Prog Rock


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From the remains of King Crimson, a latter-day supergroup. Bill Bruford and Allan Holdsworth left after one album, while Eddie Jobson and John Wetton stick together for another. From there, however, it was on to Asia.

Founded: 1976

Location: London, England


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Named after the portmanteau in Genesis' "Dancing in the Moonlight Knight, Unifaun began as "musical time travelling" between multi-instrumentalist Nad Sylvan and keyboardist Bonamici (Christian Thordin) to "write the songs Genesis never did". On every level, they succeded.

Founded: 2003

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Website: Unifaun - Genesis soundscape project 2003-2008, formerly known as Sylvan & Bonamici


In its first incarnation, Todd Rundgren's take on progressive rock

Founded: 1973

Location: New York City, New York

Van Der Graaf Generator

Led by the indefatigable Peter Hammill, perhaps the most original and significant group of the era; even "without the capes". Hammill is a complicated character, and so then is Van Der Graaf Generator: one moment placid and sympathetic, the next fierce and chaotic. His lyrics border the depth of literature, while his music, epic in nature, benefited from the band's original arrangements.

Founded: 1968

Location: London, England

Website: Van Der Graaf Generator


Wagner, Adrian

Great-great grandson of "the" Richard Wagner, Adrian Wagner was a collaborator with Robert Calvert, as well as a Charisma recording artist and inventor of the "Wasp" keyboard.

Founded: 1952

Location: Kent, United Kingdom

Website: Adrian Wagner's Home Page


Jürgen Dollase's self-proclaimed "symphonic rock orchestra". Released four interesting albums that feature the drumming of Harald Grosskopf. Later albums had great covers but are of little interest to the progressive listener.

Founded: 1971

Location: Moenchengladbach, Germany

Website: Harald Grosskopf | Wallenstein

Walsh, Steve

The voice of Kansas.

Founded: 1951

Location: St. Louis, Missouri

Website: Steve Walsh

Way, Darryl

Violinist and composer for Curved Air

Founded: 1948

Location: Somerset

Website: Darryl Way


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Finland's world-class progressive rock band featured Englishman Jim Pembroke. Wigwam eventually signed to Virgin Records.

Founded: 1968

Location: Helsinki, Finland

Website: Wigwam - Nuclear Netclub

Wigwam Live at Liisankadun studio, Helsinki,1976

Nice clip of Finnish band Wigwam at Liisankadun studio recorded for Pop-Liisa, TV1 25.11.1976. Tracks are "Eddie And The Boys | Simple Human Kindness | Colossus | A Better Hold (And A Little View) | Grass For Blades". Presenter Vesa-Matti Loiri gives opening words, introduces the band in between the songs, and recites 'Syyslaulu' ('Tombstone Valentine' in Finnish)."