Nik Turner

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Nicholas Robert Turner (26 August 1940 – 10 November 2022) was an English musician, best known as a member of space rock pioneers Hawkwind. Turner played saxophone and flute, as well as being a vocalist and composer. While with Hawkwind, Turner was known for his experimental free jazz stylisations and outrageous stage presence, often donning full makeup and Ancient Egypt-inspired costumes.

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Nik Turner
Turner in 2010
Background information
Birth nameNicholas Robert Turner
Also known asThunder Rider
Born(1940-08-26)26 August 1940
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Died10 November 2022(2022-11-10) (aged 82)
GenresSpace rock, jazz fusion
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
Instrument(s)Vocals, saxophone, flute
Years active1969–2022
LabelsCleopatra,[1] Charisma, Ozit