Enya

Variously described as 'mood music', New Age and "trance-like", Enya (real name, Eithne Ni Bhraonain) has sold albums in their millions. Classically trained on piano,...

Equals, The

A multi-racial group from South London, The Equals embodied the phrase 'Blue Eyed Soul'. Their music was a combination of rock and soul, spliced...

Erasure

Keyboard player and arranger Vince Clarke (born in 1960 in South Woodford, London) had already enjoyed success as a member of Depeche Mode and...

Eric Carmen

Raised near Cleveland, Ohio, Eric Carmen developed an appreciation of classical music early on, before being transfixed by The Beatles, which resulted in his...

Eric Clapton

Eric Patrick Clapp was born in Ripley, Surrey (UK) on 30 March 1945 and raised to believe his maternal grandparents - Rose and Jack...

Escorts, The

A group of schoolboys formed The Escorts in 1961. John Foster (aka 'Johnny Sticks') was Ringo Starr's cousin and the famous relative with the...

Esther Phillips

Her inimitable ravaged voice - part Nina Simone, part Dinah Washington- combined with patronage from bandleader Johnny Otis saw her soar to the US R&B chart...

Etta James

LA-native Etta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins) was born in Los Angeles on 25 January 1938. Her mother, Dorothy Hawkins, a 14-year-old groupie and jazz fan, put...

Eurogliders

The Eurogliders came to prominence via their sophisticated pop sound, and the awesome voice of UK-born lead vocalist Grace Knight, which resulted in considerable...

Eurythmics

Annie Lennox was born in Scotland and raised in the North Sea port of Aberdeen. The paternal side of her family was musical (her...

Even As We Speak

Even As We Speak formed in late 1985 in Inner City Sydney (Australia) as a three piece comprising Matt Love, Scott Leishman and Neil Johnson. The...

Everclear

The major label debut by neo-Nirvana trio Everclear, Sparkle and Fade, caught the authentic note of vacant ennui that haunts adolescent America. But the songs on So...

Everly Brothers, The

Born Isaac Donald Everly on 1 February 1937 in Brownie, Kentucky, Don wasn't the twin of Phil, as so many believed. Phil was in...

Every Mothers’ Son

Every Mothers' Son - best known for their Summer of Love Top 10 hit Come On Down To My Boat - formed in New York City...

Everything But the Girl

Tracey Thorn and Ben Watt first began performing together when they were students at Hull University, taking their name from a poster in a...

Exciters, The

Brenda Reid, Carolyn (Carol) Johnson, Lillian Walker, and Sylvia Wilbur formed the group - originally called The Masterettes - while at high school together in...

Exploding White Mice

Taking their name from a scene in The Ramones' Rock & Roll High School movie (1979), Adelaide's Exploding White Mice hit Sydney in 1985. Their old-school sound...

Exploited, The

You would be excused for thinking that a band who sing about kicking a Mod in the head to the tune of Jingle Bells, fronted...

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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...