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The Happenings - 35% match to Tony Orlando

Genres: Pop / Rock
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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

The New Vaudeville Band - 33% match to Tony Orlando

Genres: Pop / Rock Jazz
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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

Wayne Fontana - 31% match to Tony Orlando

Genres: Pop / Rock
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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

Lenny Welch - 26% match to Tony Orlando

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals Music Videos & Concerts
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15 May 1938, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA. Treading the same path as Johnny Mathis, Welch built his career singing pop tunes with a hint of R&B flavour and a succinct sweetness in the voice. He began singing professionally in 1958, and signed with Archie Bleyer’s Cadence label in 1960. His record was a remake of an old Jerry Vale hit, ‘You Don’t Know Me Read more

R.B. Greaves - 26% match to Tony Orlando

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Ronald Bertram Aloysius Greaves III, 28 November 1944, Georgetown, British Guyana. This singer, half north American Indian, made his greatest impact with the 1969 single, ‘Take A Letter Maria’. A nephew of Sam Cooke, Greaves had built a career both in the Caribbean and in the UK, where he performed as Sonny Childs with his group the TNTs. His biggest hit had been r Read more

Shelley Fabares

Shelley Fabares - 26% match to Tony Orlando

Genres: Pop / Rock Television Drama Musicals & The Arts Comedy Kids & Family Vocals Holiday & Seasonal Mystery / Thriller Sports & Recreation
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Michelle Fabares, 19 January 1944, Santa Monica, California, USA. Fabares, whose music career was highlighted by the 1962 US number 1 song ‘Johnny Angel’, was the niece of actress Nanette Fabray. Turning to acting herself, Fabares debuted as Trudy in the television series Annie Oakley. She subsequently landed roles in such 50s movies as Never Say Goodbye, Rock, Pre Read more

David Geddes - 25% match to Tony Orlando

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Sandy Posey - 25% match to Tony Orlando

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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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

Craig Douglas - 24% match to Tony Orlando

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Terence Perkins, 12 August 1941, Newport, Isle Of Wight, England. After moving to London in the mid-50s, Douglas came under the wing of agent Bunny Lewis, appeared on the television show 6.5 Special, and won a record contract with Decca Records before moving to Dick Rowe’s label, Top Rank. Covering American hits was the classic route to chart success, and in 1959 Dougl Read more

Mark Dinning - 24% match to Tony Orlando

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

Terry Stafford - 24% match to Tony Orlando

Genres: Pop / Rock
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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

The Bachelors - 24% match to Tony Orlando

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Formed in Dublin, Eire, in 1958, the Bachelors were originally known as both the Harmony Chords and Harmonichords and featured brothers Conleth Cluskey (18 March 1941), Declan Cluskey (b. 12 December 1942) and John Stokes (b. Sean James Stokes, 13 August 1940). The Dublin-born trio initially worked as a mainstream folk act, all three playing harmonicas. In 1961, they were di Read more

Jewel Akens - 23% match to Tony Orlando

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Doo Wop
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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

P.J. Proby - 22% match to Tony Orlando

Genres: Pop / Rock
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James Marcus Smith, 6 November 1938, Houston, Texas, USA. This iconoclastic singer spent his early career in Hollywood, recording demos for song publishing houses. Several low-key singles ensued, credited to Jett Powers and a number of bit parts as an actor ensued, before the Proby appellation surfaced on ‘So Do I’ (1963). ‘Powers’ had already demonstrate Read more

The Newbeats - 22% match to Tony Orlando

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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This distinctive pop trio featured falsetto Larry Henley (30 June 1941, Arp, Texas, USA) with brothers Marcus ‘Marc’ Mathis (b. 9 February 1942; bass) and Lewis ‘Dean’ Mathis (b. 17 March 1939, Hahira, Georgia, USA). Dean had joined Paul Howard’s Western Swing Band in 1956 as a pianist and later moved to Dale Hopkin’s Band, with Marc joining sho Read more

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