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List of famous musicians of the 20th century who entertained us with their melodious compositions.

Famous People From 20th Century
The 20th century was a turbulent yet fascinating phase in the music industry. From modernism to minimalism, the previous century yielded richness that was shaped by the events that defined the era – war, race, sex, politics and religion each of which shaped the soundtrack of the bygone century. Interestingly, much of the music of the past century is as fascinating as the historical and cultural context of the century. 20th century gave us some ingenious musicians whose compositions have moved us, astonished us, baffled us, made us think, cry and made our hearts soar. Their musical journey is worth contemplating and their musical masterpieces worth listening to again and again. So, be it the 1960s heroes ‘the Beatles’ or modern insurgents ‘Eminem’, early pioneers ‘Chuck Berry’ or the bluesmen who made it all possible ‘Howlin' Wolf’, the century has had a surge of inherently talented musicians who were pioneers in their own field and gave the industry its much needed boost. They changed the face of music industry with their poignant renditions that touched and soothed the heart and soul. Check this section for a list of famous musicians of the 20th century.
A. J. McLeanA. J. McLean

09 January 1978

West Palm Beach

American

Capricorn

Aaron CoplandAaron Copland

14 November 1900

01 January 1970

Brooklyn

American

Scorpio

Aaron FunkAaron Funk

11 January 1975

Winnipeg

Canadian

Capricorn

Aaron NevilleAaron Neville

24 January 1941

New Orleans

American

Aquarius

Abdullah IbrahimAbdullah Ibrahim

09 October 1934

Cape Town

South African

Libra

Ace FrehleyAce Frehley

27 April 1951

The Bronx

American

Taurus

Adam ClaytonAdam Clayton

13 March 1960

Chinnor

British

Pisces

Adam LevineAdam Levine

18 March 1979

Los Angeles

American

Pisces

Adam PascalAdam Pascal

25 October 1970

The Bronx

American

Scorpio

Adrian SmithAdrian Smith

27 February 1957

Hackney, east London, England

British

Pisces

Adrian WillaertAdrian Willaert

29 January 1904

07 December 1562

Bruges

Belgian

Aquarius

Afrika BambaataaAfrika Bambaataa

19 April 1957

The Bronx, New York, U.S

American

Aries

Aimee MannAimee Mann

08 September 1960

Richmond

American

Virgo

Alan HovhanessAlan Hovhaness

08 March 1911

21 June 2000

Somerville

Armenian,American

Pisces

Alan JacksonAlan Jackson

17 October 1958

Newnan, Georgia USA

American

Libra

Alan VegaAlan Vega

23 June 1938

16 July 2016

Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States

American

Cancer

Alanis MorisetteAlanis Morisette

01 June 1974

Ottawa

Canadian

Gemini

Alannah MylesAlannah Myles

25 December 1958

Toronto

Canadian

Capricorn

Alfred NewmanAlfred Newman

17 March 1901

17 February 1970

New Haven

American

Pisces

Alfred SchnittkeAlfred Schnittke

24 November 1934

03 August 1998

Engels, Saratov Oblast

Sagittarius

Ali Akbar KhanAli Akbar Khan

14 April 1922

18 June 2009

Comilla, in present-day Bangladesh (then East Bengal)

Indian

Aries

Alicia KeysAlicia Keys

25 January 1981

Hell's Kitchen

American

Aquarius

Alun HoddinottAlun Hoddinott

11 August 1929

12 March 2008

Glamorgan

Welsh

Leo

Amy Jade WinehouseAmy Jade Winehouse

14 September 1983

23 July 2011

Southgate, London,, England, UK

British

Virgo

Angus YoungAngus Young

31 March 1955

Glasgow

Australian,Scottish

Aries

Anthony BurgessAnthony Burgess

25 February 1917

22 November 1993

Harpurhey, Manchester, England

British

Pisces

Aretha FranklinAretha Franklin

25 March 1942

Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.

American

Aries

Assi RahbaniAssi Rahbani

04 May 1923

21 June 1986

Antelias

Lebanese

Taurus

Avril LavigneAvril Lavigne

27 September 1984

Belleville

Canadian,French

Libra

Axl RoseAxl Rose

06 February 1962

Lafayette, Indiana, U.S

American

Aquarius

B.B. KingB.B. King

16 September 1925

14 May 2015

Berclair, Mississippi

American

Virgo

Barry WhiteBarry White

12 September 1944

04 July 2003

Galveston, Texas, U.S.

American

Virgo

BeckBeck

08 July 1970

Los Angeles, California, United States

American

Cancer

Belle PerezBelle Perez

29 January 1976

Neerpelt

Belgian

Aquarius

Ben FoldsBen Folds

12 September 1966

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

American

Virgo

Benjamin BrittenBenjamin Britten

22 November 1913

04 December 1976

Lowestoft

British

Scorpio

Benny GoodmanBenny Goodman

30 May 1909

13 June 1986

Chicago

American

Gemini

Bhupen HazarikaBhupen Hazarika

08 September 1926

05 November 2011

Sadiya

Indian

Virgo

Bill EvansBill Evans

16 August 1929

15 September 1980

Plainfield, New Jersey, United States

American

Leo

Bill MonroeBill Monroe

13 September 1911

09 September 1996

Rosine, Kentucky, USA

American

Virgo

Bill WithersBill Withers

04 July 1938

Slab Fork

American

Cancer

Bill WymanBill Wyman

24 October 1936

Lewisham

British

Scorpio

Billie HolidayBillie Holiday

07 April 1915

17 July 1959

Philadelphia

American

Aries

Billy Joe ArmstrongBillie Joe Armstrong

17 February 1972

Oakland, California, United States

American

Aquarius

Billy Bob ThorntonBilly Bob Thornton

04 August 1955

Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.

American

Leo

Billy IdolBilly Idol

30 November 1955

Stanmore, Middlesex, England, UK

British

Sagittarius

Billy JoelBilly Joel

09 May 1949

The Bronx

American

Taurus

Billy PrestonBilly Preston

02 September 1946

06 June 2006

Houston, Texas, U.S.

American

Virgo

Bismillah KhanBismillah Khan

21 March 1913

21 August 2006

Dumraon, Bihar

Indian

Aries

BjorkBjork

21 November 1965

Reykjavik

Icelander

Scorpio

Black FrancisBlack Francis

06 April 1965

Boston

American

Aries

Bob SegerBob Seger

06 May 1945

Lincoln Park, Michigan

American

Taurus

Bon ScottBon Scott

09 July 1946

19 February 1980

Forfar

Australian,Scottish

Cancer

BonoBono

10 May 1960

Irish

Taurus

Brad Douglas PaisleyBrad Douglas Paisley

28 October 1972

Glen Dale

American

Scorpio

Brian EnoBrian Eno

15 May 1948

Woodbridge, Suffolk, England, UK

British

Taurus

Brian JonesBrian Jones

28 February 1942

03 July 1969

Cheltenham

British

Pisces

Brian MayBrian May

19 July 1947

Hampton, London

British

Cancer

Brian McKnightBrian McKnight

05 June 1969

Buffalo, New York, United States

American

Gemini

Bruce DickinsonBruce Dickinson

07 August 1958

Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England

British

Leo

Bryan AdamsBryan Adams

05 November 1959

Kingston

Canadian

Scorpio

Buddy GuyBuddy Guy

30 July 1936

Lettsworth, Louisiana, United States

American

Leo

Buju BantonBuju Banton

15 July 1973

Jamaican

Cancer

Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley

15 September 1928

08 August 1975

Tampa, Florida, United States

American

Virgo

Carlos Páez VilaróCarlos Páez Vilaró

01 November 1923

24 February 2014

Montevideo

Uruguayan

Scorpio

Carlos SantanaCarlos Santana

20 July 1947

Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco, México

American

Cancer

Carly SimonCarly Simon

25 June 1945

New York City

American

Cancer

Cat StevensCat Stevens

21 July 1948

Marylebone

British

Cancer

Chantal KreviazukChantal Kreviazuk

18 May 1974

Holne, Devon, England

Canadian,British

Taurus

Charles BrownCharles Brown

13 September 1922

21 January 1999

Texas City

American

Virgo

Charles MingusCharles Mingus

22 April 1922

05 January 1979

Arizona, United States

American

Taurus

Charlie DanielsCharlie Daniels

28 October 1936

Wilmington

American

Scorpio

Charlie ParkerCharlie Parker

29 August 1920

12 March 1955

Kansas City

American

Virgo

Charlie WattsCharlie Watts

02 June 1941

Kingsbury, London, England

British

Gemini

Cherilyn SarkisianCherilyn Sarkisian

20 May 1946

El Centro

American

Taurus

Chris CornellChris Cornell

20 July 1964

Seattle, Washington, United States

American

Cancer

Chris DaughtryChris Daughtry

26 December 1979

Albuquerque, New Mexico

American

Capricorn

Chris MartinChris Martin

02 March 1977

British

Pisces

Christina Milian Christina Milian

26 September 1981

Jersey City

American

Libra

Christopher Maurice BrownChristopher Maurice Brown

05 May 1989

Tappahannock

American

Taurus

Chuck BerryChuck Berry

18 October 1926

St. Louis

American

Libra

Chuck LeavellChuck Leavell

28 April 1952

Birmingham

American

Taurus

Claudin De SermisyClaudin De Sermisy

29 January 1904

13 October 1562

France

French,French Guianese

Aquarius

Cliff BurtonCliff Burton

10 February 1962

27 September 1986

Castro Valley, California, United States

American

Aquarius

CoolioCoolio

01 August 1963

Compton

American

Leo

Dave GrohlDave Grohl

14 January 1969

Warren

American

Capricorn

Dave MatthewsDave Matthews

09 January 1967

Johannesburg

American,South African

Capricorn

David BowieDavid Bowie

08 January 1947

10 January 2016

Brixton

British

Capricorn

David ByrneDavid Byrne

14 May 1952

Dumbarton, Scotland

American,Welsh

Taurus

David GuettaDavid Guetta

07 November 1967

French

Scorpio

David MustaineDavid Mustaine

13 September 1961

La Mesa

American

Virgo

David RoseDavid Rose

15 June 1910

23 August 1990

London, England

American

Gemini

Dizzy GillespieDizzy Gillespie

21 October 1917

06 January 1993

Cheraw, South Carolina, United States

American

Libra

Dmitry ShostakovichDmitry Shostakovich

25 September 1906

09 August 1975

Saint Petersburg

Russian

Libra

Don JohnsonDon Johnson

15 December 1949

Flat Creek, Missouri, United States

American

Sagittarius

Eddie VedderEddie Vedder

23 December 1964

Evanston

American

Capricorn

Edward Lodewijk Van HalenEdward Lodewijk Van Halen

26 January 1955

Nijmegen

Dutch,American

Aquarius

Elliott CarterElliott Carter

11 December 1908

05 November 2012

New York City

American

Sagittarius

Elliott SmithElliott Smith

06 August 1969

21 October 2003

Omaha

American

Leo

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