Andromeda (English band)

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Origin London, England
Genres Psychedelic rock, freakbeat, acid rock, progressive rock, hard rock
Years active 1966–1969
Associated acts The Attack, The Five Day Week Straw People
Past members John Du Cann
Mick Hawksworth
Jack McCulloch
Ian McLane

Andromeda were an English psychedelic rock group, that formed in 1966.[1][2][3][4] However, soon after formation, the band changed lineup, and led by John Du Cann a new line-up recorded their eponymous album in 1969 with backing vocals by Eddie Dyche.

The group split upon Du Cann's departure to join Atomic Rooster in 1970.[5]

Du Cann, Hawksworth, and Collins also comprised the one-off studio band The Five Day Week Straw People. Hawksworth later briefly joined Killing Floor.[6]

In September 2017, a copy of their first album sold for over $1,000 on discogs. [1]

Band members[edit]



  • "Go Your Way"/"Keep out 'Cos I'm Dying" (RCA Victor RCA 1854) 1969


  • Andromeda (RCA Victor SF 8031) 1969
  • 7 Lonely Street (Reflection MM 06) 1990
  • Anthology 1966-1969 (Kissing Spell KSCD9492) 1994
  • Live at Middle Earth (Kissing Spell KSLP 9497) 1994
  • Originals (Angel Air SJPCD187) 2005
  • Beginnings 1967-68 (Angel Air SJPCD 243) 2007

The original album was re-released in 2000 as a two disc set that contained that album and a number of demos, singles, and live recordings under the name of Definitive Collection.[5][7]

Compilation albums[edit]

  • See into the Stars (SAR.CD 003-4) 1990
  • Return to Sanity (Background HBG 122/5) 1992
  • Definitive Collection (Angel Air SJPCD053) 2000


  1. ^ Larkin C 'Virgin Encyclopedia of Sixties Music' (Muze UK Ltd, 1997) ISBN 0-7535-0149-X) p13
  2. ^ "Andromeda Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  3. ^ "Jack McCulloch Info". ReoCities. Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  4. ^ "Andromeda Biography". Prog Archives. Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  5. ^ a b "Andromeda". Alex Gitlin. Archived from the original on 14 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-30. 
  6. ^ Bryan Thomas. "Killing Floor | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-02-12. 
  7. ^ "Definitive Collection Album Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-09-30. 

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