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A comprehensive directory of world's most famous musicians.

A musician is a person who plays one or many musical instrument and is also referred to as an instrumentalist. History has given us some really notable music composers and performers the likes of which include names of people like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig Van Beethoven. Just like everything else, music too evolved through the ages to churn out various genres. The most noticeable evolution took place in the last 50 years. There was the Rock ‘N Roll era, which preceded the music of the 1980’s. Music underwent yet another slight change and evolved into the music of the 1990’s which was followed by pop music, house, club, trans and many others. To say that the hall of fame is reserved only for the classical musicians would be folly because even the new age music has given us people who have become legends in their own right. We have seen guitarists like Jimmy Hendrix and Jimmy Page (of Led Zepplin), drummers like Mike Portnoy (of the band Dream Theater) and John Bonham (from Led Zeppelin) and even disk jockeys like David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia, and DJ Tiesto. All of them have led very interesting live which deserves a read through. Therefore without further ado, here are the biographies of these famous men and women, along with a few details about their life stories, timelines, trivia, including information about their personal and professional lives.
A. J. McLean A. J. McLean
(American)

A.J. Mclean, the first member of the famous vocal ...

Aaron Copland Aaron Copland
(Lithuanian,American)

Aaron Copland was one of the most appreciated ...

Aaron Funk Aaron Funk
(Canadian)

In the world of electronic music, one name that ...

Aaron Neville Aaron Neville
(American)

American soul and R&B singer and musician, Aaron ...

Abdullah Ibrahim Abdullah Ibrahim
(South African)

Born Adolph Johannes Brand, the famous South ...

Ace Frehley Ace Frehley
(American)

The 20th century witnessed the birth of rock ...

Adam Clayton Adam Clayton
(British)

Adam Clayton is one of the most widely remembered ...

Adam Levine Adam Levine
(American)

Adam Noah Levine is an American singer, ...

Adam Pascal Adam Pascal
(American)

Adam Pascal is one of the most talented and ...

Adolf von Henselt Adolf von Henselt
(German)

Adolf von Henselt was a German composer and ...

Adrian Smith Adrian Smith
(British)

Adrian Smith is one of the main reasons why ...

Adrian Willaert Adrian Willaert
(Belgian)

Adrian Willaert was a famous Flemish composer who ...

Afrika Bambaataa Afrika Bambaataa
(American)

Afrika Bambaataa is among the few names which are ...

Aimee Mann Aimee Mann
(American)

At a time when independent music, especially the ...

Alan Hovhaness Alan Hovhaness
(Armenian,American)

Alan Hovhaness was an Armenian-American music ...

Alan Jackson Alan Jackson
(American)

In a world dominated by genres such as Rock, Alan ...

Alan Vega Alan Vega
(American)

Sculptor, singer, song-writer and photographer, ...

Alanis Morisette Alanis Morisette
(Canadian)

Alanis Morissette changed the way female singers ...

Alannah Myles Alannah Myles
(Canadian)

Alannah Myles can be termed as one of the most ...

Alban Berg Alban Berg
(Austrian)

Often termed as the classicist of modern music, ...

Aleksandr Borodin Aleksandr Borodin
(Soviet Russian,Russian)

Alexander Borodin was a well-known music ...

Aleksandr Scriabin Aleksandr Scriabin
(Soviet Russian,Russian)

Esoteric, imaginative, and idiosyncratic, ...

Alfred Newman Alfred Newman
(American)

Alfred Newman is one of the iconic figures of the ...

Alfred Schnittke Alfred Schnittke

Alfred Schnittke was a Russian composer famous ...

Ali Akbar Khan Ali Akbar Khan
(Indian)

Ustad Ali Akbar Khan was one of the most renowned ...

Alicia Keys Alicia Keys
(American)

Alicia Keys is a Grammy Award winning American ...

Alun Hoddinott Alun Hoddinott
(Welsh)

Since his childhood days, Alun Hoddinott was ...

Amy Beach Amy Beach
(American)

Amy March Cheney Beach was a legendary music ...

Amy Jade Winehouse Amy Jade Winehouse
(British)

Amy Winehouse was a talented singer-songwriter ...

Andres Segovia Andres Segovia
(Spanish)

Andrés Segovia was a renowned Spanish musician ...

Angus Young Angus Young
(Australian,Scottish)

Angus McKinnon Young is a Scottish born ...

Anthony Burgess Anthony Burgess
(British)

Anthony Burgess was a well-known English writer ...

Anton Bruckner Anton Bruckner
(Austrian)

Anton Bruckner, one of the most brilliant and ...

Anton Webern Anton Webern
(Austrian)

Though the entire collection of his works does ...

Antonín Dvořák Antonín Dvořák...
(Czech)

Antonín Dvořák, the greatest Czech and ...

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi Antonio Lucio Vivaldi
(Italian)

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi, known by the nick name, ...

Arcangelo Corelli Arcangelo Corelli
(Italian)

Arcangelo Corelli was an Italian violinist and ...

Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin
(American)

Aretha Louise Franklin is known as ‘The Queen ...

Arnold Schoenberg Arnold Schoenberg
(Austrian)

"I believe what I do and do only what I believe; ...

Arthur Sullivan Arthur Sullivan
(British)

Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan was an English ...

Assi Rahbani Assi Rahbani
(Lebanese)

Assi Rahbani was a Lebanese composer, musician, ...

Avril Lavigne Avril Lavigne
(Canadian,French)

Avril Lavigne came to limelight at a very young ...

Axl Rose Axl Rose
(American)

Love him or hate him; Axl Rose is an illustrious ...

B.B. King B.B. King
(American)

B.B. King was an American singer and guitarist, ...

Barry White Barry White
(American)

Perhaps no other artist in the music industry ...

Beck Beck
(American)

Three-time Grammy Award winning musician, Beck ...

Bedrich Smetana Bedrich Smetana
(Czech)

Titled as “father of Czech music,” Bedøich ...

Bela Bartok Bela Bartok
(Hungarian)

Bela Viktor Janos Bartok was a famous Hungarian ...

Belle Perez Belle Perez
(Belgian)

Belle Perez is one of the few modern day music ...

Ben Folds Ben Folds
(American)

Ben Folds is a musician famous for forming the ...

Benjamin Britten Benjamin Britten
(British)

Benjamin Britten was an English composer, ...

Benny Goodman Benny Goodman
(American)

Benjamin David “Benny” Goodman, better known ...

Bhupen Hazarika Bhupen Hazarika
(Indian)

Bhupen Hazarika was a multifaceted Indian artist, ...

Bill Evans Bill Evans
(American)

William John Evans was an American Jazz pianist, ...

Bill Monroe Bill Monroe
(American)

William Smith Monroe, famous as Bill Monroe, was ...

Bill Withers Bill Withers
(American)

Bill Withers is one of the most renowned names in ...

Bill Wyman Bill Wyman
(British)

Bill Wyman is an English musician known for his ...

Billie Holiday Billie Holiday
(American)

Billie Holiday was an American jazz musician, ...

Billy Joe Armstrong Billie Joe Armstrong
(American)

Billy Joe Armstrong is an American singer, ...

Billy Bob Thornton Billy Bob Thornton
(American)

Bill Bob Thornton is one of the most accomplished ...

Billy Idol Billy Idol
(British)

Billy Idol is a punk rock musician who rose to ...

Billy Joel Billy Joel
(American)

William Martin Billy Joel is a famous American ...

Billy Preston Billy Preston
(American)

Billy Preston was an American ace keyboardist who ...

Bismillah Khan Bismillah Khan
(Indian)

Ustad Bismillah Khan was a great Shehnai player ...

Bjork Bjork
(Icelander)

Bjork Guomundsdottie is a famous Icelander singer ...

Black Francis Black Francis
(American)

Black Francis is an American singer, songwriter ...

Bob Dylan Bob Dylan
(American)

One of the major figures of the folk and pop ...

Bob Seger Bob Seger
(American)

Robert Clark “Bob” Seger is a rock and roll ...

Bon Scott Bon Scott
(Australian,Scottish)

Ronald Belford “Bon” Scott was an Australian ...

Bono Bono
(Irish)

Paul David Hewson, nicknamed Bono, is one of the ...

Brad Douglas Paisley Brad Douglas Paisley
(American)

Think country music, think cowboy-hat Brad ...

Brian Eno Brian Eno
(British)

Brian Eno is one of the talented and acclaimed ...

Brian Jones Brian Jones
(British)

Brian Jones was an English musician who ...

Brian May Brian May
(British)

Brian May is an English musician, songwriter, ...

Brian McKnight Brian McKnight
(American)

Being a singer and songwriter was an inevitable ...

Bruce Dickinson Bruce Dickinson
(British)

Nicknamed, ‘The Air Raid Siren’, for his ...

Bryan Adams Bryan Adams
(Canadian)

Bryan Adams is a renowned international ...

Buddy Bolden Buddy Bolden
(American)

Charles Joseph “Buddy” Bolden, the renowned ...

Buddy Guy Buddy Guy
(American)

Ask a blues fan as to what propelled him to pick ...

Buju Banton Buju Banton
(Jamaican)

Buju Banton who is currently serving a ten year ...

Camille Saint-Saens Camille Saint-Saëns...
(French)

Camille Saint-Saens was the French composer and ...

Cannonball Adderley Cannonball Adderley
(American)

Cannonball Adderley was a reputed jazz alto ...

Carl Orff Carl Orff
(German)

Carl Orff was a distinguished German composer of ...

Carlos Chavez Carlos Chavez
(Mexican)

Carlos Antonio de Padua Chavez y Ramirez alias ...

Carlos Páez Vilaró Carlos Páez Vilaró...
(Uruguayan)

Carlos Paez Vilaro was a multifaceted artist. He ...

Carlos Santana Carlos Santana
(American)

Carlos Santana’s name has become synonymous ...

Carly Simon Carly Simon
(American)

Carly Simon is an American singer who rose to ...

Cat Stevens Cat Stevens
(British)

Cat Stevens is a British singer-songwriter, ...

Cesar Cui Cesar Cui
(Soviet Russian,Russian)

Cesar Cui was a Russian composer and a music ...

Cesar Franck Cesar Franck
(French)

Cesar-Auguste-Jean-Guillaume-Hubert Franck was a ...

Chantal Kreviazuk Chantal Kreviazuk
(Canadian,British)

Chantal Kreviazuk is a Canadian singer-songwriter ...

Charles Brown Charles Brown
(American)

Through his music, Charles Brown brought about an ...

Charles Gounod Charles Gounod
(French)

Charles Gounod was one of the most brilliant ...

Charles Ives Charles Ives
(American)

Charles Ives is dubbed as one of America’s ...

Charles Mingus Charles Mingus
(American)

Charles Mingus was one of the most important ...

Charlie Daniels Charlie Daniels
(American)

Charlie Daniels, born as Charles Edward Daniels, ...

Charlie Parker Charlie Parker
(American)

A short life of thirty-four years, amazing ...

Charlie Watts Charlie Watts
(British)

Charlie Watts is an English drummer, best known ...

Cherilyn Sarkisian Cherilyn Sarkisian
(American)

Academy Award, Golden Globe and Grammy Award ...

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