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Van der Graaf Generator

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Biography

This UK rock band’s name was suggested by its first drummer Christopher John Judge Smith who, with keyboard player Nick Pearne (sometimes credited as Peame) and songwriter Peter Hammill (5 November 1948, Ealing, London, England; vocals/guitar), formed the band at Manchester University, England, in 1967. The name was intended as a tribute to the late American physicist Robert Jamison Van de Graaff and his invention, the electrostatic accelerator. With the enlistment of Keith Ellis (b.... Read more

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progressive rock
art rock
progressive
classic rock
rock
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