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Sundays, The

London-based pop-rock quartet formed in 1987 when vocalist Harriet Wheeler and guitarist David Gavurin - who were also the main songwriting team - met at college in Bristol. Their debut...

Suicide

Although they barely receive credit, Suicide is the source point for virtually every synth-pop duo that glutted the pop marketplace (especially in England) in...

Suicidal Tendencies

Suicidal Tendencies were formed in Venice, California in 1981 as a punk/hardcore band, and virtually came to define the phrase "skate-punk." Vocalist/bandleader Mike Muir earned a...

Swervedriver

Jimmy HartridgeAdi VinesGraham BonnarAdam Franklin

Suede

1992 had been Suede's breakthrough, landing a Melody Maker cover before releasing a single track and cracking the UK Top 20 with Metal Mickey. The first (self-titled)...

Swinging Blue Jeans, The

Although they are only remembered today for their 1964 hit Hippy Hippy Shake, The Swinging Blue Jeans were actually one of the strongest of the...

Swing Out Sister

British jazz-pop combo Swing Out Sister came out of Manchester in the late 80s. They began life as a trio of Andy Connell, Martin Jackson...

Sunday Painters

Peter Raengel Vocals, guitar, bass, clarinet Dennis Kennedy Guitar, bass Kerrie Erwin Bass, vocals Peter McKinnonGuitar Katherine Lorenc Vocals, flute, keyboards Allan CoopBass Chris Flanagan Drums Tony TziolasBass Eddie Zeidan Sax

Sugarcubes, The

The Sugarcubes formed in June 1986 in Iceland (which helps explain their unconventional sense of melody). The members of the group had been in a variety...

Subway Sect

Although their first gig - at The 100 Club's 'Punk Fest' in September 1976 - was with The Sex Pistols, The Clash and Siouxsie and The Banshees, Subway...

Styx

Formed in 1970 by drummer John Panozzo, his bassist brother Chuck, and singer Dennis DeYoung, Styx were one of the biggest art-rock bands of...

Stylus

During the early 1970s when most Melbourne bands were copying Skyhooks shock antics or the mellow American West Coast sound,  Stylus stuck to the...

Stylistics, The

One of the sweetest soul groups hailing from Philadelphia, with an incredible run of soul smashes from 1971 to 1975, The Stylistics formed from...

Stupidity

Look up the word "entrepreneur" in the Oxford English Dictionary and you'll probably find a photograph of Donald Hosie. Don (pictured at right) had been...

Stray Cats, The

The Stray Cats formed in Massapequa, Long Island, New York, in 1979 in the midst of the punk/new wave scene, playing retro-rockabilly style. Heavily influenced...

Strawbs, The

One of the better British progressive bands of the early 1970s, The Strawbs differed from their more successful compatriots (The Moody Blues, King Crimson, Pink Floyd etc)...

Strawberry Switchblade

Strawberry Switchblade (named after an early unreleased Orange Juice song) were a Glasgow-based duo of Jill Bryson (vocals & guitar) and Rose McDowall (vocals & guitar),...

Strawberry Alarm Clock, The

Originally called The Sixpence, Strawberry Alarm Clock were a Californian psychedelic bubblegum band of the mid-'60s, reaching the top of the charts with their...

Stranglers, The

A science teacher, a karate black belt, an ex-ice-cream seller pushing 40, and a keyboard player who thought he was Ray Manzarek - you...

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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, Paul & Mary

Over the years, the Bob Dylan song Blowin' In The Wind would become the anthem of the civil rights movement and be recorded by literally hundreds of artists. But it...

Nine Inch Nails

Despite being referred to as a ‘band’, Nine Inch Nails was always Trent Reznor’s brainchild, and he alone has been responsible for the band’s...

Vice Squad

This Bristol punk band formed in late 1978 and was fronted by blonde vocalist Beki Bondage (real name Rebecca Louise Bond), who became for...

Inmates, The

British R&B-band formed in London in 1979 by Peter Staines (guitar, vocals), Bill Hurley (vocals), Tony Oliver (guitar), Jim Russell (drums) and Ben Donelly...

Los Yorks

In 1960's Peru, Los York's were The Beatles, The Stooges and The Monkees all rolled into one. Combining sure-fire harmonies and a raw garage sound on their own compositions, with...

Ferry Cross The Mersey (1965)

This British film about a music contest in Liverpool was created strictly as a showcase for Gerry and The Pacemakers who had a hit with...

NWA

Eazy-E (real name Eric Wright) was born on 7 September 1963 in the Compton area of South Central Los Angeles. His father, Richard, was a...