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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...

Scandal

Australian band Scandal formed in Adelaide in February 1976 and by the end of the year had signed a deal with the Mushroom label. Comprising...

Scientists, The

In May 1978, following the split of The Victims, James Baker formed The Scientists with singer-guitarist Kim Salmon, who had previously founded Perth's first...

Scorpions, The

The Scorpions formed in Hanover, Germany, in 1971, and recorded their first album, Lonesome Crow, in Hamburg a little later. The band embarked on a gruelling...

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

Jalacy J. Hawkins was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1929. He spent his early years in an orphanage before enrolling at high school to study...

Screaming Blue Messiahs, The

The Screaming Blue Messiahs came preachin' out of London in 1983 with a bible full of blues, rock 'n' roll, punk and pop, and...

Screaming Lord Sutch

David Edward Sutch (formerly a plumber's mate from Harrow) based his act on Screaming Jay Hawkins and presented his musical horror show around British clubs in...

Screaming Trees

Formed in the Pacific Northwest before a musical movement even existed there, Screaming Trees embodied the post-punk and psychedelic elements that later bands would...

Screaming Tribesmen, The

The Screaming Tribesmen emerged from Brisbane (Australia) in 1981, from the remnants of two bands, The Fun Things and The 31st (these bands also...

Scribble

After a conspicuous absence from the Australian music scene for two years, vocalist Johanna Pigott re-emerged in 1984 with Scribble. Apart from a brief stint...

Scritti Politti

Formed by Green Gartside and Tom Morley in the artsy, politicised milieu of Leeds University (Yorkshire) in 1977, with a name that combined Marxist...

Scruffs, The

Hailing from Memphis, Tennessee, The Scruffs' easily filled the void left by The Raspberries and Big Star with their debut album, Wanna Meet The Scruffs? (1977). Their...

Seals & Crofts

Jim Seals and Dash Crofts formed their musical partnership in the late 50s when, as teenagers, they went out on the road with The...

Searchers, The

One of the premier groups from the mid-60s Merseybeat explosion. Having previously backed Liverpool singer Johnny Sandon, they broke away and took their new name from the 1956...

Secret Affair

Secret Affair were Ian Page, David Cairns, Dennis Smith, and Seb Shelton. They formed in 1978 and were one of the stars of the...

Section 25

Blackpool-based experimental electronic rockers, Section 25 centred around brothers Vince and Larry Cassidy, who often supported Factory label-mates Joy Division on live dates during 1980. 1983 saw...

Seeds, The

The Seeds formed in 1965 and comprised vocalist Sky Saxon, guitarist Jan Savage, keyboard player Daryl Hooper (who also played the bass parts on...

Seekers, The

This Australian quartet began life in 1963 with Keith Potger singing and playing guitar and Athol Guy performing on bass. They toured the Melbourne coffee...

Sekret Sekret

David Virgin  Vocals, guitar Danny Rumour (Danny Aitkins)Guitar Des Devlin Bass Colin 'Jinx' Ellis Drums Peter Mullany Guitar James Elliott Drums

Selecter, The

The Selecter are often considered 2 Tone's 'also ran's' behind The Specials. They were a top live draw in their own right, though, and their 1980...

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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...