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Melanie - 100% match to Shel Silverstein

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Shatner - 87% match to Shel Silverstein

Genres: Comedy Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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While it’s tempting to dismiss the musical ramblings of William Shatner as mere novelty, as with the self-deprecating man himself, the true nature of Shatner’s recordings is darker, more complex. While it’s hard to take his Captain Kirk-era album THE TRANSFORMED MAN, with all its pompous poetry and oddball psychedelics, too seriously, his 21st Century work with B Read more

Tom Lehrer - 56% match to Shel Silverstein

Genres: Comedy Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Thomas Andrew Lehrer, 9 April 1928, New York City, New York, USA. Lehrer was a song satirist who also recorded a number of albums during the 50s and 60s. Having graduated from Harvard University, Lehrer then taught mathematics there. Having trained on piano, he began to perform song satires of his own for colleagues at the college. They enjoyed his songs, so Lehrer recorded Read more

Ray Stevens - 49% match to Shel Silverstein

Genres: Christian & Gospel Comedy Comedy Country & Bluegrass Funk Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Harold Ray Ragsdale, 24 January 1939, Clarksdale, Georgia, USA. A prolific country pop writer and performer, Stevens’ novelty hits of the 70s and 80s illustrate the history of the fads and crazes of the era. He became a disc jockey on a local station at 15 and the following year recorded ‘Five More Steps’ on the Prep label. Stevens’ first nonsense song, & Read more

"Weird Al" Yankovic - 47% match to Shel Silverstein

Genres: Comedy Comedy Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Cheech & Chong - 46% match to Shel Silverstein

Genres: Comedy Comedy Movies Theme
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Richard ‘Cheech’ Marin (13 July 1946, Watts, Los Angeles, California, USA) became acquainted with Tommy Chong (b. Thomas B. Kin Chong, 24 May 1938, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) in 1968 having fled to Canada to escape induction into the US Army. The latter was a noted musician, having performed with Canadian soul band Bobby Taylor And The Vancouvers, but the duo’ Read more

Ken Nordine - 46% match to Shel Silverstein

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

Richie Havens - 46% match to Shel Silverstein

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Richard Pierce Havens, 21 January 1941, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. Havens’ professional singing career began at the age of 14 as a member of the McCrea Gospel Singers. By 1962 he was a popular figure on the Greenwich Village folk circuit with regular appearances at the Cafe Wha?, Gerdes, and The Fat Black Pussycat. Havens quickly develop Read more

Tiny Tim - 45% match to Shel Silverstein

Genres: Comedy Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Herbert Buckingham Khaury, 12 April 1932, New York City, New York, USA, d. 30 November 1996, Minneapolis, USA. Eccentric entertainer Tiny Tim played regularly on the New York Greenwich Village circuit during the early/mid-60s. With his warbling voice, long scraggly hair and camp mannerisms, he specialized in show tunes dating back to the musicals of the 20s. Following an app Read more

King Missile - 40% match to Shel Silverstein

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of the more arresting crop of late 80s/early 90s underground bands drawn from New York, USA, the various line-up of King Missile have revolved around by vocalist and spoken word/poetry maverick John S. Hall. His early albums (credited to King Missile (Dog Fly Religion)) for Kramer’s Shimmy-Disc label were expanded in sound by the latter’s auxiliary musicianship an Read more

Pete Seeger - 40% match to Shel Silverstein

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Electronic & Ambient Folk Folk Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 May 1919, New York City, New York, USA. Educated at Harvard University, he is the brother of Peggy Seeger and half-brother of Mike Seeger. Pete Seeger’s mother was a violin teacher, and his father a renowned musicologist. While still young, Pete Seeger learned to play banjo and ukulele, and shortly afterwards he developed his interest in American folk music. Seeger t Read more

George Carlin - 39% match to Shel Silverstein

Genres: Comedy Comedy Spoken Word
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Dave Van Ronk - 38% match to Shel Silverstein

Genres: Blues Dance Folk
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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David Van Ronk, 30 June 1936, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, d. 10 February 2002, New York, USA. Van Ronk was a leading light of the Greenwich Village folk scene in the 60s, acting as a mentor to the young Bob Dylan. After a spell in the merchant marines Van Ronk became a professional performer in the mid-50s. Highly proficient on the guitar and banjo, his first lov Read more

John Prine - 37% match to Shel Silverstein

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk 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

Arlo Guthrie - 36% match to Shel Silverstein

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 July 1947, Coney Island, New York, USA. The eldest son of folksinger Woody Guthrie, Arlo was raised in the genre’s thriving environment. His lengthy ballad, ‘Alice’s Restaurant Massacre’, was the outcome of being arrested for being a litter lout in 1965. It was a part humorous song, part narrative, and achieved popularity following the artist’s ap Read more


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