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Sharon Tandy

If there was any justice in the world, Johannesburg-born Sharon Tandy (born Sharon Finkelstein) would have been up there with Dionne Warwick and Dusty Springfield...

Shaun Cassidy

If you were going to invent a teen idol for American teens in the 1970s, you'd have to come up with something like Shaun...

Sheena Easton

Sheena Shirley Orr was born in 1959 in Bellshill, Scotland, and began performing while studying speech and drama at the Royal Scottish Academy of...

Sheffields, The

Originally known as The Vampires, The Sheffields formed in Sheffield, Yorkshire (where else?) in 1963 and got their break when they won a 'battle of...

Shep & the Limelites

James 'Shep' Sheppard's career began in St. Alban's Park, New York, in 1954 when, in the fashion of the day, his vocal group was...

Sherbet

A pop sensation of the mid 1970's, Sherbet's popularity was unrivalled in Australia. Their songs dealt with innocent, romantic allusions to pubescent sexual experience...

Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Crow was born on 11 February 1962 and raised in the city of Kennett, Missouri, the third of four children. Her father, Wendell Crow...

Shirelles, The

Had Shirley Owens and Beverly Lee not become bored while babysitting, the first Girl Group may never have existed. Forming as high school classmates in Passaic, New...

Shirley Bassey

Already established as a star by virtue of strident big-voiced romps through the likes of Kiss me, Honey Honey, Kiss Me and As Long As He Needs...

Shirley Goodman

Born in New Orleans on 19 June 1936, Shirley Goodman was 16 years old when she signed to Aladdin, the jazz and R&B label that...

Shirts , The

'The Shoits', as their Brooklyn accents would have it, engaged on a long, hard climb in the mid to late 70s along the East...

Shocking Blue

Dutch-born vocalist Mariska Veres died of cancer on 2 December 2006. She was 59.                

Shoes

Shoes (from Zion, Illinois) recorded and pressed their first album, One In Versailles (Un Dans Versaille), in 1974. The title referred to the fact that guitarist...

Showaddywaddy

Since releasing their first self-titled LP on Bell in 1974, this rock 'n' roll revival octet from Leicester has spent 209 weeks in the...

Shriekback

Shriekback was formed in 1981 by former XTC keyboardist Barry Andrews and ex-Gang Of Four bassist Dave Allen. The band belonged to that early 80s school of indie...

Shuggie Otis

The fourth and final album by Otis - Inspiration Information - was ignored when originally released in 1974, but rightly lauded as a lost classic when reissued...

Sigue Sigue Sputnik

Ex-Generation X bassist Tony James formed futuristic glam band Sigue Sigue Sputnik (allegedly named after a Russian street gang) as a kind of latter-day Monkees with cheekbones,...

Silver Studs/The Studs

Lance Reynolds formed Australian Rock 'n' Roll revival act Silver Studs in Brisbane during 1975. The trio's act included singing, dancing and comedy. They signed...

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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...