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Herman's Hermits - 100% match to The Lovin' Spoonful

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Originally known as the Heartbeats, Herman’s Hermits were discovered in 1963 by manager Harvey Lisberg and his partner Charlie Silverman. After restructuring the group, the line-up emerged as Peter Noone (5 November 1947, Manchester, England; vocals), Karl Green (b. 31 July 1947, Salford, Manchester, England; bass), Keith Hopwood (b. 26 October 1946, Manchester, England Read more

The Hollies - 94% match to The Lovin' Spoonful

Genres: Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Manchester, England, in 1962 by childhood friends Allan Clarke (Harold Allan Clarke, 5 April 1942, Salford, Lancashire, England; vocals), and Graham Nash (b. 2 February 1942, Blackpool, Lancashire, England; vocals/guitar). They had already been singing together locally for a number of years as a semi-professional duo under a number of names such as the Two Teens, t Read more

The Turtles - 93% match to The Lovin' Spoonful

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Having begun their career playing in college-based surf instrumental groups, the Nightriders and the Crossfires, this Westchester, Los Angeles-based sextet abruptly switched to beat music during 1964 in imitation of the Beatles. The line-up comprised Howard Kaylan (Howard Kaplan, 22 June 1947, the Bronx, New York, USA; vocals, saxophone) and Mark Volman (b. 19 April 1947, L Read more

The Association - 80% match to The Lovin' Spoonful

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of the most attractive sunshine pop harmony bands of the mid-60s, the Association was formed by Gary Alexander (25 September 1943, USA; vocals/guitar), Russ Giguere (b. 18 October 1943, USA; vocals, percussion, guitar), Brian Cole (b. 1942, USA, d. 2 August 1972; vocals/bass), Ted Bluechel (b. 2 December 1942, USA; drums/vocals), Terry Kirkman (b. 12 December 1939, Salin Read more

Peter & Gordon - 79% match to The Lovin' Spoonful

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Both the sons of doctors and former pupils of the prestigious English public school Westminster Boys, this privileged pair were signed by producer Norman Newell, following a residency at London’s Piccadilly CluPeter Asher (b. 2 June 1944, London, England) and Gordon Waller (b. 4 June 1945, Braemar, Grampian, Scotland), had a crucial advantage over their contemporaries - Read more

John Sebastian - 75% match to The Lovin' Spoonful

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 March 1944, Greenwich Village, New York City, New York, USA. The son of the famous classical harmonica player John Sebastian. John Jnr. is best known for his seminal jug band/rock fusion with the much-loved Lovin’ Spoonful in the 60s, which established him as one of the finest American songwriters of the era. When the Lovin’ Spoonful finally collapsed in 1968, S Read more

The Beau Brummels - 72% match to The Lovin' Spoonful

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in San Francisco, California, USA in 1964, the Beau Brummels provided a vital impetus to the city’s emergent rock circuit. Vocalist Sal Valentino (Sal Spampinato, 8 September 1942, San Francisco, California, USA) had previously led his own group, Sal Valentino And The Valentines, which issued ‘I Wanna Twist’/‘Lisa Marie’ in 1962. Ron Elliott ( Read more

The Troggs - 68% match to The Lovin' Spoonful

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The original Troglodytes were an ill-starred early 60s UK band from Andover who suddenly found themselves reduced to two members: vocalist Dave Wright and bass player Reginald Ball (12 June 1943, Andover, Hampshire, England). Another local outfit, Ten Feet Five, were suffering similar personnel upheavals with bass player Peter Staples (b. 3 May 1944, Andover, Hampshire, Engl Read more

The Monkees - 62% match to The Lovin' Spoonful

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock Television
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Inspired by the burgeoning pop phenomena and armed with an advance from Columbia’s Screen Gems subsidiary, US television producers Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider began auditions for a show about a struggling pop band in 1965. When extant acts, including the Lovin’ Spoonful, proved inappropriate, an advertisement in the Daily Variety solicited 437 applications, includ Read more

The Spencer Davis Group - 61% match to The Lovin' Spoonful

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Birmingham, England, in 1962 as the Rhythm And Blues Quartet, the band featured Spencer Davis (17 July 1941, Swansea, South Wales; guitar/vocals), Steve Winwood (b. Stephen Lawrence Winwood, 12 May 1948, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England; guitar, organ, vocals), Muff Winwood (b. Mervyn Winwood, 15 June 1943, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England; bass) and Pete York (b Read more

The Buckinghams - 60% match to The Lovin' Spoonful

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Chicago, Illinois, USA, in 1966, the Buckinghams originally comprised Dennis Tufano (11 September 1946, Chicago, Illinois, USA; vocals), Carl Giammarese (b. 21 August 1947, Chicago, Illinois, USA; lead guitar), Dennis Miccoli (organ), Nick Fortuna (b. 1 May 1946, Chicago, Illinois, USA; bass) and Jon Poulos (b. 31 March 1947, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 26 March 198 Read more

Harpers Bizarre - 58% match to The Lovin' Spoonful

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Evolving from Santa Cruz band the Tikis, the original Harpers Bizarre emerged in late 1966 with a line-up comprising Ted Templeman (Theodore Templeman, 24 October 1944, Santa Cruz, California, USA; lead vocals/guitar), Dick Scoppettone (b. 5 July 1945, California, USA; vocals/guitar), Dick Yount (b. 9 January 1945, California, USA; vocals/bass), Eddie James (b. California, U Read more

The Searchers - 58% match to The Lovin' Spoonful

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of the premier beat groups from the mid-60s Merseybeat explosion, the Liverpool-based Searchers were formed in 1959 by John McNally (30 August 1941, Liverpool, England; rhythm guitar/vocals) and Mike Pender (b. Michael John Prendergast, 3 March 1942, Liverpool, England; lead guitar/vocals). Taking their new name from the 1956 John Ford western, The Searchers, the band ba Read more

The Easybeats - 57% match to The Lovin' Spoonful

Genres: Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Sydney, Australia, in 1964, this beat group comprised Harry Vanda (Johannes Jacob Hendrickus Vandenberg, 22 March 1947, The Hague, the Netherlands; guitar), Dick Diamonde (b. Dingeman Van Der Sluys, 28 December 1947, Hilversum, the Netherlands; bass), Steve Wright (b. 20 December 1948, Leeds, Yorkshire, England; vocals), George Young (b. 6 November 1947, Glasgow, S Read more

The Grass Roots - 57% match to The Lovin' Spoonful

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Although several Californian acts claimed this sobriquet, including the embryonic Love, it was appropriated by songwriters P.F. Sloan (Phillip Gary Schlein, 18 September 1945, New York City, New York, USA) and Steve Barri (b. Steven Barry Lipkin, 23 February 1942, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA), who employed the name pseudonymously on several folk rock performances. Read more


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