Downliners Sect, The

Don Craine (real name Mick O'Donnell) and Johnny Sutton had previously been in a Twickenham band called The Downliners. Following the demise of this band,...

Dr Feelgood

Although they never strayed from their gritty R&B based sound, Dr Feelgood was a fixture of England's Pub Rock scene since the early 70s. While they were...

Dr Hook

Beginning life as a dope-oriented comedy and pathos New Jersey bar band called Dr Hook & The Medicine Show, their first three albums, released on...

Dr John

Malcolm John "Mac" Rebennack was raised in New Orleans and worked as a session guitarist and writer for Ace Records in the late 50s and...

Dr Strangely Strange

Dr Strangely Strange were an Irish counterpart of The Incredible String Band, who moved from an experimental folk base into an LSD-fuelled, but tongue-in-cheek,...

Dragon

Arriving in Australia from New Zealand in 1975, Dragon adopted a hard image that was somewhat at odds with their genius for creating classic...

Dream Academy, The

Gilbert Gabriel, Kate St. John and Nick Laird-Clowes were born in London in the late 1950s and were probably too young to attend Woodstock...

Dream Syndicate, The

Emerging from the early-80s US paisley underground with their meticulously wrought concoction of The Velvet Underground and Television, The Dream Syndicate were The Strokes ten years before...

Drifters, The

Formed in 1953 in New York at the behest of Atlantic Records, The Drifters were consistent US hit makers until 1964. A few years later their...

Duane Eddy

Duane was born in Corning in far upstate New York, 150 miles from the Canadian border. He grew up there and in other small...

Ducks De Luxe

Ducks Deluxe was formed early in 1972 by former roadies Sean Tyla, Martin Belmont, Nick Garvey and Tim Roper. Taking their name from a slot machine...

Duffy Power

Duffy Power was born Ray Howard in Fulham, south-west London, and had been obliged by his parents to leave school at 14 and work...

Dugites, The

It took The Dugites just two months from the release of their self-titled debut album in May 1980 to become one of Australia's most...

Dukes of Stratosphear, The

XTC's psychedelic alter-ego, The Dukes did brisk business with 25 O'clock on their first outing in the paisley disguise, selling over 90,000 copies in the UK - as opposed...

Duran Duran

The band that most surely have come closest to being The Beatles of their day, since (like The Beatles) they were a blonde five-piece from Birmingham...

Durutti Column, The

Vini Reilly's first album, The Return Of The Durutti Column (1981), was more notorious for its sandpaper sleeve than the music contained therein. The sleeve...

Dusty Springfield

Born Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien on 16 April 1939, Dusty Springfield was best known for her 1960s' hits Son of A Preacher Man, I Only...

Dwight Twilley Band

Dwight Twilley fused Rockabilly, mid-60s Anglo pop and Byrds-style jangle into a distinctly reverberant sound. Raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Twilley met 15-year-old Phil Seymour at a...

Dynamic Hepnotics

The Dynamic Hepnotics featured in the Australian movie Going Down in 1983. Their 1984 Live album contains an audible hissing noise as a fire broke out...

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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...