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Shareable Link Religious music popular in churches; church gospel; sub-genre of Christian Music; not the same as soul or R&B; multiple types

Duane Allen

Real/Birth Name:
Duane Allen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member group The Oak Ridge Boys. Songs Elvira, Y'All Come Back Saloon, You're the One. Texas Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1990.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Wendy Bagwell

Real/Birth Name:
Wendell Lee Bagwell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71, 28 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Southern Gospel singer. He formed group Wendy Bagwell & The Sunliters. Song Here Come the Rattlesnakes. Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1997. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1990.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Philip Bailey

Real/Birth Name:
Philip Irvin Bailey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Earth, Wind & Fire. Soul, gospel, jazz, pop, R&B and funk vocalist, uses falsetto range. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of Earth, Wind & Fire for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 14 September 1995.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Bobby Bland

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Calvin Bland
Also Known As:
Bobby "Blue" Bland
Blue Bland
Nickname(s):
Blue
The Lion of the Blues
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Vocalist and harmonica performer. Mixed gospel with blues and R&B. Songs Ain't Nothing You Can Do, Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City. Blues Hall of Fame 1981. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012. Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame.

Joe Bonsall

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph S. Bonsall
Also Known As:
Cat Joe Bonsall
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tenor. Wears a moustache. Group The Oak Ridge Boys. Songs Elvira, Y'all Come Back Saloon, You're the One. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1994. Cajun Music Hall of Fame 1997.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Pat Boone

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Eugene Boone
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
86, 33 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
grandfather of
father of
brother of
uncle of
cousin of
husband of
Shirley Boone, until her death.
Younger than Shirley Boone by less than 1 year.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Songs Love Letters in the Sand, Moody River. Movie Journey to the Center of the Earth. Christian pop singer. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2003.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1631 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6268 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Albert Brumley

Real/Birth Name:
Albert Edward Brumley
Also Known As:
Albert E. Brumley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72, 17 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote Southern and shape note gospel songs I'll Fly Away, I'm Bound for the Land of Canaan, Turn Your Radio On. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1972. Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 1998. Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame 2005.

Shirley Caesar

Real/Birth Name:
Shirley Ann Caesar
Also Known As:
Shirley Ann Caesar-Williams
Pastor Shirley Caesar
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Gospel singer and songwriter. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2000. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2010.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6126 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 28 June 2016.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Johnny Cash

Real/Birth Name:
J.R. Cash
Also Known As:
John R. Cash
Nickname(s):
The Man in Black
J.R.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

step-father of
husband of
June Carter Cash, until her earlier death.
Younger than June Carter Cash by 2 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Songs I Walk the Line, Ring of Fire, Folsom Prison Blues, A Boy Named Sue. Group The Highwaymen. TV series Little House on the Prairie, North and South. Movie for television Stagecoach. Country Music Hall of Fame 1980. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1977. Kennedy Center Honors 1996. Guitar Center RockWalk 1990. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1977. National Medal of Arts 2001. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame 1996. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2010. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2013. Grand Ole Opry. Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame. Music City Walk of Fame 2015.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6320 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Bill Clifton

Real/Birth Name:
William Marburg
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Organized the first bluegrass festival. Published book with folk and gospel songs. International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame 2008.

Fanny Crosby

Real/Birth Name:
Frances Jane Crosby
Also Known As:
Frances van Alstyne
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blind since shortly after birth. Writer of the words for many popular Christian Protestant hymns. Song Blessed Assurance (...Jesus is mine...Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine.) and songs I Am Thine, O Lord, Rescue the Perishing, Tell Me the Story of Jesus, Pass Me Not, O Gentle Saviour, To God Be the Glory. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1975.

Andrať Crouch

Real/Birth Name:
Andrať Edward Crouch
Also Known As:
Andrae Crouch
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Gospel singer and pastor. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1998. Christian Music Hall of Fame 2007.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6520 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Jimmie Davis

Real/Birth Name:
James Houston Davis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
101
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Two-term governor of Louisiana (1944-1948 and 1960-1964.) Songs You Are My Sunshine, Suppertime, Take My Hand, Precious Lord, Someone to Care. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971. Country Music Hall of Fame 1972. Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame 1971. Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1994.

Lew DeWitt

Real/Birth Name:
Lewis Calvin DeWitt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tenor. Gospel group The Statler Brothers. Song Flowers on the Wall

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Thomas A. Dorsey

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Andrew Dorsey
Also Known As:
Georgia Tom
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Considered the founder of "black gospel" church music. Composer of songs Peace in the Valley, Take My Hand, Precious Lord. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1979. Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame 1994. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1981. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1982.

Tennessee Ernie Ford

Real/Birth Name:
Ernest Jennings Ford
Nickname(s):
The Ol' Pea-Picker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Sixteen Tons. TV show I Love Lucy. Country Music Hall of Fame 1990. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1984. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1994.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 1600 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6311 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Aretha Franklin

Real/Birth Name:
Aretha Louise Franklin
Nickname(s):
The Queen of Soul
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Respect, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, I Say a Little Prayer. Movie The Blues Brothers. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987. UK Music Hall of Fame 2005. Kennedy Center Honors 1994. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2005. National Medal of Arts 1999. Michigan Women's Hall of Fame 2001. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2012. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2012. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015. Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame. NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame 1997.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6920 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 13 June 1979.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Bill Gaither

Real/Birth Name:
William J. Gaither
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Gloria Gaither by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Wrote popular Southern gospel songs He Touched Me, Because He Lives, Something Beautiful. Host of his TV show Homecoming. Member of The Bill Gaither Trio, The Gaither Vocal Band. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1983.

Gloria Gaither

Real/Birth Name:
Gloria Sickal
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Younger than Bill Gaither by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

TV show Homecoming. Member The Bill Gaither Trio. Southern gospel singer. Composer with her husband. Often the lyricist. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1997.

William L. Golden

Real/Birth Name:
William Lee Golden
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member group The Oak Ridge Boys. Songs Elvira, Y'All Come Back Saloon, You're the One. Alabama Music Hall of Fame 1997.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Vestal Goodman

Real/Birth Name:
Vestal Freeman
Nickname(s):
The Queen of Gospel Music (Southern Gospel)
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 14 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Southern gospel singer. A founding member of group The Happy Goodman Family. Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame 2002. Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2004. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2004.

Billy Graham

Real/Birth Name:
William Franklin Graham Jr.
Also Known As:
Rev. Billy Graham
Nickname(s):
America's Pastor
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
99
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Popular evangelist and preacher. Honorary knighthood (KBE) 2001. Met with 12 presidents. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1999. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1983. Congressional Gold Medal 1996.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio; ceremony: 15 October 1989.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Amy Grant

Real/Birth Name:
Amy Lee Grant
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Younger than Vince Gill by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Gospel and Christian music. Album Legacy: Hymns & Faith. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2003. Music City Walk of Fame 2017.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 19 September 2006.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Al Green

Real/Birth Name:
Albert Greene
Also Known As:
Rev. Al Green
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Gospel and soul and R&B singer. Broadway musical Your Arms Too Short to Box with God. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1995. Albums I'm Still in Love with You, Al Green's Greatest Hits. Songs Let's Stay Together, I'm Still in Love with You. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2004. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2011. Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame 1996. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2004. Kennedy Center Honors 2014. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2012. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012. Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame. Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame.

Stuart Hamblen

Real/Birth Name:
Carl Stuart Hamblen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs I Won't Go Huntin' with Ya, Jake, But I'll Go Chasin' Women, It Is No Secret, This Ole House. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Western Music Association Hall of Fame 1999. Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 2013. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1994.

Mahalia Jackson

Real/Birth Name:
Mahala Jackson
Nickname(s):
Halie
The Queen of Gospel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Gospel singer, also active in the civil rights movement. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame 2008. Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame 1995. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1997. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1978.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6840 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 1 September 1988.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Hovie Lister

Real/Birth Name:
Hovie Franklin Lister
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Southern gospel. Founder of the group The Statesmen Quartet singing tenor. Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1986. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 1989. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1984.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Buddy Miller

Real/Birth Name:
Steven Paul Miller
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Band Buddy Miller Band. Albums Universal United House of Prayer, Written in Chalk. Traditional gospel music.

Dolly Parton

Real/Birth Name:
Dolly Rebecca Parton
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Stella Parton by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie Joyful Noise. Movie 9 to 5. Songs I Will Always Love You, Coat of Many Colors, 9 to 5. Composer for Broadway musical 9 to 5. Tony Award nomination. Subject of television movie Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2001. Country Music Hall of Fame 1999. Small Town of America Hall of Fame 1988. Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame 2008. The Americana Highway Hall of Fame 2006. East Tennessee Hall of Fame 1988. Music City Walk of Fame 2009. Kennedy Center Honors 2006. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2011. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1986. National Medal of Arts 2005. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2009. Grand Ole Opry.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 14 June 1984.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Gary S. Paxton

Real/Birth Name:
Larry Wayne Stevens
Also Known As:
Flip
Gary Sanford Paxton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Adopted at age 3. Member of duo Skip & Flip. Producer, songs Alley Oop, It Was I, Cherry Pie. Produced songs Monster Mash, Sweet Pea, Cherish, Along Comes Mary. Country Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1999.

Elvis Presley

Real/Birth Name:
Elvis Aron Presley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of
twin brother of
The same age as Jesse Presley.
father of
ex-husband of
Older than Priscilla Presley by 10 years.
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Songs Blue Suede Shoes, Jailhouse Rock. Movie Blue Hawaii. Died of a drug overdose. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986. Country Music Hall of Fame 1998. Music City Walk of Fame 2008. UK Music Hall of Fame 2004. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 1990. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2001. The Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall of Fame 2005. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2018. Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6777 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Las Vegas Walk of Stars:
A star at Mon Ami Gabi restaurant; ceremony: 2 February 2016.

Palm Springs Walk of Stars:
A star at 100 S. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 27 March 1994.

Dottie Rambo

Real/Birth Name:
Joyce Reba Luttrell
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Gospel music. Songs He Looked Beyond My Fault and Saw My Need, We Shall Behold Him, I Go to the Rock. Died in an accident when the bus she was in crashed. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2008. Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2006. NACMAI Hall of Fame 2005. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2007. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1992. Music City Walk of Fame 2011. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 2007.

Lou Rawls

Real/Birth Name:
Louis Allen Rawls
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Driven. Album Love Songs - Lou Rawls. Song You'll Never Find Another Love like Mine
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6931 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 15 December 1982.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Harold Reid

Real/Birth Name:
Harold Reid
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bass singer, co-founder of group The Statler Brothers. Harold and Don Reid were brothers, others were not. Country and gospel music. Songs Flowers on the Wall, Do You Know You Are My Sunshine, Bed of Roses

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Homer Rodeheaver

Real/Birth Name:
Homer Alvan Rodeheaver
Nickname(s):
Rody
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Southern gospel music publisher. Songs In the Garden, The Old Rugged Cross. Published over 80 songbooks. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2008. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1973.

Ricky Skaggs

Real/Birth Name:
Ricky Lee Skaggs
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
65, 14 days before his 66th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitar, fiddle, mandolin (his primary instrument), banjo. Mostly bluegrass music. Played mandolin at age 6 with Bill Monroe. Groups Kentucky Thunder, Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys. Albums Highways and Heartaches, Don't Cheat in Our Hometown. Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2004. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2012. Grand Ole Opry. Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2016. Country Music Hall of Fame 2018.

Tim Spencer

Real/Birth Name:
Vernon Harold Timothy Spencer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Co-founder and member of Sons of the Pioneers. Hall of Great Western Performers 1995. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971. Western Music Association Hall of Fame 1994. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1985.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6845 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of Sons of the Pioneers for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Richard Sterban

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Anthony Sterban
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Deep bass singer. Member group The Oak Ridge Boys. Songs Elvira, Y'All Come Back Saloon, You're the One. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1994.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

J.D. Sumner

Real/Birth Name:
John David Sumner
Also Known As:
JD Sumner
Nickname(s):
World's Lowest Bass Singer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73, 3 days before his 74th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Southern Gospel singer with a deep bass voice. Formerly listed as the World's Lowest Bass Singer. Groups Sunshine Boys, Blackwood Brothers, Stamps Quartet, Masters V. Song The Old Country Church. Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1984.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Mansel Warrick

Real/Birth Name:
Mansel Warwick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Lee Drinkard, until he died.
Older than Lee Drinkard by 8 or 9 years.

Brief Facts:

Gospel music.

James Wetherington

Real/Birth Name:
James Stephen Wetherington
Also Known As:
James S. Wetherington
Nickname(s):
Big Chief
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50, 28 days before his 51st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of The Statesmen Quartet as the bass singer. Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame 1997. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1977.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Buck White

Real/Birth Name:
H.S. White
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of The Whites. Country, bluegrass, and southern gospel music.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Maurice White

Real/Birth Name:
Maurice White
Nickname(s):
Reese
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Verdine White by 9 years.

Brief Facts:

Founder of group Earth, Wind & Fire. Soul, gospel, jazz, pop, R&B and funk. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2017.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of Earth, Wind & Fire for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 14 September 1995.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

CeCe Winans

Real/Birth Name:
Priscilla Marie Winans
Also Known As:
Priscilla Marie Winans Love
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Gospel and R&B singer. Groups BeBe & CeCe Winans, The Winans. Song Count on Me. Music City Walk of Fame 2009. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2007.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6126 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of BeBe & CeCe Winans for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 20 October 2011.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Woody

Real/Birth Name:
James Green
Also Known As:
Woody Rock
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
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43
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Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
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R&B group Dru Hill from Druid Hill area of Baltimore. Album Enter the Dru. Songs 5 Steps, April Showers, Angel. Left to solo in soul/gospel music.
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