Billy Swan Similar Artists

Terry Jacks - 100% match to Billy Swan

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs

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 - 98% match to Billy Swan

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists DVDs CDs Vinyl

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

Rubettes - 78% match to Billy Swan

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs

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

Charlie Rich - 72% match to Billy Swan

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists DVDs CDs Vinyl

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

Albert Hammond - 69% match to Billy Swan

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s
View Artist: Overview Songs Similar Artists CDs

Hot Chocolate - 66% match to Billy Swan

Genres: Disco Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs Vinyl

This highly commercial UK pop act was formed in Brixton, London, by percussionist Patrick Olive (22 March 1947, Grenada, Lesser Antilles), guitarist Franklyn De Allie and drummer Ian King. Songwriter and vocalist Errol Brown (b. 12 November 1948, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies) and bass player Tony Wilson (b. 8 October 1947, Trinidad, West Indies) and pianist Larry Ferguson Read more

Middle of the Road - 60% match to Billy Swan

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs

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

Crystal Gayle - 59% match to Billy Swan

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists DVDs CDs Vinyl

Brenda Gail Webb, 9 January 1951, Paintsville, Kentucky, USA. Gayle was the last of eight children born to Ted and Clara Webb. Her sister, the country singer Loretta Lynn, had her own story told in the movie The Coal Miner’s Daughter. By the time Gayle was born, her father had lung disease, and he died when she was eight. When Gayle was four, the family moved to Wabash, Read more

David Essex - 55% match to Billy Swan

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists DVDs CDs Vinyl

David Albert Cook, 23 July 1947, Plaistow, London, England. Originally a drummer in the semi-professional Everons, Essex subsequently turned to singing during the mid-60s, and recorded a series of unsuccessful singles for a variety of labels. On the advice of his influential manager, Derek Bowman, he switched to acting and after a series of minor roles gained his big break u Read more

Christie - 52% match to Billy Swan

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs

This UK pop trio was formed around vocalist, bass player and songwriter Jeff Christie (12 July 1946, Leeds, England), previously with several bands including the Outer Limits, who released 1967’s ‘Just One More Chance’/‘Help Me Please’ on the Deram Records label and the following year’s ‘Great Train Robbery’/‘Sweet Freedom’ f Read more

Bay City Rollers - 50% match to Billy Swan

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists DVDs CDs Vinyl

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

Looking Glass - 49% match to Billy Swan

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs Vinyl

This New Jersey, USA-based quartet was led by vocalist/guitarist Elliot Lurie (19 August 1948, Brooklyn, New York, USA) with backing from Larry Gonsky (keyboards), Pieter Sweval (b. 13 April 1948, d. 23 January 1990; bass) and Jeffrey Grob (drums). Initially as a mid-heavy rock band, they played the east coast bar circuit for many months before refining their act for record Read more

The Hues Corporation - 49% match to Billy Swan

Genres: Disco R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs Vinyl

Formed in 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA. Their name was taken as a pun on the Howard Hughes billion-dollar corporation. They had been performing for five years when their biggest hit, ‘Rock The Boat’, arrived. The vocal trio consisted of Hubert Ann Kelly (24 April 1947, Fairchild, Alabama, USA; soprano), St. Clair Lee (b. Bernard St. Clair Lee Calhoun Hender Read more

Edison Lighthouse - 47% match to Billy Swan

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists Vinyl

This UK conglomeration was essentially a vehicle for session singer Tony Burrows, who also sang with White Plains, the Brotherhood Of Man and the Pipkins. The backing musicians were originally part of a band called Greenfield Hammer before they became a studio ‘re-creation’ and hit group. The Tony Macaulay /Barry Mason composition ‘Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Read more

Status Quo - 47% match to Billy Swan

Genres: Documentaries Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists DVDs Blu-ray CDs Vinyl

The much-loved Status Quo have carved a large niche in music history by producing uncomplicated, unpretentious and infectious rock music. The origins of this durable and now-legendary attraction lie in the Spectres, a London-based beat outfit. Founder members Francis Rossi (29 May 1949, Forest Hill, London, England; guitar, vocals) and Alan Lancaster (b. Alan Charles Lancast Read more


Artist matches Powered by AudioScrobbler
Filter Results