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Hawkwind

Originally perceived as a "people's band", regularly playing free concerts and festivals, Hawkwind were the first outfit to commit themselves completely and permanently to...

Haysi Fantayzee

Former model Kate Garner and former disc jockey Jeremy Healy put together a mad brew of skipping-rope chants, backwoods fiddle, sadistic percussion, demented piano...

Hazel O’Connor

Coventry girl Hazel O'Connor launched herself as a singer/songwriter with a starring part in the music industry movie Breaking Glass (1980) - scoring a Top Five hit...

Headboys, The

Lou Lewis Vocals, guitar George Boyter Bass, vocals Calum Malcolm Keyboards, vocals Davy Ross Drums, vocals

Headpins

Headpins was formed in Vancouver, Canada, in 1980 by ex-Chilliwack men Brian MacLeod and Ab Bryant. Fronted by former fashion model Darby Mills  - who...

Healing Force

Australian band Healing Force formed in October 1970. Comprising Australians Lindsay Wells (guitar) and Laurie Pryor (drums) and New Zealanders Charlie Tumahai (vocals and...

Heart

First known as The Army (as far back as 1963) and then White Heart, the Seattle band fronted by sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson...

Heatwave

This British-based multiracial disco band were a breeding ground for future top writing and producing talent. Keyboard player Rod Temperton (who wrote their 1977...

Heaven 17

Glenn Gregory, the only son of a steel worker, was born in Sheffield and grew up on the Flower Council Estate in Shire Green,...

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...

Hector

"Are they the ultimate in Bovver Rock?" wondered Music Week in September 1973. Portsmouth four-piece Hector painted freckles on their faces, wore striped Dennis The Menace...

Hedgehoppers Anonymous

Mike Tinsley  Vocals John Stewart  Lead guitar, vocals Tony Cockayne  Rhythm guitar Ray Honeyball Bass Leslie Dash  Drums Alan Laud Guitar Glenn Martin Drums Ian Atkinson Guitar Howard Livett Bass

Helen Reddy

When Linda Ronstadt turned down a suggestion from Capitol Records that she record I Don't Know How To Love Him from Jesus Christ Superstar, label vice-president Artie...

Helen Shapiro

Helen Shapiro was the first British act to release two Top 10 singles while still at school . . . She was only 14 when...

Hello

The front room of a suburban North London house is hardly the best setting for any group, but Hello's performance in their drummer Jeff...

Hello People

When they first began, the thing that set Hello People apart from other bands was their whiteface makeup and use of mime onstage. Bobby 'Tuffy'...

Herb Alpert

Born on 31 March 1937, Herb Alpert attended the University of Southern California. He took up trumpet at the age of eight and played...

Herd, The

The Herd reached #6 in Britain in 1967 with From The Underworld. The blossoming of 'flower power' at that time brought the group two more...

Herman’s Hermits

Herman's Hermits were one of the most interesting of the original wave of British Invasion groups. Unlike The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, The Hermits didn't threaten authority figures with...

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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...