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A comprehensive directory of world's most famous musicians.

Dave Grohl Dave Grohl

Dave Grohl is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist and song-writer. He started playing guitar at a very young age, and is ...

Dave Matthews Dave Matthews

For many centuries now, the world has seen the rise and fall of some great musicians. The songs of a few such talented ones, especially from the ...

David Byrne David Byrne

David Byrne is a highly popular musician who has been rocking the music world with his experimental music and rhythms since the 1970s. The ...

Pierre David Guetta David Guetta

Pierre David Guetta, better known as just David Guetta, is a world famous music producer and a house music DJ who has shared the limelight with ...

David Scott Mustaine David Mustaine

Dave Mustaine is considered to be one of the most influential heavy metal guitarists of all time. This fantastic guitarist is known for his ...

David Rose David Rose

David Rose was a renowned songwriter, music composer, arranger, and orchestra leader of America. He is better known for his scores of “The ...

Composer Dieterich Buxtehude Dieterich Buxtehude

Dieterich Buxtehude was a prominent composer and organist of the Baroque period. Although his early years remain a mystery, he went on to make a ...

Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy Gillespie

John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie was a perfect blend of innovation and inspiration. He was one of those rare artists that history could ever ...

Dmitry Shostakovich Dmitry Shostakovich

Dmitry Shostakovich, the renowned Russian composer, is best known for his long body of works, which includes several operas, 15 symphonies, ...

Domenico Scarlatti Domenico Scarlatti

Giuseppe Domenico Scarlatti was an illustrious Italian composer whose prodigious work defined all lines of early classical music despite his ...

Edward. K. ‘Duke’ Ellington Duke Ellington

Edward Kennedy ‘Duke’ Ellington was regarded as one of the greatest jazz composers and a prolific performer of his time. Most of his musical ...

Edgard Varese Edgard Varese

Edgard Victor Achille Charles Varese alias Edgar Varese was a French music composer, who spent a larger part of his life in USA. He is known for ...

Edmond Dédé Edmond Dédé...

Edmond Dédé was a black French creole American composer, born in New Orleans in 1827, to a French couple from West Indies. His father was a ...

Edvard Grieg Edvard Grieg

Known for his concertos and piano miniatures, Edvard Grieg contributed immensely to the world of music in Norway. His works became popular all ...

Edward Elgar Edward Elgar

Sir Edward William Elgar, 1st Baronet, was a famous English composer, who was revered for his incredible musical talents. Many of his ...

Edward Lodewijk Eddie Van Halen Edward Lodewijk Van ...

Eddie Van Halen, one of the most original and influential guitarists to have rocked the American music scenario, is the lead guitarist and ...

Edward MacDowell Edward MacDowell

Edward Alexander MacDowell was the first American composer to attain international fame, wowing both critics and audiences. Like other composers ...

Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet De La Guerre Elisabeth-Claude Jac...

One of the most renowned women composers of her period, Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre stamped a respectable place for herself in history. ...

Elliott Carter Elliott Carter

Elliott Carter is recognized as one of the most important and popular American composers of the classical music tradition all around the globe. ...

Elliott Smith Elliott Smith

Elliott Smith, born as Steven Paul Smith, was a talented musician and singer who rose to fame with his song ‘Miss Misery’ featured in the ...

Elvis Costello Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello, born as Declan Patrick MacManus, is an English pop singer and songwriter. He is considered as one of the New wave musicians. He ...

Emina JahoviÄ Emina JahoviÄ

Emina Jahović Sandal is a worldly woman of many trades. She has had success in singing, writing songs, modeling, and acting. Her talents have ...

Emmy Rossum Emmy Rossum

Emmy Rossum is one of the established actresses of Hollywood, who with her power-packed performance and striking good looks have won the hearts ...

Enrique Granados Enrique Granados

Pantaléon Enrique Costanzo Granados y Campiña was an eminent neo-romantic Spanish composer. As a brilliant composer and pianist of classical ...

Eric Patrick Clapton Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton is a British singer, song writer besides being a guitarist. He is well known for the scores like ‘Sunshine of Your Love’ and ...

Eric Idle Eric Idle

Eric Idle is a popular English entertainer who has impressed the audience with the versatility of his talent as a comedian, actor, author, ...

Erik Satie Erik Satie

Erik Satie — an eccentric, an esteemed music composer and a performing pianist of extremely anti-establishment nature is hailed as a genius in ...

Ernest Bloch Ernest Bloch

Ernest Bloch was a Swiss-American composer considered to be one of the most popular personalities of that time. Apart from composing he also ...

Eugen SuchoÅ Eugen SuchoÅ

Eugen Suchoň was a Slovak composer; he was one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. For many years, he served as the ...

Faith Evans Faith Evans

One of the greatest R&B singers of all time, Faith Evans is a Grammy Award winner who began to sing at the age of two. She is one of the most ...

Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel Fanny Mendelssohn He...

Fanny Cäcilie Mendelssohn, who later came to be known as Fanny Hensel, was a German pianist and composer. She was the sister of the composer ...

Fats Waller Fats Waller

Regarded as one of the greatest pianists in the history of jazz music, Fats Waller was a singer, musician and entertainer of exceptional forte. ...

Ferruccio Busoni Ferruccio Busoni

Ferruccio Busoni was an Italian-born composer, pianist, editor, writer, teacher and conductor. A musician of immense technical abilities, he ...

Francesca Caccini Francesca Caccini

Francesca Caccini, also known by the nickname, ‘La Cacchina’ or the ‘song bird’, was an eminent music composer, poet, singer and music ...

Francesco Cavalli Francesco Cavalli

Francesco Cavalli was an Italian musical composer whose real name was Pier Francesco Caletti-Bruni. He was popular by the name of Cavalli, which ...

Francis Poulenc Francis Poulenc

Francis Poulenc was a fantastic pianist and composer. Poulenc never took formal classes in composition and learned the subject mostly on his ...

Frank Iero Frank Iero

Rhythm guitarist and back up vocalist of the alternative rock band 'My Chemical Romance', Frank Iero began playing with local bands in his ...

Frank Zappa Frank Vincent Zappa

Frank Zappa was a versatile musician who wore many hats—he was a guitarist, singer and composer whose works have covered a variety of musical ...

Franz Joseph Liszt Franz Joseph Liszt

Franz Joseph Liszt was a famous Hungarian composer and pianist. His virtuosic pianist skills were far more technically advanced than his ...

Franz Peter Schubert Franz Peter Schubert

The story of Franz Schubert is a perfect example of an ignored genius who was neglected during his lifetime and died in obscurity. In his short ...

Frederick Delius Frederick Delius

Frederick Delius succeeded in blending the elements of singular quality with the poetic charisma, perfectly using his creative skills. This ...

Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin Fryderyk Franciszek ...

One of the greatest Romantic musicians of all times, Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin is a name to reckon with in the realms of music. This ...

Gaetano Donizetti Gaetano Donizetti

Gaetano Donizetti was among the three great leaders of the opera style known as ‘bel canto’, the other two being Rossini and Bellini. ...

Gary Allan Gary Allan

Gary Allan Herzberg, popularly known as Gary Allan, is an American country music artist. He worked for years with his band the ‘Honky Tonk ...

Gavin Rossdale Gavin Rossdale

Gavin Rossdale is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the British rock band ‘Bush’. Although he is a native of London, he found bigger ...

Geddy Lee Geddy Lee

Rock legend and ‘Rush’ vocalist, Geddy Lee is regarded one of the most influential musicians of all time and is known for his authentic ...

Gene Simmons Gene Simmons

Gene Simmons, the lead singer and co-founder of the hard rock band Kiss was born as Chaim Witz in Israel and later migrated to the U.S. He had ...

George Frideric Handel George Frideric Hand...

George Friedrich Handel, who spent most of his adult life in England, was the subject of the British crown on 22 January, 1727. The famous picks ...

George Gershwin George Gershwin

George Gershwin was amongst one of the most significant and popular music composers for Broadway musicals. He wrote music for both Broadway and ...

George Harrison George Harrison

Popularly known as the Quiet Beatle, George Harrison is a name to reckon with even today. A powerful contributor in the field of music, Harrison ...

George M. Cohan George M. Cohan

George M. Cohan was an American entertainer, songwriter, actor, playwright, dancer and producer considered to be ‘the father of American ...

George Martin George Martin

Plenty has been said about George Martin’s relationship with the Beatles, to which he dedicated his entire life. The ace record producer and ...

Georges Bizet Georges Bizet

Georges Bizet was an illustrious French composer, mainly of operas. His career was cut short by his untimely death and he achieved very little ...

Germaine Tailleferre Germaine Tailleferre

One of the lesser-known band members of Les Six group, not to mention, the only female composer in the troupe, Germaine Tailleferre’s ...

GG Allin GG Allin

Perhaps one of the most controversial names in the world of rock music, GG Allin was the symbol of rebellion and danger. He is till date ...

Giacomo Puccini Giacomo Puccini

Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini was an Italian composer who is known as the exponent of operatic realism. Belonging to a ...

Gian Carlo Menotti Gian Carlo Menotti

One of the bigwigs of twentieth century American opera accredited for bringing in contemporary charm into traditional operas, Gian Carlo ...

Gioachino Rossini Gioachino Rossini

Gioachino Rossini was born in a family devoted to music. He was a child prodigy and at the tender age of six, he started playing triangle in his ...

Giovanni Gabrieli Giovanni Gabrieli

Giovanni Gabrieli was a renowned Italian organist and composer, also a proponent of the Venetian school of music. His musical works mirror the ...

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Giovanni Pierluigi d...

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina was an Italian composer who belonged to the Renaissance period. Majority of his compositions were done for the ...

Giuseppe Tartini Giuseppe Tartini

Giuseppe Tartini was an Italian composer and a violinist of the Baroque style, born in a town in the Republic of Venice (modern-day Slovenia). ...

Giuseppe Verdi Giuseppe Verdi

Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi was an Italian romantic composer who is regarded as one of the most influential composers of the 19th ...

Goran BregoviÄ Goran BregoviÄ

Goran Bregovic is a popular Balkan musician. Born in a time of shifting geopolitical alliances, Goran was a biracial child of humble origins. ...

Guillaume Dufay Guillaume Dufay

The great French-Flemish composer, Guillaume Dufay was undoubtedly one of the most influential composers of his time and age. His vast reservoir ...

Gustav Mahler Gustav Mahler

Gustav Mahler is hailed as one of the most prominent and influential symphonic composers belonging to the 19th and early 20th century. His ...

Gustavus Theodore von Holst Gustavus Theodore vo...

“Never compose anything unless the not composing of it becomes a positive nuisance to you” — these words exemplify the depth and passion ...

Gwen Stefani Gwen Stefani

Gwen Renée Stefani is an American singer-songwriter, fashion designer, and actress. She is the lead vocalist for the rock band, No Doubt. She ...

Gyorgy Ligeti Gyorgy Ligeti

One of prominent figure among the avant-garde and instrumental music composers of 20th century, Gyorgy Sandor Ligeti engraved a respectable ...

H. R. Giger H. R. Giger

H.R. Giger, one of the preeminent artists of Fantastic Realism, was a Swiss surrealist painter, sculptor and set designer known for his ...

Hank Williams Hank Williams

Famous as the ‘father of contemporary country music’, Hank Williams rose to stardom with the songs ‘Cold, Cold Heart’, ‘Your Cheatin' ...

Hariprasad Chaurasia Hariprasad Chaurasia

Hariprasad Chaurasia is an eminent Indian flautist who is best known for popularizing Indian Classical Music all over the world. A living ...

Harry Connick, Jr. Harry Connick, Jr.

Harry Connick, Jr. is an American singer, conductor, pianist, actor, composer, and television music competition judge. Born Joseph Harry Fowler ...

Heinrich Schütz Heinrich Schütz...

Heinrich Schütz was one of the most esteemed German composers of all time and a brilliant organist of the 17th century, alongside Claudio ...

Heitor Villa-Lobos Heitor Villa-Lobos

Heitor Villa-Lobos is certainly one of the most extolled and most loved Brazilian composers of all times. His musical works not only epitomized ...

Henry Mancini Henry Mancini

Henry Mancini is a musician who barely needs any introduction. A man of rare talent, a prolific musician who doled out a slew of television and ...

Henry Purcell Henry Purcell

Henry Purcell was a 17th century English musician and composer, counted among the greatest English composers of all time. A highly renowned ...

Henry Rollins Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins is best known as a musician and the founder of the rock group, Rollins Band, which is included among the VH1's 100 Greatest ...

Huey Lewis Huey Lewis

Huey Lewis, born as Hugh Anthony Cregg, is an American musician, singer, lyricist and actor. He is the lead singer for the band ‘Huey Lewis ...

Ian MacKaye Ian MacKaye

Ian Thomas Garner MacKaye is a musician who redefined the musical genre of hardcore punk—his fans call him the unofficial Godfather of ...

Igor Stravinsky Igor Stravinsky

Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky was a pianist, composer and conductor, greatly revered for his contributions to music. He is regarded as one of the ...

Isaac Albeniz Isaac Albeniz

Isaac Manuel Francisco Albeniz Pascual was a renowned Spanish composer and piano maestro, who is respected all over the world for his piano ...

Isaac Stern Isaac Stern

Isaac Stern is considered as one of the greatest violinists of the 20th century. This Polish-born musician received several Grammy award during ...

Jackson Browne Jackson Browne

Jackson Browne is a legendary American singer and songwriter. He is one of the bestselling musicians in the United States and has sold more than ...

Jacob Obrecht Jacob Obrecht

Jacob Obrecht was one of the Franco-Flemish composers of the Renaissance era who earned great fame across Europe in his lifetime. However, soon ...

Jacques Arcadelt Jacques Arcadelt

Jacques Arcadelt, also called Jacob Arcadelt, was a popular Franco-Flemish composer of the Renaissance period. He was known for his madrigal ...

Jagjit Singh Jagjit Singh

Jagjit Singh was a renowned Indian singer, writer and musician, famously dubbed as the ‘Ghazal King’. Born into a middle class Sikh family, ...

James Brown James Brown

James Joseph Brown was a very prominent American musician who contributed immensely to the development of several musical genres including soul ...

James McBride James McBride

An American musician and writer, James McBride is synonymous to creativity and inventiveness. His ingenious pursuits and artistic endeavours ...

Jamie Foxx Jamie Foxx

Eric Marlon Bishop, better known by his screen name Jamie Foxx, is a multifaceted entertainer—he is an actor, comedian, musician and radio ...

Janis Ian Janis Ian

Janis Ian is one of the celebrated singers and songwriters of the 20th century. A child prodigy, she was musically inclined since young and took ...

Jason Mraz Jason Mraz

The man who gave Americans the hit album ‘Mr. A-Z’ which sold over 100,000 copies, singer cum songwriter Jason Mraz is a person who loves ...

Jean Sibelius Jean Sibelius

Johan Julius Christian Sibelius, popularly known as Jean Sibelius, was a Finnish composer whose music played a considerable role in creating ...

Jean Baptiste Lully Jean-Baptiste Lully

Jean-Baptiste de Lully, the Italian-born French composer, was one of the prominent figures in French Baroque-style. Though Lully can’t be ...

Jean-Philippe Rameau Jean-Philippe Rameau

Jean-Philippe Rameau was a leading French composer of his time but not much has been documented about his personal life. He made tremendous ...

Jerry Lee Lewis Jerry Lee Lewis

Jerry Lee Lewis is one of rock music’s early stars. He is known for his innovative and flamboyant piano playing and catchy fast paced songs. ...

Jim Morrison Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison gave birth to Rock music, one of the most popular genres of music. Jim is known both as a lead singer for his band ‘Doors’ and ...

Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix is considered as one of the greatest electric guitarists that the musical world has ever witnessed. He composed music combining ...

Jimmy Durante Jimmy Durante

James Francis ‘Jimmy’ Durante was a famous American performer/entertainer, pianist, comedian, actor and singer. His flawless comic timing, ...

Joan Chandos Baez - American Folk Singer Joan Chandos Baez

Folk singer Joan Baez, one of the most sought after artists of the 1960’s decade is a highly talented multi-faceted woman. Though generally ...

Joey Ramone Joey Ramone

Joey Ramone was the founder of “Ramones,” the first punk band of America. Clad in leather jacket, torn jean and adorned with sun glasses and ...