Artists – E

Eagles, The

After humble beginnings as Linda Ronstadt's backing band, Glenn Frey, Randy Meisner and Bernie Leadon decided to stay together as a band and call themselves The Eagles. Spotted by Asylum Records boss David Geffen, they were booked to play for a month as resident band in a bar in Aspen, Colorado, to tighten their act. Suitably(...)

Earth, Wind & Fire

Earth, Wind and Fire was founded in 1970 by Maurice White - who had previously been drummer with modern jazz pioneer John Coltrane, and who had also backed Muddy Waters. The seven-piece band topped the US charts in 1975 with Shining Star, crossing over into the pop chart. Their remarkable stage act was an extraordinary mixture of(...)

Eartha Kitt

East Of Eden

  Jeff Allen David Jack Jim Roach Dave Arbus Ron Caines

Eastern Dark, The

With sheer energy bursting out of their amplifiers, dynamic, memorable songs, and a leader with rock & roll animal good looks and the longest hair in town, The Eastern Dark were the wildest thing going in Sydney (Australia) in 1985. Leader James Darroch was a shit-hot guitarist who had previously played bass for The Celibate Rifles,(...)

Easybeats, The

Have you heard the one about the two Dutchmen, two Englishmen and a Scot who emigrate to Australia? No-one can remember what day it was at the Villawood Migrant Hostel in Sydney's western suburbs in 1964 that Stevie Wright from Leeds, George Young from Glasgow, Gordon Fleet from Liverpool and Harry Vanda (nee Vandenburg) and(...)

Echo and The Bunnymen

The origins of this renowned Liverpool-based band can be traced back to the spring of 1977 when vocalist Ian McCulloch was a member of the short-lived Crucial Three with Julian Cope and Pete Wylie. While the latter two later emerged in Teardrop Explodes and Wah!, respectively, McCulloch put together his major band at the end of 1978.(...)

Echobelly

Elfin-faced and built like a sparrow (although she used to be a kickboxer) Sonya Aurora Madan had a divine voice and sang in an unusually precise style, with a decided Morrissey influence. Sonya Aurora Madan Vocals Glenn Johansson Guitar Debbie Smith Guitar Alex Keyser Bass Andy Henderson Drums

Eclection

UK-based folk rockers Eclection actually only had one British musician in their original line-up (drummer Gerry Conway) - the rest of the band came from Norway (Georg Hultgreen), Australia (Kerrilee Male and Trevor Lucas) and Canada (Michael Rosen), and later had an American vocalist. Formed in 1968, the group had four strong vocalists and rich multi-part harmonies.(...)

Eddie & The Hot Rods

Eddie & The Hot Rods formed in Rochford near Southend, Essex in 1975, originally as a garage band called Buckshee. The group were aptly described as "high-octane", and their mix of Pub Rock and Power Pop produced some truly great songs. During the summer of 1976, the group broke house records at the Marquee Club with a scorching series(...)

Eddie Cochran

Eddie Cochran was born on 3 October 1938, the youngest of five children. The Cochran family home was in Oklahoma City but shortly after Eddie was born the family was forced to move to Albert Lea, Minnesota, in search of employment. In Albert Lea (population 20,000) Eddie grew up in a relaxing atmosphere of hunting,(...)

Eddie Floyd

Eddie Floyd was born on 25 June 1935 in Montgomery, Alabama. His parents, a truck driver and a nurse, moved from Alabama to Detroit when Eddie was young, and his uncle Robert West formed the Lu Pine label in the Motor City at the same time that Berry Gordy founded Motown. Eddie started his recording(...)

Eddie Rabbit

Eddy Grant

Born in Guyana in 1948, Eddy Grant was the former singer with 60s band The Equals. After suffering a heart attack in 1971 he seemed to gain a new lease of life, setting up his record label, Ice, and having hits throughout the 1980s like Do You Feel My Love, Electric Avenue, the disingenuously titled #1 I Don't Wanna(...)

Eden Kane

Eden Kane was born Richard Sarstedt on 29 March 1942 in Delhi, India, where his father was the accountant to a prosperous tea merchant. His family returned home to Britain in the mid-fifties. While at school, Richard and his brothers, Peter and Robin, formed their own skiffle group. But it was as a solo artist(...)

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