London, England - 1969
Hawkwind is a cult space rock, psychedelic rock, and acid rock band, which was formed in the late sixties in Ladbroke Grove, London.
Their songs feature electronic, spacey sounds, and lyrics based on science fiction themes.
The band was founded by Dave Brock (vocals), Mick Slattery (guitar), John Harrison (vocals and bass), Nik Turner (saxophone, flute, and vocals), Terry Ollis (drums) and Dik Mik Davis (keyboard).
Hawkwind’s performance at the famous Isle of Wight Festival further enhanced their reputation as one of the most-loved bands among hard rock and psychedelia fans.
One of the bands hallmarks has been their constant line-up changes, and a significant influence for them was the fantasy and fiction writer, Michael Moorcock, who was behind many of the band’s songs and lyrics.
In the 70s, the great Lemmy (Motorhead) joined the band as a singer and bass player and with this new line-up they recorded one of their most popular songs, ‘Masters of the Universe’.
Another key addition to the band was Ginger Baker (Cream, Blind Faith).
Hawkwind have recorded over 30 studio and live albums.
The band continues to tour and perform spectacular live shows, with frontman and founder Dave Brock still at the helm. They are currently on their ‘50th Anniversary Live Tour’.
It’s sure to be one psychedelic rock concert!