Capricorn Musicians

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 1 
Dave Grohl
(Founder of the Rock Band 'Foo Fighters')

Dave Grohl
19
Birthdate: January 14, 1969
Birthplace: Warren, Ohio, United States

Regarded as one of the most popular and influential rock musicians of the 1990s and 2000s, Dave Grohl is best known for his association with the famous rock band Nirvana, for which he was the drummer. Also a singer-songwriter, Dave Grohl was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.

 2 
Jimmy Page
(Musician, Record Producer)

Jimmy Page
14
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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Eddie Vedder
(Singer-songwriter)

Eddie Vedder
13
Birthdate: December 23, 1964
Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, United States
Pearl Jam lead singer and guitarist Eddie Vedder went from being a hotel security guard to being ranked 7 on Rolling Stone’s list of the Best Lead Singers of All Time. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee has been a vocal supporter of environmental initiatives and abortion rights.
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 4 
Dolly Parton
(Singer-songwriter)

Dolly Parton
28
Birthdate: January 19, 1946
Birthplace: Sevier County, Tennessee, United States

Multifaceted personality, Dolly Parton is a singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, author and businesswoman and is known mainly for her work in country music. She has received various accolades and awards in her very successful singing career spanning several decades and has composed over 3,000 songs. She has also worked in several movies and is a prolific songwriter.

 5 
Jeff Lynne
(Singer-songwriter, Record producer)

Jeff Lynne
7
Birthdate: December 30, 1947
Birthplace: Shard End

Jeff Lynne is an English multi-instrumentalist, record producer, singer, and songwriter. He is credited with co-founding the popular rock band Electric Light Orchestra. He is also credited with popularizing the band with his leadership skills following the exit of co-founder Roy Wood in 1972. In the 2020 Birthday Honours, Lynne was appointed OBE for services to music.

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Lars Ulrich
(Musician)

Lars Ulrich
7
Birthdate: December 26, 1963
Birthplace: Gentofte Municipality, Denmark

Musician, songwriter, and record producer, Lars Ulrich, is best known as the drummer and co-founder of American heavy metal band Metallica. Born into a family of tennis players, he was initially expected to play the sport as well. However, he was more interested in music and proceeded to pursue a successful career in the field. 

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Lemmy
(Singer)

Lemmy
11
Birthdate: December 24, 1945
Birthplace: Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, England
Died: December 28, 2015

Lemmy was an English musician who founded the popular rock band Motörhead. The only continuous member of Motörhead, Lemmy served as the band's lead singer, primary songwriter, and bassist. Renowned for his gravelly voice, which was counted among the most recognizable voices in rock, Lemmy is also remembered for his military-influenced fashion sense and his signature friendly mutton chops.

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 8 
Patti Smith
(Known for Her Hit Single “Because the Night”)

Patti Smith
8
Birthdate: December 30, 1946
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Patti Smith is an American singer-songwriter. Referred to as the punk poet laureate, Smith became an influential figure of the punk rock movement with the release of her album Horses. Many world-renowned musicians, such as Madonna and Michael Stipe, have cited Smith as their inspiration. Even actresses like Ellen Page and Maria Doyle Kennedy have called Smith a major influence.

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David Bowie
(Regarded as One of the Most Influential Musicians of the 20th Century)

David Bowie
26
Birthdate: January 8, 1947
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: January 10, 2016

English singer-songwriter and actor David Bowie is regarded as one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Dubbed "The Greatest Rock Star Ever" by Rolling Stone magazine, he rose to international prominence in the 1970s with his innovative style of music. Deeply dedicated to his profession, he remained musically active until his death in 2016.

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John Legend
(Singer-songwriter)

John Legend
15
Birthdate: December 28, 1978
Birthplace: Springfield, Ohio, United States

John Legend is a singer, songwriter, actor, film producer and theatre director and his song All of Me from his fourth studio album was a Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit. He has released a host of successful albums. He has also won many awards, including an Oscar and a handful of Grammys. He is also an actor and a TV personality.

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Michael Stipe
(Singer-songwriter)

Michael Stipe
5
Birthdate: January 4, 1960
Birthplace: Decatur, Georgia, United States

Michael Stipe is best known as the lead vocalist of the alternative rock band R.E.M., which has released hits such as Losing my Religion. He has a signature “mumbling” and “wailing” style of singing. He has also directed several videos for the band and owns two movie production studios.

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Stephen Stills
(Singer-songwriter)

Stephen Stills
6
Birthdate: January 3, 1945
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States

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Lin-Manuel Miranda
(Actor, Singer-songwriter)

Lin-Manuel Miranda
18
Birthdate: January 16, 1980
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
The multiple award winning actor, composer, lyricist, singer and playwright, Lin-Manuel Miranda, has transformed Broadway musicals like never before by combining classic musical theatre with modern musical forms like hip-hop and salsa. His creation Hamilton, a hip-hop musical on Alexander Hamilton, is one of the biggest musicals of all time.

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John Paul Jones
(Musician)

John Paul Jones
5
Birthdate: January 3, 1946
Birthplace: Sidcup, Kent, England

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Meghan Trainor
(Singer-songwriter)

Meghan Trainor
5
Birthdate: December 22, 1993
Birthplace: Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States

Meghan Trainor is an American talent show judge and singer-songwriter. Trainor is credited with promoting body positivity through her music; her songs often have lyrical themes based on personal empowerment and body image. Also a well-known philanthropist, Meghan Trainor works closely with organizations, such as The American Cancer Society. She also takes an active part in several charity events.

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Ricky Martin
(Singer-songwriter Known For his Biggest Hit Song "Livin' la Vida Loca")

Ricky Martin
8
Birthdate: December 24, 1971
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico
The King of Latin Pop Ricky Martin ruled the music scene of the 1990s, with hits such as Livin' La Vida Loca and The Cup of Life. He began performing with the band Menudo at age 12 and later released multiple Billboard number 1 albums as a solo artist.

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Mick Taylor
(Musician)

Mick Taylor
7
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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Sade Adu
(Singer-Songwriter)

Sade Adu
10
Birthdate: January 16, 1959
Birthplace: Ibadan, Nigeria

Nigerian-British singer Helen Folasade Adu, or Sade Adu, often blends Afro-Cuban tunes with soul and smooth jazz in her music. The Grammy Award winner had initially studied fashion designing and been a model. The founder of the band Sade, she has released iconic tracks such as No Ordinary Love.

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Mary J. Blige
(Singer-songwriter)

Mary J. Blige
4
Birthdate: January 11, 1971
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States

Mary J. Blige is a popular singer-songwriter and actress. Having sold 80 million records worldwide, she is one of the best-selling female artists of all time. Referred to as the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, Mary is credited with influencing the fusion of R&B and hip hop. She often gets featured in lists like The 100 Greatest Women in Music.

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Rob Zombie
(Singer-songwriter)

Rob Zombie
5
Birthdate: January 12, 1965
Birthplace: Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States

The founding member of the popular heavy metal band White Zombie, Rob Zombie is an American singer-songwriter, voice actor, and filmmaker. Having incorporated horror and sci-fi themes into his music and lyrics from the beginning of his career, Zombie often entertains his audience visually in his live shows; he is credited with popularizing shock rock theatricality.

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Giacomo Puccini
(Composer)

Giacomo Puccini
3
Birthdate: December 22, 1858
Birthplace: Lucca, Italy
Died: November 29, 1924

Born into a musical dynasty, composer Giacomo Puccini lost his father at age 5. Some of his best opera pieces include Madama Butterfly and La Bohème. The suicide of his maid, who was wrongly accused by his wife of being in an affair with him, affected his later career adversely.

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Kim Taehyung
(Member of South Korean Boy Band 'BTS')

Kim Taehyung
4
Birthdate: December 30, 1995
Birthplace: Daegu, South Korea

Kim Tae-hyung is a South Korean singer, actor, and songwriter. He is best known for his association with the popular boy group BTS, for which he is a vocalist. Renowned for his baritone singing voice, Kim is regarded as a role model by other Korean artists like Younghoon, Jaehyun, Byun Hyun-min, Yeosang, Jungseung, Mingi, and Yunmin.

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Donald Fagen
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Pianist)

Donald Fagen
3
Birthdate: January 10, 1948
Birthplace: Passaic, New Jersey, United States

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George Martin
(Record producer)

George Martin
7
Birthdate: January 3, 1926
Birthplace: Highbury
Died: March 8, 2016

George Martin was an English composer, conductor, arranger, record producer, and audio engineer. Due to his involvement on each of the Beatles' albums, Martin was often referred to as the Fifth Beatle. In 1996, George Martin was made a Knight Bachelor for his contribution to the music industry. Apart from being a musician, Martin also contributed to several charitable causes.

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Syd Barrett
(Singer-songwriter)

Syd Barrett
5
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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Donna Summer
(Singer-Songwriter)

Donna Summer
4
Birthdate: December 31, 1948
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: May 17, 2012

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Rod Stewart
(One of the Best-Selling Music Artists of All Time)

Rod Stewart
9
Birthdate: January 10, 1945
Birthplace: Highgate

British rock and pop singer and songwriter, Rod Stewart has sold over 250 million records worldwide and is counted among the best-selling music artists of all time. During his extensive career that spans almost six decades, he has won numerous awards and accolades. He was mentioned on the "Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists" list in 2008.

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Robin Gibb
(Member of the ‘Bee Gees’ Pop Group)

Robin Gibb
6
Birthdate: December 22, 1949
Birthplace: Douglas, Isle of Man
Died: May 20, 2012
Robin Gibb was part of the Bee Gees, an iconic pop/rock/disco band of the 1960s and the 1970s and makers of hits such as Stayin' Alive. Robin, a Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee and a CBE-awardee, also had a successful solo career and was the president of the Heritage Foundation.

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Maurice Gibb
(Singer-songwriter)

Maurice Gibb
7
Birthdate: December 22, 1949
Birthplace: Douglas, Isle of Man
Died: January 12, 2003

Maurice Gibb was one of the three members of the Bee Gees, the iconic pop-rock band of the 1960s and the 1970s, which redefined disco music of that era and released hits such as Stayin’ Alive. He also went solo with the single Railroad, but his solo album remained unreleased. 

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Grace VanderWaal
(Singer-songwriter)

Grace VanderWaal
4
Birthdate: January 15, 2004
Birthplace: Lenexa, Kansas, United States

Grace VanderWaal is a singer-songwriter who began her career as a YouTuber, uploading videos of her original songs and covers. She also started performing in local shows, gaining attention for her distinctive vocals. She won the TV competition show, America's Got Talent (AGT), in 2016 and received the 2017 Billboard Women in Music Rising Star Award.

 31 
DaBaby
(Rapper)

DaBaby
21
Birthdate: December 22, 1991
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States

American rapper and songwriter DaBaby gained critical acclaim and commercial success with his debut album Baby on Baby. Later, his two other albums Kirk and Blame It on Baby became huge successes and made him one of the biggest rappers in the US. Earlier his single Light Show and Baby Talk series of mixtape attracted quite a lot of attention.

 32 
Skrillex
(American music producer)

Skrillex
5
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.

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Jim Croce
(Folk and Rock Singer Best Known for His Third album 'You Don't Mess Around with Jim')

Jim Croce
4
Birthdate: January 10, 1943
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 20, 1973

Jim Croce was an American rock and folk singer-songwriter. At the peak of his popularity, Jim Croce died in a plane crash at age 30. Many of his works were released posthumously and achieved popularity. Jim Croce's music has been used in many popular films, such as The Hangover Part II, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Hobbs & Shaw.

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Ross Lynch
(Singer-songwriter)

Ross Lynch
8
Birthdate: December 29, 1995
Birthplace: Littleton, Colorado, United States
Ross Lynch made his debut as Austin Moon in the Disney series Austin & Ally. He also appeared as Brady in the Teen Beach TV films and as Harvey Kinkle in the Netflix series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. He has also delivered a Billboard-topping album with the band R5.

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Joan Chandos Baez
4
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.

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Bo Diddley
(Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer)

Bo Diddley
6
Birthdate: December 30, 1928
Birthplace: McComb
Died: June 2, 2008

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Malcolm Young
(Musician)

Malcolm Young
5
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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Zack de la Rocha
(Vocalist and Lyricist of the Rock Band 'Rage Against the Machine')

Zack de la Rocha
4
Birthdate: January 12, 1970
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States

Rapper Zack de la Rocha, the vocalist for the rock band Rage Against the Machine, also formed the duo One Day as a Lion with drummer Jon Theodore. He supports vegetarianism and the Zapatista (EZLN) movement of Mexico. He also testified against the U.S.’s treatment of Abu-Jamal, at the U.N. 

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Jimmy Buffett
(Musician)

Jimmy Buffett
6
Birthdate: December 25, 1946
Birthplace: Pascagoula, Mississippi

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.

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Rick Danko
(Musician)

Rick Danko
3
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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Robby Krieger
(Guitarist and singer-songwriter best known as the guitarist of the rock band the Doors)

Robby Krieger
3
Birthdate: January 8, 1946
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

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Melanie C
(Singer-songwriter)

Melanie C
6
Birthdate: January 12, 1974
Birthplace: Whiston, England

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Calvin Harris
12
Birthdate: January 17, 1984
Birthplace: Dumfries, Scotland
Grammy-winning DJ Calvin Harris soared to fame with his album I Created Disco. His track We Found Love, a collaboration with Rihanna, charted on the US Billboard Hot 100. He owns a record label and topped Forbes's list of the highest-paid DJs of the world for 6 years.

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Jordin Sparks
(Pop Singer Who Became Famous at Age Seventeen When She Won Season Six of 'American Idol')

Jordin Sparks
4
Birthdate: December 22, 1989
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Jordin Sparks was the youngest American Idol winner, at 17. She released Billboard Hot 100-charting singles such as Tattoo and No Air, the latter with Chris Brown. Named to VH1’s 100 Greatest Women in Music list, she has also launched her own perfume and performed on stage and on screen.

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Robert Palmer
5
Birthdate: January 19, 1949
Birthplace: Batley, England
Died: September 26, 2003

 46 
Davy Jones
(Musician)

Davy Jones
4
Birthdate: December 30, 1945
Birthplace: Openshaw, Manchester, England
Died: February 29, 2012

 47 
Vanity (Singer)
(Lead Singer of The Female Trio 'Vanity 6' Known for Their Hit Song "Nasty Girl")

Vanity (Singer)
4
Birthdate: January 4, 1959
Birthplace: Niagara Falls, Canada
Died: February 15, 2016
Canadian entertainer Denise Katherine Matthews, better known by her pseudonym, Vanity, initially gained fame as part of the girl group Vanity 6, which delivered hits such as Nasty Girl. She also released solo albums and starred in films such as Action Jackson. She died of kidney failure at 57.

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Dido
(Singer-songwriter)

Dido
5
Birthdate: December 25, 1971
Birthplace: Kensington, London, England

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Deadmau5
(DJ, Producer)

Deadmau5
7
Birthdate: January 5, 1981
Birthplace: Niagara Falls, Canada
Six-time Grammy-nominated Canadian electronic music artist and DJ Joel Thomas Zimmerman, better known as Deadmau5, soared to fame with his house music albums. He gained recognition for his collaborations with Steve Duda as part of the groups WTF? and BSOD. He also produced techno music under the pseudonym Testpilot.

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Ronnie Van Zant
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Composer, Guitarist)

Ronnie Van Zant
4
Birthdate: January 15, 1948
Birthplace: Jacksonville
Died: October 20, 1977