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Middle of the Road - 100% 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

Alvin Stardust - 71% match to Billy Swan

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 2000s
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Bernard William Jewry, 27 September 1942, London, England. Jewry first enjoyed pop fame during the early 60s under the name Shane Fenton. When the arrival of the Beatles and the subsequent Merseybeat explosion occurred, Fenton effectively retired from singing. In one of the more unlikely comebacks in British pop history, he re-emerged in 1973 as hit singer Alvin Stardust. Be Read more

Albert Hammond - 61% match to Billy Swan

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s
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Bellamy Brothers - 57% match to Billy Swan

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
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George McCrae - 57% match to Billy Swan

Genres: Dance Disco Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 October 1944, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA. A member of a vocal group, the Stepbrothers, while at elementary school, McCrae later joined the Jivin’ Jets. This unit broke up on his induction into the US Navy, but was re-formed by the singer on completing his service in 1967. McCrae’s wife, Gwen McCrae, joined the line-up, but after six months the couple began wo Read more

The New Seekers - 53% match to Billy Swan

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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The original New Seekers comprised Eve Graham (Evelyn May Beatson, 19 April 1943, Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland; vocals, ex-Nocturnes), Sally Graham (vocals), Chris Barrington (b. 1950, Lancashire, England; bass/vocals), Laurie Heath (guitar/vocals), and Marty Kristian (b. Martin Vanags, 27 May 1947, Leipzig, Germany - a Latvian who had been raised in Australia; guitar/ Read more

Terry Jacks - 51% match to Billy Swan

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s
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29 March 1944, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. A former member of the hit group Poppy Family, and a well-known session player, Jacks enjoyed his brief moment in the spotlight in 1974 with the transatlantic hit single ‘Seasons In The Sun’. While working in the studio with the Beach Boys, he attempted to persuade them to record ‘Le Moribund’, a song about a dyi Read more

Lynn Anderson - 50% match to Billy Swan

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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

Showaddywaddy - 50% match to Billy Swan

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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When two promising Leicestershire groups, the Choice and the Golden Hammers, fused their talents in 1973, the result was an octet comprising Dave Bartram (23 March 1952; vocals), Buddy Gask (vocals), Russ Field (guitar), Trevor Oakes (guitar), Al James (b. Geoffrey Betts; bass), Rod Deas (b. 13 February 1948, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England; bass), Malcolm Allured (b. 27 Aug Read more

Bobby Goldsboro - 47% match to Billy Swan

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

Dave Edmunds - 46% match to Billy Swan

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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15 April 1944, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales. The multi-talented Edmunds has sustained a career for many years by being totally in touch with modern trends while maintaining a passionate love for music of the 50s and 60s, notably rockabilly, rock ‘n’ roll and country music. He first came to the public eye as lead guitarist of Love Sculpture with an astonishing so Read more

Lobo - 46% match to Billy Swan

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Roland Kent Lavoie, 31 July 1943, Tallahassee, Florida, USA. Lobo was the pseudonym of Roland Lavoie, a singer-songwriter who was successful in the early 70s. He was raised in the town of Winter Haven, Florida, where he began his musical career as a member of the Rumors. He apprenticed in several other groups during the 60s as well, notably, the Legends from Tampa, Florida, Read more

Bay City Rollers - 44% 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

Redbone - 42% match to Billy Swan

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A North American Indian band formed in 1968, Redbone included brothers Pat and Lolly Vegas (both Fresno, California, USA), who had already pursued minor performing careers. Lolly had recorded as early as 1961, while together the brothers completed At The Haunted House, as well as several singles. The duo were also successful songwriters, and a compulsive dance-based composit Read more

Brotherhood Of Man - 41% match to Billy Swan

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This pop vocal group was formed in London in 1969 by songwriter Tony Hiller. The lead singer was Tony Burrows, veteran of such groups as the Ivy League, the Flowerpot Men and Edison Lighthouse. The group’s first success was Hiller’s ‘United We Stand’, a UK Top 10 hit in 1970. Burrows left soon afterwards and, with a changing personnel, the group continued to Read more


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