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Billboard Biography Features: P-Z Artists

Listing rock and roll (and other) biographies from 1959 and the early 1960’s

Nicola Paone

The Passions

Paul and Paula

Emilio Pericoli

Peter, Paul and Mary

Paul Peterson

Ray Peterson

Bobby “Boris” Picket

Wilson Pickett

Gene Pitney

The Playmates

Frank Pourcell

Joey Powers

Elvis Presley

Ray Price

Dorothy Provine

Teddy Randazzo


Diane Ray

Johnny Ray

Jim Reeves

The Regents

Diane Renay

Johnny Restivo

Debbie Reynolds

Charlie Rich

Cliff Richard

Jack Richardson

Sviatoslav Richter

Nelson Riddle

Tex Ritter

The Rivingtons

The Robbins

Ivan Robic

Floyd Robinson

The Rockin’ R’s

The Rocky Fellers

Eileen Rodgers

Tommy Roe

Dick Roman

The Ronettes

Ronnie & The Hi Lites

The Rooftop Singers

The Roomates

David Rose


Jack Ross

Ruby & The Romantics

Charlie Ryan

Bobby Rydell

The Safaris

Kyo Sakamoto

Santo & Johnny

The Sapphires

Saverio Saridis

Earl Scott

Freddie Scott

Linda Scott

Neil Scott

The Searchers

The Secrets

Neil Sedaka

The Sensations

Del Shannon

The Shells

Allan Sherman

The Shirelles

Shirley and Lee

Harry Simeone


Nina Simone

The Singing Belle

Skip & Flip

Felix Slatkin

Millie Small

Huey Smith & The Clowns

Jimmy Smith

Keely Smith

Ray Smith

Hank Snow

Terry Snyder

Joanie Sommers

The Springfields

Terry Stafford

Kay Starr

The Statues

April Stevens

Connie Stevens

Dodie Stevens

Billy Storm

Barbara Streisand

The String-A-Longs

Sunny & The Sunglows

The Supremes

The Surfaris

The Tams

The Tassels

The Teddy Bears

Nino Tempo & April Stevens

Wayne Thomas

Hank Thompson

Johnny Thunder

Johnny Tillotson

The Timetones

The Tokens

Mitchell Torok

Mel Torme

The Tornados

The Tradewinds

The Trashmen

The Tree Swingers

Doris Troy

Big Joe Turner

Sammy Turner

Titus Turner

Conway Twitty

The Tymes


Leslie Uggams

Mark Valentino


June Valli

Leroy Van Dyke

Billy Vaughn

Bobby Vee

The Ventures

Larry Verne

The Vibrations

The Village Stompers

Bobby Vinton

The Viscounts

Adam Wade

The Wailers

Jerry Wallace

Rusty Warren

Dionne Warwick

June Webb

Pierce Webb

Lenny Welch

Kitty Wells

The Wildcats

Jackie Wilson

Nancy Wilson

Kai Winding

Frederick Wolcott

Little Stevie Wonder

Link Wray & The Wray Men

Faron Young

Kathy Young

Timi Yuro

Si Zentner

The Zodiacs

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