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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...

Tim Hardin

Only three weeks after the globally-discussed death of John Lennon, the demise of a contemporary songwriter passed almost unnoticed by the media. Like Lennon, Tim...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Todd Rundgren

The brilliance of Todd Rundgren's career lies in its schizophrenia. One minute he's knocking out perfect 70s soul pop, the next he's a rock god....

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...

Tokens, The

This Brooklyn doo wop group was originally known as The Linc-Tones when they formed in 1955 at Lincoln High School. Original members Hank Medress, Neil Sedaka, Eddie Rabkin...

Tom Jones

The son of a Welsh coal miner, Tom Jones was born Thomas Jones Woodward in Treforest, Glamorganshire, in 1940, and began his 'career' with bar-room singing...

Tom Paxton

The most covered of the early 60s folk artists (Dylan aside), Tom Paxton's songs were common currency by the time Elektra belatedly offered him...

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Tom Petty formed The Heartbreakers in Los Angeles in the mid 1970s. Led by Mike Campbell’s Byrdsian guitar and driving, Stonesy rhythms, the group...

Tom Robinson Band (TRB)

In 1973, Tom Robinson formed an acoustic trio called Cafe Society with Herewood Kaye, a friend from Middlesborough, and Raphael Doyle. Shortly after their formation,...

Tom Tom Club

Tom Tom Club began life as a side project for Talking Heads members Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth to keep themselves busy while David Byrne gallivanted...

Tom Waits

He's been covered by Rod Stewart and Johnny Cash. Bob Dylan called him one of his "secret heroes". Tom Waits has always blurred the line between musician and raconteur. His...

Tommy James & The Shondells

Tommy James and The Shondells managed to weather the many changes in the pop music scene during the mid to late 60's and come...

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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...