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I’m Talking

Vocalist Kate Ceberano left school at 14 determined to become a professional singer and, within two years, her tenacity and talent saw her established...

Indigo Girls

The rise of the Indigo Girls in 1989 was a happy reaffirmation of the enduring appeal - and commercial viability - of intelligent acoustic-based...

Irma Thomas

Born in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, Irma Thomas had been married twice and had four children by the age of nineteen. Bandleader, Tommy Ridgley discovered her when...

It’s Immaterial

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Ivy League, The

Three session singers - John Carter, Ken Lewis and Perry Ford - got together as The Ivy League. Carter and Lewis had already enjoyed a...

I Spit On Your Gravy

I Spit on Your Gravy formed in 1983 in Melbourne, Australia. In February 1985 the group issued their debut six-track EP, St Kilda's Alright, which...

Isley Brothers, The

The Isley Brothers were born in Cincinnati, Ohio - O'Kelly on 25 December 1937,  Rudolph on 1 April 1939 and Ronald on 21 May...

Isaac Hayes

Isaac Hayes lived a remarkable life. One that took him from poverty and orphanhood in 1940s Tennessee, to success in the 1960s as a...

Iron Maiden

In the East End of London, Steve "Arry" Harris and Dave Murray joined forces in 1976 with Paul Di'anno (real name, Paul Andrews) and...

Iron Butterfly

Iron Butterfly formed in San Diego, California, in 1966 but soon moved to Los Angeles where they were spotted at the Whiskey A-Go-Go and...

Inspiral Carpets

Formed initially as The Furs in Manchester, England, by schoolboy Graham Lambert. He was joined in the mid-80s by Stephen Holt, Tony Welsh and...

Innocents, The

When Tasmanian group Beathoven, relocated to Melbourne in 1977 they were "discovered" by American rock svengali Kim Fowley, who was so impressed with the...

Inmates, The

British R&B-band formed in London in 1979 by Peter Staines (guitar, vocals), Bill Hurley (vocals), Tony Oliver (guitar), Jim Russell (drums) and Ben Donelly...

Ink Spots, The

The Ink Spots were the inspiration for many black vocal groups of the 1950s - for The Ink Spots were black but had hits...

Infa-Riot

Infa-Riot was originally formed in late 1979 by vocalist Lee Wilson and his bass playing brother Floyd together with guitarist Barry Damery and drummer...

Incredible String Band, The

Born in the folk clubs of Edinburgh, the unique duo of Robin Williamson and Mike Heron appeared to inhabit a parallel universe in which...

Impalas, The

The Impalas formed in 1958 in Brooklyn, New York, with Tony Carlucci singing first tenor, Lenny Renda singing second tenor, and Richard Wagner singing baritone. They...

Ike & Tina Turner

Born in 1931 in Clarksdale, Mississippi, Ike Turner played as a session guitarist and pianist with many renowned musicians including BB King, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon. In...

Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop was born James Newell Osterberg in 1947. He adopted the name 'Iggy' after drumming with a Detroit punk band called The Iguanas. In...

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Julie London

Julie London was initially an actress but put her career on hold during her first marriage. Her second husband, composer and bandleader Bobby Troup,...

Wet Wet Wet

Fronted by Marti Pellow (born Mark McLaughlin), Scottish band Wet Wet Wet had three Top 10 hits in 1987, and a #1 debut album...

Can’t Stop The Music (1980)

Can't Stop the Music was made by Allan Carr, who was also responsible for the mega-musical Grease (1978), as a vehicle for the promotion of the Village...

Grand Funk Railroad

Grand Funk Railroad hailed from the resolutely working class environs of Flint, Michigan, and started life in 1965 as a trio - originally called...

Craig Douglas

Craig Douglas was a milkman from the Isle of Wight who specialised in medium-paced ballads, usually covers of American hits. He found consistent UK chart...

Sherbet Remembered

The intermission lights were dimming and scattered chatter was turning into a cacophony of high-pitched squeals and titters. OL'55 and TMG had carried off...

Shep & the Limelites

James 'Shep' Sheppard's career began in St. Alban's Park, New York, in 1954 when, in the fashion of the day, his vocal group was...

Elmore James

Despite his brief career - spanning little more than a decade before his early death in 1963 - bluesman Elmore James affected rock and...