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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

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

Aaron Copland Aaron Copland

Aaron Copland was one of the most appreciated ...

Aaron Funk Aaron Funk

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

Aaron Neville Aaron Neville

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

Abdullah Ibrahim Abdullah Ibrahim

Born Adolph Johannes Brand, the famous South ...

Ace Frehley Ace Frehley

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

Adam Clayton Adam Clayton

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

Adam Pascal Adam Pascal

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

Adolf von Henselt Adolf von Henselt

Adolf von Henselt was a German composer and ...

Adrian Smith Adrian Smith

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

Adrian Willaert Adrian Willaert

Adrian Willaert was a famous Flemish composer who ...

Afrika Bambaataa Afrika Bambaataa

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

Aimee Mann Aimee Mann

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

Alan Hovhaness Alan Hovhaness

Alan Hovhaness was an Armenian-American music ...

Alan Jackson Alan Jackson

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

Alan Vega Alan Vega

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

Alanis Morissette Alanis Morisette

Alanis Morissette changed the way female singers ...

Alannah Myles Alannah Myles

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

Alban Berg Alban Berg

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

Aleksandr Borodin Aleksandr Borodin

Alexander Borodin was a well-known music ...

Aleksandr Scriabin Aleksandr Scriabin

Esoteric, imaginative, and idiosyncratic, ...

Alfred Newman Alfred Newman

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

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

Alicia Keys Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys is a Grammy Award winning American ...

Alun Hoddinott Alun Hoddinott

Since his childhood days, Alun Hoddinott was ...

Amy Beach Amy Beach

Amy March Cheney Beach was a legendary music ...

Amy Jade Winehouse - British Singer & Songwriter Amy Jade Winehouse

Amy Winehouse was a talented singer-songwriter ...

Andrés Segovia Andres Segovia

Andrés Segovia was a renowned Spanish musician ...

Angus Young Angus Young

Angus McKinnon Young is a Scottish born ...

Anthony Burgess Anthony Burgess

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

Anton Bruckner Anton Bruckner

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

Anton Webern Anton Webern

Though the entire collection of his works does ...

Antonín Dvořák Antonín Dvořák...

Antonín Dvořák, the greatest Czech and ...

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi Antonio Lucio Vivaldi

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

Arcangelo Corelli Arcangelo Corelli

Arcangelo Corelli was an Italian violinist and ...

Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin

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

Arnold Schoenberg Arnold Schoenberg

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

Arthur Sullivan Arthur Sullivan

Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan was an English ...

Assi Rahbani Assi Rahbani

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

Avril Ramona Lavigne Avril Lavigne

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

Axl Rose Axl Rose

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

B.B. King B.B. King

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

Barry White Barry White

Perhaps no other artist in the music industry ...

Beck Beck

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

Bedrich Smetana Bedrich Smetana

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

Bela Bartok Bela Bartok

Bela Viktor Janos Bartok was a famous Hungarian ...

Belle Perez Belle Perez

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

Ben Folds Ben Folds

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

Benjamin Britten Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Britten was an English composer, ...

Benny Goodman Benny Goodman

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

Bhupen Hazarika Bhupen Hazarika

Bhupen Hazarika was a multifaceted Indian artist, ...

Bill Evans Bill Evans

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

Bill Monroe Bill Monroe

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

Bill Withers Bill Withers

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

Billy Joe Armstrong Billie Joe Armstrong

Billy Joe Armstrong is an American singer, ...

Billy Bob Thornton Billy Bob Thornton

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

Billy Idol Billy Idol

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

William Martin Billy Joel Billy Joel

William Martin Billy Joel is a famous American ...

Ustad Bismillah Khan Bismillah Khan

Ustad Bismillah Khan was a great Shehnai player ...

Bjork Bjork

Bjork Guomundsdottie is a famous Icelander singer ...

Black Francis Black Francis

Black Francis is an American singer, songwriter ...

Bob Dylan Bob Dylan

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

Bob Seger Bob Seger

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

Bon Scott Bon Scott

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

Bono Bono

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

Brad Douglas Paisley Brad Douglas Paisley

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

Brian Eno Brian Eno

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

Brian May Brian May

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

Brian McKnight Brian McKnight

Being a singer and songwriter was an inevitable ...

Bruce Dickinson Bruce Dickinson

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

Bryan Adams Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams is a renowned international ...

Buddy Bolden Buddy Bolden

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

Buddy Guy Buddy Guy

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

Buju Banton - Mark Anthony Myrie Buju Banton

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

Camille Saint-Saens Camille Saint-Saëns...

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

Cannonball Adderley Cannonball Adderley

Cannonball Adderley was a reputed jazz alto ...

Carl Orff Carl Orff

Carl Orff was a distinguished German composer of ...

Carlos Chavez Carlos Chavez

Carlos Antonio de Padua Chavez y Ramirez alias ...

Carlos Páez Vilaró Carlos Páez Vilaró...

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

Carlos Santana Carlos Santana

Carlos Santana’s name has become synonymous ...

Carly Simon Carly Simon

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

Cat Stevens Cat Stevens

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

Cesar Cui Cesar Cui

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

Cesar Franck Cesar Franck

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

Chantal Kreviazuk Chantal Kreviazuk

Chantal Kreviazuk is a Canadian singer-songwriter ...

Charles Brown Charles Brown

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

Charles Gounod Charles Gounod

Charles Gounod was one of the most brilliant ...

Charles Ives Charles Ives

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

Charles Mingus Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus was one of the most important ...

Charlie Daniels Charlie Daniels

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

Charlie parker Charlie Parker

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

Cher - Also Known As Cherilyn Sarkisian Cherilyn Sarkisian

Academy Award, Golden Globe and Grammy Award ...

Chris Cornell Chris Cornell

Born Christopher John Boyle, Chris Cornell is a ...

Chris Daughtry Chris Daughtry

Chris Daughtry was born Christopher Adam Daughtry ...

Chris Martin Chris Martin

Christopher Anthony Martin, better known to his ...

Christina Milian Christina Milian

Not many can claim to have the best of both ...

Christoph Willibald Gluck Christoph Willibald Gluck

A prolific opera composer of the classical ...

Christopher Maurice Chris Brown - American Singer Christopher Maurice Brown

Christopher “Chris” Brown is a talented R&B ...