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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 - 93% 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

Tracy Chapman - 84% 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 - 82% 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

Heather Nova - 81% 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

Joe Jackson - 77% match to Joan Armatrading

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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11 August 1954, Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, England. Having learned violin and piano as a teenager in Portsmouth, Jackson gained a place to study piano, percussion, composition and orchestration at London’s Royal Academy of Music. After leaving college in 1974 he joined the covers band Edward Bear. The line-up of Jackson, Mark Andrews (vocals) and Graham Maby (bas Read more

Alison Moyet - 76% 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

Toni Childs - 75% 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 - 75% match to Joan Armatrading

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Laura Nyro - 74% match to Joan Armatrading

Genres: Folk Holiday & Seasonal 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

Marianne Faithfull - 73% match to Joan Armatrading

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Vocals Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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29 December 1946, Hampstead, London, England. Ex-convent schoolgirl Faithfull began her singing career upon meeting producer Andrew Loog Oldham at a London party. She was thus introduced into the Rolling Stones’ circle and a plaintive Mick Jagger / Keith Richards song, ‘As Tears Go By’, became her debut single in 1964. This folksy offering reached number 9, th Read more

Melissa Etheridge - 72% 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

John Haitt - 71% match to Joan Armatrading

Genres: Pop / Rock
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John Hiatt - 71% match to Joan Armatrading

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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20 August 1952, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. The archetypal musicians’ musician, John Hiatt is a powerful singer, guitarist and talented songwriter whose material has been recorded by various acts, including Dr. Feelgood, Searchers, Iggy Pop, Three Dog Night, Desert Rose Band, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan, Nick Lowe, Rick Nelson and the Neville Brothers. Hiatt started out in Read more

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

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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