Guess Who This Is

175 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:
72
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. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1995. 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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2004. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2011. Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame 1996. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2004. Kennedy Center Honors 2014. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2012. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012.

Alan Menken

Real/Birth Name:
Alan Irwin Menken
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
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. New Rochelle Walk of Fame. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2008. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 15 November 2010.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

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. Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. National Medal of Arts 2013. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1998. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2011. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015. Blues Hall of Fame 2012.

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Real/Birth Name:
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Also Known As:
Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
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. Theater Hall of Fame 2009. Kennedy Center Honors 2006. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1995. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater; ceremony: 26 February 1993.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Anthony Newley

Real/Birth Name:
Anthony George Newley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
87, 28 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23

Relationships:

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

Brief Facts:

With Leslie Bricusse he wrote the song Stop the World - I Want to Get Off. Stage actor. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1989.

Barry Gibb

Real/Birth Name:
Barry Alan Crompton Gibb
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1994. Movie Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band ARIA Hall of Fame 1997 as a member of The Bee Gees.
Dance Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of The Bee Gees.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008 as a member of The Bee Gees.
London Avenue of Stars 2004 as a member of The Bee Gees.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1997 as a member of The Bee Gees.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of The Bee Gees.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6845 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: The Bee Gees for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Barry Manilow

Real/Birth Name:
Barry Alan Pincus
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Copacabana (At the Copa). Songwriters Hall of Fame 2002. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 22 September 1980.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Barry Mann

Real/Birth Name:
Barry Imberman
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:

Songwriter with his lyricist wife
Cynthia Weil
, performed by many famous singers and groups. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2010. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1987.

Betty Comden

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!. Kennedy Center Honors 1991. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1980. Theater Hall of Fame.

Bill Withers

Real/Birth Name:
William Harrison Withers Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2005. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2015. West Virginia Music Hall of Fame 2007.

Billy Joel

Real/Birth Name:
William Martin Joel
Also Known As:
Bill Martin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
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. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1999. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1992. Long Island Music Hall of Fame. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. Kennedy Center Honors 2013. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 20 September 2004.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

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:

Relationships:

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

Brief Facts:

Height 4' 11". Movies Devil's Advocate, A League of Their Own, The English Patient. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Theater Hall of Fame. As a pioneer and contributor, International Swimming Hall of Fame 1995.

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:
77
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. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1982. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2002. UK Music Hall of Fame 2005. Kennedy Center Honors 1997. National Medal of Arts 2009. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2012. Minnesota Music Hall of Fame 1991. International Guitar Hall of Fame. The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of The Traveling Wilburys.

Bob Gaudio

Real/Birth Name:
Robert John Gaudio
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
75, 26 days before his 76th birthday
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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1995. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of The Four Seasons.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990 as a member of The Four Seasons.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of The Four Seasons.

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. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1994. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2010. UK Music Hall of Fame 2004. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2003. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 6 February 2001.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1987.

Bob Seger

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Clark Seger
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
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. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2004. Guitar Center RockWalk 1994. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2012. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2012. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1750 Vine Street as a member of band: Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 13 March 1987.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 1750 Vine Street as a member of band: Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 13 March 1987.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Bobby Braddock

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Valentine Braddock
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Wrote song I Wanna Talk About Me recorded by Toby Keith. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1981. Country Music Hall of Fame 2011. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2015.

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. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1999. Bronx Walk of Fame 2004. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1735 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 26 May 1982.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
Las Vegas Walk of Stars: A star at Flamingo Hotel; ceremony: 14 May 2007.

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

Brian Holland

Real/Birth Name:
Brian Holland
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1988. Guitar Center RockWalk 2003 as a member of Holland-Dozier-Holland.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of Holland-Dozier-Holland.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7070 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with group group: Holland-Dozier-Holland for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 2 February 2015.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 7070 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with group group: Holland-Dozier-Holland for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 2 February 2015.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Brian Wilson

Real/Birth Name:
Brian Douglas Wilson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2002. UK Music Hall of Fame 2006. Kennedy Center Honors 2007. Guitar Center RockWalk 1996. Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2004. California Hall of Fame 2011 as a member of The Beach Boys.
Cruisin' Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of The Beach Boys.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of The Beach Boys.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988 as a member of The Beach Boys.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of The Beach Boys.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1500 Vine Street as a member of band: The Beach Boys for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Bruce Springsteen

Real/Birth Name:
Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen
Nickname(s):
The Boss
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69, 29 days after his birthday
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. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1999. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1999. Kennedy Center Honors 2009. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2011. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2008. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2016. Little League Hall of Excellence 1997. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of E Street Band.

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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 4 June 1992.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

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. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1986. Guitar Center RockWalk 1989. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1994. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. West Texas Walk of Fame 1979. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of The Crickets.
Music City Walk of Fame 2007 as a member of The Crickets.
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2008 as a member of The Crickets.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of The Crickets.
West Texas Walk of Fame 1986 as a member of The Crickets.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 7 September 2011.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Burt Bacharach

Real/Birth Name:
Burt Freeman Bacharach
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

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

Brief Facts:

Songs 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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971. Missouri Wall of Fame. Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song 2012.

Burton Lane

Real/Birth Name:
Burton Levy
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Broadway and movie and song On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1972. Theater Hall of Fame.

Carly Simon

Real/Birth Name:
Carly Elisabeth Simon
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1994.

Carole King

Real/Birth Name:
Carol Joan Klein
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
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. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1987. Long Island Music Hall of Fame 2007. Guitar Center RockWalk 1989. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song 2013. Kennedy Center Honors 2015. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6906 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 3 December 2012.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1996. French Legion of Honor. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6225 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater; ceremony: 24 August 2017.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

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. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986. Blues Hall of Fame 1985. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1986. Kennedy Center Honors 2000. Guitar Center RockWalk 1986. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1982. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1984. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1777 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 8 October 1987.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6504 Delmar Boulevard.

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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Theater Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

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. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1993. Guitar Center RockWalk 2008. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1999. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2000. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2017 as a member of The Impressions.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991 as a member of The Impressions.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of The Impressions.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of The Impressions.

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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1981. Theater Hall of Fame 1991.

Cyndi Lauper

Real/Birth Name:
Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

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

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. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1996. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2005. London Avenue of Stars. International Best-Dressed Hall of Fame List 1998. Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 2013. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 12 February 1997.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

David Foster

Real/Birth Name:
David Walter Foster
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
68, 10 days before his 69th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

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

Brief Facts:

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

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. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1992.

Dolly Parton

Real/Birth Name:
Dolly Rebecca Parton
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Stella Parton by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

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

Don Henley

Real/Birth Name:
Donald Hugh Henley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2000. National Humanities Medal 1997. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008 as a member of The Eagles.
Kennedy Center Honors 2016 as a member of The Eagles.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of The Eagles.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of The Eagles.

Don McLean

Real/Birth Name:
Donald McLean
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73, 20 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song American Pie. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2004. New Rochelle Walk of Fame.

Donovan

Real/Birth Name:
Donovan Phillips Leitch
Also Known As:
Donovan Leitch Sr.
Donovan Leitch
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
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. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2014.

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:

Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1956. Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame 1992. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1978. Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame 1992. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1969. French Legion of Honor. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2008. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2004. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6535 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971. Theater Hall of Fame.

Eddie Brigati

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Brigati Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72, his birthday
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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2009. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2010 as a member of The Rascals.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1997 as a member of The Rascals.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of The Rascals.

Eddie Holland

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Holland Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78, 8 days before his 79th birthday
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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1988. Guitar Center RockWalk 2003 as a member of Holland-Dozier-Holland.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of Holland-Dozier-Holland.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7070 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with group group: Holland-Dozier-Holland for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 2 February 2015.
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A star at 7070 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with group group: Holland-Dozier-Holland for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 2 February 2015.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

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:

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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1991. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2010.

Elton John

Real/Birth Name:
Reginald Kenneth Dwight
Also Known As:
Sir Elton Hercules John
Ann Orson
Lord Choc Ice
William A. Bong
Reggae Dwight
Frank N. Stein
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
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. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1994. Kennedy Center Honors 2004. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1992. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6915 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Eric Clapton

Real/Birth Name:
Eric Patrick Clapp
Nickname(s):
Slowhand
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
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. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2000. Awarded Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen's 2003 New Year Honors list. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2001. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2010. London Avenue of Stars. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Blues Hall of Fame 2015. Guitar Center RockWalk 2004 as a member of Cream.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993 as a member of Cream.

Ervin Drake

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?. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1983.

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

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:

Brief Facts:

Height 5' 5". Songs Blueberry Hill, I'm in the Mood for Love, I'm Walkin', Ain't That a Shame. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986. Blues Hall of Fame 2003. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1998. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007. National Medal of Arts 1998. Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2016. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6616 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

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'. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1968. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1989. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2008. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2005.

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

Felix Cavaliere

Real/Birth Name:
Felix Cavaliere
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2009. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2010 as a member of The Rascals.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1997 as a member of The Rascals.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of The Rascals.

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. Kennedy Center Honors 1998. Theater Hall of Fame 1991. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1983.

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

Garth Brooks

Real/Birth Name:
Troyal Garth Brooks
Also Known As:
Chris Gaines
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Trisha Yearwood by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Albums No Fences, Ropin' the Wind. Attended spring training for several baseball teams. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2002. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2011. Country Music Hall of Fame 2012. Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2000. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 30 June 1995.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Long Island Music Hall of Fame 2006. Theater Hall of Fame. Congressional Gold Medal 1985. Jewish-American Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with group group: George & Ira Gershwin for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 5 June 1998.
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A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with group group: George & Ira Gershwin for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 5 June 1998.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

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:

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. Added to the Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Long Island Music Hall of Fame. Theater Hall of Fame. Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame 1965. Irish American Hall of Fame 2012. Congressional Gold Medal 1936. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6734 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

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. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1987.

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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2000. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008 as a member of The Eagles.
Kennedy Center Honors 2016 as a member of The Eagles.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of The Eagles.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of The Eagles.

Gordon Lightfoot

Real/Birth Name:
Gordon Meredith Lightfoot Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79, 26 days before his 80th birthday
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. Canada's Walk of Fame 1998. Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame 2001. Canadian Music Hall of Fame 1986. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2012. Orillia Hall of Fame 1971. Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame 2003. Canadian Folk Music Walk of Fame 2003. Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame 2005'.

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

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 or 10 years.
father of
father of
son of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. 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'. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987. Country Music Hall of Fame 1961. Alabama Music Hall of Fame 1985. Music City Walk of Fame 2008. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Citation from the Pulitzer Prize committee April 2010. NACMAI Hall of Fame 2004. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6400 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1997. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1973. Country Music Hall of Fame 1997.

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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971. Theater Hall of Fame.

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). Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.

Harry Warren

Real/Birth Name:
Salvatore Anthony Guaragna
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Song Lullaby of Broadway. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971.

Henry Mancini

Real/Birth Name:
Enrico 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:

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

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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1988. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1720 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

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. Congressional Gold Medal 1985. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971. Theater Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with group group: George & Ira Gershwin for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 5 June 1998.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with group group: George & Ira Gershwin for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 5 June 1998.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Irving Berlin

Real/Birth Name:
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:

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

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. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2002. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2005. Guitar Center RockWalk 2004. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1994. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2004. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012.

Jackie DeShannon

Real/Birth Name:
Sharon Lee Myers
Also Known As:
Jackie Dee Shannon
Jackie Dee
Sherry Lee
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2010. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2010.

Jackson Browne

Real/Birth Name:
Clyde Jackson Browne
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
70, 13 days after his birthday
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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2007. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2004. Music City Walk of Fame 2008 as a member of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

James Brown

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. Charter member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2000. UK Music Hall of Fame 2006. Kennedy Center Honors 2003. Guitar Center RockWalk 1992. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1983. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2011. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2013. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2017. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1501 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 10 January 1997.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

James Taylor

Real/Birth Name:
James Vernon Taylor
Nickname(s):
JT
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2000. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2000. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2010. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009. National Medal of Arts 2010. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2015. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Kennedy Center Honors 2016. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with show show: The Simpsons for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 14 January 2000.
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A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with show show: The Simpsons for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 14 January 2000.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

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, Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera). Duo Livingston & Evans. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1977. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: Livingston & Evans for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 12 January 1995.
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A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: Livingston & Evans for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 12 January 1995.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971. Theater Hall of Fame. New Rochelle Walk of Fame.

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 Adams 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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2015. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1994 as a member of Grateful Dead.

Jerry Herman

Real/Birth Name:
Gerald Herman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Musical theatre. Tony Awards and nominations. Musicals Hello, Dolly!, La Cage aux Folles, Mame. Kennedy Center Honors 2010. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1982. Theater Hall of Fame 1986. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7095 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater; ceremony: 1 February 1994.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1985. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 3 November 1994.
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A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 3 November 1994.
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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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1982. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 2013.

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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2010. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2010.

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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1990. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1988.

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. Country Music Hall of Fame 1961. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Blues Hall of Fame 2013.

Jimmy Webb

Real/Birth Name:
Jimmy Layne Webb
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
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. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1990. Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1999. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1986.

John Barry

Real/Birth Name:
Jonathon Barry Prendergast
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Film soundtrack composer. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1998.

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

Real/Birth Name:
John Cameron Fogerty
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2005. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993 as a member of Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 1 October 1998.
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John Kander

Real/Birth Name:
John Harold Kander
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
91
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. Kennedy Center Honors 1998. Theater Hall of Fame 1991. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1983.

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. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1994. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1987. Guitar Center RockWalk 1998. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of The Beatles.
London Avenue of Stars 2007 as a member of The Beatles.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988 as a member of The Beatles.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of The Beatles.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of The Beatles.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 30 September 1988.
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Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: The Beatles for contributions to the recording industry.
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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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6125 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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A star at 6687 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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John Rzeznik

Real/Birth Name:
John Joseph Theodore Rzeznik
Also Known As:
Johnny Rzeznik
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
52
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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2008.

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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2008. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of The Lovin' Spoonful.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of The Lovin' Spoonful.

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:

Grand Ole Opry. Songs I Walk the Line, Ring of Fire, Folsom Prison Blues, A Boy Named Sue. TV series Little House on the Prairie, North and South. Movie for television Stagecoach. Country Music Hall of Fame 1980. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1977. Kennedy Center Honors 1996. Guitar Center RockWalk 1990. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1977. National Medal of Arts 2001. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame 1996. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2010. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2013. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6320 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
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Johnny Mandel

Real/Birth Name:
John Alfred Mandel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
92, 32 days before his 93rd birthday
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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2010. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame.

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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1980. Georgia Writers Hall of Fame 2007. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1628 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
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Jon Bon Jovi

Real/Birth Name:
John Francis Bongiovi
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

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

Joni Mitchell

Real/Birth Name:
Roberta Joan Anderson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
74, 16 days before her 75th birthday
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. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1997. Canadian Music Hall of Fame 1981. Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame 2007. Canada's Walk of Fame 2000. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1997. Canadian Folk Music Walk of Fame 2003.

Keith Richards

Real/Birth Name:
Keith Richards
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1993. International Guitar Hall of Fame. London Avenue of Stars 2009 as a member of The Rolling Stones.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1989 as a member of The Rolling Stones.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of The Rolling Stones.

Kurt Weill

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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Theater Hall of Fame.

Lamont Dozier

Real/Birth Name:
Lamont Herbert Dozier
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1988. Guitar Center RockWalk 2003 as a member of Holland-Dozier-Holland.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of Holland-Dozier-Holland.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7070 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with group group: Holland-Dozier-Holland for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 2 February 2015.
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A star at 7070 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with group group: Holland-Dozier-Holland for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 2 February 2015.
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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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2010. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012. Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame 2001.

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:

Songs Rock Island Line, Cotton Fields, The Midnight Special, Goodnight, Irene which became a folk hit for the group The Weavers. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988. Blues Hall of Fame 1986. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1980. Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Leon Russell

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. Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 2006. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2011. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2011.

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

'Song Hallelujah. Named Officer of the Order of Canada 1991, and Companion of the Order of Canada 2003. Canadian Music Hall of Fame 1991. Canadian Folk Music Walk of Fame 2005. Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame 2006. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2008. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2010'. Canada's Walk of Fame 2018.

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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.

Linda Perry

Real/Birth Name:
Linda Perry
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
53
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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2015.

Lionel Richie

Real/Birth Name:
Lionel Brockman Richie Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
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. Alabama Music Hall of Fame 1997. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1994. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014. Kennedy Center Honors 2017. The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of Commodores.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 20 June 2003.
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Little Richard

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Wayne Penniman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
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. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986. Music City Walk of Fame 2008. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2003. Guitar Center RockWalk 1990. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1984. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Blues Hall of Fame 2015. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6840 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
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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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Theater Hall of Fame.

Loretta Lynn

Real/Birth Name:
Loretta Webb
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

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

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Subject of movie Coal Miner's Daughter. Songs Coal Miner's Daughter, I'm a Honky Tonk Girl, Lousiana Woman, Mississippi Man. Country Music Hall of Fame 1988. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2008. Kennedy Center Honors 2003. Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2002. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1982. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2013. The Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall of Fame 2006. Music City Walk of Fame 2015. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1515 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
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Mac Davis

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

Brief Facts:

Movie The Sting II. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2000. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1996. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2006. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2004. West Texas Walk of Fame 1983. Texas Heritage Songwriters' Hall of Fame 2010. Texas Film Hall of Fame 2014. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 10 September 1998.
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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. Long Island Music Hall of Fame 2008. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1986. Theater Hall of Fame 2008.

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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1994. Movie Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band ARIA Hall of Fame 1997 as a member of The Bee Gees.
Dance Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of The Bee Gees.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008 as a member of The Bee Gees.
London Avenue of Stars 2004 as a member of The Bee Gees.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1997 as a member of The Bee Gees.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of The Bee Gees.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6845 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: The Bee Gees for contributions to the recording industry.
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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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1982. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1987. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6411 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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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. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2001. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2002. UK Music Hall of Fame 2004. National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame 2010. World Music Award Hall of Fame 1989. Music Video Producers' Hall of Fame 1991. Soul Train Hall of Fame 1995. ECHO Hall of Fame 2010. National Radio Hall of Fame 2003. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2014. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of The Jackson 5.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1997 as a member of The Jackson 5.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014 as a member of The Jackson 5.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of The Jackson 5.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 20 November 1984.
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A star at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1500 Vine Street as a member of band: The Jacksons for contributions to the recording industry.
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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:
75
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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1993. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of The Rolling Stones.
London Avenue of Stars 2009 as a member of The Rolling Stones.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1989 as a member of The Rolling Stones.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of The Rolling Stones.

Mick Jones

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Geoffrey Jones
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

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

Neil Diamond

Real/Birth Name:
Neil Leslie Diamond
(NOT: Noah Kaminsky!)
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
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). Songwriters Hall of Fame 1984. Long Island Music Hall of Fame. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2011. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007. Kennedy Center Honors 2011. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 10 August 2012.
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Neil Sedaka

Real/Birth Name:
Neil Sedaka
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
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. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007. Long Island Music Hall of Fame. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1983. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at Corner of Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 23 January 1978.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1988. Theater Hall of Fame. London Avenue of Stars.

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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2004. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013.

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. Theater Hall of Fame. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.

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. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1986. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2010. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1991.

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. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1989. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1994. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1981. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2013. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012.

Otto Harbach

Real/Birth Name:
Otto Hauerbach
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Songs Rose Marie, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Theater Hall of Fame.

Paul Anka

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Albert Anka
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
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. Canadian Music Hall of Fame 1980. Canada's Walk of Fame 2005. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1993. Gaming Hall of Fame 2001. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6840 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 26 September 1984.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

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:
76
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. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1999. Kennedy Center Honors 2010. French Legion of Honor 2012. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1987. Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song 2010. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of The Beatles.
London Avenue of Stars 2007 as a member of The Beatles.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988 as a member of The Beatles.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of The Beatles.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of The Beatles.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 9 February 2012.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: The Beatles for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Paul Simon

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Frederic Simon
Also Known As:
Paul Kane
Jerry Landis
Tico
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77, 9 days after his birthday
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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1982. Kennedy Center Honors 2002. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2001. Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song 2007. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of Simon & Garfunkel.
Long Island Music Hall of Fame as a member of Simon & Garfunkel.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990 as a member of Simon & Garfunkel.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of Simon & Garfunkel.

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:

Grand Ole Opry. 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. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Country Music Hall of Fame 1974. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1715 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

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). Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1992. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1999. Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame 2002. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6319 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

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. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1996. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1972. Kennedy Center Honors 1994. National Medal of Arts 1994. International Guitar Hall of Fame. American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame 2015. The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of The Weavers.

Phil Collins

Real/Birth Name:
Philip David Charles Collins
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2003. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2010 as a member of Genesis.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 16 June 1999.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Phil Spector

Real/Birth Name:
Harvey Phillip Spector
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
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. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1989. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1997.

Randy Newman

Real/Birth Name:
Randall Stuart Newman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
74, 35 days before his 75th birthday
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 soundtracks and songs for movies. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2002. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame 2011. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013. Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2002. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 2 June 2010.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

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. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986. Blues Hall of Fame 1982. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1993. Kennedy Center Honors 1986. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 2004. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1979. National Medal of Arts 1993. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2004. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6777 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 6 October 1981.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

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, Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera). Duo Livingston & Evans. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1977. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: Livingston & Evans for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 12 January 1995.
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A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: Livingston & Evans for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 12 January 1995.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.

Richard M. Sherman

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Morton Sherman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
90
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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2005. National Medal of Arts 2008.

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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Kennedy Center Honors 1978. Theater Hall of Fame.

Richie Sambora

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Stephen Sambora
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2009.

Rob Thomas

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Kelly Thomas
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

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

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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2005. National Medal of Arts 2008.

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.

Brief Facts:

Member of band The Bee Gees. CBE awarded 2001. Song Stayin' Alive. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1994. Movie Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band ARIA Hall of Fame 1997 as a member of The Bee Gees.
Dance Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of The Bee Gees.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008 as a member of The Bee Gees.
London Avenue of Stars 2004 as a member of The Bee Gees.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1997 as a member of The Bee Gees.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of The Bee Gees.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6845 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: The Bee Gees for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

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. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987. Music City Walk of Fame 2006. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1989. Guitar Center RockWalk 1989. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1987. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. West Texas Walk of Fame 1989. Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2014. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2017. The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of The Traveling Wilburys.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 29 January 2010.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Sam Cooke

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

Brief Facts:

Shot to death - shooter never charged. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1987. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2013. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7051 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 1 February 1994.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

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

Sammy Fain

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Feinberg
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Songs Love is a Many-Splendored Thing, I'll be Seeing You. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1972.

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
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composer of popular ragtime songs The Entertainer, Maple Leaf Rag, Peacherine Rag, Bethena, Magnetic Rag. Opera Treemonisha. Died of syphilis. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1987. Missouri Wall of Fame. Hall of Famous Missourians 1992. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6510 Delmar Boulevard.

Smokey Robinson

Real/Birth Name:
William Robinson Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
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. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1990. Kennedy Center Honors 2006. Guitar Center RockWalk 1991. National Medal of Arts 2002. Boys and Girls Clubs Alumni Hall of Fame. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2003. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013. Movie Hollywood Homicide. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2016. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2011 as a member of The Miracles.
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of The Miracles.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of The Miracles.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of The Miracles.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of The Miracles.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1500 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 22 February 1983.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: The Miracles for contributions to the recording industry.
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Stephen Sondheim

Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Joshua Sondheim
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
88
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. Kennedy Center Honors 1993. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1975. Theater Hall of Fame. National Medal of Arts 1996. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2014.

Steve Cropper

Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Lee Cropper
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77, 1 day after his birthday
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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2005. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2010. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of Booker T. & the M.G.'s.
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2008 as a member of Booker T. & the M.G.'s.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of Booker T. & the M.G.'s.

Steve Lawrence

Real/Birth Name:
Sidney Leibowitz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
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?. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1995. Gaming Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of Steve and Eydie.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1541 Vine Street as a member of band: Eydie Gormé & Steve Lawrence for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 20 September 1977.
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A star at 1541 Vine Street as a member of band: Eydie Gormé & Steve Lawrence for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 20 September 1977.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

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:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

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. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1989. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1983. Michigan Walk of Fame 2006. Kennedy Center Honors 1999. Guitar Center RockWalk 1985. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008. Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song 2009. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2006. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2014. Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2001. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2012. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7050 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 1 February 1994.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Sting

Real/Birth Name:
Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
67, 20 days after his birthday
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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2002. International Best-Dressed Hall of Fame List 2001. Kennedy Center Honors 2014. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of The Police.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 8 December 2000.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2010.

Tim Rice

Real/Birth Name:
Timothy Miles Bindon Rice
Also Known As:
Sir Tim Rice
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73, 19 days before his 74th birthday
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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1999. Theater Hall of Fame 2016. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6243 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater; ceremony: 20 October 2008.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Toby Keith

Real/Birth Name:
Toby Keith Covel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
57
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. Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 2005. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2015.

Tom Jones

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas John Woodward
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
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. Gaming Hall of Fame 2003. Theater Hall of Fame. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008. London Avenue of Stars. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2012. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6608 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 29 June 1987.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2011.

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:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
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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. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993. Irish Music Hall of Fame 1999. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2003. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2014.

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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Theater Hall of Fame.

W.C. Handy

Real/Birth Name:
William Christopher Handy
Also Known As:
W C Handy
Nickname(s):
Father of the Blues
Gender:
Male
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Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
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Wrote song Memphis Blues, Beale St Blues, St. Louis Blues. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1983. Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame 1985. Alabama Music Hall of Fame 1987. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1981. Blues Hall of Fame 2010. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012.

Willie Dixon

Real/Birth Name:
William James Dixon
Gender:
Male
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Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
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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. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1994. Blues Hall of Fame 1980. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 1989. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2015.

Willie Nelson

Real/Birth Name:
Willie Hugh Nelson
Nickname(s):
Red-Headed Stranger
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
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Grand Ole Opry. 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 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. Kennedy Center Honors 1998. Country Music Hall of Fame 1993. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2001. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 1998. Texas Film Hall of Fame 2002. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2010. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1973. National Agricultural Hall of Fame 2011. Austin City Limits Hall of Fame 2014. Texas Heritage Songwriters' Hall of Fame 2009. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Texas Trail of Fame 2012.

Woody Guthrie

Real/Birth Name:
Woodrow Wilson Guthrie
Nickname(s):
Dust Bowl Troubadour
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
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Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
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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. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988. Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 1997. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1977.

Zoot Sims

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
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Brief Facts:

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