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List of famous bands from Liverpool
This is a list of famous music groups:
Of course this list is incomplete; can you help?
- A Formal Sigh: 1980s New Wave band.
- Anathema: doom-death metal hybrid, later playing hard rock.
- Atomic Kitten: Girl band, formed in 1999 by OMD's Andy McCluskey.
- The Beatles: John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney and George Harrison.
- Black: 1980's Jazz band famous for the song Wonderful_Life. Colin Vearncombe, David Dix.
- The Boo Radleys: English rock group during 1980s and 1990s. Martin Carr, Timothy Brown, Rob Cieka, and Sice
- Cast: 1990's pop group
- The Coral and The Zutons: 2000s indie groups inspired by 60s pyschadelica.
- The Christians: soul band from the 1980s and 1990s.
- Crucial Three: The legendary trio of Ian McCulloch, Julian Cope and Pete Wylie.
- Dead or Alive: New Wave pop band of the 1980s.
- The Dead 60s:2000s New Wave/Ska group.
- Echo & the Bunnymen: rock group.
- The Farm: Pop band, famous for the track All Together Now.
- Flock of Seagulls: New Wave 1980s pop band.
- Frankie Goes To Hollywood: 1980s pop band.
- Gerry & the Pacemakers: 1960s rock n roll band.
- Icicle Works: 1980s band.
- Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
- The Names: 1970s New Wave band, aka The Famous Names.
- The La's: late 1980s to early 1990s pop group.
- Ladytron: Current electro-pop band.
- Lightning Seeds: Rock band, who's Ian Broudie wrote the Three Lions music for Euro96.
- Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark: (aka OMD) Electronic music band (members originally from the Wirral).
- The Real Thing: Band who sung the 1970s classic "You To Me Are Everything".
- Space: 1990s rock band known for their hit single "Female of the Species".
- The Stands: current indie-rock band
- The Teardrop Explodes: 1980s pop group.
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Mojo Filter, anyone remember them? played a lot of Beatles music,good band. i used to watch them a lot
Deaf School...who I'm going to see tomorrow on the Academy...yeah!
And of course THE MUFFIN MEN and THE WIZARDS OF TWIDDLY
A fine bunch of (scouse) musicians
Just found this old thread and couldn`t believe nobody had mentioned the
Merseysippi Jazz Band. They are still playing now. I saw them in 1956 at the
Liverpool Stadium on the same bill as the great Louis Armstrong and his Allstars. It cost me £1/5s and that was to stand up at the back of the arena.
"Mojo Filter"....oh yaeahhhh, good music!! I loved the guys!
I must confess I miss "Frank goes to Hollywood"!The tragic fate of Holly Johnson! :-(
Ahhhhh Colin Vearncombe aka Black.....he is a great musician and a nice fella. He left Liverpool many years ago and is now living in West Cork. Last time I have seen him was in 2004 live on stage in the Stanley Theatre.
Wot about Bilbo Baggins
Remember them from the CI club in late 60s well before the lord of the rings was well known - cover band but good - box tops, bee gees etc. You had to be a mod.
The Searchers, Big In Japan, Lawnmower - now there's eclectic!
Connie Lush and Blues Shouter
Last edited by GNASHER; 12-30-2008 at 07:10 PM.
the harlems 70s soul band big in the northwest an come second on opportuniy knocks with hughie green i think cy tucker an the friars won
Yes, I remember the Harlems with Vinnie Ismail and Alan Sephton.
Originally Posted by pabsdabs
Also the Gems, The Chants, Derry Wilkie, Sugar Dean, L8 Connection, Colin Aryeety, The Buzz Brothers (formerly the Shuffler Sound) - lots more, can't think off the top of my head.
Nobody has mentioned Rage/Nutz. My mate john mylett was the drummer he was killed in a car accident just after they split up. He had a club named after him that used to be in St Johns precinct. Anyone that has any memories or even better photos please post them on YO!
I've got a photo of inside Milo's in the 80s on here already somewhere.
Cook Da Books
Colonel Bagshots I B B
Up and Running
Blue Vein would play on the clock in salisbury st on thursdays, we got the more plush weekend dates
Cook da books were around when we were too, they had a good chart entry, the video was shot in Gerard Gardens.
Wah/mighty Wah - The story of the blues.
Up and running out of afraid of mice/two's company (Phil Jones) used to watch them on the Star & Garter.
Do you remember a group Gnasher, about 6 of them, played i the Cumberland and used to do a song called/or had the lyrics - 'Little red bottle I love you' ?
Larks in the Park With Cook Da Books and the Check.
Originally Posted by Ged
We played The Royal Court with Blue Vein(my last night with The Touch 16/12/83).They played again there with Up and Running.Blew them both off the stage.
What year for the Cumberland? Could it have been North West One?
I think you're spot on with North West one Gnash as it's ringing bells. It would have been 81-83.
Originally Posted by GNASHER
Our gig venues were Daleys Dandelion, The Mayflower, Throstles Nest, Mitre, Schooner Inn, Whispers, The Clock, The Dorchester/Pembroke club, Kenny Fields, Windsor Castle aka Bents, Red Star club, Henglers Circus to name but a few. We sometimes played 5 nights a week and I was earning well in excess of my day job
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We were always in Hesseys and Curly music - then around to Probe, Backtrax and The Magical Mystery Store - then a couple of years later we'd go to Cavern Mecca after MMS closed down.
Ged,Whispers.What a t**t of a carry.Couldn't loadout untill they started kickin'(literally) out.With it being a 'wine bar' no ale.We would stock up in the Newington,plastic bottles filled with ale.The bouncers were always trying to find it.The Manager,?,liked his bitter and would bum some.Had a few good stay behinds.He was also at Rudy's in Cumberland St,same owners?.That was another regular gig.
" The Touch "
That brings back memories , i remember Andy well,
He used to go out with a friend of mine , who is also named Karen
Did she have something to do with catering?
What about Rage/Nutz. John Mylett the drummer was my friend. He was killed in a car crash on hoilday abroad just after the band split up. He had a club named after him in St Johns precinct.
Originally Posted by davship
I'm assuming you never noticed post 19 davship ?...
If you want info on Keith Mulhollannd and the lads from Rage/Nutz that fans I think would love to see.. just say so and I'll put it on here....
if you dont want to see this then just ignore this.. I'll get the message..
it really is no skin of my nose either way...
That would be brilliant Gerard. Most of my friends have a go at me for "living in the past" but class will always be class. Anything you could provide would be gratefully appreciated.
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Ged thanks for the link ive just spent over an hour going through all those pictures, some great memories, some i'd rather forget! but brilliant anyway. Cheers again Davship
There's nothing wrong in living in the past when the current is so much sh1tter davship.
Experiences and Memories are what helps to shape us.
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