The History of New Wave

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It’s incredible to think that music comes in many styles and forms that appeal either to the broader audience or to a particular type of audience. Rock and pop music have branched out to different styles, including new wave. New wave emerged onto the music scene during the late 1970s and early … Read more

Artist Profile: The Go-Go’s

The Go Gos

Formed in Los Angeles, California in 1978, The Go-Go’s is an American new-wave band that became famous in the early 1980s. They were the first all-female band who wrote their own songs played their own instruments and top Billboard charts. Their debut album was considered to be a cornerstone album of US … Read more

INXS

INXS

Originally known as the Farris Brothers in 1977, INXS (pronounced as “in excess”) is an Australian band that is consist of Tim Farris in guitars, Jon Farris on drums, Garry Gary Beers on keyboards, Kirk Pengilly on keyboards and Micheal Hutchence on vocals. INXS was responsible for the hit songs “What You … Read more

Simple Minds

Simple Minds

Formed in 1977 in Glasgow, Simple Minds is a Scottish rock band that is currently composed of Jim Kerr on vocals, Charlie Burchill on guitar and keyboards, Catherine AD on vocals, guitar and keyboards, Sarah Brown on vocals, Ged Grimes on bass, Cherisse Osei on drums, and Gordie Goudie on guitars. They … Read more

The Police – An Iconic Rock Band

The Police

The Police was a British rock band from London that was formed in 1977. They played a style of rock influenced by reggae, punk, and jazz. The band consisted of Sting as the lead vocals, bass guitar, and primary songwriter, Andy Summers on guitar, and Steward Copeland on drums and percussion. The … Read more

Culture Club

Culture Club

Culture Club was an English new wave band that is composed of Boy George on lead vocals, Jon Moss on drums and percussion, Roy Hay on guitar and keyboards and Mikey Craig on bass guitar. Culture Club is one of the most influential groups of the 80’s. They created hit songs including … Read more

One-Hit Wonders: Dexys Midnight Runners

Dexys Midnight Runners

  Introduction Dexys Midnight Runners are best known as one hit wonders especially in the United States, through their single “Come on Eileen” which was one of the biggest hits of the 80s music era. But in their native United Kingdom they amassed several major hits such as “Geno,” “There, There My … Read more

One-hit wonders: M

M

Introduction M was a new wave/synth pop “group,” a one-man project of English singer and musician Robin Scott. M gained international recognition for their hit “Pop Muzik.” It was a for the electro-pop and dance genre for it was new musical style during that day. It became a huge transatlantic hit during … Read more

The Story and Music of Dave Edmunds

The Story and Music of Dave Edmunds

Introduction to Dave Edmunds Dave Edmunds (born David William Edmunds in 1944) is a Welsh/British guitarist, singer and record producer. He began his music career playing with different bands, starting from the Edmund Bros with his older brother Geoff, and then The Raiders, and Love Sculpture. After Love Sculpture split, he formed … Read more

History of Blondie

Blondie

The band’s career at a glance Blondie is an American punk/new wave band, formed in New York City in 1974. The band achieved hits such as “Heart Of Glass”, “One Way Or Another”, “Dreaming”, “Call Me”, “The Tide Is High” and “Rapture”. The band split in 1982 and reunited in 1997; two … Read more

The Buggles – “Video Killed the Radio Star”

The Buggles

Who are the Buggles? The Buggles are British new wave duo, best known for their hit single “Video Killed The Radio Star” which MTV US featured on its very first broadcast in 1981. The single was also a hit, just barely breaking into the US Top 40 and topping the charts back … Read more

Introduction to The Knack

The Knack

Introduction Primarily known for their hit single “My Sharona”, four-piece new wave band The Knack were particularly active in the late 1970s up to mid-80s music scene. Singer-guitarist-songwriter and Michigan native Doug Fieger (who had moved to California to make a fresh start) formed the Knack in 1977. After their demos were … Read more

Biography of Linda Ronstadt

Linda Ronstadt

Early life and career Singer-songwriter Linda Ronstadt’s ability to bridge many musical styles that even extend to Mexican/Latin and Cajun music reflects her unique personal style. She is also an actress, record producer and a political activist. Linda Maria Ronstadt was born on July 15, 1946 in Tucson Arizona. She then moved … Read more