|Ex Yes members featured in the first incarnation of the band. Their debut album, recorded live while supporting Yes, has a slight christian slant to the lyrics. Second album saw the arrival of Jackie Lomax. Recorded in...
|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...
|Balletto di Bronzo, Il
|Led by Gianni Leone, the band's second album stands as one of the finest and darkest prog rock albums from Italy.
|Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso
|One of the great (and original) Italian prog bands, propelled by the keyboards of brothers Noncenzi and the tenor voice of Di Giacomo.
|Original guitarist for Yes
|Genesis keyboardist and composer
|Barclay James Harvest
|Musically, not far off the map from the Moody Blues, Barclay James Harvest led a very long and prolific career releasing mildly progressive music.
|Roger Keith Barrett, founding member and primary songwriter of the early Pink Floyd, was a pioneer in the London Underground and perhaps the ultimate psychedelic hipster. Following his release from Pink Floyd in 1968,...
|One of the few "solo" artists from Italy, Sicilian Battiato has a long career, featuring his original and idiosyncratic music. His first two albums should appeal most to progressive music fans, however Sulle Corde di...
|Member of Tangerine Dream's classic lineup, Peter Baumann emigrated to the US, where he went on to become a great producer and label-head of Private Music. He is currently the founder and director of The Baumann...
|The most influential band ever? The very essence of "progress" in rock music is charted with The Beatles musical journey. In early 1966, the Fab Four left Beatlemania and three minute pop songs for the inner space of...
|Classical music composer best known for his work with Kevin Ayers and Mike Oldfield.
|Biglietto per l'Inferno
|Another classic of Italian Prog, Biglietto per L'Inferno (Ticket to Hell) recorded two albums, however only the first was released. Giuseppe Banfi would later record as Baffo Banfi for Klaus Schulze's IC label.
|Aka Hi T. Moonweed, Tim Blake is best known as Gong's synthesizer player. His post-Gong work saw him working with light-artist Patrice Warrener, and later with French musician Jean-Philippe Rykiel. Tim was part of the...
|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.
|British psychedelia band featured Brian Godding, Kevin Westlake, Brian Belshaw, and Jim Cregan. Poli Palmer was also a member.
|Blue Effect, The
|Whether called The Blue Effect, M. Efekt or Modrý efekt, guitarist Radim Hladík was the driving force of this Czech progressive rock band.
|Keyboard player from Catharsis did soundtrack work in the 80s and beyond
|One of London's earliest organists, Graham Bond was an innovator of British R&B.
|With a career spanning several decades and dozens of musical styles, David Bowie remains the man that put art into art rock. His "Berlin Trilogy" with Brian Eno should be of keen interest to fans of the progressive era.
|Ex-Patto Mike Patto and Ollie Halsall teamed up with Keith Ellis and Tony Newman for this super group. Host of other luminaries passed through their ranks. Note third release was recorded second.
|Jan Akkerman's group prior to joining Focus. There only album is rather dated mix of blues and psychedelia. Of note is the sixteen minute "Sea Of Delight", however, as it would blueprint many of Focus' longer...
|Hailing from Baden Baden, Brainstorm featured the talents of future Guru Guru man Roland Schaeffer.
|Extremely obscure psychedelic outfit out of Switzerland released the trippy sound-collage Cottonwoodhill album in 1971. Further albums were guided by keyboardist Joel Vandroogenbroeck, including two late in the decade.
|While notorious for having Phil Collins in its ranks, Brand X rates as one of England's premiere jazz-fusion groups, hosting some of the countries' finest musicians in its ranks.
|Former member of Nemo, François Bréant released two albums of electronic music in the late 70s.
|Brian Davison's Every Which Way
|Ex-Nice, Pre-Refugee Brian Davison's band with singer Graham Bell.
|Captian of the good ship Hawkwind.
|Arthur Brown is best known for his 1967 world-wide number one single, "Fire" and its classic soundbite, "I am the god of hellfire". Having spent 1966 in Paris perfecting his stage craft, he returned to London to...
|Brown, Pete & Piblokto
|Pete Brown's band, following his expulsion from The Battered Ornaments
|Duncan Browne's earliest work is folk or baroque inspired, and his self-titled 1973 release yielded an UK Top 20 single with "Journey". He then ventured to electric guitar and formed Metro with Sean Lyons and Peter...
|One of the original English progressive artists, Jack Bruce's voice and bass came to prominence as a member of Cream.
|Led by its namesake, Bill Bruford of course, the band was his post-U.K. fusion outfit.