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Depeche Mode Biography

Posted by on February 8, 2008 at 12:00 am
Depeche Mode

Band Information Music Style:  New Wave, Electronica, SynthpopCountry: United KingdomYear: 1980- PresentWebsite: www.depechemode.comLine-upCURRENTDave GahanMartin GoreAndrew FletcherFORMERVince Clarke (1980-1981)Alan Wilder (1982-1995)BiographyDepeche Mode is an English New Wave band that formed in Essex, England in 1980. The band enjoyed early success with their work with electronica. They spawned three hit singles that enjoyed some chart success in the UK. This led to the band to record and re…

Eurythmics Biography

Posted by on February 5, 2008 at 12:00 am
Eurytmics

Band Information Music Style: New Wave, Synth Pop, RockCountry: United KingdomYear: 1980- 1990, 1999- PresentWebsite: www.eurythmics.com Line-upAnnie LennoxDavid A. StewartBiographyEurythmics is a British musical duo composed of singer Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart. The duo started their highly successful pair up in 1980. They previously worked together as members of the band The Tourists. But personal and management wrangling within the band made the duo split up and start off what has become E…

The Cure Biography

Posted by on October 25, 2007 at 12:00 am
The Cure

The Cure is an English rock band that became popular during the 80’s and the 90’s. The band was formed in January of 1976 in Sussex by Robert Smith, along with bassist Michael Dempsey, guitarist Porl Thompson and drummer Lol Tolhurst. The band was then composed of high school students. The band, initially known as The Easy Cure, won a talent competition in 1977 and was able to sign with the German label Hansa Records. Although the band recorded some tracks for the label, none of them were releas…

Blondie Biography

Posted by on October 19, 2007 at 12:00 am
Blondie

Blondie is an American rock band that became popular in the 70’s and was considered as one of the pioneers of the punk rock and New Wave music scenes. The band initially enjoyed most of their success overseas, especially in the UK and in Australia. It was not until 1978 that the band was able to reach that level of success in the US. Overall the band was able to sell over 40 million records. It was in 1975 that guitarist Chris Stein and vocalist Debbie Harry formed the band Blondie after parting…

The Cars Biography

Posted by on September 28, 2007 at 12:00 am

The Cars was an American rock band that became popular in the 80’s. The band was composed of guitarist and vocalist Ric Ocasek, bassist and vocalist Benjamin Orr, guitarist Elliot Easton, keyboardist Greg Hawkes and drummer David Robinson. They formed in Boston, Massachusetts and began playing live performances around New England in 1976. The band were already in the thick of things just as the popularity of guitar oriented rock mixed with synth-oriented pop music was continuing to grow in the l…

Talking Heads Biography

Posted by on August 30, 2007 at 12:00 am
Talking Heads

The Talking Heads was an American rock band that formed in the early 70’s in New York City. Its original line-up was composed of singer and guitarist David Byrne, Jerry Harrison on keyboards and couple Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz on bass and drums, respectively. David Byrne was actually born in Scotland but immigrated with his family to the US when he was young. The band was formed in 1974 when David Byrne, along with Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, got together as a group that was initially …

The B-52’s Biography

Posted by on August 30, 2007 at 12:00 am
The B-52s

The B-52’s is a New Wave rock band that formed in 1976 in Athens, Georgia. The original band line-up is composed of Fred Schneider on vocals, Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson on backing vocals, Ricky Wilson on guitar and Keith Strickland on drums. Unlike what most people would have thought, the band name was not taken from a type of airplane used in World War II. Rather B-52 was taken from a type of women’s hairdo that was popular during the Sixties. The B-52’s was formed in 1976 by Cindy Wilson an…

The Police Biography

Posted by on August 16, 2007 at 12:00 am
The Police

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…