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Gentle Soul, The

While much folk-rock (and rock in general) was getting noisier and more psychedelic in the late 1960s, a few Los Angeles folk-rockers were moving...

Great Buildings

With their seamless harmonies and carefully constructed, classically styled pop tunes, Great Buildings were the LA band with the best shot at wide AOR...

Girls At Our Best!

In 1979, local Leeds (Yorkshire) punk heroes James "Jez" Alan (guitar) and Gerald "Terry" Swift (bass) recruited art student Judy Evans (vocals) and formed...

Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five

Grandmaster Flash (real name Joseph Saddler) built a formidable reputation as a DJ in the South Bronx area of New York in 1974 and...

Gaye Bykers On Acid

Gaye Bykers On Acid combined traditional biker attire with elements of psychedelia and hippie camp. Male vocalist Mary was often seen in platform shoes and...

Game Theory

Based in Sacramento, California, USA, Game Theory made its recording debut in 1982. Although loosely associated with the 'paisley underground' movement the band's progress was...

Gorillaz

Rather than succumb to the usual solo-project indulgences, Blur frontman Damon Albarn teamed up with animator Jamie Hewlett in 1998 to create Gorillaz -...

Groop, The

The history of Australian band The Groop is divided into two distinct periods. The original line-up issued several novelty singles, while the second, more-successful...

Groove, The

The Groove's success started with their first disc, Simon Says, which came out in October 1967. From there they went on to win the Battle...

Groundhogs, The

Having started life in the early 1960s travelling the UK in a van as John Lee Hooker's backing band, by the mid-70s The Groundhogs...

Group 1850

Emerging from the renowned Dutch group Klits (short for 'clitoris') from The Hague, Group 1850 were an interesting, if sometimes exasperating, late-'60s Dutch band...

Guess Who, The

From their roots as Chad Allan & The Reflections, The Guess Who rose to become the most popular Canadian rock band of their generation...

Guitar Slim

One of the great lost blues figures, New Orleans' Guitar Slim (real name Eddie Jones) was an electric guitar pioneer. He was also a...

Gun Club

Originally named Creeping Ritual, The Gun Club channelled punk energy into a vivid exploration of American roots music, drawing on rockabilly, country and the...

Guns N’ Roses

Axl Rose (real name William Bailey) put Guns N' Roses together in Los Angeles after hitch-hiking from Indiana with old school friend Izzy Stradlin'...

Guy Mitchell

Guy Mitchell was born Albert Cernik in 1927 and recorded for King Records as Al Grant. When he signed with Columbia Records, label president...

Green Day

The formula was simple. Take a few power chords, a catchy tune, some tongue-in-cheek humour, and do it all fast so kids will want...

Grateful Dead, The

The Grateful Dead formed in San Francisco in 1966 when love and acid hit that city in a big way. From their 1967 self-titled...

Grapefruit

Led by George Alexander (born Alexander Young, and brother of The Easybeats' George Young who had stayed behind at home when his family emigrated to...

Grand Funk Railroad

Grand Funk Railroad hailed from the resolutely working class environs of Flint, Michigan, and started life in 1965 as a trio - originally called...

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Chi-Lites, The

In the late 50s, Eugene Record and Robert 'Squirrel' Lester were performing in a singing group called The Chanteurs, while Creadel "Red" Jones and...

Kilburn and The High Roads

Kilburn and The High Roads formed at Canterbury College of Art in 1970 when lecturer Ian Dury let his inner Gene Vincent fan take...

Colourfield, The

Terry Hall had already helped soundtrack the late 70s and early 80s with The Specials' brutal, wry social observations when he quit at the group's...

Shadows of Knight, The

Originally called The Shadows, in next to no time the band were Chicago's most popular group – a group which specialised in commercial blues...

Atlanta Rhythm Section

Hairy Americans who made friendly Southern AOR - not unlike a less thrashy Lynyrd Skynyrd. Unfortunate abbreviation makes the band ARS! Ronnie Hammond  Vocals JR Cobb  Guitar Barry Bailey  Guitar Dean...

Gene

At the hedonistic peak of Britpop, Gene's more melancholic, Smiths-influenced strains were a lad-free anomaly. The obviousness of their influences would ultimately be their downfall, but their...

Fine Young Cannibals

Former members of Birmingham 2 Tone ska outfit The Beat, bassist David Steele and guitarist Andy Cox, formed this band in 1984 with newcomer singer...

Doors, The

Writer/singer Jim Morrison and keyboard player Ray Manzarek met at the UCLA film school and decided to form a band. Recruiting drummer John Densmore...