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
- 28% match to Rod McKuen
- 24% match to Rod McKuen
27 January 1942, Sonoma County, San Francisco, California, USA, d. 10 December 1986. Wolf was a singer-songwriter who worked her home area and organized the Santa Rosa folk festivals, but who had a lasting influence on the new country scene of the early-80s. Her first albums, Back Roads and Lines On Paper, were recorded independently and released on her own Owl label. These
- 20% match to Rod McKuen
1943, Spokane, Washington, USA. OKeefe developed his blues-influenced songwriting in Minnesota and New York before recording That Old Sweet Song for the Seattle-based Jerden label. An album of OKeefes demos were also released by the Panorama label in 1966. He next performed with the band Calliope, making one album for Buddah Records before a tap
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