Calvert, Robert

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(1945-1988) South African-born poet and musician who moved to London in the 1960s and became friendly with Michael Moorcock, amongst others. He fronted Hawkwind during their most spacy 1970s period, but also released material under his own name, although his solo album Captain Lockheed & The Starfighters (1974) is not sf (it is a concept-album that retells the story of the development of Lockheed's F-104 Starfighter jet plane). Calvert's sf poems appeared in various fanzines and samizdat publications, and were included in the anthology The Purple Hours (1974) edited by Lisa Conesa. [AR]

Robert Newton Calvert

born Pretoria, South Africa: 9 March 1945

died Ramsgate, Kent: 14 August 1988

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