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The O'Jays - 100% match to Rose Royce

Genres: R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Funk
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The core of this long-standing soul group, Eddie LeVert (16 June 1942, Birmingham, Alabama, USA) and Walter Williams (b. 25 August 1942, USA), sang together as a gospel duo prior to forming the Triumphs in 1958. This doo-wop-influenced quintet was completed by William Powell (b. 20 January 1942, USA, d. 26 May 1977), Bill Isles and Bobby Massey and quickly grew popular aroun Read more

Melba Moore - 99% match to Rose Royce

Genres: R&B / Soul Disco Funk Kids & Family Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Comedy Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Horror Drama Electronic & Ambient
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Melba Hill, 29 October 1945, New York City, New York, USA. The daughter of singer Bonnie Davis, the New York-based Moore first attracted attention in the 1969 Broadway production of Hair. Although she continued her thespian inclinations, winning a Tony Award for her performance in the musical Purlie, Moore also forged a successful singing career. ‘This Is It’, a mi Read more

Heatwave - 98% match to Rose Royce

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Disco Funk
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Although based in Britain, Heatwave was formed by the Wilder brothers, Johnnie (3 July 1949, Dayton, Ohio, USA, d. 13 May 2006, Clayton, Ohio, USA) and Keith, on their discharge from the US Army. An advertisement in a music paper yielded Hull, England-born songwriter and keyboardist Rod Temperton, while further members recruited were the American guitarists Eric Johns (b. Er Read more

Shalamar - 97% match to Rose Royce

Genres: R&B / Soul Funk Dance Disco Electronic & Ambient
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This act was created by Dick Griffey, booking agent for US television’s Soul Train show, and Simon Soussan, a veteran of UK’s northern soul scene. The latter produced ‘Uptown Festival’, a medley of popular Motown Records favourites, which was issued on Griffey’s Solar label. Although credited to ‘Shalamar’, the track featured session musicians Read more

The Emotions - 96% match to Rose Royce

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Comedy Disco Doo Wop Funk Heavy Metal
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The Whispers - 96% match to Rose Royce

Genres: R&B / Soul Doo Wop Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Disco
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Formed in the Watts section of Los Angeles, California, USA in 1964, soul group the Whispers were originally comprised of Nicholas Caldwell (5 April 1944, Loma Linda, California, USA), twin brothers Wallace and Walter Scott (b. 23 September 1943, Fort Worth, Texas, USA), Marcus Hutson (b. 8 January 1943, St. Louis, Missouri, USA) and Gordy Harmon. The group recorded its firs Read more

The Spinners - 91% match to Rose Royce

Genres: R&B / Soul Doo Wop Funk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Television Soundtracks
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The Trammps - 91% match to Rose Royce

Genres: Disco Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Funk Holiday & Seasonal
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Tavares - 86% match to Rose Royce

Genres: R&B / Soul Funk Pop / Rock Disco Electronic & Ambient Soundtracks
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This US group was formed in 1964 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA. The line-up comprised five brothers, Ralph (10 December 1948), Antone ‘Chubby’, Feliciano ‘Butch’, Arthur ‘Pooch’ and Perry Lee ‘Tiny’ Tavares. Originally known as Chubby And The Turnpikes, the group assumed its family’s surname in 1969. Although they lacked a di Read more

Cheryl Lynn - 85% match to Rose Royce

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Funk
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Cheryl Lynn Smith, 11 March 1957, Los Angeles, California, USA. The full-throated Lynn became a hit-maker at the height of disco’s popularity, singing dance tunes that retained the gospel vocal approach of classic soul. Lynn grew up in the church where her mother was a minister of music. Her break into the music business came in 1976 after she won as a contestant on the Read more

Odyssey - 85% match to Rose Royce

Genres: Disco Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Electronic & Ambient Funk
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Evelyn "Champagne" King - 84% match to Rose Royce

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Disco Funk
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b 1 July 1960, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. A former office cleaner at Gamble And Huff’s Sigma Sound studios, King was overheard singing Sam Cooke’s ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’ by Theodore Life, a member of the company’s writing and production staff. He coached the aspiring singer on recording technique and was instrumental in preparing King Read more

Sister Sledge - 83% match to Rose Royce

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Disco Funk Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Soundtracks
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Debra (9 July 1954), Joan (b. 13 September 1956), Kim (b. 21 August 1957) and Kathy Sledge (b. 6 January 1959) were all born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. They started their recording career on the Money Back label with 1971’s ‘Time Will Tell’. A short time working as backing singers followed before the quartet enjoyed a series of minor R& Read more

Gap Band - 80% match to Rose Royce

Genres: R&B / Soul Funk Pop / Rock
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This influential US funk/soul outfit was formed in 1967 by three brothers, Charlie Wilson (Charles Wilson, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA; vocals/keyboards), Ronnie Wilson (trumpet/keyboards) and Robert Wilson (bass/vocals). They took their name from the initials of three streets, Greenwood, Archer and Pine, in their home town of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Initially known as the Greenwood, Arch Read more

The Brothers Johnson - 80% match to Rose Royce

Genres: R&B / Soul Disco Funk Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul
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This US hard-funk duo featured George Johnson (17 May 1953, Los Angeles, California, USA; guitar, vocals) and Louis Johnson (b. 13 April 1955, Los Angeles, California, USA; bass). They previously worked alongside their older brother Tommy and cousin Alex Weir in the band Johnson Three Plus One, backing the Supremes and Bobby Womack. George and Louis then went on to tour with Read more

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