Camel | Artist

Camel | Artist

Tags: Era_1970s, Genre_Prog, Origin_UK, Type_Artist

Camel is an English progressive rock band formed 1971 in Guildford, Surrey, by founder-member guitarist/vocalist Andrew Latimer. The original lineup also included Doug Ferguson (bass, vocals), Andy Ward (drums) and Pete Bardens (keyboards). Although viewed as a Canterbury scene prog band, Camel's sound developed to become more symphonic, rather than Jazz/Fusion based. They have been acknowledged as one of the principal influences on the neo-progressive rock sub-genre which emerged in the 1980s and included bands such as Marillion. Camel's first four releases (1973-76): Camel, Mirage, The Snow Goose and Moonmadness, are all superb albums, in particular Mirage which is regarded as one of the masterpieces of '70s progressive rock. Other outstanding albums include Rain Dances ('77), A Live Record ('78) and Rajaz ('99). The original quartet fell apart in the late '70s and the band underwent ongoing personnel changes, but they continue playing to the present day led by Andy Latimer.

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Featured Albums: Camel

Related Artists: 10cc, Caravan, Hatfield and the North, Pete Bardens

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