If you’ve been to the pictures to see the excellent Bohemian Rhapsody, the story of rock band Queen and Freddie Mercury, you’ll know how tough it is to make it to the top in the music industry.
Over the years, many aspiring musicians have dreamed of getting their songs heard by millions or of performing live on stage in front of stadia full of appreciative fans.
And groups here on South Tyneside were no different. Some succeeded, some didn’t, but they all set out with high hopes of stardom.
Today we feature a selection of local rock bands from over the years.
How successful were they? Please get in touch and let us know.