There is more than one artist with this name: 1. A German rock band
2. An American rock band 1. The Lords is a German rock band which formed in 1959. On the Sep 6th, 1964, the band took part in a contest called “Wir suchen die deutschen Beatles” in the Star-Club Hamburg. The group “The Lords” from Berlin won, but the band “Rivets”, who came third, got the contract. One year later they managed to break a hit with Shakin´ All Over, which was a coverversion of a song by Johnny Kidd. Apart from the The Rattles, they were the only German rockband of international success.