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Randy Newman - 100% match to Nilsson

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Randall Stuart Newman, 28 November 1943, Los Angeles, California, USA. One of the great middle-American songwriters, Newman is William Faulkner, Garrison Keillor, Edward Hopper and Norman Rockwell rolled into one and set to music. Newman’s songs are uncompromising and humorous but are often misconceived as being cruel and trite.Educated at the Un Read more

Van Dyke Parks - 93% match to Nilsson

Genres: Folk Instrumental Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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Todd Rundgren - 83% match to Nilsson

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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22 June 1948, Upper Darby, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. One of rock’s eccentric talents, Rundgren began his career in local bar-band Woody’s Truck Stop, before forming the Nazz in 1967. This acclaimed quartet completed three albums of anglophile pop/rock before disintegrating in 1970. Rundgren sought solace as an engineer - his credits included Stage Fright by Read more

Dennis Wilson - 78% match to Nilsson

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s
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4 December 1944, Hawthorne, California, USA, d. 28 December 1983, California, USA. The former drummer with the Beach Boys started to develop as a notable songwriter during the late 60s when his elder brother, Brian Wilson, became less prolific. Dennis blossomed showing a hitherto unseen sensitivity which had always been clouded by his wild nature and legendary womanizing. O Read more

Beach Boys - 77% match to Nilsson

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Beach Boys - 77% match to Nilsson

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The seminal line-up of this celebrated US pop band comprised brothers Brian Wilson (20 June 1942, Hawthorne, California, USA), Carl Wilson (b. 21 December 1946, Hawthorne, California, d. 6 February 1998, Los Angeles, California, USA) and Dennis Wilson (b. 4 December 1944, Hawthorne, California, USA, d. 28 December 1983), their cousin Mike Love (b. 15 March 1941, Baldwin Hill Read more

The Kinks - 74% match to Nilsson

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Music & Radio Music Theme Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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It is ironic that one of Britain’s most enduring and respected band spawned from the beat boom of the early 60s, received, for the best part of two decades, success, adulation and financial reward in the USA. This most ‘English’ institution was able to fill stadiums in any part of the USA, while in Britain, a few thousand devotees watched their heroes perform in Read more

George Harrison - 67% match to Nilsson

Genres: Documentaries Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 February 1943, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, d. 29 November 2001, Los Angeles, California, USA. As the youngest member of the Beatles, Harrison was constantly overshadowed by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Although ‘Don’t Bother Me’ (With The Beatles), ‘I Need You’ (Help!) and ‘If I Needed Someone’ (Rubber Soul) revealed a considerabl Read more

Big Star - 66% match to Nilsson

Genres: Music & Radio Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, in 1971, Big Star’s reputation and influence has far outweighed any commercial rewards they have enjoyed during their career. They evolved when ex-Box Tops singer Alex Chilton (William Alexander Chilton, 28 December 1950, Memphis, Tennessee, USA) joined a local act, Ice Water, which included Chris Bell (b. 12 January 1951, Memphis, Ten Read more

Laura Nyro - 66% match to Nilsson

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Laura Nigro, 18 October 1947, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA, d. 8 April 1997, Danbury, Connecticut, USA. The daughter of an accomplished jazz trumpeter, Nyro was introduced to music at an early age, reputedly completing her first composition when she was only eight years old. Her main influences ranged from Bob Dylan to John Coltrane, but the artist’s 1966 deb Read more

Paul & Linda McCartney - 66% match to Nilsson

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Paul McCartney - 66% match to Nilsson

Genres: Classical Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Paul McCartney, 18 June 1942, Liverpool, Lancashire, England. Although commitments to the Beatles not unnaturally took precedence, bass player/vocalist McCartney nonetheless pursued several outside projects during this tenure. Many reflected friendships or personal preferences, ranging from production work for Cliff Bennett, Paddy, Klaus And Gibson and the Bonzo Dog Do Read more

Paul Simon - 66% match to Nilsson

Genres: Folk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Paul Frederic Simon, 13 October 1941, Newark, New Jersey, USA. Simon first entered the music business with partner Art Garfunkel in the duo Tom And Jerry. In 1957, they scored a US hit with the rock ‘n’ roll influenced ‘Hey, Schoolgirl’. After one album, they split up in order to return to college. Although Simon briefly worked with Carole King recording Read more

Brian Wilson - 64% match to Nilsson

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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20 June 1942, Hawthorne, California, USA. Brian Wilson, the spiritual leader of the Beach Boys, has received as much press and publicity for his health and mental problems over the years as has his magnificent contribution as songwriter, producer, arranger and vocalist of that famous group.It was suggested as early as 1965 that Wilson was a ‘musi Read more

Emitt Rhodes - 62% match to Nilsson

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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25 February 1950, Hawthorne, California, USA, d. 2002. Rhodes first attracted attention as drummer in the Palace Guard, a Los Angeles-based septet which recorded several superior British-influenced singles, notably ‘All Night Long’ and ‘(Like) Falling Sugar’. Rhodes left the line-up in 1966, tiring of its conservative image, and having switched to guitar, Read more


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