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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

Stephen Bishop - 75% match to David Gates

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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14 November 1951, San Diego, California, USA. While he had mastered both piano and trombone, it was an older brother’s gift of an electric guitar that launched a vocational flight whereby an unprepossessing, bespectacled 14-year-old became a highly popular songwriter of US pop. In 1967, he formed his first group, the Weeds, who recorded some Beatles -inspired demos in L Read more

England Dan & John Ford Coley - 71% match to David Gates

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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Paul Davis - 61% 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

Samantha Sang - 57% match to David Gates

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Orleans - 53% 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

Firefall - 52% match to David Gates

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A second generation US country rock band in the tradition of Poco and the Eagles. Formed during the genre’s heyday the initial line-up was comprised of ex-Flying Burrito Brothers members Rick Roberts (1950, Florida, USA; guitar/vocals) and Michael Clarke (b. Michael Dick, 3 June 1946, Spokane, Washington State, USA, d. 19 December 1993, Treasure Island, Florida, USA; dr Read more

Robert John - 45% match to David Gates

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Robert John Pedrick Jnr., 1946, Brooklyn, New York, USA. In 1958, when he was aged 12, Bobby Pedrick (as he was named on record then) charted with his debut ‘White Bucks And Saddle Shoes’. He recorded without success on Shell in 1960 and Duel in 1962 and fronted Bobby And The Consoles on Diamond a year later. As a soloist again, this high tenor recorded on MGM in 1 Read more

Andy Gibb - 43% match to David Gates

Genres: Disco Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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5 March 1958, Manchester, England, d. 10 March 1988, Oxford, England. Following the international success of his three elder brothers in the Bee Gees, Andy appeared as a star in his own right in 1977. Emerging at the beginning of the disco boom, he scored three consecutive US number 1 hits with his first three chart entries. ‘I Just Want To Be Your Everything’,  Read more

Pablo Cruise - 42% match to David Gates

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s
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Ambrosia - 41% match to David Gates

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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From Los Angeles, California, USA, Ambrosia was formed in 1970 by David Pack (15 July 1952, Huntington Park, California, USA; vocals/guitar), Joe Puerta (b. 2 July 1951; vocals/bass), Burleigh Drummond (drums) and Christopher North (keyboards). Beginning with a lightweight AOR sound, Ambrosia’s albums steadily improved over time as they toughened up their music. They en Read more

Christopher Cross - 41% match to David Gates

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Christopher Geppert, 3 May 1951, San Antonio, Texas, USA. Formerly a member of Texas heavy rock band Flash, Cross was signed to Warner Brothers Records on the strength of his songwriting talents. His 1980 debut, full of smooth AOR songs ideal for radio-play, spawned hits in ‘Ride Like The Wind’ (US number 2 - featuring Michael McDonald), ‘Sailing (US number 1) Read more

Dan Hill - 40% match to David Gates

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Daniel Hill Jnr., 3 June 1954, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Hill achieved success when a soft ballad co-written by Hill and Barry Mann, reached number 3 in 1977, and ‘Can’t We Try’, a duet with Vonda Shepard, climbed to number 6 in 1987. His parents moved to Canada during the 50s and Hill discovered music in his teens, gravitating toward vocalists such as Frank S Read more

Robbie Dupree - 40% match to David Gates

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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Bob Welch - 39% match to David Gates

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Welch, 31 July 1946, Los Angeles, California, USA. Singer-songwriter Welch, the son of a movie producer and an actress, was raised in Hollywood. After studying as a French major at UCLA, Welch joined the R&B band Ivory Hudson And The Harlequins, who later changed their name to Seven Souls before breaking up in 1969 after failing to secure a recording contract. Wel Read more


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