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Parliament

Parliament was originally The Parliaments, a doo-wop group based out of George Clinton's Plainfield, New Jersey barber shop. The name was soon abandoned due to legal issues with Revilot and Atlantic Records, and most of the same people recorded under the name Funkadelic, which consisted of The Parliaments' backing musicians. Billy "Bass" Nelson is credited with creating the name Funkadelic. He also switched from 6-string guitar to bass, creating room for his childhood friend Eddie Hazel to join the group.

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Chicago

Chicago is a rock band that was formed in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois. In the band's debut, they began as a politically charged, sometimes experimental rock band headed by the three-headed monster of singer/guitarist Terry Kath, singer/bassist Peter Cetera and singer/keyboardist Robert Lamm. The band featured an unusual and unusually versatile line-up of instrumentalists, including saxophonist Walter Parazaider, trombonist James Pankow, and trumpet player Lee Loughnane, along with more traditional rock instruments — guitarist Terry Kath...

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Eagles

Eagles (currently formed by vocalist/drummer Don Henley, vocalist/guitarist Glenn Frey, guitarist/vocalist Joe Walsh and bassist/vocalist Timothy B. Schmit) are an American rock band that was formed in Los Angeles, California in the early 1970s. With five Number 1 singles and six Number 1 albums, the Eagles were one of the most successful recording artists of the 1970s. At the end of the 20th century, two of their albums, Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) and Hotel California, ranked among the ten best-selling albums according to the Recording Industry Association of America.

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Steely Dan

Steely Dan is an American jazz rock band which formed in 1972. The band was formed by Donald Fagen (vocals, keyboards) and Walter Becker (guitar, bass), who met in 1967 while both attended Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, and began a songwriting partnership shortly thereafter. Their music is characterized by dark, witty lyrical narratives, obscure lyrical allusions and complex, jazz-influenced instrumentation and chord sequences, overlying more ordinary popular song structures.

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Sister Sledge

Sister Sledge is an American musical group formed in 1972 and consisting of four sisters: Kim Sledge (born August 21, 1958), Debbie Sledge (born July 9, 1954), Joni Sledge (born September 13, 1957) and Kathy Sledge (born January 6, 1961). Their biggest successes Stateside came in 1979 with the popular disco anthems We Are Family (#1 R&B, #2 Pop in the USA) and He's the Greatest Dancer (#1 R&B, #9 Pop in the USA), produced by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards of Chic.

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John Paul Young

1. John Paul Young, b. June 21, 1950 (Glasgow, Scotland). After relocating to Sydney in 1966, he was 'discovered' by songwriters and record producers Harry Vanda and George Young. His breakthrough came in 1978 with the worldwide dance hit "Love Is In The Air,", peaking at #2 on the Australian charts, #7 in the USA, and #5 in the UK. He gradually faded into history, until the film "Strictly Ballroom" was released in 1992, featuring a remixed version of "Love Is In The Air.

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Wishful Thinking

Thre are at least four bands with this name. a) a solo acoustic indie act currently based and playing in London (no known success)
b) a british Rock band, successful in the 70's with the song "Hiroshima"
c) a Jazz band
d) a punk/rock band from Melbourne, Australia (disbanded in 2007). Released two full length albums: "Standing Still" and "Kicking Goals, Banging Goals And High Fives All Round". ---------------- More information relating to (c) above:

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Emerald City

There is more than one artist with this name 1) Emerald City are a 70s rock band
2) Emerald City are a post-hardcore band from Adelaide, Australia.
3) Emerald City are a Hard Rock band from Perth, Australia. 1) They formed in the 70s with the idea of bringing three lead singers from several bands together into a vocal powerhouse. They play many songs by classic rocks bands along with some originals. In 1985 the band broke up. Visit their MySpace Site <a href="http://www.myspace.com/emeraldcitytheband" rel="nofollow">http://www.myspace.com/emeraldcitytheband</a> for more information.

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Leo Sayer

At least two artists will get directed to this page if auto spelling correction is enabled in your profile, despite the fact that BOTH artists actually exist in the last.fm database... 1) Leo Sayer, pop star of the 70's. 2) Leo Slayer, experimental noise artist of the 00's. 1) Leo Sayer was born on May 21, 1948 in Shoreham, Sussex, England. He is an internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter and live entertainer whose successful performing career has spanned four decades.

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The Dingoes

The Dingoes were an Australian rock band from 1973 to 1979.

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