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Mungo Jerry

Dorset and Earl had previously been members of The Good Earth. Soon after recruiting King and Cole, they made their national debut at the Hollywood Festival at Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire in May 1970, the week their first single, "In the Summertime" was released. They stole the show and the record topped the UK Singles Chart for seven weeks, made number one in almost every other country around the world, and to date has sold around 23 million copies. After John Godfrey replaced Cole, their second single "Baby Jump" also topped the UK chart in March 1971.

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Climax Blues Band

The Climax Blues Band(originally Climax Chicago Blues Band) based in Stafford, England was formed in late 1968. The original members were guitarists Derek Holt and Peter Haycock, keyboardist Arthur Wood, bassist Richard Jones and drummer George Newsome. Colin Cooper on vocals and saxophone made up the sextet. In 1970, the band shortened its name to the Climax Blues Band. The band has released eighteen albums and had a Top 10 hit in 1976 in the UK with "Couldn't Get It Right". Couldn't Get It Right also reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US.

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Royal Hunt

ROYAL HUNT recently released their new - 11th - studio album: "Show Me How To Live". The band once more joined forces with former lead singer DC COOPER to continue the magic of Royal Hunt. To those who are discovering and re-discovering the band, here are the members:

ANDRE ANDERSEN - was born on December 16th in Moscow, Russia. He studied piano since he was 5. He is a mix of Danish and Georgian "royal" blood and is a musical genius who can virtually play any instrument, compose, write lyrics and produce all at the same time.

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Jump The Gun

There have been at least 2 acts using this name. 1) A Burlington Staight-Edge Hardcore band existing from 2004 to 2006. Members included Matt St. G, Cam Barrows, Kevin Savage, Josh Zelazny and Adam Bister. 2) Jump the Gun was an Irish pop/rock band, best known for competing in the Eurovision Song Contest 1988 with the song "Take Him Home". They scored 79 points, finishing eighth in the contest.

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The Shine

There are 2 bands with the name The Shine:
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The Shine #1: The Shine are a rock band from Dunblane,Scotland.The lineup consists: Neil Mackie-Lead Vocals/Guitar,
Andy Keates-Lead Guitar/Vocals,
Iain Wilson-Drums/Vocals,
Mike Gudgeon-Bass.
(New Bassist-Stuart Grant) You can find out more at their official website,www.theshineonline.co.uk/index.html.Free tracks can be downloaded at the bands My Space site,www.myspace.com/theshineonline. --------
The Shine #2: The Shine is a rock/pop group from Ulvila and Pori of Finland/EU.

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Spirits Of The Dead

Spirits of The Dead consists of Ole Øvstedal (guitars), Ragnar Vikse (vocals), Geir Thorstensen (drums) and Deadly Nightshade (bass, keyboards) The band was formed by Ole and Ragnar early 2007, and later joined by Geir and Deadly Nightshade. Trying to capture the magic of the force building up between the four of them, they immediately went to the studio with sketches and ideas about the how they wanted the band to sound.

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The Barracudas

This London-based Anglo-Canadian band, whose members include Jeremy Gluck (vocals), Robin Wills (guitar), David Buckley (bass), and Nick Turner (drums), was formed in 1979 and scored a U.K. chart hit in 1980 with the neo-surf song "Summer Fun." Turner and Buckley left after the release of the first album Drop Out With the Barracudas (1981) and were replaced by Jim Dickson and Terry Smith. Chris Wilson also joined on guitar.

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