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Quireboys, The

This heavy rock band formed in 1987 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and were known as The Queerboys for their first year, until the negative effect of...

Quiet Riot

Back in the mid-70s the primo heavy metal band in Los Angeles was Quiet Riot. Van Halen were pretty popular too, but could boast nothing like...

Quicksilver Messenger Service

One of the first West Coast groups, Quicksilver Messenger Service formed in San Francisco in 1965 and built up a big reputation in that area...

Queensrÿche

Formed in 1981 outside Seattle, Washington, Queensrÿche were one of the most artistic and creative of the hard rock bands during the decade, and...

Quartz

Birmingham-based New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) band who hopped to a different label with almost every release. Mike Taylor Vocals Mick Hopkins  Guitar Derek 'Dek' Arnold Bass, vocals Malcolm Cope  Drums

Q-Tips, The

While serving an apprenticeship at a Vauxhall car factory, Paul Young played in two local bands before forming his own band called Streetband (with John Gifford,...

QED

Vocalist Jenny Morris formed QED in Sydney in 1983 with guitarist Rex Goh (ex-Air Supply), bassist Ian Belton (ex-Dave Dobbyn) and drummer Shane Flew. Signing to EMI...

Q65

Hairy, nihilistic and uncompromising, Q65 were as popular as The Who and The Kinks in their native Holland, but their success never crossed its borders. Their bummer vibe was...

Queen

Since their 1973 debut album, Queen's ambitious template had included bombastic classical references, falsetto freak-outs, and pagan mysticism. But at the beginning of 1975, they were,...

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Kiss

The KISS story began when Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons decided to create heavy metal's answer to The Beatles in the early 1970's. They discovered guitarist Ace Frehley...

R.E.M.

In Athens, Georgia (USA), Michael Stipe and Peter Buck met in 1978 in the record store where Buck worked and discovered they shared an...

Clayton Squares, The

Of all the Liverpool bands desperate to escape the long shadow of The Beatles in the 60s, The Clayton Squares (named after a city...

Brotherhood Of Man

Brotherhood of Man's 1970 UK hit United We Stand was adopted as a clarion call for the post-Stonewall gay rights movement. Hardly an outcome that producer Tony...

Scaffold, The

The Scaffold were formed in 1965 by Liverpool poet Roger McGough, Mike McGear (Paul McCartney's brother) and John Gorman. Despite being formed in Liverpool, The...

Subhumans

Formed in 1980, Wiltshire anarcho-punk legends Subhumans raged against the Orwellian nightmare of Thatcher's Britain on classic albums like The Day The Country Died (1983) and From The...

Disco Music

The major new movement which began in the USA in 1975 and would spread its influence worldwide, was disco music. Originally regarded by many...

Pretty Things, The

Educated alongside The Rolling Stones (guitarist Dick Taylor attended Sidcup College with Keith Richards), and covered by Bowie (Rosalyn on Pin-Ups), The Pretty Things were better than beat-era also-rans, but...