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42 Persons in the Long Island Music Hall of Fame:

Aaron Copland

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Aaron Copland
Nickname(s):
The Dean of American Composers
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:Popular fanfare song: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

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Arlo Davy Guthrie
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
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.

Barbra Streisand

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Barbara Joan Streisand
Nickname(s):
Babs
Birth Date:
Age today:
74, 26 days before her 75th birthday
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:Broadway:Song: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.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 17 December 1976.

Beverly Sills

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Belle Miriam Silverman
Nickname(s):
Bubbles
America's Queen of Opera
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.

Billy Joel

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Martin Joel
Also Known As:
Bill Martin
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
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:Song: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.

Carole King

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Carol Joan Klein
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
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:performed by The Shirelles.
Songs:Album: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.

Count Basie

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Allen Basie
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:jazz pianist and swing music.
Theme song: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.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6508 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 20 January 1982.

Cyndi Lauper

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song and album: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.

D.M.C.

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Darryl Matthews McDaniels
Also Known As:
Easy D
DMC
Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels
Birth Date:
Age today:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group:See:Album: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

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edward Joseph Mahoney
Birth Date:
Age today:
68, 8 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Singer and saxophonist and guitarist.
Albums:Songs:and other rock hits in the 1970s and 1980s.
Long Island Music Hall of Fame.

Eric B

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Eric Barrier
Birth Date:
Age today:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album:with:Long Island Music Hall of Fame.

Gary U.S. Bonds

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Gary Levohn Anderson
Also Known As:
Gary US Bonds
Gary "U.S." Bonds
Nickname(s):
US
U.S.
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album:Long Island Music Hall of Fame.

Gene Simmons

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Eugene Klein
(born) Chaim Witz
Nickname(s):
the Demon
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23

Brief Facts:

Lead singer of rock group: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 KISS for contributions to the recording industry.

George Gershwin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jacob Gershovitz
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:Broadway musical and move incorporating some of his music:Duo: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 as a member of George & Ira Gershwin for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 5 June 1998.

George M. Cohan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Michael Cohan
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:Considered the father of American musical comedy.
His first big Broadway hit in 1904 was the show: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.

Guy Lombardo

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Gaetano Albert Lombardo
Nickname(s):
Mr. New Year's Eve
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: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; ceremony: 9 February 1960.
A star at 6677 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio; ceremony: 9 February 1960.
A star at 6363 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 9 February 1960.

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:

Brief Facts:

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

Joan Jett

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Joan Marie Larkin
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song:Album:Groups:Broadway musical play:Long Island Music Hall of Fame 2006.
Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.

Joey Ramone

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jeffry Ross Hyman
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:Song: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

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John William Coltrane
Nickname(s):
Trane
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.
ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame.

Johnny Maestro

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Mastrangelo
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:the 1958 doo-wop hit with group:The theme for movie:Also group:song:Long Island Music Hall of Fame 2006.
Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of The Crests.

Kenny Vance

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Kenny Rosenberg

Brief Facts:

Group:Songs:Long Island Music Hall of Fame.

Little Anthony

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jerome Anthony Gourdine
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group:High falsetto voice.
Songs:Long Island Music Hall of Fame 2006.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of Little Anthony and the Imperials.
Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of Little Anthony and the Imperials.

LL Cool J

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Todd Smith
Also Known As:
James Todd Smith aka LL Cool J
Nickname(s):
LL
Birth Date:
Age today:
49
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:TV series:Children's book:Long Island Music Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 21 January 2016.

Lou Reed

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lewis Alan Reed
Nickname(s):
The Godfather of Punk
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:1985 Farm Aid concert.
Movie: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

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Louis Daniel Armstrong
Nickname(s):
Satchmo
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:

Song: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.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.

Mariah Carey

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Mariah Carey
Nickname(s):
Mimi
Birth Date:
Age today:
47, 2 days after her birthday
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:Movies: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.

Marian McPartland

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Margaret Marian Turner
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: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

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Marvin Frederick Hamlisch
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:Also movies:Pulitzer Prize for Drama 1976.
Long Island Music Hall of Fame 2008.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1986.
Theater Hall of Fame 2008.

Neil Diamond

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Neil Leslie Diamond
(NOT: Noah Kaminsky!)
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Album:Movie: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.

Pat Benatar

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Patricia Andrzejewski
Birth Date:
Age today:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20

Brief Facts:

Long Island Music Hall of Fame.

Paul Stanley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Stanley Eisen
Nickname(s):
the Starchild
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20

Brief Facts:

Rock group: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 KISS for contributions to the recording industry.

Perry Como

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Pierino Roland Como
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.
A star at 1708 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
A star at 6376 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Peter Criss

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Peter Crisscoula
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Drummer for band: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 KISS for contributions to the recording industry.

Rakim

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Michael Griffin Jr.
Also Known As:
Rakim Allah
Birth Date:
Age today:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album:with:Long Island Music Hall of Fame.

Richie Havens

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard P. Havens
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:by group:Song:Long Island Music Hall of Fame.

Run

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Ward Simmons
Also Known As:
Rev. Run
Rev Run
Joey Simmons
DJ Run
Birth Date:
Age today:
52
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:which disbanded when:was killed.
See also:Uses "Rev Run" name now.
Star of MTV reality show: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

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Francis Morton
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:Long Island Music Hall of Fame 2006.

Steve Martin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Glenn Martin
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:Broadway musical play: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 / OC Walk of Stars:
A star for Show Business fame.

Teddy Charles

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Theodore Charles Cohen
Also Known As:
Teddy Cohen
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

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Anthony Dominick Benedetto
Birth Date:
Age today:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song:Album: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.

Walter Becker

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Walter Carl Becker
Birth Date:
Age today:
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:Long Island Music Hall of Fame.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1993 as a member of Steely Dan.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of Steely Dan.
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