Del Amitri

Justin Currie formed Del Amitri in Glasgow at the dawn of the 1980s. The band meandered directionless until the autumn of 1982 when 17-year...

Del Shannon

Del Shannon was born Charles Weedon Westover in Coopersville, Michigan, on 30 December 1934, and began singing during his Army service. Following his discharge, he...

Delaney & Bonnie and Friends

Delaney Bramlett was born in Mississippi and Bonnie Lynn O’ Farrell in Illinois and their whirlwind romance resulted in the formation of a partnership...

Dells, The

The Dells have been around so long they make The Rolling Stones look like young whippersnappers. Starting out in Chicago as a Doo Wop group called The El Rays,...

Delltones, The

Aussie vocal harmony group The Delltones formed in January 1959. Noel Widerberg Vocals Warren Lucas Vocals Ian 'Pee Wee' Wilson Vocals Brian Perkins Vocals Colin Laughnan Vocals Woody Finlayson Vocals Merv Dick Vocals Alan Freeman Vocals Danny Mayers Vocals Vic Schrier Saxophone Nevin McLean Vocals

Demon Fuzz

A seven-piece outfit, Demon Fuzz was launched as Britain's answer to Santana and signed to Red Bus - the company also behind Mungo Jerry. Demon Fuzz were some...

Denise LaSalle

Denise LaSalle (real name Denise Craig) was born in Greenwood, Mississippi, and raised in LeFlore County. After serving her apprenticeship singing in church, she moved...

Dennisons, The

The Dennisons were named after a Liverpool street and managed by the parents of drummer (and ex-accountancy student) Clive Hornby - Their lead singer...

Department S

Formed from the ashes of faux ska band Guns For Hire, and named after the impossibly cool 1969-1970 TV show, London's Department S earned their...

Depeche Mode

Formed in Basildon, Essex (UK) in 1976 by Vince Clarke, Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher while they were still at school. The line-up was...

Derek and The Dominos

An almost fictitious group ended up making a double vinyl album that, though it bombed at the time, has since been re-evaluated as a...

Desmond Dekker

Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, Dekker (real name Desmond Dacres) was orphaned as a child. He lived in Seaforth, St Thomas, before returning...

Detroit Emeralds, The

The Emeralds vocal harmony group was formed in Little Rock, Arkansas by brothers, Ivory, Abrim, Cleophus and Raymond Tilmon. After Cleophus and Raymond left, the...

Devo

Devo was formed in Akron, Ohio (the rubber town 40 miles away from Cleveland) in 1972 by Kent State art students Jerry Casale and...

Dexys Midnight Runners

On a hot night in July 1978, Kevin Rowland and Kevin "Al" Archer set out to round up a like-minded bunch of men to...

Diamond Head

July 1981, and Diamond Head - the perennially underachieving kings of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) - have just played a routine gig...

Dick Dale

Dick Dale was the first real surfer to actually make surf music, attempting to recreate the experience of riding the waves through a choppy...

Dickie Pride

Richard Charles Kneller was born in Thornton Heath, Surrey. After leaving school he tried a wide variety of jobs including stonemason's assistant, spraypainter, electric...

Dickies, The

Formed in Los Angeles in 1977, The Dickies were always regarded as a cartoon band, understandably given that their biggest hits were novelties like Nights...

Dictators, The

Like The New York Dolls, The Dictators were punk forerunners. Mixing dumb metal riffs with junk culture lyrics, their influence would soon be heard in...

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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...