Daevid Allen: The Master Builder
As a co-founder of Soft Machine and Gong, the late Daevid Allen was there at the birth of prog rock. Steve Hillage, Mike Howlett and others pay tribute to a rare talent.
Soon after he arrived at my parents’ house in the little village of Lydden near Dover, he acquired a pet. This was a tin can on a long piece of string, which he tied to his belt,” says Robert Wyatt, recalling Daevid Allen’s appearance in his life in 1960.