Died Pretty

Formed in Sydney (Australia) in 1983, Died Pretty consisted of musicians Brett Myers, Ronald S Peno and Frank Brunetti - all longstanding veterans of...

Digby ‘Dig’ Richards

Australian singer Digby George Richards was born the son of a policeman in Dunedoo in New South Wales on 12 September 1941. Digby (or 'Dig'...

Dinah Lee

In the 1960s Dinah Lee was the most successful female singer in her New Zealand homeland (and "next-door" in Australia.) Born Diane Jacobs, she began...

Dinah Washington

Born Ruth Lee Jones in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Dinah Washington grew up in Chicago, where she sang and played piano in a Baptist church. After winning...

Dino Valenti

Valenti was born Chester Powers in 1937 to 'carny' folk (they ran a tent called the 'hootchie cootch' - which was basically a strip...

Dino, Desi & Billy

Dino, Desi and Billy had one of the best introductions to the entertainment world that any neophyte trio could hope for. Two of the...

Dinosaur Jr

Although these Massachusetts guitar-squallers were initially presented as a punkish proposition, they turned out to be a throwback - long-haired rockists who existed to...

Dinosaurs, The

San Francisco Bay Area supergroup The Dinosaurs formed in 1982. The band originally consisted of Peter Albin of Big Brother and the Holding Company, John...

Dio

Formed after Ronnie James Dio's departure from Black Sabbath, Dio's first self-titled outfit featured the considerable talents of fellow Sabbath absconder Vinny Appice on...

Diodes, The

When punk first broke in 1976, Canadian band The Diodes (Paul Robinson, John Catto, Ian Mackay, John Hamilton and, later, Michael Lengyell) were in...

Dion (& The Belmonts)

Born in the Bronx area of New York on 18 July 1939, Dion Dimucci was hailed as one of the the finest singers of...

Dionne Warwick

Marie Dionne Warwick was born in East Orange, New Jersey in December 1941 (she is Whitney Houston's cousin) and after going to music school and...

Dire Straits

In 1977, Mark Knopfler (who had been teaching English at Loughton in Essex) hooked up with his brother David and sociology student John Illsley...

Disc Jockeys

In Britain, Radio 1 and Top of the Pops began in the Sixties, but by 1970 the Disc Jockeys (or DJ's) had been elevated to stardom,...

Discharge

The Discharge album Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing (1982) contained the fiercest music ever heard when it was first released. Formed in 1977, their brutal assault...

Divinyls

Led by provocative singer Christina Amphlett, whose songwriting with guitarist Mark McEntee was the basis of the band, the Australian band Divinyls recorded a wealth...

Division 4

Sydney brothers Kieren and Brad Fitzpatrick were playing in a local punk band in 1979 when they placed an ad looking for a drummer...

Dixie Cups, The

The Dixie Cups were three girls from New Orleans - sisters Rosa Lee and Barbara Ann Hawkins, and their cousin, Joan Marie Johnson. The girls...

Do-Ré-Mi

One of the more respected Australian post-punk bands, Do-Ré-Mi formed in Sydney in 1981 and achieved a degree of success both at home in Australia...

Dobie Gray

Dobie Gray was born Lawrence Victor Ainsworth although this has been disputed and his name has also been listed as Leonard Victor Ainsworth and...

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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...