Guess Who This Is

47 Persons in the Georgia Music Hall of Fame:

Location:
Museum in Macon, GA was closed in June 2011
Web Site:
Years Active:
1979 to present, skipping 2011

Alan Jackson

Real/Birth Name:
Alan Eugene Jackson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
59, 29 days before his 60th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning), Don't Rock the Jukebox. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2001. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2011. Grand Ole Opry. Music City Walk of Fame 2011. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 16 April 2010.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Berry Oakley

Real/Birth Name:
Raymond Berry Oakley III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
24
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bassist for band The Allman Brothers Band. Died of injuries in a motorcycle accident in Macon, Georgia2 when he hit a city bus. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2009. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of The Allman Brothers Band.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1995 as a member of The Allman Brothers Band.

Blind Willie McTell

Real/Birth Name:
William Samuel McTell
Also Known As:
Blind Sammie
Georgia Bill
Red Hot Willie Glaze
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blind. 12 string guitar. Blues Hall of Fame 1981. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1990. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Boudleaux Bryant

Real/Birth Name:
Diadorius Boudleaux Bryant
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Felice Bryant, until he died.
Older than Felice Bryant by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

First name pronounced Bood-Low. Composed many songs with his wife including Wake Up Little Susie performed by the Everly Brothers. Violinist and fiddler. Music City Walk of Fame 2006. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1986. Country Music Hall of Fame 1991. NACMAI Hall of Fame 1999. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1972. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1982. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 1985.

Brenda Lee

Real/Birth Name:
Brenda Mae Tarpley
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs I'm Sorry, Big Four Poster. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2002. Country Music Hall of Fame 1997. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1982. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 1986.

Chet Atkins

Real/Birth Name:
Chester Burton Atkins
Also Known As:
Mister Guitar
The Country Gentleman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 10 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Highly respected guitarist and producer. Album The Essential Chet Atkins. Song Jam Man. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2002. Country Music Hall of Fame 1973. Guitar Center RockWalk 1997. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1995. Grand Ole Opry. Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2009. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 1999. Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame 1994.

Chips Moman

Real/Birth Name:
Lincoln Wayne Moman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composed song Do Right Woman, Do Right Man for Aretha Franklin. Record producer. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1990. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2014.

Connie Haines

Real/Birth Name:
Yvonne Marie Antoinette JaMais
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Moon Over Las Vegas. With band of Tommy Dorsey. Became a church minister. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1992.

Curtis Mayfield

Real/Birth Name:
Curtis Lee Mayfield
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of group The Impressions. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1993. Guitar Center RockWalk 2008. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1999. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2000. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2017 as a member of The Impressions.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991 as a member of The Impressions.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of The Impressions.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of The Impressions.

Dave Prater

Real/Birth Name:
David Prater Jr.
Also Known As:
Dave
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50, 30 days before his 51st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Soul Man. Singer with duo Sam & Dave. Died in a single-car accident in Sycamore, Georgia. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1997. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of Sam & Dave.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of Sam & Dave.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of Sam & Dave.

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.

Duane Allman

Real/Birth Name:
Howard Duane Allman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
24, 22 days before his 25th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Gregg Allman by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Guitarist for band The Allman Brothers Band. Died of injuries from a motorcycle accident. He crashed into a flatbed truck loaded with a crane. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1982. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of The Allman Brothers Band.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1995 as a member of The Allman Brothers Band.

Felice Bryant

Real/Birth Name:
Matilda Genevieve Scaduto
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Boudleaux Bryant, until his earlier death.
Younger than Boudleaux Bryant by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Wrote over 800 songs including Rocky Top, Wake Up Little Susie, All I Have to Do Is Dream, Bye Bye Love with husband Boudleaux Bryant - many for the Everly Brothers. Country Music Hall of Fame 1991. Music City Walk of Fame 2006. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1986. NACMAI Hall of Fame 1999. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2006. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1972. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 1985.

Gladys Knight

Real/Birth Name:
Gladys Maria Knight
Nickname(s):
Empress of Soul
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lead singer for group Gladys Knight & the Pips. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1989.. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014. Movie Hollywood Homicide Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of Gladys Knight & the Pips.
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2017 as a member of Gladys Knight & the Pips.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1996 as a member of Gladys Knight & the Pips.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of Gladys Knight & the Pips.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of Gladys Knight & the Pips.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 27 June 1995.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Gram Parsons

Real/Birth Name:
Ingram Cecil Connor III
Gender:
Male
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 The Shilos, The International Submarine Band, The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers. Recorded also with Emmylou Harris. 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.

Gregg Allman

Real/Birth Name:
Gregory Lenoir Allman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Cher by 1 year.
younger brother of
Younger than Duane Allman by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Founded band The Allman Brothers Band. Album Searching for Simplicity. Guitar Center RockWalk 1987. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2006. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of The Allman Brothers Band.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1995 as a member of The Allman Brothers Band.

Harry James

Real/Birth Name:
Harry Haag James
Also Known As:
The Youngest Contortionist in the World
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Betty Grable by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Trumpet player. Group Music Makers. Found Frank Sinatra working as a waiter, hired him as singer for his band. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1983. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1983. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6683 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
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.

India.Arie

Real/Birth Name:
India Arie Simpson
Also Known As:
India Arie
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
42, 15 days before her 43rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Little Things. Soul R&B singer. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2010.

Isaac Hayes

Real/Birth Name:
Isaac Lee Hayes Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65, 10 days before his 66th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Albums Hot Buttered Soul, Black Moses. Song Theme from Shaft from movie Shaft. Movies It Could Happen to You, Ninth Street, Reindeer Games, I'm Gonna Git You, Sucka, Hustle & Flow. TV shows Stargate SG-1, South Park in the role of Chef. Songs Hold On, I'm Coming, Soul Man. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2002. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2005. Guitar Center RockWalk 2004. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1994. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2004. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012.

James Brown

Real/Birth Name:
James Joseph Brown Jr.
Nickname(s):
The Godfather of Soul
The Hardest Working Man in Show Business
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song I Got You (I Feel Good). Served 26 months for a high speed chase, in Georgia, 1988. Charter member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2000. UK Music Hall of Fame 2006. Kennedy Center Honors 2003. Guitar Center RockWalk 1992. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1983. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2011. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2013. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2017. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1501 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 10 January 1997.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Jermaine Dupri

Real/Birth Name:
Jermaine Dupri Mauldin
Also Known As:
JD
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
45, 5 days before his 46th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2006. Album Young, Fly & Flashy, Vol. 1 2006.

Joe South

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Alfred Souter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Penned the song (I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden for Lynn Anderson. Songs Games People Play, Walk a Mile in My Shoes, The Purple People Eater Meets the Witch Doctor, Down in the Boondocks. Guitarist for famous artists. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1981. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1979. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 1987.

Johnny Mercer

Real/Birth Name:
John Herndon Mercer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs I'm an Old Cowhand from the Rio Grande, You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby, Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive, On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe, One for My Baby (and One More for the Road), Lazybones, The Glow-Worm, Something?s Gotta Give, That Old Black Magic, In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening, Autumn Leaves, Moon River, Summer Wind. Co-founder of Capitol Records. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1980. Georgia Writers Hall of Fame 2007. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1628 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Kenny Rogers

Real/Birth Name:
Kenneth David Rogers
(also reported as:) Kenneth Donald Rogers
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80, 28 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Lucille, The Gambler. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2003. Country Music Hall of Fame 2013. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6666 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 7 September 1979.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Lena Horne

Real/Birth Name:
Lena Calhoun Horne
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movie Stormy Weather. Kennedy Center Honors 1984. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1991. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1991. International Best-Dressed Hall of Fame List 1983. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2006. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2003. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6282 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6250 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Little Richard

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Wayne Penniman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Tutti Frutti, Long Tall Sally, Good Golly Miss Molly. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986. Music City Walk of Fame 2008. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2003. Guitar Center RockWalk 1990. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1984. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Blues Hall of Fame 2015. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6840 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Ludacris

Real/Birth Name:
Christopher Brian Bridges
Also Known As:
Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges
Nickname(s):
Luda
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
41, 7 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album Back for the First Time. Movies The Fate of the Furious, Crash, Fred Claus. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2008. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2008.

Ma Rainey

Real/Birth Name:
Gertrude Pridgett
Nickname(s):
Mother of the Blues
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs C.C. Rider, Jelly Bean Blues, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Arrested for indecency - a party with naked women. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990. Blues Hall of Fame 1983. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1983. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1992.

Mac Davis

Real/Birth Name:
Morris Mac Davis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie The Sting II. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2000. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1996. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2006. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2004. West Texas Walk of Fame 1983. Texas Heritage Songwriters' Hall of Fame 2010. Texas Film Hall of Fame 2014. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 10 September 1998.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Mike Curb

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Curb
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Republican. Lieutenant Governor of California from 1979 to 1983. President of MGM Records and Verve Records. Composed or supervised over 50 motion picture soundtracks and over 400 songs including All for the Love of Sunshine, It Was a Good Time. U.S. Business Hall of Fame 2001. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2003. Music City Walk of Fame 2009. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009. West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame 2006. Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2014. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2016. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 29 June 2007.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Otis Redding

Real/Birth Name:
Otis Ray Redding Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
26
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote the song Respect. Recorded the song Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay 3 days before he died in an airplane crash. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1989. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1994. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1981. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2013. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012.

Patty Loveless

Real/Birth Name:
Patricia Ramey
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Song How Can I Help You Say Goodbye. Album The Trouble with the Truth. Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2011. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2005.

Pete Drake

Real/Birth Name:
Roddis Franklin Drake
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Steel guitar. Record label owner. Songs (I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden, Behind Closed Doors, Lay Lady Lay, Stand by Your Man. Country Music Hall of Fame 1970. Steel Guitar Hall of Fame 1987. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2010. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Piano Red

Real/Birth Name:
William Lee Perryman
Also Known As:
Piano Red Perryman
Dr, Feelgood
Willie Lee Perryman
Nickname(s):
Willie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pianist. Radio shows Piano Red Show, Dr. Feelgood Show. Song Rockin' with Red may be credited for part of the term "rock and roll." Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1983.

Ray Charles

Real/Birth Name:
Raymond Charles Robinson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie The Blues Brothers. Songs Hit the Road, Jack, Georgia on My Mind, I Got a Woman, Unchain My Heart, Born to Lose, Route 66. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986. Blues Hall of Fame 1982. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1993. Kennedy Center Honors 1986. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 2004. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1979. National Medal of Arts 1993. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2004. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6777 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 6 October 1981.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Ray Stevens

Real/Birth Name:
Harold Ray Ragsdale
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Humorous songs. Song Ahab the Arab. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1980. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1980. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 2001. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2012.

Robert Shaw

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Archibald Shaw
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
51, 19 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Jaws, From Russia with Love, A Man for All Seasons, The Sting, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three. Kennedy Center Honors 1991. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1988. National Medal of Arts 1992. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1559 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Ronnie Milsap

Real/Birth Name:
Ronnie Lee Milsap
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Blind. Grammy and CMA awards. Album Out Where the Bright Lights Are Glowing. Music City Walk of Fame 2006. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1990. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2002. Country Music Hall of Fame 2014. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2012.

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.

Tommy Roe

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas David Roe
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Sheila, Dizzy, Everybody. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1986. Rockabilly Hall of Fame.

Toni Braxton

Real/Birth Name:
Toni Michelle Braxton
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
49, 19 days before her 50th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Tamar Braxton by 8 years.
older sister of
Older than Towanda Braxton by 4 years.
older sister of
Older than Traci Braxton by 2 years.
older sister of
Older than Trina Braxton by 6 years.

Brief Facts:

2001 Cristmas album: Snowflakes. Songs You're Makin' Me High, Un-Break My Heart. Group The Braxtons. TV shows Dancing with the Stars, Braxton Family Values. Broadway musical Beauty and the Beast. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2011. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2007.

Travis Tritt

Real/Birth Name:
James Travis Tritt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Songs Help Me Hold On, Anymore, Can I Trust You with My Heart, Foolish Pride, Best of Intentions. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1999.

Trisha Yearwood

Real/Birth Name:
Patricia Lynn Yearwood
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
53, 1 day before her 54th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Younger than Garth Brooks by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Songs How Do I Live, She's in Love with the Boy. Recurring part on TV series JAG. TV show Trisha's Southern Kitchen on the channel Food Network. Cookbook Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen. Album Thinkin' About You. Active with Habitat for Humanity and Make a Wish Foundation. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2000. Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2005.

Usher

Real/Birth Name:
Usher Terry Raymond IV
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
39, 26 days before his 40th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

R&B and pop. Albums My Way, Confessions. Movies The Faculty, She's All That. TV show The Voice. Broadway musical play Chicago. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2007. Boys and Girls Clubs Alumni Hall of Fame. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2006. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6201 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 7 September 2016.
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Wendy Bagwell

Real/Birth Name:
Wendell Lee Bagwell
Gender:
Male
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Age at Death:
71, 28 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
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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. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 1993 as a member of Wendy Bagwell & The Sunliters.
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