Famous American Vocalists

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 1 Jim Morrison

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 8, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Melbourne, Florida, United States
Died: July 3, 1971

Considered the prototypical rock star, Jim Morrison remains one of the most influential singer-songwriters, almost five decades after his death. Jim influenced the counterculture of the 1960s as he embodied the hippie counterculture rebellion. Due to his erratic performances and wild personality, he is regarded as one of the most iconic frontmen in rock history.

 2 Louis Armstrong

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Famous As: Trumpeter
Birthdate: July 4, 1901
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: July 6, 1971

Louis Armstrong was an American trumpeter and singer who played an important role in the development of jazz. Thanks to his playing, trumpet became known as a solo instrument and jazz, which was previously known as a collectively improvised folk music, became a soloist's art form. Not surprisingly, Louis Armstrong is widely accepted as the embodiment of jazz. 

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 3 Regis Philbin

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 25, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States

 4 Shelley Duvall

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 7, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States

 5 Jason Alexander

Jason Alexander.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 23, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States

 6 Isaac Hayes

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: August 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Covington, Tennessee, United States
Died: August 10, 2008

 7 Nat Wolff

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 17, 1994
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
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 8 Jimmy Dean

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 10, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Plainview, Texas, United States
Died: June 13, 2010
Jimmy Dean was an American television host, country music singer, businessman, and actor. He is credited with creating and popularizing a food company named Jimmy Dean Foods. He was posthumously inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, although he was still alive when he was nominated for the honor in 2010.

 9 Matthew Morrison

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 30, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fort Ord, California Fort Ord, California, United States

 10 Robert Englund

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 6, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Glendale, California, United States

 11 Charley Pride

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 18, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sledge, Mississippi, United States
Died: December 12, 2020
Charley Pride was an American professional baseball player, guitarist, and singer. During the 1970s, Pride became the best-selling singer for RCA Records since Elvis Presley. In his illustrious career, Pride won many awards including three American Music Awards and four Grammy Awards. In 2000, Pride was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

 12 Andra Day

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 30, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Spokane, Washington (state) Washington, U.S.

 13 Nichelle Nichols

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 28, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Robbins, Illinois, United States

 14 Pat Smear

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: August 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Los Angeles, California, USA

 15 Boz Scaggs

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

 16 Frank Sinatra Jr.

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 10, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey
Died: March 16, 2016

The son of popular actor and singer Frank Sinatra, Frank Sinatra Jr. followed in the footsteps of his father to become a singer-songwriter and conductor. He was kidnapped at age 19 and released two days later. The kidnapping was rumored to be a publicity stunt to promote his singing career, which he established around the same time.

 17 Brenda Lee

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 11, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Brenda Lee is a singer best-known for performing country music and pop. One of the earliest pop singers to enjoy a contemporary international following, Lee was among the most-charted singers during the 1960s. A Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Lee is the only female performer to be inducted into both the Country Music and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame.

 18 Chris Robinson

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Marietta, Georgia, U.S.

 19 Shooter Jennings

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Famous As: Singer- Songwriter
Birthdate: May 19, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, U.S

Shooter Jennings is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, and record producer. In addition to releasing his songs and albums, Jennings also produces tracks and albums for several other bands like Jason Boland & the Stragglers, Fifth on the Floor, and Hellbound Glory. Shooter Jennings is also credited with forming a multi-format recording company and a label named Black Country Rock.

 20 Michael Rosenbaum

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 11, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oceanside, New York, United States

 21 Lisa Whelchel

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 29, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Littlefield, Texas, United States

Best remembered as rich and spoiled Blair Warner on NBC sitcom, The Facts of Life, actress Lisa Whelchel is also a well-known singer and songwriter. She reached No. 17 on the Billboard Contemporary Christian music charts with her Christian pop album, All Because of You. Founder of Momtime Ministers and author of ten books, she is also known for her motivational speeches.

 22 Bobby Womack

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 4, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Died: June 27, 2014

Bobby Womack began his career with his family band The Valentinos, after gaining a record deal with The Soul Stirrers singer Sam Cooke. He later began a solo career and became famous for tracks such as Lookin’ for a Love. He also contributed to the soundtrack of Across 110th Street.

 23 Betty Buckley

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 3, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Big Spring, Texas Big Spring, Texas, United States

 24 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

 25 Brittany Howard

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: October 2, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Athens, Alabama Athens, Alabama, United States

 26 LeToya Luckett

LeToya Luckett
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

 27 Cassadee Pope

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 28, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: West Palm Beach, Florida, United States

 28 Rita Coolidge

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lafayette, Tennessee, United States

 29 Bruce Randall Hornsby

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 23, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Williamsburg, Virginia, United States

 30 George Thorogood

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

 31 Danger Mouse

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 29, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: White Plains, New York, United States

 32 Lzzy Hale

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: October 10, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA

Lzzy Hale is a singer, musician, and songwriter best known as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the hard rock band Halestorm. She is also the co-founder of the band. She began writing and performing music as a teenager and began her career collaborating with her brother, Arejay. She has also collaborated with many other artists.    

 33 Brett Eldredge

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 23, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, Illinois, United States

 34 Brian Welch

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: June 19, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Harbor City, Los Angeles Harbor City, Los Angeles, California

 35 Ethel Rosenberg

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Famous As: Spy
Birthdate: September 28, 1915
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: June 19, 1953

 36 Sister Rosetta Tharpe

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 20, 1915
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cotton Plant, Arkansas, USA
Died: October 9, 1973

Sister Rosetta Tharpe was an American recording artist, guitarist, and singer-songwriter. Characterized by a mixture of electric guitar and spiritual lyrics, Tharpe's music played an influential role in the development of rock and roll. Her music influenced several rock-and-roll musicians like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Chuck Berry. She is often referred to as the Godmother of rock and roll.

 37 Paul Rust

Paul Rust
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 12, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Le Mars, Iowa, USA

 38 Kim Deal

Kim Deal
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 10, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, USA

 39 Tommy Shaw

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 11, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, USA

 40 Persia White

Persia White
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 25, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, USA

 41 Ray LaMontagne

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 18, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nashua, New Hampshire, USA

 42 Carl Perkins

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 9, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tiptonville, Tennessee, United States
Died: January 19, 1998

 43 Ariel Pink

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: June 24, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

 44 Eddie Rabbitt

Eddie Rabbitt
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 27, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: May 7, 1998

 45 Tessa Thompson

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 3, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

 46 Rita Wilson

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 26, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 47 Aileen Quinn

Aileen Quinn
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 28, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Yardley, Pennsylvania, USA

 48 Alison Sudol

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 23, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA

 49 Lacey Sturm

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 4, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Homestead, Florida, United States

Former lead singer of the hard-rock band Flyleaf, Lacey Sturm is known for her trademark screams and her tracks such as I'm So Sick and All Around Me. Her album Life Screams made her the first solo female performer to top the hard-rock album charts. She has also penned a memoir.

 50 Aja Volkman

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 4, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Eugene, Oregon, USA