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The Del Vikings - 69% match to Frankie Lymon

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop Vocals
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Dion & The Belmonts - 62% match to Frankie Lymon

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop Easy Listening
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The Cleftones - 59% match to Frankie Lymon

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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This R&B vocal group from Queens, New York, USA, comprised Herb Cox (6 May 1939, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; lead), Charlie James (b. 1940; first tenor), Berman Patterson (b. 1938; second tenor), William McClain (b. 1938; baritone), and Warren Corbin (b. 1939; bass). The group came together at Jamaica High School in 1955. After joining George Goldner’s Gee label, the gro Read more

The Monotones - 54% match to Frankie Lymon

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop R&B / Soul
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Formed in 1955 in Newark, New Jersey, USA, the Monotones recorded one of the most memorable doo-wop novelty songs of the 50s, ‘Book Of Love’. The group was a sextet, Warren Davis, George Malone (5 January 1940, Newark, New Jersey, USA, d. 5 October 2007, Avondale, Arizona, USA), Charles Patrick, Frank Smith, John Ryanes, and Warren Ryanes. They had sung in the same Read more

Little Anthony & The Imperials - 48% match to Frankie Lymon

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop R&B / Soul Doo Wop Music Videos & Concerts Blues Dance
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Formed in Brooklyn, New York, USA, in 1957, and originally called the Chesters, the group comprised ‘Little’ Anthony Gourdine (8 January 1940, Brooklyn, New York, USA), Ernest Wright Jnr. (b. 24 August 1941, Brooklyn, New York, USA), Clarence Collins (b. 17 March 1941, Brooklyn, New York, USA), Tracy Lord and Glouster Rogers (b. 1940). A vital link between doo-wop Read more

The Marcels - 46% match to Frankie Lymon

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental Vocals
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The Marcels was one of several doo-wop-influenced American vocal groups to achieve success in the early 60s, despite the passing of the genre’s golden age. Cornelius ‘Nini’ Harp (lead singer), Ronald ‘Bingo’ Mundy (tenor), Fred Johnson (bass), Gene Bricker (tenor) and Richard Knauss (baritone), all native to Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA, achieved fame f Read more

The Drifters - 45% match to Frankie Lymon

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Easy Listening Music Videos & Concerts Dance Music Theme Jazz R&B / Soul Vocals
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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 - 45% match to Frankie Lymon

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Doo Wop Easy Listening Pop / Rock 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

The Clovers - 44% match to Frankie Lymon

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop R&B / Soul Blues Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Dance Easy Listening Funk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
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This US R&B vocal ensemble formed in Washington, DC, in 1946, and built a career recording smooth ballads and bluesy jumps for New York independent Atlantic Records, in the process becoming one of the most popular vocal groups of the 50s. By the time the group first recorded for Rainbow Records in early 1950, the Clovers comprised John ‘Buddy’ Bailey (1930, Was Read more

The Platters - 42% match to Frankie Lymon

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul Vocals Doo Wop Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Vocals Soundtracks Easy Listening
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One of the leading R&B vocal groups of the 50s, they were the first black group to be accepted as a major chart act and, for a short time, were the most successful vocal group in the world. The Platters were formed in Los Angeles in 1953 by entrepreneur/songwriter Buck Ram (21 November 1907, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 1 January 1991). Through his ownership of the Platter Read more

Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs - 41% match to Frankie Lymon

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop R&B / Soul Vocals
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Ritchie Valens - 41% match to Frankie Lymon

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop 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 Five Satins - 41% match to Frankie Lymon

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop Soundtracks R&B / Soul
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This R&B vocal group was formed in New Haven, Connecticut, USA, in 1955. The Five Satins’ first hit, ‘In The Still Of The Nite’ (US R&B number 3 and pop Top 30 in 1956), was one of the definitive songs of the early rock ‘n’ roll era, with its strong chanting of doo-wop riffs in the background and impassioned lead work. The group on this record c Read more

The Chantels - 40% match to Frankie Lymon

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop
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Regarded as the first true ‘girl group’, this New York vocal quintet - Arlene Smith (5 October 1941, New York, USA), Sonia Goring, Rene Minus, Lois Harris and Jackie Landry - were all members of a high-school choir when they auditioned for producer Richard Barrett in 1957. The group made its recording debut for End Records with ‘He’s Gone’ following Read more

The Regents - 40% match to Frankie Lymon

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock
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A rock ‘n’ roll vocal group from the Bronx, New York, USA. The Regents were part of the explosion of Italian-American vocal groups from the New York area who made their impact during the early 60s, before the British invasion and the rise of self-contained bands made them passé. The group comprised Guy Villari (lead), Sal Cuomo, Charles Fassert, Don Jacobucci a Read more

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