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Ace

If the real secret of success in Rock & Roll lies in choosing the right name, then Ace very nearly came a cropper. When...

Be-Bop Deluxe

Formed in Yorkshire in 1972, Be-Bop Deluxe are one of British rock's classic marginal bands. Everyone seems to have heard of them and yet...

Bees Make Honey

Irish émigré Barry Richardson was playing bass in one of the part-time jazz combos which regularly appeared at the Tally Ho pub in Kentish...

Bontemps Roulez

Bontemps Roulez were based in the Pub Rock heartland of the Hope & Anchor, where they gigged and recorded between January and May 1975. They...

Brinsley Schwarz

It's a tad unfair that Brinsley Schwarz became a global laughing stock after their infamous "Fillmore trip" of 1970. The ill-fated jaunt saw them pay...

Chilli Willi & The Red Hot Peppers

In Chilli Willi and the Red Hot Peppers, Pub Rock revealed its hippie roots. Martin Stone, once the guitar lynchpin in much touted London bands The Action and Mighty Baby,...

Count Bishops, The

Cutting their teeth on the Pub Rock circuit, The Count Bishops began life as Chrome before changing their name in 1976. The name was taken from...

Dr Feelgood

Although they never strayed from their gritty R&B based sound, Dr Feelgood was a fixture of England's Pub Rock scene since the early 70s. While they were...

Ducks De Luxe

Ducks Deluxe was formed early in 1972 by former roadies Sean Tyla, Martin Belmont, Nick Garvey and Tim Roper. Taking their name from a slot machine...

Eddie & The Hot Rods

Eddie & The Hot Rods formed in Rochford near Southend, Essex in 1975, originally as a garage band called Buckshee. The group were aptly described...

Eggs Over Easy

Widely regarded as the band that gave birth to the British pub rock scene, this New York threesome - Jack O'Hara, Brien Hopkins and Austin de...

Kilburn and The High Roads

Kilburn and The High Roads formed at Canterbury College of Art in 1970 when lecturer Ian Dury let his inner Gene Vincent fan take...

Kokomo

Like every other self-respecting musical movement in the early 70s, Pub Rock had its own 'supergroup' in the shape of Kokomo. Named after an Aretha Franklin song (First Snow...

Nick Lowe

Nick Lowe has probably the greatest ear for melody in the modern world - but this is not just a pop melody composing genius...

Pub Rock

The full story of Pub Rock can be read in Will Birch's excellent book No Sleep Till Canvey Island (Virgin). In it, the former Kursaal Flyers drummer recounts how...

Roogalator

It was 1975, and the British music scene was in thrall to pub rock, the movement that would ultimately make superstars of Graham Parker, Ian Dury, Elvis Costello...

Tyla Gang, The

Following the breakup of Ducks Deluxe, Sean Tyla formed The Tyla Gang with guitarist Bruce Irvine, bassist Brian "Kid" Turrington and drummer Mike Desmarais, Turrington...

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John Kennedy’s Love Gone Wrong

When his last band, JFK and The Cuban Crisis, split up John Kennedy started a solo career as an "urban and western" singer. The...

Sinbad Jr.

1 9 6 5 (USA) Sinbad Jr. looked more like an All-American kid than a brave sea adventurer like his dad - but once he tightened...

Chi-Lites, The

In the late 50s, Eugene Record and Robert 'Squirrel' Lester were performing in a singing group called The Chanteurs, while Creadel "Red" Jones and...

Clear Light

When Laurel Canyon commune band Brain Train, unusually boasting two drummers (including future CSN man Dallas Taylor), signed to Elektra, Paul Rothchild insisted on...

Mustard Club

Brothers Gary and Donald Hosie had been the prime movers of the Sydney (Australia) mod revival scene of the early 1980s with their band The...

Cream

Having had successful stints in The Yardbirds and John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Eric Clapton (Born Eric Clapp) formed Cream with Jack Bruce (ex-Manfred Mann) and Ginger Baker (who had played...

Party Boys, The

Ex-Mondo Rock member Paul Christie formed Australian fun-time band The Party Boys in 1982 as an occasional "supergroup" consisting of some of Australia's finest musicians....

Talking to a Stranger

1 9 6 6 (UK) 4 x 90 minute episodes Over four ninety-minute plays, the events of one tragic weekend are told from the point of view...