Bands/Musicians MGM Records Complete Artist Roster

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List of MGM Records artists, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This MGM Records roster includes both past and present artists. Popular MGM Records bands and artists are all listed here with information such as what genre the bands fall under and what albums they're known for. If you're looking for any of these MGM Records band's full discographies then click on their name and you can find them here on Ranker. The artists and bands on this list might be pop, rap, rock, electronic or any other genre, but what they all have in common is that they were signed by MGM Records.

Everything from The Beatles to Frank Zappa is included on this list.

This page can help answer questions like, "Who are the best MGM Records bands?" and "Which artists are signed by MGM Records?"

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Alan Dale is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list MGM Records Complete Artist Roster
Traditional pop music, Rock and roll Alan Dale was an American singer of traditional popular and rock and roll music.

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Bermuda Triangle Band is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list MGM Records Complete Artist Roster
Psychedelic folk, Country pop, Pop music Bermuda Triangle Band's wild psychedelic and delicately nuanced electric autoharp and transcendental vocals grew out of the late 1960s folk rock scene. With an independent attitude, eccentric ...more

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Billie Holiday is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list MGM Records Complete Artist Roster
Torch song, Ballad, Swing music Billie Holiday was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and musical partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing. ...more

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Billy Walker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list MGM Records Complete Artist Roster
Country William Marvin "Billy" Walker was an American country music singer and guitarist best known for his 1962 hit, " Charlie's Shoes". Nicknamed The Tall Texan, Walker had more ...more

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Bob Gallion is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list MGM Records Complete Artist Roster
Bob Gallion Country Bob Gallion was an American country music singer. Between 1958 and 1973, he recorded for various country labels, charting nine times on the Hot Country Songs charts. His biggest hit was ...more

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Bob Wills is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list MGM Records Complete Artist Roster
Western swing James Robert Wills, better known as Bob Wills, was an American Western swing musician, songwriter, and bandleader. Considered by music authorities as the co-founder of Western swing, he was ...more

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Bobby Bloom is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list MGM Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Rock music, Calypso music Robert "Bobby" Bloom was an American singer-songwriter. He is known best for being a one-hit wonder with the 1970 song, "Montego Bay", which was co-written with and produced

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C.W. McCall is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list MGM Records Complete Artist Roster
Country C. W. McCall is the pseudonym of William Dale Fries, Jr., an American singer, activist and politician known for his truck-themed outlaw country songs. While most of the songs tended to be ...more

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Charles Aznavour is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list MGM Records Complete Artist Roster
Chanson, Pop music, Jazz Charles Aznavour is a Franco-Armenian singer, songwriter, actor, public activist and diplomat. Aznavour is known for his unique tenor voice: clear and ringing in its upper reaches, with gravelly ...more

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Connie Francis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list MGM Records Complete Artist Roster
Country pop, Rock music, Traditional pop music Connie Francis is an American pop singer of Italian heritage and the top-charting female vocalist of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Although her chart success waned in the second half of the ...more

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Coven is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list MGM Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Shock rock, Pop rock Coven is an American metal band formed in the late 1960s, composed of vocalist Jinx Dawson, bassist Oz Osborne, Chris Neilsen on guitar, Rick Durrett and later John Hobbs on keyboards, and ...more

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Cy Walter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list MGM Records Complete Artist Roster
Popular music, Jazz Cy Walter was an American café society pianist based in New York City for four decades. Dubbed the "Art Tatum of Park Avenue," he was praised for his extensive repertoire and ...more

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Danny Hutton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list MGM Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Rock music Daniel Anthony Hutton, is an Irish-American singer, best known as one of the three lead vocalists in the band Three Dog Night. Hutton was a songwriter and singer for Hanna Barbera Records from ...more

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David A. Martin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list MGM Records Complete Artist Roster
Rockabilly, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll David A. Martin was a founding member and original bass player for the rock group Sam the Sham, and recorded all their early hits on MGM Records. Martin also co-wrote the group's #1 hit ...more

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Eartha Kitt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list MGM Records Complete Artist Roster
Torch song, Cabaret, Vocal jazz Eartha Mae Kitt was an American actress, singer, cabaret star, dancer, stand-up comedienne, activist and voice artist, known for her highly distinctive singing style and her 1953 recordings of ...more

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Eddy Arnold is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list MGM Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Gospel music, Country Richard Edward "Eddy" Arnold was an American country music singer who performed for six decades. He was a so-called Nashville sound innovator of the late 1950s, and scored 147 songs on ...more

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Edmund Sylvers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list MGM Records Complete Artist Roster
Disco, Dance music, Rhythm and blues Edmund Theodore Sylvers was the lead singer of the 1970s family disco/soul music group The Sylvers. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Sylvers was 15 years old when he started singing with the ...more

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Eric Burdon & the Animals is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list MGM Records Complete Artist Roster
Blues-rock, Rock music, British blues The Animals were a British band of the 1960s, formed in Newcastle upon Tyne during the early part of the decade. The band moved to London upon finding fame in 1964. The Animals were known for ...more

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EUPHORIA is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list MGM Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Sunshine pop, Folk rock Euphoria was a short-lived band from 1968 to 1969, consisting of Roger Penney,on electric autoharp, Wendy Penney,on Bass guitar, Tom Pacheco,on Acoustic Guitar, and Sharon Alexander. Roger and ...more

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Foster Sylvers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list MGM Records Complete Artist Roster
Disco, Dance music, Rhythm and blues Foster Emerson Sylvers is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. He is best known for being a member of the family act The Sylvers and his hit single ...more

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Frank Zappa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list MGM Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Experimental rock, Heavy metal Frank Vincent Zappa was an American musician, bandleader, songwriter, composer, recording engineer, record producer, and film director. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa composed ...more

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Freda Payne is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list MGM Records Complete Artist Roster
Rhythm and blues, Jazz, Soul music Freda Charcilia Payne is an American singer and actress best known for her million selling 1970 hit single, "Band of Gold". She was also an actress in musicals and film, as well as the ...more

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Geordie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list MGM Records Complete Artist Roster
Blues-rock, Rock music, Glam rock Geordie were a British rock band from Newcastle upon Tyne, England, most notably active in the 1970s.

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George Shearing is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list MGM Records Complete Artist Roster
Cool jazz, Swing music, Jazz Sir George Shearing, OBE was a British jazz pianist who for many years led a popular jazz group that recorded for Discovery Records, MGM Records and Capitol Records. The composer of over 300 ...more

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Gypsy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list MGM Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Progressive rock Gypsy was a American progressive rock band from Minnesota, formed as The Underbeats. Gypsy was the house band at the Whisky a Go Go, West Hollywood, California for about eight months from ...more

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Hank Williams is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list MGM Records Complete Artist Roster
Outlaw country, Western music, Folk music Hiram King "Hank" Williams, Sr. was an American singer-songwriter and musician. Regarded as one of the most significant and influential singers and songwriters of the 20th Century, ...more

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Hank Williams, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list MGM Records Complete Artist Roster
Outlaw country, Country rock, Country Randall Hank Williams, better known as Hank Williams Jr. and Bocephus, is an American singer-songwriter and musician. His musical style is often considered a blend of Southern rock, blues, and ...more

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Harley
Bluegrass, Country Harley Allen, better known as Red Allen, was an American bluegrass singer and guitarist known for his powerful tenor voice.

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Harry Van Walls is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list MGM Records Complete Artist Roster
Harry Van Walls Rhythm and blues, Blues Vann "Piano Man" Walls was an influential American rhythm and blues piano player, songwriter, studio musician, and professional recording artist. He was a long-standing session player ...more

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Herman's Hermits is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list MGM Records Complete Artist Roster
British Invasion, Pop music, Rock music Herman's Hermits are an English beat band, formed in Manchester in 1962. Originally called Herman & The Hermits, they were discovered by Harvey Lisberg, who signed them up to management. ...more

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Ian & Sylvia is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list MGM Records Complete Artist Roster
Folk music, Country rock, Country Ian & Sylvia were a Canadian folk and country music duo which consisted of Ian and Sylvia Tyson, née Fricker. They began performing together in 1959, married in 1964, and divorced and ...more

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Jasper Wrath is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list MGM Records Complete Artist Roster
Progressive rock, Art rock, Symphonic rock Jasper Wrath was a progressive rock band from New Haven, Connecticut, that was active throughout the 1970s. They were founded by Jeff Cannata, who would later go on to form the 1980s band Arc ...more

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Jeannie C. Riley is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list MGM Records Complete Artist Roster
Gospel music, Country Jeannie C. Riley is an American country music and gospel singer. She is best known for her 1968 country and pop hit "Harper Valley PTA", which missed becoming the Billboard Country and ...more

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Jerry Wallace is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list MGM Records Complete Artist Roster
Traditional pop music, Easy listening, Country Jerry Wallace was an American country and pop singer. Between 1958 and 1964, Wallace charted nine hits on the Billboard Hot 100, including the No. 8 "Primrose Lane" that was later used ...more

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Jimmy Jones is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list MGM Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Traditional pop music James "Jimmy" Jones was an American singer-songwriter who moved to New York while a teenager. According to Allmusic journalist Steve Huey, "best known for his 1960 R&B smash, ...more

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Johnny Bristol is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list MGM Records Complete Artist Roster
Rhythm and blues, Soul music John William "Johnny" Bristol was an American musician, most famous as a songwriter and record producer for the Motown label in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He was a native of ...more

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Johnny Cymbal is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list MGM Records Complete Artist Roster
Traditional pop music Johnny Cymbal was a Scottish-born American songwriter, singer, and record producer who had numerous hit records, including his signature song, "Mr. Bass Man".

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Johnny Desmond is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list MGM Records Complete Artist Roster
Traditional pop music Johnny Desmond, born Giovanni Alfredo De Simone, was an American popular music singer.

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Johnny Tillotson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list MGM Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Country Johnny Tillotson is an American singer and songwriter. He enjoyed his greatest success in the early 1960s, when he scored nine top-ten hits on the pop, country and adult contemporary Billboard ...more

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Joni James is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list MGM Records Complete Artist Roster
Traditional pop music Joni James is an American singer of traditional pop music.

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Jud Strunk is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list MGM Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Country Jud Strunk was an American singer, songwriter and comedian.

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Kim Weston is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list MGM Records Complete Artist Roster
Rhythm and blues, Soul music Kim Weston is an American soul singer, and Motown alumna. In the 1960s, Weston scored hits with the songs "Love Me All the Way" and "Take Me in Your Arms", and with her duet ...more

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Lalo Schifrin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list MGM Records Complete Artist Roster
Spy music, Rock music, Jazz Lalo Schifrin is an Argentine pianist, composer, arranger and conductor. He is best known for his film and TV scores, such as the "Theme from Mission: Impossible". He has received four ...more

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Lamar Morris is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list MGM Records Complete Artist Roster
Lamar Morris Country Lamar Morris is an American country music singer and musician. Between 1966 and 1973, he was a solo artist on the MGM Records label, charting in the Top 40 of Hot Country Songs with "If You ...more

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Larry Norman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list MGM Records Complete Artist Roster
Christian music, Jesus music, Rock music Larry David Norman was an American musician, singer, songwriter, record label owner, and record producer. He was considered to be one of the pioneers of Christian rock music, and released more ...more

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Lena Horne is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list MGM Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Traditional pop music, Vocal jazz Lena Mary Calhoun Horne was an American singer, dancer, actress, and civil rights activist. Horne joined the chorus of the Cotton Club at the age of sixteen and became a nightclub performer ...more

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Leon Sylvers is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list MGM Records Complete Artist Roster
Disco, Dance music, Rhythm and blues Leon Frank Sylvers III is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist. He was a member of the family group The Sylvers and became one of the most successful ...more

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Les Fradkin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list MGM Records Complete Artist Roster
Jangle pop, Rock music, Instrumental rock Fearless Fradkin signed to MGM Records in August 1970 and signed a staff songwriter agreement with Leo Feist Music and a recording contract with the new MGM/Sunflower Records label headed up by ...more

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Lois Johnson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list MGM Records Complete Artist Roster
Lois Johnson Scoggins professionally known as Lois Johnson was an American country music singer. She was from Maynardville, Tennessee. She recorded for different labels between 1969 and 1978, ...more

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Lou Reed is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list MGM Records Complete Artist Roster
Noise rock, Blue-eyed soul, Spoken word Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. After serving as guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of the Velvet Underground, his solo career ...more