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The Hollywood Argyles - 84% match to Billy Bland

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s
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The Hollywood Argyles was a group assembled after a record, ‘Alley-Oop’, had already been released under that name. The song was written by Dallas Frazier and recorded by vocalist Gary S. Paxton and producer Bobby Rey while Paxton was a member of the Arizona-based duo Skip And Flip. Because that duo was contracted to Brent Records, and ‘Alley-Oop’ was issued Read more

The Bell Notes - 75% match to Billy Bland

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in East Meadow, New York, USA, in the late 50s, the Bell Notes were a one-hit rock group whose ‘I’ve Had It’ reached the Top 10 in early 1959. The group comprised vocalist and saxophonist Carl Bonura, vocalist and guitarist Ray Ceroni, bass player Lenny Giambalvo, pianist Pete Kane and drummer John Casey. The band was discovered by disc jockey Alan Frederi Read more

Jimmy Charles - 74% match to Billy Bland

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Ron Holden - 72% match to Billy Bland

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s
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7 August 1939, Seattle, Washington, USA, d. 22 January 1997. Holden’s career had a unique beginning: he had been arrested for driving with alcohol and marijuana in his possession and was in the police station when a police officer heard him singing. The officer, Larry Nelson, told Holden that he was planning on quitting the police department for a career in music and ga Read more

Ral Donner - 69% match to Billy Bland

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ralph Stuart Donner, 10 February 1943, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 6 April 1984, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Donner had a short string of US chart singles in the early 60s, most notably the number 4 ‘You Don’t Know What You’ve Got (Until You Lose It)’. He began singing in church in his teens and formed his first band at the age of 13, and began touring two yea Read more

Skip & Flip - 66% match to Billy Bland

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s
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This US pop duo, Skip Battin (Clyde Battin, 2 February 1934, Galipolis, Ohio, USA, d. 6 July 2003, Palm Springs, California, USA) and Flip aka Gary S. Paxton (b. Mesa, Arizona, USA), met while attending the University of Arizona in the late 50s. Once known as the Rockabillies, they recorded on Rev as the Pledges and then as Gary & Clyde. Time Records picked up their Rev Read more

Barbara George - 64% match to Billy Bland

Genres: R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s
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16 August 1942, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 10 Auigust 2006. Barbara George is best remembered for her 1961 R&B number 1 hit ‘I Know (You Don’t Love Me No More)’, released on the small AFO (All For One) label. George was discovered by Jessie Hill, another New Orleans R&B artist, himself known for the hit ‘Ooh Poo Pah Doo’. Hill brought Ge Read more

Dick & Dee Dee - 62% match to Billy Bland

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

Anita Bryant - 60% match to Billy Bland

Genres: Christian & Gospel Easy Listening Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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25 March 1940, Barnsdale, Oklahoma, USA. Bryant has had a unique series of career changes: a beauty queen turned hitmaker, turned religious singer and spokesperson against gay liberation. Her first stage appearance was at the age of six and at nine she won her first talent show. She became known as ‘Oklahoma’s Red Feather Girl’, and local television and radio Read more

Faye Adams - 50% match to Billy Bland

Genres: R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Fayle Tuell, c.1925, New Jersey, USA. Adams exploded onto the R&B scene in the early 50s with a series of gospel-infused hits that foreshadowed soul music. She began her career in gospel at the age of five when she and her siblings formed a group called the Tuell Sisters. She joined the Joe Morris Orchestra in 1952, and as part of that organization recorded the three son Read more

Claudine Clark - 49% match to Billy Bland

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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26 April 1941, Macon, Georgia, USA. After earning a degree in music composition at Coombs College, in her home town of Philadelphia, Clark recorded her first single ‘Angel Of Happiness’, backed by the Detroit Spinners, for Herald Records in 1958. She also recorded unsuccessfully for Gotham Records before joining the hit Philadelphia label Chancellor in 1962. ‘ Read more

Larry Verne - 48% match to Billy Bland

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Carl Dobkins Jr. - 45% match to Billy Bland

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s
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The Four Preps - 44% match to Billy Bland

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in the early 50s in Hollywood, California, USA, the Four Preps were a vocal group consisting of Bruce Belland, Glen Larson, Marvin Inabnett and Ed Cobb (d. 1999, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA). Recording for Capitol Records, they placed 13 singles in the US charts between 1956 and 1964, two of which made the Top 5 in 1958. The quartet began singing together during their high-sch Read more

Jesse Belvin - 43% match to Billy Bland

Genres: Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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15 December 1932, San Antonio, Texas, USA, d. 6 February 1960, Fairhope, Arkansas, USA. Raised in Los Angeles, Belvin became a part of the city’s flourishing R&B scene while in his teens. As a member of vocal quartet Three Dots And A Dash he was featured on ‘All The Wine Is Gone’, a 1950 single by jazz saxophonist Big Jay McNeely. Belvin also recorded with Read more


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