Randy Newman Similar Artists

Michael Giacchino - 100% match to Randy Newman

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Harry Nilsson - 95% match to Randy Newman

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Harry Edward Nelson III, 15 June 1941, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, d. 15 January 1994, Agoura Hills, California, USA. Nelson moved to Los Angeles as an adolescent and later undertook a range of different jobs before accepting a supervisor’s position at the Security First National Bank. He nonetheless pursued a concurrent interest in music, recording demos of Read more

Thomas Newman - 81% match to Randy Newman

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Alan Menken - 75% match to Randy Newman

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Van Dyke Parks - 69% match to Randy Newman

Genres: Folk Instrumental Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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Michael Crawford - 57% match to Randy Newman

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Michael Patrick Dumble-Smith, 19 January 1942, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. This actor and singer came to worldwide fame when he played the leading role in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical, The Phantom Of The Opera, in 1986. Crawford’s father was a fighter pilot during World War II and died six months before his son was born. He sang in the school choir and late Read more

Riders In The Sky - 50% match to Randy Newman

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A Nashville, Texas, USA-based trio comprising Ranger Doug aka The Idol Of American Youth (Douglas B. Green, 20 March 1946, Great Lakes, Illinois, USA; guitar, baritone vocals), Woody Paul aka King Of The Cowboy Fiddlers (b. Paul Woodrow Chrisman, 23 August 1949, Nashville, Tennessee, USA; fiddle, guitar, banjo, tenor vocals) and Too Slim (b. Fred LaBour, 3 June 1948, Grand R Read more

Alan Silvestri - 44% match to Randy Newman

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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New York, USA. A prolific composer of film music, from the 70s through to the 90s. Silvestri studied at the Berklee College Of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, before scoring some low-budget movies and working on the US television series Chips In the late 70s and early 80s he composed the music for Las Vegas Lady, The Amazing Dobermans (starring Fred Astaire in an off-beat r Read more

Jerry Goldsmith - 44% match to Randy Newman

Genres: Classical Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 2000s
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Jerrald Goldsmith, 10 February 1929, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 21 July 2004, Beverly Hills, California, USA. A prolific composer for films and television, from the late 50s through to the new millennium. Besides studying music at the University of South Carolina (under Hungarian composer Miklos Rozsa), Goldsmith also took lessons in office practice and secured a job a Read more

John Prine - 41% match to Randy Newman

Genres: Country & Bluegrass 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

John Williams - 41% match to Randy Newman

Genres: Classical Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Towner Williams, 8 February 1932, Flushing, Long Island, New York, USA. A composer, arranger, and conductor for film background music from the early 60s to the present. As a boy, Williams learned to play several instruments, and studied composition and arranging in Los Angeles after moving there with his family in 1948. Later, he studied piano at the Juilliard School Of Read more

Nick Lowe - 41% match to Randy Newman

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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24 March 1949, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England. Lowe has for many years been held in high esteem by a loyal band of admirers aware of his dexterity as a producer, musician, vocalist and songwriter. His early apprenticeship as bass player/vocalist with Kippington Lodge, which evolved into Brinsley Schwarz, made him a seasoned professional by the mid-70s. He then started a c Read more

Danny Elfman - 40% match to Randy Newman

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Daniel Robert Elfman, 29 May 1953, Los Angeles County, California, USA. Elfman quit school in his late teens and with his older brother, Richard Elfman, spent time in France, then moved to West Africa. Back in the USA in the late 70s, he joined rock band Oingo Boingo, led by his brother, and also worked in 1980 on music for Richard’s 1980 film, Forbidden Zone, in which Read more

Loudon Wainwright III - 39% match to Randy Newman

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
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Patrick Doyle - 39% match to Randy Newman

Genres: Soundtracks World Music
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