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Harold Faltermeyer - 100% match to Jan Hammer

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Instrumental
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Don Johnson - 86% match to Jan Hammer

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
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Russ Ballard - 76% match to Jan Hammer

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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31 October 1945, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, England. Ballard attended the same secondary modern school as Cliff Richard before joining the Daybreakers, the backing group to Buster Meikle, another local singer (and future mainstay of Unit Four Plus Two). By 1963, with Daybreakers drummer Robert Henrit, Ballard was a member of Adam Faith’s Roulettes in which he played Read more

Wang Chung - 70% match to Jan Hammer

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This London, England-based new wave pop band was formed from the ashes of the Intellektuals and 57 Men. Originally called Huang Chung, they comprised Jack Hues (vocals/guitar), Nick Feldman (bass) and Darren Costin (drums). After four tracks featured on two 101 Records compilation albums, they released a 1980 single, ‘Isn’t It About Time We Were On Television?’. Read more

Brad Fiedel - 54% match to Jan Hammer

Genres: Soundtracks
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John Parr - 49% match to Jan Hammer

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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18 November 1954, Nottingham, England. This UK vocalist, guitarist, composer and producer specialized in highly melodic AOR. He enjoyed a brief period of transatlantic success in the mid-80s, with his recordings for Atlantic Records compared to Rick Springfield and Eddie Money. Parr broke into the US Top 30 at the end of 1984 with ‘Naughty Naughty’, following which Read more

Kenny Loggins - 43% match to Jan Hammer

Genres: Children's Music Folk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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7 January 1948, Everett, Washington, USA. Loggins, who began his career as a staff writer for Wingate Music, came to prominence as a member of Loggins And Messina from 1971-77. After separating from Jim Messina, he set out on a solo recording career, specialising in rock ballads such as ‘Whenever I Call You ‘Friend’’, a 1978 US Top 5 hit which was co-writ Read more

Thompson Twins - 43% match to Jan Hammer

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
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Tangerine Dream - 41% match to Jan Hammer

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Instrumental Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Like Amon Düül and Can, Tangerine Dream are German-based purveyors of imaginative electronic music. There have been numerous line-ups since the band’s formation in September 1967, although Edgar Froese (6 June 1944, Tilsit, East Prussia) has remained at the head of affairs throughout. After playing with college band the Ones, who released a single and performe Read more

Howard Jones - 40% match to Jan Hammer

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Howard Jones, 23 February 1955, Southampton, Hampshire, England. Coming to prominence as a synthesizer-pop maestro in the mid-80s, Jones had been trying to succeed as a musician for almost 15 years. His childhood saw him on the move from country to country but by the time he reached his teens he was settled in High Wycombe, England. He joined his first band in 1976 and Read more

Vangelis - 39% match to Jan Hammer

Genres: Dance Easy Listening Electronic & Ambient Instrumental Jazz New Age Pop / Rock Soundtracks Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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b Evanghelos Odyssey Papathanassiou, 29 March 1943, Volos, Greece. A child prodigy, Vangelis gave his first public performance on the piano at the age of six, and later studied classical music, painting and film direction at the Academy of Fine Arts in Athens. In the early 60s he co-founded the formulaic beat outfit Forminx, who went on to become possibly Greece’s most pop Read more

John Barry - 38% match to Jan Hammer

Genres: Classical Easy Listening Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Jonathan Barry Prendergast, 3 November 1933, York, England. Renowned as one of the leading composers of film soundtrack music, Barry began his career leading the John Barry Seven. This rousing instrumental unit enjoyed several notable UK hits between 1960 and 1962, the best known of which were ‘Hit And Miss’ and a version of the Ventures’ Walk Don’t Run&# Read more

Jean-Michel Jarre - 37% match to Jan Hammer

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Jazz New Age Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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24 August 1948, Lyon, France. This enigmatic composer and keyboard wizard became the premier exponent of European electronic music in the late 70s and early 80s. The son of film composer Maurice Jarre, from the age of five Jean-Michel was playing the piano and guitar. He studied harmony and structure at the Paris Conservatoire, before abandoning classical music and, in 1964, Read more

Frankie Goes To Hollywood - 35% match to Jan Hammer

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in the summer of 1980, this Liverpool, England-based outfit comprised former Big In Japan vocalist Holly Johnson (William Johnson, 19 February 1960, Khartoum, Sudan) backed by Paul Rutherford (b. 8 December 1959, Liverpool, England; vocals), Nasher Nash (b. Brian Nash, 20 May 1963; guitar), Mark O’Toole (b. 6 January 1964, Liverpool, England; bass) and Peter  Read more

Nik Kershaw - 35% match to Jan Hammer

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Nicolas David Kershaw, 1 March 1958, Bristol, Somerset, England. Diminutive singer-songwriter Kershaw shone brightly for a couple of years in the mid-80s UK charts before taking a more behind the scenes role in later decades.Son of a flautist father and opera singing mother, Kershaw’s first foray into the arts was as a 13-year-old student actor p Read more


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