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Paul Davis - 100% match to Marty Balin

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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21 April 1948, Meridian, Mississippi, USA, d. 22 April 2008, Meridian, Mississippi, USA. Davis was spotted playing with his own country rock band, by the wife of Bert Berns of Bang Records in 1970, who signed him as a solo singer. Davis’ first release, a cover version of the Jarmels’ 1961 doo-wop hit ‘A Little Bit Of Soap’, narrowly missed the US Top 50 t Read more

Karla Bonoff - 95% match to Marty Balin

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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27 December 1951, Santa Monica, California, USA. Bonoff already had some success writing songs for other people long before launching a solo career in the late 70s, and she worked with Andrew Gold, Wendy Waldman and Kenny Edward in the songwriter ‘supergroup’ Bryndle. Her introspective, folksy material had graced records by Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt and Nicolett Read more

Jefferson Starship - 78% match to Marty Balin

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formerly the Jefferson Airplane, the band evolved into the Jefferson Starship after Paul Kantner (17 March 1941, San Francisco, California, USA; guitar/vocals) had previously released Blows Against The Empire in 1970, billed as Paul Kantner with the Jefferson Starship. His fascination with science fiction no doubt led the Airplane to metamorphose into a Starship.

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Franke & The Knockouts - 67% match to Marty Balin

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This New Jersey soft rock quartet, were fronted by Franke Previte from New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA. They originally included Billy Elworthy (guitar), Blake Levinsohn (keyboards), Leigh Foxx (bass) and Claude LeHenaff (drums). Singer-songwriter Previte, who had previously sung with the Oxford Watch Band and a heavy metal act Bull Angus, formed the band in 1980. They joined Mi Read more

Michael Johnson - 60% match to Marty Balin

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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Christopher Cross - 57% match to Marty Balin

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Christopher Geppert, 3 May 1951, San Antonio, Texas, USA. Formerly a member of Texas heavy rock band Flash, Cross was signed to Warner Brothers Records on the strength of his songwriting talents. His 1980 debut, full of smooth AOR songs ideal for radio-play, spawned hits in ‘Ride Like The Wind’ (US number 2 - featuring Michael McDonald), ‘Sailing (US number 1) Read more

Champaign - 50% match to Marty Balin

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Based in Champaign, Illinois, USA, this self-contained pop-funk band came together in 1981 and took their name from their home city. A white instrumental unit fronted by two black vocalists, Champaign was a merger of veterans of previous bands and comprised Michael Day (guitar/keyboards), Rocky Maffit (drums), Leon Reeder (guitar), Dana Walden (keyboards), Michael Reed (bass), Read more

Ambrosia - 49% match to Marty Balin

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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From Los Angeles, California, USA, Ambrosia was formed in 1970 by David Pack (15 July 1952, Huntington Park, California, USA; vocals/guitar), Joe Puerta (b. 2 July 1951; vocals/bass), Burleigh Drummond (drums) and Christopher North (keyboards). Beginning with a lightweight AOR sound, Ambrosia’s albums steadily improved over time as they toughened up their music. They en Read more

Bob Welch - 49% match to Marty Balin

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Welch, 31 July 1946, Los Angeles, California, USA. Singer-songwriter Welch, the son of a movie producer and an actress, was raised in Hollywood. After studying as a French major at UCLA, Welch joined the R&B band Ivory Hudson And The Harlequins, who later changed their name to Seven Souls before breaking up in 1969 after failing to secure a recording contract. Wel Read more

Stephen Bishop - 49% match to Marty Balin

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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14 November 1951, San Diego, California, USA. While he had mastered both piano and trombone, it was an older brother’s gift of an electric guitar that launched a vocational flight whereby an unprepossessing, bespectacled 14-year-old became a highly popular songwriter of US pop. In 1967, he formed his first group, the Weeds, who recorded some Beatles -inspired demos in L Read more

England Dan & John Ford Coley - 48% match to Marty Balin

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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Nicolette Larson - 48% match to Marty Balin

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 July 1952, Helena, Montana, USA, d. 16 December 1997, Los Angeles, California, USA. Larson moved to California where she became a member of touring roadbands with Hoyt Axton and Commander Cody. By the 70s she had become established as a session singer and appeared on albums by Emmylou Harris (Luxury Liner), Linda Rondstadt (Mad Love) and Neil Young (American Stars And Bar Read more

Little River Band - 47% match to Marty Balin

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Prior to the success of AC/DC, Air Supply, Men At Work and INXS, the Little River Band were probably Australia’s most successful international rock band. Evolving out of Mississippi, who had previously spent much time working in London, former members Graham Goble (15 May 1947, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia; guitar), Beeb Birtles (b. Gerard Bertelkamp, 28 Novembe Read more

Benny Mardones - 46% match to Marty Balin

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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Firefall - 46% match to Marty Balin

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A second generation US country rock band in the tradition of Poco and the Eagles. Formed during the genre’s heyday the initial line-up was comprised of ex-Flying Burrito Brothers members Rick Roberts (1950, Florida, USA; guitar/vocals) and Michael Clarke (b. Michael Dick, 3 June 1946, Spokane, Washington State, USA, d. 19 December 1993, Treasure Island, Florida, USA; dr Read more


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