Steve Hillage

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": progressive rock space rock psychedelic rock psychedelic canterbury scene rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Stephen Simpson Hillage, 2 August 1951, Walthamstow, London, England. Guitarist Hillage played with Uriel in December 1967 alongside Mont Campbell (bass), Clive Brooks (drums) and Dave Stewart (organ). This trio carried on as Egg when Hillage went to college. He returned to music in April 1971, forming Khan with Nick Greenwood (bass), Eric Peachey (drums) and Dick Henningham. Dave Stewart also joined but they had little success and split in October 1972. Hillage then joined Kevin Ayers’ touring band Decadence, before linking up with French-based hippies Gong, led by Ayers’ ex-Soft Machine colleague Daevid Allen. Hillage injected much-needed musicianship into the band’s blend of mysticism, humour and downright weirdness. In 1975 he released his first solo album Fish Rising, recorded with members from Gong, which marked the start of his writing partnership with long-time girlfriend Miquette Giraudy.

On leaving Gong in 1976,...

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