prog rock


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(Pop Music) a style of rock music originating in the 1970s and characterized by large-scale compositions, often on epic themes, in which musicians display instrumental virtuosity
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PROG rock innovators YES are celebrating their 50th anniversary, coming just 12 months after the band was inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.
In The Show That Never Ends: The Rise and Fall of Prog Rock, David Weigel, a Reason contributing editor and a political reporter for The Washington Post, surveys the history of "progressive rock," a genre not beholden to American blues but relying instead on warped call-backs to European folk and the futuristic sounds of moog synthesizers.
It was back in 1979 that Marillion first performed in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, prompting critics to see the band as proof that punk had not quite killed off prog rock.
Washington Post and Rolling Stone journalist David Weigel brings general readers backstage and into the hearts and minds of musicians in this celebration of the experimentalism and excess of prog rock.
The Show That Never Ends: The Rise and Fall of Prog Rock tells how progressive rock developed and changed, and why it remains a vibrant force in popular music today, and offers a survey of musicians, music, and cultural trends in American rock music that led to progressive rock's development in response to 1960s pop rock tunes.
1 Two new exhibitions are to open at London's Victoria and Albert Museum - one on prog rock giants Pink Floyd and the other featuring archives of comedy legend Tommy Cooper.
We also wanted to make music that sounded as authentic as possible to the original prog rock from the 1970s, and it helps that Neil's Hammond organ is from that era.
PROG rock heroes are coming to Holmfirth Picturedrome.
Keith's prog rock bandmate Carl Palmer comfirmed his passing.
The Yorkshire-born keyboard star of 70s prog rock giants Emerson, Lake and Palmer was found by his girlfriend at home in Santa Monica, California.
This week Yentob introduces us to the next chapter in the saga of Brian Pern, the former lead singer of prog rock band Thotch (played by Simon Day).
Tuesday night's opener of this short but sweet three-part series (deservedly promoted to a decent BBC2 slot) sees Day, who is back on glorious form, playing the eponymous Brian Pern, pretentious lead singer of a prog rock band (think Peter Gabriel and double it).