Mike Ratledge

Born May 6, 1943

Michael Roland "Mike" Ratledge is a British musician. Ratledge was part of the Canterbury scene and a long-time member of Soft Machine.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Mike Ratledge.


1943 Birth Born in 1943.


1961 18 Years Old Ratledge also met Brian's younger brother Hugh, and Robert Wyatt. In 1961 he met Daevid Allen, who interested them in playing jazz. … Read More


1963 20 Years Old In 1963 he played in the Daevid Allen Trio. … Read More
1966 23 Years Old In 1966 his friends were forming a new band and asked Ratledge to join. … Read More
1967 24 Years Old Ratledge married Marsha Hunt on 15 April 1967.


1973 30 Years Old In November 1973, Ratledge participated in a live-in-the-studio performance of Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells for the BBC. … Read More
1976 33 Years Old In 1976 Ratledge decided to leave Soft Machine to build a solo career, leaving the band under the supervision of Karl Jenkins. … Read More


1995 52 Years Old In 1995, Adiemus (Karl Jenkins, Mike Ratledge, Miriam Stockley), released Songs of Sanctuary, which Ratledge co-produced with Karl Jenkins and for which he also programmed the electronic percussion. … Read More
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