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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.

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



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2011-08-29

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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


AEROSMITH
Flash: Joe Perry
Medallions: Joey Kramer
Sam Circus And The Merciless Tangerine: Tom Hamilton
Teapot Dome: Brad Whitford
The Strangers: Steven Tyler


ALICE COOPER
The Earwigs: Alice Cooper


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


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


A PERFECT CIRCLE
Children Of The Anachronistic Dynasty: Maynard James Keenan
The Feds: James Iha


AUDIOSLAVE
Electric Sheep: Tom Morello


THE BAND
The Hawks: Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel
The Jungle Bush Beaters: Levon Helm


THE BEACH BOYS
The Pendletones: Mike Love, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Brian Wilson, Alan Jardine
The Sleepwalkers: Bruce Johnston


THE BEATLES
Rory Storm And The Hurricanes: Ringo Starr (aka Richard Starkey)
The Quarrymen: John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney


BILL HALEY AND HIS COMETS
Silver Yodeling Bill Haley: Bill Haley
The Four Aces Of Western Swing: Johnny Grande


BILLY JOEL
The Echoes: Billy Joel


BLACK SABBATH
Rare Reed: Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler
Mythology: Bill Ward, Tony Iommi
The Javelins: Ian Gillan


BOB DYLAN
The Golden Chords: Bob Dylan


BOB MARLEY
The Wailing Wailers: Bob Marley


BOB SEGER AND THE SILVER BULLET BAND
The Rationals: Bob Seger


BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
The Castiles: Bruce Springsteen


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


CHICAGO
Brooklyn Heights Choir: Robert Lamm
The Executives: Walt Parazaider
The Shannon Show Band: Lee Loughnane


CHUCK BERRY
Sir John's Trio: Chuck Berry


THE CLASH
101er's: Joe Strummer, Keith Levene
London SS: Mick Jones, Paul Simonon,
London SS: Nicky "Topper" Headon, Tory Crimes aka Terry Chimes


CREAM
Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated: Jack Bruce
Storyville Jazz Men: Ginger Baker
The Roosters: Eric Clapton


CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL
The Blue Velvets: Doug Clifford, John Fogerty, Stu Cook


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


THE CURE
Associates: Micheal Dempsey
Hawkwind: Andy Anderson
Siouxsie & The Banshees: Robert Smith


CURTIS MAYFIELD
The Impressions: Curtis Mayfield


DAVID BOWIE
Davy Jones And the King Bees: David Bowie


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


THE DOORS
Rick And The Ravensask: Jim Morisson, Ray Manzarek
The Psychedelic Rangers: John Densmore, Robby Krieger


THE EAGLES
The Continentals: Don Felder
Shiloh: Don Henley
The James Gang: Joe Walsh
The New Breed: Timothy Schmit


EDDIE COCHRAN
The Cochran Brothers: Eddie Cochran


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


ELTON JOHN
Bluesology: Elton John


ELVIS COSTELLO
Flip City: Elvis Costello


ELVIS PRESLEY
Blue Moon Boys: Elvis Presley


EMERSON, LAKE AND PALMER
The Gods: Greg Lake


EXTREME
Rock Group Extreme: Gary Cherone


FLEETWOOD MAC
Fritz: Stevie Nicks, Lindsay Buckingham
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers: Mick Fleetwood, John McVie
Stan Webb's Chicken Shack: Christine McVie


FOO FIGHTERS
Freak Baby: Dave Grohl


FRANK ZAPPA
Soul Giants: Frank Zappa


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


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


GUNS 'N' ROSES
Hollywood Rose: Axl Rose, Izzy Stradlin
Road Crew: Slash aka Saul Hudson, Steven Adler
The Fastbacks: Duff Mckagan


HOLE
Tinker: Melissa Auf De Maur


IRON MAIDEN
Smiler: Steve Harris
Stone Free: Dave Murray
Styx: Bruce Dickinson
Trust: Nicko Mcbrain
White Spirit: Janick Gers


JACKSON BROWNE
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Jackson Browne


JAMES BROWN
The Flames: James Brown


JANIS JOPLIN
The Waller Creek Boys: Janis Joplin


JEFF BECK GROUP
The Deltones: Jeff Beck


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


JOHNNY CASH
Johnny Cash And The Tennesse Two: Johny Cash


JUDAS PRIEST
Eric Burdon's Band: Les Binks
Judas Priest I: Alan Atkins
The Sid Phillips Band: Simon Phillips


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


THE KINKS
The Ravens: Ray Davies, Dave Davies, Peter Quaife, Mick Avory
The Cents: Ian Gibbons


LED ZEPPELIN
Band Of Joy: John Bonham, Robert Plant
Neil Christian And The Crusaders: Jimmy Page
The Deltas: John Paul Jones


LEONARD COHEN
Judy Collin's band: Leonard Cohen


LINKIN PARK
Grey Daze:Chester Bennington
Xero: Mike Shinoda, Joe Hahn, Rob Bourdon, Brad Delson
Tasty Snax: Pheonix Farrel


LITTLE RICHARD
Tempo Toppers: Little Richard


LOVIN' SPOONFUL
The Mugwumps: John Sebastian, Zal Yanovsky


LYNARD SKYNARD
My Back Yard: Allen Collins, Gary Rossington
My Back Yard: Billy Powell, Leon Wilkeson
The Ravens: Steve Gaines
Us: Ronnie Van Zant


THE MAMA'S AND THE PAPA'S
The Mugwumps: Denny Doherty, Cass Elliot


MARVIN GAYE
The Moonglows: Marvin Gaye


METALLICA
Exodus: Kirk Hamett
Flotsam & Jetsam: Jason Newsted
Obsession: James Hetfield
Suicidal Tendecies: Robert Trujillo
Trauma: Cliff Burton


THE MOODY BLUES
El Riot and the Rebels: John Lodge
The Silhouettes: Graeme Edge
The Woodpeckers: Justin Hayward


NEIL DIAMOND
Neil and Jack: Neil Diamond


NIRVANA
Freak Baby: Dave Grohl
Sweet 75: Krist Novoselic


OTIS REDDING
The Pinetoppers: Otis Redding


PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC
The Pacesetters: Bootsy Collins


PEARL JAM
Bad Radio: Eddie Vedder
Mother Love Bone: Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard
Warrior/Shadow: Mike Mccready
Nirvana: Jason Everman
Skin Yard: Matt Cameron


PINK FLOYD
Jokers Wild: David Gilmour
TDB: Rick Wright
The Abdabs: Nicholas Mason, Roger Waters, Roger Keith (Syd) Barrett


PYGMY LOVE CIRCUS
Green Jello: Danny Carey


THE POLICE
Curved Air: Stewart Copeland
Strontium 90: Andy Summers


QUEEN
1984: Brian May, Roger Taylor
Opposition: John Deacon
The Hectics: Freddie Mercury


RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE
Electric Sheep: Tom Morello
Hard Stance: Zack De La Rocha


RAINBOW
The Outlaws: Ritchie Blackmore


THE RAMONES
Dead Boys: Joey Ramone
The Voidoid's: Marky Ramone


RAY CHARLES
The Maxim Trio: Ray Charles


RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS
Tony Flow and the Miraculously Majestic Masters of Mayhem: Anthony Keidis, Flea,


RICK JAMES
The Mynah Birds: Rick James


THE ROLLING STONES
Little Boy Blue And The Blue Boys: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
The Cliftons: Bill Wyman
The Juniors: Mick Taylor


ROY ORBISON
The Wink Westerners: Roy Orbison


RUSH
J.R. Flood: Neil Peart


SAM COOKE
The Soul Stirrers: Sam Cooke


SANTANA
Santana Blues Band: Carlos Santana


SEX PISTOLS
Rich Kids: Glen Matlock
Siouxsie & The Banshees: Sid Vicious


SIMON AND GARFUNKEL
Tom And Jerry: Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel


SMASHING PUMPKINS
Filter: Matt Walker
The Feds: James Iha
The Marked: Billy Corgan
Tinker: Melissa Auf De Maur


SOUNDGARDEN
600 School: Ben Shepherd
Nirvana: Jason Everman
Zippy And His Vast Army Of Pinheads: Kim Thayil
Skin Yard: Matt Cameron


STEELY DAN
Jay and the Americans: Donald Fagen, Walter Becker
Ultimate: Jeff "Skunk" Baxter


STEVE MILLER BAND
The Marksman Combo: Steve Miller


THE STEVE MORSE BAND
The Plague: Steve Morse


STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN
Blackbird: Stevie Ray Vaughan


STONE TEMPLE PILOTS
Mighty Joe Young: Robert DeLeo, Scott Weiland


THE SUPREMES
The Primette's: Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, Florence Ballard


TEMPLE OF THE DOG
Skin Yard: Matt Cameron
Mother Love Bone: Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard
Warrior/Shadow: Mike Mccready


THE TEMPTATIONS
The Distants: Eldridge Bryant, Melvin Franklin, Otis Williams
The Primes: Eddie Kendricks, Paul Williams


TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS
Campbell And Tench: Ron Blair
Mudcrutch: Benmont Tench, Mike Campbell
Mudcrutch: Tom Petty
Styrofoam Soul: Stan Lynch


TOOL
Children Of The Anachronistic Dynasty: Maynard James Keenan
Electric Sheep: Adam Jones
Green Jello: Danny Carey
Peach: Justin Chancellor


TRAFFIC
The Jaguars: Dave Mason
The Spencer Davis Group: Steve Winwood


U2
The Village: The Edge


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


VAN MORRISON
Them: Van Morrison


VELVET REVOLVER
Mighty Joe Young: Scott Weiland
Road Crew: Slash aka Saul Hudson
The Fastbacks: Duff Mckagan


THE VELVET UNDERGROUND
Dream Syndicate: John Cale
Grass Menagerie: Doug Yule
The Primitives: Lou Reed


VERUCA SALT
Filter: Matt Walker


THE WHO
The Beachcombers: Keith Moon
The Confederates: John Entwistle, Pete Townshend
The Detours: Roger Daltrey


WILSON PICKETT
The Falcons: Wilson Pickett


THE YARDBIRDS
The Roosters: Eric Clapton
Neil Christian And The Crusaders: Jimmy Page
The Deltones: Jeff Beck


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


ZWAN
The Marked: Billy Corgan






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