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Shakespear's Sister

Shakespear's Sister were pop/rock duo consisting of former Bananarama member Siobhan Fahey and (from 1989 - 1996) singer/songwriter/guitarist Marcella Detroit (real name Marcy Levy). Detroit had previously performed with Eric Clapton, released a solo album in 1982, and has since released more solo material as well as a blues album with the Marcy Levy Band. Fahey was born in Dublin, Ireland, and Detroit was born in Detroit, Michigan, USA, hence her stage name.

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Ruby Blue

There is more than one artist with this name.
#1 - British folk/pop band from the end of the 80s fronted by Rebecca Pidgeon. Further members: Roger Fife, Erika Spotswood (Erika Woods), Anthony Coote. #2 - A San Diego based jazz group. #3 - short-lived girl group consisting of Alexis Krauss, Jayme-lyn Amoscato, Candy Paulino & Alice Tai. Krauss later became part of duo Sleigh Bells. #4 - A reggae/dub/jazz group from Brisbane, Australia featuring Peter Hunt of Kooii.

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The Marvelettes

The Marvelettes were an American singing girl group on the label. As Motown's first successful female vocal group, the Marvelettes were most notable for recording the label's first US #1 pop hit, "Please Mr. Postman," and for setting the precedent for later Motown girl groups such as The Supremes and Martha & The Vandellas. In 1996, they were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.

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Truce

There is more than on act named Truce: 1) TRUCE has rocked the northwest music scene since 2003, gathering fans at an exponential rate with their overwhelming instrumentals and powerful lyrical expression. Whether they are questioning the world, examining the complexities of love or emoting personal struggle ? it?s always been about the music. This band exists with a powerful shared vision: to create a sound that reflects the honesty and experience of youth. Music that asks questions. music that embraces faith and pushes it away.

Read more about Truce on Last.fm.

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Atomic Kitten

Atomic Kitten were an English girl group, first established in 1997 in Liverpool. The original line-up featured, Liz McClarnon, Kerry Katona and Heidi Range (now in the Sugababes), but Range decided to quit and was replaced by Natasha Hamilton. Jenny Frost (formerly of Precious) replaced Katona in 2001. Hamilton, McClarnon & Frost were the final and most successful line-up of the group. Atomic Kitten had three UK number one singles; Whole Again, the fourth best selling single by a girl group of all time; Eternal Flame and The Tide Is High (Get the Feeling).

Read more about Atomic Kitten on Last.fm.

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Angels

There are at least 18 bands with the names The Angels or Angels
1. Angels (Croatian) Angels influences Alice Cooper, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake, AC/DC, Van Halen, The Poodles, Dungeon, LORD, Manowar, Guns N' Roses, Iron Maiden, KISS, Bryan Adams, Lita Ford, Doro Pesch. Martina (Mimi) Begčević and Matilda Oroši was to form an all female Hard Rock group. Tea Misković and Irena Rogović had the same taste in Hard Rock music and the Angels were formed in Croatian at Crikvenica.

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The Angels

There are three artists with this name
1. An Australian rock band
2. An American girl group best known for "My Boyfriend's Back", a #1 hit in the United States in 1963
3. An American R&B group
none of these are to be confused with any of the artists called Angels, without the definite article. (1) The Angels (Australia) USA as Angel City (1980-1985), The Angels from Angel City (1988-1989), The Angels (1992). In November 1970, brothers Rick and John Brewster formed The Moonshine Jug and String Band. In 1971 the band was joined by Irish immigrant Bernard "Doc" Neeson.

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The Velvelettes

The Velvelettes were a 60's femal vocal group founded in 1961 by sisters Carolyn and Millie Gill with cousins Bertha Barbee-McNeal and Norma Barbee (both from Flint, Michigan) on the Western Michigan University campus, where they were students. The group signed to Motown Records, but weren't given top priority, as other female vocal groups were attracting audiences and recording hits. While the group awaited their chance at stardom, they recorded backing vocals for more established Motown girl groups, including The Marvelettes, Martha & The Vandellas, and The Supremes.

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Honeyz

The Honeyz were a London-based R&B girl group formed in 1997 that originally consisted of bandmembers Heavenli Abdi, Naima Belkhiati and Célena Cherry. In 1999 Heavenli Abdi left the group and was replaced by Mariama Goodman before returning to the band in 2000 after Mariama left. Before their split in 2002 the Honeyz released seven singles, 5 of which were Top 10. In 2005 they band reformed but member Naima Belkhiati left shortly after and was replaced by Célena's cousin Candace Cherry. Mariama Goodman briefly returned to the band after Heavenli Abdi (now Roberts) left due to pregnancy.

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