Find out more about the greatest 20th Century American Musicians, including Taylor Swift, Taj Mahal, Eminem, Scott Weiland and Young Thug.
Eddie Van HalenEddie Van Halen
26 January 1955
Guitarist
Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
29 August 1958
Singer

Elvis PresleyElvis Presley
08 January 1935
Singer

Taylor Alison Swift Taylor Swift
13 December 1989
Singer-songwriter

EminemEminem
17 October 1972
Rapper

Stevie NicksStevie Nicks
26 May 1948
Singer-Songwriter
Gwen StefaniGwen Stefani
03 October 1969
Singer, Songwriter, Fashion Designer, Actress

Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix
27 November 1942
Singer & Musician

Chris CornellChris Cornell
20 July 1964
musician
Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx
13 December 1967
Actor

Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain
20 February 1967
Singer, Songwriter
James BrownJames Brown
03 May 1933
Musician, recording artist, producer, dancer,

Marilyn MansonMarilyn Manson
05 January 1969
Singer-songwriter

Lenny KravitzLenny Kravitz
26 May 1964
Musician

SelenaSelena
16 April 1971
Singer

Bill CosbyBill Cosby
12 July 1937
Comedian
Alicia KeysAlicia Keys
25 January 1981
Musician

Woody AllenWoody Allen
01 December 1935
American bass guitarist

John BelushiJohn Belushi
24 January 1949
Comedian

Lisa Marie PresleyLisa Marie Presley
01 February 1968
Singer-songwriter
Marvin GayeMarvin Gaye
02 April 1939
Singer, Musician

Quincy JonesQuincy Jones
14 March 1933
Musician, Conductor, Producer, Arranger, Composer,
Stevie WonderStevie Wonder
13 May 1950
Singer-songwriter

Billy JoelBilly Joel
09 May 1949
Singer-songwriter

Willie NelsonWillie Nelson
29 April 1933
Musician
John DenverJohn Denver
31 December 1943
Singer-songwriter

AkonAkon
16 April 1973
Singer
Suge KnightSuge Knight
19 April 1965
Record Producer & Music Executive

Stevie Ray VaughanStevie Ray Vaughan
03 October 1954
Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer

Tommy LeeTommy Lee
03 October 1962
Musician
Linda RonstadtLinda Ronstadt
15 July 1946
Singer, Songwriter, Musician

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Don JohnsonDon Johnson
15 December 1949
Actor
Paul SimonPaul Simon
13 October 1941
Musician

Mary SteenburgenMary Steenburgen
08 February 1953
Actress

Benji MaddenBenji Madden
11 March 1979
Guitarist

Emmy RossumEmmy Rossum
12 September 1986
Actress
Lindsey BuckinghamLindsey Buckingham
03 October 1949
Singer, Musician
Jack WhiteJack White
09 July 1975
Singer, Guitarist

Billy Bob ThorntonBilly Bob Thornton
04 August 1955
Actor

Oscar IsaacOscar Isaac
09 March 1979
Actor

Paula AbdulPaula Abdul
19 June 1962
Singer-songwriter
Dave GrohlDave Grohl
14 January 1969
Musician

Ray CharlesRay Charles
23 September 1930
Singer-songwriter

Steven TylerSteven Tyler
26 March 1948
Singer

Chaz Bono Chaz Bono
04 March 1969
Actor, LGBT Rights Activist

Rob ZombieRob Zombie
12 January 1965
Musician & Filmmaker
Keith UrbanKeith Urban
26 October 1967
Musician

B.B. KingB.B. King
16 September 1925
Singer-songwriter
Nina SimoneNina Simone
21 February 1933
Singer-songwriter, Composer

Kris KristoffersonKris Kristofferson
22 June 1936
Singer

David ByrneDavid Byrne
14 May 1952
American-Scottish musician
Aretha FranklinAretha Franklin
25 March 1942
Singer

Axl RoseAxl Rose
06 February 1962
Musician
Danny ElfmanDanny Elfman
29 May 1953
Composer

Kenny RogersKenny Rogers
21 August 1938
Singer-Songwriter

Sean CombsSean Combs
04 November 1969
Rapper

Cyndi LauperCyndi Lauper
22 June 1953
Actress, Singer

J. Cole J. Cole
28 January 1985
Rapper, Record Producer, Singer-Songwriter
Jerry Lee LewisJerry Lee Lewis
29 September 1935
Singer

Roy OrbisonRoy Orbison
23 April 1936
Singer-Songwriter

Lea MicheleLea Michele
29 August 1986
Actress

Mickey DeansMickey Deans
24 September 1934
Musician
Tom WaitsTom Waits
07 December 1949
Singer, Composer, Actor

Joan JettJoan Jett
22 September 1958
Singer, Composer
Layne StaleyLayne Staley
22 August 1967
Musician

Queen LatifahQueen Latifah
18 March 1970
Rapper

Phil SpectorPhil Spector
26 December 1939
Record Producer
Neil DiamondNeil Diamond
24 January 1941
Singer-songwriter

Brian WilsonBrian Wilson
20 June 1942
Musician, Singer
Louis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong
04 August 1901
Trumpeter

John WilliamsJohn Williams
08 February 1932
Composer

Miles DavisMiles Davis
26 May 1926
Jazz Trumpeter
Gene SimmonsGene Simmons
25 August 1949
Musician

Jerry GarciaJerry Garcia
01 August 1942
Musician
Nikki SixxNikki Sixx
11 December 1958
Musician, Songwriter

Travis BarkerTravis Barker
14 November 1975
Musician

Little RichardLittle Richard
05 December 1932
 

Eddie VedderEddie Vedder
23 December 1964
Musician
Krysten RitterKrysten Ritter
16 December 1981
Actress
Adam LevineAdam Levine
18 March 1979
Singer, Songwriter

Patti SmithPatti Smith
30 December 1946
Singer

Ritchie ValensRitchie Valens
13 May 1941
Singer

Miranda LambertMiranda Lambert
10 November 1983
Singer-Songwriter
Lil DurkLil Durk
19 October 1992
Rapper

Frank Sinatra Jr.Frank Sinatra Jr.
10 January 1944
Singer

Kathie Lee GiffordKathie Lee Gifford
16 August 1953
TV Host, Actress

Jackson BrowneJackson Browne
09 October 1948
Singer-songwriter

Rick JamesRick James
01 February 1948
Musician
Jeff BuckleyJeff Buckley
17 November 1966
Singer-Songwriter, Guitarist

James HetfieldJames Hetfield
03 August 1963
Musician, Songwriter
Glenn FreyGlenn Frey
06 November 1948
Songwriter

Sonny BonoSonny Bono
16 February 1935
Singer-songwriter
Michael PeñaMichael Peña
13 January 1976
Actor
Ricky MartinRicky Martin
24 December 1971
Singer-songwriter