The Grass Roots Similar Artists

The Gentrys - 46% match to The Grass Roots

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s
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Formed in 1963 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, the Gentrys forged their early reputation playing high school dances. The group - Larry Raspberry (vocals, guitar), Bruce Bowles (vocals), Jimmy Hart (vocals), Bobby Fisher (tenor saxophone, piano, guitar), Jimmy Johnson (trumpet, organ), Pat Neal (bass) and Larry Wall (drums) - later won the city’s ‘Battle Of The Bands’ Read more

Gary Lewis & The Playboys - 43% match to The Grass Roots

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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Nervous Norvus - 38% match to The Grass Roots

Genres: Comedy Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 2000s
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Jimmy Drake, 1912, Oakwood, California, USA, d. 24 July 1968. The California-based ex-truck driver’s first record was the country ballad ‘Gambling Fury’, which he recorded as Singing Jimmy Drake on the Indiana label Claudra. He joined Dot Records in 1956 and had two of the biggest novelty hits of that year. His first hit, ‘Transfusion’, concerned the Read more

The Tams - 34% match to The Grass Roots

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US group was formed in 1952 as the Four Dots in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Their line-up featured Joseph Pope (6 November 1933, d. 16 March 1996), Charles Pope (b. 7 August 1936), Robert Lee Smith (b. 18 March 1936) and Horace Kay (b. 13 April 1934). Although such an early origin suggests longevity, it was not until 1960 that the group emerged with a single on Swan. Now dub Read more

Crazy Elephant - 31% match to The Grass Roots

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 2000s
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A studio group created by Jerry Kasenetz and Jeff Katz (Kasenetz-Katz Singing Orchestral Circus), the mastermind producers behind such bubblegum confections as the Ohio Express and the 1910 Fruitgum Company, Crazy Elephant were signed to Bell Records in 1969. With Robert Spencer, a former member of the Cadillacs (‘Speedoo’ and ‘Gloria’) singing lead, the &# Read more

Steve Alaimo - 26% match to The Grass Roots

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s
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6 December 1939, Rochester, New York, USA. Alaimo was a skilled songwriter and producer, whose most well-known recording was the soulful ‘Everyday I Have To Cry’. Very much a ‘white Negro’, Alaimo formed the Redcoats at the University of Miami and made his earliest recordings at the local Criteria Studios. These included the local hit ‘I Want You To Read more

The Lemon Pipers - 26% match to The Grass Roots

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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This New York, USA-based quintet - Ivan Browne (vocals/rhythm guitar), Bill Bartlett (lead guitar), R.G. (Reg) Nave (organ), Steve Walmsley (bass) and Bill Albuagh (drums) - made its debut in 1967 with ‘Turn Around And Take A Look’. Its rudimentary style was then replaced by the measured approach of aspiring songwriting/production team, Paul Leka and Shelly Pinz. Toge Read more

The Flamingos - 24% match to The Grass Roots

Genres: Doo Wop Easy Listening Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This R&B vocal group, formed in Chicago, Illinois, USA, in 1951, was renowned for producing the tightest and most gorgeous harmonies of the rock ‘n’ roll era. For much of their history they consisted of Zeke Carey (24 January 1933, Bluefield, Virginia, USA), Jake Carey (b. 9 September 1926, Pulaski, Virginia, USA), Paul Wilson (b. 6 January 1935, Chicago, Illin Read more

Edward Bear - 22% match to The Grass Roots

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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The Osmond Brothers - 22% match to The Grass Roots

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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The Osmonds - 22% match to The Grass Roots

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This famous family all-vocal group from Ogden, Utah, USA comprised Alan Osmond (22 June 1949), Wayne Osmond (b. 28 August 1951), Merrill Osmond (b. 30 April 1953), Jay Osmond (b. 2 March 1955) and Donny Osmond (b. 9 December 1957). The group first came to public notice following regular television appearances on the top-rated Andy Williams Show. From 1967-69, they also appea Read more

The Kalin Twins - 21% match to The Grass Roots

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Roy Head - 19% match to The Grass Roots

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1 September 1941, Three Rivers, Texas, USA. This respected performer first formed his group, the Traits, in 1958, after moving to San Marcos. The line-up included Jerry Gibson (drums), who later played with Sly And The Family Stone. Head recorded for several local labels, often under the supervision of famed Texas producer Huey P. Meaux, but it was not until 1965 that he had Read more

The Flying Machine - 19% match to The Grass Roots

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Not to be confused with the US outfit from James Taylor’s pre- Apple Records days, this Flying Machine was the brainchild of British writers and producers Tony Macaulay and Geoff Stephens. Recorded by session musicians, ‘Smile A Little Smile For Me’ failed to chart in the UK, but it soared to number 5 in the US in November 1969. For the purposes of touring, a gro Read more

The Royal Teens - 18% match to The Grass Roots

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s
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Formed in 1956 in Bergen County, New Jersey, USA, the Royal Teens are remembered primarily for the 1958 rock ‘n’ roll novelty number ‘Short Shorts’. Originally a quartet called the Royal Tones, the line-up included pianist Bob Gaudio (Robert John Gaudio, 17 November 1942, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA), saxophonist Bill Crandall, bass player Bil Read more


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