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The Canterbury Scene (or Canterbury Sound) is a term used to loosely describe the group of progressive rock musicians that were based around the city of Canterbury, Kent, England during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Progressive rock (sometimes shortened to prog rock or prog) is a subgenre of rock music which arose in the late 1960s, reached the peak of its popularity in the 1970s, and continues as a musical form to this day. ... St Peters St, Canterbury, from the West Gate, 1993 Canterbury (Latin: Duroverum) is a cathedral city in the county of Kent in southeast England. ... Kent is a county in England, south-east of London. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages English Capital London Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ...

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The musicians were not tied by very strong musical similarities, but a certain whimsicalness, touches of psychedelia, rather abstruse lyrics, and a use of improvisation derived from jazz are common elements in their work. Psychedelia is a term describing a category of music, visual art, fashion, and culture that is associated originally with the high 1960s, hippies, and the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco, California. ... Improvisation is the act of making something up as it is performed. ... Jazz is an original American musical art form originating around the start of the 20th century in New Orleans, rooted in Western music technique and theory, and is marked by the profound cultural contributions of African Americans. ...


The scene had its roots in the Wilde Flowers, a band formed in 1964 which, at various times, was home to the founding musicians of both the Soft Machine and Caravan, bands which in turn provided the musicians of several later bands. The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... The Soft Machine were a pioneering British psychedelic, progressive rock and jazz band from Canterbury, Kent, England, named after the book The Soft Machine by William S. Burroughs. ... Caravan is a British rock/jazz band from the Canterbury area. ...


The genesis of the Canterbury Sound may, in part, be traced back to 1960, when Australian beatnik Daevid Allen lodged at Robert Wyatt's parents' guest-house in Lydden, ten miles to the south of Canterbury. Allen brought with him an extensive collection of jazz records, a different lifestyle, and the jazz drummer George Niedorf who later taught Wyatt the drums. Beatnik cartoon The term beatnik was coined by Herb Caen in an article in the San Francisco Chronicle on April 2, 1958. ... Daevid Allen (born 1938 Melbourne, Australia) is a musician based in Byron Bay, Australia. ... // Robert Wyatt, born Robert Ellidge, in Bristol on 28 January 1945, is an English musician, and a former member of the influential Canterbury scene band Soft Machine. ... Lydden is a race circuit in the south of the UK ...


In 1963, Wyatt, Allen and Hugh Hopper formed the Daevid Allen Trio (in London) which metamorphasised into the Wilde Flowers when Allen left for France. Hugh Hopper (born 1945, Canterbury, England) is a bass guitarist and composer. ... London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England and is the most populous city in the European Union. ...


The Canterbury scene is also known for having a set of musicians who constantly rotated into different Canterbury-based bands. Richard Sinclair, for example, was at different points of his career, in the Wilde Flowers, Camel, Caravan, and Hatfield and the North. Robert Wyatt was a member of the Wilde Flowers, Soft Machine, Matching Mole, and also did work as a solo artist. Richard Sinclair is a founding member of the progressive rock band Caravan and was also a member of the mecurial Cantebury band Wilde Flowers for which he was the guitarist. ... Camel is a British progressive rock band formed in 1971. ... Hatfield and the North took its name from the roadsigns out of London directing motorists toward the A1 or A1(M) — the old Great North Road — which runs north through Hatfield to Edinburgh; this is one such sign, although as can be seen, the old Hatfield and the North has... -1...


Bands and Musicians

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Kevin Ayers (born August 16, 1944 in Herne Bay, Kent) is an English rock vocalist. ... Camel is a British progressive rock band formed in 1971. ... Caravan is a British rock/jazz band from the Canterbury area. ... Comus is a progressive rock band which had a brief career in the early 1970s. ... Egg was an English progressive rock band formed in July 1968. ... Gong are a progressive rock band formed by Australian musician Daevid Allen. ... Daevid Allen (born 1938 Melbourne, Australia) is a musician based in Byron Bay, Australia. ... Steve Hillage is a British musician, associated with the Canterbury scene, who has worked in experimental domains since the late 1960s. ... Hatfield and the North took its name from the roadsigns out of London directing motorists toward the A1 or A1(M) — the old Great North Road — which runs north through Hatfield to Edinburgh; this is one such sign, although as can be seen, the old Hatfield and the North has... Henry Cow performing in Fresnes, France, 16 November 1975 Left to right: Tim Hodgkinson, Lindsay Cooper, Dagmar Krause, John Greaves, Chris Cutler and Fred Frith Henry Cow was a British avant-garde rock group, founded at Cambridge University in 1968 by multi-instrumentalists Fred Frith and Tim Hodgkinson. ... Lindsay Cooper (born 3 March 1951) is a British bassoon and oboe player, composer and political activist. ... Chris Cutler (born January 4, 1947 in Washington D.C.) is a percussionist, performer, and theorist, and runs the label ReR/Recommended Records. ... Fred Frith (born February 17, 1949) is an English musician and composer. ... John Greaves (born 23 February 1950) is a British bass guitarist and music composer, best known as a member of Henry Cow (1969-1976) and his collaborative albums (1977) and Smell of a Friend (as The Lodge) with Peter Blegvad. ... Tim Hodgkinson Tim Hodgkinson (born 1 May 1949) is a British experimental composer and performer, principally on keyboards and reed instruments. ... -1... National Health was a progressive rock band associated with the Canterbury Scene. ... Quiet Sun was a UK Canterbury Scene band consisting of Phil Manzanera (guitars), Bill MacCormick (bass), Dave Jarrett (keyboards) and Charles Hayward (drums). ... Short Wave was another UK band related to the Canterbury Scene, consisting of Hugh Hopper (bass), Didier Malherbe (sax), Phil Miller (guitar) and Pip Pyle (drums). ... The Soft Machine were a pioneering British psychedelic, progressive rock and jazz band from Canterbury, Kent, England, named after the book The Soft Machine by William S. Burroughs. ... Hugh Hopper (born 1945, Canterbury, England) is a bass guitarist and composer. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... // Robert Wyatt, born Robert Ellidge, in Bristol on 28 January 1945, is an English musician, and a former member of the influential Canterbury scene band Soft Machine. ...

Record Labels

...with notable Canterbury Scene releases

Cuneiform Records is an independent record label based in Silver Spring, Maryland. ... RéR Megacorp logo, 2005. ... Virgin Records is a British recording label founded by British entrepreneur Richard Branson, and Nik Powell in 1972. ... There existed at least two record labels named Caroline Records, one in the UK and one in the US. // Caroline Records (UK) Caroline Records was a subsidiary of Richard Bransons Virgin Records label during the early to mid 1970s. ... Harvest Records was a record label, formed by EMI in 1969 to promote progressive rock music and to compete with Philips Vertigo label and Deccas Deram labels. ... The EMI Group is a major record label, based in Kensington in London, in the United Kingdom. ... Vertigo Records was the name Philips Records chose in the sixties for its label to counter the progressive labels of its rivals EMI (with Harvest Records), Decca Records (with Deram Records) and RCA (with Neon Records). ... Voiceprint Records is a record label based in England, founded by Rob Ayling. ...

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Welcome to Canterbury, Kent, England (1036 words)
Canterbury Cathedral is the burial place of King Henry IV and of Edward the Black Prince, but is most famous as the scene of the murder of Thomas a Becket in 1170.
Canterbury was also the terminus of the Canterbury and Whitstable Railway which was a pioneer line, opened in 1830, and finally closed in 1953.
Canterbury Christ Church University [2] is located in the city as is one of the campuses of the University College for the Creative Arts.
Canterbury Scene: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com (356 words)
The Canterbury Scene (or Canterbury Sound) is a term used to loosely describe the group of progressive rock musicians that were based around the town of Canterbury, Kent, England during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
The scene had its roots in the Wilde Flowers[?], a band formed in 1964 which, at various times, was home to the founding musicians of both the Soft Machine[?] and Caravan[?], bands which in turn provided the musicians of several later bands.
The genesis of the Canterbury Sound may, in part, be traced back to 1960, when Australian beatnik Daevid Allen[?] lodged at Robert Wyatt[?]'s parents' guest-house in Lydden[?], ten miles to the south of Canterbury.
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