Flairs, The

This Los Angeles group recorded a host of singles on US labels but only ever released one in the UK - Swing Pretty Mama b/w I'd Climb...

Flamin’ Groovies, The

Beginning life as a flower-power band in San Francisco during the psychedelic rush of Haight-Ashbury, The Groovies came to define the true spirit of...

Flaming Hands

Led by singer Julie Mostyn and astute songwriter/guitarist Jeff Sullivan, the Flaming Hands were one of the great inner-city Sydney (Australia) bands of the...

Flaming Lips, The

From their obscure acid punk beginnings in Oklahoma City in 1983, through to critical acclaim in the 90s and mainstream success in the new...

Flamingos, The

Cousins Jacob 'Jake' Carey and Ezekial 'Zeke' Carey formed this doo-wop group in Chicago, Illinois, after meeting Paul Wilson and Johnny Carter at a...

Fleetwood Mac

Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac (as the band were originally known) debuted in 1967 at the Windsor Jazz festival to a tumultuous reception with Green...

Fleetwoods, The

When childhood friends Barbara Ellis and Gretchen Christopher joined forces with Gary Troxel in Washington, the group Two Girls and A Guy was born. After...

Flesh For Lulu

Formed in Brixton, London, in 1982, Flesh For Lulu brought a warmer rock sound to Goth. No doomy vocals or icy guitar sound -...

Fleshtones, The

The Fleshtones formed in 1975 when Jan Marek Pakulski, fresh from a job on a Maine chicken farm, moved in with his friend Keith...

Fleur De Lys, Les

Southampton's Fleur De Lys were a 1960s Mod squad who made all the right moves - signing with Andrew Loog Oldham's Immediate label, working...

Flies, The

Not to be confused with Ronnie Burns' Melbourne band of the 1960s, these Flies formed in Sydney in 1984 and shone brightly for a...

Flies, The

The Flies was the first Aussie band to consciously ape The Beatles. The band supported The Rolling Stones on their first Australian tour and...

Flintlock

  Derek Pascoe Vocals, saxophone John Summerton Guitar, vocals Bill Rice Keyboards Jamie Stone Bass, vocals Mike Holoway Drums

Flirtations, The

Girl group The Gypsies migrated from the USA to England in 1967, changed their name to The Flirtations and got most things right: a...

Floaters, The

The end of the long hot summer of 1977. The Sex Pistols had dampened Jubilee festivities with God Save The Queen. Elvis Presley had finally shuffled off his mortal,...

Flock Of Seagulls

This new wave electro-pop act from Liverpool, England, had remarkable success in the USA before finding a large following in Britain. Originally called Tontrix the band comprised Mike...

Flower Pot Men, The

Songwriting team John Carter and Ken Lewis (ex-The Ivy League) formed The Flower Pot Men as a studio project in 1967 and magnificently exploited...

Flowers

Flowers was formed in Sydney (Australia) in 1977 by classically trained musician Iva Davies and bass player Keith Welsh. They were joined in 1978 by Michael...

Flux of Pink Indians

Flux of Pink Indians was formed in Hertfordshire in 1980 by Colsk Latter (vocals) and Derek Birkett (bass guitar) with guitarists Andy Smith, Neil...

Flying Burrito Brothers, The

The 'band with a thousand line-ups' was formed by two ex-Byrds (Chris Hillman and Gram Parsons) along with pedal steel guitarist "Sneaky" Pete Kleinow, bassist...

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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...