Famous Musicians From Illinois

Illinois has produced a number of Musicians who have made it big. These include John Belushi, Quincy Jones, Miles Davis, Eddie Vedder, Patti Smith and others.

John BelushiJohn Belushi
24 January 1949, American
Comedian
Quincy JonesQuincy Jones
14 March 1933, American
Musician, Conductor, Producer, Arranger, Composer,

Miles DavisMiles Davis
26 May 1926, American
Jazz Trumpeter

Eddie VedderEddie Vedder
23 December 1964, American
Musician

Patti SmithPatti Smith
30 December 1946, American
Singer

Lil DurkLil Durk
19 October 1992, American
Rapper
Michael PeñaMichael Peña
13 January 1976, American
Actor

Chief KeefChief Keef
15 August 1995, American
Rapper, Singer, Record Producer, Composer

Chaka KhanChaka Khan
23 March 1953, American
Singer
Polo GPolo G
06 January 1999, American
Rapper

Billy CorganBilly Corgan
17 March 1967, American
Musician
Warren ZevonWarren Zevon
24 January 1947, American
Rock Singer-songwriter

Shel SilversteinShel Silverstein
25 September 1930, American
Poet

Peter CeteraPeter Cetera
13 September 1944, American
Singer

Curtis MayfieldCurtis Mayfield
03 June 1942, American
Singer, Guitarist

Cassidy FreemanCassidy Freeman
22 April 1982, American
Actress
Patrick StumpPatrick Stump
27 April 1984, American
Singer-songwriter, Musician, Record Producer,

Benny GoodmanBenny Goodman
30 May 1909, American
Bandleader and clarinetist

Laurie AndersonLaurie Anderson
05 June 1947, American
Musician

Paul GilbertPaul Gilbert
06 November 1966, American
Guitarist
Noah Gray-CabeyNoah Gray-Cabey
16 November 1995, American
Pianist, Actor

Juice WRLDJuice WRLD
02 December 1998, American
Rapper
CupcakkeCupcakke
31 May 1997, American
Rapper

Kala SavageKala Savage
16 October 1978, American
Actress

KiiaraKiiara
24 May 1995, American
Pop Singer, Songwriter
Montana of 300Montana of 300
03 March 1989, American
Rapper

Ann Marie SlaterAnn Marie Slater
20 November 1995, American
Singer-songwriter
TinkTink
18 March 1995, American
Rapper

SmokePurppSmokePurpp
15 May 1997, American
Rrapper & Pproducer

Peter WentzPeter Wentz
05 June 1979, American
Musician, Songwriter, Bassist
Amatus Sami-KarimAmatus Sami-Karim
 , American
Musician, Composer, Actress

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Matt LauriaMatt Lauria
22 June 1982, American
Actor
John PrineJohn Prine
10 October 1946, American
Singer-songwriter

David Ogden StiersDavid Ogden Stiers
31 October 1942, American
Actor

Alison KraussAlison Krauss
23 July 1971, American
Singer

John DoeJohn Doe
25 February 1953, American
Singer
Virgil AblohVirgil Abloh
30 September 1980, American
Fashion designer
Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock
12 April 1940, American
Singer-songwriter, Bandleader, Conductor, Jazz

Gil Scott-HeronGil Scott-Heron
01 April 1949, American
Singer, Writer, Composer, Poet, Pianist

Andrew BirdAndrew Bird
11 July 1973, American
Musician

Paul AdelsteinPaul Adelstein
29 April 1969, American
Actor
Terry KathTerry Kath
31 January 1946, American
Musician, Singer, Guitarist

Dan FogelbergDan Fogelberg
13 August 1951, American
Musician

Ray ManzarekRay Manzarek
12 February 1939, American
American musician

Lupe FiascoLupe Fiasco
16 February 1982, American
Rapper

Donny HathawayDonny Hathaway
01 October 1945, American
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Conductor, Musician,
Jodi BensonJodi Benson
10 October 1961, American
Actor, Singer, Voice actor, Musician, Stage actor

Rickie Lee JonesRickie Lee Jones
08 November 1954, American
Singer
Mel TorméMel Tormé
13 September 1925, American
Actor, Singer, Composer, Novelist, Songwriter,

Marla GibbsMarla Gibbs
14 June 1931, American
Actress

Jeff TweedyJeff Tweedy
25 August 1967, American
American songwriter
Henry GibsonHenry Gibson
09 August 1942, American
Percussionist

James IhaJames Iha
26 March 1968, Japanese, American
Musician
Gretchen WilsonGretchen Wilson
26 June 1973, American
Musical artist

Roger McGuinnRoger McGuinn
13 July 1942, American
Musician

Nils LofgrenNils Lofgren
21 June 1951, American
Musician

Lou RawlsLou Rawls
01 December 1933, American
Singer

Jonathan CainJonathan Cain
26 February 1950, American
Musician
Lou AdlerLou Adler
13 December 1933, American
Record producer, Composer

Kevin CroninKevin Cronin
06 October 1951, American
Vocalist

Dennis DeYoungDennis DeYoung
18 February 1947, American
Singer

Melvin Van PeeblesMelvin Van Peebles
21 August 1932, American
Actor
No I.D.No I.D.
23 June 1971
Disc jockey

Lisa ZaneLisa Zane
05 April 1961, American
Actress
Boots RileyBoots Riley
01 April 1971, American
Musician

Jody WatleyJody Watley
30 January 1959, American
Singer

Mike BloomfieldMike Bloomfield
28 July 1943, American
singer, musician, guitarist, pianist
JeremihJeremih
17 July 1987, American
Singer-songwriter, Lyricist, Record producer,

Gene KrupaGene Krupa
15 January 1909, American
American drummer
Karla DeVitoKarla DeVito
29 August 1953, American
Singer

Paul ButterfieldPaul Butterfield
17 December 1942, American
Singer, Musician

Brett EldredgeBrett Eldredge
23 March 1986, American
Singer
Frankie LaineFrankie Laine
30 March 1913, American
Singer

Jack NitzscheJack Nitzsche
22 April 1937, American
Musician
Rick NielsenRick Nielsen
22 December 1948, American
Guitarist

Jimmy ChamberlinJimmy Chamberlin
10 June 1964, American
Drummer

Verdine WhiteVerdine White
25 July 1951, American
American musician

Brendon SmallBrendon Small
15 February 1975, American
Composer, Singer, Animator, Screenwriter,
Bun E. CarlosBun E. Carlos
12 June 1950, American
Drummer
Francis Parker YockeyFrancis Parker Yockey
18 September 1917, American
Philosopher, Historian, Writer, Pianist, Lawyer,

Blind Lemon JeffersonBlind Lemon Jefferson
24 September 1893, American
Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Street artist,

John MyungJohn Myung
24 January 1967, American
Bassist, Musician

Patrick LeonardPatrick Leonard
1955 AD, American
composer, record producer, musician, songwriter
Niykee HeatonNiykee Heaton
04 December 1994, American
Singer-songwriter

Danny SeraphineDanny Seraphine
28 August 1948, American
Composer, Songwriter, Jazz musician, Record

KaskadeKaskade
25 February 1971, American
DJ

Darryl JonesDarryl Jones
11 December 1961, American
Bassist, Jazz musician

John PanozzoJohn Panozzo
20 September 1948, American
Drummer
Suzy BoggussSuzy Bogguss
30 December 1956, American
Musician

Tom PaxtonTom Paxton
31 October 1937, American
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Musician, Guitarist,
Timi YuroTimi Yuro
04 August 1940, Italian, American
Singer-Songwriter

Louie BellsonLouie Bellson
06 July 1924, American
Musician
Tom PeterssonTom Petersson
09 May 1950, American
Musician, Songwriter
Ramsey LewisRamsey Lewis
27 May 1935, American
Radio personality, Jazz musician, Pianist