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Billie Davis

Billie Davis...classic brit pop
She was a British pop star whose peak was the 5 years from 63-68 releasing tunes on Decca, Parlophone, Piccadilly and Columbia. She was a protege' of Robert Stigwood and recorded in studios helmed by contemporaries like Joe "telstar" Meek and Mike Vickers of Manfred Mann. She covered many tunes, including "Living In The Past" doing a brassy soulful take on a Jethro Tull song...

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Procol Harum

Procol Harum's claim to fame is 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale', a huge hit in 1967. They differ from most of the progressive rock bands of the 70s in the relatively prominent blues component to their sound, which is largely due to the voice and piano of leader Gary Brooker. In the early years, Matthew Fisher's organ and Robin Trower's guitar combined for a unique sound. Procol Harum (formed 1967, London, England) is arguably the most successful "accidental" group creation -- that is...

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The Deviants

The Deviants (formerly the Social Deviants) were a musical group in the United Kingdom. Out of the Ladbroke Grove UK Underground Community, a number of bands would emerge. Perhaps the most anarchistic band of the Underground was the Deviants founded and fronted by singer/writer Mick Farren, the Social Deviants, later just the Deviants, made three bizarre albums in two years. Mick Farren states that The Deviants were a community band which "did things every now and then - it was a total assault thing with a great deal of inter-relation and interdependence".

Read more about The Deviants on Last.fm.

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Codes

Codes are an alternative/electronic quartet from Dublin, Ireland. Expansive yet melodic. Powerful yet delicate, their music colours the void between the ambience and longevity of soundtrack music and the energy and immediacy of live music. Codes are,
Daragh Anderson (Vocals, Guitars, Samples)
Eoin Stephens (Bass, Vocals, Synth)
Paul Reilly (Drums, Vocals, Samples)
Raymond Hogge (Guitars, Vocals, Piano, Synth)

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The Pretty Things

The Pretty Things were a 1960s and 1970s rock and roll band from London. They pioneered a raw approach to rhythm and blues (and later, psychedelia) that influenced a number of key bands of the 1960s British invasion, particularly The Rolling Stones, and David Bowie whose first hero was Phil May. Pretty Things was preceded by Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys which consisted of Dick Taylor, fellow Sidcup Art College student Keith Richards and Mick Jagger.

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Cornell Campbell

Cornell, or Cornel, Campbell started recording in 1956, cutting shuffle and early ska tunes like "My Treasure" and "Don't Want Your Loving" at the ubiquitous Studio One for Coxsone Dodd. His singing style is delicate and ephemeral, making heavy use of falsetto. His stint at Studio One produced some beautiful tunes like Stars, Queen Of The Minstrels, Magic Spell, Trick In The Book and many others. His sister, Cecille Campbell, also sang at Studio One and was a member of the Soulettes with Rita Marley.

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Bernard Haitink

Bernard Johan Herman Haitink, CH, KBE (born 4 March 1929) is a Dutch conductor and violinist. Haitink was born in Amsterdam, the son of Willem Haitink and Anna Haitink. He studied music at the conservatoire in Amsterdam. He played the violin in orchestras before taking courses in conducting under Ferdinand Leitner in 1954 and 1955. Haitink became second conductor of the Netherlands Radio Union Orchestra in 1955.

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Kaleidoscope

There are at least seven artists/bands that have used this name: a British psychedelic rock band, an American psychedelic band, an Australian power-pop/rock trio, a Mexican psychedelic hard rock band, a solo artist, an Italian eurodance trio, and an electronic musician.
1. Kaleidoscope were a British psychedelic rock band consisting of vocalist Peter Daltrey, guitarist Eddie Pumer, bassist Steve Clark and drummer Danny Bridgman.

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Portraits

Portraits is the name of the self-titled album released by Edmonton musicians Arsh Khaira and Eric Cheng. The album was written and recorded in 2005 but wasn't released until the summer of 2007 with Champion City Records. Portraits played a number of shows in 2007 with an extended lineup including Red Hot Daggers' Eric Ng and Taylor Schaerer, Hills Like White Elephants' Chris Blackmore and Jim Cuming and Fontaine Schaerer. A second Portraits album is currently in production as of January 2008.

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