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J.J. Jackson - 100% match to R.B. Greaves

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Jerome Louis Jackson, 8 April 1941, Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. Soul performer Jackson first attracted attention as an arranger for jazz organist Brother Jack McDuff and blues singer Jimmy Witherspoon. He subsequently formed a songwriting partnership with Sid Barnes and enjoyed success with compositions for Inez And Charlie Foxx and Mary Wells. Jackson’s perfor Read more

The Flying Machine - 86% match to R.B. Greaves

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Not to be confused with the US outfit from James Taylor’s pre- Apple Records days, this Flying Machine was the brainchild of British writers and producers Tony Macaulay and Geoff Stephens. Recorded by session musicians, ‘Smile A Little Smile For Me’ failed to chart in the UK, but it soared to number 5 in the US in November 1969. For the purposes of touring, a gro Read more

The Newbeats - 77% match to R.B. Greaves

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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This distinctive pop trio featured falsetto Larry Henley (30 June 1941, Arp, Texas, USA) with brothers Marcus ‘Marc’ Mathis (b. 9 February 1942; bass) and Lewis ‘Dean’ Mathis (b. 17 March 1939, Hahira, Georgia, USA). Dean had joined Paul Howard’s Western Swing Band in 1956 as a pianist and later moved to Dale Hopkin’s Band, with Marc joining sho Read more

The Gentrys - 70% match to R.B. Greaves

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Formed in 1963 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, the Gentrys forged their early reputation playing high school dances. The group - Larry Raspberry (vocals, guitar), Bruce Bowles (vocals), Jimmy Hart (vocals), Bobby Fisher (tenor saxophone, piano, guitar), Jimmy Johnson (trumpet, organ), Pat Neal (bass) and Larry Wall (drums) - later won the city’s ‘Battle Of The Bands’ Read more

Terry Stafford - 69% match to R.B. Greaves

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Hollis, Oklahoma, USA, d. 17 March 1996. This tall, local sports champion was also a fan of Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly, artists into whose repertoires he would dip when singing with his school group. With his parents’ blessing, he began a showbusiness career in Hollywood where, after two years as a nightclub entertainer, he was spotted by John Fisher and Les Worden w Read more

Jewel Akens - 67% match to R.B. Greaves

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

The Happenings - 67% match to R.B. Greaves

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

Tony Orlando

Tony Orlando - 65% match to R.B. Greaves

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Musicals & The Arts Comedy Television Vocals Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal
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Claudine Clark - 63% match to R.B. Greaves

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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26 April 1941, Macon, Georgia, USA. After earning a degree in music composition at Coombs College, in her home town of Philadelphia, Clark recorded her first single ‘Angel Of Happiness’, backed by the Detroit Spinners, for Herald Records in 1958. She also recorded unsuccessfully for Gotham Records before joining the hit Philadelphia label Chancellor in 1962. ‘ Read more

The New Vaudeville Band - 61% match to R.B. Greaves

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

Mel Carter - 58% match to R.B. Greaves

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
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22 April 1943, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Although an African-American who began his career in an R&B milieu, Carter possessed a warm and smooth tenor that lent itself best to middle-of-the-road pop music. His mid-60s hits were essentially in that style, and although they possessed enough rock ‘n’ roll edge to make the Top 40 radio play, there was not quite enough Read more

Shelley Fabares

Shelley Fabares - 58% match to R.B. Greaves

Genres: Pop / Rock Television Drama Musicals & The Arts Comedy Kids & Family Vocals Holiday & Seasonal Mystery / Thriller Sports & Recreation
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Michelle Fabares, 19 January 1944, Santa Monica, California, USA. Fabares, whose music career was highlighted by the 1962 US number 1 song ‘Johnny Angel’, was the niece of actress Nanette Fabray. Turning to acting herself, Fabares debuted as Trudy in the television series Annie Oakley. She subsequently landed roles in such 50s movies as Never Say Goodbye, Rock, Pre Read more

Lenny Welch - 57% match to R.B. Greaves

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals Music Videos & Concerts
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15 May 1938, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA. Treading the same path as Johnny Mathis, Welch built his career singing pop tunes with a hint of R&B flavour and a succinct sweetness in the voice. He began singing professionally in 1958, and signed with Archie Bleyer’s Cadence label in 1960. His record was a remake of an old Jerry Vale hit, ‘You Don’t Know Me Read more

The Lemon Pipers - 57% match to R.B. Greaves

Genres: Pop / Rock
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This New York, USA-based quintet - Ivan Browne (vocals/rhythm guitar), Bill Bartlett (lead guitar), R.G. (Reg) Nave (organ), Steve Walmsley (bass) and Bill Albuagh (drums) - made its debut in 1967 with ‘Turn Around And Take A Look’. Its rudimentary style was then replaced by the measured approach of aspiring songwriting/production team, Paul Leka and Shelly Pinz. Toge Read more

Friend & Lover - 55% match to R.B. Greaves

Genres: Pop / Rock
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With the 1968 flower-power movement at full bloom, how could an optimistic song like ‘Reach Out Of The Darkness’, by a group called Friend And Lover, possibly fail? Friend And Lover were a married couple, Jim Post (28 October 1939, Houston, Texas, USA) and Cathy (b. Cathy Conn, Chicago, Illinois, USA), who met in 1964 at a Canadian state fair. Jim had performed wit Read more

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