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Scott McKenzie - 100% match to B.J. Thomas

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Philip Blondheim, 10 January 1939, Jacksonville Beach, Florida, USA. McKenzie began his professional career in the Journeymen, a clean-cut folk group. He later recorded some undistinguished solo material before fellow ex-member John Phillips, then enjoying success with the Mamas And The Papas, invited the singer to join him in Los Angeles. Although the folk rock-inspired  Read more

The Tokens - 92% match to B.J. Thomas

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop Holiday & Seasonal Soundtracks
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Formed in 1955 in Brooklyn, New York, USA, the Tokens were one of the most successful white harmony groups of the early 60s, best known for their 1961 number 1 single ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’ (number 11 in the UK). The group was originally called the Linc-Tones (taken from Lincoln High School, which the original members all attended) and comprised tenor vocalist Hank Read more

Lesley Gore - 88% match to B.J. Thomas

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Television
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Lesley Goldstein, 2 May 1946, New York City, USA, and raised in Tenafly, New Jersey. Having secured a recording contract with Mercury Records on the basis of a privately financed demonstration disc, Gore enjoyed a sensational debut when ‘It’s My Party’ topped the US chart in May 1963, reached number 9 in the UK and grossed sales in excess of one million. This Read more

Neil Sedaka - 86% match to B.J. Thomas

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals Television Documentaries Easy Listening Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts Vocals Country & Bluegrass
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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

Johnny Rivers - 84% match to B.J. Thomas

Genres: Pop / Rock Musicals & The Arts Television Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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John Henry Ramistella, 7 November 1942, New York City, New York, USA. Rivers enjoyed a succession of pop hits in the 60s and 70s, initially by remaking earlier R&B songs and eventually with his own compositions. His singles were spirited creations, some recorded live in front of an enthusiastic, hip Los Angeles audience. Read more

Andy Williams

Andy Williams - 83% match to B.J. Thomas

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Vocals Pop / Rock Easy Listening Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Holiday & Seasonal Comedy Dance Vocals
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Howard Andrew Williams, 3 December 1928, Wall Lake, Iowa, USA. Williams began his singing career in the local church choir with his three brothers. The quartet became popular on their own radio shows from Cincinnati, Des Moines and Chicago. They backed Bing Crosby on his Oscar-winning ‘Swinging On A Star’, from the 1944 movie Going My Way, and in the same year appe Read more

Del Shannon - 83% match to B.J. Thomas

Genres: Pop / Rock Musicals & The Arts Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Charles Westover, 30 December 1934, Coopersville, Michigan, USA, d. 8 February 1990, Santa Clarita, California, USA. From the plethora of clean, American, post doo-wop male vocalists to find enormous success in the early 60s, only a small handful retained musical credibility. Shannon was undoubtedly from this pedigree. More than 40 years after his chart debut, Shannon’s Read more

The 5th Dimension - 73% match to B.J. Thomas

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Vocals
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Originally known as the Versatiles and later as the Vocals, Marilyn McCoo (30 September 1943, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA), Florence LaRue (b. 4 February 1944, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA), Billy Davis Jnr. (b. 26 June 1940, St. Louis, Missouri, USA), Lamont McLemore (b. 17 September 1940, St. Louis, Missouri, USA) and Ron Townson (b. 20 January 1933, St. Louis, Missour Read more

Bobby Vinton

Bobby Vinton - 72% match to B.J. Thomas

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals Westerns Comedy Easy Listening R&B / Soul Television
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Stanley Robert Vinton, 16 April 1935, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA. Born of Polish extraction, Vinton was one of the more enduring boy-next-door pop idols who sprang up in the early 60s. He began as a trumpeter before agreeing to front his high school band as featured vocalist. A tape of one such performance reached Epic Records, who signed him in 1960. Composed by Al Byron Read more

Chubby Checker

Chubby Checker - 72% match to B.J. Thomas

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Dance Musicals & The Arts
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Ernest Evans, 3 October 1941, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Checker’s musical career began in 1959 while working at a local chicken market. His employer introduced the teenager to songwriter Kal Mann, who penned the singer’s debut single, ‘The Class’. He was given his new name by the wife of the legendary disc jockey Dick Clark as a derivation of Fats Read more

King Harvest - 72% match to B.J. Thomas

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Comedy
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Formed in New York City, USA around 1972, King Harvest was best known for its one US hit single, ‘Dancing In The Moonlight’, in 1973. The band comprised three keyboard players, Ron Altback, Sherman Kelly and Davy ‘Doc’ Robinson, plus Ed Tuleja (guitar), Tony Cahill (bass), Rod Novak (saxophone) and David Montgomery (drums). All had been involved previously w Read more

Frankie Valli

Frankie Valli - 71% match to B.J. Thomas

Genres: Pop / Rock Musicals & The Arts Vocals Soundtracks Comedy Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts 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

Nancy Sinatra

Nancy Sinatra - 71% match to B.J. Thomas

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Action & Adventure Big Band & Swing Comedy Television Vocals Vocals
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8 June 1940, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. Determined not to rest on the laurels of famous father, Frank Sinatra, Nancy spent several years taking lessons in music, dance and drama. She made an impressive appearance in 1959 on the Frank Sinatra/ Elvis Presley television special, and two years later made her recording debut with ‘Cuff Links And A Tie Clip’. From 196 Read more

The Four Seasons - 71% match to B.J. Thomas

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Musicals & The Arts Music Videos & Concerts Doo Wop Easy Listening Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
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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

Redbone - 69% match to B.J. Thomas

Genres: Pop / Rock
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A North American Indian band formed in 1968, Redbone included brothers Pat and Lolly Vegas (both Fresno, California, USA), who had already pursued minor performing careers. Lolly had recorded as early as 1961, while together the brothers completed At The Haunted House, as well as several singles. The duo were also successful songwriters, and a compulsive dance-based composit Read more

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