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P.J. Proby

Biography

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 demonstrated a songwriting talent, his most notable composition being ‘Clown Shoes’ for Johnny Burnette in 1962. The artist... Read more

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60s
singer-songwriter
pop
rock
male vocalists
countrypop
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