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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

Stealers Wheel - 68% match to The Knack

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The turbulent, acrimonious and comparatively brief career of Stealers Wheel enabled the two main members Gerry Rafferty and Joe Egan to produce some memorable and inventive, relaxed pop music. During the early 70s, Rafferty (16 April 1947, Paisley, Scotland) and long-time friend Egan (b. Scotland) assembled in London to form a British Crosby, Stills And Nash, together with R Read more

Cheap Trick - 65% match to The Knack

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock 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

The J. Geils Band - 57% match to The Knack

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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Norman Greenbaum - 55% match to The Knack

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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20 November 1942, Malden, Massachusetts, USA. Greenbaum first tasted minor US chart fame as the founder of Los Angeles jug band Dr. West’s Medicine Show And Junk Band, who achieved a minor hit with the novelty ‘The Eggplant That Ate Chicago’. After the break-up of the group in 1967, Greenbaum effectively retired from the music business to run a dairy farm in P Read more

The Cars - 55% match to The Knack

Genres: Pop / Rock 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 - 55% match to The Knack

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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Eddie Money - 53% match to The Knack

Genres: Pop / Rock 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

Rick Springfield - 52% match to The Knack

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock 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

Katrina & The Waves - 49% match to The Knack

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This UK pop act enjoyed a major transatlantic hit with ‘Walking On Sunshine’ in 1985, but were also well-known for their original version of ‘Going Down To Liverpool’, which was successfully covered by the Bangles. The band was formed by Katrina Leskanich (Topeka, Kansas, USA; vocals), Kimberley Rew (guitar), Vince De La Cruz (b. Texas, USA; bass) and Ale Read more

The Boomtown Rats - 49% match to The Knack

Genres: Pop / Rock 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

Marshall Crenshaw - 46% match to The Knack

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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11 November 1953, Detroit, Michigan, USA. After portraying John Lennon in the stage show Beatlemania, Crenshaw forged a solo career as a solid and dependable performer of the classic urban American pop song. His rock ‘n’ roll songs are sprinkled with lyrics discoursing on the perennial problems of the lovelorn and the trials of being in love.

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The Raspberries - 45% 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

Buggles - 44% match to The Knack

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Trevor Horn (15 July 1949, Durham, England) and Geoff Downes (b. Geoffrey Downes, 25 August 1952, Stockport, Cheshire, England; keyboards) first met as session musicians in 1977, and, after appearing in a backing group for Tina Charles, they pooled their resources under the name Buggles. Their debut single ‘Video Killed The Radio Star’, co-written with Bruce Wooley Read more

Greg Kihn Band - 44% match to The Knack

Genres: Funk Pop / Rock
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