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Jesus Jones

Dozens of English guitar bands converted to dance music following the success of Happy Mondays and others. Mike Edwards and company were a guitar...

Jesse Winchester

James Ridout "Jesse" Winchester was born on 17 May 1944 in Shreveport, Louisiana. His father, stationed there as an Air Force major at the...

Jump Vision

Richard Knott Guitar, vocals Mark Bradridge Bass, vocals David Rowley Drums, vocals Gary Dodd Bass

Julie Felix

Julie Felix was born on 14 June 1938 in Santa Barbara, California. She arrived in the UK in the early 60s during a time...

Jimmy Justice

James Anthony Bernard Little was born on 15 December 1939, in Carshalton, Surrey. Under the name Jimmy Justice, he scored three Top 40 hits in the...

Johnny Gentle

John Askew was born on 8 December 1936 in Liverpool. After leaving school he performed at local clubs with friend Bobby Crawford, singing Everly Brothers songs, before...

Johnny Winter

Frail Texan albino bluesman-turned-rock superstar-turned-mental hospital inmate Johnny Winter was born in Leland, Mississippi on 23 February 1944, but brought up in Beaumont, Texas. Winter...

Johnny Tillotson

Born in Jacksonville, Florida, on 20 April 1939, Johnny Tillotson was a teenage contributor on Radio W-WPF and on the television show The Toby...

Johnny Rivers

A New Yorker, Rivers broke through in 1964 with a cover version of Memphis, although his biggest hit was a song he had written with...

John Peel

John Peel (born John Ravenscroft in 1939) cut his teeth as a DJ in the USA, working on stations in Dallas, Oklahoma and San...

John Prine

Signed to Atlantic with the help of Kris Kristofferson, 25-year-old John Prine released his country-tinged eponymous debut LP in 1971, just as the Vietnam War was peaking. Prine got stuck...

John’s Children

Because Marc Bolan (soon to become T. Rex) was briefly a member, John's Children are perhaps accorded more reverence by '60s collectors and aficionados than they...

John Stewart

An imposing deep-voiced Californian who told tales of the new American West, a harsh land populated by lonesome ne'er-do-wells. Stewart's commercial success was fleeting,...

John St Peeters

Italian-born John St Peeters began his professional performing career during his early teens as Johnny Lo Piccolo, playing the piano accordion on television talent...

Johnny Rebb

Johnny Rebb was the first Australian artist to be signed by Lee Gordon's Leedon label in 1958.  The local media dubbed Rebb the 'Gentleman Of...

Johnny Nash

Born on 19 August 1940, in Houston, Texas, John Lester Nash, Jr was one of the first black entertainers to work on Houston TV. He...

Johnny Mathis

An outstanding college high-jumper, Johnny Mathis was on course for an Olympic medal before being distracted in the mid-50s by the opportunity to sing...

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Bobby Hebb

Born in 1938 in Nashville to blind musician parents, Robert Von Hebb spent his childhood singing and tap dancing on street corners. At 14, Bobby...

Fanny

Fanny was the first successful female hard rock group. Despite the ritual chauvinist growls of "Cor, fuckaduck, man, I could fuck that bass player,"...

Posies, The

Formed around the nucleus of Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer, The Posies emerged from Seattle in the late 1980s. Often compared to both The Hollies and Big Star, The...

Star Club (Hamburg)

The club closed on 15 November 1969 due to rising costs.    

Thought Criminals, The

Bass player Roger Grierson set up Doublethink, a band management venture and record label for independent Sydney bands such as XL Capris, Tactics, Popular...

Just for You (1966)

Known in the USA as Disk-O-Tek Holiday.

Christians, The

Brothers Garry and Russell Christian (formerly an a cappella soul trio with Roger, another sibling) and ex-Yachts helmsman Henry Priestman (who left It's Immaterial...

King Kurt

Formed in 1983, this crazed psychobilly sextet immediately hit pay dirt with the Top 40 single Destination Zululand. Made infamous by notorious live shows in which...