Musicians From Alabama

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Alabama has produced a number of Musicians who have made it big. These include Lionel Richie, Hank Williams, Nat King Cole, Emmylou Harris, Jordan Fisher and others.
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Hank Williams
(One of the Most Significant and Influential Singers and Songwriters of the 20th Century)
Hank Williams
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Birthdate: September 17, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: January 1, 1953

Musician Hank Williams is widely considered one of the most influential and significant American singer-songwriters of the 20th century. Hank Williams influenced several singers, such as Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash, and Charley Pride to name a few. Since his untimely death at the age of 29, many artists have released tribute albums honoring Hank Williams.  

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Lionel Richie
(Co-Lead Singer Of Funk Band The Commodores)
Lionel Richie
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Birthdate: June 20, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini

Lionel Richie is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and composer whose work with the band Commodores and his solo career established him as a successful balladeer of the 1980s. Having sold more than 90 million records, Lionel Richie is one of the best-selling musicians of all time. Also a philanthropist, Richie helped raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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Nat King Cole
(Singer and Jazz Pianist Best Known His Soft Baritone Voice)
Nat King Cole
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Birthdate: March 17, 1919
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: February 15, 1965
Jazz pianist/singer Nat King Cole, father of singer Natalie Cole, is best remembered for tracks such as Too Young and Mona Lisa. His last album, L-O-V-E, was recorded while he battled lung cancer. With The Nat King Cole Show, he became the first African-American to host his own show.
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Jordan Fisher
(Actor and Singer Known for His TV Series ‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager’)
Jordan Fisher
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Birthdate: April 24, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus

Jordan Fisher is well-known for his acting, singing, and dancing skills. He won the 25th season of the popular dance competition television series Dancing with the Stars. As a singer, he has released singles, such as All About Us and Lookin' Like That. He also served as a commentator at the 2019 Fortnite World-Cup, an annual e-sports competition.

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Sam Phillips
(Record producer)
Sam Phillips
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Birthdate: January 5, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: July 30, 2003
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Emmylou Harris
(Singer, Songwriter and Musician)
Emmylou Harris
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Birthdate: April 2, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries

Emmylou Harris is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. Apart from being a bandleader, a solo artist, and an interpreter of other artists' works, Harris is also an activist; since 1999, she has been conducting Concerts for a Landmine Free World, an annual benefit tour. She is also an ardent supporter of animal rights organizations, such as PETA.

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Katherine Jackson
(Musical Talent)
Katherine Jackson
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Birthdate: May 4, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
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YBN Nahmir
(Rapper)
YBN Nahmir
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Birthdate: December 18, 1999
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Eddie Kendricks
(Co-founder of the Motown Singing Group 'The Temptations')
Eddie Kendricks
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Birthdate: December 17, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: October 5, 1992
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Brittany Howard
(Musician)
Brittany Howard
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Birthdate: October 2, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
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Tommy Shaw
(Musician)
Tommy Shaw
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Birthdate: September 11, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Dinah Washington
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Birthdate: August 29, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: December 14, 1963
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Dennis Edwards
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Birthdate: February 3, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: February 1, 2018
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Jason Isbell
(Singer)
Jason Isbell
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Birthdate: February 1, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Sun Ra
(American composer)
Sun Ra
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Birthdate: May 22, 1914
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: May 30, 1993
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Mathew Knowles
(Businessperson)
Mathew Knowles
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Birthdate: January 9, 1952
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Jamey Johnson
(Singer-songwriter)
Jamey Johnson
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Birthdate: July 14, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Toni Tennille
(Singer-songwriter)
Toni Tennille
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Birthdate: May 8, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Flo Milli
(Rapper)
Flo Milli
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Birthdate: January 9, 2000
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Mark Wilkerson
(Musician)
Mark Wilkerson
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Birthdate: September 6, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Taylor Hicks
(Musician, Singer, Singer-songwriter)
Taylor Hicks
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Birthdate: October 7, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
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Ray Sawyer
(Singer)
Ray Sawyer
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Birthdate: February 1, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: December 31, 2018
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Big Mama Thornton
(Musician, Singer)
Big Mama Thornton
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Birthdate: December 11, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: July 25, 1984
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W. C. Handy
(Composer)
W. C. Handy
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Birthdate: November 16, 1873
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: March 28, 1958
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Chuck Leavell
(Musician)
Chuck Leavell
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Birthdate: April 28, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Donna Jean Godchaux
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Birthdate: August 22, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo
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Diana DeGarmo
(Singer-songwriter)
Diana DeGarmo
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Birthdate: June 16, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Bill Lee
(Baseball player)
Bill Lee
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Birthdate: July 23, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
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Vern Gosdin
(Singer, Musician)
Vern Gosdin
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Birthdate: August 5, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: April 28, 2009
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James Reese Europe
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Birthdate: February 22, 1880
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: May 9, 1919
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Miles Copeland, Jr.
(CIA Officer Who was Known for His Close Personal Relationship With Egyptian Leader Gamal Abdel Nasser)
Miles Copeland, Jr.
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Birthdate: July 16, 1916
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: January 14, 1991

Miles Copeland, Jr. was an American businessman, musician, and Central Intelligence Agency officer. He is remembered for his close friendship with Gamal Abdel Nasser and his famous books on intelligence. Miles Copeland, Jr. played important role in the March 1949 Syrian coup d'état as well as in the 28 Mordad coup d'état, participating in many covert operations in the process.

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Curly Putman
(Songwriter)
Curly Putman
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Birthdate: November 20, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: October 30, 2016
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Freddie Hart
(Musician)
Freddie Hart
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Birthdate: December 21, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: October 27, 2018
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Billy Norris Sherrill
(Songwriter and producer)
Billy Norris Sherrill
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Birthdate: November 5, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: August 4, 2015
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David Hood
(Bassist)
David Hood
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Birthdate: September 21, 1943
Sun Sign: Virgo
Charles Elzer Loudermilk
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Birthdate: July 7, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: January 26, 2011
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Dan Penn
(Singer, Songwriter)
Dan Penn
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Birthdate: November 16, 1941
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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William King
(Singer)
William King
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Birthdate: January 30, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Joe Guy
(Musician)
Joe Guy
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Birthdate: September 20, 1920
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: June 1, 1962
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Benny Benjamin
(Jazz musician)
Benny Benjamin
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Birthdate: July 25, 1925
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: April 20, 1969
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Earl Hudson
(Drummer)
Earl Hudson
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Birthdate: December 17, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Hugh Martin
(Composer)
Hugh Martin
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Birthdate: August 11, 1914
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: March 11, 2011
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Cootie Williams
(Trumpeter)
Cootie Williams
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Birthdate: July 10, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: September 15, 1985
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Erskine Hawkins
(Trumpeter)
Erskine Hawkins
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Birthdate: July 26, 1914
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: November 11, 1993
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Louisiana Red
(Guitarist)
Louisiana Red
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Birthdate: March 23, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: February 25, 2012
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Rachel Wammack
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Birthdate: 1995 AD
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Rocky Roberts
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Birthdate: August 23, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: January 14, 2005
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Beverly Jo Scott
(Singer-songwriter who performed Planet Janis, a touring tribute show to Janis Joplin)
Beverly Jo Scott
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Birthdate: May 15, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Hal Kemp
(Saxophonist, Clarinetist)
Hal Kemp
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Birthdate: March 27, 1904
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: December 21, 1940
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Jerry McCain
(Musician)
Jerry McCain
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Birthdate: June 18, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: March 28, 2012