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Bread - 100% match to David Gates

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US soft rock unit was formed in 1969 when David Gates (11 December 1940, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA), a leading Los Angeles session musician, produced an album for the Pleasure Fair, a band that included vocalist/guitarist Robb Royer. Songwriter and solo artist Jimmy Griffin (b. James Arthur Griffin, 10 August 1943, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, d. 11 January 2005, Nashville, Tennes Read more

Orleans - 90% match to David Gates

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US soft rock outfit was formed in 1972 by John Hall (Baltimore, Maryland, USA; guitar/vocals), Larry Hoppen (guitar/vocals) and Wells Kelly (d. 1984; drums/keyboards/vocals). Drawing from a variety of sources - country, rock, soul and calypso - Orleans acquired a cult following as one of the more intelligent mainstream bands of their era. With Larry Hoppen’s brothe Read more

Nicolette Larson - 85% match to David Gates

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 July 1952, Helena, Montana, USA, d. 16 December 1997, Los Angeles, California, USA. Larson moved to California where she became a member of touring roadbands with Hoyt Axton and Commander Cody. By the 70s she had become established as a session singer and appeared on albums by Emmylou Harris (Luxury Liner), Linda Rondstadt (Mad Love) and Neil Young (American Stars And Bar Read more

Helen Reddy - 59% match to David Gates

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 October 1941, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, A big-voiced interpreter of rock ballads, with a reputation as a high-profile feminist and campaigner on social issues, Reddy came from a showbusiness family. She was a child performer and had already starred in her own television show before winning a trip to New York in an Australian talent contest in 1966. There, an appeara Read more

Seals & Crofts - 51% match to David Gates

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A duo comprising Jim Seals (17 October 1941, Sidney, Texas, USA) and Dash Crofts (b. 14 August 1940, Cisco, Texas, USA), Seals And Crofts were one of the most popular soft rock pop acts of the 70s. The pair first worked together in 1958 as guitarist (Seals) and drummer (Crofts) for Texan singer Dean Beard, with whom they recorded a number of singles that did not chart. When Read more

Leo Sayer - 50% match to David Gates

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

Lobo - 50% match to David Gates

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Roland Kent Lavoie, 31 July 1943, Tallahassee, Florida, USA. Lobo was the pseudonym of Roland Lavoie, a singer-songwriter who was successful in the early 70s. He was raised in the town of Winter Haven, Florida, where he began his musical career as a member of the Rumors. He apprenticed in several other groups during the 60s as well, notably, the Legends from Tampa, Florida, Read more

Player - 43% match to David Gates

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s
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Dan Fogelberg - 35% match to David Gates

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Daniel Grayling Fogelberg, 13 August 1951, Peoria, Illinois, USA, d. 16 December 2007, Dear Isle, Maine, USA. Having learned piano from the age of 14, Fogelberg moved to guitar and songwriting. Leaving the University of Illinois in 1971, he relocated to California and started playing on the folk circuit, at one point touring with Van Morrison. A move to Nashville brought him Read more

Paul Davis - 35% match to David Gates

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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21 April 1948, Meridian, Mississippi, USA, d. 22 April 2008, Meridian, Mississippi, USA. Davis was spotted playing with his own country rock band, by the wife of Bert Berns of Bang Records in 1970, who signed him as a solo singer. Davis’ first release, a cover version of the Jarmels’ 1961 doo-wop hit ‘A Little Bit Of Soap’, narrowly missed the US Top 50 t Read more

Gilbert O'Sullivan - 24% match to David Gates

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Raymond O’Sullivan, 1 December 1946, Waterford, Eire. O’Sullivan’s family moved to Swindon, England, during his childhood and after attending art college there, the singer was signed to CBS Records. Under the name Gilbert he issued the unsuccessful ‘Disappear’ and ‘What Can I Do?’ and soon moved on to Phil Solomon’s Major Minor label, Read more

Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds - 24% match to David Gates

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s
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Gordon Lightfoot - 23% match to David Gates

Genres: Folk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 November 1938, Orillia, Ontario, Canada. Lightfoot moved to Los Angeles, USA during the 50s where he studied at Hollywood’s Westlake College of Music. Having pursued a short-lived career composing jingles for television, the singer began recording demos of his own compositions which, by 1960, owed a considerable debt to folk singers Pete Seeger and Bob Gibson. Lightf Read more

Dave Loggins - 21% match to David Gates

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s
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Art Garfunkel - 19% match to David Gates

Genres: Children's Music Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Arthur Garfunkel, 5 November 1941, Forest Hills, New York City, New York, USA. The possessor of one of the most pitch-perfect voices in popular music has had a sparse recording career since the initial demise of Simon And Garfunkel in 1970. The break-up of one of the most successful post-war singing duos was due in part to Garfunkel’s desire to go into acting, and Paul Read more


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