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Crack, The

In 1982, Cheltenham Oi! outfit The Crack won a televised Battle of the Bands competition (voted for by none other than Slade frontman Noddy...

Cyrkle, The

Formed in 1961 by a group of students at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania, The Cyrkle started as a frat band called The Rhondells. During the...

Clayton Squares, The

Of all the Liverpool bands desperate to escape the long shadow of The Beatles in the 60s, The Clayton Squares (named after a city...

Cascades, The

Rhythm Of The Rain provided The Cascades with a worldwide hit in 1962, and became the ninth most-played song on radio in the 20th century. With...

Cortinas, The

Hailing from Bristol, The Cortinas formed in 1976 and started out as one of the dozens of post-Sex Pistols 'ramalamadolequeue' bands, replete with genuine...

Cinderella

In the late 80s, Cinderella had triple-platinum hits in the US with debut album Night Songs (1986) and follow-up Long Cold Winter (1988). Night Songs was released a year after the...

Club Ska

Pat Powell Vocals Stuart Crysell Guitar Phil Ayers Saxophone John Seehan Bass Peter McKenzie Drums

Christie Allen

There was a time in 1980 when Christie Allen couldn't put a foot wrong. Her single, He's My Number One, claimed a spot in the Australian Top...

Cosmic Psychos

Formed in January 1985, The Cosmic Psychos were a mean-looking but gentle-hearted trio from Melbourne who performed a unique blend of witty lyrics and...

Crooks, The

Hailing from Stoke Newington in London, The Crooks had a lengthy residency at The Pegasus in Green Lanes - and wore mainly rugby shirts...

Chantelles, The

Led by Riss Chantelle (formerly known as Iris Lana), British girl group The Chantelles cut some high-quality material in the mid-1960s, made numerous TV appearances and...

Caravelles, The

The Caravelles were Lois Wilkinson (born 3 April 1944 in Sleaford, Lincolnshire) and Andrea Simpson (born 9 September 1946 in Finchley, London). The duo experienced most success...

Clovers, The

The Clovers hailed from Washington DC and signed with Atlantic Records in 1951. Under the guidance of producer Ahmet Ertegun they had a series of...

Chemical Brothers, The

Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons first met at Manchester University, bonding over a shared love of old-school Hip Hop and My Bloody Valentine. The duo...

Chris Isaak

Although Chris Isaak was loved by the media when his debut album Silvertone was released in 1985, his songs didn't get on the radio and his...

Cowboy Junkies

Canadian musician Michael Timmins and his childhood friend Alan Anton formed a group called Hunger Project in 1979. It was not successful and, relocating to...

Christians, The

Brothers Garry and Russell Christian (formerly an a cappella soul trio with Roger, another sibling) and ex-Yachts helmsman Henry Priestman (who left It's Immaterial...

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Passions, The

The Passions formed in Shepherds Bush, west London, in 1978.  Guitarist Clive Timperley was formerly with The 101ers, whilst drummer Richard Williams and singer/guitarist Barbara...

Merton Parkas

If the Merton Parkas had called their debut LP Just Another Face in the Neo-Mod Crowd, no further explanation would have been needed.  This unmemorable group...

Bobby Darin

Bobby Darin was born Walden Robert Cassotto on 14 May 1936, in the Bronx area of New York, and was raised by his mother...

Neil Sedaka

Neil Sedaka was born in Brooklyn, New York, on 13 March 1939 and won a scholarship to the Juilliard Music School (the school depicted...

Let’s Active

Mitch Easter Vocals, guitarFaye HunterBassSara Romweber DrumsAngie Carlson Keyboards, guitar, vocals Eric Marshall Drums Jon Heames Bass

Cream

Having had successful stints in The Yardbirds and John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Eric Clapton (Born Eric Clapp) formed Cream with Jack Bruce (ex-Manfred Mann) and Ginger Baker (who had played...

Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz was born on 26 May 1964 in New York City. His family ties - his Jewish father was a top television producer...

Red Crayola, The/Red Krayola

The abstract tendencies of The Red Crayola (later Red Krayola) were greeted with befuddlement when they released their debut album - The Parable of Arable...