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Mason, Nick

Founding member of Pink Floyd

Founded: 1944

Location: Edgbaston, Birmingham, England

Website: Nick Mason (Official)

Moebius, Dieter

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A student of Joseph Bueys, Dieter Moebius arrived in Berlin just as the Zodiac Free Arts Lab was taking off, joining Kluster and later Cluster, a long-standing relationship he would share with Hans-Joachim Roedelius. Also of note were his collaborations with Conny Plank.

Founded: 1944

Location: St. Gallen, Switzerland

Website: dieter moebius

Moraz Bruford

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Collaboration between two one-time Yes members.

Founded: 1983

Location: London, England

Moraz, Patrick

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Best known for his ever-so-brief dalliance with Yes, Swiss-born Patrick Moraz spent the early 70s prog-rocking with Mainhorse, and then in London with ex-Nice members in Refugee. After an unceremonious boot from Yes in 1977, Moraz began a prolific solo career, while also touring with the Moody Blues.

Founded: 1948

Location: Villars-Ste-Croix, Morges, Switzerland

Website: The Official Site of Patrick Moraz

Mother Gong

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Gilli Smyth, aka Shakti Yoni of Gong, launched Mother Gong to release her post-Daevid work. The mother of all things Gong, her collaborator in Mother Gong was Harry Williamson.

Founded: 1978

Location: Wales

Website: www.gillismyth.com

National Health

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Dave Stewart, Phi Miller and Pip Pyle's post-Hatfield band.

Founded: 1975

Location: London, England

Nektar

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Expatriate Brits forged a career for a decade based in Germany.

Founded: 1970

Location: Hamburg, Germany

Website: The Nektar Project

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New York Gong

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Daevid Allen split from partner Gilli Smyth in the late 70s, eventually moving to New York via Giorgio Gomelsky's Zu festival. He teamed up with Bill Laswell and what would later become Material.

Founded: 1979

Location: New York City, New York

Novalis

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One of Germany's first rock bands to sing exclusively in their native language. Albums were produced by Achim Reichel.

Founded: 1971

Location: Hamburg, Germany

Oldfield, Mike

Multi-Instrumentalist, Mike.

Founded: 1953

Location: Reading, England

Website: http://www.mikeoldfield.org/