Click on the link here for Audio Player – Caravan in Concert – September 8, 1973 – BBC Radio 1 – In Concert Series
In what has already been a year marked with substantial loss in the world of Music, comes another sad announcement that founding member and drummer for the iconic Progressive band Caravan, Richard Coughlan passed away earlier today after a lengthy illness.
Caravan were, along with Soft Machine and several others, key elements in what became known as the Canterbury Sound and a forerunner to the Progressive Rock movement that began in the late 1960s. They were hugely influential to so many other bands throughout the world, with their blending of Jazz, Rock, Classical, Folk and Experimental and have been cited as a prime inspiration to many groups forming today.
Although Richard Coughlan had been ill for several years, he was still performing with the band and made an appearance as late as 2010.
So as a reminder and tribute to an astounding musician who offered so much and who inspired so many, here is a concert Caravan recorded for the BBC Radio 1 In Concert Series on September 8, 1973.
Rest in Peace – your work is done but your song will never end.