Home

Proto-Prog

Abrahams, Mick

All images are copyrighted by their respective copyright owners.

Ex- Jethro Tull and Blodwyn Pig guitarist.

Founded: 1943

Location: Luton, Bedfordshire, England

Website: Squirrel Music: the only Mick Abrahams-Blodwyn Pig Official Site

Andromeda

John Du Cann's band prior to his joining Atomic Rooster. Also of note are the one-off Five Day Week Straw People and The Attack.

Founded: 1968

Location: London, England

Argent

Rod Argent and Russ Ballard's 70s rock outfit.

Founded: 1968

Location: London, England

Website: Rod Argent.com home page

Argent, Rod

Keyboardist and composer of the Zombies and Argent.

Founded: 1945

Location: St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England

Website: Rod Argent.com home page

Bakerloo

Originally called the Bakerloo Blues Line, Dave "Clem" Clempson, Terry Poole and Keith Baker released one album of blues rock for Harvest. Also of note was their "Drivin' Bachwards", an earlier version of Bach's Bourree in E minor than the more famous one recorded by Jethro Tull.

Founded: 1967

Blodwyn Pig

All images are copyrighted by their respective copyright owners.

Mick Abraham's post Jethro Tull band, also featured hornster Jack Lancaster, Andy Pyle and Ron Berg. Both releases were highly successful, both musically and in the UK charts.

Founded: 1968

Location: London, England

Website: Squirrel Music: the only Mick Abrahams-Blodwyn Pig Official Site

Cressida

All images are copyrighted by their respective copyright owners.

Atypical Vertigo label signing, Cressida produced two proto-prog albums in the early 70s, the latter released posthumously.

Founded: 1968

Location: London, England

Website: The Official Cressida Web Site

Deviants

All images are copyrighted by their respective copyright owners.

Led by Mick Farren, one of the original "underground" bands to come out of Ladbroke Grove.

Founded: 1967

Location: Ladbroke Grove, London

Website: Webcite query

Egg

Founded: 1969

Location: London, England

Website: Egg Archive

Farren, Mick

All images are copyrighted by their respective copyright owners.

Musician, author, journalist but most of all agent provocateur of London's Underground

Founded: 1943

Location: Cheltenham, England