This tree, of whatever you may call it, is by no means completed. We will
hopefully add more information concerning most of the people and
line-ups involved, more quotations, reviews and other improvements.
Maybe some more pictures, too, sooner or later.
Why did we make this?
It's our hope that the tree will stir the curiosity of some of you people
out there enough to dive / dive deeper into the music and lyrics of Peter
Hammill & friends. We certainly have during the making of this thing.
Feedback & corrections
These pages are a result of a www-conversion of a hand-written conventional family tree made by
Johan Schlanbusch, who is responsible for all guesses, Norwegian accent ... Feedback,
corrections etc. are welcomed. You may obtain a printed copy of the VdGG
family tree by sending a big envelope and a couple of IRCs (international
reply coupons) to :
The construction and layout of these pages was done by
Knut Tore Breivik, who also added some of the record-reviews and articles.
The personnel linking on the artist pages is partly
inspired by the highly recommended books from Borderline Productions in the American Rock History series.
Johan says a million thanks and pats on the backs for the invaluable
help to all you good and patient people:
We would also like to thank the following people for
permitting reprinting of copyrighted reviews, articles and photos:
- Judge Smith
- Nic Potter
- Fred Tomsett (who corrected (but hardly approved) this tree, autumn 95)
- Adrian Haegele
- Avy Abudy
- Foster Hall
- Andy Richardson (r.i.p.)
- Tim Simpson
- Svein Morten Kveim
- Dave Jørgensen
- Jan Inge Sommerseth
- Sean Kelly
And first and foremost thanks to Mr. Banton, Evans, Hammill, Jaxon,
Potter, Smith & Smith etc. for their music and lyrics, gigs and other events!!!