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Guy Mitchell - 100% match to Johnnie Ray

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Albert Cernick, 22 February 1927, Detroit, Michigan, USA, d. 1 July 1999, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Mitchell was an enormously popular singer in the USA and especially the UK, particularly during the 50s, with a straightforward style, rich voice and affable personality. Although his birthplace is often given as Yugoslavia, his parents’ homeland, Mitchell confirmed in a 19 Read more

Ruby Murray - 94% match to Johnnie Ray

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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29 March 1935, Belfast, Northern Ireland, d. 17 December 1996, Torquay, Devon, England One of the most popular singers in the UK during the 50s, Murray toured Ulster as a child singer in various variety shows, and, after being spotted by producer Richard Afton, made her television debut at the age of 12. Stringent Irish laws regarding child performers held her back for two y Read more

The Avons - 73% match to Johnnie Ray

Genres: Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Sisters-in-law Valerie (1936, Willesden, London, England) and Elaine Murtagh (b. 1940, County Cork, Eire) originally performed as the Avon Sisters. After being discovered singing at the 1958 BBC Radio Exhibition, they signed to UK Columbia Records where they recorded with producer Norrie Paramor. Their debut was ‘Which Witch Doctor’ with the Mudlarks and their debu Read more

Don Cornell - 68% match to Johnnie Ray

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Luigi Francisco Varlaro, 21 April 1919, New York City, New York, USA, d. 23 February 2004, Aventura, Florida, USA. During the late 30s Cornell sang and played guitar with several bands, including Lennie Hayton, Red Nichols and Mickey Alpert, before joining Sammy Kaye, mainly as a guitar player, in 1942. He stayed with Kaye until 1950, with a break for military service, and s Read more

Teresa Brewer - 65% match to Johnnie Ray

Genres: Blues Easy Listening Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Four Knights - 64% match to Johnnie Ray

Genres: Doo Wop Easy Listening
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 2000s
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The singing of Gene Alford was framed by the backing harmonies of Oscar Broadway, Clarence Dixon and John Wallace (who also strummed guitar). From regular performances in the late 40s on radio stations local to their native Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, the Knights graduated to television, providing musical interludes on nationally broadcast situation comedies starring Arthur Read more

The Ames Brothers - 63% match to Johnnie Ray

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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This family group from Malden, Massachusetts, USA, was consistently popular from the late 40s through the 50s. Brothers Joe Urick (3 May 1924), Gene Urick (b. 13 February 1925), Vic Urick (b. 20 May 1926, d. 23 January 1978, Nashville, Tennessee, USA) and Ed Urick (b. 9 July 1927, Malden, Massachusetts, USA) started singing together in high school and won several amateur con Read more

Frankie Laine - 62% match to Johnnie Ray

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Jazz Pop / Rock Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Francesco Paolo LoVecchio, 30 March 1913, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 6 February 2007, San Diego, California, USA. Laine had been a chorister at the Immaculate Conception Church in his city’s Sicilian quarter before entering showbusiness proper on leaving school. For nearly a decade he travelled as a singing waiter, dancing instructor (with a victory in a 1932 dance mara Read more

David Whitfield - 58% match to Johnnie Ray

Genres: Christian & Gospel Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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2 February 1925, Hull, Yorkshire, England, d. 15 January 1980, Sydney, Australia. A popular ballad singer in the UK during the 50s, with a tenor voice that proved to be suitable for light opera. After working as a labourer, and singing in local clubs, Whitfield spent some time in the merchant navy before signing to Decca Records and having hits in 1953 with ‘Bridge Of S Read more

Eddie Fisher - 58% match to Johnnie Ray

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Edwin Jack Fisher, 10 August 1928, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Fisher was a ‘bobby sox idol’, one of the most popular US singers of the 50s, with a strong, melodic voice. He sang with the bands of Buddy Morrow and Charlie Ventura at the age of 18, and his nickname was ‘Sonny Boy’ because of his affection for Al Jolson songs. In 1949 he gained nationw Read more

Tommy Edwards - 55% match to Johnnie Ray

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s
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17 February 1922, Richmond, Virginia, USA, d. 22 October 1969, Virginia, USA. This jazz/pop/R&B singer-songwriter began his professional career in 1931. He wrote the hit ‘That Chick’s Too Young To Fry’ for Louis Jordan in 1946. A demo recording of his own ‘All Over Again’ later won Edwards an MGM Records contract. Early releases included ‘I Read more

Frankie Avalon - 54% match to Johnnie Ray

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Francis Avallone, 18 September 1940, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. This photogenic 50s teen idol started as a trumpet-playing child prodigy. His first recordings in 1954 were the instrumentals ‘Trumpet Sorrento’ and ‘Trumpet Tarantella’ on X-Vik Records (an RCA Records subsidiary). In the mid-50s, he appeared on many television and radio shows includin Read more

Frankie Vaughan - 54% match to Johnnie Ray

Genres: Easy Listening Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Frank Abelson, 3 February 1928, Liverpool, England, d. 17 September 1999, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England. While studying at Leeds College Of Art, Vaughan’s vocal performance at a college revue earned him a week’s trial at the Kingston Empire music hall. Warmly received, he went on to play the UK variety circuit, developing a stylish act with trademarks that Read more

Craig Douglas - 53% match to Johnnie Ray

Genres: Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 2000s
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Terence Perkins, 12 August 1941, Newport, Isle Of Wight, England. After moving to London in the mid-50s, Douglas came under the wing of agent Bunny Lewis, appeared on the television show 6.5 Special, and won a record contract with Decca Records before moving to Dick Rowe’s label, Top Rank. Covering American hits was the classic route to chart success, and in 1959 Dougl Read more

Kay Starr - 52% match to Johnnie Ray

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Katherine LaVerne Starks, 21 July 1922, Dougherty, Oklahoma, USA. While she was still a child, Starr’s family moved to Dallas, Texas, where she made her professional debut on local radio before she had left school. In 1939 she was hired briefly by Glenn Miller when his regular singer, Marion Hutton, was sick. Starr made records with Miller, but was soon on the move. She Read more


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