Gong

Progressive/psychedelic rock band. Formed 1966. Disbanded 1977
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Gong

Gong Biography (Wikipedia)

Gong are an international progressive rock band that incorporates elements of jazz and space rock into their musical style. The group was formed in Paris in 1967 by Australian musician Daevid Allen and English vocalist Gilli Smyth. Band members have included Didier Malherbe, Pip Pyle, Steve Hillage, Mike Howlett, Pierre Moerlen, Bill Laswell and Theo Travis. Others who have played on stage with Gong include Don Cherry, Chris Cutler, Bill Bruford, Brian Davison, Dave Stewart and Tatsuya Yoshida.

Gong's 1970 debut album, Magick Brother featured a psychedelic pop sound. By the following year, the second album, Camembert Electrique, featured the more psychedelic rock/space rock sound with which they would be most associated. Between 1973 and 1974, Gong released their best known work, the allegorical Radio Gnome Invisible trilogy, describing the adventures of Zero the Hero, the Good Witch Yoni and the Pot Head Pixies from the Planet Gong.

In 1975, Allen and Smyth left the band, which continued without them, releasing a series of jazz rock albums under the leadership of drummer Pierre Moerlen. This incarnation soon became known as Pierre Moerlen's Gong. Meanwhile, Smyth formed Mother Gong while Allen initiated a series of spin-off groups, including Planet Gong, New York Gong and Gongmaison, before returning to lead Gong once again in 1990 until his death in 2015. With Allen's encouragement, the band decided to continue, releasing the album Rejoice! I'm Dead! in September 2016.

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Mister Long Shanks/O Mother/I Am Your Fantasy
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Mister Long Shanks/O Mother/I Am Your Fantasy
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You Can't Kill Me
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You Can't Kill Me
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Kapital
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Kapital
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Master Builder
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Master Builder
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Tried So Hard
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Tried So Hard
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I Niver Glid Before
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I Niver Glid Before
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Clarence In Wonderland (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 9 Nov 1971) (feat. Kevin Ayers)
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Clarence In Wonderland (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 9 Nov 1971) (feat. Kevin Ayers)
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Radio Gnome Invisible
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Radio Gnome Invisible
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Pot Head Pixies
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Pot Head Pixies
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Visions
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Visions
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Wet Cheese Delirium
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Wet Cheese Delirium
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Inner Temple/IAO Chant & Master Builder/A Sprinkling Of Clouds
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Inner Temple/IAO Chant & Master Builder/A Sprinkling Of Clouds
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And I Tried So Hard
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And I Tried So Hard
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Oily Way (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 29 May 1973)
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Oily Way (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 29 May 1973)
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Radio Gnome Invisible (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 15 Jan 1974)
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Radio Gnome Invisible (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 15 Jan 1974)
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Magick Brother (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 9 Nov 1971)
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Magick Brother (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 9 Nov 1971)
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Fohat Digs Holes In Space
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Fohat Digs Holes In Space
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Kapital (6 Music session for Marc Riley 020816)
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Kapital (6 Music session for Marc Riley 020816)
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O Mother / Mr Longshanks
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O Mother / Mr Longshanks
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Tropical Fish/Selene
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Tropical Fish/Selene
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O mother Mr Longshanks - Riley Session 020816
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O mother Mr Longshanks - Riley Session 020816
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The Thing That Should Be
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The Thing That Should Be
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Perfect Mystery
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Perfect Mystery
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Sold To The Highest Buddha
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Sold To The Highest Buddha
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Glad To Say To Say
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Glad To Say To Say
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Past BBC Events

Glastonbury: 1971
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
1971-06-20T01:21:59
20
Jun
1971

Glastonbury: 1971

Worthy Farm, Pilton

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