The Happenings Similar Artists

Every Mother's Son - 83% match to The Happenings

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s
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Formed in New York City, USA in 1967, where each of its members was born, Every Mother’s Son is best remembered for that year’s Top 10 single ‘Come On Down To My Boat’, on MGM Records. The group consisted of guitar-playing brothers Dennis (22 November 1948) and Larry Larden (b. 10 August 1945) who began their career as a folk duo. They were joined by pian Read more

The Flying Machine - 61% match to The Happenings

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

Mel Carter - 53% match to The Happenings

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

Sue Thompson - 46% match to The Happenings

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s
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The Four Preps - 46% match to The Happenings

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in the early 50s in Hollywood, California, USA, the Four Preps were a vocal group consisting of Bruce Belland, Glen Larson, Marvin Inabnett and Ed Cobb (d. 1999, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA). Recording for Capitol Records, they placed 13 singles in the US charts between 1956 and 1964, two of which made the Top 5 in 1958. The quartet began singing together during their high-sch Read more

The Dovells - 45% match to The Happenings

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Originally called the Brooktones, this Philadelphia-based R&B vocal group comprised Len Barry (Leonard Borisoff, 6 December 1942, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA), Jerry Summers (b. Jerry Gross), Mike Dennis (b. Michael Freda) and Danny Brooks (b. Jim Meeley). Signed to Parkway Records, the group had a US number 2 hit in 1961 with ‘Bristol Stomp’, succeeded the Read more

The Four Pennies - 45% match to The Happenings

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s
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This Blackburn, Lancaster beat group comprised Lionel Morton (14 August 1942, Blackburn, Lancashire, England; vocals/rhythm guitar), Fritz Fryer (David Roderick Carnie Fryer, 6 December 1944, Oldham, England; lead guitar), Mike Wilsh (b. 21 July 1945, Stoke-on-Trent, England; bass) and Alan Buck (b. 7 April 1943, Brierfield, Lancashire, England; drums). They scored a notable Read more

Adam Wade - 43% match to The Happenings

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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17 March 1937, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. A romantic crooner in the style of Johnny Mathis, Wade was working as a laboratory assistant for Dr. Jonas Salk, the man who discovered polio vaccine, when he auditioned for the Coed label. He eventually scored three US Top 10 hits: ‘Take Good Care Of Her’, ‘The Writing On The Wall’ and ‘As If I Didn’ Read more

Terry Stafford - 43% match to The Happenings

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

Marcie Blaine - 41% match to The Happenings

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Marcie Blane - 41% match to The Happenings

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 Critters - 40% match to The Happenings

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s
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This US group was founded in 1964 by guitarists Jim Ryan and Don Ciconne. Kenny Gorka (bass), Chris Darway (organ) and Jack Decker (drums) then completed the line-up, which was initially based in Plainfield, New Jersey, USA. ‘Children And Flowers’, a Jackie DeShannon song, was their first release on Kapp Records, but it was a follow-up single, ‘Younger Girl’ Read more

Lenny Welch - 39% match to The Happenings

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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15 May 1938, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA. Treading the same path as Johnny Mathis, Welch built his career singing pop tunes with a hint of R&B flavour and a succinct sweetness in the voice. He began singing professionally in 1958, and signed with Archie Bleyer’s Cadence label in 1960. His record was a remake of an old Jerry Vale hit, ‘You Don’t Know Me Read more

The Newbeats - 39% match to The Happenings

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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This distinctive pop trio featured falsetto Larry Henley (30 June 1941, Arp, Texas, USA) with brothers Marcus ‘Marc’ Mathis (b. 9 February 1942; bass) and Lewis ‘Dean’ Mathis (b. 17 March 1939, Hahira, Georgia, USA). Dean had joined Paul Howard’s Western Swing Band in 1956 as a pianist and later moved to Dale Hopkin’s Band, with Marc joining sho Read more

Ronny & The Daytonas - 38% match to The Happenings

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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This Nashville, USA-based surf rock outfit was primarily the vehicle for the songwriting talents of John ‘Bucky’ Wilkin (26 April 1946, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA; guitar/vocals). He was joined in a fluid line-up by a number of musicians, including Bergen White, Buzz Cason, Bobby Russell, Lee Kraft, Don Henderson, Paul Jensen and Lynn Williams. Avid fans of surf and hot Read more


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