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Mott The Hoople - 100% match to David Johansen

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Having played in a number of different rock bands in Hereford, England, during the late 60s, the founding members of this outfit comprised Overend Watts (Peter Watts, 13 May 1947, Birmingham, England; vocals/bass), Mick Ralphs (b. Michael Geoffrey Ralphs, 31 May 1944, Hereford, Herefordshire, England; vocals/guitar), Verden Allen (b. 26 May 1944, Hereford, England; organ) an Read more

New York Dolls - 95% match to David Johansen

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of the most influential rock bands of the last 40 years, the New York Dolls predated the punk and sleaze metal movements that followed and offered a crash course in rebellion with style. Formed by a group of friends from New York’s rough Bowery district, the New York Dolls’ origins can be traced to the band Actress which featured Johnny Thunders (John Anthony G Read more

Ian Hunter - 32% match to David Johansen

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 June 1946, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. Having served a musical apprenticeship in several contrasting groups, Hunter was employed as a contract songwriter when approached to audition for a new act recently signed by Island Records. Initially known as Silence, the band took the name Mott The Hoople on his installation and Hunter’s gravelly vocals and image-consciou Read more

Mick Ronson - 31% match to David Johansen

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 May 1945, Hull, Yorkshire, England, d. 30 April 1993. This UK guitarist, was originally a member of David Bowie’s backing group Hype, in February 1970. Bowie later renamed the group, the Spiders From Mars and achieved international success, with Ronson playing lead on the pivotal albums, The Man Who Sold The World, Hunky Dory, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And Read more

Dee Dee Warwick - 27% match to David Johansen

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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1945, New Jersey, USA. Warwick has always sung in the shadow of her older sister, Dionne Warwick, but she has created a body of work that holds up well decades later. Her first record on the Jubilee label, ‘You’re No Good’, was superseded by the much superior production done in Chicago by Vee Jay Records on Betty Everett. In 1964 Warwick signed with Mercury Re Read more

Hanoi Rocks - 27% match to David Johansen

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Finnish heavy rock band was distinguished by their leanings towards 70s glam rock, which they carried off with more style and conviction than any of their peers. Initially the brainchild of Andy McCoy (Antti Hulkko, 11 November 1962, Finland) and Michael Monroe (b. Matti Fagerholm, 17 June 1960, Helsinki, Finland) in 1975, the band was not formed until 1980 when singer Read more

David Bowie - 26% match to David Johansen

Genres: Classical Music & Radio Music Theme Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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David Robert Jones, 8 January 1947, Brixton, London, England. One of the great enigmas of popular music and certainly the most mercurial, Bowie underwent a veritable odyssey of career moves and minor crises before establishing himself as a major performer. He began playing saxophone during his teens, initially with various school groups. School also contributed to his future Read more

Lou Reed - 26% match to David Johansen

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lewis Allen Rabinowitz, 2 March 1942, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. A member of several high-school bands, Reed made his recording debut with the Shades in 1957. Their ‘So Blue’ enjoyed brief notoriety when played by influential disc jockey Murray The K, but was lost in the multitude of independent singles released in this period. Having graduated from Sy Read more

Slade - 26% match to David Johansen

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Originally recording as the ’N Betweens, this UK quartet was formed by Noddy Holder (Neville John Holder, 15 June 1946, Walsall, West Midlands, England; vocals/guitar), Dave Hill (b. David John Hill, 4 April 1946, Fleet Castle, Devon, England; guitar), Jim Lea (b. James Whild Lea, 14 June 1949, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England; bass) and Don Powell (b. Donald Georg Read more

Chris Kenner - 25% match to David Johansen

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s
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25 December 1929, Kenner, Louisiana, USA, d. 25 January 1976, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. This New Orleans-based artist had a US Top 20 R&B hit in 1957 on the Imperial Records label with his own composition, ‘Sick And Tired’, a song later revived by Fats Domino. Kenner was one of the first signings to the Instant label, on which he recorded his three best-know Read more

T. Rex - 25% match to David Johansen

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s
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Sweet - 24% match to David Johansen

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The nucleus of the Sweet came together in 1966, when drummer Mick Tucker (17 July 1947, Harlesden, London, England, d. 14 February 2002, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England.) and vocalist Brian Connolly (b. 5 October 1945, Hamilton, Scotland, d. 10 February 1997). These two played together in Wainwright’s Gentlemen, a small-time club circuit band whose repertoire Read more

Roxy Music - 23% match to David Johansen

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This highly regarded and heavily influential UK band came together in January 1971 with a line-up comprising Bryan Ferry (26 September 1945, Washington, Co. Durham, England; vocals/keyboards); Brian Eno (b. Brian Peter George St. Baptiste de la Salle Eno, 15 May 1948, Woodbridge, Suffolk, England; electronics/keyboards); Graham Simpson (bass) and Andy Mackay (b. 23 July 194 Read more

Iggy Pop - 20% match to David Johansen

Genres: Music Theme Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Newell Osterberg, 21 April 1947, Muskegon, Michigan, USA. The sinewy ‘Godfather Of Punk’, Iggy Pop was born just west of Detroit to an English father and raised in nearby Ann Arbor. He first joined bands while at high school, initially as a drummer, most notably with the Iguanas in 1964 where he picked up the nickname Iggy. The following year he joined the De Read more

Keith Richards - 18% match to David Johansen

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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18 December 1943, Dartford, Kent, England. As founding member and principal guitarist of the Rolling Stones, Richards occupies a unique place in rock’s pantheon. Although not a recognized frontman, his incisive rhythm work, initially modelled on Chuck Berry, has provided the template for many of the Rolling Stones’ finest moments. He became the songwriting partner Read more


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