Shirley Bassey Similar Artists

Matt Monro - 100% match to Shirley Bassey

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Terry Parsons, 1 December 1930, London, England, d. 7 February 1985, Ealing, London, England. This velvet-voiced balladeer first played in bands under the pseudonym Al Jordan before adopting the name Monro, allegedly borrowed from Winifred Atwell’s father. Between stints as a bus driver and singer on the UK Camay soap commercial, he recorded for a number of labels, but Read more

Barbra Streisand - 85% match to Shirley Bassey

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Barbra Joan Streisand, 24 April 1942, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. A celebrated actress, singer, and film producer, from childhood Streisand was eager to make a career in showbusiness, happily singing and ‘playacting’ for neighbours in Brooklyn, where she was born and raised. At the age of 15, she had a trial run with a theatrical company in upstate New Read more

Eartha Kitt - 74% match to Shirley Bassey

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 January 1927, Columbia, South Carolina, USA. The daughter of a white dirt farmer and a black Cherokee mother, Kitt was born in the cotton fields of South Carolina. After being given away by her mother she was raised in Harlem, where after a period of struggle she ended up attending the High School for Performing Arts. She later joined Katherine Dunham’s famed dancing Read more

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Tina Turner - 74% match to Shirley Bassey

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Anna Mae Bullock, 26 November 1939, Brownsville, Tennessee, USA. A singer while in her early teens, this enduring artist was a regular performer in St. Louis’ nightclubs when she was discovered in 1956 by guitarist Ike Turner. She joined his group as a backing singer, but quickly became the co-star and featured vocalist, a relationship sealed two years later with their Read more

Liza Minnelli - 71% match to Shirley Bassey

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Liza May Minnelli, 12 March 1946, Los Angeles, California, USA. Minnelli is an extremely vivacious and animated actress, singer and dancer, in films, concerts, musical shows and television. She was named Liza after the George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin and Gus Kahn song and May after the mother of her film-director father, Vincente Minnelli. Liza’s mother was showbusiness l Read more

Dionne Warwick - 63% match to Shirley Bassey

Genres: Christian & Gospel Funk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Marie Dionne Warrick, 12 December 1940, East Orange, New Jersey, USA. One of the truly sophisticated voices over the past five decades of soul influenced pop, Warwick first sang in Newark’s New Hope Baptist Church choir. She played piano with the Drinkard Singers, a gospel group her mother managed, and studied at Connecticut’s Hart School of Music. During the same Read more

Rita Coolidge - 61% match to Shirley Bassey

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1 May 1944, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, from mixed white and Cherokee Indian parentage. Coolidge’s father was a Baptist minister and she first sang radio jingles in Memphis with her sister Priscilla. Coolidge recorded briefly for local label Pepper before moving to Los Angeles in the mid-60s. There she became a highly regarded session singer, working with Eric Clapton, S Read more

Lulu - 60% match to Shirley Bassey

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Gladys Knight - 59% match to Shirley Bassey

Genres: Christian & Gospel R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s
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Bette Midler - 55% match to Shirley Bassey

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1 December 1945, Aiea, Hawaii, USA. As a singer, comedienne and actress, Midler rose to fame with an outrageous, raunchy stage act, and became known as ‘The Divine Miss M’, ‘Trash With Flash’ and ‘Sleaze With Ease’. Her mother, a fan of the movies, named her after Bette Davis. Raised in Hawaii, as one of the few white students in her school, and Read more

Judy Garland - 55% match to Shirley Bassey

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Frances Ethel Gumm, 10 June 1922, Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA, d. 22 June 1969, Chelsea, London, England. The Gumms were a theatrical family. Parents Frank and Ethel had appeared in vaudeville as Jack and Virginia Lee, and later, with the addition of their first two daughters, Mary Jane and Virginia, they appeared locally as ‘The Four Gumms’. ‘Baby Frances Read more

Petula Clark - 53% match to Shirley Bassey

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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15 November 1932, Epsom, Surrey, England. Her Welsh mother, a soprano, taught Petula to sing, which enabled her to commence a stage career at the age of seven and a broadcasting career two years later. Her youthful image and crystal-clear enunciation were ideal for radio and by 1943, she had her own programme with the accent on wartime, morale-building songs. She made her fi Read more

Diana Ross - 50% match to Shirley Bassey

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 March 1944, Detroit, Michigan, USA. While still in high school Ross became the fourth and final member of the Primettes, who recorded for Lu-Pine in 1960, signed to Motown Records in 1961 and then changed their name to the Supremes. She was a backing vocalist on the group’s early releases, until Motown boss Berry Gordy insisted that she become their lead singer, a r Read more

Doris Day - 49% match to Shirley Bassey

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Doris Von Kappelhoff, 3 April 1922, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. One of popular music’s premier post-war vocalists and biggest names, Kappelhoff originally trained as a dancer, before turning to singing at the age of 16. After changing her surname to Day, she became the featured singer with the Bob Crosby Band. A similarly successful period with the Les Brown Band saw her rec Read more

Lena Horne - 48% match to Shirley Bassey

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz R&B / Soul Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lena Mary Calhoun Horne, 30 June 1917, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. Horne is a dynamic performer, of striking appearance and elegant style. The daughter of an actress and a hotel operator, she was brought up mainly by her paternal grandmother, Cora Calhoun Horne. She made her professional debut at the age of 16 as a singer in the chorus at Harlem’s Cotton Clu Read more


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