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Josie Cotton - 100% match to Rachel Sweet

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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Go Go's - 97% match to Rachel Sweet

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Boomtown Rats - 97% 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

The Go-Go's - 97% 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

Lene Lovich - 94% 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

Wreckless Eric - 93% match to Rachel Sweet

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Waitresses - 81% 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

Motels - 80% match to Rachel Sweet

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Motels - 80% 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

Elvis Costello - 79% match to Rachel Sweet

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Declan Patrick McManus, 25 August 1954, Paddington, London, England, and after attending Hounslow Secondary Modern moved with his mother to Liverpool. His father was the singer and band leader Ross McManus, a featured vocalist with the Joe Loss Orchestra and the voice behind the R. Whites ‘Secret Lemonade Drinker’ commercial. After completing his education and movi Read more

Tracey Ullman - 79% 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

Jona Lewie - 77% match to Rachel Sweet

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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John Lewis, 14 March 1947, Southampton, Hampshire, England. A former session pianist and member of pub-rock band Brett Marvin And The Thunderbolts (and their alter ego Terry Dactyl And The Dinosaurs, who enjoyed a UK number 2 hit in 1972 with ‘Seaside Shuffle’), Lewie was one of several unconventional artists signed to the Stiff Records label at the end of the 70s. Read more

Kim Wilde - 77% 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

Squeeze - 75% match to Rachel Sweet

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Deptford, London, England in 1974, Squeeze came to prominence in the late 70s as one of the most talented of the new wave of post-punk bands. After playing for a brief period as Captain Trundlow’s Sky Company, original members Chris Difford (Christopher Henry Difford, 4 November 1954, Greenwich, London, England; guitar/vocals), Glenn Tilbrook (b. 31 August 195 Read more

The B-52's - 73% match to Rachel Sweet

Genres: Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The quirky appearance, stage antics and lyrical content of the B-52’s belie a formidable musical ability, as the band’s rhythmically perfect pop songs show many influences, including 50s rock ‘n’ roll, punk and commercial dance music. However, it was the late 70s new wave music fans that took them to their hearts. The band was formed in Athens, Georgia, USA, Read more


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