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Hugh Hopper

Primary Instrument: Bass, electric

Born: April 29, 1945 | Died: June 7, 2009    

Hugh Hopper

Hugh Hopper is perhaps the central figure of the whole Canterbury scene. In a career spanning over thirty years, he has played with literally everyone: Robert Wyatt, Daevid Allen, Richard Sinclair, Elton Dean, Mike Ratledge, Phil Miller, Dave Stewart, Pip Pyle...

Hopper was one the founder members of the seminal Wilde Flowers in 1964. During the 60's, he also worked in an experimental context with guitarist Daevid Allen (who later founded or co-founded Soft Machine and Gong). After leaving the Wilde Flowers, he became Soft Machine's roadie, and when Kevin Ayers departed for a solo career, he swapped roles and moved to the role of bass player, remaining in the band until 1973 and playing on most of Soft Machine's classic albums...
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  • Goat Hopper

    Justin Time
    2013
  • The Gift Of Purpose

    Cuneiform Records
    2010
  • Dune

    Moonjune Records
    2008
  • Numero D'Vol

    Moonjune Records
    2007
  • Hopper Tunity Box

    Cuneiform Records
    2007
  • Hopper Tunity Box

    Culture Press
    2005
  • Meccano Pelorus

    Cuneiform Records
    2005
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