The band was formed in Leeuwarden, Fryslan. Hans Kerkhoven (guitars) played in a local band called Example in 1965. The band started to play some covers before writing some new songs into a progressive rock style They released a first album in 1971, called ''West One''. They toured Netherlands in those years and made a live album in 1972 that contains some previously unreleased tracks. During that period Henk Kooistra (organ) and Jan Ottevange (bass guitar) left the band. When Jan Van Der Heide (guitar, flute, vocals) and George Snijder (drums) left, it was the end for Pugh's Place.
Their music is in the in the heavy rock genre with the use of flute that gives a Jethro Tull's sound and also they use the Hammond sound, that brings a Deep Purple's influence . They show a more progressive style in their instrumental parts.