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(b. 1942) English pop and rock singer, songwriter, and bass guitarist

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Alan Haven

Alan Haven  

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B. 1 April 1935, Prestwich, Manchester, Lancashire, England. Largely self-taught, Haven’s first instrument was the piano and he began playing jazz while still a teenager. He played clubs and ...
Alex Foster

Alex Foster  

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B. Paul Alexander Foster, 10 May 1953, Oakland, California, USA. A strikingly gifted alto saxophonist and clarinettist, Foster first attracted attention in 1973. He became a founder member of Jack ...
Allen Klein

Allen Klein  

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B. 1932, Newark, New Jersey, USA. A name synonymous with ‘notorious’, Allen Klein has a reputation as one of the most litigious, and thus feared, entrepreneurs in the music business. ...
Alvin Stardust

Alvin Stardust  

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B. Bernard William Jewry, 27 September 1942, London, England. Jewry first enjoyed pop fame during the early 60s under the name Shane Fenton. When the arrival of the Beatles and ...
Apple Records

Apple Records  

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Inaugurated in 1967, Apple was established by the Beatles as an outlet for a variety of projects. These included a boutique, a production company, a music publishing wing and record ...
Applejacks

Applejacks  

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Formed in Solihull, West Midlands, this early 60s UK pop group comprised Martin Baggott (b. 20 October 1947, Birmingham, England; guitar), Philip Cash (b. 9 October 1947; guitar), Megan Davies ...
Art Of Noise

Art Of Noise  

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Formed in 1983, UK-based pop experimentalists Art Of Noise were the first artists to be signed to Trevor Horn’s ZTT Records. The nucleus of the group was Horn, Anne Dudley ...
Average White Band

Average White Band  

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The Average White Band was the natural culmination of several soul-influenced Scottish beat outfits. The original line-up featured Alan Gorrie (b. 19 July 1946, Perth, Scotland; vocals/bass/guitar), ...
Back In The U.S. Live 2002 (Paul McCartney album)

Back In The U.S. Live 2002 (Paul McCartney album)  

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The string of live American concerts providing the music for this two-CD set was in support of McCartney’s 2001 studio album Driving Rain. Released in November of that year, Rain’s ...
Badfinger

Badfinger  

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Originally signed to Apple Records as the Iveys, Pete Ham (b. 27 April 1947, Swansea, Wales, d. 24 April 1975, Weybridge, Surrey, England; vocals), Mike Gibbins (b. Michael Gibbins, 12 ...
Baillie And The Boys

Baillie And The Boys  

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Michael Bonagura (b. 26 March 1953, Newark, New Jersey, USA) and Alan LeBoeuf (b. 1953, Warren, New Jersey, USA) first merged their talents in the early 70s in a band ...
Band Aid/Live Aid

Band Aid/Live Aid  

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Millions in the UK saw the 1984 BBC television news report narrated by Michael Buerk, showing the devastating famine in Ethiopia. ex-Boomtown Rats frontman Bob Geldof was so moved that ...
Beatles

Beatles  

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A pop and rock group from Liverpool consisting of George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr.
Bee Gees

Bee Gees  

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This hugely successful Anglo/Australian vocal trio was formed by twins Maurice (b. 22 December 1949, Douglas, Isle Of Man, British Isles, d. 12 January 2003, Miami, Florida, USA; ...
Bill Monroe

Bill Monroe  

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B. William Smith Monroe, 13 September 1911, on a farm near Rosine, Ohio County, Kentucky, USA, d. 9 September 1996, Springfield, Tennessee, USA. The Monroes were a musical family; his ...
Billy Paul

Billy Paul  

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B. Paul Williams, 1 December 1934, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Although Paul had been an active singer in the Philadelphia area since the 50s, singing in jazz clubs and briefly with ...
Birth Of The Beatles

Birth Of The Beatles  

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This entertaining but factually flawed document of the Beatles ’ early years was originally made for US television in 1979 by Dick Clark’s production company. With Stephen McKenna as John ...
Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band

Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band  

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Although this eccentric ensemble was initially viewed as a 20s revival act, similar to the already established Alberts, they quickly developed into one of the pop era’s most virulent satirists. ...
Buddy Holly

Buddy Holly  

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B. Charles Hardin Holley, 7 September 1936, Lubbock, Texas, USA, d. 3 February 1959, Clear Lake, Iowa, USA. Holly was one of the first major rock ‘n’ roll groundbreakers, and ...
Capitol Records

Capitol Records  

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The Capitol label was founded in Hollywood, USA, in 1942 by songwriter Johnny Mercer, record store magnate Glenn Wallichs and Paramount Pictures executive Buddy de Sylva. Initially incorporated as ...

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