Brian Hopper

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Brian Hopper (born 3 January 1943) is a British guitarist and saxophonist.

Hopper was born in Whitstable, Kent, and is the older brother of the late bassist Hugh Hopper. With Hugh, he was a member in the early Canterbury scene band Wilde Flowers. He also played saxophone on Soft Machine's album Volume Two and cowrote several tracks on their eponymous debut. The death of two bandmates in the early 1970s discouraged Brian from pursuing a proper career in music, so he went into agricultural crop protection research and development instead.[1]

Only in the latter part of the 1990s did Brian re-emerge as an artist of contemporary as well as historical significance. One of his projects was Canterburied Sounds, Vol.s 1-4, a four-CD compilation of archival Canterbury scene recordings from his private collection.


Year Artist Title
1962 various artists Canterburied Sounds, Vol.s 1-4 (released 1998)
1965 The Wilde Flowers The Wilde Flowers (released 1994)
1969 Soft Machine Volume Two
2003 Brian Hopper (with Robert Fenner) Virtuality
2004 Brian Hopper If Ever I Am
2006 Brian Hopper & Robert Fenner Just Desserts[2]



  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 September 2007. Retrieved 14 July 2007.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Burning Shed

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