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Gila

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Hailing from Stuttgart, Gila were a psychedelic band that featured the talents of guitarist Connie Veit.

Founded: 1969

Location: Stuttgart, Germany

Gilli Smyth, RIP

From Orlando Allen's Facebook page:

Gong

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Refused entry to the UK, former Soft Machiner Daevid Allen remained in France and started Gong. Their earliest recordings take a cue from Barrett-era Floyd, but the hypnotic Continental Circus is underrated. Always maintaining a fluid line-up, things congealed enough for the classic Radio Gnome trilogy of albums. By 1975 however, Allen and Smyth headed down to Majorca, and the silliness subsided. Eventually Pierre Moerlen took over the helm, veering off into a full-fledged fusion outfit.

Founded: 1969

Location: Paris, France

Website: Planet Gong: Cyber-home of Gong, GAS and Gliss

Gong Reissues

In announcing the upcoming Universal Records Gong Trilogy box set, please note that the surviving members of Gong discourage purchase of the upcoming Charly Records box sets:

Group 1850

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One of Holland's famous sons, Groep 1850 regrouped in 1968 in Amsterdam, recording two fantastically original psychedelic records, before disbanding on a regular basis. Even more exciting for the progressive fan was their final album, released in 1975.

Founded: 1964

Location: The Hague, Netherlands

Hawkwind

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Combining a driving rhythm, early electronics and sci-fi imagery, Hawkwind lay claim to being the ultimate space rock band. Coming from the underground scene in London's Ladbroke Grove, their success during the 70s - every album charted in the UK - was made the old fashioned way, through touring; if ever a band could lay the claim, Hawkwind were indeed a band for "the people". Despite constant lineup changes, their forte was live gigs (often playing for free), yet they managed a bonafide hit single with 1972's "Silver Machine", featuring future Motorhead Lemmy on vocals.

Founded: 1969

Location: London, England

Website: Hawkwind.com

Hawkwind Annouce HawkEaster, Re-Release of Warrior!

From Hawkwind,

"Breaking news! - Hawkwind to play classic album Warrior on the Edge of Time..

The spring Hawkwind tour, which launches at their HawkEaster event in Devon on 30th and 31st of March will include a full performance of the Warrior on the Edge of Time album, and will be complemented by a long awaited and very special album release ;-)

In what will be a first for Hawkwind, the current line up will play the entire Warrior album in it's original sequence as part of their set.

Hawkwind Announce North American Tour - Dates!

DO NOT PANIC!
HAWKWIND NORTH AMERICAN TOUR OCTOBER 2013

Hawkwind Postpones US Tour until March 2014

Just in, Hawkwind has postponed their upcoming US tour due to Dave Brock's ill health, their statement from Facebook:

"As many of you will now be aware, Dave was taken ill a couple of weeks ago. Doctors have confirmed that his condition is stress related, aggravated by the trademark dispute in the United States which could result in years of litigation.

After enduring a series of tests, Dave has now been advised that it could be dangerous to his health to embark on a grueling 14,000 mile tour at this time.