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41 Persons in the Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame:

Location:
Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame
In the heart of Philadelphia, plaques; found on the Avenue of the Arts, and on Broad Street between Walnut and Spruce Streets.
Web Site:
Years Active:
Established 1986

Al Alberts

Real/Birth Name:
Al Albertini
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group The Four Aces. Songs Three Coins in the Fountain, Love is a Many Splendored Thing. In Philadelphia he hosted a Saturday afternoon talent TV show, Al Alberts Showcase. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1988. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of The Four Aces.
Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1988 as a member of The Four Aces.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of The Four Aces.

Al Martino

Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Cini
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 6 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Crooner. Album Spanish Eyes. Songs Here in My Heart, I Love You Because. Movies The Godfather, The Godfather: Part II. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1989. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009.

Bessie Smith

Real/Birth Name:
Bessie Smith
Nickname(s):
Empress of the Blues
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Down Hearted Blues, St. Louis Blues with Louis Armstrong. Died of injuries in a car accident. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1989. Blues Hall of Fame 1980. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1967. National Women's Hall of Fame 1984. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1987. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1981. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2008.

Bill Haley

Real/Birth Name:
William John Clifton Haley Jr.
Nickname(s):
The Father of Rock and Roll
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Leader of the first rock 'n' roll band The Comets. Songs Rock Around the Clock, Shake, Rattle and Roll. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1987. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2017. Guitar Center RockWalk 2005 as a member of The Comets.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of The Comets.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6350 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
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Billie Holiday

Real/Birth Name:
Eleanora Fagan
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2000. Blues Hall of Fame 1991. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1961. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1979. National Women's Hall of Fame 2011. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2002. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2004. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2017. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 2015. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1540 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 7 April 1986.
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Bobby Rydell

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Louis Ridarelli
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 Volare, Wild One. Movie Bye Bye Birdie, Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1987. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009.

Buddy Greco

Real/Birth Name:
Armando Joseph Greco
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Dani Crayne by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Also pianist. Songs The Lady Is a Tramp, Up, Up and Away. Jazz and pop. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1993.

Chubby Checker

Real/Birth Name:
Ernest Evans
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76, 11 days before his 77th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song "The Twist". Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1987. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2014.

Daryl Hall

Real/Birth Name:
Daryl Franklin Hohl
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
71, 19 days before his 72nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lead singer, group Hall & Oates. Songs Rich Girl, Say It Isn't So. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1993. Guitar Center RockWalk 2003 as a member of Hall & Oates.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014 as a member of Hall & Oates.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of Hall & Oates.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: Hall & Oates for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 2 September 2016.
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A star at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: Hall & Oates for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 2 September 2016.
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Dee Dee Sharp

Real/Birth Name:
Dione LaRue
Also Known As:
Dee Dee Sharp-Gamble
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
73, 13 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Backup singer to Chubby Checker - solo in song Mashed Potato Time. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1987.

Dick Clark

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Wagstaff Clark
Nickname(s):
America's Oldest Teenager
The World's Oldest Teenager
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show American Bandstand. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993. Television Academy Hall of Fame 2000. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1987. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 1991. National Radio Hall of Fame 1990. Television Hall of Fame 1992. Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia Hall of Fame 1992. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at Corner of Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
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Dizzy Gillespie

Real/Birth Name:
John Birks Gillespie
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:

Trumpet player - his trumpet had a bent tube and the bell pointed upward. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1960. Kennedy Center Honors 1990. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1987. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1982. Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame 1993. National Medal of Arts 1989. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. South Carolina Hall of Fame 1985. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2004. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7057 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 20 October 1995.
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DJ Jazzy Jeff

Real/Birth Name:
Jeffrey A. Townes
Also Known As:
Jazzy Jeff
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Worked with Will Smith in Philadelphia, group DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. R&B and Soul producer with his business, A Touch of Jazz production company. In TV show Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in role of Jazz. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 2000. DMC Hall of Fame.

Ed McMahon

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Leo Peter McMahon Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sidekick to Johnny Carson on TV show The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Host of TV series Star Search. TV game shows The Match Game, Hollywood Squares. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1989. Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia Hall of Fame 2010. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 20 March 1986.
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Eddie Fisher

Real/Birth Name:
Edwin Jack Fisher
Nickname(s):
Sonny Boy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
ex-husband of
Older than Connie Stevens by 9 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Debbie Reynolds by 3 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Elizabeth Taylor by 3 years.
father of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

TV show Coke Time with Eddie Fisher. Movies BUtterfield 8, Bundle of Joy. Songs Any Time, I'm Walking Behind You, Oh, My Pa-pa, I'm Yours, Lady of Spain, Count Your Blessings. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1988. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6241 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
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A star at 1724 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
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Eugene Ormandy

Real/Birth Name:
Jeno Blau
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Kennedy Center Honors 1982. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1988. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1970. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6926 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
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Fabian

Real/Birth Name:
Fabiano Anthony Forte
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies A Bullet for Pretty Boy, North to Alaska. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 2000. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7065 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater; ceremony: 8 January 2002.
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Frankie Avalon

Real/Birth Name:
Francis Thomas Avallone
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79, 4 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Beach Party, Beach Blanket Bingo, How to Stuff a Wild Bikini, Grease. Songs Venus, Why. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1988. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009.

Gerry Mulligan

Real/Birth Name:
Gerald Joseph Mulligan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Baritone saxophonist. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1984. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1990. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1984.

James Darren

Real/Birth Name:
James William Ercolani
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Gidget, The Guns of Navarone, TV series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Song Goodbye Cruel World. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1997.

Jeanette MacDonald

Real/Birth Name:
Jeanette Anna MacDonald
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger sister of
Younger than Blossom Rock by 7 years.
wife of
Gene Raymond, until she died.
Older than Gene Raymond by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Sang Indian Love Song with Nelson Eddy. Movie Rose Marie. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1988. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6157 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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A star at 1628 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
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Jerry Ross

Real/Birth Name:
Jerold Rossberg
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Musicals Pajama Game, Damn Yankees. Songs Hey There, Hernando's Hideaway, Whatever Lola Wants, Steam Heat. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1982. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 2013.

Jim Croce

Real/Birth Name:
James Joseph Croce
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
30
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Died in a plane crash. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1990. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1988.

Joan Jett

Real/Birth Name:
Joan Marie Larkin
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
60, her birthday
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.

Joe Bonsall

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph S. Bonsall
Also Known As:
Cat Joe Bonsall
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
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. Grand Ole Opry as a member of The Oak Ridge Boys.
Country Music Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of The Oak Ridge Boys.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of The Oak Ridge Boys.

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.

John Oates

Real/Birth Name:
John William Oates
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Duo Hall & Oates. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1993. Guitar Center RockWalk 2003 as a member of Hall & Oates.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014 as a member of Hall & Oates.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of Hall & Oates.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: Hall & Oates for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 2 September 2016.
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A star at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: Hall & Oates for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 2 September 2016.
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Leopold Stokowski

Real/Birth Name:
Leopold Anthony Stokowski
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Gloria Vanderbilt by 41 years.

Brief Facts:

Conductor of the orchestras Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, The NBC Symphony Orchestra, The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Founder of orchestra The New York City Symphony Orchestra. Movie Fantasia. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1987. Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2003. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1600 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
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Marian Anderson

Real/Birth Name:
Marian Anderson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Opera contralto. The first African-American to sing at the Metropolitan Opera on January 7, 1955. Kennedy Center Honors 1978. National Women's Hall of Fame 1973. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1987. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1963. National Medal of Arts 1986. Congressional Gold Medal 1977. Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame 1994. Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia Hall of Fame 2014. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6262 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Mario Lanza

Real/Birth Name:
Alfredo Arnold Cocozza
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Seven Hills of Rome, The Great Caruso. Song Arrivederci Roma. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1987. Italian-American National Hall of Fame 1978. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6821 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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A star at 1751 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
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Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 31 January 1998.

Mike Douglas

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Delaney Dowd Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81, his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Radio show Hi, Ladies. TV show The Mike Douglas Show. Song Ole Buttermilk Skies. Disney cartoon movie Cinderella (1950) vocals for role of Prince Charming but was uncredited. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1997. Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia Hall of Fame 2006. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7001 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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Molly Picon

Real/Birth Name:
Małka Opiekun
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Yiddish theatre star. Movie musical Fiddler on the Roof in role of Yentl. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1993. Theater Hall of Fame.

Nelson Eddy

Real/Birth Name:
Nelson Ackerman Eddy
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:

Movie Rose-Marie. Songs Tramp, Tramp, Tramp, Indian Love Call. Died of a stroke while performing in Miami. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1988. Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame 1974. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6311 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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A star at 1639 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
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A star at 6512 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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Nina Simone

Real/Birth Name:
Eunice Kathleen Waymon
Also Known As:
Dr. Nina Simone
Nickname(s):
The High Priestess of Soul
Gender:
Female
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 My Baby Just Cares for Me, I Put a Spell on You, Four Women, I Loves You Porgy, Feeling Good, Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood, Sinnerman, To Be Young, Gifted and Black, Ain't Got No/I Got Life, I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1994. 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.

Patti LaBelle

Real/Birth Name:
Patricia Louise Holte
Also Known As:
Patti Labelle
Patricia Louise Holte-Edwards
Nickname(s):
Godmother of Soul
High Priestess of Good Vibrations
Queen Of Rock & 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:

Group Patti LaBelle and The Bluebelles. TV series A Different World. Albums Anthology, Timeless Journey. Song On My Own. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1990. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 4 March 1993.
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Pearl Bailey

Real/Birth Name:
Pearly Mae Bailey
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie St. Louis Blues. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1987. Theater Hall of Fame. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1988. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 1 February 1994.
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Peter Nero

Real/Birth Name:
Bernard Nierow
Nickname(s):
Bernie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pianist. Conductor of the Philly Pops. Album Peter Nero and Friends. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1996.

Philly Joe Jones

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Rudolph Jones
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Drummer. Member of band Miles Davis Quintet. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 2010. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1996.

Richard Sterban

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Anthony Sterban
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
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. Grand Ole Opry as a member of The Oak Ridge Boys.
Country Music Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of The Oak Ridge Boys.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of The Oak Ridge Boys.

Stan Getz

Real/Birth Name:
Stanley Gayetzki
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1986. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1988. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1983. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame.

Teddy Pendergrass

Real/Birth Name:
Theodore DeReese Pendergrass
Also Known As:
Theodore DeReese Pendergrass Sr.
Nickname(s):
Teddy P
TP
Teddy Bear
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

R&B and soul singer. Songs If You Don't Know Me by Now, Close the Door. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1989. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2004. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014.
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