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Q-Tips, The

While serving an apprenticeship at a Vauxhall car factory, Paul Young played in two local bands before forming his own band called Streetband (with John Gifford, Mick Pearl and Vince Chaulk). The band released two albums and a...

Q65

Hairy, nihilistic and uncompromising, Q65 were as popular as The Who and The Kinks in their native Holland, but their success never crossed its borders. Their bummer vibe was inspired by The Pretty Things, as were their drug songs like Summer Thoughts...

QED

Vocalist Jenny Morris formed QED in Sydney in 1983 with guitarist Rex Goh (ex-Air Supply), bassist Ian Belton (ex-Dave Dobbyn) and drummer Shane Flew. Signing to EMI the band released their debut single, Everywhere I Go, in December 1983. Thanks in...

Quartz

Birmingham-based New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) band who hopped to a different label with almost every release. Vocalist Mike 'Taffy' Taylor co-founded a group called Bandy Legs in 1973 with guitarist Mick Hopkins, bassist Derek 'Dek'...

Queen

Since their 1973 debut album, Queen's ambitious template had included bombastic classical references, falsetto freak-outs, and pagan mysticism. But at the beginning of 1975, they were, to be truthful, just another heavy rock act. They were more interesting...

Queensrÿche

Formed in 1981 outside Seattle, Washington, Queensrÿche were one of the most artistic and creative of the hard rock bands during the decade, and released one of the most enduring and influential albums in the...

Questions, The

Stephen Lennon, John Robinson, Paul Barry and Chris Kowalski were all pupils at a secondary school in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1978 when their home-recorded demo tape secured them a recording deal with Zoom, a local...

Questions, The (Australia)

Aussie band The Questions first attracted attention when they were runners-up in Hoadley's 1967 National Battle of The Sounds. Shortly after they were voted Most Promising New Group by Everybody's Magazine. Doug Parkinson Vocals Ray Burton Guitar Rory Thomas Organ Les Young  Bass Bill...

Quicksilver Messenger Service

One of the first West Coast groups, Quicksilver Messenger Service formed in San Francisco in 1965 and built up a big reputation in that area from their free concerts. The original line-up comprised John Cipollina, Jim Murray,...

Quiet Riot

Back in the mid-70s the primo heavy metal band in Los Angeles was Quiet Riot. Van Halen were pretty popular too, but could boast nothing like the long lines of kids that would show up in the...

Quireboys, The

This heavy rock band formed in 1987 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and were known as The Queerboys for their first year, until the negative effect of that name became apparent. Essentially little more than a covers band wrapped...

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“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 secular and signing to New York's Apollo label in 1952. But Hank...

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 group gigged extensively and recorded independently before signing with Elektra and...

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 pub rock bands of the mid-'70s. The group never released any recordings...

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 Hermits), Look Through Any Window (The Hollies) - chart pop at its most...

13th Floor Elevators

Featuring the yelping vocals and visionary - occasionally demented - lyrics of Roky Erickson, The 13th Floor Elevators were one of the original acid-rock bands. Formed in Texas in the mid-60s, The Elevators started as a...

1910 Fruitgum Company

The 1910 Fruitgum Company began life as Jeckell and The Hydes in New Jersey in 1965. They signed to Buddah Records in 1967 and released five LPs under their own name (plus a number of singles)...

1927

1927 formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 1987. Guitarist and keyboardist Garry Frost had left Moving Pictures after their second album, Matinée (Frost had co-written Moving Pictures' 1981 #1 hit What About Me? ) and was writing songs for...