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Miriam Makeba - 100% match to Harry Belafonte

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 March 1932, Johannesburg, South Africa. d. 10 November 2008, Castel Volturno, Italy. The vocalist who first put African music on the international map in the 60s, Makeba began her professional career in 1950, when she joined Johannesburg group the Cuban Brothers. She came to national prominence during the mid-50s as a member of leading touring group the Manhattan Brothers, Read more

Jim Reeves - 86% match to Harry Belafonte

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

Andy Williams - 77% match to Harry Belafonte

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Howard Andrew Williams, 3 December 1928, Wall Lake, Iowa, USA. Williams began his singing career in the local church choir with his three brothers. The quartet became popular on their own radio shows from Cincinnati, Des Moines and Chicago. They backed Bing Crosby on his Oscar-winning ‘Swinging On A Star’, from the 1944 movie Going My Way, and in the same year appe Read more

Lord Kitchener - 76% match to Harry Belafonte

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Aldwyn Roberts, 18 April 1922, Arima, Trinidad, West Indies, d. 11 February 2000, Port Of Spain, Trinidad, West Indies. The self-styled ‘grand master of calypso’, Lord Kitchener was, alongside the Mighty Sparrow, the greatest exponent of Trinidad’s native musical style. Dubbed ‘the people’s newspaper’, calypso’s lilting African and Latin Am Read more

Perry Como - 70% match to Harry Belafonte

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Pierino Como, 18 May 1912, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 12 May 2001, Jupiter Inlet Beach Colony, Florida, USA. Como was an accomplished popular singer with a warm baritone voice, whose repertoire included ballads, novelty numbers and singalongs. Born into a large Italian-American family in Canonsburg, he left his home town barber shop in 1933 and toured with the local b Read more

The Kingston Trio - 65% match to Harry Belafonte

Genres: Folk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s
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Pat Boone - 64% match to Harry Belafonte

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Charles Eugene Patrick Boone, 1 June 1934, Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Boone sold more records during the late 50s than any other artist except Elvis Presley. From 1955 to date, only six artists (Presley, the Beatles, James Brown, Elton John, Rolling Stones and Stevie Wonder) are ranked above him in terms of total singles sales and their relative chart positions. Boone had a Read more

Ray Conniff - 62% match to Harry Belafonte

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental Jazz Latin Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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6 November 1916, Attelboro, Massachusetts, USA, d. 12 October 2002, Escondido, California, USA. Taught to play the trombone by his father, Conniff studied arranging with the aid of a mail-order course while still at college. In 1934, after graduation, he worked with small bands in Boston before joining Bunny Berigan as trombonist/arranger in 1937. After a spell with Bob Cros Read more

Mahalia Jackson - 59% match to Harry Belafonte

Genres: Big Band & Swing Christian & Gospel Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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16 October 1911, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 27 January 1972, Evergreen Park, Illinois, USA. For many commentators, Mahalia Jackson remains the definitive exponent of gospel music. At the age of four she sang at the Plymouth Rock Baptist Church and later joined the Mount Moriah Baptist Church junior choir. She mixed the singing styles of the Baptists with the Sanctified Read more

Patti Page - 59% match to Harry Belafonte

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Clara Ann Fowler, 8 November 1927, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. A popular singer who is said to have sold more records during the 50s than any other female artist, Page’s total sales (singles and albums) are claimed to be in excess of 60 million. One of eight girls in a family of 11, Clara Fowler started her career singing country songs on radio station KTUL in Tulsa, and play Read more

Mighty Sparrow - 58% match to Harry Belafonte

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Frankie Laine - 55% match to Harry Belafonte

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Jazz Pop / Rock Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Francesco Paolo LoVecchio, 30 March 1913, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 6 February 2007, San Diego, California, USA. Laine had been a chorister at the Immaculate Conception Church in his city’s Sicilian quarter before entering showbusiness proper on leaving school. For nearly a decade he travelled as a singing waiter, dancing instructor (with a victory in a 1932 dance mara Read more

The Tokens - 54% match to Harry Belafonte

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1955 in Brooklyn, New York, USA, the Tokens were one of the most successful white harmony groups of the early 60s, best known for their 1961 number 1 single ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’ (number 11 in the UK). The group was originally called the Linc-Tones (taken from Lincoln High School, which the original members all attended) and comprised tenor vocalist Hank Read more

Nana Mouskouri - 50% match to Harry Belafonte

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

Dean Martin - 46% match to Harry Belafonte

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Dino Paul Crocetti, 7 June 1917, Steubenville, Ohio, USA, d. 25 December 1995, Beverly Hills, California, USA. An extremely popular ballad singer and light comedian with a relaxed and easy style, who developed into an accomplished dramatic actor. After leaving school in the tenth grade, he worked as a shoe-shine boy and a gas station attendant before becoming an ‘amateu Read more


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