Van der Graaf Generator




Van der Graaf Generator is an English progressive rock band, formed in 1967 in Manchester by singer-songwriter Peter Hammill and Chris Judge Smith. Unique among “prog” rock bands, they became considerably popular in Italy during the 1970s. Their distinctive and dynamic vocals combined with electronically treated saxophones, thick chordal keyboard parts and jazz-like drumming, compels this band to explore a complete range of phonaesthetics and time signatures throughout.


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On Tour is an Emmy Award winning music and performance program recorded live on location at local venues in and around Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey. The On Tour series features regional, national and international artists performing a wide range of musical styles including rock n' roll, R&B, country, jazz, blues, alternative rock, indie, folk and classical. The hallmark of On Tour is the seamless weaving of intimate artist interviews with great performances.


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