Alvin and the Chipmunks are a fictional musical group, created by Ross Bagdasarian. The group consists of three singing chipmunks—Alvin, the mischievous troublemaker, who quickly became the star of the group, Simon, the tall bespectacled quiet one, and Theodore, the chubby, impressionable one—who are "managed" by their human "dad" and confidant, David "Dave" Seville. In reality, "David Seville" was Ross Bagdasarian's stage name. ...more on Wikipedia about "Alvin and the Chipmunks"
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids was a Saturday morning cartoon produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions in 1973 for NBC. Very similar to both Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! and Josie and the Pussycats, the show depicted the adventures of a team of teenage intelligence agents (Butch, Merilee, Stephanie, Harvey, and Harvey's dog Elvis) who, working undercover as a rock band called "Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kids", solved mysteries and apprehended criminals. The teens were advised by a supercomputer named "Mr. Socrates". ...more on Wikipedia about "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids"
Gorillaz is a virtual band, comprised of four fictional animated band members: 2D, Murdoc, Noodle and Russel. They play a variety of music styles – to quote one of their lyrics, they have recorded everything from "Rap, Hip-Hop, Punk, Ska, to Heavy Metal". The band was created by Damon Albarn from the Britpop band Blur, and Jamie Hewlett, the creator of the comic book Tank Girl. ...more on Wikipedia about "Gorillaz"
Jabberjaw was a Hanna-Barbera cartoon series created in 1976, starring a fictional shark named Jabberjaw and his four young adult cohorts, who had various adventures in a futuristic underwater world. The quintet also performed regularly as a rock group called the Neptunes. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jabberjaw"
Josie and the Pussycats was a Saturday morning cartoon produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions in 1970 for CBS. In 1972, Hanna-Barbera produced a spin-off called Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space, which ran until 1974. Based upon the Archie Comics series of the same name, Josie and the Pussycats featured an all-girl pop music band that toured the world with their entourage, getting mixed up in strange adventures, spy capers, and mysteries. The show, more similar to Hanna-Barbera's Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! than the original Josie comic book, and is famous for its music, the girls' leopard print leotards (replete with "long tails and ears for hats," as the theme song states), and for featuring the first African American Saturday morning cartoon character in history. ...more on Wikipedia about "Josie and the Pussycats (cartoon)"
JuJu Eyeballs are a computer-generated ambient virtual band from Adelaide, South Australia, consisting of turntablist/rapper Maynerd "the Gleeman" Gleeson, vocalist Billie "Blyss" Horne and poet/keyboardist Clara "Poliphoni" Paige. The name is a reference to the Beatles song Come Together. ...more on Wikipedia about "JuJu Eyeballs"
Prozzäk is a pop music side project by two members of the Canadian band The Philosopher Kings, James McCollum and Jason Levine, conceived as a lighthearted mockery of their own romantic troubles. They created the characters of Simon, who sang in a corny British accent about his failed romances, and Milo, who was his best friend and mentor in his search for true love; they starred together in a number of popular animated music videos. Their greatest success came after their hit song, "Sucks To Be You". ...more on Wikipedia about "Prozzäk"
The Archies are a group of adolescent fictional characters of the Archie universe, a garage band founded by Archie Andrews, Reggie Mantle, and Jughead Jones. ...more on Wikipedia about "The Archies"
The Beets are a fictional British band which appear in the cartoon Doug. Some of their biggest hits include "Shout Your Lungs Out," "Killer Tofu", "I Need More Allowance" and "Where's My Sock?". Numerous episodes involve the main character Doug Funnie and his friend Skeeter Valentine pursuing tickets to band's concerts, or the band members themselves. The Beets seem to be very much inspired by The Beatles, though their look seems to partially be Rolling Stones-inspired, and some of their songs boast Sting & The Police-remniscent vocal effects. In the Disney version of the show, the band break up and start solo careers. ...more on Wikipedia about "The Beets"
A virtual band (or virtual group), in music, is any group whose members are not flesh-and-blood musicians, but animated characters. The music is recorded by human musicians in the studio, while any video clips, stage appearances, etc, are animated using the virtual line-up. Stage appearances are complex, because they not only require pre-animated sequences, ready to play, but also need the actual musicians behind the screen, performing in perfect sync. (This can be overcome by pre-recording the set in channels, and playing back live, but this can lose that 'live' experience.) ...more on Wikipedia about "Virtual band"
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