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Charlie Kunz - 44% match to Winifred Atwell

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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18 August 1896, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 17 March 1958. After playing brass instruments and piano in various bands, Kunz led his own band while still in his early teens. He visited the UK in 1922 and decided to make his home there. He led bands through the late 20s and into the early 30s, enjoying residencies at several leading West End nightclubs. From one of these Read more

David Whitfield - 38% match to Winifred Atwell

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

Guy Mitchell - 29% match to Winifred Atwell

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Albert Cernick, 22 February 1927, Detroit, Michigan, USA, d. 1 July 1999, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Mitchell was an enormously popular singer in the USA and especially the UK, particularly during the 50s, with a straightforward style, rich voice and affable personality. Although his birthplace is often given as Yugoslavia, his parents’ homeland, Mitchell confirmed in a 19 Read more

Frankie Vaughan - 27% match to Winifred Atwell

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

Frankie Laine - 26% match to Winifred Atwell

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

Dickie Valentine - 25% match to Winifred Atwell

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Richard Brice, 4 November 1929, London, England, d. 6 May 1971, Wales. An extremely popular singer in the UK during the 50s. At the age of three, Valentine appeared in the Jack Hulbert / Cicely Courtneidge comedy film Jack’s The Boy. Later, as a backstage assistant at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London, he became the protégé of Canadian stage star Bill O Read more

Johnnie Ray - 24% match to Winifred Atwell

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s
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Benny Hill - 18% match to Winifred Atwell

Genres: Comedy Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Alfred Hawthorne Hill, 21 January 1924, Southampton, Hampshire, England, d. April 1992, Teddington, Middlesex, England. Hill entered showbusiness at an early age and played the variety circuit, specializing in comedy and impressions. He was already a well-known comedian in Britain when he was signed to Pye as a recording artist in the early 60s. His whimsical tunes, ‘Ga Read more

Eddie Fisher - 18% match to Winifred Atwell

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Edwin Jack Fisher, 10 August 1928, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Fisher was a ‘bobby sox idol’, one of the most popular US singers of the 50s, with a strong, melodic voice. He sang with the bands of Buddy Morrow and Charlie Ventura at the age of 18, and his nickname was ‘Sonny Boy’ because of his affection for Al Jolson songs. In 1949 he gained nationw Read more

Eubie Blake - 17% match to Winifred Atwell

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Hubert Blake, 7 February 1883, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, d. 12 February 1983, New York City, New York, USA. Eubie Blake grew up to the sounds of ragtime music, and before the turn of the century was playing piano in sporting houses and other similar establishments. He was a composer too, and in 1915 joined forces with Noble Sissle; they played in vaudeville as a double Read more

Jelly Roll Morton - 17% match to Winifred Atwell

Genres: Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ferdinand Joseph Lemott, 20 October 1890, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 10 July 1941, Los Angeles, California, USA. A gifted musician, Morton played various instruments before deciding to concentrate on piano. In the early years of the twentieth century he was a popular figure on the seamier side of New Orleans night life. He played in brothels, hustled pool and generally Read more

Anton Karas - 16% match to Winifred Atwell

Genres: Instrumental Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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1 July 1906, Vienna, Austria, d. 9 January 1985, Vienna, Austria. The man who arguably did more to popularize the zither than anyone before or after him, is best remembered as the sound behind the famous ‘The Third Man Theme’ (Harry Lime). Carol Reed’s classic 1949 movie, The Third Man, utilized Karas’ music throughout, and it was no surprise that filmgoe Read more

Don Cornell - 16% match to Winifred Atwell

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Luigi Francisco Varlaro, 21 April 1919, New York City, New York, USA, d. 23 February 2004, Aventura, Florida, USA. During the late 30s Cornell sang and played guitar with several bands, including Lennie Hayton, Red Nichols and Mickey Alpert, before joining Sammy Kaye, mainly as a guitar player, in 1942. He stayed with Kaye until 1950, with a break for military service, and s Read more

Ruby Murray - 16% match to Winifred Atwell

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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29 March 1935, Belfast, Northern Ireland, d. 17 December 1996, Torquay, Devon, England One of the most popular singers in the UK during the 50s, Murray toured Ulster as a child singer in various variety shows, and, after being spotted by producer Richard Afton, made her television debut at the age of 12. Stringent Irish laws regarding child performers held her back for two y Read more

Scott Joplin - 16% match to Winifred Atwell

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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24 November 1868, Texarkana, Texas, USA, d. 1 April 1917, New York City, New York, USA. Joplin’s father was born into slavery, becoming a freedman with Emancipation in 1863. A musical individual, he encouraged the musical aspirations of his sons and daughters. Scott Joplin, who was originally self-taught, moved to St. Louis while still in his teens, by which time he was Read more


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