Musicians From Connecticut

Connecticut has produced a number of Musicians who have made it big. These include Karen Carpenter, John Mayer, Michael Bolton, Robert Mitchum, Evan Ross and others.

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 1 Jeff Porcaro

Jeff Porcaro
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Famous As: 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
Birthdate: April 1, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: August 5, 1992

 2 John Mayer

John Mayer
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
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. 

 3 Karen Carpenter

Karen Carpenter
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Famous As: Singer
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.

 4 Robert Mitchum

Robert Mitchum
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 6, 1917
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: July 1, 1997
Robert Mitchum is best known for his film noirs, such as Undercurrent, and for defining the antihero in movies of the 1950s and 1960s. Fans loved him in The Story of G.I. and Joe and as U.S. Navy Captain Victor Henry in The Winds of War and its sequel.

 5 Evan Ross

Evan Ross
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Famous As: Actor
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.

 6 Michael Bolton

Michael Bolton
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
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.

 7 Richard Carpenter

Richard Carpenter
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Famous As: conductor, singer, songwriter, jazz musician, pianist, record producer
Birthdate: October 15, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
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 8 Charles Ives

Charles Ives
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: October 20, 1874
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: May 19, 1954

 9 Christy Carlson Romano

Christy Carlson Romano
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 20, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces

 10 Mark McGrath

Mark McGrath
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: March 15, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces

 11 Thurston Moore

Thurston Moore
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 25, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo

 12 Liz Phair

Liz Phair
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 17, 1967
Sun Sign: Aries

 13 Gene Pitney

Gene Pitney
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 17, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: April 5, 2006

 14 Katie Stevens

Katie Stevens
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Famous As: Actress, Singer
Birthdate: December 8, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 15 Luann de Lesseps

Luann de Lesseps
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Famous As: TV personality, Singer
Birthdate: May 17, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus

 16 Bill Moseley

Bill Moseley
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 11, 1951
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 17 Vinnie Vincent

Vinnie Vincent
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Famous As: Guitarist
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. 

 18 Steve Porcaro

Steve Porcaro
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Famous As: Keyboardist
Birthdate: September 2, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo

 19 Mike Porcaro

Mike Porcaro
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Famous As: Musician
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.

 20 Poo Bear

Poo Bear
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 4, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo

 21 John Mitchum

John Mitchum
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 6, 1919
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: November 29, 2001

 22 Alfred Newman

Alfred Newman
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: March 17, 1900
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: February 17, 1970

 23 Horace Silver

Horace Silver
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Famous As: Pianist
Birthdate: September 2, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: June 18, 2014

 24 Joe Porcaro

Joe Porcaro
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Famous As: Former jazz drummer
Birthdate: April 29, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: July 6, 2020

 25 Rob Hyman

Rob Hyman
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 24, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus

 26 Jerry Bock

Jerry Bock
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: November 23, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: November 3, 2010

 27 James Pierpont

James Pierpont
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Famous As: composer, lyricist, songwriter
Birthdate: April 25, 1822
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: August 5, 1893

 28 Dominic Frontiere

Dominic Frontiere
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: June 17, 1931
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: December 21, 2021

 29 Wayne Bergeron

Wayne Bergeron
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Famous As: Trumpeter
Birthdate: January 16, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 30 Paul Leka

Paul Leka
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Famous As: Songwriter, Musician
Birthdate: February 20, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: October 12, 2011

 31 Mark Salzman

Mark Salzman
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Famous As: Writer, Musician
Birthdate: December 3, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 32 Pete Jolly

Pete Jolly
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: June 5, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: November 6, 2004

 33 Reginald De Koven

Reginald De Koven
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Famous As: Music Critic
Birthdate: April 3, 1859
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: January 16, 1920