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Flaming Youth with Phil Collins, live 1970

Here's a gem I've not seen before. Phil Collins drumming and singing with Flaming Youth, his pre-Genesis psychedelic rock group, with keyboardist Brian Chatton and guitarist Ronnie Caryl. Thank you WDR for these amazing historical documents!

Ken Hensley, RIP

More sad news from former Uriah Heep members. Ken Hensley passed away yesterday at age 75. Key songwriter for Uriah Heep's first decade, Ken's route were in Bournemouth, and he was a member of The Gods, whose ranks included Mick Taylor, Greg Lake and John Glascock, and of course, the late Lee Kerslake, who eventually joined Ken in Uriah Heep. My condolences to Ken's family and close friends. He had the magic gift of music! Long may his memory serve...

Romantic Warriors IV: Krautrock 2

The 2nd film of the Krautrock Trilogy explores eminent Krautrock bands from the South of Germany. Highly recommended, please help Jose and Adele get this second installment out!

Gordon Haskell, RIP

Gordon Haskell, perhaps best known in Prog circles as the vocalist on King Crimson's Lizard album, passed away on October 18th. His second solo album, 1971's It Is and It Isn't, opened a career that would offer him little reward until his substantial hit "How Wonderful You Are" in 2001. RIP, my condolences to his friends and family.

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Judy Dyble posthumous release, Between A Breath and A Breath

Dyble Longdon is a collaboration between iconic vocalist Judy Dyble (ex Fairport Convention, Trader Horne and Big Big Train songwriter and frontman David Longdon. Their highly anticipated album Between A Breath And A Breath will be officially released on 25 September. The CD edition is released on English Electric, distributed by RSK, and the gatefold vinyl edition is released on the Plane Groovy label. The album contains seven original compositions with all lyrics by Judy Dyble and music and production by David Longdon. The songs are, at times, haunting and, at others, beautifully fragile.

Epitaph to release Rare Bird cover

Legendary German band EPITAPH is releasing a new single and video on 23 July. Their cover version of ‘Rare Bird’s ‘Sympathy’ is taken from the band’s recently released triple CD box set "Five Decades of Classic Rock". Both the single and the album clearly illustrate why Epitaph has earned a reputation as one of the country’s foremost Prog rock acts.

Founded in 1969, Epitaph made music history in the 70s becoming the first German band to tour the USA several times. In 1974 they produced their album “Outside The Law” in Chicago.

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Gentle Giant Reunite via Fan Video

Whoever said there could be too many cooks in the kitchen? With a bevy of fans, six members of Gentle Giant reunite for "Proclamation," a fan video produced by Damon Shulman. Check it out!

Judy Dyble, RIP

Saw the news that singer Judy Dyble passed away after a lengthy illness. As an original member of Fairport Convention, Judy was a pioneer female singer in the London underground, and next, a catalyst for the formation of King Crimson. My condolences to her family and friends.

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RIP Phil May

Pretty Things' singer Phil May has died at age 75 from complications in surgery following a bike accident. Make no mistake: When you talk about The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Who and The Yardbirds, The Pretty Things need to be in that column. From early beat to freak beat to psychedelic to art rock, the Pretties were one of Britian's originals, and one of finest rock bands ever. I raise my glass to Phil, rest in peace and my sincere condolences to your loved ones. Long live the king!

Charles Snider featured in Prog Magazine #109

Charles Snider is featured this month in Prog Magazine's My Record Collection!
"The mastermind behind a unique reference guide gets his favourite albums out and tell us how an American kid covered a world of progressive music and wrote it up for all to enjoy. Strawberry Bricks forever..."

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