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The Happenings - 100% match to The American Breed

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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The Happenings were a vocal harmony group from Paterson, New Jersey, USA that specialized in reviving classic songs. They comprised Bob Miranda (lead), Ralph DiVito (baritone; replaced by Bernie LaPorta in 1968), David Libert (bass) and Thomas Giuliano (tenor). They met while in military service at Fort Dix, New Jersey, and after leaving formed the Four Graduates. In addition t Read more

The Vogues - 74% match to The American Breed

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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This US vocal group was formed in Turtle Creek, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, by school friends Bill Burkette (lead baritone), Don Miller (baritone), Hugh Geyer (first tenor) and Chuck Blasko (second tenor). They began singing as the Val-Aires in 1960, but took the above name prior to signing with the tiny Co & Ce label. In 1965 the Vogues scored two US number 4 singles wi Read more

Billy Joe Royal - 71% match to The American Breed

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 April 1942, Valdosta, Georgia, USA. Raised in Marietta, Georgia, Royal’s father owned a truck-driving company and the family moved to Atlanta when Royal was aged 10. At school he entertained in school concerts, and after graduation, worked for two years in a nightclub in Savannah, Georgia. Starting in 1962, Royal made several unsuccessful singles, but then teamed with Read more

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The Buckinghams - 68% match to The American Breed

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Chicago, Illinois, USA, in 1966, the Buckinghams originally comprised Dennis Tufano (11 September 1946, Chicago, Illinois, USA; vocals), Carl Giammarese (b. 21 August 1947, Chicago, Illinois, USA; lead guitar), Dennis Miccoli (organ), Nick Fortuna (b. 1 May 1946, Chicago, Illinois, USA; bass) and Jon Poulos (b. 31 March 1947, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 26 March 198 Read more

Spanky & Our Gang - 64% match to The American Breed

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The original line-up of this engaging US harmony group - Elaine ‘Spanky’ McFarlane (19 June 1942; tambourine/washboard), Nigel Pickering (12-string guitar) and Oz Bach (stand-up bass/kazoo) - began performing together in Chicago’s folk clubs. Within months they were joined by Malcolm Hale (guitar/vocals) and John George Seiter (drums) and this restructured lin Read more

Classics IV - 63% match to The American Breed

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Gary Lewis & The Playboys - 62% match to The American Breed

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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Tommy Roe - 60% match to The American Breed

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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9 May 1942, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Vocalist Roe began his career with high school act, the Satins. The group performed several of his compositions, notably ‘Sheila’, which they recorded in 1960. The single was unsuccessful, but Roe revived the song two years later upon securing a solo deal. This Buddy Holly -influenced rocker topped the US chart, and reached the To Read more

Gary Puckett & The Union Gap - 57% match to The American Breed

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Originally known as the Outcasts, a San Diego act renowned for cover versions, this popular group took the name Union Gap in January 1967. Although burdened by a passé image - they dressed in American Civil War uniforms - ‘General’ Gary Puckett (17 October 1942, Hibbing, Minnesota, USA; vocals), ‘Sergeant’ Dwight Benett (b. December 1945, San Diego Read more

Jay & The Americans - 50% match to The American Breed

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US act was formed in 1961 when former Mystics vocalist John ‘Jay’ Traynor (2 November 1938) joined ex-Harbor Lites duo Kenny Rosenberg, aka Kenny Vance, and Sandy Yaguda, aka Sandy Deane. Howie Kane (b. Howard Kerschenbaum) completed the line-up, which in turn secured a recording contract through the aegis of the songwriting and production team, Leiber And Sto Read more

The Cowsills - 50% match to The American Breed

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Billed as ‘America’s First Family Of Music’, the Cowsills originally featured Bill (William Joseph Cowsill Jnr., 9 January 1948, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, d. 17 February 2006, Canada; guitar/vocals), Bob (b. Robert Paul Cowsill, 26 August 1949, Portsmouth, Virginia, USA; guitar/vocals), Barry (b. 14 September 1954, Newport, Rhode Island, USA, d. 28 Decemb Read more

The Cyrkle - 47% match to The American Breed

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Founder members of this harmony pop act, Don Dannemann (9 May 1944, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA; guitar/vocals) and Tom Dawes (b. 25 July 1944, Albany, New York, USA, d. 13 October 2007, New York City, New York, USA; guitar/vocals) met while studying at Lafayette College. Together they formed a ‘frat’ band, the Rhondells, with Earle Pickens (keyboards) a Read more

Lou Christie - 45% match to The American Breed

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lugee Alfredo Giovanni Sacco, 19 February 1943, Glen Willard, Pennsylvania, USA. A former student of classical music, Christie moved to New York in 1963 where he sang backing vocals on a variety of sessions. Before beginning his string of hits, Christie recorded unsuccessfully with such groups as the Classics, Lugee And The Lions and the Tammys. Although his high falsetto wa Read more

Freddy Cannon - 40% match to The American Breed

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Freddy Picariello, 4 December 1940, Lynn, Massachusetts, USA. A frantic and enthusiastic vocalist, known as the ‘last rock ‘n’ roll star’, Cannon was the link between wild rock ‘n’ roll and the softer Philadelphia-based sounds that succeeded it. The son of a dance-band leader, he fronted Freddy Karmon And The Hurricanes and played guitar on sess Read more

The Fortunes - 40% match to The American Breed

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Originally formed in March 1963 as a trio, this UK beat group comprised Glen Dale (Richard Garforth, 24 April 1943, Deal, Kent, England; guitar), Rod Allen (b. Rodney Bainbridge, 31 March 1944, Leicester, England, d. 10 January 2008, Coventry, West Midlands, England; bass/vocals) and Barry Pritchard (b. 3 April 1944, Birmingham, England, d. 11 January 1999, Swindon, Wiltshir Read more


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