Originally Posted by jacksonplayer
You're going to have to specify which version of Gong you are referring to. Wikipedia's helpful "graphical display of how many versions of Gong there are" is the crowning jewel of their site.
I check that once every year just to see if I can suddenly interpret it correctly. The best part is someone made this and thought "This will help people understand the history of Gong". The arrows coming out of nowhere and pointing off into nowhere imply this isn't a standalone chart, there are actually more. I love how some people get arrows going to nowhere when they left, like, "They may have formed another version of Gong, we aren't sure yet".
My favorite part is the "Moerlen" arrow that is going backwards from all the other arrows, implying at least one person has traveled backwards in time to join an incarnation of Gong. The 1972 lineup of Gong isn't constrained by things like the typical flow of space time. I also have no clue why the 1968 version of Gong and the 1972 version get two different boxes, but I'm sure it makes sense to Gong fans.
At least Amon Duul only has two versions. Even if no one knows how to tell the difference.