Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs Similar Artists

Mickey & Sylvia - 79% match to Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Mickey Baker (McHouston Baker, 15 October 1925, Louisville, Kentucky, USA) and Sylvia Vanderpool (b. 6 March 1936, New York City, New York, USA). This popular duo began recording together in 1956 and enjoyed an US R&B chart-topper that year with ‘Love Is Strange’, which peaked at number 11 in the US pop chart the following year. This enduring call-and-response Read more

The Five Satins - 49% match to Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs

Genres: Blues Doo Wop Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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This R&B vocal group was formed in New Haven, Connecticut, USA, in 1955. The Five Satins’ first hit, ‘In The Still Of The Nite’ (US R&B number 3 and pop Top 30 in 1956), was one of the definitive songs of the early rock ‘n’ roll era, with its strong chanting of doo-wop riffs in the background and impassioned lead work. The group on this record c Read more

The Contours - 46% match to Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Contours formed as an R&B vocal group in Detroit in 1959, featuring lead vocalist Billy Gordon, Billy Hoggs, Joe Billingslea and Sylvester Potts. Hubert Johnson (14 January 1941, d. 11 July 1981) joined the line-up in 1960, and it was his cousin Jackie Wilson who secured the group an audition and then a contract with Motown Records in 1961. Initial singles proved uns Read more

Dion - 43% match to Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs

Genres: Blues Christian & Gospel Doo Wop Folk Holiday & Seasonal Music Theme Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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During his peak, from 1958-63, Dion (Dion Francis DiMucci, 18 July 1939, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA) was the quintessential Italian-American New York City rocker and was, perhaps, the first major white rock singer who was not from a southern city. The career of one of America’s legendary artists has spanned six decades, during which time he has made numerou Read more

Thurston Harris - 33% match to Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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Dion & The Belmonts - 32% match to Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs

Genres: Doo Wop Easy Listening Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s
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The Chiffons - 31% match to Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in the Bronx, New York City, USA, where all the members were born, erstwhile backing singers Judy Craig (6 August 1946, New York City, New York, USA), Barbara Lee Jones (b. 16 May 1947, New York City, New York, USA, d. 15 May 1992), Patricia Bennett (b. 7 April 1947, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA) and Sylvia Peterson (b. 30 September 1946), are best recalled Read more

Bobby Day - 28% match to Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Byrd, 1 July 1932, Fort Worth, Texas, USA, d. 27 July 1990. Day moved to Los Angeles in 1947 and shortly afterwards formed the Flames, who recorded under a variety of names on numerous labels throughout the 50s. Oddly, it took until 1957 before they achieved their first and biggest hit as the Hollywood Flames with Day’s song ‘Buzz, Buzz, Buzz’. Simultan Read more

Merry Clayton - 28% match to Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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25 December 1948, Gert Town, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. This powerful American vocalist made her debut in 1963 with ‘The Doorbell Rings’, before recording a version of ‘The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss)’, a song later popularized by Betty Everett and Cher. Clayton went on to record further singles before beginning a successful career as a ses Read more

The Penguins - 27% match to Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs

Genres: Doo Wop Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1954 in Fremont High School, Los Angeles, California, USA, the Penguins were one of the most important R&B vocal groups from the west coast in the early 50s. Their hit ballad ‘Earth Angel’ remains one of the most fondly recalled ‘doo-wop’ recordings. The group comprised lead vocalist Cleveland ‘Cleve’ Duncan (23 July 1935, Los Ange Read more

The Foundations - 25% match to Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in January 1967, the Foundations were discovered by London record dealer Barry Class as they rehearsed in the Butterfly, a club situated in a basement below his office. He introduced the group to songwriters Tony Macaulay and John Macleod, whose composition ‘Baby, Now That I’ve Found You’ became the group’s debut release. An engaging slice of commerci Read more

The Shirelles - 25% match to Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Passaic, New Jersey, USA, the Shirelles are possibly the archetypal ‘girl-group’; Shirley Owens (10 June 1941, Passaic, New Jesey, USA), Beverly Lee (b. 3 August 1941), Doris Kenner (b. Doris Coley, 2 August 1941, North Carolina, USA, d. 5 February 2000, Sacramento, California, USA) and Addie ‘Micki’ Harris (b. 22 January 1940, d. 10 June 1982) Read more

Ben E. King - 23% match to Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs

Genres: Doo Wop Easy Listening Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Benjamin Earl Nelson, 28 September 1938, Henderson, North Carolina, USA. King began his career while still a high-school student singing in a doo-wop group, the Four B’s. He later joined the Five Crowns who, in 1959, assumed the name the Drifters. King was the featured lead vocalist and occasional composer on several of their recordings including ‘There Goes My Bab Read more

Eric Carmen - 21% match to Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Eric Howard Carmen, 11 August 1949, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Carmen grew up in Lyndhurst, and at the age of 11 enrolled at the Cleveland Institute Of Music to study classical piano. Inspired by the British Invasion he later took up the guitar and set his heart on becoming a pop star. A veteran of several aspiring mid-west groups, Carmen first achieved success with the Raspberri Read more

Little Eva - 21% match to Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Eva Narcissus Boyd, 29 June 1943, Bellhaven, North Carolina, USA, d. 10 April 2003, Kinston, North Carolina, USA. Discovered by songwriters Carole King and Gerry Goffin, Little Eva shot to fame in 1962 with the international hit single ‘The Loco-Motion’, a driving, dance-based song that was the first release on the Dimension Records label. Its ebullient, adolescent Read more


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