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Khan reffers to three artists: (1) Khan was an English progressive rock band of the Canterbury Scene during 1971-1972. Formed by Steve Hillage, the initial line-up was Steve Hillage (guitar), Nick Greenwood (bass guitar), Dick Henningham (organ) and Pip Pyle (percussion). They recorded only a single album "Space Shanty" which was released in 1972. They disbanded in 1974. Steve Hillage went on to record "Fish Rising" which contains material that would have been done by Khan had they not broken up.

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Greater Varsa

Canterbury based band consisting of George Etheridge on guitar and lead vocals, Billy Cordes on bass guitar and James Price Harper on drums. Playing gigs in and around the Kent area. Influences - Carole King, Mercury Rev, The Cinematic Orchestra, Deerhunter.

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There are at least four bands/artists called Nucleus: *** Nucleus were a pioneering jazz-rock band from the U.K., who continued in different incarnations from 1969 to 1985. In their first year they won first prize at the Montreux Jazz Festival, released their first album (Elastic Rock), and performed both at the Newport Jazz Festival and the Village Gate jazz club. They were led by Ian Carr, who had been in The Don Rendell & Ian Carr Quintet during the mid and late 1960s, and has been a respected figure in British jazz for more than forty years.

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There are 2 bands sharing the name Picturebox: Picturebox ( ) are a pop band from Canterbury. Frequent comparisons are to Belle & Sebastian, Syd Barrett, Kevin Ayers... Their song "Ruth Bakes A Cake" was included in Tom Robinson's BBC Introducing Mixtape on 30th April 2012. Picturebox (www.myspace.

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Gong are a progressive rock band formed by Australian musician Daevid Allen. Their music has also been described as space rock. The various incarnations of Gong, its spin-offs and related bands are collectively dubbed the "Gong Global Family". They were formed in 1967, after Allen - then a member of Soft Machine - was denied entry to the United Kingdom due to a visa complication. Allen remained in France where he and a London-born Sorbonne professor, Gilli Smyth, established the first incarnation of Gong.

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CROW (Kent)

CROW formed like a sonic phoenix from the ashes of previous alternative outfit DOOR MARKED SUMMER. Unlike DOOR MARKED SUMMER, who had an unyielding and sometimes chaotic sound produced by 2 drummers, 2 guitarists, a bass player and a didgeridoo, CROW stripped down and focused on a lighter and more introspective mood. This was a dramatic move away from the 'all out' power and angst that the more punk DMS had.

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Keith Tippett

Keith Tippett is an English pianist, composer, bandleader, and musical educator in the fields of jazz and other improvisational music. Tippett’s work ranges from his free improvisation as a solo pianist and with duos and small groups such as the quartet Mujician, to compositions for, and performances with, contemporary classical groups (including the Composers’ Ensemble, Kokoro, and the Kreutzer String Quartet) and large-scale works for jazz orchestra.

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There are multiple artists using this name:
1) A British progressive jazz-rock band of the Canterbury style in the 70s.
2) The incorrect English spelling of the Japanese rock band ギルガメッシュ (girugamesh).
3) A now defunct Dutch hardcore band.
4) A now defunct Australian ska/hardcore band.
5) A progressive rock/fusion band out of Petaluma, California.
6) An american progessive band. Their demo is still under production, however, some songs may be found at
7) A now defunct Hungarian lo-fi no-wave art-punk band.

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