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The Stingrays

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At least three bands have called themselves The Stingrays

1)Power-pop/punk band from the UK that formed in 1977, released a a three song EP in 1980 on Fried Egg records, a single, and a song on the Avon Calling compilation out of Bristol, UK. A live album came out some time later. Russ Mainwaring seems to have been the only constant member.

Stingrays Line up 1:
Russ Mainwaring - Guitar
Bill Stair - Bass
Pete Thelke - Vocals
Dean Sidney - Drums

This line up is heard on the album The Stingrays at the Dugout (1977): The Sound of Two Hands Clapping…

Stingrays/Mods Line up 2:
Russ Mainwaring - Guitar /Vocals
Chris Bostock - Bass
Dean Sidney - Drums…

Mods/Stingrays Line up 3:
Russ Mainwaring - Guitar / Vocals
Paul Matthews - Guitar
Chris Bostock - Bass
Sean Mcluskey - Drums

This line up can be heard on Sound in the album Avon Calling…

Stingrays Line up 4:
Russ Mainwaring - Guitar/ Vocals
Chris Bostock - Bass.
Sean Mcluskey - Drums.

This line up can be heard on the single Countdown

Stingrays Line up 5:
Russ Mainwaring - Guitar / Vocals.
Paul Johnson - Bass
Sean Mcluskey - Drums

Stingrays Line up 6.
Russ Mainwaring - Guitar / Vocals.
Paul Johnson - Bass.
Mark Paignton - Drums

This line up can be heard on Satelites the B side of the single Never Do…

Stingrays Line up 7:
Russ Mainwaring - Guitar / Vocals.
Biff - Bass.
Mark Paignton - Drums

2)The Sting-Rays (UK). Formed in the early 80’s, they were based in Northern England. During a six year span they issued five albums, six singles, appeared on several Psychobilly compilation albums and toured all over Europe. Their live performances were legendary, highly energetic and chaotic.

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