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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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...