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61 Persons in the SoulMusic Hall of Fame:

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Al Green

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Albert Greene
Also Known As:
Rev. Al Green
Birth Date:
Age today:
70, 18 days before his 71st birthday
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.

Al Jarreau

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alwin Lopez Jarreau
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76, 28 days before his 77th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album:Songs:Broadway musical play:SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2012.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 6 March 2001.

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.

Angie Stone

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Angela Laverne Brown
Also Known As:
Angie B.
Angie Brown Stone
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:Songs:Groups:SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015.

Anita Baker

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Anita Denise Baker
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song:SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 13 October 1994.

Aretha Franklin

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Aretha Louise Franklin
Nickname(s):
The Queen of Soul
Birth Date:
Age today:
75, 1 day after her birthday
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.

Babyface

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Kenneth Brian Edmonds
Also Known As:
Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds
Birth Date:
Age today:
58, 15 days before his 59th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song:

Barry White

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Barry Eugene White
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Dance Music Hall of Fame 2004.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6914 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 12 September 2013.

Bettye LaVette

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Betty Haskins
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Soul singer, with elements of other styles. Strong tremolo in the voice.
Song:SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014.

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.

Billy Preston

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Everett Preston
Nickname(s):
The Fifth Beatle
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Played keyboard on the song:with rock group:Movie:SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015.

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.

Brook Benton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin Franklin Peay
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014.

Chaka Khan

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Yvette Marie Stevens
Birth Date:
Age today:
64, 3 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Taka Boom by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

R&B singer.
Albums:Song:Group:won Grammy for the:song:International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2013.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2012.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6623 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 19 May 2011.

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.

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.

Diana Ross

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Diane Ernestine Ross
Birth Date:
Age today:
73, her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Group:Song (solo):Movie:Jailed for drunken driving in February 2004.
Kennedy Center Honors 2007.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2016.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of The Supremes.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988 as a member of The Supremes.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014 as a member of The Supremes.
Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of The Supremes.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 6 May 1982.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of The Supremes for contributions to the recording industry.

Dionne Warwick

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Marie Dionne Warrick
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

first cousin once removed of
niece of
older sister of
Older than Dee Dee Warwick by 4 years.
daughter of
first cousin of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

TV series:Voice actor on TV series:Sang title song for:Her last name was misspelled on the label of her first single in 1962 - she changed to Warwick.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009.
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2013.
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2007.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 12 December 1985.

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.

Eric Benet

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Eric Benet Jordan
Also Known As:
Eric Benét
Birth Date:
Age today:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Halle Berry by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Movie:Album:SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2012.

Erykah Badu

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Erica Abi Wright
Birth Date:
Age today:
46, 28 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album:Movie:SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015.

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.

Gene Chandler

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Eugene Dixon
Nickname(s):
The Duke of Earl
The Duke
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song:- 1962.
Also song:SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014.

Gladys Knight

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Gladys Maria Knight
Nickname(s):
Empress of Soul
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lead singer for group:Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1989..
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014.
Movie: Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of Gladys Knight & the Pips.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1996 as a member of Gladys Knight & the Pips.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of Gladys Knight & the Pips.
Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of Gladys Knight & the Pips.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 27 June 1995.

Herbie Hancock

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Herbert Jeffrey Hancock
Birth Date:
Age today:
76, 17 days before his 77th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Jazz pianist. Multiple Grammy awards.
Album:DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 2005.
Guitar Center RockWalk 2003.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1993.
Kennedy Center Honors 2013.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7057 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 8 September 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 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.

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.

Jerry Butler

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jerry Butler Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song:with group:Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013.
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.

Kenny G

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Kenneth Bruce Gorelick
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Saxophonist.
Albums:SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 20 November 1997.

Larry Graham

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Larry Graham Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

uncle of

Brief Facts:

Inventor of the slapping technique for bass guitar.
Member of group:Founder and frontman for band:Guitar Center RockWalk 1999.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993 as a member of Sly and the Family Stone.
Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of Sly and the Family Stone.

Lauryn Hill

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Lauryn Noel Hill
Also Known As:
Ms. Hill
L Boogie
Lauryn
Birth Date:
Age today:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Younger than Rohan Marley by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Member:Albums:Controversy in magazine:about legality of her marriage, refuted in magazine:Convicted of tax avoidance.
Columbia High School Hall of Fame 1999.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015.

Lionel Richie

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lionel Brockman Richie Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
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.

Luther Vandross

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Luther Ronzoni Vandross
Nickname(s):
Ronnie
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Album and song:Bronx Walk of Fame 2007.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2012.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1717 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 3 June 2014.

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.

Maurice White

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Maurice White
Nickname(s):
Reese
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:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Verdine White by 9 years.

Brief Facts:

Founder of group:Soul, gospel, jazz, pop, R&B and funk.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014.
Guitar Center RockWalk 2003 as a member of Earth, Wind & Fire.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of Earth, Wind & Fire.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2010 as a member of Earth, Wind & Fire.
Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of Earth, Wind & Fire.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of Earth, Wind & Fire for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 14 September 1995.

Maxwell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Geral Maxwell Rivera
Birth Date:
Age today:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

R&B, neo-soul vocalist.
Albums:Song:SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014.

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.

Minnie Riperton

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Minnie Julia Riperton
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
31
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Words to song:SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013.

Najee

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jerome Najee Rasheed
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A smooth jazz saxophonist and flautist.
Song:International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2008.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014.

Nancy Wilson

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Nancy Lamoureux Wilson
Birth Date:
Age today:
63, 10 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than Cameron Crowe by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Band:Composed songs for her husband's films.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1986.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of Heart for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 25 September 2012.

Natalie Cole

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Stephanie Natalie Maria Cole
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

daughter of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Album:Songs:SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2016.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 5 February 1979.

Nina Simone

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

Brief Facts:

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

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.

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 LaBelle

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Patricia Louise Holte
Also Known As:
Patti Labelle
Patricia Louise Holte-Edwards
Nickname(s):
Godmother of Soul
High Priestess of Good Vibrations
Queen Of Rock & Soul
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group:TV series:Albums:Song:Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 4 March 1993.

Philip Bailey

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Philip Irvin Bailey
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group:Soul, gospel, jazz, pop, R&B and funk vocalist, uses falsetto range.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015.
Guitar Center RockWalk 2003 as a member of Earth, Wind & Fire.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of Earth, Wind & Fire.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2010 as a member of Earth, Wind & Fire.
Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of Earth, Wind & Fire.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of Earth, Wind & Fire for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 14 September 1995.

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.

Quincy Jones

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Quincy Delight Jones Jr.
Nickname(s):
Q
Birth Date:
Age today:
84, 12 days after his birthday
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.

Raphael Saadiq

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charlie Ray Wiggins

Brief Facts:

"Neo soul" music.
Album:Record label "Pookie Entertainment".
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013.

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 James

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Ambrose Johnson Jr.
Also Known As:
Big Jimmy
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Funk style music.
Songs:Group:Convicted for assault and false imprisonment.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2016.

Roberta Flack

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

Brief Facts:

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

Sade

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Helen Folosade Adu
Also Known As:
Sade Adu
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pronounced "shah-DAY." British-Nigerian singer & songwriter.
Song and album:Song:SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015.

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.

Smokey Robinson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Robinson Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
77, 35 days after his birthday
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.

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:
66
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.

Teddy Pendergrass

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

Brief Facts:

R&B and soul singer.
Songs:Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2004.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014.

Teena Marie

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Mary Christine Brockert
Also Known As:
Lady Tee
Ivory Queen of Soul
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Album:SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014.

Tina Turner

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Anna Mae Bullock
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Ike Turner by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Song:Group:Movie:Songs:Kennedy Center Honors 2005.
International Best-Dressed List Hall of Fame 1996.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991 as a member of Ike & Tina Turner.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 28 August 1986.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6378 Delmar Boulevard.

Whitney Houston

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Whitney Elizabeth Houston
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
ex-wife of
Older than Bobby Brown (singer) by 5 years.
daughter of
first cousin of
first cousin of
daughter of
niece of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies:Song:written by:Producer of movie:Album:Accidental drowning in a bathtub in a hotel due to the effects of cocaine use and heart disease.
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2013..
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014.
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