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1) Smile is an Orange County, CA-based indie-pop band. (http://thebandsmile.com) They released several albums on several different labels with several different lineups, united by singer/songwriter/guitarist Mike Rosas. The band began as a sludgy grunge project on Atlantic records, but bounced to San Diego-based Cargo with a poppier sound. Their 1998 album “Girl Crushes Boy” earned critical-acclaim in Southern California, and was often-cited by alternative paper OC Weekly as one of the best albums ever to come out of Orange County. Smile reunited in 2013.

Michael Rosas (vocals, guitar)
Scott Reeder (drums)
Aaron Sonnenberg (bass)

2) Smile was formed in the late 60’s, and was made up of Queen members; Brian May and Roger Taylor, and a long time friend Tim Staffell. The band recorded but never released one single, titled “Earth” (b-side “Step On Me”), and posthumously released two albums. Smile later turned into Queen when Staffell left, Freddie Mercury joined, and the 3 of them found John Deacon. Their song “Doin’ Alright” was later recorded by Queen for their first album as “Doing All Right”.

Smile was formed in 1968 and consisted of three members - lead singer and bass player Tim Staffell, guitarist Brian May, and drummer Roger Taylor.

Staffell and May met in 1964 and, together with several mutual friends, formed a band that they would call “1984”. 1984, in May’s words, was “purely an amateur band, formed at school, although perhaps at the end we once got fifteen quid or something. We never really played anything significant in the way of original material”. (Brian May, The Guitar Greats, 1983).

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