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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".

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The Underground

1) Indie rock group local to Cambridge.
Includes the beast that is Mike Denman on lead guitar and the talent of Mr. Pinney on drums. 2) '60s psychedelic rock group who released the album Psychedelic Visions in 1967, featuring covers of Tobacco Road, Shout and Psychotic Reaction.

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The Beatles

The Beatles were an iconic pop rock group from Liverpool, England. They are frequently cited as the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed band in modern history, with innovative music, a cultural impact that helped define the 1960s and an enormous influence on music that is still felt today. Currently, The Beatles are one of the two musical acts to sell more than 1 billion records, with only Elvis Presley having been able to achieve the same feat.

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Four Tops

Four Tops are an American Motown musical quartet, whose repertoire has included doo-wop, jazz, soul music, rnb, disco, adult contemporary, showtunes, and even psychedelic rock. Founded in Detroit, Michigan as The Four Aims, lead singer Levi Stubbs and group mates Abdul "Duke" Fakir, Renaldo "Obie" Benson, and Lawrence Payton remained together for over four decades, finally forced to endure a lineup change when Payton died in 1997. At that time, Theo Peoples was added to the lineup; Peoples later replaced Stubbs, who fell ill from cancer, and Ronnie McNeir assumed Peoples' spot.

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Downliners Sect

The story of the Sect starts in Twickenham, a London suburb back in 1962 when a young man named Mick O’Donnell started a band called the Downliners (after the Jerry Lee Lewis song "Down The Line". After some member changes and a disastrous tour to France, the band split in the beginning of 1963. Mick O’Donnell and the drummer Johnny Sutton decided to form a new band and put in an advertise in a music paper to get some new members.

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Georgie Fame

Georgie Fame (b. June 26, 1943) is a British rhythm and blues and jazz singer and keyboard player whose real name is Clive Powell. Fame was born in Leigh in Lancashire. At sixteen years of age he entered into a management agreement with Larry Parnes, who gave artists new names such as Marty Wilde and Billy Fury. Fame was already playing piano for Billy Fury in a backing band called The Blue Flames, which later became billed as "Georgie Fame and The Blue Flames".

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Smith

1) A mainstream pop/rock band with hard rock and soul-influenced arrangements. Smith hit the Top Ten in 1969 with their drastically revised cover of the Shirelles' "Baby It's You." Featuring three lead singers and a B-3 Hammond organ, their strongest asset was their most frequent vocalist, Gayle McCormick, an accomplished female blue-eyed soul belter. Most of their material consisted of covers of popular rock and R&B tunes, and they broke up after a couple of albums. McCormick had a couple small hits in 1971, and made a few albums in the early '70s as a soloist.

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Vox Populi

There are a few bands recognized by this name: Serbian hardcore punk, Irish post-kraut instrumental, Ukrainian rock, Italian electronic, American psychobilly and Norwegian punk band. If you're listening to experimental French band, fix your tags to Vox Populi!. If you're listening to bossa nova Brazilian band, fix your tags to Vox Popüli. 1. Vox Populi, a Serbian group from Belgrade. They began playing in the summer of 1994.

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