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Bowie, David

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With a career spanning several decades and dozens of musical styles, David Bowie remains the man that put art into art rock. His "Berlin Trilogy" with Brian Eno should be of keen interest to fans of the progressive era.

Founded: 1947

Location: Brixton, London, England

Website: David Bowie

Brainbox

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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

Can

Dubbed "the world's most original rock band" by the British music press, Can are simply without peer.

Founded: 1968

Location: Cologne, Germany

Website: The Official CAN / Spoon Records Website

Caravan

Along with Soft Machine, one of the original British rock bands from Canterbury.

Founded: 1967

Location: Canterbury, England

Website: Caravan :: Official Website

Circus

Originally the Stormsville Shakers, the band morphed into Circus when leader Phillip Goodhand-Tait left the band in 1969. They earned their stripes with a residency at the Marquee Club in Soho and providing a start for Mel Collins, undoubtedly the one of the star instrumentalists of the progressive era.

Founded: 1968

Location: London, England

Clouds

Formed in 1966 and known as 1-2-3, the members of Clouds were one of the first proponents of organ-driven rock and their residency at the Marquee Club influenced many would-be prog rockers. Their set included a cover of Paul Simon's "America", the arrangement Yes nicked for their version. Bassist Ian Ellis, keyboardist Billy Ritchie and drummer Harry Hughes changed their name to Clouds when they signed to Island Records in 1967.

Founded: 1966

Location: Edinburgh, Central Scotland

Website: Clouds

Colosseum

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Led by Jon Hiseman, one of Britian's first jazz-rock bands. The core lineup came together in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers #89, for the Bare Wires album.

Founded: 1968

Location: London, England

Website: Welcome to Temple-Music

Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, The

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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.

Founded: 1966

Location: London, England

Website: Arthur Brown Official Webpage

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.

Founded: 1967

Location: London, England