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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

Firefall - 96% match to Marty Balin

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock 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

Jefferson Starship - 90% match to Marty Balin

Genres: Pop / Rock 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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Robbie Dupree - 80% match to Marty Balin

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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Ambrosia - 77% match to Marty Balin

Genres: Pop / Rock 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

England Dan & John Ford Coley - 77% match to Marty Balin

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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Motels - 72% match to Marty Balin

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Orleans - 72% match to Marty Balin

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US soft rock outfit was formed in 1972 by John Hall (Baltimore, Maryland, USA; guitar/vocals), Larry Hoppen (guitar/vocals) and Wells Kelly (d. 1984; drums/keyboards/vocals). Drawing from a variety of sources - country, rock, soul and calypso - Orleans acquired a cult following as one of the more intelligent mainstream bands of their era. With Larry Hoppen’s brothe Read more

The Motels - 72% match to Marty Balin

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Berkeley, California, in the early 70s, the early line-up of the Motels, originally known as the Warfield Foxes, comprised Martha Davis (15 January 1951, Berkeley, California, USA; vocals), Dean Chamberlain (guitar), Robert Newman (drums) and Richard D’Andrea (bass). Relocating to Los Angeles, the band recorded a demo tape for Warner Brothers Records in 1975, Read more

Christopher Cross - 69% match to Marty Balin

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock 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

Stephen Bishop - 69% 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

Steven Bishop - 69% match to Marty Balin

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Kenny Loggins - 64% match to Marty Balin

Genres: Children's Music Folk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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7 January 1948, Everett, Washington, USA. Loggins, who began his career as a staff writer for Wingate Music, came to prominence as a member of Loggins And Messina from 1971-77. After separating from Jim Messina, he set out on a solo recording career, specialising in rock ballads such as ‘Whenever I Call You ‘Friend’’, a 1978 US Top 5 hit which was co-writ Read more

Quarterflash - 63% match to Marty Balin

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This band from Portland, Oregon, USA were most renowned for October 1981’s US number 3 hit single, ‘Harden My Heart’. This track, which also reached the UK Top 50, was a prime example of the band’s AOR sound, delivering passionate guitars, wailing saxophone, emotive vocals, and an enormous chorus. Originally known as Seafood Mama, Quarterflash boasted the ta Read more

Little River Band - 61% match to Marty Balin

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock 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


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