Bananarama

This British female dance-pop vocal trio, comprising Siobhan Fahey, Keren Woodward and Sara Dallin, came on the scene just as MTV was becoming an...

Band Aid

Bob Geldof (ex-Boomtown Rats) was watching television in October 1984 when he saw the news reports on the famine crisis in Ethiopia. Driven to...

Band of Angels

Singer Christian (John) Gaydon, keyboard player Mike d'Abo, guitarist John Baker, bass player David Wilkinson and drummer James Rugge-Price were a bunch of public schoolboys (from...

Band Of Light

Band of Light was a blues-based group formed in October 1972 in Sydney (Australia) by Phil Key, with bassist Peter Roberts - both of...

Band Of Talabene

Phil Manning  Guitar, vocals Tony Naylor  Guitar Phil Gaunt  Bass Tony Buettel Drums Gus Fenwick Bass Peter Roberts  Guitar Fran Kelly  Bass Peter Curtain Drums Paul Wheeler Bass Dallas Royal  Drums Steve Webb  Drums Video

Band, The

Amid media speculation, Bob Dylan's backing group, The Band, released their debut album Music From Big Pink in 1968. It was named after the house they recorded...

Bandicoot

Australian band Bandicoot was essentially the duo of Mick Fettes (who had recently left Madder Lake) and Shane Bourne (who later became known as...

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...

Barbara Mason

As an 18-year-old in 1965, Barbara Mason captured the innocent stirrings of adolescence on the self-penned Yes I'm Ready, a US #3 R&B hit which...

Barbara McNair

Brenda Holloway had one genuine rival in the Motown glamour stakes. The delectable Barbara McNair from Racine, Wisconsin, even went into the annals as...

Barbara Randolph

Having got the thumbs down from Diana Ross when she auditioned for a place with the post-Florence Ballard Supremes, one-time lead singer of The...

Barclay James Harvest

From softly focused pastoral passages at the end of the 60s to more muscular rock-outs two decades later, Barclay James Harvest were never a...

Barracudas, The

Despite a cheerfully self-deprecating stance, London's Barracudas offered quite an enjoyable sentimental journey through assorted American traditions on Drop Out. Some tunes plunged headlong into dense,...

Barron Knights, The

The Barron Knights formed in 1959 in Leighton Buzzard and their first brush with fame came in 1963 when they appeared as a support act...

Barry Blue

Barry Blue was born Barry Ian Green in December 1950 in London. He made his TV debut, aged 13, with school band The Dark...

Barry Manilow

Barry Manilow devoted himself to music at an early age, learning to play the accordion at age seven and later studying at the Juilliard...

Barry White

Barry White was born in Galveston, Texas, in 1944. He joined a group called The Up fronts in 1961- the basis of which remained...

Bauhaus

Bauhaus were the founding fathers of Goth-rock, creating a minimalist, gloomy style of post-punk, driven by jagged guitars and cold, metallic synthesizers. Throughout their brief career,...

Bay City Rollers, The

Love them or loathe them, The Bay City Rollers were the teenage phenomenon of the 1970s. To all those of you who wanted to...

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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...