Guess Who This Is

156 Persons in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:

Location:
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
1100 Rock and Roll Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44114
Web Site:
Years Active:
1986 to present

Al Green

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Albert Greene
Also Known As:
Rev. Al Green
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Gospel and soul and R&B singer.
Broadway musical:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1995.
Albums:Songs:Songwriters Hall of Fame 2004.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2011.
Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame 1996.
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2004.
Kennedy Center Honors 2014.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2012.

Alan Freed

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Albert James Freed
Also Known As:
Moondog
Nickname(s):
Father of Rock 'n' Roll
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Introduced the phrase "rock and roll" on his shows. Lost work because of the payola scandal.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986.
National Radio Hall of Fame 1988.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6381 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio; ceremony: 10 December 1991.

Albert King

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Albert Nelson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song:Blues Hall of Fame 1983.
Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame 2010.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6370 Delmar Boulevard.

Allen Toussaint

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Allen Toussaint
Also Known As:
Al Tousan
Allen Orange
Naomi Neville
Clarence Toussaint
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pianist.
Songs:Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame.
Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.
National Medal of Arts 2013.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1998.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2011.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015.
Blues Hall of Fame 2012.

Aretha Franklin

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Aretha Louise Franklin
Nickname(s):
The Queen of Soul
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Movie:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2005.
Kennedy Center Honors 1994.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2005.
National Medal of Arts 1999.
Michigan Women's Hall of Fame 2001.
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2012.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2012.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6920 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 13 June 1979.

B.B. King

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Riley B. King
Also Known As:
B B King
BB King
Nickname(s):
King of the Blues
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

cousin of

Brief Facts:

Guitarist.
Album:Blues Hall of Fame 1980.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987.
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.
Kennedy Center Honors 1995.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1989.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 2003.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2006.
National Medal of Arts 1990.
Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2008.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6771 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 21 August 1990.

Barry Mann

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Barry Imberman
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songwriter with his lyricist wife
Cynthia Weil
, performed by many famous singers and groups.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2010.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1987.

Berry Gordy

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Berry Gordy Jr.
Also Known As:
Berry Gordy III
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Anna Gordy Gaye by 7 years.
father of
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Featherweight boxer. Cofounder of Motown.
California Boxing Hall of Fame 2008.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 24 October 1996.

Bessie Smith

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Bessie Smith
Nickname(s):
Empress of the Blues
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:with: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.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1981.

Big Joe Turner

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Vernon Turner Jr.
Nickname(s):
Big Joe
Boss of the Blues
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987.
Blues Hall of Fame 1983.

Bill Graham

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Wolodia Grajonca
Nickname(s):
Wolfgang
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Changed name after coming to New York after World War II. His mother was killed in Auschwitz. A rock concert producer and promoter.
Movie:Killed in a helicopter crash.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1996.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992.

Bill Haley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William John Clifton Haley Jr.
Nickname(s):
The Father of Rock and Roll
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:Songs:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987.
Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1987.
Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
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.

Bill Monroe

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Smith Monroe
Nickname(s):
The Father of Bluegrass Music
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 4 days before his 75th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Primary origin of Bluegrass music style. Mandolin musician.
International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame 1991.
Country Music Hall of Fame 1970.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1997.
Group:Song:is now the state song.
Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2002.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971.
National Medal of Arts 1995.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Bill Withers

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Harrison Withers Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Denise Nicholas by 6 years.

Brief Facts:

Album:Songs:Songwriters Hall of Fame 2005.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2015.
West Virginia Music Hall of Fame 2007.

Billie Holiday

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Eleanora Fagan
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.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1540 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 7 April 1986.

Billy Joel

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Martin Joel
Also Known As:
Bill Martin
Birth Date:
Age today:
68, 20 days after his birthday
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.

Bo Diddley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ellas Otha Bates
Also Known As:
Ellas Bates McDaniel
Nickname(s):
The Originator
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Birth name Ellas Otha Bates. Later, adopted by mother's cousin, took name McDaniel.
Song:Known for his homemade rectangular-shaped guitar and his signature rhythm beat.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987.
Blues Hall of Fame 2004.
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1989.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2010.
Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Bob Dylan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Allen Zimmerman
Also Known As:
Lucky Wilbury
Boo Wilbury
Robert Dylan
Rob Dylan
Elston Gunnn
Blind Boy Grunt
Bob Landy
Robert Milkwood Thomas
Tedham Porterhouse
Jack Frost
Sergei Petrov
Birth Date:
Age today:
76, 5 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Album:Group:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1982.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2002.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2005.
Kennedy Center Honors 1997.
National Medal of Arts 2009.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2012.
Minnesota Music Hall of Fame 1991.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of The Traveling Wilburys.

Bob Marley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Nesta Marley
Nickname(s):
Tuff Gong
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
husband of
father of
father of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Song:Album:Group:Died of cancer 1981.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1994.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2010.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2004.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2003.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 6 February 2001.

Bob Seger

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Clark Seger
Birth Date:
Age today:
72, 23 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Vocals and guitar.
Song (and album):used as a theme for Chevrolet truck advertisements.
Group:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2004.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1994.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2012.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1750 Vine Street as a member of Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 13 March 1987.

Bobby Bland

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Calvin Bland
Also Known As:
Bobby "Blue" Bland
Blue Bland
Nickname(s):
Blue
The Lion of the Blues
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Vocalist and harmonica performer. Mixed gospel with blues and R&B.
Songs:Blues Hall of Fame 1981.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992.

Bobby Darin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Walden Robert Cassotto
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Sandra Dee by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Songs:Movie:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1999.
Bronx Walk of Fame 2004.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1735 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 26 May 1982.
Las Vegas Walk of Stars:
A star at Flamingo Hotel; ceremony: 14 May 2007.

Bobby Womack

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Dwayne Womack
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:

Songs:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2009.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015.

Bonnie Raitt

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Bonnie Lynn Raitt
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

daughter of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Song:Guitar Center RockWalk 1996.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2000.
Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2001.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
Blues Hall of Fame 2010.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 19 March 2002.

Brenda Lee

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Brenda Mae Tarpley
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs: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.

Bruce Springsteen

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen
Nickname(s):
The Boss
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Julianne Phillips by 10 years.
husband of
Older than Patti Scialfa by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Band named:Song and album:Grammy Award and Oscar winner.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1999.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1999.
Kennedy Center Honors 2009.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2011.
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2008.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2016.
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of E Street Band.

Buddy Guy

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Guy
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist.
Albums:Owner of Chicago club Buddy Guy's Legends.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2005.
Blues Hall of Fame 1985.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1995.
National Medal of Arts 2003.
Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.
Kennedy Center Honors 2012.
Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame.
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2014.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Buddy Holly

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Hardin Holley
Also Known As:
Buddy Holley
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
22
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Died in a plane crash with:aka "Big Bopper".
Formed early rock group:Songs:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1986.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1989.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1994.
Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
West Texas Walk of Fame 1979.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of The Crickets.
Music City Walk of Fame 2007 as a member of The Crickets.
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2008 as a member of The Crickets.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of The Crickets.
West Texas Walk of Fame 1986 as a member of The Crickets.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 7 September 2011.

Carl Perkins

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Carl Lee Perkins
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song:Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1985.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987. (Due to his influence on music).
Guitar Center RockWalk 1996.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

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.

Cat Stevens

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Steven Demetre Georgiou
Also Known As:
Yusuf Islam
Usef Islam
Yusuf
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Converted religion to Islam in 1977, name changed to: Yusuf Islam.
Songs:Commercial for Jeep with song:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014.

Charlie Christian

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Christian
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
25
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Jazz and swing guitarist.
Performed with:Died young, of tuberculosis.
Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame 1989.
ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame.
DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1981.
Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 2002.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Chet Atkins

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Chester Burton Atkins
Also Known As:
Mister Guitar
The Country Gentleman
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:Song: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.

Chris Squire

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Christopher Russell Edward Squire
Nickname(s):
Fish
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:

Band:Song:International Guitar Hall of Fame.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1994 as a member of Yes.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2017 as a member of Yes.

Chrissie Hynde

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Christine Ellen Hynde
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Punk rock. Moved to England.
Group:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2005.
Albums:Active with PETA.

Chuck Berry

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Edward Anderson Berry
Nickname(s):
Father of Rock and Roll
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Created the Rock and Roll style for guitar playing. Also the "duck walk".
Songs:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986.
Blues Hall of Fame 1985.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1986.
Kennedy Center Honors 2000.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1986.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1982.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1777 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 8 October 1987.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6504 Delmar Boulevard.

Clive Davis

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Clive Jay Davis
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Forner president of Colunbia Records, founder and president of Arista Records. Grammy awards as producer.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2000.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1501 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 28 January 1997.

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.
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.
Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of The Drifters.

Curtis Mayfield

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Curtis Lee Mayfield
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: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.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991 as a member of The Impressions.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of The Impressions.
Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of The Impressions.

D.J. Fontana

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Dominic Joseph Fontana
Also Known As:
DJ Fontana
D. J. Fontana
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Drummer for:for 14 years.
Song:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2009.
NACMAI Hall of Fame 2001.
Rockabilly Hall of Fame.

Darlene Love

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Darlene Wright
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Group:Broadway musicals:Movies:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2011.

David Bowie

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
David Robert Hayward-Jones
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69, 2 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Iman, until he died.
Older than Iman by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Song:Movie:Album:Song:Broadway play:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1996.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2005.
London Avenue of Stars.
International Best-Dressed List Hall of Fame 1998.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 2013.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 12 February 1997.

David Geffen

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
David Lawrence Geffen
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founder of Geffen Records. Co-founder of the firm DreamWorks SKG. Philanthropist.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2010.

Del Shannon

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Weedon Westover
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitar and vocals.
Song:Died of a self-inflicted rifle gun shot due to depression.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1999.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009.
Rockabilly Hall of Fame.

Dick Clark

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Wagstaff Clark
Nickname(s):
America's Oldest Teenager
The World's Oldest Teenager
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:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 2000.
Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1991.
National Radio Hall of Fame 1990.
Television Hall of Fame 1992.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at Corner of Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.

Dinah Washington

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Ruth Lee Jones
Nickname(s):
Queen of the Blues
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than Dick Lane by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Song:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993.
Blues Hall of Fame 2003.
Alabama Music Hall of Fame 1991.
Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame 1986.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1987.
ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame.

Dion

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Dion Francis DiMucci
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group:Songs:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1989.
Bronx Walk of Fame 2007.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007.
Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of Dion & The Belmonts.

Doc Pomus

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jerome Solon Felder
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:

Lyricist for songs:and more.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1992.

Donna Summer

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
LaDonna Andrea Gaines
Also Known As:
Donna Gaines
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

German production of musical:Album:Songs:Movie:Donates some proceeds to causes she cares for (mostly medical charities.) Paintings are highly regarded.
Dance Music Hall of Fame 2004.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013.
Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2010.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 18 March 1992.

Donovan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Donovan Phillips Leitch
Also Known As:
Donovan Leitch Sr.
Donovan Leitch
Birth Date:
Age today:
71, 19 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
father of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Movie:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2014.

Dr. John

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Malcolm John Rebennack Jr.
Also Known As:
Mac Rebennack
Dr. John the Night Tripper
Dr. John Creaux
Nickname(s):
Mac
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Albums:Movies:Pianist.
Blues Hall of Fame 2007.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2011.
Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.
Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame.

Duane Eddy

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Duane Eddy
Birth Date:
Age today:
79, 33 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist.
Song:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1994.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1997.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2011.
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2008.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Dusty Springfield

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Mary Isabel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien
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:

English pop singer.
Songs:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1999. Inducted 10 days after her death. Awarded OBE.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2006.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2010.

Eddie Cochran

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ray Edward Cochrane
Nickname(s):
Eddie
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
21
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie:Song:influenced the Beatles, and song:was recorded by The Who.
Song:remains a classic. Killed in a car accident.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987.
Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
Minnesota Music Hall of Fame 1993.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Ellie Greenwich

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Eleanor Louise Greenwich
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Name pronounced GREN-itch.
Wrote or co-wrote songs:Songwriters Hall of Fame 1991.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2010.

Elmore James

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Elmore Brooks
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Postwar urban blues, responsible for slide-guitar styles that shaped rock.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992.
Blues Hall of Fame 1980.
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame 1992.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Elton John

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Reginald Kenneth Dwight
Also Known As:
Sir Elton Hercules John
Ann Orson
Lord Choc Ice
William A. Bong
Reggae Dwight
Frank N. Stein
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than David Furnish by 15 years.

Brief Facts:

Name legally changed 1972.
Musicals:Pianist. Knighted 1998.
Married 21 December 2014 to:by conversion of their civil partnership which happened 21 December 2005.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1994.
Kennedy Center Honors 2004.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1992.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6915 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.

Elvis Presley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Elvis Aron Presley
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of
twin brother of
The same age as Jesse Presley.
father of
ex-husband of
Older than Priscilla Presley by 10 years.
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Movie:Died of a drug overdose.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986.
Country Music Hall of Fame 1998.
Music City Walk of Fame 2008.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2004.
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1990.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007.
Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2001.
The Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall of Fame 2005.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6777 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
Las Vegas Walk of Stars:
A star at Riviera Hotel; ceremony: 26 September 2008.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars:
A star at 100 S. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 27 March 1994.

Eric Clapton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Eric Patrick Clapp
Nickname(s):
Slowhand
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Pattie Boyd by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Guitarist.
Member rock band:Song:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2000. Awarded Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen's 2003 New Year's Honors list.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2001.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2010.
London Avenue of Stars.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
Blues Hall of Fame 2015.
Guitar Center RockWalk 2004 as a member of Cream.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993 as a member of Cream.

Etta James

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Jamesetta Hawkins
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73, 5 days before her 74th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:The latter is a variant of song:by:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993.
Blues Hall of Fame 2001.
Grammy Hall of Fame 1993.
Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 18 April 2003.

Fats Domino

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Antoine Dominique Domino Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986.
Blues Hall of Fame 2003.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1998.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007.
National Medal of Arts 1998.
Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame.
Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6616 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.

Floyd Cramer

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Floyd Cramer
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pianist, known for his slip note piano style.
Songs:Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame 1998.
Country Music Hall of Fame 2003.
Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.
NACMAI Hall of Fame 1998.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2003.

Frank Zappa

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Frank Vincent Zappa
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52, 17 days before his 53rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
father of
father of
husband of
Gail Zappa, until he died.
Older than Gail Zappa by 4 years.
uncle of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Founded the group:then on his own.
Song:with daughter:Album:won a Grammy Award.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1995.
DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1994.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1993.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Freddie King

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Christian
Also Known As:
Freddy King
Nickname(s):
The Texas Cannonball
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. A major influence on rock guitarists, especially British.
Blues Hall of Fame 1982.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Gene Vincent

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Vincent Eugene Craddock
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composed the tune for song:Group:Songs:Movie:Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1998.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of The Blue Caps.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1749 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.

George Harrison

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Harold Harrison
Also Known As:
Nelson Wilbury
Spike Wilbury
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Pattie Boyd by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Member of the rock group:Fascinated with Eastern religions. Stabbed by an attacker. Died of cancer.
See also:Group:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2004.
Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2002.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of The Beatles.
London Avenue of Stars 2007 as a member of The Beatles.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988 as a member of The Beatles.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of The Beatles.
Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of The Beatles.
Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of The Traveling Wilburys.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 14 April 2009.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of The Beatles for contributions to the recording industry.

George Martin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Henry Martin
Also Known As:
Sir George Martin
Nickname(s):
the Fifth Beatle
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Produced the albums of the Beatles.
Produced theme songs:Made a Knight Bachelor in 1996.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2006.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1999.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1994.
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 2004.

Hank Ballard

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Henry Kendricks
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

cousin of

Brief Facts:

Group:Wrote songs:Invented the Twist dance.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990.
Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of Hank Ballard & The Midnighters.

Hank Williams

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Hiram King Williams
(Hiriam on birth certificate)
Also Known As:
Luke the Drifter
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Audrey Williams by less than 1 year.
husband of
Billie Jean Horton, until he died.
Older than Billie Jean Horton by 9 or 10 years.
father of
father of
son of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry.
Songs:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987.
Country Music Hall of Fame 1961.
Alabama Music Hall of Fame 1985.
Music City Walk of Fame 2008.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Citation from the Pulitzer Prize committee April 2010.
NACMAI Hall of Fame 2004.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6400 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.

Herb Alpert

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Herbert Alpert
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Trumpet player.
Band:Songs:Album:Co-founder of A&M Records.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006.
National Medal of Arts 2013.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6929 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.

Howlin' Wolf

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Chester Arthur Burnett
Also Known As:
Howlin Wolf
Nickname(s):
Big Foot
Bull Cow
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blues guitar and harmonica.
Album:in 1962.
Album:featuring:plus:and others in backup.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991.
Blues Hall of Fame 1980.
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame 1991.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Isaac Hayes

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Isaac Lee Hayes Jr.
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:Song:from movie:Movies:TV shows:in the role of:Songs: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.

Jackie Wilson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jack Leroy Wilson Jr.
Nickname(s):
Mr. Excitement
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song:Guitar Center RockWalk 2002.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015.

Jackson Browne

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Clyde Jackson Browne
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group:Created songs for movies:Acted in movie:Songwriters Hall of Fame 2007.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2004.
Music City Walk of Fame 2008 as a member of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

James Brown

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Joseph Brown Jr.
Nickname(s):
The Godfather of Soul
The Hardest Working Man in Show Business
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: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.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1501 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 10 January 1997.

James Burton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Burton
Nickname(s):
Master of the Telecaster
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist.
Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1997.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2001.
The Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall of Fame 2005.
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2007.

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.

Janis Joplin

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Janis Lyn Joplin
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
27
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album:Died of a drug overdose (heroin.) Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1995.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1999.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 4 November 2013.

Jeff Beck

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Geoffrey Arnold Beck
Birth Date:
Age today:
72, 26 days before his 73rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist.
Member of band:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2009.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1995.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1998 as a member of The Yardbirds.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of The Yardbirds.

Jelly Roll Morton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ferdinand Joseph Lamothe
Also Known As:
Ferdinand Morton
Ferd Morton
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Birthday may be October 20, 1890. World War I draft registration card shows September 13, 1884. Confusion over his birth name also, may have been LaMenthe or LaMotte. Jazz pianist.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1998.
Claimed he wrote songs:copyrighted by others.
DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1963.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1982.
Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007.
Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.
Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame.

Jerry Lee Lewis

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jerry Lee Lewis
Nickname(s):
The Killer
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

first cousin of
cousin of

Brief Facts:

Rock and roll and country vocalist and pianist.
Songs:Controversial marriage to his cousin
Myra Gale Brown
who was 13 years old.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1988.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008.
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986.
Louisiana Music Hall of Fame 2008.
Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame 2002.
Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
The Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall of Fame 2005.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6631 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 13 June 1989.

Jerry Leiber

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jerome Leiber
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote the words to songs:Duo:Songwriters Hall of Fame 1985.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 3 November 1994.

Jesse Stone

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jesse Stone
Also Known As:
Charles E. Calhoun
Chuck Calhoun
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
97
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Credited with creating the bass line for early rock and roll music.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2010.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2010.

Jimmie Rodgers

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Charles Rodgers
Nickname(s):
The Singing Brakeman
The Blue Yodeler
The Father of Country Music
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Known for his yodelling style.
Songs:Died of tuberculosis.
Country Music Hall of Fame 1961.
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.
Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
Blues Hall of Fame 2013.

Jimmy Cliff

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

Brief Facts:

Movies:Reggae and ska music.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2010.

Jimmy Reed

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Mathias James Reed
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50, 8 days before his 51st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Mississippi blues star.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991.
Blues Hall of Fame 1980.
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame 1991.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Joan Baez

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Joan Chandos BŠez
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Name is pronounced "Buys," with only one syllable.
Songs:Folk music singer.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2017.

John Hammond

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Paul Hammond
Also Known As:
John P. Hammond
John Hammond Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blues vocalist and guitarist. Son of producer
John H. Hammond
.
Blues Hall of Fame 2011.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986.

John Lennon

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Winston Lennon
Also Known As:
John Winston Ono Lennon
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Cynthia Lennon by 1 year.
father of
father of
husband of
Yoko Ono, until he died.
Younger than Yoko Ono by 7 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Rock Group:Movies:Murdered on the street in New York.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1994.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1987.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1998.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of The Beatles.
London Avenue of Stars 2007 as a member of The Beatles.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988 as a member of The Beatles.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of The Beatles.
Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of The Beatles.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 30 September 1988.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of The Beatles for contributions to the recording industry.

John Mellencamp

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Mellencamp
Also Known As:
John "Cougar" Mellencamp
John Cougar Mellencamp
John Cougar
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:Songs:Children named Justice, Hud, Speck. Co-founded Farm Aid.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2008.

Johnnie Johnson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Johnnie Clyde Johnson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Jazz pianist.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2001.
West Virginia Music Hall of Fame 2007.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6628 Delmar Boulevard.

Johnny Cash

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
J.R. Cash
Also Known As:
John R. Cash
Nickname(s):
The Man in Black
J.R.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

step-father of
husband of
June Carter Cash, until her earlier death.
Younger than June Carter Cash by 2 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry.
Songs:TV series:Movie for television:Country Music Hall of Fame 1980.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1977.
Kennedy Center Honors 1996.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1990.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1977.
National Medal of Arts 2001.
Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame 1996.
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2010.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6320 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.

Johnny Otis

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ioannis Alexandres Veliotes
Also Known As:
John Veliotis
Johnny Otis Show
Nickname(s):
Godfather of Rhythm and Blues
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90, 20 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Greek ancestry.
Book:Songs:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1994.
Blues Hall of Fame 2000.

Jon Anderson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Roy Anderson
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member band: Guitar Center RockWalk 1994 as a member of Yes.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2017 as a member of Yes.

Joni Mitchell

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Roberta Joan Anderson
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Album:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1997.
Canadian Music Hall of Fame 1981.
Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame 2007.
Canada's Walk of Fame 2000.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1997.
Canadian Folk Music Walk of Fame 2003.

King Curtis

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Curtis Ousley
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tenor sax solo on song:for the group:Also song:Stabbed to death.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2000.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987 as a member of The Coasters.
Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of The Coasters.

Laura Nyro

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Laura Nigro
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

She pronounced the name "NEER-oh".
Song:Songwriters Hall of Fame 2010.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012.
Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame 2001.

Lead Belly

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Huddie William Ledbetter
Also Known As:
Leadbelly
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:which became a folk hit for the group:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988.
Blues Hall of Fame 1986.
Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1980.
Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Leo Fender

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Clarence Leonidas Fender
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Creator of a series of electronic guitars and amplifiers.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1987.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
Anaheim / OC Walk of Stars:
A star for Show Business fame.

Leon Russell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Claude Russell Bridges
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song:from movie:Album:Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 2006.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2011.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2011.

Leonard Cohen

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Leonard Norman Cohen
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

'Song:Named Officer of the Order of Canada 1991, and Companion of the Order of Canada 2003.
Canadian Music Hall of Fame 1991.
Canadian Folk Music Walk of Fame 2005.
Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame 2006.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2008.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2010'.

Les Paul

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lester William Polsfuss
Also Known As:
Lester Polfuss
Rhubarb Red
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Mary Ford by 9 years.

Brief Facts:

Famed guitarist. Responsible for electric guitar sound and popularity of the Les Paul Gibson guitar. Invented multi-track recording.
Songs:Band:Often recorded with his wife,:Songs:Duo:Grammy Hall of Fame.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988.
National Inventors Hall of Fame.
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2010.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1988.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1990.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009.
National Medal of Arts 2007.
New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame 1996.
National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 2006.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
Music City Walk of Fame 2011.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1541 Vine Street as a member of Les Paul and Mary Ford for contributions to the recording industry.

Linda Ronstadt

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Linda Maria Ronstadt
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Folk-rock vocalist.
Group:Tony Award for operetta:Recordings of Spanish music.
Songs:Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2007.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014.

Little Richard

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Wayne Penniman
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs: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.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6840 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.

Little Walter

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Marion Walter Jacobs
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blues harmonica player with revolutionary technique.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2008. Also singer and guitarist.
Album:Song:Blues Hall of Fame 1980.
Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame.

Little Willie John

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Edward John
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
30
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

R&B singer.
Songs:Convicted of manslaughter and sent to prison for a fatal knifing incident. Died in prison of a heart attack, but there are claims this cause is false.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1996.

Lloyd Price

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lloyd Price
Nickname(s):
Mr. Personality
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1998.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001.

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.

Louis Jordan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Louis Thomas Jordan
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987.
Blues Hall of Fame 1983.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1998.
Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame 1998.

Ma Rainey

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Gertrude Pridgett
Nickname(s):
Mother of the Blues
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: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.

Madonna

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone
Also Known As:
Esther (adopted Hebrew name)
Nickname(s):
Material Girl
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than Guy Ritchie by 10 years.
ex-wife of
Older than Sean Penn by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies:Album:Song:Took up Kaballah religion.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2008.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2004.

Mahalia Jackson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Mahala Jackson
Nickname(s):
Halie
The Queen of Gospel
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Gospel singer, also active in the civil rights movement.
Louisiana Music Hall of Fame 2008.
Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame 1995.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1997.
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1978.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6840 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 1 September 1988.

Marvin Gaye

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Marvin Pentz Gay Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44, 1 day before his 45th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Anna Gordy Gaye by 17 years.

Brief Facts:

Murdered by his father.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1989.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1500 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 27 September 1990.

Michael Jackson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Michael Joseph Jackson
Also Known As:
Michael Joe Jackson (per indictment)
Nickname(s):
Jacko
Wacko Jacko
The King of Pop
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Brandon Jackson by 1 year.
ex-husband of
Older than Debbie Rowe by less than 1 year.
younger brother of
Younger than Jackie Jackson by 7 years.
older brother of
Older than Janet Jackson by 7 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Jermaine Jackson by 3 years.
younger brother of
Younger than LaToya Jackson by 2 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Lisa Marie Presley by 9 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Marlon Jackson by 1 year.
father of
father of
father of
younger brother of
Younger than Randy Jackson by 2 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Rebbie Jackson by 8 years.
uncle of
uncle of
younger brother of
Younger than Tito Jackson by 4 years.
uncle of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Group:Famed for "moonwalk" dance step.
Albums:Song:Movie:Short film:Acquitted of charges of molesting a child, June 13, 2005. First son named originally Michael Joseph Jackson Jr. then name changed after divorce. Died of lethal dose of propofol. Coroner ruled his death a homicide.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2001.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2002.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2004.
National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame 2010.
World Music Award Hall of Fame 1989.
Music Video Producers' Hall of Fame 1991.
Soul Train Hall of Fame 1995.
ECHO Hall of Fame 2010.
National Radio Hall of Fame 2003.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of The Jackson 5.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1997 as a member of The Jackson 5.
Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of The Jackson 5.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 20 November 1984.
A star at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1500 Vine Street as a member of The Jacksons for contributions to the recording industry.

Miles Davis

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Miles Dewey Davis III
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Cicely Tyson by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Trumpeter.
Album:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006.
DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1962.
Guitar Center RockWalk 2006.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1976.
French Legion of Honor.
ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 19 February 1998.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6314 Delmar Boulevard.

Muddy Waters

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
McKinley Morganfield
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70, 26 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987.
Blues Hall of Fame 1980.
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.
Guitar Center RockWalk 2005.
Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1992.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Nat King Cole

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Nathaniel Adams Coles
Also Known As:
Nat "King" Cole
Nickname(s):
King
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45, 30 days before his 46th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Songs:TV show:Movies:Group:Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame 1993.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007.
Alabama Music Hall of Fame 1985.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2000.
DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1997.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1993.
Alabama Stage and Screen Hall of Fame 2003.
ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame..
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6659 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
A star at 6229 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

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.

Neil Young

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Neil Percival Young
Also Known As:
Bernard Shakey
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Canadian.
Movies:Bands:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1995.
Canada's Walk of Fame 2000.
Canadian Music Hall of Fame 1982.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1997 as a member of Buffalo Springfield.

Otis Blackwell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Otis Blackwell
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composed songs:Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1986.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2010.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1991.

Otis Redding

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Otis Ray Redding Jr.
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:Recorded the song: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.

Patti Smith

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Patricia Lee Smith
Nickname(s):
Godmother of Punk
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song:Album:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2007.

Paul McCartney

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Paul McCartney
Also Known As:
Sir James Paul McCartney
Nickname(s):
Macca
Sir Paul
Birth Date:
Age today:
74, 20 days before his 75th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Heather Mills by 25 years.
father of
son of
husband of
Linda McCartney, until her death.
Younger than Linda McCartney by less than 1 year.
son of
older brother of
Older than Mike McGear by 1 year.
father of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies:After rock group:he founded group:Album:Spent a few days in jail in Japan for marijuana possession. Knighted. Children's book:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1999.
Kennedy Center Honors 2010.
French Legion of Honor 2012.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1987.
Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song 2010.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of The Beatles.
London Avenue of Stars 2007 as a member of The Beatles.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988 as a member of The Beatles.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of The Beatles.
Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of The Beatles.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 9 February 2012.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of The Beatles for contributions to the recording industry.

Paul Simon

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Paul Frederic Simon
Also Known As:
Paul Kane
Jerry Landis
Tico
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Carrie Fisher by 15 years.
husband of
Older than Edie Brickell by 24 years.

Brief Facts:

Member of:See:Songs:Album:Movie:Songwriters Hall of Fame 1982.
Kennedy Center Honors 2002.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2001.
Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song 2007.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of Simon & Garfunkel.
Long Island Music Hall of Fame as a member of Simon & Garfunkel.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990 as a member of Simon & Garfunkel.
Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of Simon & Garfunkel.

Percy Sledge

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Percy Tyrone Sledge
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song:Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame 2004.
Alabama Music Hall of Fame 1993.
Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame.
Louisiana Music Hall of Fame 2007.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2005.

Pete Seeger

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Peter Seeger
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

half-brother of
Older than Mike Seeger by 14 years.

Brief Facts:

Wrote the songs:Group:Active in political causes.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1996.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1972.
Kennedy Center Honors 1994.
National Medal of Arts 1994.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame 2015.
Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of The Weavers.

Peter Gabriel

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Peter Brian Gabriel
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Rock group:Album:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2010 as a member of Genesis.

Phil Spector

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Harvey Phillip Spector
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Ronnie Spector by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Convicted of second degree murder of:sentenced to 19 years to life.
Bit part in movie:Famed for rock and roll recordings with what he called "a Wall of Sound" - a full set of musicians adding a stronger sound.
Composed and performed song:with group:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1989.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1997.
Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.

Prince

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Prince Rogers Nelson
Also Known As:
the Artist (formerly known as Prince)
Jamie Starr
Christopher
Alexander Nevermind
Joey Coco
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:

Movies:Died of an accidental opioid (Fentanyl) overdose.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2004.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2006.
Minnesota Music Hall of Fame 2007.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Professor Longhair

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Henry Roeland Byrd
Nickname(s):
Roy
Fess
The Picasso of Keyboard Funk
The Bach of Rock
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

New Orleans piano player.
Song:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992.
Blues Hall of Fame 1981.
Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame.

Quincy Jones

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Quincy Delight Jones Jr.
Nickname(s):
Q
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
father of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Trumpeter.
Producer of the:album:Composed songs:California Hall of Fame 2008.
Kennedy Center Honors 2001.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1981.
National Medal of Arts 2010.
ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013.
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2007.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1500 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 14 March 1980.

Randy Newman

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Randall Stuart Newman
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:Composed soundtracks and songs for movies.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2002.
Louisiana Music Hall of Fame 2011.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013.
Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2002.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 2 June 2010.

Ray Charles

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Raymond Charles Robinson
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:Songs: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.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6777 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 6 October 1981.

Rick Nelson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Eric Hilliard Nelson
Also Known As:
Ricky Nelson
Nickname(s):
Ricky
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than David Nelson by 3 years.
father of
son of
ex-husband of
Older than Kristin Harmon by 5 years.
father of
son of
father of
by adoption uncle of
father of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Died in a plane crash.
Songs:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987.
Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1996.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1515 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars:
A star at 100 S. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 27 March 1994.

Ringo Starr

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

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Barbara Bach by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Drummer for the group:and the rock band:Later, his own band:Movies:Awarded MBE.
Movies:Book:Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame 2002.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2015.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of The Beatles.
London Avenue of Stars 2007 as a member of The Beatles.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988 as a member of The Beatles.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of The Beatles.
Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of The Beatles.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 8 February 2010.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of The Beatles for contributions to the recording industry.

Ritchie Valens

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Steven Valenzuela
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
17
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Died in a plane crash with:(aka "Big Bopper").
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2001.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1997.
Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6733 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 11 May 1990.

Robert Johnson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Leroy Johnson
Also Known As:
R. L. Spencer
Robert Spencer
Robert Lonnie Johnson
Nickname(s):
King of the Delta Blues

Brief Facts:

Subject of the movie:Song:Poisoned.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986.
Blues Hall of Fame 1980.
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1999.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Rod Stewart

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Roderick David Stewart
Also Known As:
Sir Roderick
Nickname(s):
Rod the Mod
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Alana Stewart by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Songs:Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen's 2007 New Year's Honors list. Knighted by Prince William October 2016.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1994.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2006.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 11 October 2005.

Roy Orbison

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Roy Kelton Orbison
Also Known As:
Lefty Wilbury
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Group:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987.
Music City Walk of Fame 2006.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1989.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1989.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1987.
Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
West Texas Walk of Fame 1989.
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2014.
Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of The Traveling Wilburys.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 29 January 2010.

Ruth Brown

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Ruth Alston Weston
Nickname(s):
Miss Rhythm
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19

Brief Facts:

Movie:Won a Tony Award for her part in the Broadway revue:Song:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993.
Blues Hall of Fame 2002.
Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame 1992.

Sam Cooke

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Cook
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shot to death - shooter never charged.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1987.
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7051 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 1 February 1994.

Scotty Moore

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Winfield Scott Moore III
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist for:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2000.
Song:Guitar Center RockWalk 1990.
Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
The Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall of Fame 2005.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Smokey Robinson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Robinson Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Claudette Rogers by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Motown group:Formerly called this group:Songs:Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Album:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1990.
Kennedy Center Honors 2006.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1991.
National Medal of Arts 2002.
Boys and Girls Clubs Alumni Hall of Fame.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2003.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013.
Movie: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of The Miracles.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of The Miracles.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1500 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 22 February 1983.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of The Miracles for contributions to the recording industry.

Spooner Oldham

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Dewey Lyndon Oldham Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
73, 16 days before his 74th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Keyboardist.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2009.
Alabama Music Hall of Fame.
Songs:

Steve Miller

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Steven H. Miller
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group:Album:Guitarist, songwriter, singer.
Woodrow Wilson High School Hall of Fame 2009.
Guitar Center RockWalk 2005.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2016.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1750 Vine Street as a member of Steve Miller Band for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 1 July 1987.

Stevie Wonder

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Stevland Hardaway Judkins
Also Known As:
Little Stevie Wonder
Stevland Hardaway Morris
Steveland Judkins Hardaway
Eivets Rednow
Birth Date:
Age today:
67, 16 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
ex-husband of

Brief Facts:

Birth name Stevland Judkins - changed several times. Blind singer and pianist.
Movie:Songs:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1989.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1983.
Michigan Walk of Fame 2006.
Kennedy Center Honors 1999.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1985.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008.
Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song 2009.
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2006.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2014.
Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2001.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2012.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7050 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 1 February 1994.

T-Bone Walker

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Aaron Thibeaux Walker
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987.
Blues Hall of Fame 1980.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 2002.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Tom Waits

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Alan Waits
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A composer and singer with multiple genres.
Albums:Acted in movies:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2011.

Tupac Shakur

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Tupac Amaru Shakur
Also Known As:
2Pac
Makaveli the Don
Lesane Parish Crooks (also reported, not confirmed)
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
25
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of
son of
nephew of
first cousin of
step-brother of
Younger than Mopreme Shakur by 1 or 2 years.
step-son of
half-brother of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Served time for sexual abuse. Died of gunshot wounds in Las Vegas.
Group:Movie:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2017.

Van Morrison

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Ivan Morrison
Also Known As:
Sir Van Morrison
Nickname(s):
Van the Man
The Belfast Cowboy
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album:Awarded OBE, June 1996. Knighted February 2016 in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.
His song:became the official anthem for the Northern Irish peace movement.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993.
Irish Music Hall of Fame 1999.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2003.

Willie Dixon

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William James Dixon
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Imprisoned as a conscientious objector. Won Illinois Golden Gloves.
Songs:recorded by others.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1994.
Blues Hall of Fame 1980.
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1989.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2015.

Wilson Pickett

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Wilson Pickett
Nickname(s):
the Wicked
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991.
Alabama Music Hall of Fame 1999.

Woody Guthrie

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Woodrow Wilson Guthrie
Nickname(s):
Dust Bowl Troubadour
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Composed over 1000 songs.
Songs:Social protest songs and actions. Inspired other writers of urban folk music. Died of Huntington's disease.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988.
Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 1997.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1977.
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