Carole Bayer Sager

Carole Bayer Sager used to work in the legendary Brill building 'hit factory' churning out great pop songs for other people to sing. She eventually...

Carole King

Carole Klein was born in Brooklyn, New York. In 1958, during her student days, she met lyricist Gerry Goffin, whom she later married. The duo...

Carpenters, The

Clean-cut siblings Richard and Karen Carpenter hit upon a wholesome boy-and-girl-next-door image to counter the wave of heavy rock of the late 60s. Karen's pin-sharp...

Carpettes, The

The Carpettes formed in County Durham, England, in April 1977. They replied to an advertisement in Sounds which had been placed by Small Wonder Records and...

Cars, The

The Cars were the most successful American New Wave band in the late 70s/early 80s. With their sleek, mechanical pop-rock, the band racked up a string...

Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine (Carter USM)

Formed in South London, Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine began in 1987. Guitarist Fruitbat (born Les Carter) and singer Jim Bob (born James Morrison),...

Cascades, The

Rhythm Of The Rain provided The Cascades with a worldwide hit in 1962 and became the ninth most-played song on radio in the 20th century. With that...

Cass And The Cassanovas

Merchant seaman Brain Casser returned to Liverpool and formed Cass & the Cassanovas as a trio in May 1959, with singer and guitarist Adrian...

Cast

Cast was formed in Liverpool in 1992 by John Power after he left The La's. Emerging from the Britpop movement of the mid-1990s, Cast signed...

Casuals, The

Lincolnshire band The Casuals formed in 1961. They were the outright winners of Opportunity Knocks for three consecutive weeks in 1965 and were immediately signed...

Cat Stevens

Cat Stevens was born Steven Georgiou, the son of a Greek restaurateur, in London on 21 July 1947. He originally achieved fame as a...

Catatonia

Welsh band Catatonia mastered the art of the perfect hook on their third album (Equally Cursed and Blessed) with the addictive She's a Millionaire. Rolling Stone described...

Catholic Girls

Originally called Double Cross, the Catholic Girls hailed from New Jersey and became the first all-female new wave group to be signed to a major label,...

Celibate Rifles

The Celibate Rifles, perhaps more than any other Australian band, took Radio Birdman's hammered chords and The Saints' blurred-riff overdrive at face value, creating a faster/louder...

Chad & Jeremy

Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde were friends and classmates at the prestigious Central School for Speech and Drama in London. They came together musically...

Chain

Australian blues group Chain performed with more than fifteen different line-ups during the sixteen year period spanning 1967 to 1983. Tasmanian guitarist Phil Manning (ex-Bay...

Chairmen Of The Board

The effervescent vocals of General Norman Johnson did much to secure Chairmen Of The Board a major hit with Give Me Just A Little More...

Chaka Khan

Raised in Chicago and re-named by her local chapter of the Black Panthers (her real name is Yvette Marie Stevens) Chaka Khan brought both erotic maturity...

Chambers Brothers, The

Like their West Coast contemporaries Sly and the Family Stone, The Chambers Brothers shattered racial and musical divides to forge an incendiary fusion of...

Chameleons, The

This melodic, multi-layered guitar-pop quartet formed in Manchester in 1981, and originally comprised Mark "Birdy" Burgess (vocals & bass), Reg Smithies (guitar), Dave Fielding...

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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...