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Lenny Welch - 97% match to Mel Carter

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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15 May 1938, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA. Treading the same path as Johnny Mathis, Welch built his career singing pop tunes with a hint of R&B flavour and a succinct sweetness in the voice. He began singing professionally in 1958, and signed with Archie Bleyer’s Cadence label in 1960. His record was a remake of an old Jerry Vale hit, ‘You Don’t Know Me Read more

Shep & The Limelites - 73% match to Mel Carter

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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R&B vocal group hailing from New York City, USA. James Sheppard (c.1936, Queens, New York City, New York, USA, d. 24 January 1970, Long Island, New York, USA) was lead and songwriter successively for two R&B groups, the Heartbeats and Shep And The Limelites. He created the first ‘song cycle’ (i.e., a string of songs constituting a musical and literary unit) Read more

Marcie Blaine - 69% match to Mel Carter

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Marcie Blane - 69% match to Mel Carter

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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21 May 1944, Brooklyn, New York, USA. The daughter of a musician and one-time music teacher, she was signed to Marv Holtzman’s Seville label shortly after graduating from high school in 1962. She found instant but short-lived fame when her debut single, the infectious and cute pop song ‘Bobby’s Girl’, took her to number 3 in the US singles chart in 1962. Read more

The Murmaids - 67% match to Mel Carter

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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This rock ‘n’ roll female group came from Los Angeles, California, USA. The members were sisters Carol (1948) and Terry Fischer (b. 1946), and Sally Gordon (b. 1946). Their ‘Popsicles And Icicles’ went to number 3 on the pop chart in 1963. The song, written by David Gates of Bread and produced by Kim Fowley, was as substantial as cotton-candy, but girl gr Read more

The Dovells - 66% match to Mel Carter

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Originally called the Brooktones, this Philadelphia-based R&B vocal group comprised Len Barry (Leonard Borisoff, 6 December 1942, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA), Jerry Summers (b. Jerry Gross), Mike Dennis (b. Michael Freda) and Danny Brooks (b. Jim Meeley). Signed to Parkway Records, the group had a US number 2 hit in 1961 with ‘Bristol Stomp’, succeeded the Read more

The Essex - 66% match to Mel Carter

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s
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Vic Dana - 64% match to Mel Carter

Genres: Easy Listening Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 2000s
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26 August 1942, Buffalo, New York, USA. As a young boy, Dana trained as a dancer, and at the age of 11 was spotted, performing in Buffalo, by Sammy Davis Jnr. Influenced by Davis, the Dana family moved to California, where young Dana worked on his dancing and also studied singing. In 1960, he toured as a solo act, appearing on the same bill as the Fleetwoods, and then signed Read more

Terry Stafford - 63% match to Mel Carter

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Hollis, Oklahoma, USA, d. 17 March 1996. This tall, local sports champion was also a fan of Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly, artists into whose repertoires he would dip when singing with his school group. With his parents’ blessing, he began a showbusiness career in Hollywood where, after two years as a nightclub entertainer, he was spotted by John Fisher and Les Worden w Read more

The Four Preps - 57% match to Mel Carter

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

Ruby & The Romantics - 56% match to Mel Carter

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Edward Roberts (first tenor), George Lee (second tenor), Ronald Mosley (baritone) and Leroy Fann (9 November 1936, d. November 1973; bass) had been working as the Supremes prior to the arrival of Ruby Nash Curtis (b. 12 November 1939, New York City, New York, USA) in 1962. Curtis had met the group in Akron, Ohio, and took on the role as their lead singer. They subsequently s Read more

The Flying Machine - 56% match to Mel Carter

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Not to be confused with the US outfit from James Taylor’s pre- Apple Records days, this Flying Machine was the brainchild of British writers and producers Tony Macaulay and Geoff Stephens. Recorded by session musicians, ‘Smile A Little Smile For Me’ failed to chart in the UK, but it soared to number 5 in the US in November 1969. For the purposes of touring, a gro Read more

Gale Garnett - 55% match to Mel Carter

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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17 July 1942, Auckland, New Zealand. Garnett moved with her parents to the USA in 1951. Garnett’s ‘We’ll Sing In The Sunshine’ was a US number 4 hit and a product of the folk music boom of the early 60s. It probably achieved pop success because of its cheerful and innocent young teen sound. Garnett began her career as an actress, appearing in many stage p Read more

Johnnie & Joe - 48% match to Mel Carter

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 2000s
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This US R&B duo featured Johnnie Louise Richardson (d. 25 October 1988) and Joe Rivers (Charleston, South Carolina, USA). Emerging from the Bronx, New York, USA, they were famed for their sublime doo-wop-flavoured ballads, notably ‘Over The Mountain, Across The Sea’ (number 3 R&B/number 8 pop, 1957), one of the most memorable and enduring early rock ‘n Read more

The Dreamlovers - 47% match to Mel Carter

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Formed as the Romances in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, in 1956, the Dreamlovers notched up two claims to fame: their own US Top 10 doo-wop ballad, 1961’s ‘When We Get Married’, and their role as Chubby Checker’s back-up group on his top-selling dance hit ‘The Twist’. The quintet initially comprised lead vocalist William Johnson, tenor Tommy Ric Read more


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