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Popol Vuh - 73% match to Third Ear Band

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Experimental German band formed in 1969 by Florian Fricke (23 February 1944, Lake Constance, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, d. 29 December 2001), Frank Fiedler (keyboards) and Holger Trulzsch (percussion), and named after the holy book of the South American Mayan Indians. Led by chief songwriter Fricke the trio made their debut the following year with Affenstunde. Both thi Read more

Pearls Before Swine - 71% match to Third Ear Band

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Florida, USA, in 1965, Pearls Before Swine originally comprised songwriter Tom Rapp (1947, Bottineau, North Dakota, USA; vocals/guitar), Wayne Harley (autoharp/banjo/mandolin/vibraphone), Lane Lederer (bass/guitar/horns), Roger Crissinger (keyboards), and Warren Smith (drums). The band pursued a recording contract with the avant garde ESP label, opining that the ho Read more

Incredible String Band - 70% match to Third Ear Band

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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Slapp Happy - 65% match to Third Ear Band

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Wumme, Germany in 1971, Slapp Happy was the confluence of three avant garde musicians; British-born Anthony Moore (piano/vocals), Peter Blegvad (1951, New York City, New York, USA; guitar/clarinet/vocals) and German vocalist/pianist Dagmar Krause (b. 4 June 1950, Hamburg, Germany). The trio enjoyed the patronage of art-rock outfit Faust, and recorded Sort Of at the Read more

Edgar Broughton Band - 63% match to Third Ear Band

Genres: Blues Easy Listening Jazz Pop / Rock
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Trees - 60% match to Third Ear Band

Genres: Folk Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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London, England-based folk rock band formed in 1969 by Celia Humphris (vocals), Bias Boshell (bass/guitar/vocals), Barry Clarke (guitar), David Costa (guitar) and Unwin Brown (drums) were signed to CBS Records the following year. The quintet’s albums drew favourable comparisons with Fairport Convention, particularly for their imaginative arrangements of traditional materia Read more

The Red Krayola - 59% match to Third Ear Band

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Despite several contrasting line-ups, Red Crayola (also spelt Red Krayola) remains the vision of Mayo Thompson. He formed the Houston, Texas-based group in July 1966 with drummer Rick Barthelme, although several other individuals, including future country star Guy Clark, were temporary members until Steve Cunningham (bass) joined two months later. The group’s set initially Read more

Soft Machine - 58% match to Third Ear Band

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Founded in 1966, the original line-up was Robert Wyatt (Robert Wyatt-Ellidge, 28 January 1945, Bristol, England; drums/vocals), Kevin Ayers (b. 16 August 1944, Herne Bay, Kent, England; vocals), Daevid Allen (b. 13 January 1938, Melbourne, Australia), Mike Ratledge and, very briefly, guitarist Larry Nolan. By autumn 1967 the classic line-up of the Soft Machine’s art-r Read more

Matching Mole - 55% match to Third Ear Band

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Matching Mole was formed by Robert Wyatt (Robert Wyatt-Ellidge, 28 January 1945, Bristol, England) after he left Soft Machine in 1971. The name was conceived by a brilliant twist, by using a French translation of the name Soft Machine (La Machine Molle). He recruited David Sinclair (keyboards, ex-Caravan), Phil Miller (guitar, ex-Delivery) and Bill McCormick (bass, ex-Quiet Read more

Kevin Ayers - 53% match to Third Ear Band

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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16 August 1944, Herne Bay, Kent, England. Ayers spent much of his childhood in Malaysia where his stepfather was a District Officer, before returning to England and becoming a central figure in the ‘Canterbury scene’. A founder member of the Wilde Flowers and the Soft Machine, this talented singer and songwriter abandoned the latter outfit in 1968 following an ardu Read more

Faust - 52% match to Third Ear Band

Genres: Pop / Rock World Music
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Anne Briggs - 50% match to Third Ear Band

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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29 September 1944, Toton, Nottinghamshire, England. Briggs started singing publicly in 1962 as part of the Centre 42 organization, a package show organized by the Trades Union Congress to bring culture to the provinces. The 17-year-old singer was signed up by musical director Ewan MacColl, leaving her home to tour with the movement. She squatted in London with a young Bert J Read more

Dando Shaft - 50% match to Third Ear Band

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Coventry, England, in 1968, at a time when hippie culture was in full swing, the original members of the group were Kevin Dempsey (29 May 1950, Coventry, West Midlands, England; guitar), Martin Jenkins (b. 17 July 1946, London, England; violin), Dave Cooper (vocals, guitar), Roger Bullen (bass), and Ted Kay (percussion). After moving to London, the unit received a Read more

Spirogyra - 50% match to Third Ear Band

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Canterbury, England in 1970, Spirogyra was one of a group of young progressive folk bands signed to B&C Records at the same time as Steeleye Span. The band was formed by writer Martin Cockerham, vocalist Barbara Gaskin, Julian Cusack and Steve Borrill. Dave Mattacks played drums on their debut album in 1971. The sound on St. Radigund’s and the follow-up Old B Read more

Gong - 47% match to Third Ear Band

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Although not officially applied to a group until 1971, the name Gong had already appeared on several projects undertaken by guitarist Daevid Allen (Christopher David Allen, 13 January 1938, Melbourne, Australia), a founder member of the Soft Machine. After relocating to Paris, Allen recorded two idiosyncratic albums before establishing this anarchic, experimental ensemble. G Read more


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