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First Bands Archive:
This is an archive of band members and artists' first documented, band. This is not a top 100, it is an informational archive. If you would like me to source an artist's first band, leave suggestions in the music forum.

If you have any corrections, please post them at the bottom of this page and the source of your information.

Band Members not present are those that were not part of any documented bands before their breakout bands/records.



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Last Updated: 2011-08-29
First Bands Archive

AC/DC
Geordie: Brian Johnson
Home: Cliff Williams
One Night Tantrum: Angus Young
The Coloured Balls: Phil Rudd
The Spectors: Bon Scott
The Velvet Underground: Malcolm Young
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AEROSMITH
Flash: Joe Perry
Medallions: Joey Kramer
Sam Circus And The Merciless Tangerine: Tom Hamilton
Teapot Dome: Brad Whitford
The Strangers: Steven Tyler
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ALICE COOPER
The Earwigs: Alice Cooper
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THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND
Friends And Neighbors: Chuck Leavell
Otis Redding Band: Johnny Lee Johanson
Pyle Band: Allen Woody
Ricochet: Warren Haynes
Second Coming: Richard Betts, Berry Oakley
The Escorts: Duane Allman, Gregg Allman
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THE ANIMALS
Big Roll Band: Zoot Money
Screaming Lord Sutch's Backup Band: Danny McCulloch
Steve Marriott & The Moments: John Weider
The Cruisers Rock Combo: Vic Briggs
The Kansas city 5: John Steel
The Mike Cotton Jazzmen: Dave Rowberry
The Nashville Teens: Barry Jenkins
The Soft Machine: Andy Summers
The Wild Cats: Hilton Valentine
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A PERFECT CIRCLE
Children Of The Anachronistic Dynasty: Maynard James Keenan
The Feds: James Iha
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AUDIOSLAVE
Electric Sheep: Tom Morello
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THE BAND
The Hawks: Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel
The Jungle Bush Beaters: Levon Helm
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THE BEACH BOYS
The Pendletones: Mike Love, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Brian Wilson, Alan Jardine
The Sleepwalkers: Bruce Johnston
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THE BEATLES
Rory Storm And The Hurricanes: Ringo Starr aka Richard Starkey
The Quarrymen: John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney
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BILL HALEY AND HIS COMETS
Silver Yodeling Bill Haley: Bill Haley
The Four Aces Of Western Swing: Johnny Grande
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BILLY JOEL
The Echoes: Billy Joel
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BLACK SABBATH
Rare Reed: Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler
Mythology: Bill Ward, Tony Iommi
The Javelins: Ian Gillan
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BOB DYLAN
The Golden Chords: Bob Dylan
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BOB MARLEY
The Wailing Wailers: Bob Marley
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BOB SEGER AND THE SILVER BULLET BAND
The Rationals: Bob Seger
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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
The Castiles: Bruce Springsteen
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THE BYRDS
The Beefeaters: Michael Clarke, Chris Hillman, Roger Mcguinn
International Submarine Band: Gram Parsons
Joe Meyers and the Sharks: Gene Clark
The Castaways: Gene Parsons
The Country Boys: Clarence White
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CHICAGO
Brooklyn Heights Choir: Robert Lamm
The Executives: Walt Parazaider
The Shannon Show Band: Lee Loughnane
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CHUCK BERRY
Sir John's Trio: Chuck Berry
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THE CLASH
101er's: Joe Strummer, Keith Levene
London SS: Mick Jones, Paul Simonon,
London SS: Nicky "Topper" Headon, Tory Crimes aka Terry Chimes
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CREAM
Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated: Jack Bruce
Storyville Jazz Men: Ginger Baker
The Roosters: Eric Clapton
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CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL
The Blue Velvets: Doug Clifford, John Fogerty, Stu Cook
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CROSBY, STILLS, NASH AND YOUNG
Les Baxter Balladeers: David Crosby
The 2 Teens: Graham Nash
The Au Go Go Singers: Stephen Stills
The Mynah Birds: Neil Young
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THE CURE
Associates: Micheal Dempsey
Hawkwind: Andy Anderson
Siouxsie & The Banshees: Robert Smith
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CURTIS MAYFIELD
The Impressions: Curtis Mayfield
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DAVID BOWIE
Davy Jones And the King Bees: David Bowie
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DEEP PURPLE
Georgie & The Rave Ons: Ian Paice
The Bill Ashton Combo: Jon Lord
The Javelins: Ian Gillan
The Madisons: Roger Glover
The Outlaws: Ritchie Blackmore
The Plague: Steve Morse
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THE DOORS
Rick And The Ravensask: Jim Morisson, Ray Manzarek
The Psychedelic Rangers: John Densmore, Robby Krieger
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THE EAGLES
The Continentals: Don Felder
Shiloh: Don Henley
The James Gang: Joe Walsh
The New Breed: Timothy Schmit
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EDDIE COCHRAN
The Cochran Brothers: Eddie Cochran
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ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA
Balls: Richard Tandy
Carl Wayne & the Vikings: Bev Bevan
Dragon: Rick Price
Gerry Levene and the Avengers: Roy Wood
The Idle Race: Jeff Lynne
Wizzard: Bill Hunt, Hugh McDowell
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ELTON JOHN
Bluesology: Elton John
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ELVIS COSTELLO
Flip City: Elvis Costello
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ELVIS PRESLEY
Blue Moon Boys: Elvis Presley
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EMERSON, LAKE AND PALMER
The Gods: Greg Lake
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EXTREME
Rock Group Extreme: Gary Cherone
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FLEETWOOD MAC
Fritz: Stevie Nicks, Lindsay Buckingham
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers: Mick Fleetwood, John McVie
Stan Webb's Chicken Shack: Christine McVie
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FOO FIGHTERS
Freak Baby: Dave Grohl
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FRANK ZAPPA
Soul Giants: Frank Zappa
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GENESIS
Canterbury Glass: Steve Hackett
Flaming Youth: Phil Collins
Frank Zappa Band: Chester Thompson
Stiltskin: Ray Wilson
Sweetbottom: Daryl Stuermer
The Anon: Ant Phillips
Warm Dust: Paul Carrack
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THE GRATEFUL DEAD
Diga: Mickey Hart
Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions: Jerry Garcia
The Tubes: Vince Welnick
The Warlocks: Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, Bob Weir
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GUNS 'N' ROSES
Hollywood Rose: Axl Rose, Izzy Stradlin
Road Crew: Slash aka Saul Hudson, Steven Adler
The Fastbacks: Duff Mckagan
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HOLE
Tinker: Melissa Auf De Maur
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IRON MAIDEN
Smiler: Steve Harris
Stone Free: Dave Murray
Styx: Bruce Dickinson
Trust: Nicko Mcbrain
White Spirit: Janick Gers
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JACKSON BROWNE
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Jackson Browne
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JAMES BROWN
The Flames: James Brown
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JANIS JOPLIN
The Waller Creek Boys: Janis Joplin
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JEFF BECK GROUP
The Deltones: Jeff Beck
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JEFFERSON AIRPLANE
Danny Apollinar: Joey Covington
Les Overstreet: Bob Harvey
Ohio Allstate Orchestra: David Freiberg
Quicksilver Messenger Service: Skip Spence
Roy Buchanan And The Heartbeats: Spencer Dryden
The Chocolate Music Bar: Papa John Creach
The Gateway Singers: Marty Balin
The Great Society: Grace Slick
The Sentinels: John Barbata
The Triumphs: Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
Three Guys And A Girl: Signe Anderson
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JOHNNY CASH
Johnny Cash And The Tennesse Two: Johny Cash
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JUDAS PRIEST
Eric Burdon's Band: Les Binks
Judas Priest I: Alan Atkins
The Sid Phillips Band: Simon Phillips
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KING CRIMSON
Giles, Giles And Fripp: Peter Sinfield
The League Of Gentlemen: Gordon Haskell, Robert Fripp
The Palmer-James Group: John Wetton
The Warriors: Ian Wallace
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THE KINKS
The Ravens: Ray Davies, Dave Davies, Peter Quaife, Mick Avory
The Cents: Ian Gibbons
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LED ZEPPELIN
Band Of Joy: John Bonham, Robert Plant
Neil Christian And The Crusaders: Jimmy Page
The Deltas: John Paul Jones
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LEONARD COHEN
Judy Collin's band: Leonard Cohen
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LINKIN PARK
Grey Daze:Chester Bennington
Xero: Mike Shinoda, Joe Hahn, Rob Bourdon, Brad Delson
Tasty Snax: Pheonix Farrel
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LITTLE RICHARD
Tempo Toppers: Little Richard
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LOVIN' SPOONFUL
The Mugwumps: John Sebastian, Zal Yanovsky
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LYNARD SKYNARD
My Back Yard: Allen Collins, Gary Rossington
My Back Yard: Billy Powell, Leon Wilkeson
The Ravens: Steve Gaines
Us: Ronnie Van Zant
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THE MAMA'S AND THE PAPA'S
The Mugwumps: Denny Doherty, Cass Elliot
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MARVIN GAYE
The Moonglows: Marvin Gaye
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METALLICA
Exodus: Kirk Hamett
Flotsam & Jetsam: Jason Newsted
Obsession: James Hetfield
Suicidal Tendecies: Robert Trujillo
Trauma: Cliff Burton
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THE MOODY BLUES
El Riot and the Rebels: John Lodge
The Silhouettes: Graeme Edge
The Woodpeckers: Justin Hayward
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NEIL DIAMOND
Neil and Jack: Neil Diamond
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NIRVANA
Freak Baby: Dave Grohl
Sweet 75: Krist Novoselic
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OTIS REDDING
The Pinetoppers: Otis Redding
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PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC
The Pacesetters: Bootsy Collins
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PEARL JAM
Bad Radio: Eddie Vedder
Mother Love Bone: Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard
Warrior/Shadow: Mike Mccready
Nirvana: Jason Everman
Skin Yard: Matt Cameron
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PINK FLOYD
Jokers Wild: David Gilmour
TDB: Rick Wright
The Abdabs: Nicholas Mason, Roger Waters, Roger Keith (Syd) Barrett
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PYGMY LOVE CIRCUS
Green Jello: Danny Carey
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THE POLICE
Curved Air: Stewart Copeland
Strontium 90: Andy Summers
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QUEEN
1984: Brian May, Roger Taylor
Opposition: John Deacon
The Hectics: Freddie Mercury
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RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE
Electric Sheep: Tom Morello
Hard Stance: Zack De La Rocha
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RAINBOW
The Outlaws: Ritchie Blackmore
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THE RAMONES
Dead Boys: Joey Ramone
The Voidoid's: Marky Ramone
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RAY CHARLES
The Maxim Trio: Ray Charles
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RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS
Tony Flow and the Miraculously Majestic Masters of Mayhem: Anthony Keidis, Flea,
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RICK JAMES
The Mynah Birds: Rick James
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THE ROLLING STONES
Little Boy Blue And The Blue Boys: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
The Cliftons: Bill Wyman
The Juniors: Mick Taylor
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ROY ORBISON
The Wink Westerners: Roy Orbison
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RUSH
J.R. Flood: Neil Peart
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SAM COOKE
The Soul Stirrers: Sam Cooke
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SANTANA
Santana Blues Band: Carlos Santana
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SEX PISTOLS
Rich Kids: Glen Matlock
Siouxsie & The Banshees: Sid Vicious
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SIMON AND GARFUNKEL
Tom And Jerry: Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel
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SMASHING PUMPKINS
Filter: Matt Walker
The Feds: James Iha
The Marked: Billy Corgan
Tinker: Melissa Auf De Maur
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SOUNDGARDEN
600 School: Ben Shepherd
Nirvana: Jason Everman
Zippy And His Vast Army Of Pinheads: Kim Thayil
Skin Yard: Matt Cameron
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STEELY DAN
Jay and the Americans: Donald Fagen, Walter Becker
Ultimate: Jeff "Skunk" Baxter
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STEVE MILLER BAND
The Marksman Combo: Steve Miller
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THE STEVE MORSE BAND
The Plague: Steve Morse
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STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN
Blackbird: Stevie Ray Vaughan
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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS
Mighty Joe Young: Robert DeLeo, Scott Weiland
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THE SUPREMES
The Primette's: Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, Florence Ballard
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TEMPLE OF THE DOG
Skin Yard: Matt Cameron
Mother Love Bone: Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard
Warrior/Shadow: Mike Mccready
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THE TEMPTATIONS
The Distants: Eldridge Bryant, Melvin Franklin, Otis Williams
The Primes: Eddie Kendricks, Paul Williams
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TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS
Campbell And Tench: Ron Blair
Mudcrutch: Benmont Tench, Mike Campbell
Mudcrutch: Tom Petty
Styrofoam Soul: Stan Lynch
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TOOL
Children Of The Anachronistic Dynasty: Maynard James Keenan
Electric Sheep: Adam Jones
Green Jello: Danny Carey
Peach: Justin Chancellor
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TRAFFIC
The Jaguars: Dave Mason
The Spencer Davis Group: Steve Winwood
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U2
The Village: The Edge
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VAN HALEN
Poverty's Children: Michael Anthony
Mammoth: Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen
Red Ball Jets: David Lee Roth
Rock Group Extreme: Gary Cherone
The Montrose Band: Sammy Hagar
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VAN MORRISON
Them: Van Morrison
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VELVET REVOLVER
Mighty Joe Young: Scott Weiland
Road Crew: Slash aka Saul Hudson
The Fastbacks: Duff Mckagan
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THE VELVET UNDERGROUND
Dream Syndicate: John Cale
Grass Menagerie: Doug Yule
The Primitives: Lou Reed
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VERUCA SALT
Filter: Matt Walker
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THE WHO
The Beachcombers: Keith Moon
The Confederates: John Entwistle, Pete Townshend
The Detours: Roger Daltrey
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WILSON PICKETT
The Falcons: Wilson Pickett
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THE YARDBIRDS
The Roosters: Eric Clapton
Neil Christian And The Crusaders: Jimmy Page
The Deltones: Jeff Beck
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YES
Atlantic Blues: Rick Wakeman
The Danny Rogers Orchestra: Tony Kaye
The Downbeats: Alan White
The League 0f Gentlemen: Trevor Rabin
The Syndicats: Peter Banks, Chris Squire, Steve Howe
The Warriors: Jon Anderson
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ZWAN
The Marked: Billy Corgan
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