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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...

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...

Til Tuesday

Like any group of sensible young people going into business for themselves, the Boston-based band 'Til Tuesday had a plan. Singer/bassist Aimee Mann and androgynous...

Tim Buckley

Born on Valentine's Day 1947, California-raised Buckley's heroes were Nat King Cole and Johnny Cash, and his 1966 folk rock debut leaned heavily on psychedelia. Just 19 when his debut...

Times, The

In 1977, Edward Ball formed Television Personalities with fellow Chelsea schoolmate Dan Treacy. They were a ham-fisted pastiche of a punk band, whose ironic swipes at...

Timi Yuro

Born Rosemarie Timotea Aurro (pronounced "Yuro") in Chicago to Italian-American parents in 1940, Yuro moved with her family to Los Angeles in 1952. Signed by...

Tina Turner

Tina Turner, who had struggled with her solo career since splitting with Ike in 1976, started fighting back in the early 1980s: support slots with...

Tin Machine

Tin Machine had its beginnings when Sara Gabrels, a journalist who had worked as David Bowie's press liaison person during his Glass Spider tour in...

Tintern Abbey

Taking their name from Wordsworth's poem, Tintern Abbey came together in mid-1967 after meeting in a Chelsea dole queue and soon became a regular...

Tiny Tim

Tiny Tim was born Herbert Khaury in 1932 and grew up convinced he would be a singing star. There was definitely something peculiar about this...

TISM (This Is Serious Mum)

Masters of disguise for over 15 years, the seven individuals who make up TISM never revealed their faces nor their identities - save to...

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Burning Spear

Winston Rodney was born in St Ann's Parish, Jamaica, where civil rights leader Marcus Garvey was born in 1887, some 58 years previously. The...

Glitter Band, The

The Glitter Band (originally - though briefly - called The Glittermen) were formed by producer Mike Leander in 1972 as backing and session musicians...

Wall, The (1982)

Directed by Alan Parker and starring Bob Geldof from The Boomtown Rats, this movie version of the 1979 Pink Floyd album was described by one critic as...

Loved Ones, The

One of the finest and most original Australian bands of the Sixties, The Loved Ones began when a group of Melbourne Trad Jazz players...

Percy Sledge

Percy Sledge was born in Leighton, Alabama, in November 1941 and was working as a hospital orderly in 1965 when his former music teacher...

Bachelors, The

This Irish trio formed in Dublin in 1958 as a folk harmonica band called The Harmonichords (also known as The Harmony Chords) before singer...

Norman Gunston

The "little Aussie bleeder" Norman Gunston (played by actor Garry McDonald) was one of the most famous Australian media personalities of the 1970s. The...

Do-Ré-Mi

One of the more respected Australian post-punk bands, Do-Ré-Mi formed in Sydney in 1981 and achieved a degree of success both at home in Australia...