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Tommy Sands - 100% match to Charlie Gracie

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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27 August 1937, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Tommy Sands’ father was a pianist, and his mother was Grace Lou Dixon, a singer with the Art Keassel Band. He sang in a local folk music television series, Lady Of The Mountain, when he was only five years old, and made his first recording, ‘Love Pains’, on Freedom in 1949, when aged only 12. In 1952, with help from his Read more

Ray Harris - 91% match to Charlie Gracie

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Glen Glenn - 88% match to Charlie Gracie

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Orin Glenn Troutman, 24 October 1934, Joplin, Missouri, USA. From 1948 Glenn was raised in San Dimas, California, and began performing music professionally from the end of 1952. This early music making was as a country singer and guitarist and he met and played with another guitarist, Gary Lambert, the pair naming themselves the Missouri Mountain Boys. They made a few record Read more

The Kalin Twins - 82% match to Charlie Gracie

Genres: 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

Jerry Keller - 75% match to Charlie Gracie

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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20 June 1938, Fort Smith, Arkansas, USA. After moving to Tulsa in 1944 Keller formed the Lads Of Note Quartet in the 50s before joining the Tulsa Boy Singers. He won a talent contest organized by band leader Horace Heidt which earned him the vocalist job with Jack Dalton’s Orchestra. He then spent nine months as a disc jockey in Tulsa before moving to New York in 1956. Read more

Robin Luke - 74% match to Charlie Gracie

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

Tab Hunter - 73% match to Charlie Gracie

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 2000s
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Arthur Gelien, 11 July 1931, New York City, New York, USA. This blond-haired, blue-eyed pop vocalist/actor was spotted in 1948, working at a stable, by talent scout Dick Clayton. He introduced him to Rock Hudson’s Hollywood agent Harry Wilson, who said ‘We’ve got to tab you something’, then named him Tab Hunter. He made his screen debut in the 1950 movieT Read more

Dorsey Burnette - 72% match to Charlie Gracie

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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28 December 1932, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, d. 19 August 1979, Canoga Park, California, USA. Living a full life, Burnette was a member of a classic 50s rock ‘n’ roll act, had his own hit soloist act in the 60s and became a country singer in the 70s. He helped to form the highly respected Johnny Burnette Trio with younger brother Johnny Burnette and Paul Burlison in Read more

Jimmy Bowen - 69% match to Charlie Gracie

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

Benny Joy - 67% match to Charlie Gracie

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s
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Hayden Thompson - 65% match to Charlie Gracie

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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5 March 1938, Booneville, Mississippi, USA. Rockabilly and country performer Thompson was brought up on a typical southern radio diet of Hank Snow and Bob Wills, although later he also discovered B.B. King and Howlin’ Wolf courtesy of Memphis’ KWEM station. Both his parents were musical, his father playing the guitar and his mother the harmonica. He formed his firs Read more

The Avons - 63% match to Charlie Gracie

Genres: Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Sisters-in-law Valerie (1936, Willesden, London, England) and Elaine Murtagh (b. 1940, County Cork, Eire) originally performed as the Avon Sisters. After being discovered singing at the 1958 BBC Radio Exhibition, they signed to UK Columbia Records where they recorded with producer Norrie Paramor. Their debut was ‘Which Witch Doctor’ with the Mudlarks and their debu Read more

Sleepy LaBeef - 62% match to Charlie Gracie

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Thomas Paulsey LaBeff, 20 July 1935, near Smackover, Arkansas, USA. (The family name was originally LaBoeuf). The youngest of 10 siblings, his early years were spent on the small family farm, where his father taught him to play guitar. He gained the nickname of Sleepy on his first day at school owing to heavy-lidded eyes that gave the impression that he was half asleep. In 1 Read more

Johnny Powers - 58% match to Charlie Gracie

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Royal Teens - 58% match to Charlie Gracie

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s
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Formed in 1956 in Bergen County, New Jersey, USA, the Royal Teens are remembered primarily for the 1958 rock ‘n’ roll novelty number ‘Short Shorts’. Originally a quartet called the Royal Tones, the line-up included pianist Bob Gaudio (Robert John Gaudio, 17 November 1942, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA), saxophonist Bill Crandall, bass player Bil Read more


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