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Mud - 100% match to David Essex

Genres: Pop / Rock
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David Cassidy - 80% match to David Essex

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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David Bruce Cassidy, 12 April 1950, New York City, New York, USA. A singer and actor, the son of Jack Cassidy and actress Evelyn Ward, who achieved worldwide fame as a pop star after appearing with his stepmother, Shirley Jones, in the US television sitcom The Partridge Family (1970-74). In the show, Cassidy, along with Susan Dey and Danny Bonaduce, was part of a singing gro Read more

Showaddywaddy - 75% match to David Essex

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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When two promising Leicestershire groups, the Choice and the Golden Hammers, fused their talents in 1973, the result was an octet comprising Dave Bartram (23 March 1952; vocals), Buddy Gask (vocals), Russ Field (guitar), Trevor Oakes (guitar), Al James (b. Geoffrey Betts; bass), Rod Deas (b. 13 February 1948, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England; bass), Malcolm Allured (b. 27 Aug Read more

Leo Sayer - 73% match to David Essex

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Gerard Hugh Sayer, 21 May 1948, Shoreham-By-Sea, Sussex, England. Sayer fronted the Terraplane Blues Band and Phydeaux while a Sussex art student before moving to London, where he supplemented his wages as a typographic designer (during this time he designed three of his own typefaces) by street busking and via floor spots in folk clubs. In 1971, he formed Patches in Brighto Read more

The New Seekers - 73% match to David Essex

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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The original New Seekers comprised Eve Graham (Evelyn May Beatson, 19 April 1943, Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland; vocals, ex-Nocturnes), Sally Graham (vocals), Chris Barrington (b. 1950, Lancashire, England; bass/vocals), Laurie Heath (guitar/vocals), and Marty Kristian (b. Martin Vanags, 27 May 1947, Leipzig, Germany - a Latvian who had been raised in Australia; guitar/ Read more

Alvin Stardust - 72% match to David Essex

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 2000s
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Bernard William Jewry, 27 September 1942, London, England. Jewry first enjoyed pop fame during the early 60s under the name Shane Fenton. When the arrival of the Beatles and the subsequent Merseybeat explosion occurred, Fenton effectively retired from singing. In one of the more unlikely comebacks in British pop history, he re-emerged in 1973 as hit singer Alvin Stardust. Be Read more

David Soul - 63% match to David Essex

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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David Richard Solberg, 28 August 1943, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Under his nom de theatre, this handsome blond was a folk singer before trying his hand at acting. In 1966, he combined both talents with 30 appearances on US television’s Merv Griffin Show as a masked vocalist (‘The Covered Man’) before less anonymous roles in Here Comes The Bride, Streets Of San F Read more

Brotherhood Of Man - 60% match to David Essex

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This pop vocal group was formed in London in 1969 by songwriter Tony Hiller. The lead singer was Tony Burrows, veteran of such groups as the Ivy League, the Flowerpot Men and Edison Lighthouse. The group’s first success was Hiller’s ‘United We Stand’, a UK Top 10 hit in 1970. Burrows left soon afterwards and, with a changing personnel, the group continued to Read more

Cliff Richard - 58% match to David Essex

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Harry Roger Webb, 14 October 1940, Lucknow, India. One of the most popular and enduring talents in the history of UK showbusiness, Webb began his career as a rock ‘n’ roll performer in 1957. His fascination for Elvis Presley encouraged him to join the Dick Teague Skiffle Group and several months later he teamed up with drummer Terry Smart and guitarist Norman Mitha Read more

Jona Lewie - 58% match to David Essex

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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John Lewis, 14 March 1947, Southampton, Hampshire, England. A former session pianist and member of pub-rock band Brett Marvin And The Thunderbolts (and their alter ego Terry Dactyl And The Dinosaurs, who enjoyed a UK number 2 hit in 1972 with ‘Seaside Shuffle’), Lewie was one of several unconventional artists signed to the Stiff Records label at the end of the 70s. Read more

Bay City Rollers - 53% match to David Essex

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Originally formed during 1967 in Edinburgh, the Bay City Rollers was formed as a Beatles covers band based round two brothers, Derek Longmuir (19 March 1955, Edinburgh, Scotland; drums) and Alan Longmuir (b. 20 June 1953, Edinburgh, Scotland; bass). After falling into the hands of entrepreneur Tam Paton, they played consistently on the Scottish circuit until their big break Read more

Tony Christie - 51% match to David Essex

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Anthony Fitzgerald, 25 April 1943, Conisborough, South Yorkshire, England. Christie was a self-taught guitarist who became a professional singer in 1964, recording singles with groups including the Counterbeats, Tony Christie And The Trackers and Tony Christie And The Pen Men. By the time he signed a solo recording contract with MCA Records in 1969, he had acquired vocal man Read more

Hot Chocolate - 50% match to David Essex

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This highly commercial UK pop act was formed in Brixton, London, by percussionist Patrick Olive (22 March 1947, Grenada, Lesser Antilles), guitarist Franklyn De Allie and drummer Ian King. Songwriter and vocalist Errol Brown (b. 12 November 1948, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies) and bass player Tony Wilson (b. 8 October 1947, Trinidad, West Indies) and pianist Larry Ferguson Read more

The Osmonds - 45% match to David Essex

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Elkie Brooks - 42% match to David Essex

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Elaine Bookbinder, 25 February 1946, Salford, Manchester, England. Brooks began her career as ‘Manchester’s answer to Brenda Lee’ before touring the UK during the early 60s with the Eric Delaney Band. At that time her brother Tony Mansfield, was already finding great success as a member of Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas. Brooks’ own early records include Read more


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