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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...

Mansun

Neo-glam space travellers are supposed to be beamed down to Earth from some flamboyant galaxy far far away - a distant nebula far more...

Mar-Kets, The (The Marketts)

The Mar-Kets' Surfer's Stomp (1962) - produced by Joe Saraceno (who would later work with The Ventures) - was one of the first surf music instrumentals...

Marcels, The

Blue Moon was the only song by Richard Rodgers and Lorenzo Hart not to have been written for a musical. Originally composed as a ballad...

March Violets

This rock band with definite Goth leanings was formed in England during 1982. Hugh (bass) met Simon (vocals) in Leeds, and the latter recruited an...

Marcia Hines

Marcia Elaine Hines was born in Boston (USA) in 1953 and arrived in Australia in April 1970 at the age of 16 to appear...

Mari Wilson

London-born Mari MacMillan Ramsey Wilson grew up listening to everything from Stax and Motown to Judy Garland and Peggy Lee. At the age of 15, she travelled to America...

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...

Marianne Faithfull

Former convent girl Marianne Faithfull (born 29 December 1946) released her debut single - the Mick Jagger/Keith Richard penned As Tears Go By - in August...

Marie Osmond

Marie Osmond was the original choice to play the part of Sandy opposite John Travolta in the movie version of Grease (1978). She turned it down on...

Marillion

In the early 1980s, while Yes and Genesis were having pop hits and Pink Floyd were coming unglued, a new band emerged as standard-bearers...

Mark Holden

Adelaide-born singer Mark Holden (born 1954) will always be remembered for his clean-cut image, his white dinner suit and his penchant for handing out...

Mark Wynter

Exclusively Yours became Mark’s fourth UK Top 40 hit and his final one for Decca before moving to Pye where he scored the biggest...

Marmalade (The)

The Marmalade began as Dean Ford and the Gaylords, who were very popular on the Scottish club circuit between 1961 and 1966. Junior Campbell and...

Marshall Crenshaw

Marshall Crenshaw's eponymous 1982 debut album heralded him as the Great White Hope of the post-Beatles generation. Perhaps from touring as an ersatz John Lennon in...

Martha & The Muffins

Martha and The Muffins were a playful Canadian new wave band who had their roots in a mid-70s outfit called Oh Those Pants - a 10-piece...

Martha & The Vandellas

Martha Reeves, Rosalind Ashford and Annette Sterling started singing together at their Detroit high school as The Del-Phis. In 1962 Martha was working as a...

Marty Rhone

  Marty Rhone was born Karel Lawrence van Rhoon in the Dutch East Indies in 1948. His family moved to Australia in the 1950s and he appeared...

Marty Wilde

Marty Wilde (real name Reg Smith) was the first of the Larry Parnes stable to make it as Britain searched for its own mini-Presley. After compering the...

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...

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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...