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Family was an English rock band that formed in late 1966 and disbanded in October 1973. Their style has been characterized as progressive rock, although their sound often explored other genres, incorporating elements of styles such as folk, psychedelia, acid, jazz fusion, and rock and roll. The band achieved recognition in the United Kingdom through their albums, club and concert tours and appearances at festivals, but were unable to attract the same level of attention in USA. Singer Roger Chapman and guitarist Charlie Whitney went on to form Streetwalkers.
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Releases on file (9)
Family — It's Only a Movie Family — It's Only a Movie
(Snapper Music SDPCD240, 1973/2011, CD)
Family — Bandstand Family — Bandstand
(Repertoire REPUK 1081, 1972/2006, CD)
Family — Fearless Family — Fearless
(Madfish SMACD995, 1971/2014, 2CD)
Family — Live Family — Live
(Mystic MYS CD 176, 1971/2003, CD)
Family — Anyway Family — Anyway
(Madfish SMACD1025, 1970/2015, 2CD)
Family — A Song for Me Family — A Song for Me
(Madfish SMALCD993, 1970/2013, CD)
Family — Family Entertainment Family — Family Entertainment
(Pucka PUC 702, 1969/2003, CD)
Family — Music in a Doll's House / Family Entertainment Family — Music in a Doll's House / Family Entertainment
(See for Miles SFM 1968, 1969/1999, 2CD)
Family — Music in a Doll's House Family — Music in a Doll's House
(Pucka PUC 801, 1968/2012, CD)

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