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Steve Winwood was already well known as the voice behind Spencer Davis Group before he started Traffic. The band always kept its R&B roots as it moved from the psychedelic pop of the first two studio albums into more progressive, jazzy territory that focused on the writing ability of Winwood and the musicianship of Wood and others.

Founded: 1967

Location: Birmingham, England

Turner, Nik

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Flute and sax player for Hawkwind, Nik Turner led the Inner City Unit in the early 80s, Los Angeles-based Sphynx in the early to mid 90s, and Space Ritual in the 00s, and various side projects too numerous to list.

Founded: 1940

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

Website: Nik Turner - The Mighty Thunder Rider


John Charles Alder, better known as Twink, played in a host of classic British psychedelia bands, including In-Crowd/Tomorrow, The Pretty Things/Electric Banana, Pink Fairies, and ever so short lived Stars, with Syd Barrett. He released one album for Sire records in 1970.

Founded: 1944

Location: Colchester, Essex, England

Website: John C Alder

Ultra-Deluxe Pretty Things Box Set due February 23rd

Just announced, February 23rd 2015 will see an ultra-deluxe box set of the Pretty Things catalog, entitled "Bouquets from a Cloudy Sky". All 11 studio albums on CD, 2 CDs of unreleased tracks and rarities, 2 DVDs (including amazing two hour documentary MIDNIGHT TO SIX 1965-71), vinyl acetate repro with 4 unreleased 1964-67 demos, massive hardcover book written by Mike Stax + family tree, and other inserts. Limited edition of 2,000 copies!

Uriel (Arzachel)

Precursor to Egg, Uriel also included Steve Hillage on guitar. The band changed their name to Arzachel for their only album.

Founded: 1968

Location: London, England

Website: Egg Archive

Violeta De Outono

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Brazil's Psychedelic sons

Founded: 1984

Location: São Paulo, Brasil

Website: Violeta de Outono and Invisible Opera Company of Brazil

Wilde Flowers, The

The genesis of the Canterbury scene lay within the ranks of The Wilde Flowers; Ayers, Sinclairs, Hoppers, Coughlan, Hastings, and Wyatt all start here.

Founded: 1964

Location: Canterbury, England

Wolbrandt, Peter

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Guitarist and singer from Kraan

Founded: 1949

Location: Ulm, Germany

Website: Meine Seite


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.

Founded: 1968

Location: Hamburg, Germany


Zombies, The

One of England's earliest and most creative bands, they found their biggest success posthumously.

Founded: 1961

Location: St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England

Website: The Zombies : Official Website