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Gene Parsons - 59% match to Chris Hillman

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Eugene Victor Parsons, 4 September 1944, Los Angeles, California, USA. Parsons began his musical career playing in the Castaways and subsequently formed a duo with Gib Guilbeau. This was followed by the formation of country group Nashville West, in which Parsons played alongside the celebrated guitarist Clarence White. When the latter was inducted into the Byrds in 1968, Par Read more

Richie Furay - 40% match to Chris Hillman

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 May 1944, Yellow Springs, Ohio, USA. Originally a member of the Au Go-Go Singers, Furay first came to prominence as the crystal clear vocalist acting as a foil between the voices of Stephen Stills’ soulful blues and Neil Young’s Canadian folk rock in the seminal Buffalo Springfield during 1967. The short-lived Springfield fragmented and out of the ashes came Poco Read more

The Amazing Rhythm Aces - 39% match to Chris Hillman

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s
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Randy Meisner - 35% match to Chris Hillman

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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8 March 1946, Scottsbluff, Nebraska, USA. Meisner’s musical career began in the early 60s as a member of local act, the Dynamics. He subsequently moved to Colorado, where he joined the Soul Survivors, later known as the Poor; but although this folk/country rock act was active between 1964 and 1968, its recorded legacy was constrained to two singles. Meisner then became Read more

Desert Rose Band - 34% match to Chris Hillman

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Formed in the mid-80s, the Desert Rose Band were akin to a mini-supergroup of country rock musicians. Lead vocalist and guitarist Chris Hillman was formerly a member of the Byrds, the Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas, the Souther Hillman Furay Band and McGuinn, Clark And Hillman; Herb Pedersen (27 April 1944, Berkeley, California, USA; vocals/guitar) was one of the most fam Read more

Plainsong - 34% match to Chris Hillman

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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A folk quartet formed by Iain Matthews (Ian Matthew McDonald, 16 June 1946, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England) and Andy Roberts (b. 12 June 1946, Hatch End, Middlesex, England) in 1972, Plainsong earned great critical respect without ever converting it into commercial success. With the addition of Bob Ronga and Dave Richards, they recorded their debut album, In Search Of Ame Read more

Mason Proffit - 30% match to Chris Hillman

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Led by brothers Terry and John Michael Talbot, country rockers Mason Proffit formed in Chicago, Illinois, USA, in 1969 from the ashes of bands called the Quinn Chords and Sounds Unlimited. The other members were Tim Ayres (bass), Ron Schuetter (guitar/vocals) and Art Nash (drums). Originally called Mason Proffit Reunion, the band recorded its first album, Wanted... , in 1969 fo Read more

Peter Rowan - 30% match to Chris Hillman

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 July 1942, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Rowan’s long career began in 1956 as a member of the Cupids, a college band that developed his interest in an amalgam of Tex-Mex and roots music. After he graduated he played mandolin with the Mother Bay State Entertainers and later on joined two influential groups, the Charles River Valley Boys and Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Read more

Iain Matthews - 27% match to Chris Hillman

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Dave Loggins - 24% match to Chris Hillman

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s
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Kate Wolf - 24% match to Chris Hillman

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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27 January 1942, Sonoma County, San Francisco, California, USA, d. 10 December 1986. Wolf was a singer-songwriter who worked her home area and organized the Santa Rosa folk festivals, but who had a lasting influence on the new country scene of the early-80s. Her first albums, Back Roads and Lines On Paper, were recorded independently and released on her own Owl label. These Read more

Linda Ronstadt - 24% match to Chris Hillman

Genres: Big Band & Swing Blues Country & Bluegrass Folk Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock 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

Gene Clark - 20% match to Chris Hillman

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Harold Eugene Clark, 17 November 1944, Tipton, Missouri, USA, d. 24 May 1991, Sherman Oaks, California, USA. After playing in various teenage groups, Clark was offered a place in the sprawling New Christy Minstrels in late 1963. He stayed long enough to contribute to two albums, Merry Christmas and Land Of Giants, before returning to Los Angeles, where he teamed up with Jim Read more

Danny O'Keefe - 18% match to Chris Hillman

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1943, Spokane, Washington, USA. O’Keefe developed his blues-influenced songwriting in Minnesota and New York before recording ‘That Old Sweet Song’ for the Seattle-based Jerden label. An album of O’Keefe’s demos were also released by the Panorama label in 1966. He next performed with the band Calliope, making one album for Buddah Records before a tap Read more

Matraca Berg - 18% match to Chris Hillman

Decades Active: 1990s
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3 February 1964, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The song ‘Appalachian Rain’, on 90s country singer Berg’s first album, is about an unmarried mother moving away to have her baby, and she explained, ‘It is what happened to my mom; and in the song I tried to deal with how she must have felt, and what I wished had happened to my father.’ Berg is one of the f Read more


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