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Darlene Love - 100% match to Phil Spector

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul Action & Adventure Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Vocals
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Darlene Wright, 26 July 1938, Los Angeles, California, USA. A prolific vocalist, Love began her career in 1957 as a founder member of the Blossoms. This influential girl-group not only enjoyed an extensive recording career in its own right, but also appeared on scores of sessions and as the resident singers on US television’s Shindig! Love also enjoyed a fruitful associ Read more

The Crystals - 98% match to Phil Spector

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtracks Vocals Holiday & Seasonal
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This highly influential 60s US female vocal group were the product of Phil Spector, for his pioneering Philles record label. They, along with the Ronettes, were one of the definitive ‘wall of sound’ groups of the 60s. They came together after meeting in the legendary Brill Building where the group was preparing demos for the Aberbach’s famous publishing company H Read more

Johnny Mathis - 97% match to Phil Spector

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Vocals Pop / Rock Jazz Easy Listening Music Videos & Concerts Drama R&B / Soul Soundtracks Television Vocals
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John Royce Mathis, 30 September 1935, San Francisco, California, USA. In 1956, the 19-year-old Mathis was signed to Columbia Records where he began his career with a jazz-tinged album. A US Top 20 hit with ‘Wonderful! Wonderful!’ saw him move adroitly towards the balladeer market, and before long he was a major concert attraction, with regular appearances on highly Read more

The Ronettes - 74% match to Phil Spector

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Soundtracks Television Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
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Veronica ‘Ronnie’ Bennett (10 August 1943, New York, USA), her sister Estelle (b. 22 July 1944, New York, USA) and cousin Nedra Talley (b. 27 January 1946, New York, USA) began their career as a dance act, the Dolly Sisters. By 1961 they had become the resident dance troupe at the famed Peppermint Lounge, home of the twist craze, and having taken tuition in harmony Read more

Cliff Richard - 71% match to Phil Spector

Genres: Pop / Rock Jazz Musicals & The Arts Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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Harry Roger Webb, 14 October 1940, Lucknow, India. One of the most popular and enduring talents in the history of UK showbusiness, Webb began his career as a rock ‘n’ roll performer in 1957. His fascination for Elvis Presley encouraged him to join the Dick Teague Skiffle Group and several months later he teamed up with drummer Terry Smart and guitarist Norman Mitha Read more

David Essex - 69% match to Phil Spector

Genres: Pop / Rock Musicals & The Arts
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David Albert Cook, 23 July 1947, Plaistow, London, England. Originally a drummer in the semi-professional Everons, Essex subsequently turned to singing during the mid-60s, and recorded a series of unsuccessful singles for a variety of labels. On the advice of his influential manager, Derek Bowman, he switched to acting and after a series of minor roles gained his big break u Read more

Andy Williams - 57% match to Phil Spector

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Vocals Pop / Rock Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Comedy Dance Vocals Music Videos & Concerts
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Howard Andrew Williams, 3 December 1928, Wall Lake, Iowa, USA. Williams began his singing career in the local church choir with his three brothers. The quartet became popular on their own radio shows from Cincinnati, Des Moines and Chicago. They backed Bing Crosby on his Oscar-winning ‘Swinging On A Star’, from the 1944 movie Going My Way, and in the same year appe Read more

Bing Crosby - 57% match to Phil Spector

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Vocals Comedy Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Jazz Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Television Easy Listening Documentaries Drama Country & Bluegrass Big Band & Swing Kids & Family Latin Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtracks Sports & Recreation Folk Dance Westerns
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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

The Beach Boys - 56% match to Phil Spector

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Spoken Word Television Music & Radio Music Theme Heavy Metal
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The seminal line-up of this celebrated US pop band comprised brothers Brian Wilson (20 June 1942, Hawthorne, California, USA), Carl Wilson (b. 21 December 1946, Hawthorne, California, d. 6 February 1998, Los Angeles, California, USA) and Dennis Wilson (b. 4 December 1944, Hawthorne, California, USA, d. 28 December 1983), their cousin Mike Love (b. 15 March 1941, Baldwin Hill Read more

Paul Revere & The Raiders - 46% match to Phil Spector

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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The Monkees - 46% match to Phil Spector

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Soundtracks Easy Listening Comedy
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Inspired by the burgeoning pop phenomena and armed with an advance from Columbia’s Screen Gems subsidiary, US television producers Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider began auditions for a show about a struggling pop band in 1965. When extant acts, including the Lovin’ Spoonful, proved inappropriate, an advertisement in the Daily Variety solicited 437 applications, includ Read more

The Righteous Brothers - 46% match to Phil Spector

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Television Pop / Rock Easy Listening Music Videos & Concerts
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Despite their professional appellation, Bill Medley (William Thomas Medley, 19 September 1940, Santa Ana, California, USA) and Bobby Hatfield (b. Robert Lee Hatfield, 10 August 1940, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, USA, d. 5 November 2003, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA) were not related. They met in 1962 at California’s Black Derby club, where they won the approbation of its mixed-r Read more

The Everly Brothers - 45% match to Phil Spector

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Folk Jazz Doo Wop Easy Listening R&B / Soul Soundtracks Television Vocals
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Don (Isaac Donald Everly, 1 February 1937, Brownie, Kentucky, USA) and Phil (b. Phillip Everly, 19 January 1939, Chicago, Illinois, USA), the world’s most famous rock ‘n’ roll duo, had already experienced a full career before their first record, ‘Bye Bye Love’, was released. As sons of popular country artists Ike and Margaret, they were pushed into t Read more

The Supremes - 44% match to Phil Spector

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Doo Wop Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Television
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America’s most successful female vocal group of all time was formed by four Detroit schoolgirls in the late 50s. Diana Ross (26 March 1944, Detroit, Michigan, USA), Betty McGlown (b. 1943, Detroit, Michigan, USA), Florence Ballard (b. 30 June 1943, Rosetta, Mississippi, USA, d. 22 February 1976, Detroit, Michigan, USA) and Mary Wilson (b. 6 March 1944, Greenville, Missi Read more

Bobby Helms - 42% match to Phil Spector

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass R&B / Soul Jazz
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15 August 1933, Bloomington, Indiana, USA, d. 19 June 1997, Martinsville, Indiana, USA. Helms was something of a child prodigy, who was playing guitar and singing a mixture of pop and country on local radio at the age of 12, and from 1946-54, he regularly appeared on WWTV Bloomington. He made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry in 1950, having impressed WSM officials so much tha Read more

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