Carly Simon Similar Artists

Carole King - 100% match to Carly Simon

Genres: Folk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Carole Klein, 9 February 1942, Brooklyn, New York, USA. A proficient pianist from the age of four, King was a prolific songwriter by her early teens. When friend and neighbour Neil Sedaka embarked on his recording career, she followed him into the New York milieu, recording demos, singing back-up and even helping arrange occasional sessions. As a student at Queen’s Coll Read more

Linda Ronstadt - 96% match to Carly Simon

Genres: Big Band & Swing Blues Country & Bluegrass Folk Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Linda Maria Ronstadt, 15 July 1946, Tucson, Arizona, USA. The daughter of a professional musician, Ronstadt’s first singing experience was gained with her sisters in the Three Ronstadts. She met guitarist Bob Kimmel at Arizona’s State University and together the two aspirants moved to Los Angeles, where they were joined by songwriter Kenny Edwards. Taking the name Read more

Nicolette Larson - 86% match to Carly Simon

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 July 1952, Helena, Montana, USA, d. 16 December 1997, Los Angeles, California, USA. Larson moved to California where she became a member of touring roadbands with Hoyt Axton and Commander Cody. By the 70s she had become established as a session singer and appeared on albums by Emmylou Harris (Luxury Liner), Linda Rondstadt (Mad Love) and Neil Young (American Stars And Bar Read more

Rita Coolidge - 81% match to Carly Simon

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1 May 1944, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, from mixed white and Cherokee Indian parentage. Coolidge’s father was a Baptist minister and she first sang radio jingles in Memphis with her sister Priscilla. Coolidge recorded briefly for local label Pepper before moving to Los Angeles in the mid-60s. There she became a highly regarded session singer, working with Eric Clapton, S Read more

Helen Reddy - 74% match to Carly Simon

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 October 1941, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, A big-voiced interpreter of rock ballads, with a reputation as a high-profile feminist and campaigner on social issues, Reddy came from a showbusiness family. She was a child performer and had already starred in her own television show before winning a trip to New York in an Australian talent contest in 1966. There, an appeara Read more

Bread - 73% match to Carly Simon

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US soft rock unit was formed in 1969 when David Gates (11 December 1940, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA), a leading Los Angeles session musician, produced an album for the Pleasure Fair, a band that included vocalist/guitarist Robb Royer. Songwriter and solo artist Jimmy Griffin (b. James Arthur Griffin, 10 August 1943, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, d. 11 January 2005, Nashville, Tennes Read more

Dan Fogelberg - 73% match to Carly Simon

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Daniel Grayling Fogelberg, 13 August 1951, Peoria, Illinois, USA, d. 16 December 2007, Dear Isle, Maine, USA. Having learned piano from the age of 14, Fogelberg moved to guitar and songwriting. Leaving the University of Illinois in 1971, he relocated to California and started playing on the folk circuit, at one point touring with Van Morrison. A move to Nashville brought him Read more

Olivia Newton-John - 64% match to Carly Simon

Genres: Children's Music Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 September 1948, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. Newton-John’s father was a professor of German at King’s College who, in 1953, accepted the position of dean at Ormond College in Melbourne, Australia. Olivia’s showbusiness career began when she won a local contest to find ‘the girl who looked most like Hayley Mills’ in 1960. At the age of 14 sh Read more

Bette Midler - 62% match to Carly Simon

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1 December 1945, Aiea, Hawaii, USA. As a singer, comedienne and actress, Midler rose to fame with an outrageous, raunchy stage act, and became known as ‘The Divine Miss M’, ‘Trash With Flash’ and ‘Sleaze With Ease’. Her mother, a fan of the movies, named her after Bette Davis. Raised in Hawaii, as one of the few white students in her school, and Read more

Barry Manilow - 61% match to Carly Simon

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Barry Alan Pincus, 17 June 1943, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. An immensely popular singer, pianist and composer from the mid-70s onwards, Manilow studied music at the Juilliard School and worked as an arranger for CBS-TV. During the 60s, he also became a skilled composer of advertising jingles. In 1972 he served as accompanist to Bette Midler, then a cult performe Read more

Christopher Cross - 58% match to Carly Simon

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Christopher Geppert, 3 May 1951, San Antonio, Texas, USA. Formerly a member of Texas heavy rock band Flash, Cross was signed to Warner Brothers Records on the strength of his songwriting talents. His 1980 debut, full of smooth AOR songs ideal for radio-play, spawned hits in ‘Ride Like The Wind’ (US number 2 - featuring Michael McDonald), ‘Sailing (US number 1) Read more

Melissa Manchester - 58% match to Carly Simon

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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15 February 1951, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. A former staff writer at Chappell Music and back-up singer for Bette Midler, Manchester launched her own career in 1973 with Home To Myself. Her intimate style showed a debt to contemporary New York singer-songwriters, but later releases, including her self-titled third album, were more direct. This collection, produ Read more

James Taylor - 57% match to Carly Simon

Genres: Folk Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 March 1948, Belmont, Massachusetts, USA. The embodiment of the American singer-songwriter in the late 60s and early 70s was the frail and troubled James Taylor. He was born into a wealthy family. His mother was a classically trained soprano and encouraged James and his siblings, including future recording artists Livingston Taylor (b. 21 November 1950, Boston, Massachuset Read more

Captain & Tennille - 56% match to Carly Simon

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Television
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Female vocalist Toni Tennille (8 May 1940, Montgomery, Alabama, USA) co-wrote the 1972 rock musical Mother Earth. When it was staged in Los Angeles, the house band included keyboards player Daryl Dragon (b. 27 August 1942, Los Angeles, California, USA), the son of conductor Carmen Dragon. The duo teamed up romantically and professionally, and toured as part of the Beach Boys Read more

Stevie Nicks - 56% match to Carly Simon

Genres: Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Stephanie Lynn Nicks, 26 May 1948, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. When Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac in January 1975, she not only introduced her talents as a singer and songwriter, but provided a defined focal point during the band’s live appearances. A former vocalist with Fritz, a struggling San Francisco band, Nicks moved to Los Angeles with her boyfriend and fellow ex-member Read more


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