Band/Artist Bio
Cousins, Dave

Guitarist, singer and composer of Strawbs.

Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, The

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 several diasterous tours, the band imploded, and Brown, unable to regroup, moved on.


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

Curved Air

One of the few progressive bands to feature female vocals, Curved Air featured the talents of Sonja Kristina, Darryl Way and Francis Monkman.

Dantalian's Chariot

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 recorded what would have been the most amazing album of the summer of love; except, it didn't get released until 1995.

Deep Purple

Heavy rock, defined.


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.


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


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.

Electric Banana, The

By any other name, The Pretty Things. The Electric Banana was their alias when working on library music for Music De Wolfe.


Named after Brian Hodgson's electronic music studio of the same name (in London's Covent Garden), Electrophon also featured Australian Dudley Simpson.

Emerson, Keith

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.

Emerson, Lake & Palmer

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.

Emerson, Lake & Powell

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 Jeff Beck & Rainbow drummer Cozy Powell.

Enid, The
Eno, Brian

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 with Robert Fripp and David Bowie, along with Cluster and Harmonia are of special interest to the progressive fan.

Explorers, The

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" moniker.

Eyes Of Blue

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 Francis and drummer John Weathers. They recorded two albums of psychedelic music for the Mercury label, both produced by Lou Reizner. A third albums was released as The Big Sleep. Members would go on to join Man, Pete Brown & Piblokto!, Gentle Giant, Wild Turkey and The Neutrons.

Fairport Convention

For those interested in British folk rock, look no further.


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.

Farren, Mick

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


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.


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.