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Spirogyra
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England
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Spirogyra was a British folk-rock band founded in Bolton, Lancashire in 1967 by Martin Cockerham and Mark Francis. The band also featured singer Barbara Gaskin, who went on to sing with Hatfield & the North and in a duo with Dave Stewart. The band recorded three studio albums, but split up in 1973. In 2009 Cockerham and Francis revived the band and have resumed activity.
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http://www.rainbowempire.com
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Releases on file (6)
Spirogyra — 5 Spirogyra — 5
(Turning Round GYRALP5, 2011, LP)
Spirogyra — Children's Earth Spirogyra — Children's Earth
((Not on label) no#, 2009, CD)
Spirogyra — Bells, Boots and Shambles Spirogyra — Bells, Boots and Shambles
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 2412, 1973/2013, CD)
Spirogyra — Old Boot Wine Spirogyra — Old Boot Wine
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 2411, 1972/2013, CD)
Spirogyra — Burn the Bridges: The Demo Tapes 70-71 Spirogyra — Burn the Bridges: The Demo Tapes 70-71
(Repertoire REP 4846, 1971/2000, CD)
Spirogyra — St. Radigunds Spirogyra — St. Radigunds
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 2410, 1971/2013, CD)

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