That Was The Week That Was: March 9th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | March 16, 2015

Being a founding member of either Soft Machine or Gong, flag wavers of prog rock freakdom both, Daevid Allen was a founding member of both and now he has died from cancer at the age of 77. As his son Orlando Moon wrote: “And so dada Ali, bert camembert, the dingo Virgin, divided alien and his other 12 selves prepare to pass up the oily way and back to the planet of love. And I rejoice and give thanks.”

Daevid Allen Going Going Gong

By Iman Lababedi | February 7, 2015

Australian Daevid Allen formed Gong in France after failing to get a visa to return to the UK where he played guitar with the legendary Soft Boys in 1967. Through the years and numerous incarnations, and many types of Gongs, coming and goings including a fifteen year break, Gong have been a cutting edge experimental progressive rock band who give the term a good name.