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Eroc

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aka Joachim Ehrig. Drummer of Grobschnitt and much later, remaster engineer for many Repertoire and SPV reissues.

Founded: 1951

Location: Weimar, Thüringen, Germany

Website: Erocs Mastering Ranch Eroc Grobschnitt Radio CAE

Explorers, The

Ex-Roxy Music Andy Mackay and Phil Manzanera teamed up with vocalist James Wraith for some typical mid-80s music, ever so slightly in the "New Romatic" order. Latter albums were released under the "Manzanera-Mackay" moniker.

Founded: 1984

Location: United Kingdom

Fairport Convention

For those interested in British folk rock, look no further.

Founded: 1967

Location: London, England

Website: Fairport Convention's official website

FM

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Canadian progressive rock band featured Cameron Hawkins, Nash The Slash, and later Ben Mink.

Founded: 1976

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Website: FM: Canadian Progressive Rock Band

Fripp, Robert

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Robert Fripp's work with King Crimson, Brian Eno, David Bowie earned him a reputation as one of England's original guitarists, and one of prog rock's cornerstones.

Founded: 1946

Location: Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England

Website: DGM Live!

Frith, Fred

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Former Henry Cow founder Fred Frith has pushed the boundaries of what is considered "guitar-playing". His early solo albums include work with members of Aksaq Maboul, Zamla, Etron Fou LeLoublan and Massacre.

Founded: 1949

Location: Heathfield, Sussex, England

Website: Fred Frith:: official Website

Gabriel, Peter

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Founding member of Genesis, Peter Gabriel left after their epic Lamb Lies Down On Broadway album for a solo career. After being dropped by Atco, Mercury Records released his ground-breaking third album in 1980, and since then his career has taken off in ways unimaginable, both artistically and commercially. Gabriel also runs his Real World studio and record label, dedicated assisting musicians from all over the world reach audiences outside their native geography. A truly visionary artist.

Founded: 1950

Location: Chobham, Surrey, England

Website: Peter Gabriel

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Gentle Giant

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One of prog rock's greatest bands, Gentle Giant combined the talents of the brothers' Shulman with Kerry Minnear and Gary Green. Their work during the 70s is as exemplary as any of the progressive era. Clever, complicated, executed precisely, the band never forgot the most important tenent of rock-n-roll: the ability to rock out.

Founded: 1970

Location: Portsmouth, England

Website: The Gentle Giant Home Page

Goblin

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Quartet from Rome, Goblin are best known for their soundtracks to Dario Argento's horror classics.

Founded: 1975

Location: Italy

Website: BackToTheGoblin Website