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Marty Wilde - 81% match to Tommy Steele

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Reginald Leonard Smith, 15 April 1936, London, England. After playing briefly in a skiffle group, this UK rock ‘n’ roll singer secured a residency at London’s Condor Club under the name Reg Patterson. He was spotted by songwriter Lionel Bart, who subsequently informed entrepreneur Larry Parnes. The starmaker was keen to sign the singer and rapidly took over hi Read more

Frankie Vaughan - 78% match to Tommy Steele

Genres: Easy Listening Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Frank Abelson, 3 February 1928, Liverpool, England, d. 17 September 1999, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England. While studying at Leeds College Of Art, Vaughan’s vocal performance at a college revue earned him a week’s trial at the Kingston Empire music hall. Warmly received, he went on to play the UK variety circuit, developing a stylish act with trademarks that Read more

Eden Kane - 68% match to Tommy Steele

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Richard Sarstedt, 29 March 1940, Delhi, India. When his family returned to England from India during the mid-50s, Kane became involved in music, forming a skiffle group with his brothers. In 1960, he won a talent contest and came under the wing of managers Michael Barclay and Philip Waddilove. They changed his name to Eden Kane, inspired by the movie Citizen Kane and the bib Read more

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Tab Hunter - 58% match to Tommy Steele

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 2000s
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Arthur Gelien, 11 July 1931, New York City, New York, USA. This blond-haired, blue-eyed pop vocalist/actor was spotted in 1948, working at a stable, by talent scout Dick Clayton. He introduced him to Rock Hudson’s Hollywood agent Harry Wilson, who said ‘We’ve got to tab you something’, then named him Tab Hunter. He made his screen debut in the 1950 movieT Read more

Billy Fury - 52% match to Tommy Steele

Genres: Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ronald Wycherley, 17 April 1940, Dingle, Liverpool, England, d. 28 January 1983, London, England. An impromptu audition in a Birkenhead dressing room resulted in Wycherley joining Larry Parnes’ management stable. The entrepreneur provided the suitably enigmatic stage name, and added the aspirant to the bill of a current package tour. Fury enjoyed a UK Top 20 hit with hi Read more

Max Bygraves - 52% match to Tommy Steele

Genres: Easy Listening Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Walter Bygraves, 16 October 1922, London, England. Performing as a soloist in his school choir and employing Max Miller impressions in the RAF, with music hall dates in the late 40s, led Bygraves quickly to his recording debut and first Royal Command Performance in 1950. His debut record, with the Carroll Gibbons Band, contained impressions of Al Jolson, and was followed by Read more

Jerry Keller - 47% match to Tommy Steele

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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20 June 1938, Fort Smith, Arkansas, USA. After moving to Tulsa in 1944 Keller formed the Lads Of Note Quartet in the 50s before joining the Tulsa Boy Singers. He won a talent contest organized by band leader Horace Heidt which earned him the vocalist job with Jack Dalton’s Orchestra. He then spent nine months as a disc jockey in Tulsa before moving to New York in 1956. Read more

Craig Douglas - 41% match to Tommy Steele

Genres: Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 2000s
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Terence Perkins, 12 August 1941, Newport, Isle Of Wight, England. After moving to London in the mid-50s, Douglas came under the wing of agent Bunny Lewis, appeared on the television show 6.5 Special, and won a record contract with Decca Records before moving to Dick Rowe’s label, Top Rank. Covering American hits was the classic route to chart success, and in 1959 Dougl Read more

Kalin Twins - 38% match to Tommy Steele

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A classic example of the one-hit-wonder syndrome, the Kalin Twins have a more interesting history than many who fall into that bracket. Herbie (Herbert Harry Kalin, 16 February 1934, Port Jervis, New York State, USA, d. 21 July 2006) and Harold ‘Hal’ Kalin (b. 16 February 1934, Port Jervis, New York State, USA, d. 24 August 2005, Waldorf, Maryland, USA) were real l Read more

Bernard Cribbins - 35% match to Tommy Steele

Genres: Spoken Word
Decades Active: 2000s
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29 December 1928, Oldham, Lancashire, England. Cribbins became an actor in his early teens as a member of a local repertory company. By the time he was in his twenties he was established in London, appearing regularly on the stage. From the late 50s he began appearing in films, making numerous appearances over the following decades. Although usually in supporting roles, his Read more

Cliff Richard - 35% match to Tommy Steele

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Harry Roger Webb, 14 October 1940, Lucknow, India. One of the most popular and enduring talents in the history of UK showbusiness, Webb began his career as a rock ‘n’ roll performer in 1957. His fascination for Elvis Presley encouraged him to join the Dick Teague Skiffle Group and several months later he teamed up with drummer Terry Smart and guitarist Norman Mitha Read more

David Whitfield - 35% match to Tommy Steele

Genres: Christian & Gospel Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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2 February 1925, Hull, Yorkshire, England, d. 15 January 1980, Sydney, Australia. A popular ballad singer in the UK during the 50s, with a tenor voice that proved to be suitable for light opera. After working as a labourer, and singing in local clubs, Whitfield spent some time in the merchant navy before signing to Decca Records and having hits in 1953 with ‘Bridge Of S Read more

Larry Williams - 29% match to Tommy Steele

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 May 1935, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 2 January 1980, Los Angeles, California, USA. Williams recorded a handful of raucous rock ‘n’ roll songs for Specialty Records that later influenced, among others, John Lennon. Williams learned to play the piano while in New Orleans, and moved to Oakland, California, with his family while in his teens. There he joined a Read more

David Essex - 28% match to Tommy Steele

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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David Albert Cook, 23 July 1947, Plaistow, London, England. Originally a drummer in the semi-professional Everons, Essex subsequently turned to singing during the mid-60s, and recorded a series of unsuccessful singles for a variety of labels. On the advice of his influential manager, Derek Bowman, he switched to acting and after a series of minor roles gained his big break u Read more

Lonnie Donegan - 28% match to Tommy Steele

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Anthony James Donegan, 29 April 1931, Glasgow, Scotland, d. 4 November 2002, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England. Donegan, as ‘The King Of Skiffle’, became a more homogeneous UK equivalent to Elvis Presley than Tommy Steele. Donegan’ s mother was Irish and his father Scottish, and from the age of two he was raised in East Ham, London. Steeped in traditional Read more

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