Ketih Emerson and Carl Palmer teamed up with Robert Berry and released one album as 3.

Founded: 1987

Location: London, England

Allen, Daevid

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aka Dingo Virgin, El Alien, Bert Camembert, Zero, etc... Daevid Allen is one of the most longstanding, colorful and prolific artists of the progressive era. Leaving his native Australia in the early 1960s, Allen had already experienced the beats of Paris before arriving in Canterbury, where as luck would have it, he ended up as a border at Honor Wyatt's home. In between trips to Majorca, Spain, the Soft Machine was eventually born at the very beginning of London's underground era. Allen was left in France, but only to witness the student riots of 1968.

Founded: 1938

Location: Melborne, Australia



Amon Düül (UK)

Led by John Weinzerl and Dave Anderson, the band's name was of some dubious origin.

Founded: 1981

Location: Wales

Amon Düül II

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Led by Chris Karrer, the musical half of the Munich commune hippie band of the same name; a little to rough around the edges for prog standards, but most certainly not to be overlooked; Amon Düül II are Germany's finest psychedelic sons.

Founded: 1968

Location: Munich, Germany

Website: Amon Duul II

Anderson, Ian

Oddly enough, Ian Anderson's lone solo album highlights early 80s keyboard technology.

Founded: 1947

Location: Dunfermline, Scotland

Website: The Official Jethro Tull Website


Le plus grand groupe de rock francais, and we'll pretty much agree. Ange's completely original and unique take on the "progressif" is most definitely and definitively French. Led by vocalist Christian Decamps.

Founded: 1970

Location: Belfort, France

Website: ANGEWEB


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Asia marked a new dawn in the era of progressive music.

Founded: 1980

Location: London, England

Website: Original Asia | The Original Asia Web Site


Atomic Rooster

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Always driven by Vincent Crane's keyboards, Atomic Rooster road a firm line between the hard and progressive. Crane and drummer Carl Palmer, first together in Arthur Brown's band, made one album before Palmer was off to ELP. The band hit their stride however after John DuCann and Paul Hammond joined. They released two albums in 1971, with vocalist Pete French joining for In Hearing of, generally regarded as their best. That didn't last, as the band was always beset with personnel changes.

Founded: 1969

Location: London, England

Website: Atomic Rooster - A History Of... by Jeannie Crane

Ayers, Kevin

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The Original Mr. Cool. An original on the Canterbury Scene, Kevin Ayers spent the 60s with Wilde Flowers and Soft Machine before retiring to the comforts of Deià, Mallorca. Coaxed away by Peter Jenner, Ayers recorded a quartet of albums for Harvest label, beginning with the amazing Joy of a Toy. His band, the Whole Wide World, comprised of David Bedford, Lol Coxhill and Mike Oldfield, among many other luminaries, but his work was strictly pop, albiet one combined with an absurdist's sense of humor.

Founded: 1944

Location: Herne Bay, England

Website: Kevin Ayers

Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso

One of the great (and original) Italian prog bands, propelled by the keyboards of brothers Noncenzi and the tenor voice of Di Giacomo.

Founded: 1971

Location: Rome, Italy

Website: The Official BMS Home Page