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Wild Turkey

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Formed by Eyes Of Blue's Gary Pickford-Hopkins, Jethro Tull's Glenn Cornick, and a pre-Man Tweke Lewis, their earliest lineup included John Weathers but was replaced by a post-Man Jeff Jones. They recorded two albums before breaking up in 1974.

Founded: 1971

Location: Essex, United Kingdom

Windchase

Post-Sebastian Hardie band

Founded: 1977

Location: Sydney, Australia

Winwood, Steve

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From Spencer Davis, to Traffic, to Blind Faith, back to Traffic, Go, and then on to a very successful solo carrer, few musicians have the resume of multi-instrumentalist Steve Winwood. A genuine legend of the progressive era.

Founded: 1948

Location: Handsworth, Birmingham, England

Website: Home : Steve Winwood

Wolbrandt, Peter

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Guitarist and singer from Kraan

Founded: 1949

Location: Ulm, Germany

Website: Meine Seite

Wolf, Darryl Way's

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Ex-Curved Air violinist's group project

Founded: 1973

Location: London, England

Website: Darryl Way

Wright, Rick

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Keyboard player and legend for Pink Floyd. Formed Zee in the early 80s with vocalist Dave Harris from the new wave group Fashion.

Founded: 1943

Location: Hatch End, Middlesex, England

Website: The Richard Wright Archives | Richard Wright, Pink Floyd, Rick WrightThe Richard Wright Archives

Wyatt, Robert

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Both biped and wheelchair-bound, the one and only.

Founded: 1945

Location: Bristol, England

Website: Robert Wyatt - Main Page

Yamash'ta, Stomu

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Classically-trained percussionist from Japan, Stomu Yamash'ta's career jumps between the avant-garde, traditional Japanese music, progressive jazz-rock and later in his career, soundtrack and new-age type music. For the progressive music fan, Come to the Edge, Eastwind and Go are not to be missed.

Founded: 1947

Location: Kyoto, Japan

Website: Perfect Sound Forever: Stomu Yamash'ta

Yes

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Nothing defines the good and back of Prog Rock other than Yes. From their striking early albums and genre-defining middle era, through to the chart-topping 80s best sellers, the band has -- in one form or another -- continued for five decades.

Founded: 1968

Location: London, England

Website: YesWorld: The YES Online Service

You

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Second-wave electronic group found by Ulrich Weber, Udo Hanten and Albun Meskes found patronage with Harald Grosskopf and Peter Baumann before going on to create a series of electronic rock albums in the 80s.

Founded: 1978

Location: Krefeld, Germany

Website: YOUwebVision