Doctors of Madness

London band Doctors of Madness were discovered and championed by Justin de Villeneuve, the man who discovered, managed and escorted Twiggy. Between 1975 and 1977,...

Dokken

There was never a better time to be a big-haired hard rock band from Los Angeles than in 1987. Mötley Crüe were riding high with the...

Doll By Doll

Even by the standards of London punk in the mid-70s, Doll By Doll were a uniquely abrasive band - feared, loathed and, by a few, fiercely...

Dollar

Under the aegis of producer Trevor Horn, this UK singing duo were designed to appeal to much the same market as Guys 'n' Dolls (their old group)...

Dolly Mixture

  Debsey Wykes Vocals, bass Rachel Bor Vocals, guitar Hester Smith Vocals, drums

Dolly Parton

Born in January 1946 and raised in rural Tennessee, Dolly Parton's vocal talents were evident early on - at 12 she was a regular...

Don & The Goodtimes

Don and The Goodtimes emerged from the Pacific Northwest and were spotted by Dick Clark who made them regulars on Where The Action Is where...

Don Covay

Born Donald Randolph in South Carolina in 1938, Don Covay moved to Washington in the early fifties where he performed with his family’s gospel...

Don McLean

Don McLean was born into a comfortable suburban home in New Rochelle, New York. When Buddy Holly died in a plane crash in February 1959, McLean...

Donna Loren

Donna Loren was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on 7 March 1947. Her first radio commercial (aged 7) for Meadow Gold Ice Cream led to a...

Donna Summer

Donna Summer was born LaDonna Adrian Gaines on 31 December 1948 in the Dorchester community of Boston. One of seven children raised by devout Christian parents, Donna...

Donny Hathaway

Donny Hathaway was born in Chicago on 1 October 1945 but was raised in St Louis by his grandmother, gospel singer Martha Pitts. He was...

Donny Osmond

Few can make the claim that they grew up in the public eye as truthfully as Donny Osmond can. He has been performing since he...

Donovan

Donovan Phillips Leitch was born in Glasgow in May 1946 and moved to Hartfield, England when he was ten. By 1964 he was living in...

Doobie Brothers, The

The Doobie Brothers formed in San Jose, California in 1970, from the remnants of a band called Pud. Sax man Cornelius Bumpus died of a heart...

Dooleys, The

The group began in Ilford, Essex, in the late 1960s as The Dooley Family, and comprised brothers Jim, John and Frank and their sisters Marie, Anne...

Doors, The

Writer/singer Jim Morrison and keyboard player Ray Manzarek met at the UCLA film school and decided to form a band. Recruiting drummer John Densmore...

Dorothy Squires

Dorothy Squires was born Edna May Squires in Pontyberem, Carmarthenshire (South Wales) on 25 March 1915. She began to perform professionally as a singer...

Dorris Henderson

Dorris Henderson arrived in Britain in 1965 from Los Angeles, though she was originally from Florida. She arrived with credentials, not seriously folkie, yet...

Dovells, The

The Dovells were an American vocal group, formed at Overbrook High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1957, under the name The Brooktones. Their first single...

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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...