Bill Haley Similar Artists

Big Joe Turner - 100% match to Bill Haley

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Jazz Jazz Big Band & Swing Pop / Rock
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Joseph Vernon Turner, 18 May 1911, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, d. 24 November 1985, Los Angeles, California, USA. ‘Big’ Joe Turner (aka Big Vernon) began singing in local clubs in his early teens upon the death of his father, and at the age of 15 teamed up with pianist Pete Johnson. Their professional relationship lasted on-and-off for over 40 years. During the lat Read more

Gene Vincent - 62% match to Bill Haley

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Country & Bluegrass Music Magazines Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts
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Vincent Eugene Craddock, 11 February 1935, Norfolk, Virginia, USA, d. 12 October 1971, Newhall, California, USA. One of the original bad boys of rock ‘n’ roll, the self-destructive Vincent was involved in a motorcycle crash in July 1955 and his left leg was permanently damaged. Discharged from the US Navy, he began appearing on country music radio and came under th Read more

Fats Domino

Fats Domino - 48% match to Bill Haley

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Jazz Blues Dance Drama Soundtracks
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Antoine Domino, 26 February 1928, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. From a large family, Domino learned piano from local musician Harrison Verrett who was also his brother-in-law. A factory worker after leaving school, Domino played in local clubs such as the Hideaway. It was there in 1949 that band leader Dave Bartholomew and Lew Chudd of Imperial Records heard him. His first re Read more

Eddie Cochran

Eddie Cochran - 45% match to Bill Haley

Genres: Pop / Rock Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Comedy Music Videos & Concerts
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Edward Raymond Cochrane, 3 October 1938, Albert Lea, Minnesota, USA, d. 17 April 1960, Chippenham, Wiltshire, England. Recent information states he was raised in Minnisota, but without sight of the birth certificate, it is still possible he was born in Oklahoma City. Although Cochran’s career was brief, during which time he had only had one major hit in the USA and topp Read more

Carl Perkins

Carl Perkins - 42% match to Bill Haley

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass Comedy Television Holiday & Seasonal Music & Radio Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock
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Carl Lee Perkins, 9 April 1932, Ridgely, Tennessee, USA (his birth certificate misspelled the last name as Perkings), d. 19 January 1998, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Carl Perkins was one of the most renowned rockabilly artists recording for Sun Records in the 50s and the author of the classic song ‘Blue Suede Shoes’. As a guitarist, he influenced many of the next ge Read more

Jerry Lee Lewis

Jerry Lee Lewis - 41% match to Bill Haley

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Drama Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass R&B / Soul Christian & Gospel Musicals & The Arts Soundtracks Music & Radio
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29 September 1935, Ferriday, Louisiana, USA. The ‘Killer’ is the personification of 50s rock ‘n’ roll at its best. He is rowdy, raw, rebellious and uncompromising. The outrageous piano-pounder has a voice that exudes excitement and an aura of arrogance that becomes understandable after witnessing the seething hysteria and mass excitement at his concerts. Read more

Jerry Lewis

Jerry Lewis - 41% match to Bill Haley

Genres: Comedy Television Drama Kids & Family Action & Adventure Movies & TV Music & Radio Pop / Rock Sports & Recreation Vocals Comedy Documentaries Movie Magazines Holiday & Seasonal Jazz
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Joseph Levitch, 16 March 1926, Newark, New Jersey, USA. Born into a showbusiness family, Lewis was intermittently on-stage from the age of five and in his mid-teens had become a professional comedian and mimic. In 1946 he teamed up with Dean Martin, for whom Lewis has expressed great admiration. Their double act clicked instantly and they were soon one of the hottest showbus Read more

Johnny Burnette - 40% match to Bill Haley

Genres: Pop / Rock Blues Country & Bluegrass
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28 March 1934, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, d. 1 August 1964, Clear Lake, California, USA. Having attended the same high school as Elvis Presley, Johnny moved into the rockabilly genre by forming a trio with his brother Dorsey Burnette on string bass and schoolfriend Paul Burlison (b. 4 February 1929, Brownsville, Tennessee, USA, d. 27 September 2003, Horn Lake, Mississippi, US Read more

Bobby Day - 35% match to Bill Haley

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Doo Wop
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Robert Byrd, 1 July 1932, Fort Worth, Texas, USA, d. 27 July 1990. Day moved to Los Angeles in 1947 and shortly afterwards formed the Flames, who recorded under a variety of names on numerous labels throughout the 50s. Oddly, it took until 1957 before they achieved their first and biggest hit as the Hollywood Flames with Day’s song ‘Buzz, Buzz, Buzz’. Simultan Read more

The Big Bopper - 35% match to Bill Haley

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Jiles Perry Richardson, 24 October 1930, Sabine Pass, Texas, USA, d. 3 February 1959, USA. After working as a disc jockey in Beaumont, Richardson won a recording contract with Mercury Records, releasing two unsuccessful singles in 1957. The following year, under his radio moniker ‘The Big Bopper’, he recorded the ebullient ‘Chantilly Lace’, a rock ‘n Read more

Danny & The Juniors - 31% match to Bill Haley

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop Dance
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This Philadelphia-based, Italian-American vocal quartet comprised lead vocalist Danny Rapp (10 May 1941, d. 4 April 1983), first tenor Dave White, second tenor Frank Mattei and baritone Joe Terranova. Formed in 1955 as the Juvenairs, their song ‘Do The Bop’ came to the attention of Dick Clark, who suggested the title change ‘At The Hop’. They took his adv Read more

Ritchie Valens

Ritchie Valens - 31% match to Bill Haley

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop Easy Listening Musicals & The Arts
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Richard Steve Valenzuela, 13 May 1941, Pacoima, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 3 February 1959, Iowa, USA. Valens was the first major Hispanic-American rock star, the artist who popularized the classic 50s hit ‘La Bamba’. He grew up in the city of Pacoima, California, and was raised in poverty. His parents separated when he was a child and Valens lived with his f Read more

The Crickets - 31% match to Bill Haley

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Vocals Blues
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Chubby Checker

Chubby Checker - 29% match to Bill Haley

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Dance Musicals & The Arts
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Ernest Evans, 3 October 1941, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Checker’s musical career began in 1959 while working at a local chicken market. His employer introduced the teenager to songwriter Kal Mann, who penned the singer’s debut single, ‘The Class’. He was given his new name by the wife of the legendary disc jockey Dick Clark as a derivation of Fats Read more

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