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Josie Cotton - 100% match to Rachel Sweet

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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Kirsty MacColl - 81% match to Rachel Sweet

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 October 1959, England, d. 18 December 2000, Mexico. The daughter of the celebrated folk singer Ewan MacColl, Kirsty enjoyed success in her own right as an accomplished songwriter and pop vocalist. Originally signed to Stiff Records as a 16-year-old after they heard her singing with punk outfit the Drug Addix, she was most unfortunate not to secure a massive hit with the e Read more

Go Go's - 69% match to Rachel Sweet

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Go-Go's - 69% match to Rachel Sweet

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This all-female band, originally called the Misfits, was formed in California, USA, in 1978 by Belinda Carlisle (17 August 1958, Hollywood, California, USA; lead vocals) and Jane Wiedlin (b. 20 May 1958, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, USA; rhythm guitar/vocals). They were joined by Charlotte Caffey (b. 21 October 1953, Santa Monica, California, USA; lead guitar/keyboards), Elissa Be Read more

Tracey Ullman - 68% match to Rachel Sweet

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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30 December 1959, Slough, Berkshire, England. A child actress who trained at the Italia Conti Stage School, Ullman made her debut in the Berlin production of Gigi before returning to London to appear in the stage productions of Elvis (with Shakin’ Stevens), Grease, The Rocky Horror Show. In 1981, she won the London Theatre Critics Award for her performance as Beverly in Read more

The Boomtown Rats - 60% match to Rachel Sweet

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of the first new wave acts to emerge during the musical shake-ups of 1977, the Boomtown Rats were also significant for spearheading an interest in young Irish rock. Originally formed in Dún Laoghaire in 1975 as the Nightlife Thugs, the Dublin-based band comprised part-time music journalist Bob Geldof (Robert Frederick Zenon Geldof, 5 October 1951, Dún Laogh Read more

Graham Parker - 59% match to Rachel Sweet

Genres: Documentaries Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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18 November 1950, London, England. Having begun his career in aspiring soul groups the Black Rockers and Deep Cut Three, R&B vocalist Parker undertook menial employment while completing several demo tapes of his original songs. One such collection came to the attention of David Robinson, owner of a small recording studio within a building housing the north London, Hope & Read more

The Waitresses - 56% match to Rachel Sweet

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1978 in Akron, Ohio, USA, the Waitresses were a new wave/pop band that achieved moderate popularity after relocating to the New York area in the early 80s. Led by Chris Butler (guitar, ex-Tin Huey), the other members comprised Patty Donahue (d. 9 December 1996; vocals), Dan Klayman (keyboards), Mars Williams (saxophone), Tracy Warmworth (bass) and Billy Ficca (drums, Read more

Lene Lovich - 55% match to Rachel Sweet

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Vocalist Lovich was one of several acts launched by the Stiff Records label in 1978. The former horror-film soundtrack screamer joined new signings Mickey Jupp, Rachel Sweet and Jona Lewie on the Be Stiff national tour, of which this charismatic performer emerged as the undoubted star. Her arresting, gypsy-like appearance, and warbled intonation was matched by a sense of pop Read more

Motels - 55% match to Rachel Sweet

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Motels - 55% match to Rachel Sweet

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Berkeley, California, in the early 70s, the early line-up of the Motels, originally known as the Warfield Foxes, comprised Martha Davis (15 January 1951, Berkeley, California, USA; vocals), Dean Chamberlain (guitar), Robert Newman (drums) and Richard D’Andrea (bass). Relocating to Los Angeles, the band recorded a demo tape for Warner Brothers Records in 1975, Read more

Kim Wilde - 54% match to Rachel Sweet

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Kim Smith, 18 November 1960, Chiswick, London, England. The daughter of 50s pop idol Marty Wilde and Vernons Girls’ vocalist Joyce Smith (née Baker), Kim was signed to Mickie Most’s RAK Records in 1980 after the producer heard a demo Kim recorded with her brother Ricky. Her first single, the exuberant ‘Kids In America’, composed by Ricky and co-pro Read more

Romeo Void - 54% match to Rachel Sweet

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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Wreckless Eric - 53% match to Rachel Sweet

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Bangles - 52% match to Rachel Sweet

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formerly known as the Colours, the Bangs and finally the Bangles, this all-female Los Angeles quartet mastered the art of melodic west coast guitar-based pop and, like the Go-Go’s immediately before them, led the way for all-female outfits in the latter half of the 80s. The band was formed in 1981 and originally comprised Susanna Hoffs (17 January 1959, Newport Beach, Read more


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