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The Super Stocks - 90% match to The Hondells

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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The Super Stocks were the brainchild of songwriter/producer Gary Usher. The studio-based band made its debut in 1963, completing four songs for the Shut Down compilation. Each was written by Usher in partnership with lyricist Roger Christian. A further six tracks in the ‘hot rod’ vein appeared on Hot Rod Rally, by which time Usher had solidified a Super Stocks’ & Read more

The Rip Chords - 86% match to The Hondells

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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One of the first rock acts signed to Columbia Records in the USA, the Rip Chords were best known for a ‘hot rod’ hit in early 1964, ‘Hey Little Cobra’, which reached the Top 5 just as the Beatles broke through in the USA. The band’s records were actually the work of singer/producer Terry Melcher (Terrence Jorden, 8 February 1942, New York City, New Y Read more

Bruce Johnston - 55% match to The Hondells

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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27 June 1942, Los Angeles, California, USA. An early associate of Sandy Nelson and Phil Spector, whom he often supported on keyboards, Johnston enjoyed a spell backing Richie Valens before recording ‘Take This Pearl’ as half of Bruce And Jerry. He then wrote and played piano on several records by singer Ron Holden, before embracing the surfing craze in 1962 with &# Read more

The Sunrays - 54% match to The Hondells

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s
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In 1965 Murray Wilson was fired as manager of the Beach Boys and sought a new US surf act. Carl Wilson, Murray’s son, had already introduced his father to Rick Henn, a talented singer, songwriter and drummer. Murray then persuaded Eddie Medora (lead guitar), Byron Case (rhythm guitar) and Marty Di Giovanni (piano) to join, each of whom were ex-members of the Snowmen, who h Read more

The Routers - 50% match to The Hondells

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

Jan & Dean - 44% match to The Hondells

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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US pop duo comprising Jan Berry (William Jan Berry, 3 April 1941, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 26 March 2004, Los Angeles, California, USA) and Dean Torrence (b. 10 March 1940, Los Angeles, California, USA). Students at Emerson Junior High School, Berry and Torrence began singing together on an informal basis. They formed an embryonic group, the Barons, with Bruce Johnst Read more

The Rivieras - 34% match to The Hondells

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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Al Casey - 32% match to The Hondells

Genres: Easy Listening Instrumental Jazz Pop / Rock
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The Astronauts - 32% match to The Hondells

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Four Preps - 18% match to The Hondells

Genres: 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 Music Explosion - 18% match to The Hondells

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Bubblegum pop band formed in Mansfield, Ohio, USA. Jamie Lyons (USA, d. 25 September 2006, Little River, South Carolina, USA; vocals), Don (Tudor) Atkins (guitar), Rick Nesta (rhythm guitar), Burton Stahl (bass/organ) and Bob Avery (harmonia) sprang to fame in 1967 with ‘Little Bit O’Soul’ which reached number 2 in the US chart. This driving, irresistible song Read more

Bruce & Terry - 17% match to The Hondells

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s
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Based in Los Angeles, California, USA, this duo comprised Terry Melcher (Terrence Jorden, 8 February 1942, New York City, New York, USA, d. 19 November 2004, Beverly Hills, California, USA; vocals) and Bruce Johnston (b. 27 June 1944, Peoria, Illinois, USA; vocals). They met in 1959 when Johnston recorded for the Arwin label which was co-owned by Melcher’s mother, Doris Read more

The Kingsmen - 16% match to The Hondells

Genres: Christian & Gospel Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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The Surfaris - 16% match to The Hondells

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Glendora, California, in 1962, the Surfaris - Jim Fuller (lead guitar), Jim Pash (1949, USA, d. 29 April 2005, Yucca Valley, USA; guitar), Bob Berryhill (guitar), Pat Connolly (bass) and Ron Wilson (d. 1989; drums) - achieved international success the following year with ‘Wipe Out’. This frantic yet simplistic instrumental, originally envisaged as a throw Read more

The Tokens - 16% match to The Hondells

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1955 in Brooklyn, New York, USA, the Tokens were one of the most successful white harmony groups of the early 60s, best known for their 1961 number 1 single ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’ (number 11 in the UK). The group was originally called the Linc-Tones (taken from Lincoln High School, which the original members all attended) and comprised tenor vocalist Hank Read more


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