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The Murmaids - 94% match to The Essex

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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This rock ‘n’ roll female group came from Los Angeles, California, USA. The members were sisters Carol (1948) and Terry Fischer (b. 1946), and Sally Gordon (b. 1946). Their ‘Popsicles And Icicles’ went to number 3 on the pop chart in 1963. The song, written by David Gates of Bread and produced by Kim Fowley, was as substantial as cotton-candy, but girl gr Read more

The Raindrops - 87% match to The Essex

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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This rock ‘n’ roll girl group came from New York City, New York, USA. The group was actually the songwriting/producing team of Ellie Greenwich (23 October 1940, Brooklyn, New York, USA) and Jeff Barry (b. 3 April 1938). As part of the golden age of girl groups, the Raindrops presented a grating teenage-orientated sound with undeniable rock ‘n’ roll energy Read more

Claudine Clark - 80% match to The Essex

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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26 April 1941, Macon, Georgia, USA. After earning a degree in music composition at Coombs College, in her home town of Philadelphia, Clark recorded her first single ‘Angel Of Happiness’, backed by the Detroit Spinners, for Herald Records in 1958. She also recorded unsuccessfully for Gotham Records before joining the hit Philadelphia label Chancellor in 1962. ‘ Read more

Ruby & The Romantics - 71% match to The Essex

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Edward Roberts (first tenor), George Lee (second tenor), Ronald Mosley (baritone) and Leroy Fann (9 November 1936, d. November 1973; bass) had been working as the Supremes prior to the arrival of Ruby Nash Curtis (b. 12 November 1939, New York City, New York, USA) in 1962. Curtis had met the group in Akron, Ohio, and took on the role as their lead singer. They subsequently s Read more

Marcie Blaine - 68% match to The Essex

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Marcie Blane - 68% match to The Essex

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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21 May 1944, Brooklyn, New York, USA. The daughter of a musician and one-time music teacher, she was signed to Marv Holtzman’s Seville label shortly after graduating from high school in 1962. She found instant but short-lived fame when her debut single, the infectious and cute pop song ‘Bobby’s Girl’, took her to number 3 in the US singles chart in 1962. Read more

The Jelly Beans - 58% match to The Essex

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s
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This New York-based group boasted a varied line-up and at different times was either a quintet - Alan Brewer, Diane Taylor, Charles Thomas and sisters Elyse and Maxine Herbert - a quartet, or an all-female trio. They were signed to the Red Bird label in 1964, completing two singles under the supervision of songwriters/producers Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich. The first, ‘I Read more

The Jaynetts - 53% match to The Essex

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 2000s
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Songwriter Zelma ‘Zell’ Sanders formed this New York, USA-based act around her daughter, Johnnie Louise Richardson, previously half of hit duo Johnnie And Joe. Ethel Davis, Mary Sue Wells, Yvonne Bushnell and Ada Ray completed the line-up featured on ‘Sally, Go ’Round The Roses’, the quintet’s debut single and sole US chart entry. This haunting per Read more

Ellie Greenwich - 52% match to The Essex

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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23 October 1940, Brooklyn, New York, USA. Greenwich’s singing career began in 1958 with ‘Cha-Cha-Charming’, released under the name Ellie Gaye. Two years later she met budding songwriter Jeff Barry and, following a release as Ellie Gee And The Jets, the couple formed the Raindrops in 1963. The group enjoyed a US Top 20 hit with ‘The Kind Of Boy You Can Read more

Kathy Young & The Innocents - 50% match to The Essex

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Sue Thompson - 49% match to The Essex

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s
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Terry Stafford - 44% match to The Essex

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Hollis, Oklahoma, USA, d. 17 March 1996. This tall, local sports champion was also a fan of Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly, artists into whose repertoires he would dip when singing with his school group. With his parents’ blessing, he began a showbusiness career in Hollywood where, after two years as a nightclub entertainer, he was spotted by John Fisher and Les Worden w Read more

Mel Carter - 43% match to The Essex

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s
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22 April 1943, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Although an African-American who began his career in an R&B milieu, Carter possessed a warm and smooth tenor that lent itself best to middle-of-the-road pop music. His mid-60s hits were essentially in that style, and although they possessed enough rock ‘n’ roll edge to make the Top 40 radio play, there was not quite enough Read more

Ral Donner - 43% match to The Essex

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ralph Stuart Donner, 10 February 1943, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 6 April 1984, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Donner had a short string of US chart singles in the early 60s, most notably the number 4 ‘You Don’t Know What You’ve Got (Until You Lose It)’. He began singing in church in his teens and formed his first band at the age of 13, and began touring two yea Read more

Shep & The Limelites - 41% match to The Essex

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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R&B vocal group hailing from New York City, USA. James Sheppard (c.1936, Queens, New York City, New York, USA, d. 24 January 1970, Long Island, New York, USA) was lead and songwriter successively for two R&B groups, the Heartbeats and Shep And The Limelites. He created the first ‘song cycle’ (i.e., a string of songs constituting a musical and literary unit) Read more


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