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Primary Instrument: Drums

Born: May 17, 1949

Bill Bruford grew up with jazz. As an amateur drummer in the 1960s, and after a handful of lessons from Lou Pocock of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, he began his professional career in 1968. He was a guiding light in the so-called British “Art Rock” movement, touring internationally with Yes and King Crimson from 1968-74. There then followed several years spent observing and participating in the music making processes of, among others, Gong, National Health, Genesis and U.K., until Bill felt ready to write and perform his own music with his own band Bruford, recording four albums from 1977-80....
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Music

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    Skin and Wire

    Summerfold Records
    2009
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    In Tokyo

    Winterfold Records
    2009
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    The Winterfold Collection 1978-1986

    Birdology
    2009
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    Rock Goes to College

    Winterfold Records
    2007
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    In Two Minds

    Birdology
    2007
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    Earthworks Underground Orchestra

    Summerfold Records
    2006
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    Every Step a Dance, Every Word a Song

    Summerfold Records
    2005
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