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Tommy Roe - 100% match to Billy Joe Royal

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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9 May 1942, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Vocalist Roe began his career with high school act, the Satins. The group performed several of his compositions, notably ‘Sheila’, which they recorded in 1960. The single was unsuccessful, but Roe revived the song two years later upon securing a solo deal. This Buddy Holly -influenced rocker topped the US chart, and reached the To Read more

Bobby Vee - 98% match to Billy Joe Royal

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Thomas Velline, 30 April 1943, Fargo, North Dakota, USA. Vee’s first exposure to the rock ‘n’ roll scene occurred in macabre circumstances when his group, the Shadows, deputized for Buddy Holly after the singer was killed in an air crash in February 1959. Soon after, Vee’s group were discovered by famed producer Snuff Garrett and saw their indepen Read more

The Vogues - 97% match to Billy Joe Royal

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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This US vocal group was formed in Turtle Creek, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, by school friends Bill Burkette (lead baritone), Don Miller (baritone), Hugh Geyer (first tenor) and Chuck Blasko (second tenor). They began singing as the Val-Aires in 1960, but took the above name prior to signing with the tiny Co & Ce label. In 1965 the Vogues scored two US number 4 singles wi Read more

The Dave Clark Five - 95% match to Billy Joe Royal

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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One of the most popular British beat groups of the mid-60s, especially in the USA, the Dave Clark Five’s career stretched back as far as 1958. Originally a backing group for north London singer Stan Saxon, the quintet comprised Dave Clark (David Clark, 15 December 1942, Tottenham, London, England; drums/vocals), backed by various musicians, whose ranks included bass pla Read more

Chris Montez - 93% match to Billy Joe Royal

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Christopher Montanez, 17 January 1943, Los Angeles, California, USA. Teenage vocalist Montez was discovered by impresario Jim Lee in 1961. Having joined Lee’s Monogram label, the singer enjoyed an international hit the following year with ‘Let’s Dance’. This exciting, Lee-penned single, redolent of the Hispanic ‘Latino-rock’ style of Ritchie Val Read more

Jay & The Americans - 92% match to Billy Joe Royal

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US act was formed in 1961 when former Mystics vocalist John ‘Jay’ Traynor (2 November 1938) joined ex-Harbor Lites duo Kenny Rosenberg, aka Kenny Vance, and Sandy Yaguda, aka Sandy Deane. Howie Kane (b. Howard Kerschenbaum) completed the line-up, which in turn secured a recording contract through the aegis of the songwriting and production team, Leiber And Sto Read more

B. J. Thomas - 91% match to Billy Joe Royal

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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B.J. Thomas - 91% match to Billy Joe Royal

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Billy Joe Thomas, 7 August 1942, Hugo, Oklahoma, USA. B.J. Thomas maintained a sturdy career in the USA in both the pop and country fields from the mid-60s into the late 80s. After getting experience by singing in church during his youth, Thomas joined the Triumphs in Houston, Texas, who released a number of unsuccessful singles on small labels. Collaborating with songwriter Read more

The Beau Brummels - 90% match to Billy Joe Royal

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in San Francisco, California, USA in 1964, the Beau Brummels provided a vital impetus to the city’s emergent rock circuit. Vocalist Sal Valentino (Sal Spampinato, 8 September 1942, San Francisco, California, USA) had previously led his own group, Sal Valentino And The Valentines, which issued ‘I Wanna Twist’/‘Lisa Marie’ in 1962. Ron Elliott ( Read more

Brian Hyland - 89% match to Billy Joe Royal

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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12 November 1943, Woodhaven, Queens, New York, USA. A demonstration disc, recorded with the artist’s high school group the Delphis, alerted Kapp Records to Hyland’s vocal talent. In 1960 he enjoyed a US chart-topper with ‘Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini’, one of the era’s best-known ‘novelty’ recordings which subsequently so Read more

Bobby Goldsboro - 83% match to Billy Joe Royal

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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18 January 1941, Marianna, Florida, USA. Goldsboro first came to prominence as a guitarist in Roy Orbison’s touring band in 1960. His major chart breakthrough for the as a solo singer for the United Artists Records label occurred in 1964 with the self-penned US Top 10 hit ‘See The Funny Little Clown’. During the mid-60s, he also enjoyed minor US hits with such Read more

Box Tops - 80% match to Billy Joe Royal

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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Herman's Hermits - 80% match to Billy Joe Royal

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Soundtracks World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Originally known as the Heartbeats, Herman’s Hermits were discovered in 1963 by manager Harvey Lisberg and his partner Charlie Silverman. After restructuring the group, the line-up emerged as Peter Noone (5 November 1947, Manchester, England; vocals), Karl Green (b. 31 July 1947, Salford, Manchester, England; bass), Keith Hopwood (b. 26 October 1946, Manchester, England Read more

Jan & Dean - 80% match to Billy Joe Royal

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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US pop duo comprising Jan Berry (William Jan Berry, 3 April 1941, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 26 March 2004, Los Angeles, California, USA) and Dean Torrence (b. 10 March 1940, Los Angeles, California, USA). Students at Emerson Junior High School, Berry and Torrence began singing together on an informal basis. They formed an embryonic group, the Barons, with Bruce Johnst Read more

The Box Tops - 80% match to Billy Joe Royal

Genres: Movies Theme Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1965, and originally known as the Devilles, this Memphis, Tennesse, USA-based quintet - Alex Chilton (William Alexander Chilton, 28 December 1950, Memphis, Tennessee, USA; guitar/vocals), Gary Talley (b. 17 August 1947, Memphis, Tennessee, USA; lead guitar), Bill Cunningham (b. 23 January 1950, Memphis, Tennessee, USA; bass/keyboards), John Evans (b. 18 June 1948, Read more


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