Shel Silverstein Similar Artists

Allan Sherman - 87% match to Shel Silverstein

Genres: Comedy
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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Allan Copelon, 30 November 1924, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 21 November 1973, Los Angeles, California, USA. Allan Sherman enjoyed a lucrative career during the 60s with his self-penned parodies of popular and folk songs. After his parents’ 1930 divorce, Sherman lived with his mother and attended 21 different schools in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Miami. After att Read more

Spike Jones - 80% match to Shel Silverstein

Genres: Big Band & Swing Comedy Holiday & Seasonal Spoken Word Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s
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Stan Freberg - 76% match to Shel Silverstein

Genres: Comedy Holiday & Seasonal Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Stanley Victor Freberg, 7 August 1926, Los Angeles, California, USA. Freberg was a satirist who experienced great popularity during the early 50s in the USA. He pioneered the style of satire and parody later used on such television programmes as Saturday Night Live. He performed on radio and television acted, wrote books as well as his own comedy material, worked in advertis Read more

Laurie Berkner - 60% match to Shel Silverstein

Genres: Children's Music Holiday & Seasonal
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Dr. Hook - 59% match to Shel Silverstein

Genres: Cajun & Zydeco Country & Bluegrass Disco Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ray Stevens - 59% match to Shel Silverstein

Genres: Christian & Gospel Comedy Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts 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

Elizabeth Mitchell - 53% match to Shel Silverstein

Genres: Children's Music Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
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Dr. Demento - 50% match to Shel Silverstein

Genres: Comedy Holiday & Seasonal
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The Muppets - 50% match to Shel Silverstein

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Raffi - 48% match to Shel Silverstein

Genres: Children's Music Holiday & Seasonal
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Cheech & Chong - 47% match to Shel Silverstein

Genres: Comedy Pop / Rock
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

Napoleon XIV - 43% match to Shel Silverstein

Genres: Comedy
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s
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The pseudonym of US songwriter, performer and recording engineer Jerry Samuels, Napoleon XIV burst into the US/UK Top 10 in the summer of 1966 with the bizarre ‘They’re Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!’. Although clearly a novelty song, its subject matter, mental illness (brought on by the loss of the singer’s dog), prompted a ban on many American radio stat Read more

Sheb Wooley - 43% match to Shel Silverstein

Genres: Comedy Country & Bluegrass Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Shelby F. Wooley, 10 April 1921, near Erick, Oklahoma, USA, d. 16 September 2003, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Wooley, was born part Cherokee Indian, grew up on the family farm, learned to ride as a child and rode in rodeos as a teenager. His father traded a shotgun for Sheb’s first guitar and while still at high school, he formed a country band that played at dances and Read more

Bobby Bare - 36% match to Shel Silverstein

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Joseph Bare, 7 April 1935, Ironton, Ohio, USA. Bare was raised on a farm; his mother died when he was five, and his sister was adopted. As an adolescent, he dreamed of being Hank Williams: ‘then Hank died and I didn’t want to be like him no more’. Nevertheless, he started songwriting and secured an early morning radio spot, and later worked on televisio Read more

Pete Seeger - 34% match to Shel Silverstein

Genres: Country & Bluegrass 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


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