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Okay, so here it is. Every artist to have a hit on the UK Singles Chart during the 1950s and 1960s. I may later do the 1970s if this thread is successful. In the meantime, I will post letter by letter and I invite all users and guests to collaborate on any information you have/find.

Rules:
1) Artist must have had a hit single within the UK top 75 to be included (though the chart didn't go as high as 75 until 1978).
2) I appreciate that before February 1969, there was no official chart and that NME, Record Mirror etc. had their own charts. As such, I am using the preferred data of The Official Charts Company prior to '69.
3) As far as bands go, the members I've included appeared on the hit singles themselves, to the best of my knowledge. This is where it gets tricky - some bands had many members over the course of their history and information isn't always available for it to be clear who recorded on which hit. I will mark the acts where I'm unsure if the members I've listed are correct.
4) Orchestras, choirs and backing bands etc. won't be included - this is impractical as the research will become exhaustive and the individuals concerned are often so trivial that no information on them exists. So for an act like Ray Anthony and his Orchestra, I'll only cover Ray Anthony.
5) For bio info, same rules apply as Wikipedia. Individuals who are younger than 90 are by default listed as living if no death information is available.

Acts who are dead (including groups with no living members) are
highlighted in red.

I've also hyperlinked all hit singles to their YouTube pages so people can enjoy the music too!


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Cliff Adams 21 Aug 1923 – 22 Oct 2001 (78) Guardian obit
Wiki UK orchestra leader from Southwark, London, also a member of The Stargazers
28/04/1960 The Lonely Man Theme #39 Used in television commercials for Strand cigarettes

Marie Adams 19 Oct 1925 – 23 Feb 1998 (72) Mention of death

Wiki American gospel and R&B singer from Linden, Texas, born as Ollie Marie Givens, known for her work with Johnny Otis
22/11/1957 Ma (He's Making Eyes at Me) #2 Released as Johnny Otis and his Orchestra with Marie Adams and The Three Tons of Joy
10/01/1958 Bye Bye Baby #20 Released as The Johnny Otis Show, vocals by Marie Adams and Johnny Otis


Jewel Akens 12 Sep 1933 – 01 Mar 2013 (79) LA Times obit

Wiki American singer from Houston, Texas, one of ten children and called "Jewel" because his mother wanted a daughter and liked the name
25/03/1965 The Birds and the Bees #29

Alfi and Harry (aka David Seville) 27 Jan 1919 – 16 Jan 1972 (52) NY Times obit
Wiki American singer from Fresno, California, real name Ross Bagdasarian Sr., created Alvin and the Chipmunks
23/03/1956 The Trouble with Harry #15 Inspired by the 1955 Alfred Hitchcock film The Trouble with Harry

The Allisons 
Wiki UK pop duo who met as part of a church choir, not real brothers despite being publicised as such
John Alford 31 Dec 1939 – Living
Bob Day 02 Feb 1941 – 25 Nov 2013 (72) The Stage obit
23/02/1961 Are You Sure #2 The UK's 1961 Eurovision entry (came in 2nd place behind Luxembourg)
18/05/1961 Words #34
15/02/1962 Lessons in Love #30


Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass 31 Mar 1935 – Living
Wiki American trumpeter from Los Angeles, California, started playing at 8 years old, and began his career by penning hits for Sam Cooke, formed various record companies and won eight Grammys, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006 as a non-performer
13/01/1963 The Lonely Bull #22
09/12/1965 Spanish Flea #3 Theme to U.S. television show The Dating Game
24/03/1966 Tijuana Taxi #37
27/04/1967 Casino Royale #27 Featured in 1967 James Bond spoof film Casino Royale
03/07/1968 This Guy's in Love with You #3 Released simply as Herb Alpert
18/06/1969 Without Her #36 Released simply as Herb Alpert

Amen Corner
Wiki UK rock band from Cardiff, Wales
Dennis Bryon 14 Apr 1949 – Living
Andy Fairweather Low 02 Aug 1948 – Living
Allan Jones 06 Feb 1947 – Living
Neil Jones 25 Mar 1949 – 08 Jun 2018 (69) BBC obit
Mike Smith 04 Nov 1947 – Living
Clive Taylor 27 Apr 1948 – Living
Blue Weaver 11 Mar 1947 – Living
26/07/1967 Gin House Blues #12
11/10/1967 The World of Broken Hearts #24
17/01/1968 Bend Me Shape Me #3 Cover of single by The American Breed
31/07/1968 High in the Sky #6
29/01/1969 (If Paradise is) Half as Nice #1
25/06/1969 Hello Susie #4

The American Breed
Wiki American rock group from Brookfield, Illinois, formed in 1958 and disbanded in 1970 when it evolved into funk band Rufus
Al Ciner 14 May 1947 – Living
Charles Colbert 39 Aug 1939 – Living
Lee Graziano 09 Nov 1943 – Living
Gary Loizzo 16 Aug 1945 – 16 Jan 2016 (70) Ultimate Classic Rock obit
07/02/1968 Bend Me Shape Me #24 Covered by UK rock band Amen Corner

The Ames Brothers
Wiki American family group from Malden, Massachusetts, Ed Ames later had a very successful solo career, Vic Ames died in a car accident in January 1978
Ed Ames 09 Jul 1927 – living
Gene Ames 13 Feb 1923 – 26 Apr 1997 (74) Variety obit
Joe Ames 03 May 1921 – 22 Dec 2007 (86) NY Times obit
Vic Ames 20 May 1925 – 23 Jan 1978 (52) NY Times obit

04/02/1955 The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane #6

Leroy Anderson and his Pops Concert Orchestra 29 Jun 1908 – 19 May 1975 (66) NY Times obit
Wiki American orchestra leader from Cambridge, Massachusetts
28/06/1957 Forgotten Dreams #24

Moira Anderson 05 Jun 1938 – Living
Wiki UK singer from Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, awarded an OBE in 1970, sang at the funeral of Norman Wisdom
27/12/1969 The Holy City #43

Chris Andrews 15 Oct 1942 – Living
Wiki UK singer-songwriter from Romford, Essex, penned hits for Sandie Shaw and Adam Faith as a writer
07/10/1965 Yesterday Man #3
02/12/1965 To Whom it Concerns #13
14/04/1966 Something on my Mind #41
02/06/1966 Whatcha Gonna Do Now #40
25/08/1966 Stop that Girl #36

Eamonn Andrews 19 Dec 1922 – 05 Nov 1987 (64) RTE obit
Wiki Irish radio and television presenter from Dublin who primarily worked in the UK, hosted This Is Your Life and Crackerjack!, awarded a CBE in 1970
20/01/1956 The Shifting Whispering Sands (Parts 1 & 2) #18 Released as Eamonn Andrews with Ron Goodwin and his Orchestra

Bobby Angelo and The Tuxedos 
Discogs UK rockabilly group, later became The Outlaws and then The Innocents
Bobby Angelo 24 Jul 1941 – Living
Dave Brown c. 1943 – Living
Roger Brown 1944 – Living
Pete Cresswell c. 1945 – Living
Colin Giffin c. 1944 – Living
Roger Groom (aka Roger Groome) 10 Nov 1939 – Living
10/08/1961 Baby Sittin' #30 Cover of a single by American singer Myron Lee
NB: Angelo and Cresswell definitely appeared on the record, unsure about the others / rumours have it that Mick Avory (later of The Kinks) drummed on the record

The Angels
Wiki American vocal girl group from New Jersey
Barbara Allbutt 24 Sep 1940 – Living
Phyllis Allbutt 24 Sep 1942 – Living
Peggy Santiglia 04 May 1944 – Living
03/10/1963 My Boyfriend's Back #50

The Animals
Wiki UK rock and R&B band from Newcastle, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994
Vic Briggs 14 Feb 1945 – Living
Eric Burdon 11 May 1941 – Living
Chas Chandler 18 Dec 1938 – 17 Jul 1996 (57) Independent obit
Barry Jenkins 22 Dec 1944 – Living
Danny McCulloch 18 Jul 1945 – 29 Jan 2015 (69) Ultimate Classic Rock obit
Zoot Money 17 Jul 1942 – Living
Alan Price 19 Apr 1942 – Living
Dave Rowberry 04 Jul 1940 – 06 Jun 2003 (62) Guardian obit
John Steel 04 Feb 1941 – Living
Hilton Valentine 21 May 1943 – Living
John Weider 21 Apr 1947 – Living
16/04/1964 Baby Let Me Take You Home #21
25/06/1964 The House of the Rising Sun #1
17/09/1964 I'm Crying #8
04/02/1965 Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood #3
08/04/1965 Bring it on Home to Me #7 Cover of a single by Sam Cooke
15/07/1965 We Gotta Get Out of This Place #2
28/10/1965 It's My Life #7
17/02/1966 Inside – Looking Out #12
02/06/1966 Don't Bring me Down #6
27/10/1966 Help Me Girl #14 Released as Eric Burdon and The Animals
15/06/1967 When I Was Young #45 Released as Eric Burdon and The Animals
06/09/1967 Good Times #20 Released as Eric Burdon and The Animals
18/10/1967 San Franciscan Nights #7 Released as Eric Burdon and The Animals
14/02/1968 Sky Pilot #40 Released as Eric Burdon and The Animals
15/01/1969 Ring of Fire #35 Released as Eric Burdon and The Animals / Cover of a single by Johnny Cash
NB: Not including Mick Gallagher (member in 1965) because it doesn't appear that he recorded on any of these singles

Paul Anka 30 Jul 1941 – Living
Wiki Canadian singer and actor from Ottawa, Ontario, debuted at the age of 10, wrote the English lyrics for My Way by Frank Sinatra
09/08/1957 Diana #1 Written about an infatuation with his babysitter
08/11/1957 I Love You Baby #3
08/11/1957 Tell Me that you Love Me #25 B-side to I Love You Baby
31/01/1958 You are My Destiny #6
30/05/1958 Crazy Love #26
26/09/1958 Midnight #26
30/01/1959 (All of a Sudden) My Heart Sings #10
10/07/1959 Lonely Boy #3
30/10/1959 Put Your Head on my Shoulder #7
26/02/1960 It's Time to Cry #28
21/04/1960 Puppy Love #33
15/09/1960 Hello Young Lovers #44
15/03/1962 Love Me Warm and Tender #19
26/07/1962 A Steel Guitar and a Glass of Wine #41

Billie Anthony 11 Oct 1932 – 05 Jan 1991 (58)
Wiki UK singer, allegedly born in the dressing room of a theatre in Glasgow, Scotland, her godmother was Gracie Fields

15/10/1954 This Ole House #4 Released as Billie Anthony with Eric Jupp and his Orchestra / Cover of a hit by Rosemary Clooney

Ray Anthony and his Orchestra 20 Jan 1922 – Living
Wiki American bandleader and trumpeter from Bentleyville, Pennsylvania, last surviving member of the Glenn Miller Orchestra
04/12/1953 Dragnet Theme to the American television series Dragnet

Richard Anthony 13 Jan 1938 – 19 Apr 2015 (77) Le Monde obit
Wiki Egyptian-born French singer from Cairo
12/12/1963 Walking Alone #37
23/04/1964 If I Loved You #18

Aphrodite's Child
Wiki Greek progressive rock group, Demis Roussos and Vangelis both had successful solo careers
Demis Roussos 15 Jun 1946 – 25 Jan 2015 (68) Guardian obit
Loukas Sideras 05 Dec 1944 – Living
Vangelis 29 Mar 1943 – Living
06/11/1968 Rain and Tears #29

The Applejacks
Wiki UK beat band from Solihull, Warwickshire, Megan is the sister of Ray and Dave Davies of The Kinks
Martin Baggott 20 Oct 1947 – Living
Phil Cash 09 Oct 1947 – Living
Megan Davies 25 Mar 1944 – Living
Gerry Freeman 05 May 1943 – Living
Don Gould 23 Mar 1947 – Living
Al Jackson 21 Apr 1945 – Living
05/03/1964 Tell Me When #7
11/06/1964 Like Dreamers Do #20 Written by Lennon and McCartney and performed by The Beatles for their Decca Records audition
15/10/1964 Three Little Words #23

Charlie Applewhite 25 Nov 1932 – 27 Apr 2001 (68) FindAGrave memorial
Wiki American singer from Fort Worth, Texas, discovered by Milton Berle for his 1950s television show
23/09/1955 Blue Star (The Medic Theme) #20 
Released as Charlie Applewhite with Victor Young and his Orchestra and Chorus

The Archies
Wiki American fictional band based on the television series The Archie Show, keyboardist Ron Frangipane died from complications of COVID-19 in April 2020
Session musicians:
Dave Appell 24 Mar 1922 – 18 Nov 2014 (92) Legacy obit
Gary Chester 27 Oct 1924 – 17 Aug 1987 (62) FindAGrave memorial
Ron Dante 22 Aug 1945 – Living
Sal DiTroia 02 Jan 1941 – 22 Jun 2007 (66) Mention of death
Ron Frangipane 26 Jul 1944 – 25 Apr 2020 (75) USA Today obit
Joe Mack (aka Joey Macho) 02 Sep 1921 – 02 Oct 1977 (56) FindAGrave memorial
Ray Stevens 24 Jan 1939 – Living
Toni Wine 04 Jun 1947 – Living
11/10/1969 Sugar, Sugar #1

Louis Armstrong 04 Aug 1901 – 06 Jul 1971 (69) NY Times obit
American trumpeter and vocalist from New Orleans, Louisiana, by 1930 he was the most successful black musician in the world, known as "Satchmo" or "Pops", inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990

19/12/1952 Takes Two to Tango #6
13/04/1956 Theme From the Threepenny Opera #8 Released as Louis Armstrong and his All-Stars
15/06/1956 Take it Satch (EP) #29 Released as Louis Armstrong and his All-Stars
13/07/1956 The Faithful Hussar #27 Released as Louis Armstrong and his All-Stars
06/11/1959 Mack the Knife #24 Released as Louis Armstrong and his All-Stars / This single is the above Theme From the Threepenny Opera under a different name
04/06/1964 Hello Dolly #4
07/02/1968 What a Wonderful World / Cabaret #1

26/06/1968 Sunshine of Love #41

Eddy Arnold 15 May 1918 – 08 May 2008 (89) Guardian obit
Wiki American country singer from Henderson, Tennessee, known as "The Tennessee Plowboy", a member of the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame
17/02/1966 Make the World Go Away #8
26/05/1966 I Want to Go with You #46
28/07/1966 If You Were Mine Mary #49


P. P. Arnold 03 Oct 1946 – Living
Wiki American singer from Los Angeles, California who moved to the UK in 1966 after touring as part of Ike and Tina Turner's group The Ikettes
04/05/1967 The First Cut is the Deepest #18 Cover of a single by Cat Stevens and later popularised by Rod Stewart
02/08/1967 The Time has Come #47
24/01/1968 (If You Think You're) Groovy #41
10/07/1968 Angel of the Morning #29 Cover of a single by Merrilee Rush & The Turnabouts and later popularised by Juice Newton

Johnny Arthey and his Orchestra and Chorus 24 Sep 1930 – 27 Oct 2007 (77) Mention of death
Wiki UK bandleader and composer from Merseyside
13/08/1964 The Wedding #3 Released as Julie Rogers with Johnny Arthey and his Orchestra and Chorus


The Association
Wiki American sunshine pop group from California
Ted Bluechel 02 Dec 1942 – Living
Brian Cole 08 Sep 1942 – 02 Aug 1972 (29) FindAGrave memorial
Russ Giguere 18 Oct 1943 – Living
Terry Kirkman 12 Dec 1939 – Living
Larry Ramos 19 Apr 1942 – 30 Apr 2014 (72) Ultimate Classic Rock obit
Jim Yester 24 Nov 1939 – Living
22/05/1968 Time For Livin' #23
NB: Haven't included Gary Alexander as it looks like he had temporarily departed from the band when they had this hit

Chet Atkins 20 Jun 1924 – 30 Jun 2001 (77) Rolling Stone obit
Wiki American guitarist from Luttrell, Tennessee, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002
17/03/1960 Teensville #46


Winifred Atwell 27 Feb 1914 – 28 Feb 1983 (69) FindAGrave memorial
Wiki Trinidad-born UK pianist, wanted to have a career in classical music but ended up penning boogie style hits, owed much of her success to the tinny sound of a piano that cost 50 shillings (£2.50), later moved to Australia and died following an electrical fire at her home, first black person to have a UK #1

12/12/1952 Britannia Rag #5
15/05/1953 Coronation Rag #5
25/09/1953 Flirtation Waltz #10
04/12/1953 Let's Have a Party #2
23/07/1954 Rachmaninoff's 18th Variation on a Theme by Paganini (The Story of Three Loves) #9
26/11/1954 Let's Have Another Party #1 Released as Winifred Atwell and her "Other" Piano with Rhythm Accompaniment
05/11/1955 Let's Have a Ding Dong #3
16/03/1956 The Poor People of Paris #1 Released as Winifred Atwell and her Other Piano
18/05/1956 Port-au-Prince #18 Released as Winifred Atwell and Frank Chacksfield
20/07/1956 The Left Bank #14
26/10/1956 Make it a Party #7
22/02/1957 Let's Rock n Roll #24
06/12/1957 Let's Have a Ball #4
07/08/1959 Summer of the Seventeenth Doll #24
27/11/1959 Piano Party #10


Brian Auger and The Trinity
Wiki UK progressive rock band
Brian Auger 18 Jul 1939 – Living
Phil Kinorra 20 Oct 1940 – Living
Rick Laird 05 Feb 1941 – Living
17/04/1968 This Wheel's on Fire #5 Released as Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger and The Trinity / Cover of a song by Bob Dylan and The Band


Frankie Avalon 18 Sep 1940 – Living
Wiki American singer and actor from Philadelphia, Pennyslvania, appeared in a series of beach/bikini movies as well as Grease (1978)
10/10/1958 Gingerbread #30
24/04/1959 Venus #16
22/01/1960 Why #20
28/04/1960 Don't Throw Away All Those Teardrops #37


The Avons
Wiki UK pop vocal trio, Elaine and Valerie are sisters-in-law
Ray Adams 1938 – Living
Elaine Murtagh 1940 – Living
Valerie Murtagh 1936 – Living
13/11/1959 Seven Little Girls Sitting in the Back Seat #3
07/07/1960 We're Only Young Once #45
27/10/1960 Four Little Heels #45
26/01/1961 Rubber Ball #30


Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra 24 Dec 1909 – 05 Sep 1969 (59) FindAGrave memorial
Wiki American orchestra leader and composer from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

07/02/1958 Magic Moments #1 Released as Perry Como with Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra & The Ray Charles Singers

Bob Azzam and his Orchestra and Chorus 24 Oct 1925 – 24 Jul 2004 (78)
Wiki Egyptian orchestra leader from Cairo
26/05/1960 Mustapha #23

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Aa-Am posted above. Will try and finish A later.

So far, doesn't seem to be any missing info, but it starts to get pretty vague later on.

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That's going to be quite the undertaking, respect!

 

I wonder if Bob the Builder is still alive.

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I've done as far down as The Animals. I think I have included all of the members that appeared on their hits.

Bobby Angelo and the Tuxedos is the first dead end I've come to. Next to nothing on this group. Not even a Wiki page. If Angelo is still alive he'll be 78. As for the other members, there's about 10 names I can find online(!) However, in pictures of the group there are only 5 (including Angelo). I've listed the 5 names that appear the most, but I'm purely guessing! I can't find birth/death details for any of them! Grrrr

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14 minutes ago, Ulitzer95 said:

Bobby Angelo and the Tuxedos is the first dead end I've come to. Next to nothing on this group. Not even a Wiki page. If Angelo is still alive he'll be 78. As for the other members, there's about 10 names I can find online(!) However, in pictures of the group there are only 5 (including Angelo). I've listed the 5 names that appear the most, but I'm purely guessing! I can't find birth/death details for any of them! Grrrr

 

Mick Avory of the Kinks was one of the Tuxedos, but I'm not sure if he played on the single. Of course it's possible that they used session musicians for the recording anyway.

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@Ulitzer95

Can I suggest, before you go any further, that you placemark the next few (or however many) posts "Reserved for B" etc.

So that the lists will appear at the beginning of the topic, rather than scattered all over the shop.  Will be easier to refer to.

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B

B. Bumble and the Stingers
Wiki American group of session musicians who were replaced by a "promotional band" for touring purposes following their success in the U.S.
Session muscians:
Jan Davis
04 Nov 1939 – 02 May 2014 (74)
René Hall 26 Sep 1912 – 11 Feb 1988 (75) FindAGrave memorial
Ali Hazan 07 Nov 1934 – 02 Mar 2019 (84) Local obit
Earl Palmer 25 Oct 1924 – 19 Sep 2008 (83) NY Times obit

Promotional members:

Terry Anderson 24 Nov 1941 – Living
R. C. Gamble 03 Nov 1941 – 02 Aug 2008 (66)
Jimmy King (aka Lou Josie) 14 Jul 1936 – Living
Don Orr 1939 – deceased
19/04/1962 Nut Rocker #1
NB: Lots of wrong info on the internet about who actually performed on this record but this site sets the record straight. As for the promotional members who toured in the UK for the record, again lots of confusion but this Facebook page set up by Terry Anderson himself confirms the four names who toured in the UK. There is also a comment from Orr's son on a post confirming that he is dead. This obituary for a Jimmy King (1950–2019) claims to be the one in the band, which is silly as he would've been just 13 when they disbanded! As per this the real Jimmy King was actually Lou Josie (but Ancestry records confirm he was born in 1936, two years earlier than the age he publicly used). Birth details for Anderson are from his Facebook.

Alice Babs 26 Jan 1924 – 11 Feb 2014 (90) NY Times obit

Wiki Swedish singer from Västervik who started her career as an actress
15/08/1963 After You've Gone #43

Burt Bacharach 12 May 1928 – Living
Wiki American orchestra leader and songwriter from Kansas City, Missouri, known for his collaborations with Hal David, won six Grammy Awards and three Oscars
20/05/1965 Trains and Boats and Planes #4

The Bachelors
Wiki Irish vocal group from Dublin, Conleth and Declan are brothers, despite the band's name all members were in fact married at the time of their hits
Conleth Cluskey 18 Mar 1941 – living
Declan Cluskey 12 Dec 1942 – living
John Stokes 13 Aug 1940 – living
24/01/1963 Charmaine #6
04/07/1963 Faraway Places #36
29/08/1963 Whispering #18
23/01/1964 Diane #1
19/03/1964 I Believe #2
04/06/1964 Ramona #4
13/08/1964 I Wouldn't Trade You For the World #4
03/12/1964 No Arms Can Ever Hold You #7
01/04/1965 True Love For Evermore #34
20/05/1965 Marie #9
28/10/1965 In the Chapel in the Moonlight #27
06/01/1966 Hello Dolly #38
17/03/1966 The Sound of Silence #3 Cover of a single by Simon & Garfunkel
07/07/1966 Can I Trust You #26
01/12/1966 Walk with Faith in Your Heart #22
06/04/1967 Oh How I Miss You #30
05/07/1967 Marta #20

Joan Baez 09 Jan 1941 – Living
Wiki American folk singer-songwriter, toured with Bob Dylan and involved in the U.S. civil rights movement, jailed twice for her anti-war activism, today known for her humanitarian work and founded Humanitas International in 1979
06/05/1965 We Shall Overcome #26
08/07/1965 There But For Fortune #8
02/09/1965 It's All Over Now Baby Blue #22
23/12/1965 Farewell Angelina #35
28/07/1966 Pack Up Your Sorrows #50

Long John Baldry 12 Jan 1941 – 21 Jun 2005 (64) Guardian obit
Wiki UK blues singer from East Haddon, Northamptonshire, nickname is a reference to his 6' 7" stature

08/11/1967 Let the Heartaches Begin #1
28/08/1968 When the Sun Comes Shining Thru' #29
23/10/1968 Mexico #15
19/01/1969 It's Too Late Now #21

Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen 22 May 1930 – 07 Mar 2013 (82) BBC obit
Wiki UK trumpeter from Illford, Essex, formed the Jazzmen in 1958 and they debuted on television programme New Faces
23/02/1961 Samantha #13
11/05/1961 I Still Love You All #24
31/08/1961 Someday (You'll Be Sorry) #28
09/11/1961 Midnight in Moscow #2
15/02/1962 March of the Siamese Children #4
17/05/1962 The Green Leaves of Summer #7
23/08/1962 So Do I #14
18/10/1962 The Pay Off #23
17/01/1963 Sukiyaki #10
25/04/1963 Casablanca #21
13/06/1963 Rondo #24
22/08/1963 Acapulco 1922 #27
11/06/1964 Hello Dolly #30 Cover of a single by Louis Armstrong
19/07/1967 When I'm Sixty Four #43 Cover of a song by The Beatles

The Band

Wiki Canadian roots rock group, recorded extensively with Bob Dylan, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994
Rick Danko 29 Dec 1942 – 10 Dec 1999 (56) Independent obit
Levon Helm 26 May 1940 – 19 Apr 2012 (71Rolling Stone obit
Garth Hudson 02 Aug 1937 – Living
Richard Manuel 03 Apr 1943 – 04 Mar 1986 (42) Washington Post obit
Robbie Robertson 05 Jul 1943 – Living
18/09/1968 The Weight #21

Bar-Kays
Wiki American soul group, formed by Al Jackson, the drummer of Booker T & the M.G.'s, four of the members perished in a December 1967 plane crash, Cauley survived it and Alexander was not onboard
James Alexander 19 Jan 1948 – Living
Ronnie Caldwell 27 Dec 1948 – 10 Dec 1967 (18) FindAGrave memorial
Ben Cauley 03 Oct 1947 – 21 Sep 2015 (67) NY Times obit
Carl Cunningham 19 Sep 1948 – 10 Dec 1967 (19) FindAGrave Memorial
Phalon Jones 1948 – 10 Dec 1967 (19) FindAGrave Memorial
Jimmy King 08 Jun 1949 – 10 Dec 1967 (18) FindAGrave memorial

23/08/1967 Soul Finger #33

Chris Barber's Jazz Band
Wiki UK bandleader and jazz trombonist from Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire who formed his own group in 1949, Lonnie Donegan was an early member, awarded an OBE in 1991
Chris Barber 17 April 1930 – Living
Graham Burbidge 01 Oct 1933 – Jan 2003 (69)
Pat Halcox 18 Mar 1930 – 04 Feb 2013 (82) Guardian obit
Ottilie Patterson 31 Jan 1932 – 20 Jun 2011 (79) Guardian obit
Dick Smith 02 Sep 1931 – 31 May 2014 (83)
Eddie Smith Aug 1929 – Oct 1992 (63)
Monty Sunshine 09 Apr 1928 – 30 Nov 2010 (82) Guardian obit
Ian Wheeler 13 Jan 1931 – Jun 2011 (80) Independent obit

13/02/1959 Petite Fleur #3
09/10/1959 Lonesome (Si tu vois ma mere) #27 Released as Chris Barber's Jazz Band featuring Monty Sunshine
04/01/1962 Revival #43

The Barron Knights
Wiki UK comedy vocal group from Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, formed in 1960
Barron Anthony 15 Jun 1934 – Living
Butch Baker 16 Jul 1941 – Living
Dave Ballinger 17 Jan 1939 – Living
Duke D'Mond 25 Feb 1943 – 09 Apr 2009 (66) Guardian obit
Peter Langford 10 Apr 1943 – Living
09/07/1964 Call up the Groups #3
22/10/1964 Come to the Dance #42
25/03/1965 Pop Go the Workers #5
16/12/1965 Merry Gentle Pops #9
01/12/1966 Under New Management #15
23/10/1968 An Olympic Record #35

Joe Barry 13 Jul 1939 – 31 Aug 2004 (65) Independent obit
Wiki American swamp pop singer and guitarist from Cut Off, Louisiana
24/08/1961 I'm a Fool to Care #49

John Barry and his Orchestra 03 Nov 1933 – 30 Jan 2011 (77) BBC obit
Wiki UK bandleader from York, Yorkshire, arranged the early hits of Adam Faith, became synonymous with film and television scores, awarded an OBE in 1999, won five Oscars (nominated for a further one) and four Grammys
05/03/1960 Hit and Miss #10 Released as The John Barry Seven
28/04/1960 Beat For Beatniks #40
14/07/1960 Never Let Go #49
18/08/1960 Blueberry Hill #34 Cover of single by Fats Domino
08/09/1960 Walk Don't Run #11 Released as The John Barry Seven / Cover of single by The Ventures
08/12/1960 Black Stockings #27 Released as The John Barry Seven
02/03/1961 The Magnificent Seven #45 Released as The John Barry Seven / Cover of the score by Elmer Bernstein
26/04/1962 Cutty Sark #35
01/11/1962 The James Bond Theme #13 Released as The John Barry Seven and Orchestra
21/11/1963 From Russia with Love #39 Released as The John Barry Seven and Orchestra Matt Monro sang the accompanying title theme

Len Barry 12 Jun 1942 – Living
Wiki American singer and record producer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
04/11/1965 1-2-3 #3
13/01/1966 Like a Baby #10

Count Basie 21 Aug 1904 – 26 Apr 1984 (79) LA Times obit
Wiki American jazz pianist, bandleader and composer from Red Bank, New Jersey

07/03/1963 My Kind of Girl #35 Released as Frank Sinatra with Count Basie
24/09/1964 Hello, Dolly! #47 Released as Frank Sinatra with Count Basie


Alfie Bass 10 Apr 1916 – 15 Jul 1987 (71) FindAGrave memorial
Wiki UK actor and singer from Bethnal Green, London
30/05/1958 The Signature Tune of "The Army Game" #5
Released as Michael Medwin, Bernard Bresslaw, Alfie Bass and Leslie Fyson with Orchestra Conducted by Frank Cordell Theme to the television series The Army Game

Fontella Bass 03 Jul 1940 – 26 Dec 2012 (72) NY Times obit
Wiki American soul singer from St. Louis, Missouri who performed with gospel groups before being discovered by Ike Turner
02/12/1965 Rescue Me #11
20/01/1966 Recovery #32

Shirley Bassey 08 Jan 1937 – Living
Wiki UK singer from Tiger Bay, Cardiff, turned professional at 16, became the most successful female singer in the UK before being overtaken by Diana Ross and Madonna, famously sang the themes to three James Bond films, made a Dame in 2000
15/02/1957 Banana Boat Song #8 Cover of a single by Harry Belafonte
23/08/1957 Fire Down Below #30
06/09/1957 You You Romeo #29 B-side to Fire Down Below
19/12/1958 As I Love You #1 Released as Shirley Bassey with Wally Stott and his Orchestra
26/12/1958 Kiss Me Honey Honey Kiss Me #3
31/03/1960 With These Hands #38
04/08/1960 As Long as He Needs Me #2
11/05/1961 You'll Never Know #6
27/07/1961 Reach For the Stars / Climb Ev'ry Mountain #1 Released as Shirley Bassey with Geoff Love and his Orchestra
23/11/1961 I'll Get By #10
15/02/1962 Tonight #21
26/04/1962 Ave Maria #31
31/05/1962 Far Away #24
30/08/1962 What Now My Love #5
28/02/1963 What Kind of Fool Am I? #47
26/09/1963 I (Who Have Nothing) #6 Cover of a single by Ben E. King, and later popularised by Tom Jones
23/01/1964 My Special Dream #32
09/04/1964 Gone #36
15/10/1964 Goldfinger #21
20/05/1965 No Regrets (Non Je Ne Regrette Rien) #39 Cover of a song by Edith Piaf
11/10/1967 Big Spender #21

Les Baxter 14 Mar 1922 – 15 Jan 1996 (73) Independent obit
Wiki American singer, orchestra leader and arranger from Mexia, Texas
13/05/1955 Unchained Melody #10 Later made famous by The Righteous Brothers

The Beach Boys
Wiki American rock group from Hawthorne, California, started as a garage band led by Brian Wilson, became one of the the biggest selling U.S. acts, Dennis Wilson drowned in December 1983, Brain Wilson stopped touring in 1964 and was replaced by Glen Campbell, his daughters Carnie and Wendy are members of Wilson Phillips, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988
Al Jardine 03 Sep 1942 – Living
Bruce Johnston 27 Jun 1942 – Living
Mike Love 15 Mar 1941 – Living
David Marks 22 Aug 1948 – Living
Brian Wilson 20 Jun 1942 – Living
Carl Wilson 21 Dec 1946 – 06 Feb 1998 (51) Independent obit
Dennis Wilson 04 Dec 1944 – 28 Dec 1983 (39) NY Times obit
01/08/1963 Surfin' USA #34 Adaptation of Sweet Little Sixteen by Chuck Berry
09/07/1964 I Get Around #7
29/10/1964 When I Grow Up to be a Man #27
21/01/1965 Dance Dance Dance #24
03/06/1965 Help Me Rhonda #27
02/09/1965 California Girls #26
17/02/1966 Barbara Ann #3 Cover of a single by The Regents, featured guest vocals by Dean Torrence (of Jan & Dean)
21/04/1966 Sloop John B #2
28/07/1966 God Only Knows #2
03/11/1966 Good Vibrations #1
04/05/1967 Then I Kissed Her #4
23/08/1967 Heroes and Villains #8
22/11/1967 Wild Honey #29
17/01/1968 Darlin' #11
08/05/1968 Friends #25
24/07/1968 Do it Again #1
25/12/1968 Bluebirds Over the Mountain #33
26/02/1969 I Can Hear Music #10
11/06/1969 Break Away #6

The Beatles
Wiki UK rock band from Liverpool, formed as the Quarrymen in 1957, eventually became The Beatles (in honour of The Crickets), worldwide sales by 1999 had reached 1 billion records, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2004, John Lennon was murdered by crazed fan Mark Chapman in December 1980
Pete Best 24 Nov 1941 – Living
George Harrison 25 Feb 1943 – 29 Nov 2001 (58) Guardian obit
John Lennon 09 Oct 1940 – 08 Dec 1980 (40) NME obit

Paul McCartney 18 Jun 1942 – Living
Ringo Starr 07 Jul 1940 – Living
11/10/1962 Love Me Do #17
17/01/1963 Please Please Me #2
18/04/1963 From Me to You #1
06/06/1963 My Bonnie #48 Released as Tony Sheridan and The Beatles
29/08/1963 She Loves You #1
05/12/1963 I Want to Hold Your Hand #1
26/03/1964 Can't Buy Me Love #1
11/06/1964 Ain't She Sweet #29
16/07/1964 A Hard Day's Night #1
03/12/1964 I Feel Fine #1
15/04/1965 Ticket to Ride #1
29/07/1965 Help! #1
09/12/1965 Day Tripper / We Can Work it Out #1
16/06/1966 Paperback Writer #1
11/08/1966 Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby #1
23/02/1967 Penny Lane / Strawberry Fields Forever #2
12/07/1967 All You Need is Love #1
29/11/1967 Hello Goodbye #1
13/12/1967 Magical Mystery Tour (Double EP) #2
20/03/1968 Lady Madonna #1
04/09/1968 Hey Jude #1
23/04/1969 Get Back #1 Released as The Beatles with Billy Preston (played electric piano on the record)
04/06/1969 The Ballad of John and Yoko #1
08/11/1969 Something / Come Together #4
NB: I've included Pete Best because he played drums on "My Bonnie" and "Ain't She Sweet", both of which were recorded in 1961 and charted as singles in 1963 and 1964, respectively

Jeff Beck 24 Jun 1944 – Living
Wiki UK rock singer and guitarist from Wallington, Surrey, originally performed with Screaming Lord Sutch before replacing Eric Clapton in The Yardbirds, formed the Jeff Beck Group in 1966 with Rod Stewart, won eight Grammy Awards and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009 as a solo act
23/03/1967 Hi-Ho Silver Lining #14
02/08/1967 Tallyman #30
28/02/1968 Love is Blue #23
09/07/1969 Goo Goo Barabajagal (Love is Hot) #2 Released as Donovan with The Jeff Beck Group

The Bedrocks

Discogs UK group formed in Leeds, comprised of members from the West Indies
Reg Challenger c. 1949 – Living
Paul Douglas no info available
William Hixon (aka Caswell Hixon) 1950 – Aug 2008 (57)
Leroy Mills no info available
Owen Wisdom Dec 1947 – Living
Trevor Wisdom Nov 1945 – Living
18/12/1968 Ob-la-di Ob-la-da #20
NB: Not a lot available on this group, what I managed to piece together on members came largely from Ancestry and this blog.

Bee Gees
Wiki UK group formed in Manchester in 1955 by brothers Barry and (twins) Robin and Maurice, they emigrated to Australia soon after the birth of fourth brother Andy, first started as songwriters and later embraced the disco scene of the 1970s, inducted into the Rock and Hall of Fame in 1997, won five Grammy Awards, all three were awarded OBEs in 2002
Barry Gibb 01 Sep 1946 – Living
Maurice Gibb 22 Dec 1949 – 12 Jan 2003 (53) BBC obit
Robin Gibb 22 Dec 1949 – 20 May 2012 (62) Guardian obit

Vince Melouney 18 Aug 1945 – Living
Colin Petersen 24 Mar 1946 – Living
27/04/1967 New York Mining Disaster 1941 #12
12/07/1967 To Love Somebody #41
20/09/1967 Massachusetts #1
22/11/1967 World #9
31/01/1968 Words #8
27/03/1968 Jumbo / The Singer Sang His Song #25
07/08/1968 I've Gotta Get a Message to You #1
19/02/1969 First of May #6
04/06/1969 Tomorrow Tomorrow #23
16/08/1969 Don't Forget to Remember #2

Harry Belafonte 01 Mar 1927 – Living
Wiki American singer-songwriter from Harlem, New York City, started out as an actor then hit worldwide fame as part of the calypso craze of the 1950s, was an early member of the U.S. civil rights movement and a confident of Martin Luther King, Jr., won three Grammy Awards and a Tony Award
01/03/1957 Banana Boat Song #2 Released as Harry Belafonte with Tony Scott's Orchestra and Chorus and Millard Thomas, Guitar
14/06/1957 Island in the Sun #3
06/09/1957 Scarlet Ribbons #18 Released as Harry Belafonte and Millard Thomas
01/11/1957 Mary's Boy Child #1
22/08/1958 Little Bernadette #16 Released as Belafonte
28/11/1958 Mary's Boy Child (re-release) #10
12/12/1958 The Son of Mary #18
11/12/1959 Mary's Boy Child (re-release) #30
28/09/1961 A Hole in the Bucket #32 Released as Harry Belafonte and Odetta

Freddie Bell and the Bellboys
Wiki American vocal group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Elvis Presley covered Hound Dog after seeing them perform it, one of the first U.S. groups to tour the U.K. (supporting Tommy Steele in 1956), Kenney was murdered in Florida in 1971
Freddie Bell 29 Sep 1931 – 10 Feb 2008 (76) Guardian obit
Frankie Brent 09 Mar 1934 – 26 Aug 2002 (68) Ancestry page
Russ Conti 20 Oct 1933 – 03 May 1992 (58) Ancestry page

Jack Kane no info available
Chick Keeney (aka Louis Cicchini) n/a – 1971 
Jerry Mayo 31 Aug 1934 – 10 Jun 2011 (76) Local obit
28/09/1956 Giddy-Up-a-Ding-Dong #4
NB: Probable that this entire act is now dead as Mayo's obit refers to him as the last surviving member. However, these write ups are often wrong so I'm not banking on this.
NB2: A bit of digging reveals Chick Keeney (alternative spellings: Chic or Keeny) was called Louis Joseph Cicchini. I can't find him on Ancestry but this book mentions that he was murdered in Florida and his body subsequently decomposed. Cicchini was himself arrested in 1970 and then killed by his business partner the following year. NY Times coverage of the subsequent trial in 1978 here and here.


William Bell 16 Jul 1939 – Living
Wiki American soul singer-songwriter from Memphis, Tennessee, won a Grammy Award in 2017
29/05/1968 A Tribute to a King #31 Tribute to singer Otis Redding
20/11/1968 Private Number #8 Released as Judy Clay and William Bell

Louis Bellson 06 Jul 1924 – 14 Feb 2009 (84) Guardian obit
Wiki American jazz drummer, arranger and bandleader from Rock Falls, Illinois
05/03/1954 Skin Deep #7 Released as 
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra feat. Louis Bellson, Drums

Boyd Bennett and his Rockets
Wiki American rockabilly singer-songwriter from Muscle Shoals, Alabama who formed his first band at high school, later became a DJ in Kentucky, launched the Condom-Loc Rings company with products aimed to keep condoms in place
Mickey Allen no info available
Roy Ayres 10 Dec 1929 – 09 Jun 2012 (82) Mention of death
Boyd Bennett 07 Dec 1924 – 02 Jun 2002 (77) LA Times obit
Big Moe (aka Jim Mauzey) 15 Dec 1921 – 10 Sep 1973 (51) Local obit
Kenny Cobb no info available
Bobby Jones 30 Oct 1928 – 06 Mar 1980 (51) All Music profile
Jimmy McDaniels 23 Jan 1929 – 25 Apr 2009 (80) Legacy obit

23/12/1955 Seventeen #16
NB: pianist/alto saxophonist Jimmy McDaniels was never featured on album covers or promotional releases and because of his colour he was often segregated from the rest of the band when they toured, thus I'm not 100% sure that he played on this record

Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers
Wiki UK singer from Slough, Berkshire who formed the Rebel Rousers in 1959, covered U.S. soul hits for the British market, disbanded 1969, Bennett tried to move into the progressive rock market to no avail, Frank Allen joined The Searchers, Chas Hodges joined Chas & Dave
Cliff Bennett 04 Jun 1940 – Living
Mick Burt 23 Aug 1938 – 18 Oct 2014 (76) Mention of death
Moss Groves 3 Apr 1940 – Living
Chas Hodges 28 Dec 1943 – 22 Sep 2018 (74) Independent obit

Mick King 02 Feb 1942 – 25 Nov 2010 (68)
Sid Phillips 01 Nov 1939 – 18 Dec 2015 (76)

Bobby Thomson 1941 – Living
Ricky Winters 27 Sep 1940 – Living
Roy Young 20 Oct 1934 – 27 Apr 2018 (83) Independent obit

01/10/1964 One Way Love #9 Cover version of a single by The Drifters
04/02/1965 I'll Take You Home #42
18/08/1966 Got to Get You Into My Life #6 Cover of a song by The Beatles
NB: I'm going to revise this one later as I haven't got the correct members listed for these singles. For now I've used the original lineup.
NB2: Removed Frank Allen as he was a member of The Searchers by Aug 1964 so unlikely he performed on their records. Bennett, Burt, Groves, Hodges, Phillips and Young appeared on the 2nd single as per its credits. No confirmation for King or Winters as of yet.
NB3: Added Bobby Thomson as his LinkedIn page here states that he recorded on One Way Love.


Tony Bennett 03 Aug 1926 – Living
Wiki American singer of pop standards, big band and jazz music from Queens, New York City, enjoyed a renaissance in the 1990s, winner of an incredible twenty Grammy Awards including Lifetime Achievement, has appeared in a number of television shows and movies, founded the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in New York
15/04/1955 Stranger in Paradise #1 Released as Tony Bennett with Percy Faith & his Orchestra & Chorus
16/09/1955 Close Your Eyes #18
13/04/1956 Come Next Spring #29
05/01/1961 Till #35
18/07/1963 The Good Life #27
06/05/1965 If I Ruled the World #40
27/05/1965 I Left My Heart in San Francisco #46
30/09/1965 I Left My Heart in San Francisco (re-release) #25
23/12/1965 The Very Thought of You #21

Brook Benton 19 Sep 1931 – 09 Apr 1988 (56) NY Times obit
Wiki American rock and roll and R&B singer from Lugoff, South Carolina
10/07/1959 Endlessly #28
06/10/1960 Kiddio #41
16/02/1961 Fools Rush In #50
13/07/1961 The Boll Weevil Song #30

Elmer Bernstein 04 Apr 1922 – 18 Aug 2004 (82) Guardian obit
Wiki American composer and conductor from New York City, New York, known for his 60+ film scores
18/12/1959 Staccato's Theme #4 Theme to the television show Johnny Staccato

Chuck Berry 18 Oct 1926 – 18 Mar 2017 (90) BBC obit
Wiki American singer-songwriter and pioneer of rock and roll music from St. Louis, Missouri, inaugural inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, nicknamed the "Father of Rock N' Roll"
21/06/1957 School Day #24
25/04/1958 Sweet Little Sixteen #16
25/07/1963 Go Go Go #38
10/10/1963 Let it Rock / Memphis Tennessee #6
19/12/1963 Run Rudolph Run #36
13/02/1964 Nadine (is it You) #27
07/05/1964 No Particular Place to Go #3
20/08/1964 You Never Can Tell #23
14/01/1965 Promised Land #26


Dave Berry and the Cruisers
Wiki UK pop singer from Sheffield, regarded as a teen idol during the 1960s
Roy Barber 09 Aug 1944 – 01 May 2000 (55) Mention of death

Dave Berry 06 Feb 1941 – Living
Peter Cliffe no info available

John Fleet no info available
Frank Miles no info available
John Riley no info available

Kenny Slade 12 Oct 1939 – Living
Alan Taylor no info available
Pete Thornton no info available
Frank White no info available
10/09/1963 Memphis Tennessee #19
09/01/1964 My Baby Left Me #37
30/04/1964 Baby It's You #24 Released as Dave Berry
06/08/1964 The Crying Game #5 Released as Dave Berry
26/11/1964 One Heart Between Two #41 Released as Dave Berry
25/03/1965 Little Things #5 Released as Dave Berry
22/07/1965 This Strange Effect #37 Released as Dave Berry
30/06/1966 Mama #5 Released as Dave Berry
NB: Difficult to determine who played on the first two records. By default I've listed all members as per this.


Mike Berry [see also The Outlaws] 24 Sep 1942 – Living
Wiki English singer from Northampton, Northamptonshire, later had a career in acting from the 1970s, known for his role in the sitcom Are You Being Served?
12/10/1961 Tribute to Buddy Holly #24
03/01/1963 Don't You Think It's Time #6 Released as Mike Berry with The Outlaws
11/04/1963 My Little Baby #35 Released as Mike Berry with The Outlaws


Beverley Sisters
Wiki UK traditional pop family vocal group from Bethnal Green, London comprising of sisters Joy and twins Teddie and Babs, Joy was married to England football captain Billy Wright, all three were awarded MBEs in 2006
Babs Beverley 05 May 1927 – 28 Oct 2018 (91) BBC obit
Joy Beverley 05 May 1924 – 31 Aug 2015 (91) The Stage obit

Teddie Beverley 05 May 1927 – Living
27/11/1953 I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus #6
13/04/1956 Willie Can #23
01/02/1957 I Dreamed #24
13/02/1959 Little Drummer Boy #6
20/11/1959 Little Donkey #14
23/06/1960 Green Fields #29

The Big Ben Banjo Band
Wiki UK instrumental group put together by producer Norrie Paramor
Billy Bell n/a – 1997 Mention of death
George Chisholm 29 Mar 1915 – 06 Dec 1997 (82) Independent obit
Jock Cummings Jan 1913 – 23 Nov 1988 (75) Mention of death
George Elliott 26 Jun 1912 – 01 Mar 2002 (89)
Joe Fenton no info available
Steve Gauna 01 Oct 1900 – 11 Jul 1981 (80) Ancestry page
Reg Hogarth 21 May 1920 – 15 Jan 1975 (54) Ancestry page
Jack Llewellyn 23 Aug 1914 – 09 Oct 1988 (74) Tribute page
Denis McCarthy no info available
Joe Muddel (or Mudele) 30 Sep 1920 – 07 Mar 2014 (93) Telegraph obit
Norrie Paramor 15 May 1914 – 09 Sep 1979 (64) FindAGrave memorial
Jim Powell no info available
Judd Proctor 02 Jan 1933 – Living
Stan Roderick 06 Apr 1919 – 26 Mar 1994 (74) All Music profile
Bert Weedon 10 May 1920 – 20 Apr 2012 (91) The Guardian obit
10/12/1954 Let's Get Together No. 1 #6
30/12/1955 Let's Get Together Again #18

The Big Bopper 24 Oct 1930 – 03 Feb 1959 (28) All Music profile
Wiki American singer from Sabine Pass, Texas, called himself Big Bopper to reflect his size, killed in the plane crash that also claimed the lives of Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens because he switched seats with Holly's bandmate Waylon Jennings
26/12/1958 Chantilly Lace #12

The Big Three
Wiki UK Merseybeat group from Liverpool, after brief success they were dropped by manager Brian Epstein because they refused to conform to an image, Gustafson later played with Roxy Music, Hutchinson famously turned down an offer to join The Beatles as their drummer
Brian Griffiths 27 Aug 1943 – Living
John Gustafson 08 Aug 1942 – 11 Sep 2014 (72) Ultimate Classic Rock obit
Johnny Hutchinson 18 Jul 1940 – 12 Apr 2019 (78) Independent obit

11/04/1963 Some Other Guy #37
11/07/1963 By the Way #22

Mr. Acker Bilk 28 Jan 1929 – 02 Nov 2014 (85) Guardian obit
Wiki UK clarinettist and singer from Somerset, took up the clarinet whilst jailed in an army guardhouse in Egypt in 1947, awarded an MBE in 2001
22/01/1960 Summer Set #5
09/06/1960 Goodnight Sweet Prince #50
18/08/1960 White Cliffs of Dover #30
08/12/1960 Buona Sera #7
13/07/1961 That's My Home #7
02/11/1961 Stars and Stripes Forever / Creole Jazz #22
30/11/1961 Stranger on the Shore #2 Released as Mr. Acker Bilk with The Leon Young String Chorale
15/03/1962 Frankie and Johnny #42
26/07/1962 Gotta See Baby Tonight #24
27/09/1962 Lonely #14 Released as Mr. Acker Bilk with The Leon Young String Chorale
24/01/1963 A Taste of Honey #16 Released as Mr. Acker Bilk with The Leon Young String Chorale

Umberto Bindi 12 May 1932 – 24 May 2002 (70)
Wiki Italian singer-songwriter from Bogliasco
10/11/1960 Il nostro concerto #47

The Birds
Wiki UK group formed in West Drayton, London in 1964, their names brought them into confrontation with U.S. band The Byrds, disbanded in 1966, Wood later joined The Jeff Beck Group, Faces and The Rolling Stones
Kim Gardner 27 Jan 1948 – 24 Oct 2001 (53) Telegraph obit
Pete McDaniels no info available
Ali McKenzie no info available
Tony Munroe no info available
Ronnie Wood 01 Jun 1947 – Living
27/05/1965 Leaving Here #45 Cover of a song by Motown artist Eddie Holland

Jane Birkin 14 Dec 1946 – Living
Wiki UK singer, actress and model from Marylebone, London, awarded an OBE in 2001
and Serge Gainsbourg 02 Apr 1928 – 02 Mar 1991 (62) NY Times obit
Wiki French singer-songwriter, pianist and poet from Paris
30/07/1969 Je t'aime... moi non plus #2
04/10/1969 Je t'aime... moi non plus (re-release) #1

Cilla Black 27 May 1943 – 02 Aug 2015 (72) Telegraph obit
Wiki UK singer from Liverpool, discovered by Brian Epstein whilst working as a hat-check girl at The Cavern, became the most successful female singer of the Mersey boom, later presented television shows like Blind Date and Surprise Surprise, awarded an OBE in 1997
17/10/1963 Love of the Loved #35 Written by Paul McCartney
06/02/1964 Anyone Who Had a Heart #1
07/05/1964 You're My World #1
06/08/1964 It's For You #7 Written by Paul McCartney who also plays piano on the record
14/01/1965 You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' #2 Cover of a single by The Righteous Brothers
22/04/1965 I've Been Wrong Before #17
13/01/1966 Love's Just a Broken Heart #5
31/03/1966 Alfie #9
09/06/1966 Don't Answer Me #6
20/10/1966 A Fool Am I #13
08/06/1967 What Good Am I #24
29/11/1967 I Only Live to Love You #26
13/03/1968 Step Inside Love #8 Written by Paul McCartney 
12/06/1968 Where is Tomorrow #39
19/02/1969 Surround Yourself with Sorrow #3
09/07/1969 Conversations #7
13/12/1969 If I Thought You'd Ever Change Your Mind #20

Jeanne Black 25 Oct 1937 – 23 Oct 2014 (76) All Music profile
Wiki American singer from Pomona, California
23/06/1960 He'll Have to Stay #41 Record is an answer to He'll Have to Go by Jim Reeves

Stanley Black and his Orchestra 14 Jun 1913 – 27 Nov 2002 (89) Telegraph obit
Wiki UK bandleader, composer and arranger from Whitechapel, London

11/12/1953 Rags to Riches #3 Released as David Whitfield with Stanley Black and his Orchestra

Tony Blackburn 29 Jan 1943 – Living
Wiki UK radio DJ from Guildford, Surrey who started his career on pirate radio before moving to Radio 1 where in 1967 he played the first record aired by the station
24/01/1968 So Much Love #31
26/03/1969 It's Only Love #42 Released as Tony Blackburn with The Majority

Bill Black's Combo 17 Sep 1926 – 21 Oct 1965 (39) FindAGrave memorial
Wiki American bass player and bandleader from Memphis, Tennessee, worked as an early session player for Elvis Presley before forming his own band in 1959, died of a brain tumour in October 1965
08/09/1960 White Silver Sands #50
03/11/1960 Don't Be Cruel #32 Cover of a single by Elvis Presley

The Blackwells
Discogs American vocal group produced by Phil Spector, comprising of three siblings, Dewayne went on to be a successful songwriter, Ronnie died in a car accident in April 1966
Dewayne Blackwell 17 Sep 1936 – Living
Glenda Blackwell 29 Apr 1940 – Living
Ronnie Blackwell 04 Oct 1938 – 24 Apr 1966 (27)
18/05/1961 Love or Money #46

Vivian Blaine 21 Nov 1921 – 09 Dec 1995 (74) Independent obit
Wiki American singer from Newark, New Jersey who was better known as an actress
10/07/1953 Bushel and a Peck #12

Billy Bland 05 Apr 1932 – 22 Mar 2017 (84) 
Wiki American R&B singer-songwriter from Wilmington, North Carolina
16/05/1960 Let the Little Girl Dance #15


Archie Bleyer's Orchestra 12 Jun 1909 – 20 Mar 1989 (79NY Times obit
Wiki American bandleader and arranger from Corona, New York City
06/01/1956 The Ballad of Davy Crockett #2 Released as 
Bill Hayes with Archie Bleyer's Orchestra
19/04/1957 Butterfly #1 Released as Andy Williams, Orchestra Conducted by Archie Bleyer
23/05/1958 All I Have to Do is Dream / Claudette #1 Released as The Everly Brothers, Orchestra Conducted by Archie Bleyer


Blood, Sweat and Tears
Wiki American jazz rock group from New York
David Clayton-Thomas 13 Sep 1941 – Living
Bobby Colomby 20 Dec 1944 – Living
Jim Fielder 04 Oct 1947 – Living
Dick Halligan 29 Aug 1943 – Living
Jerry Hyman 19 May 1947 – Living
Steve Katz 09 May 1945 – Living
Fred Lipsuis 19 Nov 1943 – Living
Lew Soloff 20 Feb 1944 – 08 Mar 2015 (71) LA Times obit
Chuck Winfield 05 Feb 1943 – Living
30/04/1969 You've Made Me So Very Happy #35

Babbity Blue Jan 1948 – Living
Discogs UK singer, real name Barbara Chalk
11/02/1965 Don't Make Me (Fall in Love with You) #48 The Tremeloes provide the backing

Blue Mink
Wiki UK pop rock group 
Madeline Bell 23 Jul 1942 – Living
Roger Cook 19 Aug 1940 – Living
Roger Coulam 21 Aug 1940 – 23 Oct 2005 (65)
Herbie Flowers 19 May 1938 – Living
Barry Morgan Apr 1931 – 01 Nov 2007 (76)
Alan Parker 26 Aug 1944 – Living
15/11/1969 Melting Pot #3

Bob and Earl
Wiki American soul duo from Los Angeles, California formed in 1957, originally with Nelson and Bobby Byrd (later known as Bobby Day)
Earl Nelson 08 Sep 1928 – 12 Jul 2008 (79) Independent obit
Bob Relf 10 Jan 1937 – 20 Nov 2007 (70) Independent obit

12/03/1969 Harlem Shuffle #7

Gary U.S. Bonds 06 Jun 1939 – Living
Wiki American R&B and rock and roll singer from Jacksonville, Florida
19/01/1961 New Orleans #16
20/07/1961 Quarter to Three #7

Graham Bonney 02 Jun 1943 – Living
Wiki UK pop singer from Basildon, Essex
24/03/1966 Supergirl #19

The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
Wiki UK comedy rock group, assembled by art students in the 1960s, appeared in The Beatles film Magical Mystery Tour and with Monty Python on television, disbanded in 1969, Stanshall died in a house fire in March 1995
Joel Druckman 27 Apr 1947 – Living
Neil Innes 09 Dec 1944 – 29 Dec 2019 (75) Guardian obit
Rodney Slater 08 Nov 1941 – Living
Larry Smith 18 Jan 1944 – Living
Roger Ruskin Spear 29 Jun 1943 – Living
Vivian Stanshall 21 Mar 1943 – 05 Mar 1995 (51) Independent obit
06/11/1968 I'm the Urban Spaceman #5 Produced by Paul McCartney under the pseudonym Apollo C. Vermouth

Booker T. & the M.G.'s
Wiki American instrumental band from Memphis, Tennessee, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992, MG stands for Memphis Group, Al Jackson was murdered in his home by two intruders in October 1975
Donald "Duck" Dunn 24 Nov 1941 – 13 May 2012 (70) Rolling Stone obit
Al Jackson Jr. 27 Nov 1935 – 01 Oct 1975 (39) FindAGrave memorial

Booker T. Jones 12 Nov 1944 – Living
Steve Cropper 21 Oct 1941 – Living
11/12/1968 Soul Limbo #30
07/05/1969 Time is Tight #4
30/08/1969 Soul Clap '69 #35

Pat Boone 01 Jun 1934 – Living
Wiki American traditional pop singer from Jacksonville, Florida, he is the 4x great grandson of American pioneer Daniel Boone, his daughter Debby later had a successful solo career
18/11/1955 Ain't That a Shame #7
27/04/1956 I'll Be Home #1
27/07/1956 Long Tall Sally #18
17/08/1956 I Almost Lost My Mind #14
07/12/1956 Friendly Persuasion #3
11/01/1957 Ain't That a Shame (re-release) #22 
11/01/1957 I'll Be Home (re-release) #19
01/02/1957 Don't Forbid Me #2
26/04/1957 Why Baby Why #17
05/07/1957 Love Letters in the Sand #2
27/09/1957 Remember You're Mine / There's a Goldmine in the Sky #5
06/12/1957 April Love #7
13/12/1957 White Christmas #29 Cover of a single by Bing Crosby
04/04/1958 A Wonderful Time Up There #2
11/04/1958 It's Too Soon to Know #7 B-side to A Wonderful Time Up There
27/06/1958 Sugar Moon #6
29/08/1958 If Dreams Came True #16
05/12/1958 Gee But It's Lonely #30
06/02/1959 I'll Remember Tonight #18
10/04/1959 With the Wind and the Rain in Your Hair #21
22/05/1959 For a Penny #19
31/07/1959 'Twixt Twelve and Twenty #18
23/06/1960 Walking the Floor Over You #39
06/07/1961 Moody River #18
07/12/1961 Johnny Will #4
15/02/1962 I'll See You in My Dreams #27
24/05/1962 Quando Quando Quando #41
12/07/1962 Speedy Gonzales #2 Features the uncredited vocals of Mel Blanc as Speedy Gonzales
15/11/1962 The Main Attraction #12

Eve Boswell 11 May 1922 – 14 Aug 1998 (76) Independent obit
Wiki Hungarian singer from Budapest who began touring as part of a circus, later settling in South Africa
30/12/1955 Pickin' a Chicken #9 Released as Eve Boswell with Glen Somers and his Orchestra

David Bowie 08 Jan 1947 – 10 Jan 2016 (69) BBC obit
Wiki UK singer-songwriter from Brixton, London, born as David Jones but changed the surname to avoid confusion with Davy Jones from The Monkees, appeared as an actor in a number of films including Labyrinth, The Last Temptation of Christ and Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence, inducted into the Rock and Rock Hall of Fame in 1996
06/09/1969 Space Oddity #5

The Box Tops
Wiki American pop rock group from Memphis, Tennessee
Rick Allen 28 Jan 1946 – Living
Thomas Boggs 16 Jul 1944 – 05 May 2008 (63) Local obit
Alex Chilton 28 Dec 1950 – 17 Mar 2010 (59) Guardian obit

Bill Cunningham 23 Jan 1950 – Living
John Evans 18 Jun 1948 – Living
Danny Smythe 25 Aug 1948 – 06 Jul 2016 (67) Ultimate Classic Rock obit
Gary Talley 17 Aug 1947 – Living
13/09/1967 The Letter #5
20/03/1968 Cry Like a Baby #15
23/08/1969 Soul Deep #22

Jimmy Boyd 09 Jan 1939 – 07 Mar 2009 (70) NY Times obit
Wiki American singer from Jayess, Mississippi who began singing at local fairs aged seven, got a record contract after appearing on a Frank Sinatra television show, later hosted his own television show
04/09/1953 Tell Me a Story #5 Released as Frankie Laine and Jimmy Boyd
27/11/1953 I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus #3

Jacqueline Boyer 23 Apr 1941 – Living
Wiki French singer and actress from Paris, daughter of performers Jacques Pills and Lucienne Boyer
28/04/1960 Tom Pillibi #33 France's winning entry for the 1960 Eurovision Song Contest

Wilfrid Brambell 22 Mar 1912 – 18 Jan 1985 (72) Death notice
Wiki Irish actor and comedian from Dublin, best known for appearing in Steptoe and Son
and Harry H. Corbett 28 Feb 1925 – 21 Mar 1982 (57) Death notice
Wiki UK actor and comedian, born in Rangoon, British Burma, best known for appearing in Steptoe and Son, awarded an OBE in 1976
28/11/1963 At the Palace (Parts 1 & 2) #25 Live recording of their sketch from the 1963 Royal Variety Performance

Johnny Brandon 16 Jul 1925 – 27 Jul 2017 (92)
Wiki UK singer-songwriter, later moved to the States and appeared in Off-Broadway musicals
11/03/1955 Tomorrow #8 Released as Johnny Brandon with The Phantoms and The Norman Warren Music
01/07/1955 Don't Worry #18

Rose Brennan 01 Jan 1931 – Living
Wiki Irish jazz singer from Dublin
07/12/1961 Tall Dark Stranger #31

Walter Brennan 25 Jul 1894 – 21 Sep 1974 (80) LA Times obit
Wiki American actor and singer from Lynn, Massachusetts, first and one of only three men to win three Oscars
28/06/1962 Old Rivers #38

Tony Brent 26 Aug 1927 – 19 Jun 1993 (65)
Wiki UK traditional pop singer, born in Bombay, British India, emigrated to Australia in 1961
19/12/1952 Walkin' to Missouri #7
02/01/1953 Make it Soon #9
23/01/1953 Got You on My Mind #12
30/11/1956 Cindy Oh Cindy #16
28/06/1957 Dark Moon #17
28/02/1958 The Clouds Will Soon Roll By #20
05/09/1958 Girl of My Dreams #16
24/07/1959 Why Should I Be Lonely #24

Bernard Bresslaw 25 Feb 1934 – 11 Jun 1993 (59) Independent obit
Wiki UK comic actor from Stepney, London, best known for appearing in the Carry On film series
30/05/1958 The Signature Tune of "The Army Game" #5 Released as Michael Medwin, Bernard Bresslaw, Alfie Bass and Leslie Fyson with Orchestra Conducted by Frank Cordell / Theme to the television series The Army Game
05/09/1958 Mad Passionate Love #6

The Brook Brothers
Wiki UK vocal duo of brothers from Winchester, Hampshire
Geoff Brook 12 Apr 1943 – Living
Ricky Brook 24 Oct 1940 – Living
30/03/1961 Warpaint #5
24/08/1961 Ain't Gonna Wash For a Week #13
25/01/1962 He's Old Enough to Know Better #37
16/08/1962 Welcome Home Baby #33
21/02/1963 Trouble is My Middle Name #38

Norman Brooks 19 Aug 1928 – 14 Sep 2006 (78)
Wiki Canadian singer from Montreal, Quebec, best known for his Al Jolson impersonations
12/11/1954 A Sky Blue Shirt and a Rainbow Tie #17

The Brothers Four
Wiki American folk quartet formed at the University of Washington
Bob Flick 24 Aug 1938 – Living
Dick Foley 18 Apr 1939 – Living
Mike Kirkland 23 Dec 1937 – Aug 2020 (82) Mention of death
John Paine 26 Nov 1937 – Living
23/06/1960 Greenfields #40


The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
Wiki UK psychedelic rock band from London, fronted by Arthur Brown who was in R&B groups before forming The Crazy World outfit, keyboardist Vincent Crane committed suicide in February 1989
Arthur Brown 24 Jun 1942 – Living
Vincent Crane 21 May 1943 – 14 Feb 1989 (45) FindAGrave memorial
Drachen Theaker 21 Mar 1946 – 05 Dec 1992 (46)
26/06/1968 Fire #1
NB: Sean Greenwood was the bass guitarist at the time of this record, but it featured bass peddles only, therefore he didn't perform on the song itself

James Brown 03 May 1933 – 25 Dec 2006 (73) Guardian obit
Wiki American singer-songwriter from Barnwell, South Carolina, known as the "Godfather of Soul" and "Soul Brother No.1", inaugural inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986
23/09/1965 Papa's Got a Brand New Bag #25 Released as James Brown and The Famous Flames
24/02/1966 I Got You (I Feel Good) #29 Released as James Brown and The Famous Flames
16/06/1966 It's a Man's Man's Man's World #13 Released as James Brown and The Famous Flames


Joe Brown and the Bruvvers
Wiki UK rock and roll singer from Swarby, Lincolnshire and backing band, Brown was awarded an MBE in 2009
Joe Brown 13 May 1941 – Living
Brian Dunn Mar 1940 – 07 Sep 2015 (75) Local obit
Bobby Graham 11 Mar 1940 – 14 Sep 2009 (69) Independent obit
Pete Oakman 12 Dec 1943 – Living
Tony Oakman 18 Sep 1939 – 06 Apr 1983 (43)

17/03/1960 The Darktown Strutters Ball #34
26/01/1961 Shine #33 Released as Joe Brown
11/01/1962 What a Crazy World We're Living in #37
17/05/1962 A Picture of You #2
13/09/1962 Your Tender Look #31
15/11/1962 It Only Took a Minute #6
07/02/1963 That's What Love Will Do #3
27/06/1963 Nature's Time For Love #26
26/09/1963 Sally Ann #28
29/06/1967 With a Little Help From My Friends #32 Released as Joe Brown
NB: Having trouble working out who played on these records. Mick Waller and Michael Leslie were definitely session musicians that recorded on many of the hits. Tony Oakman and Pete Oakman were brought in in 1962 as touring members but I believe they may have appeared on some records. This photo also shows another member of that period, drummer Bobby Graham. This article mentions that John Clare is also an original member.
NB2: Based on Pete Oakman's website here, as well as this page I have added Dunn, Graham and both Oakman brothers. Birth details of Tony Oakman here and death here.


The Browns
Wiki American country and folk vocal group from Sparkman, Arkansas consisting of three siblings
Bonnie Brown 31 Jul 1937 – 16 Jul 2016 (77) Billboard obit
Jim Ed Brown 01 Apr 1934 – 11 Jun 2015 (81) Guardian obit
Maxine Brown 27 Apr 1931 – 21 Jan 2019 (87) Rolling Stone obit

18/09/1959 The Three Bells #6


The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Wiki American jazz pianist and composer from San Francisco, California, the quartet was initially popular on the U.S. college circuit
Dave Brubeck 06 Dec 1920 – 05 Dec 2012 (91) BBC obit
Paul Dresmond 25 Nov 1924 – 30 May 1977 (52) NY Times obit
Joe Morello 17 Jul 1928 – 12 Mar 2011 (82) Guardian obit

Eugene Wright 29 May 1923 – Living
26/10/1961 Take Five #6
08/02/1962 It's a Raggy Waltz #36
17/05/1962 Unsquare Dance #14


Tommy Bruce and The Bruisers
Wiki UK singer from Stepney, London, grew up in an orphanage after his parents died, worked as a driver's mate in Covent Garden when he recorded a demo and was subsequently given a contract, The Bruisers were a group of Birmingham musicians, Daniel Boone later had a successful solo career
Tommy Bruce 16 Jul 1937 – 10 Jul 2006 (68) Guardian obit
Peter Greene (aka Daniel Boone) 31 Jul 1942 – Living
Bobby Coral 01 Sep 1940 – n/a Mention of death
Peter McGinty 16 Aug 1941 – Living
Dave Mountney no info available
26/05/1960 Ain't Misbehavin' #3 Cover of the hit by Leo Reisman, later popularised by Louis Armstrong
08/09/1962 Broken Doll #36
17/05/1962 Babette #50 Released as Tommy Bruce
NB: Correct lineup is available here. Although he's often cited as a member, Don McGinty (1944–2019) didn't join until 1963, after their string of hits. Coral's real name was John Shipp. Can't seem to find a date of death for him.


Dora Bryan 07 Feb 1923 – 23 Jul 2014 (91) BBC obit
Wiki UK actress from Southport, Lancashire, started her career in pantomime, later known for her roles in Absolutely Fabulous and Last of the Summer Wine, awarded an OBE in 1996
05/12/1963 All I Want For Christmas is a Beatle #20


Anita Bryant 25 Mar 1940 – Living
Wiki American singer from Barnsdall, Oklahoma, one-time Miss Oklahoma and runner up in the Miss America competition of 1958, later became a prominent activist opposing gay rights
26/05/1960 Paper Roses #24
06/10/1960 My Little Corner of the World #48


Johnny Burnette 25 Mar 1934 – 14 Aug 1964 (30) FindAGrave memorial
Wiki American pop and rockabilly singer-songwriter from Memphis, Tennessee, drowned whilst fishing in August 1964
29/09/1960 Dreamin' #5
12/01/1961 You're Sixteen #3
13/04/1961 Little Boy Sad #12
10/08/1961 Girls #37
17/05/1962 Clown Shoes #35


Ray Burns 01 Apr 1923 – 09 Dec 2000 (77)
All Music UK singer who became professional after leaving the RAF in 1945
11/02/1955 Mobile #4 Released as Ray Burns with Eric Jupp and his Orchestra
26/08/1955 That's How a Love Song Was Born #14 Released as Ray Burns with Eric Jupp and his Orchestra and The Coronets


Lou Busch (aka Joe "Fingers" Carr) 18 Jul 1910 – 19 Sep 1979 (69) FindAGrave memorial
Wiki American record producer and jazz musician from Louisville, Kentucky, died in a car accident in September 1979
27/01/1956 Zambesi #2


Max Bygraves 16 Oct 1922 – 31 Aug 2012 (89) Telegraph obit
Wiki UK singer, actor and comedian from London, real name was Walter but took the name Max in homage to comic Max Miller, best known for his sing-a-long albums and medleys, later hosted Family Fortunes, awarded an OBE in 1982
14/11/1952 Cowpuncher's Cantana #6
14/05/1954 Heart of My Heart #7
10/09/1954 Gilly Gilly Ossenfeffer Katzenellen Bogen By the Sea #7
21/01/1955 Mr. Sandman #16
18/11/1955 Meet Me on the Corner #2
17/02/1956 The Ballad of Davy Crockett #20
25/05/1956 Out of Town #18
05/04/1957 Heart #14 Released as Max Bygraves with Malcolm Lockyer and his Orchestra
02/05/1958 You Need Hands / Tulips From Amsterdam #3 Released as Max Bygraves with The Clark Brothers and Eric Rogers and his Orchestra
22/08/1958 Little Train / Gotta Have Rain #28
02/01/1959 My Ukelele #19
18/12/1959 Jingle Bell Rock #7
10/03/1960 Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'be #5
28/07/1960 Consider Yourself #50
01/06/1961 The Bells of Avignon #36
19/02/1969 You're My Everything #34

Charlie Byrd 16 Sep 1925 – 02 Dec 1999 (74) Guardian obit
Wiki American jazz guitarist from Suffolk, Virginia

08/11/1962 Desafinado #11 Released as Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd

The Byrds
Wiki American rock band from Los Angeles, California, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991, Parsons died of a heroin overdose in the desert in September 1973 (his body was stolen and burned by their manager), Clarke died of liver failure attributed to alcohol abuse in December 1993
Gene Clark 17 Nov 1944 – 24 May 1991 (46) NY Times obit
Michael Clarke 03 Jun 1946 – 19 Dec 1993 (47) NY Times obit

David Crosby 14 Aug 1941 – Living
Chris Hillman 04 Dec 1944 – Living
Kevin Kelley 25 Mar 1943 – 06 Apr 2002 (59) LA Times obit
Roger McGuinn 13 Jul 1942 – Living
Gram Parsons 05 Nov 1946 – 19 Sep 1973 (26) Rolling Stone obit
17/06/1965 Mr. Tambourine Man #1 Written by Bob Dylan
12/08/1965 All I Really Want to do #4 Written by Bob Dylan
11/11/1965 Turn! Turn! Turn! #26 Lyrics written by Pete Seeger, based on a passage from the Bible
05/05/1966 Eight Miles High #24 Banned on most radio stations due to its drug references
05/05/1968 You Ain't Goin' Nowhere #45


Edward Byrnes 30 Jul 1932 – 08 Jan 2020 (87) LA Times obit
Wiki American actor from New York City, New York
05/05/1960 Kookie Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb) #27 Released as Edward Byrnes and Connie Stevens


The Bystanders
Discogs UK rock group, later evolved into Man
Clive John Jul 1945 – 24 Aug 2011 (66) Death notice
Jeff Jones no info available
Micky Jones 07 Jun 1946 – 10 Mar 2010 (63) BBC obit
Vic Oakley 1942 – Living
Ray Williams 1943 – Dec 1993 (~50) Mention of death
09/02/1967 98.6 #45

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Roy C 03 Aug 1939 – 16 Sep 2020 (81) Obit
Wiki American southern soul singer-songwriter and record executive from Newington, Georgia, real name Roy Charles Hammond
21/04/1966 Shotgun Wedding #6

Cadets with Eileen Reid
Discogs (Cadets) / Wiki (Reid) Irish showband fronted by Eileen Reid, disbanded in 1970
Paddy Burns no info available
Jimmy Day no info available
Willie Devey n/a – 22 May 2004
Jas Fagan n/a – 2010s
Gerry Hayes no info available
Noel McGann no info available
Patrick Murphy no info available
Brendan O'Connell no info available
Eileen Reid Jan 1943 – Living
03/06/1965 Jealous Heart #42
NB: Most of info from here. According to this page, the lineup changed in "mid 1965". Jealous Heart was released by May in Ireland, so likely Murphy appeared on it, rather than Pat Green.

Al Caiola 07 Sep 1920 – 09 Nov 2016 (96) NY Times obit
Wiki American orchestra leader and guitarist from Jersey City, New Jersey
15/06/1961 The Magnificent Seven #34 Featured in the 1961 of the same name

Eddie Calvert 15 Mar 1922 – 07 Aug 1978 (56) All Music profile
Wiki UK trumpeter from Preston, Lancashire, nicknamed the "Man with the Golden Trumpet", later emigrated to South Africa
18/12/1953 Oh Mein Papa #1
08/04/1955 Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White #1
13/05/1955 Stranger in Paradise #14
29/07/1955 John and Julie #6 Featured in the 1955 film of the same name
09/03/1956 Zambesi #13
07/02/1958 Mandy (La Panse) #9
20/06/1958 Little Serenade #28

Glen Campbell 22 Apr 1936 – 08 Aug 2017 (81) Guardian obit
Wiki American country singer-songwriter, guitarist and actor from Billstown, Arkansas, hosted his own variety television show called The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, won five Grammy Awards and nominated for an Oscar
29/01/1969 Wichita Lineman #7
07/05/1969 Galveston #14
06/12/1969 All I Have to Do is Dream #3 Released as Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell

The Ian Campbell Folk Group
Wiki UK folk group founded in Birmingham in 1956, disbanded in 1978, Ian and Lorna Campbell were siblings and the latter was briefly married to fellow member Brian Clark, Swarbrick later joined Fairport Covention then had a successful solo career, Dunkerley died from Hodgkin's disease in April 1977
Ian Campbell 10 Jun 1933 – 24 Nov 2012 (79) Telegraph obit
Lorna Campbell 1939 – Living
Brian Clark no info available
John Dunkerley 10 May 1942 – 25 Apr 1977 (34)
Dave Swarbrick 05 Apr 1941 – 03 Jun 2016 (75) BBC obit

11/03/1965 The Times They Are A-Changin' #42

Jo Ann Campbell 20 Jul 1938 – Living
Wiki American pop singer from Jacksonville, Florida
08/06/1961 Motorcycle Michael #41

Pat Campbell n/a – April or May 2006 Mention of death
Irish singer, before his solo career he was a member of The Four Ramblers, a folk group which included Val Doonican

15/11/1969 The Deal #31
NB: Can't find full bio details. Also, this source says he died in April, whereas a post here says May.

Canned Heat
Wiki American blues rock band from Los Angeles, California
Bob Hite 26 Feb 1943 – 06 Apr 1981 (38) NY Times obit
Adolfo de la Parra 08 Feb 1946 – Living
Larry Taylor 26 Jun 1942 – 19 Aug 2019 (77) Rolling Stone obit
Henry Vestine 25 Dec 1944 – 20 Oct 1997 (52) Independent obit
Alan Wilson 04 Jul 1943 – 03 Sep 1970 (27) NY Times obit

24/07/1968 On the Road Again #8
01/01/1969 Going Up the Country #19

Freddy Cannon 04 Dec 1936 – Living
Wiki American rock and roll singer from Revere, Massachusetts
14/08/1959 Tallahassee Lassie #17 Written by his mother
01/01/1960 Way Down Yonder in New Orleans #3
05/03/1960 California Here I Come #25
17/03/1960 Indiana #42 B-side to California Here I Come
19/05/1960 The Urge #18
20/04/1961 Muskrat Ramble #32
28/06/1962 Palisades Park #20

The Caravelles
Wiki UK pop duo, Wilkinson later recorded under the name Lois Lane
Andrea Simpson 09 Sep 1946 – Living
Lois Wilkinson 03 Apr 1944 – Living
08/08/1963 You Don't Have to be a Baby to Cry #6

Renato Carosone and his Sextet 03 Jan 1920 – 20 May 2001 (81) NY Times obit
Wiki Italian singer-songwriter and pianist from Naples
04/07/1958 Torero – Cha Cha Cha #25

Jerry Carr 28 Jan 1915 – 14 Mar 1996 (81)
Discogs American orchestra leader from New York City, New York
03/09/1954 Hold My Hand #1 Released as Don Cornell with Orchestra Directed by Jerry Carr

Pearl Carr 02 Nov 1921 – 16 Feb 2020 (98) Guardian obit
and Teddy Johnson 04 Sep 1919 – 06 Jun 2018 (98) Guardian obit
Wiki UK husband and wife traditional pop duo who married in 1955
20/03/1959 Sing Little Birdie #12 The UK's entry for the 1959 Eurovision Song Contest
06/04/1961 How Wonderful to Know #23 Released as Teddy Johnson and Pearl Carr

Valerie Carr 1936 – Living
Wiki American R&B singer from New York City, New York, reportedly a favourite singer of Buddy Holly
04/07/1958 When the Boys Talk About the Girls #29

Vicki Carr 19 Jul 1941 – Living
Wiki American singer from El Paso, Texas, won three Grammy Awards
01/06/1967 It Must be Him (Seul Sur Son Etoile) #2
30/08/1967 There I Go #50
12/03/1969 With Pen in Hand #39

Jimmy Carroll 13 Dec 1913 – 18 Mar 1972 (58) NY Times obit
Discogs American orchestra leader and composer from New York City, New York
26/04/1957 Rock-A-Billy #1 Released as Guy Mitchell with Jimmy Carroll

Ronnie Carroll 18 Aug 1934 – 13 Apr 2015 (80) BBC obit
Wiki UK singer and entertainer who began his career as an impersonator, twice represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest, later contested a number of UK elections as an independent candidate
27/07/1956 Walk Hand in Hand #13
29/03/1957 The Wisdom of a Fool #20
31/03/1960 Footsteps #36
22/02/1962 Ring a Ding Girl #46 The UK's entry for the 1962 Eurovision Song Contest
02/08/1962 Roses Are Red #3
15/11/1962 If Only Tomorrow #33
07/03/1963 Say Wonderful Things #6 The UK's entry for the 1963 Eurovision Song Contest

The Cascades
Wiki American vocal group formed in San Diego, California, a false rumour once spread that all five members had perished in a plane crash
John Gummoe 02 Aug 1938 – Living
Eddie Snyder 09 Oct 1941 – Living
Dave Stevens no info available
David Szabo 11 Nov 1942 – Living
David Wilson 15 Nov 1936 – 14 Nov 2000 (63) Ancestry page
28/02/1963 Rhythm of the Rain #5
NB: IMDb erroneously states that Snyder was born in 1937.

Johnny Cash 26 Feb 1932 – 12 Sep 2003 (71) Guardian obit
Wiki American country singer-songwriter from Kingsland, Arkansas, one of the best-selling music artists of all time, sold more than 90 million records worldwide, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992, nicknamed "The Man in Black", married to country singer June Carter from 1968 until her death in May 2003
03/06/1965 It Ain't Me, Babe #28
06/09/1969 A Boy Named Sue #4 Recorded live at the San Quentin prison

The Casinos
Wiki American doo-wop group from Cincinnati, Ohio
Bob Armstrong 12 May 1944 – 27 Dec 2011 (67) Legacy obit
Pete Bolton 24 Aug 1943 – Living
Mickey Dalton 06 Aug 1942 – Living
Bill Hawkins no info available
Gene Hughes 11 Jul 1936 – 03 Feb 2004 (67) FindAGrave memorial
Glen Hughes 04 Nov 1941 – 08 Mar 2006 (64) Mention of death
Tom Mathews no info available
Joe Patterson n/a – before 2004 Mention of death
Ray White no info available
23/02/1967 Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye #28
NB: The Casinos went through lineup changes over the course of their history, but at the time of their chart hit they had ballooned to a nine piece group. The lineup at the time is verified here.
NB2: Lots of chat here. Ray White was living as of 2006 and had just retired from the group.

Roy Castle 31 Aug 1932 – 02 Sep 1994 (62) Independent obit
Wiki UK singer, dancer, actor and television presenter from Scholes, West Riding of Yorkshire, perhaps best known for his television show Record Breakers which was based on the Guinness Book of Records, awarded an OBE in 1992, the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation was formed in his honour in 1990 after he contracted the illness from second hand smoke
22/12/1960 Little White Berry #40

The Casuals
Wiki UK pop group from Lincoln, Lincolnshire, won television's Opportunity Knocks three times
Howard Newcombe 25 Nov 1945 – Living
Bob O'Brien 26 Sep 1944 – Living
Alan Taylor 02 Feb 1947 – 27 Nov 2011 (64)
Johnny Tebb 01 Oct 1945 – May 2018 (72) Local obit

14/08/1968 Jesamine #2
04/12/1968 Toy #30

The Cats
Wiki UK ska instrumental group from Mile End, London
Richard Archer 1946 – Living
John Ogetti Kpiayi 04 Aug 1948 – Living
Michael Okoro 1951 – Living
Tyrone Patterson 1940 – Living
09/04/1969 Swan Lake #48
NB: Patterson later returned to Jamaica. He received coverage in 2013. Useful info here.

Frank Chacksfield 09 May 1914 – 09 Jun 1995 (81) 
Wiki UK orchestra leader and pianist from East Sussex who worked in a solicitor's office and played the church organ before starting his music career in 1930s
03/04/1953 Little Red Monkey #10 Released as Frank Chacksfield's Tunesmiths, featuring Jack Jordan – Clavioline
22/05/1953 Terry's Theme From "Limelight" #2 Written by Charlie Chaplin for his 1952 film Limelight
12/02/1954 Ebb Tide #9
24/02/1956 In Old Lisbon #15
18/05/1956 Port-au-Prince #18 Released as Winifred Atwell and Frank Chacksfield

31/08/1956 Donkey Cart #26

The Chakachas
Wiki Belgian based soul group composed of Latin musicians, Kenton was supposedly the first wife of American Latin musician Tito Puente
Gaston Bogaert 31 Jul 1921 – Living
Henri Breyre no info available
Vic Ingeveldt 14 Apr 1911 – 29 Apr 1997 (86) Mention of death
Kari Kenton no info available
Charlie Lots no info available
Christian Marc no info available
Bill Raymond no info available
11/01/1962 Twist Twist #48
NB: Bogaert is still alive at nearly 99 years old!

George Chakiris 16 Sep 1934 – Living
Wiki American singer, actor and dancer from Norwood, Ohio, won an Oscar for his role as Bernardo in the film West Side Story
02/06/1960 The Heart of a Teenage Girl #49

Richard Chamberlain 31 Mar 1934 – Living
Wiki American actor and singer from Beverly Hills, California who became a teen idol, first actor to play the role of Jason Bourne
07/06/1962 Theme From "Dr. Kildare" (Three Stars Will Shine Tonight) #12
01/11/1962 Love Me Tender #15
21/02/1963 Hi-Lili Hi-Lo #20
18/07/1963 True Love #30

The Champs
Wiki American rock and roll instrumental group from Los Angeles, California, Glen Campbell later had a successful solo career, as did Seals and Crofts as a duo
Gene Alden 1930 or 1931 – Living
Buddy Bruce Feb 1930 – 01 Jul 2014 (84) Local obit
Dave Burgess 13 Dec 1931 or 1934 – Living
Glen Campbell 22 Apr 1936 – 08 Aug 2017 (81) Guardian obit
Jerry Cole 23 Sep 1939 – 28 May 2008 (68) LA Times obit
Dash Crofts 14 Aug 1938 – Living
Cliff Hills 15 Nov 1918 – n/a
Bob Morris 03 Feb 1930 – 03 Dec 1981 (51) FindAGrave memorial
Chuck Rio (aka Danny Flores) 11 Jul 1929 – 19 Sep 2006 (77) Billboard obit
Jim Seals 17 Oct 1941 – Living
04/04/1958 Tequila #5
17/03/1960 Too Much Tequila #49
NB: Lineup for Tequila is sourced on their Wiki page. I'm assuming that Cliff Hills is deceased, though his date of birth seems dubious. The lineup for Too Much Tequila is unclear, but I've used the lineup as of late 1959 listed here.

Gene Chandler 06 Jul 1937 – Living
Wiki American singer-songwriter and record producer from Chicago, Illinois
05/06/1968 Nothing Can Stop Me #41

Bruce Channel 28 Nov 1940 – Living
Wiki American singer-songwriter from Jacksonville, Texas, The Beatles were a supporting act for his 1962 UK tour
22/03/1962 Hey! Baby #2
26/06/1968 Keep On #12

The Chantays
Wiki American surf rock group from Orange County, California
Brian Carman 10 Aug 1945 – 01 Mar 2015 (69) LA Times obit
Bob Marshall 06 Feb 1945 – Living
Bob Spickard 19 Feb 1946 – Living
Warren Waters 06 Sep 1944 – Living
Bob Welch 19 May 1945 – Living
18/04/1963 Pipeline #16

Chaquito Orchestra (arranged by Johnny Gregory) 12 Oct 1924 – 23 Apr 2020 (95) Guardian obit
Wiki UK bandleader from London, often recorded under the nicknames Chaquito or Nino Rico

27/09/1957 Wedding Ring #20 Released as Russ Hamilton with Johnny Gregory and his Orchestra with The Tonettes
27/10/1960 Never on Sunday #50
NB: His date of birth varies online depending on where you look but the records show he was born in 1924.IMDb lists him as having died in 1985, but he composed his last film score in 2002 and still living in 2004 as per this extensive bio, and this site claims to be in contact with him.
NB2: His Wikipedia was edited to say he died in April 2020. Can't find a source though.
NB3: Guardian obit added.

Don Charles 10 Dec 1933 – 04 Dec 2005 (71) Independent obit
Wiki UK ballad singer and record producer from Hull, East Yorkshire, later wrote self-help books
22/02/1962 Walk With Me My Angel #39

Ray Charles 23 Sep 1930 – 10 Jun 2004 (73) The Guardian obit
Wiki American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, pianist and composer from Albany, Georgia, became totally blind at the age of seven from glaucoma, won seventeen Grammy Awards, inaugural inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, his song Georgia on My Mind was officially designated as the state song of Georgia in 1979
01/12/1960 Georgia on My Mind #24
19/10/1961 Hit the Road Jack #6
14/06/1962 I Can't Stop Loving You #1
13/09/1962 You Don't Know Me #9
13/12/1962 Your Cheating Heart #13
28/03/1963 Don't Set Me Free #37
16/05/1963 Take These Chains From My Heart #5
12/09/1963 No One #35
31/10/1963 Busted #21
24/09/1964 No One to Cry to #38
21/01/1965 Makin' Whoopee #42
10/02/1966 Cryin' Time #50
21/04/1966 Together Again #48
05/07/1967 Here We Go Again #38
20/12/1967 Yesterday #44
31/07/1968 Eleanor Rigby #36

The Ray Charles Singers 13 Sep 1918 – 06 Apr 2015 (96) Variety obit
Wiki American vocal arranger and conductor from Chicago, Illinois
07/02/1958 Magic Moments #1 Released as Perry Como with Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra & The Ray Charles Singers

Dick Charlesworth and his City Gents
Wiki UK jazz group fronted by Charlesworth, a clarinetist and saxophonist, trombonist Cyril Preston died in a motorcycle accident in April 1976
Graham Beazley 10 Jun 1932 – 27 Apr 1979 (46) Mention of death
Dick Charlesworth 08 Jan 1932 – 15 Apr 2008 (76) Guardian obit
Ron Darby 31 Aug 1929 – 25 Nov 2018 (89)
Bill Dixon no info available
Robert Henry Masters (aka Bob Masters) no info available

Cyril Preston 30 May 1934 – Apr 1976 (41)
04/05/1961 Billy Boy #43

Chubby Checker 03 Oct 1941 – Living
Wiki American rock and roll singer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
22/09/1960 The Twist #44
30/03/1961 Pony Time #27
17/08/1961 Let's Twist Again #37
28/12/1961 Let's Twist Again (Re-release) #2
11/01/1962 The Twist (Re-release) #14
05/04/1962 Slow Twistin' #23 Features uncredited vocals by Dee Dee Sharp
19/04/1962 Teach Me to Twist #45
09/08/1962 Dancin' Party #19 Gary U.S. Bonds sued over similarities to his hit Quarter to Three
01/11/1962 Limbo Rock #32
20/12/1962 Jingle Bell Rock #40 Released as Chubby Checker and Bobby Rydell
31/10/1963 What Do Ya Say #37

Checkmates, Ltd.
Wiki American R&B group from Fort Wayne, Indiana
Sonny Charles 04 Sep 1940 – Living
Marvin Smith 08 Mar 1939 – 15 Dec 2007 (68) NY Times obit
Bobby Stevens 06 Sep 1939 – Living
Harvey Trees 14 Jun 1940 – Living
Bill Van Buskirk 07 Feb 1941 – Living
15/11/1969 Proud Mary #30

The Cheetahs
Discogs UK beat group from Birmingham
Ray Bridger c. 1946 – Living
Euan Rose c. 1947 – Living
Nigel Wright c. 1946 – Living
Rodney Wright c. 1945 – Living
01/10/1964 Mecca #36
21/01/1965 Soldier Boy #39
NB: Can't find much info on members. Ray Bridger does have a website though. Additional info here. Rough ages from here.

Cher 20 May 1946 – Living
Wiki American singer and actress from El Centro, California, nicknamed the "Goddess of Pop", known for her distinctive contralto voice, she rose to fame as part of the folk rock duo Sonny and Cher alongside her then husband Sonny Bono, has sold over 100 million records to date, has won an Oscar, a Grammy, three Golden Globes and an Emmy
19/08/1965 All I Really Want to Do #9
31/03/1966 Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) #3
04/08/1966 I Feel Something in the Air #43
22/09/1966 Sunny #32

The Cherokees
Discogs UK group formed in Leeds, West Yorkshire
David Bower no info available
Jim Green no info available
John Kirby (Woollard) 29 Sep 1942 – 25 May 2007 (64) Memorial
Mike Sweeney no info available
Terry Stokes no info available
03/09/1964 Seven Daffodils #33
NB: I see Jim Green commenting on YouTube that Bower, Stokes and himself are still living. Can't find confirmation that Sweeney has died though...

Don Cherry 11 Jan 1924 – 04 Apr 2018 (94) NY Times obit
Wiki American traditional pop singer from Wichita Falls, Texas, also known as a famous golfer
10/02/1956 Band of Gold #6

Chicken Shack
Wiki UK blues band, formed in 1965, Perfect later joined Fleetwood Mac and married bass player John McVie, Bidwell died from a heroin overdose
Dave Bidwell 22 Jul 1946 – Jan 1978 (31)
Christine Perfect 12 Jul 1943 – Living
Paul Raymond 16 Nov 1945 – 13 Apr 2019 (73) NME obit
Andy Silvester 16 Jun 1947 – Living
Stan Webb 03 Feb 1946 – Living
07/05/1969 I'd Rather Go Blind #14
06/09/1969 Tears in the Wind #29
NB: Lineups confirmed here. Perfect recorded on the first single, Raymond on the second.

The Chiffons
Wiki American girl group from The Bronx, New York City
Patricia Bennett 07 Aug 1947 – Living
Judy Craig 06 Aug 1946 – Living
Barbara Lee 16 May 1947 – 15 May 1992 (44) Mention of death
Sylvia Patterson 30 Sep 1946 – Living
11/04/1963 He's So Fine #16
18/07/1963 One Fine Day #29
26/05/1966 Sweet Talkin' Guy #31

The Chipmunks [see David Seville]

The George Chisholm Sour-Note Six 29 Mar 1915 – 06 Dec 1997 (82) Independent obit
Wiki UK jazz trombonist and vocalist from Glasgow, Scotland, also a member of The Big Ben Banjo Band, awarded an OBE in 1984

30/12/1955 Join in and Sing Again #9 Released as The Johnston Brothers and The George Chisholm Sour-Note Six

The Chordettes
Wiki American female singing quartet, formed in Sheboygan, Wisconsin in 1946
Carol Buschmann 13 May 1927 – Living
Janet Ertel 21 Sep 1913 – 22 Nov 1988 (75) FindAGrave memorial
Lynn Evans 02 May 1924 – 06 Feb 2020 (95) NY Times obit

Margie Needham 15 Jul 1929 – Living
Jinny Osborn 25 Apr 1927 – 19 May 2003 (76) FindAGrave memorial
17/12/1954 Mr. Sandman #11 Features uncredited vocals from producer Archie Bleyer
31/08/1956 Born to be with You #8
18/04/1958 Lollipop #6
NB: Osborn went on maternity leave in 1953, so Needham recorded on Mr. Sandman in her place. However, she returned for the two latter hits.

Neil Christian 04 Feb 1943 – 04 Jan 2010 (66) Mention of death
Wiki UK rock and roll singer from Hoxton, London
07/04/1966 That's Nice #14

Lou Christie 19 Feb 1943 – Living
Wiki American pop singer-songwriter from Glenwillard, Pennsylvania
24/02/1966 Lightnin' Strikes #11
28/04/1966 Rhapsody in the Rain #37 The record had to be re-recorded to remove lyrics that were deemed sexually explicit
13/09/1969 I'm Gonna Make You Mine #2
27/12/1969 She Sold Me Magic #25

The Chucks (arranged by Ivor Raymonde) 22 Oct 1926 – 04 Jun 1990 (63) Mention of death
Wiki UK studio vocal group
24/01/1963 Loo-Be-Loo #22
NB: Doesn't seem to be info available on the studio musicians used for this track so I've only listed the arranger

Gigliola Cinquetti 20 Dec 1947 – Living
Wiki Italian singer and television personality from Verona, Veneto
23/04/1964 Non ho l'età per amarti #17 Italy's 1964 Eurovision Song Contest winner

Jimmy Clanton 02 Sep 1938 – Living
Wiki American swamp pop and R&B singer from Raceland, Louisiana who became a teen idol
21/07/1960 Another Sleepless Night #50

Eric Clapton 30 Mar 1945 – Living
Wiki UK rock and blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, the only person to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times (as a solo artist, as a member of The Yardbirds and of Cream), awarded a CBE in 2004
20/12/1969 Comin' Home #16 Released as Delaney and Bonnie and Friends featuring Eric Clapton

The Clark Brothers
Wiki American tap dance duo consisting of two brothers, they later relocated to the UK where they wrote hits for Max Bygraves and opened a "university of showbusiness" where their pupils included Cliff Richard
Jimmy Clark 23 Jul 1922 – 30 Oct 2009 (87) Telegraph obit
Steve Clark 28 Sep 1924 – Feb 2017 (92) Mention of death

02/05/1958 You Need Hands / Tulips From Amsterdam #3 Released as Max Bygraves with The Clark Brothers and Eric Rogers and his Orchestra

The Dave Clark Five
Wiki UK rock and roll group formed in Tottenham, London, second group to appear on The Ed Sullivan Show as part of the British Invasion (after The Beatles), inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008
Dave Clark 15 Dec 1942 – Living
Lenny Davidson 30 May 1944 – Living
Rick Huxley 05 Aug 1940 – 11 Feb 2013 (72) Independent obit
Denis Payton 11 Aug 1943 – 17 Dec 2006 (63) NY Times obit
Mike Smith 06 Dec 1943 – 28 Feb 2008 (64) BBC obit
03/10/1963 Do You Love Me #30
21/11/1963 Glad All Over #1
20/02/1964 Bits and Pieces #2
28/05/1964 Can't You See That She's Mine #10
13/08/1964 Thinking of You Baby #26
22/10/1964 Anyway You Want It #25
14/01/1965 Everybody Knows #37
11/03/1965 Reelin' and Rockin' #24
27/05/1965 Come Home #16
15/07/1965 Catch Us if You Can #5
11/11/1965 Over and Over #45
19/05/1966 Look Before You Leap #50
16/03/1967 You Got What it Takes #28
01/11/1967 Everybody Knows #2 A different song from the 1964 single of the same name
28/02/1968 No One Can Break a Heart Like You #28
18/09/1968 Red Balloon #7
27/11/1968 Live in the Sky #39
25/10/1969 Put a Little Love in Your Heart #31
06/12/1969 Good Old Rock 'n' Roll #7

Dee Clark 07 Nov 1938 – 07 Dec 1990 (52) FindAGrave memorial
Wiki American soul singer, born in Blytheville, Arkansas but raised in Chicago, Illinois
02/10/1959 Just Keep it Up #26

Petula Clark 15 Nov 1932 – Living
Wiki UK singer and actress from Epsom, Surrey, began her career during World War II on BBC radio, dubbed "The First Lady of the British Invasion" in America, sold more than 68 million records worldwide, awarded a CBE in 1998
11/06/1954 The Little Shoemaker #7
18/02/1955 Majorca #12
25/11/1955 Suddenly There's a Valley #7
26/07/1957 With All My Heart #4
15/11/1957 Alone #8
28/02/1958 Baby Lover #12
26/01/1961 Sailor #1
13/04/1961 Something Missing #44
13/07/1961 Romeo #3
16/11/1961 My Friend the Sea #7
08/02/1962 I'm Counting on You #41
28/06/1962 Ya Ya Twist #14
02/05/1963 Casanova Baciami / Chariot #39
12/11/1964 Downtown #2
11/03/1965 I Know a Place #17
12/08/1965 You Better Come Home #44
14/10/1965 Round Every Corner #43
04/11/1965 You're the One #23
10/02/1966 My Love #4
21/04/1966 A Sign of the Times #49
30/06/1966 I Couldn't Live Without Your Love #6
02/02/1967 This is My Song #1
25/05/1967 Don't Sleep in the Subway #12
13/12/1967 The Other Man's Grass (is Always Greener) #20
06/03/1968 Kiss Me Goodbye #50

Classics IV
Wiki American soft rock band from Jacksonville, Florida
J. R. Cobb 05 Feb 1944 – 04 May 2019 (75) Local obit
Wally Eaton c. 1944 – Living
Emory Gordy Jr. 25 Dec 1944 – Living
Mike Shapiro 03 Jan 1940 – Living
Dennis St. John 09 Nov 1941 – 05 Jun 2012 (70) Tribute
Dennis Yost 20 Jul 1943 – 07 Dec 2008 (65) LA Times obit
28/02/1968 Spooky #46
NB: Classics IV, like many bands of their time, appeared to have had a public facing band for touring, and used session musicians for many of their records (though some did both). This link confirms those who recorded on Spooky.

Judy Clay 12 Sep 1938 – 19 Jul 2001 (62) Guardian obit
Wiki American soul and gospel singer from St Pauls, North Carolina
20/11/1968 
Private Number #8 Released as Judy Clay and William Bell

Jimmy Cliff 01 Apr 1948 – Living
Wiki Jamaican reggae and ska musician from St. James, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010
25/10/1969 Wonderful World Beautiful People #6

Cliff and Hank
Wiki (Cliff) / Wiki (Hank) UK rock duo comprising of Hank Marvin and Cliff Richard of The Shadows

Hank Marvin 18 Oct 1941 – Living
Cliff Richard 14 Oct 1940 – Living
13/09/1969 Throw Down a Line #7

Buzz Clifford 08 Oct 1941 – 26 Jan 2018 (76) Mention of death
Wiki American pop singer-songwriter from Berwyn, Illinois
02/03/1961 Baby Sittin' Boogie #17

Patsy Cline 08 Sep 1932 – 05 Mar 1963 (30) FindAGrave memorial
Wiki American country singer from Winchester, Virginia, died in a plane crash in March 1963
26/04/1962 She's Got You #43
29/11/1962 Heartaches #31

Rosemary Clooney 23 May 1928 – 29 Jun 2002 (74) Guardian obit
Wiki American singer and actress from Kentucky, first performed with her sister Betty before going solo, married at one time to actor Jose Ferrer, their son Gabriel married singer Debby Boone, her nephew is actor George Clooney
14/11/1952 Half as Much #3
05/02/1954 Man (Uh-Huh) #7 Flip side was Woman (Uuh-Huh) by Jose Ferrer
08/10/1954 This Ole House #1 Released as Rosemary Clooney with Buddy Cole and his Orchestra
17/12/1954 Mambo Italiano #1 Released as Rosemary Clooney and The Mellomen, Orchestra Under Direction of Buddy Cole
20/05/1955 Where Will the Dimple be? #6 Released as Rosemary Clooney with The Mellomen and the Buddy Cole Quartet, Bass Solo – Thurl Ravenscroft
30/09/1955 Hey There #4
29/03/1957 Mangos #17

Clyde Valley Stompers
(led by Ian Menzies) 02 Mar 1932 – 25 Nov 2001 (69) Herald obit
Discogs UK traditional jazz band formed in Glasgow in 1952, later part of the "trad jazz" boom
09/08/1962 Peter and the Wolf #25

The Coasters
Wiki American R&B and rock and roll vocal group from Los Angeles, California, became the first group to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987
Carl Gardner 29 Apr 1928 – 12 Jun 2011 (83) BBC obit
Cornell Gunter 14 Nov 1936 – 26 Feb 1990 (53) FindAGrave memorial
Billy Guy 20 Jun 1936 – 05 Nov 2002 (66) NY Times obit

Leon Hughes 06 May 1930 – Living
Will "Dub" Jones 14 May 1928 – 16 Jan 2000 (71) FindAGrave memorial
Bobby Nunn 20 Sep 1925 – 05 Nov 1986 (61) FindAGrave memorial

27/09/1957 Searchin' #30
15/08/1958 Yakety Yak #12
27/03/1959 Charlie Brown #6
30/10/1959 Poison Ivy #15
NB: Lineups for these recording available here.

Eddie Cochran 03 Oct 1938 – 17 Apr 1960 (21) FindAGrave memorial
Wiki American rock and roll musician from Albert Lea, Minnesota, died in a road accident in Bath, Somerset in April 1960, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987
07/11/1958 Summertime Blues #18
13/03/1959 C'mon Everybody #6
16/10/1959 Somethin' Else #22
22/01/1960 Hallelujah I Love Her So #22
12/05/1960 Three Steps to Heaven #1 Posthumous #1
06/10/1960 Sweetie Pie #38
03/11/1960 Lonely #41
15/06/1961 Weekend #15
30/11/1961 Jeannie, Jeannie, Jeannie #31
25/04/1963 My Way #23
24/04/1968 Summertime Blues (re-release) #34

Joe Cocker 20 May 1944 – 22 Dec 2014 (70) Guardian obit
Wiki UK singer from Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, known for his gritty voice and spasmodic body movement, became a widespread success after his cover of With a Little Help From My Friends by The Beatles (they were so impressed that they sent him a telegram congratulating him), awarded an OBE in 2008 
22/05/1968 Marjorine #48
02/10/1968 With a Little Help From My Friends #1
27/09/1969 Delta Lady #10 A tribute to singer Rita Coolidge

Alma Cogan 19 May 1932 – 26 Oct 1966 (34) FindAGrave memorial
Wiki UK traditional pop singer from Whitechapel, London, nicknamed the "Girl with the Giggle in Her Voice" and was the highest paid female singer of her era, died of ovarian cancer in October 1966
19/03/1954 Bell Bottom Blues #4
27/08/1954 Little Things Mean a Lot #11
03/12/1954 I Can't Tell a Waltz From a Tango #6
27/05/1955 Dreamboat #1 Released as Alma Cogan with Vocal Group and Orchestra Conducted by Frank Cordell
23/09/1955 Banjo's Back in Town #17
14/10/1955 Go on by #16 B-side to Banjo's Back in Town
16/12/1955 Twenty Tiny Fingers #17
23/12/1955 Never do a Tango with an Eskimo #6 B-side to Twenty Tiny Fingers
30/03/1956 Willie Can #13 Released as Alma Cogan with Choir and Orchestra Conducted by Frank Cordell (Penny Whistle, Desmond Lane)
13/07/1956 The Birds and the Bees #25
10/08/1956 Why do Fools Fall in Love #22
02/11/1956 In the Middle of the House #20
18/01/1957 You Me and Us #18
29/03/1957 Whatever Lola Wants #26
31/01/1958 The Story of My Life #25
14/02/1958 Sugartime #16
23/01/1959 Last Night on the Back Porch #27
18/12/1959 We Got Love #26
12/05/1960 Dream Talk #48
11/08/1960 The Train of Love #27
20/04/1961 Cowboy Jimmy Joe #37

Shaye Cogan 20 Sep 1924 – 12 Jun 2009 (84) Mention of death
Wiki American singer and film actress from Hudson, Massachusetts
24/03/1960 Mean to Me #40

Buddy Cole 15 Dec 1916 – 05 Nov 1964 (47) NY Times obit
Wiki American jazz pianist and orchestra leader from Irving, Illinois
08/10/1954 This Ole House #1 Released as Rosemary Clooney with Buddy Cole and his Orchestra
17/12/1954 Mambo Italiano #1 Released as Rosemary Clooney and The Mellomen, Orchestra Under Direction of Buddy Cole
20/05/1955 Where Will the Dimple be? #6 Released as Rosemary Clooney with The Mellomen and the Buddy Cole Quartet, Bass Solo – Thurl Ravenscroft

20/01/1956 Sixteen Tons #10 Released as Frankie Laine with Orchestra Conducted by Buddy Cole with The Mellomen

Cozy Cole 17 Oct 1909 – 09 Jan 1981 (71) NY Times obit
Wiki American drummer from East Orange, New Jersey who played with the likes of Benny Carter, Cab Calloway and Louis Armstrong
05/12/1958 Topsy (Parts 1 and 2) #29

Nat King Cole 17 Mar 1919 – 15 Feb 1965 (45) LA Times obit
Wiki American vocalist and pianist from Montgomery, Alabama, father of singer-songwriter Natalie Cole, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000
14/11/1952 Somewhere Along the Way #3
19/12/1952 Because You're Mine #6
02/01/1953 Faith Can Move Mountains #10 B-side to Because You're Mine
24/04/1953 Pretend #2
14/08/1953 Can't I? #6
18/09/1953 Mother Nature and Father Time #7
16/04/1954 Tenderly #10
10/09/1954 Smile #2
08/10/1954 Make Her Mine #11 B-side to Smile
25/02/1955 A Blossom Fell #3
26/08/1955 My One Sin #17
27/01/1956 Dreams Can Tell a Lie #10
11/05/1956 Too Young to Go Steady #8
14/09/1956 Love Me as Though There Were No Tomorrow #11
19/04/1957 When I Fall in Love #2
05/07/1957 When Rock 'n' Roll Came to Trinidad #28
18/10/1957 My Personal Possession #21 Released as Nat King Cole and The Four Knights
25/10/1957 Stardust #24
29/05/1959 You Made Me Love You #22
04/09/1959 Midnight Flyer #23
12/02/1960 Time and the River #23
26/05/1960 That's You #10
10/11/1960 Just as Much as Ever #18
02/02/1961 The World in My Arms #36
16/11/1961 Let True Love Begin #29
22/03/1962 Brazilian Love Song #34
31/05/1962 The Right Thing to Say #42
19/07/1962 Let There be Love #11 Released as Nat King Cole with George Shearing
27/09/1962 Ramblin' Rose #5
20/12/1962 Dear Lonely Hearts #37

Perry Como 18 May 1912 – 12 May 2001 (88) Guardian obit
Wiki American pop and easy listening singer, actor and television personality from Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, initially dubbed the "singing barber" and nicknamed "Mr. C", won a Grammy Award and five Emmys
16/01/1953 Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes #1 Released as Perry Como with The Ramblers
04/06/1954 Wanted #4
25/06/1954 Idle Gossip #3
10/12/1954 Papa Loves Mambo #16
30/12/1955 Tina Marie #24
27/04/1956 Juke Box Baby #22
25/05/1956 Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom) #4
21/09/1956 More #10
28/09/1956 Glendora #18 B-side to More
07/02/1958 Magic Moments #1 Released as Perry Como with Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra & The Ray Charles Singers
07/03/1958 Catch a Falling Star #9 B-side to Magic Moments
09/05/1958 Kewpie Doll #9
30/05/1958 I May Never Pass This Way Again #15
05/09/1958 Moon Talk #17
07/11/1958 Love Makes the World Go Round #6
21/11/1958 Mandolins in the Moonlight #13 B-side to Love Makes the World Go Round
27/02/1959 Tomboy #10
10/07/1959 I Know #13
26/02/1960 Delaware #3
10/05/1962 Caterina #37

Les Compagnons de la Chanson (formed by Jean-Louis Jaubert) 29 Aug 1920 – 03 Jun 2013 (92) Le Point obit
Wiki French vocal group from Lyon, Jaubert was a backer for Edith Piaf
09/10/1959 The Three Bells (The Jimmy Brown Song) #21

Arthur Conley 04 Jan 1946 – 17 Nov 2003 (57) Guardian obit
Wiki American soul singer from Georgia, discovered by Otis Redding
27/04/1967 Sweet Soul Music #7 Written by Sam Cooke
10/04/1968 Funky Street #46

Ray Conniff and his Orchestra 06 Nov 1916 – 12 Oct 2002 (85) Guardian obit
Wiki American orchestra leader and arranger from Attleboro, Massachusetts
07/12/1956 Singing the Blues #1 Released as Guy Mitchell with Ray Conniff and his Orchestra

Jess Conrad 24 Feb 1936 – Living
Wiki UK actor and singer from Brixton, London
30/06/1960 Cherry Pie #39
26/01/1961 Mystery Girl #18
11/10/1962 Pretty Jenny #50

Consortium
Wiki UK psychedelic pop group from London, originally called West Coast Consortium
John Barker no info available
Brian Bronson no info available
Robbie Fair no info available
John Podbury no info available
Geoff Simpson no info available
12/02/1969 All the Love in the World #22

Russ Conway 09 Sep 1925 – 16 Nov 2000 (75) Guardian obit
Wiki UK pianist from Bristol, left the Royal Navy in 1955 to pursue his music career despite losing part of a finger in an accident with a bread slicer, collaborated with the likes of Gracie Fields and Lita Roza
29/11/1957 Party Pops #24
29/08/1958 Got a Match #30
28/11/1958 More Party Pops #10
23/01/1959 The World Outside #24
20/02/1959 Side Saddle #1
06/03/1959 The World Outside (Re-release) #24
15/05/1959 Roulette #1
21/08/1959 China Tea #5
13/11/1959 Snow Coach #7
20/11/1959 More and More Party Pops #5
05/03/1960 Royal Event #15 Written to celebrate the birth of HRH Prince Andrew
21/04/1960 Fings Ain't Wot They Used to Be #47
19/05/1960 Lucky Five #14
29/09/1960 Passing Breeze #16
24/11/1960 Even More Party Pops #27
19/01/1961 Pepe #19
25/05/1961 Pablo #45
24/08/1961 Say it with Flowers #23 Released as Dorothy Squires and Russ Conway
30/11/1961 Toy Balloons #7
22/02/1962 Lesson One #21
29/11/1962 Always You and Me #33

Peter Cook 17 Nov 1937 – 09 Jan 1995 (57) Independent obit
Wiki UK satirist, actor and writer from Torquay, Devon
and Dudley Moore 19 April 1935 – 27 March 2002 (66) Guardian obit
Wiki UK actor, comedian and composer from London, awarded a CBE in 2001
17/06/1965 Goodbye-ee #18
16/07/1965 The Ballad of Spotty Muldoon #34 Solo release by Peter Cook

Sam Cooke 22 Jan 1931 – 11 Dec 1964 (33) NY Times obit
Wiki American soul and R&B singer-songwriter and civil rights activist from Clarksdale, Mississippi, fatally shot in December 1964 by a hotel manager in a dispute, inducted as an inaugural member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986
17/01/1958 You Send Me #29 Written by his brother, Charles Cooke
14/08/1959 Only Sixteen #23 Written by Herb Alpert and Lou Adler under the pseudonym of Barbara Campbell
07/07/1960 Wonderful World #27
29/09/1960 Chain Gang #9
27/07/1961 Cupid #7
08/03/1962 Twistin' the Night Away #6
16/05/1963 Another Saturday Night #23
05/09/1963 Frankie and Johnny #30

The Cookies
Wiki American R&B girl group formed in Brooklyn, New York City, better known as a backing band for other acts, several members later joined the Raelettes, the backing group for Ray Charles
Dorothy Jones 13 May 1934 – 25 Dec 2010 (76) Mention of death
Earl-Jean McCrea 1942 – Living
Margaret Ross no info available
10/01/1963 Chains #50 Little Eva provided uncredited backing vocals on this record

Tommy Cooper 19 Mar 1921 – 15 Apr 1984 (63) FindAGrave memorial
Wiki UK comedian and musician from Caerphilly, Glamorgan, typically wore a red fez and stood at 6 foot, 5 inches, died of a heart attack on live television in April 1984
29/06/1961 Don't Jump Off the Roof Dad #40


Harry H. Corbett [see Wilfrid Brambell]

Frank Cordell 01 Jun 1918 – 06 Jul 1980 (62) Mention of death
Wiki UK orchestra leader from Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, best known for his film scores
27/05/1955 Dreamboat #1 Released as Alma Cogan with Vocal Group and Orchestra Conducted by Frank Cordell

30/03/1956 Willie Can #13 Released as Alma Cogan with Choir and Orchestra Conducted by Frank Cordell (Penny Whistle, Desmond Lane)
20/04/1956 No Other Love #1 Released as Ronnie Hilton with Choir and Orchestra Conducted by Frank Cordell
24/08/1956 Sadie's Shawl #29

30/05/1958 The Signature Tune of "The Army Game" #5 Released as Michael Medwin, Bernard Bresslaw, Alfie Bass and Leslie Fyson with Orchestra Conducted by Frank Cordell / Theme to the television series The Army Game
16/02/1961 The Black Bear #44

Louise Cordet 08 Feb 1945 – Living
Wiki UK pop singer, daughter of French-born Greek actress Helene Cordet and goddaughter of HRH Prince Philip
05/07/1962 I'm Just a Baby #13

Don Cornell 21 Apr 1919 – 23 Feb 2004 (84) Telegraph obit
Wiki American singer from New York City, New York
03/09/1954 Hold My Hand #1 Released as Don Cornell with Orchestra Directed by Jerry Carr
22/04/1955 Stranger in Paradise #19

Lyn Cornell 1936 – Living
Wiki UK pop and jazz singer from Liverpool, also a member of The Vernon Girls
20/10/1960 Never on Sunday #30
NB: Doesn't show up in the GRO/Ancestry in the birth records for some reason. Sources vary as to her year of birth. 1936 according to this newspaper cutting or 1940 if you trust Wiki/IMDb.
NB1: As per her 1962 marriage certificate to Andrew McLuckie White (Andy White, stand-in drummer for The Beatles), her real name is Audrey A. Cornett. In the birth records for 3rd quarter 1936, she appears as Ann A. Cornett so she must have switched the names!

The Coronets
Discogs UK vocal group, initially provided backing for Ray Burns, Sammes later formed The Mike Sammes Singers (which also included Gilmour and King)
Ross Gilmour no info available
Irene King no info available
Mike Sammes 19 Feb 1928 – 19 May 2001 (73) Guardian obit
Bill Shepherd no info available
Valerie Taylor no info available
24/09/1954 The Story of Tina #12 Released as Ronnie Harris with Eric Jupp and his Orchestra with The Coronets

26/08/1955 That's How a Love Song Was Born #14 Released as Ray Burns with Eric Jupp and his Orchestra and The Coronets
25/11/1955 Twenty Tiny Fingers #20
NB: Not to be confused with the U.S. group of the same name who recorded around this period. Lineups changed over time but the one I've sourced from this period comes from here and here.

Don Costa 10 Jun 1925 – 19 Jan 1983 (57) NY Times obit
Wiki American conductor and record producer from Boston, Massachusetts, he discovered Paul Anka
13/10/1960 Never on Sunday #27

Billy Cotton and his Band 06 May 1899 – 25 Mar 1969 (69) FindAGrave memorial
Wiki UK orchestra leader and entertainer, his was one of the few orchestras that survived following the British dance band era, also an amateur footballer for Brentford FC and a racing driver, Doreen Stephens (1923–1965) was a singer from Middlesbrough known for her long association with Billy Cotton (and his extramarital affair with her), she died in 1965 aged 42 after a long period of ill health and operations
01/05/1953 In a Golden Coach #3 Released as Billy Cotton and his Band, Vocals by Doreen Stephens / Written to celebrate the coronation of Elizabeth II
18/12/1953 I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus #11 Released as Billy Cotton and his Band, Vocals by The Mill Girls and The Bandits
30/04/1954 Friends and Neighbours #3 Released as Billy Cotton and his Band, Vocals by The Bandits

Mike Cotton's Jazzmen
Wiki UK jazz and R&B trumpeter and bandleader from Tottenham, London, Rowberry later played for The Animals, and Rodford for The Kinks, The Swinging Blue Jeans and The Zombies
Mike Cotton 12 Aug 1939 – Living
Johnny Crocker 19 Oct 1937 – Living
Jim Garforth Jan 1941 – Living
Jim Rodford 07 Jul 1941 – 20 Jan 2018 (76) Guardian obit
Dave Rowberry 04 Jul 1940 – 06 Jun 2003 (62) Guardian obit
Derek Tearle no info available
20/06/1963 Swing That Hammer #36

The Cougars
Wiki UK instrumental group from Sea Mills, Bristol
Dave Hack 1940 – Living
Adrian Morgan 1943 – Living
Keith Owen 1942 – 2019 (76)
Dave Tanner 1942 – Living
28/02/1963 Saturday Nite at the Duck Pond #33 Based on Swan Lake, banned by the BBC as it "defaced a classic melody"

The Countrymen
Discogs UK folk trio formed in 1961 in Hull, Yorkshire, disbanded in 1966
Alan Beach 04 Jan 1942 – Living
Dave Kelsey 19 Nov 1940 – 22 Sep 1992 (51) Ancestry page
David Waite 26 Nov 1940 – Living
03/05/1952 I Know Where I'm Going #45

Warren Covington 07 Aug 1921 – 24 Aug 1999 (78) Mention of death
Wiki American big band trombonist and bandleader
17/10/1958 Tea For Two Cha Cha #3 Released as The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra starring Warren Covington


Michael Cox 19 Mar 1940 – Living
Wiki British pop singer from Liverpool, later became an actor in New Zealand
09/06/1960 Angela Jones #7
20/10/1960 Along Came Caroline #41

Floyd Cramer 27 Oct 1933 – 31 Dec 1997 (64) Independent obit
Wiki American pianist from Shreveport, Louisiana, one of the architects of Nashville sound, toured with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Perry Como and Chet Atkins
13/04/1961 On the Rebound #1
20/07/1961 San Antonio Rose #36
23/08/1962 Hot Pepper #46

Jimmy Crawford 18 Nov 1937 – Living
Wiki UK singer from Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire
08/06/1961 Love or Money #49
16/11/1961 I Love How You Love Me #18

Crazy Elephant
Wiki American short-lived bubblegum pop group, Spencer was previously a member of The Cadillacs
Bob Avery 1946 – Living
Ronnie Bretone n/a – deceased Mention of death
Kenny Cohen no info available
Hal King no info available
Larry Laufer no info available
Robert Spencer no info available
21/05/1969 Gimme Gimme Good Lovin' #12

Cream
Wiki UK rock band formed in London in 1966, regarded as the world's first supergroup, Eric Clapton later had a successful solo career, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993
Ginger Baker 19 Aug 1939 – 06 Oct 2019 (80) Guardian obit
Jack Bruce 14 May 1943 – 25 Oct 2014 (71) Guardian obit
Eric Clapton 30 Mar 1945 – Living
20/10/1966 Wrapping Paper #34
15/12/1966 I Feel Free #11
08/06/1967 Strange Brew #17
05/06/1968 Anyone For Tennis (The Savage Seven Theme) #40
09/10/1968 Sunshine of Your Love #25
15/01/1969 White Room #28
09/04/1969 Badge #18 Written by George Harrison

The Creation
Wiki UK rock band from Hertfordshire, formed in 1966 and disbanded in 1968
Bob Garner 15 May 1946 – 16 Jul 2016 (70) Mention of death
Jack Jones 08 Nov 1944 – Living
Eddie Phillips 15 Aug 1945 – Living
Kenny Pickett 03 Sep 1940 – 10 Jan 1997 (56) Independent obit
07/07/1966 Making Time #49
03/11/1966 Painter Man #36

Creedence Clearwater Revival
Wiki American rock band from California, "Creedence" was the name of a name, "Clearwater" from a beer commercial and "Revival" reflected their music, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993
Doug Clifford 24 Apr 1945 – Living
Stu Cook 25 Apr 1945 – Living
John Fogerty 28 May 1945 – Living
Tom Fogerty 09 Nov 1941 – 06 Sep 1990 (48) NY Times obit
28/05/1969 Proud Mary #8
16/08/1969 Bad Moon Rising #1
15/11/1969 Green River #19

The Crew-Cuts
Wiki Canadian vocal group from Toronto, Ontario, John and Ray Perkins are brothers
Pat Barrett 15 Sep 1933 – 27 Jul 2016 (82) Mention of death
Rudi Maugeri 21 Jan 1931 – 07 May 2004 (73) LA Times obit

John Perkins 28 Aug 1931 – Living
Ray Perkins 24 Nov 1932 – Living
01/10/1954 Sh-Boom #12
15/04/1955 Earth Angel #4

Bernard Cribbins 29 Dec 1928 – Living
Wiki UK character actor and musical comedian from Oldham, Lancashire, known as the narrator on children's television programmes such as Paddington Bear and The Wombles, other notable appearances include Fawlty Towers, Doctor Who, Coronation Street and The Avengers
15/02/1962 Hole in the Ground #9
05/07/1962 Right Said Fred #10
13/12/1962 Gossip Calypso #25

The Crickets [see also Buddy Holly]
Wiki American rock and roll band from Lubbock, Texas, formed by singer-songwriter Buddy Holly in 1956, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012
Jerry Allison 31 Aug 1939 – Living
Sonny Curtis 09 May 1937 – Living
Glen Hardin 18 Apr 1939 – Living
Buddy Holly 07 Sep 1936 – 03 Feb 1959 (22) FindAGrave memorial
Joe B. Maudlin 08 Jul 1940 – 07 Feb 2015 (74) Independent obit
Jerry Naylor 06 Mar 1939 – 05 Dec 2019 (80) Local obit
Earl Sinks 01 Jan 1940 – 13 May 2017 (77) FindAGrave memorial
Niki Sullivan 23 Jun 1937 – 06 Apr 2004 (66) NY Times obit

27/09/1957 That'll be the Day #1
27/12/1957 Oh Boy! #3
14/03/1958 Maybe Baby #4
25/07/1958 Think it Over #11 This and the above three singles feature Buddy Holly
24/04/1959 Love's Made a Fool of You #26
15/01/1960 When You Ask About Love #27
12/05/1960 More Than I Can Say #42
26/05/1960 Baby My Heart #33
21/06/1962 Don't Ever Change #5
24/01/1963 My Little Girl #17
06/06/1963 Don't Try to Change Me #37
14/05/1964 You've Got Love #40 Features vocals from Buddy Holly
02/07/1964 (They Call Her) La Bamba #21

The Critters
Wiki American pop group from New Jersey, Ciccone later joined The Four Seasons
Don Ciccone 28 Feb 1946 – 08 Oct 2016 (70) NY Times obit
Chris Darway 01 Jun 1947 – Living
Jack Decker no info available
Kenny Gorka 14 May 1946 – 19 Mar 2015 (68) Local obit
Jim Ryan Nov c. 1946 – Living
30/06/1966 Younger Girl #38

Tony Crombie and his Rockets 27 Aug 1925 – 18 Oct 1999 (74) Guardian obit
Wiki UK jazz drummer, pianist and bandleader from Bishopsgate, London, Crombie formed the group to cash in on the rock 'n' roll craze
19/10/1956 Teach You to Rock / Short'nin' Bread #25

Bing Crosby 03 May 1903 – 14 Oct 1977 (74) LA Times obit
Wiki American singer, actor and comedian from Tacoma, Washington, won an Oscar (and nominated for a further two), has three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
14/11/1952 Isle of Innisfree #3
05/12/1952 Zing a Little Zong #10 Released as Bing Crosby and Jane Wyman
19/12/1952 Silent Night #8 Originally recorded in 1942, total sales exceeded 30 million worldwide
19/03/1954 Changing Partners #9
07/01/1955 Count Your Blessings #11
29/04/1955 Stranger in Paradise #17
27/04/1956 In a Little Spanish Town #22
23/11/1956 True Love #4 Released as Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly
24/05/1957 Around the World #5

Crosby, Stills & Nash
Wiki American/UK rock supergroup formed in 1968, Crosby from The Byrds, Stills from Buffalo Springfield and Nash from The Hollies, they later added Neil Young in 1969 and became Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997
David Crosby 14 Aug 1941 – Living
Graham Nash 02 Feb 1942 – Living
Stephen Stills 03 Jan 1945 – Living
16/08/1969 Marrakesh Express #17

The Cryin' Shames
Wiki UK beat group from Liverpool, produced by Joe Meek
Paul "Charlie" Crane 30 Jul 1947 – 18 Nov 2000 (53) Mention of death
Charlie Gallagher no info available
Joey Kneen 06 Nov 1946 – 04 Aug 1996 (49) Mention of death
Phil Roberts no info available
George Robinson 26 Dec 1943 – Living
Richard "Ritchie" Routledge Oct 1949 – Living
31/03/1966 Please Stay #26

The Crystals
Wiki American vocal group from New York City, New York, all of their records were produced by Phil Spector
Barbara Alston 29 Dec 1943 – 16 Feb 2018 (74) Independent obit
Dolores "LaLa" Brooks 20 Jun 1947 – Living
Dolores "Dee Dee" Kenniebrew 09 Jul 1945 – Living
Patricia Wright 1945 – Living
22/11/1962 He's a Rebel #19 This real performers on this record were Darlene Love and The Blossoms
20/06/1963 Da Doo Ron Ron #5
19/09/1963 Then He Kissed Me #2
05/03/1964 I Wonder #36

The Cuff Links
Wiki American pop and rock group from Staten Island, New York, "Tracy" was recorded by Ron Dante, who was also the lead singer of the fictional band The Archies, following the record's success a band was composed to tour and promote the music, Rizzo was later a member of Sly & the Family Stone
Ron Dante 22 Aug 1945 – Living
Promotional band:
Joe Cord no info available
Andrew Denno no info available
Rich Dimino no info available
Bob Gill no info available
Dave Lavender no info available
Pat Rizzo 30 Nov 1941 – Living
Danny Valentine no info available
29/11/1969 Tracy #4

Larry Cunningham and the Mighty Avons 13 Feb 1938 – 28 Sep 2012 (74) RTE obit
Wiki Irish country singer from County Longford who was one of the leading figures in the showband scene of the 1960s and 1970s
10/12/1964 Tribute to Jim Reeves #40

Cupid's Inspiration
Wiki UK pop group from Stamford, Lincolnshire
Wyndham George 20 Feb 1947 – Living
Roger Gray 29 Apr 1947 – Living
Laughton James 21 Dec 1946 – Living
Terry Rice-Milton 05 Jun 1946 – Living
Garfield Tonkin 28 Sep 1946 – Living
19/06/1968 Yesterday Has Gone #4
02/10/1968 My World #33

The Curls
Discogs American doo-wop duo who mainly served as backing singers
Sue Singleton 13 Jul 1929 – 11 Jan 2008 (78) Mention of death
Sue Terry no info available

27/11/1959 Seven Little Girls (Sitting in the Back Seat) #25 Released as Paul Evans and The Curls

Johnny Cymbal 03 Feb 1945 – 16 Mar 1993 (48) FindAGrave memorial
Wiki American singer-songwriter, though born in Ayrshire, Scotland
14/03/1963 Mr. Bass Man #24 Bass voice provided by Ronnie Bright, a member of The Valentines and The Cadillacs

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The Dakotas [see also Billy J. Kramer and The Dakotas]
Wiki UK pop group from Manchester, originally a backing band for Billy J. Kramer, they were part of the British Invasion in the States
Ray Jones 22 Oct 1939 – 20 Jan 2000 (60) FindAGrave memorial
Tony Mansfield 28 May 1943 – Living
Mike Maxfield 23 Feb 1944 – Living
Robin MacDonald 18 Jul 1943 – 09 Sep 2015 (72) Mention of death
11/07/1963 The Cruel Sea #18

Jim Dale 15 Aug 1935 – Living
Wiki UK actor and singer-songwriter from Rothwell, Northamptonshire, known for his roles in the Carry On film series, awarded an MBE in 2003
11/10/1957 Be My Girl #2
10/01/1958 Just Born (to be Your Baby) #27
17/01/1958 Crazy Dream #24 B-side to Just Born (to be Your Baby)
07/03/1958 Sugartime #25

Dale and Grace
Wiki American rock and roll duo
Grace Broussard 05 Feb 1939 – Living
Dale Houston 23 Apr 1940 – 27 Sep 2007 (67) Local obit
09/01/1964 I'm Leaving it Up to You #42

The Dale Sisters
Wiki UK vocal trio, composed of sisters from Goole, Yorkshire, debut single was arranged by John Barry
Betty Dunderdale 1939 – Living
Hazel Dunderdale 1942 – Living
Julie Dunderdale 1941 – Living
17/03/1960 Little Child #33 Released as The England Sisters
23/11/1961 My Sunday Baby #36

Kenny Damon c. 1941 – Living
Discogs American singer and actor, also recorded under the name Kenny Roberts, later emigrated to the United Kingdom
19/05/1966 While I Live #45
NB: Useful info here on background.


Vic Damone 12 Jun 1928 – 11 Feb 2018 (89) Guardian obit
Wiki American traditional pop and big band singer from Brooklyn, New York City
06/12/1957 An Affair to Remember #29
09/05/1958 On the Street Where You Live #1
01/08/1958 The Only Man on the Island #24

Johnny Dankworth 20 Sep 1927 – 06 Feb 2010 (82) Telegraph obit
Wiki UK jazz composer, clarinetist and saxophonist from Woodford, Essex, knighted in 2006, husband of Dame Cleo Laine
22/06/1956 Experiments with Mice #7
23/02/1961 African Waltz #9

Danny & the Juniors
Wiki American doo-wop and rock and roll vocal group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Rapp committed suicide in a hotel room in April 1983
Frank Maffei 15 Dec 1939 – Living
Danny Rapp 09 May 1941 – 05 Apr 1983 (41) FindAGrave memorial
Joe Terry 30 Jan 1941 – 15 Apr 2019 (78) USA Today obit
Dave White 26 Nov 1939 – 16 Mar 2019 (79) NY Times obit

17/01/1958 At the Hop #3

Bobby Darin 14 May 1936 – 20 Dec 1973 (37) NY Times obit
Wiki American singer-songwriter and actor from East Harlem, New York City, started his career writing songs for Connie Francis, Golden Globe winner, politically involved with the Kennedy family during the 1960s
01/08/1958 Splish Splash #18
09/01/1959 Queen of the Hop #24
29/05/1959 Dream Lover #1
25/09/1959 Mack the Knife #1
29/01/1960 La Mer (Beyond the Sea) #8
31/03/1960 Clementine #8
30/06/1960 Bill Bailey #34
16/03/1961 Lazy River #2
06/07/1961 Nature Boy #24
12/10/1961 You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby #10
26/10/1961 Theme From "Come September" #50 Released as Bobby Darin & his Orchestra
21/12/1961 Multiplication #5
19/07/1962 Things #2
04/10/1962 If a Man Answers #24
29/11/1962 Baby Face #40
25/07/1963 Eighteen Yellow Roses #37
13/10/1966 If I Were a Carpenter #9

James Darren 08 Jun 1936 – Living
Wiki American singer, actor and television director from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

11/08/1960 Because They're Young #29
14/12/1961 Goodbye Cruel World #28
29/03/1962 Her Royal Majesty #36
21/06/1962 Conscience #30

David and Jonathan
Wiki UK pop duo from Bristol, Greenaway was awarded an OBE in 1998
Roger Cook 19 Aug 1940 – Living
Roger Greenaway 23 Aug 1938 – Living

13/01/1966 Michelle #11 Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and produced by George Martin
07/07/1966 Lovers of the World Unite #7

Dave Davies 03 Feb 1947 – Living
Wiki UK singer-songwriter and guitarist from Chipping Barnet, London, better known as a member of The Kinks
19/07/1967 Death of a Clown #3
06/12/1967 Susannah's Still Alive #20

Billie Davis 22 Dec 1945 – Living
Wiki UK pop singer from Woking, Surrey

30/08/1962 Will I What #18 Released as Mike Sarne with Billie Davis
07/02/1963 Tell Him #10
30/05/1963 He's the One #40
09/10/1968 I Want You to be My Baby #33

Sammy Davis Jr. 08 Feb 1925 – 16 May 1990 (64) LA Times obit
Wiki American singer, actor, dancer and comedian from Harlem, New York City, began performing on vaudeville at the age of three with his father, perhaps best known as a member of the singing and acting group, the Rat Pack
29/07/1955 Something's Gotta Give #11
09/09/1955 Love Me or Leave Me #8 B-side to Something's Gotta Give
30/09/1955 That Old Black Magic #16
07/10/1955 Hey There #19
20/04/1956 In a Persian Market #28
28/12/1956 All of You #28
16/06/1960 Happy to Make Your Acquaintance #46 Released as Sammy Davis Jr. and Carmen McRae
22/03/1962 What Kind of Fool am I / Gonna Build a Mountain #26
13/12/1962 Me and My Shadow #20 Released as Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr.


Skeeter Davis 30 Dec 1931 – 19 Sep 2004 (72) Guardian obit
Wiki American country singer from Kentucky, started her career as part of The Davis Sisters group
14/03/1963 The End of the World #18


The Spencer Davis Group
Wiki UK beat and R&B group from Birmingham, lead vocalist Steve Winwood left in 1967 to form Traffic, before joining Blind Faith and then had a successful solo career, lead guitarist Davis later emigrated to the States and lived in Avalon on Santa Catalina Island, California
Spencer Davis 17 Jul 1939 – 19 Oct 2020 (81) Mirror obit
Eddie Hardin 19 Feb 1949 – 22 Jul 2015 (66) Ultimate Classic Rock obit
Phil Sawyer 08 Mar 1947 – Living
Muff Winwood 15 Jun 1943 – Living
Steve Winwood 12 May 1948 – Living
Pete York 15 Aug 1942 – Living
05/11/1964 I Can't Stand it #47
25/02/1965 Every Little Bit Hurts #41
10/06/1965 Strong Love #44
02/12/1965 Keep on Running #1
24/03/1966 Somebody Help Me #1
01/09/1966 When I Come Home #12
03/11/1966 Gimme Some Loving #2
26/01/1967 I'm a Man #9
09/08/1967 Time Seller #30
10/01/1968 Mr. Second Class #35

Julie Dawn 02 Aug 1920 – 18 May 2000 (79) Telegraph obit
Wiki UK singer and radio presenter

23/09/1955 Blue Star (The Medic Theme) #2 Released as Cyril Stapleton and his Orchestra featuring Julie Dawn

Bobby Day 01 Jul 1930 – 27 Jul 1990 (60) LA Times obit
Wiki American rock and roll and R&B singer, originally from Fort Worth, Texas but moved to Los Angeles, California at 15, also an original member of Bob and Earl (under the name of Bobby Byrd)
07/11/1958 Rockin' Robin #29

Doris Day 03 Apr 1922 – 13 May 2019 (97) Guardian obit
Wiki American singer and actress from Cincinnati, Ohio, best known for her roles in films like Calamity Jane, Pillow Talk and The Man Who Knew Too Much, also a prominent animal welfare activist, won five Golden Globes, one Grammy and nominated for an Oscar
14/11/1952 
Sugarbush #8 Released as Doris Day and Frankie Laine
21/11/1952 My Love and Devotion #10
03/04/1953 Ma Says Pa Says #12 Released as Doris Day and Johnnie Ray
17/04/1953 Full Time Job #11 Released as Doris Day and Johnnie Ray / B-side to Ma Says Pa Says
24/07/1953 Let's Walk Thata-way #4 Released as Doris Day and Johnnie Ray
02/04/1954 Secret Love #1 Released as Doris Day with Orchestra Conducted by Ray Heindorf
27/08/1954 Black Hills of Dakota #7 This and the above single featured in the 1953 Doris Day film Calamity Jane
01/10/1954 If I Give My Heart to You #4 Released as Doris Day with The Mellomen
08/04/1955 Ready Willing and Able #7 Featured in the 1954 Doris Day film Young at Heart
09/09/1955 Love Me or Leave Me #20
21/10/1955 I'll Never Stop Loving You #17 This and the above single featured in the 1955 Doris Day film Love Me or Leave Me
29/06/1956 Whatever Will Be Will Be #1 Featured in the 1956 Doris Day film The Man Who Knew Too Much
13/06/1958 A Very Precious Love #16
15/08/1958 Everybody Loves a Lover #25
12/03/1964 Move Over Darling #8 Featured in the 1964 Doris Day film Move Over Darling

The DeCastro Sisters
Wiki American singing trio, emigrating to the U.S. from a sugar plantation in Cuba
Babette DeCastro 24 May 1925 – 10 Jan 1992 (66) FindAGrave memorial
Cherie DeCastro 01 Sep 1922 – 14 Mar 2010 (87) NY Times obit
Peggy DeCastro 24 Jan 1921 – 06 Mar 2004 (83) NY Times obit
11/02/1955 Teach Me Tonight #20 
Released as The DeCastro Sisters with Skip Martin and his Orchestra

Jimmy Dean 10 Aug 1928 – 13 Jun 2010 (81) Guardian obit
Wiki American country singer, actor and television host from Plainview, Texas
26/10/1961 Big Bad John #2 The first song Dean ever wrote
08/11/1962 Little Black Book #33

Syd Dean and his Orchestra 04 Jun 1907 – 01 Aug 1993 (86)
Discogs UK bandleader and pianist
19/02/1954 I See the Moon #1 Released as The Stargazers with Syd Dean and his Orchestra


Diana Decker 09 Jan 1925 – 04 Jan 2019 (93) Mention of death
Wiki American actress and singer from Hollywood, California, later emigrated to the United Kingdom
23/10/1953 Poppa Piccolino #2


Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich
Wiki UK pop rock group from Salisbury, Wiltshire
Beaky 10 Jul 1944 – Living
Dave Dee 17 Dec 1941 – 09 Jan 2009 (67) BBC obit
Dozy 27 Nov 1944 – 13 Jan 2015 (70) BBC obit
Mick 04 Mar 1944 – Living
Tich 15 May 1944 – Living
23/12/1965 You Make it Move #26
03/03/1966 Hold Tight #4
09/06/1966 Hideaway #10
15/09/1966 Bend it #2
08/12/1966 Save Me #3
09/03/1967 Touch Me Touch Me #13
18/05/1967 Okay! #4
11/10/1967 Zabadak! #3
14/02/1968 The Legend of Xanadu #1
03/07/1968 Last Night in Soho #8
02/10/1968 The Wreck of the Antoinette #14
05/03/1969 Don Juan #23
14/05/1969 Snake in the Grass #23


Joey Dee and the Starliters
Wiki American pop group, their million-selling hit was at the centre of the twist craze in the U.S., later members included Jimi Hendrix, three members of The Young Rascals and actor Joe Pesci
David Brigati 29 Oct 1940 – Living
Willie Davis c. 1940 – Living
Joey Dee 11 Jun 1940 – Living
Carlton Lattimore c. 1941 – Living
Larry Vernieri 09 Oct 1941 – 07 Dec 1999 (58) Mention of death
08/02/1962 Peppermint Twist #33


Carol Deene 03 Aug 1944 – Living
Wiki UK pop singer from Thurnscoe, West Riding of Yorkshire, survived two car accidents and now lives in Spain
26/10/1961 Sad Movies (Make Me Cry) #44
25/01/1962 Norman #24
05/07/1962 Johnny Get Angry #32
23/08/1962 Some People #25


Deep River Boys
Wiki American gospel group from Hampton, Virginia, active from the 1930s until the 1980s
Al Bishop 19 Aug 1926 – 1997 (~71) Mention of death

Harry Douglass 06 May 1916 – 05 June 1999 (83) Independent obit
Carter Wilson n/a – deceased
07/12/1956 
That's Right #29
NB: Not 100% sure about this lineup. It changed all the time, but likely that the above three members sung on the record as per this. Ware and Gardner both left in 1956, and given that the record was released in December, it's likely they didn't record on it.

Desmond Dekker and The Aces 16 Jul 1941 – 25 May 2006 (64) Guardian obit
Wiki Jamaican ska and rocksteady singer-songwriter
12/07/1967 007 #14
19/03/1969 The Israelites #1
25/06/1969 It Mek #7
NB: Decided against listing a lineup for The Aces as they were simply session members and their lineup changed consistently


Delaney & Bonnie and Friends
Wiki American singer-songwriter duo from Los Angeles, California
Bonnie Bramlett 08 Nov 1944 – Living
Delaney Bramlett 01 Jul 1939 – 27 Dec 2008 (69) LA Times obit
20/12/1969 Comin' Home #16 Released as Delaney & Bonnie and Friends featuring Eric Clapton


The Dells
Wiki American R&B vocal group from Harvey, Illinois, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004
Verne Allison 22 Jun 1936 – Living
Chuck Barksdale 11 Jan 1935 – 15 May 2019 (84) Billboard obit
Johnny Carter 02 Jun 1934 – 21 Aug 2009 (75) Guardian obit
Marvin Junior 31 Jan 1936 – 29 May 2013 (77) Telegraph obit

Mickey McGill 17 Feb 1937 – Living
16/07/1969 I Can Sing a Rainbow – Love is Blue (Medley) #15


Terry Dene 20 Dec 1938 – Living
Wiki UK pop rock singer from Elephant and Castle, London, career ended when he was conscripted into the army after an incident of being drunk and disruptive in public, briefly married to pop singer Edna Savage
07/06/1957 A White Sport Coat #18
19/07/1957 Start Movin' #15
16/05/1958 Stairway of Love #16

Jackie Dennis 08 Oct 1942 – 28 Sep 2020 (77) Times obit
Wiki UK pop singer and actor from Leith, Scotland, latterly worked as a nursing home carer
14/03/1958 La Dee Dah #4
27/06/1958 The Purple People Eater #29


The Dennisons
Wiki UK Merseybeat band from Liverpool, Clive Hornby later became famous for playing Jack Sugden in Emmerdale
Terry Carson 02 Nov 1944 – 18 Sep 1991 (46)
Clive Hornby 20 Oct 1944 – 03 Jul 2008 (63) BBC obit
Steve McLaren 02 Sep 1945 – Feb 2007 (61)
Eddie Parry 30 Jan 1946 – Apr 1995 (49)
Ray Scragg 04 Aug 1946 – 07 Feb 2001 (54) Mention of death
15/08/1963 Be My Girl #46
07/05/1964 Walkin' the Dog #36


Karl Denver 16 Dec 1931 – 21 Dec 1998 (67) Guardian obit
Wiki UK singer from Springburn, Glasgow
22/06/1961 Marcheta #8
19/10/1961 Mexicali Rose #8
25/01/1962 Wimoweh #4
22/02/1962 Never Goodbye #9
07/06/1962 A Little Love A Little Kiss #19
20/09/1962 Blue Weekend #33
21/03/1963 Can You Forgive Me #32
13/06/1963 Indian Love Call #32
22/08/1963 Still #13
05/03/1964 My World of Blue #29
04/06/1964 Love Me with All Your Heart #37


The Diamonds
Wiki Canadian vocal quartet from Toronto, Ontario
Ted Kowalski 16 May 1931 – 08 Aug 2010 (79) Local obit
Phil Levitt 09 Jul 1935 – Living
Bill Reed 11 Jan 1936 – 22 Oct 2004 (68) Independent obit
Dave Somerville 02 Oct 1933 – 14 Jul 2015 (81) Hollywood Reporter obit
31/05/1957 Little Darlin' #3


Dick and DeeDee
Wiki American singer-songwriter duo who met whilst high school students in Los Angeles, California
Dee Dee Sperling c. 1945 – Living
Dick St. John 02 Dec 1941 – 27 Dec 2003 (62) LA Times obit
26/10/1961 The Mountain's High #37


Charles Dickens no info available
Discogs Canadian pop singer who moved to London, better known as a fashion photographer, real name David Anthony
08/07/1965 That's the Way Love Goes #37
NB: A notice of death here for a David Robert Anthony, entertainer (d. 24 Nov 2019). Could this be him?


Neville Dickie 01 Jan 1937 – Living
Wiki UK boogie-woogie and stride pianist from County Durham
25/10/1969 The Robin's Return #33


Bo Diddley 30 Dec 1928 – 02 Jun 2008 (79) Telegraph obit
Wiki American R&B and rock and roll singer-songwriter and guitarist from McComb, Mississippi, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987
10/10/1963 Pretty Thing #34
18/03/1965 Hey Good Lookin' #39


Mark Dinning 17 Aug 1933 – 22 Mar 1986 (52) FindAGrave memorial
Wiki American pop singer, born in Manchester, Oklahoma and raised in Nashville, Tennessee
10/03/1960 Teen Angel #37


Dion and the Belmonts
Wiki American rock and roll vocal group from The Bronx, New York City, Dion himself was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, controversially the rest of the group have until now been omitted
Angelo D'Aleo 03 Feb 1940 – Living
Dion DiMucci 18 Jul 1939 – Living
Carlo Mastrangelo 05 Oct 1937 – 04 Apr 2016 (78) NY Times obit
Fred Milano 26 Aug 1939 – 01 Jan 2012 (72) NY Times obit

26/06/1959 A Teenager in Love #28 Originally called Great to Be in Love
19/01/1961 Lonely Teenager #47 Released as Dion
02/11/1961 Runaround Sue #11 Released as Dion
15/02/1962 The Wanderer #10 Released as Dion

The Dixie Cups
Wiki American pop girl group from New Orleans, Louisiana
Barbara Ann Hawkins 23 Oct 1943 – Living
Rosa Lee Hawkins 24 Sep 1944 – Living
Joan Marie Johnson 15 Jan 1944 – 03 Oct 2016 (72) Guardian obit
18/06/1964 Chapel of Love #22
13/05/1965 Iko Iko #23

Carl Dobkins Jr. 13 Jan 1941 – 08 Apr 2020 (79) Mention of death
Wiki American traditional pop singer from Cincinnati, Ohio
31/03/1960 Lucky Devil #44


Ken Dodd 08 Nov 1927 – 11 Mar 2018 (90) Guardian obit
Wiki UK comedian, singer and actor from Knotty Ash, Liverpool, where he resided all of his life, knighted in 2017
07/07/1960 Love is Like a Violin #8
15/06/1961 Once in Every Lifetime #28
01/02/1962 Pianissimo #21
29/08/1963 Still #35
06/02/1964 Eight By Ten #22
23/07/1964 Happiness #31
26/11/1964 So Deep is the Night #31
02/09/1965 Tears #1
18/11/1965 The River (Le Colline Sono In Fiore) #3
12/05/1966 Promises #6
04/08/1966 More Than Love #14
27/10/1966 It's Love #36
19/01/1967 Let Me Cry on Your Shoulder #11
30/07/1969 Tears Won't Wash Away These Heartaches #22


Joe Dolan 16 Oct 1939 – 26 Dec 2007 (68) Guardian obit
Wiki Irish pop singer from Mullingar, known for his association with showbands, used the long standing slogan "There's no show like a Joe show"
25/06/1969 Make Me an Island #3
01/11/1969 Teresa #20

Fats Domino 26 Feb 1928 – 24 Oct 2017 (89) Guardian obit
Wiki American rock and roll singer-songwriter and pianist from New Orleans, Louisiana, inaugural inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986
27/07/1956 I'm in Love Again #12
30/11/1956 Blueberry Hill #6
25/01/1957 Ain't That a Shame #23
01/02/1957 Honey Chile #29
29/03/1957 Blue Monday #23
19/04/1957 I'm Walkin' #19
19/07/1957 Valley of Tears #25
28/03/1958 The Big Beat #20
04/07/1958 Sick and Tired #26
22/05/1959 Margie #18
16/10/1959 I Want to Walk You Home #14
18/12/1959 Be My Guest #11
17/03/1960 Country Boy #19
21/07/1960 Walking to New Orleans #19
10/11/1960 Three Nights a Week #45
05/01/1961 My Girl Josephine #32
27/07/1961 It Keeps Rainin' #49
30/11/1961 What a Party #43
29/03/1962 Jambalaya #41
31/10/1963 Red Sails in the Sunset #34


Lonnie Donegan 29 Apr 1931 – 03 Nov 2002 (71) Guardian obit
Wiki UK skiffle singer-songwriter, born in Glasgow and raised in East Ham, London, nicknamed the "King of Skiffle", Britain's most successful recording artist before the arrival of The Beatles, awarded an MBE in 2000
06/01/1956 Rock Island Line #8
20/04/1956 Stewball #27
27/04/1956 Lost John #2 B-side to Stewball
06/07/1956 Skiffle Session EP #20
07/09/1956 Bring a Little Water Sylvie / Dead or Alive #7
21/12/1956 Lonnie Donegan Showcase (LP) #26
18/01/1957 Don't You Rock Me Daddy-o #4
05/04/1957 Cumberland Gap #1 Released as Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group
07/06/1957 Gamblin' Man / Putting on the Style #1 Recorded live at the London Palladium
11/10/1957 My Dixie Darling #10
20/12/1957 Jack O' Diamonds #14
11/04/1958 The Grand Coulee Dam #6
11/07/1958 Sally Don't You Grieve / Betty Betty Betty #11
26/09/1958 Lonesome Traveller #28
14/11/1958 Lonnie's Skiffle Party #23
21/11/1958 Tom Dooley #3
06/02/1959 Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour #3 Recorded live at the New Theatre in Oxford
08/05/1959 Fort Worth Jail #14
26/06/1959 The Battle of New Orleans #2 Recorded live at the Bristol Hippodrome
11/09/1959 Sal's Got a Sugar Lip #13 Recorded live at the Royal Aquarium in Great Yarmouth
04/12/1959 San Miguel #19
24/03/1960 My Old Man's a Dustman #1 Recorded live at the Gaumont Cinema in Doncaster
26/05/1960 I Wanna Go Home #5
25/08/1960 Lorelei #10
24/11/1960 Lively #13
08/12/1960 Virgin Mary #27
11/05/1961 Have a Drink on Me #8
31/08/1961 Michael Row the Boat / Lumbered #6 Recorded live at the Winter Gardens Pavilion Theatre in Blackpool
18/01/1962 The Comancheros #14
05/04/1962 The Party's Over #9
16/08/1962 Pick a Bale of Cotton #11


Ral Donner 10 Feb 1943 – 06 Apr 1984 (41) FindAGrave memorial
Wiki American rock and roll musician from Chicago, Illinois
21/09/1961 You Don't Know What You've Got #25


Donovan 10 May 1946 – Living
Wiki UK singer-songwriter and guitarist from Maryhill, Glasgow, his distinctive style blended folk, pop, calypso, jazz and psychedelia
25/03/1965 Catch the Wind #4
03/06/1965 Colours #4
11/11/1965 Turquoise #30
08/12/1966 Sunshine Superman #2
09/02/1967 Mellow Yellow #8 Features uncredited vocals by Paul McCartney
25/10/1967 There is a Mountain #8
21/02/1968 Jennifer Juniper #5 Written about Jenny Boyd (sister of Patti Boyd, later wife of George Harrison, then Eric Clapton)
29/05/1968 Hurdy Gurdy Man #4 Co-written by George Harrison
04/12/1968 Atlantis #23
09/07/1969 Goo Goo Barabajagal (Love is Hot) #12 
Released as Donovan with The Jeff Beck Group

Val Doonican 03 Feb 1928 – 01 Jul 2015 (88) Guardian obit
Wiki Irish traditional pop, novelty and easy listening singer, hosted a popular television series in the late 1970s to early 1980s
15/10/1964 Walk Tall #3
21/01/1965 The Special Years #7
08/04/1965 I'm Gonna Get There Somehow #25
17/03/1966 Elusive Butterfly #5
03/11/1966 What Would I Be #2
23/02/1967 Memories are Made of This #11
25/05/1967 Two Streets #39
18/10/1967 If the Whole World Stop Loving #3
21/02/1968 You're the Only One #37
12/06/1968 Now #43
23/10/1968 If I Knew Then What I Know Now #14
23/04/1969 Ring of Bright Water #48


The Doors
Wiki American rock band from Los Angeles, California, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, Morrison moved to Paris to write poetry but was found dead in the bath at his apartment in July 1971, although drugs were believed to have been involved it is now accepted that he in fact drowned after experiencing heart failure from respiratory distress related to his asthma, his gravesite in Paris has since become a popular attraction site
John Densmore 01 Dec 1944 – Living
Robby Krieger 08 Jan 1946 – Living
Ray Manzarek 12 Feb 1939 – 20 May 2013 (74) Guardian obit
Jim Morrison 08 Dec 1943 – 03 Jul 1971 (27) Rolling Stone obit
28/08/1968 Light My Fire #49
28/08/1968 Hello, I Love You #15


Lee Dorsey 24 Dec 1924 – 02 Dec 1986 (61) NY Times obit
Wiki American pop and R&B singer from New Orleans, Louisiana
03/02/1966 Get Out of My Life Woman #22
05/05/1966 Confusion #38
11/08/1966 Working in the Coal Mine #8
27/10/1966 Holy Cow #6


The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra 19 Nov 1905 – 26 Nov 1956 (51) NY Times obit
Wiki American jazz trombonist, composer and bandleader from Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, died in his sleep in November 1956 after choking having been heavily sedated with sleeping pills, his younger brother was famed bandleader Jimmy Dorsey
17/10/1958 Tea For Two Cha Cha #3 
Released as The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra starring Warren Covington

Craig Douglas 12 Aug 1941 – Living
Wiki UK pop singer from Newport, Isle of Wight, worked as a milkman before winning a local talent competition
12/06/1959 A Teenager in Love #13 Originally called Great to Be in Love
07/08/1959 Only Sixteen #1
22/01/1960 Pretty Blue Eyes #4
28/04/1960 The Heart of a Teenage Girl #10
11/08/1960 Oh! What a Day #43
20/04/1961 A Hundred Pounds of Clay #9
29/06/1961 Time #9
22/03/1962 When My Little Girl is Smiling #9
28/06/1962 Our Favourite Melodies #9
18/10/1962 Oh, Lonesome Me #15
28/02/1963 Town Crier #36

Johnny Douglas 19 Jun 1920 – 20 Apr 2003 (82) Guardian obit
Wiki UK orchestra leader and composer from Hackney, London
17/12/1954 Finger of Suspicion #1 Released as Dickie Valentine with The Stargazers, Accompaniment Directed by Johnny Douglas
07/10/1955 Hernando's Hideaway #1 Released as The Johnston Brothers with Johnny Douglas and his Orchestra
25/11/1955 Christmas Alphabet #1 Released as Dickie Valentine with Johnny Douglas and his Orchestra / Cover of a single by The McGuire Sisters


The Dowlands
Discogs UK vocal duo of brothers, both became graphic designers after their music career ended
David Dowland 11 Dec 1940 – Living
Gordon Dowland 04 Nov 1938 – Living
09/01/1964 All My Loving #33 Cover of a song by The Beatles


Charlie Drake 19 Jun 1925 – 23 Dec 2006 (81) Guardian obit
Wiki UK comedian, singer and actor from Elephant and Castle, London, known for his catchphrase "Hello, my darlings!"
08/08/1958 Splish Splash #7
24/10/1958 Volare #28
27/10/1960 Mr. Custer #12
05/10/1961 My Boomerang Won't Come Back #14


Rusty Draper 25 Jan 1923 – 28 Mar 2003 (80) Independent obit
Wiki American country and pop singer from Missouri, began playing guitar and singing on his uncle's radio show at the age of 12
11/08/1960 Mule Skinner Blues #39


The Dream Weavers
Wiki American popular music vocal group, formed at the University of Florida, Buff and Rude later married
Gene Adkinson 28 Feb 1934 – 19 Jun 2009 (75) FindAGrave memorial
Wade Buff 
07 Jul 1934 – Living

Mary Carr no info available
Eddie Newson no info available
Mary Rude no info available
Sally Sanborn no info available
Lee Turner no info available
10/02/1956 It's Almost Tomorrow #1
NB: Lineup changed occasionally, though this performance of their #1 hit on the Ed Sullivan Show seems to confirm the above lineup of seven members listed in Collins' Complete UK Hit Singles book


Alan Drew 25 May 1935 – Living
Wiki UK actor from London, better known as Basil Moss (Alan Drew was the name of his character in the long-running BBC television show "Compact")
26/09/1963 Always the Lonely One #48


The Drifters
Wiki American doo-wop, R&B and soul group from New York City, New York, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, their lineup changed consistently largely owing to the fact that they were one of the lowest paid vocal groups at the time, Lewis was a heroin user and died of a drug overdose in May 1964, King went on to have successful solo career, Clyde McPhatter was an early member
Bill Davis (aka Abdul Samad) 08 Sep 1917 – 26 Nov 2006 (89) Ancestry page
Tommy Evans 01 Sep 1927 – Sep 1984 (~56)
Bill Fredericks 23 Aug 1941 – 28 Apr 1999 (57) Independent obit

Doc Green 08 Nov 1934 – 10 Mar 1989 (54) LA Times obit
Elsbeary Hobbs 04 Aug 1936 – 31 May 1996 (59) NY Times obit
Ben E. King 28 Sep 1938 – 30 Apr 2015 (76) Telegraph obit
Rudy Lewis 23 Aug 1936 – 20 May 1964 (27) FindAGrave memorial
Johnny Moore 15 Dec 1934 – 30 Dec 1998 (64) Independent obit
Gene Pearson 15 Sep 1935 – 06 Apr 2000 (64)
Rick Sheppard 1939 – Living
Johnny Terry n/a – deceased Mention of death
Charlie Thomas 07 April 1937 – Living
Johnny Lee Williams 27 Oct 1940 – 19 Dec 2004 (64) Mention of death

08/01/1960 Dance with Me #17
03/11/1960 Save the Last Dance For Me #2
16/03/1961 I Count the Tears #28
05/04/1962 When My Little Girl is Smiling #31
10/10/1963 I'll Take You Home #37
24/09/1964 Under the Boardwalk #45
08/04/1965 At the Club #35
29/04/1965 Come on Over to My Place #40
02/02/1967 Baby What I Mean #49
NB: Difficult to determine exactly who recorded on all of these hits as the lineup of The Drifters constantly changed. I have used the timelines of members available on Wikipedia. Johnny Terry is deceased but there seems to be some confusion as to whether he is the same Johnny Terry who was in The Famous Flames (who died in 2005).


Julie Driscoll 08 Jun 1947 – Living
Wiki UK singer and actor from London

17/04/1968 This Wheel's on Fire #5 Released as Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger and The Trinity Cover of a song by Bob Dylan and The Band

Frank D'Rone 26 Apr 1932 – 03 Oct 2013 (81) Chicago Tribune obit
Wiki American jazz singer and guitarist from Brockton, Massachusetts
22/12/1960 Strawberry Blonde (The Band Played on) #24


The Dubliners
Wiki Irish folk band from Dublin
Ciarán Bourke 18 Feb 1935 – 10 May 1988 (53) RTE obit
Ronnie Drew 16 Sep 1934 – 16 Aug 2008 (73) Guardian obit
Luke Kelly 17 Nov 1940 – 30 Jan 1984 (43) Independent obit
Barney McKenna 16 Dec 1939 – 05 Apr 2012 (72) Guardian obit

John Sheahan 19 May 1939 – Living
30/03/1967 Seven Drunken Nights #7
30/08/1967 Black Velvet Band #15
20/12/1967 Maids When You're Young Never Wed an Old Man #43


Johnny Duncan and the Blue Grass Boys
Wiki American bluegrass and skiffle group, Duncan hailed from Tennessee but later emigrated to Australia
Johnny Duncan 07 Sep 1932 – 15 Jul 2000 (67) Guardian obit
Jack Fallon 13 Oct 1915 – 22 May 2006 (90) BBC obit
Lennie Hastings 05 Jan 1927 – 14 Jul 1978 (51) All Music bio
Danny Levan no info available
Denny Wright 06 May 1924 – 08 Feb 1992 (67) All Music bio

26/07/1957 Last Train to San Fernando #2
25/10/1957 Blue Blue Heartache #27
29/11/1957 Footprints in the Snow #27

Simon Dupree and the Big Sound
Wiki UK psychedelic band formed in 1966, three of the members were brothers
Eric Hine 04 Sep 1944 – Living
Peter O'Flaherty 08 May 1944 – Living
Tony Ransley 17 May 1944 – Living
Derek Shulman 11 Feb 1947 – Living
Phil Shulman 27 Aug 1937 – Living
Ray Shulman 08 Dec 1949 – Living
22/11/1967 Kites #9
03/04/1968 For Whom the Bell Tolls #43


Judith Durham 03 Jul 1943 – Living
Wiki Australian folk singer-songwriter from Essendon, Victoria, better known as the lead singer of The Seekers
15/06/1967 The Olive Tree #33


Slim Dusty 13 Jun 1927 – 19 Sep 2003 (76) Telegraph obit
Wiki Australian country singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer from Nulla Nulla Creek, New South Wales, awarded an MBE in 1970
30/01/1959 A Pub with No Beer #3 Released as Slim Dusty with Dick Carr and his Bushlanders
NB: Despite the artist credits on this single, this source confirms that Slim Dusty was only backed up by a bass player


Bob Dylan 24 May 1941 – Living
Wiki American folk, blues and rock singer-songwriter from Duluth, Minnesota, also known as an author and artist, became a central part of the civil rights movement and the anti-war movement, has sold more than 100 million records to date, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2016
25/03/1965 The Times They are a-Changin' #9
29/04/1965 Subterranean Homesick Blues #9
17/06/1965 Maggie's Farm #22
19/08/1965 Like a Rolling Stone #4
28/10/1965 Positively 4th Street #8
27/01/1966 Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window #17
14/04/1966 One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later) #33
12/05/1966 Rainy Day Women Nos. 12 & 35 #7
21/07/1966 I Want You #16
14/05/1969 I Thew it All Away #30
13/09/1969 Lay, Lady, Lay #5 Originally written for the film Midnight Cowboy but it was rejected

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Robert Earl 17 Nov 1926 – Living
Wiki UK traditional pop singer from London, real name Monty Leigh, he was a regular staple on television and radio, his son Robert is the co-founder of the Planet Hollywood restaurant chain
25/04/1958 I May Never Pass This Way Again #14
24/10/1958 More Than Ever (Come Prima) #26
13/02/1959 The Wonderful Secret of Love #17

The Easy Riders
Wiki American folk trio from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1956 and disbanded in 1959
Richard Dehr 22 Apr 1913 – 08 Oct 1989 (76) Mention of death
Terry Gilkyson 17 Jun 1916 – 15 Oct 1999 (83) Independent obit
Frank Miller 29 Jul 1918 – 15 Dec 2015 (97) Ancestry page

26/04/1957 Love is a Golden Ring #19 Released as Frankie Laine and The Easy Riders

The Easybeats
Wiki Australian rock band from Sydney, New South Wales, rhythm guitarist George Young was the older brother of AC/DC members Angus and Malcolm Young
Tony Cahill 20 Dec 1941 – 13 Aug 2014 (72) Local obit
Dick Diamonde 28 Dec 1947 – Living
Gordon "Snowy" Fleet 16 Aug 1946 – Living
Harry Vanda 22 Mar 1946 – Living
Stevie Wright 20 Dec 1947 – 27 Dec 2015 (68) Guardian obit
George Young 06 Nov 1946 – 22 Oct 2017 (70) Guardian obit

27/10/1966 Friday on My Mind #6
10/04/1968 Hello, How are You #20


Billy Eckstine 08 Jul 1914 – 08 Mar 1993 (78) Independent obit
Wiki American jazz and pop singer and bandleader from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
12/11/1954 No One but You #3 Featured in the 1954 film The Flame and the Flesh
27/09/1957 Passing Strangers #22 Released as Billy Eckstine and Sarah Vaughan
13/02/1959 Gigi #8 Featured in the 1958 film Gigi
12/03/1969 Passing Strangers (re-release) #20 Released as Billy Eckstine and Sarah Vaughan


Duane Eddy and the Rebels
Wiki American rock guitarist from Corning, New York, played guitar from the age of five and formed the Rebels in his teens, Eddy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 but the Rebels were snubbed, though saxophonist Steve Douglas was posthumously inducted as a sideman in 2003, Owens died in October 1994 when his girlfriend accidentally shot him in the stomach, Ike Clanton was the older brother of singer Jimmy Clanton
Mike Bermani 01 Dec 1936 – 10 Apr 1987 (50)
Al Casey 26 Oct 1936 – 17 Sep 2006 (69) Independent obit
Corki Casey O'Dell 13 May 1936 – 11 May 2017 (80) Rolling Stone obit
Ike Clanton 11 Dec 1939 – 09 Jun 2004 (64)
Steve Douglas 24 Sep 1938 – 19 Apr 1993 (54) NY Times obit
Duane Eddy 26 Apr 1938 – Living
Jim Horn 20 Nov 1940 – Living
Larry Knechtel 04 Aug 1940 – 20 Aug 2009 (69) LA Times obit
Donnie Owens 30 Oct 1932 – 27 Oct 1994 (61) FindAGrave memorial
Bob Taylor 09 Aug 1927 – 10 May 2001 (73) Mention of death
Jimmy Troxel 04 Feb 1929 – 11 Dec 1994 (65)
Tyler "Buddy" Wheeler 18 Nov 1928 – 29 Sep 2012 (83) Mention of death
05/09/1958 Rebel Rouser #19
02/01/1959 Cannonball #22
19/06/1959 Peter Gunn Theme #6
24/07/1959 Yep! #17
04/09/1959 Forty Miles of Bad Road #11
18/12/1959 Some Kinda Earthquake #12 At 77 seconds, this is the shortest single to enter the UK Top 40
19/02/1960 Bonnie Came Back #12
28/04/1960 Shazam! #4 Featured in the 1960 film Because They're Young
21/07/1960 Because They're Young #2 Featured in the 1960 film Because They're Young
10/11/1960 Kommotion #13
12/01/1961 Pepe #2 Featured in the 1960 film Pepe
20/04/1961 Theme From Dixie #7
22/06/1961 Ring of Fire #17
14/09/1961 Drivin' Home #30
05/10/1961 Caravan #42 Released as Duane Eddy

24/05/1962 Deep in the Heart of Texas #19 Released as Duane Eddy
23/08/1962 The Ballad of Paladin #10 Released as Duane Eddy
08/11/1962 (Dance with the) Guitar Man #4
14/02/1963 Boss Guitar #27
30/05/1963 Lonely Boy, Lonely Guitar #35
29/08/1963 Your Baby's Gone Surfin' #49
NB: A challenging lineup to get your head round. Eddy used a variety of performers to record many of his earlier hits – some were session musicians, some could be considered members of the Rebels. Using the single credits on Rate Your Music, I've managed to list what will be most of their members on these hits.
N2: Changed name from Buddy Wheller to Buddy Wheeler as the former is a spelling error originating from a Decca release in 1958.


Tommy Edwards 17 Feb 1922 – 22 Oct 1969 (47) FindAGrave memorial
Wiki American singer-songwriter from Richmond, Virginia, died due to the effects of alcoholism in October 1969
03/10/1958 It's All in the Game #1 The music of this was composed in 1912 by U.S. Vice President Charles G. Dawes
07/08/1959 My Melancholy Baby #29


The Electric Prunes
Wiki American psychedelic rock band from Los Angeles, California
Jim Lowe 05 Mar 1945 – Living
Preston Ritter 24 Apr 1949 – 30 Mar 2015 (65) Ultimate Classic Rock obit
James "Weasel" Spagnola n/a – c. 2000
Mark Tulin 21 Nov 1948 – 26 Feb 2011 (62) Guardian obit

Ken Williams no info available

09/02/1967 I had Too Much to Dream (Last Night) #49
11/05/1967 Get Me to the World on Time #42
NB: Doesn't seem to be any trace of Spagnola. In a 2005 interview, Tulin says "he just fell off the face of the Earth".


The Elegants
Wiki American doo-wop vocal group from Staten Island, New York City
James Moschella 10 May 1938 – Living
Vito Picone 17 Mar 1940 – Living
Carman Romano 17 Aug 1939 – 02 Aug 2016 (76) Local obit
Frank Tardogna 18 Sep 1941 – Living
Arthur Venosa 03 Sep 1939 – 20 Apr 2018 (78)

26/09/1958 Little Star #25

Elias and his Zigzag Jive Flutes
Wiki South African kwela band from Johannesburg, later embraced dancehall music and changed their name to Alexandra Black Mambazo
Elias Lerole c. 1937 – Living
Jack Lerole c. 1940 – 12 Mar 2003 (63) Local obit
Zeph Nkabinde pre–1938 – 04 Jan 2011
David Ramosa no info available
25/04/1958 Tom Hark #2 Later popularised by The Piranhas who added lyrics in 1980
NB: On this record, there were 10 performers in total – two guitars, a string bass and seven flutes. However, only the four members listed above were signed to the record label. There is an article about Elias from March 2020, and recent photos of him on Facebook, Zeph is deceased as per records of his estate (via a search using his full three names here), can't find anything on Ramosa.


Duke Ellington and his Orchestra 29 Apr 1899 – 24 May 1974 (75) LA Times obit
Wiki American composer, pianist and leader of a jazz orchestra from Washington D.C., gained prominence after performances by his orchestra at the Cotton Club in Harlem, New York City
05/03/1954 Skin Deep #7 
Released as Duke Ellington and his Orchestra feat. Louis Bellson, Drums

Ray Ellington 17 Mar 1915 – 27 Feb 1985 (69) FindAGrave memorial
Wiki UK singer, drummer and bandleader from Kennington, London, best known for his appearances on The Goon Show from 1951 to 1960, his son Lance is a noted singer-songwriter
15/11/1962 The Madison #36


Bern Elliott and the Fenmen
Wiki UK beat group from Erith, Kent, Wally Allen later joined The Pretty Things
Wally Allen 09 Apr 1944 – Living
Bern Elliott 17 Nov 1942 – Living
Alan Judge 1942 – Living
Jon Povey 20 Aug 1942 – Living
Eric Willmer 1943 – Living
21/11/1963 Money #14 Cover of a single by Barrett Strong, popularised by The Beatles
19/03/1964 New Orleans #24


Shirley Ellis 19 Jan 1929 – 05 Oct 2005 (76) FindAGrave memorial
Wiki American soul singer-songwriter from The Bronx, New York City, though best known for her novelty hits
06/05/1965 The Clapping Song #6


Dick Emery 19 Feb 1915 – 02 Jan 1983 (67) Guardian obit
Wiki UK comedian and actor from Bloomsbury, London, known for The Dick Emery Show which ran from 1963 to 1981
26/02/1969 If You Love Her #32

The Equals
Wiki UK pop, R&B and rock band from London, Baby Come Back became and million-seller, Eddy Grant later had a successful solo career
Derv Gordon 29 Jun 1948 – Living
Lincoln Gordon 29 Jun 1948 – Living
Eddy Grant 05 Mar 1948 – Living
John Hall 25 Oct 1946 – Living
Pat Lloyd 17 Mar 1948 – Living
21/02/1968 I Get So Excited #44
01/05/1968 Baby Come Back #1
21/08/1968 Laurel and Hardy #35
27/11/1968 Softly, Softly #48
02/04/1969 Michael and the Slipper Tree #24
30/07/1969 Viva Bobby Joe #6
27/12/1969 Rub a Dub Dub #34

The Escorts
Wiki UK Merseybeat band from Liverpool
Pete Clarke 1946 – Living
Mike Gregory 07 Nov 1946 – Living
John Kinrade 25 Jun 1946 – Living
Terry Sylvester 08 Jan 1947 – Living
02/07/1964 The One to Cry #49
NB: This lineup changed several times. I think the four above appeared on their charting single. This was my source.

The Essex
Wiki American R&B vocal group, formed by members of the United States Marine Corps stationed in Okinawa, Japan
Billy Hill 09 Jul 1943 – Living
Anita Humes 10 Oct 1940 – 30 May 2010 (69) Local obit
Rudolph Johnson 14 Jan 1937 – 18 Aug 2007 (70)
Rodney Taylor 1942 – 1966 (~24)
Walter Vickers 20 Nov 1941 – 13 Sep 1976 (34)

08/08/1963 Easier Said Than Done #41
NB: Johnson left the group around the time of their first hit but this copy of Billboard leads me to believe he recorded on the above single before departing.

The Ethiopians
Wiki Jamaican harmony group who performed reggae, rocksteady and ska music, Taylor died in a car accident in September 1975
Leonard "Jack Sparrow" Dillon 09 Dec 1942 – 28 Sep 2011 (68) Guardian obit
Stephen Taylor 1944 – Sep 1975 (~31) Mention of death

13/09/1967 Train to Skaville #40
NB: Lineups changed through the years though they were a duo at the time of their hit UK single

Maureen Evans 23 Mar 1940 – Living
Wiki UK pop singer from Cardiff, Wales
22/01/1960 The Big Hurt #26
17/03/1960 Love, Kisses and Heartaches #44
02/06/1960 Paper Roses #40
29/11/1962 Like I Do #3 Based on the song Dance of the Hours
27/02/1964 I Love How You Love Me #34


Paul Evans 05 Mar 1938 – Living
Wiki American rock and roll singer-songwriter from Queens, New York City
27/11/1959 Seven Little Girls (Sitting in the Back Seat) #25 Released as Paul Evans and The Curls
31/03/1960 Midnite Special #41


Betty Everett 23 Nov 1939 – 19 Aug 2001 (61) Guardian obit
Wiki American R&B and soul singer and pianist from Greenwood, Mississippi
14/01/1965 Getting Mighty Crowded #29
30/10/1968 The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss) #34 Later popularised by Cher


The Everly Brothers
Wiki American country-influenced rock and roll duo from Kentucky/Iowa consisting of two brothers raised in a musical family, inaugural inductees of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986
Don Everly 01 Feb 1937 – Living
Phil Everly 19 Jan 1939 – 03 Jan 2014 (74)

12/07/1957 Bye Bye Love #6
08/11/1957 Wake Up Little Susie #2
23/05/1958 All I Have to Do is Dream / Claudette #1 Released as The Everly Brothers, Orchestra Conducted by Archie Bleyer
12/09/1958 Bird Dog #2
23/01/1959 Problems #6
22/05/1959 Take a Message to Mary #20
29/05/1959 Poor Jenny #14
11/09/1959 ('til) I Kissed You #2
12/02/1960 Let it be Me #13
14/04/1960 Cathy's Clown #1
14/07/1960 When Will I be Loved #4
22/09/1960 Lucille / So Sad (to Watch Good Love Go Bad) #4
15/12/1960 Like Strangers #11
09/02/1961 Walk Right Back / Ebony Eyes #1
15/06/1961 Temptation #1
05/10/1961 Muskrat / Don't Blame Me #20
18/01/1962 Cryin' in the Rain #6
17/05/1962 How Can I Meet Her #12
25/10/1962 No One Can Make My Sunshine Smile #11
21/03/1963 So it Will Always be #23
13/06/1963 It's Been Nice (Goodnight) #26
17/10/1963 The Girl Sang the Blues #25
16/07/1964 The Ferris Wheel #22
03/12/1964 Gone, Gone, Gone #36
06/05/1965 That'll be the Day #30
20/05/1965 The Price of Love #2
26/08/1965 I'll Never Get Over You #35
21/10/1965 Love is Strange #11
08/05/1968 It's My Time #39


The Exciters
Wiki American pop and R&B group from Queens, New York City, originally an all girl group before adding Rooney
Carol Johnson 1945 – 07 May 2007 (62) Mention of death
Brenda Reid 20 Jul 1945 – Living
Herb Rooney 16 Feb 1940 – 01 Mar 1991 (51)
Lillian Walker 03 Mar 1944 – Living

21/02/1963 Tell Him #46

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Shelley Fabares 19 Jan 1944 – Living
Wiki American actress and singer from Santa Monica, California, best known for her role in The Donna Reed Show
26/04/1962 Johnny Angel #41

Fabian 06 Feb 1943 – Living
Wiki American singer and actor from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who became a teen idol in the late 1950s
10/03/1960 Hound Dog Man #46 Featured in the 1960 film Hound Dog Man

Fairport Convention
Wiki UK folk rock band from London, Lamble died in May 1969 in a van crash involving the band, Denny died in April 1978 after falling at her home, having been struggling with alcohol abuse for some time
Sandy Denny 06 Jan 1947 – 21 Apr 1978 (31) FindAGrave memorial
Ashley Hutchings 26 Jan 1945 – Living
Martin Lamble 28 Aug 1949 – 12 May 1969 (19) FindAGrave memorial
Simon Nicol 13 Oct 1950 – Living
Richard Thompson 03 Apr 1949 – Living
23/07/1969 Si tu dois partir #21 French version of If You Gotta Go, Go Now by Bob Dylan

Adam Faith
23 Jun 1940 – 08 Mar 2003 (62) Guardian obit
Wiki UK singer, actor, and later a financial journalist from Acton, Middlesex, became a teen idol in 1960s, became the first artist to score their first seven hits inside the top 5
20/11/1959 What do You Want #1
22/01/1960 Poor Me #1
14/04/1960 Someone Else's Baby #2
30/06/1960 When Johnny Comes Marching Home / Made You #5
15/09/1960 How About That #4
17/11/1960 Lonely Pup (in a Christmas Shop) #4
09/02/1961 Who am I / This is it! #5
27/04/1961 Easy Going Me #12
20/07/1961 Don't You Know it #12
26/10/1961 The Time has Come #4
18/01/1962 Lonesome #12
03/05/1962 As You Like it #5
30/08/1962 Don't That Beat All #8 Released as Adam Faith with Johnny Keating and his Orchestra
13/12/1962 Baby Take a Bow #22
31/01/1963 What Now #31 Released as Adam Faith with Johnny Keating and his Orchestra
11/07/1963 Walkin' Tall #23
19/09/1963 The First Time #5 Released as Adam Faith and the Roulettes
12/12/1963 We are in Love #11 Released as Adam Faith and the Roulettes
12/03/1964 If He Tells You #25 Released as Adam Faith and the Roulettes
28/05/1964 I Love Being in Love with You #33 Released as Adam Faith and the Roulettes
26/11/1964 A Message to Martha (Kentucky Bluebird) #12
11/02/1965 Stop Feeling Sorry For Yourself #23
17/06/1965 Someone's Taken Maria Away #34
20/10/1965 Cheryl's Goin' Home #46

Percy Faith 07 Apr 1908 – 09 Feb 1976 (67) FindAGrave memorial
Wiki UK bandleader, composer and conductor from Toronto, Ontario, known for his lush arrangements of pop and Christmas standards, won two Grammy Awards
15/04/1955 
Stranger in Paradise #1 Released as Tony Bennett with Percy Faith & his Orchestra & Chorus
07/09/1956 A Woman in Love #1 Released as Frankie Laine with Percy Faith & his Orchestra
05/03/1960 Theme From "A Summer Place" #2

Marianne Faithfull 29 Dec 1946 – Living
Wiki UK singer-songwriter and actress from Hampstead, London, was one of the leading female artists during the British Invasion in the States, started her career after attending a party thrown by The Rolling Stones, from 1966 to 1970, she had a highly public relationship with Mick Jagger, during the 1970s she had become a homeless heroin addict before making a commercial comeback in 1979
13/08/1964 As Tears Go by #9
18/02/1965 Come and Stay with Me #4
06/05/1965 This Little Bird #6
22/07/1965 Summer Nights #10
04/11/1965 Yesterday #36 Cover of a single by The Beatles
09/03/1967 Is This What I Get For Loving You #43

Georgie Fame and The Blue Flames
Wiki UK group who spanned the genres of R&B, soul, ska, jazz and pop, fronted by singer and pianist Georgie Fame from Leigh, Lancashire, originally they were a backing band for Billy Fury before finding success with Fame took over as vocalist, Green was also a member of Nero and the Gladiators, Mitchell later joined The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Hughes died in a house fire in January 1966, Barton died from septicaemia due to heroin use in May 1968
Neeomi "Speedy" Acquaye 07 Jun 1931 – 15 Sep 1993 (62) Mention of death
Cliff Barton 1944 – 16 May 1968 (~23) Mention of death
Peter Coe 21 Nov 1930 – 16 Mar 2009 (78) Guardian obit
Bill Eyden 04 May 1930 – 15 Oct 2004 (74) Telegraph obit
Georgie Fame 26 Jun 1943 – Living
Colin Green no info available
Glenn Hughes c. 1936 – Jan 1966 (~29) Mention of death
Tex Makins 03 Jul 1940 – Living
Mitch Mitchell 09 Jul 1946 – 12 Nov 2008 (62) Guardian obit
Eddie "Tan Tan" Thornton 19 Oct 1931 – Living
17/12/1964 Yeh Yeh #1
04/03/1965 In the Meantime #22
29/07/1965 Like We Used to be #33
28/10/1965 Something #23
23/06/1966 Get Away #1
22/09/1966 Sunny #13 Released as Georgie Fame / Cover of a single by Bobby Hebb
22/12/1966 Sitting in the Park #12
23/03/1967 Because I Love You #15 Released as Georgie Fame
13/09/1967 Try My World #37 Released as Georgie Fame
13/12/1967 The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde #1 Released as Georgie Fame
09/07/1969 Peaceful #16 Released as Georgie Fame
13/12/1969 Seventh Son #25 Released as Georgie Fame
NB: Lineup was taken from this archived Geocities site.

Family
Wiki UK rock band from Leicester, Leicestershire, originally called The Farinas
Roger Chapman 08 Apr 1942 – Living
Jim King 05 May 1942 – 06 Feb 2012 (69) Mention of death
Rob Townsend 07 Jul 1947 – Living
John Weider 21 Apr 1947 – Living
John "Charlie" Whitney 24 Jun 1944 – Living
01/11/1969 No Mule's Fool #29

The Family Dogg
Wiki UK harmony vocal group, Hammond is a prolific songwriter and received an OBE in 2000, Holmes later had a solo career using the stage name Kristine Sparkle
Doreen De Veuve Apr 1941 – Living
Albert Hammond 18 May 1944 – Living
Mike Hazlewood 24 Dec 1941 – 06 May 2001 (59) Variety obit
Christine Holmes 25 Feb 1950 – Living
Pam "Zooey" Quinn no info available
Steve Rowland 03 Sep 1932 – Living
28/05/1969 A Way of Life #5

Chris Farlowe 13 Oct 1940 – Living
Wiki UK rock, blues and soul singer from Islington, London
27/01/1966 Think #37 Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
23/06/1966 Out of Time #1 Cover of a song by The Rolling Stones
27/10/1966 Ride on, Baby #31 Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
16/02/1967 My Way of Giving #48
29/06/1967 Moanin' #46
13/12/1967 Handbags and Gladrags #33 Later popularised by Rod Stewart, and then Stereophonics

Jack Fascinato 11 Sep 1915 – 25 Dec 1994 (79) Mention of death
Discogs American orchestra leader, pianist and conductor from Bevier, Missouri
06/01/1956 Sixteen Tons #1 Released as Tennessee Ernie Ford with Orchestra Conducted by Jack Fascinato

Jose Feliciano 10 Sep 1945 – Living
Wiki Puerto Rican-born American singer and composer
18/09/1968 Light My Fire #6 Cover of a single by The Doors
18/10/1969 And the Sun Will Shine #25

The Fendermen
Wiki American pop and rockabilly duo from Wisconsin, formed in 1959 after meeting as university students and disbanded in 1963
Phil Humphrey 26 Nov 1937 – 29 Mar 2016 (78) Obit
Jim Sundquist 26 Nov 1937 – 04 Jun 2013 (75) Obit

18/08/1960 Mule Skinner Blues #32

Peter Fenton Sep 1937 or 1941 – deceased
Discogs UK singer, real name Peter Biggs
10/11/1966 Marble Breaks, Iron Bends #46
NB: The link here says that he was born in Canada in 1941, but then the description in the YouTube link above says he was born in Yorkshire. It also mentions that he is deceased in several comments. This gives his real name as Peter Biggs and suggests he was born in September 1937.

Shane Fenton and the Fentones
Wiki UK rock and roll group, formed in 1960 and disbanded by 1964, lead singer Bernard Jewry (who assumed the name Shane Fenton in the band) later had a successful solo career in the 1970s as Alvin Stardust
Bill "Bonney" Oliver no info available
Mick Eyre 1942 – Living
Shane Fenton (aka Bernard Jewry) 27 Sep 1942 – 23 Oct 2014 (72) Guardian obit
Tony Hinchcliffe 1940 – Living
Jack "Jerry" Wilcock 1940 – Living
26/10/1961 I'm a Moody Guy #22
01/02/1962 Walk Away #38
05/04/1962 It's All Over Now #29
19/04/1962 The Mexican #41 Released as The Fentones
12/07/1962 Cindy's Birthday #19
27/09/1962 The Breeze and I #48 Released as The Fentones
NB: Lineup for The Mexican and The Breeze and I are listed here. George Rodda, Bobby Elliott (who also played with The Hollies) and Don Burrell are all listed as drummers in several places. However, sources here and here confirm that they played with the band after their last hit, with Rodda being the first replacement drummer in October 1962.

Ferko String Band,
Wiki American string band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, formed in 1922
Directed by William Connors no info available
Discogs American bandleader 
12/08/1955 Alabama Jubilee #20

Ferrante and Teicher
Wiki American duo of piano players, known for their light arrangements and contributions to movie soundtracks
Arthur Ferrante 07 Sep 1921 – 19 Sep 2009 (88) LA Times obit
Louis Teicher 24 Aug 1924 – 03 Aug 2008 (83) NY Times obit

18/08/1960 Theme From "The Apartment" #44
09/03/1961 Theme From "Exodus" #6

Jose Ferrer 08 Jan 1912 – 26 Jan 1992 (80) NY Times obit
Wiki Puerto Rican-born American actor, film director and singer, first Hispanic actor to win an Academy Award in 1950
19/02/1954 Woman (Uh-Huh) #7 Listed flip side is Man (Uh-Huh) by Rosemary Clooney

Ernie Field's Orchestra
28 Aug 1904 – 11 May 1997 (92) Mention of death
Wiki American orchestra leader, pianist and trombonist, born in Nacogdoches, Texas and raised in Taft, Oklahoma
25/12/1959 In the Mood #13

Gracie Fields 09 Jan 1898 – 27 Sep 1979 (81) NY Times obit
Wiki UK actress, singer and comedienne from Rochdale, Lancashire, awarded a CBE in 1938 and invested as a Dame in 1979, just seven months before her death, at one-time married to Italian actor Monty Banks (1897–1950)
31/05/1957 Around the World #8
06/11/1959 Little Donkey #20

The 5th Dimension
Wiki American R&B, pop and soul vocal group from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1966
Billy Davis Jr. 26 Jun 1938 – Living
Florence LaRue 04 Feb 1944 – Living
Marilyn McCoo 30 Sep 1943 – Living
Lamonte McLemore 17 Sep 1939 – Living
Ron Townson 20 Jan 1933 – 02 Aug 2001 (68) Guardian obit
16/04/1969 Aquarius/Let the Sunshine in #11

The Fireballs
Wiki American rock and roll group from Raton, New Mexico
Eric Budd 23 Oct 1938 – Living
Jimmy Gilmer 15 Sep 1940 – Living
Stan Lark 27 Jul 1940 – Living
Doug Roberts 15 Jun 1941 – 18 Nov 1981 (40) Mention of death
George Tomso 24 Apr 1940 – Living
27/07/1961 Quite a Party #29
14/11/1963 Sugar Shack #45 Released as Jimmy Gilmer and The Fireballs
NB: The Collins Complete UK Hit Singles book lists Chuck Tharp (1941–2006) and Dan Trammell (b. 1940) as members but this tends to confirm that Tharp had left by August 1960, and this mentions Trammell left in early 1960 – both departures happening before the groups' first UK hit. Budd drummed on the first record and was replaced by Roberts on the second.

Carl Fisher – Piano 09 Apr 1912 – 27 Mar 1954 (41) FindAGrave memorial
Wiki American jazz pianist and composer from Los Angeles, California
16/10/1953 Hey Joe #1 Released as Frankie Laine with Paul Weston & his Orchestra & The Norman Luboff Choir, Carl Fischer – Piano
30/10/1953 Answer Me #1 Released as Frankie Laine with Paul Weston & his Orchestra & The Norman Luboff Choir, Carl Fischer – Piano

Eddie Fisher 10 Aug 1928 – 22 Sep 2010 (82) LA Times obit
Wiki American traditional pop singer and actor from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, one of the most popular acts during the first half of the 1950s, married to actress and singer Debbie Reynolds before divorcing her to marry actress Elizabeth Taylor (1932–2011), he later married actress and singer Connie Stevens, his daughter Carrie Fisher (1956–2016) was a successful actress noted for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars film series
02/01/1953 Outside of Heaven #1 Released as Eddie Fisher with Hugo Winterhalter's Orchestra and Chorus
23/01/1953 Everything I Have is Yours #8
01/05/1953 Downhearted #3

22/05/1953 I'm Walking Behind You #1 Released as Eddie Fisher with Hugo Winterhalter and his Orchestra and Sally Sweetland
06/11/1953 Wish You Were Here #8
22/01/1954 Oh My Papa #9
29/10/1954 I Need You Now #13
18/03/1955 (I'm Always Hearing) Wedding Bells #5
23/11/1956 Cindy, Oh Cindy #5

Toni Fisher 04 Dec 1924 – 12 Jan 1999 (74) FindAGrave memorial
Wiki American pop singer from Los Angeles, California
12/02/1960 The Big Hurt #30

Ella Fitzgerald 25 Apr 1917 – 15 Jun 1996 (79) Independent obit
Wiki American jazz singer from Newport News, Virginia, nicknamed the "First Lady of Song", "Queen of Jazz" and "Lady Ella", won fourteen Grammy Awards and awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom
23/05/1958 Swingin' Shepherd Blues #15
16/10/1959 But Not For Me #25
21/04/1960 Mack the Knife #19
06/10/1960 How High the Moon #46
22/11/1962 Desafinado #38
30/04/1964 Can't Buy Me Love #34

The Five Smith Brothers
Discogs UK family vocal group from Newcastle, formed in 1932 and disbanded in 1956, appeared on the Tony Hancock radio programme Forces All Star Bill in 1952, particularly popular in Scotland and Ireland, Cuthbertson was a replacement for original fifth brother Martin Smith who died from a heart disorder in 1936 (not in a road accident in 1946, which is erroneously cited in some places), Alfred, Harold and Stan were also professional football players
Alfred Smith 29 Jun 1903 – Mar 1985 (81)
Harold Smith 1912 – 08 Aug 1988 (~76)
Ronnie Smith (aka Ronnie Culbertson) n/a – deceased
Royston Smith 16 Jul 1913 – 12 May 1984 (70)
Stanley Smith Mar 1906 – 26 Jul 1984 (78)

22/07/1955 I'm in Favour of Friendship #20
NB: Not much on this family group to be found. This forum page was useful in helping locate their records on Ancestry. Frustratingly, there also seems to be a lot of nonsense information out there, like this from the National Library of Scotland, which lists far out birth years. Possible that the group adopted false DOBs in order to seem younger for public image. Culbertson is sometimes called Cuthbertson. I assume he is deceased. This says that Culbertson was Scottish-born, but then it also says he was a cousin, whereas this says Harold met him whilst in the Armed Forces.

The Flamingos
Wiki American doo-wop group from Chicago, Illinois, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001
Jake Carey 09 Sep 1926 – 10 Dec 1997 (71)
Zeke Carey 24 Jan 1933 – 24 Dec 1999 (66)
Al Fontaine 27 Jan 1942 – 26 Oct 2013 (71)
Doug McClure 18 Mar 1940 – 06 Jul 2018 (78)
Julien Vaught 25 Feb 1940 – 05 May 2019 (79)

04/06/1969 The Boogaloo Party #26 Originally a hit in the US in 1966
NB: Lineup for this record as per this book.

Michael Flanders 01 Mar 1922 – 14 Apr 1975 (53) NY Times obit
Wiki UK actor, broadcaster and singer of novelty songs, from Hampstead, London
27/02/1959 Little Drummer Boy #20 Released as Michael Flanders with The Michael Sammes Singers

Flatt & Scruggs
Wiki American bluegrass banjo duo, often appearing as a larger group known as the Foggy Mountain Boys
Lester Flatt 19 Jun 1914 – 11 May 1979 (64) Washington Post obit
Earl Scruggs 06 Jan 1924 – 28 Mar 2012 (88) Guardian obit

15/11/1967 Foggy Mountain Breakdown #39

The Flee-Rekkers
Wiki UK instrumental rock and roll band from London, Waller later played with The Jeff Beck Group
Dave "Tex" Cameron 21 Oct 1939 – Living
Elmy Durrant 24 Mar 1939 – Living
Peter Fleerakkers 1938 – Living
Alan Monger 12 Oct 1939 – Living
Derek Skinner 05 Mar 1942 – Living
Micky Waller 06 Sep 1941 – 29 Apr 2008 (66) Guardian obit
19/05/1960 Green Jeans #23 Based on traditional folk song Greensleeves, allegedly written by Henry VII
NB: The Collins Complete UK Hit Singles book says the drummer was Phil Curtis and the guitarist Ronald Marion. Nowhere online seems to agree with this.

Fleetwood Mac
Wiki UK/American rock band from London, formed in 1967, they have sold more than 120 million records to date making them one of the world's most successful bands, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998
Mick Fleetwood 24 Jun 1947 – Living
Peter Green 29 Oct 1946 – 25 Jul 2020 (73) Guardian obit
Danny Kirwan 13 May 1950 – 08 Jun 2018 (68) Guardian obit
John McVie 26 Nov 1945 – Living
Jeremy Spencer 04 Jul 1948 – Living
10/04/1968 Black Magic Woman #37
17/07/1968 Need Your Love So Bad #31
04/12/1968 Albatross #1
16/04/1969 Man of the World #2
23/07/1969 Need Your Love So Bad (re-release) #32
04/10/1969 Oh Well #2

The Fleetwoods
Wiki American pop vocal group from Olympia, Washington
Gretchen Christopher 29 Feb 1940 – Living
Barbara Ellis 20 Feb 1940 – Living
Gary Troxel 28 Nov 1939 – Living
24/04/1959 Come Softly to Me #6

The Flower Pot Men
Wiki UK pop group, characterised by rich three-part vocal harmonies, all four members were originally in the band The Ivy League
Tony Burrows 14 Apr 1942 – Living
Neil Landon 26 Jul 1941 – Living
Pete Nelson 10 Mar 1943 – 23 Oct 2005 (62) Mention of death
Robin Shaw 06 Oct 1943 – Living
23/08/1967 Let's Go to San Francisco #4

Eddie Floyd 25 Jun 1937 – Living
Wiki American soul and R&B singer-songwriter from Montgomery, Alabama
02/02/1967 Knock on Wood #19 Later popularised by David Bowie, and then Amii Stewart
16/03/1967 Raise Your Hand #42
09/08/1967 Things Get Better #31

Wayne Fontana and The Mindbenders [see also The Mindbenders]
Wiki (Fontana) / Wiki (The Mindbenders) UK pop rock singer and beat group from Manchester, part of the British Invasion in the States
Wayne Fontana 28 Oct 1945 – 06 Aug 2020 (74) NME obit
Bob Lang 10 Jan 1946 – Living
Ric Rothwell 11 Mar 1944 – Living
Eric Stewart 20 Jan 1945 – Living
11/07/1963 Hello! Josephine #46
28/05/1964 Stop Look and Listen #37
08/10/1964 Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um #5
04/02/1965 Game of Love #2
17/06/1965 It's Just a Little Bit Too Late #20
30/09/1965 She Needs Love #32
09/12/1965 It was Easier to Hurt Her #36 Released as Wayne Fontana
21/04/1966 Come on Home #16 Released as Wayne Fontana
25/08/1966 Goodbye Bluebird #49 Released as Wayne Fontana
08/12/1966 Pamela Pamela #11 Released as Wayne Fontana

Bill Forbes 17 Dec 1938 – Living
Discogs UK singer, born in Colombo, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), also known as Kal Kahn, moved to London in 1955, regarded as the first Sri Lankan to have secured a record contract internationally
15/01/1960 Too Young #29

Clinton Ford 04 Nov 1931 – 21 Oct 2009 (77) Guardian obit
Wiki UK pop singer from Salford, Lancashire
23/10/1959 Old Shep #27
17/08/1961 Too Many Beautiful Girls #48
08/03/1962 Fanlight Fanny #22
05/01/1967 Run to the Door #25

Emile Ford and the Checkmates
Wiki UK rock and roll and pop singer, born in Castries, St. Lucia in the West Indies, George and Dave were the half brothers of Emile, the group may have been the first unsigned band to have had a hit record in Britain, Cuffley later joined the Climax Blues Band, George Sweetnam-Ford emigrated to Canada
Pete Carter 07 Apr 1935 – 08 Dec 2008 (73) Mention of death
John Cuffley 1939 – Living
Emile Ford 16 Oct 1937 – 11 Apr 2016 (78) Telegraph obit
Les Hart no info available
Alan Hawkshaw 27 Mar 1937 – Living
Ken Street 27 Jun 1942 – 02 Jun 1990 (47) Mention of death
Dave Sweetnam-Ford 1939 – Living
George Sweetnam-Ford 01 Jan 1941 – 09 Mar 2007 (66) Mention of death
30/10/1959 What do You Want to Make Those Eyes at Me For #1
05/02/1960 On a Slow Boat to China #3
26/05/1960 You'll Never Know What You're Missing ('til You Try) #12
01/09/1960 Them There Eyes #18 Released as Emile Ford
08/12/1960 Counting Teardrops #4
02/03/1961 What am I Gonna do #33
18/05/1961 Half of My Heart #42 Released as Emile Ford
08/03/1962 I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now #43 Released as Emile Ford
NB: According to this, the group was only a four piece on their first hit, expanding to eight members by 1960


Mary Ford 07 Jul 1924 – 30 Sep 1977 (53) FindAGrave memorial
Wiki American vocalist and guitarist from El Monte, California, married to Les Paul until their divorce in 1964, later succumbed to the effects of alcohol abuse and died after spending eight weeks in a diabetic coma
20/11/1953 Vaya Con Dios #7 Released as Les Paul and Mary Ford


Tennessee Ernie Ford 13 Feb 1919 – 17 Oct 1991 (72) NY Times obit
Wiki American country and pop singer and television host from Bristol, Tennessee
21/01/1955 Give Me Your Word #1 Released as Tennessee Ernie Ford with Orchestra Conducted by Billy May
06/01/1956 Sixteen Tons #1 Released as Tennessee Ernie Ford with Orchestra Conducted by Jack Fascinato
13/01/1956 The Ballad of Davy Crockett #3

George Formby 16 May 1904 – 06 Mar 1961 (56) FindAGrave memorial
Wiki UK actor, singer-songwriter and comedian from Wigan, Lancashire, became known worldwide due to his films in the 1930s and 1940s, known for his comical songs and often played a banjo or ukulele, he was Britain's highest paid entertainer during his fame, awarded an OBE in 1946
21/07/1960 Happy Go Lucky Me / Banjo Boy #40

Lance Fortune 04 Jan 1940 – Living
Wiki UK pop singer from Birkenhead, Cheshire
19/02/1960 Be Mine #4
05/05/1960 This Love I Have For You #26

The Fortunes
Wiki UK Merseybeat group from Birmingham, formed in 1961
Rod Allen 31 Mar 1944 – 10 Jan 2008 (61) Guardian obit
Andy Brown 07 Jan 1946 – Living
David Carr 04 Aug 1943 – 12 Jul 2011 (67) Obit
Glen Dale 24 Apr 1943 – 13 Jan 2019 (75) Mention of death
Barry Pritchard 03 Apr 1944 – 11 Jan 1999 (54) Independent obit
08/07/1965 You've Got Your Troubles #2
07/10/1965 Here it Comes Again #4
03/02/1966 This Golden Ring #15

The Foundations
Wiki UK soul band from London, formed in 1967 and disbanded in 1970, Arthur Brown (b. 1942) of The Crazy World of Arthur Brown was an early member in 1967 before the group got signed to Pye Records
Eric Allandale 04 Mar 1936 – 23 Aug 2001 (65) Guardian obit
Pat Burke 09 Oct 1937 – Living
Clem Curtis 28 Nov 1940 – 27 Mar 2017 (76) Telegraph obit
Mike Elliott 06 Aug 1929 – Living
Tony Gomez 13 Dec 1948 – 19 Dec 2015 (67) Obit
Tim "Sticks" Harris 14 Jan 1948 – 2007 (~59) Mention of death

Peter Macbeth 02 Feb 1941 – Living
Alan Warner 21 Apr 1947 – Living
Colin Young 12 Sep 1944 – Living
27/09/1967 Baby Now That I've Found You #1
24/01/1968 Back on My Feet Again #18
01/05/1968 Any Old Time #48
20/11/1968 Build Me Up Buttercup #2
12/03/1969 In the Bad, Bad Old Days (Before You Loved Me) #8
13/09/1969 Born to Live, Born to Die #46
NB: I can't find member listings for the last two singles. Possible that bass player Steve Bingham (b. 1949) recorded on either or both of them, though most sources seem to indicate that he joined closer to 1970.
NB2: Can't find full details for Tim Harris. The source I've used for his death in 2007 is the National Portrait Gallery. When you search Timothy Harris in 2007 deaths on the GRO site, nothing comes up. There is however a Timothy Harris who died in Plymouth in the start of 2006, and he was born 14 Feb 1948 (one month off the DOB commonly given for him). This is possibly him but can't verify without more evidence.

The Four Aces featuring Al Alberts
Wiki American traditional pop vocal quartet from Chester, Pennsylvania
Al Alberts 10 Aug 1922 – 27 Nov 2009 (87) NY Times obit
Fred Diodati 07 Nov 1930 – Living
Dave Mahoney 22 Nov 1925 – 08 Jul 2012 (86) Obit
Lou Silvestri 22 Jul 1926 – 27 Jan 2013 (86) Obit
Sol Vaccaro 11 Dec 1922 – 05 Apr 2013 (90) Obit

30/07/1954 Three Coins in the Fountain #5
07/01/1955 Mr. Sandman #9
20/05/1955 Stranger in Paradise #6 Released as The Four Aces
18/11/1955 Love is a Many Splendored Thing #2
19/10/1956 A Woman in Love #19
04/01/1957 Friendly Persuasion #29
23/01/1959 The World Outside #18 Released as The Four Aces
NB: Alberts left the group in 1958. Diodati became the new lead singer and featured on The World Outside as confirmed here.

The Four Esquires
Wiki American vocal quartet from Boston, Massachusetts, formed by four students at Boston University
Bill Courtney 26 Jan 1926 – 06 Sep 2004 (78) Ancestry record
Wally Gold 15 May 1928 – 07 Jun 1998 (70) NY Times obit
Bob Golden (aka Robert Colligan) 25 Sep 1931 – Living (contentious, see notes below)
Frank Mahoney 12 Jul 1928 – deceased (possibly 2007, see notes below)
31/01/1958 Love Me Forever #23
NB: In this interview, Courtney says he was born in Portland, Maine before moving to Massachusetts and that his father was a shipping commissioner. That was enough to find him on Ancestry. Real name William Leo O'Brien (death record lists both O'Brien and Courtney as a surname).
NB2: This promo has bio details of the members, but some of them don't add up. Firstly, Gold is correct. Courtney is wrong – it says he was born on 2nd Apr but his death record gives a DOB of 26th Jan 1926. Colligan (aka Golden) it may have right. I can't find a record under either of these names on Ancestry with the DOB 25th Sep 1931, though there is one a few years younger who was born in 1928 in Peabody and died in 2009. Could this be him? Mahoney is a total headache. The promo gives his DOB as 12th Jul 1928. The source I originally used for his death here says he was born in 1920 and died on 25th Jul 2007. The record for that person on Ancestry says they were born 25th May 1919. This doesn't seem right as his age is out of step with the rest of the group and they all studied/lived together? I have used his DOB from the promo for the time being and seeing as he's listed as deceased around the internet without any contention, let's assume that is the case. Whether he died in 2007 or not is up for debate. I will revisit this act at a later point to try and get some concrete answers!

The Four Knights
Wiki American vocal group from Charlotte, North Carolina, formed in 1943
Gene Alford 27 Oct 1922 – 02 Apr 1960 (37)
Oscar Broadway 07 Jul 1910 – 31 Oct 1978 (55)
Clarence Dixon 04 Jun 1923 – 25 Jun 1992 (68)
Cliff Holland 15 Sep 1919 – 26 Sep 1990 (71)
George Vereen 02 Mar 1923 – 27 Mar 1990 (67)
John Wallace 04 Mar 1912 – 02 Mar 1978 (65)

04/06/1954 (Oh Baby Mine) I Get So Lonely #5
18/10/1957 My Personal Possession #21 Released as Nat King Cole and The Four Knights
NB: This source is very useful as it gives the origins and fates of all members. Whether Alford recorded on their 1954 record is not clear. He had been suffering from recurring health problems, so Vereen was brought in to fill in for Alford on some recording sessions around this time. By 1955, Alford had left completely and substitute Vereen was switched with permanent replacement Holland.

The Four Lads
Wiki Canadian traditional pop vocal quartet from Toronto, Ontario
Jimmy Arnold 04 Jan 1932 – 15 Jun 2004 (72) NY Times obit
Frank Busseri 10 Oct 1932 – 28 Jan 2019 (86) Obit
Connie Cordarini 11 Feb 1930 – 28 Apr 2010 (80) Obit

Bernie Toorish 02 Mar 1931 – Living
19/12/1952 Faith Can Move Mountains #7 Released as Johnnie Ray and The Four Lads
22/10/1954 Rain, Rain, Rain #8 Released as Frankie Laine and The Four Lads
28/04/1960 Standing on the Corner #34 Recorded in 1956

The Four Pennies
Wiki UK beat group from Blackburn, Lancashire
Alan Buck 07 Apr 1943 – 15 Mar 1994 (50) Mention of death
Fritz Fryer 06 Dec 1944 – 02 Sep 2007 (62) Independent obit

David Graham no info available
Lionel Morton 14 Aug 1941 – Living
Mike Wilshaw 21 Jul 1945 – Living
16/01/1964 Do You Want Me to #47
02/04/1964 Juliet #1
16/07/1964 I Found Out the Hard Way #14
29/10/1964 Black Girl #20
07/10/1965 Until it's Time For You to Go #19
17/02/1966 Trouble is My Middle Name #32

The Four Preps
Wiki American pop vocal quartet from Los Angeles, California
Bruce Belland 22 Oct 1936 – Living
Ed Cobb 28 Feb 1938 – 19 Sep 1999 (61) Mention of death
Marvin Ingram 29 Jul 1938 – 07 Mar 1999 (60) Mention of death
Glen Larson 03 Jan 1937 – 14 Nov 2014 (77) Guardian obit

13/06/1958 Big Man #2
26/05/1960 Got a Girl #28
09/11/1961 More Money For You and Me #39

The Four Seasons
Wiki American pop rock band from Newark, New Jersey, formed in 1960 from members of The Four Lovers, they would later be known more commonly as Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, one of the best selling groups of all time having sold more than 100 million records worldwide, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990
Charlie Calello 24 Aug 1938 – Living
Tommy DeVito 19 Jun 1928 – 21 Sep 2020 (92) Local obit
Bob Gaudio 17 Nov 1942 – Living
Joe Long 05 Sep 1941 – Living
Nick Massi 19 Sep 1927 – 24 Dec 2000 (73) NY Times obit
Frankie Valli 03 May 1934 – Living
04/10/1962 Sherry #8
17/01/1963 Big Girls Don't Cry #13
28/03/1963 Walk Like a Man #12
27/06/1963 Ain't That a Shame #38
27/08/1964 Rag Doll #2 Released as The Four Seasons with The Sound of Frankie Valli
18/11/1965 Let's Hang on! #4 Released as The Four Seasons with The Sound of Frankie Valli
31/03/1966 Working My Way Back to You #50 Released as The Four Seasons with Frankie Valli
02/06/1966 Opus 17 (Don't You Worry 'bout Me) #20 Released as The Four Seasons with Frankie Valli
29/09/1966 I've Got You Under My Skin #12 Released as The Four Seasons with Frankie Valli
12/01/1967 Tell it to the Rain #37 Released as The Four Seasons with Frankie Valli

Four Tops
Wiki American R&B and soul vocal quartet from Detroit, Michigan, formed in 1953 and originally called the Four Aims, signed to Motown Records during the 1960s, their lineup remained unchanged for four decades until Payton's death in 1997, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990
Renaldo "Obie" Benson 14 Jun 1936 – 07 Jul 2005 (69) Guardian obit
Abdul "Duke" Fakir 26 Dec 1935 – Living
Lawrence Payton 02 Mar 1938 – 20 Jun 1997 (59) Independent obit
Levi Stubbs 06 Jun 1936 – 17 Oct 2008 (72) Guardian obit

01/07/1965 I Can't Help Myself #23
02/09/1965 It's the Same Old Song #34
21/07/1966 Loving You is Sweeter Than Ever #21
13/10/1966 Reach Out I'll be There #1
12/01/1967 Standing in the Shadows of Love #6
30/03/1967 Bernadette #8
15/06/1967 7-Rooms of Gloom #12
11/10/1967 You Keep Running Away #26
13/12/1967 Walk Away Renee #3
13/03/1968 If I Were a Carpenter #7
21/08/1968 Yesterday's Dreams #23
13/11/1968 I'm in a Different World #27
28/05/1969 What is a Man #16
27/09/1969 Do what You Gotta do #11

The Fourmost
Wiki UK Merseybeat band from Liverpool, Mike Millward died from leukaemia in March 1966 and Brian O'Hara committed suicide in June 1999
Billy Hatton 09 Jun 1941 – 19 Sep 2017 (76) Guardian obit
Dave Lovelady 16 Oct 1942 – Living
Mike Millward 09 May 1942 – 07 Mar 1966 (23) Mention of death
Brian O'Hara 12 Mar 1941 – 27 Jun 1999 (58) Independent obit

12/09/1963 Hello Little Girl #9 Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
26/12/1963 I'm in Love #17 Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
23/04/1964 A Little Loving #6
13/08/1964 How Can I Tell Her #33
26/11/1964 Baby I Need Your Lovin' #24
09/12/1965 Girls, Girls, Girls #33

Inez and Charlie Foxx
Wiki American R&B and soul duo from Greensboro, North Carolina consisting of a brother and a sister
Charlie Foxx 23 Oct 1939 – 18 Sep 1998 (58) Independent obit
Inez Foxx 09 Sep 1942 – Living
23/07/1964 Hurt by Love #40
19/02/1969 Mockingbird #33

Connie Francis 12 Dec 1938 – Living
Wiki American pop singer and actress from Newark, New Jersey, real name Concetta Franconero, debuted with MGM at the age of 16, stopped performing after being raped after a show at Howard Johnson's Motel in November 1974, made a showbiz comeback in 1981
04/04/1958 Who's Sorry Now #1
27/06/1958 I'm Sorry I Made You Cry #11
22/08/1958 Carolina Moon / Stupid Cupid #1
31/10/1958 I'll Get by #19
21/11/1958 Fallin' #20 B-side to I'll Get by
26/12/1958 You Always Hurt the One You Love #13
13/02/1959 My Happiness #4
03/07/1959 Lipstick on Your Collar #3
11/09/1959 Plenty Good Lovin' #18
04/12/1959 Among My Souvenirs #11
17/03/1960 Valentino #27
19/05/1960 Mama / Robot Man #2
18/08/1960 Everybody's Somebody's Fool #5
03/11/1960 My Heart has a Mind of its Own #3
12/01/1961 Many Tears Ago #12
16/03/1961 Where the Boys are / Baby Roo #5
15/06/1961 Breakin' in a Bad New Broken Heart #12
14/09/1961 Together #6
14/12/1961 Baby's First Christmas #30
26/04/1962 Don't Break the Heart That Loves You #39
02/08/1962 Vacation #10
20/12/1962 I'm Gonna be Warm This Winter #48
10/06/1965 My Child #26 
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20/01/1966 Jealous Heart #44

Aretha Franklin 25 Mar 1942 – 16 Aug 2018 (76) Guardian obit
Wiki American soul, R&B and pop singer-songwriter, pianist and actress from Memphis, Tennessee, began her career as a child singing gospel music at her father's Baptist church, actively involved in the civil rights movement, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, her sisters Erma (1938–2002) and Carolyn (1944–1988) were also noted singers
08/06/1967 Respect #10
23/08/1967 Baby, I Love You #39
20/12/1967 Chain of Fools / Satisfaction #43
10/01/1968 Satisfaction (re-release) #37
13/03/1968 Since You've Been Gone #47
22/05/1968 Think #26
07/08/1968 I Say a Little Prayer For You #4

Stan Freberg 07 Aug 1926 – 07 Apr 2015 (88) Guardian obit
Wiki American voice artist, actor, author, comedian and singer from Pasadena, California
19/11/1954 Sh-Boom #15 Released as Stan Freberg with The Toads and Orchestra Conducted by Billy May
27/07/1956 Rock Island Line / Heartbreak Hotel #24 Released as Stan Freberg and his Sniffle Group, Interruptions by Peter Leeds
12/05/1960 The Old Payola Roll Blues #40 Released as Stan Freberg featuring Jesse White

John Fred and his Playboy Band
Wiki American bubblegum pop group, fronted by John Fred from Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Andrew Bernard 1945 – Living
Harold Cowart 12 Jun 1944 – 27 Jun 2010 (66) FindAGrave memorial
Tommy DeGeneres 03 Nov 1943 – Living
John Fred 08 May 1941 – 14 Apr 2005 (63) Independent obit
Ronnie Goodson 02 Feb 1945 – 04 Nov 1980 (35) Mention of death
John Miceli 09 Jul 1944 – 07 Apr 2019 (74) FindAGrave memorial
Jimmy O'Rourke 14 Mar 1947 – Living
Charlie Spinosa 29 Dec 1948 – 25 May 2013 (64) Obit
03/01/1968 Judy in Disguise (with Glasses) #3 A parody of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds by The Beatles
NB: Lineup sourced from here but some of the birth details are wrong on that page, so I've corrected them via Ancestry.

Freddie and the Dreamers
Wiki UK beat band from Manchester, formed in 1963 and disbanded in 2000, known for their comical dance routines and the fact that their lead singer Freddie stood at a mere 5 foot 2 inches tall
Peter Birrell 09 May 1941 – Living
Roy Crewdson 29 May 1941 – Living
Bernie Dwyer 11 Sep 1940 – 04 Dec 2002 (62) Mention of death
Freddie Garrity 14 Nov 1936 – 19 May 2006 (69) Guardian obit

Derek Quinn 24 May 1942 – Living
09/05/1963 If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody #3
08/08/1963 I'm Telling You Now #2
07/11/1963 You Were Made For Me #3
20/02/1964 Over You #13
14/05/1964 I Love You Baby #16
16/07/1964 Just For You #41
05/11/1964 I Understand #5
22/04/1965 A Little You #26
04/11/1965 Thou Shalt Not Steal #44

Jane Froman 10 Nov 1907 – 22 Apr 1980 (72) FindAGrave memorial
Wiki American singer and actress from University City, Missouri
17/06/1955 I Wonder #14

The Bobby Fuller Four
Wiki American rock and roll band from Texas, formed in 1962 and disbanded in 1966 after lead singer Bobby Fuller died under mysterious circumstances, foul play was suspected even though suicide was officially ruled by the police
Bobby Fuller 22 Oct 1942 – 19 Jul 1966 (23) FindAGrave memorial
Randy Fuller 29 Jan 1944 – Living
DeWayne Quirico 19 Jun 1943 – Living
Jim Reese 07 Dec 1941 – 16 Oct 1991 (49) Mention of death
14/04/1966 I Fought the Law #33

Billy Fury 17 Apr 1940 – 28 Jan 1983 (42)
Wiki UK rock and roll and pop singer-songwriter from Liverpool, contracted rheumatic fever as a child which ultimately led to his early death in January 1983, equalled The Beatles' record of 24 chart hits during the 1960s
27/02/1959 Maybe Tomorrow #18
26/06/1959 Margo #28
10/03/1960 Colette #9
26/05/1960 That's Love #19 Released as Billy Fury and The Four Jays
22/09/1960 Wondrous Place #25
19/01/1961 A Thousand Stars #14
27/04/1961 Don't Worry #40 Released as Billy Fury and The Four Kestrels
11/05/1961 Halfway to Paradise #3
07/09/1961 Jealousy #2
14/12/1961 I'd Never Find Another You #5
15/03/1962 Letter Full of Tears #32
03/05/1962 Last Night was Made For Love #4
19/07/1962 Once Upon a Dream #7
25/10/1962 Because of Love #18
14/02/1963 Like I've Never Been Gone #3
16/05/1963 When Will You Say I Love You #3
25/07/1963 In Summer #5
03/10/1963 Somebody Else's Girl #18
02/01/1964 Do You Really Love Me Too #13
30/04/1964 I Will #14
23/07/1964 It's Only Make Believe #10
14/01/1965 I'm Lost Without You #16
22/07/1965 In Thoughts of You #9
16/09/1965 Run to My Lovin' Arms #25
10/02/1966 I'll Never Quite Get Over You #35
04/08/1966 Give Me Your Word #27


Leslie Fyson 13 Jul 1923 – 26 Oct 1996 (73) Mention of death
Discogs UK classical tenor vocalist from Lambeth, London
30/05/1958 The Signature Tune of "The Army Game" #5
Released as Michael Medwin, Bernard Bresslaw, Alfie Bass and Leslie Fyson with Orchestra Conducted by Frank Cordell Theme to the television series The Army Game

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The G-Clefs
Wiki American doo-wop and R&B group from Roxbury, Massachusetts, consisting of four brothers and their childhood friend
Ray Gipson 24 Sep 1937 – 04 Jan 2015 (77) Local obit
Chris Scott 02 Feb 1937 – Living
Ilanga Scott 22 Jul 1940 – Living
Teddy Scott 29 Feb 1936 – 27 Oct 2018 (82) Obit
Timmy Scott 23 Aug 1938 – 16 May 2017 (78)

30/11/1961 I Understand (Just How You Feel) #17 Adaptation of Auld Lang Syne

Serge Gainsbourg [see Jane Birkin]


Judy Garland 10 Jun 1922 – 22 Jun 1969 (47) LA Times obit
Wiki American singer, actress and dancer from Grand Rapids, Minnesota, best know for her portrayal of Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz as well as films like A Star is Born and Meet Me in St. Louis, died from an accidental barbiturate overdose in London in 1969, her daughter Liza Minnelli is a well known singer and actress
10/06/1955 The Man That Got Away #18 Featured in the 1954 film A Star is Born


David Garrick 12 Sep 1945 – 23 Aug 2013 (67) The Stage obit
Wiki UK pop rock singer from Liverpool
09/06/1966 Lady Jane #28
22/09/1966 Dear Mrs. Applebee #22


Marvin Gaye 02 Apr 1939 – 01 Apr 1984 (44) LA Times obit
Wiki American soul and R&B singer-songwriter and record producer from Washington D.C., helped shape the sound of Motown in the 1960s, nicknamed the "Prince of Motown" and the "Prince of Soul", also known for his recorded duets with Diana Ross, Mary Wells, Kim Weston and Tammi Terrell, fatally shot by his father during a dispute in 1984, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987

30/07/1964 Once Upon a Time #50 Released as Marvin Gaye and Mary Wells
10/12/1964 How Sweet it is (to be Loved by You) #49
29/09/1966 Little Darling, I Need You #49
26/01/1967 It Takes Two #16 Released as Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston
17/01/1968 If I Could Build My Whole World Around You #41 Released as Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
12/06/1968 Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing #34 Released as Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
02/10/1968 You're All I Need to Get by #19 Released as Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
22/01/1969 You Ain't Livin' till You're Lovin' #21 Released as Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
12/02/1969 I Heard it Through the Grapevine #1
04/06/1969 Good Lovin' Ain't Easy to Come by #26 Released as Marvin Gaye and 
Tammi Terrell / Vocals were actually by Valerie Simpson (of Ashford & Simpson fame) who stepped in for Terrell as she was dying from a brain tumour
23/07/1969 Too Busy Thinking About My Baby #5
15/11/1969 The Onion Song #9 Released as Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
 / Vocals were actually by Valerie Simpson (of Ashford & Simpson fame) who stepped in for Terrell as she was dying from a brain tumour

Genevieve Apr 1946 – Living
Wiki UK pop singer, born in Brenchley, Kent as Susanne E. Hunt, then raised in Sedlescombe, Sussex, her record label pretended that she was a French teenager for promotional purposes, married Ronnie Lane of Small Faces in 1968, later remarried and now lives in Walnut Creek, California
05/05/1966 Once #43

Bobbie Gentry 27 Jul 1942 – Living
Wiki American country and pop singer-songwriter from Mississippi, one of the first female singers to compose and produce her own material, she subsequently lost interest in performing in the 1970s and retired from the music industry
13/09/1967 Ode to Billy Joe #13
30/08/1969 I'll Never Fall in Love Again #1
06/12/1969 All I Have to do is Dream #3 Released as Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell

Gerry and the Pacemakers
Wiki UK Merseybeat group from Liverpool, like The Beatles they were managed by Brian Epstein and produced by George Martin, first act to see their first three singles reach number one in the UK charts (this was later equalled in the 1980s by Frankie Goes to Hollywood)
Les Chadwick 11 May 1943 – 26 Dec 2019 (76) Local obit
Les Maguire 27 Dec 1941 – Living
Freddie Marsden 23 Nov 1940 – 09 Dec 2006 (66) Independent obit
Gerry Marsden 24 Sep 1942 – Living
14/03/1963 How do You do it? #1 Originally recorded by The Beatles but never released
30/05/1963 I Like it #1
10/10/1963 You'll Never Walk Alone #1
16/01/1964 I'm the One #2
16/04/1964 Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying #6 Later sued by Ray Charles over similarities
03/09/1964 It's Gonna be Alright #24
17/12/1964 Ferry Cross the Mersey #8 This and the above single featured in the 1965 film Ferry Cross the Mersey
25/03/1965 I'll be There #15
18/11/1965 Walk Hand in Hand #29

Stan Getz
02 Feb 1927 – 06 Jun 1991 (64) Telegraph obit
Wiki American jazz saxophonist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, popularised bossa nova music in the States
08/11/1962 Desafinado #11 Released as Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd
23/07/1964 The Girl From Ipanema (Garota de Ipanema) #29 Released as Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto / Features uncredited vocals from Astrud Gilberto

Robin Gibb 22 Dec 1949 – 20 May 2012 (62) The Guardian obit
Wiki British singer-songwriter and record producer from the Isle of Man, better known as a member of Bee Gees, awarded a CBE in 2002
09/07/1
969 Saved by the Bell #2

Georgia Gibbs 17 Aug 1919 – 09 Dec 2006 (87) Independent obit
Wiki American popular singer from Massachusetts, began her career on the Lucky Strike radio show in 1937
22/04/1955 Tweedle Dee #20
13/07/1956 Kiss Me Another #24


Don Gibson 03 Apr 1928 – 17 Nov 2003 (75) Guardian obit
Wiki American coun
try singer-songwriter and guitarist from North Carolina
31/08/1961 Sea of Heartbreak #14
01/02/1962 Lonesome Number One #47

Joao Gilberto 10 Jun 1931 – 06 Jul 2019 (88) Guardian obit
Wiki Brazilian bossa nova and samba singer-songwriter and guitarist from Juazeiro
23/07/1964 The Girl From Ipanema (Garota de Ipanema) #29 Released as Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto / Features uncredited vocals from Astrud Gilberto


Wayne Gibson 15 Dec 1942 – 01 Apr 2004 (61)
Wiki UK pop singer from London
03/09/1964 Kelly #48 Cover of a song by Del Shannon

James Gilreath
14 Nov 1936 – 07 Sep 2003 (66) FindAGrave memorial
Wiki American pop singer-songwriter from Clay County, Mississippi
02/05/1963 Little Band of Gold #29

Goldie and the Gingerbreads
Wiki American rock band from Brooklyn, New York City, they were the first all-female rock band signed to a major label
Margo Crocitto 19 Dec 1937 – Living
Carol MacDonald 30 Apr 1943 – 12 Mar 2007 (63) Mention of death
Ginger Panebianco c. 1945 – Living
Goldie Zelkowitz (aka Genya Ravan) 19 Apr 1940 – Living
25/02/1965 Can't You Hear My Heartbeat #25
NB: Ginger's estimated year of birth is may be wrong. It came from the Collins Complete UK Hit Singles book (which recorded incorrect years of birth for the rest of them), but I can't find her in the records. Extensive interview with her here where she mentions she is the middle child, and found her brother Allan's obituary from 2012 (he was born 1950). Her sister Joan was born c. 1944 as per Ancestry, so she must have been born between 1945 and 1949.


Bobby Goldsboro 18 Jan 1941 – Living
Wiki American pop and country singer-songwriter from Marianna, Florida
17/04/1968 Honey #2


Ron Goodwin and his Orchestra 17 Feb 1925 – 08 Jan 2003 (77) Guardian obit
Wiki UK composer and conductor from Plymouth, Devon, known for his film scores
15/05/1953 Terry's Theme From "Limelight" #3 Written by Charlie Chaplin
28/10/1955 Blue Star (The Medic Theme) #20 Released as Ron Goodwin and his Concert Orchestra

20/01/1956 Robin Hood #14 Released as Dick James with Stephen James and his Chums and Ron Goodwin's Orchestra / Theme to the television series The Adventures of Robin Hood
20/01/1956 The Shifting Whispering Sands (Parts 1 & 2) #18 Released as Eamonn Andrews with Ron Goodwin and his Orchestra

The Goons
Wiki UK comedy trio, formed in 1951 as a group of four with Michael Bentine, they appeared on BBC radio with The Goon Show until 1960, Sellers was made a CBE in 1966, Secombe was knighted in 1981, and Milligan was knighted in 2001
Spike Milligan 16 Apr 1918 – 27 Feb 2002 (83) Guardian obit
Harry Secombe 08 Sep 1921 – 11 Apr 2001 (79) Guardian obit
Peter Sellers 08 Sep 1925 – 24 Jul 1980 (54) LA Times obit

29/06/1956 I'm Walking Backwards For Christmas / The Bluebottle Blues #4
14/09/1956 Bloodnok's Rock 'n' Roll Call / The Ying Tong Song #3


Lesley Gore 02 May 1946 – 16 Feb 2015 (68) Guardian obit
Wiki American pop singer-songwriter, actress and activist from Brooklyn, New York City, her brother is composer Michael Gore who she collaborated with for the soundtrack to the 1980 film Fame, in the 2000s she hosted and LGBT-themed TV show
20/06/1963 It's My Party #9
24/09/1964 Maybe I Know #20


Eydie Gorme 16 Aug 1928 – 10 Aug 2013 (84) Guardian obit
Wiki American pop singer from The Bronx, New York City, married to singer and actor Steve Lawrence, also the cousin of pop singer Neil Sedaka
24/01/1958 Love Me Forever #21
21/06/1962 Yes My Darling Daughter #10
31/01/1963 Blame it on the Bossa Nova #32
22/08/1963 I Want to Stay Here #3 Released as Steve and Eydie (with husband Steve Lawrence)


Charlie Gracie 14 May 1936 – Living
Wiki American R&B and rock singer and guitarist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
19/04/1957 Butterfly #12
14/06/1957 Fabulous #8
23/08/1957 I Love You So Much it Hurts #14
23/08/1957 Wanderin' Eyes #6 B-side to I Love You So Much it Hurts
10/01/1958 Cool Baby #26


Boysie Grant no info available
Discogs Jamaican singer, performed in a folk style known as mento
05/03/1964 King of Kings #44 Released as 
Ezz Reco and the Launchers with Boysie Grant
NB: This book states that Boysie Grant was born c. 1945, but he appears to be considerably older in pictures from early in his recording career. Likely that they've got it wrong.

Gogi Grant 20 Sep 1924 – 10 Mar 2016 (91) NY Times obit
Wiki American pop singer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
29/06/1956 The Wayward Wind #9

Julie Grant 12 Jul 1946 – Living
Wiki UK pop singer from Blackpool, Lancashire
03/01/1963 Up on the Roof #33
28/03/1963 Count on Me #24
24/09/1964 Come to Me #31


Grapefruit
Wiki UK psychedelic rock band from London, first act signed to The Beatles' Apple publishing group, George Alexander (real name Alexander Young) was the older brother of George Young of The Easybeats and Angus and Malcolm Young of AC/DC
George Alexander 28 Dec 1938 – 04 Aug 1997 (58) Mention of death
John Perry 16 Jul 1949 – Living
Geoff Swettenham (aka Geoff Sweetenham) 08 Mar 1948 – 24 Sep 2020 (72) Mention of death
Pete Swettenham (aka Paul Sweetenham) 24 Apr 1949 – Living
14/02/1968 Dear Delilah #21
14/08/1968 C'mon Marianne #31 Cover of a single by The Four Seasons


Dobie Gray 26 Jul 1940 – 06 Dec 2011 (71) Guardian obit
Wiki American singer-songwriter from Simonton, Texas whose career spanned the genres of pop, country, soul and musical theatre, later moved to Los Angeles, California and then Nashville, Tennessee
25/02/1965 The In Crowd #25


Dorian Gray 15 Jun 1942 – Living
Wiki UK pop singer from Gravesend, Kent, real name Tony Ellingham, adopted the stage name after the Oscar Wilde book The Picture of Dorian Gray
27/03/1968 I've Got You on My Mind #36


Buddy Greco 14 Aug 1926 – 10 Jan 2017 (90) Guardian obit
Wiki American jazz and popular singer and pianist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
07/07/1960 The Lady is a Tramp #26

Lorne Greene 12 Feb 1915 – 11 Sep 1987 (72) AP obit
Wiki Canadian actor, radio personality and singer from Ottawa, Ontario, began his career reading the news on CBS radio, known for appearing in televisions series like Battlestar Galactica and Bonanza
17/12/1964 Ringo #22


Iain Gregory 1942 – Living
Discogs UK singer and actor from Eastcote, Middlesex
04/01/1962 Can't You Hear the Beat of a Broken Heart #39


Johnny Gregory and his Orchestra [see Chaquito Orchestra]

The Guess Who
Wiki Canadian rock band from Winnipeg, Manitoba, they took their name after a record company promotion intended to lead others to believe the band was a UK supergroup
Randy Bachman 27 Sep 1943 – Living
Burton Cummings 31 Dec 1947 – Living
Jim Kale 11 Aug 1943 – Living
Garry Peterson 26 May 1945 – Living
16/02/1967 His Girl #45


The Gun
Wiki UK rock band from London, Adrian Gurvitz later went on to become a Grammy Award-winning songwriter
Louie Farrell 12 Dec 1947 – Living
Adrian Gurvitz 26 Jun 1949 – Living
Paul Gurvitz 06 Jul 1947 – Living
20/11/1968 Race with the Devil #8

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Bill Haley and his Comets
Wiki American rock and roll band from Chester, Pennsylvania, formed in 1952 and active until Haley's death in 1981, Haley was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 and the Comets were inducted as sidemen in 2012, Cedrone died in June 1954 after falling down a flight of stairs and breaking his neck
Joey Ambrose 23 Mar 1934 – Living
Franny Beecher 29 Sep 1921 – 24 Feb 2014 (92) USA Today obit
Danny Cedrone 20 Jun 1920 – 17 Jun 1954 (33) FindAGrave memorial
Johnny Grande 14 Jan 1930 – 03 Jun 2006 (76) Guardian obit
Bill Haley 06 Jul 1925 – 09 Feb 1981 (55) NY Times obit
Ralph Jones 28 Feb 1921 – 01 Jun 2000 (79) Mention of death
Marshall Lytle 01 Sep 1933 – 25 May 2013 (79) NY Times obit
Rudy Pompilli 16 Apr 1924 – 05 Feb 1976 (51) Mention of death

Al Rex 13 Jul 1928 – 25 May 2020 (91) Local obit
Dick Richards 12 Feb 1924 – 12 Jul 2019 (95) Telegraph obit
Billy Williamson 09 Feb 1925 – 22 Mar 1996 (71) Mention of death
17/12/1954 Shake, Rattle and Roll #4
07/01/1955 Rock Around the Clock #17
15/04/1955 Mambo Rock #14
14/10/1955 Rock Around the Clock (re-release) #1
30/12/1955 Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie #4
09/03/1956 See You Later Alligator #7
25/05/1956 The Saints Rock 'n' Roll #5
17/08/1956 Rockin' Through the Rye #3
14/09/1956 Razzle Dazzle #13
21/09/1956 Rock Around the Clock (re-release) #5
21/09/1956 See You Later Alligator (re-release) #12
09/11/1956 Rip it up #4
09/11/1956 Rock 'n' Roll Stage Show (LP) #30
23/11/1956 Rudy's Rock #26
01/02/1957 Rock the Joint #20
08/02/1957 Don't Knock the Rock #7
03/04/1968 Rock Around the Clock (re-release) #20


George Hamilton IV 19 Jul 1937 – 17 Sep 2014 (77) Guardian obit
Wiki American country singer and guitarist from Winston-Salem, North Carolina

07/03/1958 Why Don't They Understand #22
18/07/1958 I Know Where I'm Going #23


Russ Hamilton 19 Jan 1932 – 11 Oct 2008 (76) Independent obit
Wiki UK pop singer-songwriter from Liverpool, Lancashire
24/05/1957 We Will Make Love #2
27/09/1957 Wedding Ring #20 
Released as Russ Hamilton with Johnny Gregory and his Orchestra with The Tonettes

The Happenings
Wiki American sunshine pop group from Paterson, New Jersey, originally called The Four Graduates even though they all met whilst in military service together at Fort Dix, New Jersey
Ralph DiVito no info available
Tom Giuliano 11 May 1943 – Living
Dave Libert 20 Jan 1943 – Living
Bob Miranda 29 Apr 1942 – Living

18/05/1967 I Got Rhythm #28 Originally composed by George Gershwin
16/08/1967 My Mammy #34 Associated with Al Jolson, who had adopted it as his theme tune


Tim Hardin 23 Dec 1941 – 29 Dec 1980 (39) FindAGrave memorial
Wiki American folk musician and composer from Eugene, Oregon, died from a heroin overdose in December 1980
05/01/1967 Hang on to a Dream #50


Francoise Hardy 17 Jan 1944 – Living
Wiki French singer-songwriter, model and actress from Paris
25/06/1964 Tous les garcons et les filles #36
07/01/1965 However Much (Et même) #31
25/03/1965 All Over the World #16


Harmony Grass
Wiki UK sunshine pop group from Essex
Ray Brown 15 Oct 1943 – Living
Bill Castle c. 1946 – Living
Tony Ferguson c. 1948 – Living
Tom Marshall 14 Feb 1947 – Living
Tony Rivers 21 Dec 1940 – Living
Kenny Rowe c. 1943 – Living
29/01/1969 Move in a Little Closer Baby #24 Later a hit for Mama Cass
NB: Estimated birth years from this source.

Harpers Bizarre
Wiki American sunshine pop band from Santa Cruz, California
Eddie James c. 1948 – Living
John Peterson 08 Jan 1942 – 11 Nov 2007 (65) Obit
Dick Scoppettone 05 Jul 1945 – Living
Ted Templeman 24 Oct 1942 – Living
Dick Yount 09 Jan 1943 – Living
30/03/1967 The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) #34 Cover of a single by Simon & Garfunkel
04/10/1967 Anything Goes #33


Anita Harris 03 Jun 1942 – Living
Wiki UK actress and singer from Midsomer Norton, Somerset, best known for her roles in the Carry On film series
29/06/1967 Just Loving You #6
11/10/1967 The Playground #46
24/01/1968 Anniversary Waltz #21
14/08/1968 Dream a Little Dream of Me #33


Jet Harris 06 Jul 1939 – 18 Mar 2011 (71) Guardian obit
Wiki UK bass guitarist from Kingsbury, London, he was a member of The Shadows from 1958 to 1962 before pursuing a solo career, later part of the duo Jet Harris and Tony Meehan, awarded an MBE in 2010
24/05/1962 Besame Mucho #22
16/08/1962 Main Title Theme From "The Man with the Golden Arm" #12


Jet Harris and Tony Meehan
Wiki (Harris) / Wiki (Meehan) UK duo featuring former members of The Shadows, Harris was awarded an MBE in 2010
Jet Harris 06 Jul 1939 – 18 Mar 2011 (71) Guardian obit
Tony Meehan
02 Mar 1943 – 28 Nov 2005 (62) Guardian obit
10/01/1963 Diamonds #1
25/04/1963 Scarlett O'Hara #2
05/09/1963 Applejack #4


Max Harris 15 Sep 1918 – 13 Mar 2004 (85) Independent obit
Wiki UK composer and arranger from Bournemouth, Hampshire, known for his film and television scores
01/12/1960 Gurney Slade #11 Theme to the TV series The World of Gurney Slade


Richard Harris 01 Oct 1930 – 25 Oct 2002 (72) Guardian obit
Wiki Irish actor and singer from Limerick, nominated for two Oscars, notable roles include King Arthur in Camelot and Albus Dumbledore in the first two Harry Potter films
26/06/1968 MacArthur Park #4


Rolf Harris 30 Mar 1930 – Living
Wiki Australian/UK entertainer who made a name for himself as a musician, composer, television personality, comedian and painter, born in Bassendean, Western Australia but has been primarily based in Britain for more than six decades, from 1994 to 2003 he hosted the popular television reality programme Animal Hospital, he was commissioned to paint a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II for her 80th birthday, awarded an MBE in 1968, an OBE in 1977, and a CBE in 2006 but these honours were revoked following his 2014 conviction of sexual assault on four underage girls
21/07/1960 Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport #9 Released as Rolf Harris with his Wobble Board and the Rhythm Spinners
25/10/1962 Sun Arise #3
28/02/1963 Johnny Day #44
16/04/1969 Bluer Than Blue #30
22/11/1969 Two Little Boys #1


Ronnie Harris c. 1928 – Living
Discogs UK singer from Tottenham, London

24/09/1954 The Story of Tina #12 Released as Ronnie Harris with Eric Jupp and his Orchestra with The Coronets
NB: According to a comment on YouTube, he was still alive in 2017. This source gives the estimated year of birth and says he was living in Southsea, Portsmouth in 2011.


Noel Harrison 29 Jan 1934 – 19 Oct 2013 (79) Guardian obit
Wiki UK actor from Kensington, London, son of actor Sir Rex Harrison (1908–1990), also a member of the British Olympic skiing team during the 1950s
26/02/1969 The Windmills of Your Mind #8 Featured in the 1968 film The Thomas Crown Affair


Tony Hatch 30 Jun 1939 – Living
Wiki UK composer, pianist and arranger from Pinner, Middlesex, known for his contributions to musical theatre and television
04/10/1962 Out of This World #50


Edwin Hawkins Singers 19 Aug 1943 – 15 Jan 2018 (74) Guardian obit
Wiki American gospel choirmaster, pianist and arranger from Oakland, California

21/05/1969 Oh Happy Day #2 Released as Edwin Hawkins Singers featuring Dorothy Combs Morrison

Bill Hayes 05 Jun 1925 – Living
Wiki American actor and singer from Harvey, Illinois

06/01/1956 The Ballad of Davy Crockett #2 Released as Bill Hayes with Archie Bleyer's Orchestra

Lee Hazlewood 09 Jul 1929 – 04 Aug 2007 (78) Guardian obit
Wiki American country and pop singer-songwriter and record producer from Mannford, Oklahoma, known for his collaborations in the 1960s with Nancy Sinatra
05/07/1967 You Only Live Twice / Jackson #11 A-side credited as Nancy Sinatra, B-side credited as Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood
08/11/1967 Lady Bird #47 Released as Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood 

Roy Head 09 Jan 1941 – 21 September 2020 (79) Local obit
Wiki American singer-songwriter and guitarist from Three Rivers, Texas
04/11/1965 Treat Her Right #30

Ted Heath 30 Mar 1902 – 18 Nov 1969 (67) Mention of death
Wiki UK bandleader and composer from Wandsworth, London
16/01/1953 Vanessa #11
03/07/1953 Hot Toddy #6
23/10/1953 Dragnet #9
12/02/1954 Skin Deep #9
06/07/1956 The Faithful Hussar #18
14/03/1958 Swingin' Shepherd Blues #3
11/04/1958 Tequila #21
04/07/1958 Tom Hark #24
05/10/1961 Sucu Sucu #36


Bobby Hebb 26 Jul 1938 – 03 Aug 2010 (72) Guardian obit
Wiki American R&B and soul singer-songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee
08/09/1966 Sunny #12 A tribute to Hebb's brother Hal who was killed in a mugging in 1963


Hedgehoppers Anonymous
Wiki UK beat group from Peterborough, formed in 1963 by RAF personnel, produced by Jonathan King
Leslie Dash 03 Apr 1943 – Living
Ray Honeybull 06 Jun 1941 – Living
Alan Laud 13 Mar 1946 – Living
John Stewart 18 Mar 1941 – Living
Mick Tinsley 16 Dec 1940 – Living
30/09/1965 It's Good News Week #5

Ray Heindorf 25 Aug 1908 – 03 Feb 1980 (71) FindAGrave memorial
Wiki American orchestra leader, composer and songwriter from Haverstraw, New York
02/04/1954 
Secret Love #1 Released as Doris Day with Orchestra Conducted by Ray Heindorf

Heinz 24 Jul 1942 – 07 Apr 2000 (57) Guardian obit
Wiki German-born UK bass guitarist and singer, also a member of the instrumental group The Tornados, produced by Joe Meek
08/08/1963 Just Like Eddie #5 Tribute to Eddie Cochran
28/11/1963 Country Boy #26
27/02/1964 You Were There #26
15/10/1964 Questions I Can't Answer #39
18/03/1965 Diggin' My Potatoes #49 Released as Heinz and the Wild Boys


Bobby Helms 15 Aug 1933 – 19 Jun 1997 (63) Independent obit
Wiki American country singer from Helmsburg, Indiana
29/11/1957 My Special Angel #22 Released as Bobby Helms with the Anita Kerr Singers
21/02/1958 No Other Baby #30
01/08/1958 Jacqueline #20 Released as Bobby Helms with the Anita Kerr Singers


Joe "Mr. Piano" Henderson 02 May 1920 – 04 May 1980 (60) Mention of death
Wiki UK pianist and composer from Glasgow, Scotland
03/06/1955 Sing it with Joe #14
02/09/1955 Sing it Again with Joe #18
25/07/1958 Trudie #14
23/10/1959 Treble Chance #28
24/03/1960 Ooh! La! La! #44


The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Wiki UK/American rock band from Westminster, London, formed in 1966 and disbanded in 1969, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992, Mitchell was also a member of Georgie Fame and The Blues Fames, Hendrix died from barbiturate-related asphyxia in September 1970
Jimi Hendrix 27 Nov 1942 – 18 Sep 1970 (27) Rolling Stone obit
Mitch Mitchell 09 Jul 1946 – 12 Nov 2008 (62) Guardian obit
Noel Redding 25 Dec 1945 – 11 May 2003 (57) Guardian obit

05/01/1967 Hey Joe #6
23/03/1967 Purple Haze #3
11/05/1967 The Wind Cries Mary #6
30/08/1967 Burning of the Midnight Lamp #18
30/10/1967 All Along the Watchtower #5
16/04/1969 Crosstown Traffic #37


Clarence "Frogman" Henry 19 Mar 1937 – Living
Wiki American R&B singer and pianist from New Orleans, Louisiana
04/05/1961 (I Don't Know Why) but I do #3
13/07/1961 You Always Hurt the One You Love #6
21/09/1961 Lonely Street / Why Can't You #42


The Herd
Wiki UK rock band from London, formed in 1965 and disbanded in 1969, Frampton later left to form Humble Pie then had a successful solo career
Andy Brown 27 Mar 1946 – Living
Peter Frampton 22 Apr 1950 – Living
Andrew Steele 02 Aug 1941 – 18 Apr 2005 (63) Mention of death
Gary Taylor 28 Nov 1947 – Living
13/09/1967 From the Underworld #6
20/12/1967 Paradise Lost #15
10/04/1968 I Don't Want Our Loving to Die #5


Herman's Hermits
Wiki UK beat rock band from Manchester, formed in 1964, originally called Herman & the Hermits, part of the British Invasion in the States and appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show and The Dean Martin Show
Karl Green 31 Jul 1947 – Living
Keith Hopwood 26 Oct 1946 – Living
Derek "Lek" Leckenby 14 May 1943 – 04 Jun 1994 (51) Independent obit
Peter Noone 05 Nov 1947 – Living
Barry "Bean" Whitwam 21 Jul 1946 – Living
20/08/1964 I'm Into Something Good #1
19/11/1964 Show Me Girl #19
18/02/1965 Silhouettes #3
29/04/1965 Wonderful World #7
02/09/1965 Just a Little Bit Better #15
23/12/1965 A Must to Avoid #6
24/03/1966 You Won't be Leaving #20
23/06/1966 This Door Swings Both Ways #18
06/10/1966 No Milk Today #7
01/12/1966 East West #37
09/02/1967 There's a Kind of Hush #7
17/01/1968 I Can Take or Leave Your Loving #11
01/05/1968 Sleepy Joe #12
17/07/1968 Sunshine Girl #8
18/12/1968 Something's Happening #6
23/04/1969 My Sentimental Friend #2
08/11/1969 Here Comes the Star #33


Al Hibbler 16 Aug 1915 – 24 Apr 2001 (85) Guardian obit
Wiki American baritone vocalist from Mississippi, sang with Duke Ellington and his orchestra before having several solo hits
13/05/1955 Unchained Melody #2

The Highwaymen
Wiki American folk group, formed at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, Trott would go on to become a prominent federal level judge
Bob Burnett 07 Feb 1940 – 07 Dec 2011 (71)
Steve Butts 20 Nov 1940 – Living
Chan Daniels 14 Apr 1940 – 02 Aug 1975 (35)
Dave Fisher 19 Jul 1940 – 07 May 2010 (69)
Steve Trott 12 Dec 1939 – Living
07/09/1961 Michael #1
01/12/1961 The Gypsy Rover #41


Benny Hill 21 Jan 1924 – 20 Apr 1992 (68) Telegraph obit
Wiki UK comedian, actor and singer from Southampton, Hampshire, best known for his television programme The Benny Hill Show
16/02/1961 Gather in the Mushrooms #12
01/06/1961 Transistor Radio #24
16/05/1963 Harvest of Love #20


Vince Hill 16 Apr 1934 – Living
Wiki UK traditional pop singer-songwriter and record producer from Holbrooks, Coventry, later became a television presenter
07/06/1962 The River's Run Dry #41
06/01/1966 Take Me to Your Heart Again #13
17/03/1966 Heartaches #28
02/06/1966 Merci Cheri #36
09/02/1967 Edelweiss #2
11/05/1967 Roses of Picardy #13
27/09/1967 Love Letters in the Sand #23
26/06/1968 The Importance of Your Love #32
12/02/1969 Doesn't Anybody Know My Name? #50
25/10/1969 Little Bluebird #42


The Hilltoppers
Wiki American traditional pop vocal group from Bowling Green, Kentucky, formed in 1952 and disbanded in 1957, Vaughn later became a renowned orchestra leader
Don McGuire 07 Oct 1931 – 07 Sep 2018 (86) Billboard obit
Jimmy Sacca 26 Jul 1929 – 07 Mar 2015 (85) Local obit
Seymour Spiegelman 01 Oct 1930 – 13 Feb 1987 (56) Mention of death
Billy Vaughn 12 Apr 1919 – 26 Sep 1991 (72) NY Times obit

27/01/1956 Only You #3
14/09/1956 Tryin' #30
05/04/1957 Marianne #20


Ronnie Hilton 26 Jan 1926 – 21 Feb 2001 (75) Guardian obit
Wiki UK singer and radio presenter from Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, known for presenting Sounds of the Fifties on BBC Radio 2
26/11/1954 I Still Believe #3
10/12/1954 Veni Vidi Vici #12 B-side to I Still Believe
11/03/1955 A Blossom Fell #10
26/08/1955 Stars Shine in Your Eyes #13
11/11/1955 The Yellow Rose of Texas #15
10/02/1956 Young and Foolish #17
20/04/1956 No Other Love #1 Released as Ronnie Hilton with Choir and Orchestra Conducted by Frank Cordell
29/06/1956 Who are We #6
21/09/1956 A Woman in Love #30
09/11/1956 Two Different Worlds #13
24/05/1957 Around the World #4
02/08/1957 Wonderful Wonderful #27
21/02/1958 Magic Moments #22
18/04/1958 I May Never Pass This Way Again #27 Released as Ronnie Hilton with The Michael Sammes Singers
09/01/1959 The World Outside #18 Released as Ronnie Hilton with The Michael Sammes Singers
21/08/1959 The Wonder of You #22
21/05/1964 Don't Let the Rain Come Down #21
11/02/1965 A Windmill in Old Amsterdam #23

Edmund Hockridge 09 Aug 1919 – 15 Mar 2009 (89) Guardian obit
Wiki Canadian baritone singer and actor from Vancouver, British Columbia
17/02/1956 Young and Foolish #10
11/05/1956 No Other Love #24
31/08/1956 By the Fountains of Rome #17


Eddie Hodges 05 Mar 1947 – Living
Wiki American child actor and singer from Hattiesburg, Mississippi
28/09/1961 I'm Gonna Knock on Your Door #37
09/08/1962 Made to Love (Girls, Girls, Girls) #37


Michael Holliday 26 Nov 1924 – 29 Oct 1963 (38) FindAGrave memorial
Wiki UK traditional pop singer from Liverpool, Lancashire, Holliday had an ongoing problem with stage fright and suffered a mental breakdown in 1961, he died of a drug overdose in Croydon, Surrey in October 1963
30/03/1956 Nothin' to do #20
15/06/1956 The Gal with the Yaller Shoes #13
22/06/1956 Hot Diggity (Dog Diggity Boom) #14 B-side to The Gal with the Yaller Shoes
05/10/1956 Ten Thousand Miles #24
17/01/1958 The Story of My Life #1
14/03/1958 In Love #26
16/05/1958 Stairway of Love #3
11/07/1958 I'll Always be in Love with You #27
01/01/1960 Starry Eyed #1 Released as Michael Holliday with The Michael Sammes Singers
14/04/1960 Skylark #39
01/09/1960 Little Boy Lost #50


The Hollies
Wiki UK rock group from Salford, formed in 1962, named after Buddy Holly, known for their their distinctive three-part vocal harmony, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010, one of the few groups from the early 1960s still together without ever disbanding
Bernie Calvert 16 Sep 1942 – Living
Allan Clarke 05 Apr 1942 – Living
Bobby Elliott 08 Dec 1941 – Living
Eric Haydock 03 Feb 1943 – 05 Jan 2019 (75) Telegraph obit
Tony Hicks 16 Dec 1945 – Living
Graham Nash 02 Feb 1942 – Living
Don Rathbone Oct 1942 – Living
Terry Sylvester 08 Jan 1947 – Living
30/05/1963 (Ain't That) Just Like Me #25
29/08/1963 Searchin' #12
21/11/1963 Stay #8
27/02/1964 Just One Look #2
21/05/1964 Here I Go Again #4
17/09/1964 We're Through #7
28/01/1965 Yes I Will #9
27/05/1965 I'm Alive #1
02/09/1965 Look Through Any Window #4
09/12/1965 If I Needed Someone #20
24/02/1966 I Can't Let Go #2
23/06/1966 Bus Stop #5
13/10/1966 Stop Stop Stop #2
16/02/1967 On a Carousel #4
01/06/1967 Carrie Anne #3
27/09/1967 King Midas in Reverse #18
27/03/1968 Jennifer Eccles #7
02/10/1968 Listen to Me #11
05/03/1969 Sorry Suzanne #3
04/10/1969 He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother #3


Buddy Holly [see also The Crickets] 07 Sep 1936 – 03 Feb 1959 (22) FindAGrave memorial
Wiki American singer-songwriter and guitarist from Lubbock, Texas, regarded as one of the most important pioneers of rock and roll music, also a member of the group The Crickets, died in an aviation accident in February 1959 that also claimed the lives of musicians The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens, inaugural inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986

06/12/1957 Peggy Sue #6
14/03/1958 Listen to Me #16
20/06/1958 Rave on #5
29/08/1958 Early in the Morning #17
16/01/1959 Heartbeat #30
27/02/1959 It Doesn't Matter Anymore #1
31/07/1959 Midnight Shift #26
11/09/1959 Peggy Sue Got Married #13
28/04/1960 Heartbeat (re-release) #30
26/05/1960 True Love Ways #25
20/10/1960 Learning the Game #36
09/02/1961 What to do #34
06/07/1961 Baby I Don't Care / Valley of Tears #12
15/03/1962 Listen to Me (re-release) #48
13/09/1962 Reminiscing #17
14/03/1963 Brown-Eyed Handsome Man #3
06/06/1963 Bo Diddley #4
05/09/1963 Wishing #10
19/12/1963 What to do (re-release) #27
14/05/1964 You've Got Love #40 Released as Buddy Holly and The Crickets
10/09/1964 Love's Made a Fool of You #39
03/04/1968 Peggy Sue (re-release) / Rave on (re-release) #32


The Hollywood Argyles
Wiki American music ensemble, assembled to promote the hit, which was recorded in the studio solo by Paxton
Gary Paxton 18 May 1939 – 17 Jul 2016 (77) Telegraph obit
21/07/1960 Alley Oop #24

Honeybus
Wiki UK pop group from London, drummer Pete Kircher was later a member of Status Quo
Ray Cane 15 Sep 1943 – Living
Pete Dello 26 May 1942 – Living
Colin Hare 04 Jun 1946 – Living
Pete Kircher 21 Jan 1945 – Living
20/03/1968 I Can't Let Maggie Go #8 Record was subsequently used in Nimble bread advertisements


The Honeycombs
Wiki UK beat group from London, their name was derived from member Ann's nickname (Honey) and her profession (hairdresser)
Dennis D'Ell 10 Oct 1943 – 06 Jul 2005 (61) Guardian obit
Honey Lantree 28 Aug 1943 – 23 Dec 2018 (75) Guardian obit

John Lantree 20 Aug 1940 – Living
Martin Murray 07 Oct 1941 – Living
Peter Pye 12 Jul 1946 – Living
Allan Ward 12 Dec 1945 – Living
23/07/1964 Have I the Right #1
22/10/1964 Is it Because #38
29/04/1965 Something Better Beginning #39
05/08/1965 That's the Way #12


John Lee Hooker 22 Aug 1912 or 1917 – 21 Jun 2001 (83 or 88) Guardian obit
Wiki American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist from Tutwiler, Mississippi, his year of birth is the subject to much debate with Hooker himself claiming to have been born in 1920 though census records prove otherwise, won five Grammy Awards and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991
11/06/1964 Dimples #23


Mary Hopkin 03 May 1950 – Living
Wiki UK folk singer-songwriter from Pontardawe, Wales, won Opportunity Knocks in 1968 and upon being spotted by model Twiggy she was recommended to Paul McCartney who signed her to the Apple label, also recorded as Mary Visconti (as she was once married to American record producer Tony Visconti), later represented the UK in Eurovision in 1970
04/09/1968 Those Were the Days #1 Based on the Russian folk song Darogoi Dlimmoyo
02/04/1969 Goodbye #2 Written by Paul McCartney


Johnny Horton 30 Apr 1925 – 05 Nov 1960 (35) FindAGrave memorial
Wiki American country and rockabilly singer and guitarist, died in a road accident in Milam County, Texas in November 1960
26/06/1959 The Battle of New Orleans #16
19/01/1961 North to Alaska #23


Howlin' Wolf 10 Jun 1910 – 10 Jan 1976 (65) FindAGrave memorial
Wiki American blues singer-songwriter, guitarist and harmonica player from White Station, Mississippi, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 in the early influence category
04/06/1964 Smokestack Lightnin' #42


David Hughes 11 Oct 1925 – 19 Oct 1972 (47) Mention of death
Wiki UK pop and opera tenor from Bournbrook, Birmingham
21/09/1956 By the Fountains of Rome #27


Hugo and Luigi
Wiki American duo from New York City, New York, better known for their record production and songwriting
Luigi Creatore 21 Dec 1921 – 13 Dec 2015 (93) Telegraph obit
Hugo Peretti 06 Dec 1916 – 01 May 1986 (69) Mention of death

24/07/1959 La Plume de Ma Tante #29


Humble Pie
Wiki UK rock band from Moreton, Essex, regarded as a "supergroup" – Marriott came from Small Faces, Frampton from The Herd, Ridley from Spooky Tooth and Shirley from The Apostolic Intervention, Marriott died in a house fire in April 1991
Peter Frampton 22 Apr 1950 – Living
Steve Marriott 30 Jan 1947 – 20 Apr 1991 (44) NY Times obit
Greg Ridley 23 Oct 1947 – 19 Nov 2003 (56) Independent obit

Jerry Shirley 04 Feb 1952 – Living
23/08/1969 Natural Born Bugie #4


Engelbert Humperdinck 02 May 1936 – Living
Wiki UK traditional pop and easy listening signer, born in Madras, British India and raised in Leicester, Leicestershire, real name Arnold Dorsey, has sold more than 140 million records worldwide, frequent headliner in Las Vegas, would later represent the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2012
26/01/1967 Release Me #1
25/05/1967 There Goes My Everything #2
23/08/1967 The Last Waltz #1
10/01/1968 Am I That Easy to Forget #3
24/04/1968 A Man Without Love #2
25/09/1968 Les Bicyclettes de Belsize #5
05/02/1969 The Way it Used to be #3
09/08/1969 I'm A Better Man (For Having Loved You) #15


Marsha Hunt 15 Apr 1946 – Living
Wiki American actress, singer and model from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, moved to London and came to prominence as a member of the West End musical Hair, had close relationships with both Marc Bolan and Mick Jagger
21/05/1969 Walk on Gilded Splinters #46 Cover of a song by Dr. John

Tab Hunter 11 Jul 1931 – 08 Jul 2018 (86) Guardian obit
Wiki American actor and singer from Manhattan, New York City, regarded as a heartthrob during the 50s and 60s for his clean-cut appearance and good looks, had a long-term relationship with Psycho actor Anthony Perkins (1932–1992)
08/02/1957 Young Love #1 Released as Tab Hunter with Billy Vaughn's Orchestra and Chorus
12/04/1957 Ninety-Nine Ways #5


June Hutton 11 Aug 1920 – 02 May 1973 (52) FindAGrave memorial
Wiki American actress and singer from Chicago, Illinois, younger sister of singer Ina Ray Hutton (1916–1984), married to arranger Alex Stordahl from 1951 until his death in 1963

07/08/1953 Say You're Mine Again #6 Released as June Hutton and Alex Stordahl with The Boys Next Door and The Stordahl Orchestra

Brian Hyland 12 Nov 1943 – Living
Wiki American bubblegum pop singer and instrumentalist from Queens, New York City
07/07/1960 Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini #8
20/10/1960 Four Little Heels #29
10/05/1962 Ginny Come Lately #5
02/08/1962 Sealed with a Kiss #3
08/11/1962 Warmed Over Kisses #28


Dick Hyman Trio 08 Mar 1927 – Living
Wiki American jazz pianist and composer from New York City, New York
16/03/1956 Theme From "The Three Penny Opera" #9

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Frank Ifield 30 Nov 1937 – Living
Wiki UK / Australian country singer and guitarist from Coundon, Coventry who often incorporated yodelling into his music
19/02/1960 Lucky Devil #22
29/09/1960 Gotta Get a Date #49
05/07/1962 I Remember You #1 Originally recorded by Jimmy Dorsey
25/10/1962 Lovesick Blues #1
24/01/1963 Wayward Wind #1
11/04/1963 Nobody's Darlin' But Mine #4
27/06/1963 Confessin' #1
17/10/1963 Mule Train #22
09/01/1964 Don't Blame Me #8
23/04/1964 Angry at the Big Oak Tree #25
23/07/1964 I Should Care #33
01/10/1964 Summer is Over #25
19/08/1965 Paradise #26
23/06/1966 No One Will Ever Know #25
08/12/1966 Call Her Your Sweetheart #24

The Impalas
Wiki American doo-wop group from Brooklyn, New York City, active during the late 1950s
Tony Carlucci c. 1940 – Living
Joe "Speedo" Frazier 05 Sep 1943 – 01 Apr 2014 (70) Mention of death
Lenny Renda 03 May 1940 – Living
Richard Wagner 02 May 1937 – Living
21/08/1959 Sorry (I Ran All the Way Home) #28

The Imperials Quartet
Wiki American gospel group from Atlanta, Georgia, better known as The Imperials
Jake Hess 24 Dec 1927 – 04 Jan 2004 (76) NY Times obit
Gary McSpadden 26 Jan 1943 – 15 Apr 2020 (77) Obit

Armond Morales 25 Feb 1932 – Living
Jim Murray 08 Mar 1944 – Living

01/12/1966 If Every Day was Like Christmas #13 Released as Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires and The Imperials Quartet
09/02/1967 Indescribably Blue #21 Released as Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires and The Imperials Quartet
NB: Recording sessions confirm lineup here

The In Crowd
Wiki UK psychedelic rock and pop group from London, later called Tomorrow, after their first and only charting single Jones left and was replaced by Steve Howe, who would later become known as the guitarist for the band Yes
Simon "Boots" Alcot no info available
Les Jones no info available
Ken Lawrence 05 Dec 1946 – Living
Keith West 06 Dec 1943 – Living
John "Junior" Wood n/a – 04 Aug 2016 Mention of death

20/05/1965 That's How Strong My Love is #48

The Ink Spots
Wiki American vocal jazz group from New York City who came to prominence during the 1930s and 40s, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, since they disbanded in 1954 over one hundred different groups have used their band name, interestingly two of their members lived to be centenarians – Jackson, who is mentioned below, and Huey Long who died in 2009 at the age of 105
Leon Antoine (aka Antoine "Lucky" Leon) no info available
Charles Fuqua 22 Oct 1910 – 21 Dec 1971 (61) FindAGrave memorial
Jimmy Holmes 12 Dec 1921 – 14 Dec 1995 (74) Mention of death
Harold Jackson 07 Oct 1910 – 06 Dec 2012 (102) Mention of death

Isaac Royal 31 Aug 1918 – 06 May 1994 (75)
29/04/1955 Melody of Love #10
NB: Their lineup consistently changed, but this page tells us that their only UK hit was recorded in December 1953, and released elsewhere in April 1954 along with the record Am I Too Late. The lineup for that single is listed on the image of the record itself on the page.


Big Dee Irwin 06 Jul 1932 – 27 Aug 1995 (63) FindAGrave memorial
Wiki American pop singer-songwriter from Harlem, New York City
21/11/1963 Swinging on a Star #7 Duet with Little Eva, though she was uncredited on the record


The Isley Brothers
Wiki American R&B, soul and funk group from Cincinnati, Ohio, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992
O'Kelly Isley Jr. 25 Dec 1937 – 31 Jan 1986 (48) NY Times obit
Ronald Isley 21 May 1941 – Living
Rudolph Isley 01 Apr 1939 – Living

25/07/1963 Twist and Shout #42
28/04/1966 This Old Heart of Mine #47
01/09/1966 I Guess I'll Always Love You #45
23/10/1968 This Old Heart of Mine (re-release) #3 
15/01/1969 I Guess I'll Always Love You (re-release) #11
16/04/1969 Behind a Painted Smile #5
25/06/1969 It's Your Thing #30
30/08/1969 Put Yourself in My Place #13

Burl Ives 14 Jun 1909 – 14 Apr 1995 (85) NY Times obit
Wiki American singer and actor from Hunt City, Illinois, won an Oscar for his role in the 1958 film The Big Country
25/01/1962 A Little Bitty Tear #9
17/05/1962 Funny Way of Laughin' #29


The Ivy League
Wiki UK beat and pop rock vocal trio from Birmingham
Tony Burrows 14 Apr 1942 – Living
John Carter 20 Oct 1942 – Living
Perry Ford 30 Dec 1933 – 29 Apr 1999 (65)
Ken Lewis 03 Dec 1940 – 02 Aug 2015 (74) Mention of death
04/02/1965 Funny How Love Can Be #8
06/05/1965 That's Why I'm Crying #22
24/06/1965 Tossing and Turning #3
14/07/1966 Willow Tree #50

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The Harry J. All Stars 06 Jul 1945 – 03 Apr 2013 (67) Billboard obit
Wiki Jamaican reggae record producer
25/10/1969 The Liquidator #9


Stonewall Jackson 06 Nov 1932 – Living
Wiki American country singer and guitarist from Tabor City, North Carolina, named after the Confederate General of the same name and publicly claimed to be a direct descendant of him, though this has never been proven
17/07/1959 Waterloo #24

Tony Jackson and the Vibrations 16 Jul 1938 – 18 Aug 2003 (65) Telegraph obit
Wiki UK singer and bass guitarist from Dingle, Liverpool, originally a member of The Searchers before going solo, opened a golf and leisure club when his recording career ended then toured the nostalgia circuit in the 1990s
08/10/1964 Bye Bye Baby #38


Wanda Jackson 20 Oct 1937 – Living
Wiki American singer-songwriter, pianist and guitarist from Maud, Oklahoma, one of the first female rockabilly singers, known as the "Queen of Rockabilly"
01/09/1960 Let's Have a Party #32
26/01/1961 Mean, Mean Man #40


Dick James 12 Dec 1920 – 01 Feb 1986 (65) LA Times obit
Wiki UK singer and music publisher from London, founded Northern Records with Brian Epstein, Paul McCartney and John Lennon, also a member of The Stargazers before going solo, Stephen James (b. c. 1947) is the son of Dick
20/01/1956 Robin Hood #14 Released as Dick James with Stephen James and his Chums and Ron Goodwin's Orchestra / Theme to the television series The Adventures of Robin Hood
18/05/1956 Robin Hood / Ballad of Davy Crockett #29
11/01/1957 Garden of Eden #18

Jimmy James and the Vagabonds
Wiki Jamaican singer with backing vocal group, James later relocated with the group to the UK, Colston and Phil Chen are cousins
Rupert Balgobin no info available
Colston Chen no info available
Phil Chen 22 Oct 19?? – Living
Matt Fredericks no info available
Carl Griffiths no info available
Jimmy James 13 Sep 1940 – Living
Count Prince Miller 30 Mar 1934 – 16 Aug 2018 (84) Guardian obit
Art Regis no info available
Barry Sutton no info available
Wallace Wilson no info available
11/09/1968 Red Red Wine #36
NB: Can't find a lineup for this group at the time of their hit, so I've listed all their members during this period as per their Wiki page. Given that Jimmy James and the Vagabonds was often an eight or a nine piece at this time, the list above may only be slightly off. I've considered that Count Prince Miller may not have appeared on the record as he was normally used during live performances to warm up the crowds and provide additional vocals.
NB2: Just found this page and it shows that I'm pretty far off an accurate lineup. I've kept the lineup above for now because, in the absence of anything more substantial, they seem to be the best known members of the band from that period.


Joni James 22 Sep 1930 – Living
Wiki American traditional pop singer from Chicago, Illinois
06/03/1953 Why Don't You Believe Me #11
30/01/1959 There Must be a Way #24


Sonny James 01 May 1928 – 22 Feb 2016 (87) NY Times obit
Wiki American country singer-songwriter from Hackleburg, Alabama, dubbed "The Southern Gentleman"
30/11/1956 The Cat Came Back #30
08/02/1957 Young Love #11


Tommy James and the Shondells
Wiki American rock band from Niles, Michigan
Eddie Gray 27 Feb 1948 – Living
Tommy James 29 Apr 1947 – Living
Joseph Kessler c. 1945 – Living
Peter Lucia 02 Feb 1947 – 06 Jan 1987 (39) Mention of death
George Magura 10 Apr 1946 – 19 Jul 1993 (47) Mention of death
Vince Pietropaoli c. 1948 – Living
Ronnie Rosman 28 Feb 1945 – Living
Mike Vale 17 Jul 1949 – Living
21/07/1966 Hanky Panky #38
05/06/1968 Mony Mony #1


Jan and Dean
Wiki American rock duo from Los Angeles, California, pioneers of the California Sound that was popularised by The Beach Boys
Jan Berry
03 Apr 1941 – 26 Mar 2004 (62) Guardian obit
Dean Torrence 10 Mar 1940 – Living
24/08/1961 Heart and Soul #24
15/08/1963 Surf City #26


Jan & Kjeld
Wiki Danish vocal duo from Copenhagen consisting of two brothers, aged 12 and 14 at the time of their hit
Jan Wennink 27 Jul 1946 – Living
Kjeld Wennink 03 Apr 1944 – Living
21/07/1960 Banjo Boy #36


Horst Jankowski 30 Jan 1936 – 29 Jun 1998 (62) FindAGrave memorial
Wiki German pianist from Berlin, associated with easy listening music
29/07/1965 A Walk in the Black Forest #3


Peter Jay and the Jaywalkers
Wiki UK beat instrumental group from Norfolk, produced by Joe Meek and toured with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones
Lloyd Baker no info available
Peter Jay 29 Jan 1944 – Living
Johnny Larke no info available
Mac McIntyre 1943 – Living
Peter Miller 26 May 1942 – Living
Geoff Moss 1940 – 25 Apr 2015 (74) Local obit
Tony Webster no info available
08/11/1962 Can-Can '62 #31
NB: Mac McIntyre's marriage to Sue Spencer in Eton in 1964 reveals his real name is Peter D. B. McIntyre. Born in Westmorland in 1943 according to Ancestry but can't find anything else.


Jefferson 11 Mar 1944 – Living
Wiki UK singer and guitarist from Birmingham, real name Geoff Turton, before going solo he was lead singer of The Rockin' Berries
09/04/1969 The Colour of My Love #22


Jethro Tull
Wiki UK rock band from Blackpool, Lancashire, initially played blues rock and jazz fusion before infusing hard rock and folk to become a progressive rock act, described by Rolling Stone as "one of the most commercially successful and eccentric progressive rock bands"
Mick Abrahams 07 Apr 1943 – Living
Ian Anderson 10 Aug 1947 – Living
Martin Barre 17 Nov 1946 – Living
Clive Bunker 30 Dec 1946 – Living
Glenn Cornick 23 Apr 1947 – 28 Aug 2014 (67) Guardian obit

01/01/1969 Love Story #29
14/05/1969 Living in the Past #3
01/11/1969 Sweet Dream #7

Robert John 03 Jan 1946 – Living
Wiki American singer-songwriter from Brooklyn, New York City, had his first chart hit in the States when he was just 12
17/07/1968 If You Don't Want My Love #42


Johnny and Charley
Discogs Spanish vocal duo, previously called Tony and Charley when Tony Ronald (1941–2013) was a member
Charley Kurt 1937 – 28 Feb 1965 (~27)
Johnny Kurt no info available
14/10/1965 La Yenka #49


Johnny and the Hurricanes
Wiki American rock and roll instrumental band from Toledo, Ohio
Lionel Mattice 19 Feb 1939 – 16 Oct 2006 (67) FindAGrave memorial
Johnny Paris 29 Aug 1940 – 01 May 2006 (65) Guardian obit
Bo Savich 02 Aug 1939 – 04 Jan 2002 (62) FindAGrave memorial

Don Staczek 21 Apr 1940 – Living
Paul Tesluk 02 Jul 1940 – Living
Dave Yorko 15 Jun 1943 – 17 Feb 2017 (73) Local obit
09/10/1959 Red River Rock #3
25/12/1959 Reveille Rock #14
17/03/1960 Beatnik Fly #8
16/06/1960 Down Yonder #8
29/09/1960 Rocking Goose #3
02/03/1961 Ja-Da #14
06/07/1961 Old Smokie / High Voltage #24
NB: I originally concluded that Tony Kaye drummed on the first hit because to this, "Tony Kay [sic] left the group during the summer of '59 just as Red River Rock was climbing the charts", but this post confirms that Don Staczek filled in for him on the recording.


Bryan Johnson 18 Jul 1926 – 18 Oct 1995 (69) All Music profile
Wiki UK pop singer and actor from London
10/03/1960 Looking High, High, High #20 UK entry for the 1960 Eurovision Song Contest (finished 2nd)

Johnny Johnson and the Bandwagon
Wiki American vocal group, popular during the late 1960s and early 1970s, prior to their hits of the 70s they were known simply as The Bandwagon
Johnny Johnson 20 Jul 1942 – Living
Billy Bradley 1945 – Living
Artie Fullilove 1947 – Living
Terry Lewis 1946 – Living
16/10/1968 Breakin' Down the Walls of Heartache #4 Released as The Bandwagon
05/02/1969 You #34 Released as The Bandwagon
28/05/1969 Let's Hang on #36 Released as The Bandwagon


Laurie Johnson Orchestra 07 Feb 1927 – Living
Wiki UK composer and bandleader from Hampstead, London, awarded an MBE in 2014
28/09/1961 Sucu Sucu #9 Theme to the TV series Top Secret

Lou Johnson 11 Feb 1941 – 01 May 2019 (78) Mention of death
Wiki American soul singer and pianist from Brooklyn, New York City
26/11/1964 Message to Martha (Kentucky Bluebird) #36

Marv Johnson 15 Oct 1938 – 16 May 1993 (54) Independent obit
Wiki American R&B and soul singer from Detroit, Michigan, noted for being the first artist published by Tamla Records (later known as Motown)
12/02/1960 You Got What it Takes #7
05/05/1960 I Love the Way You Love #35
11/08/1960 Ain't Gonna be That Way #50
22/01/1969 I'll Pick a Rose For My Rose #10
25/10/1969 I Miss You Baby #25

Teddy Johnson [see Pearl Carr]


The Johnston Brothers
Wiki UK vocal group from London, not a family group despite their name
Alan Dean 01 Aug 1924 – 20 Oct 2018 (94) Mention of death
Frank Holmes no info available
Johnny Johnston 10 Jul 1919 – 10 Jun 1998 (78) Independent obit
Miff King no info available
Eddie Lester no info available
Denny Vaughan 20 Dec 1922 – 02 Oct 1972 (49) Mention of death
03/04/1953 Oh Happy Day #4
05/11/1954 Wait For Me Darling #18 Released as Joan Regan and The Johnston Brothers
21/01/1955 Happy Days and Lonely Nights #14 Released as Suzi Miller and The Johnston Brothers
07/10/1955 Hernando's Hideaway #1 Released as The Johnston Brothers with Johnny Douglas and his Orchestra
30/12/1955 Join in and Sing Again #9 Released as The Johnston Brothers and The George Chisholm Sour-Note Six
13/04/1956 No Other Love #22
30/11/1956 In the Middle of the House #27
07/12/1956 Join in and Sing (No. 3) #24
08/02/1957 Give Her My Love #27
19/04/1957 Heart #23
NB: Can't find any 1953–1957 lineups to offer a reliable list of names for them so I've just listed all of the recurring names I've come across. They were formed in 1949 as a trio consisting of Johnston, Dean and Vaughan as per this link. However, this book lists Johnston, King, Lester and Holmes as appearing on their UK #1. Haven't found anything else.
NB2: Site for Alan Dean here.


Janie Jones 1941 – Living
Wiki English singer from Seaham, County Durham, started her career in cabaret but gained notoriety after attending a 1964 film premiere in a topless gown, sentenced to jail in 1973 for controlling prostitutes, immortalised in a song by The Clash, a group that she also performed with under the name Janie Jones and the Lash, published her memoirs in 1993
27/01/1966 Witches Brew #46

Jimmy Jones 02 Jun 1937 – 02 Aug 2012 (75) Independent obit
Wiki American pop, rock and roll and R&B singer-songwriter, originally from Birmingham, Alabama but moved to New York City as a teenager, he was the first black singer to have a million-selling hit in the UK
17/03/1960 Handy Man #3
16/06/1960 Good Timin' #1
08/09/1960 I Just Go For You #35
17/11/1960 Ready For Love #46
06/04/1961 I Told You So #33


Paul Jones 24 Feb 1942 – Living
Wiki UK singer, actor and radio personality from Portsmouth, Hampshire, a member of
Manfred Mann before going solo, later became known as the presenter of The Blues Show on BBC Radio 2, which he presented for 32 years
06/10/1966 High Time #4
19/01/1967 I've Been a Bad, Bad Boy #5
23/08/1967 Thinkin' Ain't For Me #32
05/02/1969 Aquarius #45

Tom Jones
07 Jun 1940 – Living
Wiki UK singer from Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales, regularly toured with appearances in Las Vegas from 1967 to 2011, spanned genres of pop, R&B, dance, country, show tunes, soul and gospel, has sold over 100 million records to date, awarded an OBE in 1998 and knighted in 2005
11/02/1965 It's Not Unusual #1
06/05/1965 Once Upon a Time #32
08/07/1965 With These Hands #13
12/08/1965 What's New Pussycat #11 Featured in the 1965 film What's New Pussycat
13/01/1966 Thunderball #35 Featured in the 1965 James Bond film Thunderball
19/05/1966 Once There was a Time / Not Responsible #18
18/08/1966 This and That #44
10/11/1966 Green, Green Grass of Home #1 First Decca record by a UK artist to sell 1 million + copies
16/02/1967 Detroit City #8
13/04/1967 Funny Familiar Forgotten Feelings #7
26/07/1967 I'll Never Fall in Love Again #2
22/11/1967 I'm Coming Home #2
28/02/1968 Delilah #2
17/07/1968 Help Yourself #5
27/11/1968 A Minute of Your Time #14
14/05/1969 Love Me Tonight #9
13/12/1969 Without Love #10


Dick Jordan 1939 – Living
Discogs UK singer from Great Ouseburn, West Riding Yorkshire, real name Derrick Briscombe
17/03/1960 Hallelujah, I Love Her So #47
09/06/1960 Little Christine #39

The Jordanaires

Wiki American vocal quartet from Springfield, Missouri, formed in 1948 as a gospel group, known for providing backing vocals for Elvis Presley
Hoyt Hawkins 31 Mar 1927 – 23 Oct 1982 (55) FindAGrave memorial
Neal Matthews Jr. 26 Oct 1929 – 21 Apr 2000 (70) FindAGrave memorial
Gordon Stoker 3 Aug 1924 – 27 Mar 2013 (88) Independent obit
Ray Walker 16 Mar 1934 – Living
10/05/1957 
Too Much #6 Released as Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
14/06/1957 All Shook Up #1 Released as Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
12/07/1957 (Let Me be Your) Teddy Bear #3 Released as Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires / Featured in the 1957 film Loving You
04/10/1957 
Party #2 Released as Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
18/10/1957 Got a Lot o' Livin' to do #17 B-side to Party / Released as Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
01/11/1957 Loving You #24 B-side to (Let Me be Your) Teddy Bear / Released as Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires / Featured in the 1957 film Loving You
31/01/1958 Jailhouse Rock EP #18 Released as 
Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
28/02/1958 Don't #2 Released as Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
02/05/1958 Wear My Ring Around Your Neck #3 Released as Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
25/07/1958 Hard Headed Woman #2 Released as Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires / Featured in the 1958 film King Creole
03/10/1958 King Creole #2 Released as Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires / Featured in the 1958 film King Creole
24/04/1959 
A Fool Such as I / I Need Your Love Tonight #1 Released as Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
24/07/1959 A Big Hunk o' Love #4 Released as Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
07/04/1960 Stuck on You #3 Released as Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
28/07/1960 A Mess of Blues #2 Released as Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
03/11/1960 It's Now or Never #1 Released as Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires / Based on the Italian song O Sole Mio
19/01/1961 Are You Lonesome Tonight? #1 Released as Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
25/05/1961 Surrender #1 Released as Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires / Based on the Italian composition Torna A Sorrento
07/09/1961 Wild in the Country / I Feel So Bad #4 Released as Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires / A-side featured in the 1961 film Wild in the Country
01/02/1962 
Rock A Hula Baby / Can't Help Falling in Love #1 Released as Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires / B-side based on Martini's Plasir D'Amour / Featured in the 1962 film Blue Hawaii
10/05/1962 Good Luck Charm #1 Released as Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
30/08/1962 She's Not You #1 Released as Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
29/11/1962 Return to Sender #1 Released as Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires / Featured in the 1962 film Girls! Girls! Girls!
04/07/1963 
(You're the) Devil in Disguise #1 Released as Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
24/10/1963 Bossa Nova Baby #13 Released as Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires / Featured in the 1963 film Fun in Acapulco
19/12/1963 Kiss Me Quick #14 Released as Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
12/03/1964 Viva Las Vegas #17 Released as Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
25/06/1964 Kissin' Cousins #10 Released as Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires / Featured in the 1963 film Kissin' Cousins
20/08/1964 Such a Night #13 Released as Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
03/12/1964 Blue Christmas #11 Released as Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
11/03/1965 Do the Clam #19 Released as Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires Jubilee Four and Carol Lombard Trio / Featured in the 1965 film Girl Happy 
27/05/1965 Crying in the Chapel #1 Released as Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
11/11/1965 Tell Me Why #15 Released as Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
13/10/1966 All That I am #18 Released as Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
01/12/1966 If Every Day was Like Christmas #13 Released as Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires and The Imperials Quartet
09/02/1967 Indescribably Blue #21 Released as Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires and The Imperials Quartet
16/08/1967 Long Legged Girl (with the Short Dress on) #49 Released as Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
15/05/1968 U.S. Male #15 Released as Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
17/07/1968 Your Time Hasn't Come Yet Baby #22 Released as Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
16/10/1968 You'll Never Walk Alone #44 Released as Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires

The Joy Strings
Wiki UK Christian music group from England, vast majority of its eight piece group were in the Salvation Army, the group was disbanded in 1968 when the hierarchy of the SA ordered it to be, Noble was awarded an OBE in 1976 for services to accessibility for disabled persons
Thelma Adams 1942 – Living
Brenda Alexander c. 1943 – Living
Lilian Boot (aka Lilian Issitt) 1939 – Living
Peter Dalziel 1942 – Living
Bill Davidson c. 1944 – Living
Handel Everett 1923 – Living
Sylvia Gair (aka Sylvia Dalziel) 1944 – Living

Pauline Jane (aka Pauline Banks) 03 Feb 1944 – 04 Sep 2008 (64) Mention of death
Wycliffe Noble 12 Jun 1925 – 01 Apr 2017 (91) Salvation Army obit
Ruth Swainsbury 05 Sep 1943 – Living
Joy Webb c. 1932 – Living

27/02/1964 It's an Open Secret #32
17/12/1964 A Starry Night #35
NB: Lineup changed a lot through the years but the eleven names listed above appeared on their hits as per this page. In locating many of them in the GRO, this photo was particularly useful. Surprisingly, Handel Everett appears to still be alive in his late 90s according to birth/death records, last recorded in Bournemouth in the 2010s.


Rosemary June 03 Nov 1928 – 04 Nov 2016 (88)
Discogs American pop singer and actress from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, real name Rose Marie Jun
23/01/1959 I'll be with You in Apple Blossom Time #14

Eric Jupp and his Orchestra 07 Jan 1922 – 02 Jan 2003 (80) FindAGrave memorial
Wiki UK composer and arranger from Brighton, later emigrated to Australia and composed the theme to Skippy the Bush Kangaroo
24/09/1954 The Story of Tina #12 Released as Ronnie Harris with Eric Jupp and his Orchestra with The Coronets
15/10/1954 This Ole House #4 Released as Billie Anthony with Eric Jupp and his Orchestra / Cover of a hit by Rosemary Clooney
11/02/1955 Mobile #4 Released as Ray Burns with Eric Jupp and his Orchestra
26/08/1955 That's How a Love Song Was Born #14 Released as Ray Burns with Eric Jupp and his Orchestra and The Coronets


Jimmy Justice 15 Dec 1939 – Living
Wiki UK pop singer from Bermondsey, London, dubbed the "UK Ben E. King"
29/03/1962 When My Little Girl is Smiling #9
14/06/1962 Ain't That Funny #8
23/08/1962 Spanish Harlem #20

Bill Justis 14 Oct 1926 – 16 Jul 1982 (55) FindAGrave memorial
Wiki American rock and roll musician, arranger and composer from Birmingham, Alabama
10/01/1958 Raunchy #11

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Ernie K-Doe 22 Feb 1936 – 05 Jul 2001 (65) Guardian obit
Wiki American R&B singer from New Orleans, Louisiana
11/05/1961 Mother-in-Law #29


Bert Kaempfert 16 Oct 1923 – 21 Jun 1980 (56) FindAGrave memorial
Wiki German orchestra leader, multi-instrumentalist and producer
23/12/1965 Bye Bye Blues #24


Kalin Twins
Wiki American pop singer-songwriter duo comprising of twins Hal and Herbie from Port Jervis, New York
Hal Kalin 16 Feb 1934 – 24 Aug 2005 (71) Guardian obit
Herbie Kalin
16 Feb 1934 – 21 Jul 2006 (72) Guardian obit
18/07/1958 When #1


Kitty Kallen 25 May 1921 – 01 Jan 2016 (94) Washington Post obit
Wiki American pop singer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
02/07/1954 Little Things Mean a Lot #1 Released as Kitty Kallen with Orchestra Directed by Jack Pleis


Günter Kallmann Choir 19 Nov 1927 – 22 Apr 2016 (88) Mention of death
Discogs German choir leader and composer from Berlin

24/12/1964 Elisabeth Serenade #45


Eden Kane 29 Mar 1940 – Living
Wiki UK pop and rock singer, actor and record producer, born in New Delhi, India and raised in Croydon, London
01/06/1961 Well I Ask You #1
14/09/1961 Get Lost #10
18/01/1962 Forget Me Not #3
10/05/1962 I Don't Know Why #7
30/01/1964 Boys Cry #8


Kasenetz-Katz Singing Orchestral Circus
Wiki American bubblegum pop "supergroup", created by Jerry Kasenetz and Jeffry Katz, the producers of Ohio Express and 1910 Fruitgum Company
Session musicians:
Joey Levine 29 May 1947 – Living
20/11/1968 Quick Joey Small (Run Joey Run) #19
NB: Nobody knows for sure who recorded on this, with the exception of Levine who provided the vocals. The album liner notes states that the "supergroup" consisted of 46 members, whereas the album cover only shows 33 of them.


Danny Kaye 18 Jan 1913 – 03 Mar 1987 (74) LA Times obit
Wiki American actor, singer, dancer and comedian from New York City, New York, known for his recordings with The Andrews Sisters, began his career on Vaudeville and debuted on Broadway in 1939, has three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
27/02/1953 Wonderful Copenhagen #5


The Kaye Sisters
Wiki UK pop vocal trio, their name was inspired from their manager Carmen Kaye, in reality they were not real sisters
Sheila Jones 21 Oct 1936 – Living
Shirley Palmer 15 Aug 1938 – 14 Jul 2013 (74) The Stage obit
Carol Young 12 Apr 1930 – 20 Aug 2006 (76) Guardian obit

25/05/1956 Ivory Tower #20 Released as The Three Kayes
01/11/1957 Gotta Have Something in the Bank, Frank #8 Released as Frankie Vaughan and The Kaye Sisters
03/01/1958 Shake Me I Rattle / Alone #27
01/05/1959 Come Softly to Me #9 Released as Frankie Vaughan and The Kaye Sisters
07/07/1960 Paper Roses #7


Johnny Keating and his Orchestra 10 Sep 1927 – 28 May 2015 (87) Telegraph obit
Wiki UK orchestra leader, songwriter and arranger from Edinburgh, Scotland
01/03/1962 Theme From "Z-Cars" #8 Released as Johnny Keating / Theme to the television series Z-Cars

30/08/1962 Don't That Beat All #8 Released as Adam Faith with Johnny Keating and his Orchestra
31/01/1963 What Now #31 Released as Adam Faith with Johnny Keating and his Orchestra

Nelson Keene 1941 – Living
Wiki UK pop singer from Farnborough, Hampshire, real name Malcolm Holland, later emigrated to Australia
25/08/1960 Image of a Girl #37
NB: Several sites says he was born 1942 but according to Ancestry, his birth was registered in October 1941.


Keith 17 May 1949 – Living
Wiki American pop singer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
26/01/1967 98.6 #24 Features uncredited backing vocals from The Tokens
16/03/1967 Tell it to My Face #50


Jerry Keller 20 Jun 1937 – Living
Wiki American pop singer-songwriter from Fort Smith, Arkansas
28/08/1959 Here Comes Summer #1

Grace Kelly 12 Nov 1929 – 14 Sep 1982 (52) NY Times obit
Wiki American film actress from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, married Prince Rainier III in 1956 and became Princess of Monaco, died in a car accident in September 1982

23/11/1956 True Love #4 Released as Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly

Keith Kelly 1935 – Living
Wiki UK pop singer-songwriter and guitarist from Selby, North Yorkshire, real name Michael Pailthorpe
05/05/1960 Tease Me #27
18/08/1960 Listen Little Girl #47

The Anita Kerr Singers
Wiki American vocal group from Nashville, Tennessee, formed in 1949, sometimes called The Anita Kerr Quartet
Dottie Dillard 03 Aug 1923 – 06 May 2015 (91) Local obit
Anita Kerr 13 Oct 1927 – Living
Louis Nunley 15 Oct 1931 – 26 Oct 2012 (81) Local obit
Gil Wright 03 Jul 1929 – 30 Apr 2017 (87) Mention of death

29/11/1957 My Special Angel #22 Released as Bobby Helms with the Anita Kerr Singers
01/08/1958 Jacqueline #20 Released as Bobby Helms with the Anita Kerr Singers


Johnny Kidd & the Pirates
Wiki UK rock and roll group from London, Kidd was killed in a car crash in Radcliffe, Lancashire in October 1966, Caddy, Gregg and Cattini were also a member of The Tornados, Moretti was also a member of Nero and the Gladiators, Green was also a member of Billy J. Kramer and The Dakotas
Tom Brown no info available
Alan Caddy 02 Feb 1940 – 16 Aug 2000 (60) Guardian obit

Clem Cattini 20 Aug 1937 – Living
Tony Docherty no info available
Frank Farley 18 Feb 1942 – 28 Apr 2018 (76) Mention of death
Johnny Gordon no info available
Mick Green 22 Feb 1944 – 11 Jan 2010 (65) Guardian obit
Brian Gregg 31 Jan 1939 – Living
Johnny Kidd 23 Dec 1935 – 07 Oct 1966 (30) FindAGrave memorial

Ken McKay no info available
Joe Moretti 10 May 1938 – 09 Feb 2012 (73) Independent obit
Johnny Spence 26 Jan 1944 – Living
Mike West n/a – deceased Mention of death
12/06/1959 Please Don't Touch #25
12/02/1960 You Got What it Takes #25
16/06/1960 Shakin' All Over #1
06/10/1960 Restless #22
13/04/1961 Linda Lu #47
10/01/1963 A Shot of Rhythm and Blues #48
25/07/1963 I'll Never Get Over You #4
28/11/1963 Hungry For Love #20
30/04/1964 Always and Ever #46
NB: Lineup is complete and accurate thanks to this detailed site. The five members missing bio details only played on the first hit.


Ben E. King 28 Sep 1938 – 30 Apr 2015 (76) Guardian obit
Wiki American soul and R&B singer and record producer, born in Henderson, North Carolina but raised in Harlem, New York City, at one point he was a principal lead singer of The Drifters
02/02/1961 First Taste of Love #27
22/06/1961 Stand by Me #27
05/10/1961 Amor, Amor #38


Carole King 09 Feb 1942 – Living
Wiki American singer-songwriter from Manhattan, New York City, she is the most successful female songwriter of the second half of the 20th century in the States having written 118 pop hits on the Billboard Hot 100, also wrote 61 of the hits that charted in the UK, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a non-performer in 1990 and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
20/09/1962 It Might as Well Rain Until September #3


Dave King 23 Jun 1929 – 15 Apr 2002 (72) Guardian obit
Wiki UK actor, comedian and pop singer from Twickenham, Middlesex, best known for playing a corrupt policeman in the 1980 film The Long Good Friday and for appearing as Clifford Duckworth in Coronation Street
17/02/1956 Memories are Made of This #5 Released as Dave King featuring The Keynotes
13/04/1956 You Can't be True to Two #11 Released as Dave King featuring The Keynotes
21/12/1956 Christmas and You #23
24/01/1958 The Story of My Life #20


Jonathan King 06 Dec 1944 – Living
Wiki UK singer-songwriter and record producer from Marylebone, London, discovered and named Genesis in 1967, founded UK Records in 1972, produced songs for the Bay City Rollers and 10cc, convicted of sleeping with underage boys in the 1980s and sentenced to seven years in prison
29/07/1965 Everyone's Gone to the Moon #4


Solomon King 13 Aug 1930 – 21 Jan 2005 (74) Guardian obit
Wiki American pop singer from Lexington, Kentucky
03/01/1968 She Wears My Ring #3
01/05/1968 When We Were Young #21


The King Brothers
Wiki UK pop vocal trio from Essex comprising of three brothers, Denis later became one of the top writers for television music
Anthony King 21 Jan 1937 – Living
Denis King 25 Jul 1939 – Living
Michael King 25 Apr 1935 – Living
31/05/1957 A White Sport Coat #6
09/08/1957 In the Middle of an Island #19
06/12/1957 Wake Up Little Susie #22
31/01/1958 Put a Light in the Window #25
14/04/1960 Standing on the Corner #4
28/07/1960 Mais oui #16
12/01/1961 Doll House #21
02/03/1961 76 Trombones #19


The Kingsmen
Wiki American garage rock band from Portland, Oregon, founded in 1959 and still active today
Lynn Easton c. 1946 – 24 Apr 2020 (~73) Local obit
Jack Ely 11 Sep 1943 – 28 Apr 2015 (71) NY Times obit
Don Gallucci (aka Don Caverhill) 31 Oct 1947 – Living
Mike Mitchell no info available
Bob Nordby c. 1946 – Living
30/01/1964 Louie Louie #26
NB: According to this article, Gallucci hasn't been heard from since 1970. However, this is not true. In the 1970s he changed his name to Don Caverhill, produced the first album by The Stooges and worked on several soundtracks. He also became successful as a real estate developer.


The Kingston Trio
Wiki American folk and pop group from Palo Alto, California, original group was founded in 1957 and disbanded in 1967
Dave Guard 19 Oct 1934 – 22 Mar 1991 (56) NY Times obit
Nick Reynolds 27 Jul 1933 – 01 Oct 2008 (75) Guardian obit
Bob Shane 01 Feb 1934 – 26 Jan 2020 (85) Guardian obit

21/11/1958 Tom Dooley #5
04/12/1959 San Miguel #29


The Kinks
Wiki UK rock band from Muswell Hill, London, formed in 1964 by brothers Ray and Dave Davies, regarded as one of the most influential rock bands of the 1960s, briefly part of the British Invasion in the States, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990
Mick Avory 15 Feb 1944 – Living
Dave Davies 03 Feb 1947 – Living
Ray Davies 21 Jun 1944 – Living
Pete Quaife 31 Dec 1943 – 23 Jun 2010 (66) Guardian obit
13/08/1964 You Really Got Me #1
29/10/1964 All Day and All of the Night #2
21/01/1965 Tired of Waiting For You #1
25/03/1965 Ev'rybody's Gonna be Happy #17
27/05/1965 Set Me Free #9
05/08/1965 See My Friends #10
02/12/1965 Till the End of the Day #8
03/03/1966 Dedicated Follower of Fashion #4
09/06/1966 Sunny Afternoon #1
24/11/1966 Dead End Street #5
11/05/1967 Waterloo Sunset #2
18/10/1967 Autumn Almanac #3
17/04/1968 Wonderboy #36
17/07/1968 Days #12
16/04/1969 Plastic Man #31
NB: Pianist Nicky Hopkins (1944–1994) recorded on several of these hits. Despite being a long-term contributor, he is not regarded as an official member of the band


Kathy Kirby 20 Oct 1938 – 19 May 2011 (72) Guardian obit
Wiki UK pop singer from Illford, Essex, reportedly the highest paid of her generation
15/08/1963 Dance on! #11 Cover of a single by The Shadows
07/11/1963 Secret Love #4 Cover of a single by Doris Day
20/02/1964 Let Me Go, Lover! #10
07/05/1964 You're the One #17
04/03/1965 I Belong #36 The UK's entry for the 1965 Eurovision Song Contest (finished 2nd)


Eartha Kitt 17 Jan 1927 – 25 Dec 2008 (81) Guardian obit
Wiki American actress, singer, dancer and comedienne, born in South Carolina but raised in Harlem, New York City, perhaps best known for her songs Santa Baby and C'est si bon, neither of which were released in the UK as singles, played Catwoman in the television series Batman and became known to later generations for her roles in films like The Emperor's New Groove and Holes
01/04/1955 Under the Bridges of Paris #7


Gladys Knight & the Pips
Wiki American R&B and soul family group from Atlanta, Georgia, started as The Pips in 1952 (the name taken from a cousin's nickname), they reached commercial success after signing to Motown Records in 1966, disbanded in 1989 and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996
William Guest 02 Jul 1941 – 24 Dec 2015 (74) NY Times obit
Gladys Knight 28 May 1944 – Living
Merald "Bubba" Knight 04 Sep 1942 – Living
Edward Patten 27 Aug 1939 – 25 Feb 2005 (65) NY Times obit
08/06/1967 Take Me in Your Arms and Love Me #13
27/12/1967 I Heard it Through the Grapevine #47 Later popularised by Marvin Gaye


Peter Knight 23 Jun 1917 – 30 Jul 1985 (68) Mention of death
Wiki UK orchestra leader, arranger and composer from Exmouth, Devon

29/01/1954 Istanbul (Not Constantinople) #11 Released as Frankie Vaughan with The Peter Knight Singers
27/01/1956 With Your Love #18 Released as Malcolm Vaughan with The Peter Knight Singers
24/01/1958 Love Me Forever #5 Released as Marion Ryan with the Peter Knight Orchestra and the Beryl Stott Chorus

Robert Knight 24 Apr 1940 – 05 Nov 2017 (77) Express obit
Wiki American soul and pop singer from Franklin, Tennessee, real name Robert Peebles
17/01/1968 Everlasting Love #40

Buddy Knox 20 Jul 1933 – 14 Feb 1999 (65) Independent obit
Wiki American rock and roll and rockabilly singer-songwriter from Happy, Texas
10/05/1957 Party Doll #29
16/08/1962 She's Gone #45


Moe Koffman Quartette 28 Dec 1928 – 28 Mar 2001 (72) NY Times obit
Wiki Canadian jazz saxophonist and flautist from Toronto, Ontario
28/03/1958 Swingin' Shepherd Blues #23


Kokomo 08 Dec 1931 – 13 Mar 2018 (86) Obit
Wiki American pianist, songwriter and arranger from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, also known as Jimmy Wisner
13/04/1961 Asia Minor #35 Based on Greig's Piano Concerto in a Minor


Billy J. Kramer and The Dakotas [see also The Dakotas]
Wiki (Kramer) / Wiki (Dakotas) UK pop singer, born in Bootle, Lancashire and raised in Liverpool, managed by Brian Epstein, The Dakotas were formed in Manchester in 1962 and became part of the British Invasion in the States, Green was also a member of Johnny Kidd & the Pirates, Mansfield is the brother of singer Elkie Brooks
Mick Green 22 Feb 1944 – 11 Jan 2010 (65) Guardian obit
Ray Jones 22 Oct 1939 – 20 Jan 2000 (60) FindAGrave memorial

Billy J. Kramer 19 Aug 1943 – Living
Robin MacDonald 18 Jul 1943 – 09 Sep 2015 (72) Mention of death
Tony Mansfield 28 May 1943 – Living
Mike Maxfield 23 Feb 1944 – Living
02/05/1963 Do You Want to Know a Secret #2 Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
01/08/1963 Bad to Me #1 Written by John Lennon
07/11/1963 I'll Keep You Satisfied #4 Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
27/02/1964 Little Children #1
23/07/1964 From a Window #10
20/05/1965 Trains and Boats and Planes #12 Written by Burt Bacharach


The Krew Kats
Discogs UK group, originally called The Wildcats, they served as a backing band for Marty Wilde from 1959 to 1961 before changing their name, Bennett and Locking later joined The Shadows, with Bennett receiving an OBE in 2004
Tony Belcher c. 1939 – Living
Brian Bennett 09 Feb 1940 – Living
Brian Locking 22 Dec 1938 – Living
Big Jim Sullivan 14 Feb 1941 – 02 Oct 2012 (71) Guardian obit
09/03/1961 Trambone #33


Charlie Kunz 18 Aug 1896 – 16 Mar 1958 (61) FindAGrave memorial
Wiki American-born UK pianist and bandleader from Allentown, Pennsylvania
17/12/1954 Piano Medley No. 114 #16

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Danny La Rue 26 Jul 1927 – 31 May 2009 (81) Guardian obit
Wiki Irish singer and entertainer from Cork City, known for his drag act performances, awarded an OBE in 2002
18/12/1968 On Mother Kelly's Doorstep #33


Cleo Laine 28 Oct 1927 – Living
Wiki UK jazz and pop singer and actress from Uxbridge, Middlesex, known for her scat singing and vocal range, awarded an OBE in 1979 and became a dame in 1997, widow of jazz musician and composer Sir Johnny Dankworth
29/12/1960 Let's Slip Away #42
14/09/1961 You'll Answer to Me #5


Frankie Laine 30 Mar 1913 – 06 Feb 2007 (93) Guardian obit
Wiki American singer-songwriter and actor from Chicago, Illinois with a career spanning over 75 years and his music spanning the genres of pop standards, jazz, R&B, gospel, folk and country, married to actress Nan Grey (1918–1993) until her death
14/11/1952 High Noon (do Not Forsake Me) #7
14/11/1952 Sugarbush #8 Released as Doris Day and Frankie Laine
20/03/1953 The Girl in the Wood #11
03/04/1953 I Believe #1 Released as Frankie Laine with Paul Weston & his Orchestra
08/05/1953 Tell Me a Story #5 Released as Frankie Laine and Jimmy Boyd
04/09/1953 Where the Winds Blow #2
16/10/1953 Hey Joe #1 Released as Frankie Laine with Paul Weston & his Orchestra & The Norman Luboff Choir, Carl Fischer – Piano
30/10/1953 Answer Me #1 Released as Frankie Laine with Paul Weston & his Orchestra & The Norman Luboff Choir, Carl Fischer – Piano
08/01/1954 Blowing Wild #2
26/03/1954 Granada #9
16/04/1954 The Kid's Last Fight #3
13/08/1954 My Friend #3
08/10/1954 There Must be a Reason #9
22/10/1954 Rain, Rain, Rain #8 Released as Frankie Laine and The Four Lads
11/03/1955 In the Beginning #20
24/06/1955 Cool Water #2 Released as Frankie Laine with Paul Weston and his Orchestra and The Mellomen
15/07/1955 Strange Lady in Town #6
11/11/1955 Hummingbird #16
25/11/1955 Hawk-Eye #7
20/01/1956 Sixteen Tons #10 Released as Frankie Laine with Orchestra Conducted by Buddy Cole with The Mellomen
04/05/1956 Hell Hath No Fury #28
07/09/1956 A Woman in Love #1 Released as Frankie Laine with Percy Faith & his Orchestra
28/12/1956 Moonlight Gambler #13
26/04/1957 Love is a Golden Ring #19 Released as Frankie Laine and The Easy Riders
04/10/1957 Good Evening Friends / Up Above My Head I Hear Music in the Air #25 Released as Frankie Laine and Johnnie Ray
13/11/1959 Rawhide #6 Theme to the TV series of the same name
11/05/1961 Gunslinger #50 Theme to the TV series of the same name


The Lancastrians
Wiki UK pop rock band from Altrincham, Cheshire, formed in 1943 and disbanded in 1947
Terry Benson no info available
John Fleury 1946 – Living
Kevin Heywood no info available
Barry Langtree 1945 – Living
24/12/1964 We'll Sing in the Sunshine #47
NB: Found Fleury and Langtree in the GRO due to their unique names. Can't find any bio info on the members in general though.


Major Lance 04 Apr 1939 – 03 Sep 1994 (55) Independent obit
Wiki American R&B singer from Winterville, Mississippi, became an iconic figure in Britain during the 1970s amongst enthusiasts of Northern Soul music, his daughter Keisha Lance Bottoms is the incumbent Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia
13/02/1964 Um Um Um Um Um Um #40


Desmond Lane 25 Jul 1924 – 03 Dec 2015 (91)
Discogs UK penny whistler and novelty act from Greenwich, London, nicknamed "The Penny-Whistle Man"
30/03/1956 Willie Can #13 Released as Alma Cogan with Choir and Orchestra Conducted by Frank Cordell (Penny Whistle, Desmond Lane)
01/06/1956 The Happy Whistler #22 
Released as Cyril Stapleton and his Orchestra featuring Desmond Lane, The Penny-Whistle Boy

Don Lang 19 Jan 1925 – 03 Aug 1992 (67) Independent obit
Wiki UK singer and trombonist from Halifax, West Yorkshire
04/11/1955 Cloudburst #16 Released as Don Lang and the Mairants-Langhorn Big Six
05/07/1957 School Day #26 Released as Don Lang and his Frantic Five / Cover of a single by Chuck Berry
23/05/1958 Witch Doctor #5 Released as Don Lang and his Frantic Five / Cover of a single by David Seville
10/03/1960 Sink the Bismarck #43


Mario Lanza 31 Jan 1921 – 07 Oct 1959 (38) FindAGrave memorial
Wiki American tenor vocalist and actor from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, died after suffering a pulmonary embolism, having taken part in a controversial weight loss program for an upcoming film role
14/11/1952 Because You're Mine #3 Featured in the 1952 film Because You're Mine
04/02/1955 The Drinking Song #13
18/02/1955 I'll Walk with God #18
22/04/1955 Serenade #15 B-side to The Drinking Song
14/09/1956 Serenade #25 This is a different song to the one above


Julius La Rosa 02 Jan 1930 – 12 May 2016 (86) NY Times obit
Wiki American traditional pop singer from Brooklyn, New York City, he was a staple on Arthur Godfrey's television show and was infamously fired live on air by Godfrey
04/07/1958 Torero #15


Lee Lawrence 01 Sep 1920 – 26 Feb 1961 (40) Mention of death
Wiki UK traditional pop singer from Salford, Lancashire, died from a heart attack in Aruba whilst touring in the West Indies
20/11/1953 Crying in the Chapel #7 Released as Lee Lawrence with Ray Martin and his Orchestra
02/12/1955 Suddenly There's a Valley #14 Released as Lee Lawrence with Ray Martin and his Orchestra


Steve Lawrence 08 Jul 1935 – Living
Wiki American singer and actor from New York City, New York, widower of pop singer Eydie Gorme
21/04/1960 Footsteps #4
18/08/1960 Girls, Girls, Girls #49
22/08/1963
 I Want to Stay Here #3 Released as Steve and Eydie (with wife Eydie Gorme)

Brenda Lee 11 Dec 1944 – Living
Wiki American rock and roll and pop vocalist from Atlanta, Georgia, ranked fourth in the most hits on the U.S. charts in the 1960s (after The Beatles, Elvis Presley and Ray Charles), nicknamed "Little Miss Dynamite" for her petite statute at 4ft9, has won three Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002
17/03/1960 Sweet Nothin's #4
30/06/1960 I'm Sorry #12
20/10/1960 I Want to be Wanted #31
19/01/1961 Let's Jump the Broomstick #12
06/04/1961 Emotions #45
20/07/1961 Dum Dum #22
16/11/1961 Fool Number One #38
08/02/1962 Break it to Me Gently #46
05/04/1962 Speak to Me Pretty #3
21/06/1962 Here Comes That Feeling #5
13/09/1962 It Started All Over Again #15
29/11/1962 Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree #6
17/01/1963 All Alone am I #7
28/03/1963 Losing You #10
18/07/1963 I Wonder #14
31/10/1963 Sweet Impossible You #28
09/01/1964 As Usual #5
09/04/1964 Think #26
10/09/1964 Is it True #17
10/12/1964 Christmas Will be Just Another Lonely Day #29
04/02/1965 Thanks a Lot #41
29/07/1965 Too Many Rivers #22


Curtis Lee 28 Oct 1939 – 08 Jan 2015 (75) Ultimate Classic Rock obit
Wiki American doo-wop singer from Yuma, Arizona
31/08/1961 Pretty Little Angel Eyes #47


Jackie Lee 29 May 1936 – Living
Wiki Irish pop singer from Clontarf, Dublin
10/04/1968 White Horses #10


Leapy Lee 02 Jul 1939 – Living
Wiki UK pop singer from Eastbourne, Sussex
21/08/1968 Little Arrows #2
20/12/1969 Good Morning #29


Peggy Lee 26 May 1920 – 21 Jan 2002 (81) Guardian obit
Wiki American jazz and pop singer-songwriter and actress from Jamestown, North Dakota
24/05/1957 Mr. Wonderful #5
15/08/1958 Fever #5
23/03/1961 Till There Was You #30

Peter Leeds 30 May 1917 – 12 Nov 1996 (79) LA Times obit
Wiki American actor from Bayonne, New Jersey

27/07/1956 Rock Island Line / Heartbreak Hotel #24 Released as Stan Freberg and his Sniffle Group, Interruptions by Peter Leeds

Raymond Lefevre 20 Nov 1929 – 27 Jun 2008 (78) Independent obit
Wiki French easy listening orchestra leader, arranger and composer from Calais
15/05/1968 Soul Coaxing #46


The Lemon Pipers
Wiki American psychedelic rock band from Oxford, Ohio, Bill Bartlett was later a member of Ram Jam
Bill Albaugh 09 Jan 1946 – 20 Jan 1999 (53)
Bill Bartlett c. 1942 – Living
Dale "Ivan" Browne 10 Mar 1945 – Living
Bob "Reg" Nave 03 Nov 1944 – 28 Jan 2020 (75)
Steve Walmsley 09 Jul 1948 – Living
07/02/1968 Green Tambourine #7
01/05/1968 Rice is Nice #41
NB: Wikipedia and other sources are full of nonsense about the birth details of some of these. There's a good article here from 2008, which talks with the band members and gives their ages. Bartlett is the only one I can't find on Ancestry.


Ketty Lester 16 Aug 1934 – Living
Wiki American traditional pop singer and actress from Hope, Arkansas
19/04/1962 Love Letters #4
19/07/1962 But Not For Me #45


The Lettermen
Wiki American pop vocal trio from Las Vegas, Nevada
Tony Butala 20 Nov 1940 – Living
Bob Engemann 19 Feb 1935 – 20 Jan 2013 (77) Local obit
Jim Pike 06 Nov 1936 – 09 Jun 2019 (82) NY Times obit
23/11/1961 The Way You Look Tonight #36


Hank Levine 09 Jun 1932 – Living
Discogs American orchestra leader and clarinetist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
21/12/1961 Image #45
NB: Date of birth is from the Collins Complete UK Hit Singles book. It may be wrong as this link (which also confirms Levine was living in 2018) states that he graduated from high school in 1944.


Jerry Lewis 16 Mar 1926 – 20 Aug 2017 (91) Guardian obit
Wiki American comedian, actor and singer from Newark, New Jersey, nicknamed "The King of Comedy" and "The Total Filmmaker", performed in film, television and theatre as part of the duo Martin & Lewis (alongside Dean Martin) for ten years until their fallout, musician Gary Lewis (b. 1945) is his son
08/02/1957 Rock-a-Bye Your Baby (with a Dixie Melody) #12


Jerry Lee Lewis 29 Sep 1935 – Living
Wiki American rock and roll singer-songwriter and pianist from Ferriday, Louisiana, an important pioneer of rockabilly music, his career began to falter after he married his 13 year old cousin, has won four Grammy Awards, inaugural inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986
27/09/1957 Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' on #8
20/12/1957 Great Balls of Fire #1
11/04/1958 Breathless #8
23/01/1959 High School Confidential #12
01/05/1959 Lovin' Up a Storm #28
09/06/1960 Baby Baby Bye Bye #47
04/05/1961 What'd I Say #10
06/09/1962 Sweet Little Sixteen #38
14/03/1963 Good Golly Miss Molly #31


John Leyton 17 Feb 1936 – Living
Wiki UK actor and singer from Frinton-on-Sea, Essex
03/08/1961 Johnny Remember Me #1
05/10/1961 Wild Wind #2
28/12/1961 Son This is She #15
15/03/1962 Lone Rider #40
03/05/1962 Lonely City #14
23/08/1962 Down the River Nile #42
21/02/1963 Cupboard Love #22
18/07/1963 I'll Cut Your Tail Off #36
20/02/1964 Make Love to Me #49 Released as John Leyton and The LeRoys


Liberace 16 May 1919 – 04 Feb 1987 (67) NY Times obit
Wiki American traditional pop and easy listening singer, pianist and actor from West Allis, Wisconsin, nicknamed "Mr. Showmanship" for his flamboyant and extravagant persona on and off stage, at the height of his fame from the 1950s to 1970s he was the highest paid entertainer in the world, one of the first artists to establish concert residency in Las Vegas
17/06/1955 Unchained Melody #20
19/10/1956 I Don't Care (as Long as You Care For Me) #28


Terry Lightfoot's New Orleans Jazzmen 21 May 1935 – 15 Mar 2013 (77) Guardian obit
Wiki UK jazz clarinettist and bandleader from Potters Bar, Middlesex
07/09/1961 True Love #33
23/11/1961 King Kong #29
03/05/1962 Tavern in the Town #49


Bob Lind 25 Nov 1942 – Living
Wiki American folk singer-songwriter from Baltimore, Maryland
10/03/1966 Elusive Butterfly #5
26/05/1966 Remember the Rain #46


Little Eva 29 Jun 1943 – 10 Apr 2003 (59) Guardian obit
Wiki American pop singer from Belhaven, North Carolina
06/09/1962 The Loco-Motion #2
03/01/1963 Keep Your Hands Off My Baby #30
07/03/1963 Let's Turkey Trot #13


Little Richard 05 Dec 1932 – 09 May 2020 (87) BBC obit
Wiki American rock and roll and R&B singer-songwriter and pianist from Macon, Georgia, real name Richard Penniman, inaugural inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986
14/12/1956 Rip it Up #30
08/02/1957 Long Tall Sally #3
22/02/1957 Tutti Frutti #39 B-side to Long Tally Sally
08/03/1957 She's Got it #15
15/03/1957 The Girl Can't Help it #9 B-side to She's Got it
28/06/1957 Lucille #10
13/09/1957 Jenny Jenny #11
29/11/1957 Keep a Knockin' #21
28/02/1958 Good Golly, Miss Molly #8
11/07/1958 Ooh! My Soul #22
02/01/1959 Baby Face #2
03/04/1959 By the Light of the Silvery Moon #17
05/06/1959 Kansas City #26
11/10/1962 He Got What He Wanted #38
04/06/1964 Bama Lama Bama Loo #20


Little Tony and his Brothers
Wiki Sammarinese/Italian rock and roll group, Little Tony based his stage name on Little Richard, the brothers were born in Tivoli, Italy but held citizenship of San Marino
Alberto Ciacci no info available
Antonio Ciacci 09 Feb 1941 – 27 May 2013 (72) Telegraph obit
Enrico Ciacci 21 Nov 1942 – 13 Mar 2018 (75) Repubblica obit

15/01/1960 Too Good #19


Hank Locklin 15 Feb 1918 – 08 Mar 2009 (91) Guardian obit
Wiki American country singer-songwriter and guitarist from McLellan, Florida, one of country music's early honky tonk singers, a member of the Grand Ole Opry for nearly 50 years
11/08/1960 Please Help Me, I'm Fallin' #9
15/02/1962 From Here to There to You #44
15/11/1962 We're Gonna Go Fishin' #18
05/05/1966 I Feel a Cry Coming on #29


Malcolm Lockyer and his Orchestra 05 Oct 1923 – 23 Jun 1976 (52) Mention of death
Wiki UK orchestra leader and film composer from Greenwich, London
05/04/1957 Heart #14 Released as Max Bygraves with Malcolm Lockyer and his Orchestra

The Locomotive
Wiki UK group from Birmingham with material that cut across the genres of ska, soul, R&B and progressive rock, Chris Wood of Traffic was a member until 1966, Lamb became a successful record producer associated with UB40
Norman Haines 1947 – Living
Mick Hincks 1949 – Living
Bob Lamb Mar 1947 – Living
Bill Madge no info available
Mick Taylor no info available
16/10/1968 Rudi's in Love #25


Julie London 26 Sep 1926 – 18 Oct 2000 (74) Guardian obit
Wiki American singer and actress from Santa Rosa, California, Cry Me a River became her signature song
05/04/1957 Cry Me a River #22


Laurie London 19 Jan 1944 – Living
Wiki UK singer from Bethnal Green, London, recorded novelty and gospel songs in both English and German
08/11/1957 He's Got the Whole World in His Hands #12


Shorty Long 20 May 1940 – 29 Jun 1969 (29) FindAGrave memorial
Wiki American soul singer-songwriter and record producer for Motown from Birmingham, Alabama, drowned when his boat crashed on the Detroit River in Michigan, Stevie Wonder played harmonica at his funeral
17/07/1968 Here Comes the Judge #30


The Long and the Short
Discogs UK group from Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire, appeared in the 1965 film Gonks Go Beat with Lulu, Grindley was also a member of the band that preceded The Troggs, McKinlay later became a country singer
Alan Grindley 16 Nov 1945 – 24 Nov 2017 (72) Local obit
Bob McKinlay 13 May 1942 – Living
Les Saint Stuart no info available
Bob Taylor no info available
Gerry Watt no info available
10/09/1964 The Letter #35
24/12/1964 Choc Ice #49
NB: Useful link here confirming that Stuart, Taylor and McKinley are still about. Can't find anything on Scottish pianist Watt.


Trini Lopez 15 May 1937 – 11 Aug 2020 (83) Variety obit
Wiki 
American singer, guitarist and actor from Dallas, Texas, he also played one of “The Dirty Dozen” in the 1967 film of the same name, died from COVID-19 complications in August 2020
12/09/1963 If I had a Hammer #4
12/12/1963 Kansas City #35
12/05/1966 I'm Comin' Home, Cindy #28
06/04/1967 Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now #41


Lord Rockingham's XI
Wiki UK group of session musicians, fronted by bandleader Harry Robinson, formed in 1958 and disbanded in 1959
Ronnie Black no info available
Eric Ford n/a – 1994 Mention of death
Ian Fraser 23 Aug 1933 – 31 Oct 2014 (81) Guardian obit
Benny Green 09 Dec 1927 – 22 Jun 1998 (70)
 BBC obit
Rex Morris no info available
Kenny Packwood c. 1942 – deceased

Reginald "Red" Price 30 May 1926 – 07 Feb 1984 (57) Mention of death
Cyril Reuben 30 Apr 1930 – 27 Mar 2010 (79)
Harry Robinson 19 Nov 1932 – 17 Jan 1996 (63)
 Mention of death
Don Storer 15 Jan 1929 – 21 Aug 2006 (77) Local obit
Bernie Taylor no info available
Cherry Wainer 02 Mar 1935 – 14 Nov 2014 (79) Telegraph obit
Reg Weller 19 Mar 1916 – 13 Jul 2007 (91) Mention of death
24/10/1958 Hoots Mon #1
06/02/1959 Wee Tom #16
NB: This link confirms that there were originally 11 members, before growing to 13. This book tends to confirm that they all played on the recording sessions.


Jerry Lordan 20 Apr 1934 – 24 Jul 1995 (61) Mention of death
Wiki UK pop singer-songwriter from Paddington, London
08/01/1960 I'll Stay Single #26
26/02/1960 Who Could be Bluer? #16
02/06/1960 Single Like an Angel #36


Sophia Loren 20 Sep 1934 – Living
Wiki Italian actress and singer from Rome, became the first actor or actress to win an Oscar in a leading role category for a foreign-language performance, also won a Grammy and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, considered to be one of the last leading actresses from Hollywood's Golden era.
10/11/1960 Goodness Gracious Me #4 Released as Peter Sellers and Sophia Loren
12/01/1961 Bangers and Mash #22 Released as Peter Sellers and Sophia Loren


Los Bravos
Wiki Spanish beat group from Madrid, formed in 1965 and disbanded in 1968, Fernandez committed suicide in May 1967, Martinez died in a motorcycle accident in June 1990 whilst en route to the recording studio
Manuel Fernandez 29 Sep 1943 – 20 May 1967 (23) FindAGrave memorial
Pablo Gomez 05 Nov 1943 – Living
Mike Kogel 25 Apr 1944 – Living
Antonio Martinez 03 Oct 1945 – 19 Jun 1990 (44) FindAGrave memorial
Miguel Vicens 21 Jun 1944 – Living
30/06/1966 Black is Black #2
08/09/1966 I Don't Care #16


Los Indios Tabajaras
Wiki Brazilian guitar duo from Ceará, composed of two brothers
Antemor Lima 25 Jun 1925 – 15 May 1997 (71) Mention of death
Natalicio Lima 19 Jun 1918 – 15 Nov 2009 (91) Independent obit

31/10/1963 Maria Elena #5


Joe Loss and his Orchestra 22 Jun 1909 – 06 Jun 1990 (80) NY Times obit
Wiki UK dance bandleader, arranger and composer from Spitalfields, London, awarded an OBE in 1978
29/06/1961 Wheels Cha Cha #21
19/10/1961 Sucu Sucu #48
29/03/1962 The Maigret Theme #20
01/11/1962 Must be Madison #20
05/11/1964 March of the Mods #31


Bonnie Lou 27 Oct 1924 – 08 Dec 2015 (91) Telegraph obit
Wiki American country and rockabilly singer from Towanda, Illinois, one of the first female rock and roll acts
05/02/1954 Tennessee Wig Walk #4


John D. Loudermilk 31 Mar 1934 – 21 Sep 2016 (82) Guardian obit
Wiki American country singer-songwriter and guitarist from Durham, North Carolina
04/01/1962 Language of Love #13

Geoff Love and his Orchestra [see 
Manuel and his Music of the Mountains]

Love Affair
Wiki UK pop and soul band from London, formed in 1966 and disbanded in 1971
Maurice Bacon 26 Jan 1952 – Living
Rex Brayley 03 Jan 1948 – Living
Steve Ellis 07 Apr 1950 – Living
Morgan Fisher 01 Jan 1950 – Living
Lynton Guest 28 Nov 1951 – Living
Mick Jackson 27 Jan 1950 – Living
03/01/1968 Everlasting Love #1 Cover of a single by Robert Knight
17/04/1968 Rainbow Valley #5 Cover of a single by Robert Knight
11/09/1968 A Day Without Love #6
19/02/1969 One Road #16
16/07/1969 Bringing on Back the Good Times #9


Love Sculpture
Wiki UK blues rock band from Cardiff, Wales, formed in 1966 and disbanded in 1970, Dave Edmunds later went on to form the rock band Rockpile in the 1970s
John David 19 Jan 1946 – Living
Dave Edmunds 15 Apr 1944 – Living
Rob "Congo" Jones 13 Aug 1946 – Living
27/11/1968 Sabre Dance #5


The Lovin' Spoonful
Wiki American rock band from New York City, New York, formed in 1965
Steve Boone 23 Sep 1943 – Living
Joe Butler 16 Sep 1941 – Living
John Sebastian 17 Mar 1944 – Living
Zal Yanovsky 19 Dec 1944 – 13 Dec 2002 (57) Guardian obit
14/04/1966 Daydream #2
14/07/1966 Summer in the City #8
05/01/1967 Nashville Cats #26
09/03/1967 Darling be Home Soon #44


Jim Lowe and the High Fives 07 May 1923 – 12 Dec 2016 (93) NY Times obit
Wiki American rock and roll and pop singer-songwriter from Springfield, Missouri
26/10/1956 The Green Door #8

The Norman Luboff Choir 14 May 1917 – 22 Sep 1987 (70) NY Times obit
Wiki American choir director and arranger from Chicago, Illinois
16/10/1953 Hey Joe #1 Released as Frankie Laine with Paul Weston & his Orchestra & The Norman Luboff Choir, Carl Fischer – Piano
30/10/1953 Answer Me #1 Released as Frankie Laine with Paul Weston & his Orchestra & The Norman Luboff Choir, Carl Fischer – Piano


Robin Luke 20 Mar 1942 – Living
Wiki American rock and roll singer from Los Angeles, California
17/10/1958 Susie Darlin' #23


Lulu 03 Nov 1948 – Living
Wiki UK pop rock singer-songwriter and actress, born in Lennoxtown, Stirlingshire and raised in Dennistoun, Glasgow, recorded the title song for the 1974 James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun, represented the United Kingdom in the 1969 Eurovision Song Contest with her winning entry of Boom Bang-a-Bang
14/05/1964 Shout #7 Released as Lulu and the Luvvers
12/11/1964 Here Comes the Night #50
17/06/1965 Leave a Little Love #8
02/09/1965 Try to Understand #25
13/04/1967 The Boat That I Row #6
29/06/1967 Let's Pretend #11
08/11/1967 Love Loves to Love Love #32
28/02/1968 Me, the Peaceful Heart #9
05/06/1968 Boy #15
06/11/1968 I'm a Tiger #9
12/03/1969 Boom Bang-a-Bang #2 The UK's entry for the 1969 Eurovision Song Contest (joint winner)
22/11/1969 Oh Me, Oh My (I'm a Fool For You Baby) #47


Bob Luman 15 Apr 1937 – 27 Dec 1978 (41) FindAGrave memorial
Wiki American country and rockabilly singer-songwriter, born in Blackjack, Texas and raised in Nacogdoches, Texas
08/09/1960 Let's Think About Living #6
15/12/1960 Why, Why, Bye, Bye #46
04/05/1961 The Great Snowman #49


Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers
Wiki (Lymon) / Wiki (The Teenagers) American doo-wop group from Harlem, New York City, New York, formed in 1954, Lymon left the group to go solo in 1957 to little success, he died in February 1968 of a heroin overdose
Sherman Garnes 08 Jun 1940 – 26 Feb 1977 (36) FindAGrave memorial
Frankie Lymon 30 Sep 1942 – 27 Feb 1968 (25) FindAGrave memorial

Jimmy Merchant 10 Feb 1940 – Living
Joe Negroni 09 Sep 1940 – 05 Sep 1978 (37) FindAGrave memorial
Herman Santiago 18 Feb 1941 – Living
29/06/1956 Why do Fools Fall in Love #1 Released as Frankie Lymon featuring The Teenagers
29/03/1957 I'm Not a Juvenile Delinquent #12
12/04/1957 Baby Baby #4 B-side to I'm Not a Juvenile Delinquent
20/09/1957 Goody Goody #24 In reality a solo recording by Lymon despite the billing


Kenny Lynch 18 Mar 1938 – 18 Dec 2019 (81) Guardian obit
Wiki UK singer-songwriter and actor from Stepney, London, at the time of his singing career he was one of the very few Black artists on the British music scene, awarded an OBE in 1970
30/06/1960 Mountain of Love #33
13/09/1962 Puff (Up in Smoke) #33
06/12/1962 Up on the Roof #10
20/06/1963 You Can Never Stop Me Loving You #10
16/04/1964 Stand by Me #39
27/08/1964 What am I to You #37
17/06/1965 I'll Stay by You #29


Patti Lynn 05 Nov 1943 – Living
Discogs UK singer from Sunderland
10/05/1962 Johnny Angel #37


Vera Lynn 20 Mar 1917 – 18 Jun 2020 (103) BBC obit
Wiki UK traditional pop singer-songwriter and actress from East Ham, Essex, she was hugely popular during the Second World War and earned the nickname the “Forces’ Sweetheart” for her support of the armed personnel, in 2009 she became the oldest living female artist to top the UK Albums Chart aged 92, and in 2014 topped her own record aged 97, awarded an OBE in 1969 and promoted to a Dame in 1975
14/11/1952 Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart #10
14/11/1952 Forget Me Not #5
14/11/1952 The Homing Waltz #9
05/06/1953 The Windsor Waltz #11
15/10/1954 My Son, My Son #1 Released as Vera Lynn with Frank Weir, his Saxophone, his Orchestra and Chorus
08/06/1956 Who are We #30
26/10/1956 A House with Love in it #17
15/03/1957 The Faithful Hussar (Don't Cry My Love) #29
21/06/1957 Travellin' Home #20


Barbara Lyon 09 Sep 1931 – 10 Jul 1995 (63) Independent obit
Wiki American/UK traditional pop singer, born in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California but primarily active in Britain
24/06/1955 Stowaway #12
21/12/1956 Letter to a Soldier #27


Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band
Wiki UK jazz musician and accompanying band. Lyttelton was also a composer and broadcaster from the aristocratic Lyttelton family, born at Eton College, Buckinghamshire, his record Bad Penny Blues was the first British jazz record to get into the Top Twenty, he was best known for hosting I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue on BBC Radio 4 between 1972 and 2007, also a cartoonist and contributed to the Flook comic strip series in the Daily Mail newspaper
Jim Bray 24 Apr 1927 – Living
Stan Greig 12 Aug 1930 – 18 Nov 2012 (82) Guardian obit
Humphrey Lyttelton 23 May 1921 – 25 Apr 2008 (86) Independent obit
Johnny Parker 06 Nov 1929 – 11 Jun 2010 (80) Guardian obit

13/07/1956 Bad Penny Blues #19
NB: Lyttelton's band was generally an eight piece but as confirmed here, only four musicians recorded on this single.

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Neil MacArthur 24 Jun 1945 – Living
Wiki UK singer-songwriter from Hatfield, Hertfordshire, better known as Colin Blunstone, also lead singer of The Zombies
05/02/1969 She's Not There #34


David MacBeth Aug 1934 – Living
Discogs UK singer from Newcastle, previously a youth player for Newcastle FC before joining the army
30/10/1959 Mr. Blue #18


Frankie McBride 1944 – Living
Wiki Irish country and folk singer from Omaha, County Tyrone
09/08/1967 Five Little Fingers #19

David McCallum 19 Sep 1933 – Living
Wiki UK/American actor and singer, originally from Maryhill, Glasgow, known for his role in the television series The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
14/04/1966 Communication #32


The McCoys
Wiki American rock band from Union City, Indiana, Hobbs died from drug-related heart failure in August 1993
Ronnie Brandon 25 Jan 1946 – Living
Randy Jo Hobbs 22 Mar 1948 – 05 Aug 1993 (45) FindAGrave memorial
Randy Zehringer 21 Nov 1949 – Living
Rick Zehringer (later Derringer) 05 Aug 1947 – Living
02/09/1965 Hang on Sloopy #5
16/12/1965 Fever #44


Gene McDaniels 12 Feb 1935 – 29 Jul 2011 (76) Guardian obit
Wiki American jazz and pop singer-songwriter from Kansas City, Missouri
16/11/1961 Tower of Strength #49


Charles McDevitt Skiffle Group 04 Dec 1934 – Living
Wiki UK skiffle musician from Eaglesham, Glasgow, Scotland
12/04/1957 Freight Train #5 Released as Charles McDevitt Skiffle Group featuring Nancy Whiskey
14/06/1957 Green Back Dollar #28 Released as Charles McDevitt Skiffle Group featuring Nancy Whiskey

Barry McGuire 15 Oct 1935 – Living
Wiki American singer-songwriter and guitarist from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, later a pioneer of contemporary Christian music
09/09/1965 Eve of Destruction #3


The McGuire Sisters
Wiki American traditional pop vocal trio from Middletown, Ohio, consisting of three sisters
Christine McGuire 30 Jul 1926 – 28 Dec 2018 (91) Washington Post obit
Dorothy McGuire 13 Feb 1928 – 07 Sep 2012 (84) Guardian obit

Phyllis McGuire 14 Feb 1931 – Living
01/04/1955 No More #20
15/07/1955 Sincerely #14 B-side to No More
01/06/1955 Delilah Jones #24
14/02/1958 Sugartime #14
01/05/1959 May You Always #15


Kenneth McKellar 23 Jun 1927 – 09 Apr 2010 (82) Guardian obit
Wiki UK tenor from Paisley, Renfrewshire
10/03/1966 A Man Without Love #30 The UK's entry for the 1966 Eurovision Song Contest (finished 9th)


Gisele MacKenzie 10 Jan 1927 – 05 Sep 2003 (76) Independent obit
Wiki Canadian/American singer and actress, originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba
17/07/1953 Seven Lonely Days #6

Scott McKenzie 10 Jan 1939 – 18 Aug 2012 (73) LA Times obit
Wiki American singer-songwriter from Jacksonville, Florida
12/07/1967 San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair) #1
01/11/1967 Like an Old Time Movie #50 Released as The Voice of Scott McKenzie


Ken Mackintosh, his Saxophone and his Orchestra 04 Aug 1919 – 22 Nov 2005 (86) Guardian obit
Wiki UK orchestra leader, composer and saxophonist from Liversedge, West Yorkshire
15/01/1954 The Creep #10
07/02/1958 Raunchy #19
10/03/1960 No Hiding Place #45


Tommy McLain 15 Mar 1940 – Living
Wiki American swamp pop musician from Jonesville, Louisiana
08/09/1966 Sweet Dreams #49

Phil McLean 04 May 1923 – 28 May 1993 (70) Mention of death
Discogs American disc jockey from Detroit, Michigan, known for his novelty records
18/01/1962 Small Sad Sam #34 Parody of Big Bad John by Jimmy Dean

Clyde McPhatter
15 Nov 1932 – 13 Jun 1972 (39) NY Times obit
Wiki American R&B, soul and rock and roll singer from Durham, North Carolina, also a member of The Drifters, twice inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (in 1987 as a solo artist and in 1988 with The Drifters), died in June 1972 from heart, liver and kidney disease brought on by alcoholism
24/08/1956 Treasure of Love #27

Carmen McRae 8 Apr 1922 – 10 Nov 1994 (72) LA Times obit
Wiki American jazz singer from Harlem, New York City, considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th century

16/06/1960 Happy to Make Your Acquaintance #46 Released as Sammy Davis Jr. and Carmen McRae

The Magic Lanterns
Wiki UK pop rock band from Warrington, Cheshire
Jimmy Bilsbury 02 Nov 1942 – 10 Mar 2003 (60) FindAGrave memorial
Ian Moncur 1945 – Living
Peter Shoesmith 1942 – Living
Allan Wilson 1944 – Living
07/07/1966 Excuse Me Baby #44


Makadopoulos and his Greek Serenaders no info available
Discogs Greek bandleader with backing group

20/10/1960 Never on Sunday #36 Featured in the 1960 film Never on Sunday

Mama Cass 19 Sep 1941 – 29 Jul 1974 (32) Rolling Stone obit
Wiki American singer and actress, best known as a members of The Mamas and the Papas, died in Flat 12, 9 Curzon Place in Mayfair, London in July 1974 (the same flat that The Who drummer Keith Moon would die in four years later), an often repeated urban legend falsely claimed that she had died after choking on a ham sandwich
14/08/1968 Dream a Little Dream of Me #11
16/08/1969 It's Getting Better #8


The Mamas and the Papas
Wiki American folk rock vocal group from Los Angeles, California, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, actress and singer Mackenzie Phillips, is the daughter on John Phillips from his first marriage, singer Chynna Phillips from the rock band Wilson Phillips is the daughter of both Michelle and John
Denny Doherty 29 Nov 1940 – 19 Jan 2007 (66) Guardian obit
Cass Elliot 09 Sep 1941 – 29 Jul 1974 (32) Rolling Stone obit
John Phillips 30 Aug 1935 – 18 Mar 2001 (65) Guardian obit

Michelle Phillips 04 Jun 1944 – Living
28/04/1966 California Dreamin' #23
12/05/1966 Monday Monday #3
28/07/1966 I Saw Her Again #11
09/02/1967 Words of Love #47
06/04/1967 Dedicated to the One I Love #2
26/07/1967 Creeque Alley #9


Henry Mancini 16 Apr 1924 – 14 Jun 1994 (70) LA Times obit
Wiki American orchestra leader, composer, arranger, pianist and flautist from Cleveland, Ohio, regarded as one of the greatest film score composers, won four Academy Awards, a Golden Globe and twenty Grammy Awards
07/12/1961 Moon River #44
24/09/1964 How Soon #10


Manfred Mann
Wiki UK rock band from London, formed in 1962 and disbanded in 1969, the group were named after their keyboardist of the same name who later led the successful 1970s group Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Jack Bruce left the group in 1966 to form Cream
Jack Bruce 14 May 1943 – 25 Oct 2014 (71) Guardian obit
Mike d'Abo 01 Mar 1944 – Living
Mike Hugg 11 Aug 1942 – Living
Paul Jones 24 Feb 1942 – Living
Manfred Mann 21 Oct 1940 – Living
Tom McGuinness 02 Dec 1941 – Living
Dave Richmond 1938 – Living
Mike Vickers 18 Apr 1940 – Living
Klaus Voormann 29 Apr 1938 – Living

23/01/1964 5-4-3-2-1 #5 Theme to the TV series Ready Steady Go!
16/04/1964 Hubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble #11
16/07/1964 Do Wah Diddy Diddy #1
15/10/1964 Sha La La #3
14/01/1965 Come Tomorrow #4
15/04/1965 Oh No, Not My Baby #11
16/09/1965 If You Gotta Go, Go Now #2 Cover of a single by Bob Dylan
21/04/1966 Pretty Flamingo #1
07/07/1966 You Gave Me Somebody to Love #36
04/08/1966 Just Like a Woman #10 Cover of a single by Bob Dylan
27/10/1966 Semi-Detached Suburban Mr. James #2
30/03/1967 Ha! Ha! Said the Clown #4
25/05/1967 Sweet Pea #36
24/01/1968 Mighty Quinn #1 Written by Bob Dylan
12/06/1968 My Name is Jack #8
18/12/1968 Fox on the Run #5
30/04/1969 Ragamuffin Man #8


The Johnny Mann Singers 30 Aug 1928 – 18 Jun 2014 (85) LA Times obit
Wiki American arranger, composer and conductor from Baltimore, Maryland, served as the musical director on The Alvin Show (1961–1962, created by David Seville) and The Joey Bishop Show (1967–1969)
12/07/1967 Up, Up and Away #6


Mantovani and his Orchestra 15 Nov 1905 – 29 Mar 1980 (74) FindAGrave memorial
Wiki Italian-born UK orchestra leader and composer from Venice, Britain's most successful album act before
The Beatles
19/12/1952 White Christmas #6
29/05/1953 The Song From The Moulin Rouge (Where is Your Heart) #1
23/10/1953 Swedish Rhapsody #2

18/06/1954 Cara Mia #1 Released as David Whitfield with Chorus and Mantovani and his Orchestra
11/02/1955 Lonely Ballerina #16
25/11/1955 When You Lose the One You Love #7 Released as David Whitfield with Chorus and Mantovani and his Orchestra
31/05/1957 Around the World #20 Released as Mantovani and his Orchestra, Trumpet Solo – Stan Newsome / Featured in the 1956 film Around the World in 80 Days
14/02/1958