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Taylor Alison Swift Taylor Swift
13 December 1989
Singer-songwriter
Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
29 August 1958
Singer

Elvis PresleyElvis Presley
08 January 1935
Singer

EminemEminem
17 October 1972
Rapper

Rashida JonesRashida Jones
25 February 1976
Actress

Lenny KravitzLenny Kravitz
26 May 1964
Musician
Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain
20 February 1967
Singer, Songwriter

Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix
27 November 1942
Singer & Musician

Tommy LeeTommy Lee
03 October 1962
Musician

Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx
13 December 1967
 
Willie NelsonWillie Nelson
29 April 1933
Musician

Stevie WonderStevie Wonder
13 May 1950
Musician
Gwen StefaniGwen Stefani
03 October 1969
Singer, Songwriter, Fashion Designer, Actress

Lisa Marie PresleyLisa Marie Presley
01 February 1968
Singer-songwriter

Chris CornellChris Cornell
20 July 1964
Musician
Stevie NicksStevie Nicks
26 May 1948
Singer-Songwriter

Nikki SixxNikki Sixx
11 December 1958
Musician, Songwriter
Sheryl CrowSheryl Crow
11 February 1962
Musician, Singer-songwriter

Marilyn MansonMarilyn Manson
05 January 1969
Musician, Songwriter, Actor

Missy ElliottMissy Elliott
01 July 1971
Rapper
Suge KnightSuge Knight
19 April 1965
Record Producer & Music Executive

John DenverJohn Denver
31 December 1943
Singer-songwriter
Selena QuintanillaSelena
16 April 1971
Singer, Songwriter

Woody AllenWoody Allen
01 December 1935
American bass guitarist

Billy JoelBilly Joel
09 May 1949
 

Vince NeilVince Neil
08 February 1961
Musician
Krysten RitterKrysten Ritter
16 December 1981
Actress
Sean CombsSean Combs
04 November 1969
Rapper, Record Producer

Kris KritoffersonKris Kristofferson
22 June 1936
Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Actor

Quincy JonesQuincy Jones
14 March 1933
Musician, Conductor, Producer, Arranger, Composer,

Christina Milian Christina Milian
26 September 1981
 
Joan JettJoan Jett
22 September 1958
Singer, Composer

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Marvin GayeMarvin Gaye
02 April 1939
Singer, Musician

Dave GrohlDave Grohl
14 January 1969
 

Bill CosbyBill Cosby
12 July 1937
Comedian

Glenn FreyGlenn Frey
06 November 1948
Singer, Songwriter, Actor
John BelushiJohn Belushi
24 January 1949
Comedian, Actor, Musician

J. Cole J. Cole
28 January 1985
Rapper, Record Producer, Singer-Songwriter
Mick MarsMick Mars
04 May 1951
Musician

Paul SimonPaul Simon
13 October 1941
Singer, Songwriter

Don JohnsonDon Johnson
15 December 1949
Actor, Producer, Singer, Songwriter
Axl RoseAxl Rose
06 February 1962
 

Billy Bob ThorntonBilly Bob Thornton
04 August 1955
Actor, Director, Singer-songwriter
Keith UrbanKeith Urban
26 October 1967
Musician

Cyndi LauperCyndi Lauper
22 June 1953
Actress, Singer

Carole KingCarole King
09 February 1942
Composer

Alicia KeysAlicia Keys
25 January 1981
Singer-songwriter

Gwen VerdonGwen Verdon
13 January 1925
Actress
Louis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong
04 August 1901
Musician

Queen LatifahQueen Latifah
18 March 1970
Singer, Songwriter, Rapper, Aactress,

James HetfieldJames Hetfield
03 August 1963
Musician, Songwriter

Stevie Ray VaughanStevie Ray Vaughan
03 October 1954
Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer
Aretha FranklinAretha Franklin
25 March 1942
Singer

Jack WhiteJack White
09 July 1975
Singer, Guitarist
Benji MaddenBenji Madden
11 March 1979
Guitarist

Adam LevineAdam Levine
18 March 1979
Singer, Songwriter

James BrownJames Brown
03 May 1933
Musician, recording artist, producer, dancer,
Linda RonstadtLinda Ronstadt
15 July 1946
Singer, Songwriter, Musician

Brian WilsonBrian Wilson
20 June 1942
Musician, Singer
Neil DiamondNeil Diamond
24 January 1941
Singer-songwriter

Emmy RossumEmmy Rossum
12 September 1986
 

Rob ZombieRob Zombie
12 January 1965
Musician & Filmmaker
Gene SimmonsGene Simmons
25 August 1949
 

Tech N9neTech N9ne
08 November 1971
Rapper
Ray CharlesRay Charles
23 September 1930
Singer and Composer

Tom WaitsTom Waits
07 December 1949
Singer, Composer, Actor

Travis BarkerTravis Barker
14 November 1975
Musician

Terry MelcherTerry Melcher
08 February 1942
Musician
Ritchie ValensRitchie Valens
13 May 1941
Singer, Songwriter
BeckBeck
08 July 1970
Musician

Linda Louise McCartneyLinda McCartney
24 September 1941
Photographer, Musician

Layne StaleyLayne Staley
22 August 1967
 

Carlos SantanaCarlos Santana
20 July 1947
 
Jerry GarciaJerry Garcia
01 August 1942
Musician

Sonny BonoSonny Bono
16 February 1935
Singer-songwriter

Waylon JenningsWaylon Jennings
15 June 1937
Singers

Kenny RogersKenny Rogers
21 August 1938
Singer-Songwriter

Jerry Lee LewisJerry Lee Lewis
29 September 1935
Rock & Roll Singer. Pianist
Patti SmithPatti Smith
30 December 1946
Singer

Phil SpectorPhil Spector
26 December 1939
Record Producer
Jeff BuckleyJeff Buckley
17 November 1966
Singer-Songwriter, Guitarist

Eddie VedderEddie Vedder
23 December 1964
Musician

Danny ElfmanDanny Elfman
29 May 1953
Composer
Little RichardLittle Richard
05 December 1932
 

Kathie Lee GiffordKathie Lee Gifford
16 August 1953
TV Host, Actress
GG AllinGG Allin
29 August 1956
Musician, Singer-Songwriter

Iggy PopIggy Pop
21 April 1947
Singer

Ricky NelsonRicky Nelson
08 May 1940
Musician

Rick JamesRick James
01 February 1948
Musician
Miles DavisMiles Davis
26 May 1926
Jazz Trumpeter

Lindsey BuckinghamLindsey Buckingham
03 October 1949
Singer, Musician
Luther VandrossLuther Vandross
20 April 1951
Singer

Jackson BrowneJackson Browne
09 October 1948
Singer-songwriter
John WilliamsJohn Williams
08 February 1932
Composer

Tim McGrawTim McGraw
01 May 1967
Singer-songwriter, Musician
Lou ReedLou Reed
02 March 1942
Musician