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The Monroes

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There are five bands called The Monroes.

1. A new wave / power pop band from San Diego, California consisting of Eric Denton (keyboards), Bob “Monroe” Davis (bass), Jesus Ortiz (vocals), Rusty Jones (guitar), and Jonnie Gilstrap (drums). They released a self-titled EP in 1982, and are best known for the song “What Do All The People Know?”

2. A Rock / Emo band from Pretoria, South Africa. Not too long ago in a land where musical creativity had become a scarcity, destiny inspired The Monroes. Through numerous auditions, ensuring the ideal artist for each spot, the band was carefully designed. The music, however, developed intuitively into something unlike anything written before. Most closely described as melodic hard rock, characterized by distinct guitar riffs and solos, the compositions creatively flourished. Orchestrated by fate, with an innovative sound, The Monroes are tenaciously dealing a shockingly ever after. See http://www.myspace.com/themonroesrockband for more.

3. A Norwegian pop band.They first started out in 1982.The members were Lage Fossheim(singer)and Eivind Rølles(percussion and backing vocals). Their first huge hit, ‘Sunday People’,sold 130 000 copies in Norway.’Cheerio’ became even more popular, it sold 250 000 copies. The first release, ‘Sunday People’ reached Number 1 in the Norwegian charts in 1983 and stayed there for 7 weeks. Subsequent releases showed their staying power for well over a decade. The Band split in 1987 citing “being exhausted from 5 years of constant gigs and recording” but reformed in 1993 to land yet another hit ‘Just Another Normal Day’ that reached Number 2 for 1 week in the Norwegian charts.

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