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The Dubliners - 82% match to The Pogues

Genres: Folk Music Videos & Concerts World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Dubliners originally comprised Barney MacKenna (16 December 1939, Donnycarney, Dublin, Eire), Luke Kelly (b. 16 November 1940, Eire, d. 30 January 1984), Ciaron Bourke (b. 18 February 1936, Dublin, Eire, d. 10 May 1988) and former teacher Ronnie Drew (b. 18 September 1935, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Eire). They formed in 1962, in the back of O’Donoghue’s bar in Read more

Flogging Molly - 40% match to The Pogues

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This Los Angeles, California, USA-based outfit has garnered numerous comparisons to Irish outfits such as the Pogues and Black 47, and fellow Americans the Dropkick Murphys. Formed in 1997 by Dave King (vocals/guitar; ex-Fastway), Bridget Regan (violin), Tedd Hutt (guitar), Jeff Peters (bass), George Schwindt (drums) and Toby McCallum (mandolin), Flogging Molly built a solid fo Read more

Dropkick Murphys - 34% match to The Pogues

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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From Boston, Massachusetts, USA, the Dropkick Murphys, (their name taken from a local rehab centre) initially formed in 1996 with the sole intention of jamming punk cover versions. Original members, Mike McColgan (vocals), Ken Casey (bass), Rick Barton (guitar) and Matt Kelly (drums) soon progressed to writing original material, the future live staple ‘Barroom Hero’ b Read more

The Chieftains - 31% match to The Pogues

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The original Chieftains line-up - Paddy Moloney (1 August 1938, Donnycarney, Dublin, Eire; uillean pipes, tin whistle), Seán Potts (b. 1930; tin whistle), Michael Tubridy (b. 1935, Kilrush, Clare, Eire; flute, concertina, tin whistle) and Martin Fay (b. 1938, Dublin, Eire; fiddle) - met in the late 50s as members of Ceoltóirí Cualann, a folk orchestra le Read more

The Real McKenzies - 29% match to The Pogues

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Street Dogs - 21% match to The Pogues

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Specials - 20% match to The Pogues

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This ska-influenced band from Coventry, England, was formed in the summer of 1977 as the Special AKA, with a line-up comprising Jerry Dammers (Gerald Dankin, 22 May 1954, India; keyboards), Terry Hall (b. 19 March 1959, Coventry, England; vocals), Neville Staple(s) (vocals/percussion), Lynval Golding (b. 24 July 1951, Coventry, England; guitar), Roddy Radiation (b. Rodney By Read more

Gaelic Storm - 19% match to The Pogues

Genres: World Music
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Stiff Little Fingers - 19% match to The Pogues

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Irish punk band was formed from the ashes of cover outfit Highway Star. Taking their new name from a track on the Vibrators’ Pure Mania debut, Stiff Little Fingers soon attracted one of the most fervent fanbases of the era. Present at the Clash’s Belfast gig in 1977, Jake Burns (vocals/lead guitar) led Henry Cluney (rhythm guitar), Ali McMordie (bass) and Brian F Read more

The Clash - 18% match to The Pogues

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Clash at first tucked in snugly behind punk’s loudest noise, the Sex Pistols (whom they supported on ‘the Anarchy tour’), but later became a much more consistent and intriguing force as possibly the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band of the late 70s and early 80s. Guitarist Mick Jones (Michael Geoffrey Jones, 26 June 1955, Brixton, London, England) had Read more

The Waterboys - 17% match to The Pogues

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed by former fanzine writer Mike Scott (Michael Scott, 14 December 1958, Edinburgh, Scotland; vocals), the Waterboys evolved from Another Pretty Face, which included John Caldwell (guitar) and a frequently changing line-up from 1979-81. A series of failed projects, including the two-piece Funhouse, followed before Scott formed the Waterboys. Borrowing the name from a lin Read more

Christy Moore - 16% match to The Pogues

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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7 May 1945, Prosperous, Co. Kildare, Eire. Moore’s beginnings were fairly typical for a solo folk performer in the 60s: playing the club circuit in Eire, subsequently doing likewise in England while in between working on building sites and road gangs. Influenced by the American styles of Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan and the British folk giant, Ewan MacColl, Moore performed Read more

Joe Strummer - 16% match to The Pogues

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Graham Mellor, 21 August 1952, Ankara, Turkey, d. 22 December 2002, Broomfield, Somerset, England. Strummer, one of the key figures on the UK punk scene in the mid-70s, was born the son of a British diplomat stationed in Turkey. After a period spent busking in London, Strummer joined pub rock outfit the 101ers in 1974. He stayed with this band for two years before, insp Read more

The Jam - 16% match to The Pogues

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This highly successful late 70s and early 80s UK band comprised Paul Weller (25 May 1958, Woking, Surrey, England; vocals/guitar), Bruce Foxton (b. 1 September 1955, Woking, Surrey, England; bass/vocals) and Rick Buckler (b. Paul Richard Buckler, 6 December 1955, Woking, Surrey, England; drums). After gigging consistently throughout 1976, the band signed to Polydor Records e Read more

Billy Bragg - 15% match to The Pogues

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Stephen William Bragg, 20 December 1957, Barking, Essex, England. Popularly known as ‘The Bard Of Barking’ (or variations of), Bragg is generally regarded as one of the most committed left-wing political performers working in popular music.After forming the ill-fated punk group Riff Raff in 1977, which released a number of singles in the lat Read more


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