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The Diamonds - 88% match to Mark Dinning

Genres: Doo Wop Easy Listening Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s
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The Fleetwoods - 86% match to Mark Dinning

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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One of America’s most popular doo-wop groups in the late 50s comprised Gary Troxell (28 November 1939, Centralia, Washington, DC, USA), Gretchen Christopher (b. 29 February 1940, Olympia, Washington, DC, USA) and Barbara Ellis (b. 20 February 1940, Olympia, Washington, USA). They met while seniors at high school in the girls’ home town. Originally a female duo, the Read more

Jimmy Clanton - 75% match to Mark Dinning

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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2 September 1940, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. Pop vocalist Clanton celebrated his 18th birthday with his co-written debut hit, the R&B ballad ‘Just A Dream’, at number 4 in the US Hot 100. His smooth singing style appealed to the teen market and his subsequent releases were aimed in that direction. These included ‘My Own True Love’, which used the me Read more

Freddy Cannon - 62% match to Mark Dinning

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

Frankie Avalon - 58% match to Mark Dinning

Genres: 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

Johnny Preston - 57% match to Mark Dinning

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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John Preston Courville, 18 August 1939, Port Arthur, Texas, USA. This pop ballad and rock singer first performed in the Lamar University (Beaumont, Texas) group the Shades, in 1957, and was brought to the attention of Mercury Records by disc jockey and singer, the Big Bopper (Jape Richardson). Among the tracks Richardson wrote and produced for him was the novelty ‘Runni Read more

Johnny Tillotson - 55% match to Mark Dinning

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

Jimmy Jones - 54% match to Mark Dinning

Genres: Doo Wop Easy Listening Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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2 June 1937, Birmingham, Alabama, USA. Some sources state 1942 as his year of birth. Jones, who had spent a long apprenticeship singing in R&B doo-wop groups, became a rock ‘n’ roll star in the early 60s singing ‘Handy Man’ and other hits with a dramatic and piercingly high falsetto. He began his career as a tap dancer, and in 1955 joined a vocal grou Read more

Bobby Lewis - 53% match to Mark Dinning

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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17 February 1933, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Lewis grew up in an orphanage before being adopted by a Detroit family at the age of 12. He reportedly worked with jazz greats Duke Ellington and Wes Montgomery during his youth and befriended a young Jackie Wilson in the mid-50s. Lewis’ first single, for the Parrot Records label, was released in 1956. Three years later he m Read more

The Skyliners - 50% match to Mark Dinning

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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This white vocal doo-wop quintet comprised members drawn from two Pittsburgh, USA-based groups. Jimmy Beaumont (lead vocals), Wally Lester (tenor) and Jackie Taylor (bass) had sung with the Crescents, while Janet Vogel (10 June 1941, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 21 February 1980, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA) and Joe VerScharen (b. 30 August 1940, Pittsburgh, Pennsylva Read more

Bobby Freeman - 40% match to Mark Dinning

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s
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The Hollywood Argyles - 40% match to Mark Dinning

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s
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The Hollywood Argyles was a group assembled after a record, ‘Alley-Oop’, had already been released under that name. The song was written by Dallas Frazier and recorded by vocalist Gary S. Paxton and producer Bobby Rey while Paxton was a member of the Arizona-based duo Skip And Flip. Because that duo was contracted to Brent Records, and ‘Alley-Oop’ was issued Read more

Connie Francis - 38% match to Mark Dinning

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero, 12 December 1938, Newark, New Jersey, USA. A popular singer of tearful ballads and jaunty up-tempo numbers, Francis was one of the most successful female artists of the 50s and 60s. She began playing the accordion at the age of four, and was singing and playing professionally when she was 11. After winning an Arthur Godfrey Talent Show, she ch Read more

Ray Peterson - 38% match to Mark Dinning

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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23 April 1939, Denton, Texas, USA, d. 25 January 2005, Smyrna, Tennessee, USA. Peterson entertained other patients with his singing during lengthy treatment for polio in the Texas Warm Springs Foundation Hospital. On discharge, he performed in local clubs before moving to Los Angeles where he was spotted by manager Stan Shulman who procured an RCA - Victor Records recording Read more

The Four Preps - 36% match to Mark Dinning

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in the early 50s in Hollywood, California, USA, the Four Preps were a vocal group consisting of Bruce Belland, Glen Larson, Marvin Inabnett and Ed Cobb (d. 1999, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA). Recording for Capitol Records, they placed 13 singles in the US charts between 1956 and 1964, two of which made the Top 5 in 1958. The quartet began singing together during their high-sch Read more


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