One of the genuine unexpected surprises to grace the UK music scene in 2008, the Last Shadow Puppets had been conceived the previous year by Arctic Monkeys Alex Turner (Alexander David Turner, 6 January 1986, Sheffield, England) and the Rascals Miles Kane (b. Liverpool, England). Friends since Kanes previous band the Little Flames had supported the Arctic M
The remarkable rise of this UK indie rock outfit can be attributed to the power of the Internet in helping promote unknown bands. The Arctic Monkeys were an underground phenomenon who gained mainstream recognition when their witty, literate post-punk stomper I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor reached the top of the UK singles chart in November 2005.
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This charismatic UK band was formed towards the end of the 90s by main songwriters Tom Meighan (Thomas Meighan, 11 January 1981, Leicester, England; vocals) and Sergio Pizzorno (b. 15 December 1980, Newton Abbot, Devon, England; guitar/keyboards). Raised in Leicester, the duo originally began writing together while still at school. Meighan and Pizzorno were subsequently join
One of the most attractive sunshine pop harmony bands of the mid-60s, the Association was formed by Gary Alexander (25 September 1943, USA; vocals/guitar), Russ Giguere (b. 18 October 1943, USA; vocals, percussion, guitar), Brian Cole (b. 1942, USA, d. 2 August 1972; vocals/bass), Ted Bluechel (b. 2 December 1942, USA; drums/vocals), Terry Kirkman (b. 12 December 1939, Salin
One of the UKs most fêted bands of the early 00s turned out to be the Libertines, an outfit whose sound was comparable to early punk purveyors such as the Clash and the Jam. The Libertines story began when leaders Pete Doherty (12 March 1979, Hexham, Northumberland, England; guitar/vocals) and Carl Barât (b. Carlos Barât, 6 June 1978, Basingstoke, Ham
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29 April 1947, Dayton, Ohio, USA. After the disbandment of Tommy James And The Shondells, James, the lead singer, produced New York group Alive And Kicking, whose Tighter And Tighter reached the US Top 10. James himself then launched his solo career and after three minor hits, returned to the upper echelons of the chart in 1971 with the Top 5 hit Draggin
Although several Californian acts claimed this sobriquet, including the embryonic Love, it was appropriated by songwriters P.F. Sloan (Phillip Gary Schlein, 18 September 1945, New York City, New York, USA) and Steve Barri (b. Steven Barry Lipkin, 23 February 1942, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA), who employed the name pseudonymously on several folk rock performances.
One of the most intriguing UK guitar bands to emerge in the early years of the twenty-first century, Franz Ferdinand derive their name from an Austro-Hungarian royal whose assassination proved to be the catalyst for the World War I (via a racehorse named Archduke Ferdinand that the band had seen on the television). The Glasgow, Scotland-based quartet, Alex Kapranos (Alexande
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
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