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Traditional folk music; protest-folk music

Joan Baez

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Joan Chandos BŠez
Birth Date:
Age today:
76, 29 days before her 77th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Name is pronounced "Buys," with only one syllable.
Songs:Folk music singer.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2017.

Theodore Bikel

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Theodore Meir Bikel
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:Broadway musical plays:Became a naturalized citizen of the USA in 1961.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater; ceremony: 29 April 2005.

Edie Brickell

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Edie Arlisa Brickell
Birth Date:
Age today:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Younger than Paul Simon by 24 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie:Broadway musical play:

Harry Chapin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Harry Forster Chapin
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22

Relationships:

father of
son of
husband of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

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Song:Died in a car accident.
Long Island Music Hall of Fame.
Congressional Gold Medal 1986.

Cowboy Jack Clement

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jack Henderson Clement
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

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Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1973.
Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
Music City Walk of Fame 2009.
Country Music Hall of Fame 2013.

Judy Collins

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Judith Marjorie Collins
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

sister of

Brief Facts:

Folk songs, protest songs. Grammy Award winner 1968.
Colorado Women's Hall of Fame 2006.

Shawn Colvin

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Shawna Lee Colvin
Birth Date:
Age today:
61, 30 days before her 62nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song:Album:

Billy Connolly

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Connolly
Also Known As:
Sir William Connolly
Nickname(s):
The Big Yin
Birth Date:
Age today:
75, 17 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Knighted June 2017. CBE.
Movies:London Avenue of Stars.

Ry Cooder

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ryland Peter Cooder
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

All kinds of fretted string instruments. Slide guitar. Session work with many famous musicians. Grammy award winner.
Album:Soundtrack for many movies -:International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Donovan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Donovan Phillips Leitch
Also Known As:
Donovan Leitch Sr.
Donovan Leitch
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
father of
father of

Descendants:

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Songs:Movie:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2014.

Jimmy Driftwood

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Corbitt Morris

Brief Facts:

Middle name also reported Corbett.
Folk song:Recorded by:Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame 1996.

Dave Fisher

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
David Louis Fisher
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group:Songs:

Bob Flick

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Flick

Relationships:

husband of

Brief Facts:

Founder and member of folk group:Songs:

Will Geer

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Auge Ghere
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grandpa on TV series:

Bobbie Gentry

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Roberta Lee Streeter
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21

Brief Facts:

Song:Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.

Ronnie Gilbert

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Ruth Alice Gilbert
Also Known As:
Ronnie L. Gilbert
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group:Songs: The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of The Weavers.

Dave Guard

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Donald David Guard
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group:Songs:Book: American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame 2014 as a member of The Kingston Trio.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008 as a member of The Kingston Trio.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of The Kingston Trio.

Arlo Guthrie

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Arlo Davy Guthrie
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Song:Movie:Political activist - songs of protest against injustice.
Long Island Music Hall of Fame.

Woody Guthrie

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Woodrow Wilson Guthrie
Nickname(s):
Dust Bowl Troubadour
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Composed over 1000 songs.
Songs:Social protest songs and actions. Inspired other writers of urban folk music. Died of Huntington's disease.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988.
Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 1997.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1977.

Emmylou Harris

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Emmylou Harris
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album:Alabama Music Hall of Fame 2003.
Country Music Hall of Fame 2008.
Music City Walk of Fame 2007.
Grand Ole Opry.

John Hartford

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Cowan Harford
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

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Banjo, guitar, fiddle, mandolin.
A 't' was added to his name when suggested by:Song:for:TV show:Comedy songs. A riverboat pilot.
International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame 2010.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6638 Delmar Boulevard.

Dan Haseltine

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Daniel Paul Haseltine
Birth Date:
Age today:
44, 32 days before his 45th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lead vocalist for Christian alternative rock group:Children's book:

Burl Ives

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Burle Icle Ivanhoe Ives
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Movies:Broadway plays:DeMolay International Alumni Association Hall of Fame 1994.

Bradley Kincaid

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Bradley Kincaid
Nickname(s):
The Kentucky Mountain Boy
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Radio show:Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2009.
Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2002.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971.
Grand Ole Opry.

Lead Belly

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Huddie William Ledbetter
Also Known As:
Leadbelly
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:which became a folk hit for the group:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988.
Blues Hall of Fame 1986.
Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1980.
Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Gordon Lightfoot

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Gordon Meredith Lightfoot Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
79, 24 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

'''Songs:Canada's Walk of Fame 1998.
Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame 2001.
Canadian Music Hall of Fame 1986.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2012.
Orillia Hall of Fame 1971.
Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame 2003.
Canadian Folk Music Walk of Fame 2003.
Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame 2005'.

Christy Moore

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Christopher Andrew Moore
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Luka Bloom by 10 years.

Brief Facts:

Irish folk singer. Often social or political songs.

Muddy Waters

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
McKinley Morganfield
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70, 26 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987.
Blues Hall of Fame 1980.
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.
Guitar Center RockWalk 2005.
Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1992.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

P. Oberoi

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Parag Oberoi
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group:Born in India, grew up in New Jersey, graduated from Rutgers. Does vocals in Punjabi.
Song:

Odetta

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Odetta Holmes
Also Known As:
Odetta Felious
Odetta Gordon
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 29 days before her 78th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Albums:Movies:National Medal of the Arts & Humanities awarded 1999.
National Medal of Arts 1999.

Gram Parsons

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ingram Cecil Connor III
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
26
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

With groups:Recorded also with:Died of a drug overdose. His body was stolen by friends and partially burned in a cremation attempt. Credited with origins of country rock genre.
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1999.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991 as a member of The Byrds.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of The Byrds.

Nick Reynolds

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Nicholas Wells Reynolds
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist.
Founding member of folk music group:Songs:Album: American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame 2014 as a member of The Kingston Trio.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008 as a member of The Kingston Trio.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of The Kingston Trio.

Buffy Sainte-Marie

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Beverly Sainte-Marie
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

separated wife of
Jack Nitzsche, until his death.
Younger than Jack Nitzsche by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Cree First Nation.
Songs:The later won an Oscar, and was co-written by her and:Canada's Walk of Fame 1999.
Canadian Music Hall of Fame 1995.
Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame 2009.

Mike Seeger

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Mike Seeger
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75, 8 days before his 76th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

half-brother of
Younger than Pete Seeger by 14 years.

Brief Facts:

Founder of group:Played nstruments autoharp, banjo, fiddle, dulcimer, guitar, mouth harp, mandolin, dobro, jaw harp, and pan pipes.

Pete Seeger

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Peter Seeger
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

half-brother of
Older than Mike Seeger by 14 years.

Brief Facts:

Wrote the songs:Group:Active in political causes.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1996.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1972.
Kennedy Center Honors 1994.
National Medal of Arts 1994.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame 2015.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of The Weavers.

Bob Shane

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Castle Schoen
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist.
Founding member of folk music group:Songs:Album: American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame 2014 as a member of The Kingston Trio.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008 as a member of The Kingston Trio.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of The Kingston Trio.

Mary Travers

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Mary Allin Travers
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group:Songs:Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2006.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of Peter, Paul & Mary.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of Peter, Paul & Mary.

Glenn Yarbrough

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Glenn Robertson Yarbrough
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lead vocalist group:Songs:
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