John D. Loudermilk Similar Artists

George Hamilton IV - 100% match to John D. Loudermilk

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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Sanford Clark - 69% match to John D. Loudermilk

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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24 October 1935, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. Clark is best recalled for his 1956 Top 10 single and only chart success, ‘The Fool’. He moved to Phoenix, Arizona, during his teens and there was heard by guitarist Al Casey, who introduced the young singer to local disc jockey and producer Lee Hazlewood. They recorded Hazlewood’s song ‘The Fool’ (which was cre Read more

Billy Joe Shaver - 51% match to John D. Loudermilk

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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16 September 1941, Corsicana, Texas, USA. Shaver was raised in Waco, Texas, and lost two fingers in a sawmill accident. In typically contradictory fashion, he took up bronc-busting as a safer job and started to learn guitar. An early song, ‘Two Bits Worth Of Nothing’, was written about his wife - a woman he has both married and divorced three times! Shaver spent so Read more

Bob Luman - 40% match to John D. Loudermilk

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Glynn Luman, 15 April 1937, Blackjack, near Nacogdoches, Texas, USA, d. 27 December 1978, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Luman’s father, Joe, a school caretaker, bus driver and gifted musician, taught his son country music, but Luman’s first love was baseball, which he played on a semi-professional basis until 1959. He was influenced by seeing Elvis Presley in c Read more

Sue Thompson - 38% match to John D. Loudermilk

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s
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Johnny Tillotson - 37% match to John D. Loudermilk

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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20 April 1939, Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Tillotson’s father was a country music disc jockey and Johnny himself was appearing on local radio from the age of nine. His parents encouraged his talent by giving him first a ukulele and then a guitar, and he was influenced by the singing cowboys (Gene Autry, Roy Rogers) and country singer Hank Williams. He appeared regularly Read more

Rod Bernard - 35% match to John D. Loudermilk

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

Chris Kenner - 31% match to John D. Loudermilk

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s
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25 December 1929, Kenner, Louisiana, USA, d. 25 January 1976, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. This New Orleans-based artist had a US Top 20 R&B hit in 1957 on the Imperial Records label with his own composition, ‘Sick And Tired’, a song later revived by Fats Domino. Kenner was one of the first signings to the Instant label, on which he recorded his three best-know Read more

Tom T. Hall - 31% match to John D. Loudermilk

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 May 1936, Olive Hill, Kentucky, USA. Hall was one of eight children and his father was a bricklayer and part-time minister. Hall described the family home as ‘a frame house of pale-grey boards and a porch from which to view the dusty road and the promise of elsewhere beyond the hills - the birthplace of a dreamer’. Hall, who started to learn to play a school fri Read more

The Browns - 30% match to John D. Loudermilk

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s
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Ella Maxine Brown (27 April 1932, Sampti, Louisiana, USA), Jim Edward Brown (b. 1 April 1934, Sparkman, Arkansas, USA) and Bonnie Brown (b. 31 July 1937, Sparkman, Arkansas, USA). In 1953, greatly influenced by WSM broadcasts of the Grand Ole Opry, Maxine and her brother began singing as a duo. They first featured on Barnyard Hayride on KLRA Little Rock, before being signed Read more

Cliff Richard - 29% match to John D. Loudermilk

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Harry Roger Webb, 14 October 1940, Lucknow, India. One of the most popular and enduring talents in the history of UK showbusiness, Webb began his career as a rock ‘n’ roll performer in 1957. His fascination for Elvis Presley encouraged him to join the Dick Teague Skiffle Group and several months later he teamed up with drummer Terry Smart and guitarist Norman Mitha Read more

Del Shannon - 29% match to John D. Loudermilk

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Charles Westover, 30 December 1934, Coopersville, Michigan, USA, d. 8 February 1990, Santa Clarita, California, USA. From the plethora of clean, American, post doo-wop male vocalists to find enormous success in the early 60s, only a small handful retained musical credibility. Shannon was undoubtedly from this pedigree. More than 40 years after his chart debut, Shannon’s Read more

Hoyt Axton - 29% match to John D. Loudermilk

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 March 1938, Duncan, Oklahoma, USA, d. 26 October 1999, Victor, Montana, USA. The son of Mae Boren Axton (who co-wrote ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ for Elvis Presley), Hoyt began his music career as a folk singer on the west coast. In 1962, he signed to Horizon Records and released The Balladeer, which featured future Byrds leader Roger McGuinn on guitar. As the 60s unfold Read more

Bobby Bare - 28% match to John D. Loudermilk

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Joseph Bare, 7 April 1935, Ironton, Ohio, USA. Bare was raised on a farm; his mother died when he was five, and his sister was adopted. As an adolescent, he dreamed of being Hank Williams: ‘then Hank died and I didn’t want to be like him no more’. Nevertheless, he started songwriting and secured an early morning radio spot, and later worked on televisio Read more

Bobby Vee - 27% match to John D. Loudermilk

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Thomas Velline, 30 April 1943, Fargo, North Dakota, USA. Vee’s first exposure to the rock ‘n’ roll scene occurred in macabre circumstances when his group, the Shadows, deputized for Buddy Holly after the singer was killed in an air crash in February 1959. Soon after, Vee’s group were discovered by famed producer Snuff Garrett and saw their indepen Read more


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