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Digger

There are at least five bands with this name. 1) Digger is a lyric driven pop punk band who were from Allentown PA. Their members changed over the years (1996-2002) but their sound reamined the same. Good energetic pop punk. 2) Digger is a band from Poland 3) Digger was the name for the German heavy metal band Grave Digger for a short period of time. The band worked under the name Grave Digger from 1980 (the year the band was formed) to 1987, when their original guitarist Peter Masson departed and was replaced by new guitarist Uwe Lulis.

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Imagination

Imagination were a three piece soul music band from the United Kingdom in the early 1980s, sometimes described as Britain's first black supergroup. They had chart hits in 28 countries, earning four platinum discs, nine gold discs and over a dozen silver discs between 1981 and 1983. The band consisted of:
* Leee John was born John Lesley McGregor in Hackney, London, on 23 June 1957, of St Lucian descent. He was educated in New York, later studying drama at the Anna Scher Theatre School.

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Natalie Cole

Born February 6, 1950, Natalie Cole is the daughter of celebrated crooner Nat King Cole, she was exposed to the greats of , and at an early age and began performing at the age of 11. Her debut album in 1975, Inseparable, won her immediate praise, with the smash single This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) (#1 R&B, #6 Pop) winning her a Grammy for Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female, a category that had been monopolized by Aretha Franklin. She also was named the Grammys' Best New Artist of 1975. She attended the Northfield Mount Hermon School in Northfield, MA.

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Half Pint

Half Pint (born Lindon Roberts) is a Jamaican , , and singer. He was born in the West Kingston enclave of Rose Lane. He was nicknamed "Half Pint" by a Mr. Brown, who was the father of one of his mother's friends in nearby Waterhouse. Half Pint also refers to a Miami Bass rap artist. Pint's first single, Sally, was released in 1983 followed by Winsome, which went on to be covered by The Rolling Stones in 1987. Other singles by Pint include Mr. Landlord, Level The Vibes, Substitute Lover, and the hit single, Victory.

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Steve Winwood

Stephen Lawrence ("Steve") Winwood (born May 12, 1948 in Great Barr, Birmingham, England) is a British singer, songwriter, and musician who, in addition to his solo career, was a member of the bands the The Spencer Davis Group, recording the hit "Gimme Some Lovin'", Traffic, and Blind Faith. Winwood's commercial success waned during the mid and late 70's. He had a major hit withWhile You See a Chance in 1980. He had a career renaissance beginning in 1986 with the hit album Back in the High Life which produced hits such as Higher Love and The Finer Things.

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The Other Ones

There are several bands using this name: 1.) The Other Ones was a band that consisted mainly of Australians, but was founded in Berlin in 1983. Their first album The Other Ones was released by Virgin Records in 1986, and their song "Holiday" became a hit worldwide in the fall of 1987. The single "We Are What We Are" was a minor American hit. The videos for both songs are still in rotation on U.S. VH-1 Classic. Their second album Learning to Walk was also released by Virgin Records in 1988.

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Unruly Child

UNRULY CHILD was formed in the early 90's by singer Mark Free (Signal, King Kobra), guitar player Bruce Gowdy (Stone Fury, World Trade, Glenn Hughes), keyboard player Guy Allison (Lodgic, World Trade, Air Supply) and drummer Jay Schellen (Hurricane). They worked out some might impressive demos in Bruce Gowdy's studio and the material generated in a huge interest from the major labels and the band was shortly signed to Interscope and bass player Larry Antonino joined the band.

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BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE

Big Audio Dynamite, later known as Big Audio Dynamite II and Big Audio, and often abbreviated Bad or B.A.D. was a British band formed in 1984 by the ex-guitarist and singer of The Clash, Mick Jones. The band blended elements of punk rock, reggae, hip-hop, electronica and rock into their own style of music. Mick Jones - guitars & vocals, Don Letts - sound effects & vocals, Dan Donovan - keyboards, Greg Roberts - drums & background vocals, Leo Williams - bass.

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