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Strider

Taking their name from Lord of the Rings, Strider was formed by guitarist Gary Grainger, keyboard player and lead vocalist Ian Kewley, bassist Lee Hunter (real name; Strzelczyk) and drummer Jimmy Hawkins. After supporting headline acts including...

Rainbow

A few months prior to his departure from Deep Purple in 1975, guitarist Ritchie Blackmore teamed up with members of a decidedly mediocre American band called Elf and recorded Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow for Polydor. Although it was basically...

Bad Brains

Widely regarded as pioneers of the whole US hardcore movement, the four Rastafarians from Washington DC known as Bad Brains may well have been the most bad-ass group in this emerging scene but they were arguably...

Starjets

Originally formed in Belfast in 1976, The Starjets played a mixture of their own songs and cover versions such as The Archies' Sugar Sugar and The Beatles' Please Please Me. The group even supported The Bay City Rollers and The...

Let The Good Times Roll (1973)

Let The Good Times Roll is a 99-minute nostalgia wallow recorded at two of Richard Nader's Rock & Roll Revival Concerts held in 1972 at Long Island's Nassau Coliseum and Detroit's Cobo Hall, with footage...

Steampacket

Because their ranks included a future superstar, The Steampacket have received more attention than they really deserve. Featuring vocalists Rod Stewart, Long John Baldry, and Julie Driscoll, as well as organist Brian Auger, misleading reissues of the group's...

Generation X

Generation X emerged during the punk explosion of 1976. Singer Billy Idol had previously worked with bassist Tony James in the short-lived band, Chelsea. With Bob Andrews on guitar and John Towe on drums, Generation X made their...