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CLASSIC BANDS #12 – AC/DC

Line-up Bon Scott – lead vocals (1974-80) Brian Johnson – lead vocals (1980-2016) Angus Young – lead guitar (1973- ) Malcolm Young – rhythm guitar (1973-2014) Mark Evans – bass (1975-77) Cliff Will...



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Classic Bands # 9 – LED ZEPPELIN

Classic Bands # 9 LED ZEPPELIN and the birth of Heavy Metal The sounds described as heavy metal have changed dramatically over the years, with what is called Metal now bearing little resemblance to 80s acts like Van Halen, Whit...



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Classic Bands # 10 AEROSMITH

Formed in Boston in 1970, with original guitarist Ray Tabano being replaced by Whitford the following year, Aerosmith developed a strong local following with their swaggering blues-based hard rock.



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Classic Bands # 8 – THE DOORS

Formed in 1965 in Los Angeles when like-minded fellow UCLA students Morrison and Manzarek met on Venice beach, eventually adding Densmore and Krieger to a line-up that initially included a bass guitarist, Patty Sullivan, The Do...



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Classic Bands # 7 – THE MONKEES

Mickey Dolenz – Vocals, Drums, Percussion, occasional acoustic guitar Davy Jones – Vocals, Percussion, occasional drums, very occasional guitar & keyboard Mike Nesmith – Guitar, Vocals, occasional bass Peter Tork – ...



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CLASSIC BANDS # 6 – THE KINKS

The Kinks were formed in the North London suburb of Muswell Hill in 1964 by brothers Ray and Dave Davies, whose rhythm & blues infused garage rock, with its furious riffs, inspired and influenced a million future rock acts.



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CLASSIC BANDS # 5 – THE WHO

Line-up Roger Daltrey – Lead Vocals, Harmonica, percussion, occasional guitar Pete Townsend – Guitar, Vocals, Keyboards John Entwistle – Bass, occasional French horn, vocals (1964 – 2002) Keith Moon – Drums, Percussio...



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THE BEATLES – Capitol US Albums

Australian and UK Beatles fans (and those in many other countries) grew up with the British EMI releases that have subsequently become the standardised worldwide catalogue for the biggest Rock band of all time. However, in Amer...



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CLASSIC BANDS #4 – “The Big Three: Beach Boys, Beatles, & Stones”

As previously mentioned in this series, the fifties was an era primarily of solo stars, and as that decade drew to a close, many of these stars had disappeared from view for a variety of reasons. Some conspiracy theorists sugge...



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Ringo-Mania hits Melbourne – 49 years on!

The last time Beatles legend Ringo Starr performed in Melbourne, Australia, was in 1964 at Festival Hall – the very same venue that he and his All-Starr Band packed out on Saturday February 16th 2013. The 72-year-old drummer...