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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

Gary Puckett & The Union Gap - 90% match to Billy Joe Royal

Genres: Pop / Rock 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

Bobby Goldsboro - 84% 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

The Buckinghams - 80% 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

The Fortunes - 80% 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 - 77% 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

Johnny Rivers - 75% 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

Bobby Vee - 74% 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

Herman's Hermits - 74% 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

Manfred Mann - 74% match to Billy Joe Royal

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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During the UK beat boom of the early 60s, spearheaded by the Beatles, a number of R&B groups joined the tide with varying degrees of achievement. Of these, Manfred Mann had the most commercial success. The band was formed as the Mann-Hugg Blues Brothers by Manfred Mann (Manfred Lubowitz, 21 October 1940, Johannesburg, South Africa; keyboards) and Mike Hugg (b. 11 August Read more

Peter & Gordon - 74% 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 Dave Clark Five - 74% 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

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 Tremeloes - 73% match to Billy Joe Royal

Genres: Pop / Rock 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

Dave Berry - 72% 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


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