English rock band

Hawkwind are an English rock band. They are one of the earliest space rock groups. Their write and sing about science fiction themes. They formed in November 1969. Hawkwind have changed many times during their history and have played many styles of music. Dozens of musicians, dancers, and writers have worked with the group since they began.

Hawkwind playing at the Monsters of Rock festival in Donington Park in 1982
Hawkwind playing at the Monsters of Rock festival in Donington Park in 1982
Background information
Also known asHawkwind Zoo, Sonic Assassins, Hawklords, Psychedelic Warriors, Agents Of Chaos, Group X, Hawkwind Light Orchestra, The Elves of Silbury Hill
OriginLadbroke Grove, London, England
GenresSpace rock, progressive rock,[1] psychedelic rock
Years active1969–present
LabelsU.A., Charisma, Bronze, RCA/Active, Flicknife, GWR, EBS, Voiceprint
MembersDave Brock
Tim Blake
Richard Chadwick
Mr Dibs
Niall Hone
Dead Fred



Hawkwind have been named as an influence by artists such as the rock band Monster Magnet,[2] the Sex Pistols (who covered their 1972 song, "Silver Machine"[3]), Henry Rollins of Black Flag,[4] the guitarist Ty Segall,[5] and the English rock band, Ozric Tentacles.[6]

Dave Brock performing live on stage with Hawkwind at the Skyfest festival, held at Biddulph Grange Country Park, Congleton, Staffordshire, UK on Sunday 12th July 2009.


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  2. Kot, Greg (2004). "Monster Magnet". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 27 June 2009. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  3. "Sex Pistols cover Hawkwind, Jonathan Richman at Summercase". Nme.com. 20 July 2008. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  4. "Hawkwind tickets – Buy Hawkwind concert tickets on". Seatwave.com. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  5. "Marc Maron on..." Spin.
  6. "Tyne - Entertainment - Hawkwind @ Tyne Theatre". BBC. 4 December 2004. Retrieved 27 June 2015.

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