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Formed in 1971, Fruupp were an early 1970s progressive rock band, which originated in Northern Ireland, but developed a fan base in the UK. They released several albums, including Future Legends (1973), Seven Secrets (1974), The Prince of Heaven’s Eyes (1974), and Modern Masquerades (1975), were relatively popular, particularly on the student scene, and as a support group (Queen supported their tour including a live gig at Wembley Stadium in 1974) but never quite made into it the big time.

Most of the artwork on their album covers was created by bassist/singer Peter Farrelly.

Stephen Houston left the band in January 1975 and became a Christian activist, to be replaced by John Mason, who can be heard on their final album, Modern Masquerades, produced by King Crimson founder and multi-instrumentalist Ian McDonald, who also played saxophone on it.

The band eventually broke up in December 1976.

There were rumours at the end of 2006 of a possible reunion tour, including a statement by Stephen Houston on his website that he is: “definitely open to the possibility of a reunification tour if management, funding and the band members personal lifestyles could handle the upheaval.”


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  • mr_crowley999

    So nice music!!!!!

    1 Jan 2013 Reply
  • bagcheese

    Glad I found them.

    5 Aug 2012 Reply
  • wlodio

    This is amazing band! I recommend their all four albums.

    2 Aug 2012 Reply
  • KCarao

    Janet Planet <3

    10 May 2012 Reply
  • paisleybabee

    goes well with early Genesis and PFM

    24 Apr 2012 Reply
  • ManiacForces

    Real gem of its time. very glamorous.

    14 Jan 2012 Reply
  • karobson

    Very good band.

    24 Oct 2011 Reply
  • VelvetMesgue

    So expressive, so beautiful, Fruupp is just great

    5 Oct 2011 Reply
  • lordlinks

    Fruupp Badges now for sale at

    1 Jul 2011 Reply
  • lordlinks

    Fruupp facebook group.!/group.php?gid=63773410349

    1 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Diiisha

    Обалдеть...я то уж думала, что из русских практически никто не слушает эту виртуозную группу, ну надо же..приятное удивление. Очень рада за Россию, черт возьми..! +)

    15 Apr 2011 Reply
  • unklezooma

    все бы смеяться ей! неплохие

    19 Mar 2011 Reply
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  • unklezooma

    я вижу на аватаре волосатого Боярского, или мне только кажется?

    17 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Rullyresa

    Future Legends, great album by fruupp!!

    17 Mar 2011 Reply
  • blin_

    Russian community on Fruupps page=))) К слову есть подозрение на использование жалейки Song For A Thought! O_o

    13 Jan 2011 Reply
  • SkogenVarg

    Planzar-подписываюсь, абсолютно верно!

    8 Dec 2010 Reply
  • brunogaiola

    Just bought "Future Legends". A bit rough around the edges, but interesting to listen to side by side with symphonic black metal of the 90's.

    22 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Planzar

    Трое из пяти топ-слушателей Фрууппа - россияне. Горд за наших :)

    14 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Planzar

    После первого прослушивания дискографии могу сказать, что не понравился только Seven Secrets. Третий и четвёртый оказались очень похожи на Кестрель, что определённо сыграло в плюс альбомам. Вчера и сегодня Modern Masquerades подряд прослушал с огромным удовольствием. Первые четыре композиции так вообще нафиг выбивают.

    5 Oct 2009 Reply
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