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Göttsching, Manuel

One of the true pioneers of what would eventually be called techno, house, electronic etc. His work as a solo artist represents some of the most seminal works from the progressive era.

Founded: 1952

Location: Berlin, Germany

Website: Ashra - The Official Website

Grobschnitt

Founded: 1970

Location: Hagen, Germany

Website: http://www.grobschnitt-band.de

Großkopf, Harald

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Best known for his metronomic drumming with Klaus Schulze, Wallenstein, and Ashra, Harald Großkopf is also an accomplished synthesist and world musician.

Founded: 1949

Location: Hildesheim, Germany

Website: Harald Grosskopf - The Official Website

Guru Guru

If Cream or Jimi Hendrix invented the "power trio", Germany's Guru Guru defined it on acid, offering the purest psychedlic freakouts on their early albums. Later albums, ever under the direction of Mani Neumeier, traversed all sorts of diverse music.

Founded: 1968

Location: Zurich, Switzerland

Website: Guru Guru

Hackett, Steve

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Hackett left Genesis two years after recording his debut solo album, for a relatively successful solo career.

Founded: 1950

Location: London, England

Website: HackettSongs - Steve Hackett Official Website

Halsall, Ollie

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From Timebox to Patto to Boxer, via the Rutles and Tempest, and on to Kevin Ayers, Ollie Halsall was one of England's most original guitar players.

Founded: 1949

Location: Southport, Merseyside, England

Website: Welcome to The Official Ollie Halsall Archive

Hammill, Peter

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Mr. Van Der Graaf Generator

Founded: 1948

Location: London, England

Website: Welcome to Sofa Sound

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Hansson, Bo

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Known for his musical interpretations of classic fiction works, Bo Hansson was an early virtuoso on the Hammond organ.

Founded: 1943

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Website: B O H A N S S O N

Hillage, Steve

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A mainstay in the progressive scene, Steve Hillage's earliest work goes back to the Middle Earth club in the late 60s with Arzachel, playing alongside bands like Pink Floyd and Tomorrow. After a break to attend University, Hillage returned to music, first returning (ever so briefly) with Dave Stewart for the eponymous Kahn album before joining Kevin Ayers' Decadence. From there, he would spend the next three years in the classic Gong trilogy line-up where he would meet future partner Miquette Giraudy.

Founded: 1951

Location: London, England

Website: System 7 website

Hoelderlin

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One of the most under-rated groups of the progressive era, Hoelderlin's albums rival the best from the United Kingdom. The core of Hoelderlin's albums were released on CD by EMI in 2007.

Founded: 1970

Location: Wuppertal, Germany

Website: HOELDERLIN