Jack Allan

b. Jack port Clarence Allan, 28 Sept 1929, Sydney, Australia, d. 7 Feb 1995, Sunshine Coastline, Queensland, Australia. Allan started playing accordion as a kid before switching to piano in his teenagers. He proved helpful in Sydney cabaret and night clubs and even though he was seriously influenced by golf …

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Alienoid

One of a growing variety of Asian rings wanting to replicate the noises of imported American rock through the mid-90s, Malaysia’s Alienoid performed entirely in Cantonese. Inspired in the primary with the Beyond and China’s Tang Dynasty, the music group was first discovered in 1994 on the Guinness-sponsored Canto-Rock Competition. …

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Alfa9

This Staffordshire, England-formed psych-indie quintet came together in 2002 having a line-up comprising Phil Mason (b. 7 Sept 1979, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, Britain; acoustic guitar/vocals), Ali Heath (b. 26 July 1979, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, Britain; bass/vocals), Leon Jones (b. 24 January 1974, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, Britain; acoustic guitar), Jamie Gordon (b. Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, …

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Steve Aldo and The Challengers

Using the Chants and Derry Wilkie, Steve Aldo was mostly of the black vocalists over the 60s Merseybeat scene. He previously a bluesy tone of voice with a lot of character. He performed as a kid in lots of Liverpool theatres and he began his defeat group profession by guesting …

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Donald Albery

b. Donald Arthur Rolleston Albery, 19 June 1914, London, Britain, d. 14 Sept 1988, Monte Carlo. A maker and theatre-owner, Albery originated from a family group steeped in theatrical background – his paternal grandfather was the playwright Wayne Albery, and his dad was Sir Bronson Albery, who founded what became …

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Edward Franklin Albee

b. 8 Oct 1857, Marchias, Maine, USA, d. 11 March 1930, Hand Seaside, Florida, USA. Before teaming up with B.F. Keith (b. Benjamin Franklin Keith, 26 January 1846, Hillsboro, New Hampshire, USA, d. 26 March 1914, Hand Seaside, Florida, USA), Albee offered circus seat tickets in Boston, Massachusetts. Keith experienced …

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Airforce

Shaped in 1970 by drummer Ginger Baker (b. Peter Baker, 19 August 1939, Lewisham, London, Britain), this outfit included Steve Winwood (b. 12 Might 1948, Birmingham, Britain; keyboards) and Ric Grech (b. Richard Roman Grech, 1 November 1946, Bordeaux, France, d. 16 March 1990, Leicester, Britain; bass), ex-colleagues through the …

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Air Wave

Citing Jackson Pollock, Man de Maupassant, Andy Warhol, Thomas Mann, pop style, booze and frustration as their perfect influences, France quintet Air flow Wave made a melodramatic rock and roll music that took music inspiration from works as diverse as My Bloody Valentine, Kraftwerk, Trip, Green Floyd, Loop and Serge …

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Ai Phoenix

Patrick Lundberg (vocals, electric guitar, keyboards), Mona Mørk (vocals/percussion) and Bosse Litsheim (drums/keyboards) constitute the full-time people of the Bergen, Norway-based music group, even though the line-up continues to be subject to regular changes given that they shaped in 1997. They invariably make use of additional musicians on the records …

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Agent

This Canadian heavy rock quintet was formed in Vancouver in 1981, from the three-man nucleus of Bob Smart (guitar), Craig Zurba (keyboards) and Andre Kunkel (bass). After some short-lived line-ups, they stabilized with the help of vocalist Rick Livingstone and drummer Dave Allen in 1983. They fascinated the eye of …

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