Kaimana, Lani - From the movie Paradise, Hawaiian Style (1966).
Kamehameha, Elvis - From the animated TV series American Dragon: Jake Long (08/26/05). Hawaiian Elvis impersonator with the song "Hubba Hubba Hula" in the "Jake Takes the Cake" episode. Here's a screen shot. Thanks to Daniel Timothy Dey for this one.
Kandy Floss - From the TV series Celebrity Big Brother (2006). In the 2006 season of this reality show where celebrities have to share a house, the producers tried to spice things up. They put a fake celebrity in the mix, model Chantelle Houghton. She has to convince the other celebs she's a real celebrity; the singer of this girl group with the hit song "I Want It Right Now." They actually came up with a version of the song to play on the show.
Kane, Sugar (I) - See Sweet Sue and Her Society Syncopators.
Kane, Sugar (II) - From the movie Beach Blanket Bingo (1965). Pop star played by future soap opera star Linda Evans. Sugar Kane was also the name of Marilyn Monroe's singer character in Some Like It Hot. Thanks to Jason Horn for this one.
Kathleen Turner Overdrive - See Barry Jive and the Uptown Five.
|Kaptain Kool and the Kongs - Um, maybe I'm wrong, but is having a band name that abbreviates to KKK a good thing? Anyway, this group was created by the Krofft brothers as the hosts of the Saturday morning Krofft Supershow (1976-1978). In the words of Sid Krofft, " ... a group we just put together out of actors who could sort of sing." After two years, they got replaced by the Bay City Rollers. That's show biz! Michael Lembeck was the Fonzie-esque Kaptain Kool, Debra Klinger was Superchick, Michael McMeel was Turkey and Louise DuArt was Nashville. They had a 1978 album on Epic. There was a fifth member, Flatbush (Bert Sommer) but he was only in the first season and may have been pete-bested.|
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Karmanal of Zirt - From Sonic Disruptors #5 (DC comic book mini-series written by Mike Baron, drawn by Barry Crain & John Nyberg), May 1988.
Kat - From the movie The Awakening (1999). Thanks to Ken Toops for this one.
Katt, Bonnie - From the TV movie Zuma Beach (1978).
Keane, Katie - From the film When Love Comes (1998). Has-been minor star (Rena Owen) in this New Zealand relationship drama. Thanks to Charles Rempel for this one.
Kee Kee & The P.P. Gang - MTV's po-mo sock puppets, The Sifl & Olly Show, held their First Annual Sifl & Olly Show Battle of the Bands in the 01/12/99 episode. First up was this pop rock band of four tiny irregular, roughly spherical objects, maybe rocks. Or possibly potatoes. They played a sped-up, high energy, li'l ditty about themselves. Which is amazing considering they had no visible appendages of any kind. The show is the brainchild of Matt Crocco and Liam Lynch who do the voices and compose and record the music. See also Clear Fog, Sgt. Blind Kiwi Tarzan, Yeah, Zafo.
Keelhaul - From Escape From Monkey Island/ (PC computer game) from LucasArts, 2000. Thanks to BKelly9505 for this one.
Kelly Affair, The - See The Carrie Nations.
Kendoo, Sally - From the film American Dreamz (2006). A contestant on the fictional TV show American Dreamz, an American Idol parody. Played by Mandy Moore. See also Omer, Sholem Glickstein.
Kenosha Kickers, The - Gus Polinski (John Candy) is the shuttle chief of this midwest polka band from Home Alone (1990) He accidentally left his kid alone overnight at a funeral parlor, so Kate McCallister (Catherine O'Hara) doesn't feel quite so bad about accidentally leaving her kid Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) behind on a family Christmas trip, as she rides with the band to get back home. The rest of the band was played by real polka band Eddie Korosa and the Boys (Edward Bruzan, Frank Cernugel, Eddie Korosa, John Hardy, Robert Okrzesik, Leo Perion, and Vince Waidzulis). Trivia Time! Those of you with long memories might remember John Candy's stint in another fictional polka band, SCTV's The Happy Wanderers.
Kerr, Paul - From the movie I'll Be There (2003).
Kevin Pugh Ensemble - From Sonic Disruptors #5 (DC comic book mini-series written by Mike Baron, drawn by Barry Crain & John Nyberg), May 1988.
Kick - From the movie Body Slam (1987). Finally, a movie that exploits the rock and rasslin' connection of the mid 1980s! The A-Team's Faceman Dirk Benedict plays semi-sleazy but goodhearted manager M. Harry Smilac. On his way down and out, he manages to snag a wrestler Quick Rick Roberts (Rowdy Roddy Piper). A scheduling screwup forces him to double bill him with his last rock band client, The Kicks. It works great, and the show, with the band now renamed Kick, get put on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Smilac then gets involved in a bet with big-time wrestling manager Captain Lou Murano (Lou Albano) and a big showdown match between their respective wrestlers. Lots of real-life wrestler cameos: Fred Blassie, Ric Flair, Bruno Sammartino, and Sheik Al Kaissy, to name some. Plus you get Billy Barty, Chip Hearn, and Charles Nelson Reilly as a wrestling announcer! Band played by Jack D'Amore, Kelley Dillard, David Hallowren, and Bruce Wallenstein.
Kid Jersey - From the TV show Mr. Show (12/20/96). Thanks to Charles Rempel for this one.
Kid Shazam - From the TV show Saturday Night Live (2001).
Kid, The - From the movie Purple Rain (1984).
Kidd Video - From the animated TV show Kidd Video (1985-88). Thanks to TC Kirkham, Jake Larson for this one.
Kideo - From the TV show Kids Can Rock and Roll (1994?). From a Canadian kids show, where they taught stuff via rockin'. The brightly colored trio consisted of Buddy Goodfellow in green, P.J. Styles in red, and Ace Manners in blue. They may have released some albums and a concert video as well. Check out this link for an amazing picture! Not to be confused with Kideo TV, a collection of crap cartoons like The Get Along Gang, or Kideo, an Australian show. Thanks to Adam Gollner for this one.
Kidney Rock - From the movie Osmosis Jones (2001). Thanks to Galen BlackAlan Benson for this one.
Kids Incorporated - From the TV show Kids Incorporated (1984-1993). The teen band on this Disney Channel series. They covered Top 40. Member Martika went on to have some real life solo hits. Thanks to TC Kirkham, Diana Goodman, Carlos N. for this one.
Kill Or Be Killed - From the TV show Mr. Show (10/03/97). Thanks to brock ellis for this one.
Killer Barbies - From the movie Killer Barbys (2001).
KILOPOP! - From The Best of KILOPOP! (album by Chris Butler), 2002. Thanks to Chris Butler for this one.
Kinda Long Haired Band, The - From the other source Homestar Runner (200?). Hippie college wuss act. On the site's 2003 CD Strong Bad Sings and other type hits, they perform "Circles." Strong Bad seems to be singing lead.
King Blues - Standard old black bluesman in the B. B. King mold from the 1983 comedy Get Crazy. A running gag in the film has every band at the new year's concert playing a version of his hit, "Hootchie Cootchie Man." He takes a moment to eulogize a deceased fellow bluesman, Howling Blind Luther Washington, whose name is likely a parody of real bluesman Blind Lemon Jefferson. (see also Auden, Nada, and Reggie Wanker)
King Creole - Real name Danny Fisher. Elvis Presley portrayed this New Orleans club singer caught between two rival crime bosses in King Creole.
King, Darcy - From the TV movie Strange Frequency (2001). Thanks to Jon Pennington for this one.
King, Eddy - From the TV show Perry Mason (09/30/61).
King Ring-a-Ding - From the TV show Petticoat Junction (11/09/65). Thanks to Ronnie McCurry for this one.
King Thunder - In the "Glitter Rock" (04/10/91) episode of sci-fi series Quantum Leap, the time-traveling, body-jumping Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula) jumps back to 1974 and the body of Geoffrey "Tonic" Mole (Bruce Michael Paine), a member of this English KISS-esque (i.e., full face make-up) hard rock/metal band. Sam hasta figger out who's gonna stab him to death before it happens. Is it evil manager Dwayne, played by 60's pop star Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits? Jealous fellow band member Flash McGrath (Jon Gries)? Or crazed fan Philip Silbart (Christian Hoff) who might be the singer's illegitimate son? Don't look at me, I didn't see it. Ok, I did see like five minutes toward the end, and Al (Dean Stockwell) mentions that Geoffrey might have fathered the kid because he came through the area about the right time when he was in another band, with a much squarer sounding name. Anybody remember that name? King Thunder played the songs "Rock the Redhead" and "Fate's Wide Wheel," (on the tv soundtrack album) the latter in which Scott Bakula did his own singing. Episode written by Chris Rupperthal. Thanks to Jay Rizoli, Matt Dukes, Daniel Dey, and Bob Schroeck for this one.
See also The Lovettes, Andrew Ross, Chris Stone.
Kinkaid, Lane - Real life 70's teen heartthrob Leif Garret (puke!) played this pop star and his twin brother Michael in the "My Teenage Idol Is Missing" episode (9/22/78) of comic book turned tv adventure drama, Wonder Woman. Lane gets kidnapped and his ransomed to his manager Ripley (Michael Lerner) for a cool 2 mil. But his twin brother Michael (sorta working with the kidnappers), is sent to take his place so no one will suspect except the manager, who knows. But the money drop gets interrupted by Wonder Woman, and the kidnapper reneges, and a desperate Ripley puts Mike on stage to lip sync. In a pre-Milli Vanilli moment, the crowd catches on and boos him! Then Mike ditches the lip-syncing, sings on his own, and the crowd loves him! Too bad that didn't work for Milli Vanilli. Anyhoo, Wonder Woman frees Lane and he and Michael (a mysteriously unindicted co-conspirator, if you ask me) form an act together. See also AntiMatter, Billy Dero, Jeff and Barbi Gordon, Kathy Meadows, Hamlin Rule.
Kinky Wizards, The - A pair of shoplifting, no-good teen skate punks (Vince [Chris Rehmann] and Justin [Ben Carr]) who put together a surprisingly good demo tape, to the dismay of snobby record clerks Barry (Jack Black) & Dick (Todd Louiso) in 2000's High Fidelity. Store owner Rob Gordon (John Cusack) is so impressed he offers on the spot to release it on his own, just-made-up record label, Top Five Records. Later, he djs at the release party of their 3 song EP, I Sold My Mom's Wheelchair (with title track of the same name). See also Barry Jive and the Uptown Five, Marie deSalle.
Kipper - From the movie Confessions Of A Pop Performer (1975).
Kiss My Ass - From the movie Dead Man on Campus (1998). Thanks to Marcos Yoshio Nakagawa for this one.
Kissy Boots - From Homestar Runner (200?). Meta-fake all girl rock band. Cartoon character Strong Bad occasionally draws (poorly) a cartoon called Teen Girl Squad, starring Cheerleader, So-and-so, What's-Her-Face, and The Ugly One. In one episode, they form this band for a school talent show. Then one of them gets eaten by a shark.
Klapper Family, The - From the movie A Mighty Wind (2003).
Klean Kut Kids - From the TV show 21 Jump Street (06/28/87). Punk rockers in the "Mean Streets & Pastel Houses" episode. Thanks to Daniel Dey for this one.
Knight, Mona - From the TV show Code Name: Eternity (09/03/00).
Knight, Terri - From the TV movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer (1990).
Kohler, Charlie - From the movie Tirez sur le pianiste (1960). Bar room piano player and protagonist in this French crime movie (Shoot the Piano Player, in English) directed by Truffaut. Thanks to for this one.
Kool Ice Kold Soda - From the TV show Saturday Night Live (March 17, 1990). Thanks to Acceptable Risk for this one.
Koopa, Wendy O. - From the other source Super MarioWorld (1990). Singer and one of the bosses you must defeat in this SuperNintendo game. She is a large orange turtle like creature, but you can tell it's agirl becuase of the large red lips and red bow in her, well, not hair cause she doesn't have any. On her head, then. Named after Plasmatics lead singer Wendy O. Williams. See also Ludvig von Koopa.
Koppleman and Katz - From the TV cartoon Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (11/03/96).
Kovenant - Christian country & western/rock band playing the church in a somewhat controversial (they kill off Ned's wife because the voice actress (Maggie Roswell) wanted more $) episode of animated comedy The Simpsons: "Alone Again Natura-Diddily" (2/13/00). Folk singer Shawn Colvin stars as the singing and talking voice of lead singer Rachel Jordan. The band's bass player was originally in Satanica. The band also lost their drummer to a pentacostal ska band, and are heading out on the Monsters of Christian Rock tour. See also The Be Sharps, Garfunkel, Messina, Oates, and Lisa, Melvin and the Squirrels.
Krazee-Eyez Killah - From the TV show Curb Your Enthusiasm (11/03/02). Thanks to Galen Black, Joe Katz for this one.
Kreb Zepplin - From the "35 Hours" episode of Nickelodeon's The Adventures of Pete and Pete. When the brothers' parents go away for the weekend, they go nuts and crank up some loud hard rock, courtesy of an eight track of Kreb Zeppelin's So-So album. The word "Kreb" was a running gag in the series, almost every product shown was made by the mysterious and ubiquitous KrebStar corporation (Kreben-Up soda, Krebgate toothpaste, etc.). Presumably the band had some connection to the company. See also The Blowholes.
Also, they misspelled "zeppelin." Sigh.
Kress, Donna - From the TV show Perry Mason (11/14/59).
Kroh, Stash - From A Clockwork Orange (novel by Anthony Burgess), 1962. Thanks to Paul Lefrak for this one.
Krusty and the Krums - From the TV cartoon The Simpsons (10/24/91).
Krystalnacht - From the comic book Watchmen (1986, DC comic book mini-series written by Alan Moore, drawn by Dave Gibbons & John Higgins). In the background of the comic, sorry, "graphic novel," there's an invented punkish-gothish youth subculture/gang called "Knot Tops." This band is shown on some posters in the background, indicating they're opening for more popular Knot Top band Pale Horse, playing New York City's Madison Square Garden at the climax. In case you're all ign'ant and sh*t, the band's name refers to Novemember 9th, 1938 in Nazi Germany. Properly spelled Kristallnacht (translated in English as "Night of Broken Glass"); Hitler's goon squads rampaged through Germany, smashing the storefront windows of Jewish-owned businesses.See also Pale Horse.
Kyoko Date - From HoriPro Inc. (1996). Japanese virtual pop star. C'mon- you knew it would be the Japanese who would first pull off a completely computer-generated virtual singer, you just didn't realize it would have already happened way back in 1996. Kyoko Date is registered trademark of HoriPro Inc. Copyright(C)1996 HoriPro Inc. All rights reserved.Thanks to for this one.
Kyung-hee - From The Soloist (novel by Mark Salzman), 1994.
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