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Meters, The

Though The Meters were never superstars, recording sessions with Dr John, Paul McCartney and Robert Palmer attested to the appreciation they were later afforded...

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...

Mi-Sex

Mi-Sex were formed in New Zealand as a long-haired hippie pub band known as The Fragments Of Time. They moved to Australia in 1978 to try out...

Michael Holliday

Michael Holliday was the first Liverpudlian to achieve two #1 hits. His single The Story Of My Life (1958) became the first UK chart-topper for the now-legendary...

Michael Jackson

The King of Pop is a lofty title for any person to live up to, but there's no doubt that Michael Jackson was qualified. He...

Michael Schenker Group

Michael Schenker joined his brother's band, Scorpions in 1971. The group opened for UFO on one of their early German tours and UFO were impressed enough that they asked...

Michelle Shocked

Michelle Shocked was born Karen Michelle Johnson in Dallas, Texas. She came to prominence in the 1980s as a rootsy, folk-influenced singer/songwriter who collaborated prolifically with...

Mickey & Sylvia

      Mickey Baker Sylvia Vanderpool

Mickey Jupp

Mickey Jupp was a pre-pub rock scene fixture throughout the 1970s as frontman with the band Legend. Jupp's solo debut LP, Juppanese (1978), was an album...

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...

Microdisney

Microdisney formed in Cork, Eire, in 1980 but there was little cohesion in early lineups. After settling on a traditional format of guitar, bass, keyboards...

Middle Of The Road

Scottish quartet Middle Of The Road formed in 1970 - they had previously been known as both Los Caracas and Part Four - and cut five...

Midnight Oil

Australian band, Midnight Oil developed from an association struck up in 1974 between drummer Rob Hirst, bassist Andrew 'Bear' James and guitarist/keyboard player James...

Mighty Baby

From the blazing psychedelia of their self-titled debut album (November 1969) to the mellow sounds of their swansong, A Jug Of Love (1971), Mighty Baby combined elements of...

Migil 5, The

Starting life as a North London pub jazz trio with a singing drummer (Mike Felix) the band became The Migil Four with the addition...

Mike and The Mechanics

Genesis bass player Mike Rutherford formed Mike & The Mechanics as a side-project, little realising his spin-off group would become a fully-fledged band in their own...

Mike Batt

Mike Batt was born in Southampton on 6 February 1949. As a teenager he played piano and organ in several school bands and sang...

Mike Oldfield

Mike Oldfield was only 17 when he conceived Tubular Bells - a near-indescribable one-track monolith of ambient sound and neo-classical ambition. Recording it at 19, he then...

Mike Stuart Span/Leviathan

Within a few months of formation of this Brighton-based quartet, original guitarist Nigel Langham fell to his death after leaping through an upstairs window...

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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...