"F" Bands

Name Foundedsort icon Country
Farren, Mick 1943 Musician, author, journalist but most of all agent provocateur of London's Underground United Kingdom
Froese, Edgar 1944 Edgar Froese, guitarist and founder of Tangerine Dream. Germany
Fripp, Robert 1946 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. United Kingdom
Falsini, Franco 1948 Franco Falsini is best known as the founder of Sensations' Fix, but in the 80s he fronted a few disco/new wave outfits, most notably Electra, and with his brother Riccardo, The Antennas. Italy
Frith, Fred 1949 Former Henry Cow founder Fred Frith has pushed the boundaries of what is considered "guitar-playing". His early solo albums include work with members of Aksaq Maboul, Zamla, Etron Fou LeLoublan and Massacre. United Kingdom
Fairport Convention 1967 For those interested in British folk rock, look no further. United Kingdom
Family 1967 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... United Kingdom
Focus 1969 Premiere Dutch band hit the big time in both the UK and US, due to the talents of guitarist Jan Akkerman and flautist Thys Van Leer, and one silly hit record, "Hocus Pocus" by Focus! Netherlands
Faust 1970 German for "fist", Faust were pioneers in the studio. After two albums for Polydor, they signed with the fledgling Virgin label. Priced as a single, The Faust Tapes album sold a staggering 50,000 + copies - amazing... Germany
Frumpy 1970 Hamburg's finest, Inga Rumpf, Jean-Jacques Kravetz, Carsten Bohn, and Karl-Heinz Schott, blazed as Frumpy before morphing into Atlantis. Germany
Fotheringay 1970 Sandy Denny's post-Fairport group, with future husband Trevor Lucas. United Kingdom
Fields 1971 Graham Field fronted this band after he left Rare Bird, with ex-King Crimson Andy McCulloch holding the drum stool. Second album was recorded but left in the vaults. United Kingdom
Fruupp 1971 These Irish sons hailed from Belfast but found success with the Dawn label, a subsidiary of Pye Records. Ireland
Flash 1972 Peter Banks post-Yes band, had some degree of success in the United States. Featured Colin Carter on vocals and Ray Bennett on bass guitar. United Kingdom
Far East Family Band 1972 The definitive Japanese space rock band, originally called "Far Out". Klaus Schulze mixed the well known Nipponjin album, a re-recording of previous material, and the excellent Parallel World, the later at Virgin's... Japan
Fripp & Eno 1973 Not ever a band per se, but rather a project, with Revox. United Kingdom
Finch 1974 Flash rock, Dutch style Netherlands
FM 1976 Canadian progressive rock band featured Cameron Hawkins, Nash The Slash, and later Ben Mink. Canada
Führs & Fröhling 1977 Gerd Führs and Heinz Fröhling post-SFF work. Germany