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The Casinos - 100% match to J. Frank Wilson

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1940s 1960s 1990s
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Formed in 1958 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, the Casinos originally comprised Gene Hughes (d. 3 February 2004), Glen Hughes, Pete Bolton, Joe Patterson and Ray White. After gaining popularity locally, they signed with the small Terry Records and covered the Carla Thomas R&B ballad ‘Gee Whiz’, with no success. They then switched to the local Fraternity Records and reco Read more

The Newbeats - 99% match to J. Frank Wilson

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

Bobby Day - 79% match to J. Frank Wilson

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Byrd, 1 July 1932, Fort Worth, Texas, USA, d. 27 July 1990. Day moved to Los Angeles in 1947 and shortly afterwards formed the Flames, who recorded under a variety of names on numerous labels throughout the 50s. Oddly, it took until 1957 before they achieved their first and biggest hit as the Hollywood Flames with Day’s song ‘Buzz, Buzz, Buzz’. Simultan Read more

Rosie & The Originals - 76% match to J. Frank Wilson

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 2000s
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Formed in 1960 in San Diego, California, USA, Rosie And The Originals were 15-year-old Rosalie ‘Rosie’ Hamlin (Alaska, USA), Noah Tafolla (guitar), Carl Van Guida (drums), Tony Gomez (saxophone) and David Ponci (guitar). Hamlin wrote their only hit song, ‘Angel Baby’ (wrongly credited to Ponci), as a poem to her first boyfriend, then set it to music on a Read more

Roy Head - 75% match to J. Frank Wilson

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1 September 1941, Three Rivers, Texas, USA. This respected performer first formed his group, the Traits, in 1958, after moving to San Marcos. The line-up included Jerry Gibson (drums), who later played with Sly And The Family Stone. Head recorded for several local labels, often under the supervision of famed Texas producer Huey P. Meaux, but it was not until 1965 that he had Read more

The Paradons - 75% match to J. Frank Wilson

Genres: Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1990s
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Formed at the end of the 50s in Bakersfield, California, USA, the Paradons were a vocal group which scored one US Top 20 hit in 1960 and was never heard from again. The group comprised lead singer West Tyler plus Billy Myers, William Powers and Chuck Weldon, all students at the same high school. They were discovered by Werly Fairburn and Madelon Baker, who were setting up a rec Read more

The Music Explosion - 71% match to J. Frank Wilson

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Bubblegum pop band formed in Mansfield, Ohio, USA. Jamie Lyons (USA, d. 25 September 2006, Little River, South Carolina, USA; vocals), Don (Tudor) Atkins (guitar), Rick Nesta (rhythm guitar), Burton Stahl (bass/organ) and Bob Avery (harmonia) sprang to fame in 1967 with ‘Little Bit O’Soul’ which reached number 2 in the US chart. This driving, irresistible song Read more

The Elegants - 60% match to J. Frank Wilson

Genres: Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s
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Formed in the mid-50s in Staten Island, New York City, New York, USA, the Elegants were a white doo-wop group. They achieved a US number 1 single, ‘Little Star’, in 1958, only to disappear from the charts permanently thereafter. The group was comprised of lead vocalist Vito Picone (17 March 1940), Carman Romano (b. 17 August 1939), James Moschella (b. 10 May 1938), Read more

Bill Deal & The Rhondels - 57% match to J. Frank Wilson

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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The Crests - 53% match to J. Frank Wilson

Genres: Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in New York City, USA, in 1956, the Crests soon became one of the most successful of the ‘integrated’ doo-wop groups of the period, after being discovered by Al Browne. Headed by the lead tenor of Johnny Mastro (Johnny Mastrangelo, 7 May 1930, USA), the rest of the band comprised Harold Torres, Talmadge Gough, J.T. Carter and Patricia Van Dross. By 1957 they Read more

Don & Juan - 52% match to J. Frank Wilson

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1990s
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Don And Juan were a US R&B vocal duo who recorded one Top 10 ballad that has since become a doo-wop classic: ‘What’s Your Name’ (1962). Don (Roland Trone) and Juan (b. Claude Johnson) were members of a vocal quartet called the Genies in Brooklyn, New York, USA. In 1959 the Genies released the up-tempo single ‘Who’s That Knockin’’, which Read more

Mark Dinning - 49% match to J. Frank Wilson

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s
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17 August 1933, Grant County, Oklahoma, USA, d. 22 March 1986. Mark Dinning was the younger brother of Lou, Ginger and Jean, the well-known 40s vocal trio the Dinning Sisters. He learnt to play the electric guitar when he was aged 17, and in 1957 auditioned for publisher Wesley Rose in Nashville, who helped him get a recording contract with MGM Records. Two years later his s Read more

The Hollywood Argyles - 46% match to J. Frank Wilson

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s
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The Hollywood Argyles was a group assembled after a record, ‘Alley-Oop’, had already been released under that name. The song was written by Dallas Frazier and recorded by vocalist Gary S. Paxton and producer Bobby Rey while Paxton was a member of the Arizona-based duo Skip And Flip. Because that duo was contracted to Brent Records, and ‘Alley-Oop’ was issued Read more

Deon Jackson - 44% match to J. Frank Wilson

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 January 1946, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. This versatile performer was discovered by producer Ollie McLaughlin, who also guided the careers of Del Shannon and Barbara Lewis. An accomplished drummer and clarinettist, Jackson established himself as a singer and composer with ‘Love Makes The World Go Round’, a smooth, melodic mid-tempo single which reached the US R&a Read more


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