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by John Kelman
British saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist Brian Hopper may not be as well-known as his brother, bassist Hugh Hopper of Soft Machine fame. He has, however, been a part of the same Canterbury scene since the '60s, when he was a member of the pre-Soft Machine collective the Wilde Flowers, along with a number of other artists who would go onto varying degrees of greater fame--future Softs members including brother Hugh, keyboardist Mike Ratledge, and drummer/singer Robert Wyatt; future Hatfield and the North and ...read more