Saturday, April 19, 2014

******* & the ******* !

And in honour of Vernon Green & the Medallions, here are ten more great outfits that share the most Rock and Roll of names.

1. Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers

2. Elvis Costello & the Attractions
3. Gladys Knight & the Pips
4. Toots & the Maytals
5. Anthony & the Imperials
6. Question Mark & the Mysterians
7. Lloyd Cole & the Commotions
8. Dion & the Belmonts
9. Archie Bell & the Drells
10. Reparata & the Delrons
...and no room for Martha, Siouxsie or Booker T.


  1. That picture of EC and the Attractions is why I fell in love with menacing rock and roll music. They look nerdy, but they can hurt you.

  2. Have you read the chapter on EC in Nick Kent's The Dark Stuff Rod. Just brilliant!

  3. I haven't. Haven't read anything by Nick Kent since the NME days. I should look up his books.

  4. Oh they're great. You really need to read the Costello chapter.