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The Buckinghams - 100% match to Billy Joe Royal

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Chicago, Illinois, USA, in 1966, the Buckinghams originally comprised Dennis Tufano (11 September 1946, Chicago, Illinois, USA; vocals), Carl Giammarese (b. 21 August 1947, Chicago, Illinois, USA; lead guitar), Dennis Miccoli (organ), Nick Fortuna (b. 1 May 1946, Chicago, Illinois, USA; bass) and Jon Poulos (b. 31 March 1947, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 26 March 198 Read more

Gary Puckett & The Union Gap - 84% match to Billy Joe Royal

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Originally known as the Outcasts, a San Diego act renowned for cover versions, this popular group took the name Union Gap in January 1967. Although burdened by a passé image - they dressed in American Civil War uniforms - ‘General’ Gary Puckett (17 October 1942, Hibbing, Minnesota, USA; vocals), ‘Sergeant’ Dwight Benett (b. December 1945, San Diego Read more

Jay & The Americans - 84% 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

Tommy Roe - 74% 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

Brian Poole & The Tremeloes - 73% match to Billy Joe Royal

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1958 and fronted by vocalist Brian Poole (2 November 1941, Barking, Essex, England), this UK pop group were initially known as Brian Poole And The Tremilos when they made their debut at the Ilford Palais in 1960. Poole was originally known as a Buddy Holly imitator and even went as far as wearing spectacles filled with plain glass. After his backing musicians rever Read more

The Grass Roots - 73% match to Billy Joe Royal

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Although several Californian acts claimed this sobriquet, including the embryonic Love, it was appropriated by songwriters P.F. Sloan (Phillip Gary Schlein, 18 September 1945, New York City, New York, USA) and Steve Barri (b. Steven Barry Lipkin, 23 February 1942, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA), who employed the name pseudonymously on several folk rock performances. Read more

The Tremeloes - 73% match to Billy Joe Royal

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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When UK chart-toppers Brian Poole And The Tremeloes parted company in 1966 few would have wagered that the backing group would outdo the lead singer. Remarkably, however, the relaunched Tremeloes went on to eclipse not only Poole, but the original hit-making act. At the time of their reconvening in 1966, the line-up comprised Rick West (Richard Westwood, 7 May 1943, Dagenham Read more

Classics IV - 72% match to Billy Joe Royal

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Lou Christie - 72% match to Billy Joe Royal

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lugee Alfredo Giovanni Sacco, 19 February 1943, Glen Willard, Pennsylvania, USA. A former student of classical music, Christie moved to New York in 1963 where he sang backing vocals on a variety of sessions. Before beginning his string of hits, Christie recorded unsuccessfully with such groups as the Classics, Lugee And The Lions and the Tammys. Although his high falsetto wa Read more

Cowsills - 68% match to Billy Joe Royal

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Cowsills - 68% match to Billy Joe Royal

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Billed as ‘America’s First Family Of Music’, the Cowsills originally featured Bill (William Joseph Cowsill Jnr., 9 January 1948, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, d. 17 February 2006, Canada; guitar/vocals), Bob (b. Robert Paul Cowsill, 26 August 1949, Portsmouth, Virginia, USA; guitar/vocals), Barry (b. 14 September 1954, Newport, Rhode Island, USA, d. 28 Decemb Read more

Dave Berry - 66% match to Billy Joe Royal

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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David Holgate Grundy, 6 February 1941, Woodhouse, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. With his long-serving backing group, the Cruisers, Berry was signed to Danny Betesh’s Manchester-based Kennedy Street Enterprises, and, after signing to Decca Records, found success with a version of Chuck Berry’s ‘Memphis Tennessee’ in 1963. Cover versions of Arthur Crudup&# Read more

Peter & Gordon - 66% match to Billy Joe Royal

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Both the sons of doctors and former pupils of the prestigious English public school Westminster Boys, this privileged pair were signed by producer Norman Newell, following a residency at London’s Piccadilly CluPeter Asher (b. 2 June 1944, London, England) and Gordon Waller (b. 4 June 1945, Braemar, Grampian, Scotland), had a crucial advantage over their contemporaries - Read more

The Fortunes - 66% match to Billy Joe Royal

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Originally formed in March 1963 as a trio, this UK beat group comprised Glen Dale (Richard Garforth, 24 April 1943, Deal, Kent, England; guitar), Rod Allen (b. Rodney Bainbridge, 31 March 1944, Leicester, England, d. 10 January 2008, Coventry, West Midlands, England; bass/vocals) and Barry Pritchard (b. 3 April 1944, Birmingham, England, d. 11 January 1999, Swindon, Wiltshir Read more

Johnny Rivers - 65% match to Billy Joe Royal

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Henry Ramistella, 7 November 1942, New York City, New York, USA. Rivers enjoyed a succession of pop hits in the 60s and 70s, initially by remaking earlier R&B songs and eventually with his own compositions. His singles were spirited creations, some recorded live in front of an enthusiastic, hip Los Angeles audience.The singer’s father mo Read more


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