Podcast 312 – In which Mike Barnes assures us progressive rock was more than hobbits and flute solos

In his new book “A New Day Yesterday”, an account of progressive rock in the 1970s, Mike Barnes tells the story of how this peculiarly British musical form was born out of the Small Faces’ “Itchycoo Park” and the Graham Bond Organisation and went on to flourish throughout the 70s in the universities of Britain and the arenas of the United States. He talks to Mark and David about all the issues that matter: capes, mellotrons, seated audiences, prolonged soloing, the real names of the members of Quintessence and whatever happened to Egg.

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  1. “What ever happened to Egg?”. Well, the keyboard player was Dave Stewart – who went on to Hatfield and The North, and then National Health, and later had a Number 1 hit single with Barbara Gaskin – the song was “It’s My Party”.
    Mont Campbell (aka Dirk Campbell) has continued to record to the present day. He was interviewed in the BBC Doc “Prog Rock Britannia: An Observation in The Movements”.

    So that’s what happened to Egg.

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