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Dion

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Blues Christian & Gospel Doo Wop Easy Listening Folk Music Theme R&B / Soul
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During his peak, from 1958-63, Dion (Dion Francis DiMucci, 18 July 1939, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA) was the quintessential Italian-American New York City rocker and was, perhaps, the first major white rock singer who was not from a southern city. The career of one of America’s legendary artists has spanned six decades, during which time he has made numerou Read more

The Belmonts

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock Acappella
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The Belmonts was one of the leading American doo-wop groups of the late 50s and comprised Angelo D’Aleo (3 February 1940, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA), Carlo Mastrangelo (b. 5 October 1938, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA) and Freddie Milano (b. 22 August 1939, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA). Their leader was Dion (b. Dion Francis DiMucci, Read more

The Del Vikings - 37% match to Dion & The Belmonts

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop R&B / Soul Vocals
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The Drifters - 35% match to Dion & The Belmonts

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Doo Wop R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Easy Listening Music Theme Jazz Dance R&B / Soul
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Formed in 1953 in New York, USA, at the behest of Atlantic Records, this influential R&B vocal group was initially envisaged as a vehicle for ex-Dominoes singer Clyde McPhatter (Clyde Lensley McPhatter, 15 November 1932, Durham, North Carolina, USA, d. 13 June 1972, New York City, New York, USA). Gerhart Thrasher, Andrew Thrasher and Bill Pinkney (b. 15 August 1925, Dalz Read more

The Everly Brothers - 35% match to Dion & The Belmonts

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Easy Listening Soundtracks Television
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Don (Isaac Donald Everly, 1 February 1937, Brownie, Kentucky, USA) and Phil (b. Phillip Everly, 19 January 1939, Chicago, Illinois, USA), the world’s most famous rock ‘n’ roll duo, had already experienced a full career before their first record, ‘Bye Bye Love’, was released. As sons of popular country artists Ike and Margaret, they were pushed into t Read more

Johnny Tillotson - 34% match to Dion & The Belmonts

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Comedy Easy Listening Musicals & The Arts R&B / Soul Vocals
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20 April 1939, Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Tillotson’s father was a country music disc jockey and Johnny himself was appearing on local radio from the age of nine. His parents encouraged his talent by giving him first a ukulele and then a guitar, and he was influenced by the singing cowboys (Gene Autry, Roy Rogers) and country singer Hank Williams. He appeared regularly Read more

Neil Sedaka - 32% match to Dion & The Belmonts

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals Vocals Music Videos & Concerts Documentaries Music & Radio
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13 March 1939, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. Pianist Sedaka began his songwriting career with lyricist Howard Greenfield in the early 50s. During this high school period, Sedaka dated Carol Klein (later known as Carole King). For a brief period, Sedaka joined the Tokens, then won a scholarship to New York’s Juilliard School of Music. In 1958, the pianist joine Read more

The Shirelles - 31% match to Dion & The Belmonts

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Easy Listening Jazz Vocals
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Formed in Passaic, New Jersey, USA, the Shirelles are possibly the archetypal ‘girl-group’; Shirley Owens (10 June 1941, Passaic, New Jesey, USA), Beverly Lee (b. 3 August 1941), Doris Kenner (b. Doris Coley, 2 August 1941, North Carolina, USA, d. 5 February 2000, Sacramento, California, USA) and Addie ‘Micki’ Harris (b. 22 January 1940, d. 10 June 1982) Read more

Bobby Day - 30% match to Dion & The Belmonts

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

Danny & The Juniors - 30% match to Dion & The Belmonts

Genres: Pop / Rock Dance Doo Wop
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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

Frankie Valli - 30% match to Dion & The Belmonts

Genres: Pop / Rock Musicals & The Arts Soundtracks Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Doo Wop Easy Listening Vocals Pop / Rock
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Francis Stephen Castelluccio, 3 May 1934 (1937 is also regularly cited), Newark, New Jersey, USA. Originally a solo singer recording under the names Frank Valley and Frank Valley And The Travelers, he joined the Variatones in 1954. They made their first records as the Four Lovers but achieved lasting success when they became the 4 Seasons in 1962. Although he was lead singer Read more

Jay & The Americans - 30% match to Dion & The Belmonts

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtracks Television Doo Wop Holiday & Seasonal
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This US act was formed in 1961 when former Mystics vocalist John ‘Jay’ Traynor (2 November 1938) joined ex-Harbor Lites duo Kenny Rosenberg, aka Kenny Vance, and Sandy Yaguda, aka Sandy Deane. Howie Kane (b. Howard Kerschenbaum) completed the line-up, which in turn secured a recording contract through the aegis of the songwriting and production team, Leiber And Sto Read more

The Four Seasons - 30% match to Dion & The Belmonts

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Doo Wop Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Easy Listening Music Videos & Concerts
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This highly acclaimed New Jersey, USA vocal group first came together in the mid-50s with a line-up comprising vocalists Frankie Valli (Francis Stephen Castelluccio, 3 May 1934 (1937 is also regularly cited), Newark, New Jersey, USA), brothers Nick and Tommy DeVito (b. 19 June 1936, Belleville, New Jersey, USA) and Hank Majewski. Initially known as the Variatones, then the F Read more

Bobby Darin - 29% match to Dion & The Belmonts

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Vocals Comedy Easy Listening Jazz Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts Folk Action & Adventure Dance Documentaries Vocals War Westerns Pop / Rock Soundtracks Television
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Walden Robert Cassotto, 14 May 1936, New York, USA, d. 20 December 1973, Los Angeles, California, USA. Darin’s entry to the music business occurred during the mid-50s following a period playing in New York coffee-houses. His friendship with co-writer/entrepreneur Don Kirshner resulted in his first single, ‘My First Love’. A meeting with Connie Francis’ ma Read more

Bobby Vee - 27% match to Dion & The Belmonts

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Musicals & The Arts
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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

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