Sandy Denny's post-Fairport group, with future husband Trevor Lucas.
|Fripp & Eno
Not ever a band per se, but rather a project, with Revox.
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.
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.
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.
One of prog rock's greatest bands, Gentle Giant combined the talents of the brothers' Shulman with Kerry Minnear and Gary Green. Their work during the 70s is as exemplary as any of the progressive era. Clever, complicated, executed precisely, the band never forgot the most important tenent of rock-n-roll: the ability to rock out.
|Giles, Giles & Fripp
The precedent of King Crimson.
"The Guitar and Voice of Pink Floyd", it's not surprising that Gilmour's solo career started with a whimper.
Goldring brothers, Stewart and Colin, made the switch from acoustic folk to prog rock, recording two albums for RCA in the early 70s. Colin Goldring is best known for playing recorder on the song "Your Move" from the Yes Album.
|Godfrey, Robert John
The leader of The Enid released one album for Charisma Records in 1974.
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.
Son of arranger Arthur Greenslade, Dave first cut his teeth with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers and Chris Farlowe's Thunderbirds.
Bassist Nicholas Greenwood previously played in the Crazzy World of Arthur Brown in the late 60s, and later hooked up with Khan with Steve Hillage and Dave Stewart. He cut one solo LP for the Kingdom label in 1973, with Dick Henningham on organ and Eric Peachy on drums, both previously members of Khan.
Named after John Lee Hooker's song, "Groundhog's Blues," The Groundhogs were founded by brothers John and Pete Cruickshank and guitarist Tony McPhee. Drummer Ken Pustelnik joined in 1965, and the by the end of the 60s, the trio of Pete Cruickshank, McPhee and Pustelnik were one of England's hottest blues bands. A string of albums entered the UK charts in the early 70s, before Egg drummer Clive Brooks replaced Pustelnik in 1972. McPhee still operates the band to this day!
Hackett left Genesis two years after recording his debut solo album, for a relatively successful solo career.
From Timebox to Patto to Boxer, via the Rutles and Tempest, and on to Kevin Ayers, Ollie Halsall was one of England's most original guitar players.
Mr. Van Der Graaf Generator
John Du Cann and Paul Hammond's post-Atomic Rooster band, with John Gustafson, ex-Quatermass.
Though best known for his collaborations with Jimmy Page and Pink Floyd, Roy Harper is one of the pillars of Folk Britannia. A prolific and influential musician, his music should not be missed.