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Equals, The

A multi-racial group from South London, The Equals embodied the phrase 'Blue Eyed Soul'. Their music was a combination of rock and soul, spliced...

Erasure

Keyboard player and arranger Vince Clarke (born in 1960 in South Woodford, London) had already enjoyed success as a member of Depeche Mode and...

Eric Carmen

Raised near Cleveland, Ohio, Eric Carmen developed an appreciation of classical music early on, before being transfixed by The Beatles, which resulted in his...

Eric Clapton

Eric Patrick Clapp was born in Ripley, Surrey (UK) on 30 March 1945 and raised to believe his maternal grandparents - Rose and Jack...

Escorts, The

A group of schoolboys formed The Escorts in 1961. John Foster (aka 'Johnny Sticks') was Ringo Starr's cousin and the famous relative with the...

Esther Phillips

Her inimitable ravaged voice - part Nina Simone, part Dinah Washington- combined with patronage from bandleader Johnny Otis saw her soar to the US R&B chart...

Etta James

LA-native Etta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins) was born in Los Angeles on 25 January 1938. Her mother, Dorothy Hawkins, a 14-year-old groupie and jazz fan, put...

Eurogliders

The Eurogliders came to prominence via their sophisticated pop sound, and the awesome voice of UK-born lead vocalist Grace Knight, which resulted in considerable...

Eurythmics

Annie Lennox was born in Scotland and raised in the North Sea port of Aberdeen. The paternal side of her family was musical (her...

Even As We Speak

Matthew Love Guitar, vocals Bjarn Bass, vocals Mary Wyer Keyboards, vocals Neil Johnson Drums

Everclear

The major label debut by neo-Nirvana trio Everclear, Sparkle and Fade, caught the authentic note of vacant ennui that haunts adolescent America. But the songs on So...

Everly Brothers, The

Born Isaac Donald Everly on 1 February 1937 in Brownie, Kentucky, Don wasn't the twin of Phil, as so many believed. Phil was in...

Every Mother’s Son

  Larry Larden Vocals, guitar Dennis Larden Guitar, vocals Bruce Milner Keyboards Schuyler Larsen Bass Christopher Augustine Drums

Everything But the Girl

Tracey Thorn and Ben Watt first began performing together when they were students at Hull University, taking their name from a poster in a...

Exciters, The

The Exciters were friends of Jimi Hendrix, and Brenda Reid was one of the greatest and most underrated soul singers.

Executives, The

As the commercial potential of 'flower power' became increasingly evident, a lot of former R&B bands and blue-eyed soulsters like Zoot Money, Eric Burdon...

Exploding White Mice

Taking their name from a scene in The Ramones' Rock & Roll High School movie (1979), Adelaide's Exploding White Mice hit Sydney in 1985. Their old-school sound...

Exploited, The

You would be excused for thinking that a band who sing about kicking a Mod in the head to the tune of Jingle Bells, fronted...

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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...