T. Rex (Not the Dinosaur)


T. Rex were a British rock band, formed in 1967 by singer-songwriter and guitarist Marc Bolan. The band formed as Tyrannosaurus Rex, releasing four underground folk albums under the name. The band officially shortened the band’s name to “T. Rex” at roughly the same time they started having big hits (shortly after going electric).

In the early to mid 1970s, the band reached huge success with fourteen top-20 UK glam rock hits. During this period the band also released six UK top-30 albums, including Electric Warrior, which hit the top of the album charts. In 1977, Bolan was killed in a car accident, and the band broke up

T.Rex

Side One

Bang a Gong (Get It On)

Side Two

Raw Ramp

The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine After the Lights Go Out


The Walker Brothers were an American pop group of the 1960s and 1970s, comprising Scott Engel, John Walker, and Gary Leeds. After moving to Britain in 1965, they had a number of top ten albums and singles there, including the No. 1 chart hits “Make It Easy on Yourself” and “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine (Anymore),” both of which also made the US top 20.

Formed in 1964, they adopted the ‘Walker Brothers’ name even though the members are all unrelated as a show business touch—”simply because we liked it.” They provided a unique counterpoint to the British Invasion in that they were a group from the United States that achieved much more success in the United Kingdom than in their home country, during the period when British bands dominated the US.

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Side One

The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine (Anymore)

Side Two

After the Lights Go Out

Wings


I’ve posted about Wings before, but to follow up on that, I figured I’d include a little additional information about the success they had.

Wings had 12 top 10 singles (including one number 1) in the UK and 14 top 10 singles (including six number 1’s) in the US. All 23 singles released by Wings reached the US top 40, and one double-sided single, “Junior’s Farm”/”Sally G”, reached the top 40 with each side. Of the nine albums released by Wings, all went top 10 in either the UK or the US, with five consecutive albums topping the US charts.

Wings

Side One

Let ‘Em In

Side Two

Beware My Love

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Side One

Silly Love Songs

Side Two

Cook of the House

Wings3

Side One

Listen to What the Man Said

Side Two

Love in Song

Wings4

Side One

With a Little Luck

Side Two

Medley: Backwards Traveller / Cuff Link