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Banks, Peter

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Original guitarist for Yes

Founded: 1947

Location: Barnet, North London, England

Website: Peter Banks - Guitarist

Banks, Tony

Genesis keyboardist and composer

Founded: 1950

Location: East Hoathly, East Sussex, England

Barclay James Harvest

Musically, not far off the map from the Moody Blues, Barclay James Harvest led a very long and prolific career releasing mildly progressive music.

Founded: 1967

Location: Oldham, Lancashire, England

Website: Barclay James Harvest

Barrett, Syd

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Roger Keith Barrett, founding member and primary songwriter of the early Pink Floyd, was a pioneer in the London Underground and perhaps the ultimate psychedelic hipster. Following his release from Pink Floyd in 1968, Barrett would eventually record two solo albums in the early 70s with the help of his former bandmates. His tragic demise, due in part to excessive use of acid, created the mythology of the drug-addled rock star. Look however to his recordings for his sheer genius.

Founded: 1946

Location: Cambridge, England

Website: Syd Barrett | The Official Website of Syd Barrett

Beatles, The

The most influential band ever? The very essence of "progress" in rock music is charted with The Beatles musical journey. In early 1966, the Fab Four left Beatlemania and three minute pop songs for the inner space of the psychedelic era and the comforts of Abbey Road Studios. While "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" is ground zero for art rock, "Revolver" is perhaps the most immediate, "The White Album" the enigmatic, and "Abbey Road" of course, the swan song.

Founded: 1960

Location: Liverpool, England

Website: The Beatles

Bedford, David

Classical music composer best known for his work with Kevin Ayers and Mike Oldfield.

Founded: 1937

Location: London, England

Website: David Bedford - Impulse

Beggars Opera

Founded: 1969

Location: Glasgow, Scotland

Website: Beggars Opera

Bill Bruford

drums, percussion

Blake, Tim

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Aka Hi T. Moonweed, Tim Blake is best known as Gong's synthesizer player. His post-Gong work saw him working with light-artist Patrice Warrener, and later with French musician Jean-Philippe Rykiel. Tim was part of the Ladbroke Grove scene that spawned Hawkwind, although it wasn't until 1979 before he first worked with that band. Tim still performs with Hawkwind today.

Founded: 1952

Location: London, England

Website: TIM BLAKE- official website, Moonweed,Crystal Machine,Gong,Hawkwind,Chromolithe

Blodwyn Pig

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Mick Abraham's post Jethro Tull band, also featured hornster Jack Lancaster, Andy Pyle and Ron Berg. Both releases were highly successful, both musically and in the UK charts.

Founded: 1968

Location: London, England

Website: Squirrel Music: the only Mick Abrahams-Blodwyn Pig Official Site