Knickerbockers, The

The Knickerbockers formed in 1962, when the Cecchino brothers, Beau and John, met former boy-wonder Buddy Randell. Singer, songwriter and sax player Randell was 16 when...

Koko Taylor

Koko Taylor - so named because of her lifelong fondness for chocolate - was born in 1928 and earned the title "Queen of the...

Kokomo

Like every other self-respecting musical movement in the early 70s, Pub Rock had its own 'supergroup' in the shape of Kokomo. Named after an Aretha Franklin song (First Snow...

Koobas, The

Possibly the least-known of Brian Epstein's post-Beatles charges from the Merseybeat era, The Koobas formed in 1962 and broke up in 1968. Their story read like virtually every other...

Kool & The Gang

Beginning as The Jazziacs in Jersey City (New Jersey) in 1964, the band renamed themselves Kool and the Flames - named after bass player,...

Kraftwerk

The word "unique" is over-used in music, but Kraftwerk have a stronger claim than most to the tag. Organist Ralf Hütter and woodwind student Florian...

Kris Jensen

Of Danish/Finnish descent, singer/guitarist Kris Jensen was Nashville-based and managed by Wesley Rose. His one and only hit was Torture, a song penned by John...

Kris Kristofferson

By the time Kris Kristofferson recorded his debut album in 1970 he had already been a Rhodes Scholar, a failed British recording artists (under...

Kristine Sparkle

As Christine Holmes in the 1960s, Ms Sparkle had a respected solo and session standing which included a successful stint in The Family Dogg. By...

Kula Shaker

If Blur were the McCartney of the Britpop party, and Oasis were the Lennon, Kula Shaker were the George Harrison. Heavily influenced by Indian...

Kursaal Flyers, The

Named after a seaside amusement arcade at Southend in Essex, and fronted by Paul Shuttleworth (who could out-spiv Arthur Daley on a charabanc trip),...

Kylie Minogue

Born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1968, Kylie Minogue began an acting career at the age of 11 when she appeared in the Australian television...

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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...