Famous Musicians From Illinois

Illinois has produced a number of Musicians who have made it big. These include Chaka Khan, Quincy Jones, John Belushi, Michael Peña, Miles Davis and others.

Chaka KhanChaka Khan
23 March 1953, American
Singer
Quincy JonesQuincy Jones
14 March 1933, American
Musician, Conductor, Producer, Arranger, Composer,

John BelushiJohn Belushi
24 January 1949, American
Comedian

Michael PeñaMichael Peña
13 January 1976, American
Actor

Miles DavisMiles Davis
26 May 1926, American
Jazz Trumpeter

Patti SmithPatti Smith
30 December 1946, American
Singer
Eddie VedderEddie Vedder
23 December 1964, American
Musician

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

Shel SilversteinShel Silverstein
25 September 1930, American
Poet
Billy CorganBilly Corgan
17 March 1967, American
Musician

Peter CeteraPeter Cetera
13 September 1944, American
Singer
Warren ZevonWarren Zevon
24 January 1947, American
Rock Singer-songwriter

Lil DurkLil Durk
19 October 1992, American
Rapper

Curtis MayfieldCurtis Mayfield
03 June 1942, American
Singer, Guitarist

Polo GPolo G
06 January 1999, American
Rapper

Benny GoodmanBenny Goodman
30 May 1909, American
Bandleader and clarinetist
Cassidy FreemanCassidy Freeman
22 April 1982, American
Actress

Patrick StumpPatrick Stump
27 April 1984, American
Singer-songwriter, Musician, Record Producer,

Laurie AndersonLaurie Anderson
05 June 1947, American
Musician

Paul GilbertPaul Gilbert
06 November 1966, American
Guitarist
Juice WRLDJuice WRLD
02 December 1998, American
Rapper

Kala SavageKala Savage
16 October 1978, American
Actress
CupcakkeCupcakke
31 May 1997, American
Rapper

Noah Gray-CabeyNoah Gray-Cabey
16 November 1995, American
Pianist, Actor

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

SmokePurppSmokePurpp
15 May 1997, American
Rrapper & Pproducer
Ann Marie SlaterAnn Marie Slater
20 November 1995, American
Singer-songwriter

TinkTink
18 March 1995, American
Rapper

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

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Alison KraussAlison Krauss
23 July 1971, American
Singer, Fiddler
John PrineJohn Prine
10 October 1946, American
Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer

Dan FogelbergDan Fogelberg
13 August 1951, American
Musician

John DoeJohn Doe
25 February 1953, American
Singer

David Ogden StiersDavid Ogden Stiers
31 October 1942, American
Actor
Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock
12 April 1940, American
Singer-songwriter, Bandleader, Conductor, Jazz
Marla GibbsMarla Gibbs
14 June 1931, American
Actress

Donny HathawayDonny Hathaway
01 October 1945, American
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Conductor, Musician,

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

Terry KathTerry Kath
31 January 1946, American
Musician, Singer, Guitarist
Lupe FiascoLupe Fiasco
16 February 1982, American
Rapper

Jodi BensonJodi Benson
10 October 1961, American
Actor, Singer, Voice actor, Musician, Stage actor

Ray ManzarekRay Manzarek
12 February 1939, American
American musician

Paul AdelsteinPaul Adelstein
29 April 1969, American
Actor

Brett EldredgeBrett Eldredge
23 March 1986, American
Singer
Rickie Lee JonesRickie Lee Jones
08 November 1954, American
Singer

Mel TorméMel Tormé
13 September 1925, American
Actor, Singer, Composer, Novelist, Songwriter,
Jonathan CainJonathan Cain
26 February 1950, American
Musician

Lou RawlsLou Rawls
01 December 1933, American
Singer

Exene CervenkaExene Cervenka
01 February 1956, American
singer
Andrew BirdAndrew Bird
11 July 1973, American
Musician

Lou AdlerLou Adler
13 December 1933, American
Record producer, Composer
Dennis DeYoungDennis DeYoung
18 February 1947, American
Singer

Boots RileyBoots Riley
01 April 1971, American
Musician

Roger McGuinnRoger McGuinn
13 July 1942, American
Musician

Henry GibsonHenry Gibson
09 August 1942, American
Percussionist

JeremihJeremih
17 July 1987, American
Singer-songwriter, Lyricist, Record producer,
James IhaJames Iha
26 March 1968, Japanese, American
Musician

Jeff TweedyJeff Tweedy
25 August 1967, American
American songwriter

Kevin CroninKevin Cronin
06 October 1951, American
Vocalist

Paul ButterfieldPaul Butterfield
17 December 1942, American
Singer, Musician
Mike BloomfieldMike Bloomfield
28 July 1943, American
singer, musician, guitarist, pianist

Jody WatleyJody Watley
30 January 1959, American
Singer
Nils LofgrenNils Lofgren
21 June 1951, American
Musician

Rick NielsenRick Nielsen
22 December 1948, American
Guitarist

Frankie LaineFrankie Laine
30 March 1913, American
Singer
Matt LauriaMatt Lauria
22 June 1982, American
Actor

Melvin Van PeeblesMelvin Van Peebles
21 August 1932, American
Actor
Brendon SmallBrendon Small
15 February 1975, American
Composer, Singer, Animator, Screenwriter,

Lisa ZaneLisa Zane
05 April 1961, American
Actress

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

Bun E. CarlosBun E. Carlos
12 June 1950, American
Drummer
No I.D.No I.D.
23 June 1971
Disc jockey

Jimmy ChamberlinJimmy Chamberlin
10 June 1964, American
Drummer

KaskadeKaskade
25 February 1971, American
DJ

John MyungJohn Myung
24 January 1967, American
Bassist, Musician
Verdine WhiteVerdine White
25 July 1951, American
American musician
Blind Lemon JeffersonBlind Lemon Jefferson
24 September 1893, American
Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Street artist,

Timi YuroTimi Yuro
04 August 1940, Italian, American
Singer-Songwriter

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

Patrick LeonardPatrick Leonard
1955 AD, American
composer, record producer, musician, songwriter
Suzy BoggussSuzy Bogguss
30 December 1956, American
Musician

Ramsey LewisRamsey Lewis
27 May 1935, American
Radio personality, Jazz musician, Pianist

Tom PeterssonTom Petersson
09 May 1950, American
Musician, Songwriter

Tom PaxtonTom Paxton
31 October 1937, American
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Musician, Guitarist,

John PanozzoJohn Panozzo
20 September 1948, American
Drummer
Darryl JonesDarryl Jones
11 December 1961, American
Bassist, Jazz musician

Louie BellsonLouie Bellson
06 July 1924, American
Musician
James BelushiJames Belushi
15 June 1954, American
Actor

Bill LaswellBill Laswell
12 February 1955, American
Jazz musician, Singer, Record producer, Composer
Jack DeJohnetteJack DeJohnette
09 August 1942, American
Drummer, Composer, Pianist, Jazz musician
Stanley JordanStanley Jordan
31 July 1959, American
Street artist, Jazz musician, Guitarist, Jazz