Musicians From Connecticut

Connecticut has produced a number of Musicians who have made it big. These include John Mayer, Robert Mitchum, Gary Burghoff, Alfred Newman, Charles Ives and others.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Jeff Porcaro

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

 2 John Mayer

John Mayer.
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Famous As: Singer
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 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.

 4 Gary Burghoff

Gary Burghoff.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 24, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini

Gary Burghoff is an American actor who is credited with originating the popular role of Charlie Brown in the 1967 Broadway musical You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. He is also known for originating the role of Walter Eugene O'Reilly in the 1970 black comedy war movie MASH and the popular TV series of the same name.

 5 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

 6 Charles Ives

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

 7 Christy Carlson Romano

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

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

 9 Thurston Moore

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

 10 Liz Phair

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

 11 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. 

 12 Bill Moseley

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

 13 Steve Porcaro

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

 14 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.

 15 Poo Bear

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

 16 Alfred Newman

Alfred Newman.
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Famous As: American composer
Birthdate: March 17, 1901
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: February 17, 1970

 17 Horace Silver

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

 18 John Mitchum

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

 19 Joe Porcaro

Joe Porcaro
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Famous As: Jazz musician, Percussionist
Birthdate: April 29, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus

 20 Rob Hyman

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

 21 Jerry Bock

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

 22 James Pierpont

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

 23 Dominic Frontiere

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

 24 Wayne Bergeron

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

 25 Mark Salzman

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

 26 David Isay

David Isay
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Birthdate: December 5, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 27 Pete Jolly

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

 28 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