The 20th century was a turbulent yet fascinating phase in the music industry. From modernism to minimalism, the previous century yielded richness that was shaped by the events that defined the era – war, race, sex, politics and religion each of which shaped the soundtrack of the bygone century. Interestingly, much of the music of the past century is as fascinating as the historical and cultural context of the century. 20th century gave us some ingenious musicians whose compositions have moved us, astonished us, baffled us, made us think, cry and made our hearts soar. Their musical journey is worth contemplating and their musical masterpieces worth listening to again and again. So, be it the 1960s heroes ‘the Beatles’ or modern insurgents ‘Eminem’, early pioneers ‘Chuck Berry’ or the bluesmen who made it all possible ‘Howlin' Wolf’, the century has had a surge of inherently talented musicians who were pioneers in their own field and gave the industry its much needed boost. They changed the face of music industry with their poignant renditions that touched and soothed the heart and soul. Check this section for a list of famous musicians of the 20th century.
Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury

05 September 1946

British

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson

29 August 1958

American

Nikki SixxNikki Sixx

11 December 1958

American

Tommy LeeTommy Lee

03 October 1962

Greek,American

Brian MayBrian May

19 July 1947

British

Adam LevineAdam Levine

18 March 1979

American

Elvis PresleyElvis Presley

08 January 1935

American

Idris ElbaIdris Elba

06 September 1972

British

Taylor Alison Swift Taylor Swift

13 December 1989

American

EminemEminem

17 October 1972

American

Elton JohnElton John

25 March 1947

British

Mick JaggerMick Jagger

26 July 1943

British

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David BowieDavid Bowie

08 January 1947

British

Alicia KeysAlicia Keys

25 January 1981

American

Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain

20 February 1967

American

Lisa Marie PresleyLisa Marie Presley

01 February 1968

American

John LennonJohn Lennon

09 October 1940

British

J. Cole J. Cole

28 January 1985

German,American

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Selena QuintanillaSelena

16 April 1971

American

Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney

18 June 1942

British

Avril LavigneAvril Lavigne

27 September 1984

Canadian,French

George HarrisonGeorge Harrison

25 February 1943

British

Chaka KhanChaka Khan

23 March 1953

American

Gwen StefaniGwen Stefani

03 October 1969

American

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George MichaelGeorge Michael

25 June 1963

British

Woody AllenWoody Allen

01 December 1935

American

Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix

27 November 1942

American

Oscar IsaacOscar Isaac

09 March 1979

Guatemalan

Stevie WonderStevie Wonder

13 May 1950

American

Phil CollinsPhil Collins

30 January 1951

British

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Suge KnightSuge Knight

19 April 1965

American

Kathie Lee GiffordKathie Lee Gifford

16 August 1953

French,American

Chris CornellChris Cornell

20 July 1964

American

Lenny KravitzLenny Kravitz

26 May 1964

American

John DenverJohn Denver

31 December 1943

American

Marvin GayeMarvin Gaye

02 April 1939

American

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Eric ClaptonEric Clapton

30 March 1945

British

Mark RonsonMark Ronson

04 September 1975

British

Aretha FranklinAretha Franklin

25 March 1942

American

Linda RonstadtLinda Ronstadt

15 July 1946

American

Sean CombsSean Combs

04 November 1969

American

Willie NelsonWillie Nelson

29 April 1933

American

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Marilyn MansonMarilyn Manson

05 January 1969

American

Emmy RossumEmmy Rossum

12 September 1986

American

Kris KritoffersonKris Kristofferson

22 June 1936

American

Bill CosbyBill Cosby

12 July 1937

American

Quincy JonesQuincy Jones

14 March 1933

American

Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx

13 December 1967

American

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The WeekndThe Weeknd

16 February 1990

Canadian

Billy JoelBilly Joel

09 May 1949

American

Rita OraRita Ora

26 November 1990

British

John BelushiJohn Belushi

24 January 1949

American

Michael BubleMichael Bublé

09 September 1975

Canadian

Bryan AdamsBryan Adams

05 November 1959

Canadian

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Ray CharlesRay Charles

23 September 1930

American

Travis BarkerTravis Barker

14 November 1975

American

James BrownJames Brown

03 May 1933

American

Ritchie ValensRitchie Valens

13 May 1941

American

Rod StewartRod Stewart

10 January 1945

British

Dave GrohlDave Grohl

14 January 1969

American

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Louis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong

04 August 1901

American

Neil YoungNeil Young

12 November 1945

Canadian

Mel BMel B

29 May 1975

British

David FosterDavid Foster

01 November 1949

Canadian

André PrevinAndré Previn

06 April 1929

German,American

Keith RichardsKeith Richards

18 December 1943

British

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Keith UrbanKeith Urban

26 October 1967

Australian,New Zealander,American

Axl RoseAxl Rose

06 February 1962

American

Ricky MartinRicky Martin

24 December 1971

Puerto Rican

Queen LatifahQueen Latifah

18 March 1970

American

Krysten RitterKrysten Ritter

16 December 1981

American

Cyndi LauperCyndi Lauper

22 June 1953

American

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Russell CroweRussell Crowe

07 April 1964

New Zealander

Gene SimmonsGene Simmons

25 August 1949

Israeli,American

Jerry Lee LewisJerry Lee Lewis

29 September 1935

American

Tech N9neTech N9ne

08 November 1971

American

Chris MartinChris Martin

02 March 1977

British

Lindsey BuckinghamLindsey Buckingham

03 October 1949

American

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Don JohnsonDon Johnson

15 December 1949

American

Calvin HarrisCalvin Harris

17 January 1984

Scottish

Carole KingCarole King

09 February 1942

American