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Robert Knight - 79% 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 Olympics - 75% match to The Newbeats

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Originally known as the Challengers, this adaptable vocal group, Walter ‘Sleepy’ Ward (28 August 1940, Jackson, Mississippi, USA, d. 11 December 2006, Northridge, California, USA; lead), Eddie Lewis (b. Houston, Texas, USA; tenor), Charles Fizer (b. 6 June 1940, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA, d. 14 August 1965, Los Angeles, California, USA; baritone) and Walter Hammon Read more

Freddy Cannon - 73% 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 Sapphires - 73% match to The Newbeats

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s
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A vocal trio from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, comprising Carol Jackson (lead), George Gainer and Joe Livingston. The group purveyed an infectious pop soul girl-group sound that was typical of east coast African-American acts during the early 60s. Their one big hit was ‘Who Do You Love’ (number 9 R&B, number 25 pop) in 1964, but they recorded other excellent n Read more

Betty Everett - 72% 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

The Dave Clark Five - 71% 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

Dobie Gray - 69% 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 Crests - 67% match to The Newbeats

Genres: Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in New York City, USA, in 1956, the Crests soon became one of the most successful of the ‘integrated’ doo-wop groups of the period, after being discovered by Al Browne. Headed by the lead tenor of Johnny Mastro (Johnny Mastrangelo, 7 May 1930, USA), the rest of the band comprised Harold Torres, Talmadge Gough, J.T. Carter and Patricia Van Dross. By 1957 they Read more

Len Barry - 66% match to The Newbeats

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s
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Leonard Borisoff, 6 December 1942, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Barry began his career as the anonymous vocalist on the Bosstones’ 1958 single ‘Mope-Itty Mope’ before joining the Dovells between 1961 and 1963. As a solo artist, his white soul vocals were best exemplified on the scintillating chart-topper ‘1-2-3’ and the similarly paced ‘Like Read more

Barbara Acklin - 57% match to The Newbeats

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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28 February 1944, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 27 November 1998, Omaha, Nebraska, USA. A vocalist in the style of Dionne Warwick and Brenda Holloway, Acklin first recorded for Special Agent under the name Barbara Allen. In 1966, following a spell as a backing singer, she worked as a receptionist at the Brunswick Records offices, and submitted some of her own compositions to p Read more

The Tremeloes - 56% match to The Newbeats

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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When UK chart-toppers Brian Poole And The Tremeloes parted company in 1966 few would have wagered that the backing group would outdo the lead singer. Remarkably, however, the relaunched Tremeloes went on to eclipse not only Poole, but the original hit-making act. At the time of their reconvening in 1966, the line-up comprised Rick West (Richard Westwood, 7 May 1943, Dagenham Read more

Jimmy Clanton - 53% match to The Newbeats

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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2 September 1940, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. Pop vocalist Clanton celebrated his 18th birthday with his co-written debut hit, the R&B ballad ‘Just A Dream’, at number 4 in the US Hot 100. His smooth singing style appealed to the teen market and his subsequent releases were aimed in that direction. These included ‘My Own True Love’, which used the me Read more

The Chiffons - 53% 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

The Showmen - 53% match to The Newbeats

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s
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An R&B vocal group from Norfolk, Virginia, USA. The Showmen were a classic early 60s transitional group who represented some of the dying gasps of doo-wop and the first stirrings of the soul revolution. The members were General Norman Johnson (23 May 1943, Norfolk, Virginia, USA), Milton Wells, Gene and Dorsey Wright, and Leslie Felton. The group signed with the New Orle Read more

Bobby Vee - 52% match to The Newbeats

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Thomas Velline, 30 April 1943, Fargo, North Dakota, USA. Vee’s first exposure to the rock ‘n’ roll scene occurred in macabre circumstances when his group, the Shadows, deputized for Buddy Holly after the singer was killed in an air crash in February 1959. Soon after, Vee’s group were discovered by famed producer Snuff Garrett and saw their indepen Read more


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