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Hawkwind: Lords of sword and sorcery Part 1

Of all the British festival circuit bands of the acid-drenched end of the ’60s, Group X — aka Hawkwind Zoo, aka Hawkwind as they finally christened themselves — seemed the least likely contenders for chart fame and a lifespan longer than a forgotten weekend.

And yet Hawkwind would become synonymous with the progressive-rock subgenre of space-rock and influence multitudes of future fellow travelers. This is their story.

Hawkwind: Lords of sword and sorcery Part 2

It only became clear in 1979, with the release of those hitherto abandoned January 1978 sessions as the PXR5 album, that Brock and Calvert had been plotting these momentous musical excursions into the future since the winter of ’77.