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Every Mother's Son - 100% match to Gary Lewis & The Playboys

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s
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Formed in New York City, USA in 1967, where each of its members was born, Every Mother’s Son is best remembered for that year’s Top 10 single ‘Come On Down To My Boat’, on MGM Records. The group consisted of guitar-playing brothers Dennis (22 November 1948) and Larry Larden (b. 10 August 1945) who began their career as a folk duo. They were joined by pian Read more

Freddie & The Dreamers - 96% match to Gary Lewis & The Playboys

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Manchester, England-based 60s beat outfit, comprising Freddie Garrity (14 November 1936 (1940 is also cited), Manchester, Lancashire, England, d. 19 May 2006, Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor, Wales; vocals), Roy Crewsdon (b. 29 May 1941; guitar), Derek Quinn (b. 24 May 1942; guitar), Pete Birrell (b. 9 May 1941; bass) and Bernie Dwyer (b. 11 September 1940, Manchester, Lancashir Read more

Spanky & Our Gang - 92% match to Gary Lewis & The Playboys

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The original line-up of this engaging US harmony group - Elaine ‘Spanky’ McFarlane (19 June 1942; tambourine/washboard), Nigel Pickering (12-string guitar) and Oz Bach (stand-up bass/kazoo) - began performing together in Chicago’s folk clubs. Within months they were joined by Malcolm Hale (guitar/vocals) and John George Seiter (drums) and this restructured lin Read more

The Vogues - 78% match to Gary Lewis & The Playboys

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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This US vocal group was formed in Turtle Creek, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, by school friends Bill Burkette (lead baritone), Don Miller (baritone), Hugh Geyer (first tenor) and Chuck Blasko (second tenor). They began singing as the Val-Aires in 1960, but took the above name prior to signing with the tiny Co & Ce label. In 1965 the Vogues scored two US number 4 singles wi Read more

The Flying Machine - 68% match to Gary Lewis & The Playboys

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Not to be confused with the US outfit from James Taylor’s pre- Apple Records days, this Flying Machine was the brainchild of British writers and producers Tony Macaulay and Geoff Stephens. Recorded by session musicians, ‘Smile A Little Smile For Me’ failed to chart in the UK, but it soared to number 5 in the US in November 1969. For the purposes of touring, a gro Read more

The Gentrys - 67% match to Gary Lewis & The Playboys

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s
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Formed in 1963 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, the Gentrys forged their early reputation playing high school dances. The group - Larry Raspberry (vocals, guitar), Bruce Bowles (vocals), Jimmy Hart (vocals), Bobby Fisher (tenor saxophone, piano, guitar), Jimmy Johnson (trumpet, organ), Pat Neal (bass) and Larry Wall (drums) - later won the city’s ‘Battle Of The Bands’ Read more

Marcie Blaine - 60% match to Gary Lewis & The Playboys

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Marcie Blane - 60% match to Gary Lewis & The Playboys

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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21 May 1944, Brooklyn, New York, USA. The daughter of a musician and one-time music teacher, she was signed to Marv Holtzman’s Seville label shortly after graduating from high school in 1962. She found instant but short-lived fame when her debut single, the infectious and cute pop song ‘Bobby’s Girl’, took her to number 3 in the US singles chart in 1962. Read more

Dickey Lee - 46% match to Gary Lewis & The Playboys

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
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Richard Lipscombe, 21 September 1941, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Lee was a country singer and composer whose most recorded composition was ‘She Thinks I Still Care’, made famous by George Jones. At high school in Memphis, he sang rock ‘n’ roll and recorded the Elvis Presley -influenced ‘Dreamy Nights’ and ‘Good Lovin’’ with the Coll Read more

Johnny Crawford - 43% match to Gary Lewis & The Playboys

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

Gale Garnett - 40% match to Gary Lewis & The Playboys

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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17 July 1942, Auckland, New Zealand. Garnett moved with her parents to the USA in 1951. Garnett’s ‘We’ll Sing In The Sunshine’ was a US number 4 hit and a product of the folk music boom of the early 60s. It probably achieved pop success because of its cheerful and innocent young teen sound. Garnett began her career as an actress, appearing in many stage p Read more

The Critters - 38% match to Gary Lewis & The Playboys

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s
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This US group was founded in 1964 by guitarists Jim Ryan and Don Ciconne. Kenny Gorka (bass), Chris Darway (organ) and Jack Decker (drums) then completed the line-up, which was initially based in Plainfield, New Jersey, USA. ‘Children And Flowers’, a Jackie DeShannon song, was their first release on Kapp Records, but it was a follow-up single, ‘Younger Girl’ Read more

Adam Wade - 34% match to Gary Lewis & The Playboys

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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17 March 1937, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. A romantic crooner in the style of Johnny Mathis, Wade was working as a laboratory assistant for Dr. Jonas Salk, the man who discovered polio vaccine, when he auditioned for the Coed label. He eventually scored three US Top 10 hits: ‘Take Good Care Of Her’, ‘The Writing On The Wall’ and ‘As If I Didn’ Read more

The Swingin Medallions - 32% match to Gary Lewis & The Playboys

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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Friend & Lover - 31% match to Gary Lewis & The Playboys

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 2000s
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With the 1968 flower-power movement at full bloom, how could an optimistic song like ‘Reach Out Of The Darkness’, by a group called Friend And Lover, possibly fail? Friend And Lover were a married couple, Jim Post (28 October 1939, Houston, Texas, USA) and Cathy (b. Cathy Conn, Chicago, Illinois, USA), who met in 1964 at a Canadian state fair. Jim had performed wit Read more


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