1969: Argent

 Nov, 11 - 2014   no comments   1970s Music

[tab name=”Biography”] Argent is an English rock band founded in 1969 by keyboardist Rod Argent, formerly of The Zombies. The first three demos from Argent, recorded in the autumn of 1968 featured Mac MacLeod on bass guitar though he was not meant to become a member of the group. Original members of the band were […]


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1971: Bill Withers

 Nov, 11 - 2014   no comments   1970s Music

[tab name=”Biography”]An American singer-songwriter and musician who performed and recorded from 1970 until 1985. He recorded a number of major hits including “Lean on Me”, “Ain’t No Sunshine“, “Use Me”, “Just the Two of Us”, “Lovely Day”, and “Grandma’s Hands”. His life was the subject of the 2009 documentary film Still Bill. Withers was born the […]


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1972: Captain Beyond

 Aug, 17 - 2014   no comments   1970s Music

[tab name=”Biography”] The original line-up for Captain Beyond were singer Rod Evans (ex-Deep Purple), drummer Bobby Caldwell (ex-Johnny Winter), guitarist Larry “Rhino” Reinhardt (ex-Iron Butterfly), bassist Lee Dorman (ex-Iron Butterfly) and keyboardist Lewie Gold. Gold left due to personal reasons before the first album was recorded. The remaining line-up recorded the self-titled debut album, released […]


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1969: Bloodrock

 Aug, 17 - 2014   no comments   1970s Music

[tab name=”Biography”] Bloodrock was an American hard rock band, based in Fort Worth, Texas, that had considerable success in the 1970s, and was one of the earliest of a number of significant bands to emerge from the Fort Worth club and music scene during the early to mid-1970s. Bloodrock initially formed in Fort Worth in […]


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1957: Ronnie James Dio

 Jun, 19 - 2014   no comments   1970s Music

[tab name=”Biography”] Ronnie James Dio was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to Italian American parents who had moved to Portsmouth from Cortland, New York, where they had grown up. The family resided in Portsmouth for only a short time before Dio’s parents returned to Cortland. Dio listened to a great deal of opera while growing […]


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1979: The Rods

 Jun, 19 - 2014   no comments   1980s Music

[tab name=”Biography”] The Rods are an American heavy metal band formed in 1978 by David “Rock” Feinstein (guitar and vocals), Steven Starmer ([bass guitar] and vocals), who was later replaced by Garry Bordonaro (bass and vocals) after the first two albums, and Carl Canedy (drums and vocals). Feinstein had first come to mainstream attention after […]


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1968: Joe Walsh

 Apr, 27 - 2014   no comments   1960s Music

[tab name=”Biography”] Joseph Fidler “Joe” Walsh (born Joseph Fidler; November 20, 1947) is an American musician, singer-songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. He has previously been a member of two commercially successful bands: Barnstorm and the Eagles. In the late 1960s, he was also a member of the critically acclaimed James Gang. He has also […]


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1970: Donnie Iris

 Apr, 27 - 2014   no comments   1970s Music

    [tab name=”Biography”] Donnie Iris (born Dominic Ierace on February 28, 1943) is an American rock musician known for his work with the Jaggerz and Wild Cherry during the 1970s, and for his solo albums since the 1980s with his backing band, the Cruisers. He wrote the #2 Billboard hit, “The Rapper”, with the […]


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1968: Bread

 Apr, 05 - 2014   no comments   1970s Music

[tab name=”Biography”] Bread was a rock band from Los Angeles, California. They placed 13 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart between 1970 and 1977 and were a prime example of what later was labeled soft rock. The band consisted of David Gates (vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, violin, viola, percussion), Jimmy Griffin (vocals, guitar, keyboards, […]


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1975: Angel

 Mar, 30 - 2014   no comments   1970s Music

[tab name=”Biography”] Angel was discovered by Kiss bass player Gene Simmons performing at a nightclub and was eventually signed to the same label as Kiss, Casablanca. Angel’s image of dressing in all white was a deliberate contrast to Kiss, which wore black. Angel sported an androgynous image and elaborate stage sets. It was slammed by […]


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1954: The Spinners

 Mar, 30 - 2014   no comments   1970s Music

[tab name=”Biography”] The Spinners are an American soul music vocal group, active for over 50 years, and with a long run of classic hits especially during the 1970s. The group, originating from Detroit, still tours regularly as of 2014 although Henry Fambrough is the only original member. The group is also listed as the Detroit […]


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[tab name=”Biography”] Harry Edward Nilsson III (June 15, 1941 – January 15, 1994), usually credited as Nilsson, was an American singer-songwriter who achieved the peak of his commercial success in the early 1970s. He is known for the hit singles “Everybody’s Talkin’” (1969), “Without You” (1971), and “Coconut” (1972). Nilsson also wrote the song “One” […]


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1983: Fastway

 Mar, 25 - 2014   no comments   1980s Music

[tab name=”Biography”] Fastway is a British rock band formed by guitarist, “Fast” Eddie Clarke, formerly of Motörhead, and bassist, Pete Way, formerly of UFO. In 1983, both players had been disgruntled with their own bands and decided to work together in a new outfit. They recruited drummer Jerry Shirley, formerly of Humble Pie, and the […]


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1980: Bow Wow Wow

 Mar, 16 - 2014   no comments   1980s Music

[tab name=”Biography”] Bow Wow Wow are an English 1980s New Wave band, created by Malcolm McLaren to promote his and business partner Vivienne Westwood’s New Romantic fashion lines. The group’s music is described as having an “African-derived drum sound” McLaren persuaded guitarist Matthew Ashman, bassist Leigh Gorman and drummer David Barbarossa (also known as Dave […]


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1976: Black Flag

 Mar, 09 - 2014   no comments   1980s Music

[tab name=”Biography”] Black Flag is an American hardcore punk band formed in 1976 in Hermosa Beach, California. The band was established by Greg Ginn, the guitarist, primary songwriter, and sole continuous member through multiple personnel changes in the band. They are widely considered to be one of the first hardcore punk bands. After breaking up […]


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