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Gang of Four

Forged in the crucible of late 70s Leeds student politics, marked by a determination to think beyond the badly-played heavy metal that passed for...

GANGgajang

Australian band GANGgajang formed in 1984 after Graham 'Buzz' Bidstrup and Mark Callaghan fell into a songwriting partnership during work on the Australian Broadcasting...

Gale Garnett & The Gentle Reign

Best known for her 1963 hit We'll Sing In The Sunshine and a film and TV career including movies such as My Big Fat Greek Wedding , Gale...

Galaxie 500

Given that New York/Bostonian three-piece Galaxie 500 set out in 1987 with ambitions that didn't stretch beyond releasing a single, their debut album, Today (1988), was...

Gram Parsons

Gram Parsons was born Ingram Cecil Connor III on 5 November 1946 (Parsons was his stepfather's surname). His grandfather owned and operated a citrus empire that was...

Gladys Knight and The Pips

Gladys began winning talent contests at the age of four and offers for a showbiz career were frequent, though her mother insisted that Gladys...

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...

Golden Earring

Formed in 1965 by guitarist George Kooymans, Dutch band Golden Earring worked a basically bubblegum routine and built a reputation through support slots with...

Gary Glitter

Paul Gadd was born in Banbury, Oxfordshire, on 8 May 1944. He changed his name to Paul Raven and recorded several singles during the 1960's...

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...

GTOs, The

The GTOs were a "group of groupies" in the late 1960s, comprising Miss Pamela (Pamela Des Barres), Miss Sparky (Linda Sue Parker), Miss Lucy (Lucy...

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...

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...

Guys ‘n’ Dolls

Guys 'n' Dolls were formed in 1974, after Ammo Productions held auditions for three girls and three boys to start the band. They secured a...

Guadalcanal Diary

Jangle pop band Guadalcanal Diary originated in Marietta, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta in the early 1980s. Singer/guitarist Murray Attaway's songs reflected a bizarre variety...

Greg Kihn Band

Success was a long road for Greg Kihn. Seven years of faithful touring across the US and patiently releasing album after album finally paid...

Gary “U.S.” Bonds

In 1961, in the unlikely town of Norfolk, Virginia, Gary Anderson recorded some of the wildest, most bizarre party records in the history of...

Geeza

Formed in 1974, Geeza were a powerful four-piece rock group from the western suburbs of Sydney (Australia). The group originally performed as The Geeza Rock...

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Cliff Richard

Love him or hate him, Cliff Richard figured large in my early years. He always seemed to be providing the soundtrack to my summer...

Pretty Things, The

Educated alongside The Rolling Stones (guitarist Dick Taylor attended Sidcup College with Keith Richards), and covered by Bowie (Rosalyn on Pin-Ups), The Pretty Things were better than beat-era also-rans, but...

Iron Virgin

Described by Disc as "a bunch of musical yobs with a mildly camp image", these five Edinburgh bruisers signed to Decca in 1973 and unleashed their...

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...

Paula Abdul

Paula Julie Abdul was born in 1963 in San Fernando, California. From the age of nine she took dance lessons and impressed her teachers...

Weather Prophets, The

This Velvet Underground-inflected London band formed in 1985 around Pete Astor (vocals & guitar) and Dave Morgan (drums), who were joined by Oisin Little...

Five O’ Clock Club, The

1 9 6 3 - 1 9 6 6 (UK) 120 x 25 minute episodes Every Tuesday and Friday tea time from 1963 to 1966, children throughout...

Reparata & The Delrons

Italian-American girl-group The Delrons formed in 1963 at St Brendon's High School in Brooklyn, New York. Their first single, Your Big Mistake (1964), was a flop, so...