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Penetration

In 1977, following exposure to The Sex Pistols, Penetration sprang out of Durham pit village Ferryhill only to find themselves allergic to the music...

PJ Proby

Texan vocalist P.J Proby (born James Marcus Smith in November 1938) became an overnight sensation in Britain when Jack Good brought him and his pudding-bowl haircut...

Pendragon

Under their own steam Pendragon released half a dozen albums between 1985 (The Jewel) and 2001 (Not Of This World). Their first two albums offered...

Pel Mel

Newcastle (Australia) band Pel Mel initially restricted their performances to occasional gigs on the Sydney inner-city circuit, plus some plum supports for touring artists...

Pinkerton’s Assorted Colours

Formerly The Liberators, Pinkerton's Assorted Colours hailed from Rugby and took their debut single Mirror Mirror to #9 in 1966. Unfortunately their follow-up disc (Don't Stop Loving...

Pearls Before Swine

Led by lisping singer and poet/lyricist Tom Rapp, Pearls Before Swine formed in 1965 and wrote and recorded a number of songs which they sent...

Pearl Jam

Edward Louis Severson III was born in Evanston, a northern suburb of Chicago, on 23 December 1966. The eldest of four stepbrothers, it was...

Peanut Butter Conspiracy, The

Barbara "Sandi" Robison Vocals John Merrill Guitar, vocals Lance Baker FentGuitar, vocals Alan Brackett Bass, vocals Jim Voigt DrumsBill WolffGuitarRalph Schuckett Keyboards Michael NeyDrums

Pavlov’s Dog

Formed in the early 70s in St Louis, Missouri, by David Surkamp and Mike Safron from the remnants of a band called High On...

Paul Young

Following the sad demise of The Q Tips in September 1982, vocalist Paul Young signed a solo record deal with CBC/Columbia and released Iron Out The Rough...

Paul Weller

Paul Weller (born John William Weller) found his voice early, bellowing rock 'n' roll covers in working men's clubs as a teenager during The Jam's...

Paul Revere & The Raiders

Paul Revere and The Raiders were formed in Portland, Oregon in 1962 by vocalist/saxophonist Mark Lindsay - the heart-throb of the group - and...

Paul Anka

Paul Anka was born in Ottawa, Canada, on 30 July 1941, and started singing professionally at the age of 12 with two friends. The trio...

Paula Abdul

Paula Julie Abdul was born in 1963 in San Fernando, California. From the age of nine she took dance lessons and impressed her teachers...

Patti Smith

Patti Smith, a rock critic and aspiring Bob Dylan-fixated poet from South Jersey, only truly found herself when she began to sing her intense verse. Attitude of the...

Patsy Cline

Patsy Cline (born Virginia Patterson-Hensley) had her breakthrough hit in 1957 - at the age of 24 - with Walkin' After Midnight and became a mainstay...

Pat Boone

Pat Boone was born Charles Eugene Boone - the great-great-great-great-grandson of pioneer Daniel Boone - in Jacksonville, Florida, on 1 June 1934 and started singing...

Pat Benatar

Former bank cashier Patricia Andrejewski changed her name to Benatar and began singing in the late 1970's. She was "discovered" in the New York cabaret Catch...

Pastels, The

When The Pastels formed in Glasgow in the early 80s, Postcard Records boss Alan Horne assumed they had been invented by Orange Juice's Edwyn Collins...

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Tori Amos

Tori Amos was born Myra Ellen Amos in August 1963. Raised, as Amos put it, with "a peace pipe in one hand and a cross...

Beau Brummels, The

Formed in San Francisco in 1964 and most famous for their haunting mid-60s faux British Invasion-cum-folk rock, The Beau Brummels were also among the...

Johnny Devlin

Johnny Devlin was born John Lockett Devlin on 11 May 1938 in New Zealand. Devlin's cover of Lloyd Price's Lawdy Miss Clawdy (1958) went to #1...

Duran Duran

The band that most surely have come closest to being The Beatles of their day, since (like The Beatles) they were a blonde five piece from...

Peter Frampton

Born in Beckenham, Kent, in 1950, Frampton was an old mate of David Bowie (Frampton's father, Ossie, taught Bowie art at Beckenham Technical School). The first time...

Chordettes, The

The Chordettes, label-mates of The Everly Brothers, were one of the most successful of the many US Girl Groups of the 1950s, scoring seven US Top 40...

Patsy Cline

Patsy Cline (born Virginia Patterson-Hensley) had her breakthrough hit in 1957 - at the age of 24 - with Walkin' After Midnight and became a mainstay...

Kenny Lynch

Born and bred in Stepney, East London, Kenny was one of thirteen children. He began singing with his sister, Gladys, who was a jazz singer...