New Book about the Early Years of Iconic Space Rock Band

The Spirit of Hawkwind
The Spirit of Hawkwind 1969-1976


The Spirit of Hawkwind 1969-1976 is the title of the new book about the early years of legendary space rock group Hawkwind.

The 300-page hardcover book is the first ever behind-the-scenes account of one of the most groundbreaking rock bands to emerge from England in the late 1960s as told by co-founder and saxophonist Nik Turner.

With assistance from music historian Dave Thompson, Nik gives readers the ultimate insider’s guide to Hawkwind, sharing his personal recollections both hilarious and horrifying, from the infamous drug bust of bassist Lemmy, to the group’s shocking performances at Glastonbury Festival. The book includes rare and never-before-seen photos as well as a comprehensive discography, gigography, and a reproduction of Nik’s tour diary from the band’s first US tour in 1975.

In addition, the book will include a precise reproduction of the 1971 “Sonic Attack” 7” promo one-sided single housed in a cloth bag plus a full reproduction of a 1971 6” x 9” 20-page promotional booklet.



To celebrate the release of the book, Nik Turner will be launching an extensive North American tour starting in November and focusing exclusively on the classic Hawkwind repertoire. Nik will be signing copies of The Spirit of Hawkwind at the shows.

Nov 12 – San Francisco, CA – Brick and Mortar
Nov 13 – Portland, OR
Nov 14 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Nov 16 – Denver, CO – Lion’s Liar
Nov 18 – Milwaukee, WI – Shank Hall
Nov 20 – Chicago, IL – Reggies
Nov 21 – Westland, MI – Token Lounge
Nov 22 – Toronto, Canada – The Rockplie
Nov 23 – Brooklyn, NY – Grand Victory
Nov 24 – New Haven, CT – Cafe Nine
Nov 25 – Rochester, NY – Bug Jar
Nov 27 – Philadelphia, Pa – Kung Fu Necktie
Nov 29 – Long Branch, NJ – Brighton Bar
Nov 30 – Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theater
Dec 1 – Raleigh, NC – The Pourhouse Music Hall
Dec 2 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Dec 3 – New Orleans, LA – Siberia
Dec 4 – Houston, TX – Notsuoh
Dec 5 – San Antonio, TX – 237 @ The Korova
Dec 6 – Austin, TX – 7th Street Club
Dec 8 – Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge
Dec 9 – San Diego, CA – Till Two Club
Dec 10 – West Hollywood, CA – The Whisky
Dec 12 – Las Vegas, NV – Lvcs
Dec 13 – Fullerton, CA – The Continental Room

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