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One More Try (1991)
Younger Than Springtime (from South Pacific, 1949)
Whoomp! There It Is (1993)
Could It Be Magic (1992)
Back for Good (1995)
Rule the World (2007)
Never Forget – The Ultimate Collection (compilation, 2005)
Beautiful World (2006)
Alternative/experimental rock band based out of New York City, NY. Each member did a lot of production work for other artists. Weymouth and Frantz also worked in Tom Tom Club and Gorillaz together.
Active: 1974-91 Members: David Byrne (v/g: 74-91), Jerry Harrison (k/g: 77-91), husband-wife team Tina Weymouth (b: 74-91) and Chris Frantz (d: 74-91)
Psycho Killer (1977)
Take Me to the River (1978)
The Big Country (1978)
Life During Wartime (1979)
Cross-Eyed and Painless (1980)
Once in a Lifetime (1981)
Burning Down the House (1983)
More Songs about Buildings and Food (1978)
Fear of Music (1979)
Remain in Light (1980)
Speaking in Tongues (1983)
Stop Making Sense (live soundtrack: 1983)
Little Creatures (1985)
It's My Life (1984)
Spirit of Eden (1988)
Rock bassist born 10/27/1949 in Detroit, MI. With Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band.
R&B singer born 1/27/1946 in New York, NY. With The Ronettes.
Spem in Alium, Motel for 40 Voices (1570)
Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie (1906)
Come, Josephine, in My Flying Machine (1911)
Producer born Sheldon Talmy on 8/11/1937 in Chicago, IL. Worked with the Who and The Kinks.
Let It Happen (2015)
The Less I Know the Better (2016)
The Slow Rush (2020)
Blues musician born Hudson Woodbridge (but known as Hudson Whitaker) on 1/8/1904 in Smithville, GA. Died 3/19/1981.
It’s Tight Like That (with Georgia Tom, 1928)
My Daddy Rocks Me with One Steady Roll (1929)
Feel It (featuring Maya, 1998)
What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am? (1963)
Rock keyboardist born 3/26/1948 in Birmingham, England. With Electric Light Orchestra (1972-86, 2000-01, 2014-).
Heartaches (1947) – see Ted Weems
R&B singer born 2/1/1936 in Winston-Salem, NC. Died 12/29/1994. With The Five Royales.
R&B singer born 11/28/1926 in Forsyth County, NC. Died 11/8/2005. With The Five Royales.
R&B guitarist born 6/13/1941 in Atlanta, GA. Died 9/30/2011. With The Miracles (1958-73).
A Taste of Honey
Boogie Oogie Oogie (1978)
Ain’t Nobody Home (1966)
Mabel Wilson Tatro
The Suncook Town Tragedy (1930)
All the Things She Said (2003)
Jazz pianist born Arthur Tatum, Jr. on 10/13/1909 in Toledo, OH. Died 11/5/1956. Has been called the greatest pianist in jazz history, admired even by classical virtuosos. Blind most of his life.
Tea for Two (1939)
Sweet Lorraine (1940)
The Genius of Art Tatum, Vols. 1-13 (1955)
Pop songwriter born Bernard John Taupin on 5/22/1950 in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England. Most noted as Elton John's regular writing partner ("Your Song", "Candle in the Wind").
It Only Takes a Minute (1975)
Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel (1976)
More Than a Woman (1977)
Rock guitarist born on 2/16/1961 in Tynemouth, Northumberland, England. With Duran Duran (1978-84, 2000-06) and The Power Station (1984-85, 1995-97). Also worked as a solo artist and a producer (Rod Stewart).
Jazz pianist born William Taylor on 7/24/1921 in Greenville, NC. Died 12/28/2010.
Blues guitarist born Edward Taylor on 1/29/1923 in Benoit, MI. Died 12/25/1985.
Hound Dog Taylor & the Houserockers
Blues guitarist born Theodore Roosevelt Taylor on 4/12/1915 in Natchez, MI. Died 12/17/1975.
Give Me Back My Wig (1971)
Let’s Get Funky (1974)
Hound Dog Taylor & the Houserockers (1971)
Willow Weep for Me (1932) – see Paul Whiteman
Pop/folk/adult contemporary singer/songwriter born James Vernon Taylor on 3/12/1948 in Boston, MA.
Fire and Rain (1970)
Sweet Baby James (1970)
You’ve Got a Friend (1971)
Handy Man (1977)
Sweet Baby James (1970)
Greatest Hits (compilation: 1970-76, released 1976)
Words by Taylor:
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (1806)
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (1890) – see Emile Berliner
New-wave bassist born Nigel John Taylor on 6/20/1960 in Birmingham, England. With Duran Duran (1978-) and The Power Station (1984-85, 1995-97).
R&B singer born Johnnie Harrison Taylor on 5/5/1937 in Crawforsville, AR. Died 5/31/2000.
Who’s Making Love (1968)
I Believe in You, You Believe in Me (1973)
Cheaper to Keep Her (1973)
Disco Lady (1976)
Blues singer born Cora Anna Walton on 9/28/1928 in Shelby County, TN. Died 6/3/2009.
Wang Dang Doodle (1966)
Little Johny Taylor
Part Time Love (1963)
Rock drummer born 9/24/1933 in Brownsville, NY. With The Ventures.
Blues-rock guitarist born Michael Kevin Taylor on 1/17/1949 in Welwyn, Garden City, UK. With John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and the Rolling Stones (1969-75).
Rock drummer and songwriter born Roger Meddows Taylor on 7/26/1949 in King's Lynn, Norfolk, England. With Queen (1975-95, 2004-). Roger Taylor
New-wave drummer born 4/26/1960 in Castle Bromwich, Solihull, England. With Duran Duran (1978-86, 2001-) and Arcadia (1985-86).
Vince Taylor & the Playboys
Brand New Cadillac (1958)
Doo-wop singer born Zoletta Lynn Taylor on 3/17/1938 in Los Angeles, CA. Died 4/30/2007. With The Platters.
Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Classical composer born 5/7/1840 in Votkinsk, Russia. Died 11/6/1893.
Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor (1875)
Eugene Onegin (opera: 1879)
Capricco Italien (1880)
1812 Overture (1882)
Symphony No. 6 in B Minor ("Pathetique") (1893)
Jazz/big band leader born 8/20/1905 in Vernon, TX. Died 1/15/1964.
The Teardrop Explodes
Tears for Fears
New wave group formed in Bath, England, in 1981 by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith. They had previously been in the ska-revival group Graduate. The pair went on to helm three albums as Tears for Fears in the 1980s before Curt Smith departed. Orzabal continued the band for two more albums, although they were effectively solo projects at that point since there were no other members from the ‘80s heyday. Orzabal and Smith reunited for 2004’s Everybody Loves a Happy Ending, but then went on another lengthy hiatus, only releasing an EP in 2014 and a couple of new songs on a 2017 compilation before finally reconvening for 2022’s The Tipping Point.
DMDB profile page
DMDB podcast: Tears for Fears: The Best of
Tears for Fears: Top 100 Songs
Mad World (1982)
Pale Shelter (1982)
Everybody Wants to Rule the World (1985)
Head Over Heels (1985)
The Working Hour (1985)
I Believe (1985)
When in Love with a Blind Man (1985)
Sowing the Seeds of Love (1989)
Woman in Chains (with Oleta Adams, 1989)
Break It Down Again (1993)
The Devil (2004)
Ready to Start (2013)
The Hurting (1983)
Songs from the Big Chair (1985)
The Seeds of Love (1989)
Tears Roll Down (compilation: 1982-92, released 1992)
Shout: The Very Best of (compilation: 1981-93, released 2001)
Raoul and the Kings of Spain (1995)
Saturnine Martial & Lunatic (archives, released 1996)
Everybody Loves a Happy Ending (2004)
Rule the World: The Greatest Hits (compilation: 1982-2017, released 2017)
The Tipping Point (2022)
Pump Up the Jam (1990)
The Teddy Bears
To Know Him Is to Love Him (1958)
Just Won't Burn (1998)
Ma Belle Amie (1969)
Tegan & Sara
Everything Is Awesome!!! (with the Lonely Island, 2014)
Pass Out (2010)
Earthquake (2011) – see Labrinth
Teletubbies Say 'Eh-Oh' (1997)
American punk-rock band from the early '70s New York underground rock scene. Active: 1973-78, 1992-93, 2001- Members: Tom Verlaine (v/g/k: 73-), Richard Hell (v/b: 73-75), Richard Lloyd (g/v: 73-07), Billy Ficca (d: 73-), Fred Smith (b/v: 75-), Jimmy Rip (g: 07-)
Little Johnny Jewel (1975)
See No Evil (1977)
Marquee Moon (1977)
Marquee Moon (1977)
Part-Time Punks (1978)
Ai Se Eu Te Pego (2011)
Temple of the Dog
One-time Seattle-based tribute project assembled as a tribute to Andrew Wood who died of a heroin overdose.
Active: 1990-91. Members: Chris Cornell (v), Stone Gossard (g), Jeff Ament (b), Eddie Vedder (v), Mike McCready (g), Matt Cameron (d). Cornell and Cameron were members of Soundgarden. Goosard and Ament were bandmates with Wood in Mother Love Bone and Cornell was friends with him. Goosard, Ament, Vedder, and McCready went on to form Pearl Jam. The album became popular after Pearl Jam's phenomenal success with 1991's Ten and Soundgarden’s breakthrough Badmotorfinger that same year.
Hunger Strike (1991)
Say Hello 2 Heaven (1991)
Temple of the Dog (1990)
On the Good Ship Lollipop (1935)
Producer for The Doobie Brothers and Van Halen.
Detroit R&B group. Originally called The Primes and Elgins. First recorded for Miracle in 1961. Active: 1960- Members: Eddie Kendricks (60-71), Paul Williams (60-71; died 8/17/73), Melvin Franklin (died 2/23/95), Otis Williams, Elbridge Bryant (60-64), David Ruffin (64-68), Dennis Edwards (Contours, Temptations: 68-77, 79-84, 87-89; died 2/1/2018), Ricky Owens (Vibrations, Temptations: 71-?), Richard Street (71-), Damon Harris (71-75), Glenn Leonard (75-), Louis Price (77-79), Ali Ollie Woodson (84-87), Ron Tyson (88-)
I Want a Love I Can See (1963)
My Girl (1964)
The Way You Do the Things You Do (1964)
Since I Lost My Baby (1965)
Don’t Look Back (1965)
It’s Growing (1965)
Ain’t Too Proud to Beg (1966)
I Know I’m Losing You (1966)
Beauty Is Only Skin Deep (1966)
I Wish It Would Rain (1967)
Cloud Nine (1968)
I’m Gonna Make You Love Me (1968) – see the Supremes
I Can’t Get Next to You (1969)
Ball of Confusion (That’s What the World Is Today) (1970)
Just My Imagination Running Away with Me (1971)
Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone (1972)
Shakey Ground (1975)
Anthology (compilation: 1964-72, released 1973)
A Song for You (1975)
Rubber Bullets (1973)
Somewhere in Hollywood (1974)
Old Wild Men (1974)
I’m Not in Love (1975)
The Things We Do for Love (1976)
Ten Years After
I’m Going Home (1968)
Rock keyboardist born Benjamin Montmorency Tench III on 9/7/1953 in Gainesville, FL. With Benmont Tench.
The Tennessee Two
Grant Marshall (bass) and Luther Perkins (guitar) – backing band for Johnny Cash.
Like the Weather (1987)
What’s the Matter Here? (1987)
Trouble Me (1989)
These Are Days (1992)
Because the Night (live, 1993)
Rap DJ born Norman Rogers in New York, NY. Died 8/25/1966. With Public Enemy.
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (1967) – see Marvin Gaye
If I Could Build My Whole World Around You (1967) – see Marvin Gaye
Your Precious Love (1967) – see Marvin Gaye
Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing (1968) – see Marvin Gaye
How to Make Friends and Influence People (1994)
American jazz trumpeter born 12/14/1920. Died 2/21/2015.
Blues musician born Saunders Terrell on 10/24/1911 in Greensboro, NC. Died 3/11/1986.
Love Song (1989)
Signs (live, 1990)
Thoroughly Modern Millie (composed with Dick Scanlan, musical: 2002)
Fun Home (composed with Lisa Kron, musical: 2013)
Pop singer/songwriter born Joseph Arrington, Jr. on 8/8/1933 in Rogers, TX. Died 8/13/1982.
Hold What You’ve Got (1964)
One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show (1965)
Skinny Legs and All (1967)
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Gospel and blues singer and guitarist born Rosetta Nubin on 3/20/1915 in Cotton Plant, AR. Died 10/9/1973.
This Train (1939)
Down by the Riverside (1944)
Strange Things Happening Every Day (1944)
Up Above My Head I Hear Music in the Air (1948)
Irish rock group fronted by Van Morrison.
Baby Please Don't Go (1965)
Here Comes the Night (1965)
Mystic Eyes (1965)
Rock drummer with Mars Volta.
Theory of a Deadman
RX (Medicate) (2017)
Trouble Gum (1994)
These New Puritans
This Is the Day (1983)
They Might Be Giants
Don’t Let’s Start (1986)
Ana Ng (1988)
Singer born on 3/10/1977 in Los Angeles, California. Son of actor Alan Thicke.
Lost Without You (2006)
Blurred Lines (with T.I. & Pharrell Williams, 2013)
Whiskey in the Jar (1973)
The Boys Are Back in Town (1976)
Live and Dangerous (live, 1977)
Pop Goes the Weasel (1991)
Third Eye Blind
Semi-Charmed Life (1997)
How's It Gonna Be (1997)
Third Eye Blind (1997)
The Thirteenth Floor Elevators
You're Gonna Miss Me (1966)
Roller Coaster (1966)
The Psychedelic Sounds of the Thirteenth Floor Elevators (1966)
Easter Everywhere (1967)
Rockin’ into the Night (1979)
Hold on Loosely (1981)
Caught Up in You (1982)
If I’d Been the One (1983)
30 Seconds to Mars
This Mortal Coil
Song to the Siren (1983)
I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker with Flowers in My Hair (2005)
The House of the Rising Sun (2010)
Smile, It Confuses People (2006)
Pop/country singer born Billy Joe Thomas on 8/7/1942 in Hugo, OK.
Hooked on a Feeling (1968)
Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head (1969)
Rock and Roll Lullaby (1972)
Hey, Won't You Play Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song (1975)
Rock bassist born 8/14/1948 in Stockton-on-Tees, UK. With Elvis Costello & the Attractions.
Cause I Love You (1960) – see Rufus Thomas
R&B singer born Charles Nowlin Thomas on 4/7/1937 in Lynchburg, VA. Died 1/31/2023. With The Drifters (1958–67, 1988–2023).
Producer for The Pretenders, The Sex Pistols, and Roxy Music. Born 1/13/1947 in Brentford, Middlesex, England.
Gene Grady Thomas
Funk bass singer born 1/5/1941 in Newark, NJ. With Parliament/Funkadelic.
Fishing Blues (1929)
Texas Worried Blues: Complete Recorded Works (compilation: 1927-29, released 1975)
R&B/blues singer known as "The Soul Queen of New Orleans." Born 2/18/1941 in Ponchatoula, LA.
It’s Raining (1962)
Ruler of My Heart (1963)
Time Is on My Side (1964)
Wish Someone Would Care (1964)
John Carlos Thomas
Michael Tilson Thomas
A conductor, pianist, and composer born 12/21/1944 in Los Angeles, California. Musical director of the San Francisco Symphony and artistic director of the New World Symphony.
Rock drummer born 8/9/1954 in Sheffield, UK. With Elvis Costello & the Attractions.
Progressive rock musician (flute, harmonica, saxophone, percussion) born 12/29/1941. Died 1/4/2018. With The Moody Blues (1964-2002).
Rock singer/songwriter born 2/14/1972 in Landstuhl, West Germany. Has fronted group Matchbox 20 and worked as a solo artist.
Smooth (1999) – see Santana
Lonely No More (2005)
Cause I Love You (with Carla Thomas, 1960)
Walking the Dog (1963)
Country singer born Henry William Thompson on 9/3/1925 in Waco, TX. Died 11/6/2007.
The Wild Side of Life (1952)
Art-rock drummer born 5/13/1951 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. With Roxy Music (1971-79, 2001-11, 2022-).
Folk singer/songwriter and musician born 4/3/1949 in Notthing Hill Gate, London, England. With Fairport Convention and then a solo artist.
I Want to See the Bright Lights (with Linda Thompson, 1974)
When I Get to the Border (with Linda Thompson, 1974)
Shoot Out the Lights (with Linda Thompson, 1982)
Don’t Renege on Our Love (1982)
1952 Vincent Black Lightning (1991)
I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight (with Linda Thompson, 1974)
Shoot Out the Lights (with Linda Thompson, 1982)
Drummer born Anthony Terrence Thompson on 11/15/1954 in New York City, NY. Died 11/12/2003. With Labelle, Chic (1977-83), Sister Sledge (1979-80), Diana Ross (1980), Debbie Harry (1981), David Bowie (1983), Madonna (1984), Led Zeppelin (1985), Mick Jagger (1985), and The Power Station (1985, 1996), Robert Palmer (1986), Rod Stewart (1988).
Le Freak (1978) – see Chic
We Are Family (1979) – see Sister Sledge
He’s the Greatest Dancer (1979) – see Diana Ross
Upside Down (1980) – see Diana Ross
I’m Coming Out (1980) – see Diana Ross
Let's Dance (1983) – see David Bowie
Like a Virgin (1984) – see Madonna
Material Girl (1984) – see Madonna
Get It On (Bang a Gong) (1985) – see The Power Station
Addicted to Love (1986) – see Robert Palmer
I Didn’t Mean to Turn You On (1986) – see Robert Palmer
Lost in You (1988) – see Rod Stewart
Forever Young (1988) – see Rod Stewart
Composer and music critic born 11/25/1896 in Kansas City, MO. Died 9/30/1989.
Four Saints in Three Acts (opera, 1947)
Goth-rock guitarist born 11/8/1957 in Surrey, England. With The Cure (1984-93, 2005-11).
William H. Thompson
The Rosary (1902)
Hold Me Now (1983)
American jazz/big band leader born 8/10/1909. Died 7/1/1965.
"Big Mama" Thornton
Blue singer born Willie Mae Thornton on 12/11/1926 in Montgomery, AL. Died 7/25/1984.
Hound Dog (1953)
Ball and Chain (1968)
George Thorogood & the Destroyers
Bad to the Bone (1982)
I Told the Brook/Funny Face (with the Aztecs, 1965)
Three Days Grace
I Hate Everything About You (2003)
Just Like You (2003)
Animal I Have Become (2006)
Never Too Late (2006)
Chalk Outline (2012)
Misery Loves My Company (2012)
I Am Machine (2014)
R&B musician born 12/3/1928 in Wetumpka, AL. Died November 1977. With The Drifters (1953-58).
The Three Degrees
When Will I See You Again (1974)
Three Dog Night
Mama Told Me Not to Come (1970)
Joy to the World (1971)
Black and White (1972)
3 Doors Down
Here without You (2002)
When I'm Gone (2002)
The Three Flames
Open the Door, Richard! (1947)
The Three Suns
Peg O' My Heart (1947)
Beachy Head (1979)
Love Walked In (1990)
Something in the Air (1969)
You Can’t Put Your Arms Around a Memory (1978)
Rap singer born Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr. on 9/25/1980 in Atlanta, GA.
What You Know (2006)
Whatever You Like (2008)
Live Your Life (with Rihanna, 2008)
Dead and Gone (with Justin Timberlake, 2008)
Blurred Lines (2013) – see Robin Thicke
T.I. vs. T.I.P. (2007)
Paper Trail (2008)
The Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra
Ferry Boat Serenade (1941)
Harry A. Tierney
I Think We’re Alone Now (1987)
The Lion Sleeps Tonight (1982)
R&B singer born Earlington Carl Tilghman on 8/18/1928. Died 12/9/1981. With The Orioles.
New wave singer/songwriter born 8/31/1957 in Woolwich, London, England. One of two members of the new wave band Squeeze to last through every incarnation of the group.
DMDB profile page: Squeeze
DMDB podcast: The Best of Squeeze
The Top 50 Songs of Squeeze, Chris Difford, and Glenn Tilbrook.
Interviewing Randy Newman (2001)
Hot Shaved Asian Teens (2004)
Chat Line Larry (with Nine Below Zero, 2011)
Ice Cream (2014)
Difford & Tilbrook (with Chris Difford, 1984)
The Incomplete Glenn Tilbrook (2001)
Transatlantic Ping Pong (2004)
Pandemonium Ensues (2009)
The Co-Operative (with Nine Below Zero, 2011)
Happy Ending (2014)
Wild Thoughts (2017) – see DJ Khaled
Country singer born Lonnie Melvin Tillis on 8/8/1932 in Tampa, FL. Died 11/19/2017.
Pop singer/songwriter born 4/20/1939 in Jacksonville, FL.
Poetry in Motion (1961)
This Can't Be Love (1938) – see Benny Goodman
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart (1938) – see Benny Goodman
And the Angels Sing (1939) – see Benny Goodman
Voices Carry (1985)
Rap singer and producer born Timothy Zachery Mosley on 3/10/1971 in Norfolk, VA. Worked with Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake.
Promiscuous (2006) – see Nelly Furtado
Apologize (2007) – see One Republic
The Way I Are (with Doe & Keri Hilson, 2007)
Pop singer born 1/31/1981 in Memphis, TN. With boy group N*Sync and later became a solo star.
Rock Your Body (2002)
Where Is the Love? (2003) – see the Black Eyed Peas
Cry Me a River (2003)
Signs (2005) – see Snoop Dogg
What Goes Around…Comes Around (2006)
My Love (with T.I. 2006)
4 Minutes (2008) – see Madonna
Dead and Gone (2008) – see T.I.
Pusher Love Girl (2013)
Can't Stop the Feeling! (2016)
FutureSex/LoveSounds (produced by Rick Rubin, 2006)
The 20/20 Experience (2013)
Doctorin’ the Tardis (1988)
Timex Social Club
World Destruction (1985)
A Night In (1995)
The Ting Tings
That’s Not My Name (2008)
Supergroup formed by David Bowie with Reeves Gabrels, Hunt Sales, and Tony Sales.
Tin Machine (1989)
Tin Machine II (1991)
Heavy metal guitarist and keyboardist born 10/25/1947 in Blackheath, England. With Judas Priest (1974-).
Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg (1992)
What About Your Friends (1992)
No Scrubs (1999)
Crazy Sexy Cool (1994)
Fan Mail (1999)
Possum Kingdom (1995)
Toad the Wet Sprocket
Hold Her Down (1991)
Pray Your Gods (1991)
Fall Down (1994)
There'll Be Some Changes Made (1941) – see Benny Goodman
The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh) (1961)
Goth-rock keyboardist and drummer born Laurence Andrew Tolhurst on 2/3/1959 in Horley, Surrey, England. With The Cure (1978-89).
My White Bicycle (1967)
Tom Tom Club
Genius of Love (1981)
Wild Thing (1988)
Tones and I
Dance Monkey (2019)
If You Could Only See (1997)
Tony! Toni! Toné!
Little Walter (1988)
Feels Good (1990)
If I Had No Loot (1993)
Fear Inoculum (2019)
Toots & the Maytals
54 46 Was My Number (1968)
Pressure Drop (1970)
Dancing in the Moonlight (2000)
Jazz singer born Melvin Howard Tormé on 9/13/1925 in Chicago, IL. Died 6/5/1999.
Careless Hands (1949)
Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered (from Pal Joey, 1950)
Rock drummer born Hector Juan Samuel Torres on 10/7/1953 in New York City, NY. With Bon Jovi (1983-).
Legalize It (1976)
Equal Rights (1977)
Hold the Line (1978)
Stranger in Town (1984)
Toto IV (1982)
40 Trips Around the Sun (compilation: 2018)
R&B songwriter and producer born 1/14/1938 in Gert Town, LA. Died 11/10/2015.
Habits (Stay High) (2013)
Tower of Power
What Is Hip? (1973)
Rock singer/songwriter and guitarist born Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend on 5/19/1945 in Chiswick, Middlesex, England. With the Who. Also a solo artist.
Let My Love Open the Door (1980)
Rough Boys (1980)
The Best of (coolwalkingsmoothtalkingstraightsmokingfirestoking) (compilation, released 1996)
Active: 1989-1992 Members: Patrick Leonard (k: 89-90), Kevin Gilbert (v: 89-92), Brian MacLeod (d), Tim Pierce (g), and Guy Pratt (b), Marc Bonilla (g: 91-92), Sheryl Crow (k: 91), Spencer Campbell (b: 91), Toss Panos (d: 91).
Adult alternative rock group assembled by Leonard. When he expressed disinterest in touring, Gilbert assembled the 1991 version of the band that toured but never recorded. Gilbert and Bonilla also supported the album with radio promos that included a lot of casual, acoustic cover songs. All but Gilbert from the original lineup formed 3rd Matinee in 1994. Leonard, MacLeod, and Pierce all worked together on Toby Lightman's 2006 album Bird on a Wire.
There Was a Little Boy (1990)
Blank Page (1990)
Toy Matinee (1990)
Toy Matinee Acoustic (archives: 1990-91, released 2014) – see Toy Matinee
Live at the Roxy (live, 1991)
A Lover's Concerto (1965)
Toys (Musical Cast of)
The Closing of the Year (Reprise) (1992)
Some Enchanted Evening (1958)
Rapper and music producer born Faheem Rasheed Najm on 9/30/1985 in Tallahassee, FL. Known for his use of Auto-Tune.
Low (2007) – see Flo Rida
Good Life (2007) – see Kanye West
Kiss Kiss (2007) – see Chris Brown
Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin') (with Yung Joc, 2007)
Blame It (2008) – see Jamie Foxx
All I Do Is Win (2011) – see DJ Khaled
China in Your Hand (1987)
You Call Everybody Darlin’ (with Bob Vincent, 1948)
The Trade Winds
New York’s a Lonely Town (1965)
Rock band formed in Birmingham, England. Active: 1967-74, 1994, 2004. Members: Rbop Kwaku Baah (percussion: 71-74), Barry Beckett (k: 73), Randall Bramblett (k/flute/sax: 94, 04), Jim Capaldi (d/v: 67-74, 94, 04), Rosko Gee (b: 74, 94), Jim Gordon (d: 71-72), Ric Grech (b: 70-72), Roger Hawkins (d: 72-73), David Hood (b: 72-73), Dave Mason (v/g/b: 67-68, 71), Michael McEvoy (k/g/viola: 94), Walfredo Reyes Jr. (d/percussion: 94), Steve Winwood (v/g/k/b: 67-74, 94, 04), Chris Wood (k/flute/sax: 67-74).
Hole in My Shoe (1967)
Dear Mr. Fantasy (1967)
Paper Sun (1967)
Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys (1971)
Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory (1973)
Mr. Fantasy (1967)
Heaven Is in Your Mind (1968)
John Barleycorn Must Die (1970)
The Tragically Hip
New Orleans Is Sinking (1989)
Courage (For Hugh MacLennan) (1992)
Wheat Kings (1992)
Ahead by a Century (1996)
Meet Virginia (1998)
Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me) (2001)
Calling All Angels (2003)
Hey Soul Sister (2009)
Drops of Jupiter (2001)
All About That Bass (2014)
Like I’m Gonna Lose You (with John Legend, 2015)
Fall Down (1985)
Hold Back the Night (1976)
Disco Inferno (1977)
Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24) (1996)
Surfin’ Bird (1963)
Supergroup with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty. 1988-1991.
Handle with Care (1988)
Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 (1988)
Why Does It Always Rain on Me? (1999)
Love Will Come Through (2003)
The Man Who (1999)
The Invisible Band (2001)
Country singer/songwriter born 11/29/1917 in Rosewood, KY. Died 10/20/1983.
Dark As a Dungeon (1946)
Folk Songs of the Hills (1946)
Country singer born Randy Bruce Traywick on 5/4/1959 in Marshville, NC.
On the Other Hand (1985)
Forever and Ever, Amen (1987)
I Told You So (1987)
Deeper Than the Holler (1988)
Three Wooden Crosses (2003)
Storms of Life (1986)
Always and Forever (1987)
Old 8 x 10 (1988)
Heavy metal drummer born Mark Scott Travis on 9/6/1961 in Norfolk, VA. With Judas Priest (1989-).
You're the One That I Want (1978) – see Olivia Newton-John
Summer Nights (1978) – see Olivia Newton-John
Grease Megamix (1990) – see Olivia Newton-John
Grease (soundtrack with various artists, 1978) – see Various Artists
Punk-rock drummer born Frank Edwin Wright III on 12/9/1972 in Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany. With Green Day.
Silence Is Golden (1967)
Beyond the Sea (La Mer) (1946)
Sunday, Monday or Always (1944)
I’m Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover (1948)
Progressive-rock bassist born 1/15/1959 in Middlesbrough, UK. With Marillion (1982-) and Iris for Crossing the Desert (1996).
British glam-rock band. Active: 1968-1977 Members: Marc Bolan (v/g: 68-77), Steve Peregrine Took (bongos/v: 68-69), Mickey Finn (bongos/v: 69-75), Steve Currie (b: 70-77), Bill Legend (d: 70-73), Jack Green (g – T-Rex: 73-75; Pretty Things), Gloria Jones (backing v/k: 73-77), Davy Lutton (d – Heavy Jelly; T-Rex: 73-77; Wreckless Eric), Dino Dines (k: 74-77), Miller Anderson (g – Savoy Brown; T-Rex: 77; Southside Johnny), Herbie Flowers (b – T-Rex: 77; Sky), Tony Brennan (d: 77).
King of the Rumbling Spires (1969)
Ride a White Swan (1970)
Elemental Child (1970)
Hot Love (1971)
Get It On (Bang a Gong) (1971)
Life’s a Gas (1971)
Telegram Sam (1972)
Metal Guru (1972)
Children of the Revolution (1972)
Ballrooms of Mars (1972)
20th Century Boy (1973)
Electric Warrior (1971)
A Tribe Called Quest
Scenario (remix with Busta Rhymes, 1992)
People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythms (1990)
The Low-End Theory (1991)
Midnight Marauders (1993)
Hell Is Round the Corner (1995)
Evolution Revolution Love (with Ed Kowalczyk & Hawkman, 2001)
Wide Open Road (1986)
Da Da Da (1981)
Jazz pianist born 3/19/1919 in Chicago, IL. Died 11/18/1978.
Country singer born James Travis Tritt on 2/9/1963 in Marietta, GA.
Here's a Quarter, Call Someone Who Cares (1991)
It’s a Great Day to Be Alive (2000)
Magic Power (1981)
The Bird on Nellie’s Hat (1907)
Give It to Me Good (1990)
Wild Thing (1966)
Love Is All Around (1968)
Spread My Wings (1989)
Raise a Little Hell (1978)
John Scott Trotter
The Moon Got in My Eyes (1937) – see Bing Crosby
Remember Me? (1937) – see Bing Crosby
Bob White (Whatcha Gonna Swing Tonight?) (1937) – see Bing Crosby
I’ve Got a Pocketful of Dreams (1938) – see Bing Crosby
Alexander’s Ragtime Band (1938) – see Bing Crosby
Moonlight Becomes You (1942) – see Bing Crosby
I Don’t Want to Walk Without You (1942) – see Bing Crosby
I’ll Be Home for Christmas (1943) – see Bing Crosby
I Love You (1944) – see Bing Crosby
San Fernando Valley (1944) – see Bing Crosby
I'll Be Seeing You (1944) – see Bing Crosby
Amor (1944) – see Bing Crosby
Swinging on a Star (1944) – see Bing Crosby
On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe (1945) – see Bing Crosby
You Keep Coming Back Like a Song (1946) – see Bing Crosby
California Love (1996) – see Tupac Shakur
Just One Look (1963)
Rock drummer born Claude Hudson Trucks on 5/11/1947 in Jacksonville, FL. Died 1/24/2017. With the Allman Brothers Band (1969-76, 1989-2017).
Doesn’t Hurt Anymore (2001)
The Andrea True Connection
More, More, More (1976)
Heavy metal bassist born Roberto Agustín Miguel Santiago Samuel Trujillo Veracruz on 10/23/1964 in Santa Monica, CA. With Metallica (2003-).
Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra
Singin’ the Blues (with Bix Beiderbecke, 1927)
Country singer born Ernest Dale Tubb on 2/9/1914 in Crisp, TX. Died 9/6/1984.
Walking the Floor Over You (1941)
White Punks on Dope (1975)
Are Friends Electric? (1979)
Marshall Tucker Band
Can’t You See (1973)
Fire on the Mountain (1975)
Heard It in a Love Song (1977)
Rock drummer born Maurieen Ann Tucker on 8/26/1944 in Jackson Heights, NY. With the Velvet Underground (1965-71).
Singer and actress born Sonia Kalish on 1/13/1884 in Tulchyn, Ukraine. Died 2/9/1966. Known for comical and risqué songs. One of the most popular entertainers in America during the first half of the 20th century. Nicknamed "The Last of the Red Hot Mamas."
Some of These Days (1910)
Aggravatin’ Papa (1923)
You’ve Got to See Mama Ev’ry Night or You Can’t See Mama at All (1923)
Some of These Days (with Ted Lewis, 1927)
I Ain't Got Nobody (1927)
Country singer born 10/10/1958 in Seminole, TX.
Delta Dawn (1972)
San Antonio Stroll (1975)
Bring My Flowers Now (2019)
While I'm Living (2019)
Hi-Heel Sneakers (1964)
Tuesday Night Music Club
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Along with Bill Bottrell, Kevin Gilbert initiated the "Tuesday Night Music Club," an informal weekly jam session that also included Gilbert's then-girlfriend Sheryl Crow. They all contributed to her debut album Tuesday Night Music Club and went on to work together on other projects as well. Active: 1992-1994 Members: Bill Bottrell (producer), Kevin Gilbert, Sheryl Crow, David Baerwald, David Ricketts, Dan Schwartz (b), and Brian MacLeod (d).
Albums on which 2 or more members appeared:
Boomtown (1986) – see David David
Toy Matinee (1990) – see Toy Matinee
Live at the Roxy (live, 1991) – see Toy Matinee
Triage (1992) – see David Baerwald
Tuesday Night Music Club (1993) – see Sheryl Crow
Thud (1995) – see Kevin Gilbert
In Flight (Linda Perry, 1996)
Susanna Hoffs (1996) – see Susanna Hoffs
Ladyland (Sierra Swan, 2006)
Bird on a Wire (Toby Lightman, 2006)
Detours (2008) – see Sheryl Crow
Black Horse & the Cherry Tree (2004)
Suddenly I See (2004)
Hold On (2007)
Eye to the Telescope (2004)
- see Tupac Shakur
When You Dance (1955)
As Long As the World Rolls On (1908)
Till the Sands of the Desert Grow Cold (1912)
Big Joe Turner
Blues singer born Joseph Vernon Turner, Jr. on 5/18/1911 in Kansas City, MO. Died 11/24/1985.
Roll ‘Em Pete (with Pete Johnson, 1938)
Shake, Rattle and Roll (1954)
The Boss of the Blues (1956)
R&B guitarist born Izear Luster Turner, Jr. on 11/5/1931 in Clarksdale, MI. Died 12/12/2007. Paired with one-time wife Tina Turner during the '60s and '70s. Also the force behind "Rocket 88", which some call the first rock song.
Rocket 88 (1951) – see Jackie Brenston
I’m Tore Up (Ike Turner’s Rhythm Rockers with Billy Gayles, 1956)
River Deep, Mountain High (1966) – see Tina Turner
Proud Mary (1970) – see Tina Turner
Joel Turner & the Modern Day Poets
These Kids (2004)
Joe Lynn Turner
Rock singer born Joseph Arthur Mark Linquito on 8/2/1951 in Hackensack, NJ. With Rainbow (80-84) and Deep Purple (89-92).
R&B/rock singer born Anna Mae Bullock on 11/26/39 in Nutbush, TN. Died 5/24/2023. Found success as half of a duo with Ike Turner, to whom she was married from 1962-78. After a few overlooked solo efforts in the '70s, Tina returned with the album Private Dancer in 1984 and launched one of rock's greatest comeback stories. The 12-time Grammy winner has been called “The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll” and sold more than 200 million records worldwide.
DMDB podcast: Celebrating Tina Turner, 1939-2023
Tina Turner: Top 50 Songs
Fool in Love (1960)
It’s Gonna Work Out Fine (1961)
River Deep, Mountain High (with Ike Turner, 1966)
Proud Mary (with Ike Turner, 1970)
What’s Love Got to Do with It? (1984)
Better Be Good to Me (1984)
We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome) (1985)
Private Dancer (1984)
Simply the Best (compilation: 1973-91, released 1991)
Glow On (2021)
Harlem Rag (1897)
The St. Louis Rag (1905)
The Buffalo Rag (1906)
It Ain't Me, Babe (1965)
Happy Together (1967)
Sweet Violets (1951)
Flaunt It (with Seany B, 2006)
TV on the Radio
Rock band formed in Brooklyn, New York in 2001. Tunde Adebimpe (vocals, backing vocals, programming, sequencing), David Andrew Sitek (guitar, bass, synthesizer, horns, percussion, programming, sampling), Kyp Malone (vocals, backing vocals, guitar, bass, synthesizer, strings: 2003-), Jaleel Bunton (drums, percussion, guitar, bass, synthesizer, programming, strings: 2005-), Gerard Smith (bass, organ, piano, sampling, programming: 2005-11. Died in 2011).
Return to Cookie Mountain (2006)
Dear Science (2008)
Country singer born Eileen Regina Edwards on 8/28/1965 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Married at one time to producer "Mutt" Lange.
Any Man of Mine (1995)
Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under? (1995)
You're Still the One (1997)
Man! I Feel Like a Woman (1997)
That Don't Impress Me Much (1997)
Come on Over (1997)
Forever and for Always (2002)
The Woman in Me (1995)
Come on Over (1997)
Greatest Hits (compilation: 1994-2004, released 2004)
The Twelfth Man
It’s Just Not Cricket (1984)
Mood (with Iann Dior, 2020)
Twenty One Pilots
Stressed Out (2015)
The Hype (2018)
Level of Concern (2020)
Scaled and Icy (2021)
Rockstar (2017) – see Post Malone
Bank Account (2017)
Jimmy Cooks (2022) – see Drake
Rich Flex (2022) – see Drake
Slow Jamz (with Kanye West & Jamie Foxx, 2003)
We’re Not Gonna Take It (1984)
I Wanna Rock (1984)
Country singer born Harold Lloyd Jenkins on 9/1/1933 in Friars Point, MI. Died 6/6/1993.
It's Only Make Believe (1958)
Mona Lisa (1959)
Hello Darlin’ (1970)
Feelins' (with Loretta Lynn, 1975)
Mercy (2012) – see Kanye West
Fuckin’ Problems (2012) – see A$AP Rocky
Talk Dirty (2013) – see Jason Derulo
2 Live Crew
Me So Horny (1989)
The DMDB Blog:
2 Live Crew were arrested for obscenity: June 10, 1990
The Two Man Band
Up There Cazaly (1979)
Get Ready for This (1992)
No Limit (1993)
Ty Dolla $ign
Or Nah (with Wiz Khalifa & DJ Mustard, 2014)
Work from Home (2016) – see Fifth Harmony
Swalla (2017) – see Jason Derulo
Psycho (2018) – see Post Malone
Taste (with Offset, 2018)
It's a Heartache (1977)
Total Eclipse of the Heart (1983)
Rock singer/songwriter born Steven Victor Tallarico on 3/26/1948. With Aerosmith (70-).
Tyler, the Creator
Call Me if You Get Lost (2021)
R&B vocal group formed in 1956 in Philadelphia, PA.
So Much in Love (1963)
Jazz pianist born Alfred McCoy Tyner on 12/11/1938 in Philadelphia, PA.
For You (1979)
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