Family (band)

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Family were an English rock band, active from late 1966 to October 1973, and again since 2013 for a series of live shows. Their style has been characterised as progressive rock, as their sound often explored other genres, incorporating elements of styles such as folk, psychedelia, acid rock, 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.[1][2][3][4]

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Family
The original formation of the band. Left to right: John "Charlie" Whitney (guitars), Jim King (saxophones, vocals, harmonica), Rob Townsend (drums), Ric Grech (bass, vocals, violin), Roger Chapman (vocals)
The original formation of the band. Left to right: John "Charlie" Whitney (guitars), Jim King (saxophones, vocals, harmonica), Rob Townsend (drums), Ric Grech (bass, vocals, violin), Roger Chapman (vocals)
Background information
OriginLeicester, England
Genres
Years active
  • 1966–1973
  • 2013–2016
Labels
SpinoffsStreetwalkers
Past members
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Family's rotating membership during their relatively short existence led to a diversity of sound on their various albums, with the lead vocalist Roger Chapman is the only member who stayed in the band during the existence. The group have been described as an "odd band loved by a small but rabid group of fans".[2]

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