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Tommy Quickly

Tommy Quickly was born Thomas Quigley on 7 July 1945 in the Norris Green area of Liverpool. He made his earliest public appearance at the...

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...

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...

Town Criers, The

The band reached the Top 10 with Everlasting Love but had difficulty repeating the success.

Toy Dolls

Tongue-in-cheek good-time Geordie punks The Toy Dolls contributed two songs to the most infamous Oi! album, Strength Thru Oi!, and released a self-financed single (Tommey Kowey's Car)...

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...

Toys Went Berserk

Formed in Sydney (Australia) at Christmas 1986, Toys Went Berserk were in the recording studio by the following June under the watchful eye of...

Toys, The

The Toys are a great example of one facet of the 60s music scene - the quick rise to fame and the equally rapid...

Tracy Chapman

In April 1988, 24-year-old Tracy Chapman - a former Boston street busker with a degree in anthropology - released her folky debut album on...

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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...