Memories (Hugh Hopper song)

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"Memories" is a progressive rock song written by Hugh Hopper[1] in the mid-1960s and originally recorded by his group The Wilde Flowers, although their versions were not released until many years later. The Wilde Flowers was a predecessor to the group Soft Machine, who also covered the song, as did associated artists Robert Wyatt (released as the B-side of his single "I'm a Believer" and on his compilation album Eps[2]), and by Daevid Allen (on his album Banana Moon,[3] with vocals by Wyatt).

The song was later covered by the band Material on their album One Down,[4] which featured lead vocals performed by Whitney Houston in her first ever appearance as a lead vocalist on an album. It has also been covered by The Mars Volta, which was included as a bonus track on some versions of their album The Bedlam in Goliath.

Several versions by The Wilde Flowers were released on a compilation of their work in 1994.[5]