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O’Jays, The

Eddie Levert Vocals Walter Williams Vocals William Powell Vocals Bobby Massey Vocals Bill Isles Vocals

Oasis

Guitarist Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs, bass player Paul 'Guigsy' McGuigan and drummer Tony McCarroll originally formed as 061 (after the telephone area code for their...

Ocean Colour Scene

  Simon Fowler Vocals Steve Cradock Guitar Damon Minchella Bass Oscar Harrison  Drums

October Country

Michael Lloyd signed his first music publishing deal at the age of 13 and signed with Epic to cut his album, October Country , when he...

Odetta

Odetta Holmes was born in Birmingham, Alabama (USA) in 1930 and moved with her family to Los Angeles at the age of six. When...

Offspring, The

Bryan Holland and Greg Kriesel attended Pacifica High in Garden Grove, California, together, where they were both on the cross-country team. They formed their first...

Ohio Express

Though marketed as a band, it would be more accurate to say that the name "Ohio Express" served as a brand name used by...

Ohio Players, The

  Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner Vocals, guitar Charles Dale Allen Vocals Bobby Lee Fears Vocals Dutch Robinson Vocals Marshall "Rock" Jones Bass Clarence "Satch" Satchell Saxophone, guitar Ralph "Pee Wee" Middlebrooks Trumpet, trombone Bruce Napier Trumpet Billy Beck Keyboards Walter "Junie" Morrison Keyboards Clarence "Chet" Willis Guitar, vocals James...

Oingo Boingo

Oingo Boingo originally formed in 1972 as The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo- a musical troupe in the tradition of Frank Zappa, performing an...

Ol’ 55

Formed in Sydney, Australia, in 1975, OL'55 enjoyed enormous popularity with a retro-fifties style that bordered on parody. The band took its name from...

Olivia Newton-John

Shortly after Olivia's birth (in Cambridge, England, in September 1948), her family moved from England (where her Welsh-born father was head of King's College,...

Olympics, The

The Olympics began life in 1954 as The Challengers while still at high school in Compton, California. Their debut single, Western Movies (1958), reached #8 in the...

One In A Million

Initially known as The Jaygars, Alan Young (vocals and rhythm guitar), Billy Scenters (bass) and brothers Jimmy and Jack McCulloch (lead guitar and drums...

Only Ones, The

The Only Ones emerged in 1977 with an independent single, Lovers Of Today b/w Peter & The Pets, and a swag of Velvet Underground-like songs of heroin addiction...

Opal

Opal was formed by two of the leading lights of LA's paisley underground scene - former Rain Parade guitarist David Roback and ex-Dream Syndicate...

Oppressed, The

The Oppressed was an Oi! band formed in March 1981 in Cardiff by Russell Payne (guitar), his brother Ronnie (bass), Gary Tier (drums) and Martin Brennan...

Orange Juice

Lovelorn, naive and vibrant, these foppish lads from the middle-class Glasgow suburb of Bearsden fashioned post-Byrds jangle and skinny white soul into their own nervy,...

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD)

In 1978, Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys - two strait-laced kids from the Wirral - hosted an evening they considered to be a self-indulgent...

Original Mirrors

Original Mirrors formed in Liverpool in 1980 after the demise of vocalist Steve Allen's art rock group Deaf School. Guitarist Ian Broudie had previously played...

Os Mutantes

The experimental psych rock of Os Mutantes was an anomaly in late 60s Brazil - this was, after all, a country entering a brutal...

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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...