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The Mindbenders - 100% 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

Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders - 100% match to Wayne Fontana

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Peter & Gordon - 87% match to Wayne Fontana

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 Searchers - 83% match to Wayne Fontana

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of the premier beat groups from the mid-60s Merseybeat explosion, the Liverpool-based Searchers were formed in 1959 by John McNally (30 August 1941, Liverpool, England; rhythm guitar/vocals) and Mike Pender (b. Michael John Prendergast, 3 March 1942, Liverpool, England; lead guitar/vocals). Taking their new name from the 1956 John Ford western, The Searchers, the band ba Read more

The Merseybeats - 76% match to Wayne Fontana

Genres: 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

Herman's Hermits - 74% match to Wayne Fontana

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Originally known as the Heartbeats, Herman’s Hermits were discovered in 1963 by manager Harvey Lisberg and his partner Charlie Silverman. After restructuring the group, the line-up emerged as Peter Noone (5 November 1947, Manchester, England; vocals), Karl Green (b. 31 July 1947, Salford, Manchester, England; bass), Keith Hopwood (b. 26 October 1946, Manchester, England Read more

The Swinging Blue Jeans - 73% 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 Puckett & The Union Gap - 72% match to Wayne Fontana

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Originally known as the Outcasts, a San Diego act renowned for cover versions, this popular group took the name Union Gap in January 1967. Although burdened by a passé image - they dressed in American Civil War uniforms - ‘General’ Gary Puckett (17 October 1942, Hibbing, Minnesota, USA; vocals), ‘Sergeant’ Dwight Benett (b. December 1945, San Diego Read more

The Happenings - 71% match to Wayne Fontana

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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The Happenings were a vocal harmony group from Paterson, New Jersey, USA that specialized in reviving classic songs. They comprised Bob Miranda (lead), Ralph DiVito (baritone; replaced by Bernie LaPorta in 1968), David Libert (bass) and Thomas Giuliano (tenor). They met while in military service at Fort Dix, New Jersey, and after leaving formed the Four Graduates. In addition t Read more

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 - 64% 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

Gerry & The Pacemakers - 60% match to Wayne Fontana

Genres: Easy Listening Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Gerry Marsden (Gerard Marsden, 24 September 1942, Liverpool, Lancashire, England; guitar/vocals), Freddie Marsden (b. Frederick John Marsden, 23 October 1940, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, d. 9 December 2006, Southport, Lancashire, England; drums) and Les Chadwick (b. John Leslie Chadwick, 1 May 1943, Liverpool, Lancashire, England; bass) formed the original Pacemakers in Read more

Chad & Jeremy - 59% match to Wayne Fontana

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Chad Stuart (10 December 1943, Durham, England; vocals, guitar, banjo, keyboards, sitar) and Jeremy Clyde (b. 22 March 1944, Buckinghamshire, England; vocals, guitar) met as students at London’s Central School of Speech and Drama and soon began performing together with Stuart providing the musical accompaniment to Clyde’s lyrics. Their early releases for the Ember Read more

Hollies - 59% match to Wayne Fontana

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Hollies - 59% match to Wayne Fontana

Genres: Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Manchester, England, in 1962 by childhood friends Allan Clarke (Harold Allan Clarke, 5 April 1942, Salford, Lancashire, England; vocals), and Graham Nash (b. 2 February 1942, Blackpool, Lancashire, England; vocals/guitar). They had already been singing together locally for a number of years as a semi-professional duo under a number of names such as the Two Teens, t Read more


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