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May Blitz - 100% 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 - 88% match to Steamhammer

Genres: Blues Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock 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

Ten Years After - 84% match to Steamhammer

Genres: Blues Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock 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

Spooky Tooth - 82% match to Steamhammer

Genres: Blues Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock 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

Black Cat Bones - 76% 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

Chicken Shack - 71% 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

Savoy Brown - 70% 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

Cactus - 68% match to Steamhammer

Genres: Pop / Rock 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

John Mayall - 64% match to Steamhammer

Genres: Blues 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

Edgar Broughton Band - 63% match to Steamhammer

Genres: Blues Easy Listening Jazz Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
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Frijid Pink - 63% 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

Captain Beyond - 51% match to Steamhammer

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Based in Los Angeles, this Anglo-American ‘supergroup’ was formed in 1972 around Rod Evans (19 January 1947, Slough, Berkshire, England; vocals, ex-Deep Purple), Bobby Caldwell (drums, ex-Johnny Winter) and two former members of Iron Butterfly, Larry ‘Rhino’ Reinhardt (b. 7 July 1948, Florida, USA; guitar) and Lee Dorman (b. 19 September 1945, St. Louis, Read more

Blodwyn Pig - 49% 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

Blue Cheer - 44% match to Steamhammer

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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San Francisco’s Blue Cheer, originally comprising Dickie Peterson (Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA; vocals/bass), Leigh Stephens (guitar) and Paul Whaley (drums), harboured dreams of a more conventional direction until seeing Jimi Hendrix perform at the celebrated Monterey Pop Festival. Taking their name from a potent brand of LSD, they made an immediate impact with 1967 Read more

Stone The Crows - 44% match to Steamhammer

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock 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


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