"N" Bands

Namesort icon Founded Country
National Health 1975 Dave Stewart, Phi Miller and Pip Pyle's post-Hatfield band. United Kingdom
Nektar 1970 Expatriate Brits forged a career for a decade based in Germany. United Kingdom
Neu! 1971 Michael Rother and Klaus Dinger left Kraftwerk in 1971 to form Neu!, releasing three albums before splitting ways, and giving us one of the most original and recognizable beats in rock music. Germany
Neuschwanstein 1974 One-off album from this German band is very much in the Gabriel-era Genesis style. Reissued by Musea in 2002. Other issue is the band's musical interpretation of Lewis Carrol's "Alice In Wonderland". Germany
Neutrons, The 1973 Side project of Man, featuring Will Youatt and Phil Ryan, as well as Stuart Gordon and John Weathers. United Kingdom
New Trolls 1967 Perhaps Italy's greatest prog band? Italy
New Trolls Atomic System 1973 Off-shoot of the New Trolls. Italy
New York Gong 1979 Daevid Allen split from partner Gilli Smyth in the late 70s, eventually moving to New York via Giorgio Gomelsky's Zu festival. He teamed up with Bill Laswell and what would later become Material. United States
Nice, The 1967 The Nice were originally the backing band for P.P. Arnold, however they gained renown quickly with Emerson's keyboard antics. The Nice were one of the first bands to incorporate classical motifs in a rock context. O'... United Kingdom
Niemen, Czesław 1939 Perhaps the most important singer in Poland's rock history, Czesław Niemen released three English language albums of world-class progressive rock in the early 70s, most featuring SBB as backing group. Poland
Nova 1975 Expatriate Italian fusion outfit, led by Elio D'Anna and brothers Rustici all ex Osanna. Recorded their first album at Pete Townsend's Eel Pie studios, and were joined by Percy Jones and Narada Michael Walden for their... Italy
Novalis 1971 One of Germany's first rock bands to sing exclusively in their native language. Albums were produced by Achim Reichel. Germany
Nucleus 1969 Arguably one of the first "fusion" bands, Ian Carr's Nucleus were Britian's parallel to Miles Davis' electric bands of the early '70s. Trumpeter Carr came to prominence in the 60s with saxophonist Don Rendell. A... United Kingdom