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The Tremeloes

The group formed in 1958 as Brian Poole and the Tremoloes (the name soon being changed thanks to the spelling mistake of a local newspaper), and were initially cast in the Buddy Holly and the Crickets mould. Decca notoriously chose them over The Beatles, whom they had auditioned on the same day. They first charted with a version of “Twist and Shout” (1963), which owed much to the Beatles' version, followed by a chart topping cover of The Contours' U.S.

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Icehouse

They were formed in 1977 as Flowers by Iva Davies (born Ivor Arthur Davies, on 22 May 1955, in Wauchope, New South Wales, Australia), who was the main creative force, and a classically trained musician; and bass player, Keith Welsh. For a number of years they also obtained the services of Bob Kretschmer, until he was replaced by young guitarist Paul Gildea. Since 1980 Icehouse has released seven albums, several compilations, and music from collaborations with other artists including dance companies.

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Kenny Rogers

Kenneth Donald Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas) is a prolific American country music singer, photographer, producer, songwriter, actor and businessman. Kenny Rogers graduated from Jefferson Davis High School in Houston. Although he has been very successful, charting more than 60 top 40 hit singles across various music genres and topping the country and pop album charts for more than 100 individual weeks in the United States alone, many still consider him a vastly underrated artist.

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Marmalade

A successful Scottish pop/rock group, originally called Dean Ford & the Gaylords, they released several unsuccessful singles between 1964 and 1966 before changing their name. They enjoyed their greatest success up to this point with The Beatles', "Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da" which topped the UK singles chart in January 1969. Unusually they had two bass players, and were the first Scottish group to top the UK charts. Original band members: Dean Ford (Thomas McAleese), Junior Campbell, Graham Knight, Pat Fairley and Alan Whitehead.

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Joe Dolan

Joe Dolan - A Biography
IN THE BEGINNING:
Joe Dolan was born in Mullingar, County Westmeath. The youngest of eight, his Father died when he was 8 and his Mother when he was 15. Joe was left at home with brother Ben, as the rest of the family had either emigrated or settled down. On Ben's advice, Joe started work as an apprentice newspaper compositor with the local newspaper, the Westmeath Examiner.

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Regents

Regents is a DC-style hardcore band, who debuted with a self-titled EP on Lovitt Records in 2011. Members previously played in such influential bands as Maximillian Colby, Sleepytime Trio, Frodus, Men’s Recovery Project, Battery, and Combat Wounded Veteran. Not to be confused with:
A) "Regents," a British act from 1979 who had a brief UK chart career with two singles, '7Teen' and 'See You Later.' B) "The Regents," a US-based rock band from the 1960's

Read more about Regents on Last.fm.

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Vince Eager

Vince Eager (born Roy Taylor, 4 June 1940, Grantham, Lincolnshire) is a British pop singer. The impresario, Larry Parnes, took him into his stable of performers, giving him one of Parnes' characteristic stage names. He was occasionally backed by Ged Peck and Brian Locking. During 1959 he was a regular on BBC TV's Drumbeat, often accompanied by The John Barry Seven. In 1960 he was one of the contestants on A Song for Europe.

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