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Margaret Whiting

Margaret Whiting - 100% match to Kay Starr

Genres: Vocals Easy Listening Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Musicals & The Arts Big Band & Swing Vocals Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
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22 July 1924, Detroit, Michigan, USA. A popular vocalist in the 40s and 50s, recording dozens of hits for Capitol Records, Whiting was the daughter of Richard Whiting, himself a successful songwriter, and author of, among others, ‘On The Good Ship Lollipop’, ‘The Japanese Sandman’ and ‘Ain’t We Got Fun?’. Her aunt, Margaret Young, was a Bru Read more

Johnnie Ray - 59% match to Kay Starr

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals Easy Listening Soundtracks
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Johnny Ray - 59% match to Kay Starr

Genres: R&B / Soul Vocals
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Jo Stafford - 56% match to Kay Starr

Genres: Vocals Pop / Rock Easy Listening Jazz Soundtracks Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal
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12 November 1920, Coalinga, near Fresno, California, USA. Although the birth date above is the one that has been accepted for some time, the alternative year of 1917 is given in the booklet accompanying the 1991 CD in the Capitol Records Collectors Series. Read more

Dinah Shore

Dinah Shore - 55% match to Kay Starr

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals Holiday & Seasonal Kids & Family Musicals & The Arts Jazz Easy Listening Television Soundtracks Big Band & Swing Blues Children's Music Comedy
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Frances Rose Shore, 29 February 1916, Winchester, Tennessee, USA, d. 24 February 1994, Los Angeles, California, USA. One of her country’s most enduring all-round entertainers, Shore staked her first claim to fame while still at school, on Nashville radio. Further broadcasting and theatre engagements in New York soon followed. She recorded with Xaviar Cugat and Ben Berni Read more

Vera Lynn - 51% match to Kay Starr

Genres: Vocals Pop / Rock Easy Listening Soundtracks World Music
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Vera Welch, 20 March 1917, London, England. A much-loved singer with a clear, strong, plaintive voice, who is held in great esteem by British audiences because of her work in entertaining service personnel during World War II. At the age of seven she was singing regularly in working men’s clubs, and later joined a dancing troupe until she was 15. She made her first broa Read more

Billy Eckstine

Billy Eckstine - 48% match to Kay Starr

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Vocals Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Comedy R&B / Soul Musicals & The Arts
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William Clarence Eckstein, 8 July 1914, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 8 March 1993, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Eckstine possessed one of the most distinctive voices in popular music, a deep tone with a highly personal vibrato. He began singing at the age of 11 but until his late teens was undecided between a career as a singer or football player. He won a sporting sc Read more

Connie Francis

Connie Francis - 48% match to Kay Starr

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Vocals Comedy Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening Musicals & The Arts Soundtracks Dance Jazz
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Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero, 12 December 1938, Newark, New Jersey, USA. A popular singer of tearful ballads and jaunty up-tempo numbers, Francis was one of the most successful female artists of the 50s and 60s. She began playing the accordion at the age of four, and was singing and playing professionally when she was 11. After winning an Arthur Godfrey Talent Show, she ch Read more

Keely Smith

Keely Smith - 46% match to Kay Starr

Genres: Vocals Blues Jazz Pop / Rock Comedy Drama Holiday & Seasonal
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Dorothy Jaqueline Keely Smith, 9 March 1932, Norfolk, Virginia, USA. A jazzy singer most famous for her work with her husband, band leader Louis Prima. Smith made her professional debut with Prima in 1949, and the couple were married in July 1953. As well as her solo spots with the big band, she frequently duetted with Prima on stylized versions of well-known songs. In 1958, Read more

Al Martino - 45% match to Kay Starr

Genres: Vocals Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Country & Bluegrass
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Alfred Cini, 7 October 1927, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The son of Italian immigrants, a fact that was evident in his style and manner, Martino worked as bricklayer in his father’s construction business before being encouraged to become a singer by his friend Mario Lanza. After singing in local clubs, and winning Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts, he recorded &# Read more

Lena Horne

Lena Horne - 45% match to Kay Starr

Genres: Musicals & The Arts Vocals Jazz Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Blues Comedy Television Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtracks Westerns Drama Easy Listening Blues
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Lena Mary Calhoun Horne, 30 June 1917, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. Horne is a dynamic performer, of striking appearance and elegant style. The daughter of an actress and a hotel operator, she was brought up mainly by her paternal grandmother, Cora Calhoun Horne. She made her professional debut at the age of 16 as a singer in the chorus at Harlem’s Cotton Clu Read more

Teresa Brewer - 45% match to Kay Starr

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals Jazz Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal
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Ray Anthony

Ray Anthony - 43% match to Kay Starr

Genres: Easy Listening Big Band & Swing Drama Jazz Mystery / Thriller Vocals Holiday & Seasonal
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Raymond Antonini, 20 January 1922, Bentleyville, Pennsylvania, USA. After playing in local bands in Cleveland, Anthony spent brief spells in the trumpet sections of the Al Donahue, Glenn Miller and Jimmy Dorsey orchestras. Following a four-year period in the US Navy, where he led a services orchestra, Anthony formed his own band in 1946 and signed with Capitol Records. The b Read more

Bing Crosby

Bing Crosby - 42% match to Kay Starr

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Vocals Comedy Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Jazz Holiday & Seasonal Easy Listening Music Videos & Concerts Television Drama Documentaries Country & Bluegrass Kids & Family Soundtracks Sports & Recreation Pop / Rock Jazz Dance Big Band & Swing Comedy Folk Vocals
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Harry Lillis Crosby, 3 May 1903, Tacoma, Washington, USA, d. 14 October 1977, La Moraleja, Madrid, Spain. One of the most popular vocalists of all time, Crosby picked up his nickname through a childhood love of a strip-cartoon character in a local newspaper. After first singing with a jazz band at high school, he sang at university with a friend, Al Rinker. The duo decided t Read more

Eddie Fisher

Eddie Fisher - 41% match to Kay Starr

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals Holiday & Seasonal Drama Easy Listening Comedy Soundtracks
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Edwin Jack Fisher, 10 August 1928, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Fisher was a ‘bobby sox idol’, one of the most popular US singers of the 50s, with a strong, melodic voice. He sang with the bands of Buddy Morrow and Charlie Ventura at the age of 18, and his nickname was ‘Sonny Boy’ because of his affection for Al Jolson songs. In 1949 he gained nationw Read more

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