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Décamps, Francis 1944 Two-fingered keyboardist from Ange France
Deep Purple 1968 Heavy rock, defined. United Kingdom
Delivery 1966 Originally a vehicle for Miller brothers Phil and Steve, the band became the backing group for blues singer Carol Grimes. Pip Pyle was also an original member. United Kingdom
Deviants 1967 Led by Mick Farren, one of the original "underground" bands to come out of Ladbroke Grove. United Kingdom
District 97 2007 Okay, I'm biased, but please do check them out. United States
Doldinger's Motherhood 1969 Motherhood pre-dates Klaus Doldinger's work in Passport, and features Lothar Meid. Germany
Druid 1974 Musically similar to Yes, the band included Cedric Sharpley who would later work with Gary Numan. Keyboardist Andrew McCrorie-Shand would later pen the Teletubbies theme. United Kingdom
Earth and Fire 1968 Dutch group featuring the vocals of Jerney Kaagman. Netherlands
Egg 1969 United Kingdom
Eiliff 1970 Germany
Ekseption 1967 The mother of all Dutch symphonic bands Netherlands
Electric Banana, The 1967 By any other name, The Pretty Things. The Electric Banana was their alias when working on library music for Music De Wolfe. United Kingdom
Electrophon 1973 Named after Brian Hodgson's electronic music studio of the same name (in London's Covent Garden), Electrophon also featured Australian Dudley Simpson. United Kingdom
Eloy 1969 Germany
Embryo 1969 Led by drummer Christian Burchard, Embryo was part of the fertile fusion of new music coming from Munich in the late 60s. The band's roots were in jazz, first supporting Mal Waldron, while the 70s saw Charlie Mariano... Germany
Emerson, Keith 1944 Undoubtedly the premier "prog rock" musician, Emerson's keyboard-playing set the mark for everyone to follow. His first band The Nice were one of the first prog bands. United Kingdom
Emerson, Lake & Palmer 1970 Not a law firm, but Prog's first supergroup. Though often an easy target for Prog Rock's excesses, Emerson, Lake & Palmer stand as the premiere artists of the genre. United Kingdom
Emerson, Lake & Powell 1985 In 1985, Emerson & Lake teamed up for an ELP reunion. Palmer was unavailable due to commitments to Asia, so they searched for any available drummer whose last name began with the letter "p". Short-listed was former... United Kingdom
England 1975 United Kingdom
Enid, The 1975 United Kingdom
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
Eroc 1951 aka Joachim Ehrig. Drummer of Grobschnitt and much later, remaster engineer for many Repertoire and SPV reissues. Germany
Eulenspygel 1971 Originally called the Royal Servants in the 1960s, Eulenspygel's first album is curiously title "2." Germany
Explorers, The 1984 Ex-Roxy Music Andy Mackay and Phil Manzanera teamed up with vocalist James Wraith for some typical mid-80s music, ever so slightly in the "New Romatic" order. Latter albums were released under the "Manzanera-Mackay"... United Kingdom
Eyes Of Blue 1966 Eyes Of Blue were a Welsh band that had their start in the early 60s. By 1966, the lineup included vocalists Gary Pickford-Hopkins and Wyndham Rees, keyboardist Phil Ryan, guitarist Ray “Taff” Williams, bassist Ritchie... United Kingdom
Fairport Convention 1967 For those interested in British folk rock, look no further. United Kingdom
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
Family 1967 Musically somewhat akin to Traffic and trademarked by the growl of Roger Chapman, Family was one of the most original and rewarding bands of the era. They avoided almost every cliche of the genre while remaining one of... United Kingdom
Far East Family Band 1972 The definitive Japanese space rock band, originally called "Far Out". Klaus Schulze mixed the well known Nipponjin album, a re-recording of previous material, and the excellent Parallel World, the later at Virgin's... Japan
Farren, Mick 1943 Musician, author, journalist but most of all agent provocateur of London's Underground United Kingdom
Faust 1970 German for "fist", Faust were pioneers in the studio. After two albums for Polydor, they signed with the fledgling Virgin label. Priced as a single, The Faust Tapes album sold a staggering 50,000 + copies - amazing... Germany
Fields 1971 Graham Field fronted this band after he left Rare Bird, with ex-King Crimson Andy McCulloch holding the drum stool. Second album was recorded but left in the vaults. United Kingdom
Finch 1974 Flash rock, Dutch style Netherlands
Flash 1972 Peter Banks post-Yes band, had some degree of success in the United States. Featured Colin Carter on vocals and Ray Bennett on bass guitar. United Kingdom
FM 1976 Canadian progressive rock band featured Cameron Hawkins, Nash The Slash, and later Ben Mink. Canada
Focus 1969 Premiere Dutch band hit the big time in both the UK and US, due to the talents of guitarist Jan Akkerman and flautist Thys Van Leer, and one silly hit record, "Hocus Pocus" by Focus! Netherlands
Fotheringay 1970 Sandy Denny's post-Fairport group, with future husband Trevor Lucas. United Kingdom
Fripp & Eno 1973 Not ever a band per se, but rather a project, with Revox. 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
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
Froese, Edgar 1944 Edgar Froese, guitarist and founder of Tangerine Dream. Germany
Frumpy 1970 Hamburg's finest, Inga Rumpf, Jean-Jacques Kravetz, Carsten Bohn, and Karl-Heinz Schott, blazed as Frumpy before morphing into Atlantis. Germany
Fruupp 1971 These Irish sons hailed from Belfast but found success with the Dawn label, a subsidiary of Pye Records. Ireland
Führs & Fröhling 1977 Gerd Führs and Heinz Fröhling post-SFF work. Germany
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
Genesis 1967 United Kingdom
Genrich, Ax 1945 Monster guitarist for Guru Guru. Also was founding member of Agitation Free. Germany
Gentle Giant 1970 One of prog rock's greatest bands, Gentle Giant combined the talents of the brothers' Shulman with Kerry Minnear and Gary Green. Their work during the 70s is as exemplary as any of the progressive era. Clever,... United Kingdom
Gila 1969 Hailing from Stuttgart, Gila were a psychedelic band that featured the talents of guitarist Connie Veit. Germany
Giles, Giles & Fripp 1967 The precedent of King Crimson. United Kingdom