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Mick Jagger
(British Singer-Songwriter and Founding Member of the Rock Band 'Rolling Stones')
Mick Jagger
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Birthdate: July 26, 1943
Birthplace: Dartford, England, United Kingdom

Mick Jagger is widely regarded as one of the most influential frontmen in rock & roll history. Known for his energetic performances on-stage and multiple relationships off-stage, Mick is frequently portrayed as a countercultural figure. He is an inductee to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and UK Music Hall of Fame.

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Louis Armstrong
(American Writer & Professor of Biochemistry Best Known for His Hard Science Fiction Novels)
Louis Armstrong
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Birthdate: August 4, 1901
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: July 6, 1971

Louis Armstrong was an American trumpeter and singer who played an important role in the development of jazz. Thanks to his playing, trumpet became known as a solo instrument and jazz, which was previously known as a collectively improvised folk music, became a soloist's art form. Not surprisingly, Louis Armstrong is widely accepted as the embodiment of jazz. 

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Madonna
(The 'Queen of Pop' - The Best-Selling Female Music Artist of All Time)
Madonna
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Birthdate: August 16, 1958
Birthplace: Bay City, Michigan, United States

Often called the Queen of Pop, Madonna is considered one of the most popular and influential personalities in popular culture. Having sold more than 300 million records, she is the best-selling female musician of all time. Often featured in lists like the Greatest Artists of All Time, Madonna serves as an inspiration to many musicians, singers, and songwriters.

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Slash
(Musician)
Slash
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Birthdate: July 23, 1965
Birthplace: Hampstead

Slash is an English-American songwriter, musician, and record producer. After achieving popularity as the lead guitarist of Guns N' Roses, Slash left the band to form Velvet Revolver, a hard rock supergroup. Widely regarded as one of the greatest guitar players in the history of rock, Slash is often named in lists, such as the Top Guitarists of All Time.

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James Hetfield
(Guitarist, Co-Founder and Main Songwriter of Heavy Metal Band 'Metallica')
James Hetfield
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Birthdate: August 3, 1963
Birthplace: Downey, California, United States

James Hetfield is an American songwriter and musician. He is credited with co-founding one of the most popular heavy metal bands of all time, Metallica. James Hetfield is often regarded as one of the greatest guitarists and vocalists ever. Since the 1980s, Hetfield has played a key role in the success of ESP Guitars, as one of its major endorsers.

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Mark Knopfler
(Former lead guitarist, singer and songwriter of the rock band Dire Straits)
Mark Knopfler
11
Birthdate: August 12, 1949
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

Best known as the lead guitarist and singer of the popular rock band Dire Straits, Mark Knopfler is one of Britain’s most celebrated guitar icons. Known for hits such as Sultans of Swing, he and his band also released Brothers in Arms, one of the best-selling albums of all time.

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John Deacon
(Musician)
John Deacon
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Birthdate: August 19, 1951
Birthplace: Oadby, United Kingdom
Former Queen bass guitarist and songwriter John Deacon contributed to some of the most popular hits of the band, such as I Want to Break Free and Another One Bites the Dust. He was the last member to enter the band, and the “quietest.” He retired in 1997.
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Finneas O'Connell
(Pop Musician Known for His Collaboration with His Sister 'Billie Eilish' and Their Song 'No Time to Die')
Finneas O'Connell
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Birthdate: July 30, 1997
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Finneas O'Connell is an American singer-songwriter, actor, and record producer. He has played an important role in the success of his younger sister Billie Eilish's career as he has written and produced many of her popular songs. He has written and produced songs for other famous music artists as well.

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Isaac Hayes
(Singer-songwriter)
Isaac Hayes
8
Birthdate: August 20, 1942
Birthplace: Covington, Tennessee, United States
Died: August 10, 2008
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Claude Debussy
(French Impressionist Composer Best Known for His Opera 'Pelléas et Mélisande')
Claude Debussy
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Birthdate: August 22, 1862
Birthplace: Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
Died: March 25, 1918

Claude Debussy was a French composer whose career spanned over 30 years. Regarded as one of the most influential composers of his generation, Claude Debussy's works have influenced several other composers, such as Bill Evans, George Benjamin, Olivier Messiaen, and Béla Bartók. Claude Debussy is also regarded as the first Impressionist composer, though he rejected the term.

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Joe Strummer
(Singer, Guitarist)
Joe Strummer
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Birthdate: August 21, 1952
Birthplace: Ankara, Turkey
Died: December 22, 2002
Joe Strummer is remembered for his memorable performances with the punk rock band The Clash, with whom he delivered hits such as London Calling and Train in Vain. He was known for his rebellious and politically charged lyrics. He also experimented with acting and hosted on a BBC radio show.
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Jerry Garcia
(The Lead Guitarist and a Vocalist with the Rock Band the "Grateful Dead")
Jerry Garcia
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Birthdate: August 1, 1942
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: August 9, 1995

Jerry Garcia had an illustrious 30-year career as the lead guitarist and vocalist of the rock band the Grateful Dead. Rolling Stone ranked him 13th on their 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time list. He was known for his improvisations, participated in many side projects, and released several solo albums.

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Dimebag Darrell
(Guitarist, Composer, Musician)
Dimebag Darrell
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Birthdate: August 20, 1966
Birthplace: Dallas
Died: December 8, 2004
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Richard Wright (Musician)
(One of the Founders of the Progressive Rock Band ‘Pink Floyd’)
Richard Wright (Musician)
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Birthdate: July 28, 1943
Birthplace: Hatch End, Middlesex, England
Died: September 15, 2008

Richard Wright was an English musician. He is credited with co-founding the popular band ,Pink Floyd, for which he also served as a vocalist and keyboardist. Wright contributed immensely to the success of Pink Floyd and his distinctive keyboard playing was a key component of the music produced by the band.

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Ginger Baker
(Former Drummer known for co-founder and occasional vocalist of the rock band Cream)
Ginger Baker
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Birthdate: August 19, 1939
Birthplace: Lewisham, South London, England
Died: October 6, 2019
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Dua Lipa
(Singer-Songwriter)
Dua Lipa
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Birthdate: August 22, 1995
Birthplace: London, England

At fourteen, singer Dua Lipa began her career by posting covers of famous songs on YouTube. She soon signed a contract with Warner Music Group and shot into fame with the release of her eponymous chart topping debut album. Since then, she has released her critically acclaimed second album, bagged two Grammys and created history at 2018 BRIT Awards.

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Geddy Lee
(Lead Vocalist, Bassist and Keyboardist for the Canadian Rock Group 'Rush')
Geddy Lee
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Birthdate: July 29, 1953
Birthplace: Willowdale, Toronto, Canada
Canadian singer Geddy Lee soared to fame as the lead vocalist, keyboardist, and bassist of the rock band Rush. He and his bandmates of Rush were the first to win the Officer of the Order of Canada as a group. He also released a solo album, My Favourite Headache.
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The Edge
(Lead Guitarist and Keyboardist of the Rock Band 'U2')
The Edge
6
Birthdate: August 8, 1961
Birthplace: Barking, London, England

David Howell Evans, better known as The Edge, is a musician and songwriter. He first gained fame as the keyboardist, lead guitarist, and backing vocalist of the rock band U2. He is known for his signature style of guitar playing. Besides music, he is an advocate for human rights and is involved in numerous philanthropic endeavors. 

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Kenny Rogers
(Best-Selling Country Music Artists of All Time)
Kenny Rogers
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Birthdate: August 21, 1938
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Died: March 20, 2020

Kenny Rogers was an American singer-songwriter. He is among the best-selling musicians of all-time list, having sold over 100 million records. His songs and albums remain influential among country music lovers. A multi-talented personality, Rogers was also successful as an actor and entrepreneur; he was the co-founder of the Kenny Rogers Roasters chain of restaurants.

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Bo Burnham
(Comedian)
Bo Burnham
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Birthdate: August 21, 1990
Birthplace: Hamilton, Massachusetts, United States

Comedian, musician, actor, and filmmaker Bo Burnham started his career as a YouTuber. The funny content he posted soon gained him attention and opened up more opportunities in the entertainment industry. Since then, he has released a few albums and has appeared in many TV shows. His first film as a director was released in 2018.

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Robert Plant
(Lead Singer and Lyricist of the English Rock Band 'Led Zeppelin')
Robert Plant
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Birthdate: August 20, 1948
Birthplace: West Bromwich, England, United Kingdom

Regarded as one of the most influential music artists of all time, Robert Anthony Plant was the lead singer and song writer of the extremely successful rock group Led Zeppelin. After the band disbanded, the Grammy award winning artist, with his powerful and wide vocal range, established a successful solo career. He has also collaborated with other artists and bands.

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Kate Bush
(One of the Most Successful British Solo Performers of All Time)
Kate Bush
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Birthdate: July 30, 1958
Birthplace: Bexleyheath, England, United Kingdom
Kate Bush is best known for her UK Singles Chart-topper debut single Wuthering Heights. She has released 25 UK Top 40 singles, such as Babooshka and Running Up That Hill. She is known for her literary themes and drew inspiration from James Joyce’s Ulysses. She was also awarded the CBE.
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Young Thug
(Rapper)
Young Thug
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Birthdate: August 16, 1991
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Rapper, singer, and songwriter, Young Thug, is considered to be one of the most influential rappers of his generation. Famous for his eccentric vocal style, he has inspired many others in the music industry. His debut studio album peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200 and earned him international fame.

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Roger Taylor
(Best Known As The Drummer Of The Rock Band 'Queen')
Roger Taylor
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Birthdate: July 26, 1949
Birthplace: King's Lynn, Norfolk, England
Roger Taylor soared to fame as the drummer of the iconic rock band Queen. A Planet Rock poll named him the eighth-greatest classic rock drummer. Taylor also became known for his falsetto vocal range and co-wrote hits such as Innuendo and Under Pressure. He also appeared on Pop Quiz.
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Toni Watson
(Singer-Songwriter and Record Producer Best Known for Her Single ‘Dance Monkey’)
Toni Watson
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Birthdate: August 15, 2000
Birthplace: Mount Martha, Australia

Toni Watson is an Australian singer-songwriter whose single, Dance Monkey, broke Bing Crosby's all-time Australian record by spending 24 weeks at number one position on the ARIA Singles Chart. The single also earned Toni Watson several prestigious awards, such as APRA Music Award and ARIA Music Award.

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Buddy Guy
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Birthdate: July 30, 1936
Birthplace: Lettsworth, Louisiana, United States
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Paul Anka
(Known for His Signature Hit Songs "Diana", "Lonely Boy", "Put Your Head on My Shoulder")
Paul Anka
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Birthdate: July 30, 1941
Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada

Paul Anka is a Canadian-American actor and singer-songwriter. As a songwriter, he has contributed to the success of popular musicians, such as Tom Jones, Frank Sinatra, and Michael Jackson. He has also contributed to the theme of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Also known for his business ventures, Anka is credited with opening the popular restaurant and club, Jubilation.

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Taylor Momsen
(Actress & Frontwoman Of The Rock Band The Pretty Reckless)
Taylor Momsen
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Birthdate: July 26, 1993
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Taylor Momsen is an American model, singer-songwriter, and former actress. She started her career as a child actress and became famous for playing Cindy Lou Who in the comedy film How the Grinch Stole Christmas. She then quit acting to focus on music; over the years, she has been contributing to the success of the rock band The Pretty Reckless.

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Layne Staley
(Original Lead Singer of the Rock Band 'Alice in Chains')
Layne Staley
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Birthdate: August 22, 1967
Birthplace: Kirkland, Washington, United States
Died: April 5, 2002

Layne Staley was an American musician best known for his tenor voice and distinct vocal style. The original lead singer of the band Alice in Chains, Layne Staley is credited with the success of the rock band in the early-1990s. His untimely demise at age 34 has inspired several songs, such as Bleeding The Orchid, and a couple of biographies.

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Keith Stanfield
(Actor and Musician Known for His Films ‘Short Term 12’, ‘Selma’, ‘Straight Outta Compton’ and ‘Crown Heights’)
Keith Stanfield
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Birthdate: August 12, 1991
Birthplace: San Bernardino, California, United States

Keith Stanfield is an American actor best known for playing real-life personalities like Snoop Dogg and Jimmie Lee Jackson in biographical films. For playing rapper Snoop Dogg in Straight Outta Compton, Lakeith Stanfield won the Breakthrough Performer award at the Hamptons International Film Festival.

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers
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Birthdate: July 27, 1977
Birthplace: Drimnagh, Dublin, Ireland
Jonathan Rhys Meyers is best known for his Golden Globe-winning portrayal of Elvis Presley in the miniseries Elvis. Fans also loved him as King Henry VIII in The Tudors and as the titular character in Dracula. The Irish Post Legend Award-winner has worked with Hope Foundation and endorsed Hugo Boss.
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Shawn Mendes
(Pop Singer & Songwriter Known for His Debut Studio Album 'Handwritten')
Shawn Mendes
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Birthdate: August 8, 1998
Birthplace: Pickering, Canada

Canadian pop singer Shawn Mendes is known for catchy and soulful folk-pop songs. Stitches, Treat You Better, There's Nothing Holding Me Back, In My Blood, If I Can't Have You and Senorita are some of his popular and chartbuster songs. He was named by the Time Magazine in 2018 as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

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Tory Lanez
(Singer-Rapper Known for His Albums: ‘I Told You’, ‘Memories Don't Die’ and ‘Love Me Now?’)
Tory Lanez
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Birthdate: July 27, 1992
Birthplace: Brampton, Canada

Rapper, singer and songwriter, Tory Lanez’s debut studio album I Told You topped the charts in 2016. His subsequent albums, Memories Don't Die, Love Me Now, Chixtape 5 and Daystar were successful too. He was arrested once for violence and possessing a weapon. He has also been accused of shooting and wounding another rap artist, a charge Tory has denied.

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Alicia Witt
(Actress)
Alicia Witt
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Birthdate: August 21, 1975
Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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John Lee Hooker
(Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Composer)
John Lee Hooker
4
Birthdate: August 22, 1917
Birthplace: Coahoma County
Died: June 21, 2001
Elliott Smith
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Birthdate: August 6, 1969
Birthplace: Omaha
Died: October 21, 2003
Folk singer and guitarist Elliott Smith is best remembered for his tracks Needle in the Hay and Miss Misery, the latter being part of the Oscar-nominated soundtrack of Good Will Hunting. He pioneered the technique of "multi-tracking.” He apparently stabbed himself to death, though the autopsy was inconclusive.
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Chris Pérez
(Lead Guitarist for the Tejano Band “Selena y Los Dinos”)
Chris Pérez
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Birthdate: August 14, 1969
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States
Guitarist Chris Pérez was married to Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla and performed as part of her band, Selena y Los Dinos. Following Selena’s murder by her own manager, Chris sank into depression. He later won a Grammy with the Chris Pérez Band and also wrote a book about Selena. 
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Phoebe Bridgers
(Singer-songwriter)
Phoebe Bridgers
4
Birthdate: August 17, 1994
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, U.S.
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Kathie Lee Gifford
(TV Host Known for Her Talk Show 'Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee')
Kathie Lee Gifford
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Birthdate: August 16, 1953
Birthplace: Paris, France

Kathie Lee Gifford achieved celebrity status by working as a television presenter. She then became a singer-songwriter and author, cementing her place in the entertainment industry. Also known for her charity work, Kathie serves as an ambassador for Childhelp, a non-profit organization working towards preventing child abuse.

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Carroll O’Connor
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Birthdate: August 2, 1924
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Died: June 21, 2001

Carroll O'Connor was an American actor, director, and producer. In a TV career that spanned 40 years, O'Connor popularized several fictional characters, including Archie Bunker from the sitcom All in the Family, for which he received four Emmy Awards. In 1996, he was ranked 38th on the 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time list published by TV Guide.

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Bruce Dickinson
(Lead Singer of the Heavy Metal Band 'Iron Maiden')
Bruce Dickinson
5
Birthdate: August 7, 1958
Birthplace: Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England

Bruce Dickinson is an English singer-songwriter best known for his association with the heavy metal band, Iron Maiden. An important member and lead singer of the band since 1981, Dickinson is famous for his energetic stage presence and wide-ranging operatic vocal style. Also an aircraft enthusiast, Dickinson is credited with creating Cardiff Aviation, a pilot training and aircraft maintenance company.

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Serj Tankian
(Singer-songwriter)
Serj Tankian
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Birthdate: August 21, 1967
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon

Serj Tankian is an Armenian-American record producer, singer, and songwriter. Tankian is credited with co-founding the popular band System of a Down. Renowned for his wide vocal range and unusual delivery, Serj Tankian is widely considered one of the best heavy metal vocalists of all time. Also a political activist, Tankian co-founded Axis of Justice, a non-profit organization.

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Adam Yauch
(Founding Member of the Hip Hop Group ‘Beastie Boys’)
Adam Yauch
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Birthdate: August 5, 1964
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: May 4, 2012

Rapper and bass guitarist Adam Yauch, better known by his pseudonym, “MCA,” was a founding member of the hip-hop and rap rock Beastie Boys. He also owned a film distributing company and was a practicing Buddhist who supported the Tibetan independence movement. He died of parotid cancer.

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G-Dragon
(Singer-songwriter)
G-Dragon
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Birthdate: August 18, 1988
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

G-Dragon is a South Korean singer-songwriter, rapper, and fashion designer. Nicknamed the King of K-pop, G-Dragon is recognized for his influence on music, fashion trends, and youth culture in South Korea. In 2016, he was named as one of the most influential Asian under 30 by Forbes. His work is often cited as an influence by many of his contemporaries.

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Phil Lynott
(Lead Vocalist of the Irish Hard Rock Band 'Thin Lizzy')
Phil Lynott
5
Birthdate: August 20, 1949
Birthplace: West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England
Died: January 4, 1986
Phil Lynott was the frontman of the rock band Thin Lizzy, which delivered hits such as Whiskey in the Jar and Jailbreak. After the group disbanded, Phil had a successful solo career, published two poetry books, and led the band Grand Slam. He struggled with heroin addiction throughout his life.
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Nate Dogg
(Rapper Best Known for His Song ‘Regulate')
Nate Dogg
7
Birthdate: August 19, 1969
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
Died: March 15, 2011

Nicknamed King of Hooks, American singer and rapper Nate Dogg is best known for his collaborations with other celebrated rappers like Snoop Dogg, Warren G and Dr. Dre.  Equally successful as a solo artist, he had recorded three solo albums as well as a string of singles, concurrently charting 16 times on the Billboard Hot 100 as a featured artist.

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Alison Krauss
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Birthdate: July 23, 1971
Birthplace: Champaign, Illinois, United States
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David Crosby
(American singer)
David Crosby
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Birthdate: August 14, 1941
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Larry Graham
(Musician)
Larry Graham
6
Birthdate: August 14, 1946
Birthplace: Beaumont, Texas, USA
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James Horner
(Composer, conductor, and orchestrator of film scores)
James Horner
4
Birthdate: August 14, 1953
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: June 22, 2015