The Saga Of Hawkwind

The Saga Of Hawkwind

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Hawkwind emerged in 1969 from Ladbroke Grove, the heartland of Londona€™s counterculture, to become a a€˜peoplea€™s banda€™ supported by bikers and hippies alike as they staged free gigs, benefits and protests and welcomed the involvement of any number of creative people a€“ writers, poets, dancers a€“ from within their community. They insisted upon all these things even with the Top Three success of 1972a€™s enduring anthem a€˜Silver Machinea€™ and the pioneering a€˜Space Rituala€™ projects. They have had more line-up changes than their only remaining founder member Dave Brock, can remember. Motorheada€™s Lemmy and legendary Cream drummer Ginger Baker were just two of the musicians sacrificed along the way as the band went head to head with the police, customs, the taxman a€“ and each other. With the memories of many of those who were there, this is the story of an extraordinary 35-year career, the music and the band, whose fans still loyally turn out for conventions and are rewarded with a€˜private festivalsa€™, set against a background of sex, drugs, madness, writs, rage and revenge.a€œI bravely stepped up and said, a#39;Dona#39;t worry, wea#39;ll program the drums.a#39; There was a massive, 4, 000-mile learning curve on a Roland R8 drum machine. Steve Bemand came along and helped us suss out the manual. He helped me get goinganbsp;...

Title:The Saga Of Hawkwind
Author:Carol Clerk
Publisher:Omnibus Press - 2009-11-04


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