Dantalian's Chariot

Zoot Money was best know for his R&B tinged music and Big Roll Band, but like most others in 1967, caught the psychedelic wave. With guitarist Andy Summers, bassist Pat Donaldson and drummer Colin Allen, they recorded what would have been the most amazing album of the summer of love; except, it didn't get released until 1995.

Founded: 1967

Location: London, England

Dashiel Hedayat

Album from Jack-Alain Leger featured most of Gong, circa 1971.

Founded: 1971

Location: Paris, France


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Led by Mick Farren, one of the original "underground" bands to come out of Ladbroke Grove.

Founded: 1967

Location: Ladbroke Grove, London

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Dik Mik, RIP

From Hawkwind's Facebook page:
"We are very sad to let you know that our old friend and band mate DikMik, (Michael Davies), passed away early this morning. He will be loved and remembered for his innovative contributions not only to Hawkwind, but to a whole musical genre of which he was an important pioneer..."
Born 1943, in Richmond, Surrey (UK). Died 2017. A former roadie, joined Hawkwind in august 1969 as an electronics manipulator, adding sounds and effects to their music. He left Hawkwind in june 1973.

Doldinger's Motherhood

Motherhood pre-dates Klaus Doldinger's work in Passport, and features Lothar Meid.

Founded: 1969

Location: Munich, Germany

Electric Banana, The

By any other name, The Pretty Things. The Electric Banana was their alias when working on library music for Music De Wolfe.

Founded: 1967

Location: London, England

Eyes Of Blue

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 Francis and drummer John Weathers. They recorded two albums of psychedelic music for the Mercury label, both produced by Lou Reizner. A third albums was released as The Big Sleep. Members would go on to join Man, Pete Brown & Piblokto!, Gentle Giant, Wild Turkey and The Neutrons.

Founded: 1966

Location: Wales


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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 rock's most powerful live acts.

Founded: 1967

Location: Leicster, England

Website: Family Bandstand - Unofficial homepage for British rock band Family

Far East Family Band

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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 Manor Studio. Also, Kitaro, venerable new age artist had his start here.

Founded: 1972

Location: Japan

Farren, Mick

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Musician, author, journalist but most of all agent provocateur of London's Underground

Founded: 1943

Location: Cheltenham, England