Browsing: Artists – F

Born Fabiano Forte in Philadelphia on 6 February 1943, he attended the same boys club as his neighbourhood friends Frankie Avalon and Bobby Rydell. All three had budding ambitions to become…

At the start of 1970, one of Britain’s most promising new acts was The Faces – formed by three ex-members of The Small Faces together with Rod Stewart and Ron Wood, previously from The Jeff…

Factory was founded in 1978 with an esoteric roster of artists which included A Certain Ratio, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, X-O-Dus, The Distractions, Durutti Column, Crawling Chaos, Section 25,…

UK group The Factory recorded two effects-laden psychedelic singles in the late 1960s which combined psychedelia with pop harmonies. Originally named Souvenir Badge Factory, the Surrey-based group comprised three members including…

Formed in Glasgow in 1986 by guitarist Mark Nevin and ex-Eurythmics backing singer Eddi Reader, Fairground Attraction reached #1 with folky debut single Perfect in 1988. But the sunny exterior masked cracks that even…

1989. Manchester was in the ascendant, Indie bands were being collected like trinkets by major labels, and The Fall (formed by ex-dock clerk Mark Edward Smith in 1977) were the…

Family aren’t remembered with the same misty-eyed nostalgia as other early 1970s road warriors like The Faces or Traffic – Roger Chapman’s desperate yodel and the band’s frequent oddness put some off. But they…

Fanny was the first successful female hard rock group. Despite the ritual chauvinist growls of “Cor, fuckaduck, man, I could fuck that bass player,” and “Not bad for a bunch…

Douglas John Parkinson was born in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, on 30 October 1946. He began singing in the choir at his Sydney primary school and continued throughout high school.…

In the 1980s American farmers were confronted by a crisis more severe than any since the Great Depression. Many who depended on agriculture for their livelihood faced financial ruin. Some…

Although not strictly a mod band, Fast Cars’ earliest gigs were at the Sydney (Australia) mod revival headquarters, the Sussex Hotel. In 1981, Martin Plaza from Mental As Anything produced…