Formed in Georgia, 1976.
Kate Pierson - organ, vocals; Fred Schneider - keyboards, vocals; Keith Strickland -
drums; Cindy Wilson - guitar, vocals; Ricky Wilson - guitar.
The band took its name from the Southern slang for a high buffant hair-do. Signed to
Island Records in 1979 after releasing a self-financed single, "Rock Lobster". The
song was re-recorded and hit the UK charts. It took another year before it had similar
success in the US.
After riding the forefront of the US new wave, they hit a steady decline which
seemed to hit rock bottom in 1985 when Ricky Wilson died of Aids. By 1989, however,
they had rebounded with a new label, Reprise, the hot production of Don Was and Nile
Rodgers and a series of international hits. In 1992, Cindy Wilson left the band and
although continuing as a trio, little has been heard of them since.
Formed Toronto, 1977.
Renee Chetsky - guitar, vocals; Cynthia Ross - bass; Mark Saddy - drums; Xenia
Splawinski - guitar, vocals.
Graham Boffey - drums; Rick Holliday - keyboards; Steve Hovington - bass, vocals;
Paul Stratham - guitar.
Pat Delaney - saxophone, synthesiser; Alex Gibson - guitar, vocals; Fredrick
Wilson - bass, saxophone, vocals; To Reechion - drums, piano, vocals.
Keyboards, special effects.
Member of Front 242, 1986.
Member of The Jungle Brothers, 1988-90.
Billy - tambourine, vocals; Duglas - vocals; Jim - guitar; Norman - percussion;
Sean - guitar, piano.
Member of Bux, 1976.
BAAH, REBOP KWAKU.
Session for Steve Winwood, 1977.
Member of Q65, 1966.
Session for Spiderz, 1980.
Member of High Cotton, 1975.
Acoustic bass, bass.
Member of Centipede, 1970; Symbiosis, 1971; The Soft Machine, 1971-73.
Session for Chris YouIden, 1973.
Played on posthumous Hendrix albums, "Crash Landing" and "Midnight Lightning," 1975.
Sessions for the Temptations, 1973; Alice Cooper, 1976; Mark Farner, 1977.
Session for Henry Gross, 1973.
Session for Wanda Jackson.
Steve Gurl - keyboards; Janita "Jenny" Haan - vocals, percussion, until 1976; Dave
Hewitt - bass, until 1976; EIIie Hope - vocaIs, 1976; Ray Knott - bass, 1976;
Bernie Marsden - guitar, 1977; Alan Shacklock - guitar, keyboard, vocals, percussion,
until 1976; Ed Spevock - drums, percussion.
Albums: First Base; Babe Ruth; Amar Caballero; Kid's Stuff, 1976; Steal in' Home, 1975.
BABES IN TOYLAND.
Lori Barbero - drums, vocals; Kat Bjelland - guitar, vocals; Michelle Leon - bass,
1990-91; Maureen Herman - bass, 1992.
Session for Cindy Bullens, 1978.
Session for Tommy Graham, 1972
John Camp - guitar, vocals; Stephen Crane - bass, vocals; Johnny Lee SchelI - guitar,
organ, vocals; Woody Putman - drums.
Albums: Baby, 1975; Where Did All the Money Go, 1976.
Member of The Transmitters, 1981.
Eric Bazilian - guitar, vocals; Rob Hyman - keyboards, vocals; David Kegan - vocals.
Neil Martin; Mike Peden; John Robertson; Billy Wilcox.
BABY RAY AND THE FERNS.
One of the early names for Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention.
BABY SNAKES, THE.
Colin Byrne - guitar; Daragh McCarthy - bass; Ciaran O'Brien - drums; Frank Rynne -
Rob Armitage - vocals; Andy Barrott - keyboards, guitar; Neil Saxton - guitar;
Paul Smith - bass; Tony Sugden - drums.
Tony Broek - drums, vocals; Michael Corby - guitar, keyboards; Wally Stocker - guitar;
John Waite - bass, vocals.
Albums: Broke Heart, 1977; Babys, 1976; Babys, 1977.
Session for The Randle Chowning Band, 1978.
BACH, BYRON T.
Session for Waylon Jennings, 1973.
Member of Skid Row.
Karel Beer - guitar, keyboards; Peter Kimberley - bass, keyboards, vocals; Brian
Smith - drums; Colin Swinburne - guitar, vocals.
Guitar, vocals, producer.
Member of the Guess Who, 1969-71; Brave Belt, 1971-73; Backman Turner Overdrive,
1973-77; Ironhorse, 1979.
Solo album: "Survivor", 1978.
Member of Brave Belt, 1971-73; Bachman-Turner Overdrive 1973-80.
Member of Bachman-Turner Overdrive, 1973-74.
Randy Bachman - guitar, vocaIs, producer; Rob Bachman - drums, percussion; Tim
Bachman - guitar, vocals (1973-74); Blair Thornton - guitar, vocals (1974-76); C.F.
Turner - bass, vocals.
After success in canada's biggest band, The Guess Who, Randy Bachman tried again with
Brave Belt to no avail. He retired briefly from the scene but soon returned with a new
band and a sound aimed at the massive rock market.
Great production and tireless touring produced a string of platinum albums but by
1978, the magic had worn thin and the band gradually collapsed.
Albums: Bachman-Turner Overdrive, 1973; Bachman-Turner Overdrive Vol. 11, 1973;
Four Wheel Drive, 1974; Not Fragile, 1974; Head On, 1975; Freeways, 1977.
Member of Jo'burg Hawk, 1973.
Ron Aspery - saxophone, flute, piano; Tony Hicks - drums; Colin Hodgkinson - bass,
vocals; Dave Macrae - keyboards, 1974-.
Albums: Back Door, 1972; 8th Street Nites, 1973.
BACK STREET CRAWLER.
Tony Braunagle - drums; John Bundrick - keyboards, vocals (1976); Paul Kossoff -
guitar (1975-76); Mike Montgomery keyboard, vocals (1975-76); Terry Wilson - Slesser
While his ex-Free partners were finding massive success in Bad Company, Paul
Kossoff seemed to get his act together and recorded a solo album, "Back Street
Crawler" with the aid of some session men in 1973.
By 1975, he bowed to pressure and critical acclaim and formed a group bearing the
album's name. At last, his guitar work seemed to have found the perfect foil in the
vocals of Terry Wilson-Slesser. Although writer Mike Montgomery left in 1976, his
replacement by John "Rabbit" Bundrick promised much to fans and Kossoff alike.
Tragically, Paul Kossoff died that year. His loss didn't stop the band which
re-invented itself as "Crawler".
Albums: Back Street Crawler, 1973; The Bank Plays On, 1975; 2nd Street, 1976.
Member of The Raw Herbs, 1987.
Willy Tjon Ajong - keyboards; Peter Backhausen - guitar, drums, keyboards, vocals;
Karl Gillaut - guitar; Karl Schott - bass; Steffi Stephan - bass.
Member of Flying Island, 1976.
Member of the Comsat Angels, 1979-85.
Member of Love Affair, 1968-69.
Member of The Bandung File, 1988.
Dick Innes jnr - drums; J.D. Nicholson - piano, vocals; Buddy Reed - guitar, vocals;
Gregg Schaeffer - guitar, harmonica; George Smith - harmonica, vocals.
Boz Burrell - bass; Simon Kirke - drums, percussion; Mick Ralphs - guitar, keyboards;
Paul Rodgers - guitar, piano, vocals.
Signed to Led Zeppelin's own record label, Swansong in 1974, they were instantly
branded a supergroup by the world's press. The raw facts howvever, show that in
reality they were probably more successful than anyone could have predicted, with a
series of international hit albums.
Unlike Free, they were very much a band rather than a showcase for solo talent but
they did eventually fall into a rut. By 1982 their brand of stadium rock was proving
boring to fans and band alike and the band went their own ways.
In 1986, Mick Ralphs, partly looking to record some of his songs, asked Simon Kirke
to join him with a new vocalist, Brian Howe (ex-Ted Nugent). During the mixing of the
album Boz Burrell signed up and Bad Company was re-born. Their comeback tour of the
U.S. was a massive success. By 1988, Burrell had left again and the band remained a
trio until 1990 when Ralphs left. It was expanded with the addition of Dave Colwell
(ex-ASAP), Geoff Whithorn (ex-Back Street Crawler) and Paul Cullen but seemed to
have turned more towards soft AOR than ever. In 1992, Ralphs returned and the group
continued as a trio.
Albums: Bad Company, 1974; Straight Shooter, 1975; Run With The Pack, 1976;
Burning Sky 1977.
[Rockmine Classic Album: Straight Shooter].
BAD DRESS SENSE.
Paul Pizza - bass; Nick Schozzer - vocals; Ed Shred - guitar, vocals; Jason Twitch
Buster Bloodvessell - vocals; Louis Cook - guitar, vocals; Dave Farren - bass; Paul
Hyman - trumpet; Chris Kane - tenor sax; Andrew Marson - alto sax; Alan Sayag -
harmonica, vocals; Martin Stewart - keyboards; Brian Tuitt - drums.
BADANJEK, JOHNNY 'BEE'.
Member of Catfish Hodge, 1973; Mitch Ryder's Detroit Wheels; Rockets, 1977.
Sessions for Dr. John, 1975; Alice Cooper, 1975.
Session for Janis Joplin, 1969.
BADESSIE, HOWARD "SPREAD".
Session for Judy Mowatt, 1980.
Tom Evans - bass, guitar,vocals; Mike Gibbons - drums; Pete Ham; vocals; Joey
Molland - guitar, vocals.
Originally called The Iveys, they signed to The Beatles Apple label but changed to
Badfinger when Griffiths joined the band. They had international chart hits with songs
written by The Beatles and Paul McCartney but Ham and Evans were accomplished
songwriters themselves as their worldwide hit for Nilsson, "Without You", proved.
Worked as the house band for the Bangla Desh Concert, 1971.
Although they signed to Warners in 1974, they went through a period of difficulties with
their management. Pete Ham became increasingly depressed and hanged himself in 1975.
Session for George Harrison, 1972.
Member of Snips, 1976.
Member of The Dream; Extreme, 1986-.
Member of Scorched Earth, 1983.
Formed by ex-Yes keyboards man, Tony Kaye in 1972.
Roy Dyke - drums; Simon Foster - bass, vocals; Tony Kaye - organ; Tony Parrish -
guitar, vocals, 1972-73; Jackie Lomax - guitar, vocals, 1974-.
Dave Flett - guitar; Paul George - drums; Mel The Axe - guitar; Tutt Skillin -
vocals; Murray Ward - bass.
Keyboards, saxophone, vocals.
Member of Doomed (early version of The Damned); King, 1978.
Born 9th January 1941, Staten Island, New York.
Female folk legend whose career and private life have, over the years, been closely
linked to Bob Dylan's.
A graduate of the civil rights marches and rallies, she found a new non-folk
audience when she played Woodstock. By the mid-seventies, she was a mainsream
artist producing lyrical well crafted soft-rock albums.
During the 1980's she seemed to take on the mantle of Grande Dame of the feminist
peace movement often showing up at US military bases to show solidarity for their
peace camps. It seemed to detract from her work.
Sessions for Mimi Farina, 1968; Bob Dylan, 1975.
[Rockmine Classic Single: Diamonds And Rust, 1976].
Conga, percussion, vocals.
Member of El Chicano.
Member of El Chicano, 1974.
Randall Foote - percussion, vocals; Peter Lyon - guitar; Michael Parker - keyboards;
Barry Pullman - organ, moog synthesiser.
Backup band for the Hudson Brothers, 1976.
Willie Alexander - piano, vocals; David Bynoe - bass, drums, flute, harmonica; Mark
Gould - horns, keyboards; Fred Griffith - vocals; Lee Mason - drums, vocals; Marshall
O'Connell - guitar; Steve Schrell - reeds; David Thomas - vocals; Rodney Young -
drums, percussion, vocals.
A nostalgia band before nostalgia became Popular.
Album: 11 PM, Saturday, 1968.
Session for Finnigan & Wood, 1972.
Member of Little Beaver, 1974-75.
Member of Cold Comfort, 1978.
Member of Honky, 1978.
Member of Herman Brood's band, 1975.
Member of The V Corporation, 1986.
Session for Randy Edelman, 1976.
Member of Jabula, 1974.
Session for Mike Oldfield, 1975.
Session for Tony Bird, 1976.
Sessions for Van McCoy, 1978; Aretha Franklin, 1979.
Session for Saffron Summerfield, 1974.
Member of the Oscar Benton Blues Band, 1969-72; Barrelhouse, 1974.
Member of Atlanta Rhythm Section, 1972-79.
Session for Badger, 1974.
Member of the Saints, 1977.
Member of Mabel Greer's Toy Shop, 1968.
Sessions for David Ackles, 1973; Rita Coolidge, 1975; Martin Mull, 1977.
Session for Gene Vincent, 1971.
Session for Fred Frith, 1976.
Member of Black Slate, 1980.
Member of The Quireboys, 1986-.
Session for Pacific Gas & Electric, 1973.
Session for Gordon Giltrap, 1974.
BAILEY, JOHN "BUDDY".
Member of The Clovers.
Session for Paul Johnson, 1987.
Member of Jules Verne, 1992.
Member of Warm Dust, 1971.
Sessions for Graham Bond, 1971; Keith Tippett, 1972; Annette And Victor Brox, 1974.
Member of Sudden Sway, 1984.
Member of Bootsy's Rubber Band, 1976.
Member of Extreme Noise Terror, 1990.
BAILEY, MIKE (d).
Member of Boots For Dancing, 1980-81.
BAILEY, MIKE (h).
Sessions for Harvey Andrews, 1973; Stretch, 1975; David Batteau, 1976; Kirby, 1978.
BAILEY, NICK "STRAKER".
Member of the Nick Straker Band, 1980.
Sessions for Matumbi, 1979; Blackbeard, 1980; Roy Reid, 1980.
BAILEY, NOEL "DIGGLES".
Session for Dennis Brown, 1980.
BAILEY, P.C. "DICEMAN".
Banjo, guitar, saxophone, vocals.
Member of Bontemps Roulez, 1978.
Session for Chilli Willi & The Red Hot Peppers, 1974.