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Nancy Sinatra

Born on 8 June 1940 in Jersey City, New York, Nancy Sinatra was the oldest of three children born to Frank and Nancy Sinatra. While she was...

Napalm Death

The music of Birmingham agitators Napalm Death typically crashes upon the listener like a drum kit hurled through a closed bay window, their lyrics...

Nashville Teens, The

From the stockbroker town of Weybridge in Surrey came The Nashville Teens, brainchildren of Arthur Sharp and Ramon Phillips, lead singers of two rival...

Nat King Cole

Learning to play the piano at an early age, Nathaniel Adams Coles secured a residency at Chicago's Panama Club with his brother Eddie while...

Nazareth

Formed in Dunfermline in 1968 - and still going 40+ years later - Nazareth peaked in 1975 with their sixth album, Hair Of The Dog,...

Nazz, The

Guitarist Todd Rundgren formed The Nazz with bassist Carson Van Osten in 1967 after they had quit blues purists Woody's Truck Stop. Recruiting drummer Thom Mooney...

Ned’s Atomic Dustbin

British feedback machine Ned's Atomic Dustbin toured for over a year as the opening act for The Wonder Stuff, Pop Will Eat Itself and Jesus Jones -...

Neil Christian & The Crusaders

Neil Christian (born Christopher Tidmarsh on 14 February 1940) grew up in Shoreditch, East London. Infatuated by Rock & Roll, but with no desire...

Neil Diamond

Neil Leslie Diamond was born on 24 January 1941, in Brooklyn, New York. For his sixteenth birthday, he was given a guitar and began...

Neil Sedaka

Neil Sedaka was born in Brooklyn, New York, on 13 March 1939 and won a scholarship to the Juilliard Music School (the school depicted...

Neil Young

Since co-founding Buffalo Springfield in 1966 (and then splitting after two albums), Neil Young rarely stopped moving. Born in Toronto in November 1945, Neil Perceval Young worked in...

Nena

Entering the Billboard Top 40 on 21 January 1984, 99 Luftballons - a single by Teutonic new wave group Nena sung entirely in their own language - put...

Neneh Cherry

She was born Neneh Mariann Karlsson in 1964 in Stockholm, Sweden, the daughter of West African percussionist Ahmadu Jah and Swedish artist, Moki. Raised by...

Neon Philharmonic, The

After the inspired fantasy of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, the general perception was that any vaguely connected series of songs with a...

Nero And The Gladiators

Nero (Mike O'Neill) had previously played keyboards as a member of The Cabin Boys, the backing group of Tommy Steele's less famous brother, Colin Hicks. He...

Nerves, The

Singer/songwriter Jack Lee formed The Nerves with fellow San Francisco street musicians Peter Case and Paul Collins. He had moved to LA but the...

Neu!

Formed in 1971 in Dusseldorf, this archetypal Kraütrock band was actually a duo comprising guitar wiz Michael Rother and drummer/multi-instrumentalist Klaus Dinger, both previously with Kraftwerk. Dinger's mechanical,...

New Christs

When the New Christs first formed in 1980 they only performed in a studio, releasing the searing acid-punk single Face A New God (1981). The original lineup comprised ex-Radio...

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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...