Famous American Blues Musicians

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 1 Jerry Lee Lewis

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 29, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ferriday, Louisiana, United States
Four-time Grammy-winner Jerry Lee Lewis, nicknamed “The Killer,” is best known for his track Great Balls of Fire. A controversy surrounding his marriage to his 13-year-old cousin Myra destroyed his career. Named to Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, he was also part of the Million Dollar Quartet.

 2 Stevie Ray Vaughan

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Famous As: Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer
Birthdate: October 3, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dallas
Died: August 27, 1990

Stevie Ray Vaughan was an American musician. Stevie achieved so much in his mainstream career, that spanned only seven years, that he is widely regarded as one of the greatest guitarists ever and one of the most influential and iconic musicians in the blues music history. He is credited with reviving blues-rock and his work continues to influence several artists.

 3 Sheryl Crow

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Famous As: Musician, Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 11, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kennett, Missouri, United States

Sheryl Crow is an American musician, actress, and singer-songwriter. Over the years, Crow has contributed to several film soundtracks, including the iconic theme song for the popular James Bond movie Tomorrow Never Dies. After being diagnosed with intraductal carcinoma, a form of breast cancer, Sheryl Crow opened the Sheryl Crow Imaging Center by joining hands with her surgeon Kristi Funk.

 4 Mick Mars

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 4, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Terre Haute, Indiana, United States
Mick Mars gained fame as the guitarist for the heavy metal band Mötley Crüe and came to be known for his aggressive style of playing the instrument. He has also written songs for bands such as Crashdïet. He has suffered from ankylosing spondylitis since his teenage years. 

 5 Robert Johnson

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 8, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hazlehurst, Mississippi, United States
Died: August 16, 1938

Singer and guitarist Robert Johnson is remembered as a Delta blues legend. Lack of proper documentation of his early life led to various legends surrounding him, such as one that claimed he had made a deal with the Devil to excel in music. He also inspired an award-winning biography. 

 6 John Fogerty

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Famous As: Singer, Musician
Birthdate: May 28, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States

 7 Jimi Hendrix

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Famous As: Singer & Musician
Birthdate: November 27, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: September 18, 1970

One of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century, Jimi Hendrix began playing guitar at the age of 15. As his career progressed, he became the first musician to use stereophonic phasing effects in recordings. Rolling Stone ranked him as the greatest guitarist and the sixth greatest artist of all time. He died under mysterious circumstances at the age of 27.

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 8 Gregory Porter

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Famous As: singer, composer, singer-songwriter, jazz musician, stage actor
Birthdate: November 4, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sacramento

 9 Pat Boone

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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer
Birthdate: June 1, 1934
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jacksonville

 10 Joe Bonamassa

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Famous As: Guitarist, Banjoist, Musician, Songwriter, Composer
Birthdate: May 8, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Hartford

 11 Leon Russell

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Famous As: Singer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Pianist, Guitarist
Birthdate: April 2, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lawton
Died: November 13, 2016

 12 Levon Helm

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Famous As: Singer, Musician, Autobiographer, Composer, Actor, Mandolinist, Drummer, Songwriter
Birthdate: May 26, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Elaine
Died: April 19, 2012

 13 Eva Cassidy

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Famous As: Singer, Jazz musician
Birthdate: February 2, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C.
Died: November 2, 1996

 14 Ma Rainey

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Famous As: Street artist, Musician
Birthdate: April 26, 1886
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Alabama
Died: December 22, 1939

 15 Duane Allman

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Famous As: Guitarist, Singer, Musician, Songwriter
Birthdate: November 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nashville
Died: October 29, 1971

 16 Boz Scaggs

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 8, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Canton, Ohio, USA

 17 Doyle Bramhall II

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Famous As: Musician, Singer, Guitarist
Birthdate: December 24, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dallas

 18 Billy Preston

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Famous As: Musician & Songwriter
Birthdate: September 2, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, U.S.
Died: June 6, 2006

Billy Preston was an American musician and top session keyboardist who worked with popular artists like Ray Charles, Reverend James Cleveland, Sam Cooke, and the Beatles. A two-time Grammy Award winner, Preston struggled throughout his life with his sexual orientation. He chose not to come out as gay until before his death, due to his religious beliefs.

 19 Malcolm John Rebennack Jr.

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Singer, Pianist, Jazz musician, Guitarist
Birthdate: November 21, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Orleans

 20 Captain Beefheart

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 15, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glendale, California, U.S.
Died: December 17, 2010

 21 Gil Scott-Heron

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Famous As: Singer, Writer, Composer, Poet, Pianist
Birthdate: April 1, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: May 27, 2011

 22 Sixto Rodriguez

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Birthdate: July 10, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit

 23 Johnny Winter

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Famous As: Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Record producer
Birthdate: February 23, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Beaumont
Died: July 16, 2014

 24 Les Paul

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Famous As: Guitarist, Banjoist, Inventor, Jazz musician, Jazz guitarist, Radio personality, Musical instrument maker
Birthdate: June 9, 1915
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Waukesha
Died: August 13, 2009

 25 Derek Trucks

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Famous As: Bandleader, composer, guitarist, conductor
Birthdate: June 8, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States

 26 George Thorogood

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: February 24, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, USA

 27 Buddy Guy

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Birthdate: July 30, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lettsworth, Louisiana, United States

 28 Gary Rossington

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 4, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida

 29 Bo Diddley

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Famous As: Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer
Birthdate: December 30, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: McComb
Died: June 2, 2008

 30 David Johansen

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Famous As: Actor, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Singer
Birthdate: January 9, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City

 31 Bill Medley

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Famous As: Singer, Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 19, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles

 32 Mark Lanegan

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ellensburg, Washington, USA

 33 Dan Auerbach

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Famous As: Singer, Musician, Guitarist
Birthdate: May 14, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Akron

 34 Beth Hart

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer, Composer
Birthdate: January 24, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles

 35 Edgar Winter

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Famous As: Singer, Multi-instrumentalist, Keyboardist, Record producer, Pianist
Birthdate: December 28, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Beaumont

 36 Ry Cooder

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Famous As: Guitarist, Singer, Composer, Banjoist, Musicologist, Mandolinist
Birthdate: March 15, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles

 37 Lucinda Williams

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Singer, Guitarist
Birthdate: January 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States

 38 John Lee Hooker

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Famous As: Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Composer
Birthdate: August 22, 1917
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Coahoma County
Died: June 21, 2001

 39 Susan Tedeschi

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Guitarist
Birthdate: November 9, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Boston

 40 J.J. Cale

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Birthdate: December 5, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oklahoma City
Died: July 26, 2013

 41 Taj Mahal

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Famous As: musician, singer, banjoist, pianist
Birthdate: May 17, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Harlem

 42 Jimmie Rodgers

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Birthdate: September 8, 1897
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Meridian
Died: May 26, 1933

 43 Mia Zapata

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Famous As: Singer, Musician, Guitarist, Pianist
Birthdate: August 25, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Louisville
Died: July 7, 1993

 44 Loudon Wainwright III

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Famous As: Singer, Actor, Singer-songwriter, Film actor, Television actor, Guitarist
Birthdate: September 5, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chapel Hill

 45 John Sebastian

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: March 17, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Greenwich Village, New York City, New York, U.S.

 46 Kenny Wayne Shepherd

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Famous As: Singer, Composer, Guitarist
Birthdate: June 12, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Shreveport

 47 Steve Gaines

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 14, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Miami, Oklahoma, USA
Died: October 20, 1977

 48 Steve Cropper

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Famous As: Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter
Birthdate: October 21, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dora

 49 Audrey Williams

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Famous As: Musician, Songwriter
Birthdate: February 28, 1923
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pike County
Died: November 4, 1975

 50 Peter Wolf

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: March 7, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: The Bronx