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Pilot

Singer/bassist David Paton and keyboardist Billy Lyall were both former members of The Bay City Rollers. Once the hit singles started drying up, Pilot seemed to...

Pigbag

This mainly instrumental soul/funk sextet formed in Gloucestershire from the remnants of political funkers The Pop Group. James Johnstone Guitar, keyboards Ollie Moore Saxophone Chris Leigh Trumpet Simon Underwood Bass Chip Carpenter Drums Roger Freeman Percussion

Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers

Originally based in East Anglia (England), The Jaywalkers pre-dated the British Beat Boom but scored a minor hit in 1962 with Can Can '62. Despite...

Phil Collins

Phil Collins was born in Chiswick in 1951. As a young man, his father had run away to sea but was ordered back by...

P.F. Sloan

Philip Gary Schlein was something of a child prodigy. Moving from New York to Hollywood in the late 50s, he signed his first recording...

Pete Seeger

Born in 1919, and immersed in music by his teacher parents, Pete Seeger got his big break in 1940. His parents were helping famous folk...

Peter Tosh

Having quit The Wailers and Island Records (he would frequently call the label boss Chris Blackwell, "Chris Whiteworst"), Tosh delivered Legalize It in 1976. The album was...

Peter Sarstedt

In 1969 Peter Sarstedt recorded one of the 60's most iconic records, Where Do You Go To My Lovely, and sent a follow-up single, Frozen Orange...

Phil Spector

There are only a handful of people from the 1960s who can truly be said to have had a major and lasting effect on...

Phil Ochs

They said he was as good as Bob Dylan, perhaps even better. For a split-second in time, Phil Ochs probably was. When Dylan alienated his hardcore...

Peter Doyle

Born in 1949, Peter Doyle enjoyed a varied and successful career which took him from Australia to the UK, the USA and back again. He...

Peter Allen

Born Peter Woolnough in Tenterfield, NSW, Australia in 1942, vocalist/pianist Peter Allen began his musical career at the age of nine, playing piano in...

Phoebe Snow

Born Phoebe Ann Laub in New York City in 1952, the singer changed her name after seeing 'Phoebe Snow', a fictional advertising character for...

Peter & The Test Tube Babies

With album titles like Pissed and Proud, The Mating Sounds of South American Frogs and The Loud Blaring Punk Rock LP, Brighton nutters Peter & The Test Tube Babies...

Peter & Gordon

Peter Asher (brother of English actress Jane Asher) and Gordon Waller met in 1959 when they were pupils at London's famous Westminster School. As a singing...

Professionals, The

  Ex-Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones and drummer Paul Cook formed The Professionals in 1979 following the demise of that band. After a fine debut single (1-2-3)...

Prodigy, The

The Prodigy seemed like just more hood rats in the 1990s at a time when white Brits took so many drugs that they believed...

Prodigal Sons

When Prodigal Sons formed in Wollongong, Australia, in 1985, they were known as Instant Party (named after the flip side of The Who's Substitute single) and rehearsed...

Procol Harum

Procol Harum started off as a session group to record the Gary Brooker (ex-The Paramounts) and Keith Reid (an ex-legal clerk) composed song A Whiter...

Proclaimers, The

Craig and Charlie Reid were born in 1962 in Leith, a dockland suburb of Edinburgh, with Craig arriving 30 minutes after his twin brother...
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