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Billie Jo Spears - 41% match to Foster & Allen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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14 January 1937, Beaumont, Texas, USA. Discovered by songwriter Jack Rhodes, Spears’ first record, as Billie Jo Moore, ‘Too Old For Toys, Too Young For Boys’, earned her $4, 200 at the age of 15. Despite appearances on The Louisiana Hayride, she did not record regularly until she signed with United Artists Records in 1964. Following her producer, Kelso Herston Read more

The Fureys - 41% match to Foster & Allen

Genres: Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This musical family group from Ballyfermont, Dublin, Eire, originally featured George Furey (11 June 1951, Dublin, Eire; vocals, guitar, accordion, mandola, autoharp, whistles), Finbar Furey (b. 28 September 1946, Dublin, Eire; vocals, uillean pipes, banjo, whistles, flute), Eddie Furey (b. 23 December 1944, Dublin, Eire; guitar, mandola, mandolin, harmonica, fiddle, bodhr&a Read more

Val Doonican - 41% match to Foster & Allen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Michael Valentine Doonican, 3 February 1927, Waterford, Eire. Doonican learned to play the mandolin and guitar as a boy, and later toured northern and southern Ireland in various bands before travelling to England in 1951 to join an Irish vocal quartet, the Four Ramblers. He wrote the group’s vocal arrangements as well as singing and playing guitar in their BBC radio se Read more

Jim Reeves - 29% match to Foster & Allen

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Travis Reeves, 20 August 1923, Galloway, Texas, USA, d. 31 July 1964, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. (Reeves’ plaque in the Country Music Hall Of Fame mistakenly gives his date of birth as 1924). Reeves’ father died when he was 10 months old and his mother was left to raise nine children on the family farm. Although only aged five, Reeves was entranced when a bro Read more

Joe Dolan - 28% match to Foster & Allen

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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16 October 1939, Mullingar, County Westmeath, Eire, d. 26 December 2007, Dublin, Eire. After appearing on local radio, Dolan began singing professionally in early 1962. His accomplished backing group, the Drifters, comprised his brother Ben Dolan (saxophone), Tommy Swarbrigg (trumpet), Jimmy Horan (bass), Joey Gilheaney (trumpet), Des Doherty (keyboards) and Donal ‘Sid& Read more

Ken Dodd - 27% match to Foster & Allen

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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8 November 1927, Liverpool, England. Primarily one of Britain’s all-time great stand-up comedians, Dodd has also had a successful recording career singing romantic ballads in a warm mezzo-tenor voice. His only comedy record - as the Diddy Men in 1965 - was a flop. He grew up in Liverpool and sang in a church choir before developing a comedy act as Professor Yaffle Chuck Read more

Mary Duff - 24% match to Foster & Allen

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lobinstown, Co. Meath, Eire. Duff first sang locally at the age of 12 with her accordion-playing father. On leaving school, she worked as a school secretary and sang with a semi-professional group in the evenings around the local area, and was influenced in her early days by Patsy Cline. Duff also began to make solo appearances at various talent contests and was seen and hea Read more

Sandy Posey - 24% match to Foster & Allen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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18 June 1947, Jasper, Alabama, USA. As a teenager Posey moved to west Memphis where she embarked on a career as a studio session singer. Her contributions to innumerable records impressed producer Chips Moman, who encouraged the artist as both a songwriter and performer. Posey’s debut single, ‘Born A Woman’, reached number 12 in the US charts in 1966, while it Read more

The Bachelors - 24% match to Foster & Allen

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Dublin, Eire, in 1958, the Bachelors were originally known as both the Harmony Chords and Harmonichords and featured brothers Conleth Cluskey (18 March 1941), Declan Cluskey (b. 12 December 1942) and John Stokes (b. Sean James Stokes, 13 August 1940). The Dublin-born trio initially worked as a mainstream folk act, all three playing harmonicas. In 1961, they were di Read more

The Seekers - 22% match to Foster & Allen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Founded in Australia in 1963, the original Seekers comprised Athol Guy (5 January 1940, Victoria, Australia; vocals/double bass), Keith Potger (b. 2 March 1941, Columbo, Sri Lanka; vocals/guitar), Bruce Woodley (b. 25 July 1942, Melbourne, Australia; vocals, guitar) and Ken Ray (lead vocals/guitar). After a year with the above line-up, Athol Guy recruited Judith Durham (b. 3 Read more

Christy Moore - 19% match to Foster & Allen

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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7 May 1945, Prosperous, Co. Kildare, Eire. Moore’s beginnings were fairly typical for a solo folk performer in the 60s: playing the club circuit in Eire, subsequently doing likewise in England while in between working on building sites and road gangs. Influenced by the American styles of Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan and the British folk giant, Ewan MacColl, Moore performed Read more

Don Williams - 18% match to Foster & Allen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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27 May 1939, Floydada, Texas, USA. Williams’ father was a mechanic whose job took him to other regions and much of his childhood was spent in Corpus Christi, Texas. Williams’ mother played guitar and he grew up listening to country music. He and Lofton Kline formed a semi-professional folk group called the Strangers Two, and then, with the addition of Susan Taylor, Read more

Helen Shapiro - 17% match to Foster & Allen

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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28 September 1946, Bethnal Green, London, England. Shapiro drew considerable attention when, as a 14-year-old schoolgirl, she scored a UK Top 3 hit with ‘Don’t Treat Me Like A Child’. A deep intonation belied her youth, and by the end of 1961 the singer had scored two chart-topping singles with ‘You Don’t Know’ and ‘Walkin’ Back To Hap Read more

Nana Mouskouri - 17% match to Foster & Allen

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Joanna Mouskouri, 13 October 1934, Chania, Crete. Mousouri’s family moved to Athens, Greece when she was three years old. This bespectacled vocalist was steeped in the classics and jazz but was sufficiently broadminded to embrace a native style of pop after a stint on Radio Athens in 1958. An artistic liaison with orchestra leader Manos Hadjidakis facilitated a debut si Read more


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