The Four Preps Similar Artists

The Lettermen - 99% match to The Four Preps

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The most famous line-up of this very successful US close-harmony pop trio comprised Tony Butala (20 November 1940, Sharon, Pennsylvania, USA), Bob Engemann (b. 19 February 1936, Highland Park, Michigan, USA), and Jim Pike (b. 6 November 1938, St. Louis, Missouri, USA). Pike, a letterman at Utah’s Brigham Young University, released an unsuccessful single on Warner Brothe Read more

Bobby Rydell - 84% match to The Four Preps

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Ridarelli, 26 April 1942, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Probably the most musically talented of the late 50s Philadelphia school of clean-cut teen-idols, Rydell first performed in public as a drummer at the age of seven. At nine he debuted on Paul Whiteman’s Teen Club amateur television show and was the show’s regular drummer for three years. He attended Read more

Charlie Gracie - 82% match to The Four Preps

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Charles Anthony Graci, 14 May 1936, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. When guitarist and songwriter Charlie Gracie recorded the original version of the rock ‘n’ roll song ‘Butterfly’ in 1957, he faced stiff competition from Andy Williams’ cover version. Gracie’s Elvis Presley -like vocal took the song to number 5 in the US charts and Top 20 in th Read more

The Routers - 80% match to The Four Preps

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 2000s
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A US instrumental unit formed in the early 60s in the Los Angeles, California area, the original Routers were not the same musicians that eventually secured the band’s only hit in 1962 with ‘Let’s Go (Pony)’. The original band comprised musicians Mike Gordon, Al Kait, Bill Moody, Lynn Frazier and a fifth musician (unknown). Signed to Warner Brothers Records, Read more

The Four Lads - 72% match to The Four Preps

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The line-up comprised Frank Busseri (Toronto, Canada; baritone), Bernard Toorish (b. Toronto, Canada; second tenor), James Arnold (b. Toronto, Canada; first tenor) and Connie Codarini (b. Toronto, Canada; bass). A versatile vocal quartet, popular in US clubs and theatres, and on television and records, especially during the 50s. The Lads formed their group while attending St Read more

The Fleetwoods - 71% match to The Four Preps

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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One of America’s most popular doo-wop groups in the late 50s comprised Gary Troxell (28 November 1939, Centralia, Washington, DC, USA), Gretchen Christopher (b. 29 February 1940, Olympia, Washington, DC, USA) and Barbara Ellis (b. 20 February 1940, Olympia, Washington, USA). They met while seniors at high school in the girls’ home town. Originally a female duo, the Read more

Frankie Avalon - 68% match to The Four Preps

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Francis Avallone, 18 September 1940, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. This photogenic 50s teen idol started as a trumpet-playing child prodigy. His first recordings in 1954 were the instrumentals ‘Trumpet Sorrento’ and ‘Trumpet Tarantella’ on X-Vik Records (an RCA Records subsidiary). In the mid-50s, he appeared on many television and radio shows includin Read more

The Four Aces - 65% match to The Four Preps

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s
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Freddy Cannon - 60% match to The Four Preps

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

Gale Storm - 60% match to The Four Preps

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1990s
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Josephine Cottle, 5 April 1922, Bloomington, Texas, USA. A dynamic singer who came to fame mainly through covering the hits of others, Storm arrived in Hollywood in 1939 after winning a ‘Gateway To Hollywood’ contest in her home state. She was soon working for the Universal and RKO studios, though she ultimately achieved popularity playing Margie Albright in My Lit Read more

Guy Mitchell - 59% match to The Four Preps

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Albert Cernick, 22 February 1927, Detroit, Michigan, USA, d. 1 July 1999, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Mitchell was an enormously popular singer in the USA and especially the UK, particularly during the 50s, with a straightforward style, rich voice and affable personality. Although his birthplace is often given as Yugoslavia, his parents’ homeland, Mitchell confirmed in a 19 Read more

Jack Scott - 58% match to The Four Preps

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Giovanni Dominico Scafone Jnr., 24 January 1936, Windsor, Ontario, Canada. This distinctive, deep-voiced rock ‘n’ roll and ballad singer-songwriter moved to Detroit at the age of 10, and began performing regularly with his sister Linda on the WEXL radio station. After changing his name to Jack Scott, he formed the C&W outfit Southern Drifters in 1954. Playing a Read more

Jimmy Clanton - 57% match to The Four Preps

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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2 September 1940, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. Pop vocalist Clanton celebrated his 18th birthday with his co-written debut hit, the R&B ballad ‘Just A Dream’, at number 4 in the US Hot 100. His smooth singing style appealed to the teen market and his subsequent releases were aimed in that direction. These included ‘My Own True Love’, which used the me Read more

The Ames Brothers - 54% match to The Four Preps

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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This family group from Malden, Massachusetts, USA, was consistently popular from the late 40s through the 50s. Brothers Joe Urick (3 May 1924), Gene Urick (b. 13 February 1925), Vic Urick (b. 20 May 1926, d. 23 January 1978, Nashville, Tennessee, USA) and Ed Urick (b. 9 July 1927, Malden, Massachusetts, USA) started singing together in high school and won several amateur con Read more

Tommy Edwards - 54% match to The Four Preps

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s
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17 February 1922, Richmond, Virginia, USA, d. 22 October 1969, Virginia, USA. This jazz/pop/R&B singer-songwriter began his professional career in 1931. He wrote the hit ‘That Chick’s Too Young To Fry’ for Louis Jordan in 1946. A demo recording of his own ‘All Over Again’ later won Edwards an MGM Records contract. Early releases included ‘I Read more


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