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Sad Cafe

The band called it a day in 1990, but briefly reformed in 1998. Vocalist Paul Young went on to further success with Mike & The Mechanics. He...

Sade

Sade (pronounced Sharday) was born in Nigeria in 1959 as Helen Folasade Adu, the daughter of a Nigerian father and a British mother. When...

Sailor

This Anglo-Norwegian band was the brainchild of Georg Kajanus, the son of a Russian prince and a Finnish sculptress who had also been a...

Saint Etienne

Horsham's Bob Stanley and Croydon's Pete Wiggs formed Saint Etienne in 1990. They sang of sweet dreams from the suburbs, blending the sounds of disco, Motown and girl group blues...

Saints, The

Australians Ed Kuepper (guitar), Chris Bailey (vocals & bass) and Ivor Hay (keyboards) formed a high school band in Brisbane, Queensland, called Kid Galahad...

Sam & Dave

Samuel Moore and David Prater were both from the South, had both spent time as gospel singers, and joined forces as a vocal duo...

Sam Apple Pie

Sam Apple Pie hailed from Walthamstow (East London) in the late 60's and played all the day's underground clubs and 'happenings', and even appeared...

Sam Cooke

Sam Cooke was born one of eight children in Chicago on 22 January 1931, into a strong church-going family. His father was a local...

Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs

Texan quintet Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs had a regional hit in 1965 with a track called Haunted House. It caught the ear of Stan...

Samantha Fox

Samantha Karen Fox was born on 15 April 1966 in Mile End, London, to parents Patrick and Carole. She had two childhood dreams: to...

Sammy Davis Jr

Sammy Davis Jr was born in Harlem in 1925 to Elvira Sanchez, a Puerto Rican dancer, and Sammy Davis Snr, a black vaudeville entertainer. Elvira's...

Samson

Focusing on the talents of guitarist and occasional vocalist Paul Samson (who sadly passed away from cancer on 9 August 2002) Samson were at...

Sandie Shaw

Born Sandra Goodrich on 26 February 1947, Sandie Shaw came from Dagenham in Essex, England. Following an education at the Robert Clack Technical School,...

Sandy Denny

Alexandra Elene MacLean Denny, was born on 6 January 1947 in Worple Road, Wimbledon. She would forever be known as Sandy. Her mother and father,...

Santana

Born in 1947, Carlos Santana grew up mostly poor in a small Mexican town, Autlán de Navarro. His father, Jose, led a mariachi band...

Sarah Vaughan

Sarah Vaughan was already one of jazz's most beloved divas when she opened a week-long run at the Chicago nightspot Mister Kelly's in the...

Savage Garden

Savage Garden emerged onto the Australian music scene in 1996 after Darren Hayes and Daniel Jones met via an advertisement in a local newspaper...

Savoy Brown

Founded by the only constant mainstay, Kim Simmonds, Savoy Brown (originally The Savoy Brown Blues Band) saw some great players pass through their ranks,...

Saxon

Saxon vocalist Peter "Biff" Byford is a Yorkshireman with strictly old-school values. Once photographed enjoying a cup of tea while his wife washed his car...

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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...