Male Rock Musicians

1Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley
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Famous As: Singer
Birthday: 08 January 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: 16 August 1977
The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, winner of 3 Grammys, and pioneer of the Pelvis move, Elvis Presley was a musical phenomenon of the 20th century. Known for his humbleness, love for God and devotion to his country, Presley had numerous gold, platinum and multi-platinum records to his credit, including 18 number 1 hits and 38 top ten hits.

2Elton John

Elton John
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Famous As: Singer
Birthday: 25 March 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
The supremely gifted English singer, songwriter, pianist and composer, Elton John has entertained music lovers globally since the 1970s. His phenomenal talent make him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. Not to forget his tribute to Princess Diana, Candle in the Wind 1997, which till date is one of the best-selling singles in the UK and the US.

3John Lennon

John Lennon
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Famous As: Co-founder of 'The Beatles'
Birthday: 09 October 1940
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British
Died: 08 December 1980

John Lennon was part of the hugely successful and popular music band, Beatles. It became the first British band to break out big in the US. However, they eventually broke up. Subsequently, Lennon went solo, with 1971 album, Imagine, being his most successful and acclaimed post-Beatles efforts. Sadly he was shot dead by a deranged fan in New York.

4Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix
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Famous As: Singer & Musician
Birthday: 27 November 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: 18 September 1970

One of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century, Jimi Hendrix began playing guitar at the age of 15. As his career progressed, he became the first musician to use stereophonic phasing effects in recordings. Rolling Stone ranked him as the greatest guitarist and the sixth greatest artist of all time. He died under mysterious circumstances at the age of 27.

5Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr
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Famous As: Musician
Birthday: 07 July 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British

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.

6Neil Young

Neil Young
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthday: 12 November 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Canadian

One of rock and roll’s greatest songwriters and performers of all time, Neil Young has worked both solo as well with bands like Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. The Grammy award winning musician’s notable albums include After the Gold Rush, Harvest, Harvest Moon and Ragged Glory. He strongly backs environmental and disability issues too.

7Phil Collins

Phil Collins
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Famous As: Drummer
Birthday: 30 January 1951
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British

Phil Collins is best known for his work with the popular rock band Genesis. Having sold more than 150 million copies worldwide, he is one of the best-selling music artists in the world. Phil is one of three recording artists who have sold more than 100 million records both as principal members of a band and as solo artists.

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8Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones
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Famous As: Musician, Conductor, Producer, Arranger, Composer, Film Composer
Birthday: 14 March 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

Regarded as one of the most popular and influential jazz musicians of the previous century, Quincy Jones is known for his work with other legendary artists like Michael Jackson and Frank Sinatra. As the first African-American to find success at the Academy Awards ceremony, Quincy has influenced a host of black musicians and songwriters.

9Cat Stevens

Cat Stevens
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthday: 21 July 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British

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.

10Benji Madden

Benji Madden
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Famous As: Guitarist
Birthday: 11 March 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

Along with his identical twin brother, Joel Madden, Benji Madden has been one of the greatest musical duos as far as twin siblings are concerned. A huge fan of tattoos, Benji Madden has several tattoos, including one of Benjamin Franklin, which is so big that it covers his entire back!

11Lewis Capaldi

Lewis Capaldi
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Famous As: Singer
Birthday: 07 October 1996
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British, Scottish

12Kris Kristofferson

Kris Kristofferson
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Famous As: Singer
Birthday: 22 June 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

13Axl Rose

Axl Rose
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Famous As: Musician
Birthday: 06 February 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

14Penn Badgley

Penn Badgley
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Famous As: Actor
Birthday: 01 November 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

15Tom Waits

Tom Waits
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Famous As: Singer, Composer, Actor
Birthday: 07 December 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

16Jerry Lee Lewis

Jerry Lee Lewis
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Famous As: Singer
Birthday: 29 September 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

17Steven Van Zandt

Steven Van Zandt
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Famous As: Actor, Musician, Screenwriter, Record producer, Disc jockey, Singer, Television actor, Guitarist, Pianist, Composer
Birthday: 22 November 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

18Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams
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Famous As: Singer, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Musician, Songwriter
Birthday: 05 November 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

19John Frusciante

John Frusciante
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Famous As: Prostitution, Singer-songwriter, Singer
Birthday: 05 March 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

20Michael Peña

Michael Peña
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Famous As: Actor
Birthday: 13 January 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

21Billy Idol

Billy Idol
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Famous As:
Birthday: 30 November 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British

22Rick James

Rick James
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Famous As: Musician
Birthday: 01 February 1948
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: 06 August 2004

23Sufjan Stevens

Sufjan Stevens
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Composer, Oboist, Banjoist, Record producer, Guitarist, Pianist
Birthday: 01 July 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

24David Byrne

David Byrne
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Famous As: American-Scottish musician
Birthday: 14 May 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American, Scottish

25Lou Reed

Lou Reed
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Famous As: Musician
Birthday: 02 March 1942
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: 27 October 2013

26Chris Jericho

Chris Jericho
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthday: 09 November 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

27Steve Earle

Steve Earle
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Famous As: Musician, Singer-songwriter
Birthday: 17 January 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

28Nick Cave

Nick Cave
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthday: 22 September 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Australian

29Nick Drake

Nick Drake
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Guitarist, Composer
Birthday: 19 June 1948
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Burmese
Died: 25 November 1974

30Damon Albarn

Damon Albarn
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Famous As: Guitarist, Singer, Musician, Composer, Songwriter
Birthday: 23 March 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

31Alex Wolff

Alex Wolff
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Famous As: Actor
Birthday: 01 November 1997
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

32Brandon Flowers

Brandon Flowers
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Composer, Pianist
Birthday: 21 June 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

33Carlos Santana

Carlos Santana
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Famous As:
Birthday: 20 July 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

34Trent Reznor

Trent Reznor
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Famous As: Singer, Composer, Pianist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Record producer
Birthday: 17 May 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

35Bob Seger

Bob Seger
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Famous As: American singer-songwriter
Birthday: 06 May 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

36Mick Fleetwood

Mick Fleetwood
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Famous As: Musician
Birthday: 24 June 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British

37Steve Winwood

Steve Winwood
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Famous As: Musician
Birthday: 12 May 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British

38Gary Glitter

Gary Glitter
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Famous As: Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Autobiographer
Birthday: 08 May 1944
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British

39Moby

Moby
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Famous As: Musician
Birthday: 11 September 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

40Ronnie Wood

Ronnie Wood
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Famous As: Musician & Songwriter
Birthday: 01 June 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British

41John Lydon

John Lydon
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Television presenter, Film actor, Lyricist, Actor, Singer
Birthday: 31 January 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British

42GG Allin

GG Allin
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Famous As: Musician, Singer-Songwriter
Birthday: 29 August 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: 28 June 1993

43Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend
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Famous As: Musician, Singer-songwriter, Composer
Birthday: 19 May 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British

44Mick Mars

Mick Mars
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Famous As: Musician
Birthday: 04 May 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

45Steve Burns

Steve Burns
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Famous As: Actor, Film actor, Television actor
Birthday: 09 October 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

46Donovan

Donovan
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Composer, Autobiographer, Writer, Poet, Record producer, Film score composer
Birthday: 10 May 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British

47Chris Isaak

Chris Isaak
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Famous As: Singer, Actor, Musician, Singer-songwriter
Birthday: 26 June 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

48Krist Novoselic

Krist Novoselic
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Famous As: Bassist, Musician, Composer, Blogger
Birthday: 16 May 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

49Ronnie Van Zant

Ronnie Van Zant
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Famous As: Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Composer, Guitarist
Birthday: 15 January 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: 20 October 1977

50Harry Nilsson

Harry Nilsson
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer, Composer, Songwriter, Pianist
Birthday: 15 June 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: 15 January 1994