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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...

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 Mulry Gang (TMG)

When the Ted Mulry gang formed in 1972, Mulry was already a well-known pop balladeer. Born in Oldham, England, in 1949, Mulry emigrated to Australia...

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...

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...

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...

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 -...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

Terry Dene

South Londoner Terry Dene (born Terence Williams) was one of many early UK rockers to benefit from the opportunity to sing at London's 2i's...

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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...