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Brian Setzer - 100% match to Stray Cats

Genres: Big Band & Swing Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 April 1959, Massapequa, New York, USA. Raised on Long Island, Setzer began playing the euphonium at the age of eight but in his late teens switched to electric guitar. At the end of the 70s, he formed a band, the Stray Cats, playing an updated form of rockabilly. The implied interest in the origins of popular music would not be mistaken and by the early 90s, after a coupl Read more

Lee Rocker - 83% match to Stray Cats

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Leon Drucker, 3 August 1961, Long Island, New York, USA. Rocker was raised on Long Island, New York, in a musical atmosphere; his father played clarinet with the New York Philharmonic. From the age of six Leon played cello but on taking an interest in rock ‘n’ roll he switched to electric bass, eventually moving on to upright acoustic bass in order to achieve the s Read more

Eddie Cochran - 61% match to Stray Cats

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Edward Raymond Cochrane, 3 October 1938, Albert Lea, Minnesota, USA, d. 17 April 1960, Chippenham, Wiltshire, England. Recent information states he was raised in Minnisota, but without sight of the birth certificate, it is still possible he was born in Oklahoma City. Although Cochran’s career was brief, during which time he had only had one major hit in the USA and topp Read more

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Gene Vincent - 55% match to Stray Cats

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Vincent Eugene Craddock, 11 February 1935, Norfolk, Virginia, USA, d. 12 October 1971, Newhall, California, USA. One of the original bad boys of rock ‘n’ roll, the self-destructive Vincent was involved in a motorcycle crash in July 1955 and his left leg was permanently damaged. Discharged from the US Navy, he began appearing on country music radio and came under th Read more

The Meteors - 51% match to Stray Cats

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Meteors was the first UK band to combine punk’s energy with raw 50s rockabilly and invent a new musical form - psychobilly. In the USA, the Cramps had discovered a similar formula, but theirs was less violent and more dramatic. Together, they influenced a whole movement and an accompanying youth culture during the 80s, and have endured into the new millennium.

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Carl Perkins - 47% match to Stray Cats

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Carl Lee Perkins, 9 April 1932, Ridgely, Tennessee, USA (his birth certificate misspelled the last name as Perkings), d. 19 January 1998, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Carl Perkins was one of the most renowned rockabilly artists recording for Sun Records in the 50s and the author of the classic song ‘Blue Suede Shoes’. As a guitarist, he influenced many of the next ge Read more

The Quakes - 47% match to Stray Cats

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Demented Are Go - 44% match to Stray Cats

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Nekromantix - 41% match to Stray Cats

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Janis Martin - 40% match to Stray Cats

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s
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Jerry Lee Lewis - 39% match to Stray Cats

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening Instrumental Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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29 September 1935, Ferriday, Louisiana, USA. The ‘Killer’ is the personification of 50s rock ‘n’ roll at its best. He is rowdy, raw, rebellious and uncompromising. The outrageous piano-pounder has a voice that exudes excitement and an aura of arrogance that becomes understandable after witnessing the seething hysteria and mass excitement at his concerts. Read more

Johnny Burnette - 38% match to Stray Cats

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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28 March 1934, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, d. 1 August 1964, Clear Lake, California, USA. Having attended the same high school as Elvis Presley, Johnny moved into the rockabilly genre by forming a trio with his brother Dorsey Burnette on string bass and schoolfriend Paul Burlison (b. 4 February 1929, Brownsville, Tennessee, USA, d. 27 September 2003, Horn Lake, Mississippi, US Read more

Warren Smith - 38% match to Stray Cats

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s
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Charlie Feathers - 32% match to Stray Cats

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Charles Arthur Feathers, 12 June 1932, Holly Springs, Mississippi, USA, d. 29 August 1998, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. The work of rockabilly legend Feathers became more elevated during each revival of interest in the genre. Feathers was an enigmatic superstar, although in reality his influence totally overshadowed his commercial success. His upbringing on a farm, being taught Read more

The Cramps - 32% match to Stray Cats

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Ohio, USA, in 1976, the original Cramps, Lux Interior (Erick Lee Purkhiser, 21 October 1946, Akron, Ohio, USA; vocals), ‘Poison’ Ivy Rorschach (b. Kirsty Marlana Wallace, 20 February 1953, Sacramento, California, USA; guitar), Bryan Gregory (b. 20 February 1954, Detroit, Michigan, USA, d. 10 January 2001, Anaheim, California, USA; guitar) and his sister, Read more


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