Tag Archives: Kevin Ayers

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18/4/17 – Kevin Ayers featuring Nico – The Confessions Of Doctor Dream A) Irreversible Neural Damage – 1974

Released in May 1974, this was Ayers first album for Island records after four albums for Harvest. He only stayed at Island for one more album before returning to Harvest for another three and then, well, the eighties came. Thought of as one of his most accessible records (they all sound accessible to me) and […]

Soft Machine 1968

28/4/14 – Soft Machine – Ce Soir On Danse – The Guy Beart Show – 25th August – 1968

As I just listened to the first 5 Soft Machine albums in a row, I thought I would share this incredible footage from October 1967, broadcast in August 1968 on the Guy Beart Show. Dig those freaky French dancers! Robert Wyatt on drums and vocals, Mike Ratledge on keyboards and Kevin Ayers on bass.   […]

Kevin Ayers: Mike Oldfield - Hyde park

3/1/14 – Kevin Ayers (with Mike Oldfield) – May I? – The Old Grey Whistle Test -1972

The picture is of Kevin Ayers and Mike Oldfield about to go on stage in Hyde Park. Kevin Ayers And the Whole World: In this incarnation, Lol Coxhill, David Bedford, Mick Fincher and Mike Oldfield. Sadly Ayers, Coxhill and Bedford have passed away. Little is known about the whereabouts of Mick Fincher. Mike Oldfield lives […]

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10/12/13 – Caravan – 1968

The Canterbury scene spawned Soft Machine, Gong (and itinerant Australian Daevid Allen), Hatfield And The North, Kevin Ayers, Robert Wyatt, Egg, National Health and Caravan. Some members of these bands had been in The Wilde Flowers and that band evolved into the Caravan we know and love. In fact who was in what band may have […]