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Pearl Harbor & the Explosions

Pearl Harbor & the Explosions was a band from San Francisco. Formed in 1978, the new wave band had limited success in the late 1970s and early 1980s with their debut single, "Drivin'". The vocalist, Pearl E. Gates, was once married to Clash bassist Paul Simonon.


Quarterflash was an American rock group formed in 1980 in Portland, Oregon. The band was made up of Rindy Ross (lead vocals and saxophone), her husband Marv Ross (guitars), Jack Charles (guitars), Rick DiGiallonardo (keyboards/synthesizers), Rich Gooch (electric bass) and Brian David Willis (drums and percussion).


Pulsallama were a super group of New York ladies that included aspiring actress Ann Magnuson (pre-Bongwater), DJ Jean Caffeine and performance artist Wendy Wild. There were no guitars in Pulsallama. It was all bass, drums and vocals.

Rick James

Rick James (born James Ambrose Johnson, Jr.) was an American singer, songwriter, musician and record producer. He is best known for bringing funk music to the forefront in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and for punching Charlie Murphy in the head.


Angel is a glam rock and heavy metal band from Washington, D.C., formed in the mid-70s by Punky Meadows (fluid as Jeff Beck) and Mickie Jones. They were signed to Casablanca Records, and had the image of dressing in white.


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