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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 ...

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 teacher ...

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 stylised ...

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 Musical ...

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 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 ...

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 in ...

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 ...

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 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 and ...

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 hardcore. ...

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 ...

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 host ...

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 music ...

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 hailed ...

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 ...

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 also ...

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, the ...

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 ...

Johann Pachelbel Johann Pachelbel

Born into a middle class family in 1653, Johann Pachelbel received musical training at an early age from the cantor of St. Sebaldus Church, ...

Johann Sebastian Bach Johann Sebastian Bac...

Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer, violinist, violist, pianist and harpsichordist of the Baroque period. He contributed much towards ...

Johannes Brahms Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms was a German composer and pianist, and one of the prominent musicians of the Romantic phase in the 19th century. His birth place ...

Johannes Ockeghem Johannes Ockeghem

Born as a Franco-Flemish composer, Johannes Ockeghem was a prominent musician of the early 15th century. Some of his recognized and reputed ...

John Bonham John Bonham

Widely recognised and remembered as one among the greatest rock ‘n’ roll drummers in the history of music, John Bonham continues to be one of ...

John Cage John Cage

John Cage was the most significant and controversial American innovative composer of the 20th century. He is known as the father of ...

John Coltrane John Coltrane

Regarded as one of the most revolutionary and a widely imitated saxophonist in jazz music, John Coltrane carved a niche for himself in the world ...

John Dowland John Dowland

John Dowland was one of the most stylish English Renaissance composer, singer and lutenist. He is admired even today for some of his astounding ...

John Ella John Ella

John Ella was an eminent English violinist, neglected by posterity. He is looked upon as the shaper of musical taste and culture. He had immense ...

John Farmer John Farmer

John farmer was a renowned English musician who enjoyed a very productive career though it lasted only for about a decade (1591–1601). He is ...

Jonathan Davis Jonathan Davis

Jonathan Howsmon Davis, popularly known as ‘JD’ or ‘JDevil’, is an American musician and lead vocalist for the nu metal band ‘Korn’. His music ...

Joseph Haydn Joseph Haydn

Franz Joseph Haydn was a composer unlike any other, who epitomized classical music in the heart of the renaissance period. His music mirrored ...

Josquin Desprez Josquin Desprez

Josquin Des Prez is one of the most ingenious and highly admired Renaissance composers in the history of Western music. During the 16th century, ...

Julian Casablancas Julian Casablancas

Julian Fernando Casablancas is a singer and songwriter best known for being the lead vocalist of the rock band ‘The Strokes’ which also has the ...

Julian Lennon Julian Lennon

Julian Lennon is a famous English musician and the son of the legendry John Lennon, the co-founder of ‘Beatles’. Enamored by music from a very ...

Karl Lawrence King Karl Lawrence King

Karl L. King was an American march music bandmaster and composer, renowned for his work “Barnum and Bailey's Favorite”, one of the most popular ...

Karlheinz Stockhausen Karlheinz Stockhause...

Karlheinz Stockhausen was a German composer who is widely regarded as one among, if not the most influential figure of the world of music in the ...

Keith John Moon Keith Moon

Keith Moon was a popular drummer of the British rock group The Who. He was well-known for his distinctive playing style. Songs like ‘Success ...

Keith Richards - The Rolling Stones Keith Richards

The legendary hero of rock ‘n’ roll and one of the greatest guitarists of all time, Keith Richards has always dared to speak his mind and walk ...

Keith Sweat Keith Sweat

Keith Sweat began his musical career as the lead singer of the band ‘Jamilah’. He later received phenomenal success as a solo-artist and his ...

Keith Urban Keith Urban

Keith Urban is a country musician and guitarist who is famous not just in his native Australia but also in the U.S. and the rest of the world ...

Kenny G Kenny G

From being a music aficionado to a sideman and finally turning on to becoming the Grammy award winning smooth jazz saxophonist, Kenny G has come ...

Kenny Rogers Kenny Rogers

Grammy Award winning musician, singer and songwriter, Kenny Rogers has scored over 120 hit singles and has topped the country and pop charts for ...

Kirk Hammett Kirk Hammett

Kirk Hammett is one of the renowned names in the metal rock music industry. A member of the band Metallica, he developed affinity for music ...

Kristopher Neil Kris Allen Kris Allen

Kristopher Neil Allen, better known as Kris Allen is an American singer, songwriter and musician who shot to fame by winning the eighth season ...

Kurt Weill Kurt Weill

A socialist by nature and a music composer by profession, Kurt Julian Weill believed that music should serve a social cause. This is exemplified ...

Lars Ulrich Lars Ulrich

Lars Ulrich is an American-Danish musician and one of the founding members of the famous heavy metal band ‘Metallica’. Although Ulrich belonged ...

Laurie Anderson Laurie Anderson

One of the most admired and acclaimed experimental-performance artists in the United States of America, Laurie Anderson is a free-spirited, ...

Lawrence Welk Lawrence Welk

Lawrence Welk was an American bandleader and accordion player. He earned money at the age of 13 by playing accordion and later formed two groups ...

Layne Staley Layne Staley

One of the most well-known rock singers to have emerged in the 20th century, Layne Staley was the lead singer and co-songwriter for the rock ...

Lenny Kravitz Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz is a Grammy Award-winning rock musician who is known for his albums, ‘Are You Gonna Go My Way’ and ‘Let Love Rule, Mama Said’. He ...

Leonard Bernstein Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein, the legendary musician, who inspired an entire generation with his music ensembles and symphony orchestras, was one of the ...

Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci is known to the world as a polymath, architect, mathematician, musician, sculptor, engineer, inventor, anatomist ...

Leos Janacek Leos Janacek

Leos Janacek is a significant name in the choral and orchestral music and is regarded as one among supreme Czech composers belonging to the ...

Lester Bangs Lester Bangs

Lester Bangs was a legendary rock critic, journalist, author and musician, who is best-known for his collection of essays entitled, ‘Psychotic ...

Lil’ Kim Lil’ Kim

One of the most popular female rappers of the 1990s, Lil’ Kim is a musician who achieved overnight fame with her debut album ‘Hard Core’ which ...