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Musical Youth - 100% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Reggae
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed at Duddeston Manor School, Birmingham, England, this pop/reggae-influenced group featured two sets of brothers, Kelvin and Michael Grant and Junior and Patrick Waite (c.1969, d. 18 February 1993). The latter pair’s father, Frederick Waite, was a former member of Jamaican group the Techniques, and sang lead with Junior at the start of the group’s career in th Read more

UB40 - 97% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Reggae Reggae Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Named after the form issued to unemployed people in the UK to receive benefit, UB40 are the most long-lasting proponents of crossover reggae in the UK. The multi-racial band was formed in Birmingham, England, in 1978 around the brothers Robin (25 December 1954, Birmingham, England; lead guitar/vocals) and Ali Campbell (b. Alistair Campbell, 15 February 1959, Birmingham, Engl Read more

Mel & Kim - 87% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 2000s
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One of Stock, Aitken And Waterman’s acts, Mel (Melanie Susan Appleby, 11 July 1966, London, England, d. 19 January 1990) and sister Kim (b. Kim Appleby, 28 August 1961, London, England) were two East End, London girls with a neat line in pop dance routines. They both started their careers as models - a fact which would come back to haunt them when topless pictures of Me Read more

Laid Back - 71% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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It was the chance meeting of John Guldberg and Tim Stahl at Werner Studios in Denmark at the end of the 70s that created Laid Back. The person they were waiting for did not turn up, so rather than waste any time they had a jamming session and bonded over their love of UK pop music. Experimentation in this field lead to the release of ‘Maybe I’m Crazy’ in 1980, fo Read more

Jennifer Rush - 70% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Heidi Stern, 29 September 1960, New York City, New York, USA. Rush studied piano, violin and singing before starting her pop career. She went to Europe in 1969, when her father, the opera singer Maurice Stern, took an engagement at the Flensburg Opera in northern Germany. She subsequently settled in Wiesbaden, Germany, but moved back to America in the early 70s. A return to Read more

Maxi Priest - 69% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Max Alfred Elliott, 10 June 1962, Lewisham, London, England. Former carpenter Maxi Priest established himself as a hugely successful crossover reggae artist in the late 80s. Named by his mother after her fondness for Max Bygraves, Elliott took his new name upon his conversion to Rastafarianism (from Priest Levi, one of the figureheads of the 12 tribes of Israel). He made his Read more

Paul Young - 69% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Paul Anthony Young, 17 January 1956, Luton, Bedfordshire, England. Prior to his major success as a solo artist, Young was a former member of Streetband, who made the UK charts in 1978 with the novelty record ‘Toast’. He was then part of the much-loved Q-Tips, a band that did much to preserve an interest in 60s soul and R&B. As the Q-Tips collapsed from exhausti Read more

Billy Ocean - 65% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Leslie Sebastian Charles, 21 January 1950, Trinidad, West Indies. Raised in England, Ocean worked as a session singer simultaneously with his employment at the Dagenham Ford Motor Company plant, before being signed by the GTO label as a solo artist. His early UK hits included the number 2 singles ‘Love Really Hurts Without You’ (1976) and ‘Red Light Spells Dan Read more

Aswad - 63% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Reggae Reggae
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in west London, England, in 1975, this premier UK reggae band originally comprised Brinsley ‘Dan’ Forde (Guyana; vocals/guitar), George ‘Ras Levi’ Oban (bass), Angus ‘Drummie Zeb’ Gaye (b. London, England; drums), Donald ‘Benjamin’ Griffiths (b. Jamaica, West Indies; vocals), and Courtney Hemmings (keyboards). Taking their name Read more

Toni Basil - 62% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Antonia Basilotta, 22 September 1943, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. American singer/dancer/actress Basil was responsible for the choreography on the legendary US 60s pop shows, Hullabaloo and Shindig! She was also actively involved in the Monkees’ 1968 cult movie Head, the following year’s Easy Rider, and the highly successful American Graffiti in 1973. David Bo Read more

Big Mountain - 60% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Big Mountain evolved from a San Diego, Californian reggae band, the Rainbow Warriors, in the mid-80s. They toured the USA playing gigs to the uninitiated, introducing a diluted form of reggae to American ears. The multicultural line-up, featuring Quino (vocals), Gregory Blakney (drums), Jerome Cruz (guitar), Lance Rhodes (drums, percussion), Manfred Reinke (keyboards) and Lynn Read more

Milli Vanilli - 57% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This infamous pop duo comprised Rob Pilatus (8 June 1965, New York, USA, d. 3 April 1998, Frankfurt, Germany) who was brought up in an orphanage, and Fabrice Morvan (b. 14 May 1966), who was training to be a trampoline athlete until a fall damaged his neck. Based in Germany, they worked as dancers for various German groups, before forming their own duo combining rap and soul Read more

Fine Young Cannibals - 56% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This sophisticated English pop trio from the Midlands appeared after the demise of the Beat in 1983. Former members Andy Cox (25 January 1956, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England; guitar) and David Steele (b. 8 September 1960, Cowes, Isle of Wight, England; bass/keyboards) invited Roland Gift (b. 28 April 1961, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England; vocals, ex-Acrylic Victims and Read more

Johnny Nash - 56% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Reggae
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 August 1940, Houston, Texas, USA. The story of Nash’s association with Bob Marley has been well documented. His background is similar to that of many Jamaican performers in that he first started singing in a church choir. By his early teens he performed cover versions of popular R&B hits of the 50s on a television show called Matinee. He enjoyed his first US chart Read more

The Communards - 56% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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After leaving Bronski Beat in the spring of 1985, vocalist Jimmy Somerville (James Somerville, 22 June 1961, Glasgow, Scotland) teamed up with the classically trained pianist Richard Coles (b. 23 June 1962, Northampton, England) to form the Committee. When a rival group laid claim to that name, they became the Communards, a title borrowed from a nineteenth-century group of F Read more


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