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Caravan

Along with Soft Machine, one of the original British rock bands from Canterbury.

Founded: 1967

Location: Canterbury, England

Website: Caravan :: Official Website

Cluster

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Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius parted ways with Conrad Schnitzler to form Cluster in 1971. Their improvised music proved ground breaking in terms of structure and timbre, mostly composed by treated instruments and electronic means. After leaving Berlin, they settled in Forst, Lower Saxony, and built a home studio, which fostered collaborations with many musicians, including Michael Rother, Conny Plank. Brian Eno and Mani Neumeier.

Founded: 1971

Location: Forst, Germany

Website: hans-joachim roedelius

Deep Purple

Heavy rock, defined.

Founded: 1968

Location: London, England

Website: Deep Purple

Earth and Fire

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Dutch group featuring the vocals of Jerney Kaagman.

Founded: 1968

Location: The Hague, Netherlands

Website: Earthandfire.nl - De Nederlandse Earth and Fire website

Eloy

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Founded: 1969

Location: Hannover, Germany

Website: Eloy Legacy

Embryo

Led by drummer Christian Burchard, Embryo was part of the fertile fusion of new music coming from Munich in the late 60s. The band's roots were in jazz, first supporting Mal Waldron, while the 70s saw Charlie Mariano join up for several albums. The band then traveled east, absorbing Middle-Eastern, Arab and Indian music into their unique brand of fusion, releasing albums to this day. Other key members were Edgar Hoffmann and Roman Bunka.

Founded: 1969

Location: Munich, Bavaria, Germany

Website: EMBRYO's Homepage

Emerson, Keith

Undoubtedly the premier "prog rock" musician, Emerson's keyboard-playing set the mark for everyone to follow. His first band The Nice were one of the first prog bands.

Founded: 1944

Location: England

Website: Official Keith Emerson Website

Emerson, Lake & Powell

In 1985, Emerson & Lake teamed up for an ELP reunion. Palmer was unavailable due to commitments to Asia, so they searched for any available drummer whose last name began with the letter "p". Short-listed was former Jeff Beck & Rainbow drummer Cozy Powell.

Founded: 1985

Location: London, England

Enid, The

Founded: 1975

Location: London, England

Website: Welcome To The Enid

Eno, Brian

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Brian Peter George Eno, one of England's most influential sound artists, began his musical career with Roxy Music before casting a wide net on all-things sound. His collaborations are too numerous to catalog, but works with Robert Fripp and David Bowie, along with Cluster and Harmonia are of special interest to the progressive fan.

Founded: 1948

Location: Woodbridge, Suffolk, England

Website: Brian Eno - Reflection