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Frida - 81% match to ABBA

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Anni-Frid Synni Lyngstad, 15 November 1945, Björkåsen, Narvik, Norway. Frida attempted to revive her career as a solo singer after the break-up of Abba in 1981, having already released two Swedish language albums in the early 70s prior to her membership of the group. She was the first of the group to make an English language solo album, 1982’s Something’ Read more

Boney M. - 33% match to ABBA

Genres: Dance Disco Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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In 1976, German-based producer and composer Frank Farian invented a group to front a single he had already recorded, ‘Baby Do You Wanna Bump?’, which sold well in Belgium and Holland. The line-up was Marcia Barrett (14 October 1948, Jamaica; vocals), Bobby Farrell (b. 6 October 1949, Aruba, West Indies; vocals), Liz Mitchell (b. 12 July 1952, Clarendon, Jamaica; vo Read more

Bananarama - 31% match to ABBA

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in London, England in 1980, this all-female pop trio originally comprised Keren Woodward (2 April 1961, Bristol, England), Sarah Dallin (b. 17 December 1961, Bristol, England) and Siobhan Fahey (b. Siobhan Marie Fahey, 10 September 1958, Dublin, Eire). After singing impromptu at various parties and pubs in London, the trio was recorded by former Sex Pistols drummer Pa Read more

Bucks Fizz - 31% match to ABBA

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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‘Britain’s answer to Abba’, Bucks Fizz was originally conceived as a vehicle for singer, producer and manager Nichola Martin to appear in the Eurovision Song Contest. With her partner, and later husband, Andy Hill producing and composing material, Martin auditioned hundreds of applicants before deciding on Mike Nolan (7 December 1954), Bobby Gee (b. Robert Gub Read more

Donna Summer - 31% match to ABBA

Genres: Dance Disco Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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LaDonna Adrian Gaines, 31 December 1948, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Summer’s peerless hit singles ‘Love To Love You Baby’ and ‘I Feel Love’ made her the best-known of all 70s disco divas. Having sung with rock bands in Boston, the singer moved to Europe in 1968 and appeared in German versions of Hair and Porgy And Bess, later marrying Austrian actor Read more

Baccara - 29% match to ABBA

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 2000s
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This Spanish girl duo had a UK number 1 in 1977 with the disco-orientated ‘Yes Sir, I Can Boogie’. Sung by Maria Mendiolo (sometimes credited as Maria Mendiola) and Mayte Mateus, it was written and produced by the German team of Frank Dostal (ex-lead singer of the Rattles) and Rolf Soja, backed by studio musicians. There was a UK Top 10 follow-up, ‘Sorry I’m Read more

Olivia Newton-John - 29% match to ABBA

Genres: Children's Music Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 September 1948, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. Newton-John’s father was a professor of German at King’s College who, in 1953, accepted the position of dean at Ormond College in Melbourne, Australia. Olivia’s showbusiness career began when she won a local contest to find ‘the girl who looked most like Hayley Mills’ in 1960. At the age of 14 sh Read more

Cyndi Lauper - 28% match to ABBA

Genres: Blues Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Cynthia Anne Stephanie Lauper, 22 June 1953, Queens, New York City, New York, USA. Starting her career as a singer in Manhattan’s clubs, Lauper began writing her own material when she met pianist John Turi in 1977. They formed Blue Angel and released a self-titled album in 1980 which included raucous versions of rock classics as well as their own numbers. She split with Read more

Madonna - 28% match to ABBA

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Madonna Louise Ciccone, 16 August 1958, Bay City, Michigan, USA. An icon for female pop stars thanks to her proven ability to reinvent herself while retaining complete control of her career, Madonna is also one of the most commercially successful artists in the history of popular music. Without doubt an artist with ‘star quality’, no other female singer in the pop Read more

Bee Gees - 25% match to ABBA

Genres: Disco Documentaries Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This hugely successful Anglo/Australian vocal trio was formed by twins Maurice (22 December 1949, Douglas, Isle Of Man, British Isles, d. 12 January 2003, Miami, Florida, USA; bass/keyboards/vocals) and Robin Gibb (b. 22 December 1949, Douglas, Isle Of Man, British Isles; vocals) and their elder brother Barry Gibb (b. 1 September 1946, Douglas, Isle Of Man, British Isles; g Read more

Laura Branigan - 25% match to ABBA

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 July 1957, Brewster, New York, USA, d. 26 August 2004, East Quogue, New York, USA. A former backing vocalist with Leonard Cohen, Branigan’s breakthrough came in 1982, when her energetic voice was demonstrated to its full effect on a belting rendition of Umberto Tozzi’s 1979 Italian hit ‘Gloria’. It reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, and stayed i Read more

Eurythmics - 24% match to ABBA

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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UK pop duo comprising David A. Stewart (9 September 1952, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England) and Annie Lennox (b. 25 December 1954, Aberdeen, Scotland). The worldwide popularity and critical acclaim of one of pop music’s leading duos came about by fastidious determination and Stewart’s remarkably good ear in being able to write the perfect song for his musical par Read more

Belinda Carlisle - 23% match to ABBA

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Belinda Kerzcheski, 17 August 1958, Hollywood, California, USA. When the Go-Go’s broke up in 1985, Carlisle remained with the I.R.S. Records label and pursued a solo career. After the excesses of her former band, Carlisle underwent a period of physical recuperation and image remodelling - emerging as the quintessential modern young Californian female. With artistic assi Read more

Blondie - 23% match to ABBA

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Blondie was formed in New York City in 1974 when Deborah Harry (1 July 1945, Miami, Florida, USA; vocals), Chris Stein (b. 5 January 1950, Brooklyn, New York, USA; guitar), Fred Smith (bass) and Bill O’Connor (drums) abandoned the revivalist Stilettos for an independent musical direction. Briefly known as the Angel and the Snake, backing vocalists Julie and Jackie, then Read more

Roxette - 23% match to ABBA

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Sweden’s first pop export of the 90s, Marie Fredriksson (Gun-Marie Fredriksson, 30 May 1958, Östra Ljungby, Sweden) and Per Gessle (b. 12 January 1959, Halmstad, Sweden) enjoyed international success owing to a highly commercial combination of a striking image and catchy pop/rock melodies. Gessle became a solo artist in the early 80s having previously played in the Read more


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