Carl Dobkins Jr. Similar Artists

Billy Grammer - 100% match to Carl Dobkins Jr.

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s
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William Wayne Grammer, 28 August 1925, Benton, Illinois, USA. Grammer was a coalminer’s son and one of 13 children. His father played the fiddle, and by the time he was in his teens, Grammer was playing guitar, mandolin and banjo at local dances. After a spell in the forces, he started in C&W radio on WRAL in Arlington, Virginia, in 1947, but established his reputat Read more

The Bell Notes - 87% match to Carl Dobkins Jr.

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in East Meadow, New York, USA, in the late 50s, the Bell Notes were a one-hit rock group whose ‘I’ve Had It’ reached the Top 10 in early 1959. The group comprised vocalist and saxophonist Carl Bonura, vocalist and guitarist Ray Ceroni, bass player Lenny Giambalvo, pianist Pete Kane and drummer John Casey. The band was discovered by disc jockey Alan Frederi Read more

Robin Luke - 84% match to Carl Dobkins Jr.

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s
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20 March 1942, Los Angeles, California, USA. Luke was a rockabilly-style singer who had one Top 5 success, ‘Susie Darlin’’, in 1958. His family moved frequently, and in 1953 settled in Hawaii, where he learned to play guitar and ukulele. He was discovered by entertainer Kimo McVay, who introduced him to Bob Bertram, who then recorded Luke in his own Bertram In Read more

Sammy Turner - 51% match to Carl Dobkins Jr.

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 2000s
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Samuel Black, 2 June 1932, Paterson, New Jersey, USA. Turner briefly achieved fame in the late 50s as a rock ‘n’ roll balladeer, whose speciality was recycled pop songs of the past, particularly those by Guy Lombardo. His most notable record was a remake of a Sammy Kaye hit from 1949, ‘Lavender Blue’ (number 14 R&B/number 3 pop), in 1959. Three follow Read more

Ral Donner - 49% match to Carl Dobkins Jr.

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ralph Stuart Donner, 10 February 1943, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 6 April 1984, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Donner had a short string of US chart singles in the early 60s, most notably the number 4 ‘You Don’t Know What You’ve Got (Until You Lose It)’. He began singing in church in his teens and formed his first band at the age of 13, and began touring two yea Read more

Skip & Flip - 46% match to Carl Dobkins Jr.

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s
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This US pop duo, Skip Battin (Clyde Battin, 2 February 1934, Galipolis, Ohio, USA, d. 6 July 2003, Palm Springs, California, USA) and Flip aka Gary S. Paxton (b. Mesa, Arizona, USA), met while attending the University of Arizona in the late 50s. Once known as the Rockabillies, they recorded on Rev as the Pledges and then as Gary & Clyde. Time Records picked up their Rev Read more

Billy Bland - 44% match to Carl Dobkins Jr.

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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5 April 1932, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA. Billy Bland was an R&B singer whose best-known recording was the 1960 US Top 10 hit, ‘Let The Little Girl Dance’. Bland, the youngest of 19 children, began his career in 1947 in New York City, where he performed in the bands of Lionel Hampton and Buddy Johnson before starting his own group, the Four Bees. He was br Read more

Dick & Dee Dee - 43% match to Carl Dobkins Jr.

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s
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This American boy/girl vocal duo was formed in 1961 by Dick St. John Gostine (Richard Gostine, 1944, Santa Monica, California, USA, d. 27 December 2003, Los Angeles, California, USA) and Dee Dee Sperling (b. Mary Sperling, 1945, Santa Monica, California, USA) while they were at a local high school. The Gostine-written ‘The Mountain’s High’ was originally relea Read more

Ron Holden - 43% match to Carl Dobkins Jr.

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s
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7 August 1939, Seattle, Washington, USA, d. 22 January 1997. Holden’s career had a unique beginning: he had been arrested for driving with alcohol and marijuana in his possession and was in the police station when a police officer heard him singing. The officer, Larry Nelson, told Holden that he was planning on quitting the police department for a career in music and ga Read more

Jimmy Bowen - 42% match to Carl Dobkins Jr.

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1990s 2000s
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30 November 1937, Santa Rita, New Mexico, USA. From an early age Bowen was a star athlete who earned a scholarship to West Texas State University. While there he formed the Serenaders with Buddy Knox (guitar, vocals) and Don Lanier (lead guitar) in 1955, sharing vocal duties with Knox and playing bass himself. Later they changed their name to the Rhythm Orchids with the addi Read more

Jimmy Charles - 42% match to Carl Dobkins Jr.

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Ronnie Dove - 40% match to Carl Dobkins Jr.

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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9 September 1940, Herndon, Virginia, USA. Dove intended to follow his father and be a policeman, but he somehow was sidetracked. Between 1964 and 1966, after first singing in a rock group at high school, he was a very successful pop singer. Recording for Diamond, he had six Top 20 hits out of the 11 songs that he charted. They included ‘Cry’ and ‘Right Or Wron Read more

Laurie London - 39% match to Carl Dobkins Jr.

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 2000s
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Lawrence London, 19 January 1944, London, England. At the age of 13, this pop singer, who had the confidence and showmanship of a veteran, appeared in a closed circuit transmission of 6.5 Special at the BBC stand at the 1958 Radio Show. He so impressed producer John Warrinton that he was invited back every day and thereby came to the attention of EMI Records, who put him in Read more

The Kalin Twins - 38% match to Carl Dobkins Jr.

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A classic example of the one-hit-wonder syndrome, the Kalin Twins have a more interesting history than many who fall into that bracket. Herbie (Herbert Harry Kalin, 16 February 1934, Port Jervis, New York State, USA, d. 21 July 2006) and Harold ‘Hal’ Kalin (b. 16 February 1934, Port Jervis, New York State, USA, d. 24 August 2005, Waldorf, Maryland, USA) were real l Read more

Joe Dowell - 37% match to Carl Dobkins Jr.

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 2000s
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23 January 1940, Bloomington, Indiana, USA. Pop singer-songwriter Dowell bought a $10 guitar and wrote his first song ‘Tell Me’ when he was 13 years old. In later years he took part in talent contests and just before his 21st birthday decided to try his luck in Nashville. He signed to Smash Records, and a version of ‘Wooden Heart’ (Muss I Denn) - using ba Read more


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