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Scott McKenzie - 100% match to Del Shannon

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Philip Blondheim, 10 January 1939, Jacksonville Beach, Florida, USA. McKenzie began his professional career in the Journeymen, a clean-cut folk group. He later recorded some undistinguished solo material before fellow ex-member John Phillips, then enjoying success with the Mamas And The Papas, invited the singer to join him in Los Angeles. Although the folk rock-inspired  Read more

Chubby Checker - 98% match to Del Shannon

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Kids & Family 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

Duane Eddy - 80% match to Del Shannon

Genres: Pop / Rock Documentaries Drama Soundtracks Action & Adventure
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26 April 1938, Corning, New York, USA. The legendary simple ‘twangy’ guitar sound of Duane Eddy has made him one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most famous instrumental artists. The sound was created after hearing Bill Justis’ famous ‘Raunchy’ (the song that George Harrison first learned to play). Together with producer Lee Hazlewood, Eddy co-wro Read more

Bill Haley - 71% match to Del Shannon

Genres: Pop / Rock Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Children's Music Dance
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William John Clifton Haley, 6 July 1925, Highland Park, Michigan, USA, d. 9 February 1981, Harlingen, Texas, USA. Haley was one of the great pioneers of rock ‘n’ roll and was the first artist to take the new musical form to the world stage. His roots were in country music and he began his career as a yodelling cowboy. After playing in such country groups as the Dow Read more

Bill Haley And His Comets - 71% match to Del Shannon

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Shocking Blue - 70% match to Del Shannon

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Formed in 1967 by ex-Motions guitarist Robbie van Leeuwen (1944), this Dutch quartet originally featured lead vocalist Fred de Wilde, bass player Klassje van der Wal and drummer Cornelius van der Beek (d. 2 April 1998). After one minor hit in their homeland, ‘Lucy Brown Is Back In Town’, there was a major line-up change when the group’s management replaced De Read more

Bobby Vee - 67% match to Del Shannon

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Musicals & The Arts R&B / Soul Vocals
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Robert Thomas Velline, 30 April 1943, Fargo, North Dakota, USA. Vee’s first exposure to the rock ‘n’ roll scene occurred in macabre circumstances when his group, the Shadows, deputized for Buddy Holly after the singer was killed in an air crash in February 1959. Soon after, Vee’s group were discovered by famed producer Snuff Garrett and saw their indepen Read more

Box Tops - 67% match to Del Shannon

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Box Tops - 67% match to Del Shannon

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Formed in 1965, and originally known as the Devilles, this Memphis, Tennesse, USA-based quintet - Alex Chilton (William Alexander Chilton, 28 December 1950, Memphis, Tennessee, USA; guitar/vocals), Gary Talley (b. 17 August 1947, Memphis, Tennessee, USA; lead guitar), Bill Cunningham (b. 23 January 1950, Memphis, Tennessee, USA; bass/keyboards), John Evans (b. 18 June 1948, Read more

Herman's Hermits - 62% match to Del Shannon

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Comedy Musicals & The Arts
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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 Searchers - 60% match to Del Shannon

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop
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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

Eddie Cochran - 59% match to Del Shannon

Genres: Pop / Rock Musicals & The Arts Comedy
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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

The Tokens - 59% match to Del Shannon

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop Holiday & Seasonal Soundtracks
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Formed in 1955 in Brooklyn, New York, USA, the Tokens were one of the most successful white harmony groups of the early 60s, best known for their 1961 number 1 single ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’ (number 11 in the UK). The group was originally called the Linc-Tones (taken from Lincoln High School, which the original members all attended) and comprised tenor vocalist Hank Read more

Little Eva - 55% match to Del Shannon

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtracks
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Eva Narcissus Boyd, 29 June 1943, Bellhaven, North Carolina, USA, d. 10 April 2003, Kinston, North Carolina, USA. Discovered by songwriters Carole King and Gerry Goffin, Little Eva shot to fame in 1962 with the international hit single ‘The Loco-Motion’, a driving, dance-based song that was the first release on the Dimension Records label. Its ebullient, adolescent Read more

Roy Orbison - 54% match to Del Shannon

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Country & Bluegrass Music Theme Television Pop / Rock Soundtracks Comedy Easy Listening Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Mystery / Thriller
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23 April 1936, Vernon, Texas, USA, d. 6 December 1988, Madison, Tennessee, USA. Major critical acclaim came too late for one of the leading singers of the 60s. He became the master of the epic ballad of doom-laden despair, possessing a sensational voice of remarkable range and power, and often finding it more comfortable to stay in the high register. The former reluctant roc Read more

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