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Quarterflash - 100% 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

Loverboy - 59% match to Patty Smyth

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Canadian hard rock outfit formed in 1978 by Mike Reno (Joseph Michael Rynoski, 8 January 1955, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; vocals), Paul Dean (b. 19 February 1946, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; guitar), Doug Johnston (b. 19 December 1957, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; keyboards), Scott Smith (b. Donald Scott Smith, 13 February 1955, d. November 2 Read more

Eddie Money - 57% 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

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Pat Benatar - 57% 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

The Motels - 56% match to Patty Smyth

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Berkeley, California, in the early 70s, the early line-up of the Motels, originally known as the Warfield Foxes, comprised Martha Davis (15 January 1951, Berkeley, California, USA; vocals), Dean Chamberlain (guitar), Robert Newman (drums) and Richard D’Andrea (bass). Relocating to Los Angeles, the band recorded a demo tape for Warner Brothers Records in 1975, Read more

Debbie Gibson - 50% match to Patty Smyth

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Deborah Ann Gibson, 31 August 1970, Brooklyn, New York, USA. This pop singer generated massive sales in the late 80s, particularly in her homeland. Following training in piano and early songwriting ventures, Gibson was signed to the management of Doug Breithart by the time she was 13 years old. The following three years saw her apprenticeship in recording studios as she prod Read more

Taylor Dayne - 50% match to Patty Smyth

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Dance Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lesley Wonderman, 7 March 1962, Baldwin, Nassau County, New York, USA. Dayne rose from obscurity to the top of the US pop charts in the late 80s and early 90s. Dayne listened to rock and soul music as a child and made her onstage singing debut at the age of six. In high school she took singing lessons and after graduating joined the rock band Felony followed by a new wave ba Read more

Juice Newton - 48% match to Patty Smyth

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Judy Kaye Cohen, 18 February 1952, Lakehurst, New Jersey, USA. This singing daughter from a military family spent most of her childhood in Virginia. While completing a formal education in California, she fronted Dixie Peach, a country rock combo that was renamed Silver Spur for their RCA Records albums in the mid-70s. Despite assistance from top Los Angeles session musicians Read more

Wilson Phillips - 48% 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

Berlin - 47% match to Patty Smyth

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US band from Los Angeles was formed in 1977 as a new wave/electro pop group. The original band included main songwriter John Crawford (17 January 1960; bass/synthesizer, ex-Videos), Terri Nunn (b. 26 June 1961; vocals), Jo Julian (b. 22 January 1948; synthesizer), Chris Velasco (b. Germany; guitar/vocals) and Dan Van Patten (drums, ex-Barbies). This line-up released a s Read more

Sheena Easton - 43% match to Patty Smyth

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Sheena Shirley Orr, 27 April 1959, Bellshill, Scotland. Orr began performing while studying speech and drama at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music And Drama, studying by day and singing with the band Something Else in the evenings. Her short-lived marriage to actor Sandi Easton gave Orr her new name, and as Sheena Easton she was signed to EMI Records in 1979 following an au Read more

Don Henley - 39% match to Patty Smyth

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Donald Hugh Henley, 22 July 1947, Gilmer, Texas, USA. Drummer and vocalist Henley entered music as a member of the Four Speeds and Felicity, the latter of which became known as Shiloh on moving to Los Angeles, California, in 1969. This country rock unit completed an album under the aegis of producer Kenny Rogers, but split up when Henley joined Linda Ronstadt’s touring Read more

John Waite - 37% match to Patty Smyth

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 July 1952, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. Waite is a singer, bass player, and occasional harmonica player who has found greater fame and fortune in the USA than in his native land. A former art student, he began playing in bands in the late 60s and in 1976 formed the Babys with Mike Corby, Tony Brock and Walter Stocker. The Babys split in 1981 after five albums and Waite Read more

The Go-Go's - 37% match to Patty Smyth

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This all-female band, originally called the Misfits, was formed in California, USA, in 1978 by Belinda Carlisle (17 August 1958, Hollywood, California, USA; lead vocals) and Jane Wiedlin (b. 20 May 1958, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, USA; rhythm guitar/vocals). They were joined by Charlotte Caffey (b. 21 October 1953, Santa Monica, California, USA; lead guitar/keyboards), Elissa Be Read more

Steve Perry - 36% 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


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