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Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Canadian singer and songwriter Neil Young includes his personal garage band Crazy Horse ("second best backing band in the world") to make raw and unpolished rock. Their gritty style of rock has influenced countless artists and music styles. Crazy Horse is best known for its long association with Young, despite having released five albums of its own over a 19-year span. It has been co-credited with Young as Neil Young and Crazy Horse on 13 albums, "Live at the Fillmore East" from the 1970 tour (2006) being the last.

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Martika

Marta Marrero (born May 18, 1969 in Whittier, California, USA), better known as Martika, is a Cuban-American pop singer. As a child she dabbled in acting making her film debut as one of the dancing orphans in the film version of "Annie". As a teen she would star as 'Gloria' on the syndicated children's variety show 'Kids Incorporated'. After outgrowing her role, Martika would turn her focus towards her first love, music.

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Boulevard

There are at least 4 bands with the name Boulevard. One from Germany/Canada, one from New Zealand, one from Finland and one from Denmark. 1) Randy Burgess (bass) Mark Holden (saxophone, vocals) David Forbes (lead vocals) Andrew Johns (keyboards) Randy Gould (guitar) Randall Stoll (drums) Tom Christianson (bass; replaced Burgess) Holden had been working in a recording studio in Frankfurt, Germany and an offer to open a new, multi-million dollar recording studio in Calgary gave him reason to return to Canada.

Read more about Boulevard on Last.fm.

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Red Box

Red Box is a British pop group formed in the 1980s. The group was originally a five-piece band, and released its debut single "Chenko" on Cherry Red Records in 1983. Following this, the band slimmed down to a duo, Simon Toulson-Clarke and Julian Close, and took on a more synthpop direction. Their second single "Saskatchewan" (a cover of the Buffy Sainte-Marie song) brought them to the attention of WEA, who signed the duo.

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Manufacture

Originally formed as a soundtrack company in 1984, Manufacture eventually turned into a band after performing in front of live audiences in Boston with several large video projectors. In 1987 Nettwerk Productions, of Vancouver, Canada, signed Manufacture to make two full length CDs as well as a variety of 12" dance singles. Sarah McLachlan sang "As the End Draws Near" on Manufacture's first album "Terrorvision", which eventually was awarded a platinum single in Canada when the song appeared on her album: "B Sides, Rarities, And Other Stuff".

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Mirage

There are at least 14 bands named Mirage. 1) Mirage released numerous cover version megamixes of current pop hits during the eighties. Many of them were produced by Nigel Wright, sometimes together with Nigel Stock, John Davies & Robin Sellars. Mirage also had three vocalists that posed on the record-covers: Kiki Billy, Nicos Griffiths & Carlos Griffiths. 2) A cult hungarian new/darkwave band from the '80s.

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invader

Invader is the name of several artists: 1. Invader, a / DJ & Producer from Derby, England. Real name Benjamin Handbury, he started his career in 2001 as a DJ and owner of the label Innervision. In the summer of 2005 Trancewarez was set up by Ben Handbury (Invader) and Jeremy Trimby (Vandall); Ben left Trancewarez by October 2006, he has since been persuing a solo career.

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