Archive for August, 2007

Jethro Tull Biography

August 23, 2007

Jethro Tull is an English rock band that was formed sometime between 1967 and 1968. What they offered was a unique style of rock marked by a distinctive vocal style, eclectic influences, elaborate song construction as well as incorporating the flute as the trademark for their songs. The band was formed when Ian Anderson’s previous seven piece band called the John Evan Band went home to Blackpool just as they relocated to nearby Luton in search for more bookings. Anderson, along with the band’s b…

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Fleetwood Mac Biography

August 17, 2007

Fleetwood Mac is an Anglo-American band that was formed the August of 1967 in London, England. They were a highly successful and influential band that went through quite a number of personnel changes during their career as a band. The original members composed of Peter Green on guitars, Mick Fleetwood on drums, Jeremy Spencer on slide guitar and John McVie on bass, came out with a no nonsense self titled blues debut album that enjoyed relative success in 1968, this despite not having any singles…

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The Eagles Biography

August 17, 2007

The Eagles is an American rock band that formed in 1971 in Los Angeles. They were known as one of the most successful bands in the 70’s, coming out with such hits as “Hotel California”, “Desperado”, “New Kid in Town” along with a host of other huge hits. The Eagles is also credited of having the best selling record in US music history, Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) which have sold over 29 million copies. The Eagles first met as a back-up band for Linda Ronstadt. The line-up of guitarist Glenn …

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The Doors Biography

August 17, 2007

The Doors was a popular American band during the 60’s that was known for being one of the most controversial bands to come out of that era. They were controversial in way due to their iconic front man, Jim Morrison’s unpredictable stage persona as well as the cryptic lyrics of their songs. The band is composed of Morrison on vocals along with Ray Manzarek on keyboards, John Densmore on drums and Robby Krieger on guitar. The band had its beginnings when Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek first met whi…

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Black Sabbath Biography

August 16, 2007

Black Sabbath was an English rock band that formed in Birmingham sometime in 1968. The band is considered to be, along with Led Zeppelin, as the pioneering force behind the birth of the heavy metal music scene. The original line-up is composed of Ozzy Osbourne on vocals, Tony Iommi on lead guitar, Terence Butler on bass and Bill Ward on drums. There has been a number of line up changes through the years that they ruled the airwaves, but it was this original line-up that contributed to the immens…

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The Clash Biography

August 16, 2007

The Clash was an English punk rock band that formed out of West London in 1976. They were considered as part of the original wave of punk rock bands to come out of UK in the late 70’s. They were also known for being one of the first bands to incorporate their type of punk music with a variety of other styles, most notable reggae, rockabilly, dance and jazz. The Clash was also known for their passionate, left-wing political idealism that they incorporate into their songs. The original line-up of …

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The Velvet Underground Biography

August 16, 2007

How can a commercially unsuccessful band be regarded as one of the most influential and important bands to come out in the history of rock music? Although achieving little commercial success as a band during the late 60’s and the early 70’s, the Velvet Underground has been considered as one of the most influential bands ever to come out from their era. This distinction may have made them a highly regarded band by other band that came out after them. The Velvet Underground was an American rock ba…

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The Police Biography

August 16, 2007

The Police is an English rock band that became popular in the 80’s. The band is composed of Sting on vocals, Andy Summers on guitar and Stewart Copeland on drums. They were one of the first bands to play a style of rock that was influenced by jazz, punk and reggae music. They became a critically acclaimed and multi-awarded band that became popular not only in the UK but in the US as well. The Police was formed by American-born drummer Stewart Copeland in early 1977 in order to join in with the g…

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AC/DC Biography

August 10, 2007

AC/DC is a hard rock band that was formed in Australia in 1973 by brothers Angus and Malcolm Young. The band was also considered as one of the pioneers of heavy metal music that became wildly popular during the 70’s. It was said that their name was developed after the young brothers saw the acronym of AC/DC on the back of a sewing machine that was owned by their sister. They took the name since they felt that AC/DC (short for alternating current/direct current) aptly symbolizes their raw energy …

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Queen Biography

August 10, 2007

Queen was an English rock band in the 70’s that was made up of Freddie Mercury on vocals, Brian May on guitar, John Deacon on bass and Roger Taylor on drums. Queen is noted for their diverse and multi-layered musical arrangements and vocal harmonies. They were also very popular for making audience participation as part of their live performances. And for that, they were highly regarded as one of the most accomplished rock acts to ever to com up on the rock stage. But their beginnings were not qu…

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