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Any other magic-music places like Birmingham?

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When reading about the new "Walk of fame" in Birmingham I was astonished how many great

musicians came from this area.(RP,JB;Ozzy,Ionnie;Slade...).Just wonder if you know places where you

find alot of great musicians that have been grown up there.What is the diffrence to other places ?

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The Moody Blues, Steve Winwood (The Spencer Davis Group), Jeff Lynne (ELO), Roy Wood (The Move) Joan Armatrading, Denny Laine ( Wings), Duran Duran and UB40 came from Birmingham too.

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Birmingham.Yes.I heard a singer there sounded like Noddy Holder a drummer like Bonzo (I know you won´t beleave it but thats fact!).

There were really great unknown bands like "7th Era" around where Robert lived.

But I guess the topic asked for diffrent places that seem to be so fruitfull.

In Germany we have a coal miners district called the "Ruhrgebiet".You find alot of the best heavy bands

starting from there."Kreator","Sodom","Birth controll" and my personal Guru and Superguitarist "Hermann GGG" (my avatar).

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Shame it turned into a terrorist breeding ground.

WTF??????

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Many of the folks in the above photograph came to be known as "The Swampers" (session players from Muscle Shoals Sound) who Lynyrd Skynyrd immortalized in "Sweet Home Alabama". Third from the right is David Hood, father of Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers. Second from the left is the late Eddie Hinton. The Drive-By Truckers saluted his memory by including two of his songs on their latest record, Go-Go Boots. They first sang about him on "Sandwiches For the Road" which can be found on their first album, Gangstabilly. So many great sides came out of this area with everyone from Skynyrd to the Rolling Stones, Dylan, the Staple Singers and Aretha Franklin recording there.

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I imagine Detroit during the Motown Sound era hosted a lively, vibrant scene with many local acts soon becoming famous.

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I live in Liverpool/Merseyside. We have The Beatles, a few half-decent bands, and Rick fucking Astley.

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I live in Liverpool/Merseyside. We have The Beatles, a few half-decent bands, and Rick fucking Astley.

Sheesh--check out what was going on there in the 60s!! Even the 70s, when I lived there, had its share of great bands, and folks like Elvis Costello, and then later there were Echo and the Bunnymen, OMD, Julian Cope and Teadrop Explodes, Flock of Seagulls, the Zutons, not to mention the wonderful Half Man Half Biscuit. And now every time I visit there's some great new band to see!

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Let's leave Justin Timberlake out of it though.

I feel the same way about A Flock of Seagulls in relation to Liverpool.

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I feel the same way about A Flock of Seagulls in relation to Liverpool.

So do I personally, but a lot of people love them, and they're part of the city's musical history. Ditto Frankie Goes to Hollywood!

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SXSW just wrapped up for this year. I hate I missed it but there's always ACL Fest in the Fall and SXSW 2012. Well, for that matter you can go to Austin during any time of the year and find great music.

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Sheesh--check out what was going on there in the 60s!! Even the 70s, when I lived there, had its share of great bands, and folks like Elvis Costello, and then later there were Echo and the Bunnymen, OMD, Julian Cope and Teadrop Explodes, Flock of Seagulls, the Zutons, not to mention the wonderful Half Man Half Biscuit. And now every time I visit there's some great new band to see!

You lived in Liverpool ? Awesome biggrin.gif

And speaking of Flock of Seagulls, I've jammed with the drummer's son a few times. And I was in the same class as Pete Best's grandaughter, the Beatles drummer that Ringo replaced. Claim to fame eh' cool.gif

There aren't many good bands in Liverpool now'days. Same can be said for the whole of the planet in fairness.

I've noticed a good up & coming band called 'Free Peace' though. They're worth a check out!

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