Van Der Graaf Generator

Van der Graaf Generator got its start during the British psychedelic explosion of the late-sixties, but their far out, experimental sounds led them to be one of the founding fathers of the progressive rock movement.

 

After a trip to San Francisco in 1967, drummer Chris Judge Smith returned to his studies at Manchester University in England but was determined to start a band that would incorporate the magic of the San Franciscan psychedelic counter culture. Judge Smith recruited two fellow students, organist Nick Pearne and singer-songwriter-guitarist Peter Hammill, to his burgeoning band. In... Read More

Genre:
Rock, Progressive
City Of Origin:
Manchester, England
Formed Date:
1967
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