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INXS - 100% match to Billy Idol

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Formed in 1977 as the Farriss Brothers in Sydney, Australia, INXS originally comprised the three Farriss brothers Tim (16 August 1957, Australia; guitar), Jon (b. 18 August 1961, Australia; drums) and Andrew (b. 27 March 1959, Australia; keyboards), Michael Hutchence (b. Michael Kelland John Hutchence, 22 January 1960, Lain Cove, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, d. 22 Nov Read more

Hall & Oates - 79% match to Billy Idol

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Television Easy Listening
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Like 60s predecessors the Righteous Brothers (and their inferior 90s successor Michael Bolton), Hall And Oates decade-spanning string of hit singles was proof of the perennial appeal of white soul singing. The duo achieved their success through the slick combination of Hall’s falsetto and Oates’ warm baritone. A student at Temple University, Daryl Hall (Daryl Frank Read more

Foreigner - 76% match to Billy Idol

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Soundtracks
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This AOR band derives its name from the fact that the original members were drawn from both sides of the Atlantic, and this mixture of influences is much in evidence in their recorded legacy. Mick Jones (27 December 1944, London, England; guitar, vocals) formed the band in 1976, having spent time in Nero And The Gladiators (two minor hits, ‘Entry Of The Gladiators’ Read more

Duran Duran - 73% match to Billy Idol

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Borrowing their name from a character in the cult 60s science fiction movie Barbarella, this UK pop band achieved global fame in the early 80s thanks to a series of catchy synthpop tunes, a strong visual image, and expensively produced promotional videos which enjoyed endless rotation on the nascent MTV music channel. Read more

Simple Minds - 71% match to Billy Idol

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts
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Timeless and epochal, Simple Minds was formed in January 1978 by Jim Kerr (9 July 1959, Glasgow, Scotland; vocals), Charlie Burchill (b. 27 November 1959, Glasgow, Scotland; guitar), Tony Donald (bass) and Brian McGee (drums). They rose out of the ashes of Glasgow punk outfit Johnny And The Self-Abusers who, in true anarchic fashion, deliberately folded on the day their debu Read more

The Cars - 66% match to Billy Idol

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks Television Pop / Rock Documentaries Music Videos & Concerts
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In a recording career that started in 1977 the Cars’ output was a meagre six albums. Each one, however, sold over a million copies and reached high chart positions in the USA. Formerly known as Cap’n Swing, the stable line-up comprised Ric Ocasek (Richard Otcasek, 23 March 1949, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; guitar/vocals), Benjamin Orr (b. Benjamin Orzechowski, 8 Sept Read more

Tears for Fears - 65% match to Billy Idol

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School friends Roland Orzabal (Roland Orzabal de la Quintana, 22 August 1961, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England) and Curt Smith (b. 24 June 1961, Bath, Somerset, England) formed Tears For Fears after they had spent their teenage years in bands together, including a ska revivalist combo called Graduate who issued records on the Precision label. After Graduate split in 1981, the Read more

The Cult - 63% match to Billy Idol

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Originally known as first Southern Death Cult, then Death Cult, this UK rock band was formed by lead singer Ian Astbury (14 May 1962, Heswall, Cheshire, England) in 1981. After a youth spent in Merseyside, Scotland and Canada (where he gained early exposure to the culture of native Indians on the Six Nations Reservation, informing the early stages of the band’s career), Read more

A Flock of Seagulls - 61% match to Billy Idol

Genres: Pop / Rock Comedy
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This new wave electro pop act from Liverpool, England, had remarkable success in the USA before finding a large following in Britain. The band originally comprised Mike Score (5 November 1957; keyboards/vocals), Ali Score (drum machine/vocals), Paul Reynolds (b. 4 August 1962; guitar) and Frank Maudsley (b. 10 November 1959; bass). Following an adventurous EP on Bill Nelson& Read more

Cutting Crew - 60% match to Billy Idol

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Fronted by vocalist/guitarist Nick Van Eede (Nicholas Van Eede, 14 June 1958, East Grinstead, West Sussex, England), Cutting Crew was formed when he began working with Canadian guitarist Kevin Scott MacMichael (b. 7 November 1951, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, d. 31 December 2002, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada). The duo came together when MacMichael’s group Fast Forward Read more

The B-52's - 60% match to Billy Idol

Genres: Pop / Rock Comedy Documentaries Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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The quirky appearance, stage antics and lyrical content of the B-52’s belie a formidable musical ability, as the band’s rhythmically perfect pop songs show many influences, including 50s rock ‘n’ roll, punk and commercial dance music. However, it was the late 70s new wave music fans that took them to their hearts. The band was formed in Athens, Georgia, USA, Read more

Journey - 58% match to Billy Idol

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Easy Listening Music Theme
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This US rock outfit was formed in 1973 by ex-Santana members Neal Schon (27 February 1954, San Mateo, California, USA; guitar) and Gregg Rolie (b. 1948; keyboards), with the assistance of Ross Valory (b. 2 February 1949, San Francisco, California, USA; bass, ex-Frumious Bandersnatch), George Tickner (rhythm guitar, vocals; ex-Frumious Bandersnatch) and Prairie Prince (b. 7 M Read more

Men At Work - 58% match to Billy Idol

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Formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 1979, by singer Colin Hay (29 June 1953, Scotland - emigrated to Australia aged 14) and guitarist Ron Strykert (b. 18 August 1957, Australia), initially as an acoustic duo. With the later addition of Greg Ham (b. 27 September 1953, Australia), John Rees (bass) and Jerry Speiser (drums), Men At Work performed for two years in small, inner-su Read more

Blondie - 57% match to Billy Idol

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Theme Dance Soundtracks Television Pop / Rock Documentaries Music Videos & Concerts Comedy
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Blondie was formed in New York City in 1974 when Deborah Harry (1 July 1945, Miami, Florida, USA; vocals), Chris Stein (b. 5 January 1950, Brooklyn, New York, USA; guitar), Fred Smith (bass) and Bill O’Connor (drums) abandoned the revivalist Stilettos for an independent musical direction. Briefly known as the Angel and the Snake, backing vocalists Julie and Jackie, then Read more

Thomas Dolby - 57% match to Billy Idol

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Drama Music Videos & Concerts Horror
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Thomas Morgan Robertson, 14 October 1958, Cairo, Egypt. Dolby is a self-taught musician/vocalist/songwriter and computer programmer. After studying meteorology and projectionism at college, he started building his own synthesizers at the age of 18. With his own hand-built PA system he acted as sound engineer on tours by the Members, Fall and the Passions. Afterwards, he co-f Read more

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