I can go out when I like, and I'll smuggle the prog
in.' With these words he put the money in his pocket, and kindly told me not to make myself uneasy; he would take care it should be all right.
Fans of prog
rock bands Yes and Asia won't want to miss the "Royal Affair Tour," which also features John Lodge of The Moody Blues and drummer Carl Palmer of many bands including Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Atomic Rooster.
I'm not a prog
rock fan, but I was blown away by stunning renditions of Merlin The Magician, numerous pieces by Lennon and McCartney and his finale - nursery rhymes in the style of great composers, which was mind-bogglingly brilliant.
But now The Prognosis have written their own five-track prog
rock album, using beauty spots in the Dorking area as the subjects for two of the songs.
In fact, the term "prog
" never really applied to the Tull, as this performance amply demonstrated.
No strangers to Top of the Pops or the singles chart - two places which most prog
rockers seldom visited - Anderson took us on a chronological journey through Tull's glory days.
But while the ponytail is a little threadbare these days, it is Steve Howe who ensures these prog
rock survivors still have the power to mesmerise.
In our petty cultural high school, both the nerdy grind of prog
and the flighty party girl of disco are too quickly mocked.
Every year the magazine - the world's leading authority of progressive rock - holds the Progressive Music Awards which has developed into one of the best attended and most anticipated events in the musical calendar for both unsigned, emerging acts to 'prog
overlords.' Now in its fifth year the event, hosted by Matthew Wright, will take place at the Underglobe at the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London on Thursday, September 1, and Kylver are hoping to attend the event but need your help.
Formed by singer and guitarist Pye Hastings, Caravan became one of the most respected prog
acts of the early 1970s, with second album If I Could Do It All Over Again, I'd Do It All Over You even earning them an unlikely Top of the Pops appearance.
And it's this music from his youth that has inspired his latest exhibition Prog
Vol 1, which opens at St David's Hall, Cardiff, tonight.