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The Four Preps - 27% match to The Playmates

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in the early 50s in Hollywood, California, USA, the Four Preps were a vocal group consisting of Bruce Belland, Glen Larson, Marvin Inabnett and Ed Cobb (d. 1999, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA). Recording for Capitol Records, they placed 13 singles in the US charts between 1956 and 1964, two of which made the Top 5 in 1958. The quartet began singing together during their high-sch Read more

Jan & Dean - 21% 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

Georgie Fame - 20% 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

The Milkshakes - 17% 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

Flamin' Groovies - 13% 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

Bobby Rydell - 12% match to The Playmates

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Ridarelli, 26 April 1942, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Probably the most musically talented of the late 50s Philadelphia school of clean-cut teen-idols, Rydell first performed in public as a drummer at the age of seven. At nine he debuted on Paul Whiteman’s Teen Club amateur television show and was the show’s regular drummer for three years. He attended Read more

Frankie Ford - 12% match to The Playmates

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Francis Guzzo, 4 August 1939, Gretna, Louisiana, USA. A rocker from a suburb of New Orleans, Frankie Ford is second cousin to that other New Orleans legend Dr. John. His first major appearance was on Ted Mack’s Amateur Hour Talent Show, where he sang with Carmen Miranda and Sophie Tucker. After winning a scholarship to South Eastern College, Hammond, he started his firs Read more

Lou Christie - 12% match to The Playmates

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

Ray Stevens - 12% match to The Playmates

Genres: Christian & Gospel Comedy Comedy Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Harold Ray Ragsdale, 24 January 1939, Clarksdale, Georgia, USA. A prolific country pop writer and performer, Stevens’ novelty hits of the 70s and 80s illustrate the history of the fads and crazes of the era. He became a disc jockey on a local station at 15 and the following year recorded ‘Five More Steps’ on the Prep label. Stevens’ first nonsense song, & Read more

The Tymes - 11% match to The Playmates

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA during 1956, George Hilliard, Donald Banks, Albert Berry and Norman Burnett first came together in the Latineers. Adding lead vocalist George Williams (6 December 1935, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 28 July 2004, Maple Shade, New Jersey, USA), they secured a US number 1 hit as the Tymes with the evocative ‘So Much In Love& Read more


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