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The Cubans

A four piece band from Wolverhampton that joined together when they were in school.
Not long after getting their manager they got the opportunity to write the theme tune for ITV programme, hancocks half time.
The band are frequently playing around the midlands and recently have been signed.

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The Crows

There are currently at least two bands charting as The Crows: 1.) The Crows were an American doo-wop group. The group's one major hit, Gee (1953), was an important early rock-and-roll song and peaked at fourteenth and second respectively on the Billboard magazine pop and rhythm-and-blues charts. This was also featured prominently in the 1973 George Lucas film, American Graffiti. The members were: Bill Davis (died sometime between 1958 and 2000), Harold Major (ditto), Daniel "Sonny" Norton (born c.1927, died 1972), and Gerald Hamilton (died 1960s).

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The Chords

There were two groups called The Chords. 1. The British mod-revival band called The Chords consisted of Chris Pope, Martin Mason, Billy Hassett, and Brett Ascott. The Chords story starts with cousins Billy Hassett and Martin Mason rehearsing Beatles and Who songs, etc, together at school. Via a New Musical Express advert Chris Pope joins in January 1978. They spend the year writing, rehearsing and playing a couple of gigs. They also fail to become the band in Quadrophenia - too loud apparently!.

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The Platters

The Platters were a successful black vocal group of the early rock n roll era. Their distinctive sound was a bridge between the pre-rock n roll Tin Pan Alley tradition of the Ink Spots and the Mills Brothers and the explosion of teenage music in the mid 1950s. The most successful incarnation of the group comprised lead tenor Tony Williams, David Lynch, Paul Robi, Herb Reed, and Zola Taylor. The group formed in Los Angeles in 1953, initially managed by Ralph Bass.

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the dreamers

The Dreamers are an Anglo/Swedish duo featuring Sarah Nyberg Pergament and Kevin Wright. Sarah has previously recorded as Action Biker and Kevin as Always and Mr. Wright. Meeting at a Swedish music festival in 2004 the pair began by writing a song "Petit Nuage" in late 2005. Encouraged by this an album began taking shape being recorded mostly in London with Sarah's vocals being sent from Stockholm and Helsinki. The record is now finished and titled "Day for Night". Top Swedish label Friendly Noise released it on October 2007.

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The Bachelors

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The founding members of the group were Conleth (Con) Cluskey (born 18 November 1941), Declan (Dec) Cluskey (born 23 December 1942), and John Stokes (Sean James Stokes) (born 13 August 1940). In 1957 they formed their first band together, "The Harmonichords" (also seen as "The Harmony Chords"), a classically styled instrumental harmonica-act. As The Harmonichords, they appeared on Hughie Green's 'Opportunity Knocks' on Radio Luxembourg[1] and on the 'Ed Sullivan' TV Show St. Patrick's Day Special (filmed in Dublin, broadcast 15 March 1959), where they played "Danny Boy.

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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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