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The Ink Spots - 100% match to The Mills Brothers

Genres: Vocals Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Easy Listening
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The original line-up of this enduring US black vocal group comprised Jerry Franklin Daniels (14 December 1915, USA, d. 7 November 1995, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; lead tenor/guitar), Orville ‘Hoppy’ Jones (b. 17 February 1902, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 18 October 1944, New York City, New York, USA; bass), Charlie Fuqua (b. 20 October 1910, USA, d. 21 December 197 Read more

Kay Kyser

Kay Kyser - 64% match to The Mills Brothers

Genres: Big Band & Swing Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Vocals Easy Listening
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James King Kern Kyser, 18 June 1906, Rocky Mount, North Carolina, USA, d. 23 July 1985, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. A popular band leader in the USA during the 30s and 40s, Kyser was born into an academically excellent family, and he too became a ‘professor’, though hardly in the conventional sense. While at high school he developed a flair for showmanship, a Read more

The Andrews Sisters - 63% match to The Mills Brothers

Genres: Vocals Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Easy Listening Comedy Jazz Musicals & The Arts Big Band & Swing Dance Kids & Family Television
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Female vocal group comprising sisters LaVerne (6 July 1911, Mound, nr. Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, d. 8 May 1967, Brentwood, California, USA), Maxene (b. 3 January 1916, Mound, nr. Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, d. 21 October 1995, Boston, Massachusetts, USA) and Patty Andrews (b. 16 February 1918, Mound, nr. Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA), lead singer and soloist. In the early Read more

The Boswell Sisters - 62% match to The Mills Brothers

Genres: Vocals Easy Listening Jazz Pop / Rock Radio Shows Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The Boswell Sisters were Connee Boswell (3 December 1907, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, d. 11 October 1976), Martha (b. 9 July 1905, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, d. 1958) and Helvetia, known as Vet (b. 20 May 1911, d. 12 November 1988). Born into a white middle-class family and raised in New Orleans, the sisters broke with convention by developing a close interest in black musi Read more

Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald - 56% match to The Mills Brothers

Genres: Jazz Vocals Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Easy Listening Blues R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Big Band & Swing Television Holiday & Seasonal Dance Documentaries Drama Music & Radio Musicals & The Arts Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ella Jane Fitzgerald, 25 April 1917, Newport News, Virginia, USA, d. 15 June 1996, Beverly Hills, California, USA. Following the disappearance of her father, Fitzgerald was taken to Yonkers, New York by her mother and her new man Joseph da Silva. At school she sang with a glee club and showed early promise, but preferred dancing to singing. Even so, chronic shyness militated Read more

Louis Prima - 56% match to The Mills Brothers

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Vocals Big Band & Swing Easy Listening R&B / Soul Soundtracks Holiday & Seasonal Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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7 December 1911, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 24 August 1978, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. A trumpeter, band leader, singer and composer, Prima was the son of Italian immigrant parents. He was educated at Jesuit High School, and studied the violin for several years under Hemmersback, before switching to the trumpet. At the age of 17, inspired by jazz greats such as Louis Read more

Dick Haymes

Dick Haymes - 55% match to The Mills Brothers

Genres: Vocals Pop / Rock Comedy Jazz Musicals & The Arts Holiday & Seasonal Easy Listening Folk
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Richard Benjamin Haymes, 13 September 1916, Buenos Aires, Argentina, d. 28 March 1980, Los Angeles, California, USA. One of the outstanding ballad singers to emerge from the swing era of the late 30s/early 40s, with a deep, warm baritone voice and a straightforward style similar to Bob Manning, another singer who was popular in the 50s. Son of a Scottish father, and an Irish Read more

Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire - 55% match to The Mills Brothers

Genres: Musicals & The Arts Vocals Holiday & Seasonal Comedy Drama Easy Listening Documentaries Pop / Rock Soundtracks Kids & Family Horror Jazz Big Band & Swing Dance Westerns Television
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Frederick Austerlitz, 10 May 1899, Omaha, Nebraska, USA, d. 22 June 1987, Los Angeles, California, USA. One of the greatest - with Gene Kelly - and best-loved dancers in the history of film. The son of an Austrian immigrant, by the age of seven Astaire was dancing in vaudeville with his sister, Adele Astaire (b. Adele Marie Austerlitz, 10 September 1897, Omaha, Nebraska, USA Read more

Johnny Mercer - 51% match to The Mills Brothers

Genres: Vocals Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Comedy Jazz Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 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

Helen Forrest - 49% match to The Mills Brothers

Genres: Big Band & Swing Pop / Rock Vocals Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Helen Fogel, 12 April 1917 or 1918, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, d. 11 July 1999, Los Angeles, California, USA. Forrest began singing as child and by her mid-teenage was appearing regularly on radio in New York City. Many of her appearances were on CBS, with whom she held a salaried job, and this led to her being heard by Artie Shaw who hired her in 1937. The other band s Read more

Dinah Shore

Dinah Shore - 47% match to The Mills Brothers

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals Holiday & Seasonal Musicals & The Arts Jazz Kids & Family Television Easy Listening Big Band & Swing Children's Music Comedy Movies & TV
Decades Active: 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

Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman - 41% match to The Mills Brothers

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Jazz Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Big Band & Swing Classical Kids & Family Music & Radio Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Benjamin David Goodman, 30 May 1909, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 20 June 1986, New York City, New York, USA. Born into a large, impoverished family of immigrants, Goodman experienced hard times while growing up. Encouraged by his father to learn a musical instrument, Goodman and two of his brothers took lessons; as the youngest and smallest he learned to play the clarinet. Th Read more

Cab Calloway

Cab Calloway - 41% match to The Mills Brothers

Genres: Jazz Big Band & Swing Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Jazz Comedy Big Band & Swing Television Vocals Action & Adventure Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtracks Documentaries Drama Easy Listening
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Cabell Calloway, 25 December 1907, Rochester, New York, USA, d. 18 November 1994, Cokesbury Village, Hockessin, Delaware, USA. Involved in showbusiness from an early age, vocalist Calloway was an occasional drummer and MC, working mostly in Baltimore, where he was raised, and Chicago, where he relocated in the late 20s. He worked with his sister Blanche, and then, in 1929, h Read more

Glenn Miller - 41% match to The Mills Brothers

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Pop / Rock Easy Listening Vocals Drama Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Holiday & Seasonal Documentaries
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1 March 1905, Clarinda, Iowa, USA, d. 15 December 1944. Miller was the first artist to be credited with a million-selling disc (for ‘Chattanooga Choo Choo’), and was the toast of North American popular music during World War II for his uniformed orchestra’s fusion of sober virtuosity, infectious dance rhythms and varied intonation of brass and woodwind. In Mil Read more

Mel Tormé

Mel Tormé - 38% match to The Mills Brothers

Genres: Vocals Jazz Television Musicals & The Arts Drama Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtracks War Music & Radio Mystery / Thriller Big Band & Swing Comedy
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 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

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