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Ian McCulloch - 100% match to Echo & The Bunnymen

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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5 May 1959, Liverpool, England. Best known as the frontman for 80s UK psychedelic post-punkers Echo And The Bunnymen, Ian McCulloch also forged a brief solo career after leaving the band in the late-80s. Like countless other British teenagers growing up in the mid-70s, McCulloch was inspired by the punk rock movement, enough so to start up his own band, Crucial Three, alongs Read more

The Psychedelic Furs - 70% match to Echo & The Bunnymen

Genres: Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Until the recruitment of a drummer (Vince Ely) in 1979, Richard Butler (5 June 1956, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, England; vocals), Roger Morris (guitar), John Ashton (b. 30 November 1957; guitar, ex-Photon), Duncan Kilburn (woodwinds) and Tim Butler (b. 7 December 1958; bass) had difficulties finding work. The band was also dogged by an unprepossessing sullenness in interv Read more

Chameleons (UK) - 58% match to Echo & The Bunnymen

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1981 in Middleton, Manchester, England this highly promising but ill-fated band was formed by Mark Burgess (vocals, bass), Reg Smithies (guitar), Dave Fielding (guitar) and Brian Schofield (drums), although the latter was soon replaced by John Lever. After some successful BBC radio sessions, the band was signed to the CBS Records subsidiary Epic and released ‘In Read more

Love and Rockets - 51% match to Echo & The Bunnymen

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Thisavant garde UK rock band was formed at Christmas 1985 from the ashes of Bauhaus. When David Jay aka David J (David Jay Haskins, 24 April 1957, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England) had finished working with the Jazz Butcher on the A Scandal In Bohemia and Sex And Travel albums, he linked up once more with old colleague Daniel Ash (b. 31 July 1957, Northampton, Northamp Read more

Siouxsie & The Banshees - 51% match to Echo & The Bunnymen

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Siouxsie Sioux (Susan Janet Ballion, 27 May 1957, London, England, although she also uses Susan Dallion) was part of the notorious ‘Bromley contingent’, including her then boyfriend Steve Severin (b. Steven John Bailey, 25 September 1955, London, England), which followed the Sex Pistols in their early days. Siouxsie had also taken part in the 100 Club Punk Festival Read more

The Church - 51% match to Echo & The Bunnymen

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Canberra, Australia, in 1980, the Church, led by Steve Kilbey (13 September 1954, England; bass/vocals), who emigrated with his family at an early age, originally comprised Peter Koppes (b. 21 November 1955, Australia; guitar/vocals), Marty Willson-Piper (b. 7 May 1958, Liverpool, England; guitar/vocals) and Nick Ward (drums). Richard Ploog (b. 22 March 1962, Austr Read more

The Sound - 47% match to Echo & The Bunnymen

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Cure - 45% match to Echo & The Bunnymen

Genres: Music Theme Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1976 as the Easy Cure, this UK band originally comprised Robert Smith (21 April 1959, Blackpool, Lancashire, England; guitar/vocals), Michael Dempsey (b. 29 November 1958, Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia; bass) and Laurence ‘Lol’ Tolhurst (b. 3 February 1959, Horley, Surrey, England; drums, later switching to keyboards). After struggling to find a niche duri Read more

The Jesus and Mary Chain - 45% match to Echo & The Bunnymen

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in East Kilbride, Scotland, this indie quartet originally comprised William Reid (28 October 1958, Glasgow, Scotland; vocals/guitar), Jim Reid (b. 29 December 1961, Glasgow, Scotland; vocals/guitar), Douglas Hart (bass) and Murray Dalglish (drums). In the summer of 1984 they moved to London and signed to Alan McGee’s label, Creation Records. Their debut, ‘Up Read more

Peter Murphy - 44% match to Echo & The Bunnymen

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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11 July 1957, Northamptonshire, England. The former Bauhaus vocalist set out on his solo career after a brief period as half of Dali’s Car, with former Japan member Mick Karn (one album, 1984’s The Waking Hour). Murphy was already famous in his own right for appearing in a television advertisement for Maxwell audio tapes. His first solo output was a cover version o Read more

The House of Love - 42% match to Echo & The Bunnymen

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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After a short spell with the ill-fated, glam rock-inspired Kingdoms, vocalist and guitarist Guy Chadwick (21 March 1956, Hanover, Germany) teamed up with drummer Pete Evans (b. 22 October 1957, Swansea, Wales), guitarist Terry Bickers (b. 6 September 1965, Fulham, London, England), bass player Chris Groothuizen (b. New Zealand) and vocalist/guitarist Andrea Heukamp to form U Read more

Magazine - 41% match to Echo & The Bunnymen

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Buzzcocks’ vocalist Howard Devoto (Howard Trafford, 1955, Manchester, England) left that band in January 1977, although he continued to be involved on the fringe of their activities for some time. In April he met guitarist John McGeoch (b. 28 May 1955, Greenock, Strathclyde, Scotland, d. 4 March 2004, London, England) and together they started writing songs. They fo Read more

Public Image Limited - 41% match to Echo & The Bunnymen

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
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Public Image Ltd. - 41% match to Echo & The Bunnymen

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Public Image Ltd (PiL) was the ‘company’ formed by John Lydon (31 January 1956, Finsbury Park, London, England) when he left behind both the Sex Pistols and his previous moniker, Johnny Rotten, in January 1978. With Lydon on vocals, classically trained pianist and early Clash guitarist Keith Levene on guitar, reggae-influenced bass player Jah Wobble (b. John Wardle Read more

Joy Division - 38% match to Echo & The Bunnymen

Genres: Music Theme Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Originally known as Warsaw, this Manchester post-punk outfit is widely regarded as one of the most important bands of their era. Joy Division comprised Ian Curtis (15 July 1956, Manchester, England, d. 18 May 1980, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England; vocals), Bernard Sumner (b. Bernard Dicken, 4 January 1956, Salford, Lancashire, England; guitar/vocals), Peter Hook (b. 13 Febru Read more


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