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The Shells - 39% match to The Novas

Genres: Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US, Brooklyn-based R&B vocal group was formed in 1957. The Shells were noted for their typical New York doo-wop stylings, in which the use of a prominent bass, piercing falsetto, and strong vocal riffing in support of a romantic lead, made for one of the great folk acts of the 50s. The group cut their first record, ‘Baby Oh Baby’, in 1957, which did little up Read more

Link Wray - 22% match to The Novas

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Frederick Lincoln Wray, 2 May 1929, Dunn, North Carolina, USA, d. 21 November 2005, Copenhagen, Denmark. Guitarist Wray formed his first group in 1942, but his musical ambitions were thwarted by his induction into the US Army. He first recorded for Starday in 1955 as a member of the country outfit Lucky Wray And The Palomino Ranch Hands. He subsequently formed the Raymen wit Read more

The Jesters - 20% match to The Novas

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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The Jesters were representative of the classic New York style of doo-wop characterized as ‘greasy’, in which the vocal harmony was in a rock ‘n’ roll style, extremely expressive, loaded with exotic flourishes, and usually supporting a falsetto lead. The original members of the Jesters were Lenny McKay (lead), Adam Jackson (10 March 1938, New York City, Ne Read more

The Outsiders - 19% match to The Novas

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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Hasil Adkins - 16% match to The Novas

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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29 April 1937, Boone County, West Virginia, USA, d. 26 April 2005, Madison, West Virginia, USA. Adkins aka ‘The Haze’ was an unknown rockabilly artist during the 50s and early 60s, who was rediscovered during the 80s, re-emerging to record several new albums. He listened to hillbilly and bluegrass records in his youth, as well as country blues. He made his first gu Read more

Dale Hawkins - 15% match to The Novas

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Delmar Allen Hawkins, 22 August 1936, Goldmine, Louisiana, USA. Born into a musical family where his father Delmar, and later. his younger brother Jerry were both musicians. The latter recorded three unsuccessful singles. Dale Hawkins was one of the earliest exponents of rockabilly, and this underrated singer-guitarist was discovered in 1955 by Shreveport record distributor Read more

Charlie Feathers - 13% match to The Novas

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Charles Arthur Feathers, 12 June 1932, Holly Springs, Mississippi, USA, d. 29 August 1998, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. The work of rockabilly legend Feathers became more elevated during each revival of interest in the genre. Feathers was an enigmatic superstar, although in reality his influence totally overshadowed his commercial success. His upbringing on a farm, being taught Read more

The Barbarians - 13% match to The Novas

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1964 in Provincetown, Massachusetts, USA, the Barbarians comprised Jeff Morris, Jerry Causi, Bruce Benson and ‘Moulty’ Molten. They made their recording debut with ‘Hey Little Bird’, issued on the local Joy Records, prior to signing a contract with Laurie Records. In 1965 the Barbarians enjoyed a minor US hit with ‘Are You A Boy Or Are You A G Read more

The Standells - 13% match to The Novas

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Tony Valentino (guitar/vocals) and Larry Tamblyn (organ) formed the Standells in 1962. The early line-up included drummer Gary Leeds (3 September 1944, Glendale, California, USA), who later found fame in the Walker Brothers, Gary Lane (bass) and former Mousketeer Dick Dodd (drums). The quartet became a leading teen-based attraction in plush Los Angeles nightspots. This confo Read more

Hayden Thompson - 12% match to The Novas

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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5 March 1938, Booneville, Mississippi, USA. Rockabilly and country performer Thompson was brought up on a typical southern radio diet of Hank Snow and Bob Wills, although later he also discovered B.B. King and Howlin’ Wolf courtesy of Memphis’ KWEM station. Both his parents were musical, his father playing the guitar and his mother the harmonica. He formed his firs Read more

The Cramps - 12% match to The Novas

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Ohio, USA, in 1976, the original Cramps, Lux Interior (Erick Lee Purkhiser, 21 October 1946, Akron, Ohio, USA; vocals), ‘Poison’ Ivy Rorschach (b. Kirsty Marlana Wallace, 20 February 1953, Sacramento, California, USA; guitar), Bryan Gregory (b. 20 February 1954, Detroit, Michigan, USA, d. 10 January 2001, Anaheim, California, USA; guitar) and his sister, Read more

The Meteors - 12% match to The Novas

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Meteors was the first UK band to combine punk’s energy with raw 50s rockabilly and invent a new musical form - psychobilly. In the USA, the Cramps had discovered a similar formula, but theirs was less violent and more dramatic. Together, they influenced a whole movement and an accompanying youth culture during the 80s, and have endured into the new millennium.

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The Jaguars - 11% match to The Novas

Genres: Doo Wop
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