His name and Progressive Rock were synonymous in the 70s.

Steve Hillage – In Concert – 1976 – Nights At The Roundtable

His name and Progressive Rock were synonymous in the 70s.

His name and Progressive Rock were synonymous in the 70s.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Steve Hillage – In Concert at the BBC Paris Theatre – December 4, 1976 – BBC Radio 1 In Concert

Another artists synonymous with a decade and genre of music. Steve Hillage was associated with a number of influential artists and bands during the Progressive Rock era of the early 1970s, including Kevin Ayers and most notably, Gong.

When he finally went solo after leaving Gong in 1975,  his debut release, Fish Rising was much anticipated and well received.

As times and tastes changed however, so did Steve Hillage. He dabbled in the Punk scene for a while, playing guitar on stage for Sham 69 during the 1976 Reading Festival and becoming a Producer in the 1980s, working with such bands as It Bites, Simple Minds and Robyn Hitchcock. In 2006 he returned to Gong and has been with them more or less since then.

Tonights Concert features the Steve Hillage recorded at the fabled Paris Theatre on December 4th 1976, during the time of the release of his follow-up album L.

(Sorry about the hissy sound of the broadcast. It’s an old tape and it’s seen better days, but it tried its best).

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