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Ames Brothers, The

The Ames Brothers were a singing quartet from Massachusetts (USA) who became famous in the 1950s for their traditional pop music hits. The Ames Brothers...

Amon Duul II

This Munich-based musical commune released several albums as simply Amon Duul during the sixties before adding the suffix 'II' in 1969 for their first...

Andrew Loog Oldham

Oldham was a publicist for The Beatles before working for agent Eric Easton, with whom he became joint manager of The Rolling Stones in April 1963. Modelling himself closely...

Andromeda

This English prog rock group formed in 1966. Led by John Du Cann they recorded their eponymous debut album in 1969 with backing vocals...

Andwella’s Dream/Andwella

Hailing from Northern Ireland (and originally known as The Method), Andwella's Dream signed with CBS in London for whom they recorded three albums and...

Andy and David Williams

Nephews of international singing star Andy Williams, identical twins Andy and David looked set to conquer the pop world in 1973. They were like looking...

Andy Gibb

Following the international success of his three older brothers in The Bee Gees, Andy Gibb (born 5 March 1958) appeared as a star in his...

Andy Williams

Howard Andrew Williams was born in Iowa and started singing professionally with his three older brothers - Bob, Don and Dick - as the...

Angel

Angel, like Kiss and Cheap Trick, took the flamboyance of the glam rock bands of the earlier 70s and added the heavier sounds of the likes of Black Sabbath in a...

Angel Pavement

Angel Pavement, like their fellow York renegades The Smoke, found their spiritual home as part of producer Monty Babson's Morgan Blue Town stable of artists...

Angelic Upstarts

  The Angelic Upstarts were formed in South Shields (Tyneside) in 1978 after the initial punk explosion had hit London. Their first single The Murder of...

Angels, The

Sisters Barbara (Bibs) and Phyllis (Jiggs) Allbut started out singing with a group called The Starlets in New Jersey alongside Bernadette Carroll and Linda...

Angels, The

Alongside Cold Chisel, Midnight Oil and Rose Tattoo, The Angels had a profound effect on the Australian live music scene of the late 70s/early...

Angelwitch

Angelwitch formed in London, England in 1977 as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement.

Animals, The

Alan Price started out as a northern British bluesman, playing with a combo of Hilton Valentine, Bryan 'Chas' Chandler and John Steel on the...

Ann Peebles

One of the greatest female singers of Southern soul music, Ann Peebles grew up singing gospel in her father's Baptist choir, idolising and occasionally backing...

Anne Shelton

Anne Shelton, the singer with the wholesome girl-next-door appeal, came to be known as the "Forces' Favourite" on wartime radio. She provided an instant hit...

Anthony Newley

Anthony George Newley was born on 24 September 1931. He grew up around Hackney in the East End of London and began acting in...

Anthrax

Although die-hard fans stuck by Anthrax no matter who their singer was, it is widely agreed among metalheads that the band was at their...

Anti-Nowhere League

In good punk tradition, the Anti-Nowhere League formed in Kent, England, in 1980 out of sheer boredom. The band members were old friends, congenital...

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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...