Famed for their 1972 UK no.2 hit "Silver Machine", Hawkwind was formed in 1969 by Dave Brock, who still remains at the helm today. In 1970, the band played at the first-ever Glastonbury Festival, released their eponymously titled debut album and created their own new music genre called "Space Rock".
Their 1972 Space Ritual Tour featured contributions from sci-fi author Michael Moorcock, poet Bob Calvert, designer Barney Bubbles and lighting engineer Liquid Len, creating a truly multimedia experience. This has set the bar for every Hawkwind show since.
Original member Lemmy left to form Motorhead in 1975; Hawkwind have since gone on to become a massively influential group and have released more than 50 albums.
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