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Mud - 100% match to David Essex

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Bay City Rollers - 90% 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

Cliff Richard - 76% match to David Essex

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock 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

The Osmond Brothers - 67% match to David Essex

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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The Osmonds - 67% match to David Essex

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This famous family all-vocal group from Ogden, Utah, USA comprised Alan Osmond (22 June 1949), Wayne Osmond (b. 28 August 1951), Merrill Osmond (b. 30 April 1953), Jay Osmond (b. 2 March 1955) and Donny Osmond (b. 9 December 1957). The group first came to public notice following regular television appearances on the top-rated Andy Williams Show. From 1967-69, they also appea Read more

Jona Lewie - 65% match to David Essex

Genres: Easy Listening 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

Elkie Brooks - 62% 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

Gary Glitter - 61% match to David Essex

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Paul Francis Gadd, 8 May 1944, Banbury, Oxfordshire, England. The elder statesman of the 70s UK glam rock scene, Glitter began his career in a skiffle group, Paul Russell And The Rebels. He then became Paul Raven, under which name he recorded an unsuccessful debut for Decca Records, ‘Alone In The Night’, in 1960. His cover of ‘Tower Of Strength’ lost out Read more

The New Seekers - 60% match to David Essex

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock 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

Adam Faith - 57% match to David Essex

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Terence Nelhams, 23 June 1940, Acton, London, England, d. 8 March 2003, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England. During the British ‘coffee bar’ pop music phenomenon of the late 50s two artists reigned supreme: Cliff Richard and Adam Faith. While the former has shown astonishing staying power the young Faith had a remarkable run of hit records during the comparative Read more

Band Aid - 57% match to David Essex

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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Donny Osmond - 57% match to David Essex

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Music Theme Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Donald Clark Osmond, 9 December 1957, Ogden, Utah, USA. The most successful solo artist to emerge from family group the Osmonds, Donny was particularly successful at covering old hits. His first solo success came in the summer of 1971 with a cover version of Billy Sherrill’s ‘Sweet And Innocent’, which reached the US Top 10. The follow-up, a revival of Gerry G Read more

Leo Sayer - 52% match to David Essex

Genres: Pop / Rock 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

David Soul - 50% 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

Rubettes - 48% match to David Essex

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Former songwriters of the Pete Best Four, Wayne Bickerton and Tony Waddington created the Rubettes from session musicians after their composition, ‘Sugar Baby Love’, was rejected by existing acts. A fusion of 50s revivalism and glam-rock, it gave the new band’s career a flying start by topping the UK charts and climbing into the US Top 40 in 1974. The song was mi Read more


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