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Kajagoogoo

Kajagoogoo began life as a prog rock band called Art Nouveau - and then they met singer Chris Hamill who rearranged the letters of his surname...

Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope - the American one, featuring David Lindley - purveyed a truly idiosyncratic mix of jug band stompers, psych pop, blues, bluegrass and neo-Egyptian...

Kaleidoscope (UK)

Kaleidoscope were formed in Acton in 1963 as The Sidekicks but changed their name to The Key in 1965 when they were joined by...

Kansas

Steve Walsh Vocals, keyboards Kerry Livgren Guitar, keyboards, vocals Robby Steinhardt Violin, vocals Rich Williams Guitar, vocals Dave Hope Bass, vocals Phil Ehart Drums, vocals John Elefante Vocals, keyboards Steve Morse Guitar Billy Greer Bass

Kate Bush

EMI signed Kate Bush in 1974 when she was still a 16 year old schoolgirl. She was given the deal on the strength of demo...

Kathy Kirby

Hailing from Ilford, Essex, Kathy Kirby sang her way into the charts with discs like Dance On and Secret Love, then went on to lucrative cabaret and...

Katrina And The Waves

Formed in Cambridge (UK) in 1981 - although there was actually a prototype of the Waves back in 1975 - Katrina and the Waves were...

KC And The Sunshine Band

KC and the Sunshine Band comprised, in the main, session musicians from the TK Studios which were owned by Henry Stone (who had run...

Keef Hartley Band, The

Lancashire drummer Keef Hartley, well known for his flamboyant dress-sense (he often dressed as an American Indian - sometimes in full headdress and war paint) replaced Ringo Starr in Rory...

Keith

At the height of his career, Philadelphia-born singer Keith (no surname) was making $15,000 a week and getting back-slapped by a Beatle who told...

Keith Christmas

Keith Christmas is more remembered for his name than for his work. He started out as a basic guitar-wielding singer/songwriter and gravitated into a lyrical...

Kelpies, The

The Kelpies formed in Sydney (Australia) in March 1981 with a line-up of James Gelding (vocals), Mark Easton (guitar), Brian Conolly (guitar), Con Murphy...

Ken Dodd

Ken Dodd, OBE, Britain's King of Comedy, was also a major recording artist in the 1960s with hits like Tears (one of the biggest selling UK...

Kenickie

Lauren Laverne is well known to radio listeners and TV viewers now, but in the mid-90s she came to prominence as the frontwoman of...

Kenny

All the pop fans wanted to see Kenny when their record made the charts. But when the group was invited to appear on Top of...

Kenny Lynch

Born and bred in Stepney, East London, Kenny was one of thirteen children. He began singing with his sister, Gladys, who was a jazz singer...

Kevin Ayers

Founder member of Soft Machine and sometime member of Gong, Kevin Ayers' career is a snapshot of the English underground across four decades. Patchy, erratic and often...

Kevin Borich Express

Kevin Borich was born in 1948 in Huapai (near Auckland) in New Zealand. In 1961, at the age of 12, Borich recorded a private...

Key, The

  Greg Hearnden   Vocals, guitar James Robinson   Bass, vocals Scott Egginton   Drums Graham Hill Bass

Kid Creole & The Coconuts

August Darnell was born in New York's Bronx on 12 August 1950. For years the background he invented for his Kid Creole alter-ego had...

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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...