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B.J. Thomas - 100% match to The Tokens

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

Chubby Checker

Chubby Checker - 100% match to The Tokens

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Dance Musicals & The Arts
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Ernest Evans, 3 October 1941, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Checker’s musical career began in 1959 while working at a local chicken market. His employer introduced the teenager to songwriter Kal Mann, who penned the singer’s debut single, ‘The Class’. He was given his new name by the wife of the legendary disc jockey Dick Clark as a derivation of Fats Read more

Neil Sedaka - 91% match to The Tokens

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 Chordettes - 91% match to The Tokens

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop Vocals
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Formed in 1946 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA, the Chordettes were a female singing group whose career extended into the rock era. Initially envisioning themselves as a female barbershop quartet the members were Dorothy Schwartz (lead), Janet Ertel (1913, d. 4 November 1988, Black River, Wisconsin, USA; bass), Carol Buschman (baritone) and Jinny Lockard (d. 19 May 2003, Palm S Read more

Del Shannon - 84% match to The Tokens

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

Scott McKenzie - 73% match to The Tokens

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Philip Blondheim, 10 January 1939, Jacksonville Beach, Florida, USA. McKenzie began his professional career in the Journeymen, a clean-cut folk group. He later recorded some undistinguished solo material before fellow ex-member John Phillips, then enjoying success with the Mamas And The Papas, invited the singer to join him in Los Angeles. Although the folk rock-inspired  Read more

Jay & The Americans - 67% match to The Tokens

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtracks Television Doo Wop Holiday & Seasonal
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This US act was formed in 1961 when former Mystics vocalist John ‘Jay’ Traynor (2 November 1938) joined ex-Harbor Lites duo Kenny Rosenberg, aka Kenny Vance, and Sandy Yaguda, aka Sandy Deane. Howie Kane (b. Howard Kerschenbaum) completed the line-up, which in turn secured a recording contract through the aegis of the songwriting and production team, Leiber And Sto Read more

The Platters - 66% match to The Tokens

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

The Marcels - 61% match to The Tokens

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop Vocals Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental
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The Marcels was one of several doo-wop-influenced American vocal groups to achieve success in the early 60s, despite the passing of the genre’s golden age. Cornelius ‘Nini’ Harp (lead singer), Ronald ‘Bingo’ Mundy (tenor), Fred Johnson (bass), Gene Bricker (tenor) and Richard Knauss (baritone), all native to Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA, achieved fame f Read more

Rosemary Clooney

Rosemary Clooney - 58% match to The Tokens

Genres: Vocals Pop / Rock Jazz Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Holiday & Seasonal Comedy Dance Documentaries Easy Listening Jazz Television Vocals World Music
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23 May 1928, Maysville, Kentucky, USA, d. 29 June 2002, Beverly Hills, California, USA. Although her heyday was back in the 50s, this popular singer and actress remained close to the peak of her powers well into the 90s. Rosemary and her sister Betty sang at political rallies in support of their paternal grandfather. When Rosemary was 13 the Clooney children moved to Cincinn Read more

The Drifters - 58% match to The Tokens

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul Doo Wop Easy Listening Music Videos & Concerts Dance R&B / Soul Music Theme Jazz
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Formed in 1953 in New York, USA, at the behest of Atlantic Records, this influential R&B vocal group was initially envisaged as a vehicle for ex-Dominoes singer Clyde McPhatter (Clyde Lensley McPhatter, 15 November 1932, Durham, North Carolina, USA, d. 13 June 1972, New York City, New York, USA). Gerhart Thrasher, Andrew Thrasher and Bill Pinkney (b. 15 August 1925, Dalz Read more

Dion - 57% match to The Tokens

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Christian & Gospel Doo Wop Easy Listening Folk Music Theme Blues R&B / Soul Soundtracks
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During his peak, from 1958-63, Dion (Dion Francis DiMucci, 18 July 1939, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA) was the quintessential Italian-American New York City rocker and was, perhaps, the first major white rock singer who was not from a southern city. The career of one of America’s legendary artists has spanned six decades, during which time he has made numerou Read more

Lesley Gore - 56% match to The Tokens

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Television
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Lesley Goldstein, 2 May 1946, New York City, USA, and raised in Tenafly, New Jersey. Having secured a recording contract with Mercury Records on the basis of a privately financed demonstration disc, Gore enjoyed a sensational debut when ‘It’s My Party’ topped the US chart in May 1963, reached number 9 in the UK and grossed sales in excess of one million. This Read more

Frankie Valli

Frankie Valli - 53% match to The Tokens

Genres: Pop / Rock Musicals & The Arts Vocals Soundtracks Comedy Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Television Pop / Rock
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Francis Stephen Castelluccio, 3 May 1934 (1937 is also regularly cited), Newark, New Jersey, USA. Originally a solo singer recording under the names Frank Valley and Frank Valley And The Travelers, he joined the Variatones in 1954. They made their first records as the Four Lovers but achieved lasting success when they became the 4 Seasons in 1962. Although he was lead singer Read more

The Four Seasons - 53% match to The Tokens

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Musicals & The Arts Music Videos & Concerts Doo Wop Easy Listening Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
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This highly acclaimed New Jersey, USA vocal group first came together in the mid-50s with a line-up comprising vocalists Frankie Valli (Francis Stephen Castelluccio, 3 May 1934 (1937 is also regularly cited), Newark, New Jersey, USA), brothers Nick and Tommy DeVito (b. 19 June 1936, Belleville, New Jersey, USA) and Hank Majewski. Initially known as the Variatones, then the F Read more

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