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A Taste Of Honey - 100% match to McFadden & Whitehead

Genres: Disco Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Tavares - 96% match to McFadden & Whitehead

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US group was formed in 1964 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA. The line-up comprised five brothers, Ralph (10 December 1948), Antone ‘Chubby’, Feliciano ‘Butch’, Arthur ‘Pooch’ and Perry Lee ‘Tiny’ Tavares. Originally known as Chubby And The Turnpikes, the group assumed its family’s surname in 1969. Although they lacked a di Read more

Peaches & Herb - 87% match to McFadden & Whitehead

Genres: Dance R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Herb Fame (Herbert Feemster, 1 October 1942, Washington, DC, USA) and Francine Barker (b. Francine Edna Hurd Barker, 28 April 1947, Washington, DC, USA, d. 13 August 2005, Maryland, USA). These two Washington, DC, USA-based singers were signed separately to the same record label, Date, and met on a promotional tour. Producer Dave Kapralik put the couple together, and their e Read more

Dan Hartman - 83% match to McFadden & Whitehead

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 November 1951, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 22 March 1994, Westport, Connecticut, USA. Hartman’s multi-instrumental talents and light tenor were first heard by North America at large when he served bands led, together and separately, by Johnny Winter and Edgar Winter. Employment by the latter from 1973-77 brought the greatest commercial rewards - principally via Read more

Sister Sledge - 79% match to McFadden & Whitehead

Genres: Disco R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Debra (9 July 1954), Joan (b. 13 September 1956), Kim (b. 21 August 1957) and Kathy Sledge (b. 6 January 1959) were all born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. They started their recording career on the Money Back label with 1971’s ‘Time Will Tell’. A short time working as backing singers followed before the quartet enjoyed a series of minor R& Read more

Van McCoy - 74% match to McFadden & Whitehead

Genres: Disco Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s
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Van Allen Clinton McCoy, 6 January 1940, Washington, DC, USA, d. 6 July 1979, Englewood, New Jersey, USA. This successful artist had been a member of several groups prior to announcing his solo career with ‘Hey Mr DJ’. Released in 1959, the single was distributed by Scepter Records, with whom McCoy subsequently served in an A&R capacity. He also branched out in Read more

Shalamar - 73% match to McFadden & Whitehead

Genres: Dance Disco Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This act was created by Dick Griffey, booking agent for US television’s Soul Train show, and Simon Soussan, a veteran of UK’s northern soul scene. The latter produced ‘Uptown Festival’, a medley of popular Motown Records favourites, which was issued on Griffey’s Solar label. Although credited to ‘Shalamar’, the track featured session musicians Read more

Alicia Bridges - 71% match to McFadden & Whitehead

Genres: Dance Disco
Decades Active: 1970s 2000s
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Atlanta, Georgia, USA. This vocalist caught the mood of the disco craze as it sashayed towards its Saturday Night Fever zenith in the late 70s. Although her debut album reached Billboard’s Top 40, she is remembered chiefly for the single ‘I Live The Night Life (Disco Round)’, which raced to number 5 in the USA and, when issued on Polydor, also made a strong im Read more

Cheryl Lynn - 70% match to McFadden & Whitehead

Genres: Disco R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Cheryl Lynn Smith, 11 March 1957, Los Angeles, California, USA. The full-throated Lynn became a hit-maker at the height of disco’s popularity, singing dance tunes that retained the gospel vocal approach of classic soul. Lynn grew up in the church where her mother was a minister of music. Her break into the music business came in 1976 after she won as a contestant on the Read more

Heatwave - 70% match to McFadden & Whitehead

Genres: Disco Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Although based in Britain, Heatwave was formed by the Wilder brothers, Johnnie (3 July 1949, Dayton, Ohio, USA, d. 13 May 2006, Clayton, Ohio, USA) and Keith, on their discharge from the US Army. An advertisement in a music paper yielded Hull, England-born songwriter and keyboardist Rod Temperton, while further members recruited were the American guitarists Eric Johns (b. Er Read more

The Trammps - 70% match to McFadden & Whitehead

Genres: Disco Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s
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Silver Convention - 69% match to McFadden & Whitehead

Genres: Disco
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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This studio group was created by Munich-based producers Silvester Levay and Michael Kunze. After scoring a UK hit in 1975 with ‘Save Me’, they went on to reach number 1 in the USA with ‘Fly, Robin, Fly’. The international fame persuaded the duo to audition some female singers to adopt the Silver Convention name and the lucky trio were Linda Thompson (ex-Les Read more

Rose Royce - 68% match to McFadden & Whitehead

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in the USA as a multi-purpose backing group, the original nine-piece worked under a variety of names. In 1973 Kenji Brown (guitar), Victor Nix (keyboards), Kenny Copeland, Freddie Dunn (trumpets), Michael Moore (saxophone), Lequient ‘Duke’ Jobe (bass), Henry Garner and Terrai Santiel (drums) backed Edwin Starr as Total Concept Limited, before supporting Yvonne Read more

The Hues Corporation - 67% match to McFadden & Whitehead

Genres: Disco R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA. Their name was taken as a pun on the Howard Hughes billion-dollar corporation. They had been performing for five years when their biggest hit, ‘Rock The Boat’, arrived. The vocal trio consisted of Hubert Ann Kelly (24 April 1947, Fairchild, Alabama, USA; soprano), St. Clair Lee (b. Bernard St. Clair Lee Calhoun Hender Read more

Anita Ward - 66% match to McFadden & Whitehead

Genres: Disco Electronic & Ambient R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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20 December 1957, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Ward enjoyed one international number 1 single during her career, a light disco song called ‘Ring My Bell’ in 1979. Initially a gospel singer, she was introduced to Memphis artist/producer Frederick Knight. Knight signed Ward to his own Juana label, affiliated with Florida’s successful TK Records, and they recorded an Read more


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