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Percy Faith - 100% match to Roger Williams

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Easy Listening Drama Comedy Musicals & The Arts Mystery / Thriller Vocals
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7 April 1908, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, d. 9 February 1976, Ericino, California, USA. During the 30s Faith worked extensively on radio in Canada, and moved to the USA in 1940 to take up a post with NBC. During the 50s he was musical director for Columbia Records, for whom he made a number of popular albums, mostly of mood music. He worked with Tony Bennett, with whom he had Read more

Billy Vaughn - 68% match to Roger Williams

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Vocals Big Band & Swing
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Richard Vaughn, 12 April 1919, Glasgow, Kentucky, USA, d. 26 September 1991, Escondido, California, USA. An extremely successful orchestra leader, arranger and musical director during the 50s and early 60s. In 1952, singing baritone and playing piano, he formed the Hilltoppers vocal quartet, with Jimmy Sacca, Seymour Speigelman and Don McGuire. They had a string of US hits Read more

Bert Kaempfert - 58% match to Roger Williams

Genres: Easy Listening Big Band & Swing Pop / Rock
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Mantovani - 56% match to Roger Williams

Genres: Easy Listening Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Classical Music Videos & Concerts Jazz
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Annunzio Paolo Mantovani, 15 November 1905, Venice, Italy, d. 30 March 1980, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England. A violinist, pianist, musical director, conductor, composer and arranger, Mantovani was one of the most successful orchestra leaders and album sellers in the history of popular music. His father was principal violinist at La Scala, Milan, under Arturo Toscanini, and a Read more

Franck Pourcel - 48% match to Roger Williams

Genres: Easy Listening
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1 January 1915, Marseilles, France, d. 12 November 2000, Paris, France. With the violin his chosen instrument, Pourcel found playing in downtime jazz combos a liberating change from his studies at the Paris Conservatoire. He became an admirer of Stéphane Grappelli whose mainstream style he emulated before assuming leadership of the French Fiddlers in the late 40s. Sig Read more

Caravelli - 40% match to Roger Williams

Genres: Easy Listening
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Ray Conniff - 40% match to Roger Williams

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Easy Listening Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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6 November 1916, Attelboro, Massachusetts, USA, d. 12 October 2002, Escondido, California, USA. Taught to play the trombone by his father, Conniff studied arranging with the aid of a mail-order course while still at college. In 1934, after graduation, he worked with small bands in Boston before joining Bunny Berigan as trombonist/arranger in 1937. After a spell with Bob Cros Read more

Ferrante & Teicher - 37% match to Roger Williams

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtracks Holiday & Seasonal
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Arthur Ferrante (7 September 1921, New York City, New York, USA) and Louis Teicher (b. 24 August 1924, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA). Ferrante And Teicher met at the age of six while studying at the Juilliard School Of Music, Manhattan, New York. After they graduated as piano majors, they combined teaching and concert work until 1948, when they became full-time piano duet Read more

Floyd Cramer - 35% match to Roger Williams

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal
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27 October 1933, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA, d. 31 December 1997, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The style and sound of Cramer’s piano-playing was possibly one of the biggest influences on post-50s country music. His delicate rock ‘n’ roll sound was achieved by accentuating the discord in rolling from the main note to a sharp or flat, known as ‘slip note’ Read more

Lawrence Welk - 28% match to Roger Williams

Genres: Easy Listening World Music Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Big Band & Swing Music Videos & Concerts Soundtracks Television Vocals Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock Jazz Jazz
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11 March 1903, Strasburg, North Dakota, USA, d. 17 May 1992, Santa Monica, California, USA. After achieving a measure of competence on the piano-accordion, Welk formed a dance band in the mid-20s, and soon became immensely popular, with engagements at leading hotels and endless one-night stands on the country’s dancehall circuit. The band was widely criticized in the mu Read more

Jack Jones - 27% match to Roger Williams

Genres: Vocals Soundtracks Television Easy Listening Horror Jazz Pop / Rock
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John Allan Jones, 14 January 1938, Los Angeles, California, USA. A popular singer from the early 60s, Jones has one of the finest, and most versatile, light baritone voices in easy listening popular music. The son of actress Irene Hervey and actor/vocalist Allan Jones, Jack studied singing while still at high school. After graduation in 1957, he joined his father’s act, Read more

James Last - 26% match to Roger Williams

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Big Band & Swing Easy Listening
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Hans Last, 17 April 1929, Bremen, Germany. This phenomenally successful band leader and arranger brought up to date the tradition of big band arrangements for current pop hits, and has been rewarded with worldwide sales in excess of 50 million copies. Trained as a bass player, in 1946 he joined Hans-Gunther Oesterreich’s Radio Bremen Dance Orchestra. Two years later he Read more

Acker Bilk - 25% match to Roger Williams

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Easy Listening Soundtracks Musicals & The Arts
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Bernard Stanley Bilk, 28 January 1929, Pensford, Somerset, England. A self-taught clarinettist, Bilk made his first public appearance in 1947 while on National Service in Egypt. On his return to the UK, he played as a semi-professional around the Bristol area, before gaining his big break with the Ken Colyer band in 1954. Four years later, under the name ‘Mr’ Acke Read more

Nelson Riddle - 23% match to Roger Williams

Genres: Comedy Drama Easy Listening Action & Adventure Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Soundtracks Westerns Television Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Vocals Sci-Fi / Fantasy
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Nelson Smock Riddle, 1 June 1921, Oradell, New Jersey, USA, d. 6 October 1985, Los Angeles, California, USA. After studying piano, Riddle took up the trombone when in his early teens, and in the late 30s played in a number of big bands, including those led by Jerry Wald, Charlie Spivak, Tommy Dorsey and Bob Crosby. After a stint in the army, he settled in California and stud Read more

Paul Mauriat - 22% match to Roger Williams

Genres: Pop / Rock Easy Listening Electronic & Ambient
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4 March 1925, Marseille, France, d. 3 November 2006, Perpignan, France. A conductor, arranger and composer, descended from generations of classical musicians, Mauriat began to study music at the age of four, and continued his studies at the Conservatoire in Paris when his family moved there in 1935. His initial ambition to become classical pianist gave way to an interest in Read more

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