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The Romantics - 100% match to The Knack

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US band’s career falls into two distinct halves; the Knack -like pop of the 70s dressed in tight red leather pants, and the near stadium rock-like success of the early 80s. The Romantics started out as four factory workers from Detroit, Michigan; Wally Palmar (vocals/guitar), Mike Skill (guitar/vocals), Rich Cole (bass/vocals) and Jimmy Marinos (drums/vocals). They or Read more

Cheap Trick - 65% match to The Knack

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of rock’s most entertaining attractions, Cheap Trick formed in Chicago, Illinois, USA, in 1973. Rick Nielsen (22 December 1946, Rockford, Illinois, USA; guitar/vocals) and Tom Petersson (b. Tom Peterson, 9 May 1950, Rockford, Illinois, USA; bass/vocals) began their careers in various high school bands, before securing a recording contract as members of Fuse. This sh Read more

Eddie Money - 61% match to The Knack

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Edward Joseph Mahoney, 2 March 1949, New York City, New York, USA. Legend has it that Brooklyn native Edward Mahoney was a New York police officer when first discovered by promoter Bill Graham (he was, in fact, a NYPD typist). Nevertheless, under Graham’s managerial wing, Mahoney became Eddie Money and produced two hit singles in ‘Baby Hold On’ and ‘Two T Read more

The Cars - 60% match to The Knack

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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In a recording career that started in 1977 the Cars’ output was a meagre six albums. Each one, however, sold over a million copies and reached high chart positions in the USA. Formerly known as Cap’n Swing, the stable line-up comprised Ric Ocasek (Richard Otcasek, 23 March 1949, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; guitar/vocals), Benjamin Orr (b. Benjamin Orzechowski, 8 Sept Read more

Tommy Tutone - 59% match to The Knack

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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The Raspberries - 52% match to The Knack

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1970, this popular US band evolved from several aspiring Ohio, USA-based bands. The original line-up included two former members of Cyrus Erie, Eric Carmen (11 August 1949, Cleveland, Ohio, USA; vocals/guitar/keyboards) and Marty Murphy (guitar), as well as ex-Choir drummer Jim Bonfanti (b. 17 December 1948, Windber, Pennsylvania, USA). Murphy was quickly replaced Read more

J. Geils Band - 50% match to The Knack

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The J. Geils Band - 50% match to The Knack

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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The Boomtown Rats - 49% match to The Knack

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of the first new wave acts to emerge during the musical shake-ups of 1977, the Boomtown Rats were also significant for spearheading an interest in young Irish rock. Originally formed in Dún Laoghaire in 1975 as the Nightlife Thugs, the Dublin-based band comprised part-time music journalist Bob Geldof (Robert Frederick Zenon Geldof, 5 October 1951, Dún Laogh Read more

Go Go's - 48% match to The Knack

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Go-Go's - 48% match to The Knack

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This all-female band, originally called the Misfits, was formed in California, USA, in 1978 by Belinda Carlisle (17 August 1958, Hollywood, California, USA; lead vocals) and Jane Wiedlin (b. 20 May 1958, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, USA; rhythm guitar/vocals). They were joined by Charlotte Caffey (b. 21 October 1953, Santa Monica, California, USA; lead guitar/keyboards), Elissa Be Read more

The Vapors - 47% match to The Knack

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This power pop quartet, based in Guildford, Surrey, England, came together officially in April 1979, although an earlier incarnation had existed a year earlier. The common thread was Dave Fenton, a graduate who dabbled in the legal profession before turning to music. His first band, the Little Jimmies, was formed while he studied at Nottingham University. To his rhythm guitar a Read more

Ram Jam - 45% match to The Knack

Genres: Funk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in the mid-70s, Ram Jam was an east coast US group best known for its one Top 20 single, ‘Black Betty’, in 1977. That song was the focus of a boycott by several groups who considered it offensive to black women, even though it had originally been written by Huddie ‘ Lead Belly’ Ledbetter, the legendary black folk and blues singer. The group consisted Read more

Rick Springfield - 45% match to The Knack

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Richard Lewis Springthorpe, 23 August 1949, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The son of an army officer, Springfield’s musical interests developed while living in England in the early 60s; on his return to Australia he played guitar and piano in the house band of a Melbourne club. At the end of the 60s, Springfield played with the Jordy Boys, Rock House and the MPD B Read more

Billy Squier - 44% match to The Knack

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 May 1950, Boston, USA. Having gained valuable experience as guitarist in the power-pop group Sidewinders, Squier, who had also appeared in the less celebrated Magic Terry And The Universe, formed his own band under the name of Piper and recorded two albums for A&M Records during the late 70s. He dissolved Piper in 1979 and signed a solo contract with Capitol Records. Read more


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