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Hugh Cornwell - 100% match to The Stranglers

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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28 August 1949, London, England. Cornwell had long since launched his solo career before his defection in August 1990 from the Stranglers, with whom he was lead vocalist and guitarist. His extra-curricular activities began in 1979, when he recorded an album, Nosferatu, with Captain Beefheart drummer Robert Williams, which also featured contributions from members of Devo. It Read more

The Damned - 47% match to The Stranglers

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1976, this UK punk band originally comprised Captain Sensible (Raymond Burns, 24 April 1954, Balham, London, England), Rat Scabies (b. Chris Millar, 30 July 1957, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, England; drums), Brian James (b. Brian Robertson, England; guitar) and Dave Vanian (b. David Letts, England; vocals). Scabies and James had previously played in the unwieldy Read more

The Ruts - 47% match to The Stranglers

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae
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Magazine - 39% match to The Stranglers

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Buzzcocks’ vocalist Howard Devoto (Howard Trafford, 1955, Manchester, England) left that band in January 1977, although he continued to be involved on the fringe of their activities for some time. In April he met guitarist John McGeoch (b. 28 May 1955, Greenock, Strathclyde, Scotland, d. 4 March 2004, London, England) and together they started writing songs. They fo Read more

The Jam - 37% match to The Stranglers

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

Madness - 32% match to The Stranglers

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This highly regarded UK ska/pop band evolved from the London-based Invaders in the summer of 1979. Mike Barson aka Monsieur Barso (Michael Wilson Barson, 21 May 1958, London, England; keyboards), Chris Foreman aka Chrissy Boy (b. Christopher John Foreman, 8 August 1956, London, England; guitar) and Lee Thompson aka Kix/El Thommo (b. 5 October 1957, London, England; saxophone Read more

Ultravox - 32% match to The Stranglers

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The initial premise of Ultravox came from the 70s school of electro rock represented by pioneers Kraftwerk and the glam rock of Brian Eno and Roxy Music. Formed in 1974, initially as Tiger Lily, the early line-up comprised Royal College Of Art student John Foxx (Dennis Leigh, Chorley, Lancashire, England; vocals), Steve Shears (guitar), Warren Cann (b. 20 May 1952, Victoria, Read more

Ian Dury - 31% match to The Stranglers

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 May 1942, Harrow, Middlesex, England, d. 27 March 2000, London, England. The long held claim of being born in Upminster, Essex has been ruined by the thorough research of his biographer Richard Balls. Dury moved around a lot in his early years; from Donegal in Ireland to Mevagissey in Cornwall. He settled in Cranham, Essex, a village at the posh end of Upminster, moving t Read more

Buzzcocks - 30% match to The Stranglers

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Originally formed in Manchester at the end of 1975 by Pete Shelley (Peter McNeish, 17 April 1955, Leigh, Lancashire, England; vocals/guitar), Howard Devoto (b. Howard Trafford, 1955, Manchester, England; vocals), Steve Diggle (b. Manchester, England; bass) and John Maher (b. England; drums). Taking their name from a Time Out review of the ITV television show Rock Follies, a Read more

Stiff Little Fingers - 28% match to The Stranglers

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 Boomtown Rats - 28% match to The Stranglers

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of the first new wave acts to emerge during the musical shake-ups of 1977, the Boomtown Rats were also significant for spearheading an interest in young Irish rock. Originally formed in Dún Laoghaire in 1975 as the Nightlife Thugs, the Dublin-based band comprised part-time music journalist Bob Geldof (Robert Frederick Zenon Geldof, 5 October 1951, Dún Laogh Read more

The Undertones - 28% match to The Stranglers

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, in November 1975, this much-loved punk pop quintet comprised Feargal Sharkey (Sean Feargal Sharkey, 13 August 1958, Londonderry, Northern Ireland; vocals), John O’Neill (b. John Joseph O’Neill, 26 August 1957, Londonderry, Northern Ireland; guitar), Damian O’Neill (b. Stephen Damian O’Neill, 15 January 1961, Belfas Read more

The Teardrop Explodes - 27% match to The Stranglers

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This Liverpool, Merseyside, England-based band was assembled by vocalist Julian Cope (21 October 1957, Deri, Glamorgan, Wales), a former member of the near mythical Crucial Three, which had featured Ian McCulloch (later of Echo And The Bunnymen) and Pete Wylie (later of Wah!). The Teardrop Explodes took their name from a page in a Marvel comic and originally came together in Read more

XTC - 26% match to The Stranglers

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Wiltshire, England, in 1972 as Star Park (Rats Krap backwards) this widely beloved UK pop unit became the Helium Kidz in 1973 with the addition of bass player Colin Moulding (Colin Ivor Moulding, 17 August 1955, Swindon, Wiltshire, England), drummer Terry Chambers (b. 16 July 1955, Swindon, Wiltshire, England) and a second guitarist Dave Cartner (b. Swindon, Wiltsh Read more

Generation X - 25% match to The Stranglers

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This UK outfit emerged during the punk explosion of 1976. Billy Idol (William Michael Albert Broad, 30 November 1955, Stanmore, Middlesex, England; vocals) had previously worked with Tony James (bass/vocals) in the short-lived Chelsea. With Bob Andrews (guitar/vocals) and John Towe (drums), Generation X made their performing debut in London during December 1976. By the follo Read more


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