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Just a bit of fun - music bands from back home

So what are the singers or bands from 'back home' wherever that is?

For me, Leicester, here is my little list:

The Dallas Boys (50s and 60s)
Engelbert Humperdink (50s and 60s)
Showaddywaddy (70s)
Cornershop (80s) (what happened to them- loved a brimful of asher (sp?)
Kasabian 90s to now
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Old 21.12.2015, 00:15
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Sadly, Max Bygraves (1970's - 1980's)
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Old 21.12.2015, 00:30
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Def Leppard
Arctic Monkeys
Joe Cocker
Paul Carrack
Pulp
The Human League
Moloko
The Longpigs
Richard Hawley (the Verve)
Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
Heaven 17
The Crookes (may just be a local band, not sure...)


Sheffield does OK!
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Old 21.12.2015, 00:45
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The Verve

Limahl from Kajagoogoo

George Formby

Bit of a mixed bag from Wigan.
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Old 21.12.2015, 03:13
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Re: Just a bit of fun - music bands from back home

AC/DC
INXS
Men at Work
Keith Urban
Midnight Oil
Icehouse
Rick Springfield
Mental as Anything
Delta Goodrem
The Vines
Human Nature
The Easybeats
Divinyls
Ben Lee
Alex Lloyd
Rose Tattoo
Hoodoo Gurus
Peter Andre (hmmmm)
Rolf Harris (OK. Let's stop there.)

... and a few hundred more from Sydney. Even if you don't recognise the names, you'll know at least one song from each of the above.
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Old 21.12.2015, 03:17
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Rick Springfield
Mental as Anything


Ooh.. I'd forgotten about Live it Up. And Jessie's Girl has the best (and possibly only) use of "moot" in a lyric, ever...
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Caravan. Soft machine
Canterbury, England 60ies to 70ies


enjoy the day y'all


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Old 21.12.2015, 10:29
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AC/DC
INXS
Men at Work
Keith Urban
Midnight Oil
Icehouse
Rick Springfield
Mental as Anything
Delta Goodrem
The Vines
Human Nature
The Easybeats
Divinyls
Ben Lee
Alex Lloyd
Rose Tattoo
Hoodoo Gurus
Peter Andre (hmmmm)
Rolf Harris (OK. Let's stop there.)

... and a few hundred more from Sydney. Even if you don't recognise the names, you'll know at least one song from each of the above.
cool list bro, but you missed out all the best Aussie acts......

Nick Cave
Tame Impala
Wolf Mother
Kylie Minogue
The Go Betweens
The Triffids
The Birthday Party
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Old 21.12.2015, 10:45
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Re: Just a bit of fun - music bands from back home

Munn and Feltons
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Old 21.12.2015, 11:08
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Re: Just a bit of fun - music bands from back home

Australia's a big place... Perth is as far from Sydney (my home town) as London is from Damascus.
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cool list bro, but you missed out all the best Aussie acts......

Nick Cave -- countryside Victoria/Melbourne
Tame Impala -- Perth
Wolf Mother -- lol
Kylie Minogue -- Melbourne, and lol
The Go Betweens -- Brisbane
The Triffids -- Perth
The Birthday Party -- Melbourne (obviously, see Nick Cave)
But if you want yet another cool band from Sydney (in addition to all those I listed before, like the Rolf), I present you: The Cruel Sea. And The Church. And The Party Boys.
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Re: Just a bit of fun - music bands from back home

fair enough, I missed that you were listing Sydney acts....! Sydney is light on decent acts...
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Slade.
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Old 21.12.2015, 11:47
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Pink Floyd
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Sewer Trout
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Re: Just a bit of fun - music bands from back home

- 7 little sisters (all blokes)






- Swing Out Sisters (they lived round the corner from us!): "Breakout" :




- Depeche Mode (Andy Fletcher also from Nottingham)
- The Animals
- The Pogues (not from Nottingham, but first band I saw live at Rock City...a lifetime ago!)
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Re: Just a bit of fun - music bands from back home

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Def Leppard
Arctic Monkeys
Joe Cocker
Paul Carrack
Pulp
The Human League
Moloko
The Longpigs
Richard Hawley (the Verve)
Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
Heaven 17
The Crookes (may just be a local band, not sure...)


Sheffield does OK!
You forgot that other BEF band ABC.
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Re: Just a bit of fun - music bands from back home

Keep them coming. BTW adding 'town' to the list would be great.

Tom, Pink Floyd was one of my favourite groups at the time I arrive in UK - where did they come from?

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Sadly, Max Bygraves (1970's - 1980's)
"I`m a pink tooth brush, you`re a blue tooth brush"?
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Keep them coming. BTW adding 'town' to the list would be great.

Tom, Pink Floyd was one of my favourite groups at the time I arrive in UK - where did they come from?
Cambridge.
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