Spike Jones Similar Artists

Ray Stevens - 33% match to Spike Jones

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Comedy Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Christian & Gospel Vocals Comedy Country & Bluegrass Funk
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Harold Ray Ragsdale, 24 January 1939, Clarksdale, Georgia, USA. A prolific country pop writer and performer, Stevens’ novelty hits of the 70s and 80s illustrate the history of the fads and crazes of the era. He became a disc jockey on a local station at 15 and the following year recorded ‘Five More Steps’ on the Prep label. Stevens’ first nonsense song, & Read more

Allan Sherman - 27% match to Spike Jones

Genres: Comedy Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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Allan Copelon, 30 November 1924, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 21 November 1973, Los Angeles, California, USA. Allan Sherman enjoyed a lucrative career during the 60s with his self-penned parodies of popular and folk songs. After his parents’ 1930 divorce, Sherman lived with his mother and attended 21 different schools in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Miami. After att Read more

Bing Crosby - 27% match to Spike Jones

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Vocals Comedy Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Drama Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Television Vocals Soundtracks Easy Listening Documentaries Jazz Jazz Kids & Family
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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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

Tom Lehrer - 24% match to Spike Jones

Genres: Comedy Holiday & Seasonal Spoken Word Television
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Thomas Andrew Lehrer, 9 April 1928, New York City, New York, USA. Lehrer was a song satirist who also recorded a number of albums during the 50s and 60s. Having graduated from Harvard University, Lehrer then taught mathematics there. Having trained on piano, he began to perform song satires of his own for colleagues at the college. They enjoyed his songs, so Lehrer recorded Read more

Bob Rivers - 20% match to Spike Jones

Genres: Comedy Holiday & Seasonal
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Bob Rivers Comedy Corp - 20% match to Spike Jones

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Irving Berlin - 18% match to Spike Jones

Genres: Musicals & The Arts Comedy Holiday & Seasonal Soundtracks Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Music & Radio
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Israel Isidore Baline, 11 May 1888, Temun, Siberia, Russia, d. 22 September 1989, New York City, New York, USA. Despite his foreign birth, Berlin became one of the greatest and most American of all songwriters. When he was four years old his family escaped a pogrom and travelled to the USA. His father was a cantor in his homeland, but in their new country he had to earn his Read more

Margaret Whiting - 18% match to Spike Jones

Genres: Vocals Pop / Rock Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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22 July 1924, Detroit, Michigan, USA. A popular vocalist in the 40s and 50s, recording dozens of hits for Capitol Records, Whiting was the daughter of Richard Whiting, himself a successful songwriter, and author of, among others, ‘On The Good Ship Lollipop’, ‘The Japanese Sandman’ and ‘Ain’t We Got Fun?’. Her aunt, Margaret Young, was a Bru Read more

Dinah Shore - 17% match to Spike Jones

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals Kids & Family Musicals & The Arts Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Big Band & Swing Children's Music Comedy Movies & TV
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Frances Rose Shore, 29 February 1916, Winchester, Tennessee, USA, d. 24 February 1994, Los Angeles, California, USA. One of her country’s most enduring all-round entertainers, Shore staked her first claim to fame while still at school, on Nashville radio. Further broadcasting and theatre engagements in New York soon followed. She recorded with Xaviar Cugat and Ben Berni Read more

Kay Starr - 17% match to Spike Jones

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Katherine LaVerne Starks, 21 July 1922, Dougherty, Oklahoma, USA. While she was still a child, Starr’s family moved to Dallas, Texas, where she made her professional debut on local radio before she had left school. In 1939 she was hired briefly by Glenn Miller when his regular singer, Marion Hutton, was sick. Starr made records with Miller, but was soon on the move. She Read more

Mel Tormé - 17% match to Spike Jones

Genres: Vocals Jazz Drama Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Television War Soundtracks Mystery / Thriller Easy Listening Big Band & Swing Comedy Documentaries Jazz Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Melvin Howard Torme, 13 September 1925, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 5 June 1999, Beverly Hills, California, USA. A child prodigy, Tormé first sang on radio as a toddler and while still in his teens he was performing as a singer, pianist, drummer and dancer. He was also composing songs at an early age and wrote arrangements for the band led by Chico Marx, and composed & Read more

Peggy Lee - 17% match to Spike Jones

Genres: Vocals Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Musicals & The Arts Soundtracks Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts Drama Holiday & Seasonal Blues Children's Music Jazz Jazz Kids & Family R&B / Soul Television
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Norma Deloris Egstrom, 26 May 1920, Jamestown, North Dakota, USA, d. 21 January 2002, California, USA. Peggy Lee was of Scandinavian descent, her grandparents being Swedish and Norwegian immigrants. She endured a difficult childhood and her mother died when she was four; when her father remarried she experienced a decidedly unpleasant relationship with her stepmother. Her fa Read more

Johnny Mercer - 16% match to Spike Jones

Genres: Vocals Pop / Rock Comedy Jazz Musicals & The Arts Vocals Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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John Herndon Mercer, 18 November 1909, Savannah, Georgia, USA, d. 25 June 1976, Los Angeles, California, USA. A distinguished lyricist, composer and singer, Mercer was an important link with the first generation of composers of indigenous American popular music such as Jerome Kern and Harry Warren, through to post-World War II writers like Henry Mancini. Along the way, he co Read more

Nat "King" Cole - 16% match to Spike Jones

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Vocals Jazz Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Jazz Action & Adventure Drama Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul R&B / Soul Spoken Word War Westerns
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Nathaniel Adams Coles, 17 March 1919 (although 1916 and 1917 have also been cited), Montgomery, Alabama, USA, d. 15 February 1965, Santa Monica, California, USA. Cole was born into a family that was both deeply religious and intensely musical. He learned to play piano at home when only four years old through his mother, Perlina Adams Coles, and, later, played organ at the ch Read more

Dean Martin - 15% match to Spike Jones

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Vocals Comedy Westerns Pop / Rock Vocals Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Drama Television Action & Adventure Soundtracks World Music Holiday & Seasonal Documentaries Mystery / Thriller
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Dino Paul Crocetti, 7 June 1917, Steubenville, Ohio, USA, d. 25 December 1995, Beverly Hills, California, USA. An extremely popular ballad singer and light comedian with a relaxed and easy style, who developed into an accomplished dramatic actor. After leaving school in the tenth grade, he worked as a shoe-shine boy and a gas station attendant before becoming an ‘amateu Read more


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