Rod McKuen Similar Artists

Richard Harris - 98% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Richard St. John Harris, 1 October 1930, Limerick, Eire, d. 25 October 2002, London, England. Although better-known as an actor, Harris nonetheless drew praise for his starring role as King Arthur in the film musical Camelot in 1967. The following year he began a recording career upon meeting US songwriter Jimmy Webb, the first fruit of which was ‘MacArthur Park’. Read more

P.J. Proby - 67% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Marcus Smith, 6 November 1938, Houston, Texas, USA. This iconoclastic singer spent his early career in Hollywood, recording demos for song publishing houses. Several low-key singles ensued, credited to Jett Powers and a number of bit parts as an actor ensued, before the Proby appellation surfaced on ‘So Do I’ (1963). ‘Powers’ had already demonstrate Read more

Bobby Goldsboro - 47% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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18 January 1941, Marianna, Florida, USA. Goldsboro first came to prominence as a guitarist in Roy Orbison’s touring band in 1960. His major chart breakthrough for the as a solo singer for the United Artists Records label occurred in 1964 with the self-penned US Top 10 hit ‘See The Funny Little Clown’. During the mid-60s, he also enjoyed minor US hits with such Read more

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Colin Blunstone - 47% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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24 June 1945, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England. The lead vocalist of 60s pop band the Zombies, Blunstone’s unique creamy-breathy voice contributed greatly to their success. Two of his performances for the Zombies, ‘She’s Not There’ and ‘Time Of The Season’, have since become pop classics.Blunstone started a promising solo Read more

Dave Berry - 46% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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David Holgate Grundy, 6 February 1941, Woodhouse, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. With his long-serving backing group, the Cruisers, Berry was signed to Danny Betesh’s Manchester-based Kennedy Street Enterprises, and, after signing to Decca Records, found success with a version of Chuck Berry’s ‘Memphis Tennessee’ in 1963. Cover versions of Arthur Crudup&# Read more

The Seekers - 45% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Founded in Australia in 1963, the original Seekers comprised Athol Guy (5 January 1940, Victoria, Australia; vocals/double bass), Keith Potger (b. 2 March 1941, Columbo, Sri Lanka; vocals/guitar), Bruce Woodley (b. 25 July 1942, Melbourne, Australia; vocals, guitar) and Ken Ray (lead vocals/guitar). After a year with the above line-up, Athol Guy recruited Judith Durham (b. 3 Read more

Middle of the Road - 42% 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

Frankie Laine - 41% 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

Ken Nordine - 41% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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13 April 1920, Cherokee, Iowa, USA. After graduating from the University of Chicago, Nordine worked in radio in the city. His voice if not his name became extremely well known on radio and television owing to the many commercials he made. Nordine’s broadcasts included his readings of horror stories by Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft and others. He also appeared on CBS&# Read more

Bob Lind - 37% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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25 November 1944, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Lind is best known for writing and recording the Top 5 folk rock song ‘Elusive Butterfly’ in 1966. He moved around frequently with his family, and while settled in Denver, Colorado, he began singing folk music in clubs. He moved to the west coast and was signed to World Pacific Records, a division of the larger Liberty Re Read more

Bobby Vee - 33% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Thomas Velline, 30 April 1943, Fargo, North Dakota, USA. Vee’s first exposure to the rock ‘n’ roll scene occurred in macabre circumstances when his group, the Shadows, deputized for Buddy Holly after the singer was killed in an air crash in February 1959. Soon after, Vee’s group were discovered by famed producer Snuff Garrett and saw their indepen Read more

Janis Ian - 31% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Janis Eddy Fink, 7 April 1951, the Bronx, New York, USA. A teenage prodigy, Ian first attracted attention when her early composition, ‘Hair Of Spun Gold’, was published in a 1964 issue of Broadside magazine. Performances at New York’s Village Gate and Gaslight venues inspired a recording contract that began with the controversial ‘Society’s Child (Ba Read more

Pat Boone - 31% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Charles Eugene Patrick Boone, 1 June 1934, Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Boone sold more records during the late 50s than any other artist except Elvis Presley. From 1955 to date, only six artists (Presley, the Beatles, James Brown, Elton John, Rolling Stones and Stevie Wonder) are ranked above him in terms of total singles sales and their relative chart positions. Boone had a Read more

Salvatore Adamo - 31% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1 November 1943, Cosimo, Sicily. Salvatore Adamo’s family emigrated to Belgium where he balanced bookish excellence and artistic leanings while at school in Jemmapes. An able guitarist and singer, he had already been heard on local radio when, following his victory in a Radio Luxembourg contest, he gained a Philips Records recording contract. He then had hits in the Net Read more

Anne Murray - 30% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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20 June 1946, Springhill, Nova Scotia, Canada. Sometimes known as ‘The Singing Sweetheart Of Canada’, Murray graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a degree in physical education, and then spent a year as a teacher. After singing simply for pleasure for a time, in 1964 she was persuaded to audition for Sing Along Jubilee, a regional television show, bu Read more


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