Name Foundedsort icon Country
Mackay, Andy 1946 Andy Mackay's place in history is as the sax player for Roxy Music. United Kingdom
Gilmour, David 1946 "The Guitar and Voice of Pink Floyd", it's not surprising that Gilmour's solo career started with a whimper. United Kingdom
Holdsworth, Allan 1946 One of the progressive era's most recognizable guitarists, Allan Holdsworth has had a journeyman's career in the music world. During the 70s, he played for Igginbottom, Sunship, Nucleus, Tempest, Gong, The New Tony... United Kingdom
Fripp, Robert 1946 Robert Fripp's work with King Crimson, Brian Eno, David Bowie earned him a reputation as one of England's original guitarists, and one of prog rock's cornerstones. United Kingdom
Pembroke, Jim 1946 After emigrating to Finland in 1965, Jim Pembroke became a fixture of the Finnish progressive scene with Blues Section and then Wigwam, and his own underrated solo career. Finland
Haskell, Gordon 1946 United Kingdom
Banks, Peter 1947 Original guitarist for Yes United Kingdom
Lake, Greg 1947 Singer and bassist for King Crimson MK 1, and then on to prog supergroup Emerson Lake & Palmer. Incredibly sappy solo albums defy description. United Kingdom
Godfrey, Robert John 1947 The leader of The Enid released one album for Charisma Records in 1974. United Kingdom
Howe, Steve 1947 Steve Howe, guitarist for Tomorrow, Bodast, Yes, Asia and GTR. Guitar Player magazine vote him "Best Guitarist" for five years in a row in the late 70s. United Kingdom
Anderson, Ian 1947 Oddly enough, Ian Anderson's lone solo album highlights early 80s keyboard technology. United Kingdom
Haslam, Annie 1947 The voice of Renaissance. Annie's lone solo album was recorded with her then-husband, Roy Wood. United Kingdom
Yamash'ta, Stomu 1947 Classically-trained percussionist from Japan, Stomu Yamash'ta's career jumps between the avant-garde, traditional Japanese music, progressive jazz-rock and later in his career, soundtrack and new-age type music. For the... Japan
Schulze, Klaus 1947 A once member of Tangerine Dream, Ash Ra Tempel, Cosmic Couriers, and Richard Wahnfried, Klaus Schulze is one of the world's premiere and prolific electronic musicians. Germany
Lees, John 1947 Founding member of Barclay James Harvest, Lees' lone solo album was recorded in 1972. United Kingdom
Top, Jannick 1947 Bassist supreme France
Kravetz, Jean-Jacques 1947 Keyboard player for Frumpy, Atlantis, Randy Pie and more. France
Bréant, François 1947 Former member of Nemo, François Bréant released two albums of electronic music in the late 70s. France
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
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
Hammill, Peter 1948 Mr. Van Der Graaf Generator United Kingdom
Squire, Chris 1948 Bassist for Yes recorded one excellent solo album. United Kingdom
Jarre, Jean Michel 1948 French synthesist, popular France
Way, Darryl 1948 Violinist and composer for Curved Air United Kingdom
Van Leer, Thijs 1948 Flautist, keyboardist and vocalist of Focus, his solo albums were for the most part recordings of classical music. Netherlands
Schmid, Wolfgang 1948 Bassist best known for his work with Klaus Doldinger's Passport, and Head, Heart & Hands. Germany
Falsini, Franco 1948 Franco Falsini is best known as the founder of Sensations' Fix, but in the 80s he fronted a few disco/new wave outfits, most notably Electra, and with his brother Riccardo, The Antennas. Italy
Winwood, Steve 1948 From Spencer Davis, to Traffic, to Blind Faith, back to Traffic, Go, and then on to a very successful solo carrer, few musicians have the resume of multi-instrumentalist Steve Winwood. A genuine legend of the... United Kingdom
Smith, Judge 1948 Christopher John Judge Smith, founding member of Van Der Graaf Generator, departed the band shortly after their first single, however remained close to the fold. His solo work is mainly large stage musicals. United Kingdom
Moraz, Patrick 1948 Best known for his ever-so-brief dalliance with Yes, Swiss-born Patrick Moraz spent the early 70s prog-rocking with Mainhorse, and then in London with ex-Nice members in Refugee. After an unceremonious boot from Yes in... Switzerland
Eno, Brian 1948 Brian Peter George Eno, one of England's most influential sound artists, began his musical career with Roxy Music before casting a wide net on all-things sound. His collaborations are too numerous to catalog, but works... United Kingdom
Wakeman, Rick 1949 The silver-caped keyboardist and sometimes-comedian United Kingdom
Pappert, Johannes 1949 Sax player from Kraan Germany
Livgren, Kerry 1949 The songwriter of Kansas, and member of Proto-Kaw United States
Albrighton, Roye 1949 Nektar guitarist and vocalist has released just one solo record. United Kingdom
Frith, Fred 1949 Former Henry Cow founder Fred Frith has pushed the boundaries of what is considered "guitar-playing". His early solo albums include work with members of Aksaq Maboul, Zamla, Etron Fou LeLoublan and Massacre. United Kingdom
Schickert, Günter 1949 Along with Manuel Gottsching and Achim Reichel, Günter Schickert is a pioneer of "echo" guitar. Though a prolific musician, he has released just a few albums, thus lending to his relative obscurity. Germany
Großkopf, Harald 1949 Best known for his metronomic drumming with Klaus Schulze, Wallenstein, and Ashra, Harald Großkopf is also an accomplished synthesist and world musician. Germany
White, Alan 1949 Alan White's career led him from John Lennon to Jon Anderson, with dozens of sessions in between. United Kingdom
Kristina, Sonja 1949 Sonja Kristina got her start singing in the musical Hair before joining Curved Air. She was also married to Stewart Copeland of the Police. United Kingdom
Wolbrandt, Peter 1949 Guitarist and singer from Kraan Germany
Halsall, Ollie 1949 From Timebox to Patto to Boxer, via the Rutles and Tempest, and on to Kevin Ayers, Ollie Halsall was one of England's most original guitar players. United Kingdom
Wetton, John 1949 As a bassist and vocalist, John Wetton's career took many progressive turns throughout the 70s, highlighting his hard-working journeyman spirit, winding up with the big success of Asia in the early 80s. United Kingdom
Hackett, Steve 1950 Hackett left Genesis two years after recording his debut solo album, for a relatively successful solo career. United Kingdom
Banks, Tony 1950 Genesis keyboardist and composer United Kingdom
Hodgson, Roger 1950 Co-founder and author of most of Supertramp's hits, Roger Hodgson left the band in 1983 for a sporadic solo career. United Kingdom
Gabriel, Peter 1950 Founding member of Genesis, Peter Gabriel left after their epic Lamb Lies Down On Broadway album for a solo career. After being dropped by Atco, Mercury Records released his ground-breaking third album in 1980, and... United Kingdom
Rutherford, Mike 1950 Founding member of Genesis released two solo albums in the early 80s, before venturing off the progressive map with the hugely successful Mike + The Mechanics side project. United Kingdom
Rother, Michael 1950 Guitarist, sound architecht and composer, Michael Rother is one of Germany's original artists of the progressive era. In the mid 1960s, he was a member of Spirits of Sound with Wolfgangs' Flür and Reichemann, then a... Germany
Sorrenti, Alan 1950 Welsh-Italian singer released a few Rock Progressivo Italiano albums before launching a successful pop career. Italy