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Tommy Roe - 96% match to Wayne Fontana

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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9 May 1942, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Vocalist Roe began his career with high school act, the Satins. The group performed several of his compositions, notably ‘Sheila’, which they recorded in 1960. The single was unsuccessful, but Roe revived the song two years later upon securing a solo deal. This Buddy Holly -influenced rocker topped the US chart, and reached the To Read more

The Merseybeats - 84% match to Wayne Fontana

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Originally called the Mavericks, this Liverpool, England-based quartet comprised Tony Crane (17 April 1945, Liverpool, England; vocals/lead guitar), Billy Kinsley (b. 28 May 1946, Liverpool, England; vocals/bass), David Ellis (rhythm guitar) and Frank Sloan (drums). In 1962, long before the Beatles put Liverpool on the musical map, they renamed themselves the Merseybeats. Ea Read more

Billy J. Kramer - 78% match to Wayne Fontana

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Crispian St. Peters - 69% match to Wayne Fontana

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robin Peter Smith, 5 April 1939, Swanley, Kent, England. Originally a member of UK pop acts the Beat Formula Three and Peter And The Wolves, Smith was plucked from obscurity by manager Dave Nicolson, rechristened Crispian St. Peters and signed to a 10-year management and production contract. After two unsuccessful singles for Decca Records (‘At This Moment’ and  Read more

Freddie & The Dreamers - 65% match to Wayne Fontana

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Manchester, England-based 60s beat outfit, comprising Freddie Garrity (14 November 1936 (1940 is also cited), Manchester, Lancashire, England, d. 19 May 2006, Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor, Wales; vocals), Roy Crewsdon (b. 29 May 1941; guitar), Derek Quinn (b. 24 May 1942; guitar), Pete Birrell (b. 9 May 1941; bass) and Bernie Dwyer (b. 11 September 1940, Manchester, Lancashir Read more

The Fortunes - 59% match to Wayne Fontana

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Originally formed in March 1963 as a trio, this UK beat group comprised Glen Dale (Richard Garforth, 24 April 1943, Deal, Kent, England; guitar), Rod Allen (b. Rodney Bainbridge, 31 March 1944, Leicester, England, d. 10 January 2008, Coventry, West Midlands, England; bass/vocals) and Barry Pritchard (b. 3 April 1944, Birmingham, England, d. 11 January 1999, Swindon, Wiltshir Read more

Vanity Fare - 50% match to Wayne Fontana

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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This late 60s British pop quintet, which took its name (respelled) from Thackeray’s famous novel, comprised: Dick Allix (3 May 1945, Gravesend, Kent, England; drums), Trevor Brice (b. 12 February 1945, Rochester, Kent, England; vocals), Tony Goulden (b. 21 November 1944, Rochester, Kent, England; guitar), Tony Jarrett (b. 4 September 1944; double bass and guitar) and Ba Read more

Dave Berry - 48% match to Wayne Fontana

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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David Holgate Grundy, 6 February 1941, Woodhouse, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. With his long-serving backing group, the Cruisers, Berry was signed to Danny Betesh’s Manchester-based Kennedy Street Enterprises, and, after signing to Decca Records, found success with a version of Chuck Berry’s ‘Memphis Tennessee’ in 1963. Cover versions of Arthur Crudup&# Read more

The Mindbenders - 43% match to Wayne Fontana

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Originally a backing group for Wayne Fontana, the Mindbenders comprised Eric Stewart (20 January 1945; guitar), Bob Lang (b. 10 January 1946; bass) and Ric Rothwell (b. 11 March 1944; drums). In October 1965, they split with their leader and early the following year enjoyed a transatlantic number 2 hit with the Carole Bayer Sager /Toni Wine composition, ‘A Groovy Kind O Read more

Lou Christie - 41% match to Wayne Fontana

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lugee Alfredo Giovanni Sacco, 19 February 1943, Glen Willard, Pennsylvania, USA. A former student of classical music, Christie moved to New York in 1963 where he sang backing vocals on a variety of sessions. Before beginning his string of hits, Christie recorded unsuccessfully with such groups as the Classics, Lugee And The Lions and the Tammys. Although his high falsetto wa Read more

The Swinging Blue Jeans - 41% match to Wayne Fontana

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Determined to concentrate on rock ‘n’ roll, several leading figures in Liverpool’s skiffle scene founded the Bluegenes in 1958. They were singer and lead guitarist Ray Ennis (26 May 1942, Liverpool, England), bass player Les Braid (b. William Leslie Braid, 15 September 1937, Liverpool, England, d. 31 July 2005, Liverpool, England), drummer Norman Kuhlke (b. 17 Read more

Gary Lewis & The Playboys - 39% match to Wayne Fontana

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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The Association - 37% match to Wayne Fontana

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of the most attractive sunshine pop harmony bands of the mid-60s, the Association was formed by Gary Alexander (25 September 1943, USA; vocals/guitar), Russ Giguere (b. 18 October 1943, USA; vocals, percussion, guitar), Brian Cole (b. 1942, USA, d. 2 August 1972; vocals/bass), Ted Bluechel (b. 2 December 1942, USA; drums/vocals), Terry Kirkman (b. 12 December 1939, Salin Read more

Bobby Vee - 36% match to Wayne Fontana

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Thomas Velline, 30 April 1943, Fargo, North Dakota, USA. Vee’s first exposure to the rock ‘n’ roll scene occurred in macabre circumstances when his group, the Shadows, deputized for Buddy Holly after the singer was killed in an air crash in February 1959. Soon after, Vee’s group were discovered by famed producer Snuff Garrett and saw their indepen Read more

The Tymes - 36% match to Wayne Fontana

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA during 1956, George Hilliard, Donald Banks, Albert Berry and Norman Burnett first came together in the Latineers. Adding lead vocalist George Williams (6 December 1935, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 28 July 2004, Maple Shade, New Jersey, USA), they secured a US number 1 hit as the Tymes with the evocative ‘So Much In Love& Read more


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