Famous Black Rock Singers

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Prince
(Singer-songwriter & Multi-instrumentalist)
Prince
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Birthdate: June 7, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: April 21, 2016

Singer-songwriter, dancer, and musician, Prince is is widely regarded as one of the greatest musicians of his generation. He was considered a guitar virtuoso and could also play several other instruments. With worldwide sales of over 150 million records, he is ranked among the best-selling music artists of all time. He was also well known for his flamboyant persona.

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Chuck Berry
(One of the Most Influential “Rock 'n' Roll” Performers in Music History)
Chuck Berry
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Birthdate: October 18, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: March 18, 2017

Chuck Berry was an American singer-songwriter. Referred to as the Father of Rock and Roll, Berry is credited with pioneering rock and roll music. He is also credited with influencing the attitude with which the rock music lifestyle is usually associated. Also revered for his guitaring skills, Berry is often included in lists like the Greatest Artists of All Time.

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Sam Cooke
(Singer-songwriter)
Sam Cooke
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Birthdate: January 22, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States
Died: December 11, 1964
The King of Soul Sam Cooke is best remembered for his hits A Change is Gonna Come, You Send Me, and Wonderful World. He began singing gospel as a child and later joined The Soul Stirrers. He was shot and killed by a motel manager in Los Angeles. 
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Frankie Lymon
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Birthdate: September 30, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: February 27, 1968
Rock and roll/R&B singer/songwriter Frankie Lymon started his career as the lead singer of the group The Teenagers, known for hits such as Why Do Fools Fall in Love. Both his and his band’s popularity declined after he went solo. He was found dead of a heroin overdose at 25.
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Bobby Womack
(Singer, Songwriter, Musician, and Record Producer)
Bobby Womack
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Birthdate: March 4, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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.

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Alexander O'Neal
(Singer-Songwriter)
Alexander O'Neal
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Birthdate: November 15, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Natchez, Mississippi, U.S.
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Tunde Adebimpe
(Musician)
Tunde Adebimpe
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Birthdate: February 25, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: St. Louis, USA
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Carter Beauford
(Drummer, Musician)
Carter Beauford
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Birthdate: November 2, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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Sasha Allen
(Semi-finalist on the 4th season of NBC's The Voice)
Sasha Allen
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Birthdate: June 4, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
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Kenna
(Musician)
Kenna
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Birthdate: October 30, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Luck Mervil
(Actor, Singer)
Luck Mervil
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Birthdate: October 20, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Haitian-Canadian actor-singer Luck Mervil initially experimented with reggae and rap and later appeared on stage, on TV, and in films. His best-known role was that of Clopin in Notre-Dame de Paris. He was later accused of sexually exploiting a minor, pleaded guilty, and served a 6-month sentence.

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Unoosha
(Singer)
Unoosha
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Birthdate: October 6, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Malé, Maldives