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26 Persons in the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame:

Andy Griffith

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Andrew Samuel Griffith
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86, 32 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series:Movie:Television Academy Hall of Fame 1999.
North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2010.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2005.
Television Hall of Fame 1991.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6418 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Ben E. King

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin Earl Nelson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group:Songs:North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of The Drifters.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988 as a member of The Drifters.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of The Drifters.

Charlie Daniels

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Edward Daniels
Birth Date:
Age today:
81, 23 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Vocalist, fiddler, guitarist.
Songs:Music City Walk of Fame 2009.
North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 1999.
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2009.
Country Music Hall of Fame 2016.

Clyde McPhatter

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Clyde Lensley McPhatter
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Formed group:Album:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987.
North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009.
Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
The Global Doo Wop Coalition Music Hall of Fame 2014.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of The Drifters.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988 as a member of The Drifters.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of The Drifters.

Doc Watson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Arthel Lane Watson
Nickname(s):
Doc
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Perfected "flatpicking." Also played folk music. Blind by age 1.
North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2010.
International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame 2000.
National Medal of Arts 1997.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Don Gibson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Donald Eugene Gibson
Nickname(s):
The Sad Poet
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry.
Wrote songs:North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2010.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1973.
Country Music Hall of Fame 2001.

Donna Fargo

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Yvonne Vaughan
Birth Date:
Age today:
72, 10 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22

Brief Facts:

Grammy winner.
Songs:NACMAI Hall of Fame 1998.
North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2010.

Earl Scruggs

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Earl Eugene Scruggs
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:with:in duo:Invented the three-finger roll on the banjo.
Joined the group:International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame 1991.
Country Music Hall of Fame 1985.
North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009.
National Medal of Arts 1992.
Grand Ole Opry.
American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame 2014.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of Flatt & Scruggs.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 13 February 2003.

George Clinton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Clinton
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founer and member of:aka group:North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1996 as a member of Parliament-Funkadelic.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1997 as a member of Parliament-Funkadelic.

George Hamilton IV

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Hege Hamilton IV
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry.
Not related to actor:Songs:North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2010.
Rockabilly Hall of Fame.

James Taylor

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Vernon Taylor
Nickname(s):
JT
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Carly Simon by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Guitarist.
Songs:Albums:Voice-over on TV animated series:Songwriters Hall of Fame 2000.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2000.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2010.
North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009.
National Medal of Arts 2010.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2015.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
Kennedy Center Honors 2016.

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 Grant

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Grant Jr.
Also Known As:
John Grant
Nickname(s):
Honorary Mayor of Hollywood
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Officiated over the unveilings of stars. Producer/chairman of the Hollywood Christmas Parade. Entertainer of troops for USO.
North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6915 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 9 May 1980.

Kate Smith

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Kathryn Elizabeth Smith
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Alto.
Songs:North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1982.
National Radio Hall of Fame 1999.
NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1981.
National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6157 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
A star at 6145 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.

Kay Kyser

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James King Kern Kyser
Nickname(s):
The Ol' Perfessor
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Band:in the 1930s.
North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 1999.
National Radio Hall of Fame 1990.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1708 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
A star at 1601 Vine Street for contributions to radio.

Max Roach

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Maxwell Lemuel Roach
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Jazz drummer, known for defining the style of drumming in jazz. Awarded a MacArthur Fellowship.
International Percussive Art Society's Hall of Fame.
Grammy Hall of Fame.
DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1980.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1991.
North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009.

Mike Curb

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Michael Curb
Birth Date:
Age today:
72, 34 days before his 73rd birthday
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: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.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 29 June 2007.

Nina Simone

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Eunice Kathleen Waymon
Also Known As:
Dr. Nina Simone
Nickname(s):
The High Priestess of Soul
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Unusually low vocal range. Civil rights activist.
Songs:Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 2002.
North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009.
ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015.

Randy Travis

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Randy Bruce Traywick
Also Known As:
Randy Ray
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Albums:Songs:TV series:Suffered a stroke in 2013, unable to speak or sing.
Grand Ole Opry.
Music City Walk of Fame 2008.
North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009.
Movie:Country Music Hall of Fame 2016.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 29 September 2004.

Rick Dees

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Rigdon Osmond Dees III
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Radio program:National Radio Hall of Fame 1999.
North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2013.
NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2007.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1560 Vine Street for contributions to radio; ceremony: 17 September 1984.

Roberta Flack

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Roberta Cleopatra Flack
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014.

Ronnie Milsap

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ronnie Lee Milsap
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
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: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.

Shirley Caesar

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Shirley Ann Caesar
Also Known As:
Shirley Ann Caesar-Williams
Pastor Shirley Caesar
Birth Date:
Age today:
78, 23 days before her 79th birthday
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.

Stonewall Jackson (musician)

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Stonewall Jackson
Birth Date:
Age today:
85, 14 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Named for the Confederate soldier, not a nickname.
Songs:NACMAI Hall of Fame 2005.
North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2012.
Grand Ole Opry.

Thelonious Monk

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thelonious Sphere Monk
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

first cousin once removed of

Brief Facts:

DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1963.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1980.
North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009.
ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7055 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 24 July 1989.

Tori Amos

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Myra Ellen Amos
Also Known As:
Ellen Amos
Birth Date:
Age today:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album:North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2012.
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