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Outer Limits: Rupert Hine

Over the last 50 years, he’s worked with everyone from Camel to Chris de Burgh, he’s played a hit novelty single on Top Of The Pops and has even recorded with Doctor Who. But how prog is he?

Rupert Hine is one of the few prog rockers – even one of the few at the outer limits of prog – to have had a five-decade career, a Top 5 novelty hit single, been in a band with an alternative comedian, and produced artists as wide-ranging as Camel and Rush, techno pioneers Underworld and Doctor Who Jon Pertwee. He’s earned accolades from Sir George Martin, and received comparisons to the maverick UK greats: Peter Hammill, Peter Gabriel, David Bowie, Bill Nelson, John Foxx and Kevin Ayers, to name but a few.

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