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Stems, The

The Stems were one of the finest 1960s-inspired garage bands Australia produced in the 80's, during a time when paisley-clad, mop-topped psychedelic revival bands...

Steely Dan

In 1973, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker fused 50's Latin jazz, cool bop and faux LA rock, and Steely Dan (named after a steam-powered dildo in...

Steel Pulse

The original members of British reggae band Steel Pulse - David Hinds, Ronald "Stepper" McQueen, Basil Gabbidon and Selwyn Brown - all hailed from...

Steeleye Span

With the exception of Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span were the most successful and enduring British folk-rock band. The parallels between the two bands are numerous: both updated traditional...

Steampacket

Because their ranks included a future superstar, The Steampacket have received more attention than they really deserve. Featuring vocalists Rod Stewart, Long John Baldry, and Julie Driscoll,...

Steamhammer

Charging out of Worthing in 1968, Steamhammer caused enough of a stir with the heady blues riffage of their debut single Junior's Wailing for...

Stealers Wheel

Prior to Stealers Wheel, Gerry Rafferty had played in a Clydesdale folk duo called The Humblebums in the late 60s with superstar-comedian-to-be Billy Connolly. Billy would...

Stax

Founded in an old movie theatre in Memphis (originally as Satellite Records) by Jim Stewart and Estelle Axton, Stax had been carving out a...

Starshooter

Starshooter was one of the most famous bands to come up with punk rock in France, releasing Pin-Up Blonde, their first single, as early as...

Stars

Adelaide (Australia) band Stars were dubbed "rock & roll cowboys" early in their careers because they wore western-style boots and hats onstage. It was...

Starjets

Originally formed in Belfast in 1976, The Starjets played a mixture of their own songs and cover versions such as The Archies' Sugar Sugar and The Beatles' Please...

Stargazers, The

Fronted by Marie Benson, The Stargazers were the most popular British vocal group of the Fifties and became the first British act to achieve...

Staple Singers, The

The Staple Singers were truly a family. Originally composed of Roebuck 'Pops' Staples – "our name is Staples but we dropped the final-s because...

Standells, The

The Standells reached #11 with Dirty Water in 1966, and though follow-ups were less successful, they established themselves as prototypical punk rockers whose records influenced a...

Stackridge

Formed in Bristol in 1970 (originally as Stackridge Lemon), Stackridge gained a strong reputation as an eccentric live folk rock act with a very...

Squire

Though they never received the recognition they deserved, Squire was one of the earliest and finest mod revival bands of the late 70's. Squire were able to...

Squeeze

Formed in Deptford, London, England in 1974, Squeeze came to prominence in the late 70s riding on the new wave created by the punk movement. Original members Chris Difford...

Springfields, The

Dusty left the group in 1963 to try her hand at a solo career. Tom Springfield Vocals Dusty Springfield Vocals, guitar Tim Field Vocals Mike Hurst Vocals

Spooky Tooth

Part of the early-'70s British hard rock scene, Spooky Tooth had a towering sound, highlighted by swelling keyboards and - in founding members Gary Wright...

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Jackie Wilson

Jack Leroy "Jackie" Wilson, Jr. (born in Detroit on 9 June 1934) was an African-American singer who played an important part in the transition...

Glam Rock

Glam Rock laughed in the face of the pompous pseudo-intellectualism that was becoming prevalent in the music world in the early seventies. It declared...

Clones, The

The Clones were very popular in Sydney, Australia in the late seventies/early eighties but only ever released one single - Tired Of Hiding b/w Happy I'm With...

Brill Building Pop

The New York record business at the start of the 1960s was very much the leader in the field and was dominated by the idea...

Greg Kihn Band

Success was a long road for Greg Kihn. Seven years of faithful touring across the US and patiently releasing album after album finally paid...

W.A.S.P.

On stage they drank fake blood from a human skull, whipped a half-naked woman tied to a torture rack and threw raw meat at...

Pickettywitch

In one of those occasional spasms of madness that overcome the British record-buying public (and surely the template for League of Gentlemen's duffers Crème Broulee),...

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...