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Rickie Lee Jones - 100% match to Joan Armatrading

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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8 November 1954, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Jones emerged from a thriving Los Angeles bohemian sub-culture in 1979 with a buoyant debut album, peppered with images of streetwise characters and indebted, lyrically, to beat and jazz styles. The set included the Chuck E. Weiss tribute ‘Chuck E.’s In Love’, a US Top 5 single, and ‘Easy Money’, a song previo Read more

Janis Ian - 87% match to Joan Armatrading

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Janis Eddy Fink, 7 April 1951, the Bronx, New York, USA. A teenage prodigy, Ian first attracted attention when her early composition, ‘Hair Of Spun Gold’, was published in a 1964 issue of Broadside magazine. Performances at New York’s Village Gate and Gaslight venues inspired a recording contract that began with the controversial ‘Society’s Child (Ba Read more

Toni Childs - 86% match to Joan Armatrading

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Orange County, Los Angeles, California, USA. Childs endured a migratory youth that took her across many state borders within North America, as well as a spell of four years in London, England. There she signed a publishing contract with Island Records. Returning to Los Angeles, she worked with David Ricketts (of David And David), eventually collaborating on the soundtrack to Read more

Tony Childs - 86% match to Joan Armatrading

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Tracy Chapman - 77% match to Joan Armatrading

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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30 March 1964, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. During Nelson Mandela’s satellite-linked 70th birthday concert at Wembley Stadium, London in 1988, this guitar-playing singer-songwriter got her big break when, owing to headliner Stevie Wonder’s enforced walk out, her spot was extended. She won the hearts of enough viewers worldwide for her debut album, Tracy Chapman to climb t Read more

Shawn Colvin - 75% match to Joan Armatrading

Genres: Folk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Shanna Colvin, 10 January 1956, Vermillion, South Dakota, USA. A singer-songwriter in the tradition of her teen idol Joni Mitchell, Colvin was of considerable age before she recorded her first songs. Backed by fellow guitarist and songwriting partner John Leventhal (later a collaborator with Marc Cohn), her debut pulled together arresting material with an understated approac Read more

Laura Nyro - 74% match to Joan Armatrading

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Laura Nigro, 18 October 1947, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA, d. 8 April 1997, Danbury, Connecticut, USA. The daughter of an accomplished jazz trumpeter, Nyro was introduced to music at an early age, reputedly completing her first composition when she was only eight years old. Her main influences ranged from Bob Dylan to John Coltrane, but the artist’s 1966 deb Read more

Alison Moyet - 73% match to Joan Armatrading

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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Genevieve Alison-Jane Moyet, 18 June 1961, Billericay, Essex, England. The former singer of the synthesizer duo Yazoo (known as Yaz in the USA), Moyet embarked on a solo career in 1983, after critics had consistently praised her outstanding natural blues voice. Her debut Alf was a superb recording produced and co-written by Tony Swain and Steve Jolley. ‘Love Resurrectio Read more

Heather Nova - 72% match to Joan Armatrading

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Heather Frith, 6 July 1968, Bermuda. This singer-songwriter’s early childhood was spent on her family’s yacht, sailing around the Caribbean (her brother is the reggae singer, Mishka). Frith’s early interest in music intensified when, aged 19, she moved to Providence to study painting and film at the Rhode Island School of Design. She did not join in with the l Read more

Carly Simon - 71% match to Joan Armatrading

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 June 1945, New York City, New York, USA. Simon became one of the most popular singer-songwriters of the 70s. In the early 60s she played Greenwich Village clubs with her sister Lucy. As the Simon Sisters they had one minor hit with ‘Winkin’ Blinkin’ And Nod’ (Kapp Records 1964) and recorded two albums of soft folk and children’s’ material. Af Read more

Bonnie Raitt - 69% match to Joan Armatrading

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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8 November 1949, Burbank, California, USA. Born into a musical family, her father, John Raitt, starred in Broadway productions of Oklahoma! and Carousel. Having learned guitar as a child, Raitt became infatuated with traditional blues, although her talent for performing did not fully flourish until she attended college in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Raitt initially opened for Read more

K. D. Lang - 67% match to Joan Armatrading

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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k.d. lang - 67% match to Joan Armatrading

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Kathryn Dawn Lang, 2 November 1961, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She prefers the lower case appearance of her name because ‘it’s generic and unlike Cherry Bomb, it’s a name, not a sexuality’. This farmer’s daughter from Consort had become a skilled pianist and guitarist by adolescence and, on leaving school, scratched a living in the performing arts, c Read more

Melissa Etheridge - 66% match to Joan Armatrading

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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29 May 1961, Leavenworth, Kansas, USA. Etheridge was still only a teenager when she began playing piano and guitar in various covers bands around Kansas. After this grounding she had a more formal training at the Berklee College Of Music before playing the club circuit around Boston, Massachusetts. However, it was after she relocated to Los Angeles and was spotted performing Read more

Joni Mitchell - 65% match to Joan Armatrading

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Roberta Joan Anderson, 7 November 1943, Fort MacLeod, Alberta, Canada. After studying art in Calgary, this singer-songwriter moved to Toronto in 1964. The following February she gave birth to her daughter Kelly Dale Anderson but reluctantly gave her up for adoption at six months old (the subject was dealt with most memorably by the singer on the track ‘Little Green’ Read more


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