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Encyclopedia > Jimmy Hastings

Jimmy Hastings (born James Brian Gordon Hastings, 12 May 1938, in Aberdeen, Scotland), is a British professional musician associated with the Canterbury scene. May 12 is the 132nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (133rd in leap years). ... 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... For other uses, see Aberdeen (disambiguation). ... 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. ...

He has played with his brother Pye Hastings in Caravan, with Soft Machine, Hatfield and the North, National Health, Brian Ferry, Chris Squire, among others.[1] He currently (2006) plays alto saxophone, clarinet and flute with Humphrey Lyttelton's 8 piece Jazz band. Caravan is a British rock/jazz band from the Canterbury area. ... 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. ... 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... National Health was a progressive rock band associated with the Canterbury Scene. ... Bryan Ferry (born 26 September 1945 in Washington, Tyne and Wear) is a British singer, musician and songwriter, famed for his suave visual and vocal style, who came to public prominence in the 1970s as lead vocalist with Roxy Music. ... Christopher Russell Edward Squire (born 4 March 1948), better known as Chris Squire is an English musician and the bassist and backing vocalist for the progressive rock group Yes, and is the only member of the group to appear on every album (co-founder Jon Anderson appeared on all but... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Two soprano clarinets: a B♭ clarinet (left) and an A clarinet (right, with no mouthpiece). ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Humphrey Lyttelton (b. ...


  1. ^ Biography at Calyx, the Canterbury website

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