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The Real Kids - 96% match to Flamin' Groovies

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US quartet, originally from Boston, gained recognition amid the punk rock explosion in New York during the late 70s. Formed by vocalist/guitarist and part-time Modern Lover John Felice in 1975, they predated the punk movement, but jumped on the bandwagon as soon as it started to roll. With bass player Allen ‘Alpo’ Paulino (1956, USA, d. 7 February 2006, Falmou Read more

Radio Birdman - 69% match to Flamin' Groovies

Genres: Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This highly rated Australian band was formed in Sydney, New South Wales, in 1974. Its Detroit/ MC5 guitar-based sound was propelled by two American medical students, Deniz Tek (Detroit, Michigan, USA; guitar) and Phillip ‘Pip’ Hoyle (guitar/keyboards), plus Rob Younger (vocals), Warwick Gilbert (guitar), Ron Keeley (drums), Carl Rourke (bass) and, joining later, Ch Read more

The Plimsouls - 68% match to Flamin' Groovies

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of a group of bands from Los Angeles, California, USA, playing power pop in the mid-80s, the Plimsouls comprised Peter Case (5 April 1954, USA; vocals/guitar, ex-Nerves), plus Lou Ramirez (drums), Dave Pahoa (bass) and Eddie Munoz (lead guitar). Formed in 1979, they originally worked as Tone Dogs before changing names and earning a strong local live reputation. This culm Read more

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The Dictators - 64% match to Flamin' Groovies

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1973 in New York City, USA, the Dictators predated by two years the punk rock of bands such as the Ramones and the Sex Pistols, yet they exhibited many of that genre’s hallmarks from their inception. Purveying loud, three-chord rock without long solos, and drawing their lyrical inspiration and visual images from such disparate facets of popular culture as fast fo Read more

The Records - 64% match to Flamin' Groovies

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Will Birch (Essex, England) started out on his drumming career in the 60s with local Southend band the Geezenstacks. He then moved on to the Tradewinds who performed two songs and appeared in a BBC television documentary about young people screened in June 1965. Next up came a stint in the Flowerpots with Wilko Johnson, before he played with Surly Bird, Glory, Cow Pie, the H Read more

The Saints - 58% match to Flamin' Groovies

Genres: Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Brisbane, Australia, in 1975, the Saints was the first Australian punk band to be recognized as being relevant by the UK media. The band originally comprised Chris Bailey (vocals/guitar), Kym Bradshaw (bass), Ed Kuepper (Edmund Kuepper, b. Germany; guitar) and Ivor Hay (drums). They were plucked from obscurity via their single ‘(I’m) Stranded’ being Read more

Alex Chilton - 53% match to Flamin' Groovies

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Alexander Chilton, 28 December 1950, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Chilton began singing and playing guitar while still at school and absorbed the raw-edged cry of local soul singers. His first work experience was with Ronnie And The DeVilles, singing Stax-styled R&B. Teamed with multi-instrumentalist Bill Cunningham (whose older brother was in the Hombres and wrote & Read more

The Fleshtones - 52% match to Flamin' Groovies

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1976 in the Queens district of New York City, the Fleshtones were first heard on British shores as part of a ‘package’ tour in 1980 with the dB’s, the Raybeats and the Bush Tetras. Each band was different, drawing energy from punk but ideas from a myriad of other musical forms. In the Fleshtones’ case, Keith Streng (guitar), Peter Zaremba (vocals/k Read more

The Pretty Things - 51% match to Flamin' Groovies

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of the UK’s seminal R&B bands, the Pretty Things formed at Sidcup Art College, Kent, England, in September 1963. The original line-up featured a founder member of the Rolling Stones, Dick Taylor (Richard Clifford Taylor, 28 January 1943, Dartford, Kent, England; guitar), plus Phil May (b. Phillip Arthur Dennis Kattner, 9 November 1944, Dartford, Kent, England; v Read more

The Soft Boys - 49% match to Flamin' Groovies

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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When Syd Barrett gave up music for art, another Cambridge musician emerged to take on his mantle. Robyn Hitchcock (3 March 1953, London, England) started out as a solo performer and busker before becoming a member of B.B. Blackberry And The Swelterettes, then the Chosen Few, the Worst Fears, and Maureen And The Meatpackers. It was with the last-named that Hitchcock first rec Read more

Redd Kross - 48% match to Flamin' Groovies

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Los Angeles, California, USA band was formed in 1979. Redd Kross melded elements of 70s glam-rock, 60s psychedelia and 80s heavy metal to become a popular ‘alternative’ act in the 80s. Originally called the Tourists, the band changed its name to Red Cross (they were later forced to change the spelling after the International Red Cross organization threatened to s Read more

Johnny Thunders - 47% match to Flamin' Groovies

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Anthony Genzale Jnr., 15 July 1952, New York City, New York, USA, d. 23 April 1991, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Johnny Thunders first gained recognition as a member of the New York Dolls, an aggregation that built a reputation for its hard R&B-influenced rock sound and glam/punk appearance in the early 70s. First calling himself Johnny Volume, the guitarist joined Read more

The Only Ones - 47% match to Flamin' Groovies

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1976 with a line-up comprising Peter Perrett (8 April 1952, Camberwell, London, England; vocals/guitar), John Perry (b. 4 June 1952, Bristol, England; guitar), Alan Mair (bass) and Mike Kellie (b. Michael Kellie, 24 March 1947, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England; drums). Although touted as a new wave group, the unit included several old lags; Mair had previously wor Read more

Gene Clark - 46% match to Flamin' Groovies

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Harold Eugene Clark, 17 November 1944, Tipton, Missouri, USA, d. 24 May 1991, Sherman Oaks, California, USA. After playing in various teenage groups, Clark was offered a place in the sprawling New Christy Minstrels in late 1963. He stayed long enough to contribute to two albums, Merry Christmas and Land Of Giants, before returning to Los Angeles, where he teamed up with Jim Read more

Eddie & The Hot Rods - 42% match to Flamin' Groovies

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1975, this quintet from Southend, Essex, England, originally comprised Barrie Masters (vocals), Lew Lewis (harmonica), Paul Gray (bass), Dave Higgs (guitar), Steve Nicol (drums) plus ‘Eddie’, a short-lived dummy that Masters pummelled on stage. After one classic single, ‘Writing On The Wall’, Lewis left, though he appeared on the high-energy ‘ Read more


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