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United Kingdom

Years: Apr, 1971 - Oct, 1972
Styles: Canterbury Scene, Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock


Pip Pyle - Drums (in band: 1971)
Steve Hillage - Guitar, Vocals (in band: 1971 - 1972)
Nick Greenwood - Bass Guitar, Vocals (in band: Apr, 1971 - 1972)
Dick Henningham - Keyboards (in band: Apr, 1971 - Oct, 1971)


Val Stevens - Keyboards (in band: 1972)
Nigel Griggs - Bass Guitar (in band: 1972)
Eric Peachey - Drums (in band: Jun,1971 - Oct, 1972)
Dave Stewart - Celesta, Marimba, Organ, Piano (in band: Oct, 1971 - 1972)

Biography Picture     Khan formed by Steve Hillage from Uriel, the initial line-up was Steve HillageNick GreenwoodDick Heninghem and Pip Pyle. Pyle quickly moved on to Gong and by the time the band played its first gig in June 1971 he had been replaced by Eric Peachey. In October 1971 Dick Heninghem left as well, replaced by Dave Stewart for the duration of the album sessions.

     The album "Space Shanty" was released in June 1972, followed by a UK tour supporting Caravan, for which Canadian organist Val Stevens joined. The songs on "Space Shanty" have some of the most emotion-filled and gloriously picturesque lyrics and compositions out of the whole Canterbury scene/sound. Songs like "Stranded" and "Driving To Amsterdam" attempt atmospheres reminiscent of Uriah Heep's epic ballads. 

     In the summer of 1972, Hillage put together a new version of the band, retaining Peachey but adding Dave Stewart on keyboards and Nigel Griggs on bass. New material was written and rehearsed, and a few live performances took place in September – October 1972, but Decca's refusal to commit to the release of a second album led Hillage to break up the band.



Space Shanty (Jun, 1972)

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