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Gentle Giant: Band of Brothers

Gentle Giant had lost a brother … literally.

After touring in support of perhaps the British progressive-rock voyageurs’ finest hour, that sublime fusion of classical and rock elements that magically combined in 1973’s Octopus, Phil Shulman, feeling the tug of familial obligations, decided to part ways with the band he’d helped found.

His two siblings, Derek and Ray, were left behind to pick up the pieces.