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Rod Bernard - 81% match to Joe Barry

Genres: Cajun & Zydeco
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 August 1940, Opelousas, Louisiana, USA. Bernard’s only hit, ‘This Should Go On Forever’ (US number 12 R&B and number 20 pop in 1959), was typical of the ‘swamp pop’ sound that the Cajun population of the Louisiana bayous produced in the late 50s and early 60s. It was a cover version of a rhythm and blues tune by Guitar Gable. This laid-back ro Read more

Buzz Clifford - 60% match to Joe Barry

Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 2000s
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Reese Francis Clifford III, 8 October 1942, Berwyn, Illinois, USA. Buzz Clifford is best known for his one US Top 10 single, ‘Baby Sittin’ Boogie’, in 1961. Clifford learned to play guitar as a child and, enamoured of television westerns, created his own cowboy songs. After winning a talent contest in New Jersey as a teenager, he was signed to Columbia Records Read more

The Flares - 60% match to Joe Barry

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 2000s
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From Los Angeles, California, USA, the members of this vocal group were Aaron Collins, Willie Davis, Tommy Miller and George Hollis. The Flares were a one-hit-wonder, but they had a extensive pedigree in the music field long before their one hit. Collins and Davis had been members of the Cadets / Jacks during the 50s and had built the Flares on the ashes of that group. Miller Read more

Kathy Young & The Innocents - 57% match to Joe Barry

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Eugene Church - 54% match to Joe Barry

Genres: Dance R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 2000s
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23 January 1938, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 16 April 1993. Church first recorded with Jesse Belvin in a duo called the Cliques; their 1956 song ‘Girl Of My Dreams’ was classic Los Angeles-styled R&B, featuring a dreamy, smooth sound. His debut solo record, ‘Open Up Your Heart’, was in essence a group record, since on it he was backed by the Turk Read more

Little Joe & The Thrillers - 52% match to Joe Barry

Decades Active: 1980s
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This R&B vocal group came from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The group was formed in 1956 by Joe Cook (29 December 1922, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA), who had made his first record in 1949 as lead of a gospel group, the Joe Cook Quartet. While recording as a member of a later gospel group, the Evening Star Quartet, Cook formed the Thrillers, which besides Cook com Read more

Billy Grammer - 49% match to Joe Barry

Genres: Christian & Gospel 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

Bobby Hendricks - 48% match to Joe Barry

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s
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22 February 1938, Columbia, Ohio, USA. Having forged his reputation in two singing groups, the Swallows and the Flyers, Hendricks joined the Drifters in 1958, but left for a solo career the same year. ‘Itchy Twitchy Feeling’, on which he was backed by the Coasters, gave Hendricks a US Top 30 pop hit, but he was unable to secure a consistent profile. He briefly ente Read more

Ral Donner - 48% match to Joe Barry

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ralph Stuart Donner, 10 February 1943, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 6 April 1984, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Donner had a short string of US chart singles in the early 60s, most notably the number 4 ‘You Don’t Know What You’ve Got (Until You Lose It)’. He began singing in church in his teens and formed his first band at the age of 13, and began touring two yea Read more

Dick & Dee Dee - 47% match to Joe Barry

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s
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This American boy/girl vocal duo was formed in 1961 by Dick St. John Gostine (Richard Gostine, 1944, Santa Monica, California, USA, d. 27 December 2003, Los Angeles, California, USA) and Dee Dee Sperling (b. Mary Sperling, 1945, Santa Monica, California, USA) while they were at a local high school. The Gostine-written ‘The Mountain’s High’ was originally relea Read more

The Velvets - 47% match to Joe Barry

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s
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Freddy Cannon - 46% match to Joe Barry

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Freddy Picariello, 4 December 1940, Lynn, Massachusetts, USA. A frantic and enthusiastic vocalist, known as the ‘last rock ‘n’ roll star’, Cannon was the link between wild rock ‘n’ roll and the softer Philadelphia-based sounds that succeeded it. The son of a dance-band leader, he fronted Freddy Karmon And The Hurricanes and played guitar on sess Read more

Sonny Knight - 46% match to Joe Barry

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s
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Joseph C. Smith, 1934, Maywood, Illinois, USA. Sonny Knight succeeded with one beautiful R&B ballad, ‘Confidential’, in the Billboard charts in 1956 before fading from the scene. Smith’s family moved to Los Angeles in the early 50s, where he not only sang but wrote a novel. Encouraged to seek a recording contract by a girlfriend, Smith looked in the teleph Read more

Tommy Sands - 43% match to Joe Barry

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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27 August 1937, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Tommy Sands’ father was a pianist, and his mother was Grace Lou Dixon, a singer with the Art Keassel Band. He sang in a local folk music television series, Lady Of The Mountain, when he was only five years old, and made his first recording, ‘Love Pains’, on Freedom in 1949, when aged only 12. In 1952, with help from his Read more

The Bell Notes - 39% match to Joe Barry

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in East Meadow, New York, USA, in the late 50s, the Bell Notes were a one-hit rock group whose ‘I’ve Had It’ reached the Top 10 in early 1959. The group comprised vocalist and saxophonist Carl Bonura, vocalist and guitarist Ray Ceroni, bass player Lenny Giambalvo, pianist Pete Kane and drummer John Casey. The band was discovered by disc jockey Alan Frederi Read more


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