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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 - 98% 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 - 94% match to Gary Lewis & The Playboys

Genres: 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

Terry Stafford - 68% match to Gary Lewis & The Playboys

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Hollis, Oklahoma, USA, d. 17 March 1996. This tall, local sports champion was also a fan of Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly, artists into whose repertoires he would dip when singing with his school group. With his parents’ blessing, he began a showbusiness career in Hollywood where, after two years as a nightclub entertainer, he was spotted by John Fisher and Les Worden w Read more

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

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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This rock ‘n’ roll female group came from Los Angeles, California, USA. The members were sisters Carol (1948) and Terry Fischer (b. 1946), and Sally Gordon (b. 1946). Their ‘Popsicles And Icicles’ went to number 3 on the pop chart in 1963. The song, written by David Gates of Bread and produced by Kim Fowley, was as substantial as cotton-candy, but girl gr Read more

The Gentrys - 65% 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

The Newbeats - 64% match to Gary Lewis & The Playboys

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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This distinctive pop trio featured falsetto Larry Henley (30 June 1941, Arp, Texas, USA) with brothers Marcus ‘Marc’ Mathis (b. 9 February 1942; bass) and Lewis ‘Dean’ Mathis (b. 17 March 1939, Hahira, Georgia, USA). Dean had joined Paul Howard’s Western Swing Band in 1956 as a pianist and later moved to Dale Hopkin’s Band, with Marc joining sho Read more

The Flying Machine - 63% 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

Lenny Welch - 58% match to Gary Lewis & The Playboys

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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15 May 1938, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA. Treading the same path as Johnny Mathis, Welch built his career singing pop tunes with a hint of R&B flavour and a succinct sweetness in the voice. He began singing professionally in 1958, and signed with Archie Bleyer’s Cadence label in 1960. His record was a remake of an old Jerry Vale hit, ‘You Don’t Know Me Read more

Marcie Blaine - 57% match to Gary Lewis & The Playboys

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Marcie Blane - 57% 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

The Lemon Pipers - 57% match to Gary Lewis & The Playboys

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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This New York, USA-based quintet - Ivan Browne (vocals/rhythm guitar), Bill Bartlett (lead guitar), R.G. (Reg) Nave (organ), Steve Walmsley (bass) and Bill Albuagh (drums) - made its debut in 1967 with ‘Turn Around And Take A Look’. Its rudimentary style was then replaced by the measured approach of aspiring songwriting/production team, Paul Leka and Shelly Pinz. Toge Read more

Sue Thompson - 52% match to Gary Lewis & The Playboys

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s
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Crazy Elephant - 46% match to Gary Lewis & The Playboys

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 2000s
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A studio group created by Jerry Kasenetz and Jeff Katz (Kasenetz-Katz Singing Orchestral Circus), the mastermind producers behind such bubblegum confections as the Ohio Express and the 1910 Fruitgum Company, Crazy Elephant were signed to Bell Records in 1969. With Robert Spencer, a former member of the Cadillacs (‘Speedoo’ and ‘Gloria’) singing lead, the &# Read more

Mel Carter - 42% match to Gary Lewis & The Playboys

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s
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22 April 1943, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Although an African-American who began his career in an R&B milieu, Carter possessed a warm and smooth tenor that lent itself best to middle-of-the-road pop music. His mid-60s hits were essentially in that style, and although they possessed enough rock ‘n’ roll edge to make the Top 40 radio play, there was not quite enough Read more


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