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Ritchie Valens

Ritchie Valens - 100% match to Santo & Johnny

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts
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Richard Steve Valenzuela, 13 May 1941, Pacoima, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 3 February 1959, Iowa, USA. Valens was the first major Hispanic-American rock star, the artist who popularized the classic 50s hit ‘La Bamba’. He grew up in the city of Pacoima, California, and was raised in poverty. His parents separated when he was a child and Valens lived with his f Read more

Dion & The Belmonts - 64% match to Santo & Johnny

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop Easy Listening Soundtracks
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Duane Eddy - 60% match to Santo & Johnny

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks Action & Adventure Drama Music Videos & Concerts
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26 April 1938, Corning, New York, USA. The legendary simple ‘twangy’ guitar sound of Duane Eddy has made him one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most famous instrumental artists. The sound was created after hearing Bill Justis’ famous ‘Raunchy’ (the song that George Harrison first learned to play). Together with producer Lee Hazlewood, Eddy co-wro Read more

The Flamingos - 55% match to Santo & Johnny

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtracks Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Blues
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This R&B vocal group, formed in Chicago, Illinois, USA, in 1951, was renowned for producing the tightest and most gorgeous harmonies of the rock ‘n’ roll era. For much of their history they consisted of Zeke Carey (24 January 1933, Bluefield, Virginia, USA), Jake Carey (b. 9 September 1926, Pulaski, Virginia, USA), Paul Wilson (b. 6 January 1935, Chicago, Illin Read more

Johnny & The Hurricanes - 54% match to Santo & Johnny

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Ventures - 54% match to Santo & Johnny

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Comedy
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This pivotal instrumental group was formed in Tacoma, Washington, USA, in 1958 when work mates Don Wilson (10 February 1937, USA; rhythm guitar) and Bob Bogle (b. 16 January 1937, USA; lead guitar) discovered a mutual interest in music. They began performing together as the Impacts, using a pick-up rhythm section, before Nokie Edwards (b. Nole Edwards, 9 May 1935, Lahoma, Ok Read more

The Five Satins - 51% match to Santo & Johnny

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop Jazz R&B / Soul Soundtracks
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This R&B vocal group was formed in New Haven, Connecticut, USA, in 1955. The Five Satins’ first hit, ‘In The Still Of The Nite’ (US R&B number 3 and pop Top 30 in 1956), was one of the definitive songs of the early rock ‘n’ roll era, with its strong chanting of doo-wop riffs in the background and impassioned lead work. The group on this record c Read more

The Shadows - 47% match to Santo & Johnny

Genres: Pop / Rock Easy Listening Instrumental Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Vocals World Music
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Paul Anka

Paul Anka - 46% match to Santo & Johnny

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Vocals Music Videos & Concerts Vocals War Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Comedy Drama Action & Adventure
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30 July 1941, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. A prolific songwriter and child prodigy, Anka was one of the major teen-idols of the 50s. He burst onto the scene in 1957 with the self-written ‘Diana’, an intense ballad describing the frustration and unrequited love of a young teenager for a slightly older female. With its distinctive rhythm pattern, the song was powerfully Read more

Bobby Vinton

Bobby Vinton - 45% match to Santo & Johnny

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Vocals Pop / Rock Westerns Comedy Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening Music Videos & Concerts World Music R&B / Soul
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Stanley Robert Vinton, 16 April 1935, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA. Born of Polish extraction, Vinton was one of the more enduring boy-next-door pop idols who sprang up in the early 60s. He began as a trumpeter before agreeing to front his high school band as featured vocalist. A tape of one such performance reached Epic Records, who signed him in 1960. Composed by Al Byron Read more

Rosie & The Originals - 45% match to Santo & Johnny

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Formed in 1960 in San Diego, California, USA, Rosie And The Originals were 15-year-old Rosalie ‘Rosie’ Hamlin (Alaska, USA), Noah Tafolla (guitar), Carl Van Guida (drums), Tony Gomez (saxophone) and David Ponci (guitar). Hamlin wrote their only hit song, ‘Angel Baby’ (wrongly credited to Ponci), as a poem to her first boyfriend, then set it to music on a Read more

The Champs - 45% match to Santo & Johnny

Genres: Pop / Rock Dance
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Best known for the classic 1958 rock ‘n’ roll near-instrumental ‘Tequila’, a US number 1 song, the Champs were formed in Los Angeles, California, USA, in December 1957. The five musicians initially comprising the group were Dave Burgess (rhythm guitar), Danny Flores (Daniel Flores, 11 July 1929, Santa Paula, California, USA, d. 19 September 2006, Huntingt Read more

The Skyliners - 45% match to Santo & Johnny

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul
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This white vocal doo-wop quintet comprised members drawn from two Pittsburgh, USA-based groups. Jimmy Beaumont (lead vocals), Wally Lester (tenor) and Jackie Taylor (bass) had sung with the Crescents, while Janet Vogel (10 June 1941, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 21 February 1980, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA) and Joe VerScharen (b. 30 August 1940, Pittsburgh, Pennsylva Read more

Dick Dale - 44% match to Santo & Johnny

Genres: Pop / Rock Musicals & The Arts Soundtracks Comedy Documentaries
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Richard Monsour, 4 May 1937, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. (Note: Dale himself has been quoted in interviews as saying he was born in Beirut, Lebanon, and that his family emigrated to Quincy, Massachusetts, when he was a child. Now, however Dale denies that story and claims to have been born in Boston.) Dale is usually credited as the inventor of the instrumental surf music st Read more

The Fireballs - 44% match to Santo & Johnny

Genres: Pop / Rock World Music
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Formed in the autumn of 1957 in Raton, New Mexico, USA, the Fireballs originally comprised George Tomsco (24 April 1940, Raton, New Mexico, USA; guitar, vocals), Chuck Tharp (b. 3 February 1941, d. 17 March 2006, Clovis, New Mexico, USA; lead vocals), Danny Trammell (b. 14 July 1940; rhythm guitar), Stan Lark (b. 27 July 1940; bass, vocals) and Eric Budd (b. 23 October 1938; Read more

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