Malcolm McLaren Similar Artists

Frankie Goes To Hollywood - 76% match to Malcolm McLaren

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in the summer of 1980, this Liverpool, England-based outfit comprised former Big In Japan vocalist Holly Johnson (William Johnson, 19 February 1960, Khartoum, Sudan) backed by Paul Rutherford (b. 8 December 1959, Liverpool, England; vocals), Nasher Nash (b. Brian Nash, 20 May 1963; guitar), Mark O’Toole (b. 6 January 1964, Liverpool, England; bass) and Peter  Read more

The Communards - 71% match to Malcolm McLaren

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

Bomb The Bass - 70% match to Malcolm McLaren

Genres: Dance Disco Electronic & Ambient Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Early pioneers of the UK’s house scene, Bomb The Bass is a collective front for Tim Simenon (Brixton, London, England; of Malay Chinese and Scottish parents). After attending a course in studio engineering he shot to prominence in 1988 with ‘Beat Dis’, which reached the UK Top 5. Both ‘Megablast’ and ‘Say A Little Prayer’ were also UK Top 1 Read more

Heaven 17 - 68% match to Malcolm McLaren

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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An offshoot project from the UK production company BEF, this synthpop band featured the keyboards duo Ian Craig Marsh (11 November 1956, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England) and Martyn Ware (b. 19 May 1956, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England) and vocalist Glenn Gregory (b. 16 May 1958, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England). Heaven 17’s first UK hit was the dance-orientated ‘(We Don& Read more

Yello - 68% match to Malcolm McLaren

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Swiss electronic band is led by Dieter Meier (4 March 1945, Zurich, Switzerland), the son of a millionaire banker, sometime professional gambler, performance artist, and member of the Switzerland national golf team. Meier provides the concepts whilst his partner Boris Blank (b. 2 October 1938, Switzerland) writes the music. Previously Meier had been a member of Peripher Read more

Pet Shop Boys - 65% match to Malcolm McLaren

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed by Neil Tennant (10 July 1954, North Shields, Northumberland, England; vocals) and Chris Lowe (b. Christopher Sean Lowe, 4 October 1959, Blackpool, Lancashire, England; keyboards) in 1981, this highly inventive UK duo owes their long-term career to the ability to bridge melodic pop and dance music with intelligence and style.Lowe studied as an Read more

ABC - 59% match to Malcolm McLaren

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Purveyors of ‘perfect pop’ in the early 80s, ABC’s sound has always been dominated by the stunning vocal range and lyrical songwriting skills of lead singer Martin Fry (9 March 1958, Manchester, England). The band was formed after Fry had interviewed Mark White (b. 1 April 1961, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England; guitar) and Stephen Singleton (b. 17 April 1959, Sh Read more

Scritti Politti - 59% match to Malcolm McLaren

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Founded by a group of Leeds, England-based art students in 1978, by the time of their first single, ‘Skank Bloc Bologna’, the nucleus of Scritti Politti was Green Gartside (Paul Julian Strohmeyer, 22 June 1956, Cardiff, Wales; vocals/guitar), Matthew Kay (keyboards) and Tom Morley (drums) and Nial Jinks (bass, departed 1980). At this stage, the band was explicitly Read more

The Art of Noise - 59% match to Malcolm McLaren

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
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Blancmange - 58% match to Malcolm McLaren

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This UK electro pop duo featured Neil Arthur (15 June 1958, Lancashire, England; vocals/guitar) and Steven Luscombe (b. 29 October 1954; keyboards). After debuting with an EP, Irene And Mavis, they were invited by disc jockey/entrepreneur Stevo to appear on his influential 1981 Some Bizzare compilation. This led to a contract with London Records and a synthesizer-based albu Read more

China Crisis - 57% match to Malcolm McLaren

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Liverpool, England-based band was formed in 1979 around the core of Gary Daly (10 May 1962, Kirkby, Merseyside, England; vocals) and Eddie Lundon (b. 9 June 1962, Kirkby, Merseyside, England; guitar). In 1982, their first single, ‘African And White’, initially on the independent Inevitable label, was picked up for distribution by Virgin Records and made a crit Read more

Haircut 100 - 57% match to Malcolm McLaren

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Beckenham, Kent, England in 1980, Haircut 100 began on a part-time basis with a line-up comprising Nick Heyward (20 May 1961, Beckenham, Kent, England; vocals), Les Nemes (b. 5 December 1960, Croydon, Surrey, England; bass) and Graham Jones (b. 8 July 1961, Bridlington, North Yorkshire, England; guitar). Early the following year they were augmented by Memphis Blair Read more

Human League - 56% match to Malcolm McLaren

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
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Soft Cell - 56% match to Malcolm McLaren

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Leeds, England, in 1980 this electro pop duo features vocalist Marc Almond (Peter Mark Sinclair Almond, 9 July 1957, Southport, Lancashire, England) and synthesizer player Dave Ball (b. David Ball, 3 May 1959, Blackpool, Lancashire, England). The art school twosome came to the attention of Some Bizzare Records entrepreneur Stevo following the release of their sel Read more

The Human League - 56% match to Malcolm McLaren

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s
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