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Artist: Peter Hammill
Album: ...All That Might Have Been
Genre: Progressive Rock, Rock
Country: UK, USA
The Last Time
As for Him
Wanted to Belong
Can't Get Home
The Line Goes Dead
He Turns Away
Upon a Sixpence
Someday (The Piper Smile)
Disrespect (In Kabuki-cho)
The Whole Thing Through
Not Going Anywhere
British musician Peter Hammill was born on 5 November 1948, in Ealing, West London, England. Full name Peter Joseph Andrew Hammill. In 1960 the family Hammill moved to Derby. He studied Peter in Rumantscha College, Old Windsor, after which he joined the faculty of natural Sciences, University of Manchester.
Manchester is among the three British cities, which regularly issue new rock bands. It was here in 1967 Peter Hammill and partners organized a progressive rock band Van der Graaf Generator. In the initial composition of the team included, in addition to performing the songs of Peter, drummer Chris "Judge" Smith and organist Nick Pern. This lineup released just one single, and then in 1969 due to financial problems the guys went.
Peter Hammill decides to record a solo album. He signs a contract with the record company "mercury records", and, in the end, produces the album "the Aerosol Grey Machine", but under the name "Van der Graaf Generator. The release came out in the States and only eight years later was published in England. Listeners and critics have noted the unusual creative image of the band, lyrics texts and intellectual musical language.
In the summer of 1969 Hammill weekly has performed solo concerts at The Edinburgh castle Theatre". Then again, he assembles a team until 1972 writes four albums. In parallel, he continued to pursue a solo career and in 1971 released his first solo album "Fool's Mate". In 1972 the group again at odds on solo projects.
Peter Hammill continued solo work. He recorded several albums, lyrics which Express the personal feelings of Hammill. This was the main difference from the songs performed "Van der Graaf Generator", as the author of almost all the tracks from the groups s was Peter, it would reflect a more global problem, look at the reality.
In 1975 Peter again collects "Van der Graaf Generator" and for three years records four Studio albums and one double live album. In the main group included: professional pianist Hugh Benton, warnick guy Evans, saxophonist David Jackson. In 1978 the group again at odds. Only at the end of 2004 Hammill again revives "Van der Graaf Generator. By 2009, the band recorded two albums.
Peter Hammill continues to pursue a solo career. At the moment, on account of his 25 Studio albums, 6 live albums and a dozen singles
Peter Hammill married since 1978. He and his wife Hilary have three daughters, Holly, Beatrice and Phoebe. Older daughters participated in the recording of several songs by the band "Van der Graaf Generator. In 2004, Hammill got Italian prize "Tenco" as a composer.
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