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Scarlet Fantastic

Scarlet Fantastic were a late 1980s pop duo consisting of Maggie De Monde and Rick P. Jones. The band had evolved from an earlier recording act called Swans Way. Scarlet Fantastic were to reach the UK Top 40 only once, when they released their October 1987 single "No Memory".

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Propaganda

There are at least ten artists sharing the name Propaganda; The name is used by a German synthpop band, a Spanish metal band, a Bulgarian crossover band, a Polish hard rock band, a British DJ duo, a Russian pop band, a Finnish gospel band as well as a Greek political hip-hop band, a Romanian alternative band, an Italian nsbm band, and an American underground rapper, an German rac band. German: The first Propaganda was a synthpop musical group formed in Düsseldorf...

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Jason And The Scorchers

Jason and the Scorchers are one of the original alternative country bands. They formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 1981 when Jason Ringenberg, raised on a hog farm in northern Illinois and fresh out of college, came careening into Nashville looking for a "rock n' roll wild band" and found the Scorchers, three Nashville upstarts who had punk-rock leanings, stand-up comedian attitudes, great musical chops, and more than their share of vices.

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B-Movie

B-Movie formed in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire during 1978 from the ashes of local punk band The Aborted. Originally calling themselves Studio 10 after a local hairdressing salon, the inaugural line-up of Steve Hovington (vocals/bass), Paul Statham (guitar) & Graham Boffey (drums) quickly changed their name to B-Movie following Steve's discovery in an art book of the Andy Warhol painting of the same name.

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james phillips

James Phillips (22 January 1959 - 31 July 1995) was a South African rock singer, songwriter and performer.
Phillips grew up in the conservative East Rand mining town of Springs. Phillips discovered Rock n Roll and perhaps significantly the protest music of Bob Dylan the course of his life changed dramatically, in the late 1970s he formed his first band, Corporal Punishment with friends Carl Raubenheimer and Mark Bennet.

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John Hammond

John Paul Hammond (born 13th November 1942), also known as "John Hammond Jr", is a blues singer and guitarist. He usually plays acoustic guitars and dobros and sings in a barrelhouse style. Since 1962, when he made his debut on Vanguard Records, Hammond has made 29 albums. In the 1990s he recorded for the Pointblank label. Hammond has earned one Grammy Award and been nominated for four others. He is the son of the legendary record producer John H. Hammond.

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Gladys Knight

Gladys Maria Knight (born May 28, 1944 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a legendary American R&B/soul singer and actress. She is best known for the hits she recorded during the 1960s and 1970s, for both the Motown and Buddah Records labels, with her group Gladys Knight & the Pips, the most famous incarnation of which also included her brother Merald "Bubba" Knight and her cousins Edward Patten and William Guest.

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Y & T

Y&T (Yesterday & Today) is a rock band who formed in 1974. They hail from California's East Bay. The band put out two albums on London Records in the 1970s, before releasing several albums on A&M Records beginning in 1981, as well as albums on Geffen Records, Avex Records, and others. The original members of Y&T are Dave Meniketti (lead vocals and lead guitar), Leonard Haze (drums), Phil Kennemore (bass), and Joey Alves (rhythm guitar). Haze was replaced by Jimmy DeGrasso in 1986. Alves was replaced by Stef Burns in 1989.

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Rick Astley

Richard Paul Astley (born February 6, 1966) is an English dance-pop singer, songwriter and musician. He was born in Newton-le-Willows, St Helens, Lancashire, England. Astley currently resides in Richmond, Surrey with his Danish girlfriend, Lene Bausager, and their daughter, Emilie. In 1985, Astley was playing the club circuit as a singer with a soul band named FBI, when he was seen by the record producer Pete Waterman and persuaded to come to London to work at the PWL recording studio.

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Angel Theory

The brain child of one Mr. Charlie Fenech, Angel Theory is a beautiful electro creation, melding smooth basslines, moving rhythms and haunting melody creating. The first EP 'Transmission' came out December 2003, and the album 'Fatal Condition' early February 2004. With excellent debut success, Angel Theory did a brief tour in August 2004 in Netherlands, Germany + UK - A few shows in the East of America Apr/May 2005 and pounded the outdoor Parkburhne venue at Leipzig's Wave-Gotik-Treffen with the release of the new EP 'Black + Blue'.

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