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George Clinton - 72% match to Rick Dees

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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22 July 1940, Kannapolis, North Carolina, USA. The mastermind behind the highly successful Parliament and Funkadelic, George ‘Dr Funkenstein’ Clinton’s seemingly impregnable empire crumbled at the beginning of the 80s. Restrained from recording by a damaging breach-of-contract lawsuit and unable to meet the running expenses of his considerable organization, he Read more

Shaun Cassidy - 67% match to Rick Dees

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s
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27 September 1959, Los Angeles, California, USA. A singer, actor, writer, and producer, Shaun Cassidy is the son of Broadway and movie stars Jack Cassidy and Shirley Jones, and the step-brother of David Cassidy. After singing and composing with the Longfellows group when he was only 14, in the mid-70s Cassidy made an impression on European pop charts with his debut solo sing Read more

Barry White - 65% match to Rick Dees

Genres: Disco R&B / Soul R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 September 1944, Galveston, Texas, USA, d. 4 July 2003, Los Angeles, California, USA. Raised in Watts, Los Angeles, White immersed himself in the local music fraternity while still very young, playing piano on Jesse Belvin’s R&B hit, ‘Goodnight My Love’, at the age of 11. Barry made several records during the early 60s, under his own name, as ‘Barry Read more

Bonnie Pointer - 55% match to Rick Dees

Genres: Disco R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s
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11 July 1951, East Oakland, California, USA. One of the four siblings who made up the successful R&B vocal group the Pointer Sisters, Bonnie Pointer was featured on two of the group’s major hit singles, ‘Yes We Can Can’ and ‘How Long’, and on five albums between 1973 and 1978. She then signed a solo contract with Motown Records, where she substit Read more

The Ritchie Family - 53% match to Rick Dees

Genres: Disco R&B / Soul
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Dionne Warwick - 42% match to Rick Dees

Genres: Christian & Gospel Funk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul R&B / Soul Soundtracks Vocals Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Marie Dionne Warrick, 12 December 1940, East Orange, New Jersey, USA. One of the truly sophisticated voices over the past five decades of soul influenced pop, Warwick first sang in Newark’s New Hope Baptist Church choir. She played piano with the Drinkard Singers, a gospel group her mother managed, and studied at Connecticut’s Hart School of Music. During the same Read more

Austin Roberts - 37% match to Rick Dees

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Rex Smith - 36% match to Rick Dees

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 2000s
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19 September 1956, Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Smith scored one Top 10 single under his own name, and also achieved recognition as co-host of the US music television programme Solid Gold and as a performer, along with Linda Ronstadt, in the stage and film productions of The Pirates Of Penzance. Smith was raised in Atlanta, Georgia, where he performed in rock bands as a teena Read more

Disco Tex & The Sex-O-Lettes - 34% match to Rick Dees

Genres: Disco
Decades Active: 1970s
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David Geddes - 29% match to Rick Dees

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Mark Lindsay - 29% match to Rick Dees

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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9 March 1942, Cambridge, Idaho, USA. Lindsay first achieved recognition as the lead vocalist of the US rock group Paul Revere And The Raiders. While with that group he launched a solo career. He first sang publicly in 1956 at a high school talent contest. Receiving a favourable response, he started a rock band. In 1958, he moved to Caldwell, Idaho, he sat in with an early ba Read more

High Inergy - 21% match to Rick Dees

Genres: Disco R&B / Soul
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Barbara Mitchell, Linda Howard, Michelle Rumph and Vernessa Mitchell formed High Energy in April 1976, when all four singers were accepted into the Bicentennial Performing Arts Program in Pasadena, California, USA. They were discovered by Gwen Gordy-Lupper, sister of Motown Records boss Berry Gordy, who signed them to his Gordy label in 1977. Renamed High Inergy and promoted as Read more

Walter Murphy - 20% match to Rick Dees

Genres: Disco Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s
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1952, New York City, New York, USA. Murphy was responsible for one of the biggest and most bizarre early disco hits, ‘A Fifth Of Beethoven’. As its title suggests, the number 1 single was based on Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Murphy was schooled in music as a child and worked for the Tonight show in the USA as a musical arranger after graduating from the Manhat Read more

Barbra Streisand - 17% match to Rick Dees

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Barbra Joan Streisand, 24 April 1942, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. A celebrated actress, singer, and film producer, from childhood Streisand was eager to make a career in showbusiness, happily singing and ‘playacting’ for neighbours in Brooklyn, where she was born and raised. At the age of 15, she had a trial run with a theatrical company in upstate New Read more

The Floaters - 16% match to Rick Dees

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s
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Originally from Detroit, USA, Charles Clark (Libra), Larry Cunningham (Cancer), Paul Mitchell (Leo), Ralph Mitchell (Aquarius) and latterly, Jonathan ‘Mighty Midget’ Murray, who joined the group in 1978, were responsible for one of soul’s more aberrant moments. ‘Float On’, with its astrological connotations and Barry White -influenced machismo, was save Read more


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