Jimmy Bowen Similar Artists

Robin Luke - 39% match to Jimmy Bowen

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s
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20 March 1942, Los Angeles, California, USA. Luke was a rockabilly-style singer who had one Top 5 success, ‘Susie Darlin’’, in 1958. His family moved frequently, and in 1953 settled in Hawaii, where he learned to play guitar and ukulele. He was discovered by entertainer Kimo McVay, who introduced him to Bob Bertram, who then recorded Luke in his own Bertram In Read more

Somethin' Smith & The Redheads - 39% match to Jimmy Bowen

Genres: Vocals
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Ernie Freeman - 36% match to Jimmy Bowen

Genres: Instrumental
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s
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16 August 1922, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, d. 16 May 1981. A noted pianist, arranger and producer, Freeman enjoyed a series of minor hits during the late 50s and early 60s. His chart entries included ‘Dumplins’ (1957) and ‘Indian Love Call’ (1959), but his biggest success came with a cover version of Bill Justis’ smash ‘Raunchy’. Although the or Read more

Sid King & The Five Strings - 34% match to Jimmy Bowen

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Sidney Erwin, 1936, Denton, Texas, USA. King was one of the foremost rockabilly singers of the 50s. As a teenager he formed the Western Melodymakers, which became Sid King And The Five Strings when he signed to Starday in 1954. Among the group’s earliest recordings was ‘Who Put The Turtle In Myrtle’s Girdle’, but after joining Columbia, King concentrated Read more

The Rock-A-Teens - 32% match to Jimmy Bowen

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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Carl Dobkins Jr. - 29% match to Jimmy Bowen

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s
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Laurie London - 28% match to Jimmy Bowen

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 2000s
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Lawrence London, 19 January 1944, London, England. At the age of 13, this pop singer, who had the confidence and showmanship of a veteran, appeared in a closed circuit transmission of 6.5 Special at the BBC stand at the 1958 Radio Show. He so impressed producer John Warrinton that he was invited back every day and thereby came to the attention of EMI Records, who put him in Read more

Ersel Hickey - 27% match to Jimmy Bowen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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Joe Valino - 26% match to Jimmy Bowen

Genres: Instrumental
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Donnie Brooks - 24% match to Jimmy Bowen

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 2000s
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John Dee Abohosh, 6 February 1936, Dallas, Texas, USA, d. 23 February 2007, Burbank, California, USA. Raised in Ventura, California, the teenage Abohosh adopted the surname of his stepfather John Faircloth. He began singing in his early teens and initially recorded under the name Johnny Faire on the Fable and Surf labels, and for the latter label he recorded the rockabilly f Read more

Freddie Hart - 24% match to Jimmy Bowen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Fred Segrest, 21 December 1926, Loachapoka, Alabama, USA. Hart was one of 10 boys and five girls born to a family of sharecroppers. He left school at the age of 12 and started working for his parents. When he was only 15, he lied about his age - and his parents signed the papers - so that he could join the marines. He saw action at both Guam and Iwo Jima. Four years later he Read more

Jimmy Murphy - 24% match to Jimmy Bowen

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s
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11 October 1925, Republic, Alabama, USA, d. 1 June 1981, USA. Murphy, who played guitar and sang from childhood, played a combination of traditional bluegrass with rock ‘n’ roll but was also influenced by the blues. A semi-professional musician through the 40s, he built a local following and towards the end of the decade moved to Knoxville, Tennessee. There, he wor Read more

Billy Grammer - 23% match to Jimmy Bowen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s
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William Wayne Grammer, 28 August 1925, Benton, Illinois, USA. Grammer was a coalminer’s son and one of 13 children. His father played the fiddle, and by the time he was in his teens, Grammer was playing guitar, mandolin and banjo at local dances. After a spell in the forces, he started in C&W radio on WRAL in Arlington, Virginia, in 1947, but established his reputat Read more

Don Robertson - 21% match to Jimmy Bowen

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 2000s
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Donald Irwin Robertson, 5 December 1922, Peking, China. Robertson’s father was head of the Department of Medicine at Peking Union Medical College, his mother was a pianist and poet. She encouraged his interest in music and he played piano from the age of four, and composed from seven. In Chicago, he played piano in dance bands from around 1936 and was a pre-medical stud Read more

Joan Weber - 20% match to Jimmy Bowen

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 2000s
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1936, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA, d. 13 May 1981, Ancora, New Jersey, USA. Weber had a number 1 hit in the USA in January 1955, but was unable to follow up that success. The record was ‘Let Me Go Lover’, released on Columbia Records. Weber was 18 when she met manager Eddie Joy, who brought her to Charles Randolph Grean who worked in A&R at the famed Brill Build Read more


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