Chain are an Australian blues band formed in Melbourne as The Chain in late 1968 with a lineup including guitarist, vocalist Phil Manning; they are sometimes known as Matt Taylor's Chain after lead singer-songwriter and harmonica player, Matt Taylor. Their January 1971 single "Black and Blue", which became their only top twenty hit, was recorded by Chain line-up of Manning, Taylor, drummer Barry Harvey and bass guitarist Barry Sullivan. The related album, Toward the Blues followed in September and peaked in the top ten albums chart.

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  1. A series of interconnected rings or links usually made of metal.
    He wore a gold chain around the neck.
  2. A series of interconnected things.
    a chain of mountains
    a chain of ideas, one leading to the next
    This led to an unfortunate chain of events.
  3. A series of stores or businesses with the same brand name.
    That chain of restaurants is expanding into our town.
  4. A number of atoms in a series, which combine to form a molecule.
    When examined, the molecular chain included oxygen and hydrogen.
  5. A series of interconnected links of known length, used as a measuring device.
  6. A long measuring tape.
  7. A unit of length equal to 22 yards. The length of a Gunter's surveying chain. The length of a cricket pitch. Equal to 20.12 metres. Equal to 4 rods. Equal to 100 links.
  8. A totally ordered set, especially a totally ordered subset of a poset.
  9. A sequence of linked house purchases, each of which is dependent on the preceding and succeeding purchase (said to be "broken" if a buyer or seller pulls out).
  10. That which confines, fetters, or secures; a bond.
    the chains of habit
  11. Iron links bolted to the side of a vessel to bold the dead-eyes connected with the shrouds; also, the channels.
  12. The warp threads of a web.


  1. To fasten something with a chain.
  2. To link multiple items together.
  3. To secure someone with fetters.
  4. To obstruct the mouth of a river etc with a chain.
  5. To relate data items with a chain of pointers.
  6. To be chained to another data item.
  7. To measure a distance using a 66-foot long chain, as in land surveying.
  8. To load and automatically run (a program).

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