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Jan & Dean - 17% match to The Playmates

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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US pop duo comprising Jan Berry (William Jan Berry, 3 April 1941, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 26 March 2004, Los Angeles, California, USA) and Dean Torrence (b. 10 March 1940, Los Angeles, California, USA). Students at Emerson Junior High School, Berry and Torrence began singing together on an informal basis. They formed an embryonic group, the Barons, with Bruce Johnst Read more

The Milkshakes - 15% match to The Playmates

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This UK, Chatham, Kent-based band was originally conceived in the late 70s by the Pop Rivets roadies Mickey Hampshire and Banana Bertie as Mickey And The Milkshakes. Often appearing on the same circuit as fellow Medway town bands the Dentists and the Prisoners, they performed as a ‘psychobilly’ outfit, supporting the Pop Rivets from time to time with Wreckless Eric co Read more

Georgie Fame - 14% match to The Playmates

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Clive Powell, 26 June 1943, Leigh, Lancashire, England. Entrepreneur Larry Parnes gave the name to this talented organist during the early 60s following a recommendation from songwriter Lionel Bart. Parnes already had a Power, a Wilde, an Eager and a Fury. All he now needed was Fame. It took a number of years before Fame and his band the Blue Flames had commercial success, a Read more

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Flamin' Groovies - 12% match to The Playmates

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This unflinchingly self-assured act evolved from an aspiring San Francisco-based garage band, the Chosen Few. Roy Loney (13 April 1946, San Francisco, California, USA; vocals), Tim Lynch (b. 18 July 1946, San Francisco, California, USA; guitar), Cyril Jordan (b. San Francisco, California, USA; guitar), George Alexander (b. 18 May 1946, San Mateo, California, USA; bass) and R Read more

The Muffs - 12% match to The Playmates

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Based in Los Angeles, California, this US punk band was formed in 1991 by Kim Shattuck (vocals) and Melanie Vammen (guitar), both refugees from all-female garage rockers the Pandoras. Ronnie Barnett (bass) and Criss Crass (drums) completed the original line-up, which completed a highly enjoyable punk pop collection for Warner Brothers Records in 1993. Vammen and Crass left afte Read more

NRBQ - 11% match to The Playmates

Genres: Blues Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Miami, Florida, USA, 1968, the origins of NRBQ (New Rhythm & Blues Quintet) were actually in Louisville, Kentucky a few years earlier. There, Terry Adams (14 August 1950; keyboards) and Steve Ferguson (b. 1947, Louisville, Kentucky, USA; guitar) were members of a group called Merseybeats USA. Moving to Miami, the pair joined with New York musicians Frank Gadler Read more


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