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The Shirelles - 100% match to The Drifters

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Easy Listening Doo Wop Vocals
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Formed in Passaic, New Jersey, USA, the Shirelles are possibly the archetypal ‘girl-group’; Shirley Owens (10 June 1941, Passaic, New Jesey, USA), Beverly Lee (b. 3 August 1941), Doris Kenner (b. Doris Coley, 2 August 1941, North Carolina, USA, d. 5 February 2000, Sacramento, California, USA) and Addie ‘Micki’ Harris (b. 22 January 1940, d. 10 June 1982) Read more

Frankie Valli - 84% match to The Drifters

Genres: Pop / Rock Musicals & The Arts Vocals Soundtracks Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Comedy Easy Listening Television Pop / Rock
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Francis Stephen Castelluccio, 3 May 1934 (1937 is also regularly cited), Newark, New Jersey, USA. Originally a solo singer recording under the names Frank Valley and Frank Valley And The Travelers, he joined the Variatones in 1954. They made their first records as the Four Lovers but achieved lasting success when they became the 4 Seasons in 1962. Although he was lead singer Read more

The Everly Brothers - 84% match to The Drifters

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Doo Wop Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Soundtracks Television Vocals Jazz
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Don (Isaac Donald Everly, 1 February 1937, Brownie, Kentucky, USA) and Phil (b. Phillip Everly, 19 January 1939, Chicago, Illinois, USA), the world’s most famous rock ‘n’ roll duo, had already experienced a full career before their first record, ‘Bye Bye Love’, was released. As sons of popular country artists Ike and Margaret, they were pushed into t Read more

The Four Seasons - 84% match to The Drifters

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Vocals Music Videos & Concerts Doo Wop Easy Listening
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This highly acclaimed New Jersey, USA vocal group first came together in the mid-50s with a line-up comprising vocalists Frankie Valli (Francis Stephen Castelluccio, 3 May 1934 (1937 is also regularly cited), Newark, New Jersey, USA), brothers Nick and Tommy DeVito (b. 19 June 1936, Belleville, New Jersey, USA) and Hank Majewski. Initially known as the Variatones, then the F Read more

Four Tops - 83% match to The Drifters

Genres: R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Soundtracks
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Jackie Wilson - 70% match to The Drifters

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Blues Dance Disco Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Musicals & The Arts
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Jack Leroy Wilson, 9 June 1934, Detroit, Michigan, USA, d. 21 January 1984, Mount Holly, New Jersey, USA. When parental pressure thwarted his boxing ambitions, Wilson took to singing in small local clubs. He sang with the Thrillers (a predecessor group to the Royals) and recorded some solo tracks for Dizzy Gillespie’s Dee Gee label as Sonny Wilson, before replacing Clyd Read more

The Crystals - 70% match to The Drifters

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop R&B / Soul Soundtracks Vocals Classical Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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This highly influential 60s US female vocal group were the product of Phil Spector, for his pioneering Philles record label. They, along with the Ronettes, were one of the definitive ‘wall of sound’ groups of the 60s. They came together after meeting in the legendary Brill Building where the group was preparing demos for the Aberbach’s famous publishing company H Read more

The Chiffons - 67% match to The Drifters

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop Soundtracks
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Formed in the Bronx, New York City, USA, where all the members were born, erstwhile backing singers Judy Craig (6 August 1946, New York City, New York, USA), Barbara Lee Jones (b. 16 May 1947, New York City, New York, USA, d. 15 May 1992), Patricia Bennett (b. 7 April 1947, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA) and Sylvia Peterson (b. 30 September 1946), are best recalled Read more

The Coasters - 67% match to The Drifters

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Vocals Vocals Doo Wop Music Theme Holiday & Seasonal
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The illustrious career of the Coasters, the pre-eminent vocal group of the early rock ‘n’ roll era, was built on a remarkable body of cleverly comic R&B songs for Atco Records fashioned by their producers, Leiber And Stoller. Under their direction, the Coasters exchanged the crooning of ballads favoured by most groups of the era for robust and full-throated R& Read more

Bobby Vee - 64% match to The Drifters

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Vocals Musicals & The Arts Jazz
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Robert Thomas Velline, 30 April 1943, Fargo, North Dakota, USA. Vee’s first exposure to the rock ‘n’ roll scene occurred in macabre circumstances when his group, the Shadows, deputized for Buddy Holly after the singer was killed in an air crash in February 1959. Soon after, Vee’s group were discovered by famed producer Snuff Garrett and saw their indepen Read more

Neil Sedaka - 58% match to The Drifters

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals Television Country & Bluegrass Documentaries Easy Listening Music & Radio
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13 March 1939, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. Pianist Sedaka began his songwriting career with lyricist Howard Greenfield in the early 50s. During this high school period, Sedaka dated Carol Klein (later known as Carole King). For a brief period, Sedaka joined the Tokens, then won a scholarship to New York’s Juilliard School of Music. In 1958, the pianist joine Read more

Ben E. King - 57% match to The Drifters

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Doo Wop Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Dance R&B / Soul
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Benjamin Earl Nelson, 28 September 1938, Henderson, North Carolina, USA. King began his career while still a high-school student singing in a doo-wop group, the Four B’s. He later joined the Five Crowns who, in 1959, assumed the name the Drifters. King was the featured lead vocalist and occasional composer on several of their recordings including ‘There Goes My Bab Read more

Dion - 57% match to The Drifters

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Christian & Gospel Doo Wop Easy Listening Folk Music Theme R&B / Soul
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During his peak, from 1958-63, Dion (Dion Francis DiMucci, 18 July 1939, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA) was the quintessential Italian-American New York City rocker and was, perhaps, the first major white rock singer who was not from a southern city. The career of one of America’s legendary artists has spanned six decades, during which time he has made numerou Read more

Lloyd Price - 57% match to The Drifters

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Blues Easy Listening Jazz
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9 March 1933, Kenner, Louisiana, USA. Price, who launched his career in the early 50s performing rocking R&B, New Orleans-style, was - like his Crescent City compatriot Fats Domino - made for the rock ‘n’ roll era. He did not have to modify his approach at all to become a rock ‘n’ roll hit-maker in the late 50s. Price formed his own band in New Orlean Read more

Percy Sledge - 57% match to The Drifters

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Vocals
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25 November 1941, Leighton, Alabama, USA. An informal, intimate singer, former hospital nurse Sledge led a popular campus attraction, the Esquires Combo, prior to his recording debut. Recommended to Quin Ivy, owner of the Norala Sound studio, Sledge arrived with a rudimentary draft of ‘When A Man Loves A Woman’. A timeless single, its simple arrangement hinged on S Read more

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