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The biggest local band would be The Beatles, but there are loads more: The La's, Echo and the Bunnymen, Elvis Costello, The Farm, The Lightening Seeds, Dead or Alive, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, The Te

A couple years ago when I was trying to buy my first house I almost bought a house from a member of The Christians. I didn't meet him, just his wife - she mentioned the connection. Apparently they'd b

Current: The National.  Many think they are from Brooklyn but they all grew up in Cincinnati.  The Dreesner twins went to the same High school as my kids. Guided by Voices Walk the Moon

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4 hours ago, MrZigster said:

In Kent so probably Keith Richards (from Dartford).

Joss Stone was originally from my home town.

 

I totally forgot:

Topper Headon was and still is a local.

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For real though, my actual hometown of Plymouth must be one of the larger cities in the UK to never have produced any musical artists of note. Just as I think we are the biggest city in the UK to never have had a team in the top flight of English football... although I am happy to stand corrected.

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9 hours ago, Toilet Duck said:

Well, since we don’t really have postcodes, I guess I get to claim My Bloody Valentine, U2, Thin Lizzy and Fontaines DC (conveniently forgetting about Boyzone, Westlife et al.!)...

Sorry if you’re claiming U2 you’re also having Westlife. 
 

Surprised you didn’t claim The Coors though. 

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Black Sabbath are from Aston, which is the area in Birmingham I'm from. Geezer Butler on twitter the other day put a photo of the pub the band first rehearsed in, and it was 100 metres from the house I grew up in. Hadn't seen or heard that before - and I went to their Home of Metal exhibition.

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Tears for Fear

Propellerheads

Naked Eyes

The Heavy

One of my mates at School was the bassist in Jesus Jones

And I drank in a pub That Hugh Cornwall owned and was sometimes in

Oh and still drink in a pub that Van Morrison used to go in but I never saw him

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Chapterhouse 

Slowdive

the Hoosiers

the Amazons

Sundara Karma

Mike Oldfield and Kate Winslet (who was born on the road next to mine) could count as well

and of course Mr Tumble himself, Justin Fletcher 

Bonus points for Ricky Gervais?

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Puressence were on my door step, Mani is also from the same place. Reni was from round the corner. Hooky lived in Moston for a bit while Ian Curtis lived round the corner from my work in Chadderton. 808 state were from round our way as well.

These were on ones within spitting distance from my house. The Smiths, Oasis, New Order, Inspiral Carpets and loads more are from within 5 miles of where I live.

 

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4 hours ago, squirrelarmy said:

Sorry if you’re claiming U2 you’re also having Westlife. 
 

Surprised you didn’t claim The Coors though. 

Its grand, The Corrs are from Dundalk!...on the other hand, members of Westlife and Boyzone literally live a few hundred yards from me (doh).

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3 hours ago, fred quimby said:

One of my mates at School was the bassist in Jesus Jones

One of my mates from school was the bassist for Badly Drawn Boy for a while.

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8 hours ago, WestCountryGirl said:

For real though, my actual hometown of Plymouth must be one of the larger cities in the UK to never have produced any musical artists of note. Just as I think we are the biggest city in the UK to never have had a team in the top flight of English football... although I am happy to stand corrected.

Is mad dog mcrea not from Plymouth? 

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On ‎9‎/‎5‎/‎2020 at 8:42 AM, Zoo Music Girl said:

I'm from Chelmsford, which I'm not sure has one, but Braintree just up the road so always claim Prodigy as mine a bit. And also bits of Blur for Colchester.

Or Olly Murs from Witham ….. I'm originally a Witham girl, born in Chelmsford. I'd claim Prodigy and Blur lol.....

Or Ratboy (sure I have seen him at a festival) - he;s from Chelmsford

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat_Boy

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