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Großkopf, Harald 1949 Best known for his metronomic drumming with Klaus Schulze, Wallenstein, and Ashra, Harald Großkopf is also an accomplished synthesist and world musician. Germany
Group 1850 1964 One of Holland's famous sons, Groep 1850 regrouped in 1968 in Amsterdam, recording two fantastically original psychedelic records, before disbanding on a regular basis. Even more exciting for the progressive fan was... Netherlands
Gryphon 1971 United Kingdom
Guru Guru 1968 If Cream or Jimi Hendrix invented the "power trio", Germany's Guru Guru defined it on acid, offering the purest psychedlic freakouts on their early albums. Later albums, ever under the direction of Mani Neumeier,... Germany
Hackett, Steve 1950 Hackett left Genesis two years after recording his debut solo album, for a relatively successful solo career. United Kingdom
Halsall, Ollie 1949 From Timebox to Patto to Boxer, via the Rutles and Tempest, and on to Kevin Ayers, Ollie Halsall was one of England's most original guitar players. United Kingdom
Hammill, Peter 1948 Mr. Van Der Graaf Generator United Kingdom
Hansson & Karlsson 1966 Organ/drum duo from Sweden, Hansson & Karlsson were early jazz-rock pioneers. Despite having Jimi Hendrix as fan and jam partner, recordings were near-impossible to find outside their native country. Hansson would... Sweden
Hansson, Bo 1943 Known for his musical interpretations of classic fiction works, Bo Hansson was an early virtuoso on the Hammond organ. Sweden
Happy The Man 1973 America's premiere progressive band was nearly Peter Gabriel's backing band! United States
Hard Stuff 1971 John Du Cann and Paul Hammond's post-Atomic Rooster band, with John Gustafson, ex-Quatermass. United Kingdom
Harmonia 1973 A collaboration between Michael Rother of Neu!, and Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius of Cluster, Harmonia released two albums for the Brain label, and a third collaboration with Brian Eno (a precursor to... Germany
Harper, Roy 1941 Though best known for his collaborations with Jimmy Page and Pink Floyd, Roy Harper is one of the pillars of Folk Britannia. A prolific and influential musician, his music should not be missed. United Kingdom
Haskell, Gordon 1946 United Kingdom
Haslam, Annie 1947 The voice of Renaissance. Annie's lone solo album was recorded with her then-husband, Roy Wood. United Kingdom
Hatfield And The North 1972 United Kingdom
Hattler, Hellmut 1952 Bassist for Kraan, one of the world's finest. Germany
Hawklords 1978 Dave Brock and Robert Calvert put the hawk-ship in the garage, working instead with local Devon group named Ark, Harvey Bainbridge, Martin Griffin, and Steve Swindells. No worries, Hawkwind in all but name. United Kingdom
Hawkwind 1969 Combining a driving rhythm, early electronics and sci-fi imagery, Hawkwind lay claim to being the ultimate space rock band. Coming from the underground scene in London's Ladbroke Grove, their success during the 70s -... United Kingdom
Heckstall-Smith, Dick 1934 One of England's early jazz-rock luminaries, Dick Heckstall-Smith work included Blues Incorporated, Graham Bond Organisation, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers and Colosseum. Phew! United Kingdom
Heldon 1973 Premiere french underground band, founded by Richard Pinhas France
Henry Cow 1968 United Kingdom
Hensley, Ken 1945 Keyboardist, guitarist, and songwriter of Uriah Heep. United Kingdom
Here & Now 1974 Cutting their teeth in Ladbroke Grove and on the UK's free festival circuit, Here & Now gained notoriety for their collaboration with Daevid Allen and Gilli Smyth of Gong. United Kingdom
High Tide 1969 From the onset, High Tide garnered attention; the band had a publishing deal with Apple Corps and was managed by Doug Smith's Clearmountain Productions. Their two albums on Liberty/United Artists are undisputed classic... United Kingdom
Hillage, Steve 1951 A mainstay in the progressive scene, Steve Hillage's earliest work goes back to the Middle Earth club in the late 60s with Arzachel, playing alongside bands like Pink Floyd and Tomorrow. After a break to attend... United Kingdom
Hodgson, Roger 1950 Co-founder and author of most of Supertramp's hits, Roger Hodgson left the band in 1983 for a sporadic solo career. United Kingdom
Hoelderlin 1970 One of the most under-rated groups of the progressive era, Hoelderlin's albums rival the best from the United Kingdom. The core of Hoelderlin's albums were released on CD by EMI in 2007. Germany
Hoenig, Michael 1952 Michael Hoenig was a founding member of Agitation Free. He also filled in for Peter Baumann in Tangerine Dream in 1975. Germany
Holdsworth, Allan 1946 One of the progressive era's most recognizable guitarists, Allan Holdsworth has had a journeyman's career in the music world. During the 70s, he played for Igginbottom, Sunship, Nucleus, Tempest, Gong, The New Tony... United Kingdom
Howe, Steve 1947 Steve Howe, guitarist for Tomorrow, Bodast, Yes, Asia and GTR. Guitar Player magazine vote him "Best Guitarist" for five years in a row in the late 70s. United Kingdom
Ibis 1974 Another off-shoot of the New Trolls. Italy
Ibliss 1971 Former Organisation member Basil Hammoudi and one-time Kraftwerk drummer Andreas Hohmann formed this group, who under the tutelage of Conny Plank, released one album before calling it quits. Germany
Ikarus 1971 Hamburg band led by Jochen Petersen released one album of superb progressive rock. Germany
Illusion 1976 Mark I Renaissance reformed in the mid-70s for a couple of albums. United Kingdom
Incredible String Band, The 1966 Fronted by Mike Heron and Robin Williamson, The Incredible String Band were one of the earliest folk bands to incorporate psychedelic music into their sound. Massively influential, the band were a major live attraction. United Kingdom
Inner City Unit 1979 "Punkadelic acid rockers"? Musically defying all description, Inner City Unit remains one of the most unique offshots to the Hawkwind family tree. Founded by Hawkwind's Nik Turner, ICU combined the talents of Dead Fred... United Kingdom
Invisible Opera Company Of Tibet (Tropical Version Brazil) 1993 Brazilian version, led by guitarist Fabio Golfetti, with Renato Mello on keyboards and Claudio Souza on drums. See Violeta De Outno Brasil
Island 1977 British-influenced prog rock band from Switzerland released one fantastic album, produced by Claudio Fabi. Switzerland
Isotope 1972 Gary Boyle's jazz-rock fusion band. United Kingdom
Jack Lancaster And Robin Lumley 1976 A precursor to Brand X United Kingdom
Jade Warrior 1968 One of the most original of the British progressives, Jade Warrior were one of the first bands to incorporate "world" elements into their unique sound. United Kingdom
Jane 1970 One of Germany's most idiosyncratic rock bands, the slow burn rock of Jane remained a constant through most of their career. Germany
Jarre, Jean Michel 1948 French synthesist, popular France
Jethro Tull 1967 Led by Ian Anderson, Jethro Tull was the first group from the progressive era to score resounding chart success. Originally their music was based in rhythm and blues, but punctuated with Anderson's flute playing and... United Kingdom
Jobson, Eddie 1955 Violinist and journeyman, Eddie Jobson has one of the longer resumes in prog rock. United Kingdom
Jon & Vangelis 1979 Along with a US Top 50, the single "I Hear You Now" rose to the UK Top 10, propelling Jon & Vangelis' first album to a UK No 4. The duo - balancing successful solo careers simultaneously - would continue their... United Kingdom
July 1968 Notable for members Tom Newman (producer), and John Field and Tony Duhig, both later in Jade Warrior. United Kingdom
Kaipa 1973 Named after a Swedish stone age chieftain, Kaipa were founded by keyboardist Hans Lundsun and bassit Tomas Eriksson in 1973. Guitarist Roine Stolt, though only a teenager at the time, was an original member. Sweden
Kansas 1972 Kansas' legacy is undoubtedly as America's greatest progressive rock band, and their oeuvre would become the blueprint for a new breed of prog-metal bands that emerged in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. United States