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Mystrys, The

Masked mavericks The Mystrys burst onto the Australian pop scene in 1966 with a spaced-out single, Witch Girl, and some downright intergalactic hype, before vanishing almost...

Mazzy Starr

From 1984 to 1987, songwriter-guitarist David Roback, already known for his work in Rain Parade, and Kendra Smith, the former bass player for the...

Mother Goose

Mother Goose hailed from Dunedin, New Zealand, and were unique for their performances which combined mime, satire, costumes and novelty songs with virtuoso playing. Honing...

Marv Johnson

When Berry Gordy first started his Motor Town touring spectaculars (the precursors of the celebrated Motown revues) Marv Johnson was a headliner on an...

Metros, The

Big on the Northern Soul scene but little-known outside of it, The Metros from Detroit honed their exquisite harmonies in their school's bathroom and...

Manhattans, The

Not as successful in the UK as, say, The Stylistics or The Chi-Lites, what really set The Manhattans apart in the 60s and 70s...

Music Machine, The

The Music Machine rode the songwriting genius of Sean Bonniwell, who was ahead of his time in protest songs like Eagle Never Hunts The Fly and Mother...

Makin’ Time

Makin' Time hailed from the West Midlands and for a period were considered the great white hopes for the mod revival scene.                    

Mother Earth

Mother Earth formed in 1967 in California but moved to Nashville after their first album. Vocalist Tracy Nelson (pictured) hailed from Madison, Wisconsin, and began her career...

Manowar

If ever a band was beyond parody, it's Manowar. As self-appointed Kings of Metal, these valiant, muscle-bound, loincloth-wearing warriors have acted as standard bearers...

McGuinness Flint

McGuinness Flint was formed in 1969 by Tom McGuinness (ex-Manfred Mann) and Hughie Flint (ex-John Mayall's Bluesbreakers). Dennis Coulson, Benny Gallagher, Graham Lyle and Paul...

Mickey & Sylvia

      Mickey Baker Sylvia Vanderpool

Maria Muldaur

Maria Grazia Rosa Domenica d'Amato was born on 12 September 1943 in Greenwich Village, New York City (her name changed when she married Geoff...

Mood Six

Mood Six first popped up in 1982 as part of Britain's pre-fab psychedelic revival.

Monochrome Set, The

When Adam Ant left The B-Sides to start Adam & The Ants, The Monochrome Set formed from the remnants. They released their debut single, Alphaville, on...

Mo-Dettes, The

Expatriate American Kate Korris (the guitar-wielding Mo-Dette) was a founding member of The Slits, who at the time had more enthusiasm for just being...

Modern English

Modern English was formed in Colchester, Essex, in 1977 by Robbie Grey (vocals), Gary McDowell (guitar, vocals) and Michael Conroy (bass, vocals), and were...

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Numbers, The

      Their self-titled debut album (1980) contained the sublime Five Letter Word. Annalisse Morrow Vocals Chris Morrow Guitar, vocals Gary Roberts Bass, vocals Marty Newcomb Drums

Mickie Most

Mickie Most (real name Michael Peter Hayes) was born in Aldershot, England, in June 1938. He formed The Most Brothers with Alex Murray in 1958...

Dead Can Dance

Both of Anglo-Irish descent, Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry met in Melbourne, Australia in 1980 (the duo worked in a Lebanese restaurant together in...

Powder

San Mateo anglophiles Rich and Tom Martin pursued a different musical path to many after the Beatles epiphany they shared with millions of other...

Taste

Not to be confused with the Rory Gallagher-fronted blues band of the early 70s, this Melbourne (Australia) band was an archetypal glam rock outfit...

Chocolate Watch Band

Extensive promotion directed at the "flower power" market, catchy psychedelic covers – nothing seemed to work for the Stones-loving Chocolate Watchband from San Jose in...

Pixies, The

Having dropped out of the University of Massachusetts while on a college exchange program, Frank Black (real name Charles Michael Kitteridge Thompson IV) teamed...