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The Bachelors - 82% match to P.J. Proby

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Formed in Dublin, Eire, in 1958, the Bachelors were originally known as both the Harmony Chords and Harmonichords and featured brothers Conleth Cluskey (18 March 1941), Declan Cluskey (b. 12 December 1942) and John Stokes (b. Sean James Stokes, 13 August 1940). The Dublin-born trio initially worked as a mainstream folk act, all three playing harmonicas. In 1961, they were di Read more

The Merseybeats - 74% match to P.J. Proby

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Originally called the Mavericks, this Liverpool, England-based quartet comprised Tony Crane (17 April 1945, Liverpool, England; vocals/lead guitar), Billy Kinsley (b. 28 May 1946, Liverpool, England; vocals/bass), David Ellis (rhythm guitar) and Frank Sloan (drums). In 1962, long before the Beatles put Liverpool on the musical map, they renamed themselves the Merseybeats. Ea Read more

The Four Pennies - 72% match to P.J. Proby

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock
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This Blackburn, Lancaster beat group comprised Lionel Morton (14 August 1942, Blackburn, Lancashire, England; vocals/rhythm guitar), Fritz Fryer (David Roderick Carnie Fryer, 6 December 1944, Oldham, England; lead guitar), Mike Wilsh (b. 21 July 1945, Stoke-on-Trent, England; bass) and Alan Buck (b. 7 April 1943, Brierfield, Lancashire, England; drums). They scored a notable Read more

Craig Douglas - 66% match to P.J. Proby

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Terence Perkins, 12 August 1941, Newport, Isle Of Wight, England. After moving to London in the mid-50s, Douglas came under the wing of agent Bunny Lewis, appeared on the television show 6.5 Special, and won a record contract with Decca Records before moving to Dick Rowe’s label, Top Rank. Covering American hits was the classic route to chart success, and in 1959 Dougl Read more

Wayne Fontana - 66% match to P.J. Proby

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Glyn Ellis, 28 October 1945, Manchester, England. After changing his name in honour of Elvis Presley’s drummer D.J. Fontana, Wayne was signed to the appropriately named Fontana Records by A&R head Jack Baverstock. Wayne’s backing group, the Mindbenders from the horror film of the same name, were as accomplished as their leader and provided a gritty accompanimen Read more

Mark Wynter - 59% match to P.J. Proby

Genres: Pop / Rock Easy Listening
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Terence Lewis, 29 January 1943, Woking, Surrey, England. Wynter was one of several UK heart-throbs in the early 60s who took their cue from the USA. Once the extrovert champion of many a school sports day, he was serving in a general store by day, and sang with the Hank Fryer Band in Peckham Co-op Hall, London in the evening, when his well-scrubbed, good looks betrayed star Read more

Frankie Vaughan - 50% match to P.J. Proby

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals Easy Listening
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Frank Abelson, 3 February 1928, Liverpool, England, d. 17 September 1999, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England. While studying at Leeds College Of Art, Vaughan’s vocal performance at a college revue earned him a week’s trial at the Kingston Empire music hall. Warmly received, he went on to play the UK variety circuit, developing a stylish act with trademarks that Read more

Ernie Maresca - 47% match to P.J. Proby

Genres: Pop / Rock
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21 April 1939, Bronx, New York, USA. Maresca’s one hit was the rousing rock ‘n’ roll tune, ‘Shout! Shout! (Knock Yourself Out), ’ from 1962, which went to number 6 on the US chart. With great support from the vocal group, Del-Satins, Maresca created a piece that epitomized the spirit of early rock ‘n’ roll with its sense of fun and enthusia Read more

The Avons - 36% match to P.J. Proby

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock
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Sisters-in-law Valerie (1936, Willesden, London, England) and Elaine Murtagh (b. 1940, County Cork, Eire) originally performed as the Avon Sisters. After being discovered singing at the 1958 BBC Radio Exhibition, they signed to UK Columbia Records where they recorded with producer Norrie Paramor. Their debut was ‘Which Witch Doctor’ with the Mudlarks and their debu Read more

Sandy Posey - 34% match to P.J. Proby

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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18 June 1947, Jasper, Alabama, USA. As a teenager Posey moved to west Memphis where she embarked on a career as a studio session singer. Her contributions to innumerable records impressed producer Chips Moman, who encouraged the artist as both a songwriter and performer. Posey’s debut single, ‘Born A Woman’, reached number 12 in the US charts in 1966, while it Read more

The Scaffold - 34% match to P.J. Proby

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Happenings - 31% match to P.J. Proby

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Happenings were a vocal harmony group from Paterson, New Jersey, USA that specialized in reviving classic songs. They comprised Bob Miranda (lead), Ralph DiVito (baritone; replaced by Bernie LaPorta in 1968), David Libert (bass) and Thomas Giuliano (tenor). They met while in military service at Fort Dix, New Jersey, and after leaving formed the Four Graduates. In addition t Read more

The New Vaudeville Band - 31% match to P.J. Proby

Genres: Pop / Rock Jazz
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This parodic ensemble initially comprised studio musicians gathered to record a Geoff Stephens (1 October 1934, London, England) composition, ‘Winchester Cathedral’, a tale of lost love in deepest Hampshire, England, sung in the style of a Bertie Wooster character complete with megaphone vocals. Stephens could not sing and therefore his place was taken by songwrite Read more

The Nashville Teens - 30% match to P.J. Proby

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Formed in Weybridge, Surrey, England, in 1962, the Nashville Teens initially comprised vocalists Arthur ‘Art’ Sharp (26 May 1941, Woking, Surrey, England) and Ray Phillips (b. Ramon John Phillips, 16 January 1944, Tiger Bay, Cardiff, Wales), Michael Dunford (guitar), John Hawken (b. 9 May 1940, Bournemouth, Dorset, England; piano), Pete Shannon (b. Peter Shannon Ha Read more

Jewel Akens - 29% match to P.J. Proby

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Doo Wop
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12 September 1940, Houston, Texas, USA. Akens sang in a church choir as a child and moved to Los Angeles in the late 50s. There he worked closely with Eddie Daniels as Eddie And the Four Tunes, before making his recording debut with him as Jewel And Eddie for the local Silver label. Akens went on to make records in the early 60s with the Four Dots and the Astro Jets before h Read more

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