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422 Persons in the Songwriters Hall of Fame:

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

Al Green

Real/Birth Name:
Albert Greene
Also Known As:
Rev. Al Green
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Gospel and soul and R&B singer. Broadway musical Your Arms Too Short to Box with God. Albums I'm Still in Love with You, Al Green's Greatest Hits. Songs Let's Stay Together, I'm Still in Love with You

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Alan Jay Lerner

Real/Birth Name:
Alan Jay Lerner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Musical movies My Fair Lady, Gigi,, Camelot. Especially teamed with Frederick Loewe. Song I Could Have Danced All Night. Married eight times.

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Alan Menken

Real/Birth Name:
Alan Irwin Menken
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
71, 16 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Compositions for Disney movies The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas. Broadway musical play The Little Mermaid

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Allen Toussaint

Real/Birth Name:
Allen Toussaint
Also Known As:
Al Tousan
Allen Orange
Naomi Neville
Clarence Toussaint
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:

Pianist. Songs Fortune Teller, Sweet Touch of Love

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Andrew Lloyd Webber

Real/Birth Name:
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Also Known As:
Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composer of musicals Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Phantom of the Opera, Starlight Express, Evita. Songs Memories, The Music of the Night, I Don't Know How to Love Him, Don't Cry for Me Argentina. Knighted 1992 and made a life peer as Baron Lloyd-Webber, of Sydmonton.

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Anthony Newley

Real/Birth Name:
Anthony George Newley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

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

Brief Facts:

With Leslie Bricusse he wrote the song Stop the World - I Want to Get Off. Stage actor. Movies The Old Curiosity Shop, Doctor Doolittle

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Barry Gibb

Real/Birth Name:
Barry Alan Crompton Gibb
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73, 25 days before his 74th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

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

Brief Facts:

Member of group The Bee Gees. CBE awarded 2004. 2009, Barry and his wife Linda Gibb became US citizens. They have dual citizenship. Knighted in 2018 New Year Honours. Song Stayin' Alive. Movie Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

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Barry Manilow

Real/Birth Name:
Barry Alan Pincus
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Copacabana (At the Copa)

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Barry Mann

Real/Birth Name:
Barry Imberman
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:

Songwriter with his lyricist wife Cynthia Weil, performed by many famous singers and groups.

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Betty Comden

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

Brief Facts:

Incorrectly reported as Elizabeth Cohen birth name. Worked with composer Adolph Green. Winner of multiple Tony Awards, including musical play Hallelujah, Baby!

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Bill Withers

Real/Birth Name:
William Harrison Withers Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

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

Brief Facts:

Album Still Bill. Songs Lean on Me, Ain't No Sunshine, Use Me, Just the Two of Us, Lovely Day, Grandma's Hands

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Billy Joel

Real/Birth Name:
William Martin Joel
Also Known As:
Bill Martin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Christie Brinkley by 4 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Katie Lee by 31 or 32 years.

Brief Facts:

Album Storm Front. Song We Didn't Start the Fire

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Billy Rose

Real/Birth Name:
William Samuel Rosenberg
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:
Height:
4 feet 11 inches (149.86 cm)

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Eleanor Holm by 14 years.
ex-husband of
Younger than Fanny Brice by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Devil's Advocate, A League of Their Own, The English Patient

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Billy Strayhorn

Real/Birth Name:
William Thomas Strayhorn
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pianist, arranger. Group Duke Ellington Orchestra. Song Take the 'A' Train

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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

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Bob Gaudio

Real/Birth Name:
Robert John Gaudio
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Vocalist and keyboardist. Group The Four Seasons. Composed songs Short Shorts, Sherry, Big Girls Don't Cry, Walk Like a Man, Rag Doll, Can't Take My Eyes Off of You, Oh What a Night

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Bob Marley

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

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Song No Woman, No Cry. Album Revolution Experience. Group The Wailers. Died of cancer 1981.

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Bob Merrill

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

Brief Facts:

Lyricist for musical/movie Funny Girl. Songs Don't Rain on my Parade, (How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window?, People, Mambo Italiano. Broadway musical plays Funny Girl, Breakfast at Tiffanys. Suicide by gunshot.

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Bob Seger

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Clark Seger
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Vocals and guitar. Song (and album) Like a Rock used as a theme for Chevrolet truck advertisements. Group Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

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Bobby Braddock

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Valentine Braddock
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80, 2 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote song I Wanna Talk About Me recorded by Toby Keith

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Bobby Darin

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

Relationships:

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

Brief Facts:

Songs Splish Splash, Dream Lover, Mack the Knife. Movie Come September

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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.

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Brian Holland

Real/Birth Name:
Brian Holland
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composer group Holland-Dozier-Holland. Songs Stop! In the Name of Love, It's the Same Old Song

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Brian May

Real/Birth Name:
Brian Harold May
Nickname(s):
Bri
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73, 19 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.

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Brian Wilson

Real/Birth Name:
Brian Douglas Wilson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

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

Brief Facts:

Group The Beach Boys

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Bruce Springsteen

Real/Birth Name:
Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen
Nickname(s):
The Boss
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

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

Brief Facts:

Band named E Street Band. Song and album Born in the U.S.A.. Grammy Award and Oscar winner.

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Buddy De Sylva

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

Brief Facts:

Often teamed with Lew Brown, Ray Henderson. Co-founder of Capitol Records.

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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

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Burt Bacharach

Real/Birth Name:
Burt Freeman Bacharach
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Angie Dickinson by 3 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Carole Bayer Sager by 18 years.

Brief Facts:

Songs What the World Needs Now Is Love, Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head, I'll Never Fall in Love Again, Do You Know the Way to San Jose, Walk on By, I Say a Little Prayer, Alfie, What's New Pussycat. Broadway musical Promises, Promises nominated for Tony Award.

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Burton Lane

Real/Birth Name:
Burton Levy
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Broadway and movie and song On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

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Carly Simon

Real/Birth Name:
Carly Elisabeth Simon
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

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

Brief Facts:

Songs You're So Vain, Mockingbird, Nobody Does It Better. Writer of children's books.

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Carole Bayer Sager

Real/Birth Name:
Carole Bayer
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Burt Bacharach by 18 years.

Brief Facts:

Songs The Prayer, That's What Friends Are For. Broadway musical Georgy

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Carole King

Real/Birth Name:
Carol Joan Klein
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Gerry Goffin by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Song Will You Love Me Tomorrow performed by The Shirelles. Songs You've Got a Friend, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, The Loco-Motion, It's Too Late. Album Tapestry

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Charles Aznavour

Real/Birth Name:
Shahnour Varenagh Aznavourian
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:

Brief Facts:

Armenian-French. Movie And Then There Were None. Songs She, Yesterday When I Was Young

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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

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Cole Porter

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

Brief Facts:

Musical movies Anything Goes, Kiss Me Kate. Album Bing Crosby Sings Cole Porter Songs

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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

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Cy Coleman

Real/Birth Name:
Seymour Kaufman
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Jazz pianist. Composed songs for Frank Sinatra: The Best is Yet to Come, Witchraft, Big Spender. Musical Sweet Charity. Won three Tony Awards, plus several Grammys and Emmys.

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Cyndi Lauper

Real/Birth Name:
Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song and album True Colors

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Daryl Hall

Real/Birth Name:
Daryl Franklin Hohl
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lead singer, group Hall & Oates. Songs Rich Girl, Say It Isn't So

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David Bowie

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

Relationships:

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

Brief Facts:

Song Space Oddity. Movie The Man Who Fell to Earth. Album Let's Dance. Song Fame. Broadway play The Elephant Man

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David Crosby

Real/Birth Name:
David Van Cortlandt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78, 7 days before his 79th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of The Byrds, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Album Another Stoney Evening. Now with group CPR

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David Foster

Real/Birth Name:
David Walter Foster
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Katherine McPhee by 34 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Linda Thompson by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Song The Prayer. Collaborated with wife Linda Thompson on songwriting.

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Doc Pomus

Real/Birth Name:
Jerome Solon Felder
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lyricist for songs A Teenager in Love, Save the Last Dance for Me, This Magic Moment and more.

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Dolly Parton

Real/Birth Name:
Dolly Rebecca Parton
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Stella Parton by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie Joyful Noise. Movie 9 to 5. Songs I Will Always Love You, Coat of Many Colors, 9 to 5. Composer for Broadway musical 9 to 5. Tony Award nomination. Subject of television movie Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors

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Don Henley

Real/Birth Name:
Donald Hugh Henley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73, 16 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitar and drums. Lead vocalist of band The Eagles. Songs Hotel California, Desperado

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Don McLean

Real/Birth Name:
Donald McLean
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song American Pie

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Donovan

Real/Birth Name:
Donovan Phillips Leitch
Also Known As:
Donovan Leitch Sr.
Donovan Leitch
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Songs Sunshine Superman, Mellow Yellow, Hurdy Gurdy Man, Catch the Wind. Movie If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium

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Duke Ellington

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

Brief Facts:

Group Duke Ellington Orchestra

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E.Y. Harburg

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

Brief Facts:

Song Somewhere Over the Rainbow, used in movie The Wizard of Oz. Song Brother Can You Spare a Dime. Died in a car accident in Los Angeles.

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Eddie Brigati

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Brigati Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group The Young Rascals group was renamed The Rascals. Songs A Beautiful Morning, Groovin', People Got to Be Free, I've Been Lonely Too Long, You Better Run, How Can I Be Sure

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Eddie Holland

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Holland Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composer group Holland-Dozier-Holland. Songs Stop! In the Name of Love, It's the Same Old Song

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Ellie Greenwich

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

Relationships:

wife of
Jeff Barry, until she died.
Younger than Jeff Barry by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Name pronounced GREN-itch. Wrote or co-wrote songs Be My Baby, Da Doo Ron Ron, Chapel of Love, Leader of the Pack, River Deep, Mountain High

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Elton John

Real/Birth Name:
Reginald Kenneth Dwight
Also Known As:
Sir Elton John
Sir Elton Hercules John
Ann Orson
Lord Choc Ice
William A. Bong
Reggae Dwight
Frank N. Stein
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than David Furnish by 15 years.

Brief Facts:

Name legally changed 1972. Musicals Lion King, Aida. Pianist. Knighted 1998. Married 21 December 2014 to David Furnish, by conversion of their civil partnership which happened 21 December 2005. Appointed Companion of Honour in the 2020 New Year Honours.

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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.

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Ervin Drake

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

Brief Facts:

Songs I Believe, It Was a Very Good Year. Broadway musical What Makes Sammy Run?

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Eydie Gormé

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

Relationships:

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

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Duo Steve and Eydie, Eydie Gormé & Steve Lawrence. Song Blame It on the Bossa Nova. TV show The Steve Lawrence-Eydie Gorme Show

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Fats Domino

Real/Birth Name:
Antoine Dominique Domino Jr.
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:
Height:
5 feet 5 inches (165.1 cm)

Brief Facts:

Songs Blueberry Hill, I'm in the Mood for Love, I'm Walkin', Ain't That a Shame

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Fats Waller

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

Brief Facts:

Pianist. Songs Ain't Misbehavin', The Joint is Jumpin'

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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.

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Felix Cavaliere

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

Brief Facts:

Group The Young Rascals group was renamed The Rascals. Songs A Beautiful Morning, Groovin', People Got to Be Free, I've Been Lonely Too Long, You Better Run, How Can I Be Sure

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Fred Ebb

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

Brief Facts:

Lyricist of musicals with John Kander. Musicals Cabaret, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman. Movie Funny Lady. Song New York, New York

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Freddie Mercury

Real/Birth Name:
Farrokh Bulsara
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Front for band Queen. Guitarist. Wrote songs Bohemian Rhapsody, Killer Queen, Somebody to Love, Don't Stop Me Now, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, We Are the Champions. Song We Will Rock You. Subject of movie Bohemian Rhapsody. Grew up in India. Died of AIDS.

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Frederick Loewe

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

Brief Facts:

Musicals Camelot, My Fair Lady, Paint Your Wagon

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Garth Brooks

Real/Birth Name:
Troyal Garth Brooks
Also Known As:
Chris Gaines
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Trisha Yearwood by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Albums No Fences, Ropin' the Wind. Attended spring training for several baseball teams.

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George Gershwin

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

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Ira Gershwin by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Composed Rhapsody in Blue, Porgy and Bess. Broadway musical and move incorporating some of his music Funny Face. Duo George & Ira Gershwin

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George M. Cohan

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

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Wrote songs Give My Regards to Broadway, Over There, You're a Grand Old Flag. Considered the father of American musical comedy. His first big Broadway hit in 1904 was the show Little Johnny Jones

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Gerry Goffin

Real/Birth Name:
Gerald Goffin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Carole King by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Songs Will You Love Me Tomorrow, Some Kind of Wonderful, Take Good Care of My Baby, The Loco-Motion, Hey Girl, Up on the Roof, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, Who Put the Bomp (in the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp), Just Once in My Life, Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To). Many songs written with Carole King

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Glenn Frey

Real/Birth Name:
Glenn Lewis Frey
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:

Brief Facts:

Pronounced "Fry." Member of band The Eagles. Song Tequila Sunrise

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Gloria Estefan

Real/Birth Name:
Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
62, 25 days before her 63rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Younger than Emilio Estefan by 4 years.
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movie Music of the Heart. Group Miami Sound Machine

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Gordon Lightfoot

Real/Birth Name:
Gordon Meredith Lightfoot Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

'''Songs Sundown, Ribbon of Darkness, If You Could Read My Mind, Carefree Highway, Rainy Day People

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Graham Nash

Real/Birth Name:
Graham William Nash
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:

Groups Crosby, Stills & Nash, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, The Hollies. Albums Earth & Sky, Songs for Survivors. Book Eye to Eye: Photographs by Graham Nash

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Hal David

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

Brief Facts:

Lyricist with Burt Bacharach on songs Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head, I'll Never Fall in Love Again, Do You Know the Way to San Jose, Walk on By, What the World Needs Now Is Love, I Say a Little Prayer, Alfie, What's New Pussycat

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Hank Williams

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

Relationships:

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

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Songs Your Cheatin' Heart, Move It on Over, I Saw the Light, Jambalaya, I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry, Dear John, Cold, Cold Heart, You Win Again, Hey, Good Lookin'

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Harlan Howard

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

Brief Facts:

Co-wrote song I Fall to Pieces with Hank Cochran. Songs Heartaches by the Number, I've Got a Tiger by the Tail, Busted were written by him.

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Harold Arlen

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

Brief Facts:

Songs Over the Rainbow, Stormy Weather

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Harry Ruby

Real/Birth Name:
Harry Rubenstein
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Often teamed with Bert Kalmar. Song Who's Sorry Now?. Wrote movie The Life of the Party (1937)

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Harry Warren

Real/Birth Name:
Salvatore Anthony Guaragna
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Song Lullaby of Broadway

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Henry Mancini

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

Brief Facts:

Songs Moon River, Days of Wine and Roses, The Pink Panther Theme

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Hoagy Carmichael

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

Brief Facts:

Composed songs Stardust, In the Cool Cool Cool of the Evening, Georgia on My Mind, Heart and Soul. Movie Johnny Angel

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Ira Gershwin

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

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than George Gershwin by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Duo George & Ira Gershwin. Songs But Not for Me, Embraceable You, I Can't Get Started, I Got Rhythm, Nice Work if You Can Get It, They Can't Take That Away from Me, Someone to Watch Over Me, S Wonderful, Strike Up the Band. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama 1932.

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Irving Berlin

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

Brief Facts:

Songs Alexander's Ragtime Band, God Bless America, White Christmas, Easter Parade, Cheek to Cheek, Blue Skies, I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm, Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better), There's No Business Like Show Business

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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

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Jackie DeShannon

Real/Birth Name:
Sharon Lee Myers
Also Known As:
Jackie Dee Shannon
Jackie Dee
Sherry Lee
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
75, 14 days before her 76th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Needles and Pins, When You Walk in the Room, Love Will Find a Way, Put a Little Love in Your Heart, Betty Davis Eyes

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Jackson Browne

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

Brief Facts:

Group Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Created songs for movies Forrest Gump, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, My Girl 2, Good Will Hunting. Acted in movie Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

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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.

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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

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Jay Livingston

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

Relationships:

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

Brief Facts:

Songs Mona Lisa, Buttons and Bows, Silver Bells, Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be). Duo Livingston & Evans

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Jeff Barry

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

Relationships:

husband of
Ellie Greenwich, until her death.
Older than Ellie Greenwich by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Co-composer of songs Sugar, Sugar, Do Wah Diddy Diddy, Da Doo Ron Ron, Then He Kissed Me, Be My Baby, Chapel of Love, River Deep, Mountain High

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Jerome Kern

Real/Birth Name:
Jerome David Kern
Gender:
Male

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Songs The Last Time I Saw Paris, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, Ol' Man River, The Way You Look Tonight

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Jerry Bock

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

Brief Facts:

Musicals Fiddler on the Roof, Fiorello

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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.

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Jerry Herman

Real/Birth Name:
Gerald Sheldon Herman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Musical theatre. Tony Awards and nominations. Broadway musicals Hello, Dolly!, La Cage aux Folles, Mame

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Jerry Leiber

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

Brief Facts:

Wrote the words to songs Hound Dog, Jailhouse Rock, Young Blood, Searchin', Yakety Yak, On Broadway, There Goes My Baby, Charlie Brown, Along Came Jones, Poison Ivy. Duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller

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Jerry Ross

Real/Birth Name:
Jerold Rossberg
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Musicals Pajama Game, Damn Yankees. Songs Hey There, Hernando's Hideaway, Whatever Lola Wants, Steam Heat

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Jesse Stone

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

Brief Facts:

Songs Money Honey, Shake, Rattle and Roll, Don't Let Go. Credited with creating the bass line for early rock and roll music.

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Jim Croce

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

Brief Facts:

Died in a plane crash.

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Jimmie Rodgers

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

Brief Facts:

Known for his yodelling style. Songs Blue Yodel, In the Jailhouse Now. Died of tuberculosis.

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Jimmy Webb

Real/Birth Name:
Jimmy Layne Webb
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73, 8 days before his 74th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composed songs Up, Up and Away, By the Time I Get to Phoenix, Wichita Lineman, Galveston, MacArthur Park

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Joe Perry

Real/Birth Name:
Anthony Joseph Perry
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69, 34 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

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John Barry

Real/Birth Name:
Jonathon Barry Prendergast
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Film soundtrack composer.

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John Deacon

Real/Birth Name:
John Richard Deacon
Also Known As:
Deacon John
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
68, 12 days before his 69th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bassist for rock group Queen. Wrote song Another One Bites the Dust used in movie Small Soldiers

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John Denver

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

Brief Facts:

Died in plane crash. Songs Rocky Mountain High, Take Me Home, Country Roads, Sunshine on My Shoulders, Thank God I'm a Country Boy, Grandma's Feather Bed, Annie's Song

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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

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John Kander

Real/Birth Name:
John Harold Kander
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composer of musicals with Fred Ebb. Musicals Cabaret, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman. Movie Funny Lady. Song New York, New York

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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.

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John Oates

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

Brief Facts:

Duo Hall & Oates

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John Payne

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

Relationships:

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

Brief Facts:

Movies Miracle on 34th Street, Springtime in the Rockies, Week-End in Havana, The Razor's Edge, Kansas City Confidential. TV series The Restless Gun

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John Rzeznik

Real/Birth Name:
John Joseph Theodore Rzeznik
Also Known As:
Johnny Rzeznik
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Co-founder and lead guitarist and lead vocalist for group Goo Goo Dolls. Songs Name, Iris. Name pronounced "rez-nik" or "(r)ZHEZ-nik" in Polish.

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John Sebastian

Real/Birth Name:
John Besson Sebastian
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Member of The Lovin' Spoonful. Wrote theme song for TV series Welcome Back, Kotter

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John Williams

Real/Birth Name:
John Towner Williams
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Film scores. Movies Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone and their sequels. Movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind. TV series Gilligan's Island

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Johnny Cash

Real/Birth Name:
J.R. Cash
Also Known As:
John R. Cash
Nickname(s):
The Man in Black
J.R.
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:

Relationships:

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

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Songs I Walk the Line, Ring of Fire, Folsom Prison Blues, A Boy Named Sue. Group The Highwaymen. TV series Little House on the Prairie, North and South. Movie for television Stagecoach

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Johnny Mandel

Real/Birth Name:
John Alfred Mandel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song The Shadow of Your Smile. Music for movies The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming, M*A*S*H, Freaky Friday

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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.

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Jon Bon Jovi

Real/Birth Name:
John Francis Bongiovi Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Band Bon Jovi

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Joni Mitchell

Real/Birth Name:
Roberta Joan Anderson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Both Sides Now, Chelsea Morning. Album Shine

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Jule Styne

Real/Birth Name:
Julius Kerwin Stein
Nickname(s):
Julie
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Songs Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!, The Party's Over, Three Coins in the Fountain, Make Someone Happy, People

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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

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Kris Kristofferson

Real/Birth Name:
Kristoffer Kristofferson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Rita Coolidge by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Group The Highwaymen. Movies Convoy, Blade, Blade II, Blade: Trinity, Millenium, A Star Is Born (1976), Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenét and the City of Boulder, Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story

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Kurt Weill

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

Relationships:

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

Brief Facts:

Name pronounced "Vile." Songs from The Threepenny Opera. Song Mack the Knife. Married Lotte Lenya a second time after divorce.

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Lamont Dozier

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

Brief Facts:

Composer group Holland-Dozier-Holland. Songs Stop! In the Name of Love, It's the Same Old Song

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Laura Nyro

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

Brief Facts:

She pronounced the name "NEER-oh". Song Wedding Bell Blues, Stoned Soul Picnic, And When I Die

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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

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Leon Russell

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

Brief Facts:

Song Lost Inside of You from movie A Star Is Born (1976). Album One for the Road

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Leonard Bernstein

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

Brief Facts:

Changed name at age 15. Musical play West Side Story, Candide

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Leonard Cohen

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

Brief Facts:

'Songs Hallelujah, Suzanne. Named Officer of the Order of Canada 1991, and Companion of the Order of Canada 2003.

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Lew Brown

Real/Birth Name:
Louis Brownstein
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:

Wrote words for songs Button Up Your Overcoat, The Best Things in Lfe are Free, Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries. Often teamed with Ray Henderson, Buddy De Sylva

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Linda Perry

Real/Birth Name:
Linda Perry
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Older than Sara Gilbert by 9 years.

Brief Facts:

Former lead for group 4 Non Blondes. Married Sara Gilbert March 30, 2014.

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Lionel Richie

Real/Birth Name:
Lionel Brockman Richie Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

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

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Member of group Commodores. Songs Hello, All Night Long

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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

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Lorenz Hart

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

Brief Facts:

Worked with Richard Rodgers as composer. Movie/musical Pal Joey. Called "Larry" by all his friends.

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Loretta Lynn

Real/Birth Name:
Loretta Webb
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Crystal Gayle by 18 years.
older sister of
Older than Peggy Sue by 10 years.

Brief Facts:

Subject of movie Coal Miner's Daughter. Songs Coal Miner's Daughter, I'm a Honky Tonk Girl, Lousiana Woman, Mississippi Man

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Lucian Grainge

Real/Birth Name:
Lucian Charles Grainge
Also Known As:
Sir Lucian Grainge
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Chair of Universal Music Group. Appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2010 New Year Honours. Inaugurated to appointment to the Order of the British Empire (OBE) and Knight Bachelor by Prince William on November 29, 2016.

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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

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Marvin Hamlisch

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

Brief Facts:

Composer for Broadway plays A Chorus Line, The Goodbye Girl, Sweet Smell of Success. Also movies Sophie's Choice, Ordinary People. Pulitzer Prize for Drama 1976.

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Maurice Gibb

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

Relationships:

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

Brief Facts:

First name pronounced like "Morris." Member of group The Bee Gees. Bassist. CBE awarded 2001. Song Stayin' Alive. Movie Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

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Maurice White

Real/Birth Name:
Maurice White
Nickname(s):
Reese
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Verdine White by 9 years.

Brief Facts:

Founder of group Earth, Wind & Fire. Soul, gospel, jazz, pop, R&B and funk.

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Meredith Willson

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

Brief Facts:

Played flute with John Sousa's band. Wrote song May the Good Lord Bless You and Keep You. Musical and movie The Music Man. Musical Unsinkable Molly Brown

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Michael Jackson

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

Relationships:

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

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Group The Jackson 5, The Jacksons. Famed for "moonwalk" dance step. Albums Thriller, Dangerous. Song I'll Be There. Movie The Wiz. Short film Captain EO. Acquitted of charges of molesting a child, June 13, 2005. First son named originally Michael Joseph Jackson Jr. then name changed after divorce. Died of lethal dose of propofol. Coroner ruled his death a homicide.

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Mick Jagger

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Philip Jagger
Also Known As:
Sir Mick Jagger
Sir Michael Jagger
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77, 12 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 Bianca Jagger by 1 year.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Lead singer for group The Rolling Stones. Album Goddess in the Doorway. Knighted 2003.

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Mick Jones

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Geoffrey Jones
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

British punk, political themes. Group The Clash

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Mick Jones (Foreigner)

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Leslie Jones
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:

Band Foreigner. Song I Want to Know What Love Is

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Neil Diamond

Real/Birth Name:
Neil Leslie Diamond
(NOT: Noah Kaminsky!)
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Red, Red Wine, Sweet Caroline, Song Sung Blue, Holy Holly, Cherry Cherry, Cracklin' Rosie, I'm a Believer. Album Hot August Night. Movie The Jazz Singer (1980)

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Neil Sedaka

Real/Birth Name:
Neil Sedaka
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

vocalist and pianist. Songs Oh! Carol, Calendar Girl, Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

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Noel Coward

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

Brief Facts:

Knighted 1973. Wrote plays Blithe Spirit, Private Lives. Movie The Italian Job. Love affair with Laurence Olivier

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Norman Whitfield

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

Brief Facts:

Songs for Motown I Heard It through the Grapevine, Cloud Nine, War, Papa Was a Rolling Stone, Car Wash

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Oscar Hammerstein

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

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Name pronounced "HAM-er-styne." Broadway musicals Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, Flower Drum Song, The Sound of Music. Song Edelweiss. Many movies made from his musical plays.

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Otis Blackwell

Real/Birth Name:
Otis Blackwell
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:

Composed songs Great Balls of Fire, Breathless, Don't Be Cruel, All Shook Up, Fever, Return to Sender, Handy Man

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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.

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Otto Harbach

Real/Birth Name:
Otto Hauerbach
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Songs Rose Marie, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

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Paul Anka

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Albert Anka
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79, 8 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Songs Put Your Head on My Shoulder, Diana

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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.

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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

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Pee Wee King

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

Brief Facts:

In the Gene Autry movie Gold Mine in the Sky. Wrote song Tennessee Waltz with Redd Stewart, chosen by Tennessee in 1965 as the state song - sung by Patti Page

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Peggy Lee

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

Brief Facts:

Song Mañana (Is Soon Enough for Me)

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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.

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Phil Collins

Real/Birth Name:
Philip David Charles Collins
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Group Genesis. Songs Another Day in Paradise, One More Night. Drummer, keyboardist.

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Phil Spector

Real/Birth Name:
Harvey Phillip Spector
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

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

Brief Facts:

Convicted of second degree murder of Lana Clarkson, sentenced to 19 years to life. Bit part in movie Easy Rider. Famed for rock and roll recordings with what he called "a Wall of Sound" - a full set of musicians adding a stronger sound. Composed and performed song To Know Him Is to Love Him with group The Teddy Bears. Song Da Doo Ron Ron

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Philip Bailey

Real/Birth Name:
Philip Irvin Bailey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Earth, Wind & Fire. Soul, gospel, jazz, pop, R&B and funk vocalist, uses falsetto range.

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Randy Newman

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

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Songs Short People, When She Loved Me, We Belong Together, My Little Buttercup, I Love L.A.. Composed music for movies Maverick, Meet the Parents, Toy Story, The Natural

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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

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Ray Evans

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

Brief Facts:

Lyrics for songs Mona Lisa, Buttons and Bows, Silver Bells, Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be). Duo Livingston & Evans

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Ray Henderson

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

Brief Facts:

Often teamed with Lew Brown, Buddy De Sylva. Songs Bye Bye Blackbird, Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue

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Richard M. Sherman

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Morton Sherman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Robert B. Sherman by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Songs it's a small world (after all), Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Feed the Birds, Chim Chim Cher-ee, Let's Get Together. Movies The Jungle Book, The Aristocats, The Parent Trap, Charlotte's Web, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Snoopy, Come Home, Bedknobs and Broomsticks

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Richard Rodgers

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

Brief Facts:

Worked with Lorenz Hart, Oscar Hammerstein. Wrote popular musicals (later movies) South Pacific, Oklahoma!, The Sound of Music, Pal Joey

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Richie Sambora

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Stephen Sambora
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
61, 27 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

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

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Solo albums Stranger in This Town, Undiscovered Soul. Member of band Bon Jovi. Guitarist. Movie On the Line

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Rick Dufay

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Marc Dufay
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Band Aerosmith 1980 to 1984.

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Rob Thomas

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Kelly Thomas
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
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Born in Germany when his father was in the Air Force there. Lead singer group Matchbox Twenty. Composed songs for others. Awarded the first Starlight Award.

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Robert B. Sherman

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

Relationships:

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

Brief Facts:

Songs it's a small world (after all), Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Feed the Birds, Chim Chim Cher-ee, Let's Get Together. Movies The Jungle Book, The Aristocats, The Parent Trap, Charlotte's Web, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Snoopy, Come Home, Bedknobs and Broomsticks

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Robin Gibb

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

Relationships:

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

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Member of band The Bee Gees. CBE awarded 2001. Song Stayin' Alive. Movie Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

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Roger Taylor (Queen)

Real/Birth Name:
Roger Meddows Taylor
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
71, 12 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Drummer for band Queen. Appointed OBE in 2020 New Year Honours.

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Roy Orbison

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

Brief Facts:

Songs Only the Lonely, Blue Angel, It's Over, Oh Pretty Woman. Group The Traveling Wilburys

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Sam Cooke

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Cook
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shot to death - shooter never charged.

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Sammy Cahn

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

Brief Facts:

Songs Love and Marriage, High Hopes, Three Coins in the Fountain. With James Van Heusen, songs Love and Marriage, My Kind of Town, High Hopes, All the Way

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Sammy Fain

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Feinberg
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Songs Love is a Many-Splendored Thing, I'll be Seeing You

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Scott Joplin

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

Composer of popular ragtime songs The Entertainer, Maple Leaf Rag, Peacherine Rag, Bethena, Magnetic Rag. Opera Treemonisha. Died of syphilis.

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Smokey Robinson

Real/Birth Name:
William Robinson Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

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

Brief Facts:

Motown group The Miracles. Formerly called this group The Matadors. Songs Got a Job, Shop Around, Ooh Baby Baby, The Tears of a Clown, My Girl, Since I Lost My Baby. Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Album The 35th Anniversary Collection. Movie Hollywood Homicide

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Stephen Sondheim

Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Joshua Sondheim
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Musical plays A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods. Also wrote the lyrics to musicals West Side Story, Gypsy

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Stephen Stills

Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Arthur Stills
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:

Lead guitar and keyboard for bands Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

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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

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Steve Lawrence

Real/Birth Name:
Sidney Leibowitz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
85, 30 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

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

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Duo Steve and Eydie, Eydie Gormé & Steve Lawrence. TV show The Steve Lawrence-Eydie Gorme Show. Movies The Blues Brothers, The Contract. Songs Go Away, Little Girl, Party Doll, Footsteps, Portrait of My Love. Tony Award nomination for Broadway play What Makes Sammy Run?

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Steven Tyler

Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Victor Tallarico
Nickname(s):
Demon of Screamin'
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Cyrinda Foxe by 3 years.
father of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Lead singer of group Aerosmith. Album Toys in the Attic. Movies The Polar Express, Be Cool

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Stevie Wonder

Real/Birth Name:
Stevland Hardaway Judkins
Also Known As:
Little Stevie Wonder
Stevland Hardaway Morris
Steveland Judkins Hardaway
Eivets Rednow
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
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Relationships:

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Birth name Stevland Judkins - changed several times. Blind singer and pianist. Movie Muscle Beach Party. Songs For Once in My Life, You Are the Sunshine of My Life, I Just Called to Say I Love You

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Sting

Real/Birth Name:
Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Commander of the British Empire (CBE.) Formerly of group The Police. Albums Sacred Love, All This Time. Movie Dune

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Sunny Skylar

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

Brief Facts:

Songs Amor, You're Breaking My Heart

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Tim Rice

Real/Birth Name:
Timothy Miles Bindon Rice
Also Known As:
Sir Tim Rice
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Musicals Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Evita, Aida. Was made a Knight Bachelor by Queen Elizabeth II in 1994.

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Toby Keith

Real/Birth Name:
Toby Keith Covel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
59, 30 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album Pull My Chain. Song Beer for My Horses

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Tom Hamilton (musician)

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas William Hamilton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bassist for bands Aerosmith, Thin Lizzy. Songs Sweet Emotion, Janie's Got a Gun, Love in an Elevator

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Tom Jones

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas John Woodward
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs It's Not Unusual, She's a Lady, What's New Pussycat. OBE in the 1999 New Year Honours list. Knighted New Year Honours List December 31, 2005.

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Tom Kelly (composer)

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas F. Kelly
Gender:
Male
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Born circa 1949. Composed with Billy Steinberg. Songs Like a Virgin, True Colors, I Drove All Night

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Van Morrison

Real/Birth Name:
George Ivan Morrison
Also Known As:
Sir Van Morrison
Nickname(s):
Van the Man
The Belfast Cowboy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
74, 24 days before his 75th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album Astral Weeks. Appointed OBE, June 1996. Knighted February 2016 in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. His song Days Like This became the official anthem for the Northern Irish peace movement.

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Verdine White

Real/Birth Name:
Verdine White
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69, 13 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Maurice White by 9 years.

Brief Facts:

Group Earth, Wind & Fire. Soul, gospel, jazz, pop, R&B and funk.

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Vernon Duke

Real/Birth Name:
Vladimir Dukelsky
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Scores for Broadway and London plays. US Coast Guard in World War II. Songs April in Paris, Taking a Chance on Love

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W.C. Handy

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

Brief Facts:

Wrote song Memphis Blues, Beale St Blues, St. Louis Blues

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Willie Dixon

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

Brief Facts:

Imprisoned as a conscientious objector. Won Illinois Golden Gloves. Songs I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man, You Can't Judge a Book by Its Cover recorded by others.

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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.

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Woody Guthrie

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

Brief Facts:

Composed over 1000 songs. Songs This Land Is Your Land, So Long, It's Been Good to Know You, Reuben James. Social protest songs and actions. Inspired other writers of urban folk music. Died of Huntington's disease.

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Zoot Sims

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

Brief Facts:

Saxophonist with big band of Alvino Rey

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