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Hullaballoos, The

The Hullaballoos formed in Hull (hence their name) in August 1964 after working for several years under the name of Ricky Knight and The...

Hapshash and The Coloured Coat

Hapshash and The Coloured Coat was the name adopted by graphic artists Michael English and Nigel Weymouth. English had gone to art school with Pete...

Heavy Metal Kids, The

Former child actor Gary Holton formed The Heavy Metal Kids in 1974 with Mickey Waller (guitar), Argentinean-born Danny Peyronel (keyboards), Ronnie Thomas (bass and...

Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes

Harold Melvin formed the Blue Notes in 1954. Recording for a variety of labels, they had minor R&B hits during the next decade. In 1971,...

Hondells, The

The 1964 single Little Honda was written by Mike Love and Brian Wilson who decided not to release a version they had recorded with The...

Happenings, The

Hailing from Paterson, New Jersey, The Happenings were a vocal harmony group who specialised in reviving classic songs. Bob Miranda, Ralph DiVito, David Libert and...

Harry Nilsson

Harry Nilsson was born Harry E Nilsson III in Brooklyn on 15 June 1941  and spent his early childhood in the tough neighbourhood of...

Hot Tuna

Jefferson Airplane's ferocious guitar/bass pairing Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady formed Hot Tuna as a sideline in 1969 to siphon off their musical excesses. They...

Housemartins, The

Original drummer Hugh Whitaker was imprisoned in 1993 for arson and wounding with intent. Paul Heaton VocalsStan CullimoreGuitar, vocals Norman CookBass, vocals Hugh WhitakerDrums, vocals

House Of Love, The

The House Of Love were a strange union between thirtysomething Guy Chadwick - a seen-it-all songwriter who'd already spent a decade in failed groups -...

Howard Jones

High Wycombe School music teacher and part-time rock band member (he was briefly in a Canadian prog rock band called Warrior) Howard Jones paid for his...

Howlin’ Wolf

Chester Arthur Burnett was born in Mississippi on 10 June 1910 and began singing the blues while working on a plantation, after being thrown...

Huey Lewis & The News

It makes sense that San Francisco sextet Huey Lewis & The News were one of the most popular American bands of the 80's. Huey (real name...

Human League

A lead singer with pierced nipples and half a head of hair, and two bits of Sheffield totty, discovered dancing in a disco. The band...

Humble Pie

Hard-rock combo Humble Pie formed in London in 1969 when Peter Frampton left The Herd and Steve Marriott quit The Small Faces. Having met in Paris while doing session...

Hüsker Dü

Hüsker Dü formed in Minneapolis (USA) in 1979 with the avowed purpose to be the loudest, tightest, fastest band in the world. Following a series of...

Hothouse Flowers

Throughout the 80s, the members of the Irish band Hothouse Flowers made their living busking on the streets of Dublin (Liam O'Maonlai and Fiachna O'Braonain...

Hot Chocolate

This highly commercial UK pop act was formed in Brixton, London, by percussionist Patrick Olive, guitarist Franklyn De Allie and drummer Ian King. Jamaican-born songwriter/vocalist...

Horslips

With Phil Lynott and Rory Gallagher seeking their fortune in London, Horslips were the beginning and end of 1970s Irish rock. Indeed, they were...

Honeys, The

This surf music girl-group trio included Brian Wilson's wife-to-be Marilyn, her sister Diane Rovell, and their cousin Ginger Blake. None of their three 1963 released...

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Band Aid

Bob Geldof (ex-Boomtown Rats) was watching television in October 1984 when he saw the news reports on the famine crisis in Ethiopia. Driven to...

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...

Meat Loaf

Born Marvin Lee Aday in Dallas, Texas in 1951, Meat Loaf has provided various explanations for his unusual stage name - most commonly that...

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'...

Dance Craze (1981)

Concert footage of the multi-racial 2-Tone bands, including The Beat, Madness, The Bodysnatchers, Bad Manners, The Selecter and The Specials. Director Joe Massot

Chet Atkins

Chet Atkins was born Chester Burton Atkins in Luttrell, Tennessee, on 20 June 1924. His father was a music teacher who specialised in piano. Atkins...

Fox

Noosha Fox (real name Susan Traynor) had been the vocalist with folk-rock band Wooden Horse before moving to glam-pop band Fox, formed by singer/songwriter...