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Deep Purple

Heavy rock, defined.

Founded: 1968

Location: London, England

Website: Deep Purple

Deviants

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Led by Mick Farren, one of the original "underground" bands to come out of Ladbroke Grove.

Founded: 1967

Location: Ladbroke Grove, London

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Doldinger's Motherhood

Motherhood pre-dates Klaus Doldinger's work in Passport, and features Lothar Meid.

Founded: 1969

Location: Munich, Germany

Earth and Fire

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Dutch group featuring the vocals of Jerney Kaagman.

Founded: 1968

Location: The Hague, Netherlands

Website: Earthandfire.nl - De Nederlandse Earth and Fire website

Egg

Founded: 1969

Location: London, England

Website: Egg Archive

Ekseption

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The mother of all Dutch symphonic bands

Founded: 1967

Location: Haarlem, The Netherlands

Website: Ekseption - Home

Electric Banana, The

By any other name, The Pretty Things. The Electric Banana was their alias when working on library music for Music De Wolfe.

Founded: 1967

Location: London, England

Embryo

Led by drummer Christian Burchard, Embryo was part of the fertile fusion of new music coming from Munich in the late 60s. The band's roots were in jazz, first supporting Mal Waldron, while the 70s saw Charlie Mariano join up for several albums. The band then traveled east, absorbing Middle-Eastern, Arab and Indian music into their unique brand of fusion, releasing albums to this day. Other key members were Edgar Hoffmann and Roman Bunka.

Founded: 1969

Location: Munich, Bavaria, Germany

Website: EMBRYO's Homepage

Eyes Of Blue

Eyes Of Blue were a Welsh band that had their start in the early 60s. By 1966, the lineup included vocalists Gary Pickford-Hopkins and Wyndham Rees, keyboardist Phil Ryan, guitarist Ray “Taff” Williams, bassist Ritchie Francis and drummer John Weathers. They recorded two albums of psychedelic music for the Mercury label, both produced by Lou Reizner. A third albums was released as The Big Sleep. Members would go on to join Man, Pete Brown & Piblokto!, Gentle Giant, Wild Turkey and The Neutrons.

Founded: 1966

Location: Wales

Fairport Convention

For those interested in British folk rock, look no further.

Founded: 1967

Location: London, England

Website: Fairport Convention's official website