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170 Persons in the Songwriters Hall of Fame:

Location:
330 W 58th St #411
New York, NY 10019
Web Site:
Years Active:
1970 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.

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.

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Also Known As:
Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composer of musicals:Songs:Knighted 1992 and made a life peer as Baron Lloyd-Webber, of Sydmonton.
Theater Hall of Fame 2009.
Kennedy Center Honors 2006.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1995.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater; ceremony: 26 February 1993.

Anthony Newley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Anthony George Newley
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Joan Collins by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

With Leslie Bricusse he wrote the song:Stage actor.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1989.

Barry Gibb

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Barry Alan Crompton Gibb
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Andy Gibb by 11 years.
older brother of
Older than Maurice Gibb by 3 years.
older brother of
Older than Robin Gibb by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Member of group:CBE awarded 2004. 2009, Barry and his wife Linda Gibb became US citizens. They have dual citizenship.
Song:Songwriters Hall of Fame 1994.
Movie: Dance Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of The Bee Gees.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008 as a member of The Bee Gees.
London Avenue of Stars 2004 as a member of The Bee Gees.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1997 as a member of The Bee Gees.
Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of The Bee Gees.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6845 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of The Bee Gees for contributions to the recording industry.

Barry Manilow

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Barry Alan Pincus
Birth Date:
Age today:
74, 35 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song:Songwriters Hall of Fame 2002.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 22 September 1980.

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.

Betty Comden

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Basya Cohen
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Incorrectly reported as Elizabeth Cohen birth name. Worked with composer
Adolph Green
.
Winner of multiple Tony Awards, including musical play:Kennedy Center Honors 1991.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1980.
Theater Hall of Fame.

Bill Withers

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Harrison Withers Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
79, 18 days after his birthday
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.

Billy Joel

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Martin Joel
Also Known As:
Bill Martin
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
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.

Billy Rose

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Samuel Rosenberg
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Fanny Brice by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Height 4' 11".
Movies:Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.
Theater Hall of Fame.
As a pioneer and contributor, International Swimming Hall of Fame 1995.

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
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 Gaudio

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert John Gaudio
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Vocalist and keyboardist.
Group:Composed songs:Songwriters Hall of Fame 1995.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of The Four Seasons.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990 as a member of The Four Seasons.
Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of The Four Seasons.

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 Merrill

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Henry Robert Merrill Levan
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lyricist for musical/movie:Songs:Broadway musical plays:Suicide by gunshot.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1987.

Bob Seger

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Clark Seger
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
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 Braddock

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Valentine Braddock

Brief Facts:

Wrote song:recorded by:Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1981.
Country Music Hall of Fame 2011.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2015.

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.

Boudleaux Bryant

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Diadorius Boudleaux Bryant
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Felice Bryant, until he died.
Older than Felice Bryant by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

First name pronounced Bood-Low.
Composed many songs with his wife including:performed by the Everly Brothers. Violinist and fiddler.
Music City Walk of Fame 2006.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1986.
Country Music Hall of Fame 1991.
NACMAI Hall of Fame 1999.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1972.
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1982.
Rockabilly Hall of Fame.

Brian Holland

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Brian Holland
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composer group:Songs:Songwriters Hall of Fame 1988.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of Holland-Dozier-Holland.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7070 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of Holland-Dozier-Holland for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 2 February 2015.

Brian Wilson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Brian Douglas Wilson
Birth Date:
Age today:
75, 32 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Carl Wilson by 4 years.
older brother of
Older than Dennis Wilson by 2 years.
cousin of

Brief Facts:

Group:Songwriters Hall of Fame 2002.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2006.
Kennedy Center Honors 2007.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1996.
Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2004.
Cruisin' Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of The Beach Boys.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of The Beach Boys.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988 as a member of The Beach Boys.
Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of The Beach Boys.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1500 Vine Street as a member of The Beach Boys for contributions to the recording industry.

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 De Sylva

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Gard De Sylva
Also Known As:
B.G. "Buddy" De Sylva
B.G. De Sylva
Nickname(s):
Buddy
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Often teamed with:Co-founder of Capitol Records.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 4 June 1992.

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.

Burt Bacharach

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Burt Freeman Bacharach
Birth Date:
Age today:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Angie Dickinson by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Songs:Broadway musical:nominated for Tony Award.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971.
Missouri Wall of Fame.
Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song 2012.

Burton Lane

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Burton Levy

Brief Facts:

Broadway and movie and song:Songwriters Hall of Fame 1972.
Theater Hall of Fame.

Carly Simon

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Carly Elisabeth Simon
Birth Date:
Age today:
72, 27 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than James Taylor by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Songs:Writer of children's books.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1994.

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.

Charles Aznavour

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Shahnour Varenagh Aznavourian
Birth Date:
Age today:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Armenian-French.
Movie:Songwriters Hall of Fame 1996.
French Legion of Honor.

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.

Cole Porter

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Cole Albert Porter
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Musical movies:Album:Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.
Theater Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.

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.

Cy Coleman

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Seymour Kaufman

Brief Facts:

Jazz pianist.
Composed songs for:

Cyndi Lauper

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper
Birth Date:
Age today:
64, 30 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

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

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 Foster

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
David Walter Foster
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Linda Thompson by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Song:Collaborated with wife:on songwriting.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2010.
Canada's Walk of Fame 2002.
Canadian Music Hall of Fame 1998.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 31 May 2013.

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.

Dolly Parton

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Dolly Rebecca Parton
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Stella Parton by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry.
Movie:Movie:Songs:Composer for Broadway musical:Tony Award nomination.
Subject of television movie:Songwriters Hall of Fame 2001.
Country Music Hall of Fame 1999.
Small Town of America Hall of Fame 1988.
Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame 2008.
The Americana Highway Hall of Fame 2006.
East Tennessee Hall of Fame 1988.
Music City Walk of Fame 2009.
Kennedy Center Honors 2006.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2011.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1986.
National Medal of Arts 2005.
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2009.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 14 June 1984.

Don Henley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Donald Hugh Henley
Birth Date:
Age today:
70, his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitar and drums.
Lead vocalist of band:Songs:Songwriters Hall of Fame 2000.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008 as a member of The Eagles.
Kennedy Center Honors 2016 as a member of The Eagles.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of The Eagles.
Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of The Eagles.

Don McLean

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Donald McLean
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song:Songwriters Hall of Fame 2004.

Donovan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Donovan Phillips Leitch
Also Known As:
Donovan Leitch Sr.
Donovan Leitch
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
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.

Duke Ellington

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edward Kennedy Ellington
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75, 25 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971.
DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1956.
Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame 1992.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1978.
Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame 1992.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1969.
French Legion of Honor.
Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2008.
ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6535 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.

E.Y. Harburg

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Isadore Hochburg
Also Known As:
Edgar Yip Harburg
E.Y. Harburg
Nickname(s):
Yip
Yipsel
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84, 34 days before his 85th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song:used in movie:Song:Died in a car accident in Los Angeles.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971.
Theater Hall of Fame.

Eddie Holland

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edward Holland Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composer group:Songs:Songwriters Hall of Fame 1988.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of Holland-Dozier-Holland.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7070 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of Holland-Dozier-Holland for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 2 February 2015.

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.

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.

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.

Ervin Drake

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ervin Maurice Druckman
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Broadway musical:Songwriters Hall of Fame 1983.

Eydie Gormé

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Edith Gormezano
Also Known As:
Eydie Gorme
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84, 6 days before her 85th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
wife of
Steve Lawrence, until she died.
Older than Steve Lawrence by 6 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Duo:Song:TV show:Songwriters Hall of Fame 1995.
Gaming Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of Steve and Eydie.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1541 Vine Street as a member of Eydie Gormé & Steve Lawrence for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 20 September 1977.

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.

Fats Waller

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Wright Waller
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pianist.
Songs:DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1968.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1989.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.
Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2008.
ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame.

Felice Bryant

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Matilda Genevieve Scaduto
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Boudleaux Bryant, until his earlier death.
Younger than Boudleaux Bryant by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Wrote over 800 songs including:with husband:- many for the Everly Brothers.
Country Music Hall of Fame 1991.
Music City Walk of Fame 2006.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1986.
NACMAI Hall of Fame 1999.
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2006.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1972.
Rockabilly Hall of Fame.

Fred Ebb

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Fred Ebb
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lyricist of musicals with:Musicals:Movie:Song:Kennedy Center Honors 1998.
Theater Hall of Fame 1991.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1983.

Frederick Loewe

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Friedrich Löwe
Nickname(s):
Fritz
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Musicals:Kennedy Center Honors 1985.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1972.
Theater Hall of Fame.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars:
A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 13 January 1995.

Garth Brooks

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Troyal Garth Brooks
Also Known As:
Chris Gaines
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Trisha Yearwood by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry.
Albums:Attended spring training for several baseball teams.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2002.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2011.
Country Music Hall of Fame 2012.
Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2000.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 30 June 1995.

George Gershwin

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

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Ira Gershwin by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Composed:Broadway musical and move incorporating some of his music:Duo:Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.
Long Island Music Hall of Fame 2006.
Theater Hall of Fame.
Congressional Gold Medal 1985.
Jewish-American Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of George & Ira Gershwin for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 5 June 1998.

George M. Cohan

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

Brief Facts:

Wrote songs:Considered the father of American musical comedy.
His first big Broadway hit in 1904 was the show:Added to the Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.
Long Island Music Hall of Fame.
Theater Hall of Fame.
Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame 1965.
Irish American Hall of Fame 2012.
Congressional Gold Medal 1936.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6734 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Glenn Frey

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Glenn Lewis Frey
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pronounced "Fry." Member of band:Song:Songwriters Hall of Fame 2000.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008 as a member of The Eagles.
Kennedy Center Honors 2016 as a member of The Eagles.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of The Eagles.
Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of The Eagles.

Hal David

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Harold Lane David
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lyricist with:on songs:Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1984.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1972.
Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song 2012.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 14 October 2011.

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.

Harlan Howard

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Harlan Perry Howard
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Co-wrote song:with:Songs:were written by him.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1997.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1973.
Country Music Hall of Fame 1997.

Harold Arlen

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Hyman Arluck
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971.
Theater Hall of Fame.

Harry Ruby

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Harry Rubenstein

Brief Facts:

Often teamed with
Bert Kalmar
.
Song:Wrote movie:Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.

Harry Warren

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Salvatore Anthony Guaragna

Brief Facts:

Song:Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971.

Henry Mancini

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Enrico Nicola Mancini
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songwriters Hall of Fame 1984.
Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2004.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6821 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.

Hoagy Carmichael

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Hoagland Howard Carmichael
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 35 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composed songs:Movie:Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1988.
Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1720 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.

Ira Gershwin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Israel Gershowitz
Also Known As:
Israel Gershwin
Arthur Francis
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than George Gershwin by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Duo:Songs:Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama 1932.
Congressional Gold Medal 1985.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971.
Theater Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of George & Ira Gershwin for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 5 June 1998.

Irving Berlin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Israel Isidore Baline
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
101
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.
Theater Hall of Fame.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 2003.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1977.
Congressional Gold Medal 1954.
Jewish-American Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7095 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 1 February 1994.

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 DeShannon

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Sharon Lee Myers
Also Known As:
Jackie Dee Shannon
Jackie Dee
Sherry Lee
Birth Date:
Age today:
72, 30 days before her 73rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Songwriters Hall of Fame 2010.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2010.

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 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.

Jay Livingston

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jacob Harold Levison
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Shirley Mitchell, until he died.
Older than Shirley Mitchell by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Songs:Duo:Songwriters Hall of Fame 1977.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of Livingston & Evans for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 12 January 1995.

Jerry Bock

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jerrold Lewis Bock
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81, 20 days before his 82nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Musicals:Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971.
Theater Hall of Fame.

Jerry Garcia

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jerome John Garcia
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53, 8 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Carolyn Adams by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Cofounder of rock group:Founded bluegrass group:and cofounded psychedelic country rock band:Banjo and guitar. Designed silk neckties and T-shirts.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2015.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1994 as a member of Grateful Dead.

Jerry Herman

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Gerald Herman
Birth Date:
Age today:
86, 12 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Musical theatre. Tony Awards and nominations.
Musicals:Kennedy Center Honors 2010.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1982.
Theater Hall of Fame 1986.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7095 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater; ceremony: 1 February 1994.

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.

Jim Croce

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

Brief Facts:

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

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 Webb

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jimmy Layne Webb
Birth Date:
Age today:
70, 24 days before his 71st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composed songs:Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1990.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1999.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1986.

John Barry

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jonathon Barry Prendergast

Brief Facts:

Film soundtrack composer.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1998.

John Denver

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Henry John Deutschendorf Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Died in plane crash.
Songs:Songwriters Hall of Fame 1996.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7065 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 24 October 2014.

John Fogerty

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Cameron Fogerty
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Tom Fogerty by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Guitar and vocals.
Member band:Songs:Songwriters Hall of Fame 2005.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993 as a member of Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 1 October 1998.

John Kander

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Harold Kander
Birth Date:
Age today:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composer of musicals with:Musicals:Movie:Song:Kennedy Center Honors 1998.
Theater Hall of Fame 1991.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1983.

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 Payne

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Howard Payne
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Anne Shirley by 5 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Gloria DeHaven by 13 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies:TV series:Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6125 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
A star at 6687 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

John Rzeznik

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Joseph Theodore Rzeznik
Also Known As:
Johnny Rzeznik
Birth Date:
Age today:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Co-founder and lead guitarist and lead vocalist for group:Songs:Name pronounced "rez-nik" or "(r)ZHEZ-nik" in Polish.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2008.

John Sebastian

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Besson Sebastian

Brief Facts:

Member of:Wrote theme song for TV series:Songwriters Hall of Fame 2008.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of The Lovin' Spoonful.
Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of The Lovin' Spoonful.

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 Mandel

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Alfred Mandel
Birth Date:
Age today:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song:Songwriters Hall of Fame 2010.
ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame.

Johnny Mercer

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Herndon Mercer
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Co-founder of Capitol Records.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971.
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1980.
Georgia Writers Hall of Fame 2007.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1628 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.

Jon Bon Jovi

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Francis Bongiovi
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

UK Music Hall of Fame 2006.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2009.
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2009.

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.

Keith Richards

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Keith Richards
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist.
Member of the band:Movie:Children's book:Songwriters Hall of Fame 1993.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
London Avenue of Stars 2009 as a member of The Rolling Stones.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1989 as a member of The Rolling Stones.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of The Rolling Stones.

Kurt Weill

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Kurt Julian Weill
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50, 32 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Lotte Lenya, until he died.
Younger than Lotte Lenya by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Name pronounced "Vile." Songs from:Song:Married Lotte Lenya a second time after divorce.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.
Theater Hall of Fame.

Lamont Dozier

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lamont Herbert Dozier
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composer group:Songs:Songwriters Hall of Fame 1988.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of Holland-Dozier-Holland.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7070 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of Holland-Dozier-Holland for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 2 February 2015.

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.

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 Bernstein

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

Brief Facts:

Changed name at age 15.
Musical play:Kennedy Center Honors 1980.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 1998.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971.
Theater Hall of Fame 1998.
Television Hall of Fame 1990.
Jewish-American Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6200 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.

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'.

Lew Brown

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Louis Brownstein
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote words for songs:Often teamed with:Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.

Linda Perry

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Linda Perry
Birth Date:
Age today:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Older than Sara Gilbert by 9 years.

Brief Facts:

Former lead for group:Married:March 30, 2014.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2015.

Lionel Richie

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lionel Brockman Richie Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
68, 32 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

by adoption grandfather of
by adoption father of
by adoption grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Member of group:Songs:Alabama Music Hall of Fame 1997.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1994.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014.
Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of Commodores.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 20 June 2003.

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.

Lorenz Hart

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lorenz Hart
Also Known As:
Larry Hart
Nickname(s):
Larry

Brief Facts:

Worked with:as composer.
Movie/musical:Called "Larry" by all his friends.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.
Theater Hall of Fame.

Loretta Lynn

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Loretta Webb
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Crystal Gayle by 18 years.
older sister of
Older than Peggy Sue by 14 years.

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry.
Subject of movie:Songs:Country Music Hall of Fame 1988.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2008.
Kennedy Center Honors 2003.
Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2002.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1982.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2013.
The Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall of Fame 2006.
Music City Walk of Fame 2015.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1515 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.

Mac Davis

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Morris Mac Davis
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie:Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2000.
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1996.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2006.
Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2004.
West Texas Walk of Fame 1983.
Texas Heritage Songwriters' Hall of Fame 2010.
Texas Film Hall of Fame 2014.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 10 September 1998.

Marvin Hamlisch

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

Brief Facts:

Composer for Broadway plays:Also movies:Pulitzer Prize for Drama 1976.
Long Island Music Hall of Fame 2008.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1986.
Theater Hall of Fame 2008.

Maurice Gibb

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Maurice Ernest Gibb
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53, 21 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Andy Gibb by 8 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Barry Gibb by 3 years.
ex-husband of
Younger than Lulu by 1 year.
twin brother of
The same age as Robin Gibb.

Brief Facts:

First name pronounced like "Morris." Member of group:Bassist. CBE awarded 2001.
Song:Songwriters Hall of Fame 1994.
Movie: Dance Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of The Bee Gees.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008 as a member of The Bee Gees.
London Avenue of Stars 2004 as a member of The Bee Gees.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1997 as a member of The Bee Gees.
Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of The Bee Gees.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6845 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of The Bee Gees for contributions to the recording industry.

Meredith Willson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Reiniger Meredith Willson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 28 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Played flute with John Sousa's band.
Wrote song:Musical and movie:Musical:Songwriters Hall of Fame 1982.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1987.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6411 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.

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.

Mick Jagger

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Michael Philip Jagger
Also Known As:
Sir Mick Jagger
Sir Michael Jagger
Birth Date:
Age today:
73, 4 days before his 74th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Bianca Jagger by 1 year.
father of
ex-husband of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Lead singer for group:Album:Knighted 2003.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1993.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of The Rolling Stones.
London Avenue of Stars 2009 as a member of The Rolling Stones.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1989 as a member of The Rolling Stones.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of The Rolling Stones.

Mick Jones

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Michael Geoffrey Jones
Birth Date:
Age today:
62, 26 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

British punk, political themes.
Group:Songwriters Hall of Fame 2013.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of The Clash.

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.

Noel Coward

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Noel Pierce Coward
Also Known As:
Sir Noel Pierce Coward
Noël Coward

Brief Facts:

Knighted 1973.
Wrote plays:Movie:Love affair with:Songwriters Hall of Fame 1988.
Theater Hall of Fame.
London Avenue of Stars.

Norman Whitfield

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Norman Jesse Whitfield
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs for Motown:Songwriters Hall of Fame 2004.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013.

Oscar Hammerstein

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein
Also Known As:
Oscar Hammerstein II
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of

Brief Facts:

Name pronounced "HAM-er-styne." Broadway musicals:Song:Many movies made from his musical plays.
Theater Hall of Fame.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.

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.

Otto Harbach

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Otto Hauerbach

Brief Facts:

Songs:Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.
Theater Hall of Fame.

Paul Anka

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Paul Albert Anka
Birth Date:
Age today:
75, 8 days before his 76th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Canadian Music Hall of Fame 1980.
Canada's Walk of Fame 2005.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1993.
Gaming Hall of Fame 2001.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6840 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 26 September 1984.

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:
75, 34 days after his 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:Order of the Companion of Honour 2017.
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.

Pee Wee King

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Julius Frank Anthony Kuczynski
Also Known As:
Frank "Pee Wee" King
Nickname(s):
Pee Wee
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86, 18 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry.
In the:movie:Wrote song:with:chosen by Tennessee in 1965 as the state song - sung by:Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.
Country Music Hall of Fame 1974.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1715 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.

Peggy Lee

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Norma Delores Egstrom
Also Known As:
Miss Peggy Lee
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song:Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1992.
ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1999.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6319 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.

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.

Phil Collins

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Philip David Charles Collins
Birth Date:
Age today:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Group:Songs:Drummer, keyboardist.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2003.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2010 as a member of Genesis.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 16 June 1999.

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:Song:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1989.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1997.
Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.

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.

Ray Evans

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Raymond Bernard Evans
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92, 11 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lyrics for songs:Duo:Songwriters Hall of Fame 1977.
Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 1988.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of Livingston & Evans for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 12 January 1995.

Ray Henderson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Raymond Brost
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 30 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Often teamed with:Songs:Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.

Richard Rodgers

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Charles Rodgers
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Worked with:Wrote popular musicals (later movies):Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.
Kennedy Center Honors 1978.
Theater Hall of Fame.

Richie Sambora

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Stephen Sambora
Birth Date:
Age today:
58, 11 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
ex-husband of
Older than Heather Locklear by 2 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Solo albums:Member of band:Guitarist.
Movie:Songwriters Hall of Fame 2009.

Rob Thomas

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Kelly Thomas
Birth Date:
Age today:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Born in Germany when his father was in the Air Force there.
Lead singer group:Composed songs for others. Awarded the first Starlight Award.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2004.

Robert B. Sherman

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Bernard Sherman
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Richard M. Sherman by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Songs:Movies:Songwriters Hall of Fame 2005.
National Medal of Arts 2008.

Robin Gibb

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robin Hugh Gibb
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Andy Gibb by 8 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Barry Gibb by 3 years.
twin brother of
The same age as Maurice Gibb.

Brief Facts:

Member of band:CBE awarded 2001.
Song:Songwriters Hall of Fame 1994.
Movie: Dance Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of The Bee Gees.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008 as a member of The Bee Gees.
London Avenue of Stars 2004 as a member of The Bee Gees.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1997 as a member of The Bee Gees.
Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of The Bee Gees.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6845 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of The Bee Gees for contributions to the recording industry.

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.

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.

Sammy Cahn

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Cohen
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Songwriters Hall of Fame 1972.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6540 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 2 February 1990.

Sammy Fain

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Feinberg

Brief Facts:

Songs:Songwriters Hall of Fame 1972.

Scott Joplin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Scott Joplin
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composer of popular ragtime songs:Opera:Died of syphilis.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1987.
Missouri Wall of Fame.
Hall of Famous Missourians 1992.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6510 Delmar Boulevard.

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.

Stephen Sondheim

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Joshua Sondheim
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Musical plays:Also wrote the lyrics to musicals:Kennedy Center Honors 1993.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1975.
Theater Hall of Fame.
National Medal of Arts 1996.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2014.

Steve Cropper

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Lee Cropper
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blues guitarist.
Band:Movie:Songs:Songwriters Hall of Fame 2005.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2010.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2008 as a member of Booker T. & the M.G.'s.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of Booker T. & the M.G.'s.

Steve Lawrence

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Sidney Leibowitz
Birth Date:
Age today:
82, 14 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
husband of
Eydie Gormé, until her death.
Younger than Eydie Gormé by 6 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Duo:TV show:Movies:Songs:Tony Award nomination for Broadway play:Songwriters Hall of Fame 1995.
Gaming Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of Steve and Eydie.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1541 Vine Street as a member of Eydie Gormé & Steve Lawrence for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 20 September 1977.

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
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.

Sting

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Commander of the British Empire (CBE.) Formerly of group:Albums:Movie:Songwriters Hall of Fame 2002.
International Best-Dressed List Hall of Fame 2001.
Kennedy Center Honors 2014.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of The Police.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 8 December 2000.

Sunny Skylar

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Selig Shaftel
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Songwriters Hall of Fame 2010.

Tim Rice

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Timothy Miles Bindon Rice
Also Known As:
Sir Tim Rice
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Musicals:Songwriters Hall of Fame 1999.
Theater Hall of Fame 2016.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6243 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater; ceremony: 20 October 2008.

Toby Keith

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Toby Keith Covel
Birth Date:
Age today:
56, 14 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album:Song:Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 2005.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2015.

Tom Jones

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thomas John Woodward
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:OBE in the 1999 New Years Honours list. Knighted New Years Honours List December 31, 2005.
Gaming Hall of Fame 2003.
Theater Hall of Fame.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008.
London Avenue of Stars.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2012.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6608 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 29 June 1987.

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.

Vernon Duke

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Vladimir Dukelsky

Brief Facts:

Scores for Broadway and London plays. US Coast Guard in World War II.
Songs:Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.
Theater Hall of Fame.

W.C. Handy

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Christopher Handy
Also Known As:
W C Handy
Nickname(s):
Father of the Blues
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote song:Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1983.
Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame 1985.
Alabama Music Hall of Fame 1987.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1981.
Blues Hall of Fame 2010.

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.

Willie Nelson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Willie Hugh Nelson
Nickname(s):
Red-Headed Stranger
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry.
Composed songs:Songs:Member of group:Movies:Once a disc jockey for Vancouver (Washington) station:and in Fort Worth, Texas. Developed a bio-diesel business. Originated Farm Aid concerts in 1985.
Kennedy Center Honors 1998.
Country Music Hall of Fame 1993.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2001.
Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 1998.
Texas Film Hall of Fame 2002.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2010.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1973.
National Agricultural Hall of Fame 2011.
Austin City Limits Hall of Fame 2014.
Texas Heritage Songwriters' Hall of Fame 2009.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
Texas Trail of Fame 2012.

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.

Zoot Sims

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Haley Sims
Nickname(s):
Zoot
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Saxophonist with big band of:DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1985.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2010.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1992.
ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame.
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