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Lee Hazlewood - 100% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Barton Lee Hazlewood, 9 July 1929, Mannford, Oklahoma, USA, d. 4 August 2007, Henderson, Nevada, USA. Hazlewood, the son of an oil worker, studied medicine at the Southern Methodist University in Fort Worth, Texas and served in Korea as a disc jockey for military radio. On his return in 1953, Hazlewood became a disc jockey at the KCKY station in Coolidge, Arizona. Two years Read more

Judy Collins - 87% 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

Rufus Wainwright - 85% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Spoken Word Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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22 July 1973, Rhinebeck, New York, USA. The son of singer-songwriters Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, Rufus was raised by his mother in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, following his parents’ separation. He began studying piano at the age of six, and by his early teens was touring with his mother, aunt and sister in the McGarrigle Sisters And Family. At the age of 1 Read more

Mason Jennings - 84% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. A whole slew of new roots rock singer-songwriters appeared on the scene during the early twenty-first century, including acclaimed artists such as Ryan Adams, Rhett Miller, and Mason Jennings.Jennings was raised in the frigid locale of Pittsburgh, where he and his younger brother played in a variety of local outfits. By the time Read more

John Prine - 82% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 October 1946, Maywood, Illinois, USA. His grandfather had played with Merle Travis, and Prine himself started playing guitar at the age of 14. He then spent time in college, worked as a postman for five years, and spent two years in the army. He began his musical career around 1970, singing in clubs in the Chicago area. Prine signed to Atlantic Records in 1971, releasing Read more

John Grant - 81% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Tim Hardin - 80% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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J. Timothy Hardin, 23 December 1941, Eugene, Oregon, USA, d. 29 December 1980, Hollywood, California, USA. After spending an itinerant childhood moving around the country with his musician parents, Hardin enlisted in the US Marines and served a tour of duty in Vietnam. Following his discharge he arrived in New York in 1962 with a full-blown heroin habit as a lasting legacy o Read more

Tom Waits - 80% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Thomas Alan Waits, 7 December 1949, Pomona, California, USA. A gifted lyricist, composer, raconteur and actor, Waits has enjoyed a long and fruitful career. The son of teachers, his parents separated when he was 11, leaving Tom and his sisters to be raised by his mother in the San Diego suburb of National City. He left school to work at a local pizza house, a period later ce Read more

Fred Neil - 79% match to Rod McKuen

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

Ron Sexsmith - 77% match to Rod McKuen

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

Vic Chesnutt - 77% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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12 November 1964, Jacksonville, Florida, USA. The Georgia-raised Chesnutt was playing keyboards in local band the La De Das when a 1983 car smash left him paraplegic. Switching to guitar, he evolved a curious but compelling style, writing aching stream-of-consciousness lullabies, suggestive of a super-distilled essence of Neil Young at his most despairing. Despite a heavy d Read more

Laura Nyro - 74% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Laura Nigro, 18 October 1947, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA, d. 8 April 1997, Danbury, Connecticut, USA. The daughter of an accomplished jazz trumpeter, Nyro was introduced to music at an early age, reputedly completing her first composition when she was only eight years old. Her main influences ranged from Bob Dylan to John Coltrane, but the artist’s 1966 deb Read more

Martha Wainwright - 74% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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8 May 1976, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The youngest child of singer-songwriters Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, Martha Wainwright followed her elder brother Rufus Wainwright into a music career in the late 90s. Like Rufus, she was brought up surrounded by music even though her parents split up when she was only 12-months old. Martha shared the dubious honour with h Read more

Damien Jurado - 73% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Ben Lee - 72% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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11 September 1978, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Alternating between alt pop and folksy singer-songwriter fare, Lee has been heralded in the music press as a ‘modern day Bob Dylan.’ Lee got his start during the early to mid-90s with the teen alt rock outfit Noise Addict. The band only lasted for a few EPs and a lone album release, but managed to make big time Read more


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