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The J. Geils Band - 100% match to Peter Wolf

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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Mudcrutch - 91% match to Peter Wolf

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Ian Hunter - 78% match to Peter Wolf

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 June 1946, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. Having served a musical apprenticeship in several contrasting groups, Hunter was employed as a contract songwriter when approached to audition for a new act recently signed by Island Records. Initially known as Silence, the band took the name Mott The Hoople on his installation and Hunter’s gravelly vocals and image-consciou Read more

Willie Nile - 78% match to Peter Wolf

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Barton Noonan, 1949, Buffalo, New York, USA. This literate folk rock troubadour was compared to Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen when his self-titled debut album appeared in 1980. However, this release - specifically the opener ‘Vagabond Moon’ - was indebted to the jangle of the Byrds, in a similar way to Tom Petty’s work from the same period.

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Joe Henry - 73% match to Peter Wolf

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. As a child Henry moved to the Midwest through his father’s peripatetic job with car manufacturers Chevrolet. Most of his youth was spent in and around Detroit, where he met and married wife Melanie Ciccone (the sister of Madonna). They moved to Brooklyn, New York, in 1985, then Los Angeles in 1990 when Ciccone was offered a job with Brian Read more

The Jayhawks - 66% match to Peter Wolf

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Def American Records producer George Drakoulias discovered this Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA-based band after they had already made two low-key records. Legend has it that he phoned Dave Ayers of Twin/Tone Records and, on overhearing a collection of the band’s demos during the conversation, signed them up. Together since 1985, until their induction to Rick Rubin’s ecle Read more

Cheap Trick - 60% match to Peter Wolf

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of rock’s most entertaining attractions, Cheap Trick formed in Chicago, Illinois, USA, in 1973. Rick Nielsen (22 December 1946, Rockford, Illinois, USA; guitar/vocals) and Tom Petersson (b. Tom Peterson, 9 May 1950, Rockford, Illinois, USA; bass/vocals) began their careers in various high school bands, before securing a recording contract as members of Fuse. This sh Read more

Los Lobos - 59% match to Peter Wolf

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Latin Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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Los Lobos are the undisputed leaders of the Tex-Mex brand of rock ‘n’ roll, which is Latin-based Chicano music built around accordion and guitar. They were formed in 1973 in Los Angeles by César Rosas (26 September 1954; vocals, guitar, mandolin), David Hidalgo (b. 6 October 1954; vocals, guitar, accordion), Luis (Louie) Pérez (b. 29 January 1953; dru Read more

Jackson Browne - 55% match to Peter Wolf

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Clyde Jackson Browne, 9 October 1948, Heidelberg, Germany, but raised in Los Angeles, California, USA, from the age of three. Browne was introduced to folk music while in his teens and began writing songs at the instigation of two high school friends, Greg Copeland and Steve Noonan. The youngsters frequented the Paradox club, a favoured haunt of traditional musicians, where Read more

Steve Earle - 54% match to Peter Wolf

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Stephen Fain Earle, 17 January 1955, Fort Monroe, Virginia, USA. Earle’s father was an air-traffic controller and the family was raised in Schertz, near San Antonio, Texas. Earle played an acoustic guitar from the age of 11, but he also terrorized his school friends with a sawn-off shotgun. He left home many times and sang ‘Help Me Make It Through The Night’ a Read more

John Mellencamp - 52% match to Peter Wolf

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Documentaries Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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7 October 1951, Seymour, Indiana, USA. Mellencamp survived an early phase as a glam-rocker to become one of America’s most successful mainstream rock singers of the past three decades.Mellencamp played in local band Trash with guitarist Larry Crane, who remained with the singer throughout the 80s. In 1976, David Bowie’s manager Tony DeFries Read more

John Prine - 52% match to Peter Wolf

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Folk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 October 1946, Maywood, Illinois, USA. His grandfather had played with Merle Travis, and Prine himself started playing guitar at the age of 14. He then spent time in college, worked as a postman for five years, and spent two years in the army. He began his musical career around 1970, singing in clubs in the Chicago area. Prine signed to Atlantic Records in 1971, releasing Read more

Chuck Prophet - 49% match to Peter Wolf

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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USA. Prophet first attracted attention in March 1983 on joining Los Angeles band Green On Red. His exciting, highly skilled, technique added a new dimension to this already excellent group, although critics initially dubbed his work derivative of Neil Young. Successive releases by the group established Prophet as one of the era’s finest musicians, whose skills were enha Read more

Pete Townshend - 49% match to Peter Wolf

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend, 19 May 1945, Chiswick, London, England, the son of singer Betty Dennis and respected saxophonist Cliff Townshend. Having served his apprenticeship playing banjo in a dixieland jazz band, Pete joined the Detours as rhythm guitarist. This local attraction, which also featured Roger Daltrey and John Entwistle, was a vital stepping-stone to the Read more

Boz Scaggs - 48% match to Peter Wolf

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Royce Scaggs, 8 June 1944, Canton, Ohio, USA. Scaggs was raised in Dallas, Texas, where he joined fellow guitarist Steve Miller in a high-school group, the Marksmen. The musicians maintained this partnership in the Ardells, a group they formed at the University of Wisconsin, but this early association ended when Scaggs returned to Texas. Boz then formed an R&B un Read more


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