Artists - L to Z

Home Music Artists - L to Z

Love

Love emerged from Los Angeles early in 1966 - one of the first groups to show what was to come from the West Coast. They...

Love Affair

Formed in London in 1966, The Love Affair headed a new wave of British teeny groups in 1968 when they reached #1 with Everlasting Love. But there...

Love And Rockets

This avant-garde UK rock band formed at Christmas 1985 from the ashes of Bauhaus. Early singled included Kundalini Express (concerning tantric meditation) and a cover of The...

Love Sculpture

Love Sculpture evolved out of a band called Human Beans which had formed in Wales in 1967. After releasing one single, Morning Dew (1967) on Columbia, they...

Loved Ones, The

One of the finest and most original Australian bands of the Sixties, The Loved Ones began when a group of Melbourne Trad Jazz players...

Loverboy

"Nice" was the perfect word to describe Loverboy, a friendly good-natured Canadian rock band so wholesome they could have joined the Boy Scouts. Their first...

Lovin’ Spoonful, The

  The Lovin' Spoonful lacked the studied cool of folk rock contemporaries like The Byrds (who emerged around the same time in 1965) but consistently delivered a...

Lulu

Lulu was born Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie, the first child of a Glasgow butcher, on 3 November, 1948. In 1964, at the tender age of...

Lurkers, The

The Lurkers formed in 1977 and spent the year on the fringes of the punk movement, gigging outside London at badly chosen and totally...

Lush

Disbanding in the wake of the suicide of drummer Chris Acland, both singer Miki Berenyi and bassist Phil King have since worked at publishing...

Lydia Lunch

By 1977, the New York punk scene had run out of steam. Into the vacuum charged a second generation of NYC bands - determined...

Lynne Randell

Lynne was born Lynne Randall (she changed the spelling) in Liverpool, England in 1950. Her family migrated to Australia when she was five and settled...

Lynsey de Paul

Lynsey De Paul was born Lynsey Monckton Rubin in Cricklewood, London, in June 1950. The petite singer and prolific songwriter brightened up many early-70s editions...

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Lynyrd Skynyrd took their name from their school gym teacher at Robert E Lee High School in Jacksonville, Florida - one Leonard Skinner, a...

M.P.D. Limited

M.P.D. Limited had one of the most meteoric rises in the history of Australian rock and pop. Formed from the remains of Melbourne Shadows-style instrumental...

Machinations

Australian band Machinations formed around Tim Doyle and Tony Starr in 1979, using what electronic instruments they could find. Their school friend Fred Loneragan joined...

Madness

Madness were at the forefront of the UK ska revival at the end of the 70s. They ultimately shed the 2 Tone image and became one of the...

Madonna

Nobody quite embodies the Eighties like the 'Material Girl' from Detroit, Madonna Louise Ciccone. In the 1980s Madonna showed herself to be a supreme manipulator...

Magazine

No sooner had Manchester's Buzzcocks released their debut Spiral Scratch EP in January 1977 than singer/founder Howard Devoto quit. 12 months later he launched Magazine with the brilliant single Shot...

FEATURED MUSIC POSTS

“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...