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Boxer

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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.

Founded: 1975

Location: London, England

Website: The Ollie Halsall Archive - Let It Rock! - Boxer

Groundhogs, The

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Named after John Lee Hooker's song, "Groundhog's Blues," The Groundhogs were founded by brothers John and Pete Cruickshank and guitarist Tony McPhee. Drummer Ken Pustelnik joined in 1965, and the by the end of the 60s, the trio of Pete Cruickshank, McPhee and Pustelnik were one of England's hottest blues bands. A string of albums entered the UK charts in the early 70s, before Egg drummer Clive Bunker replaced Pustelnik in 1972. McPhee still operates the band to this day!

Founded: 1963

Location: London, England

Website: Groundhogs & Tony McPhee Official Web Site

Hard Stuff

John Du Cann and Paul Hammond's post-Atomic Rooster band, with John Gustafson, ex-Quatermass.

Founded: 1971

Location: London, England

Hensley, Ken

Keyboardist, guitarist, and songwriter of Uriah Heep.

Founded: 1945

Location: Plumstead, South East London

Website: The Official Ken Hensley Website

Jane

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One of Germany's most idiosyncratic rock bands, the slow burn rock of Jane remained a constant through most of their career.

Founded: 1970

Location: Hannover, Germany

Website: jane, offizielle Homepage der deutschen Rockband

Led Zeppelin First Three Albums Newly Remastered With Previously Unreleased Companion Audio

Some of my favorite albums as a teen, Led Zeppelin has announce the reissue of their entire catalog, with bonus audio and deluxe packaging. The first three albums are available in early June:

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Uriah Heep Shepperton 1974

Here's some classic David Byron, train-wreck and all, of the mighty Uriah Heep. Maybe not the most musically adventurous of the 70s, but certainly one of the hardest rockin' bands of the era!