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Frank Chacksfield - 100% match to Acker Bilk

Genres: Easy Listening Instrumental Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 May 1914, Battle, Sussex, England, d. 9 June 1995. After early training on the piano and organ, Chacksfield led small groups in the late 30s before becoming arranger for the Stars In Battledress entertainment unit in World War II. His first radio broadcast was Original Songs At The Piano from Glasgow, and during the late 40s he worked with comedian Charlie Chester’s S Read more

Roger Williams - 100% match to Acker Bilk

Genres: Christian & Gospel Classical Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental Pop / Rock Vocals
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Billy Vaughn - 98% match to Acker Bilk

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Richard Vaughn, 12 April 1919, Glasgow, Kentucky, USA, d. 26 September 1991, Escondido, California, USA. An extremely successful orchestra leader, arranger and musical director during the 50s and early 60s. In 1952, singing baritone and playing piano, he formed the Hilltoppers vocal quartet, with Jimmy Sacca, Seymour Speigelman and Don McGuire. They had a string of US hits Read more

Max Greger - 89% match to Acker Bilk

Genres: Big Band & Swing
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Lawrence Welk - 87% match to Acker Bilk

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Folk Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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11 March 1903, Strasburg, North Dakota, USA, d. 17 May 1992, Santa Monica, California, USA. After achieving a measure of competence on the piano-accordion, Welk formed a dance band in the mid-20s, and soon became immensely popular, with engagements at leading hotels and endless one-night stands on the country’s dancehall circuit. The band was widely criticized in the mu Read more

Helmut Zacharias - 86% match to Acker Bilk

Genres: Big Band & Swing Latin Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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27 January 1920, Berlin, Germany, d. 28 February 2002. This violinist, arranger, composer and band leader was raised in Berlin. At the age of three he was given a toy violin by his father, himself a professional violinist. The gift was soon replaced by the real thing, and at the age of six he was on the cabaret stage of the Faun on Berlin’s Friedrichstrasse. At the age Read more

Mantovani - 86% match to Acker Bilk

Genres: Classical Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Mantovani Orchestra - 86% match to Acker Bilk

Genres: Easy Listening
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Peter Nero - 65% match to Acker Bilk

Genres: Disco Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Bernard Nierow, 22 May 1934, Brooklyn, New York, USA. A stylish pianist, composer, and conductor, throughout his long career Nero has switched, apparently effortlessly, between classical, jazz and popular music. Early on, he trained as a classical musician, and became interested in jazz at the age of 19 after hearing the legendary Art Tatum. In the late 50s, he spent four ye Read more

Franck Pourcel - 61% match to Acker Bilk

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1 January 1915, Marseilles, France, d. 12 November 2000, Paris, France. With the violin his chosen instrument, Pourcel found playing in downtime jazz combos a liberating change from his studies at the Paris Conservatoire. He became an admirer of Stéphane Grappelli whose mainstream style he emulated before assuming leadership of the French Fiddlers in the late 40s. Sig Read more

Percy Faith - 49% match to Acker Bilk

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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7 April 1908, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, d. 9 February 1976, Ericino, California, USA. During the 30s Faith worked extensively on radio in Canada, and moved to the USA in 1940 to take up a post with NBC. During the 50s he was musical director for Columbia Records, for whom he made a number of popular albums, mostly of mood music. He worked with Tony Bennett, with whom he had Read more

Chris Barber - 43% match to Acker Bilk

Genres: Blues Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 April 1930, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England. In the 40s Barber studied trombone and bass at the Guildhall School of Music, eventually choosing the former as his principal instrument (although he occasionally played bass in later years). In the late 40s he formed his first band, which, unusually, was formed as a co-operative. Also in the band were Monty Sunshine Read more

Bert Kaempfert - 42% match to Acker Bilk

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz
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Nelson Riddle - 38% match to Acker Bilk

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Nelson Smock Riddle, 1 June 1921, Oradell, New Jersey, USA, d. 6 October 1985, Los Angeles, California, USA. After studying piano, Riddle took up the trombone when in his early teens, and in the late 30s played in a number of big bands, including those led by Jerry Wald, Charlie Spivak, Tommy Dorsey and Bob Crosby. After a stint in the army, he settled in California and stud Read more

Fausto Papetti - 36% match to Acker Bilk

Genres: Easy Listening World Music
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