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Robbie Robertson - 86% match to Rick Danko

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Jaime Robbie Robertson, 5 July 1943, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Robertson’s professional career began in 1960 when he replaced guitarist James Evans in Ronnie Hawkins’ backing group, the Hawks. Robertson’s rough, but exciting style prevails on several of Hawkins’ releases, including ‘Matchbox’, ‘Bo Diddley’ and ‘Who Do You Love Read more

Bruce Cockburn - 65% match to Rick Danko

Genres: Folk Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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27 May 1945, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. This guitarist and singer-songwriter has long been heralded as Canada’s best-kept secret. After studying briefly at the Berklee College Of Music, Cockburn began his career in the mid-60s as a member of the Children. He played with a number of other Canadian bands including the Esquires, the Flying Circus, Olivus and 3’s A Crowd Read more

Richard Thompson - 50% match to Rick Danko

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 April 1949, Notting Hill, London, England. The talented Thompson forged his reputation as guitarist, vocalist, and composer with Fairport Convention which, although initially dubbed ‘England’s Jefferson Airplane’, later evolved into a seminal folk rock act through such acclaimed releases as What We Did On Our Holidays, Unhalfbricking, Liege And Leif and Full Read more

Lowell George - 46% match to Rick Danko

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
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Gordon Lightfoot - 36% match to Rick Danko

Genres: Folk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 November 1938, Orillia, Ontario, Canada. Lightfoot moved to Los Angeles, USA during the 50s where he studied at Hollywood’s Westlake College of Music. Having pursued a short-lived career composing jingles for television, the singer began recording demos of his own compositions which, by 1960, owed a considerable debt to folk singers Pete Seeger and Bob Gibson. Lightf Read more

Levon Helm - 35% match to Rick Danko

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Mark Lavon Helm, 26 May 1940, Marvell, Arkansas, USA. Helm is best known as the drummer and a singer with the Band, one of North America’s greatest and most fondly remembered rock groups. Raised on a farm in rural Arkansas, Helm learned to play guitar and drums as a young child, and formed his first group, the Jungle Bush Beaters, while still in high school. He played w Read more

Judy Collins - 26% match to Rick Danko

Genres: Folk Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Judith Marjorie Collins, 1 May 1939, Seattle, Washington, USA. One of the leading female singers to emerge from America’s folk revival in the early 60s, Judy Collins was originally trained as a classical pianist. Having discovered traditional music while a teenager, she began singing in the clubs of Central City and Denver, before embarking on a full-time career with en Read more

Ron Sexsmith - 26% match to Rick Danko

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Ronald Eldon Sexsmith, 8 January 1964, St. Catharine’s, Ontario, Canada. Formerly a motorcycle messenger, Toronto resident Sexsmith was first inspired by the music of Tim Hardin and other 60s singer-songwriters. By the age of 17 he was singing cover versions in local bars. Embarking on his own song cycles, he released 1991’s cassette only Grand Opera Lane (the albu Read more

Manassas - 25% match to Rick Danko

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s
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The multi-talented Stephen Stills (3 January 1945, Dallas, Texas, USA) founded this highly regarded unit in October 1971, during sessions for a projected solo album. Chris Hillman (b. 4 December 1942, Los Angeles, California, USA; guitar/vocals), Al Perkins (b. 18 January 1944, Texas, USA; pedal steel guitar), both formerly of the Flying Burrito Brothers, and percussionist J Read more

Fred Neil - 24% match to Rick Danko

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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16 March 1936, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, d. 7 July 2001, Summerland Key, Florida, USA. An important figure in America’s folk renaissance, Neil’s talent first emerged in 1956 when he co-wrote an early Buddy Holly single, ‘Modern Don Juan’. He released a few solo singles during the late 50s, often using the name Freddie Neil. By the following decade he was a fi Read more

Crazy Horse - 23% match to Rick Danko

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Crazy Horse evolved in 1969 when singer Neil Young invited Danny Whitten (8 May 1943, Columbus, Georgia, USA, d. 18 November 1972; guitar/vocals), Billy Talbot (b. 23 October 1943, New York City, New York, USA; bass) and Ralph Molina (b. 22 June 1943, Puerto Rico; drums) - all formerly of struggling Laurel Canyon attraction the Rockets - to accompany him on his second album, Read more

Stephen Stills - 23% match to Rick Danko

Genres: Blues Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 January 1945, Dallas, Texas, USA. This often dubbed ‘musical genius’ is better known for his work with the pivotal 60s band Buffalo Springfield, and for many years his association with David Crosby, Graham Nash and Neil Young. After the Buffalo Springfield’s break-up, Stills, at a loose end, joined with Al Kooper and Mike Bloomfield for the million-selling 1 Read more

Honeymoon Suite - 19% match to Rick Danko

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

Stan Rogers - 19% match to Rick Danko

Genres: Folk Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Stanley Allison Rogers, 29 November 1949, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, d. 2 June 1983, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Singer-songwriter Rogers began as a bass player in pick-up rock outfits in his native Hamilton, before becoming possibly Canada’s finest ever folk singer-songwriter. In 1969, he turned professional and, the following year, released two singles (‘Here’s T Read more

Kathleen Edwards - 18% match to Rick Danko

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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11 July 1978, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Singer-songwriter Edwards spent much of her childhood in South Korea or Switzerland owing to her father’s work for the diplomatic core. Trained on classical violin as a youngster, Edwards launched her musical career in the late 90s as a singer-songwriter. She established her reputation on Ottawa’s downtown folk scene and in 19 Read more


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