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Gordon Jenkins - 36% match to The Tarriers

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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12 May 1910, Webster Groves, Missouri, USA, d. 24 April 1984, Malibu, California, USA. A distinguished songwriter, arranger and conductor, as a child Jenkins occasionally played organ at the Chicago movie theatre where his father was the regular organist. During Prohibition he played piano in a St. Louis speakeasy and was later employed by a radio station in the same city. I Read more

Frankie Laine - 33% match to The Tarriers

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Jazz Pop / Rock Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Francesco Paolo LoVecchio, 30 March 1913, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 6 February 2007, San Diego, California, USA. Laine had been a chorister at the Immaculate Conception Church in his city’s Sicilian quarter before entering showbusiness proper on leaving school. For nearly a decade he travelled as a singing waiter, dancing instructor (with a victory in a 1932 dance mara Read more

Skip & Flip - 33% match to The Tarriers

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s
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This US pop duo, Skip Battin (Clyde Battin, 2 February 1934, Galipolis, Ohio, USA, d. 6 July 2003, Palm Springs, California, USA) and Flip aka Gary S. Paxton (b. Mesa, Arizona, USA), met while attending the University of Arizona in the late 50s. Once known as the Rockabillies, they recorded on Rev as the Pledges and then as Gary & Clyde. Time Records picked up their Rev Read more

Carl Dobkins Jr. - 31% match to The Tarriers

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s
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The Four Coins - 28% match to The Tarriers

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s
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Formed in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA, in 1952, the vocal harmony group the Four Coins consisted of George Mantalis, James Gregorakis and brothers George and Michael Mahramas. Originally the quartet were horn players in an orchestra with Bobby Vinton, who was an unknown at the time. At the end of 1952 the foursome began harmonizing together, and in January 1953 appeared on an Read more

The Bell Notes - 26% match to The Tarriers

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in East Meadow, New York, USA, in the late 50s, the Bell Notes were a one-hit rock group whose ‘I’ve Had It’ reached the Top 10 in early 1959. The group comprised vocalist and saxophonist Carl Bonura, vocalist and guitarist Ray Ceroni, bass player Lenny Giambalvo, pianist Pete Kane and drummer John Casey. The band was discovered by disc jockey Alan Frederi Read more

Tommy Sands - 26% match to The Tarriers

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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27 August 1937, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Tommy Sands’ father was a pianist, and his mother was Grace Lou Dixon, a singer with the Art Keassel Band. He sang in a local folk music television series, Lady Of The Mountain, when he was only five years old, and made his first recording, ‘Love Pains’, on Freedom in 1949, when aged only 12. In 1952, with help from his Read more

Bob Gibson - 25% match to The Tarriers

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Samuel Robert Gibson, 16 November 1931, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, d. 28 September 1996, Portland, Oregon, USA. Although commercial success proved illusive, Gibson was one of US folk music’s most influential figures. His songs were recorded by the Kingston Trio and Peter, Paul And Mary and he was responsible for launching and/or furthering the careers of Bo Read more

Sammy Turner - 25% match to The Tarriers

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 2000s
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Samuel Black, 2 June 1932, Paterson, New Jersey, USA. Turner briefly achieved fame in the late 50s as a rock ‘n’ roll balladeer, whose speciality was recycled pop songs of the past, particularly those by Guy Lombardo. His most notable record was a remake of a Sammy Kaye hit from 1949, ‘Lavender Blue’ (number 14 R&B/number 3 pop), in 1959. Three follow Read more

June Valli - 20% match to The Tarriers

Genres: Vocals
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Dick & Dee Dee - 19% match to The Tarriers

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s
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This American boy/girl vocal duo was formed in 1961 by Dick St. John Gostine (Richard Gostine, 1944, Santa Monica, California, USA, d. 27 December 2003, Los Angeles, California, USA) and Dee Dee Sperling (b. Mary Sperling, 1945, Santa Monica, California, USA) while they were at a local high school. The Gostine-written ‘The Mountain’s High’ was originally relea Read more

Johnnie & Joe - 18% match to The Tarriers

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 2000s
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This US R&B duo featured Johnnie Louise Richardson (d. 25 October 1988) and Joe Rivers (Charleston, South Carolina, USA). Emerging from the Bronx, New York, USA, they were famed for their sublime doo-wop-flavoured ballads, notably ‘Over The Mountain, Across The Sea’ (number 3 R&B/number 8 pop, 1957), one of the most memorable and enduring early rock ‘n Read more

Laurie London - 15% match to The Tarriers

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 2000s
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Lawrence London, 19 January 1944, London, England. At the age of 13, this pop singer, who had the confidence and showmanship of a veteran, appeared in a closed circuit transmission of 6.5 Special at the BBC stand at the 1958 Radio Show. He so impressed producer John Warrinton that he was invited back every day and thereby came to the attention of EMI Records, who put him in Read more

Ral Donner - 15% match to The Tarriers

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ralph Stuart Donner, 10 February 1943, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 6 April 1984, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Donner had a short string of US chart singles in the early 60s, most notably the number 4 ‘You Don’t Know What You’ve Got (Until You Lose It)’. He began singing in church in his teens and formed his first band at the age of 13, and began touring two yea Read more

The Hilltoppers - 15% match to The Tarriers

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1990s 2000s
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This vocal quartet formed at the Western Kentucky College in Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA, comprised lead Jimmy Sacca (Hazard, Kentucky, USA), baritone Billy Vaughn (b. 12 April 1919, Glasgow, Kentucky, USA, d. 26 September 1991, Escondido, California, USA), tenor Seymour Speigelman and bass Don McGuire. Sacca and Vaughn formed the group to record ‘Trying’ in 1952 Read more


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