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83 Persons in the Georgia Music Hall of Fame:

Location:
Museum in Macon, GA was closed in June 2011
Web Site:
Years Active:
1979 to present, skipping 2011

Alan Jackson

Real/Birth Name:
Alan Eugene Jackson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning), Don't Rock the Jukebox

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Grand Ole Opry as a member of
Country Music Hall of Fame 2017 as a member of
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of
Music City Walk of Fame 2011 as a member of
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2011 as a member of

Allen Woody

Real/Birth Name:
Douglas Allen Woody
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23

Brief Facts:

Bassist for bands The Allman Brothers Band, Gov't Mule

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of
International Guitar Hall of Fame as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1995 as a member of

Artimus Pyle

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Delmer Pyle
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72, 19 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Drummer with band Lynyrd Skynyrd. Song Sweet Home Alabama. Survived a plane crash near Gillsburg, Mississippi. Convicted for sexual battery, served probation, arrested later for failure to register as a sex offender.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of
Guitar Center RockWalk 1996 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of

Berry Oakley

Real/Birth Name:
Raymond Berry Oakley III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
24
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bassist for band The Allman Brothers Band. Died of injuries in a motorcycle accident in Macon, Georgia when he hit a city bus.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of
International Guitar Hall of Fame as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1995 as a member of

Bill Berry

Real/Birth Name:
William Thomas Berry
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
62, 3 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Original drummer for band R.E.M.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of

Billy Powell

Real/Birth Name:
William Norris Powell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Keyboardist of Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. Song Sweet Home Alabama. Injured in a plane crash.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of
Guitar Center RockWalk 1996 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of

Blind Willie McTell

Real/Birth Name:
William Samuel McTell
Also Known As:
Blind Sammie
Georgia Bill
Red Hot Willie Glaze
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blind. 12 string guitar.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Blues Hall of Fame 1981 as a member of
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1990 as a member of
International Guitar Hall of Fame as a member of

Bob Burns (drummer)

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Louis Burns
Gender:
Male
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:

Drummer. Band Lynyrd Skynyrd. Died in a car crash.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of

Boudleaux Bryant

Real/Birth Name:
Diadorius Boudleaux Bryant
Gender:
Male
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 Wake Up Little Susie performed by the Everly Brothers. Violinist and fiddler.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 1985 as a member of
Country Music Hall of Fame 1991 as a member of
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1982 as a member of
Music City Walk of Fame 2006 as a member of
NACMAI Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1972 as a member of
Rockabilly Hall of Fame as a member of
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1986 as a member of

Brenda Lee

Real/Birth Name:
Brenda Mae Tarpley
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs I'm Sorry, Big Four Poster

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 1986 as a member of
Country Music Hall of Fame 1997 as a member of
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1982 as a member of
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of
Music City Walk of Fame 2018 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2002 as a member of
Rockabilly Hall of Fame as a member of

Butch Trucks

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

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Drummer, a founding member of the band The Allman Brothers Band. Suicide, shot himself in the head in front of his wife.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1995 as a member of

Chet Atkins

Real/Birth Name:
Chester Burton Atkins
Also Known As:
Mister Guitar
The Country Gentleman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 10 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Highly respected guitarist and producer. Album The Essential Chet Atkins. Song Jam Man

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of
Grand Ole Opry as a member of
Country Music Hall of Fame 1973 as a member of
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1995 as a member of
Guitar Center RockWalk 1997 as a member of
International Guitar Hall of Fame as a member of
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2009 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2002 as a member of
Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame 1994 as a member of

Chilli

Real/Birth Name:
Rozonda Ocelean Thomas
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group TLC

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2002 as a member of

Chips Moman

Real/Birth Name:
Lincoln Wayne Moman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composed song Do Right Woman, Do Right Man for Aretha Franklin. Record producer.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Connie Haines

Real/Birth Name:
Yvonne Marie Antoinette JaMais
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Moon Over Las Vegas. With band of Tommy Dorsey. Became a church minister.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of

Curtis Mayfield

Real/Birth Name:
Curtis Lee Mayfield
Gender:
Male
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 The Impressions

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1993 as a member of
Guitar Center RockWalk 2008 as a member of
International Guitar Hall of Fame as a member of
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2017 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of

Dave Prater

Real/Birth Name:
David Prater Jr.
Also Known As:
Dave
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50, 30 days before his 51st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Soul Man. Singer with duo Sam & Dave. Died in a single-car accident in Sycamore, Georgia.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame as a member of
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1997 as a member of
Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of

Dickie Betts

Real/Birth Name:
Forrest Richard Betts
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Founding member of The Allman Brothers Band

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1995 as a member of

Dottie Rambo

Real/Birth Name:
Joyce Reba Luttrell
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Gospel music. Songs He Looked Beyond My Fault and Saw My Need, We Shall Behold Him, I Go to the Rock. Died in an accident when the bus she was in crashed.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2008 as a member of
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of
Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of
Music City Walk of Fame 2011 as a member of
NACMAI Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of

Duane Allman

Real/Birth Name:
Howard Duane Allman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
24, 22 days before his 25th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Gregg Allman by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Guitarist for band The Allman Brothers Band. Died of injuries from a motorcycle accident. He crashed into a flatbed truck loaded with a crane.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1982 as a member of
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of
International Guitar Hall of Fame as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1995 as a member of

Ed King

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Calhoun King
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68, 23 days before his 69th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitar and bass. Co-composer of the song Sweet Home Alabama. Group Lynyrd Skynyrd from 1972 to 1975 and again from 1987 to 1996. Founding member of group Strawberry Alarm Clock. Successful heart transplant in 2011, died of cancer.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of

Felice Bryant

Real/Birth Name:
Matilda Genevieve Scaduto
Gender:
Female
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 Rocky Top, Wake Up Little Susie, All I Have to Do Is Dream, Bye Bye Love with husband Boudleaux Bryant - many for the Everly Brothers.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 1985 as a member of
Country Music Hall of Fame 1991 as a member of
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of
Music City Walk of Fame 2006 as a member of
NACMAI Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1972 as a member of
Rockabilly Hall of Fame as a member of
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1986 as a member of

Gladys Knight

Real/Birth Name:
Gladys Maria Knight
Nickname(s):
Empress of Soul
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lead singer for group Gladys Knight & the Pips. Movie Hollywood Homicide

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1989 as a member of
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2017 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1996 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of

Gram Parsons

Real/Birth Name:
Ingram Cecil Connor III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
26
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

With groups The Shilos, The International Submarine Band, The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers. Recorded also with Emmylou Harris. Died of a drug overdose. His body was stolen by friends and partially burned in a cremation attempt. Credited with origins of country rock genre.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991 as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of

Gregg Allman

Real/Birth Name:
Gregory Lenoir Allman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Cher by 1 year.
younger brother of
Younger than Duane Allman by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Founded band The Allman Brothers Band. Album Searching for Simplicity

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of
Guitar Center RockWalk 1987 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1995 as a member of

Harry James

Real/Birth Name:
Harry Haag James
Also Known As:
The Youngest Contortionist in the World
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Betty Grable by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Trumpet player. Group Music Makers. Found Frank Sinatra working as a waiter, hired him as singer for his band.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1983 as a member of
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1983 as a member of

Hovie Lister

Real/Birth Name:
Hovie Franklin Lister
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Southern gospel. Founder of the group The Statesmen Quartet singing tenor.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Hughie Thomasson

Real/Birth Name:
Hugh Edward Thomasson Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55, 27 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bassist. Member of bands Outlaws, Lynyrd Skynyrd. Songs Hurry Sundown, There Goes Another Love Song, Green Grass and High Tides for Outlaws.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of
Guitar Center RockWalk 1996 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of

India.Arie

Real/Birth Name:
India Arie Simpson
Also Known As:
India Arie
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Little Things. Soul R&B singer.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2010 as a member of

Isaac Hayes

Real/Birth Name:
Isaac Lee Hayes Jr.
Gender:
Male
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 Hot Buttered Soul, Black Moses. Song Theme from Shaft from movie Shaft. Movies It Could Happen to You, Ninth Street, Reindeer Games, I'm Gonna Git You, Sucka, Hustle & Flow. TV shows Stargate SG-1, South Park in the role of Chef. Songs Hold On, I'm Coming, Soul Man

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame as a member of
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1994 as a member of
Guitar Center RockWalk 2004 as a member of
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2004 as a member of
Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2002 as a member of
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

Jai Johanny Johanson

Real/Birth Name:
John Johan Johanson
Also Known As:
Jaimoe
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76, 26 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Drummer, one of the founding members of group The Allman Brothers Band

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1995 as a member of

James Brown

Real/Birth Name:
James Joseph Brown Jr.
Nickname(s):
The Godfather of Soul
The Hardest Working Man in Show Business
Gender:
Male
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 I Got You (I Feel Good). Served 26 months for a high speed chase, in Georgia, 1988.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Kennedy Center Honors 2003 as a member of
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1983 as a member of
Guitar Center RockWalk 1992 as a member of
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2011 as a member of
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2017 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986 as a member of
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
UK Music Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of

Jermaine Dupri

Real/Birth Name:
Jermaine Dupri Mauldin
Also Known As:
JD
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album Young, Fly & Flashy, Vol. 1

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of

Jerry Reed

Real/Birth Name:
Jerry Reed Hubbard
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Songs Amos Moses, She Got the Goldmine (I Got the Shaft), When You're Hot, You're Hot, East Bound and Down, The Bird. Movies Smokey and the Bandit, Smokey and the Bandit II, Gator, Hot Stuff, High-Ballin'

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame 1986 as a member of
Country Music Hall of Fame 2017 as a member of
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1987 as a member of
International Guitar Hall of Fame as a member of
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2016 as a member of
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of
Rockabilly Hall of Fame as a member of

Joe South

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Alfred Souter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Penned the song (I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden for Lynn Anderson. Songs Games People Play, Walk a Mile in My Shoes, The Purple People Eater Meets the Witch Doctor, Down in the Boondocks. Guitarist for famous artists.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 1987 as a member of
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1981 as a member of
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2019 as a member of
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1979 as a member of

Johnny Mercer

Real/Birth Name:
John Herndon Mercer
Gender:
Male
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 I'm an Old Cowhand from the Rio Grande, You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby, Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive, On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe, One for My Baby (and One More for the Road), Lazybones, The Glow-Worm, Something?s Gotta Give, That Old Black Magic, In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening, Autumn Leaves, Moon River, Summer Wind. Co-founder of Capitol Records.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1980 as a member of
Georgia Writers Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971 as a member of

Kenny Rogers

Real/Birth Name:
Kenneth Ray Rogers
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Lucille, The Gambler, Coward of the County, Lady, Islands in the Stream

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Country Music Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008 as a member of
Music City Walk of Fame 2017 as a member of

Lena Horne

Real/Birth Name:
Lena Calhoun Horne
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movie Stormy Weather

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Lisa Lopes

Real/Birth Name:
Lisa Nicole Lopes
Also Known As:
Left Eye Lisa Lopes
Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes
Nickname(s):
Left Eye
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
30, 32 days before her 31st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group TLC. Died in car accident in Honduras. Album Eye Legacy released posthumously.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2002 as a member of

Little Richard

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Wayne Penniman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Tutti Frutti, Long Tall Sally, Good Golly Miss Molly

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Blues Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1984 as a member of
Guitar Center RockWalk 1990 as a member of
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of
Louisiana Music Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of
Music City Walk of Fame 2008 as a member of
NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame 2002 as a member of
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986 as a member of
Rockabilly Hall of Fame as a member of
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of

Ludacris

Real/Birth Name:
Christopher Brian Bridges
Also Known As:
Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges
Nickname(s):
Luda
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album Back for the First Time. Movies The Fate of the Furious, Crash, Fred Claus

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Ma Rainey

Real/Birth Name:
Gertrude Pridgett
Nickname(s):
Mother of the Blues
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs C.C. Rider, Jelly Bean Blues, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Arrested for indecency - a party with naked women.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1983 as a member of
Blues Hall of Fame 1983 as a member of
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990 as a member of

Mac Davis

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

Brief Facts:

Movie The Sting II

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1996 as a member of
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of
Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of
Texas Film Hall of Fame 2014 as a member of
Texas Heritage Songwriters' Hall of Fame 2010 as a member of
West Texas Walk of Fame 1983 as a member of

Michael Stipe

Real/Birth Name:
John Michael Stipe
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Band R.E.M.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of

Mike Curb

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Curb
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Republican. Lieutenant Governor of California from 1979 to 1983. President of MGM Records and Verve Records. Composed or supervised over 50 motion picture soundtracks and over 400 songs including All for the Love of Sunshine, It Was a Good Time

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of
Music City Walk of Fame 2009 as a member of
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2014 as a member of
North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of
Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2016 as a member of
U.S. Business Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of
West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of

Mike Mills

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Edward Mills
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Bassist for band R.E.M.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of

Otis Redding

Real/Birth Name:
Otis Ray Redding Jr.
Gender:
Male
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 Respect. Recorded the song Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay 3 days before he died in an airplane crash.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame as a member of
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1981 as a member of
Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1989 as a member of
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1994 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

Patty Loveless

Real/Birth Name:
Patricia Ramey
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20

Brief Facts:

Song How Can I Help You Say Goodbye. Album The Trouble with the Truth

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Grand Ole Opry as a member of
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of
Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2011 as a member of

Pete Drake

Real/Birth Name:
Roddis Franklin Drake
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Steel guitar. Record label owner. Songs (I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden, Behind Closed Doors, Lay Lady Lay, Stand by Your Man

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2010 as a member of
International Guitar Hall of Fame as a member of
Steel Guitar Hall of Fame 1987 as a member of

Peter Buck

Real/Birth Name:
Peter Lawrence Buck
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitar player for band R.E.M.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of

Piano Red

Real/Birth Name:
William Lee Perryman
Also Known As:
Piano Red Perryman
Dr, Feelgood
Willie Lee Perryman
Nickname(s):
Willie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pianist. Radio shows Piano Red Show, Dr. Feelgood Show. Song Rockin' with Red may be credited for part of the term "rock and roll.."

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1983 as a member of

Ray Charles

Real/Birth Name:
Raymond Charles Robinson
Gender:
Male
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 The Blues Brothers. Songs Hit the Road, Jack, Georgia on My Mind, I Got a Woman, Unchain My Heart, Born to Lose, Route 66

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Kennedy Center Honors 1986 as a member of
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of
Blues Hall of Fame 1982 as a member of
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1979 as a member of
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of
NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame 1983 as a member of
NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of
National Medal of Arts 1993 as a member of
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986 as a member of
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1993 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

Ray Stevens

Real/Birth Name:
Harold Ray Ragsdale
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Humorous songs. Songs Ahab the Arab, Everything Is Beautiful, Misty

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of
Christian Music Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1980 as a member of
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of
Music City Walk of Fame 2018 as a member of
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1980 as a member of

Robert Shaw

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Archibald Shaw
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
51, 19 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Jaws, From Russia with Love, A Man for All Seasons, The Sting, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Kennedy Center Honors 1991 as a member of
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1988 as a member of
National Medal of Arts 1992 as a member of

Ronnie Milsap

Real/Birth Name:
Ronnie Lee Milsap
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blind. Grammy and CMA awards. Album Out Where the Bright Lights Are Glowing

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Grand Ole Opry as a member of
Country Music Hall of Fame 2014 as a member of
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1990 as a member of
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of
Music City Walk of Fame 2006 as a member of
North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2002 as a member of

Ronnie Van Zant

Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Wayne Van Zant
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Lynyrd Skynyrd. Song Sweet Home Alabama. Died in a plane crash near Gillsburg, Mississippi in a forest.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of
Guitar Center RockWalk 1996 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of

Steve Gaines

Real/Birth Name:
Steven Earl Gaines
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
28
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Cassie Gaines by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Guitarist for band Lynyrd Skynyrd. Song Sweet Home Alabama. Died in a plane crash near Gillsburg, Mississippi when plane ran out of fuel.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of
Guitar Center RockWalk 1996 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of

T-Boz

Real/Birth Name:
Tionne Tenese Watkins
Nickname(s):
T.T.
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than Mack 10 by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Rap and R&B soul. Movies Belly, House Party 3. Theme song for TV series Grown Ups. Group TLC

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2002 as a member of

Thomas A. Dorsey

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Andrew Dorsey
Also Known As:
Georgia Tom
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Considered the founder of "black gospel" church music. Composer of songs Peace in the Valley, Take My Hand, Precious Lord

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007 as a member of
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1981 as a member of
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1982 as a member of
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1979 as a member of
Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame 1994 as a member of

Tommy Roe

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas David Roe
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Sheila, Dizzy, Everybody

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1986 as a member of
Rockabilly Hall of Fame as a member of

Toni Braxton

Real/Birth Name:
Toni Michelle Braxton
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Tamar Braxton by 8 years.
older sister of
Older than Towanda Braxton by 4 years.
older sister of
Older than Traci Braxton by 2 years.
older sister of
Older than Trina Braxton by 6 years.

Brief Facts:

2001 Cristmas album: Snowflakes. Songs You're Makin' Me High, Un-Break My Heart. Group The Braxtons. TV shows Dancing with the Stars, Braxton Family Values. Broadway musical Beauty and the Beast

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Travis Tritt

Real/Birth Name:
James Travis Tritt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Help Me Hold On, Anymore, Can I Trust You with My Heart, Foolish Pride, Best of Intentions

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Grand Ole Opry as a member of
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of

Trisha Yearwood

Real/Birth Name:
Patricia Lynn Yearwood
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Younger than Garth Brooks by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Songs How Do I Live, She's in Love with the Boy. Recurring part on TV series JAG. TV show Trisha's Southern Kitchen on the channel Food Network. Cookbook Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen. Album Thinkin' About You. Active with Habitat for Humanity and Make a Wish Foundation.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Grand Ole Opry as a member of
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of
Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of
Music City Walk of Fame 2015 as a member of

Usher

Real/Birth Name:
Usher Terry Raymond IV
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

R&B and pop. Albums My Way, Confessions. Movies The Faculty, She's All That. TV show The Voice. Broadway musical play Chicago

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Wendy Bagwell

Real/Birth Name:
Wendell Lee Bagwell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71, 28 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Southern Gospel singer. He formed group Wendy Bagwell & The Sunliters. Song Here Come the Rattlesnakes

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 1993 as a member of
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1990 as a member of
Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1997 as a member of
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