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Nu Shooz - 100% match to Donna Allen

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock Dance
Decades Active: 1980s
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Stephanie Mills - 87% match to Donna Allen

Genres: R&B / Soul R&B / Soul Vocals Disco Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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22 March 1957, Brooklyn, New York, USA. Mills found early fame at the age of nine, winning an influential talent show at Harlem’s famous Apollo Theatre for six weeks running. Soon afterwards, she appeared on Broadway in the play Maggie Flynn. She toured with the Isley Brothers, and in 1973, recorded her debut, Movin’ In The Right Direction, for the Paramount label. Read more

Luther Vandross - 86% match to Donna Allen

Genres: R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Musicals & The Arts Documentaries Funk
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Luther Ronzoni Vandross, 20 April 1951, New York City, New York, USA, d. 1 July 2005, Edison, New Jersey, USA. Born into a family immersed in gospel and soul singing, Vandross had already formed his own group while still at school and later worked with the musical theatre workshop, Listen My Brother. This enabled him to perform at Harlem’s Apollo Theatre. After a brief Read more

5 Star - 85% match to Donna Allen

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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Mai Tai - 82% match to Donna Allen

Genres: Electronic & Ambient R&B / Soul
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Deniece Williams - 68% match to Donna Allen

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Electronic & Ambient Funk Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Deniece Chandler, 3 June 1951, Gary, Indiana, USA. Williams is a gospel/soul singer whose successes span the 70s and 80s. As a child she sang in a gospel choir and made her first recordings in the late 60s for the Chicago-based Toddlin’ Town label. After training as a nurse, she was hired by Stevie Wonder to join his Wonderlove vocal backing group. She contributed to fo Read more

Living in a Box - 68% match to Donna Allen

Genres: Pop / Rock Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Sheffield, England-based pop band comprised Richard Darbyshire (8 March 1960, Stockport, Cheshire, England; vocal/guitars, ex-Zu Zu Sharks), Marcus Vere (b. 29 January 1962; keyboards) and Anthony Critchlow (drums). Their first single, the self-referential, ‘Living In A Box’ was a UK Top 10 and US Top 20 hit in the spring of 1987 and further successes followed Read more

Jaki Graham - 65% match to Donna Allen

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Birmingham, England. This UK soul artist sang at school before taking a secretarial position. In the evenings she continued her singing in a band called Ferrari with David ‘Dee’ Harris (later of Fashion), before moving on to the Medium Wave band. She was spotted there by Rian Freshwater, who managed David Grant (ex-Linx) and singer/producer Derek Bramble, formerly Read more

Melba Moore - 65% match to Donna Allen

Genres: R&B / Soul Disco Funk R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Comedy Television Kids & Family Drama
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Melba Hill, 29 October 1945, New York City, New York, USA. The daughter of singer Bonnie Davis, the New York-based Moore first attracted attention in the 1969 Broadway production of Hair. Although she continued her thespian inclinations, winning a Tony Award for her performance in the musical Purlie, Moore also forged a successful singing career. ‘This Is It’, a mi Read more

Alexander O'Neal - 61% match to Donna Allen

Genres: R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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15 November 1953, Natchez, Mississippi, USA. O’Neal was one of the best-known soul crooners of the late 80s. In 1978, he joined Flyte Tyme with future producers Jimmy Jam And Terry Lewis. The group (as Time) became the backing band for Prince, although O’Neal was soon dismissed for insubordination. During the early 80s, he began a solo career as a vocalist, making Read more

Ashford & Simpson - 61% match to Donna Allen

Genres: R&B / Soul Disco Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Nickolas ‘Nick’ Ashford (4 May 1942, Fairfield, South Carolina, USA) and Valerie Simpson (b. 26 August 1946, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA). This performing and songwriting team met in the choir of Harlem’s White Rock Baptist Church. Having recorded, unsuccessfully, as a duo, they joined another aspirant, Jo ‘Joshie’ Armstead, at the Scepte Read more

Stacey Q - 54% match to Donna Allen

Genres: Pop / Rock Dance Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1980s
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Jennifer Holliday - 48% match to Donna Allen

Genres: R&B / Soul Drama
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 October 1960, Houston, Texas, USA. This powerful vocalist first attracted attention as lead in the Broadway show Your Arms Too Short To Box With God. She is, however, better known for her Tony Award -winning role in the musical Dreamgirls, a thinly disguised adaptation of the Supremes’ story, which former member Mary Wilson took as the title of her autobiography. The Read more

Labelle - 48% match to Donna Allen

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Television Electronic & Ambient Funk
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This popular soul act evolved from two friends, Patti LaBelle (Patricia Holt, 24 May 1944, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA) and Cindy Birdsong (b. 15 December 1939, Camden, New Jersey, USA), who sang together in a high school group, the Ordettes. In 1962, they teamed up with two girls from another local attraction, the Del Capris - Nona Hendryx (b. 18 August 1945, Trenton, N Read more

Patti LaBelle - 48% match to Donna Allen

Genres: R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Soundtracks Television Drama Musicals & The Arts Jazz Kids & Family Disco Documentaries
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Patricia Louise Holt, 24 May 1944, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The lead singer of LaBelle began her solo career in 1976 when her former group, who had originally begun recording in the early 60s as the Blue Belles, disbanded. Although her first releases showed promise, she was unable to regain the profile enjoyed by LaBelle and at the beginning of the 80s, Patti agreed Read more


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