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Eagles, The

After humble beginnings as Linda Ronstadt's backing band, Glenn Frey, Randy Meisner and Bernie Leadon decided to stay together as a band and call themselves The Eagles. Spotted by Asylum Records boss David Geffen, they were booked...

Earth, Wind & Fire

Earth, Wind and Fire was founded in 1970 by Maurice White - who had previously been the drummer with modern jazz pioneer John Coltrane, and who had also backed Muddy Waters. The seven-piece band topped the US...

East Of Eden

East of Eden originated in Bristol in 1967 from non-rock roots and presented a mix of Jazz-Fusion, Prog and World Music with some experimental avant-garde bits tossed in for good measure. Moving to London in 1968,...

Eastern Dark, The

With sheer energy bursting out of their amplifiers, dynamic, memorable songs, and a leader with rock & roll animal good looks and the longest hair in town, The Eastern Dark were the wildest thing going...

Easybeats, The

Have you heard the one about the two Dutchmen, two Englishmen and a Scot who emigrate to Australia? No-one can remember what day it was at the Villawood Migrant Hostel in Sydney's western suburbs in 1964...

Echo and The Bunnymen

The origins of this renowned Liverpool-based band can be traced back to the spring of 1977 when vocalist Ian McCulloch was a member of the short-lived Crucial Three with Julian Cope and Pete Wylie. While the...

Echobelly

Elfin-faced and built like a sparrow (although she used to be a kickboxer) Sonya Aurora Madan had a divine voice and sang in an unusually precise style, with a decided Morrissey influence. Sonya Aurora Madan Vocals Glenn Johansson Guitar Debbie...

Eclection

UK-based folk rockers Eclection actually only had one British musician in their original line-up (drummer Gerry Conway) - the rest of the band came from Norway (Georg Hultgreen), Australia (Kerrilee Male and Trevor Lucas) and...

Eddie & The Hot Rods

Eddie & The Hot Rods formed in Rochford near Southend, Essex in 1975, originally as a garage band called Buckshee. The group were aptly described as "high-octane", and their mix of Pub Rock and Power Pop produced some truly...

Eddie Cochran

Eddie Cochran was born on 3 October 1938, the youngest of five children. The Cochran family home was in Oklahoma City but shortly after Eddie was born the family was forced to move to Albert Lea,...

Eddie Floyd

Eddie Floyd was born on 25 June 1935 in Montgomery, Alabama. His parents, a truck driver and a nurse, moved from Alabama to Detroit when Eddie was young, and his uncle Robert West formed the Lu...

Eddie Rabbitt

Eddie Rabbitt was born in Brooklyn, New York, in November 1941, but raised in New Jersey. His Irish-American father played both the fiddle and accordion and by the age of 12, having been taught by...

Eddy Grant

Born in Guyana in 1948, Eddy Grant was the former singer with 60s band The Equals. After suffering a heart attack in 1971 he seemed to gain a new lease of life, setting up his record label,...

Eden Kane

Eden Kane was born Richard Sarstedt on 29 March 1942 in Delhi, India, where his father was the accountant to a prosperous tea merchant. His family returned home to Britain in the mid-fifties. While at school,...

Edison Lighthouse

Edison Lighthouse was a group which only existed in the recording studio and on television. However, the group (fronted by seasoned session vocalist Tony Burrows - who also sang with Brotherhood of Man and The Pipkins) scored an...

Edwin Starr

Charles Edwin Hatcher was born in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1942. He and his cousins, soul singers Roger and Willie Hatcher, moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where they were raised. In 1957, he formed a doo-wop group called...

Eggs Over Easy

Widely regarded as the band that gave birth to the British pub rock scene, this New York threesome - Jack O'Hara, Brien Hopkins and Austin de Lone -  travelled to the UK in 1970 to record an...

Eighth Wonder

Patsy Kensit starred in British TV specials when she was a child and began singing with Eighth Wonder - which was formed by her brother Jamie - when she was just 14. Their 1988 album Fearless was produced...

Einstürzende Neubauten

Formed in 1980 in Berlin by vocalist Blixa Bargeld and American-born percussionist Andrew Chudy, Einstürzende Neubauten (German for "Collapsing New Buildings") picked up the gauntlet laid down by fellow sonic terrorists Throbbing Gristle and Faust. They explored...

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“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 secular and signing to New York's Apollo label in 1952. But Hank...

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 group gigged extensively and recorded independently before signing with Elektra and...

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 pub rock bands of the mid-'70s. The group never released any recordings...

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 Hermits), Look Through Any Window (The Hollies) - chart pop at its most...

13th Floor Elevators

Featuring the yelping vocals and visionary - occasionally demented - lyrics of Roky Erickson, The 13th Floor Elevators were one of the original acid-rock bands. Formed in Texas in the mid-60s, The Elevators started as a...

1910 Fruitgum Company

The 1910 Fruitgum Company began life as Jeckell and The Hydes in New Jersey in 1965. They signed to Buddah Records in 1967 and released five LPs under their own name (plus a number of singles)...

1927

1927 formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 1987. Guitarist and keyboardist Garry Frost had left Moving Pictures after their second album, Matinée (Frost had co-written Moving Pictures' 1981 #1 hit What About Me? ) and was writing songs for...