Caravan

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": progressive rock canterbury scene canterbury rock progressive Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

Formed in Canterbury, England, in 1968, Caravan evolved from the Wilde Flowers, a seminal local attraction that had included Robert Wyatt, Kevin Ayers and Hugh Hopper, all later of the Soft Machine. Pye Hastings (21 January 1947, Tomnavoulin, Bamffshire, Scotland; guitar, vocals), Jimmy Hastings (flute), David Sinclair (b. 24 November 1947, Herne Bay, Kent, England; keyboards), Richard Sinclair (b. 6 June 1948, Canterbury, Kent, England; bass, vocals) and Richard Coughlan (b. 2 September 1947, Herne Bay, Kent, England; drums) forged the original Caravan line-up whose gift for melody and imaginative improvisation was made apparent on an excellent debut album. The haunting ‘A Place Of My Own’ and ‘Love Song With Flute’ were particularly impressive and set the tone for much of the quartet’s early work. If I Could Do It All Over Again, I’d Do It All Over You continued their blend of wistfulness and the avant garde, but it was not until In...

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