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Gong was a Psych rock band formed 1967 in Paris by Australian musician Daevid Allen and English vocalist Gilli Smyth. Allen previously founded Soft Machine in the UK but was forced to re-settle in France due to Visa restrictions. Allen and Smyth formed a collective of musicians into the Gong family, including Steve Hillage, Didier Malherbe, Pip Pyle, Miquette Giraudy and Pierre Moerlen. Gong's first two albums were basically Allen and Smyth with support. The third album the excellent Camembert Electrique was the first of a string of classic Gong albums including the masterpiece Flying Teapot series: Flying Teapot, Angel's Egg and You, which featured the addition of Steve Hillage on guitar. Allen left Gong between 1976-1990 during this time they released albums under the name Pierre Moerlen's Gong.
Artist Website: planetgong.co.uk
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