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Biography

1969 - Hawkwind were formed by former London busker Dave Brock who remains at the helm today.

1970 - The band appeared outside the perimeter fence of the Isle of Wight Festival and the first Glastonbury Festival. Hawkwind’s first single, “Hurry on Sundown”, was also released followed by the self titled debut album, ‘HAWKWIND’

1972 – Band record and release their trademark single “Silver Machine”, featuring Lemmy on vocals, a huge hit that brings band to the attention of the wider public and has since been used in commercials for Mazda cars and Red Square vodka drink. Around the same time various contributors became involved in creative process, these included sci-fi author Michael Moorcock, poet and visionary Bob Calvert, designer ‘Barney Bubbles’and lighting engineer ‘Liquid Len. Band tour the USA the first time.

1975 - After a drugs bust in USA, Lemmy leaves the band and goes on to form ‘MOTORHEAD’.

1980 – Release 2 top 10 albums, Live 79 and Levitation, the latter sees former Cream member Ginger Baker on drumming duties.

1979 - 1985 the band’s singles and albums make regular inroads into the national, independent and heavy metal charts.

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