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Johnny Tillotson - 100% match to Bobby Vee

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals Doo Wop Easy Listening Musicals & The Arts Comedy
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20 April 1939, Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Tillotson’s father was a country music disc jockey and Johnny himself was appearing on local radio from the age of nine. His parents encouraged his talent by giving him first a ukulele and then a guitar, and he was influenced by the singing cowboys (Gene Autry, Roy Rogers) and country singer Hank Williams. He appeared regularly Read more

Bobby Rydell

Bobby Rydell - 85% match to Bobby Vee

Genres: Pop / Rock Easy Listening Musicals & The Arts
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Robert Ridarelli, 26 April 1942, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Probably the most musically talented of the late 50s Philadelphia school of clean-cut teen-idols, Rydell first performed in public as a drummer at the age of seven. At nine he debuted on Paul Whiteman’s Teen Club amateur television show and was the show’s regular drummer for three years. He attended Read more

Neil Sedaka - 82% match to Bobby Vee

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

Ray Peterson - 77% match to Bobby Vee

Genres: Pop / Rock
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23 April 1939, Denton, Texas, USA, d. 25 January 2005, Smyrna, Tennessee, USA. Peterson entertained other patients with his singing during lengthy treatment for polio in the Texas Warm Springs Foundation Hospital. On discharge, he performed in local clubs before moving to Los Angeles where he was spotted by manager Stan Shulman who procured an RCA - Victor Records recording Read more

Brian Hyland - 76% match to Bobby Vee

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Vocals Folk Music Videos & Concerts
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12 November 1943, Woodhaven, Queens, New York, USA. A demonstration disc, recorded with the artist’s high school group the Delphis, alerted Kapp Records to Hyland’s vocal talent. In 1960 he enjoyed a US chart-topper with ‘Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini’, one of the era’s best-known ‘novelty’ recordings which subsequently so Read more

Gene Pitney - 71% match to Bobby Vee

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Jazz R&B / Soul
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Gene Francis Alan Pitney, 17 February 1941, Hartford, Connecticut, USA, d. 5 April 2006, Cardiff, Wales. Although Pitney began recording in 1959 (‘Classical Rock ‘N’ Roll’ was recorded with Ginny Mazarro as Jamie And Jane), his initial success came as a songwriter, providing the Kalin Twins with ‘Loneliness’, Roy Orbison with ‘Today’s Read more

The Shirelles - 67% match to Bobby Vee

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul Doo Wop Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Vocals
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Formed in Passaic, New Jersey, USA, the Shirelles are possibly the archetypal ‘girl-group’; Shirley Owens (10 June 1941, Passaic, New Jesey, USA), Beverly Lee (b. 3 August 1941), Doris Kenner (b. Doris Coley, 2 August 1941, North Carolina, USA, d. 5 February 2000, Sacramento, California, USA) and Addie ‘Micki’ Harris (b. 22 January 1940, d. 10 June 1982) Read more

Frankie Avalon

Frankie Avalon - 61% match to Bobby Vee

Genres: Pop / Rock Musicals & The Arts Comedy Drama Sci-Fi / Fantasy Holiday & Seasonal Action & Adventure Doo Wop Horror Jazz Soundtracks Television Vocals War Westerns
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Francis Avallone, 18 September 1940, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. This photogenic 50s teen idol started as a trumpet-playing child prodigy. His first recordings in 1954 were the instrumentals ‘Trumpet Sorrento’ and ‘Trumpet Tarantella’ on X-Vik Records (an RCA Records subsidiary). In the mid-50s, he appeared on many television and radio shows includin Read more

Pat Boone

Pat Boone - 59% match to Bobby Vee

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Sci-Fi / Fantasy Christian & Gospel Easy Listening Drama Comedy Country & Bluegrass Documentaries Children's Music Holiday & Seasonal Vocals Westerns Kids & Family Movie Magazines
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Charles Eugene Patrick Boone, 1 June 1934, Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Boone sold more records during the late 50s than any other artist except Elvis Presley. From 1955 to date, only six artists (Presley, the Beatles, James Brown, Elton John, Rolling Stones and Stevie Wonder) are ranked above him in terms of total singles sales and their relative chart positions. Boone had a Read more

Bobby Vinton

Bobby Vinton - 57% match to Bobby Vee

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

Jimmy Clanton - 54% match to Bobby Vee

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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2 September 1940, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. Pop vocalist Clanton celebrated his 18th birthday with his co-written debut hit, the R&B ballad ‘Just A Dream’, at number 4 in the US Hot 100. His smooth singing style appealed to the teen market and his subsequent releases were aimed in that direction. These included ‘My Own True Love’, which used the me Read more

Bobby Goldsboro - 51% match to Bobby Vee

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Vocals R&B / Soul
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18 January 1941, Marianna, Florida, USA. Goldsboro first came to prominence as a guitarist in Roy Orbison’s touring band in 1960. His major chart breakthrough for the as a solo singer for the United Artists Records label occurred in 1964 with the self-penned US Top 10 hit ‘See The Funny Little Clown’. During the mid-60s, he also enjoyed minor US hits with such Read more

Dion - 51% match to Bobby Vee

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Christian & Gospel Doo Wop Easy Listening Folk Music Theme Blues R&B / Soul Soundtracks
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During his peak, from 1958-63, Dion (Dion Francis DiMucci, 18 July 1939, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA) was the quintessential Italian-American New York City rocker and was, perhaps, the first major white rock singer who was not from a southern city. The career of one of America’s legendary artists has spanned six decades, during which time he has made numerou Read more

The Chiffons - 51% match to Bobby Vee

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop
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Formed in the Bronx, New York City, USA, where all the members were born, erstwhile backing singers Judy Craig (6 August 1946, New York City, New York, USA), Barbara Lee Jones (b. 16 May 1947, New York City, New York, USA, d. 15 May 1992), Patricia Bennett (b. 7 April 1947, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA) and Sylvia Peterson (b. 30 September 1946), are best recalled Read more

Freddy Cannon - 50% match to Bobby Vee

Genres: Pop / Rock Comedy Disco Holiday & Seasonal Musicals & The Arts Sci-Fi / Fantasy
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Freddy Picariello, 4 December 1940, Lynn, Massachusetts, USA. A frantic and enthusiastic vocalist, known as the ‘last rock ‘n’ roll star’, Cannon was the link between wild rock ‘n’ roll and the softer Philadelphia-based sounds that succeeded it. The son of a dance-band leader, he fronted Freddy Karmon And The Hurricanes and played guitar on sess Read more

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