HAWKWIND were formed in 1969, originally as Hawkwind Zoo by former London busker Dave Brock, although there have been numerous line-up changes throughout the years, he remains at the helm today and is know affectionately by many of the fans as the Captain Of The Ship.
In 1970, the band appeared outside the perimeter fence of the Isle of Wight Festival as a protest against the admission charge. Jimi Hendrix was spotted in the audience. The same year they played at the first Glastonbury Festival.
The bands first single Hurry On Sundown was released later that year followed by the bands debut album. By 1972, the bands popularity had grown to such an extent they could headline venues such as the famous Chalk Farm Roundhouse in London in a gig billed as the “Greasy Truckers Party”.