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Ray Stevens - 96% match to Bob Rivers

Genres: Christian & Gospel Comedy Comedy Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Harold Ray Ragsdale, 24 January 1939, Clarksdale, Georgia, USA. A prolific country pop writer and performer, Stevens’ novelty hits of the 70s and 80s illustrate the history of the fads and crazes of the era. He became a disc jockey on a local station at 15 and the following year recorded ‘Five More Steps’ on the Prep label. Stevens’ first nonsense song, & Read more

Allan Sherman - 92% match to Bob Rivers

Genres: Comedy Comedy
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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Allan Copelon, 30 November 1924, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 21 November 1973, Los Angeles, California, USA. Allan Sherman enjoyed a lucrative career during the 60s with his self-penned parodies of popular and folk songs. After his parents’ 1930 divorce, Sherman lived with his mother and attended 21 different schools in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Miami. After att Read more

Elmo & Patsy - 63% match to Bob Rivers

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal
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Dr. Demento - 60% match to Bob Rivers

Genres: Comedy Holiday & Seasonal
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Adam Sandler - 55% match to Bob Rivers

Genres: Comedy
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Stan Freberg - 50% match to Bob Rivers

Genres: Comedy Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Stanley Victor Freberg, 7 August 1926, Los Angeles, California, USA. Freberg was a satirist who experienced great popularity during the early 50s in the USA. He pioneered the style of satire and parody later used on such television programmes as Saturday Night Live. He performed on radio and television acted, wrote books as well as his own comedy material, worked in advertis Read more

Jeff Foxworthy - 45% match to Bob Rivers

Genres: Comedy Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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6 September 1958, Hapeville, Georgia, USA. Foxworthy is a highly successful comedian and writer who has appeared on country radio and released a string of platinum-selling albums. He walked out of a successful job at IBM to become a stand-up comedian, developing his famous catchphrase ‘You might be a redneck if...’, an example being: ‘You might be a redneck if Read more

The Chipmunks - 44% match to Bob Rivers

Genres: Children's Music Comedy Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A fictional group, the Chipmunks were three cartoon characters, Alvin, Theodore and Simon, who were created by Ross Bagdasarian (27 January 1919, Fresno, California, USA, d. 16 January 1972, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA), a multifaceted performer, who had earlier had an international hit as David Seville with ‘Witch Doctor’ in early 1958. On that hi Read more

"Weird Al" Yankovic - 38% match to Bob Rivers

Genres: Comedy Comedy Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Denis Leary - 36% match to Bob Rivers

Genres: Comedy Holiday & Seasonal
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Spike Jones - 36% match to Bob Rivers

Genres: Comedy Holiday & Seasonal Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s
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Mannheim Steamroller - 34% match to Bob Rivers

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Jazz New Age Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Though few may admit to having heard of them, Mannheim Steamroller can boast of being one of the biggest US acts of the 80s, 90s and 00s - at least while snow covers the ground and children leave out roasted chestnuts for Santa and his reindeer. The act was the creation of Chip Davis (Louis Davis Jnr., 15 November 1947, Sylvania, Ohio, USA). On graduating from the University Read more

Cheech & Chong - 32% match to Bob Rivers

Genres: Comedy
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Richard ‘Cheech’ Marin (13 July 1946, Watts, Los Angeles, California, USA) became acquainted with Tommy Chong (b. Thomas B. Kin Chong, 24 May 1938, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) in 1968 having fled to Canada to escape induction into the US Army. The latter was a noted musician, having performed with Canadian soul band Bobby Taylor And The Vancouvers, but the duo’ Read more

Bill Engvall - 30% match to Bob Rivers

Genres: Comedy Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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William Ray Engvall Jnr., 27 July 1957, Galveston, Texas, USA. Engvall’s early showbusiness career was as a DJ in Dallas nightclubs, which was followed by a successful switch to stand-up comedy. In the early 90s he worked in Los Angeles, appearing on television and winning 1992’s American Comedy award as Best Male Standup. Unusually among comics of his generation, Read more

Tom Lehrer - 27% match to Bob Rivers

Genres: Comedy Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Thomas Andrew Lehrer, 9 April 1928, New York City, New York, USA. Lehrer was a song satirist who also recorded a number of albums during the 50s and 60s. Having graduated from Harvard University, Lehrer then taught mathematics there. Having trained on piano, he began to perform song satires of his own for colleagues at the college. They enjoyed his songs, so Lehrer recorded Read more


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