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Paul Mauriat - 51% match to James Last

Genres: Easy Listening Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 March 1925, Marseille, France, d. 3 November 2006, Perpignan, France. A conductor, arranger and composer, descended from generations of classical musicians, Mauriat began to study music at the age of four, and continued his studies at the Conservatoire in Paris when his family moved there in 1935. His initial ambition to become classical pianist gave way to an interest in Read more

Fausto Papetti - 37% match to James Last

Genres: Easy Listening World Music
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Bert Kaempfert - 35% match to James Last

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz
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Franck Pourcel - 34% match to James Last

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1 January 1915, Marseilles, France, d. 12 November 2000, Paris, France. With the violin his chosen instrument, Pourcel found playing in downtime jazz combos a liberating change from his studies at the Paris Conservatoire. He became an admirer of Stéphane Grappelli whose mainstream style he emulated before assuming leadership of the French Fiddlers in the late 40s. Sig Read more

Richard Clayderman - 25% match to James Last

Genres: Classical Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Philippe Pages, 28 December 1953, Paris, France. This highly popular pianist, specializes in light classical compositions, with a romantic, yet low profile image. His father was a piano teacher, and at the age of 12, Pages enrolled at the Conservatoire in Paris, and won the first prize four years later. He was encouraged to study classical piano, but his ambition was to be i Read more

Billy Vaughn - 21% match to James Last

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Richard Vaughn, 12 April 1919, Glasgow, Kentucky, USA, d. 26 September 1991, Escondido, California, USA. An extremely successful orchestra leader, arranger and musical director during the 50s and early 60s. In 1952, singing baritone and playing piano, he formed the Hilltoppers vocal quartet, with Jimmy Sacca, Seymour Speigelman and Don McGuire. They had a string of US hits Read more

The Shadows - 19% match to James Last

Genres: Blues Easy Listening Instrumental Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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Mantovani - 18% match to James Last

Genres: Classical Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Annunzio Paolo Mantovani, 15 November 1905, Venice, Italy, d. 30 March 1980, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England. A violinist, pianist, musical director, conductor, composer and arranger, Mantovani was one of the most successful orchestra leaders and album sellers in the history of popular music. His father was principal violinist at La Scala, Milan, under Arturo Toscanini, and a Read more

Mantovani Orchestra - 18% match to James Last

Genres: Easy Listening
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Ray Conniff - 17% match to James Last

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental Latin Pop / Rock
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

Acker Bilk - 16% match to James Last

Genres: Easy Listening Instrumental Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Bernard Stanley Bilk, 28 January 1929, Pensford, Somerset, England. A self-taught clarinettist, Bilk made his first public appearance in 1947 while on National Service in Egypt. On his return to the UK, he played as a semi-professional around the Bristol area, before gaining his big break with the Ken Colyer band in 1954. Four years later, under the name ‘Mr’ Acke Read more

André Rieu - 16% match to James Last

Genres: Classical Classical Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock
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Zamfir - 15% match to James Last

Genres: Classical Easy Listening Folk Instrumental Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Romania. Zamfir is the best-known exponent of the pan-pipes or nei, an ancient instrument of southern Europe comprising reed or wooden pipes graduated in size and bound together in a row. His recording career began when he linked up with Swiss record producer Marcel Cellier, who recorded traditional folk tunes by Zamfir in the early 70s for release on his own label. Already Read more

Engelbert Humperdinck - 12% match to James Last

Genres: Christian & Gospel Classical Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Vocals Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Arnold George Dorsey, 2 May 1936, Madras, India. Raised in Leicester, England, and originally known as Gerry Dorsey, this singer had attempted to achieve mainstream success in the UK during the 50s. He was a featured artist on the television series Oh Boy!, toured with Marty Wilde and recorded a failed single, ‘I’ll Never Fall In Love Again’. It was during thi Read more

Englebert Humperdinck - 12% match to James Last

Genres: Easy Listening Vocals
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