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Trapeze - 100% match to Steamhammer

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Wolverhampton, England in 1968, Trapeze were one of several local acts signed to the Moody Blues’ label, Threshold Records. John Jones (vocals), Mel Galley (guitar/vocals), Terry Rowley (guitar), Glenn Hughes (21 August 1952, Cannock, Staffordshire, England; bass) and Dave Holland (b. David Holland, 5 April 1948, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England; drums) Read more

Frijid Pink - 92% 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

Chicken Shack - 87% 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

May Blitz - 87% 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

The Groundhogs - 79% match to Steamhammer

Genres: Blues Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The original Groundhogs emerged in 1963 when struggling UK beat group the Dollarbills opted for a more stylish name; Tony McPhee (23 March 1944, Humberstone, Lincolnshire, England; guitar), John Cruickshank (vocals/harp), Bob Hall (piano), Pete Cruickshank (b. 2 July 1945, Calcutta, India; bass) and Dave Boorman (drums) also adopted a ‘John Lee’ prefix in honour of Read more

Cactus - 78% 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

Savoy Brown - 72% match to Steamhammer

Genres: Blues 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

Spooky Tooth - 57% 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

Alvin Lee - 48% match to Steamhammer

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 December 1944, Nottingham, England. Guitarist Lee began his professional career in the Jaybirds, a beat trio popular both locally and in Hamburg, Germany. In 1966, an expanded line-up took a new name, Ten Years After, and in turn became one of Britain’s leading blues/rock attractions with Lee’s virtuoso solos its main attraction. His outside aspirations surfaced Read more

Humble Pie - 48% match to Steamhammer

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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An early example of the ‘supergroup’, Humble Pie was formed in April 1969 by Peter Frampton (22 April 1950, Beckenham, Kent, England; guitar/vocals, ex-Herd), Steve Marriott (b. 30 January 1947, London, England, d. 20 April 1991, Essex, England; guitar/vocals, ex-Small Faces) and Greg Ridley (b. 23 October 1947, Carlisle, Cumberland, England, d. 19 November 2003, A Read more

John Mayall - 47% match to Steamhammer

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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29 November 1933, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England. The career of England’s premier white blues exponent and father of British blues has now spanned six decades and much of that time has been unintentionally spent acting as a musical catalyst.Mayall formed his first band in 1955 while at college, and as the Powerhouse Four the group worked mostly Read more

Blodwyn Pig - 45% 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

Taste - 44% 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

Robin Trower - 43% match to Steamhammer

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 March 1945, Catford, London, England. Guitarist Trower spent his early career in the Paramounts, a popular Southend, Essex-based R&B/beat group who completed five singles between 1963 and 1965. Having briefly worked with a trio dubbed the Jam, he joined several colleagues from his earlier act in Procol Harum. Trower remained in this much-praised unit until 1971, when h Read more

Ten Years After - 43% match to Steamhammer

Genres: Blues Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Nottingham, England, as the Jaybirds in 1965, they abandoned their pedestrian title for a name that slotted in with the booming underground progressive music scene. The quartet of Alvin Lee (19 December 1944, Nottingham, England; guitar/vocals), Chick Churchill (b. 2 January 1949, Mold, Flint/Clywd, Wales; keyboards), Ric Lee (b. 20 October 1945, Cannock, Staffords Read more


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