Crowded House

Neil Finn - a native of Te Awamutu, a small town in the volcanic region of New Zealand - decided to form what would...

Crystals, The

Five black schoolgirls from Brooklyn, New York were chosen by Phil Spector to launch the Philles label he had formed with Lester Sills in late 1961. Spector...

Cud

A Leeds band who specialised in absurdist takes on pop classics and po-faced indie styles with a groovy funk backbeat. They released a Peel Session in 1988...

Cult, The (Southern Death Cult)

Formed in Bradford, England in 1982 as Southern Death Cult with Ian Astbury (then calling himself Ian Lindsay) performing vocal duties. Having spent time in...

Culture Club

George Alan O'Dowd was born in 1961 in Eltham, Kent, England. George idolised David Bowie and Marc Bolan and frequented the London clubs which were to be the...

Cure, The

The Cure were one of the most pivotal and musically diverse post-punk bands to emerge from England. Reincarnated continually throughout their history by main man...

Curiosity Killed the Cat

The gangling Martin Benedict Volpelière-Pierrot ('Ben' for short) and his boys clocked up five hit singles in their career, after first coming to the...

Curtis Mayfield

Born in Chicago in June 1942, Curtis joined a vocal harmony group called The Roosters in 1956 with his friend Jerry Butler. The other...

Curved Air

Sonja Kristina started out by wanting to be a folk singer. She learned guitar at her convent school in Brentwood, Essex, about the same...

Cutting Crew

Cutting Crew was formed in 1985 by English vocalist Nick Van Eede and Canadian guitarist Kevin Scott MacMichael. The duo made demos which led...

Cybermen, The

The Cybermen formed in the inner western suburbs of Sydney, Australia, in 1982 when school friends Dave Turner and Barry 'Fuzz' Hayes teamed up...

Cyndi Lauper

Irritating, unsexy and unable to pronounce her R's, Cyndi Lauper was one of the biggest stars of the early MTV era, selling five million copies...

Cyrkle, The

Formed in 1961 by a group of students at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania, The Cyrkle started as a frat band called The Rhondells. During the...

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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...