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The Routers - 96% match to Preston Epps

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 2000s
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A US instrumental unit formed in the early 60s in the Los Angeles, California area, the original Routers were not the same musicians that eventually secured the band’s only hit in 1962 with ‘Let’s Go (Pony)’. The original band comprised musicians Mike Gordon, Al Kait, Bill Moody, Lynn Frazier and a fifth musician (unknown). Signed to Warner Brothers Records, Read more

The String-A-Longs - 75% match to Preston Epps

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Keith McCormack (vocals/guitar), Richard Stevens (guitar), James Torres (guitar), Aubrey Lee de Cordova (bass) and Don Allen (drums) comprised this Texan high school group with a bias towards instrumentals. Encouraged by audience reaction to their act at local dances and parties, they auditioned for Norman Petty in his studio in Clovis, New Mexico. Impressed, Petty collaborated Read more

The Bell Notes - 40% match to Preston Epps

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in East Meadow, New York, USA, in the late 50s, the Bell Notes were a one-hit rock group whose ‘I’ve Had It’ reached the Top 10 in early 1959. The group comprised vocalist and saxophonist Carl Bonura, vocalist and guitarist Ray Ceroni, bass player Lenny Giambalvo, pianist Pete Kane and drummer John Casey. The band was discovered by disc jockey Alan Frederi Read more

Ace Cannon - 38% match to Preston Epps

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Johnny Cannon, 5 May 1934, Grenada, Mississippi, USA. Saxophonist Ace Cannon is best remembered for his 1962 US Top 20 single ‘Tuff’, on Hi Records. He began playing saxophone at the age of 10 and started working with country bands in Memphis in his teens. In the mid-50s he joined the band of Sun Records artist Billy Lee Riley. In early 1960 Cannon joined the Bill Read more

Ernie Maresca - 37% match to Preston Epps

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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21 April 1939, Bronx, New York, USA. Maresca’s one hit was the rousing rock ‘n’ roll tune, ‘Shout! Shout! (Knock Yourself Out), ’ from 1962, which went to number 6 on the US chart. With great support from the vocal group, Del-Satins, Maresca created a piece that epitomized the spirit of early rock ‘n’ roll with its sense of fun and enthusia Read more

Kathy Young & The Innocents - 33% match to Preston Epps

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Ron Holden - 29% match to Preston Epps

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s
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7 August 1939, Seattle, Washington, USA, d. 22 January 1997. Holden’s career had a unique beginning: he had been arrested for driving with alcohol and marijuana in his possession and was in the police station when a police officer heard him singing. The officer, Larry Nelson, told Holden that he was planning on quitting the police department for a career in music and ga Read more

Tommy Sands - 29% match to Preston Epps

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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27 August 1937, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Tommy Sands’ father was a pianist, and his mother was Grace Lou Dixon, a singer with the Art Keassel Band. He sang in a local folk music television series, Lady Of The Mountain, when he was only five years old, and made his first recording, ‘Love Pains’, on Freedom in 1949, when aged only 12. In 1952, with help from his Read more

Bill Justis - 21% match to Preston Epps

Genres: Instrumental Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s
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14 October 1927, Birmingham, Alabama, USA, d. 15 July 1982, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Justis was a saxophonist, arranger and producer who created ‘Raunchy’, one of the classic rock ‘n’ roll instrumentals (and, coincidentally, the first song that George Harrison learned to play). He grew up in Memphis playing jazz and dance band music before joining Sam P Read more

Dick & Dee Dee - 21% match to Preston Epps

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s
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This American boy/girl vocal duo was formed in 1961 by Dick St. John Gostine (Richard Gostine, 1944, Santa Monica, California, USA, d. 27 December 2003, Los Angeles, California, USA) and Dee Dee Sperling (b. Mary Sperling, 1945, Santa Monica, California, USA) while they were at a local high school. The Gostine-written ‘The Mountain’s High’ was originally relea Read more

The Village Stompers - 21% match to Preston Epps

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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Ral Donner - 20% match to Preston Epps

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ralph Stuart Donner, 10 February 1943, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 6 April 1984, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Donner had a short string of US chart singles in the early 60s, most notably the number 4 ‘You Don’t Know What You’ve Got (Until You Lose It)’. He began singing in church in his teens and formed his first band at the age of 13, and began touring two yea Read more

Dickey Lee - 17% match to Preston Epps

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
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Richard Lipscombe, 21 September 1941, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Lee was a country singer and composer whose most recorded composition was ‘She Thinks I Still Care’, made famous by George Jones. At high school in Memphis, he sang rock ‘n’ roll and recorded the Elvis Presley -influenced ‘Dreamy Nights’ and ‘Good Lovin’’ with the Coll Read more

Sandy Nelson - 17% match to Preston Epps

Genres: Easy Listening Instrumental Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Sander L. Nelson, 1 December 1938, Santa Monica, California, USA. Drummer Nelson began his career as a member of the Kip Tyler Band. Appearances in live rock ‘n’ roll shows led to his becoming an in-demand session musician, where he joined an ad hoc group of young aspirants including Bruce Johnston and Phil Spector. Nelson played on ‘To Know Him Is To Love Him Read more

Johnny & The Hurricanes - 15% match to Preston Epps

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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