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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Edison Lighthouse

Edison Lighthouse was a group which only existed in the recording studio and on television. However, the group (fronted by seasoned session vocalist Tony Burrows...

Edwin Starr

Charles Edwin Hatcher was born in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1942. He and his cousins, soul singers Roger and Willie Hatcher, moved to Cleveland, Ohio,...

Eggs Over Easy

Widely regarded as the band that gave birth to the British pub rock scene, this New York threesome - Jack O'Hara, Brien Hopkins and Austin de...

Eighth Wonder

Patsy Kensit starred in British TV specials when she was a child and began singing with Eighth Wonder - which was formed by her...

Einstürzende Neubauten

Formed in 1980 in Berlin by vocalist Blixa Bargeld and American-born percussionist Andrew Chudy, Einstürzende Neubauten (German for "Collapsing New Buildings") picked up the gauntlet...

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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...