Barbara Dickson Similar Artists

Elkie Brooks - 79% match to Barbara Dickson

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Elaine Bookbinder, 25 February 1946, Salford, Manchester, England. Brooks began her career as ‘Manchester’s answer to Brenda Lee’ before touring the UK during the early 60s with the Eric Delaney Band. At that time her brother Tony Mansfield, was already finding great success as a member of Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas. Brooks’ own early records include Read more

Sandie Shaw - 61% match to Barbara Dickson

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Sandra Goodrich, 26 February 1947, Dagenham, Essex, England. Discovered by singer Adam Faith, Shaw was taken under the imperious wing of his manager Eve Taylor and launched as a teenage pop star in 1964. Her first single, ‘As Long As You’re Happy’, proved unsuccessful but the follow-up, an excellent reading of Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s ‘(There&# Read more

Kiki Dee - 51% match to Barbara Dickson

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s
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Will Young - 45% match to Barbara Dickson

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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William Robert Young, 20 January 1979, Hungerford, Berkshire, England. This politics graduate shot to fame in 2002 as the winner of the UK entertainment programme, Pop Idol. Devised by pop mogul Simon Fuller, the man behind the Spice Girls, the series expanded on the highly successful Popstars format by offering a record contract to the winner of the televised talent contest Read more

Shirley Bassey - 36% match to Barbara Dickson

Genres: Easy Listening Vocals Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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8 January 1937, Tiger Bay, Cardiff, Wales. A thrilling, highly emotional singer, whose career has spanned some 40 years. Her early jobs included work in a factory’s wrapping and packing department, while playing working men’s clubs at weekends. After touring the UK in revues and variety shows, Lancashire comedian Al Read included her in his 1955 Christmas Show at L Read more

Barbra Streisand - 34% match to Barbara Dickson

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Barbra Joan Streisand, 24 April 1942, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. A celebrated actress, singer, and film producer, from childhood Streisand was eager to make a career in showbusiness, happily singing and ‘playacting’ for neighbours in Brooklyn, where she was born and raised. At the age of 15, she had a trial run with a theatrical company in upstate New Read more

Elaine Paige - 34% match to Barbara Dickson

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Elaine Bickerstaff, 5 March 1951, Barnet, Hertfordshire, England. An actress and singer, often called the first lady of contemporary British musical theatre, Elaine Paige was trained at the Aida Foster Stage School in Golders Green, north London. She had already appeared in several stage musicals in the 60s and 70s, including The Roar Of The Greasepaint-The Smell Of The Crow Read more

Carpenters - 33% match to Barbara Dickson

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This brother-and-sister duo, famous for their easy-on-the-ear pop, featured Richard Carpenter (15 October 1946, New Haven, Connecticut, USA; piano) and Karen Carpenter (b. 2 March 1950, New Haven, Connecticut, USA, d. 4 February 1983, Downey, California, USA; vocals, drums). During 1963, Richard appeared at various New Haven clubs and bars in an instrumental trio. After his Read more

Cilla Black - 32% match to Barbara Dickson

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Priscilla White, 27 May 1943, Liverpool, England. While working as a part-time cloakroom attendant at Liverpool’s Cavern club in 1963, Priscilla appeared as guest singer with various groups, and was brought to the attention of Brian Epstein. The Beatles’ manager changed her name and during the next few years ably exploited her girl-next-door appeal. Her first singl Read more

Nana Mouskouri - 29% match to Barbara Dickson

Genres: Easy Listening Folk Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Pop / Rock Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Joanna Mouskouri, 13 October 1934, Chania, Crete. Mousouri’s family moved to Athens, Greece when she was three years old. This bespectacled vocalist was steeped in the classics and jazz but was sufficiently broadminded to embrace a native style of pop after a stint on Radio Athens in 1958. An artistic liaison with orchestra leader Manos Hadjidakis facilitated a debut si Read more

Olivia Newton-John - 29% match to Barbara Dickson

Genres: Children's Music Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock 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

Bette Midler - 28% match to Barbara Dickson

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1 December 1945, Aiea, Hawaii, USA. As a singer, comedienne and actress, Midler rose to fame with an outrageous, raunchy stage act, and became known as ‘The Divine Miss M’, ‘Trash With Flash’ and ‘Sleaze With Ease’. Her mother, a fan of the movies, named her after Bette Davis. Raised in Hawaii, as one of the few white students in her school, and Read more

Crystal Gayle - 28% match to Barbara Dickson

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Brenda Gail Webb, 9 January 1951, Paintsville, Kentucky, USA. Gayle was the last of eight children born to Ted and Clara Webb. Her sister, the country singer Loretta Lynn, had her own story told in the movie The Coal Miner’s Daughter. By the time Gayle was born, her father had lung disease, and he died when she was eight. When Gayle was four, the family moved to Wabash, Read more

Janis Ian - 26% match to Barbara Dickson

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Janis Eddy Fink, 7 April 1951, the Bronx, New York, USA. A teenage prodigy, Ian first attracted attention when her early composition, ‘Hair Of Spun Gold’, was published in a 1964 issue of Broadside magazine. Performances at New York’s Village Gate and Gaslight venues inspired a recording contract that began with the controversial ‘Society’s Child (Ba Read more

Kirsty MacColl - 26% match to Barbara Dickson

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 October 1959, England, d. 18 December 2000, Mexico. The daughter of the celebrated folk singer Ewan MacColl, Kirsty enjoyed success in her own right as an accomplished songwriter and pop vocalist. Originally signed to Stiff Records as a 16-year-old after they heard her singing with punk outfit the Drug Addix, she was most unfortunate not to secure a massive hit with the e Read more


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