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Rustic Hinge

After Brown left to form Kingdom Come, the rest of the Crazy World continued on as Rustic Hinge, before morphing into High Tide. Their lone recording was released some twenty years later.

Rutherford, Mike

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.

Rutles, The

The Pre-fab Four.

Sam Gopal's Dream

Named after the tabla player, Sam Gopal's Dream were regulars on London's underground, playing at the UFO, Middle Earth, etc. They later released one eponymous album which featured Ian "Lemmy" Willis on guitar and vocals.


Led by Dave Lawson, the reminants of Web were rechristened for one eponymous album, a classic of the era.

Sinfield, Peter

Founding member of King Crimson, lyricist and hippie.

Skin Alley

As with other Clearwater Production groups, Skin Alley had their roots in the London underground and free festival scene. After recording two albums for CBS the band signed with Transatlantic, who licensed two albums to the famous US Stax label. Latter albums feature the Daltrey-esque vocals of Nick Graham. Thomas Crimble left to work with Hawkwind.


British-Australian supergroup featured the talents of Francis Monkman, Tristian Fry, Kevin Peek, Herbie Flowers, and classical guitarist John Williams.

Smith, Judge

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.

Soft Machine, The

One of two Canterbury bands formed from the Wilde Flowers, Soft Machine's earliest days were in the psychedelia of London's underground of the late 60s. By Third however the band matured into one of Britain's finest jazz-fusion bands. After Robert Wyatt's departure in 1971, the band ventured further and further into a jazz-idiom, gaining members from Ian Carr's Nucleus along the way. Archival material on Cuneiform is highly recommended.

Space Ritual

Nik Turner-led band that includes Terry Ollis, Mick Slattery, Dave Anderson, Thomas Crimble and other Hawkwind stalwarts and all.


Spring was best known for their eponymous album's mighty Mellotron sound, and their members post-Spring careers.

Squire, Chris

Bassist for Yes recorded one excellent solo album.


Originally called "Lemon Stackridge", this Bristol based band recorded several albums during the 70s, including the George Martin produced Man With The Bowler Hat.

Steeleye Span

Led by Maddy Prior and Tim Hart, with Rick Kemp, Bob Johnson and Peter Knight one of Britian's finest folk-rock bands.


One of Britain's original folk-rock groups


Roger Chapman and John "Charlie" Whitney's post-Family venture

String Driven Thing

Formed by Chris and Pauline Adams, this Glaswegian folk rock band found some traction in the early 70s on Charisma Records. It featured Graham Smith on violin, though later 70s lineups would be without the Adams.


Former Taste members Charlie McCracken and John Wilson joined up with ex-Family guitarist Jim Cregan, and later John Weider.

Summers, Andy & Robert Fripp

Bournemouth natives Andy Summers of the Police and Robert Fripp of King Crimson collaborated on a pair of albums for A&M Records in the early 80s.

Sun Treader

Named after a Carl Ruggles work, Sun Treader featured Peter Robinson on keyboards and Morris Pert on drums.


Founded in 1969 by Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson, Supertramp were the benefactor of a Dutch millionaire, Stanley August Miesegaes, who bankrolled their initial lineup. After two unsuccessful albums, the band changed lineup, adding two members of the Alan Bown set, and created one of the most classic and enduring albums of the era, Crime of the Century, reaching their commercial peak in the early 1980s. Roger Hodgson left the band in 1983.

Syn, The

With Pete Banks, Chris Squire as a core, The Syn were the pre-cursor to Maybel Greer's Toyshop (and Yes), releasing a handful of singles in the late 60s. The latter-day reformation was primarily a vanity project for Steve Nardelli, though the albums are of some particular note, as well as the controversy.


Prog trio featuring guitarist Keith Cross, bassist Bernard Jinks and drummer Peter Dunton released one much hearlded album for Deram in 1970, but broke up due to internal strife. Members were previously in Bulldog Breed, and later Cross & Ross. Second record was shelved but completed and released decades later, now titled Fantasy.

Tangent, The

Formed by ex-Parallel or 90 Degrees men Andy Tillison and Guy Manning, The Tangent has featured many lineups, mostly with members of the Swedish bands Flower Kings and Beardfish.