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Stanley Black - 86% match to Bill Black

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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14 June 1913, London, England, d. 26 November 2002, London, England. This highly talented pianist, arranger, composer and conductor was one of the leading figures in UK light and popular music. At the age of seven, Black began learning the piano and later studied at the Matthay School of Music. His first composition, when he was aged 12, was broadcast by the BBC Symphony Orc Read more

Frank Chacksfield - 80% match to Bill Black

Genres: Classical 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

Mantovani - 71% match to Bill Black

Genres: Classical Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Annunzio Paolo Mantovani, 15 November 1905, Venice, Italy, d. 30 March 1980, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England. A violinist, pianist, musical director, conductor, composer and arranger, Mantovani was one of the most successful orchestra leaders and album sellers in the history of popular music. His father was principal violinist at La Scala, Milan, under Arturo Toscanini, and a Read more

Mantovani Orchestra - 71% match to Bill Black

Genres: Easy Listening
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Hugo Winterhalter - 35% match to Bill Black

Genres: Easy Listening Soundtracks Vocals
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The String-A-Longs - 26% 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 - 23% 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

The Village Stompers - 23% match to Bill Black

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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Bob Moore - 19% 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

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

Preston Epps - 17% 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 Rock-A-Teens - 17% match to Bill Black

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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Dick & Dee Dee - 16% 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

James Ray - 14% match to Bill Black

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s
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Cozy Cole - 13% match to Bill Black

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s
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