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Loading Zone, The

Cosmic R&B combo The Loading Zone formed in Oakland, California, in 1967. Following the dissolution of his jazz combo, The Tom Paul Trio, Paul...

Long John Baldry

John Baldry - born 12 January 1941 in London - was a giant on the early 60s British blues scene in more than one...

Long Ryders, The

Hailing from Los Angeles, The Long Ryders based their sound on a blend of psychedelia, country and garage rock. Sid 'Chops' Griffin's outfit mixed The...

Long Tall Shorty

A London band originally known as The Indicators, Long Tall Shorty were immensely popular on the mod revival club circuit. Fronted by Keith Mono, they recorded By Your...

Longboatmen, The

Formed in Sweden in 1965, originally under the name Steampacket, this group combined soul music with their take on the British Invasion to produce...

Lonnie Donegan

Lonnie Donegan rose to international fame as one of the founding fathers of a new wave of music called Skiffle that swept the world during the...

Lonnie Lee

In February 1957 Lonnie Lee entered an Elvis Presley impersonation contest at the Trocadero nightclub in Sydney, Australia. He won and greatly impressed the compere, Johnny O'Keefe who provided...

Lonnie Mack

Lonnie Mack's music is amongst the most direct and unadorned of the 1960s. His ballads are especially moving, and the instrumentals and his guitar...

Lords of the New Church

Formed in 1982, Lords Of The New Church comprised punk pioneers Stiv Bators (The Dead Boys), Brian James (The Damned), Dave Tregunna (Sham 69)...

Lords, The

Ulli Günther Vocals Leo Lietz Guitar Rainer Petry Guitar Bernd Zamulo Bass Max Donath Drums

Loretta Lynn

Thanks in no small part to the biopic Coal Miner's Daughter (1980), the arc of Loretta Lynn's singing career is well known. It resembles that of...

Los Bravos

Originally known as Los Sonor, Mike Kogel (vocals), Antonio Martinez (guitar), Manolo 'Manuel' Fernandez (organ), Miguel Vicens Danus (bass) and Pablo 'Gomez' Samllehi (drums)...

Los Lobos

Four East Los Angeles high school buddies formed Los Lobos (Spanish for "the wolves") in 1973, bought traditional Mexican instruments at pawn shops and...

Los Shakers

           

Los Straitjackets

Eddie Angel was a noted rockabilly guitarist, who moved to Nashville in the early 1980s to record and perform with The Planet Rockers. Danny...

Los Yorks

In 1960's Peru, Los York's were The Beatles, The Stooges and The Monkees all rolled into one. Combining sure-fire harmonies and a raw garage sound on their own compositions, with...

Lotus Eaters

Rising from the ashes of the Wild Swans, Liverpool's Lotus Eaters enjoyed instant commercial success with a fragrant pop song, The First Picture Of You,...

Lou Christie

Ten months before The Beach Boys' 'pocket symphony' Good Vibrations made the charts, Lou Christie struck with the schizophrenic suite about love and lust, Lightnin' Strikes. American...

Lou Reed

Born into a wealthy New York Jewish family, Lewis Allen Reed's parents were not best pleased when he began to forsake academia for pop...

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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...