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Calvert, Robert

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Best known for his role in Hawkwind, the mercurial Robert Newton Calvert also recorded a pair of solo albums in the mid 70s with producer Brian Eno. Upon his departure in 1979 and up until his death in 1988, his work comprised mainly on stage plays and poetry, but his moody, electronic work was certainly of its time.

Founded: 1945

Location: Pretoria, South Africa

Website: Robert Calvert - the spirit of the p/age

Charlotte Church

While I'm a huge fan of Charlotte Church in the movie I'll Be There, I really don't know beans about her musical career. However, working with partner Johnathan Powell and producer Gethin John, her series of EPs this year are culminating to a quite inspired musical direction. Give a look:

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Family

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Musically somewhat akin to Traffic and trademarked by the growl of Roger Chapman, Family was one of the most original and rewarding bands of the era. They avoided almost every cliche of the genre while remaining one of rock's most powerful live acts.

Founded: 1967

Location: Leicster, England

Website: Family Bandstand - Unofficial homepage for British rock band Family

Fripp & Eno

Not ever a band per se, but rather a project, with Revox.

Founded: 1973

Location: London, England

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!

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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Gilmour, David

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"The Guitar and Voice of Pink Floyd", it's not surprising that Gilmour's solo career started with a whimper.

Founded: 1946

Location: Cambridge, England

Website: David Gilmour | The Voice and Guitar of Pink Floyd | Official Website

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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Hawklords

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Dave Brock and Robert Calvert put the hawk-ship in the garage, working instead with local Devon group named Ark, Harvey Bainbridge, Martin Griffin, and Steve Swindells. No worries, Hawkwind in all but name.

Founded: 1978

Location: Devon, England

Website: Hawklords Music, Lyrics, Songs, and Videos

Henry Cow

Founded: 1968

Location: Cambridge, England

Website: henry cow