Progressive Rock

Hatfield And The North

Hatfield And The North – In Concert 1974 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Hatfield And The North this weekend, from a concert recorded at Tin Pan Alley in The Netherlands on March 29, 1974. Hatfield was primarily made up of former members of Caravan, another band which were part of what came to be known as The Canterbury Sound. Although the band was...

Soft Machine

Soft Machine – In Session 1968 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Soft Machine – August 25, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Soft Machine – in session for French TV-Radio (RTL or ORTF), and recorded on August 25, 1968. The first time I saw Soft Machine, they were opening for Jimi Hendrix at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. I...

Roxy Music - 1974

Roxy Music – Live In Paris – 1974 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

    Roxy Music this weekend. Live in Paris, recorded on November 27, 1974 and broadcast over French Radio sometime after. One of those bands which helped define the 70s, and created an indelible impression on the future of Rock music, Roxy Music, fronted by the inimitable Bryan Ferry, whose...

Camel

Camel In Session 1974 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Camel in session at Electric Ladyland Studios – November 19, 1974 – Camel was one of the first of the Progressive bands to become a bigger hit in the U.S. than they were in their native UK. By 1974, the band had already released their second album, Mirage via their...

Kevin Ayers

Kevin Ayers – Live At Radio Bremen 1976 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

When news surfaced, some three years ago, that Kevin Ayers had died, it was one of those shocking and sad occasions that instantly recalled all those contributions he had made over the decades and how much had gone unnoticed. Ayers was a founding member of the iconic Soft Machine, whose...

Queen

Queen – Live At Golders Green, 1973 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Queen – Live At Golders Green – October 20, 1973 – BBC Radio 1 In Concert – Queen in concert at The Hippodrome, Golders Green, recorded on October 20, 1973 by BBC Radio 1 for their weekly In-Concert series. Queen came along at a time when seemingly everything in Rock...

Jethro Tull - 1969

Jethro Tull In Session 1969

Jethro Tull – in session for John Peel – June 16, 1969 – BBC Radio 1 – Jethro Tull, winding up the week of Prog/Glam/musical revolutions. Together since 1967, Jethro Tull were initially a Blues-Rock band, with a certain leaning in the direction of Herbie Mann and Jazz flute (via...

Gentle Giant

Gentle Giant – In Session 1973 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Gentle Giant – In Session – August 28, 1973 – BBC Radio 1 – Gentle Giant tonight. A band, like King Crimson just before them, who captured the imaginations and made it okay to explore a lot of different music under the rapidly expanding tent of Rock. Gentle Giant took...

King Crimson

King Crimson In Session 1969 – Past Daily Soundbooth

King Crimson – In Session for John Peel – May 11, 1969 – BBC Radio 1 – King Crimson tonight. Just when we thought we had heard it all – all the genres had been explored, all the styles had been examined, all the possible instrument combinations had been arrived...

Traffic

Traffic In Session – 1967 – Past Daily Soundbooth: Session Edition

Traffic – in Session for John Peel – October 1, 1967 – BBC Radio 1 – Traffic came along during a time when music was in full blown revolution. Those of us who remembered The Spencer Davis Group wondered what this new group would sound like. We got glimpses and...