Namesort icon Founded Country
Finch 1974 Flash rock, Dutch style Netherlands
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
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
Farren, Mick 1943 Musician, author, journalist but most of all agent provocateur of London's Underground 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
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
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
Fairport Convention 1967 For those interested in British folk rock, look no further. United Kingdom
Eyes Of Blue 1966 Eyes Of Blue were a Welsh band that had their start in the early 60s. By 1966, the lineup included vocalists Gary Pickford-Hopkins and Wyndham Rees, keyboardist Phil Ryan, guitarist Ray “Taff” Williams, bassist Ritchie... United Kingdom
Explorers, The 1984 Ex-Roxy Music Andy Mackay and Phil Manzanera teamed up with vocalist James Wraith for some typical mid-80s music, ever so slightly in the "New Romatic" order. Latter albums were released under the "Manzanera-Mackay"... United Kingdom
Eulenspygel 1971 Originally called the Royal Servants in the 1960s, Eulenspygel's first album is curiously title "2." Germany
Eroc 1951 aka Joachim Ehrig. Drummer of Grobschnitt and much later, remaster engineer for many Repertoire and SPV reissues. Germany
Eno, Brian 1948 Brian Peter George Eno, one of England's most influential sound artists, began his musical career with Roxy Music before casting a wide net on all-things sound. His collaborations are too numerous to catalog, but works... United Kingdom
Enid, The 1975 United Kingdom
England 1975 United Kingdom
Emerson, Lake & Powell 1985 In 1985, Emerson & Lake teamed up for an ELP reunion. Palmer was unavailable due to commitments to Asia, so they searched for any available drummer whose last name began with the letter "p". Short-listed was former... United Kingdom
Emerson, Lake & Palmer 1970 Not a law firm, but Prog's first supergroup. Though often an easy target for Prog Rock's excesses, Emerson, Lake & Palmer stand as the premiere artists of the genre. United Kingdom
Emerson, Keith 1944 Undoubtedly the premier "prog rock" musician, Emerson's keyboard-playing set the mark for everyone to follow. His first band The Nice were one of the first prog bands. United Kingdom
Embryo 1969 Led by drummer Christian Burchard, Embryo was part of the fertile fusion of new music coming from Munich in the late 60s. The band's roots were in jazz, first supporting Mal Waldron, while the 70s saw Charlie Mariano... Germany
Eloy 1969 Germany
Electrophon 1973 Named after Brian Hodgson's electronic music studio of the same name (in London's Covent Garden), Electrophon also featured Australian Dudley Simpson. United Kingdom
Electric Banana, The 1967 By any other name, The Pretty Things. The Electric Banana was their alias when working on library music for Music De Wolfe. United Kingdom
Ekseption 1967 The mother of all Dutch symphonic bands Netherlands
Eiliff 1970 Germany
Egg 1969 United Kingdom
Earth and Fire 1968 Dutch group featuring the vocals of Jerney Kaagman. Netherlands
Druid 1974 Musically similar to Yes, the band included Cedric Sharpley who would later work with Gary Numan. Keyboardist Andrew McCrorie-Shand would later pen the Teletubbies theme. United Kingdom
Doldinger's Motherhood 1969 Motherhood pre-dates Klaus Doldinger's work in Passport, and features Lothar Meid. Germany
District 97 2007 Okay, I'm biased, but please do check them out. United States
Deviants 1967 Led by Mick Farren, one of the original "underground" bands to come out of Ladbroke Grove. United Kingdom
Delivery 1966 Originally a vehicle for Miller brothers Phil and Steve, the band became the backing group for blues singer Carol Grimes. Pip Pyle was also an original member. United Kingdom
Deep Purple 1968 Heavy rock, defined. United Kingdom
Décamps, Francis 1944 Two-fingered keyboardist from Ange France
Dashiel Hedayat 1971 Album from Jack-Alain Leger featured most of Gong, circa 1971. France
Dantalian's Chariot 1967 Zoot Money was best know for his R&B tinged music and Big Roll Band, but like most others in 1967, caught the psychedelic wave. With guitarist Andy Summers, bassist Pat Donaldson and drummer Colin Allen, they... United Kingdom
Curved Air 1970 One of the few progressive bands to feature female vocals, Curved Air featured the talents of Sonja Kristina, Darryl Way and Francis Monkman. United Kingdom
Cressida 1968 Atypical Vertigo label signing, Cressida produced two proto-prog albums in the early 70s, the latter released posthumously. United Kingdom
Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, The 1966 Combining Arthur Brown's soulful voice and stage theatrics, with Vincent Crane's masterful organ tone and Drachen Theaker's drumming, the Crazy World lit London's Underground on fire. However the flame was brief; after... United Kingdom
Cousins, Dave 1945 Guitarist, singer and composer of Strawbs. United Kingdom
Comus 1967 While the music is folk, the atmostphere couldn't be more weirder on this classic Dawn band's debut album. Death without the Metal? Prog before Prog? United Kingdom
Colosseum II 1975 Latter-day outfit from Jon Hiseman, known for good musicians and unspectacular music. United Kingdom
Colosseum 1968 Led by Jon Hiseman, one of Britian's first jazz-rock bands. The core lineup came together in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers #89, for the Bare Wires album. United Kingdom
Cluster 1971 Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius parted ways with Conrad Schnitzler to form Cluster in 1971. Their improvised music proved ground breaking in terms of structure and timbre, mostly composed by treated... Germany
Clouds 1966 Formed in 1966 and known as 1-2-3, the members of Clouds were one of the first proponents of organ-driven rock and their residency at the Marquee Club influenced many would-be prog rockers. Their set included a cover of... United Kingdom
Clearlight 1973 Project led by French keyboardist Cyrille Verdeaux France
Città Frontale 1970 The mother of all "Neopolitan" prog bands, Città Frontale was the precursor to Osanna and Balletto di Bronzo. Their eponymous record was recorded in the mid-70s. Italy
Circus 1968 Originally the Stormsville Shakers, the band morphed into Circus when leader Phillip Goodhand-Tait left the band in 1969. They earned their stripes with a residency at the Marquee Club in Soho and providing a start for... United Kingdom
Cid, José 1942 Born José Albano Cid de Ferreira Tavares, Cid was a member of the Portugese band Quarteto 111, but best known in progressive circles for creating the symphonic masterpiece, 10,000 Anos Depois Entre Venus e Marte. Later... Portugal
Cherry Five 1973 The precursor to Goblin, Cherry Five spent time in London prior to recording their first and only album. Italy
Cervello 1972 Corrado Rustici's first band, brother of Danilo Rustici of Osanna. Italy