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Harold Faltermeyer - 100% match to Jan Hammer

Genres: Comedy Action & Adventure Drama Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Alphaville - 43% match to Jan Hammer

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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This polished Euro rock band had its origins in the Westphalian provinces of North Germany. They came together in Münster and started their career as a trio in Enger, near Bielefeld on New Year’s Eve 1982 under the moniker Forever Young with Marian Gold (Hartwig Schierbaum, 26 May 1954, Herford, Germany; vocals), Bernhard Lloyd (b. Bernhard Gössling, 2 June 19 Read more

Wang Chung - 43% match to Jan Hammer

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal
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This London, England-based new wave pop band was formed from the ashes of the Intellektuals and 57 Men. Originally called Huang Chung, they comprised Jack Hues (vocals/guitar), Nick Feldman (bass) and Darren Costin (drums). After four tracks featured on two 101 Records compilation albums, they released a 1980 single, ‘Isn’t It About Time We Were On Television?’. Read more

Jean-Michel Jarre - 42% match to Jan Hammer

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Jazz Pop / Rock Dance Documentaries
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24 August 1948, Lyon, France. This enigmatic composer and keyboard wizard became the premier exponent of European electronic music in the late 70s and early 80s. The son of film composer Maurice Jarre, from the age of five Jean-Michel was playing the piano and guitar. He studied harmony and structure at the Paris Conservatoire, before abandoning classical music and, in 1964, Read more

Nik Kershaw - 40% match to Jan Hammer

Genres: Pop / Rock Electronic & Ambient
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Nicolas David Kershaw, 1 March 1958, Bristol, Somerset, England. Diminutive singer-songwriter Kershaw shone brightly for a couple of years in the mid-80s UK charts before taking a more behind the scenes role in later decades. Read more

Camouflage - 38% match to Jan Hammer

Genres: Pop / Rock Disco
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Yello - 38% match to Jan Hammer

Genres: Pop / Rock Electronic & Ambient
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This Swiss electronic band is led by Dieter Meier (4 March 1945, Zurich, Switzerland), the son of a millionaire banker, sometime professional gambler, performance artist, and member of the Switzerland national golf team. Meier provides the concepts whilst his partner Boris Blank (b. 2 October 1938, Switzerland) writes the music. Previously Meier had been a member of Peripher Read more

Scarface - 37% match to Jan Hammer

Genres: Urban & Rap Dance Pop / Rock
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Brad Jordan, 9 November 1970, Houston, Texas, USA. A member of Houston’s nastiest, the Geto Boys, Scarface’s ‘official’ solo debut (an album of sorts had prefigured 1991’s Mr. Scarface Is Back) was a familiar roll-call of sex and street violence, with the titles reading like a litany of horror movies (‘Body Snatchers’, ‘Born Killer Read more

Kim Wilde - 35% match to Jan Hammer

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul Dance Electronic & Ambient
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Kim Smith, 18 November 1960, Chiswick, London, England. The daughter of 50s pop idol Marty Wilde and Vernons Girls’ vocalist Joyce Smith (née Baker), Kim was signed to Mickie Most’s RAK Records in 1980 after the producer heard a demo Kim recorded with her brother Ricky. Her first single, the exuberant ‘Kids In America’, composed by Ricky and co-pro Read more

Vangelis - 35% match to Jan Hammer

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Soundtracks Action & Adventure Drama Pop / Rock New Age Jazz Dance Easy Listening Instrumental
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b Evanghelos Odyssey Papathanassiou, 29 March 1943, Volos, Greece. A child prodigy, Vangelis gave his first public performance on the piano at the age of six, and later studied classical music, painting and film direction at the Academy of Fine Arts in Athens. In the early 60s he co-founded the formulaic beat outfit Forminx, who went on to become possibly Greece’s most pop Read more

Giorgio Moroder - 33% match to Jan Hammer

Genres: Drama Comedy Dance Disco Horror Soundtracks Sci-Fi / Fantasy Electronic & Ambient Action & Adventure Classical
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26 April 1940, Ortisei, Val Gardena, Italy. Although Moroder is probably best-known as a pioneer of electronic music and as an instrumental figure in the development of 70s disco music, he has won three Academy Awards and four Golden Globe awards for his film soundtrack work. During a career that began in the late 60s, he has produced the work of some of popular music’s Read more

Yaz - 32% match to Jan Hammer

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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ABC - 31% match to Jan Hammer

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Electronic & Ambient Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
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Purveyors of ‘perfect pop’ in the early 80s, ABC’s sound has always been dominated by the stunning vocal range and lyrical songwriting skills of lead singer Martin Fry (9 March 1958, Manchester, England). The band was formed after Fry had interviewed Mark White (b. 1 April 1961, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England; guitar) and Stephen Singleton (b. 17 April 1959, Sh Read more

Fancy - 31% match to Jan Hammer

Genres: Pop / Rock Disco Electronic & Ambient
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Howard Jones - 31% match to Jan Hammer

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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John Howard Jones, 23 February 1955, Southampton, Hampshire, England. Coming to prominence as a synthesizer-pop maestro in the mid-80s, Jones had been trying to succeed as a musician for almost 15 years. His childhood saw him on the move from country to country but by the time he reached his teens he was settled in High Wycombe, England. He joined his first band in 1976 and Read more

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