Jill married Robert Calvert in the early 80's - she became
his third wife and a collaborator on many of his following projects.
you can read an exclusive and extensive interview
is the youngest son of Robert Calvert - Here
you can read a new  and exclusive interview
on Calvert's artistic attitudes and his appearance returning
from a mental hospital on the inci/accident when he introduced Calvert
and Vivian Stanshall to each other / Arthur
the vocalist and mastermind of the US-punk legend THE
DEAD KENNEDYS, member of LARD, collaborator of NO MEANS NO, D.O.A....
- on Calvert's influence on his own work - especially in the fields
of research and spoken words performances. Jello
the founder and mastermind of Van der Graaf Generator
- and ever since one of the most prolific (solo) singer-songwriters
up to day.
These are notes from a talk I had with Peter Hammil in Berlin, Jan.
is working as a multimedia artist and is - for quite
some time now - the main-man behind NOCTURNAL EMISSIONS. He's also regularly
collaborating with numerous other musicians -from the somewhat unclearly
defined territory of 'industrial' music - like Mick Harris of SCORN.
Ayers acknowledges the far-reaching influence of Hawkwind's and Calvert's
sonic and lyrical experiments on the whole industrial music scene, that
came up in the mid/late 70's - heralded by bands like Throbbing Gristle,
- one of the most well-known SF / Fantasy writers & novelists
from the UK, who played an important role in developing and supporting
the "New Wave" of Science Fiction.
M. Moorcock on Calvert's special talents and his worst enemy /
the founder, mastermind and last 'survivor' of the legendary
band HAWKWIND on his
longtime artistic companion. / Dave
was the keyboarder of the SONIC
ASSASSINS - originally a side project by Calvert and Dave Brock,
resp. a collaboration of them with the Devon-based band ARK,
which featured Harvey Bainbridge on bass and Paul Hayles on keboards/synths.
Both Hayles and Bainbridge became members of Hawkwind
shortly afterwards. - Here you can read some of Paul Hayles' memories
of the days spent with Calvert, the Sonic Assassins and Hawkwind in
a musician who successfully explores the various fields
of modern electronic sounds - from ambient soundscapes to powerful drum
'n' bass structures.
He played alongside ambient guru Kim Cascone in Thessalonians,
Spice Barons, and Satellite
IV - bands that shaped the ambient philosophies of Silent Records
- and was also a member of the space rock band Melting
In 1995, he founded his solo project Spaceship Eyes
- another important project of his is called Spirits
Burning - a kind of virtual global orchestra.
Don has written an essay for this website: Robert
Calvert, Art Hero and Inventor (this text has later been re-published
in the US-magazine "Progression"; Issue 36, Summer/Fall 2000
another anecdote on artistic camaraderie / Adrian
a brief description of Hawkwind's
manager on one of Calvert's favourite ways to spend his 'leisure time'
in his pre-Hawkwind days...(from an interview by Jonathon
- on the recording of Calvert's Captain
Lockheed and the Starfighters album and another recording session
- Paul Rudolph on
the collaboration with Calvert and Brian
Eno on Calvert's 2nd solo-album Lucky
Leif and the Longships / Paul
one of the founder members of the legendary German band
Amon Düül 2 on his collaboration with Calvert on Die
Lösung, an extraordinary PR-action of Calvert and his memories
of the man who wasn't mad at all. / John
Weinzierl / Amon Düül 2
"We often used the odd Calvert composition when
playing live and some of it has been recorded. Needless to say I have
been impressed by his output to this day."
on the Revenge
tracks and an example of the more erratic side of Mr. Calvert's character
on Calvert's conceptual influence on the band during
the early Hawkwind days / Nik
feat. a NEW extensive
interview on Calvert
played with Inner
City Unit (featuring Nik Turner) - a band Calvert often guested
with during the early 80's. Later he joined Calvert's band 'Krankschaft'
- aka 'Maximum Effect. Some memories of Steve on the times with Calvert,
the working process... - (special thanks belong to Max
Wilcox for getting this text from Steve.)
Reeves (aka 'Dead Fred')
was another core-member of the proto psy-punk-band Inner
City Unit (featuring Nik Turner) - a band
Calvert often guested with during the early 80's. Together with ICU
bandmate Steve Pond he later formed the core of
Calvert's band 'Krankschaft' - aka 'Maximum Effect'. - Find some remarks
on the possible future of Calvert's heritage...
member of Pressurehed
/ Far Flung and Anubian
Lights on his first spine-tingling encounter of Calvert's voice
and the Calvertian influence on his
member of Far
Flung and Death Ride 69 on his experiences with Calvert's work and
the influence it had / has on his
darXstar's mastermind on 'The invisible Robert Calvert
connection that couldn't be heard...' / darXtar
on his conversations with Calvert on hi-technologies
and Mr. C's characteristic lust for an 'engaged' style of verbal explorations
- incl. a distinct comment of Mr. Lemmy (Motörhead) Kilmister on
on another unfortunate (but funny) approach to get Calvert's
work published & on a possible future of Calvert as a 'suave' British
a short obituary / Lemmy
was a long time member / guitarist of Hawkwind
- played also on one of Calvert's solo-projects. The Calvert-Collab-O-Relators
frames contain a detailed outline of his career by Lee Broughton:
is a member of the ambient/electronica group Nemesis
from Finland - some notes on the strong influence of Calvert's music
and concepts on his own work.
is a member of the British band Agua Caliente
- and wrote articles on other musicians like Arthur
- on his encounters with Calvert and the influence it
had on his own writings
- a typical Calvertian dialogue tactic (incl. a reference to Roger Zelazny
/ Damnation Alley) & a memory from Calvert's funeral
on Calvert's stage personae(s) and an example of typical
Calvertian enthusiasm / Brian
was the vocalist of the infamous DEVIANTS,
he's also a writer and journalist - here's a hilarious article on a
1976 Calvert & Hawkwind performance and the band's visual antics
deployed / Mick
Magnusson on how Calvert appeared to a soon to become
psychedelic musician when he was just thirteen - Kenneth plays with
The Moor, a psych/space-rock
band from Sweden, with Nik Turner as an associate member. /
The Melody Maker
a short description of Calvert's appearance in May '73
& a statement on manic depression
on Calvert's unstable mental condition; his collaboration
with Hawkwind and one of Calvert's ideas for a poetical stage performance
- from: 'Gone with the Wind', an article in 'Frendz',
a friend of Calvert who supplied him with material for
his Starfighter / Capt.
Lockheed - also an associate of HAWKWIND - and a long-time collaborator
of Michael Moorcock for whose books he did numerous
And you'll find out on this amusing page that he's indeed a visionary
Rod Goodway was and is a member of some of the quintessential
psychedelic bands, that sprung up in and around London in the late 60's.
He played in Rustic Hinge and The Provincial Swimmers
and the various formations of Magic Muscle
- a band that also featured Adrian
Shaw and often toured with Hawkwind
during the early 70's.
Magic Muscle had a comeback in the nineties, feat. yet another
ex-Hawkwind member: Simon House, with whom
Goodway also recorded an album in the late 70's. These days he's playing
in Ethereal Counterbalance and is still
associated to the extended Magic Muscle / Bevis Frond camp of musicians,
most of them are feat. on the releases of the Woronzow
label. Contributions of Goodway can be found on many Woronzow releases.
can read an amusing anecdote: Rod Goodway becoming part of Calvert's
stage-show in 1977 - on the night his friend Ade
Shaw gave his debut as Hawkwind's new bass-player. Calvert WAITING
FOR HIS (MY) MAN...and Goodway delievered the stuff... - well, not quite
the stuff expected....
Gutmair / Taz
Ulrich Gutmair is a young German journalist, who's mostly
writing about culture and new technologies. In the summer of '97 I told
him about the website on Calvert which I had just started - and he immediately
decided to do something on Mr. C. - The first result was a radio
feature for an independent station, broadcasted in August 1997.
you can read the transcription of this feature - incl. a link to the
audio-file of the complete show. (in German).
In Nov. '97 Gutmair managed to publish an extensive
article on Calvert's in Germany's biggest left-ish newspaper,
"Taz/die tageszeitung". Mr. Calvert
got a whole page for himself. The article was entitled
"Test-Pilot in Dataspace" - and
I am pretty sure this is the most extensive article ever published on
him outside of a music magazine. Besides: (and I am not overtly subjective
here) it's - for all I know - it's also the best and most profound that's
been written so far. Alas, for all non-Germans: it's in German as well.
You can read this article HERE.