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Bobby Vee - 100% match to Brian Hyland

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals Musicals & The Arts
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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 - 68% match to Brian Hyland

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

Neil Sedaka - 66% match to Brian Hyland

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

Tommy Roe - 56% match to Brian Hyland

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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9 May 1942, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Vocalist Roe began his career with high school act, the Satins. The group performed several of his compositions, notably ‘Sheila’, which they recorded in 1960. The single was unsuccessful, but Roe revived the song two years later upon securing a solo deal. This Buddy Holly -influenced rocker topped the US chart, and reached the To Read more

The Shirelles - 55% match to Brian Hyland

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

Billy Fury - 54% match to Brian Hyland

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Dance
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Ronald Wycherley, 17 April 1940, Dingle, Liverpool, England, d. 28 January 1983, London, England. An impromptu audition in a Birkenhead dressing room resulted in Wycherley joining Larry Parnes’ management stable. The entrepreneur provided the suitably enigmatic stage name, and added the aspirant to the bill of a current package tour. Fury enjoyed a UK Top 20 hit with hi Read more

Bobby Vinton

Bobby Vinton - 52% match to Brian Hyland

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

Gene Pitney - 52% match to Brian Hyland

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Jazz R&B / Soul Soundtracks
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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

Bobby Rydell

Bobby Rydell - 51% match to Brian Hyland

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

Ray Peterson - 51% match to Brian Hyland

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

Connie Francis

Connie Francis - 45% match to Brian Hyland

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Vocals Comedy Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening Musicals & The Arts Soundtracks Dance Jazz
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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

Chris Montez - 43% match to Brian Hyland

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Christopher Montanez, 17 January 1943, Los Angeles, California, USA. Teenage vocalist Montez was discovered by impresario Jim Lee in 1961. Having joined Lee’s Monogram label, the singer enjoyed an international hit the following year with ‘Let’s Dance’. This exciting, Lee-penned single, redolent of the Hispanic ‘Latino-rock’ style of Ritchie Val Read more

Del Shannon - 43% match to Brian Hyland

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

Jimmy Clanton - 43% match to Brian Hyland

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

The Everly Brothers - 43% match to Brian Hyland

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Holiday & Seasonal Easy Listening Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtracks Television Vocals Folk Doo Wop Jazz
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Don (Isaac Donald Everly, 1 February 1937, Brownie, Kentucky, USA) and Phil (b. Phillip Everly, 19 January 1939, Chicago, Illinois, USA), the world’s most famous rock ‘n’ roll duo, had already experienced a full career before their first record, ‘Bye Bye Love’, was released. As sons of popular country artists Ike and Margaret, they were pushed into t Read more

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