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Birth Control - 100% match to Atomic Rooster

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Beggars Opera - 95% match to Atomic Rooster

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Glasgow, Scotland, progressive rock band Beggars Opera was formed in the late 60s by Marshall Erskine (bass/flute), Ricky Gardener (guitar/vocals), Martin Griffiths (vocals/percussion), Alan Park (keyboards) and Raymond Wilson (drums). The group’s grandiose ambition was to fuse classical and progressive rock elements, an accommodation they achieved but only to moderate cri Read more

Captain Beyond - 87% match to Atomic Rooster

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Based in Los Angeles, this Anglo-American ‘supergroup’ was formed in 1972 around Rod Evans (19 January 1947, Slough, Berkshire, England; vocals, ex-Deep Purple), Bobby Caldwell (drums, ex-Johnny Winter) and two former members of Iron Butterfly, Larry ‘Rhino’ Reinhardt (b. 7 July 1948, Florida, USA; guitar) and Lee Dorman (b. 19 September 1945, St. Louis, Read more

May Blitz - 86% match to Atomic Rooster

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1969, the heavy progressive rock sound of May Blitz comprised guitarist James Black and drummer Tony Newman, both veterans of Sounds Incorporated and the Jeff Beck Group. They were subsequently joined by Reid Hudson (bass). May Blitz showcased the trio’s forceful sound and, in particular, Black’s aggressive style, but it failed to emulate the success of labl Read more

Budgie - 71% match to Atomic Rooster

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Curved Air - 69% match to Atomic Rooster

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Originally emerging from the classically influenced progressive band Sisyphus, Curved Air formed in 1969 with a line-up comprising Sonja Kristina (14 April 1949, Brentwood, Essex, England; vocals), Darryl Way (b. 17 December 1948, Taunton, Somerset, England; violin), Florian Pilkington-Miksa (b. 3 June 1950, Roehampton, London, England), Francis Monkman (b. 9 June 1949, Hamp Read more

Nektar - 69% match to Atomic Rooster

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Cactus - 67% match to Atomic Rooster

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1969, the original Cactus comprised Rusty Day (Russell Edward Davidson, USA, d. 6 March 1982, USA; vocals), Jim McCarty (guitar, ex-Mitch Ryder and Buddy Miles’ Express), and two former members of Vanilla Fudge, Tim Bogert (b. 27 August 1944, Ridgefield, New Jersey, USA; bass) and Carmine Appice (b. 15 December 1946, Staten Island, New York, USA; drums). Thei Read more

Bloodrock - 59% match to Atomic Rooster

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of the more prolific but ultimately least appealing of those west coast US bands playing in the acid rock period, Bloodrock imbued their music with the same lack of imagination that inspired their album titles (the first three of which ran sequentially, Bloodrock I, Bloodrock II and Bloodrock III). Comprising Jim Rutledge (vocals), Lee Pickens (guitar), Nick Taylor (guitar) Read more

Spooky Tooth - 58% match to Atomic Rooster

Genres: Blues Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1967 as a blues outfit, Spooky Tooth quickly moved into progressive rock during the heady days of the late 60s. Formerly named Art, they released a ponderous cover version of Buffalo Springfield’s ‘For What It’s Worth’ as ‘What’s That Sound’. The original band comprised Gary Wright (26 April 1945, Englewood, New Jersey, USA; keybo Read more

Josefus - 57% match to Atomic Rooster

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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This band was formed in Houston, Texas, USA, in 1969, and comprised Pete Bailey (vocals/harmonica), Dave Mitchell (guitar), Ray Turner (bass) and Doug Tull (drums). They had previously worked together as United Gas (with second guitarist Phillip White) and were also briefly known as Come, under which name they recorded ‘Crazy Man’/‘Country Boy’, before adopt Read more

The Nice - 57% match to Atomic Rooster

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Originally the back-up band to soul singer P.P. Arnold, the Nice became one of the true originators of what has variously been described as pomp-rock, art-rock and classical rock. The band was formed by Keith Emerson (2 November 1944, Todmorden, Lancashire, England; keyboards), Brian ‘Blinky’ Davison (b. 25 May 1942, Leicester, England, d. 15 April 2008, Horns Cros Read more

Grand Funk Railroad - 52% match to Atomic Rooster

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1968, Grand Funk Railroad was the first American heavy rock ‘power trio’ to achieve massive fame, while alienating another large segment of the rock audience and critics at the same time. The group was a spin-off of Terry Knight And The Pack, a popular soul rock group in the Michigan area in the mid-60s, and originally comprised guitarist Mark Farner (29 Read more

Colosseum - 51% match to Atomic Rooster

Genres: Heavy Metal Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The commercial acceptance of jazz rock in the UK was mainly due to Colosseum. The name was formed in 1968 from the nucleus of the musicians who accompanied John Mayall on his influential album, Bare Wires. Colosseum comprised Jon Hiseman (21 June 1944, Blackheath, London, England; drums), Dick Heckstall-Smith (b. Richard Malden, 26 September 1934, Ludlow, Shropshire, England Read more

Wishbone Ash - 51% match to Atomic Rooster

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The members of this UK progressive rock band first came together in 1966 when Steve Upton (24 May 1946, Wrexham, Wales; drums), who had previously played with the Scimitars, joined Martin Turner (b. 1 October 1947, Torquay, Devon, England; bass/vocals) and Glen Turner (guitar) in the Torquay band, Empty Vessels. This trio then moved to London where they took the name Tanglew Read more


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