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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...

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...

Theatre of Hate

The first Theatre of Hate release was the single Original Sin in November 1980, which reached #5 on the UK Indie Chart. It was followed by Rebel...

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...

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...

Thin Lizzy

Thin Lizzy were, without doubt, one of the greatest live bands ever. They pioneered the use of twin melodic lead guitars and vocalist and...

This Mortal Coil

This Mortal Coil was essentially the creation of Ivo Watts-Russell, the co-owner of 4AD Records, a highly successful independent label based in Wandsworth, London. Watts-Russell...

Thompson Twins

There were neither any Thompsons nor any twins in the band, but this former seven-piece anarchist collective made it big as a trio in...

Thought Criminals, The

Bass player Roger Grierson set up Doublethink, a band management venture and record label for independent Sydney bands such as XL Capris, Tactics, Popular...

Three Degrees, The

This Philadelphia female vocal trio formed in 1965 and was fashioned into a slick act with the ability to play intense soul as well...

Three Dog Night

Three Dog Night had a succession of 21 hit singles, including eleven Top Tens, and twelve consecutive gold albums from 1969 to 1975, thanks...

Throb, The

Pete Figures and Marty Van Wynk had been playing together in various groups around Sydney (Australia) for some time when they met John Bell...

Throbbing Gristle

Throbbing Gristle formed in September 1975 from the ashes of COUM Transmissions - an absurdist cosmic rock group cum performance ensemble. Typical components of a...

Throwing Muses

Boston’s Throwing Muses introduced a feminine sensibility that made a mockery of banal notions of 'Women In Rock'. Over abruptly shifting guitar chord patterns, Kristin...

Thunderbirds, The

In November 1964, saxophonist Henri Bource - who was also an amateur underwater photographer and film-maker - had his leg bitten off by a...

Thunderclap Newman

John "Speedy" Keen was an old crony of The Who (he had been Keith Moon's chauffeur and "Man Friday") and had written Armenia City In The Sky,...

Tickle, The

Having grown out of the obscure mod rock band the Bunch of Fives, The Tickle were one of numerous British bands to release just...

Tigers, The

The Tigers were a British ska band comprising singer/guitarist Tony Jacks, guitarist Ross McGeeney (Jacks' one-time partner in Starry-Eyed & Laughing), bassist Nic Potter (ex-Van Der...

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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...