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Abacus

Abacus
Country
Germany
Profile
German rock band formed in Hamm (north-east of Dortmund) in the late 1960's, originally known as Fashion. Adding English vocalist Chris Williams (from Grail), they became Abacus in 1971.Their debut LP was progressive rock with a classical edge mixing British and Krautrock elements.
Website
http://abacus-studio.de
Related articles (3)
Releases on file (3)
Abacus — Destiny Abacus — Destiny
(Musea FGBG 4856.AR, 2010, CD)
Steven Freeman and Alan Freeman — The Crack in the Cosmic Egg Steven Freeman and Alan Freeman — The Crack in the Cosmic Egg
(Audion ISBN 0-9529506-0-CDRO, 2007, CD-ROM)
Abacus  — Everything You Need Abacus — Everything You Need
(Spectrum 550 383-2, 1972/1995, CD)

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2017-05-05
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