Bobby Vinton Similar Artists

Bobby Vee - 100% match to Bobby Vinton

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals Musicals & The Arts Jazz
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Robert Thomas Velline, 30 April 1943, Fargo, North Dakota, USA. Vee’s first exposure to the rock ‘n’ roll scene occurred in macabre circumstances when his group, the Shadows, deputized for Buddy Holly after the singer was killed in an air crash in February 1959. Soon after, Vee’s group were discovered by famed producer Snuff Garrett and saw their indepen Read more

Johnny Tillotson - 99% match to Bobby Vinton

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

Neil Sedaka - 78% match to Bobby Vinton

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

The Platters - 78% match to Bobby Vinton

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul Doo Wop Vocals Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Vocals R&B / Soul Soundtracks
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One of the leading R&B vocal groups of the 50s, they were the first black group to be accepted as a major chart act and, for a short time, were the most successful vocal group in the world. The Platters were formed in Los Angeles in 1953 by entrepreneur/songwriter Buck Ram (21 November 1907, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 1 January 1991). Through his ownership of the Platter Read more

Andy Williams

Andy Williams - 77% match to Bobby Vinton

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Vocals Pop / Rock Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Comedy Dance Vocals Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
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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

Brian Hyland - 76% match to Bobby Vinton

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

Connie Francis

Connie Francis - 70% match to Bobby Vinton

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Vocals Comedy Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening Musicals & The Arts Dance Soundtracks
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Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero, 12 December 1938, Newark, New Jersey, USA. A popular singer of tearful ballads and jaunty up-tempo numbers, Francis was one of the most successful female artists of the 50s and 60s. She began playing the accordion at the age of four, and was singing and playing professionally when she was 11. After winning an Arthur Godfrey Talent Show, she ch Read more

Pat Boone

Pat Boone - 70% match to Bobby Vinton

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals Holiday & Seasonal Christian & Gospel Sci-Fi / Fantasy Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Comedy Country & Bluegrass Drama Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Kids & Family Movie Magazines Documentaries Vocals Westerns Children's Music
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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

Gene Pitney - 69% match to Bobby Vinton

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

Frankie Avalon

Frankie Avalon - 68% match to Bobby Vinton

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

Brenda Lee

Brenda Lee - 67% match to Bobby Vinton

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening Children's Music Christian & Gospel Comedy Pop / Rock Soundtracks Television Vocals Music Videos & Concerts
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Brenda Mae Tarpley, 11 December 1944, Lithonia, Georgia, USA. Even in early adolescence, Lee had an adult husk of a voice that could slip from anguished intimacy through sleepy insinuation to raucous lust, even during ‘Let’s Jump The Broomstick’, ‘Speak To Me Pretty’ and other jaunty classics that kept her in the hit parade from the mid-50s to 1965. Read more

Paul Anka

Paul Anka - 65% match to Bobby Vinton

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Vocals Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Vocals War Comedy Drama Television Pop / Rock Action & Adventure
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30 July 1941, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. A prolific songwriter and child prodigy, Anka was one of the major teen-idols of the 50s. He burst onto the scene in 1957 with the self-written ‘Diana’, an intense ballad describing the frustration and unrequited love of a young teenager for a slightly older female. With its distinctive rhythm pattern, the song was powerfully Read more

B.J. Thomas - 60% match to Bobby Vinton

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Funk Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals
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Billy Joe Thomas, 7 August 1942, Hugo, Oklahoma, USA. B.J. Thomas maintained a sturdy career in the USA in both the pop and country fields from the mid-60s into the late 80s. After getting experience by singing in church during his youth, Thomas joined the Triumphs in Houston, Texas, who released a number of unsuccessful singles on small labels. Collaborating with songwriter Read more

The Righteous Brothers - 59% match to Bobby Vinton

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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Despite their professional appellation, Bill Medley (William Thomas Medley, 19 September 1940, Santa Ana, California, USA) and Bobby Hatfield (b. Robert Lee Hatfield, 10 August 1940, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, USA, d. 5 November 2003, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA) were not related. They met in 1962 at California’s Black Derby club, where they won the approbation of its mixed-r Read more

The Shirelles - 59% match to Bobby Vinton

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

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