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 poll_icon  Poll  Poll Question: Which is your favourite?
The Moody Blues - 'Question' VotesVotesVotes 4 (16%)
Procol Harum - 'Conquistador' VotesVotesVotes 1 (4%)
Family - 'In My Own Time' VotesVotesVotes 4 (16%)
Focus - 'Sylvia' VotesVotesVotes 2 (8%)
Curved Air - 'Back Street Luv' VotesVotesVotes 1 (4%)
Argent - 'Hold Your Head Up' VotesVotesVotes 5 (20%)
Manfred Mann's Earthband - 'Joybringer' VotesVotesVotes 6 (25%)
The Strawbs - 'Lay Down' VotesVotesVotes 1 (4%)
Total votes: 24  
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« Reply #45 on: Mar 20th, 2014, 4:18pm »

I've always considered The Moody Blues to be Prog.

I've never heard of Joe Meek or Telstar. It's always seemed to me that the earliest Prog I'm aware of was Sgt. Pepper. Tell me "A Day in the Life" and "For the Benefit of Mr. Kite" don't fit most people's definition.

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« Reply #46 on: Mar 20th, 2014, 4:54pm »

on Mar 20th, 2014, 1:41pm, foxfeeder wrote:
Yes. Listen to On the threshold of a Dream, To Our Childrens... or Every Good Boy in particular.


I've heard them many years ago.
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« Reply #47 on: Mar 21st, 2014, 07:38am »

I agree The Moodies are prog thats why I put 'em in there, I'm surprised people have homed in on them, I'd more expected The Strawbs to generate some pedantry!
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« Reply #48 on: Mar 21st, 2014, 08:33am »

on Mar 20th, 2014, 4:18pm, Dust wrote:
I've always considered The Moody Blues to be Prog.

I've never heard of Joe Meek or Telstar. It's always seemed to me that the earliest Prog I'm aware of was Sgt. Pepper. Tell me "A Day in the Life" and "For the Benefit of Mr. Kite" don't fit most people's definition.

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Telstar, a hit in 1962 on the back of the satellite, was the first US #1 for a British group, the Tornados, who were in effect Joe Meek's house band (He was the Phil Spector of the UK).
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« Reply #49 on: Mar 21st, 2014, 08:34am »

on Mar 20th, 2014, 4:18pm, Dust wrote:
I've always considered The Moody Blues to be Prog.

I've never heard of Joe Meek or Telstar. It's always seemed to me that the earliest Prog I'm aware of was Sgt. Pepper. Tell me "A Day in the Life" and "For the Benefit of Mr. Kite" don't fit most people's definition.

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« Reply #50 on: Mar 21st, 2014, 08:41am »

on Mar 21st, 2014, 08:33am, foxfeeder wrote:
Telstar, a hit in 1962 on the back of the satellite, was the first US #1 for a British group, the Tornados, who were in effect Joe Meek's house band (He was the Phil Spector of the UK).

And George Bellamy - father of Muse's Matthew - was a member of The Tornados. cool
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« Reply #51 on: Mar 27th, 2014, 07:31am »

Just wondering whether this would apply to a poll for US prog-rock hit singles... had many proggy chart hits over there?
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« Reply #52 on: Mar 27th, 2014, 09:07am »

on Mar 27th, 2014, 07:31am, The Cosmic Lawnmower wrote:
Just wondering whether this would apply to a poll for US prog-rock hit singles... had many proggy chart hits over there?

Wasn't Roundabout by Yes a US hit single?
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« Reply #53 on: Mar 27th, 2014, 09:33am »

on Mar 27th, 2014, 09:07am, Down And Out wrote:
Wasn't Roundabout by Yes a US hit single?

I don't know if it was released as a single, but it got massive airplay on the rock stations I listened to back then, almost as much as "Stairway To Heaven."
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« Reply #54 on: Mar 27th, 2014, 09:36am »

on Mar 27th, 2014, 09:33am, Dust wrote:
I don't know if it was released as a single, but it got massive airplay on the rock stations I listened to back then, almost as much as "Stairway To Heaven."

It was probably airplay on US rock radio stations that I was thinking of. Having said that, according to Wikipedia, Roundabout did make #13 in the US singles chart.
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« Reply #55 on: Jun 11th, 2014, 6:25pm »

Shouldn't Pink Floyd be here? ABITW.
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« Reply #56 on: Jun 12th, 2014, 03:25am »

on Jun 11th, 2014, 6:25pm, thefarmer wrote:
Shouldn't Pink Floyd be here? ABITW.

They were in Part 1, along with some other obvious candidates.
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« Reply #57 on: Jun 12th, 2014, 05:12am »

on Mar 19th, 2014, 11:04pm, unclealbert wrote:
Some great songs here. I voted for Sylvia, Focus although I prefer Hocus Pocus, especially version performed live at the Rainbow.

I think early ELO were quite proggy although probably the only ELO single I would consider as prog was 10538 Overture.


+1 I thought ELO were well prog with thei first two albums, and then with Eldorado. But after that, it was pop all the way. Since their pop stuff is what they're remembered for now, it's difficult to remember that they began as prog
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« Reply #58 on: Jun 12th, 2014, 2:08pm »

on Mar 18th, 2014, 1:36pm, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
Impossible!! I love all of those!


Me too! I love them all but went for my favourite ever Family song. Focus are another of my favourites and I nearly chose Sylvia wink
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