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Albert Hammond - 100% match to Billy Swan

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s
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Mac Davis - 78% match to Billy Swan

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Scott Davis, 21 January 1942, Lubbock, Texas, USA. Davis grew up with a love of country music but turned to rock ‘n’ roll in 1955 when he saw Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly on the same show, an event referred to in his 1980 song ‘Texas In My Rear View Mirror’. Davis, who was already writing songs, learned the guitar and moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where he Read more

Charlie Rich - 73% match to Billy Swan

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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14 December 1932, Colt, Arkansas, USA, d. 25 July 1995, Hammond, Louisiana, USA. One of Rich’s country hits was ‘Life Has Its Little Ups And Downs’, and the ups and downs of his own life were dramatic. Rich’s parents were cotton farmers and he heard the blues from the pickers and gospel music from his parents, as his father sang in a choir and his mother Read more

Middle of the Road - 66% match to Billy Swan

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Originally known as Los Caracas when they performed throughout Europe, this Scottish quartet featured singer Sally Carr, backed by Ian Lewis, Eric Lewis and Ken Andrew. An astute cover of a novelty Continental song ‘Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep’ saw them outsell a rival version by Mac And Katie Kissoon and hog the UK number 1 spot for five weeks during the summer of 1971 Read more

Lynn Anderson - 63% match to Billy Swan

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lynn Rene Anderson, 26 September 1947, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA. Anderson, the daughter of country songwriters Casey and Liz Anderson, was raised in California. She started performing at the age of six, but her first successes were in horse shows. Her quarter horses amassed 700 trophies and she won major awards as a rider at shows all over California. In 1966, recordin Read more

Bellamy Brothers - 61% match to Billy Swan

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Bellamy Brothers - 61% match to Billy Swan

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
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Country duo comprising Homer Howard Bellamy (2 February 1946, Darby, Florida, USA) and David Milton Bellamy (b. 16 September 1950, Darby, Florida, USA). The Bellamy Brothers became one of the top country acts of the 80s and 90s after beginning their career in pop and soul. The brothers’ father played bluegrass music but David Bellamy’s first professional job was as Read more

Bay City Rollers - 59% match to Billy Swan

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Originally formed during 1967 in Edinburgh, the Bay City Rollers was formed as a Beatles covers band based round two brothers, Derek Longmuir (19 March 1955, Edinburgh, Scotland; drums) and Alan Longmuir (b. 20 June 1953, Edinburgh, Scotland; bass). After falling into the hands of entrepreneur Tam Paton, they played consistently on the Scottish circuit until their big break Read more

Linda Ronstadt - 56% match to Billy Swan

Genres: Big Band & Swing Blues Country & Bluegrass Folk Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Linda Maria Ronstadt, 15 July 1946, Tucson, Arizona, USA. The daughter of a professional musician, Ronstadt’s first singing experience was gained with her sisters in the Three Ronstadts. She met guitarist Bob Kimmel at Arizona’s State University and together the two aspirants moved to Los Angeles, where they were joined by songwriter Kenny Edwards. Taking the name Read more

Rubettes - 56% match to Billy Swan

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Former songwriters of the Pete Best Four, Wayne Bickerton and Tony Waddington created the Rubettes from session musicians after their composition, ‘Sugar Baby Love’, was rejected by existing acts. A fusion of 50s revivalism and glam-rock, it gave the new band’s career a flying start by topping the UK charts and climbing into the US Top 40 in 1974. The song was mi Read more

Dr. Hook - 55% match to Billy Swan

Genres: Cajun & Zydeco Country & Bluegrass Disco Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show - 55% match to Billy Swan

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
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B. J. Thomas - 54% match to Billy Swan

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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B.J. Thomas - 54% match to Billy Swan

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

Carl Douglas - 53% match to Billy Swan

Genres: Disco R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Jamaican-born Carl Douglas was working with producer Biddu during 1974 when the necessity to record a b-side to ‘I Want To Give You My Everything’, resulted in ‘Kung Fu Fighting’, a song which apparently took only 10 minutes to record. When the Douglas composition was presented to the A&R department at Pye Records, they wisely elevated the song to an a-s Read more


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