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Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams is an American singer-songwriter best known for his solo career, and as a former member of alternative country band Whiskeytown.

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Selector on their UK Tour in 1980

The Selecter

The Selecter is a legendary British 2 Tone ska revival band that played a pivotal role in shaping the sound and spirit of the early 1980s.

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Sex Pistols

Sex Pistols

The Sex Pistols were an English punk rock band formed in 1975. Without them popular culture in the last 30+ years would be very different.

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Simply Red

Simply Red

Simply Red is a British soul and pop band drawing upon influences ranging from blue-eyed soul, New Romantic & rock to reggae & jazz.

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Sinead O'connor

Sinead O'connor

Sinéad O’Connor is an Irish singer-songwriter who rose to fame in the late 1980s & is best known for her hit single 'Nothing Compares 2 U'.

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Siouxsie and The Banshees

Siouxsie and The Banshees

Siouxsie and the Banshees were an English 70's punk band formed in London & became an important influence on the emerging gothic rock scene.

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Slash

Slash

Slash is regarded as one of the world's greatest guitar players, particularly acclaimed for his thundering solos on Guns N' Roses records.

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Slits, The

The Slits

The Slits were a British rock band, their 1979 debut album, Cut, has been called one of the defining releases of the post-punk era.

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Smiths, The

The Smiths

Critics have called The Smiths the most important alternative rock band to emerge from the British independent music scene of the 1980s.

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Limited edition print of a silhouette of Snoop Doff blowing smoke.

Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg is an iconic rapper and entertainer known for his smooth style and versatile career.

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Sonic Youth

Sonic Youth

Sonic Youth was an American rock band from New York City, formed in 1981 & were part of the 'no wave' art & music scene in New York City.

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Soundgarden

Soundgarden

Seattle band Soundgarden are regarded as one of the pioneers of grunge who helped popularise the genre in the 1990s.

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Specials, The

The Specials

The Specials are an English 2 Tone and ska revival band, their music combines a ska and rocksteady beat with punk's energy and attitude.

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Squeeze in London in 1978 photographed by Jill Furmanovsky

Squeeze

Squeeze are a British band formed in Depford, London in 1974 that came to prominence during the new wave period of the late 1970s.

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Status Quo

Status Quo

Status Quo are one of Britain's most successful rock bands selling over 118 million records, famous for their unique brand of boogie rock

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Stereophonics

Stereophonics

Stereophonics are a Welsh rock band formed in 1992 that are best described as "classic UK rock delivered with whiskey vocals"

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Stevie Ray Vaughan

Stevie Ray Vaughan

Stevie Ray Vaughan, frontman & guitarist of Double Triuble, is regarded as one of the most influential people in the history of Blues music.

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Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder is a multi-talented singer-songwriter who developed from a child prodigy into one of the world's most creative musical figures

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Stone Roses

Stone Roses

The Stone Roses are an English rock band, formed in Manchester in 1983, meshing '60s-styled guitar pop with an understated '80s dance beat.

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Stranglers, The

The Stranglers

The Stranglers are one of the most enduring bands to have come out of the punk scene with an uncompromising attitude and idiosyncratic style

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Photograph of The Style Council sat in a hotel - shot by music photographer Luciano Viti in Rome in 1984

The Style Council

The Style Council, formed by Paul Weller and Mick Talbot in 1982, was known for blending musical styles, politics, and high fashion.

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Syd Barrett

Syd Barrett

Syd Barrett was a founder member of Pink Floyd and was the lead singer, guitarist and principle songwriter in the band's early years

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David Byrne, Talking Heads photographed by Jill Furmanovsky in Edniburgh in 1979

Talking Heads

Talking Heads were formed in New York in 1975. They are known for pioneering new wave music, often combining elements of punk, and funk.

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The B52s by artist Horace Panter

The B-52's

The B'52's are an American new wave band that emerged in the mid-70s with their quirky, fun sound

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Thelonius Monk

Thelonius Monk

Thelonious Monk was part of that small but select group of jazz musicians who were responsible for the birth of a new kind of jazz - bebop.

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Thin Lizzy

Thin Lizzy

Thin Lizzy's music reflects a wide range of influences, including blues, soul music, psychedelic rock, and traditional Irish folk music.

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Artwork by Storm Thorgerson for Thornley's album Come Again

Thornley

Thornley was a Canadian post-grunge/hard rock band formed by Ian Thornley in 2002 after the break-up of his earlier band, Big Wreck.

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Tina Turner

Tina Turner

Tina Turner is one of the world's best-selling music artists of all time, she has also been referred to as The Queen of Rock 'n' Roll.

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Tom Jones

Tom Jones

National treasure Tom Jones has been entertaining audiences for over six decades with his powerful voice and sex appeal

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Tom Robinson

Tom Robinson

Tom Robinson is a British singer-songwriter & bassist, who first became known in the late 1970s as a musician with the 'Tom Robinson Band'.

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Tom Waits

Tom Waits

Tom Waits is an American singer-songwriter known for his musical tales of bohemians, drifters, misfits & his blend of blues, folk & jazz.

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U2

U2

U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group are one of the world's best-selling music artists of all time.

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Undertones, The

The Undertones

The Undertones emerged from Derry in 1976, the result of five friends drawing on influences from punk rock and the new wave scene.

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Van Halen

Van Halen

Van Halen is an American rock band formed in California in 1972, famed for their acclaimed guitarist Eddie Van Halen & electric performances

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Van Morrison

Van Morrison

Van Morrison is a Northern Irish singer, songwriter and musician who is usually known by the name "Van the Man" to his fans.

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Velvet Revolver

Velvet Revolver

Velvet Revolver was an American hard rock supergroup who achieved commercial success with their debut album, 'Contraband'.

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