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The Dells - 52% match to The Radiants

Genres: Doo Wop Easy Listening Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A US soul vocal and close harmony group formed in 1953 as the El-Rays, when the members - Johnny Funches (18 July 1935, d. 23 January 1998; lead), Marvin Junior (b. 31 January 1936, Harrell, Arkansas, USA; tenor), Verne Allison (b. 22 June 1936, Chicago, Illinois, USA; tenor), Lucius McGill (b. 1935, Chicago, Illinois, USA; tenor), Mickey McGill (b. 17 February 1937, Chicago Read more

Bobby McClure - 50% match to The Radiants

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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21 April 1942, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 13 November 1992, Los Angeles, California, USA. McClure’s family moved to East St. Louis when he was two years old, and he was singing in church by the time he was nine. A year later, he provided the unbroken high-tenor lead in the otherwise all-female Spirit Of Illinois gospel group, who went on to tour the ‘programs’ Read more

The Knight Brothers - 47% match to The Radiants

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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Jan Bradley - 38% match to The Radiants

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Addie Bradley, 6 July 1943, Byhalia, Mississippi, USA. Bradley is best known for the 1963 pop/R&B hit, ‘Mama Didn’t Lie’. She took singing lessons as a child and was discovered in 1961 by Don Talty, then manager of guitarist Phil Upchurch. Talty signed her to Chess Records and enlisted the songwriting talents of a young Curtis Mayfield, himself riding high Read more

Billy Stewart - 37% match to The Radiants

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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24 March 1937, Washington, DC, USA, d. 17 January 1970, North Carolina, USA. Introduced to music by his family’s Stewart Gospel Singers, Billy embraced a more secular direction with the Rainbows, a group that also included Don Covay and Marvin Gaye. From there Stewart joined Bo Diddley’s band on piano. His solo debut, ‘Billy’s Blues’, was released on Read more

Clarence "Frogman" Henry - 36% match to The Radiants

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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19 March 1937, Algiers, Louisiana, USA. Henry began performing during the 50s with a New Orleans-based R&B group led by Bobby Mitchell. The singer later began work with band leader Paul Gayten who accompanied him on his 1957 smash ‘Ain’t Got No Home’. However, it was not until 1961 that ‘But I Do’ provided a follow-up to this novelty song, earnin Read more

Mitty Collier - 35% match to The Radiants

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 2000s
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21 June 1941, Birmingham, Alabama, USA. As a member of the travelling gospel group the Hayes Ensemble, Collier toured throughout Alabama and Georgia. Switching to secular music, she was discovered singing in a talent show by Chess Records scout Ralph Bass. Her early releases lacked direction until ‘I’m Your Part Time Love’, an ‘answer’ to Little John Read more

Major Lance - 33% match to The Radiants

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 April 1939 (1941 is also cited), Winterville, Mississippi, USA, d. 3 September 1994, Decatur, Georgia, USA. A former amateur boxer and a dancer on the Jim Lounsbury record-hop television show, Lance also sang with the Five Gospel Harmonaires and for a brief period with Otis Leavill and Barbara Tyson in the Floats. His 1959 Mercury Records release, ‘I Got A Girl’, Read more

R. Dean Taylor - 30% match to The Radiants

Decades Active: 1970s 2000s
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Toronto, Canada. Taylor remains the most successful white artist to emerge from the Motown Records stable. The protégé of writer/producer Brian Holland, he worked on many of the mid-60s hits produced by the Holland / Dozier / Holland partnership, and later claimed to have helped to compose several songs credited to them. He began his recording career in 1965 wi Read more

Little Milton - 28% match to The Radiants

Genres: Blues Jazz R&B / Soul
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Bunny Sigler - 27% match to The Radiants

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Walter Sigler, 27 March 1941, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Sigler first made a name for himself singing a medley of old R&B hits, finding success in 1967 with ‘Let The Good Times Roll’/‘Feel So Good’ (number 20 R&B and number 22 pop) and ‘Lovey Dovey’/‘You’re So Fine’. Earlier in his career he had belonged to a doo-wop Read more

The Sapphires - 26% match to The Radiants

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

The Tams - 26% match to The Radiants

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US group was formed in 1952 as the Four Dots in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Their line-up featured Joseph Pope (6 November 1933, d. 16 March 1996), Charles Pope (b. 7 August 1936), Robert Lee Smith (b. 18 March 1936) and Horace Kay (b. 13 April 1934). Although such an early origin suggests longevity, it was not until 1960 that the group emerged with a single on Swan. Now dub Read more

The Velvelettes - 25% match to The Radiants

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Two pairs of sisters, Millie and Cal Gill, and Bertha and Norma Barbee, formed the original Velvelettes line-up in 1961 at Western Michigan State University. After recording a one-off single, ‘There He Goes’, for IPG Records in 1963, they were signed to Motown Records, where they were placed in the hands of fledgling producer Norman Whitfield. This partnership spawned Read more

Fontella Bass - 24% match to The Radiants

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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3 July 1940, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. The daughter of gospel luminary Martha Bass, Fontella toured as keyboard player and singer with the Little Milton band during the early 60s. Simultaneously, she made several solo records, including one for Ike Turner’s Prann label. When Milton’s band leader, Oliver Sain, left to form his own group, he took Bass with him, and t Read more


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