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1957: Ronnie James Dio

 Jun, 19 - 2014   no comments   1970s Music

Biography AKA Genre(s) Instrument(s) Origin Years Members Discography Videos Labels Associated Acts Reference 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 […]


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1979: The Rods

 Jun, 19 - 2014   no comments   1980s Music

Biography Genre(s) Origin Years Members Discography Videos Labels Reference 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 […]


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1968: Joe Walsh

 Apr, 27 - 2014   no comments   1960s Music

Biography AKA Genre(s) Instrument(s)|Occupations Origin Years Discography Song Highlights Videos Labels Also Member of Associated Acts Reference 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 […]


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1970: Donnie Iris

 Apr, 27 - 2014   no comments   1970s Music

    Biography AKA Genre(s) Instrument(s) Origin Years Members Discography Song Highlights Videos Labels Also Member of Associated Acts Reference 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 […]


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1968: Bread

 Apr, 05 - 2014   no comments   1970s Music

Biography Genre(s) Origin Years Members Discography Song Highlights Videos Labels Associated Acts Reference 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, […]


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1975: Angel

 Mar, 30 - 2014   no comments   1970s Music

Biography Genre(s) Origin Years Members Discography Song Highlights Videos Labels Associated Acts Reference 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 […]


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1954: The Spinners

 Mar, 30 - 2014   no comments   1970s Music

Biography AKA Genre(s) Origin Years Members Discography Song Highlights Videos Labels Associated Acts Reference 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 […]


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Biography Genre(s) Instrument(s) Origin Years Discography Song Highlights Videos Labels Reference 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), […]


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1983: Fastway

 Mar, 25 - 2014   no comments   1980s Music

Biography Genre(s) Origin Years Members Discography Song Highlights Videos Labels Associated Acts Reference 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. […]


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1980: Bow Wow Wow

 Mar, 16 - 2014   no comments   1980s Music

Biography Genre(s) Origin Years Members Discography Song Highlights Videos Labels Associated Acts Reference 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, […]


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1976: Black Flag

 Mar, 09 - 2014   no comments   1980s Music

Biography Genre(s) Origin Years Members Discography Song Highlights Videos Labels Associated Acts Reference 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 […]


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1965: The Equals

 Mar, 08 - 2014   no comments   1960s Music

Biography Genre(s) Origin Years Members Discography Song Highlights Videos Labels Reference The Equals were a British pop, R&B and rock group,[1] that formed in North London, England in 1965. They are mainly remembered for their million-selling chart-topper, “Baby, Come Back“. Eddy Grant, then sporting dyed blonde hair, founded the group. Completing the original line-up were […]


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1927: Josh White

 Mar, 08 - 2014   no comments   1930s Music

Biography AKA Genre(s) Instrument(s) Origin Years Discography Song Highlights Videos Labels Also Member of Reference JOSH WHITE (1914 – 1969) was the artist most responsible for introducing black folk, blues and spiritual music to white America and the rest of the world. He left his home in Greenville, South Carolina at the age of seven […]


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1962: The Osmonds

 Mar, 04 - 2014   no comments   1960s Music

Biography Genre(s) Origin Years Members Discography Song Highlights Videos Labels Associated Acts Reference The Osmonds are an American family music group with a long and varied career—a career that took them from singing barbershop music as children, to achieving success as teen-music idols, to producing a hit television show, and to continued success as solo […]


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1994: Train

 Mar, 04 - 2014   no comments   1990s Music

  Biography Genre(s) Origin Years Members Discography Song Highlights Videos Labels Associated Acts Reference Train is an American pop rock band from San Francisco. The band currently consists of a core trio of Pat Monahan (vocals), Jimmy Stafford (guitar), and Scott Underwood (drums). With a lineup that included original members Monahan, Stafford, Underwood, Rob Hotchkiss, […]


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