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Proto-Prog

Andromeda

John Du Cann's band prior to his joining Atomic Rooster. Also of note are the one-off Five Day Week Straw People and The Attack.

Founded: 1968

Location: London, England

Argent

Rod Argent and Russ Ballard's 70s rock outfit.

Founded: 1968

Location: London, England

Website: Rod Argent.com home page

Argent, Rod

Keyboardist and composer of the Zombies and Argent.

Founded: 1945

Location: St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England

Website: Rod Argent.com home page

Cressida

Atypical Vertigo label signing, produced two proto-prog albums in the early 70s.

Founded: 1968

Location: London, England

Deviants

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Led by Mick Farren, one of the original "underground" bands to come out of Ladbroke Grove.

Founded: 1967

Location: Ladbroke Grove, London

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Egg

Founded: 1969

Location: London, England

Website: Egg Archive

Farren, Mick

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Musician, author, journalist but most of all agent provocateur of London's Underground

Founded: 1943

Location: Cheltenham, England

Frumpy

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Hamburg's finest, Inga Rumpf, Jean-Jacques Kravetz, Carsten Bohn, and Karl-Heinz Schott, blazed as Frumpy before morphing into Atlantis.

Founded: 1970

Location: Hamburg, Germany

Website: INGA RUMPF & FRIENDS

Gods, The

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Formed by Ken Hensley of Uriah Heep, Brian and John Glascock (latter would join Jethro Tull) and Joe Konas, The Gods were the successors of The Rolling Stones at the Marquee Club in London in 1965. The band released two albums amoungst numerous personnel changes, including Greg Lake, Mick Taylor and Lee Kerslake, and eventually morphed into the band Toe Fat, while Hensley and Paul Newton would form Spice/Uriah Heep.

Founded: 1965

Location: Hatfield, England

Gracious

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Founded: 1968

Location: Esher, England