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Daddy Cool

The world has seen plenty of 1950s revival groups, but to think of Daddy Cool as simply another Sha Na Na is to miss part...

Dagoes, The

The Dagoes came together in Adelaide (South Australia) early in 1978, originally as Daryl Breakaway and The Niggers. They appeared on two independent cassette releases...

Dale Hawkins

As the most prolific white rocker on Checker Records, Dale Hawkins blazed a trail of blues-drenched Rock & Roll that was positively apocalyptic in...

Damned, The

The Damned formed in London in 1976. Former cemetery worker and aspiring graphic artist Dave Vanian (abridged from 'Transylvanian'; real name Dave Lett) teamed...

Dandy Warhols, The

The Dandy Warhols formed in 1994 in Portland, Oregon. Gigs involving heavy drinking, fighting, and striptease by various band members (with Ms McCabe's most...

Danny & The Juniors

Danny and The Juniors (originally The Juvenairs) all attended John Bartram High School in Philadelphia and formed in 1955, practising their harmonies in a...

Dantalians Chariot

Formed by arch extrovert Zoot Money out of the ashes of The Big Roll Band, Dantalian's Chariot (obscurely named after the god of music and movement...

Darling Buds, The

Although they generated reams of coverage in the late-80s weekly music press, Newport's Darling Buds never became the mainstream sensation that their jaunty guitar...

Darryl Way’s Wolf

A founding member of Curved Air, classically-trained violinist and keyboard wizard Darryl Way took flight in 1973 to form prog rock project, Wolf. Augmented by the...

Darts

The faithful doo-wop recreations of Darts enamoured them to the college circuit long before they took up residency in the Top 10. The nine-piece group - comprising...

Dave Berry

Born David Holgate Grundy in Beighton near Sheffield in 1941, Berry started out singing in Yorkshire clubs as half of an Everly Brothers-type duo. In 1961 he...

Dave Clark Five, The

Originally a backing group for north London singer Stan Saxon, the Five originally comprised Dave Clark on drums and vocals, backed by various musicians,...

Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich

Hailing from the same West Country region of England as The Troggs (the agricultural cathedral city of Salisbury, actually) this group started life as Dave Dee...

Dave Edmunds

Cardiff native Dave Edmunds played guitar in Love Sculpture, who released an incredible rock version of Khatchaturian's Sabre Dance which made the UK charts in 1968. The...

Dave Warner’s From the Suburbs

Dave Warner was born in Bicton, Western Australia, in 1955 and was educated at Aquinas College and the University of Western Australia, graduating with...

David Bowie

Born in January 1947, David began his musical career playing drums in a dance band, wearing a bowtie and playing the Hokey Cokey. Initially little more...

David Cassidy

Born the son of actor Jack Cassidy and actress Evelyn Ward, in New York on 12 April 1950, David Cassidy turned actor straight out of...

David Essex

David Essex was born David Albert Cook in Plaistow, London, in 1947, of gypsy stock - hence the 'Romany Romeo' tag he eventually received...

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“5” Royales, The

The "5" Royales began life in the 1940s as a gospel group called The Royal Sons Quintet but rechristened themselves The Royals after going...

10,000 Maniacs

10,000 Maniacs (named after the low-budget horror movie Two Thousand Maniacs) was formed in Jamestown, NY, in 1981 by singer Natalie Merchant and guitarist John Lombardo. The...

101’ers, The

Primarily known as the band Joe Strummer was in before he joined The Clash, The 101'ers were part of the last wave of British...

10cc

Vocalist/guitarist Graham Gouldman was a songwriter of pop hits during the 1960s. Amongst his many compositions are some pure classics: For Your Love (The Yardbirds), No Milk Today (Herman's...

13th Floor Elevators

Featuring the yelping vocals and visionary - occasionally demented - lyrics of Roky Erickson, The 13th Floor Elevators were one of the original acid-rock...

1910 Fruitgum Company

The 1910 Fruitgum Company began life as Jeckell and The Hydes in New Jersey in 1965. They signed to Buddah Records in 1967 and released...

1927

1927 formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 1987. Guitarist and keyboardist Garry Frost had left Moving Pictures after their second album, Matinée (Frost had co-written Moving Pictures'...

2 Tone

The independent 2 Tone Records label was founded by Jerry Dammers of The Specials in 1979. Dedicated to dance-floor music performed by racially mixed...