Introduction: This section, just recently acquired by Walthamstow Memories, was originally created and developed as part of a larger project (the "World B&V Files") by Dave Hughes and is under construction.
The Waltham Forest Bands & Venues is a "work-in-progress" project: if anyone can help in adding any details, corrections, amendments, etc or by giving suggestions, please Email Daniel
Thanks to Dave Hughes for his help in this section.
Albarn, Damon - Singer/songwriter and record producer was born in Leytonstone on the 23rd March 1968.
Albarn, Keith - Manager of Soft Machine and father of Damon. Taught Art at Walthamstow Arts College in the 1960's.
Attriction - Member of this Coventry group, Christine Reid lived in E17 during the 1990's and played with local groups, A Splash Of Harry and Little Black Dog.
Baker, Cheryl - The Bucks Fizz singer lived in Walthamstow.
Berry, Mike - Singer of the 1960's. Had a Car Tuning business in Boundary Road, E17 in the late 1970's called Neptune Racing.
Bevan, Alonza - Bass guitarist with Kula Shaker lived in Waltham Forest.
Bizzle, Lethal - Rap artist. Lived in Walthamstow.
Blake, Peter - The artist who painted the sleeve cover of 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' by The Beatles lived in Walthamstow.
Bolan, Marc - Lived in Fillebrook Road, E11 for a short while?
Bombers - Late 1970's group from West London. Member Harry worked in E17 in 2003.
Box, Mike - Member of rock band Uriah Heep. Born in Walthamstow.
Bromheads Jacket - Their track 'Poppy Bird' from the album 'Dits from The Commuter Belt' released in 2006 made reference to Walthamstow in the chorus.
Clear Blue Sky - Maxine Simms who is in the reformed group was born in E17 and lived in the borough for twenty years before moving to West London.
Collen, Phil - Lead guitarist with Def Leppard lived in Waltham Forest.
Cosmic Charlies - Richard Hill from E10 played bass with this Grateful Dead cover band.
Crane, Vincent - Atomic Rooster member. Lived in the Borough at some time.
Crush, Bobby - Lived in Leyton.
Dave Clark Five - Saxophonist Dennis Peyton lived in Brettenham Road, Walthamstow.
Dankworth, John - Jazz Composer, Saxophonist and Clarinetist was born in Woodford but grew up in Highams Park. He attended Selwyn Junior School in Highams Park and George Monoux Grammer School in Chingford Road, Walthamstow. He was awarded a CBE.
Devlin, Adam - Guitarist with The Bluetones lived in Walthamstow at one time.
Dianno, Paul - Original singer with Iron Maiden was born (Paul Andrews) in Chingford on 17th May 1958 and lived in Highams Park. In 2003 he was playing most Fridays in Plaistow with his band Storey. Played at The Bell in Forest Road on June 7th 2003.
Dury, Ian - Attended Walthamstow Arts College. Was a regular drinking at The Bell in Forest Road.
Essex, David - Lived in Leytonstone at one time.
The Flaming Groovies - The American band apparently lived in a flat in Walthamstow in 1972 before being 'thrown out' of the country.
Harris, Steve - Iron Maiden drummer lived in Leytonstone at one time.
Harrison, Caroline - Singer/songwriter lived in Verulam Avenue, Walthamstow in 2008.
Hillage, Steve - Guitarist, born Stephen Simpson Hillage in Chingford on the 2nd August 1951. He was in various bands including, Uriel, Egg, Gong, Khan and System 7.
Jaffa, Max - Violin player. Played at The Empire (corner of Hoe Street and Forest Road) accompanying early silent films.
Kenzie - Rapper born James Victor MacKenzie in Chingford on 6th January 1986. He was a member of Blazin' Squad.
Nelson, Grant - Radio DJ. Went to school in Chingford.
Powell, Cozy - Did he live in Blackhorse Road/Lane at any time?
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