Albrighton, Roye

Nektar guitarist and vocalist has released just one solo record.

Founded: 1949

Location: Coventry, England

Website: Roye Albrighton

Anthony Phillips & Harry Williamson

Phillips and Williamson teamed up in 1976 to score the soundtrack to Tarka the Otter, a novel written by Henry Williamson, Harry's father.

Founded: 1976

Location: England


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Asia marked a new dawn in the era of progressive music.

Founded: 1980

Location: London, England

Website: Original Asia | The Original Asia Web Site


Auger, Brian & The Trinity

One of London's original rock organists, Brian Auger's early career included work with Steampacket and Julie Driscoll.

Founded: 1939

Location: Hammersmith, London, England

Website: - Brian Auger

Axis Point

Charlie Whitney's post-Streetwalkers group, with Eddie Hardin and Charlie McCraken.

Founded: 1978

Location: London, 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

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

Bond, Graham

One of London's earliest organists, Graham Bond was an innovator of British R&B.

Founded: 1937

Location: Romford, Essex, England

Website: Grahambond.org


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Jan Akkerman's group prior to joining Focus. There only album is rather dated mix of blues and psychedelia. Of note is the sixteen minute "Sea Of Delight", however, as it would blueprint many of Focus' longer compositions.

Founded: 1969

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Brown, Arthur

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Arthur Brown is best known for his 1967 world-wide number one single, "Fire" and its classic soundbite, "I am the god of hellfire". Having spent 1966 in Paris perfecting his stage craft, he returned to London to redefine rock theatrics. He would never reach those commerical heights again, despite a plethora of projects, including his vastly underrated prog band Kingdom Come.

Founded: 1942

Location: Whitby, Yorkshire, England

Website: Arthur Brown Official Webpage