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Bocquet, Roland

Keyboard player from Catharsis did soundtrack work in the 80s and beyond

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

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

Boxer

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Ex-Patto Mike Patto and Ollie Halsall teamed up with Keith Ellis and Tony Newman for this super group. Host of other luminaries passed through their ranks. Note third release was recorded second.

Founded: 1975

Location: London, England

Website: The Ollie Halsall Archive - Let It Rock! - Boxer

Brainstorm

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Hailing from Baden Baden, Brainstorm featured the talents of future Guru Guru man Roland Schaeffer.

Founded: 1970

Location: Baden Baden, Germany

Brainticket

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Extremely obscure psychedelic outfit out of Switzerland released the trippy sound-collage Cottonwoodhill album in 1971. Further albums were guided by keyboardist Joel Vandroogenbroeck, including two late in the decade.

Founded: 1968

Location: Basel, Switzerland

Website: Brainticket

Brand X

While notorious for having Phil Collins in its ranks, Brand X rates as one of England's premiere jazz-fusion groups, hosting some of the countries' finest musicians in its ranks.

Founded: 1975

Location: London, England

Website: Buckyball Records Brand X

Bréant, François

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Former member of Nemo, François Bréant released two albums of electronic music in the late 70s.

Founded: 1947

Location: Rouen, France

Website: Site officiel de Francois Breant

Brian Davison's Every Which Way

Ex-Nice, Pre-Refugee Brian Davison's band with singer Graham Bell.

Founded: 1970

Location: London, England

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