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Ted Heath

As a bandleader, Ted Heath was responsible for introducing the British public to many top singers of the 50s, including Dickie Valentine, Lita Rosa...

Ted Nugent

In the late 1960s, Ted Nugent and the Amboy Dukes emerged from the American midwest playing thunderous rock which knew no discipline or boundaries. Nugent...

Teenage Fanclub

A band for which the word 'quirky' may have been invented, Teenage Fanclub had always possessed an infuriating knack of confounding expectations. They promised so...

Teenage Head

Friends from an Ontario (Canada) high school formed Teenage Head in 1975 and released a self-titled album in 1979. It sold poorly, but 1980's Frantic City -...

Teena Marie

Born Mary Christine Brockert in 1956, she was billed as Tina Marie Brockert when she appeared on an episode of the TV comedy The Beverly...

Teenbeats, The

A quintet from Hastings, England, The Teenbeats were one of the better bands on Britain's late '70s mod revival scene, with Huggy Leaver (vocals), Ken Copsey...

Television

The inaugural house band at CBGB's in New York, and contemporaries of Patti Smith and later Blondie, The Ramones and Talking Heads, Television figure large in American punk rock pre-history. The band began...

Television Personalities

As a Chelsea teenager with a job at Led Zeppelin's Swansong Records, Dan Treacy began Television Personalities in the mid-70's with school friends Ed Ball...

Temptations, The

The early history of The Temptations parallels that of The Supremes. The group actually started life as The Primes while The Supremes were called The Primettes....

Tennessee Ernie Ford

Six years before Johnny Cash recorded his hugely influential live album within the walls of San Quentin prison, western balladeer Ford gave angelic voice to killers,...

Tenpole Tudor

Punk produced no more barking proposition than Tenpole Tudor. A bawdy troupe fronted by the garrulous Eddie Tenpole - a melodramatic thespian who claimed...

Ten Years After

Nottingham-born Alvin Lee teamed up with Leo Lyons and a drummer in 1964 and the trio took themselves off to Hamburg, Germany, to perform...

Terence Trent D’Arby

Terence Trent D'Arby was born in Manhattan in 1962, the son of a Pentecostal evangelist, the Rev. James Darby - Terry adopted the apostrophe...

Teresa Brewer

Born in Toledo, Ohio in 1931, Teresa Brewer made her first recording in 1949 at the age of 18. She went on to top the charts...

Texas

Texas was formed in Glasgow, Scotland, by Johnny McElhone, a veteran of the Scottish rock circuit who had been part of two groups, Hipsway...

That Petrol Emotion

That Petrol Emotion matched their intricate, grungy guitar arrangements with hard, modern rhythms on the albums Manic Pop Thrill and Babble. Guitarist Sean O'Neill and bassist Damian O'Neill had...

Theatre of Hate

After the band broke-up, Billy Duffy moved on to The Cult while Brandon and Stammers formed Spear Of Destiny. Kirk Brandon VocalsBilly Duffy GuitarStan Stammers BassJohn Lennard SaxophoneNigel Preston Drums 

Them

Van Morrison formed Them in 1964. After two hits in 1965 - Baby Please Don't Go and Here Comes The Night - and three not very successful albums, the blues-based...

The The

The The was essentially the solo project of Londoner Matt Johnson. The son of East London pub owners, Johnson grew up tinkling out his...

They Might Be Giants

This Brooklyn-based duo, comprising John Flansburgh and John Linnell, gave a refreshing new twist to pop music. Their lyrics - which were usually funny...

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Elvis Costello

Born Declan McManus in Paddington in 1954, his family moved to Liverpool when he was 13 where he began writing songs. His father, Ross McManus, was a...

Slik

Slik formed in the mid-70s from the ashes of a Glasgow (Scotland) heavy metal group called Salvation which contained Jim McGinlay and his brother...

Rodriguez

Born in 1942 and schooled in the Detroit folk scene, Rodriguez was a hard-bitten street poet. His experiences as a child of immigrants -...

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Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels

After building a strong local reputation, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels signed with producer Bob Crewe and recorded a million-seller in the raucous...

Cascades, The

Rhythm Of The Rain provided The Cascades with a worldwide hit in 1962, and became the ninth most-played song on radio in the 20th century. With...

Mixtures, The

Aussie band The Mixtures formed as a trio of Terry Dean, Rod De Clerk and Laurie Arthur in 1965. Their first single Koko Je came about by accident as...

John Prine

Signed to Atlantic with the help of Kris Kristofferson, 25-year-old John Prine released his country-tinged eponymous debut LP in 1971, just as the Vietnam War was peaking. Prine got stuck...