Family (60s/70s English rock band)

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Family are 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, 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.

The band's rotating membership throughout its relatively short existence led to a diversity in sound throughout their different albums. Family are also often seen as an unjustly forgotten act, when compared with other bands from the same period and have been described as an "odd band loved by a small but rabid group of fans". Although most of their recordings were issued in the US, the band never achieved any appreciable success there.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1968 Music in a Doll's House Family 3
1969 Family Entertainment Family 3
1970 Anyway Family 4
1971 Fearless Family 4
1972 Bandstand Family 4
1973 It's Only a Movie Family 3
1989 A Song for Me Family 5

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Family As & Bs Family 1
1993 The Best Of Family 1
2004 BBC Radio Volume 1 1968 - 69 Family 1
2005 Old Songs, New Songs: The Definitive Box Set Family 1
2008 In Their Own Time Family 1
A Family Selection (The Best Of) Family 2
Old Songs New Songs Family 1
Strange Band - The Best of Family Family 1
The Best of Family Family 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 BBC Radio 1 Live in Concert Family 1
2007 Live Family 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1969 No Mule's Fool / Good Friend of Mine Family 1
1971 In My Own Time / Seasons Family 1
1972 Burlesque / The Rocking R's Family 1
1973 Boom Bang Family 1
1973 Sweet Desiree / Drink To You Family 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 The Peel Sessions Family 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 The Very Best of Roger Chapman and Family Roger Chapman & Family 1

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