Blues Musicians

Throughout history, there have been many Blues musicians who have mesmerised the world with their melodious music. The list includes many familiar and great Blues musicians such as Quincy Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Willie Nelson, Jerry Lee Lewis, Stevie Ray Vaughan and many more.
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 1 Jimi Hendrix

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Famous As: Singer & Musician
Birthdate: November 27, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
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.

 2 Taj Mahal

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Famous As: musician, singer, banjoist, pianist
Birthdate: May 17, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
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 3 Quincy Jones

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Famous As: Musician, Conductor, Producer, Arranger, Composer, Film Composer
Birthdate: March 14, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

Regarded as one of the most popular and influential jazz musicians of the previous century, Quincy Jones is known for his work with other legendary artists like Michael Jackson and Frank Sinatra. As the first African-American to find success at the Academy Awards ceremony, Quincy has influenced a host of black musicians and songwriters.

 4 Willie Nelson

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: April 29, 1933
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

An accomplished musician and one of the most popular names of the late 20th century American country music, Willie Nelson garnered fame with his albums Shotgun Willie, Red Headed Stranger, Stardust and Always on My Mind. The multiple Grammy award winning musician, who continues to record even today, has also appeared in numerous films and authored a number of books.

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 5 Stevie Ray Vaughan

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Famous As: Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer
Birthdate: October 3, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
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.

 6 Jerry Lee Lewis

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 29, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
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.
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 7 Mark Knopfler

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Record producer, Film score composer
Birthdate: August 12, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
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 8 Sheryl Crow

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Famous As: Musician, Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 11, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
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 9 John Fogerty

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Famous As: Singer, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Composer, Guitarist
Birthdate: May 28, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 10 Chris Stapleton

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 15, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 11 Pat Boone

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

 12 Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 8, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: August 16, 1938
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 13 Mick Mars

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 4, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 14 Jeff Beck

Jeff Beck
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Famous As: Guitarist, Composer, Musician, Jazz guitarist, Songwriter
Birthdate: June 24, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British

 15 Ronnie Wood

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Famous As: Musician & Songwriter
Birthdate: June 1, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British

 16 John McVie

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Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: November 26, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British
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 17 Gregory Porter

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

 18 Leon Russell

Leon Russell
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Famous As: Singer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Pianist, Guitarist
Birthdate: April 2, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: November 13, 2016
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 19 Eva Cassidy

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Famous As: Singer, Jazz musician
Birthdate: February 2, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: November 2, 1996

 20 Joe Bonamassa

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Famous As: Guitarist, Banjoist, Musician, Songwriter, Composer
Birthdate: May 8, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
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 21 Levon Helm

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

 22 Lucinda Williams

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Singer, Guitarist
Birthdate: January 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
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 23 Duane Allman

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

 24 Boz Scaggs

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 8, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 25 Ma Rainey

Ma Rainey
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Famous As: Street artist, Musician
Birthdate: April 26, 1886
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: December 22, 1939

 26 Gil Scott-Heron

Gil Scott-Heron
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Famous As: Singer, Writer, Composer, Poet, Pianist
Birthdate: April 1, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: May 27, 2011

 27 Charlie Watts

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Famous As: Drummer
Birthdate: June 2, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British

 28 Billy Preston

Billy Preston
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Famous As: Musician & Songwriter
Birthdate: September 2, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: June 6, 2006

 29 Chris Rea

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Singer, Musician
Birthdate: March 4, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British

 30 Rory Gallagher

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: March 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Irish
Died: June 14, 1995

 31 Melody Gardot

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Jazz musician, Singer, Composer, Pianist
Birthdate: February 2, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 32 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
Nationality: American
Died: August 13, 2009

 33 Doyle Bramhall II

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Famous As: Musician, Singer, Guitarist
Birthdate: December 24, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 34 Joan Armatrading

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Famous As: Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Record producer, Music arranger
Birthdate: December 9, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British

 35 Bill Medley

Bill Medley
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Famous As: Singer, Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 19, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 36 Jack Bruce

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Famous As: Composer, Singer, Jazz musician, Diarist, Pianist, Songwriter
Birthdate: May 14, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British
Died: October 25, 2014

 37 John Lee Hooker

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

 38 Johnny Winter

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

 39 Captain Beefheart

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 15, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: December 17, 2010

 40 Ry Cooder

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Famous As: Guitarist, Singer, Composer, Banjoist, Musicologist, Mandolinist
Birthdate: March 15, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Cuban, American

 41 Joan Osborne

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Famous As: Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Record producer
Birthdate: July 8, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 42 George Thorogood

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: February 24, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 43 Alison Moyet

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Famous As: Singer, Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: June 18, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British

 44 Buddy Guy

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Birthdate: July 30, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 45 Edgar Winter

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

 46 Bo Diddley

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

 47 Sixto Rodriguez

Sixto Rodriguez
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Birthdate: July 10, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 48 Corinne Bailey Rae

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Singer, Guitarist, Jazz musician
Birthdate: February 26, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British

 49 Mark Lanegan

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 50 Gary Rossington

Gary Rossington
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 4, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
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