Lou Reed

Born into a wealthy New York Jewish family, Lewis Allen Reed's parents were not best pleased when he began to forsake academia for pop...

Love

Love emerged from Los Angeles early in 1966 - one of the first groups to show what was to come from the West Coast. They...

Love Affair

Formed in London in 1966, The Love Affair headed a new wave of British teeny groups in 1968 when they reached #1 with Everlasting Love. But there...

Love And Rockets

This avant-garde UK rock band formed at Christmas 1985 from the ashes of Bauhaus. Early singled included Kundalini Express (concerning tantric meditation) and a cover of The...

Love Sculpture

Love Sculpture evolved out of a band called Human Beans which had formed in Wales in 1967. After releasing one single, Morning Dew (1967) on Columbia, they...

Loved Ones, The

One of the finest and most original Australian bands of the Sixties, The Loved Ones began when a group of Melbourne Trad Jazz players...

Loverboy

"Nice" was the perfect word to describe Loverboy, a friendly good-natured Canadian rock band so wholesome they could have joined the Boy Scouts. Their first...

Lovin’ Spoonful, The

The Lovin' Spoonful lacked the studied cool of folk rock contemporaries like The Byrds (who emerged around the same time in 1965) but consistently delivered a...

Lucky Starr

Australian entertainer Lucky Starr was born Leslie William Morrison on 29 December 1940. His father was a motor mechanic and his mother was a housewife,...

Lula Reed

Lula Marietta McClelland was born in Mingo Junction, Jefferson County, Ohio on 21 March 1926. Her family moved to Port Clinton, Ohio, where she sang...

Lulu

Lulu was born Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie, the first child of a Glasgow butcher, on 3 November 1948. In 1964, at the tender age of...

Lurkers, The

The Lurkers formed in 1977 and spent the year on the fringes of the punk movement, gigging outside London at badly chosen and totally...

Lush

Disbanding in the wake of the suicide of drummer Chris Acland, both singer Miki Berenyi and bassist Phil King have since worked at publishing...

Lydia Lunch

By 1977, the New York punk scene had run out of steam. Into the vacuum charged a second generation of NYC bands - determined...

Lynne Randell

Lynne was born Lynne Randall (she changed the spelling) in Liverpool, England in 1950. Her family migrated to Australia when she was five and settled...

Lynsey de Paul

Lynsey De Paul was born Lynsey Monckton Rubin in Cricklewood, London, in June 1950. The petite singer and prolific songwriter brightened up many early-70s editions...

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Lynyrd Skynyrd took their name from their school gym teacher at Robert E Lee High School in Jacksonville, Florida - one Leonard Skinner, a...

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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...