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Quarterflash - 71% match to Patty Smyth

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This band from Portland, Oregon, USA were most renowned for October 1981’s US number 3 hit single, ‘Harden My Heart’. This track, which also reached the UK Top 50, was a prime example of the band’s AOR sound, delivering passionate guitars, wailing saxophone, emotive vocals, and an enormous chorus. Originally known as Seafood Mama, Quarterflash boasted the ta Read more

Steve Perry - 59% match to Patty Smyth

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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22 January 1953, Hanford, California, USA. Following the success of Escape and Frontiers, the members of US band Journey took an extended break in order to pursue solo projects. Vocalist Steve Perry assembled a team of respected session players to produce Street Talk, which displayed soul and R&B influences in both Perry’s vocals and songwriting, and proved a superb Read more

The Outfield - 54% match to Patty Smyth

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A trio of Tony Lewis (vocals), John Spinks (guitar) and Alan Jackman (drums), Outfield formed in the East End of London, England, in the mid-80s. However, all of their success would come in the USA. Signed to Columbia Records, they recorded the bland but proficient pop rock debut Play Deep in 1986, which included the successful radio single ‘Your Love’. As a result th Read more

Pat Benatar - 50% match to Patty Smyth

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Patricia Andrzejewski, 10 January 1953, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. After training as an opera singer, Pat Benatar became a major hitmaker in the early 80s, adept at both mainstream rock and powerful ballads, often focusing on personal relationships and sexual politics. She married Dennis Benatar after graduating from high school and relocated to Virginia. By the Read more

Eddie Money - 45% match to Patty Smyth

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Edward Joseph Mahoney, 2 March 1949, New York City, New York, USA. Legend has it that Brooklyn native Edward Mahoney was a New York police officer when first discovered by promoter Bill Graham (he was, in fact, a NYPD typist). Nevertheless, under Graham’s managerial wing, Mahoney became Eddie Money and produced two hit singles in ‘Baby Hold On’ and ‘Two T Read more

Heart - 44% match to Patty Smyth

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Music Theme Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This durable US rock band features the talents of sisters Ann (19 June 1951, San Diego, California, USA) and Nancy Wilson (b. 16 March 1954, San Francisco, California, USA). The elder sister had released two singles as Ann Wilson And The Daybreaks on a local label in 1967. After a series of unreleased demos she took her sister to Vancouver, Canada, in search of a backing ban Read more

Wilson Phillips - 44% match to Patty Smyth

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The daughters of Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson and his ex-wife Marilyn (formerly of the Honeys) and John Phillips and Michelle Phillips of the Mamas And The Papas, this US trio proved that they were up to the task of following those famous footsteps by scoring three number 1 singles in the American charts, with ‘Hold On’, ‘Release Me’ and ‘You’re Read more

R.E.O. Speedwagon - 43% match to Patty Smyth

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Bad English - 42% match to Patty Smyth

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Towards the end of the 80s, a new generation of ‘supergroups’ emerged from the USA, including Mr. Big, Badlands, Damn Yankees, Alias, and, arguably the most successful of them all, Bad English. The band was formed in 1988 by ex-Babys vocalist and successful solo artist John Waite (4 July 1952, Lancaster, Lancashire, England), ex-Santana and Journey guitarist Neal S Read more

Susanna Hoffs - 40% match to Patty Smyth

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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17 January 1959, Newport Beach, California, USA. The Bangles folded in 1989 partly because Susanna Hoffs was being touted as the ‘star’ in a previously egalitarian band. It is ironic, therefore, that her solo career failed to come close to the success enjoyed by her old band. Her first offering, 1991’s When You’re A Boy (including an ill-advised cover ver Read more

Night Ranger - 39% match to Patty Smyth

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This talented and sophisticated American pomp-rock group released a string of first-class albums between 1982 and 1988. Featuring Jack Blades (vocals, bass), Brad Gillis (guitar, ex-Ozzy Osbourne), Alan Fitzgerald (keyboards, ex-Montrose), Kelly Keagy (drums) and Jeff Watson (guitar), they gigged in and around their home town of San Francisco as an extension of Gillis’ clu Read more

Faith Hill - 36% match to Patty Smyth

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Audrey Faith Perry, 21 September, 1967, Jackson, Mississippi, USA. Raised in the small town of Star, Mississippi, USA, this popular country singer was singing at family gatherings from the age of three. She was influenced by Reba McEntire and formed her first band when she was 17 years old, performing at local rodeos. She moved to Nashville in 1989 and her first job was sell Read more

Starship - 36% match to Patty Smyth

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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Honeymoon Suite - 35% match to Patty Smyth

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A Canadian hard rock quintet of Johnny Dee (guitar, vocals), Derry Grehan (lead guitar), Dave Betts (drums), Gary Lalonde (bass) and Ray Coburn (keyboards), Honeymoon Suite formed in 1982 and set about establishing the strong club following that accompanied them throughout their career. Their debut release was a self-financed single, ‘New Girl Now’, which sold in suff Read more

Peter Cetera - 35% match to Patty Smyth

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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13 September 1944, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Peter Cetera was the last musician to join the original line-up of Chicago, and he remained with that highly successful outfit through its first 17 albums as lead singer and bass player. In 1981, Cetera recorded a self-titled solo album on Full Moon Records, which only reached number 143 on the US album chart. He left the group in 1 Read more


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