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Ladbroke Grove, London (1969 – present)

Hawkwind is an English rock band and one of the earliest groups. The band was formed by ex-busker and blues man Dave Brock in Ladbroke Grove, London, who intended to marry simple three-chord rock with experimental electronic music. He cites his influences for the band at the time as The Moody Blues, Steve Miller Band and the krautrock scene of Kraftwerk, Neu! and particularly Can.

The band was formed in 1969 by visionary Dave Brock and although it has been subject to numerous line-up changes it is still led by him. The early line-up featured Dave Brock on vocals and rhythm guitar, Huw Lloyd-Langton on lead guitar, Terry Ollis on drums, Thomas Crimble on bass, Nik Turner on Saxophone and Dik Mik on synthesizer.

The band became established as a space-rock underground band with their renowned concert at the Glastonbury Rock Festival 1970 when they set up in an alternative field and played a free concert, pulling crowds away from the main event. Their debut album, the self titled ‘HAWKWIND’, was released by EMI and to this day still sells steadily. In 1970 they appeared at the Isle of Wight Festival where Jimi Hendrix was spotted in the audience. He was asked to get up and join the band and he replied ‘No I don’t want to spoil it!’ Huw Lloyd-Langton remained with them until late 1971.

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  • wiseblood-

    Sorry for the awful pun, but Space Ritual is OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!

    10 Jul 6:16am Reply
  • forsakenhearts

    "Party 1999" Lejos lo mejor y mi preferido! incomparables :D !

    2 Jul 4:21pm Reply
  • Panzerfaust

    Alien 4 is very underrated.[2] good one of their newer ones.

    28 Jun 11:58am Reply
  • iamholgerczukay

    "Hard to believe that this was Lemmi's first group " : Hawkwind wasn't Lemmy's first group.

    10 Jun 2:23am Reply
  • ComboooBreaker

    моя любоооооовь

    29 Apr 10:59am Reply
  • Sosen

    "Steppenwolf" takes everything stupid and serious from the book and makes it stupid and fun. I wish Hawkwind had adapted more shitty books into great tunes.

    31 Mar 6:22am Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    скучные и бесформенные импровизации по накуру, слушать совершенно не обязательно. но есть одна гениальная песня у них - silver machine

    7 Mar 10:21am Reply
  • FjordSweetFjord

    Hawkwind's US Tour is officially cancelled :(

    20 Feb 9:23pm Reply
  • Panzerfaust

    'Warrior On The Edge Of Time' is a musical masterpiece. I'm listening to this album since ages now and it'll stay wonderful for me, forever. It's timeless and beautiful. One of the best albums I've ever heard. I love it. Hands down.

    24 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Simpthepimp

    Alien 4 is very underrated.

    19 Dec 2013 Reply
  • FjordSweetFjord

    Just ordered the "Distant Horizons" and "Alien 4" albums...hoping they are terrific! :)

    8 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Cat_007

    The last album even better that i think...

    24 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Nervensis

    Saw them at Civic Hall last night, amazing performance.

    7 Nov 2013 Reply
  • flori_hedig

    German review for the new album online at metal4.de. "Spacehawks" gets 8 out of 10! http://www.metal4.de/review/hawkwind-spacehawks

    5 Nov 2013 Reply
  • iw2469

    Aw shite mon, aquart of wild turkey and a few pipe loads later, I can see through all the bull shit of the world and enjoymy iner peace!

    31 Oct 2013 Reply
  • RedArmada

    Why should Dave Brock live long? He slowly eliminated everything interesting and good about Hawkwind and turned them from the greatest of all the space rock clan into a croney pool of second-rate hippie-retreads turning out dogshit like "Electric Teepee". Nothing after "Space Bandits" is worth listening to, which isn't surprising considering that's the time when Hawkwind finally completed the torturous metamorphosis into Brockwind. Go see Nik Turner's Space Ritual, it might not be the "real" Hawkwind but I guarantee it's better than Dave Brock & The Dave Brock Five.

    25 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Lieberseth

    LONG LIVE BROCK!!!

    22 Oct 2013 Reply
  • jharmon5

    Hard to believe that this was Lemmi's first group

    16 Oct 2013 Reply
  • FjordSweetFjord

    North American tour has been postponed until March. Apparently Dave has a health issue, best wishes to a speedy recovery! :)

    6 Oct 2013 Reply
  • schokone

    Motörhead? It's fucking Hawkwind!

    10 Sep 2013 Reply
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