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The Soul Survivors - 90% match to Billy Bland

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Vocalists Kenneth Jeremiah, Richard Ingui and Charles Ingui were a New York-based singing group, the Dedications, prior to adding backing musicians Paul Venturini (organ), Edward Leonetti (guitar) and Joey Forgione (drums). The sextet took the name the Soul Survivors in 1966 and secured a US Top 5 hit the following year with ‘Expressway To Your Heart’. This all-white Read more

Nick Waterhouse - 82% match to Billy Bland

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs - 26% match to Billy Bland

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Domingo Samudio aka Sam Samudio, Dallas, Texas, USA. Although drawing inspiration from the Tex-Mex tradition, Sam’s initial releases were made for Memphis-based outlets. Backed by the Pharaohs, which comprised Ray Stinnet (guitar), Butch Gibson (saxophone), David Martin (bass) and Jerry Patterson (drums) - he had a US chart-topper in 1965 with ‘Wooly Bully’, a Read more

Dee Clark - 14% match to Billy Bland

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Delecta Clark, 7 November 1938, Blytheville, Arkansas, USA, d. 7 December 1990, Smyma, Georgia, USA. Clark had a wonderfully impassioned tenor voice and enjoyed a spate of rock ‘n’ roll hits in the late 50s and a lesser body of soul work in the 60s. Clark’s entertainment career began in 1952 as a member of the Hambone Kids, who, with band leader Red Saunders, Read more

Jimmy Jones - 14% match to Billy Bland

Genres: Doo Wop Easy Listening Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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2 June 1937, Birmingham, Alabama, USA. Some sources state 1942 as his year of birth. Jones, who had spent a long apprenticeship singing in R&B doo-wop groups, became a rock ‘n’ roll star in the early 60s singing ‘Handy Man’ and other hits with a dramatic and piercingly high falsetto. He began his career as a tap dancer, and in 1955 joined a vocal grou Read more

The Essex - 14% match to Billy Bland

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s
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Bobby Lewis - 13% match to Billy Bland

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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17 February 1933, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Lewis grew up in an orphanage before being adopted by a Detroit family at the age of 12. He reportedly worked with jazz greats Duke Ellington and Wes Montgomery during his youth and befriended a young Jackie Wilson in the mid-50s. Lewis’ first single, for the Parrot Records label, was released in 1956. Three years later he m Read more

Bobby Rydell - 11% match to Billy Bland

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Ridarelli, 26 April 1942, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Probably the most musically talented of the late 50s Philadelphia school of clean-cut teen-idols, Rydell first performed in public as a drummer at the age of seven. At nine he debuted on Paul Whiteman’s Teen Club amateur television show and was the show’s regular drummer for three years. He attended Read more

The Orlons - 11% match to Billy Bland

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 2000s
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A mixture of school friends and neighbours, this Philadelphia-based group was formed by Shirley Brickley (9 December 1944, d. 13 October 1977), Steve Caldwell (b. 22 November 1942), Rosetta Hightower (b. 23 June 1944, USA) and Marlena Davis (b. 4 October 1944). Introduced to Cameo Records by the lead singer of the Dovells, Len Barry, the Orlons’ first hits, ‘The Wa Read more


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