Motions, The

Formed in 1964 from the remnants of Ritchie Clark and the Ricochets, The Motions were one of the bigger groups of the 1960s Dutch...

Mötley Crüe

In the late 1980s Mötley Crüe - Vince Neil (real name Vincent Neil Wharton), Mick Mars (real name Bob Deal), Nikki Sixx (real name...

Motörhead

Born in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent on Christmas Eve, 1945, Ian Fraser Kilmister moved to North Wales at the age of 10 and attended Ysgol Syr...

Motors, The

Andy McMaster and Nick Garvey got together in 1974 when the former successfully auditioned for a keyboard slot in Ducks Deluxe, a London-based pub rock band. Garvey played...

Motown

With an $800 loan from his family and a roster of unknown young Detroit singers, former record shop owner Berry Gordy Jnr (pictured below) started...

Mott The Hoople

Mott the Hoople took their name from the title of a 1966 novel written by Willard Manus, about a man named Norman Mott who...

Mountain

Formed by heavyweight guitar prodigy Leslie West (born Leslie Weinstein in 1945) and Cream producer Felix Pappalardi, US group Mountain were often regarded as...

Move, The

The Move brought a blast of Black Country grit - plus an unlikely dash of classicism - to the fey realm of 1960s British...

Moving Pictures

Formed in 1980, Sydney northern beaches band Moving Pictures released their debut album, Days of Innocence, in late 1981. What About Me? (February 1982) was the biggest...

Mr Big (UK)

British band Mr Big began life as a group called Burnt Oak in the sixties. The new name was first used when the band...

Mud

Originally formed in 1966 around the Streatham area of South London, Mud came together from two local bands; The Mourners, featuring brothers Les (vocals) and...

Muddy Waters

Muddy Waters - real name McKinley Morganfield - was born in Rolling Fork, Mississippi in 1915 and was raised by his grandparents (his parents...

Mudhoney

Unsurprisingly it was John Peel who first championed Mudhoney in the UK. One night in 1988 he excitedly announced the arrival of the rama lama fa-fa-fa blast...

Mudlarks, The

The Mudlarks were a family group from Luton, Bedfordshire, originally comprising Jeff Mudd, Fred Mudd and Mary Mudd. They all had jobs at the Vauxhall...

Mungo Jerry

Little-known skiffle-cum-jug band, The Good Earth gained instant success and a new name overnight following a sensational performance at the Hollywood Pop Festival in Staffordshire,...

Music Machine, The

The Music Machine rode the songwriting genius of Sean Bonniwell, who was ahead of his time in protest songs like Eagle Never Hunts The Fly and Mother...

Musical Youth

Musical Youth formed in 1979 at Duddeston Manor School in Birmingham, England. The pop/reggae group featured two sets of brothers - Kelvin and Michael Grant,...

Mustard Club

Brothers Gary and Donald Hosie had been the prime movers of the Sydney (Australia) mod revival scene of the early 1980s with their band The...

My Bloody Valentine

Quiet - loud, quiet - loud. For people whose singing voices were slightly less audible than falling snow, My Bloody Valentine knew how to...

Mystrys, The

Masked mavericks The Mystrys burst onto the Australian pop scene in 1966 with a spaced-out single, Witch Girl, and some downright intergalactic hype, before vanishing almost...

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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...