Musicians From Connecticut

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Connecticut has produced a number of Musicians who have made it big. These include Karen Carpenter, John Mayer, Evan Ross, Michael Bolton, Gene Pitney and others.
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Jeff Porcaro
(Former Drummer best known for his work with the rock band Toto, but is one of the most recorded session musicians, working on hundreds of albums and thousands of sessions)
Jeff Porcaro
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Birthdate: April 1, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: August 5, 1992
 2 
John Mayer
(Pop-Rock Singer Known for His Albums 'Room for Squares' and 'Heavier Things')
John Mayer
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Birthdate: October 16, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
John Mayer went from working at a gas station to producing the multi-platinum albums Room for Squares and Heavier Things and winning multiple Grammys. He has worked with bands such as the John Mayer Trio and Dead & Company. He has written for Esquire, donates to charities, and collects watches. 
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Karen Carpenter
(Singer & Drummer Known for Her Distinctive Three-Octave Contralto Vocal Range)
Karen Carpenter
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Birthdate: March 2, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: February 4, 1983

One half of the popular musical duo The Carpenters, Karen Carpenter was an American drummer and singer. Her death at age 32 and life-long struggles with eating disorders led to increased awareness of conditions like anorexia and body dysmorphia, which were little-known at the time. In 2010, Carpenter was named on Rolling Stone's 100 greatest singers of all time list.

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Evan Ross
(Actor and Musician)
Evan Ross
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Birthdate: August 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Evan Ross, son of singer Diana Ross and mountaineer Arne Næss Jr, gained prominence with his roles in ATL and The Hunger Games films. He is also an R&B singer. Fans loved him as Charlie Selby in 90210, Angel Rivera in Star, and Dre in 96 Minutes.
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Michael Bolton
(Member of the Rock Band 'Blackjack' Who Became Known for His Series of 'Pop Rock Ballads')
Michael Bolton
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Birthdate: February 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Pisces

Michael Bolton is an American singer-songwriter who has sold over 75 million records so far. Apart from recording several top 10 albums on the Billboard charts, Bolton also has several prestigious awards under his belt, such as Grammy Awards. Also known for his charity work, Bolton set up the Michael Bolton Foundation in order to aid children and women.

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Thurston Moore
(Musician)
Thurston Moore
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Birthdate: July 25, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
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Richard Carpenter
(conductor, singer, songwriter, jazz musician, pianist, record producer)
Richard Carpenter
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Birthdate: October 15, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Christy Carlson Romano
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Birthdate: March 20, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
 9 
Charles Ives
(Composer)
Charles Ives
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Birthdate: October 20, 1874
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: May 19, 1954
 10 
Mark McGrath
(Musician)
Mark McGrath
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Birthdate: March 15, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Liz Phair
(Singer)
Liz Phair
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Birthdate: April 17, 1967
Sun Sign: Aries
 12 
Gene Pitney
(Singer-songwriter)
Gene Pitney
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Birthdate: February 17, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: April 5, 2006
 13 
Katie Stevens
(Actress, Singer)
Katie Stevens
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Birthdate: December 8, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 14 
Vinnie Vincent
(Guitarist and Former Member of the Rock Band ‘Kiss’)
Vinnie Vincent
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Birthdate: August 6, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo

Vinnie Vincent is a songwriter cum guitarist. He gained international fame as a member of the band Kiss in the 1980s. He has performed with various other bands as well and founded his own glam metal band, Vinnie Vincent Invasion. He has traveled the world, performing in different countries with multiple artists. 

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Luann de Lesseps
(TV personality, Singer)
Luann de Lesseps
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Birthdate: May 17, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Steve Porcaro
(Keyboardist)
Steve Porcaro
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Birthdate: September 2, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
 17 
Bill Moseley
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Birthdate: November 11, 1951
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Mike Porcaro
(Bass Player Best Known as the Member of the Rock Band 'Toto')
Mike Porcaro
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Birthdate: May 29, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: March 15, 2015

Mike Porcaro was an American bass player best remembered for his association with the popular rock band Toto. Porcaro's career was cut short by motor neuron disease as he was forced to retire from touring, in 2007. He died at the age of 59 from complications that stemmed up from motor neuron disease.

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John Mitchum
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Birthdate: September 6, 1919
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: November 29, 2001
 20 
Poo Bear
(Singer-songwriter)
Poo Bear
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Birthdate: September 4, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
 21 
Alfred Newman
(Composer)
Alfred Newman
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Birthdate: March 17, 1900
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: February 17, 1970
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Horace Silver
(Pianist)
Horace Silver
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Birthdate: September 2, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: June 18, 2014
 23 
Joe Porcaro
(Former jazz drummer)
Joe Porcaro
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Birthdate: April 29, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: July 6, 2020
 24 
Rob Hyman
(Singer-songwriter)
Rob Hyman
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Birthdate: April 24, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Jerry Bock
(Composer)
Jerry Bock
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Birthdate: November 23, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: November 3, 2010
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James Pierpont
(composer, lyricist, songwriter)
James Pierpont
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Birthdate: April 25, 1822
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: August 5, 1893
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Dominic Frontiere
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Birthdate: June 17, 1931
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: December 21, 2021
 28 
Wayne Bergeron
(Trumpeter)
Wayne Bergeron
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Birthdate: January 16, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Paul Leka
(Songwriter, Musician)
Paul Leka
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Birthdate: February 20, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: October 12, 2011
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Mark Salzman
(Writer, Musician)
Mark Salzman
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Birthdate: December 3, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Pete Jolly
(Musician)
Pete Jolly
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Birthdate: June 5, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: November 6, 2004
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Reginald De Koven
(Music Critic)
Reginald De Koven
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Birthdate: April 3, 1859
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: January 16, 1920