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Uriah Heep

Uriah Heep is a British rock band, officially formed in 1969 in England, when record producer Gerry Bron invited keyboardist Ken Hensley (previously a member of The Gods and Toe Fat) to join Spice, a band signed to his own Bronze Records label. Sometimes jokingly referred to as "The Beach Boys of heavy metal" for their melodic songs, and trademark multi-part harmony backing vocals, although their music draws on diverse influences including psychedelia, gothic sound, progressive rock, hard rock, early heavy metal, jazz, and even country on occasion.

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America

America is a light rock band, most popular in the early and mid 1970s and now best known for their #1 hits "A Horse With No Name" and "Sister Golden Hair." Comprised of Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell, and Dan Peek, they were seldom a favorite with critics, but were exceptionally successful commercially selling both singles and albums. Despite the presence of other heavyweight acts like James Taylor and Rod Stewart on their roster, America was Warner Brothers Records' biggest selling act of the 1970s.

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Smokie

Smokie is an English classic rock band from Bradford who found success in Europe in the 1970s. They formed in 1966 in Yorkshire, England and did some early records under the name "Smokey" One of their top hits was "Living Next Door to Alice". While touring in Ireland they discovered the audience would cheer back "Who the Fuck is Alice?". As it turns out , this was a ritual at a Café in Nijmegen (the Netherlands) called "Gompie". The group decided to "cover" this version with comedian Roy Chubby Brown having the honor of yelling "Alice, Who the Fuck is Alice?" during the chorus.

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The Dingoes

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

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Glen Matlock

this is the one - the only Glen Matlock. An original Sex Pistol, fighting out of the blue & white corner that is West London, the white city whirlwind. The man who wrote Anarchy in the UK, God Save the Queen & Pretty Vacant. Now in The Philistines.....harder, faster, louder....check them out ! If we are playing your town, come see the circus ! We sound like The Monkees had a baby with Slade & Godzilla. THE BOLLOCKS !

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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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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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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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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Olivia Newton-John

Born in Cambridge, England in1948, the youngest child of Professor Brin Newton-John and Irene, daughter of Nobel Prize winning physicist, Max Born, Olivia moved to Melbourne, Australia with her family when she was five. By the age of fifteen, she had formed an all-girl group called Sol Four. Later that year she won a talent contest on the popular TV show, “Sing, Sing, Sing,” which earned her a trip to London.

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