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Carl Dobkins Jr. - 94% match to The Bell Notes

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s
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Billy Grammer - 81% match to The Bell Notes

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s
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William Wayne Grammer, 28 August 1925, Benton, Illinois, USA. Grammer was a coalminer’s son and one of 13 children. His father played the fiddle, and by the time he was in his teens, Grammer was playing guitar, mandolin and banjo at local dances. After a spell in the forces, he started in C&W radio on WRAL in Arlington, Virginia, in 1947, but established his reputat Read more

Billy & Lillie - 75% match to The Bell Notes

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
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Robin Luke - 73% match to The Bell Notes

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s
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20 March 1942, Los Angeles, California, USA. Luke was a rockabilly-style singer who had one Top 5 success, ‘Susie Darlin’’, in 1958. His family moved frequently, and in 1953 settled in Hawaii, where he learned to play guitar and ukulele. He was discovered by entertainer Kimo McVay, who introduced him to Bob Bertram, who then recorded Luke in his own Bertram In Read more

Skip & Flip - 73% match to The Bell Notes

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s
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This US pop duo, Skip Battin (Clyde Battin, 2 February 1934, Galipolis, Ohio, USA, d. 6 July 2003, Palm Springs, California, USA) and Flip aka Gary S. Paxton (b. Mesa, Arizona, USA), met while attending the University of Arizona in the late 50s. Once known as the Rockabillies, they recorded on Rev as the Pledges and then as Gary & Clyde. Time Records picked up their Rev Read more

The Fiestas - 69% match to The Bell Notes

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Newark, New Jersey, USA, c.1958, the Fiestas were known for their R&B hit ‘So Fine’, released on Old Town Records the following year. The group consisted of Tommy Bullock (lead vocals), Eddie Morris (tenor), Sam Ingalls (baritone) and Preston Lane (bass). Two conflicting stories about the group’s signing to Old Town have circulated throughout the ye Read more

Billy Bland - 62% match to The Bell Notes

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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5 April 1932, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA. Billy Bland was an R&B singer whose best-known recording was the 1960 US Top 10 hit, ‘Let The Little Girl Dance’. Bland, the youngest of 19 children, began his career in 1947 in New York City, where he performed in the bands of Lionel Hampton and Buddy Johnson before starting his own group, the Four Bees. He was br Read more

The Teen Queens - 61% match to The Bell Notes

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This R&B duo of Betty (1939, USA, d. 1971) and Rosie Collins (b. 1941, USA, d. 1968) came from Los Angeles, California, USA. Their entry into the recording business and signing to RPM Records in 1955 was facilitated by their older brother, Aaron Collins of the Jacks/ Cadets, who recorded for the same company. The youthful amateurishness of the singing on their one hit, & Read more

Johnnie & Joe - 59% match to The Bell Notes

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 2000s
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This US R&B duo featured Johnnie Louise Richardson (d. 25 October 1988) and Joe Rivers (Charleston, South Carolina, USA). Emerging from the Bronx, New York, USA, they were famed for their sublime doo-wop-flavoured ballads, notably ‘Over The Mountain, Across The Sea’ (number 3 R&B/number 8 pop, 1957), one of the most memorable and enduring early rock ‘n Read more

Dick & Dee Dee - 58% match to The Bell Notes

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s
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This American boy/girl vocal duo was formed in 1961 by Dick St. John Gostine (Richard Gostine, 1944, Santa Monica, California, USA, d. 27 December 2003, Los Angeles, California, USA) and Dee Dee Sperling (b. Mary Sperling, 1945, Santa Monica, California, USA) while they were at a local high school. The Gostine-written ‘The Mountain’s High’ was originally relea Read more

The Four Preps - 57% match to The Bell Notes

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in the early 50s in Hollywood, California, USA, the Four Preps were a vocal group consisting of Bruce Belland, Glen Larson, Marvin Inabnett and Ed Cobb (d. 1999, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA). Recording for Capitol Records, they placed 13 singles in the US charts between 1956 and 1964, two of which made the Top 5 in 1958. The quartet began singing together during their high-sch Read more

Sammy Turner - 53% match to The Bell Notes

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 2000s
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Samuel Black, 2 June 1932, Paterson, New Jersey, USA. Turner briefly achieved fame in the late 50s as a rock ‘n’ roll balladeer, whose speciality was recycled pop songs of the past, particularly those by Guy Lombardo. His most notable record was a remake of a Sammy Kaye hit from 1949, ‘Lavender Blue’ (number 14 R&B/number 3 pop), in 1959. Three follow Read more

Sanford Clark - 53% match to The Bell Notes

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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24 October 1935, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. Clark is best recalled for his 1956 Top 10 single and only chart success, ‘The Fool’. He moved to Phoenix, Arizona, during his teens and there was heard by guitarist Al Casey, who introduced the young singer to local disc jockey and producer Lee Hazlewood. They recorded Hazlewood’s song ‘The Fool’ (which was cre Read more

Kathy Young & The Innocents - 51% match to The Bell Notes

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Ron Holden - 51% match to The Bell Notes

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s
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7 August 1939, Seattle, Washington, USA, d. 22 January 1997. Holden’s career had a unique beginning: he had been arrested for driving with alcohol and marijuana in his possession and was in the police station when a police officer heard him singing. The officer, Larry Nelson, told Holden that he was planning on quitting the police department for a career in music and ga Read more


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