The Music Explosion Similar Artists

The Remains - 100% match to The Music Explosion

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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This Boston, USA-based garage band was formed in 1964 by guitarist/vocalist Barry Tashian. Inspired by a trip to London, where he heard British groups playing material he loved - Jimmy Reed, Little Walter, Chuck Berry and John Lee Hooker - Tashian put together the Remains with Bill Briggs (keyboards), Vern Miller (bass) and Chip Damiani (drums). They made their debut in 1965 wi Read more

The Five Americans - 91% match to The Music Explosion

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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The Knickerbockers - 82% match to The Music Explosion

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Knickerbockers was formed in 1964 by Buddy Randell (saxophone), a former member of the Royal Teens and Jimmy Walker (drums/vocals). The line-up was completed by the Charles brothers, John (bass) and Beau (lead guitar). Originally known as the Castle Kings, the group took its name from an avenue in their home town of Bergenfield, New Jersey, USA. Signed to the Challenge labe Read more

John's Children - 72% match to The Music Explosion

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Leatherhead, Surrey, England, in 1965, John’s Children’s earliest antecedent was known as the Clockwork Onions. Louis Grooner (vocals), Andy Ellison (Andrew Ellison, 5 July 1946, Leatherhead, Surrey, England; harmonica), Geoff McClelland (b. 1947, England; guitar), Chris Dorsett (bass) and Chris Townson (b. 24 July 1947, Battersea, London, England, d. 10 Read more

The Rare Breed - 71% match to The Music Explosion

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Buckinghams - 59% match to The Music Explosion

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Chicago, Illinois, USA, in 1966, the Buckinghams originally comprised Dennis Tufano (11 September 1946, Chicago, Illinois, USA; vocals), Carl Giammarese (b. 21 August 1947, Chicago, Illinois, USA; lead guitar), Dennis Miccoli (organ), Nick Fortuna (b. 1 May 1946, Chicago, Illinois, USA; bass) and Jon Poulos (b. 31 March 1947, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 26 March 198 Read more

The Strangeloves - 58% match to The Music Explosion

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1964 in New York City, USA, the Strangeloves consisted of songwriters and record producers Bob Feldman, Jerry Goldstein and Richard Gottehrer. Although they left their mark under the name Strangeloves with only four singles and one album, their fascinating story extends both before and beyond the group’s brief tenure. Feldman and Goldstein had been childhood frie Read more

The Standells - 57% match to The Music Explosion

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Tony Valentino (guitar/vocals) and Larry Tamblyn (organ) formed the Standells in 1962. The early line-up included drummer Gary Leeds (3 September 1944, Glendale, California, USA), who later found fame in the Walker Brothers, Gary Lane (bass) and former Mousketeer Dick Dodd (drums). The quartet became a leading teen-based attraction in plush Los Angeles nightspots. This confo Read more

Paul Revere & The Raiders - 56% match to The Music Explosion

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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Nazz - 51% match to The Music Explosion

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Philadelphia, USA in 1967, the psych pop Nazz comprised Todd Rundgren (22 June 1948, Upper Darby, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; guitar/vocals), Carson Van Osten (b. 24 September 1946, USA; bass/vocals), both ex-members of bar-band Woody’s Truck Stop, Robert ‘Stewkey’ Antoni (b. 17 November 1947, Newport, Rhode Island, USA; vocals/keyboards), and T Read more

The Mojo Men - 51% match to The Music Explosion

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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This San Francisco-based group - Jimmy Alaimo (vocals/guitar), Paul Curcio (guitar), Don Metchick (organ) and Dennis DeCarr (drums) - was signed to Autumn, the city’s leading independent label, in 1965. Here they enjoyed a fruitful artistic relationship with producer Sly Stone, which spawned a minor US hit in ‘Dance With Me’. Jan Errico, from stablemates the Vejt Read more

We The People - 51% match to The Music Explosion

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Orlando, Florida, USA, We The People combined members of two groups managed by local entrepreneur, Ron Dillman. David Duff (guitar), Tommy Talton (guitar/bass) and Tom Wynn (drums) were previously in the Offbeets, whereas Wayne Proctor (guitar/bass) and Randy Boyte (organ) had played in the Trademarks. The new act made its recording debut in 1966 with ‘My Brother Read more

The Shadows Of Knight - 50% match to The Music Explosion

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s
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Formed in Chicago in 1965, the original line-up comprised Jim Sohns (vocals), Warren Rogers (lead guitar), Jerry McGeorge (rhythm guitar), Norm Gotsch (bass) and Tom Schiffour (drums). As the house band at the city’s Cellar club, the Shadows were already highly popular when they secured a recording contract. Their debut single, a cover version of the classic Them track, &# Read more

The Leaves - 48% match to The Music Explosion

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Northridge, California, USA, in 1964, this folk rock group began its career as the Rockwells, a college-based ‘frat’ band. Founder members Robert Lee Reiner (guitar) and Jim Pons (bass) were joined by Bill Rinehart (guitar) and Jimmy Kern (drums) in an attraction offering a diet of surf tunes and R&B-styled oldies. By the end of the year vocalist John Be Read more

The Gants - 47% match to The Music Explosion

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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