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Johnny Bond - 100% match to Kay Kyser

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Cyrus Whitfield Bond, 1 June 1915, Enville, Oklahoma, USA, d. 12 June 1978, Burbank, California, USA. Born into a poor farming family, Bond taught himself to play ukelele and guitar and played at local dances In 1934 he moved to Oklahoma and worked on radio, appearing as Cyrus Whitfield, Johnny Whitfield and then Johnny Bond. In 1937, he worked with Jimmy Wakely and Scotty H Read more

Helen Forrest - 70% match to Kay Kyser

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Helen Fogel, 12 April 1917 or 1918, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, d. 11 July 1999, Los Angeles, California, USA. Forrest began singing as child and by her mid-teenage was appearing regularly on radio in New York City. Many of her appearances were on CBS, with whom she held a salaried job, and this led to her being heard by Artie Shaw who hired her in 1937. The other band s Read more

Guy Mitchell - 65% match to Kay Kyser

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

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Tex Beneke - 64% match to Kay Kyser

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1940s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Gordon Beneke, 12 February 1914, Fort Worth, Texas, USA, d. 31 May 2000, Costa Mesa, California, USA. Starting out on soprano saxophone, Beneke switched to tenor, working with various bands in the south-west. In 1938, he joined Glenn Miller where, in addition to featured tenor, he was also a regular vocalist. Beneke sang with engaging charm, if limited ability, on such class Read more

Bob Crosby - 55% match to Kay Kyser

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Vocals
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George Robert Crosby, 25 August 1913, Spokane, Washington, USA, d. 9 March 1993, La Jolla, California, USA. For most of his early career, Crosby was inevitably overshadowed by his older brother, Bing Crosby. Nevertheless, he achieved modest success thanks to a pleasant voice and a matching personality. In the immediate pre-swing era years he sang with Anson Weeks and then jo Read more

Sammy Kaye - 47% match to Kay Kyser

Genres: Big Band & Swing Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Samuel Zamocay, 13 March 1910, Lakewood, Ohio, USA, d. 2 June 1987, Ridgewood, New Jersey, USA. Kaye began playing in bands while still at college. In the early 30s he led a band at the Statler Hotel in Cleveland and also worked in Pittsburgh. In the later years of the decade he was hired by several top New York hotels, including the Astor and the New Yorker. An adept clarin Read more

Eddy Arnold - 45% match to Kay Kyser

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Richard Edward Arnold, 15 May 1918, on a farm near Madisonville, Chester County, Tennessee, USA, d. 8 May 2008, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Arnold’s father and mother played fiddle and guitar, respectively, and he learned guitar as a child. His father died on Eddy’s 11th birthday and he left school to work on the farm. By the end of the year the bank foreclosed, and Read more

Betty Hutton - 43% match to Kay Kyser

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1990s 2000s
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Elizabeth June Thornburg, 26 February 1921, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA, d. 11 March 2007, Palm Springs, California, USA. A dynamic and vivacious singer and actress, while still a small child Hutton began singing in the streets to help support her impoverished family. By her early teens she was already beginning to make a name for herself when she was hired by Vincent Lopez, Read more

Roy Brown - 41% match to Kay Kyser

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Roy James Brown 10 September 1925, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 25 May 1981, Los Angeles, California, USA. Brown formed his own gospel quartet, the Rookie Four, and frequently sang in the local church before moving to California in 1942. After two years as a professional boxer, he began entering and winning amateur talent contests with his renditions of the pop songs of h Read more

Lee Wiley - 39% match to Kay Kyser

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 October 1915, Fort Gibson, Oklahoma, USA, d. 11 December 1975, New York City, New York, USA. While still in her early teens, Wiley left home to begin a career singing with the Leo Reisman band. Her career was interrupted when, following a fall while horse-riding, she suffered temporary blindness. She recovered her sight and at the age of 19 was back with Reisman again. She Read more

Hank Thompson - 38% match to Kay Kyser

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Henry William Thompson, 3 September 1925, Waco, Texas, USA, d. 6 November 2007, Keller, Fort Worth, Texas, USA. Thompson, as a young boy, was fond of records by Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family. He first learned the harmonica and then his parents gave him a guitar for his tenth birthday. He also played Hawaiian guitar, learned conjuring tricks and had a ventriloquist Read more

Danny Kaye - 37% match to Kay Kyser

Genres: Children's Music Comedy Easy Listening Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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David Daniel Kaminski, 18 January 1913, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, d. 3 March 1987, Los Angeles, California, USA. Kaye was an extraordinary entertainer and an apparently inexhaustible comedian, mimic and dancer who seemed to be able to twist his face and body into any shape he wanted. As a singer, he specialized in very fast double talk and tongue twisters, but Read more

The Boswell Sisters - 35% match to Kay Kyser

Genres: Jazz Radio Shows Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The Boswell Sisters were Connee Boswell (3 December 1907, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, d. 11 October 1976), Martha (b. 9 July 1905, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, d. 1958) and Helvetia, known as Vet (b. 20 May 1911, d. 12 November 1988). Born into a white middle-class family and raised in New Orleans, the sisters broke with convention by developing a close interest in black musi Read more

Jimmy Dorsey - 33% match to Kay Kyser

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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29 February 1904, Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 12 June 1957, New York City, New York, USA. Musically active as a small child under the tutelage of his father, who was a coal miner turned music teacher, Dorsey switched from brass to reed instruments while still in his early teens. Concentrating on clarinet and alto saxophone, he played in various bands, mostly with his b Read more

Dinah Shore - 31% match to Kay Kyser

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Frances Rose Shore, 29 February 1916, Winchester, Tennessee, USA, d. 24 February 1994, Los Angeles, California, USA. One of her country’s most enduring all-round entertainers, Shore staked her first claim to fame while still at school, on Nashville radio. Further broadcasting and theatre engagements in New York soon followed. She recorded with Xaviar Cugat and Ben Berni Read more

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