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Looking Glass

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1. An American pop band active in the 1970's
2. An alternative rock solo musician
3. A hard rock band from Australia
4. An electronica musician 1. Looking Glass was an American pop music group of the early 1970s that was part of the Jersey Shore sound. They are best remembered for their million selling 1972 song, "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)". The group was formed in 1969, at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and consisted of four members: Elliot Lurie (lead guitar and vocals)...

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John Farnham

John Peter Farnham (born July 1, 1949) is an English-born Australian pop singer. Domestically he has remained one of Australia's best-known performers over a career spanning more than 30 years. He is the only Australian artist to have a number one record in five consecutive decades (echoing Sir Cliff Richard in the United Kingdom). Between 1982 and 1986 he fronted Little River Band. Born in Dagenham, East London, United Kingdom, Farnham spent the first years of his life in England before migrating to Australia in 1959.

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Chesney Hawkes

Chesney's career took off in 1991 when he starred in the film 'Buddy's Song' alongside Roger Daltrey & Michael Elphick. He played a young boy named Buddy Clark who claws his way up the treacherous ladder of the pop world with the help of Terry, his father, played by Roger Daltrey. Terry is a dodgy dealer who wants the best for his family but finds it hard to toe the line. During the entire nineties, out of approximately 50,000 releases, only 13 of these spent more than 5 weeks at No.1. His song 'The One and Only' was in the top Twenty for the entire decade; it spent exactly 5 weeks at No.

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Owen Paul

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Latest: 2010 Glasgow born Owen Paul McGee shot to #3 in the UK charts in 1986 with his one-hit wonder "My Favourite Waste of Time". After a lengthy break from the music industry he is now touring the Uk and Europe. After his success in 2009 singing with the Scottish 'supergroup' Four Good Men ( Derek Forbes - Simple Minds, Graham Duffin- Wet Wet Wet, Smiley - The Mescaleros, Phil Kane - The Silencers)...

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Shag

(1) A hip-hop producer hailing from Ft. Worth, Texas. (2) Alias for Jonathan King
------ 1) Shag is a young hip-hop producer from Ft. Worth, Texas. His production is mainly sample-based, though he has been known to make sample-free music as well. As of May, 2012, he has released 19 beat tapes. His newest release, Revolution, was released through Cult Classic Records on May 20. (2) Shag was the alias Jonathan King adopted for the 1972 novelty single "Loop Di Love".

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The Seekers

The Seekers were a group of Australian folk-influenced popular musicians which was formed in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, in 1962. They were the first Australian popular music group to achieve significant chart and sales success in the United Kingdom and the United States. Their 1960s hits included: "I'll Never Find Another You", "A World of Our Own" , "The Carnival Is Over" (which The Seekers have sung at various closing ceremonies in Australia, including Expo '88 and the Paralympics), "Someday One Day"...

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EMF

EMF were an / band which formed in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England in 1989 and best known for their 1990 hit "Unbelievable". The band consisted of James Atkin (vocals, guitar), Ian Dench (guitar, keyboards), Derry Brownson (keyboard, samples), Zach Foley (bass) and Mark Decloedt (drums). The band originally disbanded in 1997 and reformed in 2001. Foley died of a drug overdose in January 2002 and the band only played four more shows that year before disbanding once more. The band re-formed for a second reunion in 2007, which ended in May of 2009.

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White China

They were a band from Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, around the early 1980s. They came out of a scene that included The Skids, Traxx and later Big Country. They seemed to be a commercially created and promoted band on TV rather than one that had risen to prominence by building a live following. After a single (Real World) or two they faded.

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