Champs, The

The Champs evolved from a group of Texan session musicians hired by Gene Autry for his fledgeling Challenge Records label in Hollywood. Tequila was their first...

Chantays, The

Bob Spickard  Lead guitar Brian Carman  Guitar, saxophone Bob Marshall  Piano Warren Waters  Bass Bob Welsh Drums Steve Khan Drums

Chantelles, The

Led by Riss Chantelle (formerly known as Iris Lana), British girl group The Chantelles cut some high-quality material in the mid-1960s, made numerous TV appearances and...

Chantels, The

Five New Yorkers led by 15-year-old Arlene Smith made the Top 20 in 1956 with Maybe and Look In My Eyes, produced by Alan Freed for George...

Chants, The

All the Merseybeat performers who made the charts were white, but Liverpool was (and still is) a cosmopolitan city and there were several black performers. The...

Chaotic Dischord

A bunch of complete punk loonies from Bristol who started out as Vice Squad's road crew plus some mates. The line-up eventually settled down as Ampex,...

Charlatans, The

The Charlatans were the city slickers in residency at The Red Dog Saloon in Nevada in the summer of 1965. They mixed jug-band folk and...

Charlatans, The (UK)

The Charlatans came into existence after Jon Baker and Martin Blunt (ex-Makin' Time) were crushed between Morrissey and Marr's monitors at a Smiths gig in the...

Charlie Feathers

Rockabilly pioneer Charlie Feathers was born Charles Arthur Feathers in June 1932 in the hill country near Holly Springs, around 50 miles southeast of Memphis,...

Charlie Rich

After being discharged from the air force in the mid-fifties, Charlie Rich’s wife, Margaret Ann took some of his tapes to Sam Phillips' legendary...

Charlie Sexton

Texan Charlie Sexton was a child prodigy - he got his first guitar at the age of four and played lead guitar in Joe...

Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick formed in Rockford, Illinois, USA in 1972. Main songwriter Rick Nielsen and Tom Petersson had originally performed as The Grim Reapers, then...

Cheek/Punkz

Although based on a seemingly foolproof formula, it was probably the ultra-commercial pop image that contributed to Cheek's eventual demise. The mainstays of the Aussie...

Cheetah

The English-born, Melbourne-bred Hammond sisters, Chrissie (the brunette) and Lyndsay (the blonde), were the archetypal 1970s sex bombs with big hair. They had tremendous,...

Chelsea

A punk outfit formed in London in 1977 by vocalist Gene October. Original members Billy Idol and Tony James swiftly departed to form Generation X, but...

Chemical Brothers, The

Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons first met at Manchester University, bonding over a shared love of old-school Hip Hop and My Bloody Valentine. The duo...

Cher

All Cherilyn Sarkisian wanted as a child was to be famous. Her mother, Georgia Holt - a sometime model and actress - encouraged her...

Cherokees, The

The Cherokees formed in 1962 in Leeds, and like many British bands at the time, they made several trips to Hamburg to play in...

Chess Records

Brothers Leonard and Phil Chess immigrated to America in 1928 from Poland. In 1947 they bought out Aristocrat Records in Chicago, which they renamed...

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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...