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A founding member of Hawkwind, Langton stayed with them at that time for two years, recording two albums with them. He suffered an illness in 1971 that took him away from Hawkwind, but not forever. Langton went on to do a large number of smaller gigs, but also found time to work with such groups as Bonzo Dog Band, Leo Sayer, and Widowmaker. In 1979, he joined back up with Hawkind and stayed with them until 1989. After that time, he pursued a solo career, but also played with Pretty Things and others. Langton died of cancer in December 2012 at 61 years of age.