Tygers Of Pan Tang

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This hard rock band was formed in Whitley Bay, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, in 1978, as part of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal. The line-up originally comprised Jess Cox (England; vocals), Robb Weir (guitar), Richard ‘Rocky’ Laws (bass) and Brian ‘Big’ Dick (drums). Their debut EP was the first rock release on Newcastle’s Neat label, and it quickly topped all the metal charts. On the back of their first flush of success, they moved to MCA Records. However, after one album, 1980’s Wild Cat, Cox departed to be replaced by Jon Deverill (b. Cardiff, Wales; vocals, ex-Persian Risk), and additional member John Sykes (b. 29 July 1959, Reading, Berkshire, England; guitar) was recruited. The new look line-up recorded the superior Spellbound (1981) and Crazy Nights (1982), but Sykes left following the release of the latter (he would later play with both Thin Lizzy and Whitesnake) and was replaced by former Penetration guitarist Fred...

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