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Smith, Judge

Christopher John Judge Smith, founding member of Van Der Graaf Generator, departed the band shortly after their first single, however remained close to the fold. His solo work is mainly large stage musicals.

Soft Machine, The

One of two Canterbury bands formed from the Wilde Flowers, Soft Machine's earliest days were in the psychedelia of London's underground of the late 60s. By Third however the band matured into one of Britain's finest jazz-fusion bands. After Robert Wyatt's departure in 1971, the band ventured further and further into a jazz-idiom, gaining members from Ian Carr's Nucleus along the way. Archival material on Cuneiform is highly recommended.

Space Ritual

Nik Turner-led band that includes Terry Ollis, Mick Slattery, Dave Anderson, Thomas Crimble and other Hawkwind stalwarts and all.

Spring

Spring was best known for their eponymous album's mighty Mellotron sound, and their members post-Spring careers.

Squire, Chris

Bassist for Yes recorded one excellent solo album.

Stackridge

Originally called "Lemon Stackridge", this Bristol based band recorded several albums during the 70s, including the George Martin produced Man With The Bowler Hat.

Steeleye Span

Led by Maddy Prior and Tim Hart, with Rick Kemp, Bob Johnson and Peter Knight one of Britian's finest folk-rock bands.

Strawbs

One of Britain's original folk-rock groups

Streetwalkers

Roger Chapman and John "Charlie" Whitney's post-Family venture

String Driven Thing

Formed by Chris and Pauline Adams, this Glaswegian folk rock band found some traction in the early 70s on Charisma Records. It featured Graham Smith on violin, though later 70s lineups would be without the Adams.

Summers, Andy & Robert Fripp

Bournemouth natives Andy Summers of the Police and Robert Fripp of King Crimson collaborated on a pair of albums for A&M Records in the early 80s.

Sun Treader

Named after a Carl Ruggles work, Sun Treader featured Peter Robinson on keyboards and Morris Pert on drums.

Supertramp

Founded in 1969 by Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson, Supertramp were the benefactor of a Dutch millionaire, Stanley August Miesegaes, who bankrolled their initial lineup. After two unsuccessful albums, the band changed lineup, adding two members of the Alan Bown set, and created one of the most classic and enduring albums of the era, Crime of the Century, reaching their commercial peak in the early 1980s. Roger Hodgson left the band in 1983.

Syn, The

With Pete Banks, Chris Squire as a core, The Syn were the pre-cursor to Maybel Greer's Toyshop (and Yes), releasing a handful of singles in the late 60s. The latter-day reformation was primarily a vanity project for Steve Nardelli, though the albums are of some particular note, as well as the controversy.

T.2.

Prog trio featuring guitarist Keith Cross, bassist Bernard Jinks and drummer Peter Dunton released one much hearlded album for Deram in 1970, but broke up due to internal strife. Members were previously in Bulldog Breed, and later Cross & Ross. Second record was shelved but completed and released decades later, now titled Fantasy.

Tangent, The

Formed by ex-Parallel or 90 Degrees men Andy Tillison and Guy Manning, The Tangent has featured many lineups, mostly with members of the Swedish bands Flower Kings and Beardfish.

Tempest

Jon Hiseman's post-Colosseum rock band featured Allan Holdsworth and then Ollie Halsall on guitar.

Tomorrow

In the beginning there was psychedelia - inspired by the liberation of drug culture, supported by the new "Underground" and musically, and bringing novel invention to music. Tomorrow were one of London's darlings during their short existence, but commercial success never quite came their way.

Traffic

Steve Winwood was already well known as the voice behind Spencer Davis Group before he started Traffic. The band always kept its R&B roots as it moved from the psychedelic pop of the first two studio albums into more progressive, jazzy territory that focused on the writing ability of Winwood and the musicianship of Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood and others.

Turner, Nik

Flute and sax player for Hawkwind, Nik Turner led the Inner City Unit in the early 80s, Los Angeles-based Sphynx in the early to mid 90s, and Space Ritual in the 00s, and various side projects too numerous to list.

Twink

John Charles Alder, better known as Twink, played in a host of classic British psychedelia bands, including In-Crowd/Tomorrow, The Pretty Things/Electric Banana, Pink Fairies, and ever so short lived Stars, with Syd Barrett. He released one album for Sire records in 1970.

U.K.

From the remains of King Crimson, a latter-day supergroup. Bill Bruford and Allan Holdsworth left after one album, while Eddie Jobson and John Wetton stick together for another. From there, however, it was on to Asia.

Uriah Heep

Masters of heavy organ rock, Uriah Heep

Uriel (Arzachel)

Precursor to Egg, Uriel also included Steve Hillage on guitar. The band changed their name to Arzachel for their only album.

Van Der Graaf Generator

Led by the indefatigable Peter Hammill, perhaps the most original and significant group of the era; even "without the capes". Hammill is a complicated character, and so then is Van Der Graaf Generator: one moment placid and sympathetic, the next fierce and chaotic. His lyrics border the depth of literature, while his music, epic in nature, benefited from the band's original arrangements.