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Nik Turner

Nik Turner
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Powered by Audioscrobbler™Nik Turner (born Nicholas Robert Turner in Oxford on 28 August 1940; died 10 November 2022) was a British musician best remembered as the co-founder and former singer and saxophonist with influential rock group Hawkwind. He co-founded the group with Dave Brock in 1969.

Turner was a major influence on the Hawkwind sound during the band's most popular period in the early 1970s, writing and singing a number of their best-loved tracks, including Master of the Universe. Turner was ousted from the band in 1976. Brock maintained it was due to his finally losing patience with Turner's supposedly chaotic and distracting habit of playing over the sound of his bandmates. The event signalled the start of a feud between Brock and Turner which has simmered for 20 years.

After his first stint with Hawkwind finished, Turner performed as a solo artist, then helped form the psychedelic punk band Inner City Unit. In 1982, his disagreements with Brock put aside for the time being, Turner rejoined Hawkwind, performing with the group for the next two years. He later formed a group of his own, teaming up with other former Hawkwind musicians, getting involved in a name dispute after calling his group xHawkwind. The band now calls itself Space Ritual, after Hawkwind's most famous live album. Later he performed as the Nik Turner Band and as the Nik Turner Fabulous All Stars.

In 2008 Turner was invited to join Space Mirrors collective as a guest member. He recorded flute and saxophone on three Space Mirrors releases: Majestic-12: A Hidden Presence (2009), Dreams of Area 51 (2011) and In Darkness They Whisper (2012).

Nik Turner, who served two stints as a member of the space rock outfit Hawkwind, died at the age of 82 on Nov. 10, 2022. Turner was a multi-talented musician who was known for playing both flute and saxophone with the band, while also serving as a vocalist and composer. Turner was first a roadie to the newly formed band, but once they learned he could play saxophone he was offered a position within the group. He was let go in 1976, and invited back in 1982 until he was let go again from the band in 1984.
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