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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)...

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...

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...

T’Pau

T'Pau formed in 1986 in Shropshire, taking their name from a Vulcan priestess by the same name on the Star Trek TV series. Fronted by vocalist Carol...

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...

Traffic

Traffic formed in 1967 (after Steve Winwood left The Spencer Davis Group) and were the first act signed to the new Island Records label (label...

Traffic Sound

Formed in 1967, Peruvian band Traffic Sound - an exalted name in psych and prog rock circles - recorded four stunning albums in their short but...

Trammps, The

Disco's most soulful vocal group began in the 60s as The Volcanoes and were also called The Moods. A snappy revival of Judy Garland's 1940s tune Zing...

Transvision Vamp

Fronted by the small, pouting, usually scantily-clad screamer Wendy James, Transvision Vamp were fleetingly quite a sizable noise and their second album Velveteen even topped...

Trashmen, The

This Minneapolis rock & roll band evolved from a group called Jim Thaxter & The Travelers, recording one single under that name (Sally Jo b/w Cyclone). Unfairly...

Traveling Wilburys, The

Reversing the usual process by which groups break up and give way to solo careers, The Traveling Wilburys were a group made up of...

Trees

Based not in some rural retreat, but in the hippie hothouse of Notting Hill, Fairport-wannabes Trees squeezed out a pair of albums in a...

Tremeloes, The

Formed in Dagenham, Essex, in 1959 by vocalist and Buddy Holly look-alike Brian Poole, The Tremeloes spent at least seven years as a backing band. Initially they...

Trilobites, The

  Mike Dalton Vocals Martin Martini Guitar, vocals Scott Leighton Bass Paul Styman Drums

Trojan Records

Known worldwide as THE reggae label, Trojan started in 1967 as an offshoot to Island Records, set up to issue the Jamaican productions of Arthur "Duke"...

Truth, The

After the break-up of Nine Below Zero in 1982, Dennis Greaves saw an opportunity to fulfil other sides of his musical passion and decided to form...

TSOL

Hailing from Huntington Beach, California, TSOL (True Sounds Of Liberty) was a hardcore punk band formed during 1979. In 1981 the band released the TSOL EP and Dance...

Tubes, The

Taking their cue from Frank Zappa's Mothers Of Invention, San Franciscan rock satirists The Tubes were one of the first groups to bring performance art to arena...

Tucky Buzzard

British band Tucky Buzzard evolved from a band called The End, who performed in the late 60's. The group's 1971 debut gig at the Whisky...

Tuff Darts

Tuff Darts were among the first of the New York punk/new wave bands to make their mark. Playing tough-minded rock with pop hooks, hard rock riffs,...

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Flintlock

Derek Pascoe Vocals, saxophone John Summerton Guitar, vocals Bill Rice Keyboards Jamie Stone Bass, vocals Mike Holoway Drums

All You Need Is Cash (The Rutles) (1978)

Starting out as a two-minute sketch on Idle's post-Monty Python comedy show, Rutland Weekend Television, The Rutles took on a life of their own when Saturday...

Folk Rock

When The Turtles entered the Billboard Top 40 on 21 August 1965 with a cover of It Ain't Me Babe that turned Bob Dylan's hip put-down into a cheery pop tune...

Kajagoogoo

Kajagoogoo began life as a prog rock band called Art Nouveau - and then they met singer Chris Hamill who rearranged the letters of his surname...

April Wine

Myles Goodwyn Vocals, guitar Steve Lang Bass Gary Moffet Guitar Brian Greenway Guitar, vocals Jerry Mercer Drums David Henman Guitar Ritchie Henman Drums Jim Henman Bass Jim Clench Bass

Records, The

The Records are best remembered for their cult classic, Starry Eyes, a song that defined British power pop in the 70s. While they never matched the success of...

Ups And Downs

Brisbane band Ups and Downs played a brand of ethereal, well-crafted, jangly guitar pop that called to mind Australian post-punk icons The Church. The bands...

Selecter, The

The Selecter are often considered 2 Tone's 'also ran's' behind The Specials. They were a top live draw in their own right, though, and their 1980...