In one of our more bizarre pairings in the November 2013 Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame election, we find two highly influential entities from the glory days of British Rock that are from totally opposite sides of the fence: Eric Clapton and Hawkwind.
Like many other '70s rock greats, British space-rock pioneers Hawkwind built their legacy on-stage, rather than in the recording studio. On May 11, 1973, the band released their defining masterpiece. 'Space Ritual,' their fourth overall LP and first live album, is a mind-numbing double-album behemoth that captures the Hawkwind experience in all its demented glory.
In 1973, Hawkwind released what many consider to be one of the all-time greatest live albums, 'Space Ritual.' Recorded in late-1972 while on tour to promote their classic 'Doremi Fasol Latido' album, Hawkwind pulled out all the stops and turned a concert into an event.
The men of Hawkwind will be glad to put 2012 behind them as another longtime member has died. Guitarist Huw Lloyd Langton succumbed to cancer last night (Dec. 6), according to a statement on the band's website. He was an influential part of the band in the early 70s and throughout the 80s, appearing on 10 of their 25 albums.
It's been 40 years since legendary space rockers Hawkwind released what many fans consider their finest album, 'Doremi Fasol Latido.' Though merely a footnote here in the US of A, Hawkwind reign supreme throughout the galaxies of underground rock and roll fans everywhere.
John Harrison, an original founder of '70s space rock band Hawkwind has died, two days before his 70th birthday. His death was first reported on the band's website. He'd been suffering from Huntington's Disease and is said to have died peacefully.
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