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Elton Dean passed away on 7 February 2006 from heart and liver related health problems. Elton Dean Saxophone Reg Dwight Vocals, piano Long John Baldry Vocals Stuart Brown Guitar, vocals Rex Bishop Bass Caleb Quaye Guitar Pete...

Blues Incorporated

Blues Incorporated was formed in 1962 by Cyril Davies and Alexis Korner with the amazing line-up of Charlie Watts on drums, Jack Bruce on...

Blue Rondo a la Turk

It shows you how far and fast New Wave travelled. Five years earlier, Chris Sullivan might have been screaming lyrics in a punk band;...

Blue Öyster Cult

The roots of that strange, outlaw motorcycle band, Blue Öyster Cult, can be traced back to the smoky wisps of psychedelia, when they were...

Blue Ox Babes, The

Kevin Archer, a key player in Geno-era Dexys Midnight Runners, changed his name to Al because Kevin Rowland would not countenance two Kevins in the...

Blue Nile, The

Paul Buchanan, Robert Bell and PJ Moore first combined at Glasgow University in the very early 80s. Paul and PJ had known each other...

Blue Mink

Blue Mink was formed in London in 1969 by a group of Britain's top session musicians with the sole intention of recording an album...

Blue Echoes, The

Phil Golotta Vocals Ray Eames Guitar, vocals Ray Quon Keyboards Chris Studdard Bass, vocals Ron Chapman Drums, vocals 

Blue Cheer

Blue Cheer emerged in 1967 under the cover of the San Francisco psychedelic scene, but there was nothing remotely lyrical about the three-piece from...

Bluebells, The

From the same new Scottish pop scene that begat Aztec Camera came The Bluebells - a bookish-looking quintet of Merseybeat revisionists. Their self-titled debut mini-album...

Blow Monkeys, The

Moving in to fill the vapid-soul vacancy left by Culture Club during that band's terminal creative drought, England's Blow Monkeys whipped up a disturbingly familiar-sounding bit...

Blood, Sweat & Tears

This eight-piece group was the brainchild of Al Kooper, former Bob Dylan sideman, Brill Building songsmith and king-pin of The Blues Project, but he had...

Blodwyn Pig

In 1968, Mick Abrahams left Jethro Tull to pursue a more bluesy direction than the innovative avenue Ian Anderson was going down. He left behind a sterling...

Blind Faith

Blind Faith was formed by Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker from Cream, Steve Winwood from Traffic and Ric Grech from Family. Britain's most anxiously awaited...

Blancmange

A duo consisting of singer and guitarist Neil Arthur from Lancashire and keyboard player Stephen Luscombe from Middlesex, Blancmange released a non-charting EP in...

Black Uhuru

Released soon after Bob Marley's death, Red seemed a tailor-made pitch for Black Uhuru as reggae's next global superstars. Here was roots consciousness with an eye on...

Black Rose

By the time Cher appeared as the frontwoman in a New Wave-style band called Black Rose, many people were not taking the concept - or her -...

Black Oak Arkansas

Black Oak Arkansas (the band) put Black Oak, Arkansas (their hometown - population 272) on the map in 1973 with their number one remake...

Black Diamonds, The/Tymepiece

The Black Diamonds hailed from Lithgow (NSW, Australia), evolving out of rockabilly band Johnny Kett's Black Diamonds in 1965. Managed by local radio DJ Bob...

Bizarros

If not as well known as other Ohio rockers of their late-'70s era (Devo, Chrissie Hynde, Pere Ubu, Dead Boys), Akron's Bizarros had substantial...

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This Mortal Coil

This Mortal Coil was essentially the creation of Ivo Watts-Russell, the co-owner of 4AD Records, a highly successful independent label based in Wandsworth, London. Watts-Russell...

Quireboys, The

This heavy rock band formed in 1987 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and were known as The Queerboys for their first year, until the negative effect of...

Spiders, The

The Spiders were formed in Japan in 1961 by drummer Shochi Tanabe and originally played a mix of Jazz, Country & Western and traditional...

Impalas, The

The Impalas formed in 1958 in Brooklyn, New York, with Tony Carlucci singing first tenor, Lenny Renda singing second tenor, and Richard Wagner singing baritone. They...

Michael Jackson

The King of Pop is a lofty title for any person to live up to, but there's no doubt that Michael Jackson was qualified. He...

Steely Dan

In 1973, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker fused 50's Latin jazz, cool bop and faux LA rock, and Steely Dan (named after a steam-powered dildo in...

George Thorogood & The Destroyers

George Thorogood never earned much respect from blues purists, and yet he became a popular favourite in the 1980s through repeated exposure on FM...

Sunrays, The

Californian surf band The Sunrays began life as The Renegades - and had also recorded as The Snowmen and The Rangers - before being...