Rod McKuen Similar Artists

Frankie Laine - 59% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Jazz Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Francesco Paolo LoVecchio, 30 March 1913, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 6 February 2007, San Diego, California, USA. Laine had been a chorister at the Immaculate Conception Church in his city’s Sicilian quarter before entering showbusiness proper on leaving school. For nearly a decade he travelled as a singing waiter, dancing instructor (with a victory in a 1932 dance mara Read more

Roger Whittaker - 45% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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22 March 1936, Nairobi, Kenya. Born of English parents originally from Staffordshire, Whittaker spent his younger years living in Africa. It was here that he acquired his first musical instrument in the shape of a guitar made by an Italian prisoner-of-war. In 1956 he moved to South Africa to what was to be an ill-fated attempt at studying medicine in Cape Town. After a perio Read more

Doris Day - 36% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Doris Von Kappelhoff, 3 April 1922, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. One of popular music’s premier post-war vocalists and biggest names, Kappelhoff originally trained as a dancer, before turning to singing at the age of 16. After changing her surname to Day, she became the featured singer with the Bob Crosby Band. A similarly successful period with the Les Brown Band saw her rec Read more

The Fortunes - 34% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Originally formed in March 1963 as a trio, this UK beat group comprised Glen Dale (Richard Garforth, 24 April 1943, Deal, Kent, England; guitar), Rod Allen (b. Rodney Bainbridge, 31 March 1944, Leicester, England, d. 10 January 2008, Coventry, West Midlands, England; bass/vocals) and Barry Pritchard (b. 3 April 1944, Birmingham, England, d. 11 January 1999, Swindon, Wiltshir Read more

The New Seekers - 32% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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The original New Seekers comprised Eve Graham (Evelyn May Beatson, 19 April 1943, Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland; vocals, ex-Nocturnes), Sally Graham (vocals), Chris Barrington (b. 1950, Lancashire, England; bass/vocals), Laurie Heath (guitar/vocals), and Marty Kristian (b. Martin Vanags, 27 May 1947, Leipzig, Germany - a Latvian who had been raised in Australia; guitar/ Read more

Mouth & MacNeal - 29% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Although former construction worker Willem Duyn aka ‘Big Mouth’ (31 March 1937, the Netherlands, d. 4 December 2004) was a rock ‘n’ roll exponent who had previously worked with the band Speedway, he teamed up with classically-trained vocalist Sjoukje Van’t Spiijker aka ‘Maggie MacNeal’ (b. 5 May 1950, Krabbendam, the Netherlands) in 1971 af Read more

The Orioles - 29% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Doo Wop Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This highly influential vocal group was formed in 1948 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Along with the Ravens, the Orioles were considered the pioneers of rhythm and blues vocal harmony. The group members were Sonny Til (Earlington Carl Tilghman, 18 August 1928, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, d. 9 December 1981, USA; lead), Alexander Sharp (b. 1919, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, d. 1970; Read more

Judy Collins - 25% match to Rod McKuen

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

Jim Reeves - 24% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Travis Reeves, 20 August 1923, Galloway, Texas, USA, d. 31 July 1964, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. (Reeves’ plaque in the Country Music Hall Of Fame mistakenly gives his date of birth as 1924). Reeves’ father died when he was 10 months old and his mother was left to raise nine children on the family farm. Although only aged five, Reeves was entranced when a bro Read more

Burl Ives - 23% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Folk Holiday & Seasonal Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives, 14 June 1909, Hunt Township, Jasper County, Illinois, USA, d. 14 April 1995, Anacortes, Washington, USA. One of the world’s most celebrated singers of folk ballads, with a gentle, intimate style, Ives was also an actor on the stage and screen, and an anthologist and editor of folk music. The son of tenant farmers in the ‘Bible Belt’ of Read more

Middle of the Road - 22% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Originally known as Los Caracas when they performed throughout Europe, this Scottish quartet featured singer Sally Carr, backed by Ian Lewis, Eric Lewis and Ken Andrew. An astute cover of a novelty Continental song ‘Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep’ saw them outsell a rival version by Mac And Katie Kissoon and hog the UK number 1 spot for five weeks during the summer of 1971 Read more

Emmylou Harris - 21% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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2 April 1947, Birmingham, Alabama, USA. Harris was raised in North Carolina, later attending the University Of North Carolina on a drama scholarship. Starting as a folk singer, Harris tried her luck in the late 60s in New York’s Greenwich Village folk clubs, making an album for the independent Jubilee label in 1970. Gliding Bird was largely unrepresentative of her subse Read more

Phil Coulter - 21% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Folk Holiday & Seasonal New Age World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 February 1942, Derry, Northern Ireland. One of the most eclectic and accomplished arranger/musicians to emerge from Ireland during the 60s, Coulter first began as songwriter, composing the hit ‘Foolin’ Time’ for the Capitol Showband. At the time, Coulter was studying at Queens University, Dublin, but his talents were swiftly captured by leading entrepreneur Read more

Matt Monro - 19% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Terry Parsons, 1 December 1930, London, England, d. 7 February 1985, Ealing, London, England. This velvet-voiced balladeer first played in bands under the pseudonym Al Jordan before adopting the name Monro, allegedly borrowed from Winifred Atwell’s father. Between stints as a bus driver and singer on the UK Camay soap commercial, he recorded for a number of labels, but Read more

Mario Lanza - 18% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Classical Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Alfredo Arnold Cocozza, 31 January 1921, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 7 October 1959, Rome, Italy. An enormously popular star in film musicals and on records during the 50s, with a magnificent operatic tenor voice. The son of Italian immigrants, he took his stage name from the masculine version of his mother’s maiden name, Maria Lanza. From the age of 15, Lanza s Read more


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