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Toggery Five, The

Manchester beat band The Toggery Five formed in 1963, and first rehearsed at the Thatched House pub in Stockport. The group's unusual name came from...

Teenage Radio Stars/James Freud & Berlin

Singer/guitarist Sean Kelly's first band was Spred, which he formed in Melbourne (Australia) in 1977 with his school chum James Freud (born Colin McGlinchey). The...

Turnaround

This Sydney power pop band were a pop group with a fresh and squeaky-clean image. With an added touch of respectability, the necktie. 23-year-old drummer...

Tall Dwarfs, The

Formed in the early 80s in New Zealand by ex-Toy Love members Alec Bathgate and Chris Knox, The Tall Dwarfs were one of the...

Talulah Gosh

Formed in 1986, Talulah Gosh were a guitar-pop group from Oxford, and one of the leading bands of the twee pop movement ("innocent" music,...

Tamam Shud

Tamam Shud began life as a Newcastle (Australia) instrumental band called The Four Strangers. The group released one well-regarded surf instrumental single -The Rip b/w Pearl Diver -...

Tammi Terrell

Tammi Terrell (real name: Tammy Montgomery) appeared in talent shows at the age of 11 and signed a recording contract when she was 15. In...

Tammy Wynette

To say Tammy Wynette (real name Virgina Wynette Pugh) had a tough childhood is something of an understatement: she never knew her father since...

Tam Paton

One of the most startling allegations about ex-Bay City Rollers manager Thomas "Tam" Paton (b. 1937) involved him setting his dogs on the father of...

Tams, The

Atlanta's Tams were among the more popular up-tempo soul groups of the 60s, although they were never able to break Motown's pop stranglehold. Joseph Pope's...

Tangerine Dream

There were two turning points for West Berlin art student-turned-rock guitarist Edgar Froese. The first was working with - and writing music for -...

Taste

Not to be confused with the Rory Gallagher-fronted blues band of the early 70s, this Melbourne (Australia) band was an archetypal glam rock outfit...

Tavares

The five Tavares brothers - Ralph, Antone (Chubby), Arthur (Pooch), Perry Lee (Tiny) and Feliciano (Butch) - scored a string of light soul-pop and...

T-Bone Walker

The man who brought the electric guitar to the forefront of the blues, Aaron Thibeaux Walker was born in Texas on 28 May 1910,...

Teardrop Explodes, The

The Teardrop Explodes formed in 1978 with original members Julian Cope (real name Kevin Stapleton) on vocals and bass, Mick Finkler on guitar, Paul...

Tears For Fears

School friends Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith formed Tears For Fears after they had spent their teenage years in bands together, including a Mod/Ska...

Teddy Bears, The

In summer 1958, Phillip Harvey Spector (who had moved from New York to LA a few years earlier) and three of his Fairfax High School pals...

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Division 4

Sydney brothers Kieren and Brad Fitzpatrick were playing in a local punk band in 1979 when they placed an ad looking for a drummer...

Migil 5, The

Starting life as a North London pub jazz trio with a singing drummer (Mike Felix) the band became The Migil Four with the addition...

Chipmunks, The

Possibly the most popular TV and musical cartoon of all time, the Chipmunks enjoyed two periods of prosperity -  the '60s era of adolescent...

Top Beat 

1 9 6 4 - 1 9 6 5 (UK) Top Beat was a monthly TV show which crammed eight or nine acts (Wayne Fontana,...

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...

Cranes

Somewhere between the morbid poundings of Bauhaus and film director Peter Greenaway at his most baroque lay a chilly quartet called Cranes. James Shaw (drummer and composer)...

Young Modern

Adelaide band Young Modern was one of Australia's pioneering power pop/new wave bands of the late 1970s. Vocalist John Dowler formed the band (taking their...

Noeleen Batley

Australian Noeleen Batty made her show business debut singing on a Sydney radio station when she was five-years-old. She was so short she had to...