The Rutles Similar Artists

Bonzo Dog Band - 83% match to The Rutles

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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Julian Lennon - 75% match to The Rutles

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Charles Julian Lennon, 8 April 1963, Liverpool, England. To embark on a musical career in the same sphere as his late father was a bold and courageous move for Julian Lennon, the son of John Lennon and Cynthia Powell. The universal fame of John Lennon brought the inevitable comparisons, which quickly became more a source of irritation than pride. This awful paradox must Read more

Joe Brown - 55% match to The Rutles

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Joseph Roger Brown, 13 May 1941, Swarby, Lincolnshire, England. Brown has sustained a career for over 40 years as a cheerful ‘cockney’ rock ‘n’ roll singer and guitarist. He was a popular live and television performer in the late 50s, a major UK recording star in the early 60s and is still a well-loved personality into the new millennium.

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Ringo Starr - 55% match to The Rutles

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts 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

Badfinger - 43% match to The Rutles

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Originally signed to Apple Records as the Iveys, Pete Ham (27 April 1947, Swansea, Wales, d. 24 April 1975, Weybridge, Surrey, England; vocals), Mike Gibbins (b. Michael Gibbins, 12 March 1949, Swansea, Wales, d. 4 October 2005, Florida, USA; drums), Tom Evans (b. Thomas Evans, 5 June 1947, Liverpool, England, d. 19 November 1983, Surrey, England; guitar) and Ron Griffiths ( Read more

George Harrison - 39% match to The Rutles

Genres: Documentaries Instrumental Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 February 1943, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, d. 29 November 2001, Los Angeles, California, USA. As the youngest member of the Beatles, Harrison was constantly overshadowed by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Although ‘Don’t Bother Me’ (With The Beatles), ‘I Need You’ (Help!) and ‘If I Needed Someone’ (Rubber Soul) revealed a considerabl Read more

Michael Nesmith - 37% match to The Rutles

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Michael Nesmith, 30 December 1942, Houston, Texas, USA. Although best known as a member of the Monkees, Nesmith enjoyed a prolific career in music prior to this unit’s inception. During the mid-60s folk boom he performed with bass player John London (b. John Carl Kuehne, 6 February 1942, Texas, USA, d. 12 February 2000, Rockport, Texas, USA) as Mike And John, but Read more

Jeff Lynne - 34% match to The Rutles

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s
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30 December 1947, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. Lynne’s long and varied musical career began in 1966 when he joined the Nightriders, a popular beat group still reeling from the loss of their leader, Mike Sheridan, and guitarist, Roy Wood. Having completed all contractual obligations, the band took the name, Idle Race and, under Lynne’s guidance, became a leadi Read more

The Move - 32% match to The Rutles

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1966 in the Cedar Club from the ashes of several Birmingham beat groups, the original Move comprised Roy Wood (Roy Adrian Wood, 8 November 1946, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England; vocals/guitar), Carl Wayne (b. Colin David Tooley, 18 August 1943, Birmingham, England, d. 31 August 2004, England; vocals), Chris ‘Ace’ Kefford (b. 10 December 1946, Birmingha Read more

The Monkees - 31% match to The Rutles

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock Television
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Inspired by the burgeoning pop phenomena and armed with an advance from Columbia’s Screen Gems subsidiary, US television producers Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider began auditions for a show about a struggling pop band in 1965. When extant acts, including the Lovin’ Spoonful, proved inappropriate, an advertisement in the Daily Variety solicited 437 applications, includ Read more

Paul McCartney - 28% match to The Rutles

Genres: Classical Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Paul McCartney, 18 June 1942, Liverpool, Lancashire, England. Although commitments to the Beatles not unnaturally took precedence, bass player/vocalist McCartney nonetheless pursued several outside projects during this tenure. Many reflected friendships or personal preferences, ranging from production work for Cliff Bennett, Paddy, Klaus And Gibson and the Bonzo Dog Do Read more

Peter & Gordon - 27% match to The Rutles

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Both the sons of doctors and former pupils of the prestigious English public school Westminster Boys, this privileged pair were signed by producer Norman Newell, following a residency at London’s Piccadilly CluPeter Asher (b. 2 June 1944, London, England) and Gordon Waller (b. 4 June 1945, Braemar, Grampian, Scotland), had a crucial advantage over their contemporaries - Read more

The Dukes Of Stratosphear - 24% match to The Rutles

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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An alter ego of XTC, this group was a vehicle for Andy Partridge’s psychedelic frustrations of being born a decade or two out of time. Both albums the group released contained brilliant pastiches of virtually every pop band of the mid to late 60s period. In many cases the Dukes’ tongue-in-cheek parables were far superior to the songs to which they gently alluded. It w Read more

Mary Hopkin - 22% match to The Rutles

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 May 1950, Pontardawe, Glamorganshire, Wales. Hopkin’s career began while she was still a schoolgirl. Briefly a member of a local folk rock band, she completed several Welsh-language releases before securing a slot on the televised talent show, Opportunity Knocks. Fashion model Twiggy was so impressed by Hopkin’s performance she recommended the singer to Paul McCa Read more

Billy Preston - 20% match to The Rutles

Genres: Christian & Gospel Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Everett Preston, 9 September 1946, Houston, Texas, USA, d. 6 June 2006, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. Preston’s topsy-turvy musical career began in 1956 when he played organ with gospel singer Mahalia Jackson and appeared in the film St. Louis Blues as a young W.C. Handy. As a teenager he worked with Sam Cooke and Little Richard, and it was during the latter’ Read more


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