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Margaret Whiting - 100% match to Kay Starr

Genres: Vocals Easy Listening Pop / Rock Musicals & The Arts Holiday & Seasonal Jazz
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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

Jo Stafford - 65% match to Kay Starr

Genres: Vocals Pop / Rock Easy Listening Jazz Soundtracks Blues
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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

Johnnie Ray - 64% match to Kay Starr

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals Easy Listening Soundtracks
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Johnny Ray - 64% match to Kay Starr

Genres: R&B / Soul Vocals
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The Ames Brothers - 64% match to Kay Starr

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals Holiday & Seasonal Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening
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This family group from Malden, Massachusetts, USA, was consistently popular from the late 40s through the 50s. Brothers Joe Urick (3 May 1924), Gene Urick (b. 13 February 1925), Vic Urick (b. 20 May 1926, d. 23 January 1978, Nashville, Tennessee, USA) and Ed Urick (b. 9 July 1927, Malden, Massachusetts, USA) started singing together in high school and won several amateur con Read more

Patti Page - 62% match to Kay Starr

Genres: Vocals Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Comedy Music Videos & Concerts Drama Easy Listening Country & Bluegrass Dance Jazz Soundtracks Vocals
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Clara Ann Fowler, 8 November 1927, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. A popular singer who is said to have sold more records during the 50s than any other female artist, Page’s total sales (singles and albums) are claimed to be in excess of 60 million. One of eight girls in a family of 11, Clara Fowler started her career singing country songs on radio station KTUL in Tulsa, and play Read more

Eddie Fisher - 58% match to Kay Starr

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals Holiday & Seasonal Drama 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

Lena Horne - 58% match to Kay Starr

Genres: Vocals Musicals & The Arts Jazz Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Television Holiday & Seasonal Blues Comedy Drama Easy Listening Blues Music Videos & Concerts Soundtracks Westerns
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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

Dinah Shore - 56% match to Kay Starr

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals Holiday & Seasonal Kids & Family Jazz Musicals & The Arts Easy Listening Television Soundtracks Movies & TV 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

Alma Cogan - 55% match to Kay Starr

Genres: Pop / Rock Easy Listening
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19 May 1932, London, England, d. 26 October 1966, London, England. After appearing in the stage shows Sauce Tartare and High Button Shoes, Cogan was spotted by A&R representative Wally Ridley and signed to HMV Records. Although she began her career as a balladeer, her breakthrough came with the novelty hit ‘Bell Bottom Blues’, which reached the Top 5 in the UK Read more

Bing Crosby - 51% match to Kay Starr

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Vocals Comedy Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Jazz Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Television Documentaries Drama Easy Listening Country & Bluegrass Kids & Family Soundtracks Sports & Recreation Vocals Pop / Rock Dance Comedy Jazz
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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

Keely Smith - 50% match to Kay Starr

Genres: Jazz Vocals Pop / Rock Blues Drama
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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

Vaughn Monroe - 48% match to Kay Starr

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals Westerns Country & Bluegrass Big Band & Swing
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7 October 1911, Akron, Ohio, USA, d. 21 May 1973, Stuart, Florida, USA. Monroe was a Wisconsin State Trumpet Champion in 1926 with an ambition to become an opera singer. This eventually led him to join Austin Wylie And His Golden Pheasant Orchestra and Larry Funk And His Band Of A Thousand Melodies. He studied voice at the New England Conservatory Of Music, and in 1939 sang Read more

Rosemary Clooney - 46% match to Kay Starr

Genres: Vocals Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Comedy Holiday & Seasonal Vocals Dance Documentaries Television
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23 May 1928, Maysville, Kentucky, USA, d. 29 June 2002, Beverly Hills, California, USA. Although her heyday was back in the 50s, this popular singer and actress remained close to the peak of her powers well into the 90s. Rosemary and her sister Betty sang at political rallies in support of their paternal grandfather. When Rosemary was 13 the Clooney children moved to Cincinn Read more

Connie Francis - 45% match to Kay Starr

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Vocals Comedy Country & Bluegrass Musicals & The Arts Easy Listening Soundtracks Dance
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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

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