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Gloria Gaynor - 100% match to Anita Ward

Genres: Disco Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Television Music Videos & Concerts Disco Music & Radio Christian & Gospel Comedy
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Gloria Fowles, 7 September 1949, Newark, New Jersey, USA. The ‘Queen Of The Discotheques’ spent several years struggling on the east coast circuit prior to finding success. A 1965 single, produced by Johnny Nash, preceded her spell as a member of the Soul Satisfiers. Gaynor was discovered singing in a Manhattan nightclub by her future manager, Jay Ellis. He teamed Read more

Thelma Houston

Thelma Houston - 87% match to Anita Ward

Genres: R&B / Soul Disco Adult Video Dance Pop / Rock Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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7 May 1946, Leland, Mississippi, USA. Houston left her home town of Leland, Mississippi, in the late 60s to tour with the gospel group the Art Reynolds Singers. Her impassioned vocal style and innate mastery of phrasing, most notably on the 1966 single ‘Glory Glory Hallelujah’, brought her to the attention of the prodigal songwriter/arranger Jimmy Webb in 1969. He Read more

KC & The Sunshine Band - 81% match to Anita Ward

Genres: Pop / Rock Disco R&B / Soul Soundtracks Funk Holiday & Seasonal Television
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This racially integrated band was formed in Florida, USA, in 1973 by Harry Wayne (KC) Casey (31 January 1951, Hialeah, Florida, USA; vocals, keyboards) and Richard Finch (b. 25 January 1954, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; bass). Arguably the cornerstone of the Miami-based TK label, the duo wrote, arranged and produced their own band’s successes, as well as those of singer Read more

Amii Stewart - 80% match to Anita Ward

Genres: Disco Eclectic Funk Pop / Rock
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A Taste Of Honey - 79% match to Anita Ward

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Funk
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Cheryl Lynn - 78% match to Anita Ward

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Funk Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Cheryl Lynn Smith, 11 March 1957, Los Angeles, California, USA. The full-throated Lynn became a hit-maker at the height of disco’s popularity, singing dance tunes that retained the gospel vocal approach of classic soul. Lynn grew up in the church where her mother was a minister of music. Her break into the music business came in 1976 after she won as a contestant on the Read more

McFadden & Whitehead - 77% match to Anita Ward

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 1990s
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Gene McFadden (1949, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 27 January 2006, Mount Airy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA) and John Whitehead (b. 1948, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 11 May 2004, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA), were former members of the Epsilons, a group managed by Otis Redding, prior to joining the Philadelphia International Records label. Here they for Read more

Sylvester - 76% match to Anita Ward

Genres: Funk Disco Dance Eclectic Electronic & Ambient Music & Radio Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Sylvester James, 6 September 1947, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 12 June 1988. Having moved to San Francisco in 1967, James joined the Cockettes, an androgynous theatrical group with whom he made his debut on New Year’s Eve 1970. He subsequently pursed a career as ‘Ruby Blue’ before putting together the Hot Band with James Q. Smith (guitar), Bobby Blood (tr Read more

Village People - 76% match to Anita Ward

Genres: Disco Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Television Musicals & The Arts
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Village People from New York City, USA, were a concept before they were a group. The brainchild of French record producer Jacques Morali (d. 15 November 1991, Paris, France), the troupe was assembled in 1977. Morali, who had been enjoying great success on the disco charts with the Ritchie Family, intended to create a camp rock ‘n’ roll/dance act that would flaunt Read more

Patrick Hernandez - 75% match to Anita Ward

Genres: Disco Eclectic
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Peaches & Herb - 73% match to Anita Ward

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Herb Fame (Herbert Feemster, 1 October 1942, Washington, DC, USA) and Francine Barker (b. Francine Edna Hurd Barker, 28 April 1947, Washington, DC, USA, d. 13 August 2005, Maryland, USA). These two Washington, DC, USA-based singers were signed separately to the same record label, Date, and met on a promotional tour. Producer Dave Kapralik put the couple together, and their e Read more

Tavares - 71% match to Anita Ward

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Funk Disco Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This US group was formed in 1964 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA. The line-up comprised five brothers, Ralph (10 December 1948), Antone ‘Chubby’, Feliciano ‘Butch’, Arthur ‘Pooch’ and Perry Lee ‘Tiny’ Tavares. Originally known as Chubby And The Turnpikes, the group assumed its family’s surname in 1969. Although they lacked a di Read more

The Trammps - 70% match to Anita Ward

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Disco
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Donna Summer

Donna Summer - 67% match to Anita Ward

Genres: Pop / Rock Disco R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Dance Television Electronic & Ambient Soundtracks Musicals & The Arts Funk Documentaries Easy Listening
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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LaDonna Adrian Gaines, 31 December 1948, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Summer’s peerless hit singles ‘Love To Love You Baby’ and ‘I Feel Love’ made her the best-known of all 70s disco divas. Having sung with rock bands in Boston, the singer moved to Europe in 1968 and appeared in German versions of Hair and Porgy And Bess, later marrying Austrian actor Read more

Sister Sledge - 65% match to Anita Ward

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Disco Funk Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Debra (9 July 1954), Joan (b. 13 September 1956), Kim (b. 21 August 1957) and Kathy Sledge (b. 6 January 1959) were all born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. They started their recording career on the Money Back label with 1971’s ‘Time Will Tell’. A short time working as backing singers followed before the quartet enjoyed a series of minor R& Read more

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