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Colosseum - "Valentyne Suite" live '69

I think the term "proto-prog" was invented to cover this. But that was long after the fact, as "prog" wasn't even a thing yet. Dave Greenslade tearing up the organ, Jon Hiseman killing the drums, and Dick Heckstall-Smith blowing away the tenor sax.

by Jon Davis, Published 2013-12-20


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