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370 Persons in the International Guitar Hall of Fame:

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Ace Frehley

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Daniel Frehley
Nickname(s):
the Spaceman
SpaceAce
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lead guitarist for the group KISS. Albums Frehley's Comet, Second Sighting

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Guitar Center RockWalk 1993 as a group member of KISS.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014 as a group member of KISS.

Albert King

Real/Birth Name:
Albert Nelson
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:

Brief Facts:

Song Laundromat Blues

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6370 Delmar Boulevard.

Alex Lifeson

Real/Birth Name:
Aleksandar ?ivojinović
Also Known As:
Alex Zivojinovich
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
66, 18 days before his 67th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lead guitarist. Member of band Rush. Songs Tom Sawyer, Limelight, The Spirit of Radio. Awarded Officer of the Order of Canada 1996. Was in a dispute with the Ritz-Carlton Hotel of Naples, Florida, sentenced to probation for a misdemeanor charge.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Canada's Walk of Fame 1999 as a group member of Rush.
Canadian Music Hall of Fame 1994 as a group member of Rush.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013 as a group member of Rush.

Alexis Korner

Real/Birth Name:
Alexis Andrew Nicholas Koerner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founder, group Blues Incorporated

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1998 as a group member of The Allman Brothers Band.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1995 as a group member of The Allman Brothers Band.

Andy Summers

Real/Birth Name:
Andrew James Somers
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:

Guitarist for band The Police. Album Splendid Brazil. See also Sting

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2003 as a group member of The Police.

Angus Young

Real/Birth Name:
Angus McKinnon Young
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Malcolm Young by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Co-founder band AC/DC

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

ARIA Hall of Fame 1988 as a group member of AC/DC.
Guitar Center RockWalk 2000 as a group member of AC/DC.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2003 as a group member of AC/DC.

B.B. King

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

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Album King of the Blues

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6771 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry, ceremony date: 21 August 1990.

Bashful Brother Oswald

Real/Birth Name:
Beecher Ray Kirby
Nickname(s):
Pete
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Dobro player with the Roy Acuff band Smoky Mountain Boys

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1998 as a group member of The Allman Brothers Band.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1995 as a group member of The Allman Brothers Band.

Big Bill Broonzy

Real/Birth Name:
William Lee Conley Broonzy
Nickname(s):
Big Bill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A pioneer of the Chicago blues style. Song Key to the Highway

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bill Monroe

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

Brief Facts:

Primary origin of Bluegrass music style. Mandolin musician. Group Blue Grass Boys. Song Blue Moon of Kentucky is now the state song.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Billy Gibbons

Real/Birth Name:
William Frederick Gibbons
Also Known As:
Billy F. Gibbons
Nickname(s):
The Reverend Billy F. Gibbons
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lead guitarist for group ZZ Top known for long gray beard.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Guitar Center RockWalk 1994 as a group member of ZZ Top.
Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012 as a group member of ZZ Top.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2004 as a group member of ZZ Top.

Blind Lemon Jefferson

Real/Birth Name:
Lemon Henry Jefferson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blues singer and guitarist. Songs See That My Grave Is Kept Clean, Matchbox Blues

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bo Diddley

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

Brief Facts:

Birth name Ellas Otha Bates. Later, adopted by mother's cousin, took name McDaniel. Song Hey Bo Diddley. Known for his homemade rectangular-shaped guitar and his signature rhythm beat.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bob Dylan

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
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Blowin' in the Wind, The Times They Are a-Changin', Mr. Tambourine Man, Like a Rolling Stone. Album Time Out of Mind. Group The Traveling Wilburys

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2007 as a group member of The Traveling Wilburys.

Bob Weir

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Hall Parber
Also Known As:
Robert Hall Weir
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pronounces name WEER. Guitar. Founding member, group Grateful Dead

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1994 as a group member of Grateful Dead.

Bobby Fuller

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Gaston Fuller
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
23
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Song I Fought the Law

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bonnie Raitt

Real/Birth Name:
Bonnie Lynn Raitt
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Song I Can't Make You Love Me

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry, ceremony date: 19 March 2002.

Bootsy Collins

Real/Birth Name:
William Earl Collins
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Catfish Collins by 8 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist, band Parliament-Funkadelic aka band P-Funk. Group Pacemakers

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Guitar Center RockWalk 1996 as a group member of Parliament-Funkadelic.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1997 as a group member of Parliament-Funkadelic.

Brian Jones

Real/Birth Name:
Lewis Brian Hopkins-Jones
Also Known As:
Elmo Lewis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
27
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

With rock group The Rolling Stones. Guitar. 1969 - found dead in his swimming pool - drowned - coroner said "death by misadventure."

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

London Avenue of Stars 2009 as a group member of The Rolling Stones.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1989 as a group member of The Rolling Stones.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a group member of The Rolling Stones.

Brian May

Real/Birth Name:
Brian Harold May
Nickname(s):
Bri
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73, 21 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist for group Queen, uses a sixpence coin as a pick. Co-composer of song We Will Rock You. An astrophysicist, postponed graduate work while being a rock star, then completed his PhD. Book Bang! The Complete History of the Universe. Named Chancellor of Liverpool's John Moores University. CBE awarded 2005.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

London Avenue of Stars 2004 as a group member of Queen.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2001 as a group member of Queen.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2003 as a group member of Queen.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2006 as a group member of Queen.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a group member of Queen.

Brian Setzer

Real/Birth Name:
Brian Robert Setzer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist, vocals. Band Stray Cats

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bucky Pizzarelli

Real/Birth Name:
John Paul Pizzarelli
Also Known As:
Johnny Buck
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Jazz guitarist and banjoist. Member of The Tonight Show Band. Died from coronavirus.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Buddy Emmons

Real/Birth Name:
Buddie Gene Emmons
Nickname(s):
Big E
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pedal steel guitarist.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Buddy Guy

Real/Birth Name:
George Guy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
84, 10 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Albums Stone Crazy!, Damn Right, I've Got the Blues. Owner of Chicago club Buddy Guy's Legends.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Buddy Holly

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Hardin Holley
Also Known As:
Buddy Holley
Gender:
Male
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 Ritchie Valens, JP Richardson aka "Big Bopper". Formed early rock group The Crickets. Songs Oh Boy!, That'll Be the Day, Peggy Sue, Everyday

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a group member of The Crickets.
Music City Walk of Fame 2007 as a group member of The Crickets.
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2008 as a group member of The Crickets.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 as a group member of The Crickets.
West Texas Walk of Fame 1986 as a group member of The Crickets.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry, ceremony date: 7 September 2011.

Bukka White

Real/Birth Name:
Booker T. Washington White
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Album The Complete Bukka White. Name is based on his real name Booker.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Carl Perkins

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

Brief Facts:

Song Blue Suede Shoes

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Carlos Santana

Real/Birth Name:
Carlos Augusto Alves Santana
Also Known As:
Santana
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73, 20 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Group Santana. Albums Santana, Abraxas, Shaman

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1998 as a group member of Santana.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry, ceremony date: 17 August 1998.

Carol Kaye

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

Brief Facts:

Session musician, group The Wrecking Crew

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Guitar Center RockWalk 2008 as a group member of The Wrecking Crew.
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2007 as a group member of The Wrecking Crew.

Charlie Christian

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

Brief Facts:

Jazz and swing guitarist. Performed with Benny Goodman. Died young, of tuberculosis.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Charo

Real/Birth Name:
Maria Rosario Pilar Martinez Molina Baeza
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Xavier Cugat by 51 years.

Brief Facts:

Album Charo and Guitar. Movies Tiger by the Tail, The Concorde: Airport '79. TV Series Chico and the Man. TV series The Love Boat

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Chris Squire

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

Brief Facts:

Band Yes. Song Owner of a Lonely Heart

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Chuck Berry

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Edward Anderson Berry
Nickname(s):
Father of Rock and Roll
Gender:
Male
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 Johnny B. Goode, Nadine, Roll Over Beethoven, Rock and Roll Music, Maybellene

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1777 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry, ceremony date: 8 October 1987.
St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6504 Delmar Boulevard.

Curly Chalker

Real/Birth Name:
Harold Lee Chalker
Nickname(s):
The King of Chords
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pedal steel guitarist. TV show Hee Haw

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2017 as a group member of The Impressions.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991 as a group member of The Impressions.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a group member of The Impressions.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2003 as a group member of The Impressions.

Dave Holland

Real/Birth Name:
David Holland
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Former drummer of band Judas Priest. Convicted of rape on a 17-year-old boy.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

UK Music Hall of Fame 2005 as a group member of Judas Priest.

David Gilmour

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

Brief Facts:

Guitarist/singer rock group Pink Floyd. Albums Echoes: the Best of Pink Floyd, The Dark Side of the Moon

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

London Avenue of Stars 2010 as a group member of Pink Floyd.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1996 as a group member of Pink Floyd.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2005 as a group member of Pink Floyd.

Derek Trucks

Real/Birth Name:
Derek Trucks
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Groups The Derek Trucks Band, The Allman Brothers Band

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1998 as a group member of The Allman Brothers Band.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1995 as a group member of The Allman Brothers Band.

Dick Dale

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Anthony Monsour
Nickname(s):
King of the Surf Guitar
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Surf music guitarist - he used a right-hand guitar, strung for the right hand, but used it upside-down, strumming with his left hand. Also a drummer and trumpeter. Song Misirlou appears in movie Pulp Fiction. Song Pipeline. His fans call themselves Dick Heads.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Django Reinhardt

Real/Birth Name:
Jean Reinhardt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Violin, banjo. Song Minor Swing. Group Quintette du Hot Club de France. Died of a stroke.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Doc Watson

Real/Birth Name:
Arthel Lane Watson
Nickname(s):
Doc
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Perfected "flatpicking." Also played folk music. Blind by age 1.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Don Everly

Real/Birth Name:
Isaac Donald Everly
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Phil Everly by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Group The Everly Brothers. Songs All I Have to Do Is Dream, Wake Up Little Susie, Bye Bye Love by Felice Bryant. Song ('Til) I Kissed You

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Country Music Hall of Fame 2001 as a group member of The Everly Brothers.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008 as a group member of The Everly Brothers.
International Guitar Hall of Fame as a group member of The Everly Brothers.
Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2002 as a group member of The Everly Brothers.
Member of Grand Ole Opry as a group member of The Everly Brothers.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986 as a group member of The Everly Brothers.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2004 as a group member of The Everly Brothers.

Don Rich

Real/Birth Name:
Donald Eugene Ulrich
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
32, 29 days before his 33rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Adopted. Worked with Buck Owens. Songs Who's Gonna Mow Your Grass?, Tall Dark Stranger. TV program Hee Haw. Bakersfield sound influence. Fiddler and guitarist. Died in a motorcycle accident.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1998 as a group member of The Allman Brothers Band.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1995 as a group member of The Allman Brothers Band.

Duane Eddy

Real/Birth Name:
Duane Eddy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Song Rebel Rouser

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Eddie Cochran

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

Brief Facts:

Movie The Girl Can't Help It. Song Twenty Flight Rock influenced the Beatles, and song Summertime Blues was recorded by The Who. Song C'mon Everybody remains a classic. Killed in a car accident.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Eddie Lang

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

Brief Facts:

Guitar. Known as the father of jazz guitar. Also rhythm guitar, the band of Bing Crosby

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Eddie Van Halen

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Van Halen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Valerie Bertinelli by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Guitarist for group Van Halen. Song Respect the Wind used in movie Twister

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Guitar Center RockWalk 1996 as a group member of Van Halen.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2007 as a group member of Van Halen.

Elliot Easton

Real/Birth Name:
Elliot Shapiro
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Group The Cars. Song Just What I Needed

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2018 as a group member of The Cars.

Elmore James

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

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Postwar urban blues, responsible for slide-guitar styles that shaped rock.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Eric Clapton

Real/Birth Name:
Eric Patrick Clapp
Nickname(s):
Slowhand
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
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 Cream. Song Layla. Awarded Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen's 2003 New Year Honors list.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Guitar Center RockWalk 2004 as a group member of Cream.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993 as a group member of Cream.

Frank Zappa

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

Relationships:

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

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Founded the group The Mothers of Invention, then on his own. Song Valley Girl with daughter Moon Zappa. Album Jazz from Hell won a Grammy Award.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Freddie King

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

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. A major influence on rock guitarists, especially British.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Geddy Lee

Real/Birth Name:
Gary Lee Weinrib
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
67, 11 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Vocalist, bassist, keyboardist. Member of band Rush. Songs Tom Sawyer, Limelight, The Spirit of Radio. Awarded Officer of the Order of Canada 1996. Bass guitar and keyboards.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Canada's Walk of Fame 1999 as a group member of Rush.
Canadian Music Hall of Fame 1994 as a group member of Rush.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013 as a group member of Rush.

George Harrison

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

Relationships:

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

Brief Facts:

Member of the rock group The Beatles. Fascinated with Eastern religions. Stabbed by an attacker. Died of cancer. See also Tony Sheridan. Group The Traveling Wilburys

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007 as a group member of The Beatles.
London Avenue of Stars 2007 as a group member of The Beatles.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988 as a group member of The Beatles.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2004 as a group member of The Beatles.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2007 as a group member of The Traveling Wilburys.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a group member of The Beatles.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry, ceremony date: 14 April 2009.

Glen Campbell

Real/Birth Name:
Glen Travis Campbell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour. Songs Wichita Lineman, By the Time I Get to Phoenix. Albums All the Best, 20 Greatest Hits. Toured briefly with the Beach Boys. Movie True Grit

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.

Guitar Slim

Real/Birth Name:
Eddie Jones
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
32
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album and song Things That I Used to Do fusion of gospel and blues. Died of pneumonia.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hound Dog Taylor

Real/Birth Name:
Theodore Roosevelt Taylor
Nickname(s):
Hound Dog
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blues singer and guitarist. Born 1915 or 1917. He had a small sixth finger on each hand, but amputated the extra finger from his right hand with a razor blade while drunk.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Howlin' Wolf

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

Brief Facts:

Blues guitar and harmonica. Album Howlin' Wolf in 1962. Album The London Sessions featuring Eric Clapton plus Ringo Starr and others in backup.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Ike Turner

Real/Birth Name:
Ike Wister Turner
Also Known As:
Izear Luster Turner Jr.
Nickname(s):
Father of Rock 'n' Roll
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Tina Turner by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Group Ike & Tina Turner. Songs It's Gonna Work Out Fine, River Deep - Mountain High, I Want to Take You Higher, Proud Mary, Nutbush City Limits. Death ruled a drug overdose on cocaine.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991 as a group member of Ike & Tina Turner.
St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6659 Delmar Boulevard.

J. Geils

Real/Birth Name:
John Warren Geils Jr.
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:

Group The J. Geils Band. Album Freeze-Frame. Song Centerfold. Guitar.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jack Bruce

Real/Birth Name:
John Symon Asher Bruce
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bassist and lead vocals for rock group Cream. Song Sunshine of Your Love

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Guitar Center RockWalk 2004 as a group member of Cream.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993 as a group member of Cream.

Jaco Pastorius

Real/Birth Name:
John Francis Anthony Pastorius III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bassist. Member of group Weather Report

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

James Burton

Real/Birth Name:
James Burton
Nickname(s):
Master of the Telecaster
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80, 12 days before his 81st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

James Taylor

Real/Birth Name:
James Vernon Taylor
Nickname(s):
JT
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
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 Fire and Rain, Mockingbird. Albums Hourglass, James Taylor at Christmas. Voice-over on TV animated series The Simpsons

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jeff Beck

Real/Birth Name:
Geoffrey Arnold Beck
Also Known As:
A.N. Other
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Member of band The Yardbirds

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Guitar Center RockWalk 1998 as a group member of The Yardbirds.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992 as a group member of The Yardbirds.

Jennifer Batten

Real/Birth Name:
Jennifer Batten
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Session and tour musician. Toured with Michael Jackson and Jeff Beck. Creates stained and fused glass art, and steampunk art.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jerry Garcia

Real/Birth Name:
Jerome John Garcia
Gender:
Male
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 Garcia by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Cofounder of rock group Grateful Dead. Founded bluegrass group Black Mountain Boys and cofounded psychedelic country rock band The New Riders of the Purple Sage. Banjo and guitar. Designed silk neckties and T-shirts.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1994 as a group member of Grateful Dead.

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'

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jim Hall (jazz)

Real/Birth Name:
James Stanley Hall
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 6 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Jazz guitarist.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jimi Hendrix

Real/Birth Name:
Johnny Allen Hendrix
Also Known As:
Jimmy James
(renamed at age 2) James Marshall Hendrix
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
27
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Purple Haze. Founder and member of group Jimi Hendrix Experience. Albums Are You Experienced?, Electric Ladyland, Axis: Bold as Love. Songs Fire, Manic Depression. His band Band of Gypsys played at Woodstock. Left-handed guitar - played the guitar upside down. Died of a drug reaction to sleeping pills in London.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6627 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry, ceremony date: 14 November 1991.

Jimmy Bryant

Real/Birth Name:
Ivy J. Bryant Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitar. Played with Speedy West. Songs I'll Never Be Free, Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line, Wild Card

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jimmy Page

Real/Birth Name:
James Patrick Page
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist and other instruments. Record producer. Former member British band The Yardbirds. Founded the band Led Zeppelin. Song Stairway to Heaven. Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) awarded 14 December 2005.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Guitar Center RockWalk 1998 as a group member of The Yardbirds.
Kennedy Center Honors 2012 as a group member of Led Zeppelin.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1995 as a group member of Led Zeppelin.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992 as a group member of The Yardbirds.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2006 as a group member of Led Zeppelin.

Jimmy Reed

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

Brief Facts:

Mississippi blues star.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Joe Perry

Real/Birth Name:
Anthony Joseph Perry
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69, 32 days before his 70th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lead guitarist with the band Aerosmith

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Guitar Center RockWalk 1990 as a group member of Aerosmith.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2014 as a group member of Aerosmith.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2001 as a group member of Aerosmith.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2013 as a group member of Aerosmith.

Joe Satriani

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Satriani
Nickname(s):
Satch
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
64, 25 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Groups Deep Purple, Chickenfoot

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2016 as a group member of Deep Purple.

Joe Walsh

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Fidler
Also Known As:
Joseph Fidler Walsh
Nickname(s):
Clown Prince of Rock
Average Joe
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Band The Eagles. Adopted at age 5 by his stepfather taking the last name Walsh.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008 as a group member of The Eagles.
Kennedy Center Honors 2016 as a group member of The Eagles.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1998 as a group member of The Eagles.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a group member of The Eagles.

John Entwistle

Real/Birth Name:
John Alec Entwistle
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bassist for band The Who

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990 as a group member of The Who.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2005 as a group member of The Who.

John Fogerty

Real/Birth Name:
John Cameron Fogerty
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
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 Creedence Clearwater Revival. Songs Bad Moon Rising, Proud Mary, Suzie Q

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a group member of Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993 as a group member of Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry, ceremony date: 1 October 1998.

John Lee Hooker

Real/Birth Name:
John Lee Hooker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Birth year may be 1912. Songs Boogie Chillen', Crawling King Snake, Dimples, Boom Boom, One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer, Iím in the Mood

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry, ceremony date: 11 September 1997.

John Lennon

Real/Birth Name:
John Winston Lennon
Also Known As:
John Winston Ono Lennon
Gender:
Male
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 The Beatles. Movies Help, A Hard Day's Night, Yellow Submarine, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Murdered on the street in New York.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007 as a group member of The Beatles.
London Avenue of Stars 2007 as a group member of The Beatles.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988 as a group member of The Beatles.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2004 as a group member of The Beatles.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a group member of The Beatles.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry, ceremony date: 30 September 1988.

Johnny Ramone

Real/Birth Name:
John William Cummings
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55, 23 days before his 56th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Group Ramones. Song I Wanna be Sedated. Died of cancer age 55.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2002 as a group member of Ramones.

Johnny Winter

Real/Birth Name:
John Dawson Winter III
Gender:
Male
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:

Produced albums featuring Muddy Waters

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Keith Richards

Real/Birth Name:
Keith Richards
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. Member of the band The Rolling Stones. Movie Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. Children's book Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

London Avenue of Stars 2009 as a group member of The Rolling Stones.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1989 as a group member of The Rolling Stones.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a group member of The Rolling Stones.

Larry Graham

Real/Birth Name:
Larry Graham Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73, 5 days before his 74th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Inventor of the slapping technique for bass guitar. Member of group Sly & The Family Stone. Founder and frontman for band Graham Central Station

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2011 as a group member of Sly & The Family Stone.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993 as a group member of Sly & The Family Stone.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a group member of Sly & The Family Stone.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2007 as a group member of Sly & The Family Stone.

Lead Belly

Real/Birth Name:
Huddie William Ledbetter
Also Known As:
Leadbelly
Gender:
Male
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:

Pronounced first name 'HYOO-dee'. Songs Rock Island Line, Cotton Fields, The Midnight Special, Goodnight, Irene which became a folk hit for the group The Weavers

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a group member of The Weavers.

Leo Fender

Real/Birth Name:
Clarence Leonidas Fender
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:

Creator of a series of electronic guitars and amplifiers.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Les Paul

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

Relationships:

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

Brief Facts:

Famed guitarist. Responsible for electric guitar sound and popularity of the Les Paul Gibson guitar. Invented multi-track recording. Songs How High the Moon, Vaya Con Dios, Mockingbird Hill, Bye Bye, Blues, I'm Sitting on Top of the World. Band The Les Paul Trio. Often recorded with his wife, Mary Ford. Duo Les Paul and Mary Ford

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Lightnin' Hopkins

Real/Birth Name:
Sam Hopkins
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Houston, Texas. Often singing on the streets.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Link Wray

Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Lincoln Wray Jr.
Also Known As:
F. L. Wray Sr.
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Invented the "power chord" and pioneered distorted electric guitar. Songs Rumble, Rawhide, Jack the Ripper

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Lonnie Johnson

Real/Birth Name:
Alonzo Johnson
Gender:
Male
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:

Guitar and violin. Died months after a car struck him.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Lonnie Mack

Real/Birth Name:
Lonnie McIntosh
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Songs Memphis, Wham!

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Magic Sam

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Gene Maghett
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
32
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Died of a heart attack.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Mark Knopfler

Real/Birth Name:
Mark Freuder Knopfler
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
70, 3 days before his 71st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21

Brief Facts:

Group Dire Straits. Album Brothers in Arms. A dinosaur is named after him. Named an Officer of the OBE New Year's Eve 1999.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2018 as a group member of Dire Straits.

Marty Stuart

Real/Birth Name:
John Marty Stuart
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23

Brief Facts:

Played with Lester Flatt

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Matt "Guitar" Murphy

Real/Birth Name:
Matthew Tyler Murphy
Also Known As:
Matt Murphy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Bands The Blues Brothers, Howlin' Wolf

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame as a group member of The Blues Brothers.

Maybelle Carter

Real/Birth Name:
Maybelle Addington
Nickname(s):
Mother Maybelle
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Groups Carter Family, Mother Maybelle and the Three Carter Sisters

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Country Music Hall of Fame 1970 as a group member of Carter Family.
International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame 2001 as a group member of Carter Family.

Merle Travis

Real/Birth Name:
Merle Robert Travis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote song Sixteen Tons

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Muddy Waters

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Neil Young

Real/Birth Name:
Neil Percival Young
Also Known As:
Bernard Shakey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Canadian. Movies Neil Young: Human Highway, Rust Never Sleeps, Made in Heaven. Bands Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1997 as a group member of Buffalo Springfield.

Nils Lofgren

Real/Birth Name:
Nils Hilmer Lofgren
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of the band E Street Band. Pedal steel guitar. Former member of Crazy Horse

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

New Jersey Hall of Fame 2012 as a group member of E Street Band.

Pat Metheny

Real/Birth Name:
Patrick Bruce Metheny
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
65, 3 days before his 66th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Paul McCartney

Real/Birth Name:
James Paul McCartney
Also Known As:
Sir James Paul McCartney
Nickname(s):
Macca
Sir Paul
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
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 Help, A Hard Day's Night, Yellow Submarine, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. After rock group The Beatles he founded group Wings. Album Wings over America. Songs Yesterday, Michelle, Eleanor Rigby, With a Little Help from My Friends, I Saw Her Standing There, All My Loving. Spent a few days in jail in Japan for marijuana possession. Knighted. Children's book High in the Clouds: An Urban Furry Tale. Order of the Companion of Honour 2017.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007 as a group member of The Beatles.
London Avenue of Stars 2007 as a group member of The Beatles.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988 as a group member of The Beatles.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2004 as a group member of The Beatles.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a group member of The Beatles.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry, ceremony date: 9 February 2012.

Paul Simon

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Frederic Simon
Also Known As:
Paul Kane
Jerry Landis
Tico
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
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 Simon & Garfunkel. See Art Garfunkel. Songs Bridge Over Troubled Water, Scarborough Fair, Mrs. Robinson, Cecilia, The Sound of Silence. Album Graceland. Movie Annie Hall

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a group member of Simon & Garfunkel.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990 as a group member of Simon & Garfunkel.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2006 as a group member of Simon & Garfunkel.

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Pete Seeger

Real/Birth Name:
Peter Seeger
Gender:
Male
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 Where Have All the Flowers Gone, If I Had a Hammer, Turn! Turn! Turn!. Group The Weavers. Active in political causes.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a group member of The Weavers.

Pete Townshend

Real/Birth Name:
Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of The Who. Primary creator of rock opera Tommy. Book Horse's Neck of short stories.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990 as a group member of The Who.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2005 as a group member of The Who.

Peter Frampton

Real/Birth Name:
Peter Kenneth Frampton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Breaking All the Rules, Show Me the Way, Baby, I Love Your Way, Do You Feel Like We Do, I'm in You. Album Frampton Come Alive. Movies Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Blues Brothers 2000. Became an American citizen in 2004.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6819 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry, ceremony date: 24 August 1979.

Peter Green

Real/Birth Name:
Peter Allen Greenbaum
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blues rock guitar. Founder of band Fleetwood Mac. Songs Albatross, Black Magic Woman, Oh Well, Man of the World

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a group member of Fleetwood Mac.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1998 as a group member of Fleetwood Mac.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2005 as a group member of Fleetwood Mac.

Phil Everly

Real/Birth Name:
Philip Everly
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73, 16 days before his 74th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Don Everly by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Group The Everly Brothers. Songs All I Have to Do Is Dream, Wake Up Little Susie, Bye Bye Love by Felice Bryant. Song ('Til) I Kissed You

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Country Music Hall of Fame 2001 as a group member of The Everly Brothers.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008 as a group member of The Everly Brothers.
International Guitar Hall of Fame as a group member of The Everly Brothers.
Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2002 as a group member of The Everly Brothers.
Member of Grand Ole Opry as a group member of The Everly Brothers.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986 as a group member of The Everly Brothers.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2004 as a group member of The Everly Brothers.

Phil Lesh

Real/Birth Name:
Philip Chapman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Grateful Dead. Bassist.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1994 as a group member of Grateful Dead.

Pops Staples

Real/Birth Name:
Roebuck Staples
Also Known As:
Roebuck "Pops" Staples
Nickname(s):
Pops
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85, 9 days before his 86th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group The Staple Singers

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame as a group member of The Staple Singers.
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2018 as a group member of The Staple Singers.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2014 as a group member of The Staple Singers.
Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012 as a group member of The Staple Singers.
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame as a group member of The Staple Singers.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1999 as a group member of The Staple Singers.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a group member of The Staple Singers.

Prince

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

Movies Purple Moon, Under the Cherry Moon. Died of an accidental opioid (Fentanyl) overdose.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Randy Rhoads

Real/Birth Name:
Randall William Rhoads
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
25
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Co-founder of band Quiet Riot. Played with Ozzy Osbourne. Died in a private plane crash in Florida when the pilot buzzed too close to the tour bus and clipped it.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Richard Davis

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Allen Davis
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Kidnapped and killed Polly Klaas

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Ritchie Blackmore

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Hugh Blackmore
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Band Deep Purple, Blackmore's Night (with Candice Night.)

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2016 as a group member of Deep Purple.

Ritchie Valens

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

Brief Facts:

Songs La Bamba, Donna, Rockin' All Night. Died in a plane crash with Buddy Holly, JP Richardson aka "Big Bopper."

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6733 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry, ceremony date: 11 May 1990.

Robbie Robertson

Real/Birth Name:
Jaime Robbie Robertson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77, 35 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group The Band. Movie The Crossing Guard

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Canada's Walk of Fame 2014 as a group member of The Band.
Canadian Music Hall of Fame 1989 as a group member of The Band.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1994 as a group member of The Band.

Robert Johnson

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Leroy Johnson
Also Known As:
R. L. Spencer
Robert Spencer
Robert Lonnie Johnson
Nickname(s):
King of the Delta Blues
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
27
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Subject of the movie Crossroads. Song Terraplane Blues. Possibly poisoned, possible death by illness.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Roger McGuinn

Real/Birth Name:
James Joseph McGuinn III
Also Known As:
James Roger McGuinn
Jim McGuinn
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78, 27 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founding member of the band The Byrds. Composed song Ballad of Easy Rider for movie Easy Rider. Song Turn! Turn! Turn! by Pete Seeger used in movie Forrest Gump

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991 as a group member of The Byrds.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2006 as a group member of The Byrds.

Roy Clark

Real/Birth Name:
Roy Linwood Clark
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Co-host of TV show Hee Haw with Buck Owens. TV series The Beverly Hillbillies. Movies Matilda, Freeway. Guitarist and banjo and mandolin.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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

Ry Cooder

Real/Birth Name:
Ryland Peter Cooder
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

All kinds of fretted string instruments. Slide guitar. Session work with many famous musicians. Grammy award winner. Album Paradise and Lunch Soundtrack for many movies - Steel Magnolias, Primary Colors

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Scotty Moore

Real/Birth Name:
Winfield Scott Moore III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist for Elvis Presley. Group Blue Moon Boys. Song Heartbreak Hotel

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Skunk Baxter

Real/Birth Name:
Jeffrey Allen Baxter
Also Known As:
Jeff Baxter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Formerly member of bands Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers in the 1970s. Song Rikki Don't Lose That Number. A defense consultant.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Guitar Center RockWalk 1988 as a group member of The Doobie Brothers.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2014 as a group member of Steely Dan.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2011 as a group member of The Doobie Brothers.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2001 as a group member of Steely Dan.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2020 as a group member of The Doobie Brothers.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2004 as a group member of The Doobie Brothers.

Slash

Real/Birth Name:
Saul Hudson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
55, 17 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lead guitar for groups Guns N' Roses, Slash's Snakepit, Velvet Revolver. Album It's Five O'Clock Somewhere

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 as a group member of Guns N' Roses.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.

Sneaky Pete Kleinow

Real/Birth Name:
Peter E. Kleinow
Also Known As:
Sneaky Pete
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Co-founded group The Flying Burrito Brothers. Group The Byrds. Played with Frank Zappa, and others.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991 as a group member of The Byrds.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2006 as a group member of The Byrds.

Son House

Real/Birth Name:
Eddie James House Jr.
Nickname(s):
Son
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Songs Walking Blues, Preachin' the Blues

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Son Seals

Real/Birth Name:
Frank Seals
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blues guitarist. Song Funky Bitch

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Speedy West

Real/Birth Name:
Wesley Webb West
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pedal steel guitarist and record producer.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Steve Cropper

Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Lee Cropper
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blues guitarist. Band Booker T. & the M.G.'s. Movie The Blues Brothers. Songs Soul Man, (Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012 as a group member of Booker T. & the M.G.'s.
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2008 as a group member of Booker T. & the M.G.'s.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992 as a group member of Booker T. & the M.G.'s.

Steve Vai

Real/Birth Name:
Steven Siro Vai
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Virtuoso guitarist, with multiple bands and performers, including Frank Zappa and David Lee Roth and Whitesnake. Performed in many video games. Style reflects extensive music theory knowledge.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Steve Wariner

Real/Birth Name:
Steven Noel Wariner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Baby I'm Yours, Some Fools Never Learn, Small Town Girl

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Stevie Ray Vaughan

Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Ray Vaughan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Band Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble. Died in a helicopter crash, Songs Texas Flood, The House Is Rockin'. Ranked #7 in the Rolling Stone list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Austin City Limits Hall of Fame 2014 as a group member of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble.
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2014 as a group member of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2015 as a group member of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble.

T-Bone Walker

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

Brief Facts:

Album Mean Old World

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Tampa Red

Real/Birth Name:
Hudson Woodbridge
Also Known As:
Hudson Whitaker
Nickname(s):
The Guitar Wizard
Gender:
Male
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:

Blues guitarist. Took his aunt and grandmother's surname after his parents died when he was a child. Songs It Hurts Me Too, Anna Lou Blues, It's Tight Like That, The Bluebird Beat, Turpentine Blues

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Ted Nugent

Real/Birth Name:
Theodore Anthony Nugent
Nickname(s):
The Nuge
Motor City Madman
Uncle Ted
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Rock musician. Lead guitarist of band The Amboy Dukes. Songs Journey to the Center of the Mind, Stranglehold, Cat Scratch Feve, Wango Tango, Great White Buffalo. Known for conservative political statements and gun ownership views. Charged and on probation for illegal hunting.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

The Edge

Real/Birth Name:
David Howell Evans
Also Known As:
Edge
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
59, 1 day after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of rock band U2. Song The Hands That Built America

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2005 as a group member of U2.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a group member of U2.

Tony Iommi

Real/Birth Name:
Frank Anthony Iommi
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist for group Black Sabbath

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Guitar Center RockWalk 1992 as a group member of Black Sabbath.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006 as a group member of Black Sabbath.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2005 as a group member of Black Sabbath.
Broad Street Walk of Stars A star at 52.47827įN 1.91012įW, ceremony date: 23 November 2008.

Trey Anastasio

Real/Birth Name:
Ernest Joseph Anastasio III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist and vocals for band Phish

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Tut Taylor

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Arthur Taylor
Also Known As:
Robert Arthur Taylor Sr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Dobro guitar musician. Band Dixie Gentlemen

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Vince Gill

Real/Birth Name:
Vincent Grant Gill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Amy Grant by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Songs I Still Believe in You, Don't Let Our Love Start Slippin' Away. Movie Maverick

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry, ceremony date: 6 September 2012.

Waylon Jennings

Real/Birth Name:
Waylon Arnold Jennings
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of
husband of
Jessi Colter, until he died.
Older than Jessi Colter by 9 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Songs Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys and the theme song for the TV show The Dukes of Hazzard. Muppet movie Follow That Bird. Guitarist. Member of the Buddy Holly band - gave up his seat on the plane which crashed, to JP Richardson. Member of groups The Old Dogs, The Highwaymen. Movie Maverick

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Willie Nelson

Real/Birth Name:
Willie Hugh Nelson
Nickname(s):
Red-Headed Stranger
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composed songs Crazy, Hello Walls. Songs Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain, Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys, Always on My Mind. Member of group The Highwaymen. Movies The Electric Horseman, Stagecoach, Wag the Dog, Electric Horseman, Barbarossa, The Dukes of Hazzard. Once a disc jockey for Vancouver (Washington) station KVAN and in Fort Worth, Texas. Developed a bio-diesel business. Originated Farm Aid concerts in 1985.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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