Music

by jenebeau | created - 13 Feb 2017 | updated - 13 Feb 2017 | Public

Some of my favorite musicians; in no particular order.

1. Van Morrison

Soundtrack | The Five-Year Engagement

Van Morrison was born on August 31, 1945 in Belfast, Northern Ireland as George Ivan Morrison. He has been married to Michelle Rocca since 2006. They have two children. He was previously married to Janet (Planet) Minto.

3. Chris Stapleton

Soundtrack | The Predator

Chris Stapleton was born on April 15, 1978 in Lexington, Kentucky, USA as Christopher Alvin Stapleton. He has been married to Morgane Stapleton since October 2007. They have five children.

4. Otis Redding

Soundtrack | Top Gun

Otis Redding was born on September 9, 1941 in Dawson, Georgia, USA as Otis Ray Redding Jr. He was married to Zelma Atwood. He died on December 10, 1967 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

5. Jennifer Nettles

Soundtrack | Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors

With a presentation of engaging tunes, dynamic vocals, and poetic flair in a passionately charged live setting, Jennifer Nettles and her band were quite successful during the mid- to late '90s. Originally a native of Atlanta, GA, Nettles successful career began with the release of Story of Your ...

7. Jason Mraz

Soundtrack | 50 First Dates

Jason Mraz was born on June 23, 1977 in Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA as Jason Thomas Mraz. He has been married to Christina Carano since October 25, 2015. He was previously married to Sheridan Edley.

8. Bruno Mars

Soundtrack | Rio 2

Bruno Mars was born on October 8, 1985 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA as Peter Gene Bayot Hernandez.

9. Tanya Tucker

Soundtrack | Tremors

Tanya Tucker was born on October 10, 1958 in Seminole, Texas, USA as Tanya Denise Tucker.

10. Shakira

Soundtrack | Zootopia

Grammy-winning pop singer Shakira was born in Barranquilla, Colombia, on February 2, 1977. She is of Lebanese, Spanish and Italian descent. Shakira began her musical career at the age of 12 and quickly captured fans around the world. She won the 2001 Best Latin pop Grammy for her "MTV Unplugged" ...

11. Shawn Mendes

Actor | Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello: Señorita

Shawn Peter Raul Mendes was born on August 8, 1998 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to Karen (Rayment), a real estate agent, and Manuel Mendes, a businessman. His father is of Portuguese descent (from Lagos) and his mother is English (with deep roots in Dorset). He has a sister, Aaliyah. Shawn was ...

12. John Mayer

Soundtrack | The Bucket List

John Mayer was born on October 16, 1977 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA as John Clayton Mayer.

13. Charlie Daniels

Soundtrack | The Dukes of Hazzard

Charlie Daniels was born on October 28, 1936 in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA as Charles Edward Daniels. He has been married to Hazel Alexander since September 20, 1964. They have one child.

14. Florida Georgia Line

Soundtrack | The Do-Over

Country music duo comprising Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard.

15. Louis Armstrong

Actor | High Society

Louis Armstrong grew up poor in a single-parent household. He was 13 when he celebrated the New Year by running out on the street and firing a pistol that belonged to the current man in his mother's life. At the Colored Waifs Home for Boys, he learned to play the bugle and the clarinet and joined ...

17. Barbra Streisand

Soundtrack | Funny Girl

Barbra Streisand is an American singer, actress, director and producer and one of the most successful personalities in show business. She is the only person ever to receive all of the following: Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Golden Globe, Cable Ace, National Endowment for the Arts, and Peabody awards,...

18. Julie Andrews

Actress | The Sound of Music

Julia Elizabeth Wells was born on October 1, 1935, in England. Her mother, Barbara Ward (Morris), and stepfather, both vaudeville performers, discovered her freakish but undeniably lovely four-octave singing voice and immediately got her a singing career. She performed in music halls throughout her...

19. Hank Williams Jr.

Soundtrack | Gravity

Randall Hank Williams was born the son of the legendary Hank Williams and Audrey Williams. After the death of his father in 1953, Hank Jr. began his career in country music. The early years of his career were spent trying to overcome the legacy of his father and come into his own. This did not ...

20. Justin Timberlake

Soundtrack | Trolls

Justin Randall Timberlake was born on January 31, 1981, in Memphis, Tennessee, to Lynn (Bomar) and Randall Timberlake, whose own father was a Baptist minister. At the age of 11, he appeared on the show Star Search (1983), and even though he didn't win, it didn't dampen his ambitions. He also ...

21. Marvin Gaye

Soundtrack | R.I.P.D.

Marvin Gaye was born on April 2, 1939 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Marvin Pentz Gay Jr. He was married to Jan Gaye and Anna Gordy Gaye. He died on April 1, 1984 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

22. Aretha Franklin

Actress | The Blues Brothers

Grammy-winning Queen of Soul and the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Aretha Louise Franklin was born in Memphis, Tennessee, to Barbara Vernice (Siggers) and C. L. Franklin, a Baptist minister, who preached at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit for over thirty ...

23. Barry White

Soundtrack | Baby Driver

Barry White first made his mark in the music business in the 1960s as a session musician, even serving for a spell as an A&R man for a small, independent Los Angeles record label. He first hit it big in 1973 with a series of albums and singles emphasizing lush orchestrations and elaborate ...

24. Pink Floyd

Soundtrack | Doctor Strange

Syd Barrett: vocals, guitar (born: Roger Keith Barrett; 6 January, 1946; Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK). In 1968, Syd Barrett left the band. Syd died in July, 2006 at aged 60 from pancreatic cancer.

David Gilmour: vocals, guitar (born: David John Gilmour; 6 March, 1946; Cambridge, ...

25. Guns N' Roses

Soundtrack | Body of Lies

Guns N' Roses is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1985. The lineup, when first signed to Geffen Records in 1986, consisted of vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Steven Adler. Guns N' Roses has ...

26. The Doors

Soundtrack | The Doors

The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger, and John Densmore on drums. The band got its name, at Morrison's suggestion from the title of Aldous Huxley's book The Doors of Perception. They were ...

27. Fleetwood Mac

Soundtrack | Frequency

Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band, formed in London in 1967. The band has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the world's best-selling bands. In 1998, select members of Fleetwood Mac were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and received the Brit ...

28. Stevie Nicks

Soundtrack | Sweet November

Stevie Nicks was born in Phoenix, Arizona. From an early age, she showed a love and aptitude for music, singing country and western duets with her grandfather when she was 4 years old. After moving to San Francisco, she began songwriting and performing at Menlo-Atherton High School, where she met ...

29. Elvis Presley

Soundtrack | Tickle Me

Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8, 1935 in East Tupelo, Mississippi, to Gladys Presley (née Gladys Love Smith) and Vernon Presley (Vernon Elvis Presley). He had a twin brother who was stillborn. In 1948, Elvis and his parents moved to Memphis, Tennessee where he attended Humes High School. ...

30. Maroon 5

Soundtrack | Love Actually

The song "Harder to Breathe" came out July 15, 2002. But didn't get enough radio play to become a hit until one year and 1 month later, when it went all the way to #1 on Billboards Top 100 Songs Chart and Casey Kasem's AT40 & AT20.

31. Adam Levine

Soundtrack | Begin Again

Grammy-winning band Maroon 5's frontman Adam Noah Levine was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He is the son of Patsy (Noah), an admissions counselor, and Fredric Levine, who founded the retail chain M. Fredric. Adam's father's family is Jewish, while Adam's mother is of half Jewish (her ...

32. Blake Shelton

Actor | The Ridiculous 6

Blake Shelton was born on June 18, 1976 in Ada, Oklahoma, USA as Blake Tollison Shelton. He was previously married to Miranda Lambert and Kaynette Gern.

33. Meghan Trainor

Soundtrack | The Peanuts Movie

Meghan Trainor is a Grammy-winning American pop singer known for such smash hits as "Lips Are Moving" and "All About That Bass." Born on December 22, 1993, Meghan Trainor was raised on Nantucket Island and spent her childhood surrounding herself with music, learning to play various instruments and ...

34. Adele

Soundtrack | Skyfall

Adele Laurie Blue Adkins (born May 5, 1988) is a British singer-songwriter who has sold millions of albums worldwide and won a total of 15 Grammys as well as an Oscar. Adele's first two albums, 19 and 21, earned her critical praise and a level of commercial success unsurpassed among her peers. ...

35. The Bee Gees

Soundtrack | Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

It is estimated that at any given time there is a Bee Gees composition being played somewhere around the world.

36. Bob Marley

Soundtrack | Strange Days

Bob Marley was born on February 6, 1945, in Nine Miles, Saint Ann, Jamaica, to Norval Marley and Cedella Booker. His father was a Jamaican of English descent. His mother was a black teenager. The couple planned to get married but Norval left Kingston before this could happen. Norval died in 1955, ...

37. Jon Bon Jovi

Soundtrack | Young Guns II

Jon Bon Jovi, was born John Francis Bongiovi, Jr. On March 2, 1962, in Perth Amboy, New Jersey to parents John Francis Bongiovi, Sr. and Carol Sharkey.

Family: Jon's mother, Carol Sharkey, was a former model and one of the first Playboy Bunnies. She met Bon Jovi's father after she enlisted in the ...

38. Charlie Puth

Soundtrack | Furious Seven

Charlie Puth was born on December 1, 1991 in Rumson, New Jersey, USA.

39. Conway Twitty

Soundtrack | Limitless

Conway Twitty was born on September 1, 1933 in Friars Point, Mississippi, USA as Harold Lloyd Jenkins. He was married to Dolores Virginia Henry, Temple Medley and Ellen Matthews. He died on June 5, 1993 in Springfield, Missouri, USA.

40. Creedence Clearwater Revival

Soundtrack | Battleship

Ranked #47 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Rock & Roll.

41. Darius Rucker

Soundtrack | Monte Carlo

Darius Rucker was born on May 13, 1966 in Charleston, South Carolina, USA as Darius Carlos Rucker. He has been married to Beth Leonard since December 9, 2000. They have two children.

42. Chris Daughtry

Soundtrack | Wanderlust

Chris Daughtry was born on December 26, 1979 in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, USA as Christopher Adam Daughtry. He has been married to Deanna Daughtry since November 11, 2000. They have four children.

43. Dolly Parton

Soundtrack | The Porter Wagoner Show

Dolly Rebecca Parton was born on January 19, 1946, one of 12 children of Robert Lee Parton, a tobacco farmer, and Avie Lee Parton (née Owens). Dolly grew up on a run-down farm in Locust Ridge, Tennessee. At 12, she was appearing on Knoxville TV and, at 13, she was already recording on a small label...

44. Eagles

Soundtrack | The Big Lebowski

Their 1976 album "Eagles - Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975" is the bestselling album in U.S. history, surpassing the previous record holder, Michael Jackson's "Thriller" on 10 November 1999. To date, it has sold 29,000,000 copies (2009) to Jackson's "Thriller", the second bestselling album, which has...

45. Ed Sheeran

Soundtrack | Yesterday

Ed Sheeran was born on February 17, 1991 in Yorkshire, England as Edward Christopher Sheeran. He has been married to Cherry Seaborn since December 2018.

46. Hall & Oates

Soundtrack | Pixels

Their song "Rich Girl" was originally called "Rich Boy" and was about a real person: a wealthy heir to a fast-food chain who had dated Sara Allen, Hall's longtime girlfriend. Hall changed the title to "Rich Girl" so the song could be sung by a man.

47. Fats Domino

Soundtrack | Twelve Monkeys

Fats Domino was born on February 26, 1928 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Antoine Domino Jr. He was married to Rosemary Hall. He died on October 24, 2017 in New Orleans.

48. Garth Brooks

Soundtrack | Frequency

Garth Brooks was born on February 7, 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA as Troyal Garth Brooks. He has been married to Trisha Yearwood since December 10, 2005. He was previously married to Sandy Mahl.

49. Hozier

Soundtrack | The Legend of Tarzan

Hozier was born on March 17, 1990 in Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland as Andrew Hozier-Byrne.

50. Jimmy Buffett

Soundtrack | Jurassic World

Jimmy Buffett was born in Pascagoula, Mississippi and grew up living beside the the Gulf of Mexico. After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi he worked his way to success in the music industry. His hits in the 1970s including "Margaritaville" and "Come Monday". He struck a chord ...

51. Joe Cocker

Soundtrack | Across the Universe

Joe Cocker was born on May 20, 1944 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England as John Robert Cocker. He was married to Pam Baker. He died on December 22, 2014 in Crawford, Colorado, USA.

52. Johnny Cash

Soundtrack | The Johnny Cash Show

Johnny Cash was born February 26, 1932, in Kingsland, Arkansas, to Carrie Cash (Rivers) and Raymond Cash. He made his first single, "Hey Porter", for Sun Records in 1955. In 1958 he moved to Columbia Records. He had long periods of drug abuse during the 1960s, but later that decade he successfully ...

53. Kenny Rogers

Soundtrack | Faster

Born in Texas, the fourth of eight children, singer Kenny Rogers grew up in a poor area of Houston where his father worked in a shipyard and his mother in a hospital. He became the first member of his family to graduate from high school. He took an interest in singing while quite young and as a ...

54. Kid Rock

Actor | Joe Dirt

Kid Rock was born on January 17, 1971 in Romeo, Michigan, USA as Robert James Ritchie. He was previously married to Pamela Anderson.

56. Lady Gaga

Soundtrack | A Star Is Born

Lady Gaga, born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, is an American songwriter, singer, actress, philanthropist, dancer and fashion designer.

Gaga was born on March 28, 1986 in Manhattan, New York City, to Cynthia Louise (Bissett), a philanthropist and business executive, and Joseph Anthony ...

57. Lorde

Soundtrack | The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

Born on November 7, 1996, Lorde (Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor) is a singer/songwriter born in the Auckland suburb of Takapuna and raised in neighboring Devonport, New Zealand. She is of Irish and Croatian descent. She became an international crossover hit in 2013 with her debut studio album, ...

58. Mumford & Sons

Soundtrack | Brave

Members include lead singer Marcus Mumford.

59. Selena Gomez

Actress | Monte Carlo

Actress and singer Selena Gomez was born on July 22, 1992 in Grand Prairie, Texas. She is the daughter of Mandy Teefey and Ricardo Gomez. Her mother is of part Italian ancestry, and her father is of Mexican descent. She was named after Tejano singer Selena, who died in 1995.

Her first acting role ...

60. Taylor Swift

Soundtrack | Taylor Swift: Bad Blood

Taylor Alison Swift is a multi-Grammy award-winning American singer/songwriter who, in 2010 at the age of 20, became the youngest artist in history to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. In 2011 Swift was named Billboard's Woman of the Year. She also has been named the American Music Awards...

61. One Direction

Actor | One Direction: What Makes You Beautiful

They were part of The X Factor (UK) in 2010, they were in the "bootcamp" stage when they were told they would not make it in the 'boys' category. One Direction was formed on July 23, 2010. Judges Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh felt they were too talented to be sent home. As a ...

62. Toby Keith

Soundtrack | Beer for My Horses

Born July 8, 1961, Toby Keith Covel was the second child of Joan and Hubert Keith (HK) Covel. He was born in Clinton, Oklahoma, and grew up with his sister (Tonnie) and his youngest sibling (a brother, Tracy) in Moore, Oklahoma. After graduating from Moore High School; Toby did not go on to college...

63. Waylon Jennings

Actor | Maverick

Jennings, a singer, songwriter and guitarist, recorded 60 albums and had 16 No. 1 country singles in a career that spanned five decades. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in October 2001. With pal Willie Nelson, Jennings performed duets like "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up ...

64. LeAnn Rimes

Soundtrack | Coyote Ugly

LeAnn started singing at age 3, and has sold over 20 million records since. She was born August 28, 1982 in Jackson, Mississippi. By age 7, LeAnn made her stage debut in a Dallas musical production of "A Christmas Carol". Later, she would sing "The Star Spangled Banner" to open Dallas Cowboys ...

65. Norah Jones

Soundtrack | Ted

Norah Jones (born Geetali Norah Jones Shankar; March 30, 1979) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actress. She is a daughter of sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar and Sue Jones. She is Anoushka Shankar's half-sister.

In 2002, she launched her solo music career with the release of the ...



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