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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

England Dan & John Ford Coley - 94% match to David Gates

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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Stephen Bishop - 62% 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

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

Paul Davis - 48% 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

Dan Hill - 44% 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

Orleans - 44% 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

Seals & Crofts - 40% 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

Ambrosia - 39% 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

Randy Vanwarmer - 39% match to David Gates

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Randall VanWormer, 30 March 1955, Indian Hills, Colorado, USA, d. 12 January 2004, Seattle, Washington, USA. VanWarmer is best remembered for his 1979 US Top 5/UK Top 10 single ‘Just When I Needed You Most’. VanWarmer and his mother moved to Looe, Cornwall, England when Randy was 12, following the death of his father in an automobile accident. He began singing and Read more

Dan Fogelberg - 36% 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

Melissa Manchester - 36% match to David Gates

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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15 February 1951, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. A former staff writer at Chappell Music and back-up singer for Bette Midler, Manchester launched her own career in 1973 with Home To Myself. Her intimate style showed a debt to contemporary New York singer-songwriters, but later releases, including her self-titled third album, were more direct. This collection, produ Read more

Bertie Higgins - 35% match to David Gates

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1946, Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA. Bertie Higgins is best known for his 1981 soft rock hit ‘Key Largo’, a Top 10 single. Higgins secured his first professional engagement playing drums in the back-up band of singer Tommy Roe, the Roemans, in 1964. He stayed with them for four years and toured widely. He first recorded with that band in 1964, for the ABC -Paramount Read more

Andy Gibb - 33% 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

Andrew Gold - 30% match to David Gates

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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2 August 1951, Burbank, California, USA. This accomplished guitarist/vocalist/keyboard player was the son of two notable musicians. His father, Ernest Gold, composed several film scores, including Exodus, while his mother, Marni Nixon, provided the off-screen singing voice for actors Audrey Hepburn and Natalie Wood in My Fair Lady and West Side Story, respectively. Andrew Go Read more


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