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Graduate

Graduate associates Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith are without doubt most widely known for the task they did within another rock and roll group, Tears for Fears. The music group Graduate produced in 1979 in Shower. In early stages in its lifetime, the lineup contains guitarist and keyboardist Roland Orzabal, …

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Pete Sayers

b. 6 November 1942, Shower, Somerset, Britain, d. 11 Feb 2005, England. Urged by his musical parents, Sayers analyzed violin with Gerard Hoffnung and in addition sang in the chapel choir. In his teenagers, he created his personal bluegrass music group, the Bluegrass Cut-Ups, and was also noticed using Johnny …

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Nicki Leighton-Thomas

b. 11 Oct 1967, Shower, Somerset, Britain. Educated in Britain and Mauritius, her dad is normally Welsh and her mom Mauritian. She started singing and performing young, even though at college in Mauritius produced a jazz trio that performed in resorts. After surviving in Paris for just two years, she …

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Acker Bilk

Acker Bilk — or Mr. Acker Bilk, as he was billed — offers received immortality on rock and roll oldies radio for his shock 1962 strike “Stranger around the Shoreline,” an evocative ballad offering his greatly quavering low-register clarinet more than a lender of strings. Towards the jazz globe, though, …

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Nat D. Ayer

b. Nathaniel Davis, 30 Sept 1887, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, d. 19 Sept 1952, Bath, Britain. A composer, pianist, and performer, before shifting to Britain where his profession really became popular, Ayer published one enduring regular, ‘Oh, You Gorgeous Doll’ (1911), using a. Seymour Dark brown (b. 1885, d. 1952), and …

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Naked Eyes

An integral presence in the synth pop motion of the first ’80s, Naked Eye formed in Britain in 1981. Made up of previous schoolmates Pete Byrne (vocals) and Rob Fisher (keyboards), the duo debuted in March 1983 using the LP Burning up Bridges, reissued in the U.S. per month afterwards …

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Ritchie Blackmore

British isles guitarist Ritchie Blackmore began being a session participant and was a cofounder from the hard rock group Deep Crimson in 1968. With Deep Crimson, he produced the albums Tones of Deep Crimson (1968), The Reserve of Taliesyn (1969), Deep Crimson (1969), Concerto for Group and Orchestra (using the …

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Curt Smith

Curt Smith is formerly from the chart-topping ’80s pop/rock and roll music group Tears for Anxieties, where he played bass along with his years as a child partner and songwriting partner, Roland Orzabal. The Tears for Anxieties duo just released three albums jointly; Orzabal alone released three even more albums …

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Anita Harris

Anita Harris is recognized as an all-round entertainer, singing, performing, and dance all section of her repertoire. Posting musical arranger Kenny Clayton with Petula Clark, her very clear vocal quality asked evaluations with Clark along with other best female singers through the middle- to past due ’50s. She was created …

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Groove Farm

Bristol-based indie popsters the Groove Farm emerged within the C-86 movement, serving up shambling guitar with ‘60s undertones. The music group created in 1986, made up of vocalist/guitarist Andrew Jarrett, guitarist Jon Kent, bassist Rupert Taylor, and drummer Jez Butler. Founding their very own label, Raving Pop Blast!, the Groove …

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