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Blodwyn Pig - 79% match to Steamhammer

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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During its short life, Blodwyn Pig made a valuable contribution to the British blues boom in the late 60s. The band was formed when Mick Abrahams (7 April 1943, Luton, Bedfordshire, England; guitar) left the fast-rising Jethro Tull in 1969. His energetic and fluid playing blended well with the rest of the band, Jack Lancaster (saxophone), Andy Pyle (bass) and Ron Berg (drum Read more

Spooky Tooth - 78% match to Steamhammer

Genres: Blues Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1967 as a blues outfit, Spooky Tooth quickly moved into progressive rock during the heady days of the late 60s. Formerly named Art, they released a ponderous cover version of Buffalo Springfield’s ‘For What It’s Worth’ as ‘What’s That Sound’. The original band comprised Gary Wright (26 April 1945, Englewood, New Jersey, USA; keybo Read more

Chicken Shack - 70% match to Steamhammer

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Chicken Shack was the product of eccentric guitarist Stan Webb, veteran of several R&B outfits including the Blue 4, Sound Five and the Shades Of Blue. The latter, active between 1964 and 1965, included Webb, Christine Perfect (Christine Anne Perfect, 12 July 1943, Greenodd, Cumbria, England; piano/vocals) and Andy Silvester (bass), as well as future Traffic saxophonist Read more

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May Blitz - 69% match to Steamhammer

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1969, the heavy progressive rock sound of May Blitz comprised guitarist James Black and drummer Tony Newman, both veterans of Sounds Incorporated and the Jeff Beck Group. They were subsequently joined by Reid Hudson (bass). May Blitz showcased the trio’s forceful sound and, in particular, Black’s aggressive style, but it failed to emulate the success of labl Read more

Stone The Crows - 60% match to Steamhammer

Genres: Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Singer Maggie Bell (12 January 1945, Glasgow, Scotland) and guitarist Leslie Harvey (younger brother of Alex Harvey), served their musical apprenticeships in Glasgow’s Palais dance bands. In 1967 they toured American bases in Germany with a group which also included Bill and Bobby Patrick. The following year Bell and Harvey formed Power, houseband at the Burns Howff bar Read more

Frijid Pink - 55% match to Steamhammer

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Kelly Green (vocals/harmonica), Gary Ray Thompson (guitar), Thomas Beaudry (bass), Larry Zelanka (keyboards) and Rick Stevens (drums) emerged from the hard rock circuit in Detroit, USA. In 1970 they scored a surprise transatlantic hit with their powerhouse interpretation of ‘The House Of The Rising Sun’, based on the Animals’ highly original arrangement, but to w Read more

Atomic Rooster - 51% match to Steamhammer

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1969 at the height of the UK progressive rock boom, the original Atomic Rooster line-up comprised Vincent Crane (21 May 1943, Reading, Berkshire, England, d. 14 February 1989; organ), Nick Graham (bass) and Carl Palmer (b. Carl Frederick Kendall Palmer, 20 March 1950, Handsworth, Birmingham, West Midlands, England; drums). Crane and Palmer had just departed from th Read more

West, Bruce & Laing - 51% match to Steamhammer

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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This US trio was formed in 1972 by Leslie West (Leslie Weinstein, 22 October 1945, Forest Hills, New York, USA; guitar, vocals) and Corky Laing (b. Laurence Gordon Laing, 26 January 1948, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; drums) following the demise of Mountain, a heavy rock band renowned, as critics wrote, for sounding ‘more like Cream than Cream’. There was thus a sense Read more

Savoy Brown - 50% match to Steamhammer

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1966 as the Savoy Brown Blues Band, this institution continues to be led by founding guitarist Kim Simmonds. The original line-up, comprising Simmonds (6 December 1947), Brice Portius (vocals), Ray Chappell (bass), John O’Leary (harmonica), Bob Hall (piano) and Leo Mannings (drums), was featured on early sessions for producer Mike Vernon’s Purdah label, b Read more

Josefus - 49% match to Steamhammer

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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This band was formed in Houston, Texas, USA, in 1969, and comprised Pete Bailey (vocals/harmonica), Dave Mitchell (guitar), Ray Turner (bass) and Doug Tull (drums). They had previously worked together as United Gas (with second guitarist Phillip White) and were also briefly known as Come, under which name they recorded ‘Crazy Man’/‘Country Boy’, before adopt Read more

Taste - 49% match to Steamhammer

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A popular blues rock attraction, Taste was formed in Cork, Eire in 1966 when Eric Kitteringham (bass) and Norman Damery (drums) joined Rory Gallagher (2 March 1948, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, Eire, d. 14 June 1995, London, England), erstwhile guitarist with the Impact Showband. The new group became a leading attraction in Ireland and in Germany, but in 1968 Gallagher replace Read more

Cactus - 48% match to Steamhammer

Genres: 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

Black Cat Bones - 46% match to Steamhammer

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The original line-up of this London-based blues band included Paul Kossoff (14 September 1950, Hampstead, London, England, d. 19 March 1976; guitar), Stuart Brooks (bass) and Simon Kirke (b. 28 July 1949, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England; drums). Producer Mike Vernon invited the group to back pianist Champion Jack Dupree on his 1969 release, When You Feel The Feeling, and att Read more

Edgar Broughton Band - 44% match to Steamhammer

Genres: Blues Easy Listening Jazz Pop / Rock
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Beggars Opera - 40% match to Steamhammer

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Glasgow, Scotland, progressive rock band Beggars Opera was formed in the late 60s by Marshall Erskine (bass/flute), Ricky Gardener (guitar/vocals), Martin Griffiths (vocals/percussion), Alan Park (keyboards) and Raymond Wilson (drums). The group’s grandiose ambition was to fuse classical and progressive rock elements, an accommodation they achieved but only to moderate cri Read more


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