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Incredible String Band - 100% match to Donovan

Genres: Folk Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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The Byrds - 96% match to Donovan

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Originally formed as a trio, the Jet Set, this seminal band featured Jim (Roger) McGuinn (James Joseph McGuinn, 13 July 1942, Chicago, Illinois, USA; vocals/lead guitar), Gene Clark (b. Harold Eugene Clark, 17 November 1944, Tipton, Missouri, USA, d. 24 May 1991, Sherman Oaks, California, USA; vocals, tambourine, rhythm guitar) and David Crosby (b. David Van Cortlandt, 14 Au Read more

Buffalo Springfield - 76% match to Donovan

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A seminal band in the development of American country rock and folk rock, although short-lived, the monumental influence of Buffalo Springfield rivals that of the Byrds. Despite the line-up constantly changing, the main members throughout the band’s three turbulent years were Stephen Stills (3 January 1945, Dallas, Texas, USA; guitar/vocals), Neil Young (b. 12 November Read more

Bob Dylan - 74% match to Donovan

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

Joan Baez - 74% match to Donovan

Genres: Blues Blues Country & Bluegrass Folk Folk Holiday & Seasonal Latin Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Joan Chandos Baez, 9 January 1941, Staten Island, New York, USA. The often-used cliché - the queen of folk to Bob Dylan’s king - her sweeping soprano is one of the most distinctive voices in popular music. An impressive appearance at the 1959 Newport Folk Festival followed the singer’s early performances throughout the Boston/New England club scene and estab Read more

Moby Grape - 74% match to Donovan

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The legend that continues to grow and grow around this memorable late 60s San Francisco, California, USA band is mainly based on their magnificent debut album, which fans vainly willed them to repeat. This iconoclastic but sometimes shambling unit was formed in September 1966, with the seminal line-up of Alexander ‘ Skip’ Spence (18 April 1946, Windsor, Ontario, Ca Read more

Roger McGuinn - 74% match to Donovan

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

Traffic - 74% match to Donovan

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1967, this stellar UK rock band comprised Steve Winwood (Stephen Lawrence Winwood, 12 May 1948, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England; keyboards, guitar, bass, vocals), Chris Wood (b. Christopher Gordon Blandford Wood, 24 June 1944, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, d. 12 July 1983, Birmingham, England; saxophone/flute, ex-Locomotive), Jim Capaldi (b. Nicola James Ca Read more

Kaleidoscope - 73% match to Donovan

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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Country Joe & The Fish - 68% match to Donovan

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Berkeley, California, USA, in 1965, this imaginative quintet began life as the Instant Action Jug Band. Former folk singer Country Joe McDonald (1 January 1942, El Monte, California, USA) established the band with guitarist Barry Melton (b. 1947, Brooklyn, New York, USA), the only musicians to remain in the line-up throughout its turbulent history. Part of a politi Read more

Simon & Garfunkel - 68% match to Donovan

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This highly successful folk rock duo first played together during their early years in New York. Paul Simon (Paul Frederic Simon, 13 October 1941, Newark, New Jersey, USA) and Art Garfunkel (b. Arthur Garfunkel, 5 November 1941, Forest Hills, New York City, New York, USA) were initially inspired by the Everly Brothers and under the name Tom And Jerry enjoyed a US Top 50 hit Read more

Tim Buckley - 68% match to Donovan

Genres: Folk Folk Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Timothy Charles Buckey III, 14 February 1947, Washington, DC, USA, d. 29 June 1975, Santa Monica, California, USA. This radiant talent began his solo career in the folk clubs of Los Angeles. He was discovered by manager Herb Cohen who secured the singer’s recording contract with the prestigious Elektra Records label. 1966’s Tim Buckley introduced the artist as a sk Read more

The Zombies - 67% match to Donovan

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Rod Argent (Rodney Terence Argent, 14 June 1945, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England; piano), Colin Blunstone (b. 24 June 1945, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England; vocals), Paul Atkinson (b. 19 March 1946, Cuffley, Hertfordshire, England, d. 1 April 2004, Santa Monica, California, USA; guitar), Paul Arnold (bass) and Hugh Grundy (b. 6 March 1945, Winchester, Hampshire, England; Read more

Small Faces - 66% match to Donovan

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in London during 1965, this mod-influenced group initially comprised Steve Marriott (30 January 1947, London, England, d. 20 April 1991, Essex, England; vocals, guitar), Ronnie Lane aka ‘Plonk’ (b. Ronald Frederick, Lane, 1 April 1946, Plaistow, London, England, d. 4 June 1997, Trinidad, Colorado, USA; bass/vocals), Jimmy Winston (b. James Langwith, 20 April Read more

The Kinks - 66% match to Donovan

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Music & Radio Music Theme Pop / Rock Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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It is ironic that one of Britain’s most enduring and respected band spawned from the beat boom of the early 60s, received, for the best part of two decades, success, adulation and financial reward in the USA. This most ‘English’ institution was able to fill stadiums in any part of the USA, while in Britain, a few thousand devotees watched their heroes perform in Read more


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