (vocals), Claire Lawrence (saxophone, flute, keyboards), Glenn Miller (bass), […]

Christmas

Christmas was a Canadian post-psych band from Ontario. In 1970, they held an in-studio jam that appeared (unauthorized) on Paragon, followed by the Daffodil release Heritage. In 1974, they resurfaced as The Spirit of Christmas with the ambitious concept album Lies to Live By. Members: Bob Bryden (vocals, guitar), Tyler Raizenne (bass), Rich Richter (drums), […]

Deep Feeling

Deep Feeling was an English studio band that released multiple singles of orchestral pop on Page One and DJM in 1970/71, followed by an eponymous art-rock album that has since achieved cult status. (This Deep Feeling is not to be confused with a namesake earlier band that featured a pre-Traffic Jim Capaldi.) Members: John Swail […]

Mashmakhan

Mashmakhan was a Canadian psychedelic rock band from Montreal that released the 1970–71 Columbia–Epic albums Mashmakhan and The Family and scored an international hit with “As the Years Go By.” Drummer Jerry Mercer later joined Halifax stars April Wine. Members: Pierre Senecal (vocals, keyboards), Rayburn Blake (guitar), Jerry Mercer (drums, 1960-71), Trevor Payne (vocals), Brian […]

Tonton Macoute

Tonton Macoute was an English jazz-rock/psych band from Newbury, Berkshire, that released a self-titled album on RCA-subsidiary Neon in 1971, followed by a standalone single under the abbreviated name Tonton in 1972. Keyboardist/vocalist Paul French reemerged at decade’s end with art-rockers Voyager, which issued three albums between 1979 and 1981. Members: Paul French (keyboards, vocals), […]

Toe Fat

Toe Fat was an English hard-rock/blues band that released a self-titled album on Parlophone in 1970, followed by a second on Regal Zonophone in 1971. The band was led by first-generation rock n’ roller Cliff Bennett and briefly included drummer Lee Kerslake and keyboardist Ken Hensley, en route to their lengthy stints in Uriah Heep. […]

Dark

Dark was an English hard-rock/psych band that issued the album Round the Edges on small-press Sis in 1972. Recordings from the band’s remaining years of activity were later released by archivists Kissing Spell. Members: Bruce Duncan (bass, guitar, vocals, 1968-70), Steve Giles (guitars, vocals), Charles Hiams (drums, 1968-70), Martin Moloney (organ, vocals, 1968-71), Clive Thorneycroft […]

Dada

Dada was an English brass-rock-soul band that released a self-titled album on Atco in 1970. They featured the husband-wife team of guitarist Pete Gage and vocalist Elkie Brooks. After the album’s release, co-vocalist Paul Korda cleared way for ex-Alan Bown Set singer Robert Palmer. This ushered a reinvention as soul-rockers Vinegar Joe, which released three […]

Jackal

Jackal was a Canadian post-psychedelic hard-rock band that released the 1973 album Awake on Periwinkle Records. Members: Charlie Shannon (vocals), Steve Hayward, Chris Kellesis (organ), James Kellesis, Lois Mutton (drums), Dave Bernard (guitar, bass) Background Jackal formed in 1969 when organist Chris Kellesis and his bassist brother Jack teamed with singer and schoolmate Charlie Shannon. […]

Vos Voisins

Vos Voisins were a Québécois psych-rock band that released the 1971 Polydor album Holocauste à Montréal. Members: Jacques Perron (keyboards, vocals), Pierre Ringuet (drums), Serge Vallières (guitar), André Parenteau (bass) Background Vos Voisins (French for “your neighbors”) sprung from a partnership between keyboardist Jacques Perron and drummer Pierre Ringuet, who first teamed behind singer Louise […]

Three Man Army

Three Man Army was an English hard-rock trio that released the album A Third of a Lifetime on Pegasus in 1971, followed by two self-titled albums on Reprise. They featured guitarist/vocalist Adrian Gurvitz and his bassist brother Paul Gurvitz, the team behind ’60s psych-rockers Gun. The trio first included drummer Mike Kellie (Spooky Tooth, The […]

Thors Hammer

Thors Hammer was a Danish jazz-rock band that issued a self-titled album on Metronome in 1971. Members: Peter Nielsen (vocals), Michael Bruun (guitar, piano), Jesper Neehammer (saxophone), Henrik Langkilde (organ, piano), Henrik Bødtcher (bass), Simon Koppel (drums) Background Thors Hammer included saxophonist Jesper Nehammer, guitarist Michael Bruun, bassist Henrik Bødtcher, and drummer Simon Koppel, all […]

Storyteller

Storyteller was an English folk-rock band that released the 1970–71 albums Storyteller and More Pages on Transatlantic Records. Members: Caroline Attard [aka Carolyn Bown] (vocals), Terry Durham (vocals), Roger Moon (guitar, vocals), Mike Rogers (guitar, vocals, 1969-71), Rod Clark (bass, ?-1970), Chris Belshaw (bass, vocals, ?-1971), Henry Spinetti (drums, 1971) Formation Storyteller surfaced in 1969 […]

Stonehouse

Stonehouse was an English hard-rock band that released the album Stonehouse Creek on RCA Victor in 1971. Two members moved to the folk-psych combo Asgærd for a further one-off in 1972. Members: Pete Spearing (guitar, vocals), James Smith (vocals), Ian Snow (drums), Terry Parker (bass) Origin Stonehouse hailed from Plymouth, Devon, where guitar/singer Pete Spearing […]

Kensington Market

Kensington Market was a Canadian psychedelic rock band from Toronto that released five singles and the 1968–69 Warner albums Avenue Road and Aardvark. Members: Luke Gibson (vocals), Keith McKie (guitar, vocals), Alex Darou (bass), Eugene Martynec (piano, guitar), John Mills-Cockell (keyboards, 1969), Jimmy Watson (drums) Background Kensington Market formed in May 1967 when singer–guitarist Keith […]

Sindelfingen

Sindelfingen was an English symphonic/folk-rock band that released the 1973 album ‘Odgipig, now a high-priced collectible. Members: Richard Manktelow (vocals, guitar), Mark Letley (bass, guitar), Roger Thorn (drums, percussion), Roger Woods (glockenspiel, oscillators), Matt Letley (drums) Background Sindelfingen evolved from a jam session by a group of teenagers in Rochester in Kent, England, called together […]

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 […]

Mr. Albert Show

Mr. Albert Show was a Dutch sax-rock band that released a self-titled album on Philips in 1970, followed by Warm Motor in 1971. Members: Bertus Borgers (saxophone, flute, vocals), Roeland “Broer” Boogaart (drums), Tom Fautu Bun (bass), Eric Lintermans (guitar, vocals), Bonkie Bongaerts (organ), Floortje Klomp [Fleur Colombe] (vocals) Background Mr. Albert Show formed after […]

Ancient Grease

Ancient Grease was a Welsh hard-rock/psych band that was active between 1967 and 1970. The band’s singular album, Women and Children First, appeared on Mercury during their final year together. Frontman Gareth “Morty” Mortimer later headed Rhondda funk-rockers Racing Cars for three albums during the late ’70s. Members: Gareth “Morty” Mortimer (vocals), Jack Bass (bass), […]

Gnidrolog

Gnidrolog was an English symphonic-folk-rock band that released the albums …In Spite of Harry’s Toe-Nail and Lady Lake, both on RCA Victor in 1972. Led by twin brothers Colin and Stewart Goldring, they brought woodwinds and folk instruments into the rock format. Members: Colin Goldring (lead vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, recorder, tenor saxophone, alto […]

Mainhorse

Mainhorse was a symphonic-psych band formed in 1969 by London-based Swiss musicians. They released a self-titled album on Polydor in 1971 and a film-theme single on Évasion in 1972. Keyboardist Patrick Moraz did brief stints in Refugee and Yes, then launched a prolific solo career. Members: Patrick Moraz (keyboards, vocals), Jean Ristori (bass, cello, vocals), […]

Cochise

Cochise was an English rustic-rock band that released three albums on United Artists/Liberty between 1970 and 1972. Members: B.J. Cole (steel guitar, cello), Willie Wilson (drums, percussion), Mick Grabham (guitar, piano, keyboards, vocals), Rick Wills (bass, vocals), Stewart A. Brown (guitar, vocals), John Gilbert (vocals), Roy O’Temro (drums) Inception Cochise formed in 1969 when steel […]

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 […]

Heavy Cruiser

Heavy Cruiser was an American hard-rock/psych band that released the 1972/73 albums Heavy Cruiser and Lucky Dog on Artie Ripp’s Family Productions label. Canadian bassist Neil Merryweather formed the band in Los Angeles with keyboardist James Newton Howard, later a noted film composer. Heavy Cruiser also recorded as Mama Lion behind Merryweather’s then-partner, singer Lynn […]

National Head Band

The National Head Band was an English blues-psych band that released the album Albert 1 on Warner Bros. in 1971. Members: Neil Ford (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, Moog, vocals), Lee Kerslake (drums, percussion, Moog, vocals), David “Dave” Paull (bass, Moog, guitar, vocals), Jan Schelhaas (piano, organ, harmonium, Moog) Background The National Head Band evolved from […]

Little Free Rock

Little Free Rock was an English hard-rock/psych trio that released a self-titled album on Transatlantic in 1969. Members: Peter Illingworth (guitar, vocals, 1966-74), Frank Newbold (bass, vocals, percussion, 1966-70), Paul Varley (drums, 1966-72), ‘Lord’ Eric Carboo (percussion), Terry Poole (bass, 1970-71), Jon Taylor (bass, 1971-74), Nick Payne (saxophone, flute, harmonica, 1971-74), Kevin Flanagan (drums, 1972-74) […]

Ramases

Ramases was the performance moniker of English folk-psych musician Kimberley Barrington Frost, who cut three singles and two albums with his wife Selket (aka Dorothy Frost.) The singles appeared on CBS and Major Minor between 1968 and 1970 under the name Ramases and Selket. Their album, Space Hymns, was recorded at Strawberry Studios with backing […]

Second Hand

Second Hand was an English post-psych band that released the album Reality on Polydor in 1968, followed by Death May Be Your Santa Claus on Mushroom in 1971. They were the brainchild of keyboardist Ken Elliott and drummer Kieran O’Connor, who morphed the band into Chillum for an instrumental free-psych album. They later formed the […]

Bulldog Breed

Bulldog Breed was an English psych-rock band that released the single “Portcullis Gate” and the album Made in England on Deram Nova in 1969. Immediately after Bulldog Breed, final-lineup members Keith Cross and Bernie Jinks regrouped in the powertrio T2. Guitarist Rod Harrison reappeared in the 1972 Threshold one-off Asgærd. Members: Bernie Jinks (bass), Louie […]

Diabolus

Diabolus was an English jazz-rock/psych band that recorded a self-titled album in 1971, blocked domestically but released on the German Bellaphon label. It has since become a cult classic. Members: John Hadfield (guitar, vocals), Anthony Hadfied (bass, vocals), Philip Howard (flute, keyboards, saxophone, organ, piano), Ellwood Von Seibold (drums) Formation Diabolus formed when guitarist/singer John […]

Blind Faith

Blind Faith was an English rock band that released a self-titled album on Atco in 1969. The band are noted as one of rock’s first supergroups due to the high-profile backgrounds of its four members: vocalist–keyboardist Steve Winwood (Spencer Davis Group, Traffic), guitarist Eric Clapton (Yardbirds, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Cream), drummer Ginger Baker (Graham Bond […]

Ben

Ben was an English jazz-rock band that released a self-titled album in 1971 on Vertigo. Members: Peter Davey (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, baritone saxophone, flute, clarinet), Alex MacLeery (electric piano, harpsichord, Moog), Dave Sheen (drums, congas, percussion, vocals), Gerry Reid (electric guitar, acoustic guitar), Len Surtees (bass) Background Ben was led by reedist […]

Tully

Tully was an Australian folk-psych band from Sydney that released a self-titled 1970 album on Columbia, followed by the 1971 Harvest album Sea of Joy and the posthumous collection Loving Is Hard. Members: Jon Blake (bass, 1968-69), Michael Carlos (keyboards), Richard Lockwood (flute, saxophone, clarinet, piano, 1968-72), Terry Wilson (vocals, guitar, flute, 1968-70), Robert Taylor […]

Pussy

Pussy was an English pop-psych band that released the 1969 album Pussy Plays on Morgan Blue Town. Members: Dek Boyce (vocals), Jez Turner (bass), Peter Whiteman (keyboards, mellotron), Steve Townsend (drums), Barry Clark (guitar, 1969-?), Gary Peters (guitar) Background Pussy sprung from The Creepers, an unsigned Hertfordshire beat group with singer Dek Boyce, bassist Jez […]

Public Foot the Roman

Public Foot the Roman was an English symphonic/funk-rock band that released a 1973 self-titled album on Sovereign. Three-fifths of the band launched The Movies, which made five albums between 1975 and 1981. Members: Sean Byrne (vocals, guitar), Greg Knowles (guitar), Jamie Lane (drums), Dag Small (keyboards), Ward [Howard Tweddle] (bass) Background Public Foot the Roman […]

The Lemon Pipers

The Lemon Pipers were an American pop-psych band from Ohio, best known for their 1968 hit “Green Tambourine,” a Billboard No. 1. They released two albums that year on Buddah, Green Tambourine and Jungle Marmalade. Members: Ivan Browne (vocals, rhythm guitar), Bill Bartlett (lead guitar), Steve Walmsley (bass), R.G. Nave (keyboards, toys), Bill Albaugh (drums) […]

T.I.M.E.

Trust In Men Everywhere, commonly billed under the acronymic moniker T.I.M.E., were an American psych-rock band from Los Angeles that released two albums on Liberty in 1968/69. Members: Larry Byrom (guitar), Bill Richardson (guitar), Nick St. Nicholas (bass), Steve Rumph (drums) T.I.M.E. were an offshoot of The Hard Times, a San Diego garage band that […]

Badger

Badger was an English symphonic hard-rock band that released a live album on Atco/Atlantic in 1973, followed by the Epic studio release White Lady in 1974. Members: Tony Kaye (keyboards), David Foster (bass), Roy Dyke (drums), Brian Parrish (guitar), Kim Gardner (bass), Jackie Lomax (vocals, rhythm guitar), Paul Pilnick (lead guitar) Background Badger formed in […]

Bachdenkel

Bachdenkel was an English post-psych band based in France. In 1970, they recorded Lemmings, which appeared in 1973 on Philips. They resurfaced in 1977 with Stalingrad on the small-press Initial Recording Co. Members: Colin Swinburne (vocals, guitar, piano, organ, harpsichord, electric mandolin, bell tree), Peter Kimberley (vocals, bass, piano, Wurlitzer), Brian Smith (drums, percussion, vibraphone, […]

Aubrey Small

Aubrey Small was an English pop-rock band that released a self-titled album on Polydor in 1971. Members: Peter Pinckney (lead guitar, vocals), Rod Taylor (keyboards, vocals), Alan Christmas (guitar, vocals), David Yearley (bass, vocals), Graham Hunt (drums, guitar, vocals, 1969-72), Barry Shute (drums, 1972-73) Background Aubrey Small formed in Portsmouth in late 1969 when guitarist […]

‘Igginbottom

‘Igginbottom was an English jazz-rock band that released the album ‘Igginbottom’s Wrench on Deram in 1969. Guitarist Allan Holdsworth did subsequent stints in Tempest, Soft Machine, UK, and Bruford. Drummer Dave Freeman surfaced in symphonic-rockers First Aid. Members: Allan Holdsworth (guitar, vocals), Steve Robinson (guitar, vocals), Mick Skelly (bass), Dave Freeman (drums) Formation ‘Igginbottom formed […]

Ashkan

Ashkan was an English blues-rock band that released the album In From the Cold on Decca in 1969. Guitarist Bob Weston joined the 1973 incarnation of Fleetwood Mac. Members: Steve Bailey (vocals), Ron Bending (bass, vocals), Terry Sims (drums, percussion), Bob Weston (guitar, vocals, mandolin) Background Ashkan formed in late 1968 when two ex-members of […]

Asgærd

Asgærd was an English folk-psych band that released the album In the Realm of Asgærd on Threshold in 1972. Half the band hailed from hard-rockers Stonehouse, which issued one album the prior year on RCA. Members: James Smith (vocals), Ted Bartlett (vocals), Rod Harrison (guitar, vocals, 1971-?), Peter Orgill (violin), Dave Cook (bass), Ian Snow […]

Arzachel

Arzachel was an English psych-rock band, originally known as Uriel, that released a self-titled album on Evolution in 1969. After the departure of guitarist Steve Hillage, the remaining band released three further albums as Egg between 1970 and 1974. Keyboardist Dave Stewart headed the bands Hatfield & the North and National Health during the mid-to-late […]

Arcadium

Arcadium was an English post-psych band that released the album Breathe Awhile on Middle Earth in 1969. Members: Miguel Sergides (12-string guitar, vocals), Graham Best (bass, vocals), Allan Ellwood (organ, vocals), Robert Ellwood (lead guitar, vocals), John Parker (drums) Inception Arcadium formed when Greek Cypriot guitarist and singer Michalakis Stelios Sergides assembled four English musicians: […]

String Driven Thing

String Driven Thing was a British folk-rock band, originally formed in Scotland as a harmony combo by the husband/wife team Chris and Pauline Adams. In 1972, they moved to London and added violinist Graham Smith. After the 1973 release The Machine That Cried, the Adams departed. Smith led a new lineup through two further albums […]

Paladin

Paladin was an English jam-rock band that released the 1971/72 albums Paladin and Charge! on Bronze. Bassist Pete Beckett resurfaced later that decade in the L.A.-based Player. Members: Derek Foley (vocals, guitar), Pete Beckett (bass, vocals), Peter Solley (keyboards, violin), Lou Stonebridge (keyboards, vocals), Keith Webb (drums), Joe Jammer (guitar, 1972) Background Paladin formed in […]

Pacific Drift

Pacific Drift was an English art-pop/psych band from Manchester that released the album Feelin’ Free on Deram in 1970. Members: Barry Reynolds (guitar, vocals), Brian Chapman (keyboards, vocals), Graham Harrop (guitar, bass), Lawrence Arendes (drums) Background Pacific Drift evolved from Sponge, an unrecorded psych-rock band with guitarist/bassist Graham Harrop and drummer Lawrence Arendes. Harrop played […]

Green Lyte Sunday

Green Lyte Sunday was an American psych-rock band from Dayton that released a self-titled album on RCA Victor in 1970. Members: Fly Barlow (woodwinds, saxophone), Susan Darby (vocals), Jason Hollinger (guitar), Rick Kalb (drums, backing vocals), Michael Losekamp (vocals, keyboards), James Wyatt (bass) Green Lyte Sunday formed in 1968 when bassist James Wyatt and keyboardist […]

Zylan

Zylan was a Canadian brass-rock-soul band from Halifax behind the 1973 Columbia album Rainbows Dreams & Fantasies. They also made a French-sung version, La Différence, for the Québécois market. Members: Peter Fraser (keyboards), Donnie Hann (bass), Blaine Murphy (guitar), Helene Bolduc (vocals), Andy Davis (drums), Steve Annan (guitar), Dave Skinner (drums), Real Pelletier (vocals), Harold […]

Les Champignons

Les Champignons were a Québécois psych-rock band that released the 1972 album Première Capsule on self-press Les Jeunes Artistes Associés. Members: Émile Naud (saxophone, flute, vocals), Alain Vincent (drums), Alain Lavalleé (bass), Daniel Maillette (keyboards), Jacques Paradis (guitar), Alain Charrette (guitar) Background Les Champignons (French for “The Mushrooms”) grew from a musical partnership between parishioner […]

Horse

Horse was an English hard-rock band that released a self-titled album on RCA Victor in 1970. The album was reissued, along with six songs from an uncompleted second album, on the 2016 CD For Twisted Minds Only on the Rise Above Relics label. Two members formed the folk-psych combo Saturnalia. Members: Adrian Hawkins (vocals), Rod […]

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, […]

Ora

Ora was an English folk-pop band that released a self-titled album on small-press Tangerine Records in 1969. Mastermind Jamie Rubinstein later founded Byzantium, which issued two albums on A&M in 1972/73. Members: Mark Barakan [aka Shane Fontayne] (guitar), Julian Diggle (drums), Jamie Rubinstein (vocals, guitar), Robin Sylvester (bass, keyboards, guitar), Chloe Walters (guitar), Jon Weiss […]

Incredible Hog

Incredible Hog was an English hard-rock power trio that released the album Volume 1 on RCA-subsidiary Dart in 1973. Members: Ken Gordon (guitar, harmonica, vocals), Jim Holmes (bass), Tony Awin (drums) Formation Incredible Hog escaped from the wreckage of Speed Auction, a school band that included guitarist/singer Ken Gordon and bassist Jim Holmes. Inspired by […]

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows were an American folk-rock/psych band from New York that released a self-titled album on Capitol in 1968. They took their name from the 1908 children’s literary classic by British writer Kenneth Grahame. Co-vocalist Deborah Harry reemerged a decade later as the frontwoman of Blondie. Members: Deborah Harry (vocals, Indian tambura, […]

C.K. Strong

C.K. Strong was an American soul-rock band from Los Angeles that released a self-titled album on Epic in 1969. Singer Lynn Carey subsequently formed a duo with Neil Merryweather and fronted Ivar Avenue Reunion and Mama Lion. Members: Lynn Carey (vocals), Jeff Kewley (guitar, vocals), Geoff Westen (guitar, vocals), Chris Brooks (bass, vocals), Ron Grinel […]

McGuinness Flint

McGuinness Flint was an English folk-rock combo, best-known for the 1970–71 UK hits “When I’m Dead and Gone” and “Malt and Barley Blues.” They released the albums McGuinness Flint and Happy Birthday, Ruthy Baby on Capitol Records, followed by the 1973–74 titles Rainbow and C’est la Vie on Bronze. Tom McGuinness (ex-Manfred Mann) and Hughie […]

The Last Nikle

The Last Nikle was an American brass-rock band from New Orleans that released a self-titled album on Mainstream Records in 1969. Members: Lenny McDaniel (bass, vocals), Wally McDaniel (piano, organ), Roger Bertrand (guitar), Jerry Rouselle (drums), Mike Scorsone (saxophone), Clay Musacchia (trombone), Gordon Schumert (trumpet) Background The Last Nikle was formed by bassist/singer Lenny McDaniel […]

Bakerloo

Bakerloo was an English blues-rock trio from the Midlands that released a self-titled album on Harvest in 1969. They broke up immediately afterward and another band (later known as Hannibal) toured the album under their name. Guitarist Clem Clempson joined Colosseum and became a prominent journeyman (Humble Pie, Greenslade, Snafu, Cozy Powell). Bassist Terry Poole […]

Sweet Slag

Sweet Slag was an English jazz-rock/blues band from Luton that released the album Tracking With Close-Ups on President Records Limited in 1971. Members: Mick Karski Karenski [Mick Wright] (guitar, violin), Paul Jolly (saxophone), Jack O’Neill (bass), Al Chambers (drums), John Catlin, Keith Arnold Inception Sweet Slag formed in 1969 and settled on the lineup of […]

Black Cat Bones

Black Cat Bones were an English blues-rock band from London that released the album Barbed Wire Sandwich on Decca in 1970. Their two constants were brothers Stuart Brooks (bass) and Derek Brooks (rhythm guitar), who steered the band through an ever-changing cast of singers, drummers, and lead guitarists. Early members Paul Kossoff and Simon Kirke […]

Red Dirt

Red Dirt was an English post-psych blues-rock band from Kingston upon Hull that released a self-titled album on Fontana in 1970. Guitarist Steve Howden concurrently played with music-hall popsters Fickle Pickle. They recorded a second Red Dirt album and morphed into Snake Eye for the concept album The Journey, both vaulted until the 2010s. Bassist […]

Tea and Symphony

Tea and Symphony were an English folk-psych band that released the 1969–70 Harvest albums An Asylum for the Musically Insane and Jo Sago. Members: Jeff Daw (vocals, guitar, flute), James Langston (guitar, vocals), Nigel Phillips (keyboards, vocals, percussion), Dave Clempson (guitar, drums, 1969), Gus Dudgeon (drums, 1969) Dave Carrol (guitar, 1970-71), Michael “Mick” Hincks (bass, […]

Eire Apparent

Eire Apparent was an Irish psychedelic pop band that made the album Sunrise, produced by Jimi Hendrix and released in 1969 on Buddah Records. Members: Ernie Graham (vocals), Chris Stewart (bass), David Lutton (drums), Henry McCullough (guitar, 1967-68), Mick Cox (guitar, 1968), David “Tiger” Taylor (guitar, 1968-69), Peter Tolson (guitar, 1969), Steve Jolly (guitar, ?-1970) […]