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Happy the Man
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Happy the Man is an American progressive rock band from the 70s specializing in virtuoso instrumental tracks within complex time signatures. The band's original members were Kit Watkins (keyboards), Frank Wyatt (keyboards, saxes), Stan Whitaker (guitars), Rick Kennel (bass), Mike Beck (drums, percussion), and Cliff Fortney (flute, keyboards, vocals). Fortney departed before the recording of their first album, and the band continued with an increased focus on instrumental material, though they never completely abandoned vocals. For the remainder of the 70s, until their eventual split in 1979, the group went through a series of different drummers. Members of the band reunited for performances, and a new studio album appeared in 2004.
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Releases on file (7)
Happy the Man — The Muse Awakens Happy the Man — The Muse Awakens
(Inside Out Music IOMCD 187, 2004, CD)
Happy the Man — 3rd - Better Late... Happy the Man — 3rd - Better Late...
(Cuneiform WMAS 55001, 1990/1979, CD)
Happy the Man — Crafty Hands Happy the Man — Crafty Hands
(One Way OW34547, 1978/1999, CD)
Happy the Man — Live Happy the Man — Live
(Linden Music LM 2021, 1978/1994, CD)
Happy the Man — Happy the Man Happy the Man — Happy the Man
(One Way OW34546, 1977/1999, CD)
Happy the Man — Death's Crown Happy the Man — Death's Crown
(Cuneiform 55015, 1976/1999, CD)
Happy the Man — Beginnings Happy the Man — Beginnings
(Cuneiform 55003, 1975/1990, CD)

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