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The Standells - 100% match to The Sonics

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Tony Valentino (guitar/vocals) and Larry Tamblyn (organ) formed the Standells in 1962. The early line-up included drummer Gary Leeds (3 September 1944, Glendale, California, USA), who later found fame in the Walker Brothers, Gary Lane (bass) and former Mousketeer Dick Dodd (drums). The quartet became a leading teen-based attraction in plush Los Angeles nightspots. This confo Read more

The Seeds - 88% match to The Sonics

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Shadows of Knight - 84% match to The Sonics

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks Holiday & Seasonal
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Formed in Chicago in 1965, the original line-up comprised Jim Sohns (vocals), Warren Rogers (lead guitar), Jerry McGeorge (rhythm guitar), Norm Gotsch (bass) and Tom Schiffour (drums). As the house band at the city’s Cellar club, the Shadows were already highly popular when they secured a recording contract. Their debut single, a cover version of the classic Them track, &# Read more

MC5 - 78% match to The Sonics

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts
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Formed in 1964 in Detroit, Michigan, USA, and originally known as the Motor City Five, the band was sundered the following year when its rhythm section of Pat Burrows (bass) and Bob Gaspar (drums) left in protest over a new song, ‘Back To Comm’. Michael Davis (bass) and Dennis Thompson (drums) joined founder members Rob Tyner (Robert Derminer, 12 December 1944, Det Read more

The Music Machine - 71% match to The Sonics

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Count Five - 68% match to The Sonics

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Formed in 1964 in San Jose, California, USA, the Count Five were a classic one-hit-wonder whose Yardbirds -inspired psychedelic-punk hit ‘Psychotic Reaction’, reached the US Top 5 in 1966. The band’s line-up comprised Ken Ellner (Brooklyn, New York, USA; vocals/harmonica), Sean Byrne (b. Dublin, Eire; guitar/vocals), John Michalski (b. Cleveland, Ohio, USA; le Read more

Blues Magoos - 66% match to The Sonics

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Formed in the Bronx, New York, USA, in 1964 and initially known as the Trenchcoats and then the Bloos Magoos, the founding line-up comprised Emil ‘Peppy’ Thielhelm (16 June 1949; vocals/guitar), Dennis LaPore (lead guitar), Ralph Scala (b. 12 December 1947; organ/vocals), Ronnie Gilbert (b. 25 April 1946; bass) and John Finnegan (drums), but by the end of the year Read more

Iggy & The Stooges - 58% match to The Sonics

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts
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The Litter - 58% match to The Sonics

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, Denny Waite (Dennis Waite; vocals/organ), Tom Caplan (lead guitar), Dan Rinaldi (rhythm guitar/vocals), Jim Kane (b. James Worthington Kane III; bass) and Tom Murray (drums) won cult acclaim for the impressive 1966 release Distortions. Inspired by British favourites the Who, Spencer Davis Group and Yardbirds, the Litter drew material fro Read more

The Remains - 58% match to The Sonics

Genres: Pop / Rock
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This Boston, USA-based garage band was formed in 1964 by guitarist/vocalist Barry Tashian. Inspired by a trip to London, where he heard British groups playing material he loved - Jimmy Reed, Little Walter, Chuck Berry and John Lee Hooker - Tashian put together the Remains with Bill Briggs (keyboards), Vern Miller (bass) and Chip Damiani (drums). They made their debut in 1965 wi Read more

The Stooges - 58% match to The Sonics

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Soundtracks Drama
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Purveyors, with the MC5, of classic, high-energy American rock, the Stooges’ influence on successive generations is considerable. They were led by the enigmatic James Jewel Osterberg aka Iggy Stooge and Iggy Pop (James Newell Osterberg, 21 April 1947, Muskegon, Michigan, USA) who assumed his unusual sobriquet in deference to the Iguanas, a high-school band in which he d Read more

Flamin' Groovies - 53% match to The Sonics

Genres: Pop / Rock
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This unflinchingly self-assured act evolved from an aspiring San Francisco-based garage band, the Chosen Few. Roy Loney (13 April 1946, San Francisco, California, USA; vocals), Tim Lynch (b. 18 July 1946, San Francisco, California, USA; guitar), Cyril Jordan (b. San Francisco, California, USA; guitar), George Alexander (b. 18 May 1946, San Mateo, California, USA; bass) and R Read more

The Kingsmen - 52% match to The Sonics

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks Musicals & The Arts
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Chocolate Watchband - 51% match to The Sonics

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New York Dolls - 51% match to The Sonics

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Spoken Word Documentaries Music & Radio
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One of the most influential rock bands of the last 40 years, the New York Dolls predated the punk and sleaze metal movements that followed and offered a crash course in rebellion with style. Formed by a group of friends from New York’s rough Bowery district, the New York Dolls’ origins can be traced to the band Actress which featured Johnny Thunders (John Anthony G Read more

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