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Who, The 1964 From their beginnings as a r&b-influenced singles band with a Mod image, The Who quickly rose to the very top of England's rock elite by sheer virtue of their live performances. Along the way they penned many... United Kingdom
Wigwam 1968 Finland's world-class progressive rock band featured Englishman Jim Pembroke. Wigwam eventually signed to Virgin Records. Finland
Wild Turkey 1971 Formed by Eyes Of Blue's Gary Pickford-Hopkins, Jethro Tull's Glenn Cornick, and a pre-Man Tweke Lewis, their earliest lineup included John Weathers but was replaced by a post-Man Jeff Jones. They recorded two albums... United Kingdom
Wilde Flowers, The 1964 The genesis of the Canterbury scene lay within the ranks of The Wilde Flowers; Ayers, Sinclairs, Hoppers, Coughlan, Hastings, and Wyatt all start here. United Kingdom
Windchase 1977 Post-Sebastian Hardie band Australia
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
Wolbrandt, Peter 1949 Guitarist and singer from Kraan Germany
Wolf, Darryl Way's 1973 Ex-Curved Air violinist's group project United Kingdom
Wonderland 1968 Frank Dostal and Achim Reichel's post-Rattles band scored a series of singles in the late 60s, and produced one strange album as Wonderland Band. Germany
Wright, Rick 1943 Keyboard player and legend for Pink Floyd. Formed Zee in the early 80s with vocalist Dave Harris from the new wave group Fashion. United Kingdom
Wyatt, Robert 1945 Both biped and wheelchair-bound, the one and only. 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
Yes 1968 Nothing defines the good and back of Prog Rock other than Yes. From their striking early albums and genre-defining middle era, through to the chart-topping 80s best sellers, the band has -- in one form or another --... United Kingdom
You 1978 Second-wave electronic group found by Ulrich Weber, Udo Hanten and Albun Meskes found patronage with Harald Grosskopf and Peter Baumann before going on to create a series of electronic rock albums in the 80s. Germany
Zamla Mammaz Manna 1977 Samla Mammas Manna reformed in 1977 to release a few albums. Sweden
Zao 1972 Offshoot from Magma, Francois Cahen and Yochk'o Seffer offer world-class (albeit more traditional) jazz rock. France
Zappa, Frank 1940 The one, the only. United States
Zombies, The 1961 One of England's earliest and most creative bands, they found their biggest success posthumously. United Kingdom