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There are several artists named The Outsiders (13 are mentioned here): (1) The Outsiders (theoutsiders.eu) were a sixties beat band from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Formed in 1960 as a neighbourhood band from Amsterdam East, The Outsiders became one of the most succesful Dutch groups of the 1960s. They made some lastingly great records and never recorded anyone else's material, with singer Wally Tax writing the lyrics and guitarist Ron Splinter the music for nearly all of the twelve 45s and three LPs they made. Other band members included Appie Rammers on bass, Leendert Busch on drums, Ron Splinter on guitar and Tom Krabbendam also on guitar. They are the subject of an official biography written by Jerome Blanes. For more information see the author's website. (2) A US band from Ohio. They started in 1959 as Tom King And The Starfires. After the arrival of the Beatles they changed their sound and changed their name to The Outsiders. Signing to Capitol at the beginning of 1966 their first single Time Won't Let Me was a Number 5 pop hit. They scored 3 more Top Thirty hits that year. Singer Sonny Geraci was later in the band Climax. (3) The Outsiders were an English punk band from Wimbledon led by Adrian Borland(vocals/guitar). They released two albums (Calling on youth 1977, Close UP 1978) before Michael Dudley (drums) and Graham Green joined the band, replacing the original bass player, Bob Lawrence and thus became The Sound. (4) The Outsiders were an icelandic punk rock band, in icelandic Utangarðsmenn, founded by Bubbi Morthens in the early 80's. They led the new wave movement in Iceland and consisted of guitarists Michael D. Pollock (Mickey Dean) and Daniel Pollock (Dirty Dan), drummer Magnús Stefánsson (mad Dog Magoo), and bassist Rúnar Erlingsson (Rooney the Ripper) Utangarðsmenn became renown in Iceland by means of extensive press coverage and several gigs, including three at Laugardalshöll, Iceland’s biggest sports arena, where one of the gigs they performed was as supporting band for The Clash. (5) American Skinhead band - "The details are a blur... the band started around 1997, I (Duck) was writing a lot of music that wasn't fitting in with the band Squiggy I was playing with. My friend at the time was learning drums so it seemed like a perfect combination. I can work out some of these songs I'm writing and she can practice playing the drums. Who knew it would progress. Luckily my buddy Pat who sang for some other local bands Anotherence and The Sick Boys (who I played in to so I knew he would be perfect) was in-between bands and was interested in what we were doing and then THAT cemented our sound and our dedication to making this an actual band. We went through bass players just trying to find people who would help us out (Don Squiggy, Scott, Sam) but the core band of Pat, Duck and Muffy carried on playing a mix of punk, rockabilly rhythms and Oi!. The sound was really stripped down in the beginning and the recordings we made were rough due to our cashflow. But we played where we could and released music when an opportunity presented itself. Then things started going great when, Gabe from the Oi! Scouts wanted to join on second guitar, because he was into what we were doing and Chris (Ponyboy) was without a band and wanted to start playing bass for us full time. This was all a very awesome combination of music styles and musicians to me and it produced the best material we ever wrote and recorded. The band continued on and created a good following from the punks, skins and rock n rollers! But sadly.. we lost some members, for all sorts of reasons and the band wasn't quite the same to the people who started it so we all sort of parted ways... Gabe joined Squiggy as bass player, I (Duck) started playing second guitar in Squiggy instead of bass, Ponyboy moved on to other bands, Pat stopped singing for a few years, Muffy stopped drumming and then that was it.... I'm still very proud of the tunes we laid down and regret everyday that we didn't get back to the studio ONE LAST TIME because some of the stuff we were playing at the end was AWESOME!.... keep the faith brothers..." DUCK (6) The Outsiders was the name of a Swedish group that played instrumental jazzy music during the late 90s. Most of the band members are now in other constellations as the Oútsiders are on a hiatus. (7) The Outsiders was the name of an Australian/Thai band based out of Melbourne. The group released three albums and most of the songs were sung in Thai. (8) Outsiders are 3 Hardstyle DJ's from the Netherlands, also known as Alpha Twins (Alpha²) and Wildstylez. (9) Outsiders was a Swedish band active during the mid-late sixties. (10) Outsiders are czech alternative rock band from Ostrava. (11) The Outsiders are a punk band from Wellington, New Zealand. Their first release was a self-titled 5 track CD. Members: Dan (guitar, vocals), Niam (guitar, vocals), Stu (bass, vocals), Dave (drums). Official MySpace. (12).The Outsiders (Den Bosch, The Netherlands) are a rap and hip hop group. (13) The Outsiders were a South African Alternative/New Wave/Gothic band releasing at least two albums: The Outsiders (1990) Inhouse, INH L237 Butta Grunge (1993) Gresham Records, CCDDGR 1241 Musicians: Paul J van Rensburg: Lead Vocals Frederick W Botha: Acoustic & Electric Guitars Alister-James Annear: Bass S W Wentzel Olckers: Drums, Harmonica & Organ Nicolas Flowers: Concertina.

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