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Genesis

In July 1970, a callow 19-year-old, who had a brief career as a child actor in TV commercials and used to help out at...

Geno Washington

William Francis Washington was born in 1943 and raised by his aunt in a house of ill-repute called The Big Boot in Evansville, Indiana. His...

Gentle Giant

Gentle Giant were formed from the remnants of late 60s psychedelic beat group Simon Dupree and the Big Sound, who scored a 1967 UK...

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...

Gentrys, The

Formed in 1963 in Memphis, Tennessee, The Gentrys forged their early reputation playing high school dances before winning the city's Battle of the Bands contest...

Gents, The

These Doncaster mod revivalists first came to prominence when they won the EMI Supergroup competition in Leeds. The first prize was a recording session...

Geordie

AC/DC lead vocalist Brian Johnson trod the boards in the 1970s with Newcastle-based Geordie. The band who were often referred to as 'Newcastle's answer to...

George Harrison

Of all the individual solo output following the break-up of The Beatles, George Harrison provided the real surprise with the 1970 triple album set All Things...

George Martin

George Martin was working as a producer for EMI Records' Parlophone label when, in 1962, he heard the demo tapes of a group called The...

George Thorogood & The Destroyers

George Thorogood never earned much respect from blues purists, and yet he became a popular favourite in the 1980s through repeated exposure on FM...

Georgia Satellites

Formed in Atlanta, Georgia (USA) as Keith & The Satellites in 1979, Georgia Satellites rocked the bar and club scene for years but finally...

Georgie Fame

Clive Powell was born in 1943 in the small Lancashire town of Leigh (which was ultimately to be lost in the encroaching industrial conurbation...

Germs, The

Sid Vicious was self-destructive; Johnny Rotten was snotty; Rollins was furious; and Johnny and Dee Dee were cartoon-like. Darby Crash was all of these...

Gerry & The Pacemakers

Born Gerard Marsden in Liverpool on 24 September 1942, Gerry formed his first group with his brother Freddie. A skiffle outfit, the band were originally called The...

Gerry Rafferty

After early musical collaboration with comedian/actor Billy Connolly in a group called The Humblebums, and a successful stint in Stealers Wheel, Gerry Rafferty enjoyed a...

Gilbert O’Sullivan

Not all the giant superstars of the 1970s were millionaires. One notable case was Raymond O' Sullivan, an Irishman in a cloth cap (born in...

Ginger Baker’s Airforce

Their self-titled double live album (recorded at the Royal Albert Hall) was recorded in 1970 and featured Steve Winwood, Ric Grech and Chris Wood of Traffic,...

Ginny Arnell

Born Virginia Mazarro on 2 November 1942 in New Haven, Connecticut, Ginny Arnell was one of a slew of clean young pop teens who...

Gipsy Kings, The

The Gipsy Kings from Montpelier and Arles in Southern France featured Andre and Nicolas Reyes (sons of flamenco singer Jose Reyes) and four members of...

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...

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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...