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Ron Holden - 100% match to Donnie Brooks

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s
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7 August 1939, Seattle, Washington, USA, d. 22 January 1997. Holden’s career had a unique beginning: he had been arrested for driving with alcohol and marijuana in his possession and was in the police station when a police officer heard him singing. The officer, Larry Nelson, told Holden that he was planning on quitting the police department for a career in music and ga Read more

Ray Peterson - 62% match to Donnie Brooks

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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23 April 1939, Denton, Texas, USA, d. 25 January 2005, Smyrna, Tennessee, USA. Peterson entertained other patients with his singing during lengthy treatment for polio in the Texas Warm Springs Foundation Hospital. On discharge, he performed in local clubs before moving to Los Angeles where he was spotted by manager Stan Shulman who procured an RCA - Victor Records recording Read more

Johnny Crawford - 56% match to Donnie Brooks

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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26 March 1946, Los Angeles, California, USA. Johnny Crawford shot to fame in 1958 when he co-starred with actor Chuck Connors (as his son Mark), in the US television seriesThe Rifleman. In 1961 his debut single ‘Daydreams’ made the lower reaches of the Billboard Top 100, but subsequent releases fared better, including the 1962 Top 10 smash, ‘Cindy’s Birth Read more

Jimmy Jones - 53% match to Donnie Brooks

Genres: Doo Wop Easy Listening Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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2 June 1937, Birmingham, Alabama, USA. Some sources state 1942 as his year of birth. Jones, who had spent a long apprenticeship singing in R&B doo-wop groups, became a rock ‘n’ roll star in the early 60s singing ‘Handy Man’ and other hits with a dramatic and piercingly high falsetto. He began his career as a tap dancer, and in 1955 joined a vocal grou Read more

Anita Bryant - 47% match to Donnie Brooks

Genres: Christian & Gospel Easy Listening Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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25 March 1940, Barnsdale, Oklahoma, USA. Bryant has had a unique series of career changes: a beauty queen turned hitmaker, turned religious singer and spokesperson against gay liberation. Her first stage appearance was at the age of six and at nine she won her first talent show. She became known as ‘Oklahoma’s Red Feather Girl’, and local television and radio Read more

Jimmy Charles - 42% match to Donnie Brooks

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Brook Benton - 39% match to Donnie Brooks

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Benjamin Franklin Peay, 19 September 1931, Camden, South Carolina, USA, d. 9 April 1988, New York City, New York, USA. A stylish, mellifluent singer, Benton’s most ascendant period was the late 50s/early 60s. Although he began recording in 1953, Benton’s first major hit came in 1959 on forging a songwriting partnership with Clyde Otis and Belford Hendricks. ‘I Read more

The Hollywood Argyles - 37% match to Donnie Brooks

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s
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The Hollywood Argyles was a group assembled after a record, ‘Alley-Oop’, had already been released under that name. The song was written by Dallas Frazier and recorded by vocalist Gary S. Paxton and producer Bobby Rey while Paxton was a member of the Arizona-based duo Skip And Flip. Because that duo was contracted to Brent Records, and ‘Alley-Oop’ was issued Read more

Skip & Flip - 35% match to Donnie Brooks

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s
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This US pop duo, Skip Battin (Clyde Battin, 2 February 1934, Galipolis, Ohio, USA, d. 6 July 2003, Palm Springs, California, USA) and Flip aka Gary S. Paxton (b. Mesa, Arizona, USA), met while attending the University of Arizona in the late 50s. Once known as the Rockabillies, they recorded on Rev as the Pledges and then as Gary & Clyde. Time Records picked up their Rev Read more

Bobby Rydell - 34% match to Donnie Brooks

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Ridarelli, 26 April 1942, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Probably the most musically talented of the late 50s Philadelphia school of clean-cut teen-idols, Rydell first performed in public as a drummer at the age of seven. At nine he debuted on Paul Whiteman’s Teen Club amateur television show and was the show’s regular drummer for three years. He attended Read more

Barbara George - 30% match to Donnie Brooks

Genres: Country & Bluegrass R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s
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16 August 1942, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 10 Auigust 2006. Barbara George is best remembered for her 1961 R&B number 1 hit ‘I Know (You Don’t Love Me No More)’, released on the small AFO (All For One) label. George was discovered by Jessie Hill, another New Orleans R&B artist, himself known for the hit ‘Ooh Poo Pah Doo’. Hill brought Ge Read more

Bobby Vee - 30% match to Donnie Brooks

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Thomas Velline, 30 April 1943, Fargo, North Dakota, USA. Vee’s first exposure to the rock ‘n’ roll scene occurred in macabre circumstances when his group, the Shadows, deputized for Buddy Holly after the singer was killed in an air crash in February 1959. Soon after, Vee’s group were discovered by famed producer Snuff Garrett and saw their indepen Read more

Mark Dinning - 29% match to Donnie Brooks

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s
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17 August 1933, Grant County, Oklahoma, USA, d. 22 March 1986. Mark Dinning was the younger brother of Lou, Ginger and Jean, the well-known 40s vocal trio the Dinning Sisters. He learnt to play the electric guitar when he was aged 17, and in 1957 auditioned for publisher Wesley Rose in Nashville, who helped him get a recording contract with MGM Records. Two years later his s Read more

Billy Bland - 28% match to Donnie Brooks

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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5 April 1932, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA. Billy Bland was an R&B singer whose best-known recording was the 1960 US Top 10 hit, ‘Let The Little Girl Dance’. Bland, the youngest of 19 children, began his career in 1947 in New York City, where he performed in the bands of Lionel Hampton and Buddy Johnson before starting his own group, the Four Bees. He was br Read more

Jimmy Clanton - 28% match to Donnie Brooks

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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2 September 1940, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. Pop vocalist Clanton celebrated his 18th birthday with his co-written debut hit, the R&B ballad ‘Just A Dream’, at number 4 in the US Hot 100. His smooth singing style appealed to the teen market and his subsequent releases were aimed in that direction. These included ‘My Own True Love’, which used the me Read more


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