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Bobby Vee - 100% match to Gene Pitney

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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

Neil Sedaka - 87% match to Gene Pitney

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

Ray Peterson - 76% match to Gene Pitney

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

Bobby Rydell

Bobby Rydell - 74% match to Gene Pitney

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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

Johnny Tillotson - 72% match to Gene Pitney

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

Frankie Avalon

Frankie Avalon - 70% match to Gene Pitney

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

The Searchers - 67% match to Gene Pitney

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop
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One of the premier beat groups from the mid-60s Merseybeat explosion, the Liverpool-based Searchers were formed in 1959 by John McNally (30 August 1941, Liverpool, England; rhythm guitar/vocals) and Mike Pender (b. Michael John Prendergast, 3 March 1942, Liverpool, England; lead guitar/vocals). Taking their new name from the 1956 John Ford western, The Searchers, the band ba Read more

Pat Boone

Pat Boone - 66% match to Gene Pitney

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

The Everly Brothers - 65% match to Gene Pitney

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Easy Listening Folk Holiday & Seasonal Jazz R&B / Soul Soundtracks Television Vocals Doo Wop
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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

Helen Shapiro - 64% match to Gene Pitney

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28 September 1946, Bethnal Green, London, England. Shapiro drew considerable attention when, as a 14-year-old schoolgirl, she scored a UK Top 3 hit with ‘Don’t Treat Me Like A Child’. A deep intonation belied her youth, and by the end of 1961 the singer had scored two chart-topping singles with ‘You Don’t Know’ and ‘Walkin’ Back To Hap Read more

Cilla Black - 63% match to Gene Pitney

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Priscilla White, 27 May 1943, Liverpool, England. While working as a part-time cloakroom attendant at Liverpool’s Cavern club in 1963, Priscilla appeared as guest singer with various groups, and was brought to the attention of Brian Epstein. The Beatles’ manager changed her name and during the next few years ably exploited her girl-next-door appeal. Her first singl Read more

Sandie Shaw - 63% match to Gene Pitney

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Sandra Goodrich, 26 February 1947, Dagenham, Essex, England. Discovered by singer Adam Faith, Shaw was taken under the imperious wing of his manager Eve Taylor and launched as a teenage pop star in 1964. Her first single, ‘As Long As You’re Happy’, proved unsuccessful but the follow-up, an excellent reading of Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s ‘(There&# Read more

Brian Poole & The Tremeloes - 62% match to Gene Pitney

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Formed in 1958 and fronted by vocalist Brian Poole (2 November 1941, Barking, Essex, England), this UK pop group were initially known as Brian Poole And The Tremilos when they made their debut at the Ilford Palais in 1960. Poole was originally known as a Buddy Holly imitator and even went as far as wearing spectacles filled with plain glass. After his backing musicians rever Read more

The Fortunes - 62% match to Gene Pitney

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Originally formed in March 1963 as a trio, this UK beat group comprised Glen Dale (Richard Garforth, 24 April 1943, Deal, Kent, England; guitar), Rod Allen (b. Rodney Bainbridge, 31 March 1944, Leicester, England, d. 10 January 2008, Coventry, West Midlands, England; bass/vocals) and Barry Pritchard (b. 3 April 1944, Birmingham, England, d. 11 January 1999, Swindon, Wiltshir Read more

Herman's Hermits - 59% match to Gene Pitney

Genres: Pop / Rock Comedy Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock
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Originally known as the Heartbeats, Herman’s Hermits were discovered in 1963 by manager Harvey Lisberg and his partner Charlie Silverman. After restructuring the group, the line-up emerged as Peter Noone (5 November 1947, Manchester, England; vocals), Karl Green (b. 31 July 1947, Salford, Manchester, England; bass), Keith Hopwood (b. 26 October 1946, Manchester, England Read more

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