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Pat Powell Vocals Stuart Crysell Guitar Phil Ayers Saxophone John Seehan Bass Peter McKenzie Drums

Bobby Goldsboro

Born on 18 January 1941 in Marianna, Florida, Bobby Goldsboro studied business administration at college before playing guitar with a band that performed for...

Fast Cars

Immediately after the demise of Fast Cars, bassist Fabian Byrne started new dance pop band Fiction Romance with Tracey Allen (keyboards), Prue Rheuben (vocals),...

Stiletto

When Stiletto disbanded at the beginning of 1979 Clifton busied herself with acting and performing as a jazz singer. She also worked as a...

Fireballs, The

They were acclaimed as pioneers of the surf sound alongside Dick Dale, Link Wray and The Ventures, but The Fireballs (from Raton, New Mexico)...

Vanilla Chainsaws

Formed in August 1986, Sydney band Vanilla Chainsaws released their debut single, T.S. (Was It Really Me) b/w Everything on the local Phantom label in August the following...

Christie Allen

There was a time in 1980 when Christie Allen couldn't put a foot wrong. Her single, He's My Number One, claimed a spot in the Australian Top...

Sharon O’Neill

Pint-sized Sharon O'Neill was one of many musicians from New Zealand who made Australia their base during the 1980s. Hailing from Nelson in the South...

Young Homebuyers

Young Homebuyers hailed from Adelaide, Australia, and pivoted around the songwriting team of Nigel Lawrence and Greg Williams, who met at high school. In their...

Teenage Radio Stars/James Freud & Berlin

Singer/guitarist Sean Kelly's first band was Spred, which he formed in Melbourne (Australia) in 1977 with his school chum James Freud (born Colin McGlinchey). The...

Venetians, The

Australian band The Venetians formed in late 1982 when vocalist Rik Swinn arrived in Australia with a 24-track master demo of a song he'd recorded...

Promises

Promises comprised three Canadian-born siblings, Leslie Knauer (vocals), Jed Knauer (guitar and keyboards) and Benjamin Knauer (keyboards and vocals). Their father Peter was originally...

Velvelettes, The

The Velvelettes were formed by Bertha Barbee at Western Michigan University in the early 60s, with Cal (Carolyn) Gill ending up as the lead...

Pop Gear (1965)

There was no plot or story here, just a collection of lip-synched videos in colour from some of the bands that were part of...

Song Remains The Same, The (1976)

The only official concert video document to be released by Led Zeppelin, The Song Remains The Same is rather self-indulgent, bloated in concept and not quite...

Deckchairs Overboard

Sydney band Deckchairs Overboard formed in 1982 with Ken Campbell on vocals, John Clifforth on guitar and keyboards, Cathy McQuade on bass and Paul Hester...

Turnaround

This Sydney power pop band were a pop group with a fresh and squeaky-clean image. With an added touch of respectability, the necktie. 23-year-old drummer...

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Steamhammer

Charging out of Worthing in 1968, Steamhammer caused enough of a stir with the heady blues riffage of their debut single Junior's Wailing for...

Johnny Chester and the Chessmen

John Howard Chester was born on Boxing Day 1941 in North Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia. By the time he was 17, John had formed a group...

Yazoo

When Essex girl Alison 'Alf' Moyet put an advertisement in the music papers, she was looking for a "rootsy blues band". What she got was...

Bluebells, The

From the same new Scottish pop scene that begat Aztec Camera came The Bluebells - a bookish-looking quintet of Merseybeat revisionists. Their self-titled debut mini-album...

Pussycat

Dutch country and pop music group Pussycat featured the three Kowalczyk sisters - Toni, Betty and Marianne - former telephone operators from Limburg. In 1975...

Vibrators, The

One of the great myths in rock & roll is that only serious, dedicated musicians can make great records; a philosophical tract dictating that...

Diodes, The

When punk first broke in 1976, Canadian band The Diodes (Paul Robinson, John Catto, Ian Mackay, John Hamilton and, later, Michael Lengyell) were in...

Climie Fisher

A teen-heartthrob duo with integrity, Climie Fisher got their name when they sandwiched together their surnames. Rob Fisher was a former member of Naked...