Mainly Gone

This page is dedicated to those bands and line-ups whose survivors are outnumbered by those who have passed.

From mod to psychedelia, and one of the greatest concept albums ever

The Tottenham sound of the British invasion

Hit machine devastated by recurring tragedy

Bromley + Hull = Spaceman

Folk music survivors there at the beginning of folk-rock

San Francisco band that launched Janis Joplin

Prog-rock excess?

Much more than Southern rock - six musicians who could really jam

Pioneering multi-racial LA rock group - massively influential

Keyboards-led power trio, with a single hit

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Two jazz musicians who couldn't get on, and a blues guitarist, combined in a power trio that ruled the world for a short period of time in the 60s

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Three unrelated Americans who each eventually became a "Walker", and found fame in the UK with great pop songs, lushly orchestrated and sung primarily in Scott Walker's rich baritone voice.

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Soft rock supremos of the early 1970s, when they had a string of memorable hits.

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Merseybeat group who joined Brian Epstein's stable. Still going today, with no original members

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Anglo-Welsh power popsters who signed to Apple, becoming victims of music business madness, leading to suicide and dissolution.

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Born out of the ashes of The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Atomic Rooster had two main incarnations, with keyboardist Vincent Crane an ever-present. A touring version re-emerged in 2016.

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Heavy, hard rock, not quite prog rock. Those of us who bought Nantucket Sleighride (I taped it off a friend's copy...) were truly gobsmacked when the title track turned up as the theme to ITV's political flagship programme Weekend World in 1972, in the days when nothing happened in the UK on a Sunday.