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Dio - 96% match to Elf

Genres: Heavy Metal Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ronnie James Dio - 96% match to Elf

Genres: Pop / Rock
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David Coverdale - 89% match to Elf

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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22 September 1951, Saltburn-By-The Sea, North Yorkshire, England. Coverdale found fame as the venerable singer with UK hard rock stalwarts Deep Purple and Whitesnake. His tenure with Deep Purple lasted from September 1973 until March 1976. Moving to Germany, he recorded a vocal track on a multi-artist project organised by Eddie Hardin, released by RCA Records as Wizard’ Read more

Rainbow - 81% match to Elf

Genres: Heavy Metal Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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In May 1975, guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (Richard Hugh Blackmore, 14 April 1945, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England) left Deep Purple, forming Rainbow the following year. His earlier involvement with American band Elf led to his recruitment of the latter’s Ronnie James Dio (b. Ronald Padavona, 10 July 1940, New Hampshire, USA; vocals), Mickey Lee Soule, (keyboards), C Read more

Cactus - 78% match to Elf

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1969, the original Cactus comprised Rusty Day (Russell Edward Davidson, USA, d. 6 March 1982, USA; vocals), Jim McCarty (guitar, ex-Mitch Ryder and Buddy Miles’ Express), and two former members of Vanilla Fudge, Tim Bogert (b. 27 August 1944, Ridgefield, New Jersey, USA; bass) and Carmine Appice (b. 15 December 1946, Staten Island, New York, USA; drums). Thei Read more

Deep Purple - 75% match to Elf

Genres: Documentaries Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Deep Purple evolved in 1968 following sessions to form a band around former Searchers drummer Chris Curtis (Christopher Crummey, 26 August 1941, Oldham, Lancashire, England). Jon Lord (b. 9 June 1941, Leicester, Leicestershire, England; keyboards) and Nick Simper (b. 3 November 1945, Norwood Green, Southall, Middlesex, England; bass), veterans, respectively, of the Artwoods Read more

Ian Gillan - 75% match to Elf

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 August 1945, Hounslow, Middlesex, England. Heavily influenced by Elvis Presley, vocalist Gillan formed his first band at the age of 16. In 1962 he was invited to join local semi-professional R&B band the Javelins, who eventually disbanded in March 1964. Gillan next formed the Hickies, but abandoned the project to join established soul band Wainwright’s Gentlemen. Read more

Budgie - 68% match to Elf

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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UFO - 68% match to Elf

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
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Glenn Hughes - 66% match to Elf

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Alcatrazz - 58% match to Elf

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US band were heavy metal exponents in the Deep Purple tradition. Formed by ex-MSG and Rainbow vocalist Graham Bonnet (12 December 1947, Skegness, Lincolnshire, England) in 1983, the initial line-up featured virtuoso guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen (b. Lars Johann Yngwie Lannerback, 30 June 1963, Stockholm, Sweden), former New England members Jimmy Waldo (keyboards) and Gary Read more

Uriah Heep - 57% match to Elf

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The critics have scoffed and generally poured derision on Uriah Heep over the years, but the band have sold millions of records and have had five US Top 40 albums. A technically brilliant heavy rock band, they deserve most credit for continuing despite over 40 personnel changes and two deaths along the way.The band was formed by David Byron (David Gar Read more

Montrose - 55% match to Elf

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 2000s
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After working with Van Morrison, Boz Scaggs and Edgar Winter, guitarist Ronnie Montrose (Colorado, USA) formed Montrose in San Francisco in the autumn of 1973. Comprising vocalist Sammy Hagar (b. Samuel Roy Hagar, 13 October 1947, Monterey, California, USA), bass player Bill Church and drummer Denny Carmassi, they signed to Warner Brothers Records in 1973 and released their Read more

Nazareth - 54% match to Elf

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1968 in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, Nazareth evolved out of local attractions the Shadettes. Dan McCafferty (William McCafferty, 14 October 1946, Edinburgh, Scotland; vocals), Manny Charlton (b. 25 July 1941, La Linea, Spain; guitar), Pete Agnew (b. 14 September 1946, Dunfermline, Scotland; bass) and Darrell Sweet (b. 16 May 1947, Bournemouth, England, d. 30 April Read more

Trapeze - 54% match to Elf

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Wolverhampton, England in 1968, Trapeze were one of several local acts signed to the Moody Blues’ label, Threshold Records. John Jones (vocals), Mel Galley (guitar/vocals), Terry Rowley (guitar), Glenn Hughes (21 August 1952, Cannock, Staffordshire, England; bass) and Dave Holland (b. David Holland, 5 April 1948, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England; drums) Read more


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