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Mud - 100% match to David Essex

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Osmond Brothers - 73% match to David Essex

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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The Osmonds - 73% match to David Essex

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Jona Lewie - 68% 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

Cliff Richard - 62% 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

Bay City Rollers - 57% 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

David Cassidy - 56% 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

Gary Glitter - 54% 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

Leo Sayer - 51% 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

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

The New Seekers - 47% 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

David Soul - 41% 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

Hot Chocolate - 41% match to David Essex

Genres: Disco Funk Pop / Rock 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

Brotherhood Of Man - 39% 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

Suzi Quatro - 39% match to David Essex

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Susan Kay Quatrocchio, 3 June 1950, Detroit, Michigan, USA. From patting bongos at the age of seven in her father’s jazz band, she graduated to go-go dancing in a pop series on local television. With an older sister, Patti (later of Fanny) she formed the all-female Suzi Soul And The Pleasure Seekers in 1964 for engagements that included a tour of army bases in Vietnam. Read more


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