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I’m Talking

Vocalist Kate Ceberano left school at 14 determined to become a professional singer and, within two years, her tenacity and talent saw her established...

DD Smash

Led by the highly respected singer/songwriter Dave Dobbyn, DD Smash was one of the most popular New Zealand bands of their era. Formed in 1981,...

White Sister

Dennis Churchill-Dries Vocals, bass Rick Chadock Guitar Gary Brandon Vocals, keyboards Gus Moratinos Drums Richard Wright Drums

Proteens, The

The Proteens were a young Sydney band inspired by Sixties girl groups like The Ronettes and The Crystals. Their line-up featured three female lead...

Cosmic Psychos

Formed in January 1985, The Cosmic Psychos were a mean-looking but gentle-hearted trio from Melbourne who performed a unique blend of witty lyrics and...

Scribble

After a conspicuous absence from the Australian music scene for two years, vocalist Johanna Pigott re-emerged in 1984 with Scribble. Apart from a brief stint...

Indigo Girls

The rise of the Indigo Girls in 1989 was a happy reaffirmation of the enduring appeal - and commercial viability - of intelligent acoustic-based...

Great Buildings

With their seamless harmonies and carefully constructed, classically styled pop tunes, Great Buildings were the LA band with the best shot at wide AOR...

Blossom Toes

Blossom Toes were a quintessentially English psychedelic pop band active between 1967 and 1969. The band's debut album, We Are Ever So Clean, was presented...

Blues Project, The

Formed in 1965, The Blues Project were in the vanguard of the Sixties blues revival. Playing a rootsy amalgam of blues, jazz, folk and...

Dooleys, The

The group began in Ilford, Essex, in the late 1960s as The Dooley Family, and comprised brothers Jim, John and Frank and their sisters Marie, Anne...

Vipers, The

The Vipers, featuring a young singer called Wally Whyton, became the first group to earn a residency at the famous 2i's coffee bar in London's Soho. Wally...

4 Non Blondes

Debut album Bigger, Better, Faster, More! showed off introspective folk, electric rock, hard-driving funk and saloon blues. Linda Perry Vocals, guitar Roger Rocha Guitar Christa Hillhouse Bass Dawn Richardson Drums

Squeeze get homesick down under

Australia. February 1980 They come into view just after midday, two Letz Commodores, heading out of Brisbane, travelling south on Pacific Highway, heading for Surfer's...

Irma Thomas

Born in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, Irma Thomas had been married twice and had four children by the age of nineteen. Bandleader, Tommy Ridgley discovered her when...

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...

Accent, The

Yorkshire group The Accent were originally known as The Blue Blood Group before moving to London in 1966. They secured a residency at Billy Walker's...

East Of Eden

  Jeff Allen David Jack Jim Roach Dave Arbus Ron Caines

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Bangles, The

In 1981, a folk-rock singer named Susanna Hoffs rang up a couple of garage-rocking sisters, from Northridge on the northern rim of the San...

Dictators, The

Like The New York Dolls, The Dictators were punk forerunners. Mixing dumb metal riffs with junk culture lyrics, their influence would soon be heard in...

Fleetwood Mac

Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac (as the band were originally known) debuted in 1967 at the Windsor Jazz festival to a tumultuous reception with Green...

Boys, The

Drummer Frank Celenza and bass player Eddie Parise both later played with Baby Animals. Brent Lucanus Vocals Lino Del Roio Guitar, vocals Camillo Del Roio Guitar, vocals Robbie Salpietro Bass, vocals Eddie Parise Bass Frank Celenza Drums

Attack, The

This mid-60s Mod-influenced UK group (formerly known as The Soul System) were signed to Don Arden's agency, Galaxy Entertainments, in the hope of emulating...

Marillion

In the early 1980s, while Yes and Genesis were having pop hits and Pink Floyd were coming unglued, a new band emerged as standard-bearers...

Stiv Bators

With The Dead Boys, Stiv Bators (real name, Steve Bator) was a ferocious punk rocker, full of bleak but energetic nihilism and violence. When the group...