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Paul Young - 100% match to Dire Straits

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Paul Anthony Young, 17 January 1956, Luton, Bedfordshire, England. Prior to his major success as a solo artist, Young was a former member of Streetband, who made the UK charts in 1978 with the novelty record ‘Toast’. He was then part of the much-loved Q-Tips, a band that did much to preserve an interest in 60s soul and R&B. As the Q-Tips collapsed from exhausti Read more

Daryl Hall & John Oates - 97% match to Dire Straits

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Hall & Oates - 97% match to Dire Straits

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Like 60s predecessors the Righteous Brothers (and their inferior 90s successor Michael Bolton), Hall And Oates decade-spanning string of hit singles was proof of the perennial appeal of white soul singing. The duo achieved their success through the slick combination of Hall’s falsetto and Oates’ warm baritone. A student at Temple University, Daryl Hall (Daryl Frank Read more

Sting - 54% match to Dire Straits

Genres: Classical Folk Funk Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, 2 October 1951, Wallsend, Northumberland, England. Sting’s solo career began in 1982, two years before the break-up of the Police, for whom he was lead singer and bass player. In that year he starred in the film Brimstone And Treacle and from it released a version of the 30s ballad, ‘Spread A Little Happiness’, composed by Vivian Read more

David Bowie - 50% match to Dire Straits

Genres: Classical Documentaries Holiday & Seasonal Movies Theme Music & Radio Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Soundtracks Spoken Word Urban & Rap
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

David Bowie & Stevie Ray Vaughan - 50% match to Dire Straits

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Bob Dylan - 35% match to Dire Straits

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Documentaries Folk Holiday & Seasonal Music & Radio Music Theme Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Spoken Word Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Allen Zimmerman, 24 May 1941, Duluth, Minnesota, USA. Bob Dylan is without doubt one of the most influential figures in the history of popular music. He is the writer of scores of classic songs and is generally regarded as the man who brought literacy to rock lyrics.The son of the middle-class proprietor of an electrical and furniture store, as Read more

Roger McGuinn - 35% match to Dire Straits

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Joseph McGuinn, 13 July 1942, Chicago, Illinois, USA. After a period playing at various folk clubs in Chicago, lead guitarist Jim McGuinn briefly joined the Limeliters before accepting a job as an accompanist in the Chad Mitchell Trio in 1960. He played on two of their albums, Mighty Day On Campus and Live At The Bitter End, but after a couple of years became frustrat Read more

Chi Coltrane - 22% match to Dire Straits

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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Matthew Fisher - 17% match to Dire Straits

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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