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Hugo Winterhalter - 56% match to Bill Black

Genres: Easy Listening Soundtracks Vocals
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The String-A-Longs - 32% match to Bill Black

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Keith McCormack (vocals/guitar), Richard Stevens (guitar), James Torres (guitar), Aubrey Lee de Cordova (bass) and Don Allen (drums) comprised this Texan high school group with a bias towards instrumentals. Encouraged by audience reaction to their act at local dances and parties, they auditioned for Norman Petty in his studio in Clovis, New Mexico. Impressed, Petty collaborated Read more

Lee Allen - 26% match to Bill Black

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1990s 2000s
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2 July 1926, Pittsburg, Kansas, USA, d. 18 October 1994, Los Angeles, California, USA. One of the great tenor saxophonist session men of the classic R&B era, Allen played with a verve and excitement equalled by few musicians. He is best known for his notable instrumental hit from 1958, ‘Walkin’ With Mr. Lee’ (number 54 pop). Allen began his professional ca Read more

Bob Moore - 25% match to Bill Black

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Instrumental
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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30 November 1932, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. A popular studio musician who progressed from bass player to musical director for country star Red Foley and pop artists Brenda Lee and Connie Francis, and toured with Elvis Presley. His accompaniments for Roy Orbison earned him a solo contract with Monument Records (London Records in the UK) for his own combo, which made an impr Read more

Preston Epps - 22% match to Bill Black

Genres: Instrumental Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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1931, Oakland, California, USA. Epps may be the only musician who has had a Top 20 hit based on bongo drum playing. He learned how to play the instrument in the early 50s and, while supporting himself with odd jobs, he played his drums in then-popular coffee houses in the Los Angeles area. He was discovered by Los Angeles disc jockey Art Laboe, who also ran the Original Soun Read more

The Village Stompers - 22% match to Bill Black

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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The Rock-A-Teens - 21% match to Bill Black

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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Dick & Dee Dee - 18% match to Bill Black

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s
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This American boy/girl vocal duo was formed in 1961 by Dick St. John Gostine (Richard Gostine, 1944, Santa Monica, California, USA, d. 27 December 2003, Los Angeles, California, USA) and Dee Dee Sperling (b. Mary Sperling, 1945, Santa Monica, California, USA) while they were at a local high school. The Gostine-written ‘The Mountain’s High’ was originally relea Read more

Paul Gayten - 17% match to Bill Black

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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29 January 1920, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 29 March 1991. This R&B band leader and producer began his professional career when he formed a combo in the late 30s. Gayten made his first sides for the New Jersey-based Deluxe label in 1947 and immediately had a US R&B hit with ‘(You Don’t Love Me) True’ (number 5). The follow-up, ‘Since I Fell F Read more

Cozy Cole - 14% match to Bill Black

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s
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James Ray - 13% match to Bill Black

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s
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Ace Cannon - 11% match to Bill Black

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Johnny Cannon, 5 May 1934, Grenada, Mississippi, USA. Saxophonist Ace Cannon is best remembered for his 1962 US Top 20 single ‘Tuff’, on Hi Records. He began playing saxophone at the age of 10 and started working with country bands in Memphis in his teens. In the mid-50s he joined the band of Sun Records artist Billy Lee Riley. In early 1960 Cannon joined the Bill Read more


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