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Jay & The Americans - 100% 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

The Buckinghams - 77% 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

Bobby Goldsboro - 70% 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

Gary Puckett & The Union Gap - 70% 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

Tommy Roe - 65% 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

Lou Christie - 63% 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

Dave Berry - 61% 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

The Fortunes - 60% 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

The Vogues - 60% 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

Brian Poole & The Tremeloes - 59% 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 Tremeloes - 59% 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

Crispian St. Peters - 54% match to Billy Joe Royal

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robin Peter Smith, 5 April 1939, Swanley, Kent, England. Originally a member of UK pop acts the Beat Formula Three and Peter And The Wolves, Smith was plucked from obscurity by manager Dave Nicolson, rechristened Crispian St. Peters and signed to a 10-year management and production contract. After two unsuccessful singles for Decca Records (‘At This Moment’ and  Read more

The Grass Roots - 54% 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 Merseybeats - 54% match to Billy Joe Royal

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Originally called the Mavericks, this Liverpool, England-based quartet comprised Tony Crane (17 April 1945, Liverpool, England; vocals/lead guitar), Billy Kinsley (b. 28 May 1946, Liverpool, England; vocals/bass), David Ellis (rhythm guitar) and Frank Sloan (drums). In 1962, long before the Beatles put Liverpool on the musical map, they renamed themselves the Merseybeats. Ea Read more

The Happenings - 53% match to Billy Joe Royal

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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The Happenings were a vocal harmony group from Paterson, New Jersey, USA that specialized in reviving classic songs. They comprised Bob Miranda (lead), Ralph DiVito (baritone; replaced by Bernie LaPorta in 1968), David Libert (bass) and Thomas Giuliano (tenor). They met while in military service at Fort Dix, New Jersey, and after leaving formed the Four Graduates. In addition t Read more


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