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Lloyd Price - 100% match to Larry Williams

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Easy Listening Blues Jazz
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9 March 1933, Kenner, Louisiana, USA. Price, who launched his career in the early 50s performing rocking R&B, New Orleans-style, was - like his Crescent City compatriot Fats Domino - made for the rock ‘n’ roll era. He did not have to modify his approach at all to become a rock ‘n’ roll hit-maker in the late 50s. Price formed his own band in New Orlean Read more

Wanda Jackson - 97% match to Larry Williams

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass Folk Music & Radio
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Wanda Jean Jackson, 20 October 1937, Maud, Oklahoma, USA. Jackson started her career as one of the rawest of female rockabilly singers before going on to successful work in both country and gospel music. Her family moved to California when she was four, settling in the city of Bakersfield, but moved back to Oklahoma when she was 12. Jackson won a talent contest that led to h Read more

Gene Vincent - 78% match to Larry Williams

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Country & Bluegrass Musicals & The Arts
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Vincent Eugene Craddock, 11 February 1935, Norfolk, Virginia, USA, d. 12 October 1971, Newhall, California, USA. One of the original bad boys of rock ‘n’ roll, the self-destructive Vincent was involved in a motorcycle crash in July 1955 and his left leg was permanently damaged. Discharged from the US Navy, he began appearing on country music radio and came under th Read more

Eddie Cochran - 77% match to Larry Williams

Genres: Pop / Rock Musicals & The Arts Comedy
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Edward Raymond Cochrane, 3 October 1938, Albert Lea, Minnesota, USA, d. 17 April 1960, Chippenham, Wiltshire, England. Recent information states he was raised in Minnisota, but without sight of the birth certificate, it is still possible he was born in Oklahoma City. Although Cochran’s career was brief, during which time he had only had one major hit in the USA and topp Read more

Big Joe Turner - 65% match to Larry Williams

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts
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Joseph Vernon Turner, 18 May 1911, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, d. 24 November 1985, Los Angeles, California, USA. ‘Big’ Joe Turner (aka Big Vernon) began singing in local clubs in his early teens upon the death of his father, and at the age of 15 teamed up with pianist Pete Johnson. Their professional relationship lasted on-and-off for over 40 years. During the lat Read more

Carl Perkins - 58% match to Larry Williams

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Television Comedy
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Carl Lee Perkins, 9 April 1932, Ridgely, Tennessee, USA (his birth certificate misspelled the last name as Perkings), d. 19 January 1998, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Carl Perkins was one of the most renowned rockabilly artists recording for Sun Records in the 50s and the author of the classic song ‘Blue Suede Shoes’. As a guitarist, he influenced many of the next ge Read more

The Big Bopper - 54% match to Larry Williams

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Jiles Perry Richardson, 24 October 1930, Sabine Pass, Texas, USA, d. 3 February 1959, USA. After working as a disc jockey in Beaumont, Richardson won a recording contract with Mercury Records, releasing two unsuccessful singles in 1957. The following year, under his radio moniker ‘The Big Bopper’, he recorded the ebullient ‘Chantilly Lace’, a rock ‘n Read more

Buddy Holly - 49% match to Larry Williams

Genres: Pop / Rock Easy Listening Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks Drama
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Charles Hardin Holley, 7 September 1936, Lubbock, Texas, USA, d. 3 February 1959, Clear Lake, Iowa, USA. Holly was one of the first major rock ‘n’ roll groundbreakers, and one of its most influential artists. He wrote his own songs, recorded with a self-contained guitar-bass-drums combo, experimented in the studio and even changed the image of what a rock singer co Read more

Jack Scott - 49% match to Larry Williams

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
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Giovanni Dominico Scafone Jnr., 24 January 1936, Windsor, Ontario, Canada. This distinctive, deep-voiced rock ‘n’ roll and ballad singer-songwriter moved to Detroit at the age of 10, and began performing regularly with his sister Linda on the WEXL radio station. After changing his name to Jack Scott, he formed the C&W outfit Southern Drifters in 1954. Playing a Read more

Jerry Lee Lewis - 49% match to Larry Williams

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Drama Easy Listening Country & Bluegrass R&B / Soul Soundtracks Musicals & The Arts Christian & Gospel
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29 September 1935, Ferriday, Louisiana, USA. The ‘Killer’ is the personification of 50s rock ‘n’ roll at its best. He is rowdy, raw, rebellious and uncompromising. The outrageous piano-pounder has a voice that exudes excitement and an aura of arrogance that becomes understandable after witnessing the seething hysteria and mass excitement at his concerts. Read more

Jerry Lewis - 49% match to Larry Williams

Genres: Comedy Kids & Family Television Action & Adventure Vocals Movie Magazines Movies & TV Music & Radio Musicals & The Arts Sports & Recreation Documentaries Drama Holiday & Seasonal Jazz
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Joseph Levitch, 16 March 1926, Newark, New Jersey, USA. Born into a showbusiness family, Lewis was intermittently on-stage from the age of five and in his mid-teens had become a professional comedian and mimic. In 1946 he teamed up with Dean Martin, for whom Lewis has expressed great admiration. Their double act clicked instantly and they were soon one of the hottest showbus Read more

Billy Lee Riley - 47% match to Larry Williams

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass
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5 October 1933, Pocahontas, Arkansas, USA. One of the unsung members of the early Sun Records roster, Billy Lee Riley’s recordings for the label remain among the most uninhibited rock ‘n’ roll sides to be released during the mid- to late 50s. Read more

The Coasters - 44% match to Larry Williams

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Children's Music Pop / Rock Doo Wop Music Theme Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul Vocals
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The illustrious career of the Coasters, the pre-eminent vocal group of the early rock ‘n’ roll era, was built on a remarkable body of cleverly comic R&B songs for Atco Records fashioned by their producers, Leiber And Stoller. Under their direction, the Coasters exchanged the crooning of ballads favoured by most groups of the era for robust and full-throated R& Read more

Chuck Berry - 41% match to Larry Williams

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Blues Musicals & The Arts Easy Listening Drama Jazz Blues Comedy Soundtracks
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Charles Edward Anderson Berry, 18 October 1926, San Jose, California, USA (although Berry states that he was born in St. Louis, Missouri). A seminal figure in the evolution of rock ‘n’ roll, Chuck Berry’s influence as songwriter and guitarist is incalculable. His cogent songs captured adolescent life, yet the artist was 30 years old when he commenced recording Read more

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