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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 Hermits), Look Through Any Window (The Hollies)…

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’ 1981 #1 hit What About…

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 bands, the label released The Special’s…

20/20 was formed in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by high school friends Steve Allen (guitar, vocals) and Ron Flynt (bass, vocals). They relocated to Los Angeles in 1977, after fellow Tulsa natives Phil…

The 2i’s Coffee Bar was an integral part of British pop music history. Although London’s first skiffle bar was the Gyre & Gimble in Charing Cross, the 2i’s was where British…

Monday 20 January 1975 saw the birth of alternative Australian rock radio station, 2JJ – or “Doublejay” – using an old ABC radio standby transmitter. Apart from a minor technical fault that…

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

The undisputed heroes of the early 80s skinhead scene, The 4 Skins were one of the mainstays of the second-wave of British punk commonly known as Oi! They endured major line-up changes, going through four…

999 formed in London in May 1977. Led by vocalist/guitarist Nick Cash (a onetime student at the Canterbury College of Art under the tutelage of Ian Dury and a former member of the…

A Certain Ratio (the name is a pointer to a Brian Eno song) formed in Manchester in 1977. The band’s original members were Simon Topping, Martha Tilson, Jeremy Kerr, Martin Moscrop, Donald…

The trio at the heart of A-ha met in 1980 in Oslo, Norway, and decided to concentrate on producing a commercial form of music. Travelling to England in 1982, Waaktaar…

Described by the Los Angeles Times in 1969 as “a lukewarm jazz quartet masquerading as a blues band”, San Francisco outfit A.B. Skhy featured a group of musicians who ranged…