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...Based in Wales, UK, the Young Marble Giants was a post-punk band that, because of their sound’s clear contrast to the punk genre, can arguably be considered to have inspired the later new wave and indie music movements. Guitarist...
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...Henry Russell was an English pianist, baritone singer, and composer. The year of his birth remains unconfirmed, but he was born on December 24th in either 1812 or 1813 in Sheerness, England. Russell started his music career as a child...

Tom Jones

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...When Tom Jones won the Best New Artist Grammy in 1965, it ignited a career that would see over 100 million albums sold and thirty-six Top 40 hits in the UK. Born in Wales in 1940, Jones began singing at a young age but suffered from...
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...Luminary in the history of industrial music, Cabaret Voltaire was formed in 1973 in Sheffield, England by Richard H. Kirk, Stephen Mallinder, and Chris Watson. The band borrowed its name from the historic club in Zurich, Switzerland...

Joe Cocker

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...Known for his unique performance style and gritty-voiced takes on pop material, Joe Cocker was recognized across the globe as one of the best singers of the 1960s and 1970s. Born in Sheffield, England in 1944, Cocker was influenced...

Joy Division

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...Like many others in the late 1970s, Joy Division’s members were inspired to become a band after seeing the Sex Pistols. Bernard Sumner and Peter Hook saw the Pistols in July 1976 and began planning a band the next day. They added Ian Curtis...

Pink Floyd

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...Pink Floyd was a British psychedelic rock group, and probably the frontrunner band in its genre. Despite the band being rooted in blues (the name is derived from blues artists Pink Anderson and Floyd Council), Pink Floyd is known for its...
...Initially associated with punk rock, but later considered post-punk, Siouxsie and the Banshees is an English rock band, formed in London by Siouxsie Sioux (vocals) and Steven Severin (bass) in 1976. Siouxsie and Severin came together when...
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...The indie group Belle and Sebastian emerged from relative obscurity in Scotland to become critically acclaimed and a staple of dorm room listening parties on either side of the Atlantic. Stuart Murdoch and Stuart David formed the group...

Benga

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...The British dubstep producer Benga emerged from the country’s pirate radio scene to become one of the genre’s first innovators. Born in east London in 1986, Benga and his family relocated to the suburb of Croydon, where he would spend...