Speakers’ Club April 5, 2019: Music Groups

Speakers’ Club April 5, 2019: Music Groups


Practice “Word Crimes”

Groups not singers; 1950s to 1980s.

Top Music groups of the 1950s – The Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly & The Crickets, The Platters, The Drifters, The Coasters…

Bill Haley & The Comets:

The Penguins:

Top Music Groups of the 1960s – The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Byrds, The Four Seasons, The Who, The Kinks, The Shirelles, The Drifters, The Four Tops, Martha & The Vandellas, Sam & Dave, Sly & The Family Stone, The Yardbirds, The Marvelettes, The Lovin’ Spoonful, The Ventures, Jan & Dean, The Ronettes, The Band, The Velvet Underground, Junior Walker & The All-Stars, The (Young) Rascals, The Animals, The Dave Clark Five, The Righteous Brothers, Buffalo Springfield, The Chiffons, The Isley Brothers, Tommy James & The Shondells, The Turtles, The Shangri-Las, Led Zeppelin, Jefferson Airplane, The Mamas & The Papas, Cream, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Simon & Garfunkel, Janis Joplin/Big Brother & Holding Company, Ike & Tina Turner, The Jackson Five, Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention, Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs, Sonny & Cher, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Paul Revere & The Raiders, Van Morrison/Them, The Hollies, Steppenwolf, Herman’s Hermits, The Grateful Dead, The Beatles…

The Beach Boys: American Alternative to the Beatles; surfer rock:

The Rolling Stones: The Beatles alternative;

The Supremes: Diana Ross

The Doors: Jim Morrison, great for biking.

The Monkees: A TV Group that became a band. I got to meet Micky Dolenz at Salt Lake Comic Con!

Top Music Groups of the 1970s – Black Sabbath, Paul McCartney/Wings, Fleetwood Mac, Bee Gees, Chicago, Earth, Wind & Fire, KISS, The Clash, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers Band, Aerosmith, The Ramones, Steve Miller Band, Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young, Deep Purple, Three Dog Night, Temptations, AC/DC, Kool & The Gang. Doobie Brothers, Yes, War, The Guess Who, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Bad Company, Steely Dan, Electric Light Orchestra, Sex Pistols, Grand Funk Railroad, Kinks, Kansas, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, The Chi-Lites, America, Styx, Blondie, Jethro Tull, Foreigner, Moody Blues, ZZ Top…

Pink Floyd: Play “Dark Side of the Moon as an alternate soundtrack to “The Wizard of Oz”

The Eagles: Hotel California;

Queen: Legendary Freddie Mercury; great songs, terrible to bike to. Bohemian Rhapsody. https://youtu.be/fJ9rUzIMcZQ

Journey: Don’t Stop Believin’:

Heart: Two sisters, all heart!:

Van Halen: Not Van Hagar:

Top Music Groups of the 1980s – U2, Run-D.M.C., Public Enemy, Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard, George Michael/Wham, Metallica, N.W.A, Rush, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Motley Crue, The Cure, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, REO Speedwagon, Kool and the Gang, The Smiths, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Eurythmics, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Salt-N-Pepa, The Go-Go’s, Depeche Mode, Sonic Youth, Culture Club, Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine, De La Soul, Chicago, Pixies, Simply Red, Thompson Twins, Dire Straits, R.E.M, The Pet Shop Boys, Whitesnake…

Duran Duran: The Reflex;

The Police: Sting;

Genesis: Phil Collins;

Beastie Boys:

Hall & Oates: Maneater;

The Cars: You Might think I’m crazy, Rick Ocasek;


The Pointer Sisters:

The Bangles:

Men at Work:

Tears for Fears:



The Talking Heads: David Byrne;

Huey Lewis and the News: Greatest band of the ‘80s;

Bon Jovi: Hair band; Livin’ on a Prayer:

B-52s: Rock Lobster:

Flight of the Conchords: Comedy group with multiple sounds

David Bowie Changes

and Major Tom

(Bowie’s in Space)

Pet Shop Boys: West End Girls

(Inner City Pressure)

Jemaine Clement MIB3, Tamatoa in Moana; Bret McKenzie

Minister’s Cat J