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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...

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...

Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum

Ian Meldrum was born on a ship outside the port of Aden, South Yemen. During 1966 and 1967, Meldrum worked as a mimer on the...

Ian & The Zodiacs

Relatively few Britons had heard of a place called Crosby, eight miles from the centre of Liverpool, before the 1981 by-election that swept Shirley...

Ian Dury (& The Blockheads)

With or without his backing band The Blockheads, Ian Dury was a formidable performer in the early days of punk's metamorphosis into New Wave. A pub rock veteran...

Ian Gillan Band, The/Gillan

The Ian Gillan Band formed in London in the mid-70s after Ian Gillan had been sacked from Deep Purple, a band he fronted between July...

Icehouse

Icehouse came into being when Australian group Flowers signed a global recording deal with Chrysalis Records and were compelled to change their name in 1981...

Icicle Works

Icicle Works formed in Liverpool in 1980 when bassist Chris Layhe answered an advertisement for a musical collaborator placed by 20-year-old Ian McNabb. The...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Introverts, The

Originally formed from the ashes of an outfit called The Fine Tuners - around a line-up of Greg Noyes (vocals), Chris Vaughan (guitar), Trevor...

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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...