Goo Goo Dolls

Genres: Pop / Rock Television
Tags: rock alternative rock alternative 90s pop Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US rock band, formed in Buffalo, New York, in 1986, originally comprised Robby Takac (30 September 1964, USA; bass/vocals), Johnny Rzeznik (b. John Rzeznik, 5 December 1965, Buffalo, New York, USA; guitar/vocals) and George Tutuska (drums). Taking their name from an advertisement in a magazine, the band’s first two albums were compared to Cheap Trick and the Replacements. They started doing unlikely cover versions on the second of these, 1989’s Jed, when the professional crooner Lance Diamond sang guest vocals on a cover version of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s ‘Down On The Corner’. He also sang on a version of Prince’s ‘I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man’ on 1990’s Hold Me Up. Both albums featured unpretentious pop punk songwriting, and the band was now being celebrated by a growing number of fans in the media. Their commercial breakthrough came with 1995’s hit single ‘Name’ and A Boy Named...

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