Steve Hillage

Real Name:
Stephen Simpson Hillage
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UK-based guitarist born August 2, 1951, London, England. Formerly a member of prog-rock act Gong but best known as half of ambient/techno duo System 7 and as a frequent collaborator with The Orb.

He started with the band Uriel then left for college and they continued on as Egg. They reunited to record under the pseudonym Arzachel, then Hillage ended up with Kevin Ayers, then into Gong where he picked up on Daevid Allen's glissando guitar techniques that Allen had evolved from watching Syd Barrett play with a butter knife bowing strings.

Hillage became a virtuoso and the guitar sound evolved with echoes and reverb blending with synthesizers. He had a solo band after Gong and did some session work, and was a pioneer in new age ambient music and retired from recording for a while as he went on to be a prominent producer in the early 1980's, most known for his work on the Simple Minds albums of that era.

Some years later he was in a club and heard the Orb sampling his music and hooked up with them, and resurfaced with his duo with his longtime partner to record as System 7, aka 777 due to concerns from Apple over their operating system 7.

He reunited with Gong circa 2008 and toured with them in 2009 and 2010.
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Albums

VR 13-118 Steve Hillage - Fish Rising album art Steve Hillage Fish Rising (Album) Virgin VR 13-118 US 1975 Sell This Version
SL 288 Steve Hillage - Space Shanty album art Khan (3) Featuring Steve Hillage & Dave Stewart Khan (3) Featuring Steve Hillage & Dave Stewart - Space Shanty (Album) Deram SL 288 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
SD 18205 Steve Hillage - L album art Steve Hillage L (Album) Virgin, Virgin SD 18205 US 1976 Sell This Version
L36329 Steve Hillage - Motivation Radio album art Steve Hillage Motivation Radio (Album) Virgin L36329 Australia 1977 Sell This Version
139 Steve Hillage - Can A Fish Rise To Sea Level? album art Steve Hillage / Sea Level Steve Hillage / Sea Level - Can A Fish Rise To Sea Level?(LP, Transcription) Rock Around The World 139 US 1977 Sell This Version
3222 747 Steve Hillage - Green album art Steve Hillage Green (Album) Virgin 3222 747 France 1978 Sell This Version
201 050 Steve Hillage - Open album art Steve Hillage Open (Album) Virgin 201 050 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
300273-XD Steve Hillage - Live Herald album art Steve Hillage Live Herald (Album) Virgin 300273-XD Spain 1979 Sell This Version
VR1 Steve Hillage - Rainbow Dome Musick album art Steve Hillage Rainbow Dome Musick (Album) Virgin, Virgin VR1 UK 1979 Sell This Version
CN 3313/S Steve Hillage - In Concert-197 album art Steve Hillage In Concert-197(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 3313/S UK 1979 Sell This Version
GAS 9 Steve Hillage - Glastonbury Experience album art Steve Hillage Glastonbury Experience(Cass, Album) GAS Records (2) GAS 9 UK 1979 Sell This Version
OVED 8 Steve Hillage - And Not Or album art Steve Hillage And Not Or (Album) Virgin OVED 8 UK 1982 Sell This Version
204967-320 Steve Hillage - For To Next album art Steve Hillage For To Next (Album) Virgin 204967-320 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
V 2244, OVED 8 Steve Hillage - For To Next / And Not Or album art Steve Hillage For To Next / And Not Or (Album) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin V 2244, OVED 8 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
WIN CD 014 Steve Hillage - BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert album art Steve Hillage BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert (Album) Windsong International WIN CD 014 UK 1992 Sell This Version
518 084-2 Steve Hillage - L'Enfant Lion (Bande Originale Du Film) album art Salif Keita Et Steve Hillage Salif Keita Et Steve Hillage - L'Enfant Lion (Bande Originale Du Film) (Album) Mango 518 084-2 France 1993 Sell This Version
OZITCD781 Steve Hillage - Live At Deeply Vale Festival '78 album art Steve Hillage Live At Deeply Vale Festival '78 (Album) Ozit-Morpheus Records OZITCD781 UK 2004 Sell This Version
TLM011 Steve Hillage - Dreamtime Submersible album art Evan Marc Featuring Steve Hillage Evan Marc Featuring Steve Hillage - Dreamtime Submersible (Album) Somnia TLM011 Canada 2008 Sell This Version
TLM015 Steve Hillage - Dreamtime Resubmerged album art Evan Marc Featuring Steve Hillage Evan Marc Featuring Steve Hillage - Dreamtime Resubmerged(9xFile, MP3, 320) Thoughtless Music TLM015 Canada 2008
CN 2957/S Steve Hillage - Rainbow 1977 album art Steve Hillage Rainbow 1977 Gonzo Multimedia CN 2957/S UK 1977 Sell This Version
CLP 2222 Steve Hillage - Madison Square Garden 1977 album art Steve Hillage Madison Square Garden 1977 (Album) Purple Pyramid CLP 2222 UK & Europe 2015 Sell This Version
MSIG 1197/8 Steve Hillage - Düsseldorf album art Steve Hillage Düsseldorf (Album) Madfish MSIG 1197/8 Japan 2017 Sell This Version
SMACD1155 Steve Hillage - The Golden Vibe album art Steve Hillage The Golden Vibe (Album) Madfish SMACD1155 Europe 2019 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

17 403 AT Steve Hillage - It's All Too Much album art Steve Hillage It's All Too Much (Single) Virgin 17 403 AT Germany 1976 Sell This Version
K-6698 Steve Hillage - Hurdy Gurdy Man album art Steve Hillage Hurdy Gurdy Man (Single) Virgin K-6698 Australia 1976 Sell This Version