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Jimmy Page
(Guitarist and Founder of the Rock Band 'Led Zeppelin')
Jimmy Page
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Birthdate: January 9, 1944
Birthplace: Heston, Middlesex, England

An English musician, songwriter, and record producer, Jimmy Page gained international recognition as the founder of the popular rock band Led Zeppelin. Widely regarded as one of the most influential and greatest guitarists of all time, Jimmy Page was ranked third in Rolling Stone magazine's list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Jimmy Page has influenced several popular guitarists.

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Stephen Stills
(Singer-songwriter)
Stephen Stills
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Birthdate: January 3, 1945
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
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Mick Taylor
(Musician)
Mick Taylor
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Birthdate: January 17, 1949
Birthplace: Welwyn Garden City, England

Mick Taylor soared to fame as the guitarist of iconic rock band The Rolling Stones. He has also been part of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. Named to the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame, he was also declared one of Rolling Stone magazine’s 100 greatest guitarists of all time.

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John Denver
(Best Know for His Songs 'Rocky Mountain High', 'Take Me Home, Country Roads', and 'Annie's Song')
John Denver
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Birthdate: December 31, 1943
Birthplace: Roswell, New Mexico, United States
Died: October 12, 1997

John Denver was one of the highest-selling and most popular singers during the 1970s. He was known for folk, pop and country music. Some of his greatest songs are Take Me Home Country Roads, Leaving on a Jet Plane, Rocky Mountain High, Sunshine on My Shoulders and Annie's Song. He died when a plane he was piloting crashed in California.

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Syd Barrett
(Singer-songwriter)
Syd Barrett
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Birthdate: January 6, 1946
Birthplace: Cambridge
Died: July 7, 2006
Pink Floyd co-founder and frontman Syd Barrett was known for his contribution to psychedelic rock and experiments with studio effects such as echo and distortion. He was removed from the band due to his drug addiction, following which he began a solo career. His final years were spent in privacy.
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Bo Diddley
(American Guitarist and Singer)
Bo Diddley
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Birthdate: December 30, 1928
Birthplace: McComb, Mississippi, United States
Died: June 2, 2008
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 7 
Malcolm Young
(Musician)
Malcolm Young
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Birthdate: January 6, 1953
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: November 18, 2017

Malcolm Young was an Australian musician. He is credited with co-founding the popular rock band AC/DC. He is also credited with popularizing the band and was described by many as the leader and the driving force of the band. Widely regarded as one of the best rhythm guitarists ever, Young was a leading exponent of rhythm guitar in rock music.

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Joan Chandos Baez
(Best Known for Her Songs "Diamonds & Rust," "We Shall Overcome" and "Joe Hill")
Joan Chandos Baez
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Birthdate: January 9, 1941
Birthplace: Staten Island, New York, United States

Singer, songwriter, musician, and activist Joan Baez has been active in the music world for over six decades. She emerged as a major musical figure in the counterculture era of the 1960s. Her music encompasses various genres like pop, folk-rock, country, and gospel music. She is involved in civil rights, human rights, and environmental activism as well.

 9 
Jimmy Buffett
(Musician)
Jimmy Buffett
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Birthdate: December 25, 1946
Birthplace: Pascagoula, Mississippi
Died: September 1, 2023

Jimmy Buffett is an American musician, singer-songwriter, actor, author, and businessman. Buffett, who owns the Margaritaville Cafe chain of restaurants, is one of the richest musicians in the world. Also known for his charity work, Jimmy Buffett is credited with founding a non-profit group called Save the Manatee Club, which works towards the conservation of manatees.

 10 
Susanna Hoffs
(Singer-songwriter best known as a co-founder of the Bangles)
Susanna Hoffs
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Birthdate: January 17, 1959
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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Ronnie Van Zant
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Composer, Guitarist)
Ronnie Van Zant
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Birthdate: January 15, 1948
Birthplace: Jacksonville
Died: October 20, 1977
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 12 
Skrillex
(American music producer)
Skrillex
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Birthdate: January 15, 1988
Birthplace: Highland Park, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
The side-mulleted American DJ Skrillex is best-known for bringing dubstep music to the mainstream. The illustrious musician, songwriter, and singer began his journey as a solo artist and has bagged in eight Grammy Awards. Distingusihed for giving electronic dance music a face, DJ Skrillex owns astonishing YouTube views and earns enviable touring revenue.
 13 
Dido
(Singer-songwriter)
Dido
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Birthdate: December 25, 1971
Birthplace: Kensington, London, England
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 14 
Robby Krieger
(Guitarist and singer-songwriter best known as the guitarist of the rock band the Doors)
Robby Krieger
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Birthdate: January 8, 1946
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 15 
Michael Nesmith
(American Musician, Songwriter and Actor)
Michael Nesmith
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Birthdate: December 30, 1942
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Died: December 10, 2021
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Andy Summers
(Guitarist)
Andy Summers
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Birthdate: December 31, 1942
Birthplace: Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, England, UK
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 17 
Chris Daughtry
(Vocalist, Guitarist)
Chris Daughtry
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Birthdate: December 26, 1979
Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Chris Daughtry gained fame as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Daughtry, which he formed after finishing fourth in the fifth season of American Idol. He has delivered hits such as It's Not Over and became the runner-up in the second season of The Masked Singer.
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Dexter Holland
(Lead Vocalist and Guitarist of the Rock Band 'The Offspring')
Dexter Holland
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Birthdate: December 29, 1965
Birthplace: Garden Grove, California, United States

Bryan Holland, or Dexter Holland, formed the rock band The Offspring, of which he is also the lead singer and guitarist. A virologist, too, he also attained a PhD in molecular biology from USC. He is also a certified pilot and works for charitable causes such as AIDS awareness.

 19 
Steve Earle
(Musician, Singer-songwriter)
Steve Earle
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Birthdate: January 17, 1955
Birthplace: Hampton, Virginia United States

Rock, country, and folk singer-songwriter, Steve Earle, developed an early interest in music and started his career when he was a teenager. Rebellious as a young man, he went through his share of struggles before he was able to establish himself successfully as a singer. Also a political activist, he is a vocal opponent of capital punishment. 

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David Archuleta
(Singer-songwriter)
David Archuleta
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Birthdate: December 28, 1990
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 21 
John McLaughlin
(English Guitarist, Bandleader and Composer)
John McLaughlin
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Birthdate: January 4, 1942
Birthplace: Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England
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Rick Danko
(Singer-Songwriter, Bassist and Founding Member of 'The Band')
Rick Danko
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Birthdate: December 29, 1943
Birthplace: Norfolk County, Canada
Died: December 10, 1999

Canadian singer and The Band member Rick Danko initially performed as a rhythm guitarist and bassist for The Hawks. Part of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Danko struggled with drug addiction and was once even arrested in Japan for smuggling drugs. He died in his sleep after a performance.

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Alison Sudol
(Actress)
Alison Sudol
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Birthdate: December 23, 1984
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 24 
Paolo Nutini
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Guitarist)
Paolo Nutini
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Birthdate: January 9, 1987
Birthplace: Paisley
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Tex Ritter
(Singer)
Tex Ritter
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Birthdate: January 12, 1905
Birthplace: Murvaul, Texas, USA
Died: January 2, 1974
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Scotty Moore
(Guitarist, Audio engineer)
Scotty Moore
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Birthdate: December 27, 1931
Birthplace: Gadsden
Died: June 28, 2016
 27 
Yvonne Elliman
(Singer)
Yvonne Elliman
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Birthdate: December 29, 1951
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 28 
Del Shannon
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Guitarist, Musician)
Del Shannon
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Birthdate: December 30, 1934
Birthplace: Grand Rapids
Died: February 8, 1990
 29 
Bernard Sumner
(Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Lyricist, Singer)
Bernard Sumner
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Birthdate: January 4, 1956
Birthplace: Salford
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Kurt Vile
(Singer-songwriter)
Kurt Vile
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Birthdate: January 3, 1980
Birthplace: Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, United States
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Karen Elson
(English Model and Singer-Songwriter)
Karen Elson
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Birthdate: January 14, 1979
Birthplace: Oldham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Brody Armstrong
(Singer-Songwriter, and Guitarist Known as the Frontwoman for Punk Bands 'The Distillers' and 'Spinnerette')
Brody Armstrong
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Birthdate: January 1, 1979
Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Brody Armstrong is an Australian singer-songwriter and musician. She had a tumultuous childhood marred by abuse and violence. She sought solace in music and began her career as a teenager. As a young woman, she was part of many bands with which she released numerous hit albums and singles. She also has a successful career as a soloist. 

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Declan McKenna
(English Pop and Rock Singer-Songwriter)
Declan McKenna
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Birthdate: December 24, 1998
Birthplace: Enfield, Greater London, England, United Kingdom

Declan McKenna went from being a high-school drop-out to winning the 2017 BBC Music Introducing Artist of the Year Award. He gained fame with his chartbusting debut single, Brazil, which criticized the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. He has also participated in major music festivals, such as Coachella and Glastonbury.

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Josh Freese
(Multi-instrumentalist)
Josh Freese
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Birthdate: December 25, 1972
Birthplace: Orlando, Florida, USA
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Scott Ian
(Musician)
Scott Ian
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Birthdate: December 31, 1963
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Rick Nielsen
(Guitarist)
Rick Nielsen
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Birthdate: December 22, 1948
Birthplace: Elmhurst, Illinois, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 37 
Michael Schenker
(German Guitarist)
Michael Schenker
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Birthdate: January 10, 1955
Birthplace: Sarstedt, Lower Saxony, Germany
 38 
Dev Hynes
(English Singer, Songwriter and Record Producer)
Dev Hynes
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Birthdate: December 23, 1985
Birthplace: Ilford, London, England, United Kingdom
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Deana Carter
(Singer)
Deana Carter
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Birthdate: January 4, 1966
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 40 
Adrian Belew
(Guitarist, Singer, Composer, Songwriter)
Adrian Belew
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Birthdate: December 23, 1949
Birthplace: Covington
 41 
Nels Cline
(Composer, Guitarist, Jazz musician, Jazz guitarist)
Nels Cline
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Birthdate: January 4, 1956
Birthplace: Los Angeles
 42 
DJ Quik
(Rapper)
DJ Quik
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Birthdate: January 18, 1970
Birthplace: Compton, California, USA
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 43 
Adam Jones
(Guitarist, Sculptor, Musician, Animator)
Adam Jones
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Birthdate: January 15, 1965
Birthplace: Park Ridge, Illinois, United States
 44 
Chris Stein
(Musicians)
Chris Stein
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Birthdate: January 5, 1950
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
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Paul Stookey
(Singer-songwriter)
Paul Stookey
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Birthdate: December 30, 1937
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
 46 
Jorma Kaukonen
(Blue, folk, and rock guitarist)
Jorma Kaukonen
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Birthdate: December 23, 1940
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
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Noel Redding
(English Rock Musician and Singer)
Noel Redding
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Birthdate: December 25, 1945
Birthplace: Folkestone, England
Died: May 11, 2003
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 48 
Alex Chilton
(Guitarist, Singer, Musician, Songwriter, Record producer)
Alex Chilton
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Birthdate: December 28, 1950
Birthplace: Memphis
Died: March 17, 2010
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David Knopfler
(British Singer and Founder of the Popular Rock Band 'Dire Straits')
David Knopfler
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Birthdate: December 27, 1952
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

David Knopfler is a British singer and songwriter. He is credited with founding the popular rock band Dire Straits. David Knopfler embarked upon a solo career after leaving Dire Straits in the early 1980s. He then went on to release albums like Release, Behind the Lines, and Lips Against the Steel.

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Andy Allo
(Actress, Singer)
Andy Allo
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Birthdate: January 13, 1989
Birthplace: Bamenda, Cameroon
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)