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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....

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...

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...

Tommy Roe

Born on 9 May 1942 in Atlanta, Georgia, Tommy Roe attended the Brown High School where he formed his first group, The Satins. He...

Tommy Sands

Tommy Adrian Sands was born in Chicago in 1937. Growing up he enjoyed music, particularly country music. In 1944 his mother (who had been...

Tommy Steele

Tommy Steele was born Thomas Hicks in Bermondsey, London on 17 December 1936. After leaving school he joined the Merchant Navy and after four years...

Tomorrow

In the early days of British psychedelia, three bands were consistently cited as first-generation figureheads of the London-based underground sound: Pink Floyd,The Soft Machine, and...

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 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...

Toni Basil

Toni Basil was born Antonia Christina Basilotta but her date of birth is a matter for some speculation - estimates seem to veer between...

Tony Sheridan

Despite a career that spanned almost 40 years, Tony Sheridan will forever be remembered as the man who first recorded professionally with The Beatles. "It's a...

Toots & The Maytals

Toots (born Frederick Hibbert) and the Maytals caused an immediate sensation on the Jamaican Sound System circuit with the ska-gospel hybrid of their first...

Tori Amos

Tori Amos was born Myra Ellen Amos in August 1963. Raised, as Amos put it, with "a peace pipe in one hand and a cross...

Tornadoes, The

The Tornadoes (not to be confused with the British beat group The Tornados of Telstar fame) were one of California's earliest exponents of the surf instrumental sound that swept the...

Tornados, The

Independent producer Joe Meek had his own recording studio in a flat above a shop in Holloway Road in North London. There he experimented with echo, overdubs...

Toto

Toto was formed in Los Angeles in 1978 by David Paich, Steve Lukather, Bobby Kimball (born Robert Toteaux), Steve Porcaro, David Hungate and Jeff...

Touch

The 1968 self-titled album by Touch - featuring Don Gallucci (ex-Kingsmen organist and future Stooges producer) - was a wild and glorious explosion of keyboard-led proto-prog that...

Tourists, The

The Tourists were a typical British post-punk new wave group, except for the fact that in a brief career spanning 1979 and 1980 they recorded three albums...

Toyah

Birmingham's Toyah Ann Wilcox was born on 18 May 1958. As a professional actress her film appearances included Jubilee  (1978) and Quadrophenia (1979), and she suddenly found parallel success as...

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Olympics, The

The Olympics began life in 1954 as The Challengers while still at high school in Compton, California. Their debut single, Western Movies (1958), reached #8 in the...

Boomtown Rats, The

The Boomtown Rats were formed in Dun Laoghaire (near Dublin), Ireland in 1975 by former NME journalist Bob Geldof, and were originally called The Nightlife Thugs...

Mazzy Starr

From 1984 to 1987, songwriter-guitarist David Roback, already known for his work in Rain Parade, and Kendra Smith, the former bass player for the...

Squeeze

Formed in Deptford, London, England in 1974, Squeeze came to prominence in the late 70s riding on the new wave created by the punk movement. Original members Chris Difford...

Lieutenant Pigeon

Stavely Makepeace was formed by three school boys in Coventry. They released a number of unsuccessful singles and decided a side-line novelty band may help their careers. They plumped...

Vanilla Fudge

This New York group formed in 1965 as The Pigeons (originally The Electric Pigeons), changing their name to Vanilla Fudge in 1967. But as...