31 March 1934, Durham, North Carolina, USA. Loudermilks first musical experience was banging a drum for the Salvation Army; he played various instruments as a child and appeared regularly on the radio from the age of 11. In 1956, George Hamilton IV recorded his song A Rose And A Baby Ruth, which went from the local to the national charts, reaching number 6.
Clifford Thomas Ward, 10 February 1946, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England, d. 18 December 2001, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England. Ward typified the early 70s bedsitter singer-songwriter with a series of albums that were at best delightful and at worst mawkish. Ward left grammar school before A-levels to work as a clerk, but by 1962 was fronting local beat group Cl
- 30% match to Rod McKuen
- 21% match to Rod McKuen
- 20% match to Rod McKuen
Judith Marjorie Collins, 1 May 1939, Seattle, Washington, USA. One of the leading female singers to emerge from Americas 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
Linda Maria Ronstadt, 15 July 1946, Tucson, Arizona, USA. The daughter of a professional musician, Ronstadts first singing experience was gained with her sisters in the Three Ronstadts. She met guitarist Bob Kimmel at Arizonas State University and together the two aspirants moved to Los Angeles, where they were joined by songwriter Kenny Edwards. Taking the name