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Jewel Akens - 100% match to The Newbeats

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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12 September 1940, Houston, Texas, USA. Akens sang in a church choir as a child and moved to Los Angeles in the late 50s. There he worked closely with Eddie Daniels as Eddie And the Four Tunes, before making his recording debut with him as Jewel And Eddie for the local Silver label. Akens went on to make records in the early 60s with the Four Dots and the Astro Jets before h Read more

The New Vaudeville Band - 78% match to The Newbeats

Genres: Pop / Rock Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s
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This parodic ensemble initially comprised studio musicians gathered to record a Geoff Stephens (1 October 1934, London, England) composition, ‘Winchester Cathedral’, a tale of lost love in deepest Hampshire, England, sung in the style of a Bertie Wooster character complete with megaphone vocals. Stephens could not sing and therefore his place was taken by songwrite Read more

Terry Stafford - 76% match to The Newbeats

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Hollis, Oklahoma, USA, d. 17 March 1996. This tall, local sports champion was also a fan of Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly, artists into whose repertoires he would dip when singing with his school group. With his parents’ blessing, he began a showbusiness career in Hollywood where, after two years as a nightclub entertainer, he was spotted by John Fisher and Les Worden w Read more

Wayne Fontana - 72% match to The Newbeats

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Glyn Ellis, 28 October 1945, Manchester, England. After changing his name in honour of Elvis Presley’s drummer D.J. Fontana, Wayne was signed to the appropriately named Fontana Records by A&R head Jack Baverstock. Wayne’s backing group, the Mindbenders from the horror film of the same name, were as accomplished as their leader and provided a gritty accompanimen Read more

The Happenings - 63% match to The Newbeats

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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The Happenings were a vocal harmony group from Paterson, New Jersey, USA that specialized in reviving classic songs. They comprised Bob Miranda (lead), Ralph DiVito (baritone; replaced by Bernie LaPorta in 1968), David Libert (bass) and Thomas Giuliano (tenor). They met while in military service at Fort Dix, New Jersey, and after leaving formed the Four Graduates. In addition t Read more

Sue Thompson - 58% match to The Newbeats

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass
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Ernie Maresca - 57% match to The Newbeats

Genres: Pop / Rock
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21 April 1939, Bronx, New York, USA. Maresca’s one hit was the rousing rock ‘n’ roll tune, ‘Shout! Shout! (Knock Yourself Out), ’ from 1962, which went to number 6 on the US chart. With great support from the vocal group, Del-Satins, Maresca created a piece that epitomized the spirit of early rock ‘n’ roll with its sense of fun and enthusia Read more

Leapy Lee - 57% match to The Newbeats

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Lee Graham, 2 July 1942, Eastbourne, East Sussex, England. One of the troubled stars of British 60s pop, Lee’s career took a surprise upswing when he moved from Kinks co-manager Robert Wace to the charismatic Gordon Mills. The latter produced the catchy ‘Little Arrows’, which narrowly failed to reach the UK number 1 spot in 1968. A minor hit with ‘Good Mo Read more

The Murmaids - 55% match to The Newbeats

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This rock ‘n’ roll female group came from Los Angeles, California, USA. The members were sisters Carol (1948) and Terry Fischer (b. 1946), and Sally Gordon (b. 1946). Their ‘Popsicles And Icicles’ went to number 3 on the pop chart in 1963. The song, written by David Gates of Bread and produced by Kim Fowley, was as substantial as cotton-candy, but girl gr Read more

Mark Dinning - 54% match to The Newbeats

Genres: Pop / Rock
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17 August 1933, Grant County, Oklahoma, USA, d. 22 March 1986. Mark Dinning was the younger brother of Lou, Ginger and Jean, the well-known 40s vocal trio the Dinning Sisters. He learnt to play the electric guitar when he was aged 17, and in 1957 auditioned for publisher Wesley Rose in Nashville, who helped him get a recording contract with MGM Records. Two years later his s Read more

Dick & Dee Dee - 53% match to The Newbeats

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 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

Adam Wade - 52% match to The Newbeats

Genres: Vocals Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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17 March 1937, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. A romantic crooner in the style of Johnny Mathis, Wade was working as a laboratory assistant for Dr. Jonas Salk, the man who discovered polio vaccine, when he auditioned for the Coed label. He eventually scored three US Top 10 hits: ‘Take Good Care Of Her’, ‘The Writing On The Wall’ and ‘As If I Didn’ Read more

Sandy Posey - 51% match to The Newbeats

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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18 June 1947, Jasper, Alabama, USA. As a teenager Posey moved to west Memphis where she embarked on a career as a studio session singer. Her contributions to innumerable records impressed producer Chips Moman, who encouraged the artist as both a songwriter and performer. Posey’s debut single, ‘Born A Woman’, reached number 12 in the US charts in 1966, while it Read more

The Dovells - 51% match to The Newbeats

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Originally called the Brooktones, this Philadelphia-based R&B vocal group comprised Len Barry (Leonard Borisoff, 6 December 1942, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA), Jerry Summers (b. Jerry Gross), Mike Dennis (b. Michael Freda) and Danny Brooks (b. Jim Meeley). Signed to Parkway Records, the group had a US number 2 hit in 1961 with ‘Bristol Stomp’, succeeded the Read more

The Gentrys - 51% match to The Newbeats

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s
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Formed in 1963 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, the Gentrys forged their early reputation playing high school dances. The group - Larry Raspberry (vocals, guitar), Bruce Bowles (vocals), Jimmy Hart (vocals), Bobby Fisher (tenor saxophone, piano, guitar), Jimmy Johnson (trumpet, organ), Pat Neal (bass) and Larry Wall (drums) - later won the city’s ‘Battle Of The Bands’ Read more

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