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Phil Hardy

Phil Hardy

Phil Hardy was an English film and music industry journalist. He was born in Scarborough, Yorkshire in 1945 and studied at the University of Sussex, 1964-1969, during which time he was a visiting student at the Berkeley campus of the University of California (1966-1967).

At Sussex he started The Brighton Film Review. He worked as a freelance music and film writer, writing for Time OutVariety, Let It Rock  and other publications while at the same time acting as a consultant on music business issues for bodies such as the Greater London Enterprise Board and the World Bank.

In 1986 he travelled to Eritrea, Ethiopia and Sudan to research and write the documentary film, Food Trucks & Rock'n'Roll about how the money raised by Band Aid was spent in Africa. He was the founding editor of Music and Copyright, a bi-weekly newsletter offering news and analysis on the international music industry. The newsletter was subsequently bought by the Informa Media Group and in 2008 Hardy left Music and Copyright to publish and edit the online newsletter theviewfromtheboundary (www.theviewfromtheboundary.com).

Phil wrote or edited several books on music and film, including Samuel Fuller (1970), The Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music (1990), and The BFI Companion to Crime (1997). He was also the chief editor and contributing writer of The Aurum Film Encyclopedia.

In 2012, he self-published Dire Straits, an account of the 12 major music markets in 2010-2011, as a Kindle book. His account of the last 20 or so years of the record industry, Download!: How Digital Transformed the Record Business, came out in February 2013 in the UK and US from Omnibus Press. Nickels & Dimes, his book about the modern era of music publishing, is due out in 2014.

Phil died very unexpectedly in April 2104. At the time of his death he was writing a history of the Universal Music Group, Building the World’s Largest Record Company. He was the co-owner with Dave Laing of a jolly good photo library, Gems, which specialised in promo pics of rock and pop stars from all eras.

Dave Laing's Guardian obituary

List of articles in the library by artist

2 Live Crew

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

David Mr Mix Hobbs; Chris Fresh Kid-Ice Won Wong; Brother Marquis Ross; Luther Campbell ...

2 Unlimited

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Anita Doth, b. 28 December 1971, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (replaced by Marjon van Iwaarden, b. 18 June 1974, Kruiningen); Ray Slijngaard, b. 28 June 1971, ...

ABBA

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, 'Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music', 2001

Benny Andersson, b. 16 December 1946, Stockholm, Sweden; Agnetha Fältskog, b. 5 April 1950, Jönköping; Anni-Frid Lyngstad, b. 15 November 1945, Björkasen, Norway; Björn Ulvaeus, ...

ABC

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

Martin Fry, b. 9 March 1958, Manchester, England; Mark Lickley; David Robinson; Stephen Singleton, b. 17 April 1959, Sheffield; Mark White, b. 1 April 1961, ...

Paula Abdul

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, 'Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music', 2001

DANCER AND choreographer Paula Abdul was one of America's most successful singers of the early '90s. Her first three albums of lightweight pop-dance music offered ...

Nathan Abshire

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 27 June 1913, near Gueydan, Louisiana, USA, d. 13 May 1981, Basile, Louisiana ...

Johnny Ace

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

b. John Marshall Alexander Jnr, 9 June 1929, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, d. 23 December 1954, Houston, Texas ...

David Ackles

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 20 February 1937, Rock Island, Illinois, USA, d. 2 March 1999, Tujanga, California ...

Roy Acuff

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 15 September 1903, Maynardville, Tennessee, USA, d. 23 November 1992, Nashville, Tennessee ...

Bryan Adams

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Bryan Guy Adams, 5 November 1959, Kingston, Ontario, Canada ...

Barry Adamson

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Manchester, England ...

Cannonball Adderley

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Julian Adderley, 15 September 1928, Tampa, Florida, USA, d. 8 August 1975, Gary, Indiana ...

King Sunny Ade

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Sunday Adeniyi, 1946, Ondo State, Nigeria ...

Lou Adler

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 1935, Los Angeles, California, USA ...

Afghan Whigs

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

John Curley; Greg Dulli; Steve Earle (replaced by Paul Buchignani, replaced by Michael Horrigan); Rick McCollum ...

A-ha

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

Magne Foruholmen, b. 1 November 1962, Norway; Morten Harket, b. 14 September 1959, Norway; Pal Waaktar, b. 6 September 1963, Oslo ...

Air

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

Jean-Benoit Dunckel, b. Versailles, France; Nicolas Godin, b. Versailles, France ...

Air Supply

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Russell Hitchcock, b. 15 June 1949, Melbourne, Australia; Graham Russell, b. 1 June 1950, England; Ralph Cooper, b. 6 April 1951, Coffs Harbour, Australia; Frank ...

Laurel Aitken

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 1928, Cuba ...

Alabama

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

Randy Yeull Owen, b. 13 December 1949, Fort Payne, Alabama, USA; Jeffrey Alan Cook, b. 27 August 1949, Fort Payne; Teddy Wayne Gentry, b. 22 ...

The Albion Band

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

Shirley Collins, b. 5 July 1935, Hastings, Sussex, England; Ashley Hutchings, b. 26 January 1945, Southgate, Middlesex; Dave Mattacks, b. 13 March 1948, London; Simon ...

Arthur Alexander

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 10 May 1940, Florence, Alabama, USA, d. 13 June 1993, Nashville, Tennessee ...

Alice In Chains

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

Jerry Cantrell, b. 18 March 1966, Tacoma, Washington, USA; Sean Kinney, b. 26 May 1966, Seattle, Washington; Layne Staley, b. 22 August 1967, Bellevue, Washington; ...

Mose Allison

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 11 November 1927, Tippo, Mississippi, USA ...

The Amazing Rhythm Aces

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Howard R. Smith, b. 17 June 1949, Lafayette, Tennessee, USA; Billy Earheart, b. Tennessee; Barry Burton, b. Tennessee (replaced by Duncan Cameron, b. 1978, Tennessee); ...

Lynn Anderson

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 26 September, 1947, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA ...

Louis Armstrong

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 4 July 1898, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 6 July 1971, New York ...

Arrested Development

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Speech, b. Todd Thomas, 25 October 1968, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; DJ Headliner, b. Timothy Barnwell, 26 July 1967, New Jersey; Montsho Eshe, b. Temelca Gaither, ...

Atlanta Rhythm Section

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Barry Bailey, b. 12 June 1948, Decatur, Georgia, USA; Paul Goddard, b. 23 June 1945, Rome, Georgia; J. R. Cobb, b. 5 February 1944, Birmingham, ...

Atomic Rooster: The Rooster Crows

Comment by Phil Hardy, Let It Rock, June 1972

ATOMIC ROOSTER is Vincent Crane. Or, if you prefer it like the cinema ads, Vincent Crane is Atomic Rooster, which should sound surprising when you ...

Frankie Avalon

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Francis Avallone, 18 September 1939, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA ...

Hoyt Axton

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 25 March 1932, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA, d. 26 October 1999, Oklahoma ...

Backstreet Boys

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Nick Carter, b. 28 January 1980, Jamestown, New York, USA; Howie Dorough, b. 22 August 1973, Orlando, Florida; Brian Littrell, b. 20 February 1975, Lexington, ...

Deford Bailey

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 1899, Carthage, Tennessee, USA, d. July 1982, Nashville, Tennessee ...

LaVern Baker

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 11 November 1929, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 10 March 1997, New York ...

Dave Bartholomew

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 24 December 1920, Edgard, Louisiana, USA ...

Fontella Bass

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 3 July 1940, St Louis, Missouri, USA ...

The Beatles: Peter McCabe and Robert D. Schonfeld: Apple To The Core (Martin, Brian and O'Keeffe)

Book Review by Phil Hardy, Let It Rock, May 1973

A short sighted look beyond the stars ...

The Bellamy Brothers

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

David Bellamy, b. 16 September 1945, Derby, Florida, USA; Howard Bellamy, b. 2 February 1941, Derby ...

Bert Berns

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Bert Russell, 1929, d. 31 December 1967, New York, USA ...

Richard Berry

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 11 April 1935, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 23 January 1997 ...

Big Maybelle

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Mabel Louise Smith, 1 May 1924, Jackson, Tennessee, USA, d. 23 January 1972 ...

Theodore Bikel

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 2 May 1924, Vienna, Austria ...

Bill Black

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 17 September 1926, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, d. 21 October 1965, Memphis ...

Chris Blackwell

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 22 June 1937, London, England ...

Robert "Bumps" Blackwell

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Robert A. Blackwell, 23 May 1922, Seattle, Washington, USA, d. 9 March 1985, Whittier, California ...

Blues Traveler

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Brendan Hill, b. 27 March 1970, London, England; Chan Kinchla, b. 29 May 1969, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; John Popper, b. 29 March 1967, Cleveland, Ohio, ...

Bob and Marcia

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Bob Andy, b. Keith Anderson, 1944, Kingston, Jamaica; Marcia Griffiths, b. Kingston ...

Michael Bolton

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Michael Bolotin, 26 February 1953, New Haven, Connecticut, USA ...

Gary US Bonds

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Gary Anderson, 6 June 1939, Jacksonville, Florida, USA ...

Earl Bostic

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 25 April 1913, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, d. 28 October 1965, Rochester, New York ...

Dennis Bovell

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 1953, St Peter, Barbados ...

Boyzone

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Keith Duffy, b. 1 October 1974; Stephen Gately, b. 17 March 1976; Mike Graham, b. 15 August 1972; Ronan Keating, b. 3 March 1977; Shane ...

Boyz II Men

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

Wanya 'Squirt' Morris, b. 29 July 1973, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Michael 'Bass' McCary, b. 16 December 1972, Philadelphia; Shawn 'Slim' Stockman, b. 26 September 1972; ...

Toni Braxton

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 7 October 1968, Severn, Maryland, USA ...

The Brecker Brothers

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Randy Brecker, b. Randal E. Brecker, 27 November 1945, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Michael Brecker, b. 29 March 1949, Philadelphia ...

Brinsley Schwarz: Happy Doing What We're Doing

Profile and Interview by Phil Hardy, Let It Rock, November 1972

IT ALL STARTED in Woodbridge, Suffolk, in 1963-4 when Brinsley and Nick Lowe started a school group. Sounds 4 plus 1, playing rather suprisingly for ...

Ruth Brown

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Ruth Weston, 30 January 1928, Portsmouth, Virginia, USA ...

Felice and Boudleaux Bryant

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Boudleaux, b. 13 February 1920, Shellman, Georgia, USA, d. 30 June 1987; Felice Scaduto, b. 7 August 1925, Milwaukee, Wisconsin ...

Peabo Bryson

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Robert Peabo Bryson, 13 April 1951, Greenville, South Carolina ...

Jimmy Buffett

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 25 December 1946, Mobile, Alabama, USA ...

Johnny Burnette

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 25 March 1934, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, d. 14 August 1964, Clear Lake, California ...

James Burton

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 21 August 1939, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA ...

The Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Gram Parsons: Gram Parsons: Take Your Partners and Away You Go (One Step back Two Steps Forward)

Essay by Phil Hardy, Let It Rock, July 1973

Rock, Country & Gram Parsons ...

Freddy Cannon

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Frederick Anthony Picariello, 4 December 1939, Revere, Massachusetts, USA ...

Captain and Tennille

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Daryl Dragon, b. 27 August 1942, Los Angeles, California, USA; Toni Tennille, b. 8 May 1943, Montgomery, Alabama ...

Kim Carnes

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 20 July 1945, Los Angeles, California, USA ...

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 21 January 1958, Princeton, New Jersey, USA ...

Martin Carthy

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 21 May 1940, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England ...

The Champs

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Gene Alden, b. Cisco, Texas, USA (replaced by Jim Seals b. 17 October 1941, Sidney, Texas); Dave Burgess, b. Lancaster, California; Van Norman; Dale Norris, ...

The Chantels

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Arlene Smith, b. 5 October 1941, New York, USA; Sonia Goring, b. 1940, New York; Lois Harris, b. 1940, New York; Jackie Landry, b. 1940, ...

Chas and Dave

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Charles (Chas) Hodges, b. 28 December 1943, London, England; Dave Peacock, b. 24 May 1945, London; Mick Burt, b. 23 August 1943 ...

The Chiffons

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Barbara Lee, b. 16 May 1947, Bronx, New York, USA, d. May 15, 1992; Patricia Bennett, b. 7 April 1947, Bronx; Sylvia Peterson, b. 30 ...

Chilli Willi & The Red Hot Peppers: Bongos Over Balham (Mooncrest Crest 21)

Review by Phil Hardy, Let It Rock, December 1974

MULLING OVER just how to explain why Bongos Over Balham is an important album and yet one that promises more than it delivers, I turned ...

Chilli Willi & The Red Hot Peppers: Red Hot

Profile and Interview by Phil Hardy, Let It Rock, June 1974

A month or two ago, a jovial group of rock critics in search of a drink and some music stumbled across Chilli Willi and the ...

The Christians

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Garry (Garrison) Christian, b. 1955, Merseyside, England; Roger Christian, b. 1950, Merseyside; Russell Christian, b. 8 July 1956, Merseyside; Henry Priestman, b. 21 June, Hull ...

Lou Christie

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Lugee Geno Sacco, 19 February 1943, Glenn Willard, Pennsylvania, USA ...

Jimmy Clanton

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 2 September 1940, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA ...

The Clovers

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Charles White, b. 1930, Washington DC, USA; John 'Buddy' Bailey, b. 1930, Washington DC; Harold Lucas; Thomas Woods; Mathew McQator; Bill Harris; Billy Mitchell ...

The Communards

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Richard Coles, b. 23 June 1962, Northampton, England; Jimmy Somerville, b. 22 June 1961, Glasgow, Scotland ...

Harry Connick Jr

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 11 September 1967, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA ...

The Contours

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Joe Billingslea; Billy Gordon; Billy Hoggs; Hubert Johnson; Sylvester Potts; Huey Davis; Dennis Edwards; Joe Stubbs ...

Johnny Copeland

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 27 March 1937, Haynesville, Louisiana, USA, d. 3 July 1997 ...

Floyd Cramer

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 27 October 1933, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA, d. 31 December 1997 ...

The Crests

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Johnny Maestro, b. John Mastrangelo, 7 May 1939, Brooklyn, New York, USA; Jay Carter, b. 1939, Brooklyn (replaced by Eddie Wright in 1960); Harold Torres, ...

Jim Croce

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 10 January 1943, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 20 September 1973, Natchitoches, Louisiana ...

Celia Cruz

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Santos Saurez, 21 October 1920, Havana, Cuba ...

The Charlie Daniels Band: Charlie Daniels Band, The

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Charlie Daniels, b. 28 October 1943, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA; Joel Di Gregorio, b. Worcester, Massachusetts; Tom Crain; Charlie Hayward; Fred Edwards; Don Murray; Charlie ...

Danny and the Juniors

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Danny Rapp, b. 10 May 1941, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 5 April 1983, Arizona; Dave White, b. David White Tricker, September 1940, Philadelphia (replaced by ...

Mac Davis

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 21 January 1941, Lubbock, Texas, USA ...

Chris De Burgh

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Christopher Davison, 15 October 1948, Argentina ...

Deee-Lite

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Lady Miss Kier, b. Kieren Kirby, Youngstown, Ohio, USA; Super DJ Dimitry, b. Dimitry Brill, Kiev, Ukraine; DJ Towa Tei, b. Doug Wa-Chung, Tokyo, Japan ...

Delirious?

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Stuart Garrard, b. 7 June 1966, Ipswich, England; Tim Jupp, b. 1 May 1966, Eastbourne; Martin Smith, b. 6 July 1970, Woodford Green, Essex; Stewart ...

The Del-Vikings

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Norman Wright, b. 21 October 1937, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Corinthian 'Kripp' Johnson, b. 1944, Cambridge, Maryland, d. 22 June 1990, Pontiac, Michigan; Donald 'Gus' Bakus, ...

Don & Dewey

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Don 'Sugarcane' Harris, b. 18 June 1938, Pasadena, California, USA, d. 30 November 1999; Dewey Terry, b. 1938, Pasadena ...

Jason Donovan

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 1 June 1968, Melbourne, Australia ...

The Dovells

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Len Barry, b. Leonard Borisoff, 6 December 1942, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Arnie Satin, b. 11 May 1943, Philadelphia; Jerry Summers, b. 29 December 1942, Philadelphia; ...

Champion Jack Dupree

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. William Thomas Dupree, 4 July 1910, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 21 January 1992 ...

The Eagles

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

Don Henley, b. 22 July 1946, Linden, Texas, USA; Glenn Frey, b. 6 November 1946, Detroit, Michigan; Bernie Leadon, b. 19 July 1947, Minneapolis, Minnesota ...

Snooks Eaglin

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Fird Eaglin, 21 January 1936, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA ...

The Easybeats

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

George Young, b. 6 November 1947, Glasgow, Scotland; Gordon 'Snowy' Fleet, b. 16 August 1946, Bootle, Lancashire, England; Dick Diamonde, b. 28 December 1947, Hilversum, ...

Billy Eckstine

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. William Clarence Eckstein, 8 July 1913, Pittsburgh, USA, d. 8 March 1993, Pennsylvania ...

Jackie Edwards

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Wilfred Edwards, 1938, Kingston, Jamaica, d. 15 August 1992 ...

Tommy Edwards

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 17 February 1922, Richmond, Virginia, USA, d. 22 October 1969, Richmond ...

Eels

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

Butch; Mark 'E' Everett; Tommy (replaced by Elton Jones) ...

Electric Light Orchestra, Wizzard: Wizzard: Wizzard Brew/Electric Light Orchestra: ELO 2 (Harvest)

Review by Phil Hardy, Let It Rock, June 1973

COMMERCIALLY the death of the Move has been very successful: both Wizzard and the ELO have had top ten hits. ...

The Electric Prunes

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

James Lowe, b. San Luis Obispo, California, USA; Mark Tulin, b. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Ken Williams, b. Long Beach, California; Preston Ritter, b. Stockton, California; Weasel ...

Duke Ellington

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Edward Kennedy Ellington, 29 April 1899, Washington DC, USA, d. 24 May 1974, New York ...

Ramblin' Jack Elliott

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Elliot Charles Adnopoz, 1 August 1931, Brooklyn, New York, USA ...

Missy Elliott: Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Melissa Elliott, 1 July 1972, Portsmouth, Virginia, USA ...

Shirley Ellis

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Ellis is best remembered for her performance of the series of novelty dance hits she wrote with her husband Lincoln Chase in the mid-sixties. ...

Enya

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Eithne Brennan, 17 May 1961, Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland ...

Gloria Estefan

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Gloria Maria Fajardo, 1 September 1957, Havana, Cuba ...

Sleepy John Estes

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. John Adam Estes, 25 January 1899, Ripley, Tennessee, USA, d. 5 June 1977, Brownsville, Tennessee ...

Europe

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Joey Tempest; Kee Marcello; John Leven; Mic Michaeli; Ian Haughland ...

Betty Everett

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 23 November 1939, Greenwood, Mississippi, USA ...

The Everly Brothers

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Don, b. 1 February 1937, Brownie, Kentucky, USA; Phil, b. 19 January 1939, Brownie ...

Extreme

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Nuno Bettancourt, b. 20 September 1966, Azores, Portugal; Gary Cherone, b. 24 July 1961, Malden, Massachusetts, USA; Paul Geary, b. 2 July 1961, Medford, Massachusetts; ...

Fabian

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Fabian Forte Bonaparte, 6 February 1943, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA ...

Richard and Mimi FariƱa: Richard and Mimi Farina

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Richard Farina, b. 1937, New York, USA, d. 30 April 1966, Carmel, California; Mimi Farina, b. Mimi Baez, 30 April 1945 ...

Jose Feliciano

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b. 10 September 1945, Lares, Puerto Rico ...

The Five Royales

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Lowman 'Pete' Pauling, b. Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA, d. 1975; Curtis Pauling, b. Winston-Salem (replaced by Johnny Tanner 1950); Eugene Tanner, b. Winston-Salem; Clarence Pauling, ...

The Five Satins

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Fred Parris, b. 26 March 1936, New Haven, Connecticut, USA; Rich Freeman, b. December 1940, New Haven; Al Denby, b. New Haven; Ed Martin, b. ...

The Flamingos

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Sollie McElroy (replaced 1954 by Nathaniel Nelson, b. 10 April 1932, Chicago, Illinois, USA); John Carter (replaced by Tommy Hunt, b. 18 June 1933, Pittsburgh, ...

The Fleetwoods

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Gary Troxel, b. 28 November 1939, Centralia, Washington, USA; Barbara Laine Ellis, b. 20 February 1940, Olympia, Washington; Gretchen Diane Christopher, b. 29 February 1940, ...

Dan Fogelberg

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b. 13 August 1951, Peoria, Illinois, USA ...

Emile Ford

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b. Emile Sweetman, 16 October 1937, Nassau, Bahamas ...

Frankie Ford

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b. 1941, Gretna, Louisiana, USA ...

Tennessee Ernie Ford

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b. Ernest Jennings Ford, 13 February 1919, Bristol, Tennessee, USA, d. 17 October 1991, Fullerton, Virginia ...

Four Preps,The: The Four Preps

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Bruce Belland; Glen Larson; Ed Cobb; Mary Ingram; Marvin Inabett; Don Clarke ...

The Four Freshmen

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Bob Flanigan, b. 22 August 1926, Greencastle, Indiana, USA; Ross Barbour, b. 31 December 1928, Columbus, Indiana; Hal Kratzch (replaced by Ken Errair, b. 23 ...

Kim Fowley, The Rockin' Berries: The Rockin' Berries v. Kim Fowley. Or, The Vulture Scoops the Pool

Essay by Phil Hardy, Let It Rock, March 1973

The only time the Rockin' Berries met Kim Fowley was in Los Angeles in 1964. Phil Hardy has met them both recently and found that ...

Inez & Charlie Foxx: Inez and Charlie Foxx

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Charlie, b. 29 October 1939, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA, d. 18 September 1998; Inez, b. 9 September 1944, Greensboro ...

Freddie & The Dreamers

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Freddie Garrity, b. 14 November 1940; Pete Birrell, b. 9 May 1941; Roy Crewsdon, b. 29 May 1941; Bernard Dwyer, b. 11 September 1940; Derek ...

Crystal Gayle

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b. Brenda Gail Webb, 9 January 1951, Paintsville, Kentucky, USA ...

Debbie Gibson

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b. 31 August 1970, Long Island, New York, USA ...

Don Gibson

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b. 3 April 1928, Shelby, North Carolina, USA ...

The Gipsy Kings: Gipsy Kings, The

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Jahoul 'Chico' Bouchikhi; Nicolas Reyes, b. 1957; Andre Reyes; Tonino Baliardo; Canut Reyes ...

Bobby Goldsboro

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b. 18 January 1941, Marianna, Florida, USA ...

Amy Grant

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b. 25 November 1960, Augusta, Georgia, USA ...

Grant Lee Buffalo

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Paul Kimble (replaced by Dan Rothchild); Joey Peters; Grant Lee Phillips ...

Norman Greenbaum

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b. 20 November 1942, Malden, Massachusetts, USA ...

Charlie Haden

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b. Charles Edward Haden, 6 August 1937, Shenandoah, Iowa, USA ...

Johnny Hallyday

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b. Jean-Philippe Smets, 15 June 1943, Paris, France ...

Roy Hamilton

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b. 16 April 1929, Leesburg, Georgia, USA, d. 20 July 1969 ...

Harper's Bizarre: Harpers Bizarre

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Ted Templeman, b. 24 October 1944; Eddie James, b. Santa Cruz, California; John Peterson, b. 8 January 1945, San Francisco; Dick Scoppettone, b. 5 July ...

Wilbert Harrison

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b. 6 January 1929, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, d. 26 October 1994, Spencer, North Carolina ...

John Hartford

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b. John Harford, 30 December 1937, New York, USA ...

Bobby Hebb

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b. 26 July 1941, Nashville, Tennessee, USA ...

Carolyn Hester

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b. 1936, Waco, Texas, USA ...

John Holt

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b. 1947, Kingston, Jamaica ...

Hootie and the Blowfish

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Mark Bryan, b. 6 May 1967, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA; Dean Felber, b. 9 June 1967, Bethesda, Maryland; Darius Rucker, b. 13 May 1966, Charlston, South ...

Bruce Hornsby

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b. 23 November 1954, Williamsburg, USA ...

Johnny Horton

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b. 30 April 1927, Tyler, Texas, USA, d. 5 November 1960, Milano, Texas ...

The Hues Corporation

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H. Ann Kelly, b. 24 April 1947, Fairchild, Alabama, USA; St Clair Lee, b. Bernard St Clair Lee Calhoun Henderson, 24 April 1944, San Francisco, ...

Brian Hyland

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b. 12 November 1944, New York, USA ...

Ian and Sylvia

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Ian Tyson, b. September 1933, British Columbia, Canada; Sylvia Fricker, b. September 1940, Chatham, Ontario ...

Luther Ingram

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b. 30 November 1944, Jackson, Tennessee, USA ...

Inner City

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Kevin Saunderson, b. 9 May 1964, Brooklyn, New York, USA; Paris Grey, b. Shanna Jackson, 5 November 1965, Glencove, Illinois ...

Iron Butterfly

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Ron Bushy, b. 23 September 1941, Washington DC, USA; Darryl deLoach, b. San Diego, California; Doug Ingle, b. 9 September 1947, Omaha, Nebraska; Jerry Penrod, ...

Freddie Jackson

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b. 2 October 1956, Harlem, New York City, USA ...

Jay & The Americans: Jay & the Americans

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Sandy Deane, b. Sandy Yaguda, 30 January 1943; Howie Kane, b. 6 June 1942; Marty Sanders, b. 28 February 1941; John Jay Traynor (replaced by ...

Jewel

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b. Jewel Kilcher, 23 May 1974, Payson, Utah, USA ...

Johnny and The Hurricanes

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Johnny Paris, b. 1941; Tony Kaye (replaced by Bill Savitch, replaced by Lynn Bruce, replaced by Jay Drake); Lionel 'Butch' Mattice, b. 1941 (replaced by ...

Marv Johnson

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b. 15 October 1938, Detroit, Michigan, USA, d. 15 May 1993, South Carolina ...

Howard Jones

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b. John Howard Jones, 23 February 1955, Southampton, Hampshire, England ...

Jimmy Jones

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b. 2 June 1937, Birmingham, Alabama, USA ...

The Judds

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THE EIGHTIES equivalent of the Everly Brothers, Wynonna and her mother Naomi were the most successful female duo of modern country music. ...

Bill Justis

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b. 14 October 1927, Birmingham, Alabama, USA, d. 15 July 1982 ...

The Kalin Twins

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Harold Kalin; Herbie Kalin, b. 16 February 1939 ...

Ernie K-Doe

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b. Ernest Kador Jnr, 22 February 1936, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA ...

Doug Kershaw

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b. Douglas James Kershaw, 24 January 1936, Teil Ridge, Louisiana, USA ...

Johnny Kidd & The Pirates: Johnny Kidd & the Pirates

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Johnny Kidd - b. Frederick Heath, 23 December 1939, Willesden, London, England, d. 7 October 1966, Lancashire ...

King Curtis

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b. Curtis Ousley, 7 February 1934, Fort Worth, Texas, USA, d. 13 August 1971, New York ...

The Kingston Trio

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Dave Guard, b. 19 November 1934, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, d. 22 March 1991 (replaced by John Stewart, b. 5 September 1939, San Diego, California); Nick ...

King Tubby

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b. Osborne Lawrence, 28 January 1941, Kingston, Jamaica, d. 6 February 1989, Kingston ...

LaBelle, Patti LaBelle: Patti Labelle and the Blue Belles

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Cindy Birdsong, b. 15 December 1939, Camden, New Jersey, USA; Sarah Dash, b. 24 May 1942, Trenton, New Jersey; Nona Hendryx, b. 18 August 1945, ...

Cleo Laine

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b. Clementina Dinah Campbell, 27 October 1928, Middlesex, England ...

Frankie Laine

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WITH CUMULATIVE sales of over 100 million discs, Laine was the most successful of the big-voiced balladeers – one contemporary reviewer described him as the ...

Lambert, Hendricks & Ross: Lambert, Hendricks and Ross

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Jon Hendricks, b. John Carl Hendricks, 16 September 1921, Newark, Ohio, USA; Dave Lambert, b. 1917, Boston, Massachusetts, d. 1966; Annie Ross, b. Annabelle Lynch, ...

Leadbelly

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b. Huddie Ledbetter, 29 January 1889, Mooringsport, Louisiana, USA, d. 6 December 1949, New York ...

Albert Lee

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b. 21 December 1943, Leominster, Herefordshire, England ...

Byron Lee & The Dragonaires: Byron Lee

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b. Ken Lazarus, Jamaica ...

J.B. Lenoir: J. B. Lenoir

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b. 5 March 1929, Monticello, Mississippi, USA, d. 29 April 1967, Urbana, Illinois ...

Furry Lewis

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b. Walter Lewis, 6 March 1893, Greenwood, Mississippi, USA, d. 14 September 1981, Memphis, Tennessee ...

Ramsey Lewis

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b. 27 May 1935, Chicago, Illinois, USA ...

Gordon Lightfoot

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b. 17 November 1938, Orillia, Ontario, Canada ...

The Lightning Seeds

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Ian Broudie, b. 4 August 1958, Liverpool, England ...

Little Anthony & the Imperials: Little Anthony and The Imperials

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Little Anthony, b. Anthony Gourdine, 8 January 1940, Brooklyn, New York, USA; Tracy Lord (replaced by Sam Strain, b. 9 December 1940); Ernest Wright, b. ...

Little River Band

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Beeb Birtles, b. Gerard Bertlekamp, 28 November 1948, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Rick Formosa, b. Italy (replaced by David Briggs, b. 26 January 1951, Melbourne, replaced by ...

Dandy Livingstone

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b. Robert Livingstone Thompson, 1944, Kingston, Jamaica ...

Trini Lopez

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b. Trinidad Lopez III, 15 May 1937, Dallas, Texas, USA ...

John D. Loudermilk

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b. 31 March 1934, Durham, North Carolina, USA ...

Luscious Jackson

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Jill Cunniff, b. 1968, New York, USA; Gabby Glaser, b. 1968, New York; Kate Schellenbach, b. 1967, New York; Vivian Trimble, b. New York ...

Barbara Lynn

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b. Barbara Lynn Ozen, 16 January 1942, Beaumont, Texas, USA ...

Ewan MacColl

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b. William Miller, 25 January 1915, Auchterarder, Scotland, d. 22 October 1989, London, England ...

Magic Sam

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b. Samuel Maghett, 14 February 1937, Grenada, Mississippi, USA, d. 1 December 1969, Chicago, Illinois ...

The Marcels

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Cornelius Harp, b. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Ronald 'Bingo' Mundy, b. Pittsburgh; Fred Johnson, b. Pittsburgh; Dick Knaus (replaced by Allen Johnson, b. Pittsburgh); Gene Bricker, ...

The Marvelettes

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Katherine Anderson, b. 1944; Juanita Cowart, b. 1944; Georgeanna Tillman, b. 1944, d. 6 January 1980, Detroit, Michigan, USA; Gladys Horton, b. 1944 (replaced by ...

Masters at Work

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Lil' Louis Vega; Kenny 'Dope' Gonzalez ...

Johnny Mathis

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b. 30 September 1935, San Francisco, California, USA ...

Kathy Mattea

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b. 21 June 1959, Cross Lanes, West Virginia, USA ...

Dave Matthews Band

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Dave Matthews, b. 9 January 1967, Johannesburg, South Africa; LeRoi Moore, b. Charlottesville, Virginia, USA; Carter Beauford, b. Charlottesville, Virginia; Boyd Tinsley; Stefan Lessard, b. ...

Percy Mayfield

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b. 12 August 1920, Minden, Louisiana, USA, d. 11 August 1984, Los Angeles, California ...

The McCoys

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Randy Hobbs; Bobby Peterson; Randy Zehringer, b. 1951, Union City, Iowa, USA; Rick Zehringer (also Derringer), b. 5 May 1947, Union City ...

Gene McDaniels

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b. 12 February 1935, Kansas City, Missouri, USA ...

Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry: Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee

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Brownie McGhee, b. Walter Brown McGhee, 30 November 1915, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, d. 16 February 1996, Oakland, California; Sonny Terry, b. Saunders Terrell, 24 October ...

Barry McGuire

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b. 15 October 1937, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA ...

MC Hammer

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b. Stanley Burrell, 30 March 1962, Oakland, California, USA ...

Rod McKuen

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b. Rodney Marvin McKuen, 29 April 1933, Oakland, California, USA ...

Sarah McLachlan

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b. 28 January 1968, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada ...

Blind Willie McTell

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b. 5 May 1901, Thomson, Georgia, USA, d. 19 August 1959, Milledgeville, Georgia ...

Ralph McTell

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b. Ralph May, 3 December 1944, Farnborough, Kent, England ...

Men at Work

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Greg Ham, b. 27 September 1953, Australia; Colin James Hay, b. 29 June 1953, Scotland; John Rees, b. Australia; Jerry Speiser, b. Australia; Ron Strykert, ...

Midnight Oil

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Peter Garrett, b. 1954, Sydney, Australia; Jim Moginie, b. Sydney; Martin Rotsey, b. Sydney; Dwayne Hillman, b. New Zealand; Rob Hirst, b. Sydney ...

Amos Milburn

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b. 1 April 1926, Houston, Texas, USA, d. 13 January 1980, Houston ...

Roger Miller

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b. Roger Dean Miller 2 January 1936, Forth Worth, Texas, USA, d. 25 October 1992, Los Angeles, California ...

Ronnie Milsap

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b. 16 January 1944, Robbinsville, North Carolina, USA ...

Mogwai

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Dominic Aitchisin, aka Demonic, b. Glasgow, Scotland; Stuart Braithwaite, aka pLasmatroN, b. Glasgow; Martin Bulloch, aka Bionic, b. Glasgow; Barry Burns, b. Lanarkshire, Scotland; John ...

Molly Hatchet

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Danny Joe Brown, b. 1951, Jacksonville, Florida, USA (replaced by Jimmy Farrar, b. La Grange, Georgia); Bruce Crump (replaced by Barry Borden, b. 12 May ...

Christy Moore

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b. 1946, Newbridge, County Kildare, Ireland ...

Merrill Moore

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b. 26 September 1923, Algona, Iowa, USA ...

Derrick Morgan

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b. 1937, Kingston, Jamaica ...

Sandy Nelson

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b. Sander L. Nelson, 1 December 1938, Santa Monica, California, USA ...

Mickey Newbury

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b. 19 May 1940, Houston, Texas, USA ...

The New Lost City Ramblers

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Mike Seeger, b. 1933, New York, USA; John Cohen, b. 1932, New York; Tom Paley, b. 19 March 1928, New York (replaced by Tracy Schwarz, ...

Nucleus

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Ian Carr, b. 21 April 1933, Dumfries, Scotland; Jeff Clyne (replaced by Roy Babbington); Karl Jenkins (replaced by Dave MacRae); John Marshall; Brian Smith; Chris ...

Billy Ocean

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b. Leslie Sebastian Charles, 21 January 1950, Trinidad ...

Danny O'Keefe

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b. 1943, Wenatchee, Washington, USA ...

Tony Orlando

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b. Michael Anthony Orlando Cassavitis, 3 April 1944, New York, USA ...

The Orlons

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Shirley Brickley, b. 9 December 1944; Steve Caldwell, b. 22 November 1942; Marlena Davis, b. 4 October 1944 (replaced by Audrey Brickley); Rosetta Hightower, b. ...

Buck Owens

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b. Alvis Edgar Owens, 12 August 1929, Sherman, Texas, USA ...

Mica Paris

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b. Michelle Warren, 1969, London, England ...

Paul and Paula

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Paul, b. Ray Hildebrand, 21 December 1940, Joshua, Texas, USA; Paula, b. Jill Jackson, 20 May 1942, McCaney, Texas ...

Les Paul

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b. Lester Polfuss, 9 June 1915, Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA ...

Piano Red

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b. William Lee Perryman, 19 October 1911, Hampton, Georgia, USA, d. 25 July 1985 ...

Webb Pierce

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b. 8 August 1926, nr West Monroe, Louisiana, USA, d. 24 February 1991, Nashville, Tennessee ...

Pizzicato Five

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Yashuaru Konishi; Keitaro Takanami; Maki Nomiya ...

Sandy Posey

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b. Martha Sharp, 18 June 1945, Jasper, Alabama, USA ...

Johnny Preston

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b. John Preston Courville, 18 August 1939, Port Arthur, Texas, USA ...

Lloyd Price

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b. 9 March 1933, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA ...

Ray Price

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b. 12 January 1926, Perryville, Texas, USA ...

Charley Pride

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b. 18 March 1938, Sledge, Mississippi, USA ...

Maxi Priest

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b. Maxwell Elliott, 1962, Manchester, England ...

Arthur Prysock

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b. 2 January 1929, Spartanburg, North Carolina, USA, d. 21 June 1997, Hamilton, Bermuda ...

Gary Puckett & The Union Gap

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Gary Puckett, b. 17 October 1942, Hibbing, Minnesota, USA; Dwight Bement, b. 28 December 1945, San Diego, California; Kerry Chater, b. 7 August 1945, Vancouver, ...

Tito Puente

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b. 20 April 1923, Harlem, New York City, USA, d. 31 May 2000 ...

Pure Prairie League

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Craig Lee Fuller, b. 18 July 1949, Portsmouth, Ohio, USA; George Powell, b. North Carolina; John Call; Jim Lantham; Jim Caughlin ...

Queen Latifah

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b. Dana Owens, 18 March 1970, Newark, New Jersey, USA ...

Queensryche

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Chris De Garmo, b. 14 June 1963, Wenatchee, Washington, USA; Eddie Jackson; Scott Rockenfield, b. 15 June 1963, Seattle, Washington; Geoff Tate, b. 14 January ...

Gerry Rafferty, Stealers Wheel: Gerry Rafferty

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b. 16 April 1947, Paisley, Scotland ...

Rage Against the Machine

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Tim Commerford, b. Irvine, California, USA; Tom Morello, b. 30 May 1964, New York; Zach de la Rocha, b. 1967, Irvine, California; Brad Wilk, b. ...

Jerry Ragovoy

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b. 1935, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA ...

Ma Rainey

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b. Gertrude Melissa Nix Pridgett, 26 April 1886, Columbus, Georgia, USA, d. 22 December 1939, Georgia ...

Marvin Rainwater

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b. Marvin Percy, 2 July 1925, Wichita, Kansas, USA ...

Shabba Ranks

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b. Rexton Fernando Gordon, 17 January 1966, Sturgetown, Jamaica, West Indies ...

Tom Rapp

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On his own and with the group Pearls Before Swine, Rapp produced some of the most engaging and idiosyncratic music of the late sixties and ...

The Ravens

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Jimmy Ricks; Maithe Marshal; Warren Suttles; Leonard Puzey ...

Lou Rawls

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b. 1 December 1937, Chicago, Illinois, USA ...

Leon Redbone

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b. 1941 Toronto, Canada ...

Helen Reddy

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b. 25 October 1941, Melbourne, Australia ...

Jerry Reed

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b. Jerry Hubbard, 20 March 1937, Atlanta, Georgia, USA ...

Reef

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Jack Bessant, b. 19 March 1971, Wella, Somerset, England; Dominic Greensmith, b. 2 June 1970, Denby, Derbyshire; Kenwyn House, b. 1 August 1970, Tiverton, Devon; ...

Della Reese

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b. Dellareese Taliaferro, 6 July 1932, Detroit, Michigan, USA ...

Jim Reeves

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b. 20 August 1923, Galloway, Texas, USA, d. 31 July 1964, Nashville, Tennessee ...

Lionel Richie

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b. Lionel Brockman Richie Jnr, 20 June 1949, Tuskegee, Alabama, USA ...

Jonathan Richman

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b. 16 May 1951, Boston, Massachusetts, USA ...

The Righteous Brothers

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Bobby Hatfield, b. 10 April 1940, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, USA; Bill Medley, b. 19 September 1940, Santa Ana, California ...

Teddy Riley

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b. 1966, Harlem, New York City, USA ...

Marty Robbins

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b. Martin D. Robinson, 26 September 1925, Glendale, Arizona, USA, d. 8 December 1982, Nashville, Tennessee ...

Rocket from the Crypt: Rocket From The Crypt

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Apollo 9; Atom; JC 2000; ND; John Reis, aka Speedo; Petey X ...

Rod Stewart: Never A Dull Moment (Mercury 6499-154)

Review by Phil Hardy, Let It Rock, October 1972

RIGHT NOW, a new album by Rod Stewart can't fail to be a success: at the time of writing the album is already No.1 on ...

Nile Rodgers

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b. 19 September 1952, New York, USA ...

Tommy Roe

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b. Thomas David Roe, 9 May 1942, Atlanta, Georgia, USA ...

Kenny Rogers

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b. Kenneth Donald Rogers, 21 August 1937, Houston, Texas, USA ...

Bobby Rydell

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b. Robert Louis Ridarelli, 26 April 1940, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA ...

Ryuichi Sakamoto

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b. 17 January 1952, Tokyo, Japan ...

David Sanborn

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b. 30 July 1945, Tampa, Florida, USA ...

Mongo Santamaria

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b. Ramos Santamaria, 7 April 1922, Havana, Cuba ...

Joe Satriani

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b. 15 July 1957, Long Island, USA ...

Jack Scott

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b. Jack Scafone, 28 January 1938, Windsor, Ontario, Canada ...

Pete Seeger

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b. 3 May 1919, New York, USA ...

The Seekers

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Judith Durham, b. 3 July 1943; Athol Guy, b. 5 January 1940, Victoria, Australia; Keith Potger, b. 2 March 1941, Colombo, Sri Lanka; Bruce Woodley, ...

Sepultura

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Igor Cavalera, b. Belo Horizonte, Brazil; Max Cavalera, b. Belo Horizonte; Paulo Pinto Jr., b. Belo Horizonte; Jairo T (replaced by Andreas Kisser), b. Belo ...

Shakespears Sister

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Siobhan Marie Deidre Fahey, b. 10 September 1958, Dublin, Ireland; Marcella Detroit, b. Marcy Levy, 21 June 1959, Detroit, Michigan, USA ...

Artie Shaw

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b. Arthur Jacob Arshawsky, 23 May 1910, New York, USA ...

Shep & The Limelites

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James 'Shep' Sheppard, b. New York, USA, d. 24 January 1970; Clarence Bassett, b. New York; Charles Baskerville, b. New York ...

The Shirelles

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Shirley Owens, b. 10 June 1941, Passaic, New Jersey, USA; Addie 'Micki' Harris, b. 22 January 1940, Passaic, d. 10 June 1982, Los Angeles, California; ...

Shirley and Lee

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Shirley Pixley, b. 19 June 1936, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Leonard Lee, b. 29 June 1935, New Orleans, d. 26 October 1976 ...

Showaddywaddy

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Dave Bartram, b. 1953; Malcolm Allured; Romeo Challenger; Russ Fields; Billy Gask; Al James; Trevor Oakes; Rod Teas ...

Ricky Skaggs

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b. 18 July 1954, Cordell, Kentucky, USA ...

Skid Row

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Dave 'The Snake' Sabo; Sebastian Bach, b. Sebastian Bierk, 3 April 1968, Bahamas; Scotti Hill; Rob Affuso; Rachel Bolan, b. 9 February 1964 ...

Will Smith

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b. 25 September 1968, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA ...

Soul II Soul: SOUL II SOUL

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Jazzie B, b. Beresford Romeo, 26 January 1963, London, England; Nellee Hooper; Philip Harvey; Caron Wheeler, b. 19 January 1963 ...

Otis Spann

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b. 21 March 1930, Jackson, Mississippi, USA, d. 24 April 1970, Chicago, Illinois ...

Victoria Spivey

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b. 15 October 1906, Houston, Texas, USA, d. 3 October 1976, New York ...

Rick Springfield

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b. Richard Springthorpe, 23 August 1949, Sydney, Australia ...

The Stanley Brothers

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Carter Glen Stanley, b. 27 August 1925, McClure, Virginia, USA, d. 1 December 1966; Ralph Edmond Stanley, b. 25 February 1927, McClure ...

Lisa Stansfield

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b. 11 April 1966, Rochdale, Lancashire, England ...

Tommy Steele

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b. Thomas Hicks, 17 December 1936, Bermondsey, London, England ...

Ray Stevens

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b. Ray Ragsdale, 24 January 1939, Clarkdale, Georgia, USA ...

Shakin' Stevens

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b. Michael Barrett, 4 March 1948, Ely, Wales ...

John Stewart

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b. 5 September 1939, San Diego, California, USA ...

The Swinging Blue Jeans

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Ray Ennis, b. 26 May 1942, Liverpool, England; Ralph Ellis, b. 8 March 1942, Liverpool (replaced 1965 by Terry Sylvester, b. 8 January 1945, Liverpool); ...

Chip Taylor

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b. James Wesley Voight, 1940, New York, USA ...

Ten City

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Byron Stingily; Herb Lawson; Byron Burke ...

Todd Terry

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b. 18 April 1967, Brooklyn, New York, USA ...

Texas

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Eddie Campbell; Ally McErlaine; Johnny McElhone, b. 31 October 1968, Glasgow, Scotland; Stuart Kerr, b. 16 March 1963, Glasgow (replaced by Richard Hynd); Sharleen Spiteri, ...

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

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b. Rosetta Nubin, 20 March 1915, Cotton Plant, Arkansas, USA, d. 9 October 1973, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ...

B.J. Thomas: B. J. Thomas

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Billy Joe Thomas, 27 August 1942, Houston, Texas, USA ...

Johnny Tillotson

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b. 20 April 1939, Jacksonville, Florida, USA ...

Sonny Til & The Orioles: The Orioles

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Sonny Til, b. Earlington Tilghman, 18 August 1925, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, d. 9 December 1981; George Nelson, b. Baltimore, d. 1968; Alexander Sharp, b. Baltimore, ...

Allen Toussaint: Southern Nights (Reprise)

Review by Phil Hardy, Let It Rock, June 1975

ALLEN TOUSSAINT certainly has an impressive track record: Smiley Lewis, 'Ooh Pa Pah Doo', Lee Dorsey, Ernie K-Doe, Benny Spellman, Irma Thomas, Frankie Miller, the ...

Merle Travis

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b. 29 November 1917, Ebenezer, Kentucky, USA, d. 20 October 1983, Tahlequah, Oklahoma ...

Randy Travis

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b. Randy Bruce Traywick, 4 May 1959, Marshville, North Carolina, USA ...

Doris Troy

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b. Doris Payne, 1937, New York, USA ...

Ernest Tubb

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b. 9 February 1914, Crisp, Texas, USA, d. 6 September 1984, Nashville, Tennessee ...

Tanya Tucker

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b. Tanya Denise Tucker, 10 October 1958, Seminole, Texas, USA ...

Bonnie Tyler

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b. Gaynor Hopkins, 8 June 1951, Skewen, Wales ...

Uncle Tupelo

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Jay Farrar, b. 26 December 1966, Belleville, Illinois, USA; Michael Heidorn (replaced by Ken Coomer); Max Johnson; John Stirratt; Jeff Tweedy, b. 25 August 1967, ...

Phil Upchurch

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b. Chicago, Illinois, USA ...

U Roy: U-Roy

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b. Ewart Beckford, 1942, Kingston, Jamaica ...

Vangelis

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b. Evanghelos Odyssey Papathanoussiou, b. 24 May 1943, Athens, Greece ...

Dave Van Ronk

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b. 30 June 1936, Brooklyn, New York, USA ...

Bobby Vee

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b. Robert Thomas Velline, 30 April 1943, Fargo, North Dakota, USA ...

The Ventures

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Bob Bogle, b. 6 January 1937, Portland, Oregon, USA; Don Wilson, b. 10 February 1937, Tacoma, Washington; Nokie Edwards, b. 9 May 1939, Lahoma, Oklahoma; ...

Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson

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b. 18 December 1917, Houston, Texas, USA, d. 2 July 1988 ...

Bobby Vinton

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b. Stanley Robert Vinton, 16 April 1935, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA ...

Narada Michael Walden

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b. 23 April 1952, Kalamazoo, Michigan ...

Jerry Jeff Walker

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b. Ronald Clyde Crosby, 16 March 1942, Oneonta, New York State, USA ...

Jennifer Warnes

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b. 3 March 1947, Seattle, Washington, USA ...

Dinah Washington: DInah Washington

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b. Ruth Lee Jones, 29 August 1924, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA, d. 14 December 1963, Detroit, Michigan   ...

Josh White

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September b. 11 February 1915, Greenville, South Carolina, USA, d. 5 1969, Manhasset, New York ...

Marty Wilde

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b. Reginald Leonard Smith, 15 April 1936, Blackheath, London, England ...

Paul Williams

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b. 19 September 1940, Omaha, Nebraska, USA ...

Don Williams

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b. 27 May 1939, Floydada, Texas, USA ...

Hank Williams Jr.

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b. Randall Hank Williams Jnr, 26 May 1949, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA ...

Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs

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Maurice Williams, b. 26 April 1938, Lancaster, North Carolina, USA; Willie Bennet; Henry Gaston; Charles Thomas ...

Sonny Boy Williamson I, Sonny Boy Williamson II (Rice Miller): Sonny Boy Willamson

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Sonny Boy Williamson I, b. John Lee Williamson, 30 March 1914, Jackson, Tennessee, USA, d. 1 June 1948, Chicago, Illinois; Sonny Boy Williamson II, b. ...

Chuck Willis

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b. 31 January 1928, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, d. 10 April 1958, Atlanta ...

Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys: Bob Wills

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b. 6 March 1905, Limestone County, Texas, USA, d. 13 May 1975, Fort Worth, Texas ...

Angela Winbush

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b. St Louis, Missouri, USA ...

Yello

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Dieter Meier; Boris Blank ...

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Ewart Abner

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b. 1923, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 27 December 1997, Los Angeles ...

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