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Joan Baez - 100% match to Melanie

Genres: Blues Blues Country & Bluegrass Folk Folk Holiday & Seasonal Latin Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Joan Chandos Baez, 9 January 1941, Staten Island, New York, USA. The often-used cliché - the queen of folk to Bob Dylan’s king - her sweeping soprano is one of the most distinctive voices in popular music. An impressive appearance at the 1959 Newport Folk Festival followed the singer’s early performances throughout the Boston/New England club scene and estab Read more

Judy Collins - 89% match to Melanie

Genres: Folk Folk Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Vocals Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Judith Marjorie Collins, 1 May 1939, Seattle, Washington, USA. One of the leading female singers to emerge from America’s folk revival in the early 60s, Judy Collins was originally trained as a classical pianist. Having discovered traditional music while a teenager, she began singing in the clubs of Central City and Denver, before embarking on a full-time career with en Read more

Janis Ian - 88% match to Melanie

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Janis Eddy Fink, 7 April 1951, the Bronx, New York, USA. A teenage prodigy, Ian first attracted attention when her early composition, ‘Hair Of Spun Gold’, was published in a 1964 issue of Broadside magazine. Performances at New York’s Village Gate and Gaslight venues inspired a recording contract that began with the controversial ‘Society’s Child (Ba Read more

Mary Hopkin - 86% match to Melanie

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 May 1950, Pontardawe, Glamorganshire, Wales. Hopkin’s career began while she was still a schoolgirl. Briefly a member of a local folk rock band, she completed several Welsh-language releases before securing a slot on the televised talent show, Opportunity Knocks. Fashion model Twiggy was so impressed by Hopkin’s performance she recommended the singer to Paul McCa Read more

Jackie DeShannon - 82% match to Melanie

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Sharon Lee Myers, 21 August 1944, Hazel, Kentucky, USA. This highly talented singer and songwriter was introduced to gospel, country and blues styles whilst still a child. She was actively performing by the age of 15 and, having travelled to Los Angeles, commenced a recording career in 1960 with a series of releases on minor labels. DeShannon’s collaborations with Sharo Read more

Arlo Guthrie - 81% match to Melanie

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 July 1947, Coney Island, New York, USA. The eldest son of folksinger Woody Guthrie, Arlo was raised in the genre’s thriving environment. His lengthy ballad, ‘Alice’s Restaurant Massacre’, was the outcome of being arrested for being a litter lout in 1965. It was a part humorous song, part narrative, and achieved popularity following the artist’s ap Read more

Marianne Faithfull - 79% match to Melanie

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Vocals Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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29 December 1946, Hampstead, London, England. Ex-convent schoolgirl Faithfull began her singing career upon meeting producer Andrew Loog Oldham at a London party. She was thus introduced into the Rolling Stones’ circle and a plaintive Mick Jagger / Keith Richards song, ‘As Tears Go By’, became her debut single in 1964. This folksy offering reached number 9, th Read more

Peter, Paul and Mary - 79% match to Melanie

Genres: Children's Music Folk Folk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
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Buffy Sainte-Marie - 75% match to Melanie

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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20 February 1941, Piapot Reserve, Saskatchewan, Canada. Adopted and raised in Maine and Massachusetts, Sainte-Marie received a PhD in Fine Art from the University of Massachusetts, but eschewed a teaching career in favour of folk singing. She was signed to Vanguard Records in 1964, following her successful performances at Gerde’s Folk City. Her debut It’s My Way! i Read more

Peter Sarstedt - 73% match to Melanie

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 December 1941, New Delhi, India. Sarstedt’s family relocated to England in 1954. Brother of 60s pop idol Eden Kane (working briefly as his bass player) this singer-songwriter was a denizen of the British folk scene when the hunt was on for a native riposte to Bob Dylan. Sarstedt was not chosen but, growing a luxuriant black moustache, he cultivated the image of a sua Read more

Sandy Denny - 73% match to Melanie

Genres: Folk Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Alexandra Elene Maclean Denny, 6 January 1947, Wimbledon, London, England, d. 21 April 1978, London, England. A former student at Kingston Art College where her contemporaries included John Renbourn and Jimmy Page, Sandy Denny forged her early reputation in such famous London folk clubs as Les Cousins, Bunjies and the Scots Hoose. Renowned for an eclectic repertoire, she fea Read more

The Seekers - 73% match to Melanie

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Founded in Australia in 1963, the original Seekers comprised Athol Guy (5 January 1940, Victoria, Australia; vocals/double bass), Keith Potger (b. 2 March 1941, Columbo, Sri Lanka; vocals/guitar), Bruce Woodley (b. 25 July 1942, Melbourne, Australia; vocals, guitar) and Ken Ray (lead vocals/guitar). After a year with the above line-up, Athol Guy recruited Judith Durham (b. 3 Read more

Rickie Lee Jones - 72% match to Melanie

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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8 November 1954, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Jones emerged from a thriving Los Angeles bohemian sub-culture in 1979 with a buoyant debut album, peppered with images of streetwise characters and indebted, lyrically, to beat and jazz styles. The set included the Chuck E. Weiss tribute ‘Chuck E.’s In Love’, a US Top 5 single, and ‘Easy Money’, a song previo Read more

Linda Ronstadt - 68% match to Melanie

Genres: Big Band & Swing Blues Country & Bluegrass Folk Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Linda Maria Ronstadt, 15 July 1946, Tucson, Arizona, USA. The daughter of a professional musician, Ronstadt’s first singing experience was gained with her sisters in the Three Ronstadts. She met guitarist Bob Kimmel at Arizona’s State University and together the two aspirants moved to Los Angeles, where they were joined by songwriter Kenny Edwards. Taking the name Read more

Emmylou Harris - 67% match to Melanie

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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2 April 1947, Birmingham, Alabama, USA. Harris was raised in North Carolina, later attending the University Of North Carolina on a drama scholarship. Starting as a folk singer, Harris tried her luck in the late 60s in New York’s Greenwich Village folk clubs, making an album for the independent Jubilee label in 1970. Gliding Bird was largely unrepresentative of her subse Read more


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