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Caravan were part of the Cambridge set, a group of English progressive rock bands that came out England in the early I970s including well know prog rock act Camel. their style of whimsical, folky and jazzy style wise underpinned a English humour and great musicianship. Over the years they (like most other prog rock acts) have gone through numerous line up changes which are detailed in the band history page.

The band were formed in 1968 by original members David Sinclair, Richard Sinclair, Pye Hastings and Richard Coughlan and released their eponymously titled debut album, Caravan, in the following year. Humorous album title were the order of the day and 1970's "If I Could Do It All Over Again, I'd Do It All Over You in 1970", followed the first release on the new Decca label to which they had signed. The excellent 'In the Land of Grey and Pink' followed in 1971, a reference to golfing life on the typical attire associated with it.

Keyboardist Richard Sinclair left the band in 1973 and the band changed the musical direction somewhat and gradually dissolved before the reinstatement of Sinclair for the well received For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night

The band retained a very low profile throughout the 80s and 90s but got together for new projects in 1990 and 2010. Despite long periods of inactivity the band retain a cult following which has been further enhanced by the return in popularity of progressive rock.