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Ringo Starr
(The Drummer of the Rock Band 'The Beatles')
Ringo Starr
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Birthdate: July 7, 1940
Birthplace: Dingle, Liverpool, England

English musician, singer, and songwriter, Ringo Starr, gained international fame as the drummer for the rock band, the Beatles. Raised by a single mother, he had a difficult childhood. He sought solace in music and it became his vocation. After finding success with the Beatles, he embarked on a solo career as well.

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Brian May
(Lead Guitarist of the Rock Band 'Queen')
Brian May
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Birthdate: July 19, 1947
Birthplace: Hampton, London, England

Queen guitarist and singer-songwriter Brian May is also a PhD in astrophysics. One of Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time and Guitar World’s second-greatest guitarist, he received a CBE. He was a Chancellor of Liverpool at John Moores University, has worked with NASA, and fights for animal rights.

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Chris Cornell
(Lead vocalist of the Rock Bands 'Soundgarden' & 'Audioslave')
Chris Cornell
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Birthdate: July 20, 1964
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: May 18, 2017

Singer, songwriter, and musician Chris Cornell rose to fame as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the bands Soundgarden and Audioslave. One of the key figures of the 1990s grunge movement, he also had a successful solo career. Unfortunately, he suffered from depression and died of suicide at the peak of his career.

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Missy Elliott
(Rapper Known for Singles "Get Ur Freak On," "The Rain," and "Lose Control.")
Missy Elliott
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Birthdate: July 1, 1971
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
Four-time Grammy-winning rapper Missy Elliott, known for her chartbusting tracks such as Get Ur Freak On, was ranked fifth on Billboard’s 100 Greatest Music Video Artists of All Time list. She was initially part of the R&B group Sista and then collaborated with Timbaland in the collective Swing Mob
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Don Henley
(Founding Member, Drummer and Co-Lead Vocalist of the Rock Band 'The Eagles')
Don Henley
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Birthdate: July 22, 1947
Birthplace: Gilmer, Texas, United States

Don Henley is an American record producer, singer, songwriter, and musician. A founding member of Eagles, Henley contributed immensely to the success of the band. Don Henley has also been successful as a solo artist, selling more than 10 million albums and winning two Grammy Awards. In 2008, Rolling Stone magazine named him among the greatest singers of all time.

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Carlos Santana
(Mexican-American Guitarist Who was Member of the Rock Band 'Santana')
Carlos Santana
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Birthdate: July 20, 1947
Birthplace: Autlán, Jalisco, Mexico

Guitarist Carlos Santana rose to fame in the late 1960s and 1970s with his rock band Santana. He introduced elements of Latin American jazz in his rock music to create unique songs. He is the recipient of ten Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards. Rolling Stone magazine listed him on its list of the 100 greatest guitarists in 2015.

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Kris Kristofferson
(Singer, Songwriter and Actor)
Kris Kristofferson
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Birthdate: June 22, 1936
Birthplace: Brownsville, Texas, United States

Kris Kristofferson is a popular singer-songwriter and actor. Over the years, Kris has played a major role in the success of many famous singers, having contributed to their musical albums as a songwriter. For his achievements in the field of music, Kris Kristofferson was made a Country Music Hall of Fame inductee in 2004.

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Todd Rundgren
(Multi-instrumentalist and Member of The Rock Band 'Utopia")
Todd Rundgren
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Birthdate: June 22, 1948
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Todd Rundgren is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He is credited with forming popular rock bands, such as Utopia and Nazz. Regarded as a pioneer in the fields of progressive rock, electronic music, Internet music delivery, and music videos, Todd Rundgren's works, such as A Wizard, a True Star remain influential in the world of music.

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Beck
(Known for Creating Musical Collages of Wide-Ranging Genres)
Beck
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Birthdate: July 8, 1970
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Beck is an American musician and record producer. He came into prominence for creating musical collages of several genres. Beck has been applauded by music lovers and critics as being one of the most idiosyncratically creative musicians of alternative rock. Two of his albums were named in the 500 greatest albums of all time list by Rolling Stone magazine. 

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Jack White
(Lead Singer and Guitarist of the Duo 'The White Stripes')
Jack White
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Birthdate: July 9, 1975
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

The White Stripes guitarist and vocalist Jack White had begun playing drums at 6. He made it to Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time list. With 12 Grammys, he is now considered one of the main forces in the revival of the garage rock genre in the 2000s.

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Mick Fleetwood
(Musician)
Mick Fleetwood
7
Birthdate: June 24, 1947
Birthplace: Redruth, Cornwall, England
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Woody Guthrie
(Singer-songwriter)
Woody Guthrie
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Birthdate: July 14, 1912
Birthplace: Okemah, Oklahoma, United States
Died: October 3, 1967
Legendary folk singer Woody Guthrie is best remembered for his songs such as This Land Is Your Land and Cocaine Blues, and the concept album Dust Bowl Ballads. He inspired artists such as Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, and performed with a guitar labeled “This machine kills fascists.”
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Jeff Beck
(Guitarist, Composer, Musician, Jazz guitarist, Songwriter)
Jeff Beck
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Birthdate: June 24, 1944
Birthplace: England

Jeff Beck is a British rock guitarist renowned for his association with popular rock bands like The Yardbirds, Beck, Bogert & Appice, and The Jeff Beck Group. Regarded as one of the greatest and most influential players in history, Beck has won several awards like the Grammy Awards. He has also appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine thrice.

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Robbie Robertson
(Guitarist, Producer)
Robbie Robertson
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Birthdate: July 5, 1943
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Canadian musician, songwriter, and film composer Robbie Robertson became popular following his association as lead guitarist and songwriter with the rock group, The Band. He is credited for playing a key role in popularizing the Americana music genre. He also had a successful career as a solo artist. As a film composer, he has often collaborated with director Martin Scorsese.

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Gustav Mahler
(One of the Most Frequently Performed and Recorded of All Composers)
Gustav Mahler
5
Birthdate: July 7, 1860
Birthplace: Czeh Republic
Died: May 18, 1911

Austro-Bohemian Romantic composer and conductor Gustav Mahler symbolized the transition of 19th-century Austro-German music to early-20th-century modernism. His music was banned during the Nazi era but was rediscovered later. Famous for his Eighth Symphony, he had also been the director of the Hofoper (Vienna Court Opera).

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H.E.R.
(R&B Singer Known for Her Abum 'H.E.R')
H.E.R.
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Birthdate: June 27, 1997
Birthplace: Vallejo, California, United States

R&B singer Gabriella “Gabi” Wilson, better known to her fans as H.E.R., had initially released a few works under her real name. However, she gained fame only after the release of her first EP, H.E.R. Volume 1, in 2016. The two-time Grammy-winner performed at the 2020 Primetime Emmy Award ceremony.

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RZA
(Rapper)
RZA
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Birthdate: July 5, 1969
Birthplace: Brownsville, New York, United States
Rapper RZA leads the hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan and previously performed with Gravediggaz, under the name “The RZArector.” He is also known for his directorial debut, The Man with the Iron Fists; his appearance in films such as American Gangster; and his BAFTA-nominated music in Kill Bill: Volume 1.
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June Carter Cash
(Country Singer, Five-Time Grammy Award-Winner)
June Carter Cash
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Birthdate: June 23, 1929
Birthplace: Maces Spring, Virginia, United States
Died: May 15, 2003

A woman of many talents, June Carter Cash was an American singer-songwriter, author, comedian, actress, and dancer. In 2003, she was named in Country Music Television's 40 Greatest Women of Country Music list. Her relationship with Johnny Cash inspired the 2005 film Walk the Line, where she was portrayed by Reese Witherspoon. June was also a well-known philanthropist.

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Stewart Copeland
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Birthdate: July 16, 1952
Birthplace: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
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Cat Stevens
(Singer and Multi-Instrumentalist Known for His Albums ‘Tea for the Tillerman’ and ‘Teaser and the Firecat’)
Cat Stevens
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Birthdate: July 21, 1948
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom

British singer, Cat Stevens, has released more than 15 studio albums and has churned out many hit songs. He converted to Islam in 1977 and adopted the name Yusuf Islam. He was slammed for reportedly backing the death fatwa on author Salman Rushdie. He has also been accused of allegedly having ties with terrorist organisations, a charge he has vehemently denied.

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Luke Bryan
(Singer-Songwriter)
Luke Bryan
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Birthdate: July 17, 1976
Birthplace: Leesburg, Georgia, United States

Luke Bryan is an American singer and songwriter. As a songwriter, Bryan has contributed to the success of songs recorded by musicians like Billy Currington and Travis Tritt. He is also an acclaimed singer with many prestigious awards under his belt. Also known for his philanthropic activities, Bryan has supported various charities, such as Red Cross and City of Hope.

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Joe Satriani
(Guitarist is a 15-time Grammy Award nominee and has sold over 10 million albums, making him the bestselling instrumental rock guitarist of all time)
Joe Satriani
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Birthdate: July 15, 1956
Birthplace: Westbury, New York, United States
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Elle King
(American Singer-Songwriter & Multi-Instrumentalist)
Elle King
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Birthdate: July 3, 1989
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

American singer, Elle King, made her mark in showbiz when her debut single Good To Be A Man was released in March 2012 as a digital download. Her 2014 single Ex's & Oh's became one of the top songs in US. Under the Influence, America's Sweetheart, Good Girls, Different for Girls, Wild Love are some of her other popular songs.

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Debbie Harry
(Singer-songwriter)
Debbie Harry
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Birthdate: July 1, 1945
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States

Debbie Harry is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She is credited with co-founding the popular rock band Blondie, which pioneered the American punk rock and later the new wave genre. Also a well-known philanthropist, Debbie Harry works with charities that fight against endometriosis and cancer.

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Yngwie Malmsteen
(World-Renowned Guitarist from Stockholm, Known for His Neoclassical Playing Style in Heavy Metal in the 1980s)
Yngwie Malmsteen
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Birthdate: June 30, 1963
Birthplace: Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden

A Swedish electric guitarist/ neo-classical metal artist, Yngwie Johann Malmsteen rose to popularity in the 1980s and has, since then, released over 22 studio albums in his four decades of career till now. His solo debut album Rising Force, which won a nomination at the 1986 Grammy Awards, is regarded a significant release in the shred and neoclassical metal genres.

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Bon Scott
(Singer & Musician)
Bon Scott
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Birthdate: July 9, 1946
Birthplace: Forfar, Scotland
Died: February 19, 1980
Bon Scott worked with bands such as The Spektors, Valentines, and Fraternity before joining the Australian hard rock band AC/DC, replacing lead singer Dave Evans in 1974. He was one of Classic Rock’s 100 Greatest Frontmen of All Time. Following his death, AC/DC released a best-selling album as a tribute.
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Post Malone
(One of the Best-Selling Pop Singer-Songwriter and Has Won 10 Billboard Music Awards)
Post Malone
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Birthdate: July 4, 1995
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States

Much appreciated for his introspective songwriting, singer-songwriter, Post Malone ,is the first-ever solo artist to top both the Billboard Rap Airplay and Adult Contemporary charts as a lead artist. His music covers a range of genres including country, grunge, rap, and R&B. He has been accused of  "appropriating" African-American culture and has been called a “culture vulture".

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Corey Feldman
(Actor & Musician)
Corey Feldman
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Birthdate: July 16, 1971
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

One half of the popular actor duo The Two Coreys, Corey Feldman started out as a child actor before establishing himself as a popular star in the American film industry. An ardent advocate against child molestation, Feldman was summoned to testify against Michael Jackson in the latter's child molestation trial; being Jackson's close friend, he did not testify against Jackson.

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Courtney Love
(Singer-Songwriter Who Co-Founded the Band ‘Hole’ and Also Served as its Lead Vocalist)
Courtney Love
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Birthdate: July 9, 1964
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States

Courtney Love is an American singer-songwriter, widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in the alternative rock and grunge music scenes of the last three decades. Known for her distinctive style and confrontational lyrics, Love has been a major influence on aspiring female rock musicians across the world. She is also an ardent supporter of LGBT rights.

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Carly Simon
(Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Songs: ‘You're So Vain’, ‘Nobody Does It Better’ & ‘Let the River Run’)
Carly Simon
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Birthdate: June 25, 1943
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Carly Simon began as part of the Simon Sisters, with her sister Lucy. She won a Grammy with her first album and has since delivered many chartbusting tracks, including Nobody Does It Better from the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me. She has also written several children’s books.
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Dave Navarro
(Guitarist - Member of Rock Band 'Jane's Addiction')
Dave Navarro
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Birthdate: July 7, 1967
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States

Dave Navarro is an American singer-songwriter, actor, and guitarist. Over the years, Dave Navarro has contributed immensely to the success of the popular band Jane's Addiction. Best known for his guitaring skills, Dave Navarro is often cited as alternative rock's first guitar hero. In July 2010, Epiphone Guitars released its Dave Navarro Artist Acoustic.

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Ed Westwick
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Birthdate: June 27, 1987
Birthplace: Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England

Ed Westwick is best known for his Teen Choice Award- and Young Hollywood Award-winning portrayal of Chuck Bass in Gossip Girl. Fans also loved him in the series White Gold and the films S. Darko and Billionaire Ransom. He was also part of the punk band The Filthy Youth.

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Jessica Simpson
(American Singer-Songwriter, Actress, Fashion Designer)
Jessica Simpson
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Birthdate: July 10, 1980
Birthplace: Abilene, Texas, United States

Jessica Simpson is an American singer, fashion designer, and actress. Her journey from being a teen idol to a sex symbol has been quite inspirational so far. Also a well-known philanthropist, Jessica Simpson has worked with several nonprofit organizations, such as Make-A-Wish Foundation. She has also performed at many benefit concerts.

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Bill Withers
(American singer-songwriter)
Bill Withers
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Birthdate: July 4, 1938
Birthplace: Slab Fork, West Virginia, U.S.
Died: March 30, 2020

Soul and R&B legend Bill Withers is best remembered for hits such as Ain't No Sunshine and Lean on Me. The three-time Grammy Award-winner also inspired the documentary Still Bill. A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Bill moved on to other jobs after his 15-year music career. 

 

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Dan Reynolds
(Lead Vocalist of the Pop Rock Band ‘Imagine Dragons’)
Dan Reynolds
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Birthdate: July 14, 1987
Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Dan Reynolds is an American singer, record producer, and songwriter. He is credited with founding the popular pop-rock band, Imagine Dragons, for which he serves as the lead vocalist. Also known for his philanthropic efforts, Reynolds helped form The Tyler Robinson Foundation, which helps young people battling cancer. He also supports people struggling with mental health.

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Ronnie James Dio
(Former heavy metal singer, songwriter and composer)
Ronnie James Dio
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Birthdate: July 10, 1942
Birthplace: Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
Died: May 16, 2010
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Jenni Rivera
(American Singer Known for Her Work in 'Banda', 'Mariachi' and 'Norteño' Music Genres)
Jenni Rivera
4
Birthdate: July 2, 1969
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
Died: December 9, 2012
Jenni Rivera is remembered for her work in the genre of Regional Mexican music, especially in the Banda, Norteño, and Mariachi styles. The 22-time Billboard Latin Music Award-winning artist had also produced her own reality shows and starred in films. She died in a plane crash at age 43. 
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Harry Dean Stanton
6
Birthdate: July 14, 1926
Birthplace: West Irvine, Kentucky
Died: September 15, 2017

Harry Dean Stanton was an American musician, singer, and actor. A self-made man, Stanton established himself as an actor by playing supporting roles in popular films, such as The Godfather Part II and Alien. A lovable person, Harry Dean Stanton was celebrated by singer Deborah Harry and the music band Pop Will Eat Itself.

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Ian Curtis
(Singer-songwriter)
Ian Curtis
5
Birthdate: July 15, 1956
Birthplace: Stretford
Died: May 18, 1980
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Laura Branigan
4
Birthdate: July 3, 1952
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: August 26, 2004
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Christine McVie
(Singer-songwriter)
Christine McVie
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Birthdate: July 12, 1943
Birthplace: Bouth, Lancashire, England
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Elijah Blue Allman
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Birthdate: July 10, 1976
Birthplace: Beverly Hills, California, United States

Elijah Blue Allman is an American musician. The son of Gregg Allman and Cher, Allman followed in the footsteps of his parents to establish himself in the American music industry. Elijah Blue Allman is credited with founding the popular industrial rock/industrial metal band Deadsy for which he serves as the lead vocalist and guitarist.

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Cyndi Lauper
(Singer-Songwriter who Ruled the Billboard Hot 100 with Tracks Like ‘She Bop’ and ‘True Colors’)
Cyndi Lauper
5
Birthdate: June 22, 1953
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Cyndi Lauper is an American singer-songwriter, activist, and actress. Apart from her distinctive appearance, Lauper is also known for her achievements; having won three of the four major entertainment awards (Grammy, Emmy, Tony), she is consistently named in lists like 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll. Cyndi Lauper is also celebrated for her humanitarian work and charitable efforts.

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini
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Birthdate: June 30, 1983
Birthplace: Newcastle upon Tyne, England
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Geezer Butler
(Musician)
Geezer Butler
4
Birthdate: July 17, 1949
Birthplace: Birmingham, England
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Sufjan Stevens
(Singer-songwriter most famous for his Illinois album, which includes the hit Chicago)
Sufjan Stevens
5
Birthdate: July 1, 1975
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
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Pauly D
(Disc Jockey, TV Personality and Cast Member of MTV's Reality Show ‘Jersey Shore’)
Pauly D
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Birthdate: July 5, 1980
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Paul D. DelVecchio Jr., also popular as Pauly D and DJ Pauly D, soared to fame with the MTV reality show Jersey Shore. He was also part of the A Double Shot at Love. After bagging a three-album deal with G-Unit Records, he released hits such as Back to Love.

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Burna Boy
(Singer)
Burna Boy
6
Birthdate: July 2, 1991
Birthplace: Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
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Huey Lewis
(Songwriter, Actor & Lead Singer for the Band 'Huey Lewis and the News')
Huey Lewis
5
Birthdate: July 5, 1950
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Huey Lewis is an American actor, singer, and songwriter. He is credited with forming the popular rock band, Huey Lewis and the News, which contributed to the soundtrack of the film Back to the Future. Apart from writing many of the band's songs, Huey Lewis also plays the harmonica and serves as the lead singer for his band.

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Roger McGuinn
(Musician)
Roger McGuinn
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Birthdate: July 13, 1942
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA