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Hawkwind playing at the Monsters of Rock festival in Donington Park in 1982
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Also known as Hawkwind Zoo, Sonic Assassins, Hawklords, Psychedelic Warriors, Agents Of Chaos, Group X, Hawkwind Light Orchestra, The Elves of Silbury Hill
Origin Ladbroke Grove, London, England
Genres Space rock, progressive rock, psychedelic rock
Years active 1969–present
Labels U.A., Charisma, Bronze, RCA/Active, Flicknife, GWR, EBS, Voiceprint
Associated acts Space Ritual, Inner City Unit, Motörhead, Pink Fairies
Members Dave Brock
Tim Blake
Richard Chadwick
Mr Dibs
Niall Hone
Dead Fred

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

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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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