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Peter & Gordon - 99% match to Wayne Fontana

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Both the sons of doctors and former pupils of the prestigious English public school Westminster Boys, this privileged pair were signed by producer Norman Newell, following a residency at London’s Piccadilly CluPeter Asher (b. 2 June 1944, London, England) and Gordon Waller (b. 4 June 1945, Braemar, Grampian, Scotland), had a crucial advantage over their contemporaries - Read more

The Spencer Davis Group - 65% match to Wayne Fontana

Genres: Pop / Rock Blues
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Formed in Birmingham, England, in 1962 as the Rhythm And Blues Quartet, the band featured Spencer Davis (17 July 1941, Swansea, South Wales; guitar/vocals), Steve Winwood (b. Stephen Lawrence Winwood, 12 May 1948, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England; guitar, organ, vocals), Muff Winwood (b. Mervyn Winwood, 15 June 1943, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England; bass) and Pete York (b Read more

Tommy Roe - 57% match to Wayne Fontana

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

Herman's Hermits - 54% match to Wayne Fontana

Genres: Pop / Rock Comedy Musicals & The Arts
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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

Freddie & The Dreamers - 48% match to Wayne Fontana

Genres: Pop / Rock
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This Manchester, England-based 60s beat outfit, comprising Freddie Garrity (14 November 1936 (1940 is also cited), Manchester, Lancashire, England, d. 19 May 2006, Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor, Wales; vocals), Roy Crewsdon (b. 29 May 1941; guitar), Derek Quinn (b. 24 May 1942; guitar), Pete Birrell (b. 9 May 1941; bass) and Bernie Dwyer (b. 11 September 1940, Manchester, Lancashir Read more

The Searchers - 46% match to Wayne Fontana

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

Chad & Jeremy - 45% match to Wayne Fontana

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks Comedy
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Chad Stuart (10 December 1943, Durham, England; vocals, guitar, banjo, keyboards, sitar) and Jeremy Clyde (b. 22 March 1944, Buckinghamshire, England; vocals, guitar) met as students at London’s Central School of Speech and Drama and soon began performing together with Stuart providing the musical accompaniment to Clyde’s lyrics. Their early releases for the Ember Read more

The Rivieras - 45% match to Wayne Fontana

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock
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Gerry & The Pacemakers - 44% match to Wayne Fontana

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts World Music
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Gerry Marsden (Gerard Marsden, 24 September 1942, Liverpool, Lancashire, England; guitar/vocals), Freddie Marsden (b. Frederick John Marsden, 23 October 1940, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, d. 9 December 2006, Southport, Lancashire, England; drums) and Les Chadwick (b. John Leslie Chadwick, 1 May 1943, Liverpool, Lancashire, England; bass) formed the original Pacemakers in Read more

The Association - 44% match to Wayne Fontana

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
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One of the most attractive sunshine pop harmony bands of the mid-60s, the Association was formed by Gary Alexander (25 September 1943, USA; vocals/guitar), Russ Giguere (b. 18 October 1943, USA; vocals, percussion, guitar), Brian Cole (b. 1942, USA, d. 2 August 1972; vocals/bass), Ted Bluechel (b. 2 December 1942, USA; drums/vocals), Terry Kirkman (b. 12 December 1939, Salin Read more

Brian Poole & The Tremeloes - 43% match to Wayne Fontana

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

Dave Berry - 43% match to Wayne Fontana

Genres: Pop / Rock
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David Holgate Grundy, 6 February 1941, Woodhouse, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. With his long-serving backing group, the Cruisers, Berry was signed to Danny Betesh’s Manchester-based Kennedy Street Enterprises, and, after signing to Decca Records, found success with a version of Chuck Berry’s ‘Memphis Tennessee’ in 1963. Cover versions of Arthur Crudup&# Read more

Manfred Mann - 43% match to Wayne Fontana

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Adult Video Drama Music Videos & Concerts
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During the UK beat boom of the early 60s, spearheaded by the Beatles, a number of R&B groups joined the tide with varying degrees of achievement. Of these, Manfred Mann had the most commercial success. The band was formed as the Mann-Hugg Blues Brothers by Manfred Mann (Manfred Lubowitz, 21 October 1940, Johannesburg, South Africa; keyboards) and Mike Hugg (b. 11 August Read more

The Vogues - 40% match to Wayne Fontana

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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This US vocal group was formed in Turtle Creek, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, by school friends Bill Burkette (lead baritone), Don Miller (baritone), Hugh Geyer (first tenor) and Chuck Blasko (second tenor). They began singing as the Val-Aires in 1960, but took the above name prior to signing with the tiny Co & Ce label. In 1965 the Vogues scored two US number 4 singles wi Read more

The Kingsmen - 39% match to Wayne Fontana

Genres: Pop / Rock Musicals & The Arts Doo Wop
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