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Steve Forbert - 100% match to Little Steven

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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15 December 1954, Meridian, Mississippi, USA. Forbert played guitar and harmonica in local rock bands before moving to New York in 1976. There he busked at Grand Central Station before making his first recordings in 1977 for Nemperor and was briefly heralded as ‘the new [ Bob ] Dylan’ because of the tough poetry of his lyrics. Forbert’s biggest commercial succ Read more

Bruce Springsteen - 45% match to Little Steven

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Documentaries Folk Holiday & Seasonal Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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23 September 1949, Long Branch, New Jersey, USA. As the world’s greatest living rock ‘n’ roll star, Bruce Springsteen has unconsciously proved former Rolling Stone critic Jon Landau totally correct. Landau appeared smug and brave when he made the arrogant statement in 1974, ‘I saw rock ‘n’ roll future, and its name is Bruce Springsteen’.

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John Mellencamp - 38% match to Little Steven

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Documentaries Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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7 October 1951, Seymour, Indiana, USA. Mellencamp survived an early phase as a glam-rocker to become one of America’s most successful mainstream rock singers of the past three decades.Mellencamp played in local band Trash with guitarist Larry Crane, who remained with the singer throughout the 80s. In 1976, David Bowie’s manager Tony DeFries Read more

Ray Davies - 30% match to Little Steven

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Raymond Douglas Davies, 21 June 1944, Muswell Hill, London, England. The cornerstone of the Kinks, Ray Davies is one of his country’s great songwriters. A peculiarly English architect of lyrics, Davies, an introverted seventh child, once stated an intention to write ‘for waitresses and divorced people’. However, over four decades he has provided a feast for al Read more

Nils Lofgren - 24% match to Little Steven

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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21 June 1951, Chicago, Illinois, USA. In the late 60s, singer/guitarist Lofgren first recorded as Paul Dowell And The Dolphins before forming Grin with Bob Gordon and Bob Berberich. The latter made several excellent albums during the early 70s and although a critics’ favourite they never quite managed to receive the recognition they deserved. Lofgren, meanwhile, was alr Read more

Ian Hunter - 23% match to Little Steven

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 June 1946, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. Having served a musical apprenticeship in several contrasting groups, Hunter was employed as a contract songwriter when approached to audition for a new act recently signed by Island Records. Initially known as Silence, the band took the name Mott The Hoople on his installation and Hunter’s gravelly vocals and image-consciou Read more

Willie Nile - 23% match to Little Steven

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Barton Noonan, 1949, Buffalo, New York, USA. This literate folk rock troubadour was compared to Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen when his self-titled debut album appeared in 1980. However, this release - specifically the opener ‘Vagabond Moon’ - was indebted to the jangle of the Byrds, in a similar way to Tom Petty’s work from the same period.

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Roger Waters - 22% match to Little Steven

Genres: Classical Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Soundtracks World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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George Roger Waters, 9 September 1943, Great Bookham, Surrey, England. Waters career as co-founder of Pink Floyd enabled him to be part of one of the most successful rock bands of all time. His astonishing peaks during a career of 17 years were Dark Side Of The Moon (1973) and The Wall (1979). Waters’ lyrics have attempted to exorcise the personal anguish caused by the Read more

Three Dog Night - 20% match to Little Steven

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This highly successful US harmony rock band formed in 1968 with a line-up comprising Danny Hutton (Daniel Anthony Hutton, 10 September 1942, Buncrana, Eire), Cory Wells (b. 5 February 1942, Buffalo, New York, USA) and Chuck Negron (b. Charles Negron, 8 June 1942, Buffalo, New York, USA). The three lead singers were backed by Jim Greenspoon (b. 7 February 1948, Los Angeles, C Read more

Jackson Browne - 19% match to Little Steven

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Clyde Jackson Browne, 9 October 1948, Heidelberg, Germany, but raised in Los Angeles, California, USA, from the age of three. Browne was introduced to folk music while in his teens and began writing songs at the instigation of two high school friends, Greg Copeland and Steve Noonan. The youngsters frequented the Paradox club, a favoured haunt of traditional musicians, where Read more

Blackfoot - 18% match to Little Steven

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Southern US rock practitioners Blackfoot formed in 1970, with the original line-up featuring Rick Medlocke (17 February 1950, USA; guitar/vocals), Charlie Hargrett (guitar), Greg Walker (bass/vocals) and Jakson Spires (b. 12 April 1951, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, d. 16 Mach 2005, Fort Pierce, Florida, USA; drums/vocals). The quartet shared common origins with Lynyrd Skyny Read more

Dave Edmunds - 18% match to Little Steven

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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15 April 1944, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales. The multi-talented Edmunds has sustained a career for many years by being totally in touch with modern trends while maintaining a passionate love for music of the 50s and 60s, notably rockabilly, rock ‘n’ roll and country music. He first came to the public eye as lead guitarist of Love Sculpture with an astonishing so Read more

Tom Petty - 18% match to Little Steven

Genres: Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Petty (Thomas Earl Petty, 20 October 1950, Gainesville, Florida, USA; guitar) and his formidible band the Heartbreakers were one of the most exciting bands to emerge from America out of the mid-70s, and marked a return to the virtues of classic rock ‘n’ roll on a rock scene dominated by heavy metal and progressive bands. They continued to enjoy commercial success i Read more

Lindsey Buckingham - 17% match to Little Steven

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 October 1949, Palo Alto, California, USA. The pop mastermind behind Fleetwood Mac’s golden era, Buckingham began his career as a folk-singer before joining Fritz, an aspiring Bay Area rock band that also featured vocalist Stevie Nicks. When Fritz folded in 1971, the couple, now linked professionally and romantically, formed a new unit, Buckingham Nicks. 1973’s se Read more

Gerry Rafferty - 16% match to Little Steven

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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16 April 1947, Paisley, Scotland. The lengthy career of the reclusive Rafferty started as a member of the Humblebums with Billy Connolly and Tam Harvey in 1968. After this unit’s demise through commercial indifference, Transatlantic Records offered him a solo contract. The result was Can I Have My Money Back?, a superb blend of folk and gentle pop music, featuring one o Read more


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