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Biglietto per l'Inferno 1972 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. Italy
Birth Control 1968 Germany
Blake, Tim 1952 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... United Kingdom
Blodwyn Pig 1968 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. United Kingdom
Blossom Toes 1967 British psychedelia band featured Brian Godding, Kevin Westlake, Brian Belshaw, and Jim Cregan. Poli Palmer was also a member. United Kingdom
Blue Effect, The 1968 Whether called The Blue Effect, M. Efekt or Modrý efekt, guitarist Radim Hladík was the driving force of this Czech progressive rock band. Czechoslovakia
Bocquet, Roland Keyboard player from Catharsis did soundtrack work in the 80s and beyond France
Bond, Graham 1937 One of London's earliest organists, Graham Bond was an innovator of British R&B. United Kingdom
Bowie, David 1947 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. United Kingdom
Boxer 1975 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. United Kingdom
Brainbox 1969 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... Netherlands
Brainstorm 1970 Hailing from Baden Baden, Brainstorm featured the talents of future Guru Guru man Roland Schaeffer. Germany
Brainticket 1968 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. Switzerland
Brand X 1975 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. United Kingdom
Bréant, François 1947 Former member of Nemo, François Bréant released two albums of electronic music in the late 70s. France
Brian Davison's Every Which Way 1970 Ex-Nice, Pre-Refugee Brian Davison's band with singer Graham Bell. United Kingdom
Brock, Dave 1941 Captian of the good ship Hawkwind. United Kingdom
Brown, Arthur 1942 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... United Kingdom
Brown, Pete & Piblokto 1969 Pete Brown's band, following his expulsion from The Battered Ornaments United Kingdom
Browne, Duncan 1947 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... United Kingdom
Bruce, Jack 1943 One of the original English progressive artists, Jack Bruce's voice and bass came to prominence as a member of Cream. United Kingdom
Bruford 1976 Led by its namesake, Bill Bruford of course, the band was his post-U.K. fusion outfit. United Kingdom
Calvert, Robert 1945 Best known for his role in Hawkwind, the mercurial Robert Newton Calvert also recorded a pair of solo albums in the mid 70s with producer Brian Eno. Upon his departure in 1979 and up until his death in 1988, his work... United Kingdom
Camel 1971 United Kingdom
Can 1968 Dubbed "the world's most original rock band" by the British music press, Can are simply without peer. Germany
Caravan 1967 Along with Soft Machine, one of the original British rock bands from Canterbury. United Kingdom
Carmen 1970 This flamenco-rock band featured the talent of David Allen, and a pre-Jethro Tull John Glascock on bass. United States
Carpe Diem 1974 French progressive group from Nice. France
Castello di Atlante, Il 1974 Although formed in 1974, Il Castello Di Atlante did not release any albums until the early 1990s. Beppe Crovella of Arti & Mestieri produced their first record, and the band continues strong as a potent live act... Italy
Catharsis 1969 Led by keyboardist Roland Bocquet France
Cathedral 1975 From Long Island, Cathedral's lone 1978 release is regarded a classic of US prog rock. United States
Celeste 1976 Relatively obscure group from Sanremo that released one eponymous album in 1976. Considered a classic, it was released on the Grog label. Italy
Centipede 1970 Founded by Keith Tippet, Centipede were a large ensemble, purpose built for success! United Kingdom
Cervello 1972 Corrado Rustici's first band, brother of Danilo Rustici of Osanna. Italy
Cherry Five 1973 The precursor to Goblin, Cherry Five spent time in London prior to recording their first and only album. Italy
Cid, José 1942 Born José Albano Cid de Ferreira Tavares, Cid was a member of the Portugese band Quarteto 111, but best known in progressive circles for creating the symphonic masterpiece, 10,000 Anos Depois Entre Venus e Marte. Later... Portugal
Circus 1968 Originally the Stormsville Shakers, the band morphed into Circus when leader Phillip Goodhand-Tait left the band in 1969. They earned their stripes with a residency at the Marquee Club in Soho and providing a start for... United Kingdom
Città Frontale 1970 The mother of all "Neopolitan" prog bands, Città Frontale was the precursor to Osanna and Balletto di Bronzo. Their eponymous record was recorded in the mid-70s. Italy
Clearlight 1973 Project led by French keyboardist Cyrille Verdeaux France
Clouds 1966 Formed in 1966 and known as 1-2-3, the members of Clouds were one of the first proponents of organ-driven rock and their residency at the Marquee Club influenced many would-be prog rockers. Their set included a cover of... United Kingdom
Cluster 1971 Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius parted ways with Conrad Schnitzler to form Cluster in 1971. Their improvised music proved ground breaking in terms of structure and timbre, mostly composed by treated... Germany
Colosseum 1968 Led by Jon Hiseman, one of Britian's first jazz-rock bands. The core lineup came together in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers #89, for the Bare Wires album. United Kingdom
Colosseum II 1975 Latter-day outfit from Jon Hiseman, known for good musicians and unspectacular music. United Kingdom
Comus 1967 While the music is folk, the atmostphere couldn't be more weirder on this classic Dawn band's debut album. Death without the Metal? Prog before Prog? United Kingdom
Cousins, Dave 1945 Guitarist, singer and composer of Strawbs. United Kingdom
Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, The 1966 Combining Arthur Brown's soulful voice and stage theatrics, with Vincent Crane's masterful organ tone and Drachen Theaker's drumming, the Crazy World lit London's Underground on fire. However the flame was brief; after... United Kingdom
Cressida 1968 Atypical Vertigo label signing, Cressida produced two proto-prog albums in the early 70s, the latter released posthumously. United Kingdom
Curved Air 1970 One of the few progressive bands to feature female vocals, Curved Air featured the talents of Sonja Kristina, Darryl Way and Francis Monkman. United Kingdom
Dantalian's Chariot 1967 Zoot Money was best know for his R&B tinged music and Big Roll Band, but like most others in 1967, caught the psychedelic wave. With guitarist Andy Summers, bassist Pat Donaldson and drummer Colin Allen, they... United Kingdom
Dashiel Hedayat 1971 Album from Jack-Alain Leger featured most of Gong, circa 1971. France