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Jon Lord - 77% match to Ian Gillan

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Glenn Hughes - 75% match to Ian Gillan

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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21 August 1952, Cannock, Staffordshire, England. Hughes left school at the age of 15 to follow his dream of becoming a musician. He began playing lead guitar with the News in 1967, where he also sang, emulating his heroes Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett. Later he switched to bass guitar, inspired by James Jamerson from the Tamla/ Motown Records ‘house band’. These Read more

Deep Purple - 74% match to Ian Gillan

Genres: Documentaries Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Deep Purple evolved in 1968 following sessions to form a band around former Searchers drummer Chris Curtis (Christopher Crummey, 26 August 1941, Oldham, Lancashire, England). Jon Lord (b. 9 June 1941, Leicester, Leicestershire, England; keyboards) and Nick Simper (b. 3 November 1945, Norwood Green, Southall, Middlesex, England; bass), veterans, respectively, of the Artwoods Read more

Rainbow - 67% match to Ian Gillan

Genres: Heavy Metal Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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In May 1975, guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (Richard Hugh Blackmore, 14 April 1945, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England) left Deep Purple, forming Rainbow the following year. His earlier involvement with American band Elf led to his recruitment of the latter’s Ronnie James Dio (b. Ronald Padavona, 10 July 1940, New Hampshire, USA; vocals), Mickey Lee Soule, (keyboards), C Read more

David Coverdale - 63% match to Ian Gillan

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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22 September 1951, Saltburn-By-The Sea, North Yorkshire, England. Coverdale found fame as the venerable singer with UK hard rock stalwarts Deep Purple and Whitesnake. His tenure with Deep Purple lasted from September 1973 until March 1976. Moving to Germany, he recorded a vocal track on a multi-artist project organised by Eddie Hardin, released by RCA Records as Wizard’ Read more

Nazareth - 53% match to Ian Gillan

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1968 in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, Nazareth evolved out of local attractions the Shadettes. Dan McCafferty (William McCafferty, 14 October 1946, Edinburgh, Scotland; vocals), Manny Charlton (b. 25 July 1941, La Linea, Spain; guitar), Pete Agnew (b. 14 September 1946, Dunfermline, Scotland; bass) and Darrell Sweet (b. 16 May 1947, Bournemouth, England, d. 30 April Read more

Uriah Heep - 53% match to Ian Gillan

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The critics have scoffed and generally poured derision on Uriah Heep over the years, but the band have sold millions of records and have had five US Top 40 albums. A technically brilliant heavy rock band, they deserve most credit for continuing despite over 40 personnel changes and two deaths along the way.The band was formed by David Byron (David Gar Read more

Kingdom Come - 46% match to Ian Gillan

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Whitesnake - 44% match to Ian Gillan

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This UK-based heavy rock band has been led throughout its career by David Coverdale (22 September 1951, Saltburn-By-The Sea, North Yorkshire, England). The lead vocalist with Deep Purple since 1973, Coverdale left that unit in 1976 and recorded two solo albums, Whitesnake and Northwinds. Shortly afterwards, he formed a touring band from musicians who had played on those reco Read more

Jimmy Page - 39% match to Ian Gillan

Genres: Blues Music Theme Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Patrick Page, 9 January 1944, Heston, Middlesex, England. One of rock’s most gifted and distinctive guitarists, Page began his professional career during the pre-beat era of the early 60s. He was a member of several groups, including Neil Christian’s Crusaders and Carter Lewis And The Southerners, the latter of which was led by the popular songwriting team Ca Read more

Krokus - 38% match to Ian Gillan

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Solothurn, Switzerland, Krokus appeared in 1974 playing symphonic rock similar to Yes, Genesis and Emerson, Lake And Palmer. After four years and two rather lacklustre albums, they switched to a hard rock style and dropped the frills in favour of a back-to-basics approach in the mode of AC/DC. The most stable early line-up of the band featured Chris Von Rohr (vocals), Read more

Smokie - 38% match to Ian Gillan

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This pop band from Bradford, Yorkshire, England was formed by school friends Chris Norman (25 October 1950, Redcar, Yorkshire, England; vocals), Terry Uttley (guitar), and Alan Silson (bass). The three were previously together in 1966 with a band titled the Elizabethans. Turning professional in 1968, they changed their name to Kindness, performing at holiday camps and ballro Read more

Paul Rodgers - 36% match to Ian Gillan

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 December 1949, Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England. The former Bad Company and Firm vocalist originally came to prominence as the frontman of the late 60s/early 70s blues rock band Free, but his solo career got off to a poor start with 1983’s Cut Loose. Other ventures included a collaboration with former Small Faces / Who drummer Kenney Jones as the Law Read more

UFO - 36% match to Ian Gillan

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
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Robert Plant - 33% match to Ian Gillan

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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20 August 1948, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England. Former accounts clerk Plant’s early career was spent in several Midlands-based R&B bands, including the New Memphis Bluesbreakers and Crawling King Snakes, the latter of which featured drummer and future colleague John Bonham. In 1965, Plant joined John Crutchley, Geoff Thompson and Roger Beamer in Listen, a Mot Read more


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