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Meat Puppets

Curt Kirkwood was born on 10 January 1959, his brother Cris less than two years later, on 22 October 1960. The brothers were born...

Medicine Head

Medicine Head (ostensibly a duo comprising John Fiddler and Peter Hope Evans) formed in Stafford in 1968 and came to prominence when championed by...

Megadeth

With a childhood spent moving from place to place dodging his estranged father, living in his own apartment and selling drugs at the age...

Melanie

Melanie Safka was born on 3 February 1947 in Astoria, Long Island, New York, of Ukrainian/Italian parentage. Her rise to stardom reads like a...

Mellow Candle

An Irish folk-rock group who recorded an album entitled Swaddling Songs on Deram - which nobody bought upon release but now commands £600+

Members, The

The Members formed in London's commuter suburb of Camberley, Surrey, in the winter of 1976. Nicky Tesco, a political science graduate working as an...

Men At Work

Singer/songwriter Colin Hay grew up in a town on the west coast of Scotland called Saltcoats, where his father owned a music store. In...

Men They Couldn’t Hang

Phil 'Swill' Odgers Vocals, guitar, tin whistle Paul Simmonds Guitar, vocals, mandolin, keyboards Stefan Cush Guitar, vocals Shanne Hasler Bass Jon Odgers Drums

Men Without Hats

From their coolly synthesized dance beat to singer Ivan Doroschuk's tastefully muted Bowie fixation, Montreal's Men Without Hats managed to incorporate nearly all that was...

Menswe@r

Daydreamer (1995) was the only song this short-lived band had in their arsenal when they started. It turned out to be the only one they...

Mental As Anything

Utilising elements of rockabilly, rock and R&B combined with an energetic live act, Australian band Mental As Anything proved a lasting, popular live and...

MEO 245

MEO 245 (the name referred to the catalogue number of an obscure French pressing of a Beatles EP) formed in Tasmania (Australia) in the late...

Mercury Rev

Mercury Rev's debut album Yerself Is Steam (1991) flopped in the US following Rough Trade’s collapse and didn’t hint at later commercial successes like Deserter’s Songs....

Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash both learned the value of prison at around the same time. For Cash it was the release of the two prison albums...

Merlin

Merlin formed in late 1973 and released a self-titled album on CBS in 1974. The group also released a handful of singles - Put My...

Merseybeats, The

The Merseybeats formed in 1961 as The Mavericks. After a short period as The Pacifics, they finally settled on The Merseybeats (at the suggestion...

Merton Parkas

If the Merton Parkas had called their debut LP Just Another Face in the Neo-Mod Crowd, no further explanation would have been needed. This unmemorable group...

Merv Benton

Born Merv Bonson in Preston, Victoria (Australia) on 12 August 1942, Merv grew up listening to the radio and became enraptured by the music...

Metallica

Metallica's debut album, Kill 'Em All, was released in 1983 when Iron Maiden were still the biggest, newest noise in Heavy Metal. Metallica combined the power of classic...

Meteors, The

The Meteors were the first UK band to combine punk's energy with raw 50s rockabilly and invent a new musical form - psychobilly. In...

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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...