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 1 
Ringo Starr
(The Drummer of the Rock Band 'The Beatles')
Ringo Starr
65
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.

 2 
Brian May
(Lead Guitarist of the Rock Band 'Queen')
Brian May
60
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.

 3 
Carlos Santana
(Mexican-American Guitarist Who was Member of the Rock Band 'Santana')
Carlos Santana
17
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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 4 
Mick Fleetwood
(Musician)
Mick Fleetwood
8
Birthdate: June 24, 1947
Birthplace: Redruth, Cornwall, England
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 5 
Jeff Beck
(Guitarist, Composer, Musician, Jazz guitarist, Songwriter)
Jeff Beck
7
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.

 6 
Todd Rundgren
(Multi-instrumentalist and Member of The Rock Band 'Utopia")
Todd Rundgren
11
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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Robbie Robertson
(Guitarist, Producer)
Robbie Robertson
7
Birthdate: July 5, 1943
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: August 9, 2023

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.

 8 
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).

 9 
Stewart Copeland
(Musician)
Stewart Copeland
5
Birthdate: July 16, 1952
Birthplace: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 10 
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
5
Birthdate: July 15, 1956
Birthplace: Westbury, New York, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 11 
Yngwie Malmsteen
(World-Renowned Guitarist from Stockholm, Known for His Neoclassical Playing Style in Heavy Metal in the 1980s)
Yngwie Malmsteen
7
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.

 12 
Geezer Butler
(Musician)
Geezer Butler
4
Birthdate: July 17, 1949
Birthplace: Birmingham, England
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 13 
Dave Navarro
(Guitarist - Member of Rock Band 'Jane's Addiction')
Dave Navarro
6
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.

 14 
Corey Feldman
(Actor & Musician)
Corey Feldman
7
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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 15 
Ed Westwick
(Actor and Musician Best Known for His Role as ‘Chuck Bass’ in the TV Series ‘Gossip Girl’)
Ed Westwick
5
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.

 16 
Elijah Blue Allman
6
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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 17 
Pauly D
(Disc Jockey, TV Personality and Cast Member of MTV's Reality Show ‘Jersey Shore’)
Pauly D
9
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.

 18 
Mick Jones
(guitarist, musician, songwriter)
Mick Jones
3
Birthdate: June 26, 1955
Birthplace: London, England
 19 
Jim Gordon
(Musician)
Jim Gordon
4
Birthdate: July 14, 1945
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
 20 
Ryan Tedder
(Singer-songwriter)
Ryan Tedder
4
Birthdate: June 26, 1979
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Chris Isaak
(Musician)
Chris Isaak
5
Birthdate: June 26, 1956
Birthplace: Stockton, California, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 22 
Randy Jackson
(Bassist)
Randy Jackson
7
Birthdate: June 23, 1956
Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Randy Jackson started his career playing bass guitar for various artists, He then started his stint as a producer with Columbia and MCA Records. He is best known for his appearance as a judge on American Idol. He has also been the executive producer of America's Best Dance Crew.
 23 
PartyNextDoor
(Singer-Songwriter Known for His Albums ‘PartyNextDoor ‘ and ‘PNDColours’)
PartyNextDoor
6
Birthdate: July 3, 1993
Birthplace: Mississauga, Canada

PartyNextDoor is a Canadian rapper, singer, and record producer. He grew up listening to rappers, such as Jodeci, Boyz II Men, Blackstreet, and 112 and was inspired to pursue a career in music. His first mixtape was a moderate hit. Since then, he has released a few albums and several singles. He has been nominated for the Grammy Awards twice. 

 24 
Damian Marley
(Singer)
Damian Marley
9
Birthdate: July 21, 1978
Birthplace: Kingston

The son of reggae legend Bob Marley and musician and Miss World 1976 Cindy Breakspeare, Damian Marley is a renowned Jamaican DJ and rapper. Known as Junior Gong, the 4-time Grammy Award winner stepped into the professional music scene at age 13 and now calls himself a “Spiritual Revolutionary.”

 25 
Roger McGuinn
(Musician)
Roger McGuinn
3
Birthdate: July 13, 1942
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 26 
Ramin Djawadi
(Composer known for his scores for the 2008 Marvel film Iron Man and the HBO series Game of Thrones, for which he was nominated for Grammy Awards in 2009, 2018 and 2020)
Ramin Djawadi
8
Birthdate: July 19, 1974
Birthplace: Duisburg, Germany
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 27 
Phil Anselmo
(Musician)
Phil Anselmo
4
Birthdate: June 30, 1968
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 28 
Steve Albini
(Record producer, Singer, Engineer, Audio engineer, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Journalist, Music journalist)
Steve Albini
3
Birthdate: July 22, 1962
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States
Died: May 7, 2024
 29 
Ariana Grande
(The Most Streamed Female Artist Ever)
Ariana Grande
9
Birthdate: June 26, 1993
Birthplace: Boca Raton, Florida, United States

A talented youngster, Ariana Grande first stepped into the world of entertainment through Broadway musical 13 and later shot to fame with television series Victorious and its spinoff, Sam & Cat. Her television series also kick started her musical career which flourished with the release of her five commercially successful and critically applauded albums and collaborations with various other artists.

 30 
Tom Fletcher
(Musician)
Tom Fletcher
5
Birthdate: July 17, 1985
Birthplace: London Borough of Harrow
Tom Fletcher, lead vocalist and guitarist of the band McFly, has also written for several artists and bands, such as Busted, One Direction, and The Vamps. A successful YouTube vlogger, too, he has documented and shared all three pregnancies of his wife, Giovanna. He has also written several children’s books.
 31 
Peter Michael Escovedo
(Percussionist)
Peter Michael Escovedo
4
Birthdate: July 7, 1961
Birthplace: Alameda County, California, United States
Peter Michael Escovedo is part of the famous Escovedo musical family and the son of legendary percussionist Pete Escovedo. He has composed music for several TV shows such as Wayne Brady Show and Martin Short Show. He is the biological father of Nicole Richie, who was adopted by Lionel Richie. 
 32 
Willie Dixon
(Singer-songwriter, Jazz musician, Record producer)
Willie Dixon
3
Birthdate: July 1, 1915
Birthplace: Vicksburg
Died: January 29, 1992
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 33 
Mitch Mitchell
(Drummer, Actor, Film actor)
Mitch Mitchell
3
Birthdate: July 9, 1947
Birthplace: Ealing
Died: November 12, 2008
 34 
Ian Paice
(Drummer)
Ian Paice
4
Birthdate: June 29, 1948
Birthplace: Nottingham
 35 
Alan Menken
(Composer best known for his scores and songs for films produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios)
Alan Menken
4
Birthdate: July 22, 1949
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 36 
Lauren Jauregui
4
Birthdate: June 27, 1996
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States

A former member of the all-girl Fifth Harmony group, the Cuban American millennial is a singer and songwriter with a husky voice. Lauren Jauregui, who has songs Expectations and More Than That to her credit, is also an activist and a known critic of former US president Donald Trump’s policies. She says she takes pride in being a bisexual.

 37 
Keith Sweat
(American Singer who was an Early Figure in the New Jack Swing Musical Movement)
Keith Sweat
3
Birthdate: July 22, 1961
Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, United States
 38 
Judith Durham
(Australian Singer, Songwriter and Musician)
Judith Durham
3
Birthdate: July 3, 1943
Birthplace: Essendon, Australia

Judith Durham is an Australian musician, singer, and songwriter. In 1963, she became the lead singer of the popular folk-influenced pop quartet The Seekers, which became the first Australian pop band to achieve major sales and chart success in the United States and the United Kingdom. Her services to music earned her the title Victorian of the Year in 2015.

 39 
Sixto Rodriguez
(Detroit-based folk musician who released little-heard but influential folk music in the 1970's.)
Sixto Rodriguez
3
Birthdate: July 10, 1942
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
 40 
Rubén Blades
(Musician & Singer Who Mainly Performs in 'Salsa' and 'Latin Jazz' Genres)
Rubén Blades
3
Birthdate: July 16, 1948
Birthplace: Panama City, Panama

With 10 Grammy Awards, Panamanian musician, singer, and composer Rubén Blades didn’t just soar to international fame but also redefined the Latin jazz and salsa genres. A qualified lawyer from Harvard, he came to be known as the Latin Bruce Springsteen for his music that mirrored social issues.

 41 
Synyster Gates
(Musician)
Synyster Gates
3
Birthdate: July 7, 1981
Birthplace: Long Beach, California
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 42 
John Tesh
(American Pianist and Composer)
John Tesh
3
Birthdate: July 9, 1952
Birthplace: Garden City, New York, United States
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 43 
Buju Banton
(One of the Most Significant and Well-Regarded Artists in Jamaican Music)
Buju Banton
3
Birthdate: July 15, 1973
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

Buju Banton is a Jamaican recording artist widely regarded as one of the most important and celebrated artists in the history of Jamaican music. He is best known for his album Mr. Mention, which became one of the best-selling Jamaican albums of all time. In 2010, Buju Banton won the Grammy Award for his tenth studio album, Before The Dawn.

 44 
Richie Sambora
(Rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer, best known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Bon Jovi from 1983 to 2013)
Richie Sambora
4
Birthdate: July 11, 1959
Birthplace: Perth Amboy, New Jersey, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 45 
Don Henley
(Founding Member, Drummer and Co-Lead Vocalist of the Rock Band 'The Eagles')
Don Henley
15
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.

 46 
Brian Posehn
(Actor)
Brian Posehn
3
Birthdate: July 6, 1966
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, USA
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 47 
Bret McKenzie
(Musician, Comedian and Former Actor Best Known as One Half of Musical Comedy Duo ‘Flight of the Conchords’)
Bret McKenzie
3
Birthdate: June 29, 1976
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand

Bret McKenzie is a New Zealand actor, comedian, musician, and producer. Along with Jemaine Clement, he is one-half of the musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords. He is a former member of the musical group The Black Seeds. As an actor, he appeared in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies. 

 48 
Allen Collins
(Guitarist)
Allen Collins
3
Birthdate: July 19, 1952
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Died: January 23, 1990
 49 
Ryan Cabrera
(Pop rock singer and songwriter who released the single "On the Way Down.")
Ryan Cabrera
4
Birthdate: July 18, 1982
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 50 
Cat Stevens
(Singer and Multi-Instrumentalist Known for His Albums ‘Tea for the Tillerman’ and ‘Teaser and the Firecat’)
Cat Stevens
14
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.