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Connie Francis - 100% match to Skeeter Davis

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Vocals Country & Bluegrass Comedy Easy Listening Musicals & The Arts Soundtracks Dance
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Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero, 12 December 1938, Newark, New Jersey, USA. A popular singer of tearful ballads and jaunty up-tempo numbers, Francis was one of the most successful female artists of the 50s and 60s. She began playing the accordion at the age of four, and was singing and playing professionally when she was 11. After winning an Arthur Godfrey Talent Show, she ch Read more

The Shangri-Las - 90% match to Skeeter Davis

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals Comedy
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Late entrants in the early 60s school of ‘girl groups’, the Shangri-Las comprised two pairs of sisters, Mary-Ann and Margie Ganser (d. 28 July 1996) and Betty and Mary Weiss. During 1963 they were discovered by Shadow Morton and recorded two singles under the name Bon Bons before signing to the newly formed Red Bird Records. Relaunched as the Shangri-Las, they secure Read more

Bobby Vinton - 82% match to Skeeter Davis

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals Westerns Comedy Country & Bluegrass R&B / Soul Television
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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

Lesley Gore - 76% match to Skeeter Davis

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Television
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Lesley Goldstein, 2 May 1946, New York City, USA, and raised in Tenafly, New Jersey. Having secured a recording contract with Mercury Records on the basis of a privately financed demonstration disc, Gore enjoyed a sensational debut when ‘It’s My Party’ topped the US chart in May 1963, reached number 9 in the UK and grossed sales in excess of one million. This Read more

Patsy Cline - 67% match to Skeeter Davis

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass Soundtracks Music & Radio Christian & Gospel Jazz Vocals
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Virginia Patterson Hensley, 8 September 1932, Gore, near Winchester, Virginia, USA, d. 5 March 1963, Camden, Tennessee, USA. Her father, Sam Hensley, already had two children from a previous marriage when he married Hilda, Patsy’s mother - a woman many years his junior. Hilda was only 16 when Patsy was born and they grew up like sisters. At the age of four, Patsy was in Read more

Brenda Lee - 63% match to Skeeter Davis

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening Children's Music Christian & Gospel Comedy Pop / Rock Television Vocals Music Videos & Concerts
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Brenda Mae Tarpley, 11 December 1944, Lithonia, Georgia, USA. Even in early adolescence, Lee had an adult husk of a voice that could slip from anguished intimacy through sleepy insinuation to raucous lust, even during ‘Let’s Jump The Broomstick’, ‘Speak To Me Pretty’ and other jaunty classics that kept her in the hit parade from the mid-50s to 1965. Read more

Eddy Arnold - 60% match to Skeeter Davis

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Soundtracks Westerns Music & Radio
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Richard Edward Arnold, 15 May 1918, on a farm near Madisonville, Chester County, Tennessee, USA, d. 8 May 2008, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Arnold’s father and mother played fiddle and guitar, respectively, and he learned guitar as a child. His father died on Eddy’s 11th birthday and he left school to work on the farm. By the end of the year the bank foreclosed, and Read more

Connie Smith - 57% match to Skeeter Davis

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Christian & Gospel
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Constance June Meadows, 14 August 1941, Elkhart, Indiana, USA. Raised in West Virginia and Ohio as one of 14 children, Meadows longed to be a country singer and taught herself to play the guitar while in hospital recovering from a leg injury, caused by an accident with a lawnmower. She sang at local events as a teenager and appeared on several radio and television shows. She Read more

Vera Lynn - 57% match to Skeeter Davis

Genres: Vocals Pop / Rock Soundtracks Children's Music Easy Listening
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Vera Welch, 20 March 1917, London, England. A much-loved singer with a clear, strong, plaintive voice, who is held in great esteem by British audiences because of her work in entertaining service personnel during World War II. At the age of seven she was singing regularly in working men’s clubs, and later joined a dancing troupe until she was 15. She made her first broa Read more

Glen Campbell - 54% match to Skeeter Davis

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Westerns Country & Bluegrass Kids & Family Pop / Rock Soundtracks Television Christian & Gospel Comedy Folk Holiday & Seasonal
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Glen Travis Campbell, 22 April 1936, Delight, Arkansas, USA. Campbell came from a musical family and began his career with his uncle’s Dick Bills Band in 1954, before forming Glen Campbell And The Western Wranglers four years later. By the end of the 50s he had moved to Los Angeles, where he became a renowned session player and one of the finest guitarists in Hollywood. Read more

Tammy Wynette - 51% match to Skeeter Davis

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Television Easy Listening
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Virginia Wynette Pugh, 5 May 1942, Itawamba County, near Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, d. 6 April 1998, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Wynette is primarily known for two songs, ‘Stand By Your Man’ and ‘D.I.V.O.R.C.E.’, but her huge catalogue includes 20 US country number 1 hits, mostly about standing by your man or getting divorced. After her father died when she Read more

Brian Hyland - 50% match to Skeeter Davis

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts
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12 November 1943, Woodhaven, Queens, New York, USA. A demonstration disc, recorded with the artist’s high school group the Delphis, alerted Kapp Records to Hyland’s vocal talent. In 1960 he enjoyed a US chart-topper with ‘Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini’, one of the era’s best-known ‘novelty’ recordings which subsequently so Read more

Elton Britt - 50% match to Skeeter Davis

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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James Britt Baker, 17 June 1913 (but over the years various other dates have been given, including 7 July 1912), near Marshall, Arkansas, USA, d. 23 June 1972, Connellsville, Pennsylvania, USA. Britt’s father was a champion fiddle player and his mother a noted singer. He learned to sing and play guitar and was performing in public by the age of 12. After hearing recordi Read more

Nancy Sinatra - 50% match to Skeeter Davis

Genres: Comedy Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Vocals Drama Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Action & Adventure Television
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8 June 1940, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. Determined not to rest on the laurels of famous father, Frank Sinatra, Nancy spent several years taking lessons in music, dance and drama. She made an impressive appearance in 1959 on the Frank Sinatra/ Elvis Presley television special, and two years later made her recording debut with ‘Cuff Links And A Tie Clip’. From 196 Read more

Lynn Anderson - 45% match to Skeeter Davis

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Christian & Gospel Drama Holiday & Seasonal
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Lynn Rene Anderson, 26 September 1947, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA. Anderson, the daughter of country songwriters Casey and Liz Anderson, was raised in California. She started performing at the age of six, but her first successes were in horse shows. Her quarter horses amassed 700 trophies and she won major awards as a rider at shows all over California. In 1966, recordin Read more

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