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43 Persons in the Long Island Music Hall of Fame:

Aaron Copland

Real/Birth Name:
Aaron Copland
Nickname(s):
The Dean of American Composers
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90, 18 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lithuanian Jewish ancestry. Father's original name was Kaplan. Composed ballet songs Appalachian Spring, Rodeo, Billy the Kid. Popular fanfare song Fanfare for the Common Man. Awarded a special Congressional Gold Medal 1986. Kennedy Center Honors 1979. Long Island Music Hall of Fame. National Medal of Arts 1986. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1964.

Arlo Guthrie

Real/Birth Name:
Arlo Davy Guthrie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Song Alice's Restaurant Massacree. Movie Alice's Restaurant. Political activist - songs of protest against injustice. Long Island Music Hall of Fame.

Barbra Streisand

Real/Birth Name:
Barbara Joan Streisand
Nickname(s):
Babs
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

daughter of
ex-wife of
Younger than Elliott Gould by 3 years.
daughter of
wife of
Younger than James Brolin by 1 year.
mother of
half-sister of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Hello, Dolly!, Yentl, A Star Is Born (1976). Broadway Funny Girl. Song People. Theater Hall of Fame. Long Island Music Hall of Fame. Kennedy Center Honors 2008. California Hall of Fame 2010. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. National Medal of Arts 2000. French Legion of Honor. Jewish-American Hall of Fame. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2015. Cecil B DeMille Award 2000. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 17 December 1976.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Beverly Sills

Real/Birth Name:
Belle Miriam Silverman
Nickname(s):
Bubbles
America's Queen of Opera
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coloratura soprano. Chair of Lincoln Center and Metopolitan Opera. 2007 inductee Long Island Music Hall of Fame. National Women's Hall of Fame 1998. Kennedy Center Honors 1985. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1980. National Medal of Arts 1990. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 5 October 1977.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Billy Joel

Real/Birth Name:
William Martin Joel
Also Known As:
Bill Martin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Christie Brinkley by 4 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Katie Lee by 31 or 32 years.

Brief Facts:

Album Storm Front. Song We Didn't Start the Fire. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1999. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1992. Long Island Music Hall of Fame. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. Kennedy Center Honors 2013. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 20 September 2004.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Carole King

Real/Birth Name:
Carol Joan Klein
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Gerry Goffin by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Song Will You Love Me Tomorrow performed by The Shirelles. Songs You've Got a Friend, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, The Loco-Motion, It's Too Late. Album Tapestry. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1987. Long Island Music Hall of Fame 2007. Guitar Center RockWalk 1989. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song 2013. Kennedy Center Honors 2015. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6906 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 3 December 2012.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Count Basie

Real/Birth Name:
William Allen Basie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Jazz and swing orchestra Count Basie Orchestra jazz pianist and swing music. Theme song One O'Clock Jump. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1958. Long Island Music Hall of Fame. Kennedy Center Honors 1981. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1981. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1985. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2010. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2002. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2005. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6508 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 20 January 1982.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Cyndi Lauper

Real/Birth Name:
Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song and album True Colors. Long Island Music Hall of Fame. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2015. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6243 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 11 April 2016.
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D.M.C.

Real/Birth Name:
Darryl Matthews McDaniels
Also Known As:
Easy D
DMC
Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Run-D.M.C.. See Run. Album Ultimate Run DMC. Adopted at age 1 month. Long Island Music Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 2002 as a member of Run-D.M.C..
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of Run-D.M.C..

Eddie Money

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Joseph Mahoney
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Singer and saxophonist and guitarist. Albums No Control, Can't Hold Back, The Best of Eddie Money. Songs Two Tickets to Paradise, Take Me Home Tonight and other rock hits in the 1970s and 1980s. Long Island Music Hall of Fame.

Eric B

Real/Birth Name:
Eric Barrier
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album Paid in Full with Rakim. Long Island Music Hall of Fame.

Gary U.S. Bonds

Real/Birth Name:
Gary Levohn Anderson
Also Known As:
Gary US Bonds
Gary "U.S." Bonds
Nickname(s):
US
U.S.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album The Very Best of Gary U.S. Bonds. Long Island Music Hall of Fame.

Gene Simmons

Real/Birth Name:
Eugene Klein
(born) Chaim Witz
Nickname(s):
the Demon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
68, 8 days before his 69th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23

Brief Facts:

Lead singer of rock group KISS famed for extending his long tongue. Long Island Music Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 1993 as a member of KISS.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014 as a member of KISS.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: KISS for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

George Gershwin

Real/Birth Name:
Jacob Gershovitz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Ira Gershwin by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Composed Rhapsody in Blue, Porgy and Bess. Broadway musical and move incorporating some of his music Funny Face. Duo George & Ira Gershwin. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Long Island Music Hall of Fame 2006. Theater Hall of Fame. Congressional Gold Medal 1985. Jewish-American Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with group group: George & Ira Gershwin for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 5 June 1998.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with group group: George & Ira Gershwin for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 5 June 1998.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

George M. Cohan

Real/Birth Name:
George Michael Cohan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote songs Give My Regards to Broadway, Over There, You're a Grand Old Flag. Considered the father of American musical comedy. His first big Broadway hit in 1904 was the show Little Johnny Jones. Added to the Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Long Island Music Hall of Fame. Theater Hall of Fame. Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame 1965. Irish American Hall of Fame 2012. Congressional Gold Medal 1936. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6734 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Guy Lombardo

Real/Birth Name:
Gaetano Albert Lombardo
Nickname(s):
Mr. New Year's Eve
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Trombone player. Theme song Auld Lang Syne. Canada's Walk of Fame 2002. Long Island Music Hall of Fame. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1992. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2008. Canadian Music Hall of Fame 1978. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6666 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
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A star at 6677 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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A star at 6363 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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Harry Chapin

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

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Song Cat's in the Cradle. Died in a car accident. Long Island Music Hall of Fame. Congressional Gold Medal 1986.

Joan Jett

Real/Birth Name:
Joan Marie Larkin
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song I Love Rock 'n' Roll. Album Sinner. Groups The Runaways, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. Broadway musical play The Rocky Horror Show. Long Island Music Hall of Fame 2006. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1996. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.

Joey Ramone

Real/Birth Name:
Jeffry Ross Hyman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49, 34 days before his 50th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Ramones. Song I Wanna be Sedated. Died in 2001 of lymphatic cancer. Long Island Music Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 1996 as a member of Ramones.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2002 as a member of Ramones.

John Coltrane

Real/Birth Name:
John William Coltrane
Nickname(s):
Trane
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Jazz saxophonist. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1980. Long Island Music Hall of Fame. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1987. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1980. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2004.

Johnny Maestro

Real/Birth Name:
John Mastrangelo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song 16 Candles the 1958 doo-wop hit with group The Crests. The theme for movie Sixteen Candles. Also group The Brooklyn Bridge, song The Worst That Could Happen. Long Island Music Hall of Fame 2006. The Global Doo Wop Coalition Music Hall of Fame 2015. The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of The Crests.

Kenny Vance

Real/Birth Name:
Kenny Rosenberg
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Group Jay and the Americans. Songs Cara Mia, Come a Little Bit Closer. Long Island Music Hall of Fame.

Little Anthony

Real/Birth Name:
Jerome Anthony Gourdine
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Little Anthony and the Imperials. High falsetto voice. Songs Tears on my Pillow, Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko Ko Bop, I'm on the Outside Looking In, Goin' Out of My Head, Hurt So Bad, I Miss You So. Long Island Music Hall of Fame 2006. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of Little Anthony and the Imperials.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of Little Anthony and the Imperials.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of Little Anthony and the Imperials.

LL Cool J

Real/Birth Name:
James Todd Smith
Also Known As:
James Todd Smith aka LL Cool J
James Todd Smith
Nickname(s):
LL
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Name means "Ladies Love Cool James." Movies Mindhunters, Charlie's Angels (2000), Rollerball, Last Holiday, Slow Burn, Edison, The Hard Way, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, Any Given Sunday, S.W.A.T.. TV series NCIS: Los Angeles, In the House. Children's book And the Winner Is.... Album Mr. Smith. Long Island Music Hall of Fame. Kennedy Center Honors 2017. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 21 January 2016.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Lou Reed

Real/Birth Name:
Lewis Alan Reed
Nickname(s):
The Godfather of Punk
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:

Brief Facts:

Group The Velvet Underground. 1985 Farm Aid concert. Movie One Trick Pony. 2013 he had a liver transplant. Long Island Music Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 2003. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2015. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1996 as a member of The Velvet Underground.

Louis Armstrong

Real/Birth Name:
Louis Daniel Armstrong
Nickname(s):
Satchmo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69, 29 days before his 70th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Hello, Dolly!, What a Wonderful World, I'm a Ding Dong Daddy from Dumas, That Lucky Old Sun, When You're Smiling. Movie Hello, Dolly!. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1952. Long Island Music Hall of Fame. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1978. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2004. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2017. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Mariah Carey

Real/Birth Name:
Mariah Carey
Nickname(s):
Mimi
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than Nick Cannon by 10 years.
ex-wife of
Younger than Tommy Mottola by 20 years.

Brief Facts:

No middle name. Album The Emancipation of Mimi. Movies Lee Daniels' the Butler, Glitter was panned by critics. Very successful as a pop singer in the 1990s. Many awards. Known for 5 octave vocal range. Philanthropist for children's causes. Long Island Music Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6270 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 5 August 2015.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Marian McPartland

Real/Birth Name:
Margaret Marian Turner
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Radio program Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz. Appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2010 New Year Honours. National Radio Hall of Fame 2007. Long Island Music Hall of Fame 2006. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1999.

Marvin Hamlisch

Real/Birth Name:
Marvin Frederick Hamlisch
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composer for Broadway plays A Chorus Line, The Goodbye Girl, Sweet Smell of Success. Also movies Sophie's Choice, Ordinary People. Pulitzer Prize for Drama 1976. Long Island Music Hall of Fame 2008. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1986. Theater Hall of Fame 2008.

Neil Diamond

Real/Birth Name:
Neil Leslie Diamond
(NOT: Noah Kaminsky!)
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Red, Red Wine, Sweet Caroline, Song Sung Blue, Holy Holly, Cherry Cherry, Cracklin' Rosie, I'm a Believer. Album Hot August Night. Movie The Jazz Singer (1980). Songwriters Hall of Fame 1984. Long Island Music Hall of Fame. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2011. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007. Kennedy Center Honors 2011. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 10 August 2012.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Neil Sedaka

Real/Birth Name:
Neil Sedaka
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

vocalist and pianist. Songs Oh! Carol, Calendar Girl, Breaking Up Is Hard to Do. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007. Long Island Music Hall of Fame. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1983. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at Corner of Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 23 January 1978.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Pat Benatar

Real/Birth Name:
Patricia Andrzejewski
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20

Brief Facts:

Long Island Music Hall of Fame.

Paul Stanley

Real/Birth Name:
Stanley Eisen
Nickname(s):
the Starchild
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20

Brief Facts:

Rock group KISS. Long Island Music Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 1993 as a member of KISS.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014 as a member of KISS.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: KISS for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Perry Como

Real/Birth Name:
Pierino Roland Como
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88, 6 days before his 89th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Long Island Music Hall of Fame. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1997. Kennedy Center Honors 1987. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 2004. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007. Television Hall of Fame 1989. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1984. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6376 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
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A star at 1708 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
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A star at 6376 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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Peter Criss

Real/Birth Name:
George Peter Crisscoula
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Drummer for band KISS. Long Island Music Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 1996. Guitar Center RockWalk 1993 as a member of KISS.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014 as a member of KISS.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: KISS for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Rakim

Real/Birth Name:
William Michael Griffin Jr.
Also Known As:
Rakim Allah
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album Paid in Full with Eric B. Long Island Music Hall of Fame.

Richie Havens

Real/Birth Name:
Richard P. Havens
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:

Guitarist. Appeared at the Woodstock festival in 1969. In the original rock opera Tommy by group The Who. Song Here Comes the Sun. Long Island Music Hall of Fame.

Run

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Ward Simmons
Also Known As:
Rev. Run
Rev Run
Joey Simmons
DJ Run
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
younger brother of
Younger than Russell Simmons by 7 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Member group Run-D.M.C., which disbanded when Jam Master Jay was killed. See also D.M.C.. Uses "Rev Run" name now. Star of MTV reality show Run's House. Long Island Music Hall of Fame 2009. Guitar Center RockWalk 2002 as a member of Run-D.M.C..
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of Run-D.M.C..

Shadow Morton

Real/Birth Name:
George Francis Morton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Leader of the Pack, Remember (Walking in the Sand). Long Island Music Hall of Fame 2006.

Steve Martin

Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Glenn Martin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73, 3 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Love the Coopers, My Blue Heaven, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Cheaper by the Dozen, Roxanne, íThree Amigos!, The Jerk. Broadway musical play Bright Star. Excellent on the banjo. Long Island Music Hall of Fame. Kennedy Center Honors 2007. Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 2005. American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame 2015. Anaheim / Orange County Walk of Stars: A star for Show Business fame.

Teddy Charles

Real/Birth Name:
Theodore Charles Cohen
Also Known As:
Teddy Cohen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84, 3 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Instruments: vibraphone, piano, and drums. In 1951 he changed his last name to Charles. Long Island Music Hall of Fame 2010.

Tony Bennett

Real/Birth Name:
Anthony Dominick Benedetto
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
92, 14 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song I Left My Heart in San Francisco. Album Duets: An American Classic. A respected painter. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1997. Long Island Music Hall of Fame. Kennedy Center Honors 2005. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2011. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2007. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1560 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Walter Becker

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Carl Becker
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:

Brief Facts:

Co-founder, guitarist, bassist and co-songwriter of group Steely Dan. Long Island Music Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 1993 as a member of Steely Dan.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2014 as a member of Steely Dan.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of Steely Dan.
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