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Jewel Akens - 100% match to The Newbeats

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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12 September 1940, Houston, Texas, USA. Akens sang in a church choir as a child and moved to Los Angeles in the late 50s. There he worked closely with Eddie Daniels as Eddie And the Four Tunes, before making his recording debut with him as Jewel And Eddie for the local Silver label. Akens went on to make records in the early 60s with the Four Dots and the Astro Jets before h Read more

Randy & The Rainbows - 67% match to The Newbeats

Genres: Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This rock ‘n’ roll vocal group came from Queens, New York, USA. The members were brothers Dominick (lead) and Frank Safuto (baritone), brothers Mike (first tenor) and Sal Zero (second tenor), and Ken Arcipowski (bass). Randy and the Rainbows came out of the thriving New York Italian-American vocal group scene and were one of the last to get a national hit before self- Read more

The Jarmels - 61% match to The Newbeats

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s
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Formed in Richmond, Virginia, USA, by Nathaniel Ruff (1939), Ray Smith (b. 1941), Paul Burnett (b. 1942), Earl Christian (b. 1940) and Tom Eldridge (b. 1941). They scored a major chart entry in 1961 with ‘A Little Bit Of Soap’, a song that retained an enduring appeal when composer Bert Berns recorded further versions with the Exciters and deep soul singer Garnet Mi Read more

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Freddy Cannon - 60% match to The Newbeats

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Freddy Picariello, 4 December 1940, Lynn, Massachusetts, USA. A frantic and enthusiastic vocalist, known as the ‘last rock ‘n’ roll star’, Cannon was the link between wild rock ‘n’ roll and the softer Philadelphia-based sounds that succeeded it. The son of a dance-band leader, he fronted Freddy Karmon And The Hurricanes and played guitar on sess Read more

The Chiffons - 60% match to The Newbeats

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in the Bronx, New York City, USA, where all the members were born, erstwhile backing singers Judy Craig (6 August 1946, New York City, New York, USA), Barbara Lee Jones (b. 16 May 1947, New York City, New York, USA, d. 15 May 1992), Patricia Bennett (b. 7 April 1947, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA) and Sylvia Peterson (b. 30 September 1946), are best recalled Read more

Robert Knight - 57% match to The Newbeats

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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24 April 1945, Franklin, Tennessee, USA. Knight made his professional vocal debut with the Paramounts, a harmony quintet comprising school friends. Signed to Dot Records, they recorded ‘Free Me’ in 1961, a US R&B hit, outselling the cover version by Johnny Preston. After this initial success their subsequent releases flopped and resulted in the group breaking u Read more

The Murmaids - 53% match to The Newbeats

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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This rock ‘n’ roll female group came from Los Angeles, California, USA. The members were sisters Carol (1948) and Terry Fischer (b. 1946), and Sally Gordon (b. 1946). Their ‘Popsicles And Icicles’ went to number 3 on the pop chart in 1963. The song, written by David Gates of Bread and produced by Kim Fowley, was as substantial as cotton-candy, but girl gr Read more

Lou Christie - 52% match to The Newbeats

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lugee Alfredo Giovanni Sacco, 19 February 1943, Glen Willard, Pennsylvania, USA. A former student of classical music, Christie moved to New York in 1963 where he sang backing vocals on a variety of sessions. Before beginning his string of hits, Christie recorded unsuccessfully with such groups as the Classics, Lugee And The Lions and the Tammys. Although his high falsetto wa Read more

The McCoys - 52% match to The Newbeats

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Union City, Indiana, USA, in 1962, this beat group initially comprised Rick Zehringer (5 August 1947, Fort Recovery, Ohio, USA; guitar), his brother Randy (b. 1951, Union City, Indiana, USA; drums) and bass player Dennis Kelly. Known variously as Rick And The Raiders or the Rick Z Combo, the group later added Ronnie Brandon (organ), becoming the McCoys soon after R Read more

Billy Joe Royal - 51% match to The Newbeats

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 April 1942, Valdosta, Georgia, USA. Raised in Marietta, Georgia, Royal’s father owned a truck-driving company and the family moved to Atlanta when Royal was aged 10. At school he entertained in school concerts, and after graduation, worked for two years in a nightclub in Savannah, Georgia. Starting in 1962, Royal made several unsuccessful singles, but then teamed with Read more

Dobie Gray - 51% match to The Newbeats

Genres: Disco Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 July 1940, Simonton, Texas, USA. Gray moved from Texas to California in the early 60s, where he began recording for local labels. His seventh single ‘Look At Me’ was a minor hit for the Cordak label in January 1963. The compulsive, if boastful, single ‘The ‘In’ Crowd’ (written by Billy Page) was his major breakthrough in 1965, spending severa Read more

The Vogues - 50% match to The Newbeats

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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This US vocal group was formed in Turtle Creek, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, by school friends Bill Burkette (lead baritone), Don Miller (baritone), Hugh Geyer (first tenor) and Chuck Blasko (second tenor). They began singing as the Val-Aires in 1960, but took the above name prior to signing with the tiny Co & Ce label. In 1965 the Vogues scored two US number 4 singles wi Read more

The Dave Clark Five - 49% match to The Newbeats

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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One of the most popular British beat groups of the mid-60s, especially in the USA, the Dave Clark Five’s career stretched back as far as 1958. Originally a backing group for north London singer Stan Saxon, the quintet comprised Dave Clark (David Clark, 15 December 1942, Tottenham, London, England; drums/vocals), backed by various musicians, whose ranks included bass pla Read more

Betty Everett - 48% match to The Newbeats

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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23 November 1939, Greenwood, Mississippi, USA, d. 19 August 2001, Beloit, Wisconsin, USA. Having moved to Chicago in the late 50s, R&B/soul singer Everett recorded unsuccessfully for several local labels, including Cobra, C.J. and One-derful, and briefly sang lead with the all-male group the Daylighters. Her hits came soon after signing to Vee Jay Records where ‘You Read more

Skip & Flip - 48% match to The Newbeats

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s
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This US pop duo, Skip Battin (Clyde Battin, 2 February 1934, Galipolis, Ohio, USA, d. 6 July 2003, Palm Springs, California, USA) and Flip aka Gary S. Paxton (b. Mesa, Arizona, USA), met while attending the University of Arizona in the late 50s. Once known as the Rockabillies, they recorded on Rev as the Pledges and then as Gary & Clyde. Time Records picked up their Rev Read more

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