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The Rip Chords - 100% match to Bruce Johnston

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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One of the first rock acts signed to Columbia Records in the USA, the Rip Chords were best known for a ‘hot rod’ hit in early 1964, ‘Hey Little Cobra’, which reached the Top 5 just as the Beatles broke through in the USA. The band’s records were actually the work of singer/producer Terry Melcher (Terrence Jorden, 8 February 1942, New York City, New Y Read more

Jan & Dean - 57% match to Bruce Johnston

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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US pop duo comprising Jan Berry (William Jan Berry, 3 April 1941, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 26 March 2004, Los Angeles, California, USA) and Dean Torrence (b. 10 March 1940, Los Angeles, California, USA). Students at Emerson Junior High School, Berry and Torrence began singing together on an informal basis. They formed an embryonic group, the Barons, with Bruce Johnst Read more

The Beach Boys - 44% match to Bruce Johnston

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The seminal line-up of this celebrated US pop band comprised brothers Brian Wilson (20 June 1942, Hawthorne, California, USA), Carl Wilson (b. 21 December 1946, Hawthorne, California, d. 6 February 1998, Los Angeles, California, USA) and Dennis Wilson (b. 4 December 1944, Hawthorne, California, USA, d. 28 December 1983), their cousin Mike Love (b. 15 March 1941, Baldwin Hill Read more

Bruce & Terry - 36% match to Bruce Johnston

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s
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Based in Los Angeles, California, USA, this duo comprised Terry Melcher (Terrence Jorden, 8 February 1942, New York City, New York, USA, d. 19 November 2004, Beverly Hills, California, USA; vocals) and Bruce Johnston (b. 27 June 1944, Peoria, Illinois, USA; vocals). They met in 1959 when Johnston recorded for the Arwin label which was co-owned by Melcher’s mother, Doris Read more

The Sunrays - 28% match to Bruce Johnston

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s
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In 1965 Murray Wilson was fired as manager of the Beach Boys and sought a new US surf act. Carl Wilson, Murray’s son, had already introduced his father to Rick Henn, a talented singer, songwriter and drummer. Murray then persuaded Eddie Medora (lead guitar), Byron Case (rhythm guitar) and Marty Di Giovanni (piano) to join, each of whom were ex-members of the Snowmen, who h Read more

The Super Stocks - 25% match to Bruce Johnston

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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The Super Stocks were the brainchild of songwriter/producer Gary Usher. The studio-based band made its debut in 1963, completing four songs for the Shut Down compilation. Each was written by Usher in partnership with lyricist Roger Christian. A further six tracks in the ‘hot rod’ vein appeared on Hot Rod Rally, by which time Usher had solidified a Super Stocks’ & Read more

Brian Wilson - 24% match to Bruce Johnston

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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20 June 1942, Hawthorne, California, USA. Brian Wilson, the spiritual leader of the Beach Boys, has received as much press and publicity for his health and mental problems over the years as has his magnificent contribution as songwriter, producer, arranger and vocalist of that famous group.It was suggested as early as 1965 that Wilson was a ‘musi Read more

The Hondells - 23% match to Bruce Johnston

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s
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The Hondells were a non-existent group when they released their Top 10 single ‘Little Honda’ in 1964. The mastermind behind the record was producer Gary Usher (1938, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 25 May 1990), a friend and songwriting partner of Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson. Usher had created a series of surf music records using a revolving team of musicians a Read more

The Fireballs - 16% match to Bruce Johnston

Genres: Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in the autumn of 1957 in Raton, New Mexico, USA, the Fireballs originally comprised George Tomsco (24 April 1940, Raton, New Mexico, USA; guitar, vocals), Chuck Tharp (b. 3 February 1941, d. 17 March 2006, Clovis, New Mexico, USA; lead vocals), Danny Trammell (b. 14 July 1940; rhythm guitar), Stan Lark (b. 27 July 1940; bass, vocals) and Eric Budd (b. 23 October 1938; Read more

The Rivieras - 14% match to Bruce Johnston

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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The Astronauts - 13% match to Bruce Johnston

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Al Casey - 11% match to Bruce Johnston

Genres: Easy Listening Instrumental Jazz Pop / Rock
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Dennis Wilson - 11% match to Bruce Johnston

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s
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4 December 1944, Hawthorne, California, USA, d. 28 December 1983, California, USA. The former drummer with the Beach Boys started to develop as a notable songwriter during the late 60s when his elder brother, Brian Wilson, became less prolific. Dennis blossomed showing a hitherto unseen sensitivity which had always been clouded by his wild nature and legendary womanizing. O Read more

The Marketts - 11% match to Bruce Johnston

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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This Hollywood, California-based instrumental group rose to prominence during the surfing craze of the early 60s. Ben Benay (guitar), Mike Henderson (saxophone), Ray Pohlman (bass), Gene Pello (drums) and Richard Hobriaco, then Tom Hensey (keyboards), enjoyed two minor US hits with ‘Surfer’s Stomp’ and Balboa Blue’ (both 1962), before scoring a million-selle Read more

The Surfaris - 11% match to Bruce Johnston

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Glendora, California, in 1962, the Surfaris - Jim Fuller (lead guitar), Jim Pash (1949, USA, d. 29 April 2005, Yucca Valley, USA; guitar), Bob Berryhill (guitar), Pat Connolly (bass) and Ron Wilson (d. 1989; drums) - achieved international success the following year with ‘Wipe Out’. This frantic yet simplistic instrumental, originally envisaged as a throw Read more


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