Saturday, July 05, 2008

TWQ: Backing Bands

This week, TWQ (The Weekend Question) looks at those backing bands that front artists.

Can you remember the names of backing bands that artists used to have? The more obscure the better. List as many as you like.

My answers are:

The Sunsets (Shakin' Stevens)
The Dakotas (Billy J Kramer)
The Aces (Desmond Dekkar)
The Twilights (Phil Phillips)

Now it's over to you...


panthergirl said...

John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band
Elvis Costello and the Attractions
Little Faces/Faces (Rod Stewart)
The Babies (John Waite)
The Tourists (Annie Lennox)
Genesis (Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel)
Split Enz (Tim Finn, who went on to Crowded House)

Here via Michele!!

Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

The Yardbirds started the careers of Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, and Eric Clapton.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

sorry, i want to play but i don't know (or remember) any! sometimes it sucks getting old! ha ha ha

have a great weekend my friend!

smiles, bee

The Real Mother Hen said...

The Band (Bob Dylan)... but I think that's too well known :)

Bob-kat said...

I can't think of any that haven't already been named except The Comets or The Pacemakers (bit obvious!).

Michele sent me to say hi!

Nepharia said...

JL, I think you made some of those up. I've never heard of most of them. The only band I remember is The Fabulous Thunderbirds (backing up Jimmy Vaughn).

Vegeta said...

freight train was a band lead by Kyle gass of tenacious D

craziequeen said...

Blimey - this is a tough one...The only few I know have already been named....

Not so much a question as a challenge this weekend, Jean-Luc!


Bob-kat said...

Michele sent me back to have another go but it's too early in the morning and all I can think of is The Shadows (who backed Cliff Richard).

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Nepharia, all the ones I've mentioned are real! I just went for obscure ones. Look on Google of you want to be sure.


Gladys Knight & The Pips
Diana Ross & The Supremes
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

eastcoastlife said...

This is too hard for me because I seldom listen to music. oops.

Anonymous said...

- Prince and The Revolution
- Morris Day and The Time
- Gerry and the Pacemakers
- Sly and the Family Stone
- Buddy Holly and the Crickets