Musicians From Indiana

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Indiana has produced a number of Musicians who have made it big. These include Michael Jackson, Adam Lambert, Axl Rose, Janet Jackson, Mick Mars and others.
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Michael Jackson
(One of the Most Significant Cultural Figures of the 20th Century Popularly Known as the 'King of Pop')
Michael Jackson
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Birthdate: August 29, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: June 25, 2009

The King of Pop and an international superstar, Michael Jackson was a musical entertainer whose work – both with Jackson 5 and solo – won accolades and hearts worldwide. Equally popular were his unique dance moves that created sensation and shaped future dance styles. Amongst the most successful entertainers of all time, Jackson was later accused of child molestation.  

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Axl Rose
(Lead Vocalist and Lyricist of the Hard Rock Band 'Guns N' Roses')
Axl Rose
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Birthdate: February 6, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer W. Axl Rose, being true to his rebel spirit, fled to Los Angeles on a bus at 17, before he co-founded the legendary hard rock band Guns N' Roses. Working as the lead vocalist/lyricist of the band, he soon became a global sex symbol. 
 3 
John Mellencamp
(Singer-Songwriter Best Known for His singles ‘Jack & Diane’, ‘Hurts So Good’ and ‘Crumblin' Down’)
John Mellencamp
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Birthdate: October 7, 1951
Sun Sign: Libra

John Mellencamp, also known as Johnny Cougar and John Cougar, has earned 13 Grammy nominations, winning one. He co-founded Farm Aid and helped raise funds for farmers through concerts. With 22 Top 40 hits in his kitty, he has also held painting exhibitions and acted in and directed movies.

 4 
Mick Mars
(Guitarist and Co-Founder of the Heavy Metal Band 'Mötley Crüe')
Mick Mars
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Birthdate: May 4, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus
Mick Mars gained fame as the guitarist for the heavy metal band Mötley Crüe and came to be known for his aggressive style of playing the instrument. He has also written songs for bands such as Crashdïet. He has suffered from ankylosing spondylitis since his teenage years. 
 5 
Babyface
(record producer, singer-songwriter, musician, actor, singer)
Babyface
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Birthdate: April 10, 1959
Sun Sign: Aries
 6 
Cole Porter
(Composer, Songwriter)
Cole Porter
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Birthdate: June 9, 1891
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: October 15, 1964
Singer-songwriter Cole Porter is best known for his work in the Tony-winning musical, Kiss Me, Kate and for his hit tracks Night and Day, Got You Under My Skin, and You're the Top. He also composed for movies. His marriage to Linda Lee Thomas was a cover for his homosexuality.
 7 
David Lee Roth
(Singer, Musician)
David Lee Roth
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Birthdate: October 10, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra

David Lee Roth is an American rock singer, songwriter, musician, and former radio personality. Renowned for his energetic stage persona, Roth was a long-time member of the popular hard rock band Van Halen where he served as the lead singer. In 2007, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Joshua Bell
(Violinist)
Joshua Bell
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Birthdate: December 9, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 9 
Jermaine Jackson
(Singer-songwriter)
Jermaine Jackson
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Birthdate: December 11, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 10 
Jeremy Camp
(Singer, Musician)
Jeremy Camp
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Birthdate: January 12, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Jeremy Camp is an American singer and songwriter who specializes in Contemporary Christian music and Christian rock genres. Over the years, he has won several awards, such as the GMA Dove Awards and ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Awards. Jeremy Camp's life and career have inspired the 2020 Christian romantic drama film, I Still Believe.

 11 
Tito Jackson
(Guitarist)
Tito Jackson
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Birthdate: October 15, 1953
Sun Sign: Libra

Tito Jackson is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He is one of the members of the famed Jackson family, which has produced popular musicians, including Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. An original member of the popular pop band, The Jackson 5, Tito Jackson reached the peak of his success in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Randy Jackson
(Singer-songwriter)
Randy Jackson
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Birthdate: October 31, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 13 
Freddie Gibbs
(rapper, singer)
Freddie Gibbs
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Birthdate: January 28, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 14 
Izzy Stradlin
(Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Singer)
Izzy Stradlin
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Birthdate: April 8, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
 15 
Jackie Jackson
(Singer best known as a founding member of the Jackson 5)
Jackie Jackson
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Birthdate: May 4, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus
 16 
Shannon Hoon
(Former Lead Singer of the Band 'Blind Melon')
Shannon Hoon
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Birthdate: September 26, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: October 21, 1995
Shannon Hoon is best remembered as the lead singer of the rock band Blind Melon, which delivered chartbusting hits such as No Rain. He died of a drug overdose at age 28. He was known for his outrageous behavior, such as urinating on a fan and getting naked on stage.
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Hoagy Carmichael
(Pianist and singer who composed many classic songs, including "Star Dust" and "Heart and Soul.")
Hoagy Carmichael
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Birthdate: November 22, 1899
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 27, 1981
 18 
Janet Jackson
(One of the World's Best-Selling Music Artists)
Janet Jackson
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Birthdate: May 16, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus

A member of the prominent Jackson family, Janet Jackson is a singer, songwriter, actress, and dancer. Popularly known for her innovative and socially conscious songs, she was considered a sex icon in her youth. Beginning her career as a teenager, she went on to become one of the world's best-selling music artists of all time.

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Adam Lambert
(Singer-Songwriter Known for His Dynamic Vocal Performances)
Adam Lambert
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Birthdate: January 29, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius

American singer-songwriter and actor, Adam Lambert, serves as an inspiration to the LGBTQ community; he became the first openly gay musician to top the U.S. Billboard 200 charts with the release of his second studio album Trespassing. Also a well-known philanthropist, Adam Lambert helps raise money for various charitable causes.

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Dylan Minnette
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Birthdate: December 29, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Dylan Minnette is an American actor best known for playing Clay Jensen in the TV series 13 Reasons Why. Apart from being an actor, Minnette is also a musician who sings and plays the guitar for the alternative rock band Wallows. As part of Wallows, Minnette performed at a concert called Summer Meltdown to create awareness about autism in 2010. 

 21 
Joey Feek
(Singer-songwriter)
Joey Feek
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Birthdate: September 9, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: March 4, 2016
 22 
Wes Montgomery
(Musician)
Wes Montgomery
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Birthdate: March 6, 1923
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: June 15, 1968
 23 
Keke Wyatt
(Singer)
Keke Wyatt
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Birthdate: March 10, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
 24 
Ugly God
(Rapper, Songwriter, Record Producer)
Ugly God
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Birthdate: September 19, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Kerri Kenney-Silver
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Birthdate: January 20, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 26 
Deniece Williams
(Soul Singer-Songwriter Best Known for the Songs: 'Free', 'Silly', 'It’s Gonna Take a Miracle')
Deniece Williams
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Birthdate: June 3, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini

The daughter of singer parents, Deniece Williams grew up singing gospel. Though she initially aspired to be a nurse and an anesthetist, she later took up music full-time and began performing at nightclubs. The Grammy-winning artist soared to fame with tracks such as They Say and I Believe in You.

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John Hiatt
(Singer)
John Hiatt
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Birthdate: August 20, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
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DJ Ashba
(Musician)
DJ Ashba
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Birthdate: November 10, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Rich Mullins
(Former Singer best known for his worship songs)
Rich Mullins
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Birthdate: October 21, 1955
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: September 19, 1997

Contemporary Christian music artist Rich Mullins was also a multi-instrumentalist, with skills in the piano and the guitar. He toured around with the Zion Ministries till he got his first record deal. He died at age 41, in an accident while on his way to a benefit concert.

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Freddie Hubbard
(Trumpeter)
Freddie Hubbard
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Birthdate: April 7, 1938
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: December 29, 2008
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Pebe Sebert
(Singer-Songwriter)
Pebe Sebert
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Birthdate: March 17, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
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J. J. Johnson
(Trombonist)
J. J. Johnson
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Birthdate: January 22, 1924
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: February 4, 2001
 33 
Ned Rorem
(Composer, Diarist, Writer, University teacher, Actor)
Ned Rorem
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Birthdate: October 23, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
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Pete Kleinow
(Musician)
Pete Kleinow
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Birthdate: August 20, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: January 6, 2007
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Birthdate: November 11, 1896
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: March 27, 1977
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Roger Hawkins
(Drummer)
Roger Hawkins
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Birthdate: October 16, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: May 20, 2021
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Fred Rose
(Musician)
Fred Rose
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Birthdate: August 24, 1897
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: December 1, 1954
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Buddy Emmons
(Musician)
Buddy Emmons
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Birthdate: January 27, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: July 21, 2015
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Pete Candoli
(Trumpeter)
Pete Candoli
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Birthdate: June 28, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: January 11, 2008
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Noble Sissle
(American composer)
Noble Sissle
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Birthdate: July 10, 1889
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: December 17, 1975
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David Baker
(Composer)
David Baker
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Birthdate: December 21, 1931
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: March 26, 2016
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Conte Candoli
(Jazz Trumpeter)
Conte Candoli
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Birthdate: July 12, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: December 14, 2001
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David Darling
(Cellist)
David Darling
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Birthdate: March 4, 1941
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: January 8, 2021
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Alan Abel
(Percussionist)
Alan Abel
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Birthdate: December 6, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: April 25, 2020
 45 
Margaret Hillis
(Conductor)
Margaret Hillis
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Birthdate: October 1, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: February 4, 1998
 46 
Easley Blackwood
(Professor)
Easley Blackwood
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Birthdate: April 21, 1933
Sun Sign: Taurus
 47 
Jack Beeson
(Composer)
Jack Beeson
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Birthdate: July 15, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: June 6, 2010
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Mildred Dilling
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Birthdate: February 23, 1894
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: December 30, 1982
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Thomas Finchum
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Birthdate: December 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Dillon Rupp
(Music Artist, DJ)
Dillon Rupp
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Birthdate: March 26, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries