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Mink DeVille - 100% match to Willy DeVille

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The foundation of this unit was guitarist and songwriter Willy DeVille (William Borsey, 25 August 1950, Stamford, Connecticut, USA). He arrived in London in 1971 to form a band but, unable to find the right musicians, performed as a solo artist before heading to San Francisco and assembling the embryonic Mink DeVille. The basic trio became Willy DeVille (vocals, guitar, harm Read more

John Haitt - 33% match to Willy DeVille

Genres: Pop / Rock
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John Hiatt - 33% match to Willy DeVille

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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20 August 1952, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. The archetypal musicians’ musician, John Hiatt is a powerful singer, guitarist and talented songwriter whose material has been recorded by various acts, including Dr. Feelgood, Searchers, Iggy Pop, Three Dog Night, Desert Rose Band, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan, Nick Lowe, Rick Nelson and the Neville Brothers. Hiatt started out in Read more

Eric Burdon - 25% match to Willy DeVille

Genres: Blues Funk Heavy Metal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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11 May 1941, Walker, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne & Wear, England. Burdon originally came to prominence as the lead singer of the Animals in 1963. His gutsy, distinctive voice was heard on their many memorable records in the 60s. Following the demise of the latter-day Eric Burdon And The New Animals, it was announced that he would pursue a career in films. By 1970 no offers Read more

Tony Joe White - 22% match to Willy DeVille

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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23 July 1943, Oak Grove, Louisiana, USA. A country singer and songwriter, White was also tagged with the label ‘swamp rock’, a musical genre he helped to create. Raised on a cotton farm in Louisiana, he formed his first band, Tony White & His Combo, while still in his teens. He then formed Tony Joe And The Mojos before defecting to Texas to start Tony’s Tw Read more

Van Morrison - 21% match to Willy DeVille

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Melissa Etheridge - 19% match to Willy DeVille

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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29 May 1961, Leavenworth, Kansas, USA. Etheridge was still only a teenager when she began playing piano and guitar in various covers bands around Kansas. After this grounding she had a more formal training at the Berklee College Of Music before playing the club circuit around Boston, Massachusetts. However, it was after she relocated to Los Angeles and was spotted performing Read more

Ry Cooder - 18% match to Willy DeVille

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Instrumental Latin Pop / Rock Soundtracks World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ryland Peter Cooder, 15 March 1947, Los Angeles, California, USA. One of popular music’s premier talents, Cooder mastered the rudiments of guitar while still a child. He learned the techniques of traditional music from Rev. Gary Davis and by the age of 17 was part of a blues act with singer Jackie DeShannon. In 1965, he formed the Rising Sons with Taj Mahal and veteran Read more

Sonny Landreth - 16% match to Willy DeVille

Genres: Blues Cajun & Zydeco
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1 February 1951, Canton, Mississippi, USA. Being born in the birthplace or thereabouts of Elmore James, did not mean that Sonny Landreth had to play slide guitar, but it certainly makes good copy. In fact, after five years in Jackson, Mississippi, the family moved to Lafayette, Louisiana, and Landreth grew up surrounded by Cajun music and its lifestyle. At the age of 10, he Read more

Chris Whitley - 15% match to Willy DeVille

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Christopher Becker Whitley, 31 August 1960, Houston, Texas, USA, d. 20 November 2005, Houston, Texas, USA. A rootsy rock guitarist, who played slide guitar to his own dark romantic compositions, Whitley’s career was spent on the margins of mainstream acceptance.In his youth Whitley was influenced by John Lee Hooker, Johnny Winter, Jimi Hendrix, H Read more

Garland Jefferys - 15% match to Willy DeVille

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Garland Jeffreys - 15% match to Willy DeVille

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. Singer-songwriter Jeffreys first gained attention in 1973 with a critically-acclaimed self-titled album that contained ‘Wild In The Streets’. Jeffreys, of mixed racial background, studied art in Italy before deciding to concentrate on music. He first performed solo around New York and in 1966 formed a band called Grinder’ Read more

J.J. Cale - 15% match to Willy DeVille

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Jean W. Cale, 5 December 1938, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. This mercurial artist was raised in Tulsa and first began performing professionally in the 50s as guitarist in a western swing group. With the advent of rock ‘n’ roll he led his own group, Johnnie Cale And The Valentines, before making an unsuccessful foray into country music. In 1964, Cale settled in Los Read more

John Cougar Mellencamp - 15% match to Willy DeVille

Genres: Pop / Rock
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John Mellencamp - 15% match to Willy DeVille

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Documentaries Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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7 October 1951, Seymour, Indiana, USA. Mellencamp survived an early phase as a glam-rocker to become one of America’s most successful mainstream rock singers of the past three decades.Mellencamp played in local band Trash with guitarist Larry Crane, who remained with the singer throughout the 80s. In 1976, David Bowie’s manager Tony DeFries Read more


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