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Hatfield And The North

An English prog-rock band, associated with the Canterbury Scene. Formed in 1972 as a reunion of Delivery, and with alumni from Caravan (Steve Miller, and Richard Sinclair replacing delivery  bass player Roy Babbington), Matching Mole (Phil Miller) and Gong (Pip Pyle), it became Hatfield and The North by the end of 1972. Early line up changes saw Dave Sinclair replace Steve Miller on keyboards, and then Sinclair was himself replaced by Dave Stewart (from Egg) - this became the recording line-up.

After two LPs, the band called it a day in 1975. Out of its ashes came National Health, but Hatfield and the North reformed without Stewart, briefly, in 1990 (to record a TV show), and then more significantly in 2005, touring through 2005 and 2006. Pip Pyle died in August 2006, shortly after returning from a gig in The Netherlands, and that was it for the touring band, although there have been some releases of archive material since then.

The longevity data for the classic line-up is shown below.

Key statistics

Average DOB: 7 September 1949

Current average age (at 7 November 2017): 65 years 4 months

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