Boxer

Boxer was an English hard-rock supergroup that released two albums on Virgin and a third-recorded title on Epic between 1975 and 1979. The band marked the third pairing between vocalist Mike Patto and guitarist Ollie Halsall, who had previously played together in the bands Timebox and Patto. Members: Mike Patto (vocals, keyboards), Ollie Halsall (guitar, […]

Godley & Creme

Godley & Creme were an English musical duo and video-production team comprised of multi-instrumentalists Kevin Godley and Lol Creme. They first charted in the comedy-rock act Hotlegs, which morphed into 10cc. After four albums and a string of hits with 10cc, Godley & Creme recorded as a duo, starting with the 1977 triple-album Consequences, a […]

Chopyn

Chopyn were an English art-rock band that released the album Grand Slam on Jet Records in 1975. The band paired veteran jazz-rock guitarist Ray Russell with singer/songwriter Ann Odell. Members: Denny McCaffrey (vocals), Simon Colclough (vocals), Clyde McMullen (bass, vocals), Ann Odell (keyboards, vocals), Simon Phillips (drums), Ray Russell (guitar, vocals, sitar) Odell had released […]

Container

Container were a Swiss jazz-rock band band that released a self-titled album in 1976 on local-press Image. Three of the members hailed from the Jazz Rock Experience. Saxophonist/keyboardist Bruno Spoerri became a prolific electronic musician. Members: Bruno Spoerri (alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, tenor saxophone, sopranino saxophone, Lyricon, synthesizer, producer), Nick Bertschinger (piano, electric piano, Clavinet, […]

Welcome

Welcome were a Swiss rock trio active from the mid-to-late 1970s. Signed to the local branch of Columbia Records, the band released its homonymous debut LP in 1976. Members: Tommy Stebel (percussion, acoustic guitar, vocals), Bernie Krauer (keyboards, vocals, 1975-80), Francis Jost (bass, vocals, 1975-77), Helmi Erdinger (bass, 1978-80), Jean De Anthony (guitar, 1979-81) With […]

First Aid

First Aid were an English symphonic-rock band that released the album Nostradamus on Decca in 1976. The album was based on prophesies of the famed seer, including his prediction that the world would end in 1986, ten years on from the album’s release. Members: Alan Wormald (guitar and vocals), Norrie Tennet (bass), Keith Parkinson (keyboards), […]

Martee Lebous

Martee Lebous (born April 12, 1957) is an American singer and songwriter from New York who released the cabaret/soul-pop album The Lady Wants to Be a Star on Image Records in 1976. A decade later, she resurfaced with the modified surname Lebow and released the 1986 mini-album Crimes of the Heart, followed by the 1987 […]

Lonette McKee

Lonette McKee (born July 22, 1954) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress from Detroit who released the album Lonette on Sussex Records in 1974, followed by Words and Music on Warner Bros. in 1978. As an actress, she’s appeared in more than 30 movies, including Sparkle (1976), The Cotton Club (1984), and Malcolm X […]

J. Jasmine

J. Jasmine was the avant-cabaret musical project of American singer, lyricist, and performance artist Jacqueline Humbert and pianist/composer David Rosenboom. The project yielded the self-pressed album My New Music in 1977. Members: Jacqueline Humbert (vocals), David Rosenboom (piano, violin) Discography: My New Music (1977) Sources: Discogs: J. Jasmine Unseen Worlds: A History of “J. Jasmine: […]

Tamiko Jones

Tamiko Jones — aka Barbara Tamiko Ferguson (born 1945) — is an American soul singer from Kyle, W.V., who released four albums on Atlantic, A&M, December, and Metromedia between 1967 and 1970. She reemerged in 1975 with the album Love Trip on Arista, followed by Cloudy on Atlantis Records in 1977. Discography: A Mann & […]

Mirror

Mirror were a Dutch symphonic-rock quintet that self-pressed the album Daybreak in 1978. Three-fifths of the band went on to form the similarly styled Lethe. Members: Kees Walravens (guitar), Paula Mennen (vocals, keyboards), Philip de Goey (saxophone, flute, oboe), Johan Saanen (bass), Peter Fransen (drums) Discography: Daybreak (1978)

Third Eye

Third Eye were a Dutch jazz-rock band that released two albums on Ring between 1976 and 1977. Members: Jan Huydts (electric piano, synthesizer, Mellotron), Alfred Haurand (bass, percussion), Leo de Ruyter (drums), Frank Köllges (drums, Mellotron, piano), Steve Boston (congas, percussion), Wilton Gaynair (saxophone), Rob van den Broeck (keyboards), Tony Levin (drums), Alan Skidmore (saxophone), […]

Partner

Partner were a Dutch pop/rock foursome that issued three albums on Philips between 1978 and 1980. Members: Pierre Beckers (bass, vocals), Bert Bessems (vocals, guitar), Ab van Goor (vocals, drums), Erwin Musper (vocals, keyboards) Discography: A Man-Size Job Requires a Man-Size Meal (1978) On Second Thoughts (1979) The Sky Is the Limit (1980)

Trace

Trace were a Dutch symphonic-rock trio that issued three albums on Philips and Vertigo between 1974 and 1976. The band was led by ex-Ekseption multi-keyboardist Rick van der Linden and briefly included former Brainbox/Focus drummer Pierre van der Linden (no relation). Members: Rick van der Linden (vocals, keyboards, Hammond organ, clavinet, pianet, synthesizer, harpsichord, mellotron, […]

Pumpkin

Pumpkin were a Dutch jazz-rock band that released a self-titled album on Bubble in 1975. Members: Fred Leeflang (Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, Flute, Piccolo Flute), Frank Noya (Bass), Nanning Van Der Hoop (Drums, Percussion), Peter Schön (Piano, Electric Piano [Rhodes], Clavinet, Synthesizer [Arp], Strings) Discography: Pumpkin (1975)

Napalis

Napalis were a Dutch jazz-rock ensemble that released a self-titled album on EMI-subsidiary Negram in 1976. Members: Dick Vennik (Saxophone, Flute), Neppie Noya (Congas, Percussion), Leo de Ruiter (Drums), Henny Vonk (Electric Bass), Michael Samson (Guitar), Rob van den Broeck (Keyboards, Synthesizer) Discography: Napalis (1976)

The Keyboard Circle

The Keyboard Circle were a Dutch jazz-rock trio that existed during the mid-1970s. Their one album is a 2009 archival release of a live performance recorded on February 8, 1976. Members: Jan Huydts (Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Synthesizer [Hohner String Ensemble, Arp Odyssey]), Rob Franken (Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Clavinet [Hohner], Synthesizer [Solna String Ensemble, […]

Bonfire

Bonfire were a Dutch avant-garde/jazz-rock band that released the album Bonfire Goes Bananas on EMI in 1975. Members: Cees Meerman (drums), Eugene den Hoed (guitar, flute), Kees den Hoed (bass), Frank Witte (organ, piano, flute) Discography: Bonfire Goes Bananas (1975)

The Chris Hinze Combination

The Chris Hinze Combination were a Dutch revolving-door jazz-rock ensemble led by the namesake flutist. The band released 10 albums between 1970 and 1978, mostly on CBS. Nine further albums have appeared at sporadic intervals since 1984. Members: Chris Hinze (flute, alto flute, bass flute, bamboo flute, organ), Henk Alkema (piano), Wim van der Beek […]

Anita Meyer

Anita Meyer (born Oct. 29, 1954) is a Dutch pop singer who first recorded during the late 1960s as half of the teen-sibling duo Anita & Rene — alternately known by the names Joy and Go Go — with brother René Meijer. In 1975 she joined Rainbow Train, an art-pop ensemble directed by musician/composer Hans […]

Alquin

Alquin was a Dutch band on Polydor that released the 1972–73 jazz-rock albums Marks and The Mountain Queen. With the addition of singer Michel van Dijk, they made the 1975–76 hard rock albums Nobody Can Wait Forever, Best Kept Secret, and Alquin on Tour. Members: Dick Franssen (keyboards), Ferdinand Bakker (guitar, keyboards, backing vocals), Job […]

Finch

Finch was a mid-Seventies Dutch instrumental band that released three symphonic hard-rock albums: Glory of the Inner Force, Beyond Expression, and Galleons of Passion. Members: Joop van Nimwegen (guitar), Peter Vink (bass), Paul Vink (keyboards, 1974), Cleem Determeijer (keyboards, 1975), Ad Wammes (keyboards, 1976), Beer Klaasse (drums, 1974-76), Hans Bosboom (drums, 1977) Background Finch formed […]

Focus

Focus was a Dutch symphonic/hard-rock band that released seven albums and a live recording between 1970 and 1977. Members:  Thijs van Leer (keyboards, flute, vocals, Hammond organ), Martin Dresden (bass, 1969-70), Hans Cleuver (drums, 1969-70), Jan Akkerman (guitar, 1969-76), Pierre van der Linden (drums, 1970-73, 1976, 2005-present), Cyril Havermans (bass, 1970-71), Bert Ruiter (bass, 1971-78), […]

Free Fair

Free Fair were a Dutch jazz-rock band that released three albums between 1978 and 1981, the first two on Timeless. Members: Dick Vennik (saxophone, flute), Eric Ineke (drums), Harry Emmery (bass), Rob van den Broeck (keyboards) Discography: Free Fair (1978) Free Fair 2 (1979) +8 (1981)

Galaxy-Lin

Galaxy-Lin were a Dutch art-rock band that released two albums and three singles on Polydor during 1974 and 1975. Members: Dick Remelink (saxophone, flute), Hugo van Haastert (mandolin, vocals), Peter Rijnvis (drums), Peter Wassenaar (bass), Robbie van Leeuwen (mandolin, vocals), Ruud van de Berg [aka Rudy Bennett] (vocals), Hans de Vos (mandolin), Skip van Rooy […]

Golden Earring

Golden Earring was a Dutch rock band that started life in 1961 as The Tornadoes. The band released two Nederbeat albums on Polydor between 1965 and 1967 under variations of the pluralized “Golden Earrings” banner before the arrival of vocalist Barry Hay. Between 1968 and 1981, the band recorded 16 albums for the label before […]

Jasper van’t Hof

Jasper van’t Hof (born June 30, 1947) is a Dutch pianist who has played in numerous combo configurations since the early 1970s, including the jazz-rock supergroups Association P.C. and Pork Pie. He has released more than 30 solo albums. Discography: Eye Ball (1974) The Selfkicker (1977) Flowers Allover (1978) However (1978) Fairytale (1979 • Jasper […]

Lucifer

Lucifer were a Dutch pop band that released eight singles and two albums on EMI between 1972 and 1977. Members: Dick Buysman (bass, 1972-77), Henny Huisman (drums, 1972-76), Brenda Barthelemy [aka Pinky], (guitar, vocals, 1972-73), Margriet Eshuijs (vocals, organ, 1973-78), Julio Wilson (percussion, 1974-76), Job Netten (guitar, ?-1976), Ferd Berger, (guitar, 1976-78), Jan Pijnenburg (drums, […]

Spin

Spin were a Dutch jazz-rock band that released two albums on Ariola between 1976 and 1977. Members:  Rein van den Broek (trumpet, flugelhorn), Jan Vennik (flute, oboe, clarinet), Hans Jansen (keyboards), Hans Hollestelle (keyboards, guitar), Jan Hollestelle (bass, keyboards, cello), Cees Kranenburg (drums, percussion) Discography: Spin (1976) Whirlwind (1977)

Solution

Solution was a Dutch jazz-rock-soul band that released the 1971–72 Harvest albums Solution and Divergence, followed by the 1975–77 Rocket titles Cordon Bleu and Fully Interlocking.  Members: Tom Barlage (saxophone, keyboards), Willem Ennes (piano, keyboards), Ad Kooi (bass, 1966-70), Ap “Appie” Alberts (saxophone, 1966), Frits Lagerwerff (trumpet, cornet, 1966-68), Frits Schmidt (drums, 1967), Hans Waterman […]

Kayak

Kayak were a Dutch art-pop band that released eight albums on EMI and Vertigo between 1973 and 1981. Members: Ton Scherpenzeel (keyboards, piano, organ, accordion, vocals), Johan Slager (guitar, vocals, 1972-81), Max Werner (vocals, percussion, 1972-81, 1999-2001), Pim Koopman (drums, percussion, vocals, 1972-76, 1999-2009), Cees van Leeuwen (bass, 1972-74), Bert Veldkamp (bass, vocals, 1974-76, 1999-2004), […]

Earth and Fire

Earth and Fire was a Dutch symphonic art-rock band that released eight albums and numerous singles between 1969 and 1983, mostly on Polydor and Vertigo. Members: Gerard Koerts (keyboards, 1968-82), Chris Koerts (guitar, 1968-79), Hans Ziech (bass, 1968-74), Cees Kalis (drums, 1968-70), Manuela Berloth [aka Lysett] (vocals, 1968-69), Jerney Kaagman (vocals, 1969-82, 1987-90), Ton van […]

Samantha Sang

Samantha Sang (born Aug. 5, 1953) is an Australian singer and entertainer from Melbourne who released three albums between 1975 and 1979. Her duet with writer/producer Barry Gibb yielded the lush, calypso-flavored “Emotion” — one of the biggest global hits of 1978. Discography: Samantha Sang and Rocked the World (1975) Emotion (1978) From Dance to […]

Scandal

Scandal were an Australian art-rock band from Adelaide that released a self-titled album on Mushroom Records in 1978. Members: Stuart Kerrison (vocals, percussion), Peter Watson (vocals, guitar, percussion), Chris Harriott (vocals, keyboards), Michael Smith (bass, vocals), Aldo Civitico (drums, percussion) Discography: Scandal (1978)

Alkatraz

Alkatraz were a Welsh funk-rock band of the mid-1970s fronted by ex-Quicksand guitarist Jimmy Davies alongside erstwhile Neutrons members. The band’s singular album, Doing a Moonlight, was released in 1976 on Rockfield Records. Members: Jimmy Davies (vocals, guitar), Stuart Halliday (drums), Jeff Singer (bass), Will Youatt (guitar, vocals) Discography: Doing a Moonlight (1976)

Brân

Brân were a Welsh art-rock/folk combo that was active during the mid-to-late 1970s. The band debuted with a 1974 EP on their self-press Gwawr, followed by three albums between 1975 and 1978 on Sain. Members: John Gwyn (guitar, vocals), Nest Howells (vocals, keyboards), Gwyndaf Roberts (guitar), Dafydd Meirion (drums, flute), Louis Thomas (bass, guitar), Paul […]

Budgie

Budgie was a Welsh hard-rock band that released 10 albums between 1971 and 1982 on MCA, A&M, and RCA Victor. The one constant member throughout that time was bassist/vocalist Burke Shelley, who resurrected the nameplate in the 21st century. Members: Burke Shelley (lead vocals, bass), Tony Bourge (guitar, 1967-78), Ray Phillips (drums, 1967-73), Pete Boot […]

John Cale

John Cale (born March 9, 1942) is a Welsh multi-instrumentalist and songwriter who emerged on the London/New York avant-garde scene during the early 1960s, playing alongside Michael Garrett, John Cage, Tony Conrad, and La Monte Young. He entered rock as the bassist/violist in The Velvet Underground, with whom he recorded two albums: The Velvet Underground […]

Lone Star

Lone Star were a Welsh hard-rock band that issued two albums on CBS/Columbia between 1976 and 1977. Members: Pete Hurley (bass), Tony Smith (guitar, 1975-78), Dixie Lee (drums, 1975-78), Rik Worsnop (keyboards, 1975-78), Paul Chapman (guitar, 1975-78), Kenny Driscoll (vocals, 1975-77, 1979), John Sloman (vocals, 1977-78) Discography: Lone Star (1976) Firing on All Six (1977)

The Neutrons

The Neutrons were a Welsh mid-’70s supergroup that released two albums on United Artists during 1974 and 1975. Members: Phil Ryan (keyboards, vocals), Will Youatt (bass, guitar, vocals), John “Pugwash” Weathers (drums), Martin Wallace (guitar, vocals), Raymond “Taff” Williams (guitar, bass), Stuart Gordon (violin), Caromay Dixon (vocals), Stuart Halliday (drums), Dave Charles (drums) Discography: Black […]

Pilot

Pilot was a Scottish pop-rock band that released three albums between 1974 and 1976 on EMI, followed by a 1977 fourth on Arista. Members: David Paton (vocals, bass, guitar), Stuart Tosh (drums, vocals, 1973-76), William Lyall (keyboards, vocals, 1973-76), Ian Bairnson (guitar, vocals, bass, 1974-78) Background Pilot launched from a partnership between bassist–singer David Paton […]

The Sensational Alex Harvey Band

The Sensational Alex Harvey Band (SAHB) was a theatrical Scottish hard-rock band that released eight studio albums and a live disc on Vertigo between 1972 and 1978. They formed when veteran soul-rock singer Alex Harvey enlisted hard-rockers Tear Gas as his backing band. Their popularity peaked with the 1974/75 albums The Impossible Dream and Tomorrow Belongs […]

Gerry Rafferty

Gerry Rafferty (1947–2011) was a Scottish musician and songwriter who emerged in The Humblebums, a folk duo with future comedian Billy Connolly. The pair released two 1969–70 albums, which presaged Rafferty’s 1971 solo debut Can I Have My Money Back? In 1972, Rafferty teamed with longtime friend Joe Egan in the art-pop/folk combo Stealers Wheel, […]

Cado Belle

Cado Belle was a Scottish soul-funk band that released a 1976 self-titled album and a 1977 EP, both on Anchor. Singer Maggie Reilly sings on the Mike Oldfield hits “Family Man” and “Moonlight Shadow.” Members: Maggie Reilly (vocals), Alan Darby (guitar), Gavin Hodgson (bass), Stuart MacKillop (keyboards), Davy Roy (drums, percussion), Colin Tully (saxophone, flute) […]

Slik

Slik were a Scottish pop-rock foursome that released a string of singles on Bell Records during the mid-1970s, culminating with a self-titled album on the label in 1976. After scoring hits with the singles “Forever and Ever” and “Requiem,” the band morphed into PVC for one single in 1977. The band continued as The Zones […]

Al Stewart

Al Stewart is a Scottish singer/songwriter who emerged from the British folk boom of the mid-1960s. He debuted with the 1967 orchestral-psych album Bed Sitter Images, his first of five albums on CBS, culminating with the lavish 1972/73 works Orange and Past, Present and Future. His 1975 release Modern Times marked his first collaboration with […]

Gary Moore

Gary Moore (April 4, 1952 — Feb. 6, 2011) was an Irish blues-rock/hard-rock/jazz-rock guitarist with a musical career that spanned more than 40 years. He first emerged as a member of the Limerick rock combo Granny’s Intention, which issued the album Honest Injun on Deram in 1969. This was followed by two albums with blues-rockers […]

Chris De Burgh

Chris De Burgh (born Oct. 15, 1948) is an Irish singer/songwriter with a recording career that dates back to the mid-1970s. Since that time, he has released more than 20 studio albums. His most successful periods include the conceptual/orchestral works that he issued on A&M between 1974 and 1979, followed by his art-pop/folk-rock material for […]

Clannad

Clannad are a Celtic Irish folk-rock/New Age collective that was initially active as a recording entity between the early 1970s and late 1990s. Members: Ciarán Ó Braonáin [Ciara Brennan] (bass, guitar, keyboards), Pól Ó Braonáin [Pól Brennan / Paul Brennan] (tin whistle, flute, guitar, keyboards, 1970-90, 2011-present), Pádraig Ó Dúgáin [Pat Duggan] (mandolin, harmonica, guitar, […]

Horslips

Horslips was an Irish Celt-rock/folk band that released four albums on self-press Oats between 1972 and 1975. They renamed the label Horslips Records for five additional albums and two live discs up through 1980. Outside Ireland, their 1973 concept album The Táin appeared on MCA and their 1976–77 albums The Book of Invasions and Aliens […]

Rory Gallagher

Rory Gallagher (March 2, 1948 — June 14, 1995) was an Irish blues-rock/hard-rock guitarist who was active between the late 1960s and early ’90s. He first emerged as the frontman of Cork power-trio Taste, which issued two albums circa 1969/70. He launched his solo career with back-to-back albums on Atco/Polydor in 1971. His popularity peaked […]

Supply Demand & Curve

Supply Demand & Curve were an Irish symphonic/jazz-rock five-piece that evolved from the unrecorded band Jazz Therapy in the mid-1970s. The quintet released a self-titled album on Mulligan in 1976. Electroacoustic composer Roger Doyle was an early, pre-album member of the band. Members: Brian Masterson (bass, vocals), Jolyon Jackson (recorder, keyboards, cello, melodica, vocals), Greg […]

Turner and Kirwan of Wexford

Turner and Kirwan of Wexford was the Irish musical partnership of multi-instrumentalists Pierce Turner and Larry Kirwan. The two formed in Wexford as Aftermath, recording a 1971 single under that name for Polydor. Their singular album, Absolutely and Completely, appeared on Peters International in 1977. The project concluded two years later in New York City. […]

Aksak Maboul

Aksak Maboul — alternately spelled Aqsak Maboul — were a Belgian ensemble that released two albums during the late 1970s. The project was headed by multi-instrumentalist Marc Hollander and featured a revolving door of talent from both sides of the channel, including members of Placebo, Cos, and Henry Cow. Members: Marc Hollander (clarinet, drum machine, […]

Kandahar

Kandahar were a Belgian art-rock/jazz-rock band that released three albums between 1974 and 1978. Members: Jeff De Visscher (lead guitar, acoustic guitar, sitar, vocals), Karel Bogard (piano, clavinet, synthesizer, gong, bells, vocals), Jean Pierre Claeys (bass), Etienne Delaruye (drums, glockenspiel, timpani, cello, tambourine, vibraphone, piano, synthesizer, strings, clavinet, marimba, vocals), Jacky Eddyn (soprano saxophone, alto […]

Machiavel

Machiavel are a Belgian rock band, first active from 1974 to 1982. After their 1976 self-titled EMI debut, they hired longstanding vocalist Mario Guccio and released the popular 1977/78 albums Jester and Mechanical Moonbeams. Musically, they evolved from symphonic/hard-rock to streamlined new wave. Members: Marc Ysaye (drums, vocals), Roland Degreef (bass), Albert Letecheur (keyboards, 1974-79), […]

Univers Zéro

Univers Zéro is a Belgian chamber-rock/Zeuhl ensemble that debuted with a 1977 self-titled Atem release (later retitled 1313), followed by the 1979–84 discs Hérésie, Ceux du Dehors, and Uzed. Musically, they evolved from an acoustic neo-classical sound to the hi-tech avant-rock style of their 1986 Cuneiform release Heatwave. Bandleader Daniel Denis released two Nineties solo […]

Mustang

Mustang were a Belgian hard-rock band that was active for more than a decade, starting in 1966 as Guy Morgan & The Mustangs. In 1972, the band released a single on Ideal Records. Five years later, their singular album Born and Still Alive! was issued on Monopole-subsidiary Eagle System. Members: Staf de Peuter (lead guitar, acoustic […]

Solis Lacus

Solis Lacus were a Belgian jazz-rock band that released a self-titled album in 1975 on EMI-subsidiary IBC.  Members: Michel Herr (electric piano, keyboards, percussion), Richard Rousselet (trumpet, flugelhorn, percussion), Robert Jeanne (tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone), Nick Kletchkovsky (electric bass), Bruno Castellucci (drums, percussion), Félix Simtaine (drums) Discography: Solis Lacus (1975)

Open Sky Unit

Open Sky Unit were a Belgian post-bop/jazz-funk sextet that released a self-titled album in 1974 on Duchense. Members: Jacques Pelzer (saxophone), Micheline Pelzer (drums), Ron Wilson (vocals, Fender Rhodes), Steve Houben (saxophone, flute), Janot Buchem (bass), Michel Graillier (percussion) Discography: Open Sky Unit (1974)

Banzai

Banzai were a Belgian jazz-rock/art-rock five-piece that was active during the mid-1970s. The band released three singles and one album, Hora Nata. Members: Peter Torfs (organ, piano, strings, Moog, vocals), Evert Verhees (acoustic guitar, bass, bass pedals, piano, vocals), John Mc O (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals), Ludwig Kemat (tumbas, metallophones, marimba, vibraphone, percussion), Erry […]

Marc Moulin

Marc Moulin (Aug. 16, 1942—Sept. 26, 2008) was a Belgian keyboardist, composer, and producer who was musically active from the early 1960s to the mid-2000s. He is best-known as the mastermind behind early 1970s jazz-rockers Placebo and as part of the early 1980s electro-pop trio Telex. His 1975 solo album Sam’ Suffy has gained rare-groove classic status […]

The Moirs

The Moirs were an Australian vocal trio comprised of Scottish-born sisters Jean, Margot, and Lesley Moir. In 1975, they released the album Lost – Somewhere Beyond Harmony as the Moir Sisters on EMI, followed in 1978 by the album State of Shock as The Moirs on Elton John‘s Rocket label. Members: Jean Moir (vocals), Margot […]

Olivia Newton-John

Olivia Newton-John (Sept. 26, 1948 — Aug. 8, 2022) was an Australian singer, actress, and entrepreneur with a career in entertainment dating back to the late 1960s. During the mid-1970s, she achieved fame in the Northern Hemisphere with a series of country-pop albums and singles. In 1978, she conquered the big-screen in the iconic role […]

The Nolan-Buddle Quartet

The Nolan-Buddle Quartet were an Australian jazz ensemble that released a self-titled album on M7 in 1976. That same year, keyboardist/co-leader Col Nolan released another album on that label with his own namesake quartet. Members: Col Nolan (keyboards), Errol Buddle (saxophone), Dieter Vogt (bass), Warren Daly (drums) Discography: Nolan – Buddle Quartet (1976)

Peter Harris

Peter Harris is an Australian pianist and songwriter from Tenterfield, NSW, who was primarily active during the mid-1970s. In 1975, a partnership with student David Madden yielded the album Fool’s Paradise on Jasmine Records. That same year, Harris released the album Ruby on the Ritz Gramophone label. Discography: Ruby (1975)

Peter Allen

Peter Allen — aka Peter Richard Woolnough (Feb. 10, 1944 — June 8, 1992) — was an Australian pianist, singer, composer, and showman, best known internationally through his songwriting partnership with Carole Bayer Sager that yielded hits for Melissa Manchester (“Don’t Cry Out Loud”), Rita Coolidge (“I’d Rather Leave While I’m In Love”), and Christopher […]