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Trouble Funk

Trouble Funk was an influential and successful Go-go band from Washington DC whose peak began in the late 1970's and ran through the late 1980's. They helped to popularize the Washington, D.C. dance floor friendly funk subgenre go-go, which incorporated heavy african drum rhythms, and celebratory stage concepts from forerunners like George Clinton's Parliament-Funkadelic and local rival Chuck Brown.

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Lee Majors

There are two artists called Lee Majors: 1/ Lee Majors (Actor)
Lee Majors (born on April 23, 1939), a popular American actor, starred in four long-running ABC TV series over four decades. He is best known for his roles as Heath Barkley on The Big Valley (1965-1969), as Jess Brandon on Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law (1971-1974), as Col. Steve Austin on The Six Million Dollar Man (1974-1978), and as Colt Seavers on The Fall Guy (1981-1986). He also had a recurring role as Col. Seymour Kooze in Son of the Beach.

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Apoptygma Berzerk

Apoptygma Berzerk is a Norwegian // musical group, formed in 1989. The current lineup includes Stephan Groth (vocals, programming, guitars, samples), Brandon Smith (guitars) and Thomas Jakobsen (drums). The group has achieved moderate commercial success with a unique brand of gloomy, danceable gothic , winning awards and Top-10 spots in Germany and Scandinavia. The band's name is commonly abbreviated to APOP or APB.

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The Extremes

The Extremes were Simon Baughen and Jerome Clough, right of picture. Primarily a recording band, they released: 'Eat My Dust' 45 (Liquid/Salome) in 1987; 'Car Crash Music' 12" (Violent Hour/Explode/PS/Salome/Valentine's Day)in 1988. 'Save me from the sun' appeared in 1989 as the B side to 'Scratch that Lightning', a 45 by Simon Baughen and the Extremists. Chris and Justine, left of picture, augmented the band for their debut gig, the infamous Rock Garden gig in May 1988.

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Danny Elfman

Daniel Robert "Danny" Elfman (born May 29, 1953) is an American , best known as the lead singer and songwriter for the rock band Oingo Boingo, from 1976 to 1995 and later for scoring music for television and film and creating The Simpsons main title theme as well as the 1989 Batman movie theme. He has scored the majority of the films for his long-time friend Tim Burton. Born in Los Angeles, he entered the film industry in 1976, initially as an actor. He made his film scoring debut in 1980 for the film Forbidden Zone directed by his older brother Richard Elfman.

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Peter Bouncer

Peter Bouncer, (real name: Peter Alexander McKenzie, also know as P. Naphtali) is a reggae, dub, dancehall, hardcore artist. So named because of his previous employment in nightclub security, UK-born Peter Bouncer first had a hit with Shut Up And Dance's UK number 2 hit, "Ravin' I'm Ravin'" in May 1992. He was formerly a devotee of reggae, and a popular dancehall DJ with Unity Sounds. He made his solo debut in a very different vein, that of unrelenting hardcore, on "So Here I Come".

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The Nolans

The Nolans, sometimes billed as The Nolan Sisters are siblings born in Ireland and the United Kingdom who reached the peak of their success as a singing act in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The line-up of the group has changed several times during the years they have performed together, but consists of sisters: * Anne (born November 12, 1950)
* Denise (born 1952)
* Maureen (born June 14, 1954)
* Linda (born February 23, 1959)

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Eliza

There are several artists/bands using this name: 1) Japanese heavy metal band from Hokkaido. They formed in 1983 and released two full-length studio albums, plus several vinyl singles, one vhs video and a compilation album. 2) Chilean Visual Kei band. 3) Eliza Lord is a young, talented individual performing locally around Massachusetts has yet to hit it big, though all she needs is time for a record company to catch on to her and rise her to stardom. She typically performs songs by The Spill Canvas, but also writes some of her own music.

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Annie Lennox

Annie Lennox is an Oscar, Brit and Grammy award-winning pop musician and vocalist. She was born on December 25, 1954 in Aberdeen, Scotland. After three years as lead singer of The Tourists, Lennox achieved her most notable fame as the alto, soul-tinged lead singer of the 1980s rock duo Eurythmics with British musician David A. Stewart. Early in the Eurythmics' career, she was known for her androgyny, wearing suits and once impersonating Elvis. Journalists often referred to her as "the white Grace Jones".

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Spandau Ballet

Spandau Ballet are a popular British band most prominent during the 1980s. Members are Tony Hadley on vocals, brothers Gary Kemp and Martin Kemp on guitar and bass respectively, with Gary also supplying background vocals, Steve Norman on saxophone and John Keeble on the drums. Gary Kemp also wrote most of the group's music and lyrics. Initially formed in 1976 in London they didn't reach a stable line-up or decide on the Spandau name until 1978.

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