b. England. One of the more unusual UK rock singer-songwriters of the late 60s and early 70s, Absalom’s esoteric excursions into music were fated to be celebrated by only the tiniest of audiences. After having honed his craft as a street-corner busker and independently released his debut album, he was signed to Vertigo Records after being spotted playing in a subway by Patrick Campbell-Lyons of Nirvana (UK). With elaborate Roger Dean artwork, his self-titled Vertigo debut followed in 1971. A move to Philips Records saw the release of Hector And The Other Peccadillos, recorded with members of Quiver, but this album failed to bring him into the mainstream. Throughout his short career he never compromised his wilfully obtuse lyrical stance (a hint of his albums’ contents are demonstrated by his choice of album titles), making any crossover into the mainstream an unlikely development.