Happy 75th to an artist who has not merely helped shape and define whatever it is, exactly, prog rock has managed to encompass, but as a positive force for music: an impeccable craftsman and perfectionist; a visionary who marches defiantly and purposefully to the beat of his own axe; at turns a sly and droll chameleon and stern taskmaster; and always, a gentleman.

For much more on the man, his ceaselessly inspiring discipline, and an overview of the embarrassment of riches that is his career and living legacy, I encourage you to go directly to the source.

(Much more, from…

Sean Murphy

Executive Director, 1455, @1455LitArts. Avoiding quiet desperation by any means necessary http://seanmurphy.net

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