The Rutles Similar Artists

Ringo Starr - 100% match to The Rutles

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Richard Henry Parkin Starkey, 7 July 1940, Dingle, Liverpool, Lancashire, England. Starkey established his reputation on the nascent Merseybeat circuit as drummer with Rory Storm And The Hurricanes. He later became acquainted with the Beatles, and having established a lively rapport with three of the group, became the natural successor to the taciturn Pete Best upon his fir Read more

Monty Python - 93% match to The Rutles

Genres: Comedy Comedy Spoken Word
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Bonzo Dog Band - 89% match to The Rutles

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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Paul McCartney & Wings - 66% match to The Rutles

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Spinal Tap - 59% match to The Rutles

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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"Weird Al" Yankovic - 58% match to The Rutles

Genres: Comedy Comedy Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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George Formby - 51% match to The Rutles

Genres: Comedy Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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George Hoy Booth, 26 May 1904, Wigan, Lancashire, England, d. 6 March 1961, Penwortham, Lancashire, England. The son of George Formby, a successful Edwardian Music Hall comedian, George Hoy was an apprentice jockey before following in his father’s footsteps when he died in 1921. At first he worked under his real name and offered what he believed to be an imitation of hi Read more

Tom Lehrer - 51% match to The Rutles

Genres: Comedy Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Thomas Andrew Lehrer, 9 April 1928, New York City, New York, USA. Lehrer was a song satirist who also recorded a number of albums during the 50s and 60s. Having graduated from Harvard University, Lehrer then taught mathematics there. Having trained on piano, he began to perform song satires of his own for colleagues at the college. They enjoyed his songs, so Lehrer recorded Read more

Cheech & Chong - 29% match to The Rutles

Genres: Comedy Movies Theme
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Richard ‘Cheech’ Marin (13 July 1946, Watts, Los Angeles, California, USA) became acquainted with Tommy Chong (b. Thomas B. Kin Chong, 24 May 1938, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) in 1968 having fled to Canada to escape induction into the US Army. The latter was a noted musician, having performed with Canadian soul band Bobby Taylor And The Vancouvers, but the duo’ Read more

Jimmy Fallon - 23% match to The Rutles

Genres: Comedy Pop / Rock
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Spike Jones - 23% match to The Rutles

Genres: Comedy Holiday & Seasonal Spoken Word Television
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s
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William Shatner - 23% match to The Rutles

Genres: Comedy Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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While it’s tempting to dismiss the musical ramblings of William Shatner as mere novelty, as with the self-deprecating man himself, the true nature of Shatner’s recordings is darker, more complex. While it’s hard to take his Captain Kirk-era album THE TRANSFORMED MAN, with all its pompous poetry and oddball psychedelics, too seriously, his 21st Century work with B Read more

Dread Zeppelin - 20% match to The Rutles

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This novelty hard rock combo featured an overweight Elvis Presley lookalike from Pasadena, California, USA, who first attracted attention by leading the band through a succession of Led Zeppelin cover versions played in reggae and calypso style. The band’s line-up was as bizarre as its theme, and featured the aforementioned Tortelvis (Greg Tortell; vocals), Jah Paul Jo Read more

King Missile - 15% match to The Rutles

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of the more arresting crop of late 80s/early 90s underground bands drawn from New York, USA, the various line-up of King Missile have revolved around by vocalist and spoken word/poetry maverick John S. Hall. His early albums (credited to King Missile (Dog Fly Religion)) for Kramer’s Shimmy-Disc label were expanded in sound by the latter’s auxiliary musicianship an Read more

Mitch Hedberg - 15% match to The Rutles

Genres: Comedy
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