The Wilde Flowers

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The Wilde Flowers
The Wilde Flowers 1965
Background information
Origin Canterbury, England
Years active 1964–1969
Labels Voiceprint Records
Associated acts Soft Machine
Past members Hugh Hopper
Robert Wyatt
Kevin Ayers
Graham Flight
Richard Sinclair
Pye Hastings
David Sinclair
Richard Coughlan
Brian Hopper

The Wilde Flowers were the archetypal Canterbury scene music group based in the vicinity of Canterbury, England.


The group was active between 1964 and 1969 but never released any records during its existence; however former members went on to form two other groups that became central to the Canterbury scene: Soft Machine and Caravan. These bands spawned a vast number of Canterbury-related or Canterbury-sounding bands.

A compact disc of previously unreleased archival demo recordings (1965-1969) by the Wilde Flowers was issued in 1994,[1] available from Voiceprint Records (Blueprint BP123CD).


Band members included, at various times:


Year Artist Title
1962 various artists Canterburied Sounds, Vol.s 1-4 (released 1998)
1965 The Wilde Flowers The Wilde Flowers (released 1994)



  1. ^ Unterberger, Richie. The Wilde Flowers at AllMusic
  2. ^ Line-ups at The Canterbury Music Family Tree
  3. ^ "The Wilde Flowers". The British Music Archive. Retrieved 7 January 2015.