Bram Tchaikovsky

Bram Tchaikovsky (born Peter Bramall) began playing in local pub bands in Lincolnshire in the late 60s. He joined The Motors in 1977 and was relegated to...

Bread

Bread started out as Elektra Records studio session musicians and originally intended the group to be wholly studio-based. The reception for their first album in...

Breakaways, The

Formed in 1962, female vocal trio The Breakaways became Britain's premiere session vocalists throughout the 1960s, also recording a handful of little-known girl group singles. The original...

Breakfast Club, The

The Breakfast Club's drummer, Stephen Bray, helped write and produce several hits for his former college friend, Madonna, including True Blue and Into the Groove. Madonna actually played drums in...

Breeders, The

Formed in 1990 when Kim Deal was still the bassist for The Pixies, The Breeders gave her an outlet to play the guitar and...

Brenda Holloway

Perhaps the most beautiful woman to step in front of a microphone at the studio, there was never a greater, more unfulfilled talent at...

Brenda Lee

Born Brenda Mae Tarpley in Atlanta, Georgia, on 11 December 1944, Brenda Lee is rumoured to have taken to the road with a singing...

Brewers Droop

Brewers Droop formed around High Wycombe in 1971. They played blues-based music and gigged extensively in the early days of the pub rock scene. They...

Brian Auger & The Trinity

Brian Auger and Julie Driscoll (Jools) first came together in early 1965, as members of Steampacket, a self-contained touring revue show that also featured...

Brian Cadd

Instead of becoming a rock star, Perth-born Brian Cadd could have become a champion tennis player. At the age of ten, his mother offered...

Brian Epstein

Brian Epstein was born on 19 September 1934 in Rodney Street, Liverpool - an exclusive area well known for its concentration of doctors. The...

Brian Hyland

Brian was born on 12 November 1943 in Queens, New York City, where his first musical experience ranged from church choir at the age...

Bridewell Taxis, The

Always a little bit different, Leeds band The Bridewell Taxis (named after the slang term for a police van) featured a trombone player and...

Brill Building Pop

The New York record business at the start of the 1960s was very much the leader in the field and was dominated by the idea...

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...

British Lions

While Mott The Hoople effectively fell apart in 1974 they didn't officially split until 1976, at which point drummer Dale 'Buffin' Griffin, bassist Pete 'Overend' Watts...

Bronski Beat

Playing electronic instruments and singing openly gay lyrics in a shrill falsetto, this London trio burst onto a complacent music scene in 1984. Scottish-born Jimmy...

Brook Benton

Born Benjamin Franklin Peay in Lugoff, South Carolina, in 1931, Benton - the son of a Methodist preacher - began singing in his father's...

Bros

Platinum-haired twin brothers Matt and Luke Goss formed a group with school friend Craig Logan. The group was originally called Caviar before changing to Bros (pronounced...

Brotherhood Of Man

Brotherhood of Man's 1970 UK hit United We Stand was adopted as a clarion call for the post-Stonewall gay rights movement. Hardly an outcome that producer Tony...

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!!!! Beat, The

1 9 6 6 (USA) 26 x 30 minute episodes Hosted by the Nashville-based WLAC disc jockey Bill 'Hoss' Allen, The !!!! Beat featured a house band...

“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...