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Laura Branigan - 100% match to Kim Carnes

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks Dance Electronic & Ambient
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3 July 1957, Brewster, New York, USA, d. 26 August 2004, East Quogue, New York, USA. A former backing vocalist with Leonard Cohen, Branigan’s breakthrough came in 1982, when her energetic voice was demonstrated to its full effect on a belting rendition of Umberto Tozzi’s 1979 Italian hit ‘Gloria’. It reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, and stayed i Read more

Irene Cara - 93% match to Kim Carnes

Genres: Pop / Rock Drama Comedy Action & Adventure Children's Music Musicals & The Arts R&B / Soul Television
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Irene T Escalera, 18 March 1959, New York City, New York, USA. Having spent most of her childhood as a successful actor, singer and dancer, Cara’s role as Coco Hernandez in the 1980 Alan Parker movie Fame was tailor-made. Based around the lives, loves and ambitions of students at the New York School of Performing Arts, Cara’s rendition of the jubilant title song wa Read more

Cock Robin - 88% match to Kim Carnes

Genres: Pop / Rock Electronic & Ambient
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Formed in Los Angeles, California, in the early 80s, Cock Robin were one of several contemporary US bands who failed to break into the mainstream with their melodic and finely crafted songs. Fronted by songwriter Peter Kingsbery and co-vocalist Anna LaCazio, Clive Wright and Louis Malino III completed the line-up for their self-titled debut on CBS Records, produced by Steve Hil Read more

Starship - 88% match to Kim Carnes

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Cyndi Lauper - 84% match to Kim Carnes

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Comedy Musicals & The Arts Soundtracks Country & Bluegrass Dance Easy Listening
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Cynthia Anne Stephanie Lauper, 22 June 1953, Queens, New York City, New York, USA. Starting her career as a singer in Manhattan’s clubs, Lauper began writing her own material when she met pianist John Turi in 1977. They formed Blue Angel and released a self-titled album in 1980 which included raucous versions of rock classics as well as their own numbers. She split with Read more

Eric Carmen - 74% match to Kim Carnes

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks Easy Listening
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Eric Howard Carmen, 11 August 1949, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Carmen grew up in Lyndhurst, and at the age of 11 enrolled at the Cleveland Institute Of Music to study classical piano. Inspired by the British Invasion he later took up the guitar and set his heart on becoming a pop star. A veteran of several aspiring mid-west groups, Carmen first achieved success with the Raspberri Read more

Mr. Mister - 73% match to Kim Carnes

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Although formed in Phoenix, Arizona, USA soft metal artists Mr. Mister were based in Los Angeles and were the brainchild of Richard Page (16 May 1953, Keokuk, Iowa, USA; bass/vocals) and Steve George (b. 20 May 1955, Phoenix, Arizona, USA; keyboards) who had previously played together in the Pages. They were both also experienced session men, working alongside REO Speedwagon Read more

The Outfield - 68% match to Kim Carnes

Genres: Pop / Rock
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A trio of Tony Lewis (vocals), John Spinks (guitar) and Alan Jackman (drums), Outfield formed in the East End of London, England, in the mid-80s. However, all of their success would come in the USA. Signed to Columbia Records, they recorded the bland but proficient pop rock debut Play Deep in 1986, which included the successful radio single ‘Your Love’. As a result th Read more

Bonnie Tyler - 67% match to Kim Carnes

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts
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Gaynor Hopkins, 8 June 1951, Skewen, South Wales. Tyler’s powerful, melodramatic voice was a perfect vehicle for the quasi-operatic imagination of producer Jim Steinman. After winning a talent contest in 1970, Tyler sang regularly in Welsh clubs and pubs, fronting a soul band called Mumbles. A throat operation in 1976 gave her voice an extra huskiness that attracted wri Read more

Pat Benatar - 67% match to Kim Carnes

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Patricia Andrzejewski, 10 January 1953, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. After training as an opera singer, Pat Benatar became a major hitmaker in the early 80s, adept at both mainstream rock and powerful ballads, often focusing on personal relationships and sexual politics. She married Dennis Benatar after graduating from high school and relocated to Virginia. By the Read more

Olivia Newton-John - 66% match to Kim Carnes

Genres: Pop / Rock Musicals & The Arts Comedy Vocals Pop / Rock Soundtracks Holiday & Seasonal Kids & Family Music Videos & Concerts Horror
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26 September 1948, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. Newton-John’s father was a professor of German at King’s College who, in 1953, accepted the position of dean at Ormond College in Melbourne, Australia. Olivia’s showbusiness career began when she won a local contest to find ‘the girl who looked most like Hayley Mills’ in 1960. At the age of 14 sh Read more

Sheena Easton - 66% match to Kim Carnes

Genres: Pop / Rock Television Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Kids & Family Horror
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Sheena Shirley Orr, 27 April 1959, Bellshill, Scotland. Orr began performing while studying speech and drama at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music And Drama, studying by day and singing with the band Something Else in the evenings. Her short-lived marriage to actor Sandi Easton gave Orr her new name, and as Sheena Easton she was signed to EMI Records in 1979 following an au Read more

Martika - 65% match to Kim Carnes

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Marta Marrero, 18 May 1969, California, USA. This pop singer grew up in California, her parents having fled Cuba shortly after the revolution. Her first experience in showbusiness came early, with an appearance as a dancer in John Huston’s 1982 movie Annie. From 1984-86 she played the role of Gloria in the television series Kids Incorporated. She enjoyed almost immediat Read more

Kim Wilde - 64% match to Kim Carnes

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal 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

Debbie Gibson - 63% match to Kim Carnes

Genres: Pop / Rock Sci-Fi / Fantasy Drama Electronic & Ambient Holiday & Seasonal Action & Adventure Comedy Soundtracks
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Deborah Ann Gibson, 31 August 1970, Brooklyn, New York, USA. This pop singer generated massive sales in the late 80s, particularly in her homeland. Following training in piano and early songwriting ventures, Gibson was signed to the management of Doug Breithart by the time she was 13 years old. The following three years saw her apprenticeship in recording studios as she prod Read more

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