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The Crystals - 86% match to Curtis Lee

Genres: Classical Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This highly influential 60s US female vocal group were the product of Phil Spector, for his pioneering Philles record label. They, along with the Ronettes, were one of the definitive ‘wall of sound’ groups of the 60s. They came together after meeting in the legendary Brill Building where the group was preparing demos for the Aberbach’s famous publishing company H Read more

The Paris Sisters - 77% match to Curtis Lee

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 2000s
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US vocal trio Priscilla (1945, d. 5 March 2004, Paris, France), Albeth and Sherrell Paris began their long recording career in 1954, but did not achieve chart success until the following decade when they joined Gregmark, a short-lived label co-owned by Lee Hazlewood. The trio completed five singles for the outlet, each of which was produced by Phil Spector. Although ‘I Read more

Johnny Tillotson - 74% match to Curtis Lee

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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20 April 1939, Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Tillotson’s father was a country music disc jockey and Johnny himself was appearing on local radio from the age of nine. His parents encouraged his talent by giving him first a ukulele and then a guitar, and he was influenced by the singing cowboys (Gene Autry, Roy Rogers) and country singer Hank Williams. He appeared regularly Read more

Bobby Vee - 63% match to Curtis Lee

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Thomas Velline, 30 April 1943, Fargo, North Dakota, USA. Vee’s first exposure to the rock ‘n’ roll scene occurred in macabre circumstances when his group, the Shadows, deputized for Buddy Holly after the singer was killed in an air crash in February 1959. Soon after, Vee’s group were discovered by famed producer Snuff Garrett and saw their indepen Read more

The Marcels - 55% match to Curtis Lee

Genres: Doo Wop Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Marcels was one of several doo-wop-influenced American vocal groups to achieve success in the early 60s, despite the passing of the genre’s golden age. Cornelius ‘Nini’ Harp (lead singer), Ronald ‘Bingo’ Mundy (tenor), Fred Johnson (bass), Gene Bricker (tenor) and Richard Knauss (baritone), all native to Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA, achieved fame f Read more

The Ronettes - 50% match to Curtis Lee

Genres: Classical Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Veronica ‘Ronnie’ Bennett (10 August 1943, New York, USA), her sister Estelle (b. 22 July 1944, New York, USA) and cousin Nedra Talley (b. 27 January 1946, New York, USA) began their career as a dance act, the Dolly Sisters. By 1961 they had become the resident dance troupe at the famed Peppermint Lounge, home of the twist craze, and having taken tuition in harmony Read more

Freddy Cannon - 49% match to Curtis Lee

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Freddy Picariello, 4 December 1940, Lynn, Massachusetts, USA. A frantic and enthusiastic vocalist, known as the ‘last rock ‘n’ roll star’, Cannon was the link between wild rock ‘n’ roll and the softer Philadelphia-based sounds that succeeded it. The son of a dance-band leader, he fronted Freddy Karmon And The Hurricanes and played guitar on sess Read more

The Duprees - 49% match to Curtis Lee

Genres: Doo Wop Holiday & Seasonal Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A rock ‘n’ roll vocal group from Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. One of the most pop-sounding of the Italian-American groups that were in abundance during the late 50s and early 60s, the Duprees specialized in recording updated versions of old pop hits in a smooth style with a slight rock ‘n’ roll feel. The group was formed as the Parisiens in 1960 from the re Read more

The Shirelles - 49% match to Curtis Lee

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Passaic, New Jersey, USA, the Shirelles are possibly the archetypal ‘girl-group’; Shirley Owens (10 June 1941, Passaic, New Jesey, USA), Beverly Lee (b. 3 August 1941), Doris Kenner (b. Doris Coley, 2 August 1941, North Carolina, USA, d. 5 February 2000, Sacramento, California, USA) and Addie ‘Micki’ Harris (b. 22 January 1940, d. 10 June 1982) Read more

Gene Pitney - 48% match to Curtis Lee

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Gene Francis Alan Pitney, 17 February 1941, Hartford, Connecticut, USA, d. 5 April 2006, Cardiff, Wales. Although Pitney began recording in 1959 (‘Classical Rock ‘N’ Roll’ was recorded with Ginny Mazarro as Jamie And Jane), his initial success came as a songwriter, providing the Kalin Twins with ‘Loneliness’, Roy Orbison with ‘Today’s Read more

Billy Fury - 47% match to Curtis Lee

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ronald Wycherley, 17 April 1940, Dingle, Liverpool, England, d. 28 January 1983, London, England. An impromptu audition in a Birkenhead dressing room resulted in Wycherley joining Larry Parnes’ management stable. The entrepreneur provided the suitably enigmatic stage name, and added the aspirant to the bill of a current package tour. Fury enjoyed a UK Top 20 hit with hi Read more

Darlene Love - 47% match to Curtis Lee

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Darlene Wright, 26 July 1938, Los Angeles, California, USA. A prolific vocalist, Love began her career in 1957 as a founder member of the Blossoms. This influential girl-group not only enjoyed an extensive recording career in its own right, but also appeared on scores of sessions and as the resident singers on US television’s Shindig! Love also enjoyed a fruitful associ Read more

The Crests - 47% match to Curtis Lee

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in New York City, USA, in 1956, the Crests soon became one of the most successful of the ‘integrated’ doo-wop groups of the period, after being discovered by Al Browne. Headed by the lead tenor of Johnny Mastro (Johnny Mastrangelo, 7 May 1930, USA), the rest of the band comprised Harold Torres, Talmadge Gough, J.T. Carter and Patricia Van Dross. By 1957 they Read more

The Chantels - 45% match to Curtis Lee

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Regarded as the first true ‘girl group’, this New York vocal quintet - Arlene Smith (5 October 1941, New York, USA), Sonia Goring, Rene Minus, Lois Harris and Jackie Landry - were all members of a high-school choir when they auditioned for producer Richard Barrett in 1957. The group made its recording debut for End Records with ‘He’s Gone’ following Read more

Del Shannon - 44% match to Curtis Lee

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Charles Westover, 30 December 1934, Coopersville, Michigan, USA, d. 8 February 1990, Santa Clarita, California, USA. From the plethora of clean, American, post doo-wop male vocalists to find enormous success in the early 60s, only a small handful retained musical credibility. Shannon was undoubtedly from this pedigree. More than 40 years after his chart debut, Shannon’s Read more


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