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231 Persons in the SoulMusic Hall of Fame:

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Aaron Neville

Real/Birth Name:
Aaron Joseph Neville
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:

Album Warm Your Heart

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Abdul Fakir

Real/Birth Name:
Abdul Fakir
Also Known As:
Abdul "Duke" Fakir
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tenor, group The Four Tops

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of
NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of

Addie Harris

Real/Birth Name:
Addie Harris
Also Known As:
Addie "Micki" Harris
Nickname(s):
Micki
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of Rock n' Roll group The Shirelles. Songs Dedicated to the One I Love, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, Tonight's the Night

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

New Jersey Hall of Fame 2014 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1996 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2002 as a member of

Al Green

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

Brief Facts:

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

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Kennedy Center Honors 2014 as a member of
Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame 1996 as a member of
Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame as a member of
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2011 as a member of
Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of
Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1995 as a member of
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

Al Jarreau

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

Brief Facts:

Album Breakin' Away. Songs We're in This Love Together, We Are the World. Broadway musical play Grease

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

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

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Blues Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of
Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame as a member of
Louisiana Music Hall of Fame as a member of
National Medal of Arts 2013 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2011 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

Angie Stone

Real/Birth Name:
Angela Laverne Brown
Also Known As:
Angie B.
Angie Brown Stone
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Brown Sugar, The Hot Chick. Songs Bring Your Heart, Makin' Me Feel. Groups The Sequence, Vertical Hold

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

Anita Baker

Real/Birth Name:
Anita Denise Baker
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Sweet Love

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Anita Pointer

Real/Birth Name:
Anita Pointer
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Bonnie Pointer by 2 years.
aunt of
older sister of
Older than June Pointer by 5 years.
younger sister of
Younger than Ruth Pointer by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Group The Pointer Sisters. Song Yes We Can

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Arkansas Black Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2011 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of

Aretha Franklin

Real/Birth Name:
Aretha Louise Franklin
Nickname(s):
The Queen of Soul
Gender:
Female
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:

Songs Respect, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, I Say a Little Prayer. Movie The Blues Brothers

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Kennedy Center Honors 1994 as a member of
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of
Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame as a member of
Michigan Women's Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of
NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame 1997 as a member of
National Medal of Arts 1999 as a member of
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2005 as a member of
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
UK Music Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of

Babyface

Real/Birth Name:
Kenneth Brian Edmonds
Also Known As:
Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song When Can I See You

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

Barry White

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

Brief Facts:

Songs Love's Theme, You're the First, the Last, My Everything, Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe, Never, Never Gonna Give You Up, What Am I Gonna Do with You, Let the Music Play, It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next to Me, Your Sweetness Is My Weakness

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Dance Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

Bettye LaVette

Real/Birth Name:
Betty Haskins
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Soul singer, with elements of other styles. Strong tremolo in the voice. Song Let Me Down Easy

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Beverly Lee

Real/Birth Name:
Beverly Lee
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
79, her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of Rock n' Roll group The Shirelles. Song Dedicated to the One I Love

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

New Jersey Hall of Fame 2014 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1996 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2002 as a member of

Bill Withers

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

Relationships:

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

Brief Facts:

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

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
West Virginia Music Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of

Billy Preston

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

Brief Facts:

Played keyboard on the song Let It Be with rock group The Beatles. Movie Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

Bobby Rogers

Real/Birth Name:
Robert E. Rogers
Nickname(s):
B
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73, 12 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Founding member of group The Miracles

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2011 as a member of
Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame as a member of
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of

Bobby Womack

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Dwayne Womack
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Lookin' for a Love, Woman's Gotta Have It, Harry Hippie, Across 110th Street, If You Think You're Lonely Now

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

Bonnie Pointer

Real/Birth Name:
Patricia Eva Pointer
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69, 33 days before her 70th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger sister of
Younger than Anita Pointer by 2 years.
aunt of
older sister of
Older than June Pointer by 3 years.
younger sister of
Younger than Ruth Pointer by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Vocalist, group The Pointer Sisters. Song I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2011 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of

Brian Holland

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

Brief Facts:

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

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Guitar Center RockWalk 2003 as a member of
Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame as a member of
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1988 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

Brook Benton

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

Brief Facts:

Songs The Boll Weevil Song, It's Just a Matter of Time

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

Chaka Khan

Real/Birth Name:
Yvette Marie Stevens
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Taka Boom by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

R&B singer. Albums I Feel for You, Naughty. Song I'm Every Woman. Group Rufus won Grammy for the Stevie Wonder song Tell Me Something Good

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Cindy Birdsong

Real/Birth Name:
Cynthia Ann Birdsong
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Groups The Supremes, Patti LaBelle and The Bluebelles

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of

Claudette Rogers

Real/Birth Name:
Claudette Annette Rogers
Also Known As:
Claudette Rogers Robinson
Nickname(s):
First Lady of Motown
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

cousin of
ex-wife of
Younger than Smokey Robinson by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Member of group The Miracles. Songs OOO Baby Baby, My Girl, Shop Around. Birth date Sept 1, 1942?.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2011 as a member of
Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame as a member of
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of

Curtis Mayfield

Real/Birth Name:
Curtis Lee Mayfield
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of group The Impressions

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

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

Cynthia Robinson

Real/Birth Name:
Cynthia Robinson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Trumpeter and vocalist. Group Sly & The Family Stone

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2011 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of

Damon Harris

Real/Birth Name:
Otis Robert Harris Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of The Temptations from 1971 to 1975.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of
NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1989 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of

David Foster

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

Relationships:

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

Brief Facts:

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

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Canada's Walk of Fame 2002 as a member of
Canadian Music Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2010 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

Dennis "D.T." Thomas

Real/Birth Name:
Dennis Ronald Thomas
Also Known As:
Dennis D.T. Thomas
Dennis DT Thomas
Dennis Thomas
Nickname(s):
D.T.
DT
Dee Tee
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Saxophonist, keyboards, and vocalist. Group Kool & The Gang. Songs Hollywood Swinging, Jungle Boogie, Boardmeeting, Celebration

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Dennis Edwards

Real/Birth Name:
Dennis Edwards
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 1 day before his 75th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
ex-husband of
Older than Ruth Pointer by 3 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Lead vocalist and founding member of the group The Temptations

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of
NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1989 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of

Diana Ross

Real/Birth Name:
Diane Ernestine Ross
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Group The Supremes. Song (solo) Ain't No Mountain High Enough. Movie The Wiz. Jailed for drunken driving in February 2004.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Kennedy Center Honors 2007 as a member of
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of
Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame as a member of
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2016 as a member of
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of

Dionne Warwick

Real/Birth Name:
Marie Dionne Warrick
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

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

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

TV series Dionne and Friends, Solid Gold. Voice actor on TV series Captain Planet and the Planeteers. Sang title song for The Love Boat. Her last name was misspelled on the label of her first single in 1962 - she changed to Warwick.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Donna Summer

Real/Birth Name:
LaDonna Andrea Gaines
Also Known As:
Donna Gaines
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

German production of musical Hair. Album Bad Girls. Songs Last Dance, She Works Hard for the Money, Bad Girls. Movie Thank God It's Friday. Donates some proceeds to causes she cares for (mostly medical charities.) Paintings are highly regarded.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Dance Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of
Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2010 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

Donny Hathaway

Real/Birth Name:
Donny Edward Hathaway
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
33
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Soul singer, keyboardist, songwriter, and arranger. Jumped from the 15th floor of his hotel. Paranoid schitzophrenia.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

Doris Kenner

Real/Birth Name:
Doris Coley
Also Known As:
Doris Coley Kenner
Doris Kenner-Jackson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of The Shirelles. Song Dedicated to the One I Love

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

New Jersey Hall of Fame 2014 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1996 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2002 as a member of

Eddie Holland

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

Brief Facts:

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

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Guitar Center RockWalk 2003 as a member of
Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame as a member of
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1988 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

Eddie O'Jay

Real/Birth Name:
Edward O. Jackson
Eddie Ovay Jackson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
73 or 74
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Mentored and named the group The O'Jays. Pioneer radio DJ for black radio soul music. Radio program Soul at Sunrise

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2011 as a member of
NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of

Eric Benet

Real/Birth Name:
Eric Benet Jordan
Also Known As:
Eric Benét
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

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

Brief Facts:

Movie Glitter. Album A Day in the Life

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

Ernie Isley

Real/Birth Name:
Ernest Isley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Kelly Isley by 14 years.
older brother of
Older than Marvin Isley by 1 year.
younger brother of
Younger than Ron Isley by 10 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Rudolph Isley by 12 years.

Brief Facts:

Gospel and R&B group The Isley Brothers. Song Shout

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Guitar Center RockWalk 2002 as a member of
NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of

Erykah Badu

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

Brief Facts:

Album World Wide Underground. Movie The Cider House Rules

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

Etta James

Real/Birth Name:
Jamesetta Hawkins
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73, 5 days before her 74th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs At Last, Dance with Me, Henry. The latter is a variant of song Work with Me, Annie by Hank Ballard

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Blues Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of
Grammy Hall of Fame 1993 as a member of
NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame 1990 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993 as a member of
Rockabilly Hall of Fame as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

Eugene Record

Real/Birth Name:
Eugene Booker Record
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Tenor soloist with Chicago group The Chi-Lites

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of

Florence Ballard

Real/Birth Name:
Florence Glenda Ballard
Also Known As:
Florence Glenda Ballard Chapman
Nickname(s):
Flo
Blondie
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
32
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Singer with group The Supremes. Song Pretty Baby. Died of cardiac arrest at age 32.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of

Gene Chandler

Real/Birth Name:
Eugene Dixon
Nickname(s):
The Duke of Earl
The Duke
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83, 28 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Duke of Earl - 1962. Also song Groovy Situation

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2014 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

George Brown (musician)

Real/Birth Name:
George Melvin Brown
Also Known As:
George M. Brown
Nickname(s):
Funky
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Drummer. Group Kool & The Gang

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Gladys Knight

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

Brief Facts:

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

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

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

Herbie Hancock

Real/Birth Name:
Herbert Jeffrey Hancock
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Jazz pianist. Multiple Grammy awards. Album The Essential Herbie Hancock. Movie Valerian and the Ciry of a Thousand Planets

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Kennedy Center Honors 2013 as a member of
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1993 as a member of
DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of
Guitar Center RockWalk 2003 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

Isaac Hayes

Real/Birth Name:
Isaac Lee Hayes Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65, 10 days before his 66th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

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

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

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

Issa Pointer

Real/Birth Name:
Issa Kuren Edwards
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Group The Pointer Sisters

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2011 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of

Jackie Jackson

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

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Brandon Jackson by 5 years.
older brother of
Older than Janet Jackson by 15 years.
older brother of
Older than Jermaine Jackson by 3 years.
son of
older brother of
Older than La Toya Jackson by 5 years.
older brother of
Older than Marlon Jackson by 5 years.
older brother of
Older than Michael Jackson by 7 years.
uncle of
uncle of
uncle of
older brother of
Older than Randy Jackson by 5 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Rebbie Jackson by less than 1 year.
uncle of
uncle of
older brother of
Older than Tito Jackson by 2 years.
uncle of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Group The Jackson 5, The Jacksons

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1997 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of

Jackie Wilson

Real/Birth Name:
Jack Leroy Wilson Jr.
Nickname(s):
Mr. Excitement
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Lonely Teardrops, (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Guitar Center RockWalk 2002 as a member of
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008 as a member of
Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

James Brown

Real/Birth Name:
James Joseph Brown Jr.
Nickname(s):
The Godfather of Soul
The Hardest Working Man in Show Business
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song I Got You (I Feel Good). Served 26 months for a high speed chase, in Georgia, 1988.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

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

James Ingram

Real/Birth Name:
James Edward Ingram
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66, 18 days before his 67th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Just Once, I Don't Have the Heart, Somewhere Out There, Baby, Come to Me

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

Jazzie B

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

Brief Facts:

Member dance group Soul II Soul. Appointed OBE in the 2008 New Year Honours.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

Jermaine Jackson

Real/Birth Name:
Jermaine LaJuane Jackson
Also Known As:
Jacksun
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Brandon Jackson by 2 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Jackie Jackson by 3 years.
older brother of
Older than Janet Jackson by 11 years.
son of
older brother of
Older than La Toya Jackson by 1 year.
older brother of
Older than Marlon Jackson by 2 years.
older brother of
Older than Michael Jackson by 3 years.
uncle of
uncle of
uncle of
older brother of
Older than Randy Jackson by 1 year.
younger brother of
Younger than Rebbie Jackson by 4 years.
uncle of
uncle of
younger brother of
Younger than Tito Jackson by 1 year.
uncle of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Group The Jackson 5, The Jacksons. Bassist. Name changed to Jacksun February 22, 2013.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1997 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of

Jerry Butler

Real/Birth Name:
Jerry Butler Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song For Your Precious Love with group The Impressions

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame as a member of
NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame 1993 as a member of
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2017 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of

Jerry Martini

Real/Birth Name:
Jerry Martini
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Saxophonist. Group Sly & The Family Stone

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2011 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of

Johnny Carter

Real/Birth Name:
John Edward Carter
Also Known As:
Johnnie Carter
John E. Carter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tenor/falsetto, lead singer. A founding member of group The Flamingos and a member of group The Dells

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
The Global Doo Wop Coalition Music Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of

Johnny Jackson

Real/Birth Name:
Johnny Porter Jackson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54, 2 days before his 55th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Concert drummer for groups The Jackson 5, The Jacksons, White Doves. Said to be a cousin of the Jacksons, but this is doubtful. Stabbed and killed by his girlfriend.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1997 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of

June Pointer

Real/Birth Name:
June Antoinette Pointer
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger sister of
Younger than Anita Pointer by 5 years.
younger sister of
Younger than Bonnie Pointer by 3 years.
aunt of
younger sister of
Younger than Ruth Pointer by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Member of group The Pointer Sisters. Addicted to cocaine for much of her career, she was ousted from the group in 2004. Posed for magazine Playboy in 1985.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2011 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of

Kelly Isley

Real/Birth Name:
O'Kelly Isley Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Ernie Isley by 14 years.
older brother of
Older than Marvin Isley by 15 years.
older brother of
Older than Ron Isley by 3 years.
older brother of
Older than Rudolph Isley by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Founding member and vocalist, gospel and R&B group The Isley Brothers. Songs Twist and Shout, Shout, This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Guitar Center RockWalk 2002 as a member of
NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of

Kenny G

Real/Birth Name:
Kenneth Bruce Gorelick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Saxophonist. Albums Duotones, Breathless

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

Lamont Dozier

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

Brief Facts:

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

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Guitar Center RockWalk 2003 as a member of
Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame as a member of
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1988 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

Larry Graham

Real/Birth Name:
Larry Graham Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73, 11 days before his 74th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

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

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Guitar Center RockWalk 1999 as a member of
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2011 as a member of
International Guitar Hall of Fame as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of

Lauryn Hill

Real/Birth Name:
Lauryn Noel Hill
Also Known As:
Ms. Hill
L Boogie
Lauryn
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Younger than Rohan Marley by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Member Fugees. Albums The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Supernatural. Controversy in magazine Rolling Stone about legality of her marriage, refuted in magazine Trace. Convicted of tax avoidance.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Columbia High School Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

Lawrence Peyton

Real/Birth Name:
Lawrence Albert Peyton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tenor. Motown group The Four Tops. Songs Baby I Need Your Loving, I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch), It's the Same Old Song

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of
NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of

Levi Stubbs

Real/Birth Name:
Levi Stubbles
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member and lead vocalist of Motown R&B group The Four Tops. Songs Baby I Need Your Loving, I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch), It's the Same Old Song

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of
NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of

Lionel Richie

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

Relationships:

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

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Member of group Commodores. Songs Hello, All Night Long

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Kennedy Center Honors 2017 as a member of
Alabama Music Hall of Fame 1997 as a member of
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1994 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of

Little Anthony

Real/Birth Name:
Jerome Anthony Gourdine
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Little Anthony and the Imperials. High falsetto voice. Songs Tears on my Pillow, Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko Ko Bop, I'm on the Outside Looking In, Goin' Out of My Head, Hurt So Bad, I Miss You So

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Long Island Music Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of

Luther Vandross

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

Brief Facts:

Songs Endless Love, Here and Now, Power of Love. Album and song Dance with My Father

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Bronx Walk of Fame 2007 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

Marlon Jackson

Real/Birth Name:
Marlon David Jackson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

twin brother of
The same age as Brandon Jackson.
younger brother of
Younger than Jackie Jackson by 5 years.
older brother of
Older than Janet Jackson by 9 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Jermaine Jackson by 2 years.
younger brother of
Younger than La Toya Jackson by less than 1 year.
older brother of
Older than Michael Jackson by 1 year.
uncle of
uncle of
uncle of
younger brother of
Younger than Randy Jackson by less than 1 year.
younger brother of
Younger than Rebbie Jackson by 6 years.
uncle of
uncle of
younger brother of
Younger than Tito Jackson by 3 years.
uncle of

Brief Facts:

His twin brother Brandon died shortly after birth. Group The Jackson 5, The Jacksons

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1997 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of

Marvin Gaye

Real/Birth Name:
Marvin Pentz Gay Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44, 1 day before his 45th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Anna Gordy Gaye by 17 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Murdered by his father. Member of group The Moonglows

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Guitar Center RockWalk 1989 as a member of
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of
Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame as a member of
NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame 1988 as a member of
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2014 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of

Marvin Isley

Real/Birth Name:
Marvin Isley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Ernie Isley by 1 year.
younger brother of
Younger than Kelly Isley by 15 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Ron Isley by 12 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Rudolph Isley by 14 years.

Brief Facts:

R&B group The Isley Brothers. Song Shout

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Guitar Center RockWalk 2002 as a member of
NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of

Marvin Junior

Real/Birth Name:
Marvin Junior
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group The Dells as lead baritone, lead vocals.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of

Maurice White

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

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Verdine White by 9 years.

Brief Facts:

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

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Kennedy Center Honors 2019 as a member of
Guitar Center RockWalk 2003 as a member of
Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2017 as a member of
NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame 1994 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2010 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of

Mavis Staples

Real/Birth Name:
Mavis Staples
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
81, 24 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Her family's band The Staple Singers

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Kennedy Center Honors 2016 as a member of
Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame as a member of
Blues Hall of Fame 2017 as a member of
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2018 as a member of
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2014 as a member of
Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

Maxwell

Real/Birth Name:
Geral Maxwell Rivera
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

R&B, neo-soul vocalist. Albums Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite, Now. Song Pretty Wings

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

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.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

ECHO Hall of Fame 2010 as a member of
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of
Music Video Producers' Hall of Fame 1991 as a member of
National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame 2010 as a member of
National Radio Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2014 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1997 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2002 as a member of
Soul Train Hall of Fame 1995 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of
UK Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of
World Music Awards Hall of Fame 1989 as a member of

Michael McCary

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Shawn McCary
Nickname(s):
Bass
Mike
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Former member of group Boyz II Men. Songs End of the Road, I'll Make Love to You, One Sweet Day. Movie Beyond the Pretty Door. Sings bass.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Minnie Riperton

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

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Words to song Lovin' You

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

Najee

Real/Birth Name:
Jerome Najee Rasheed
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A smooth jazz saxophonist and flautist. Song Najee's Theme

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Nancy Wilson

Real/Birth Name:
Nancy Lamoureux Wilson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger sister of
Younger than Ann Wilson by 3 years.
ex-wife of
Older than Cameron Crowe by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Band Heart. Composed songs for her husband's films.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Guitar Center RockWalk 1986 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

Natalie Cole

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

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Album Unforgettable... with Love. Songs This Will Be, Inseparable, Our Love

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Ellis Island Medal of Honor as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

Nathan Morris

Real/Birth Name:
Nathan Bartholomew Morris
Also Known As:
Alex Vanderpool
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Boyz II Men. Sings bass, tenor, soprano due to wide voice range. Not related to Wanya Morris

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Nina Simone

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

Brief Facts:

Unusually low vocal range. Civil rights activist. Songs My Baby Just Cares for Me, I Put a Spell on You, Four Women, I Loves You Porgy, Feeling Good, Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood, Sinnerman, To Be Young, Gifted and Black, Ain't Got No/I Got Life, I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame as a member of
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 2002 as a member of
North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of
Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1994 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2018 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

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

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Songwriters Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

Otis Redding

Real/Birth Name:
Otis Ray Redding Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
26
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote the song Respect. Recorded the song Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay 3 days before he died in an airplane crash.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

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

Patti LaBelle

Real/Birth Name:
Patricia Louise Holte
Also Known As:
Patti Labelle
Patricia Louise Holte-Edwards
Nickname(s):
Godmother of Soul
High Priestess of Good Vibrations
Queen Of Rock & Soul
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Patti LaBelle and The Bluebelles. TV series A Different World. Albums Anthology, Timeless Journey. Song On My Own

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Philip Bailey

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

Brief Facts:

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

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Kennedy Center Honors 2019 as a member of
Guitar Center RockWalk 2003 as a member of
NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame 1994 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2010 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of

Pops Staples

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

Brief Facts:

Group The Staple Singers

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame as a member of
Blues Hall of Fame 2018 as a member of
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2018 as a member of
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2014 as a member of
International Guitar Hall of Fame as a member of
Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

Prince

Real/Birth Name:
Prince Rogers Nelson
Also Known As:
the Artist (formerly known as Prince)
Jamie Starr
Christopher
Alexander Nevermind
Joey Coco
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

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

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

International Guitar Hall of Fame as a member of
Minnesota Music Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2016 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
UK Music Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of

Quincy Jones

Real/Birth Name:
Quincy Delight Jones Jr.
Nickname(s):
Q
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Peggy Lipton by 13 years.
father of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Trumpeter. Producer of the Michael Jackson album Off the Wall. Composed songs Chump Change, Soul Bossa Nova

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Kennedy Center Honors 2001 as a member of
National Humanities Medal 2000 as a member of
ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame as a member of
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1981 as a member of
California Hall of Fame 2008 as a member of
Ellis Island Medal of Honor as a member of
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2007 as a member of
National Medal of Arts 2010 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

Raphael Saadiq

Real/Birth Name:
Charlie Ray Wiggins
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

"Neo soul" music. Album Instant Vintage. Record label "Pookie Entertainment."

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Ray Charles

Real/Birth Name:
Raymond Charles Robinson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie The Blues Brothers. Songs Hit the Road, Jack, Georgia on My Mind, I Got a Woman, Unchain My Heart, Born to Lose, Route 66

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

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

Ray Parker Jr.

Real/Birth Name:
Ray Erskine Parker Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composed theme music for movie Ghostbusters. Guitarist.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

Renaldo Benson

Real/Birth Name:
Renaldo Benson
Also Known As:
Obie Benson
Renaldo "Obie" Benson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69, 17 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bass group The Four Tops. Sang with the group for over 5 decades.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of
NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of

Rhona

Real/Birth Name:
Rhona Lynn Bennett
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of group En Vogue

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

Rick James

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

Brief Facts:

Funk style music. Songs Super Freak, You and I, Come Get It!, Mary Jane. Group Mynah Birds. Convicted for assault and false imprisonment.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

Roberta Flack

Real/Birth Name:
Roberta Cleopatra Flack
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Killing Me Softly with His Song, Feel Like Makin' Love, Where Is the Love, The Closer I Get to You

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

Ron Isley

Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Isley
Nickname(s):
Mr. Biggs
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Ernie Isley by 10 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Kelly Isley by 3 years.
older brother of
Older than Marvin Isley by 12 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Rudolph Isley by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Founding member and vocalist, group The Isley Brothers. Songs Twist and Shout, Shout, This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You). Sentenced for tax evasion.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Guitar Center RockWalk 2002 as a member of
NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of

Ronald Bell

Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Nathan Bell
Also Known As:
Khalis Bayan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Robert Bell by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Saxophonist and vocalist. Group Kool & The Gang. Songs Hollywood Swinging, Jungle Boogie, Boardmeeting

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Rose Stone

Real/Birth Name:
Rosemary Stewart
Also Known As:
Sister Rose
Rose Banks
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Freddie Stone by 2 years.
younger sister of
Younger than Sly Stone by 2 years.
older sister of
Older than Vet Stone by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Member of band Sly & The Family Stone. Lead vocals and keyboardist.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2011 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of

Rudolph Isley

Real/Birth Name:
Rudolph Bernard Isley
Nickname(s):
Rudy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Ernie Isley by 12 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Kelly Isley by 1 year.
older brother of
Older than Marvin Isley by 14 years.
older brother of
Older than Ron Isley by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Founding member and vocalist, group The Isley Brothers. Songs Twist and Shout, Shout, This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Guitar Center RockWalk 2002 as a member of
NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

Ruth Pointer

Real/Birth Name:
Ruth Pointer
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Anita Pointer by 1 year.
older sister of
Older than Bonnie Pointer by 4 years.
ex-wife of
Younger than Dennis Edwards by 3 years.
mother of
older sister of
Older than June Pointer by 7 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Vocalist for group The Pointer Sisters. Song Slow Hand

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2011 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of

Sade

Real/Birth Name:
Helen Folosade Adu
Also Known As:
Sade Adu
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pronounced "shah-DAY." British-Nigerian singer & songwriter. Song and album Soldier of Love. Song Smooth Operator

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

Sam Cooke

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

Brief Facts:

Shot to death - shooter never charged.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame as a member of
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986 as a member of
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1987 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

Shawn Stockman

Real/Birth Name:
Shawn Patrick Stockman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Boyz II Men. Songs End of the Road, I'll Make Love to You, One Sweet Day. Movie Beyond the Pretty Door

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Shirley Alston

Real/Birth Name:
Shirley Owens
Also Known As:
Shirley Alston Reeves
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lead singer of the Rock n' Roll group The Shirelles. Songs Will You Love Me Tomorrow, Mama Said

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

New Jersey Hall of Fame 2014 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1996 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2002 as a member of

Sly Stone

Real/Birth Name:
Sylvester Stewart
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Freddie Stone by 4 years.
older brother of
Older than Rose Stone by 2 years.
older brother of
Older than Vet Stone by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Member Sly & The Family Stone. Songs Everyday People, Everybody Is a Star, Thank You

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2011 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of

Smokey Robinson

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

Relationships:

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

Brief Facts:

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

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Kennedy Center Honors 2006 as a member of
Boys and Girls Clubs Alumni Hall of Fame as a member of
Guitar Center RockWalk 1991 as a member of
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2011 as a member of
Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame as a member of
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of
National Medal of Arts 2002 as a member of
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2016 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1990 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of

Stevie Wonder

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

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Kennedy Center Honors 1999 as a member of
Guitar Center RockWalk 1985 as a member of
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008 as a member of
Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2006 as a member of
Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song 2009 as a member of
Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame as a member of
Michigan Walk of Fame 2006 as a member of
NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame 2008 as a member of
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2014 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1989 as a member of
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1983 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

Teddy Pendergrass

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

Brief Facts:

R&B and soul singer. Songs If You Don't Know Me by Now, Close the Door

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Teena Marie

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

Brief Facts:

Songs Ooo La La La, Work it, It Must Be Magic, Lovergirl, Square Biz, Fire and Desire. Album Congo Square

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

Tina Turner

Real/Birth Name:
Anna Mae Bullock
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

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

Brief Facts:

Song What's Love Got to Do with It. Group Ike & Tina Turner. Movie Tommy. Songs It's Gonna Work Out Fine, River Deep - Mountain High, I Want to Take You Higher, Proud Mary, Nutbush City Limits

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Kennedy Center Honors 2005 as a member of
International Best-Dressed Hall of Fame List 1996 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

Tito Jackson

Real/Birth Name:
Toriano Adaryll Jackson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Brandon Jackson by 3 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Jackie Jackson by 2 years.
older brother of
Older than Janet Jackson by 12 years.
older brother of
Older than Jermaine Jackson by 1 year.
son of
older brother of
Older than La Toya Jackson by 2 years.
older brother of
Older than Marlon Jackson by 3 years.
older brother of
Older than Michael Jackson by 4 years.
uncle of
uncle of
uncle of
older brother of
Older than Randy Jackson by 2 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Rebbie Jackson by 3 years.
father of
father of
father of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Vocalist and guitar. Group The Jackson 5, The Jacksons

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1997 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of

Vet Stone

Real/Birth Name:
Vaetta Stewart
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger sister of
Younger than Freddie Stone by 2 years.
younger sister of
Younger than Rose Stone by 5 years.
younger sister of
Younger than Sly Stone by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Lead singer in backing group Little Sister for group Sly & The Family Stone

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2011 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of

Wanya Morris

Real/Birth Name:
Wanyá Jermaine Morris
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
47, 5 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Boyz II Men. Songs End of the Road, I'll Make Love to You, One Sweet Day. Movie Beyond the Pretty Door. Not related to Nathan Morris

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Warren "Pete" Moore

Real/Birth Name:
Warren Moore
Also Known As:
Pete Moore
Nickname(s):
Pete
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78, his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bass singer, group The Miracles. Song Ooo Baby Baby

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2011 as a member of
Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame as a member of
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of

Whitney Houston

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

Relationships:

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

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Bodyguard, Waiting to Exhale, The Preacher's Wife. Song I Will Always Love You written by Dolly Parton. Producer of movie The Princess Diaries. Album Just Whitney. Accidental drowning in a bathtub in a hotel due to the effects of cocaine use and heart disease.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

New Jersey Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2014 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2020 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
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