The Flirtations Similar Artists

Major Lance - 100% match to The Flirtations

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 April 1939 (1941 is also cited), Winterville, Mississippi, USA, d. 3 September 1994, Decatur, Georgia, USA. A former amateur boxer and a dancer on the Jim Lounsbury record-hop television show, Lance also sang with the Five Gospel Harmonaires and for a brief period with Otis Leavill and Barbara Tyson in the Floats. His 1959 Mercury Records release, ‘I Got A Girl’, Read more

The Supremes - 91% match to The Flirtations

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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America’s most successful female vocal group of all time was formed by four Detroit schoolgirls in the late 50s. Diana Ross (26 March 1944, Detroit, Michigan, USA), Betty McGlown (b. 1943, Detroit, Michigan, USA), Florence Ballard (b. 30 June 1943, Rosetta, Mississippi, USA, d. 22 February 1976, Detroit, Michigan, USA) and Mary Wilson (b. 6 March 1944, Greenville, Missi Read more

Barbara Acklin - 77% match to The Flirtations

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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28 February 1944, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 27 November 1998, Omaha, Nebraska, USA. A vocalist in the style of Dionne Warwick and Brenda Holloway, Acklin first recorded for Special Agent under the name Barbara Allen. In 1966, following a spell as a backing singer, she worked as a receptionist at the Brunswick Records offices, and submitted some of her own compositions to p Read more

Darrell Banks - 69% match to The Flirtations

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Darrell Eubanks, 1938, Mansfield, Ohio, USA, d. March 1970, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Banks sprang to fame in 1966 with his magnificent debut single, ‘Open The Door To Your Heart’, one of the finest non- Motown Records releases to emerge from Detroit. A second hit, ‘Somebody (Somewhere) Needs You’, followed that same year, but the singer’s progress was Read more

The Olympics - 69% match to The Flirtations

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Originally known as the Challengers, this adaptable vocal group, Walter ‘Sleepy’ Ward (28 August 1940, Jackson, Mississippi, USA, d. 11 December 2006, Northridge, California, USA; lead), Eddie Lewis (b. Houston, Texas, USA; tenor), Charles Fizer (b. 6 June 1940, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA, d. 14 August 1965, Los Angeles, California, USA; baritone) and Walter Hammon Read more

The Velvelettes - 63% match to The Flirtations

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Two pairs of sisters, Millie and Cal Gill, and Bertha and Norma Barbee, formed the original Velvelettes line-up in 1961 at Western Michigan State University. After recording a one-off single, ‘There He Goes’, for IPG Records in 1963, they were signed to Motown Records, where they were placed in the hands of fledgling producer Norman Whitfield. This partnership spawned Read more

Betty Everett - 60% match to The Flirtations

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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23 November 1939, Greenwood, Mississippi, USA, d. 19 August 2001, Beloit, Wisconsin, USA. Having moved to Chicago in the late 50s, R&B/soul singer Everett recorded unsuccessfully for several local labels, including Cobra, C.J. and One-derful, and briefly sang lead with the all-male group the Daylighters. Her hits came soon after signing to Vee Jay Records where ‘You Read more

The Elgins - 60% match to The Flirtations

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s
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US-born Johnny Dawson, Cleo Miller and Robert Fleming, later replaced by Norbert McClean, sang together in three Detroit vocal groups in the late 50s, the Sensations, the Five Emeralds and the Downbeats. Under the last of these names, they recorded two singles for Motown Records in 1959 and 1962. Also in 1962, Saundra Mallett (later Saundra Mallett Edwards) issued ‘Camel W Read more

Dobie Gray - 56% match to The Flirtations

Genres: Disco Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 July 1940, Simonton, Texas, USA. Gray moved from Texas to California in the early 60s, where he began recording for local labels. His seventh single ‘Look At Me’ was a minor hit for the Cordak label in January 1963. The compulsive, if boastful, single ‘The ‘In’ Crowd’ (written by Billy Page) was his major breakthrough in 1965, spending severa Read more

Robert Knight - 48% match to The Flirtations

Genres: Instrumental R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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24 April 1945, Franklin, Tennessee, USA. Knight made his professional vocal debut with the Paramounts, a harmony quintet comprising school friends. Signed to Dot Records, they recorded ‘Free Me’ in 1961, a US R&B hit, outselling the cover version by Johnny Preston. After this initial success their subsequent releases flopped and resulted in the group breaking u Read more

Kim Weston - 47% match to The Flirtations

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Agatha Natalie Weston, 20 December 1939, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Kim Weston received her musical education with the Wright Specials gospel group, an influence that survived throughout her subsequent career. Torn between pursuing music or acting, she was persuaded to join the Motown Records label in the early 60s by Johnny Thornton, the cousin of two of the label’s top Read more

Doris Troy - 46% match to The Flirtations

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Doris Higginsen, 6 January 1937, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA, d. 16 February 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The daughter of a Barbadian Pentecostal preacher, Doris Higginsen abandoned her gospel beginnings in favour of a jazz group, the Halos. She recorded as half of Jay And Dee and soon also began making her mark as a songwriter, using her grandmother’s name Read more

Chuck Jackson - 45% match to The Flirtations

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s
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Shirley Ellis - 45% match to The Flirtations

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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New York, New York, USA. Before striking out on a solo career in 1963, Ellis served an apprenticeship singing with an unsuccessful vocal group, the Metronones. Her strong voice was used to good effect on dance-floor ravers ‘The Nitty Gritty’ (number 4 R&B and number 8 pop in 1963) and ‘(That’s) What The Nitty Gritty Is’ (number 14 R&B 1964), Read more

Edwin Starr - 44% match to The Flirtations

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Charles Edwin Hatcher, 21 January 1942, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, d. 2 April 2003, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England. The brother of soul singers Roger and Willie Hatcher, Starr was raised in Cleveland, where he formed the Future Tones vocal group in 1957. They recorded one single for Tress, before Starr was drafted into the US Army for three years. After completing his Read more


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