Musicians From Kansas

Kansas has produced a number of Musicians who have made it big. These include Burt Bacharach, Charlie Parker, Grace VanderWaal, Melissa Etheridge, Rory Feek and others.

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 1 Joe Walsh

Joe Walsh.
Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: November 20, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Joe Walsh is an American guitarist, songwriter, and singer. Over the years Walsh has contributed to the success of popular rock bands such as Eagles and James Gang. In 1998, he was made an inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2011, he was ranked 54th on Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time list.

 2 Burt Bacharach

Burt Bacharach.
Famous As: Pianist, Composer, Songwriter
Birthdate: May 12, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Legendary musician and songwriter Burt Bacharach teamed up with lyricist Hal David and created many popular songs from the 1950s to the 1980s, including countless Billboard charters. He has won six Grammys and three Academy Awards for his tracks, and most of his songs were sung by Dionne Warwick. 

 3 Grace VanderWaal

Grace VanderWaal.
Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Ukulele Player
Birthdate: January 15, 2004
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Grace VanderWaal is a singer-songwriter who began her career as a YouTuber, uploading videos of her original songs and covers. She also started performing in local shows, gaining attention for her distinctive vocals. She won the TV competition show, America's Got Talent (AGT), in 2016 and received the 2017 Billboard Women in Music Rising Star Award.

 4 Charlie Parker

Charlie Parker.
Famous As: Jazz saxophonist, composer
Birthdate: August 29, 1920
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: March 12, 1955

Charlie Parker was an American composer and jazz saxophonist. A highly influential soloist, Parker played a significant role in the development of a form of jazz called bebop. He is also credited with introducing harmonic ideas into jazz, such as chord substitutions and rapid passing chords. His contribution to jazz and bebop made him an icon of the hipster subculture.

 5 Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge.
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 29, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini

 6 Martina McBride

Martina McBride
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: July 29, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo

 7 Jenny Lewis

Jenny Lewis
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 8, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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 8 Murry Wilson

Murry Wilson
Famous As: Musician, Pianist, Songwriter, Record producer, Talent manager
Birthdate: July 2, 1917
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: June 4, 1973

 9 Rory Feek

Rory Feek.
Famous As: Country Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 25, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus

 10 Ruth Brown

Ruth Brown
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 12, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: November 17, 2006

 11 Stan Kenton

Stan Kenton
Famous As: American musical artist
Birthdate: December 15, 1911
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: August 25, 1979

 12 Charles Rogers

Charles Rogers
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 13, 1904
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: April 21, 1999

 13 Ben Webster

Ben Webster
Famous As: Saxophonist, Composer, Jazz musician
Birthdate: March 27, 1909
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: September 20, 1973

 14 Basil Poledouris

Basil Poledouris
Famous As: Composer, Conductor, Musician, Film score composer
Birthdate: August 21, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: November 8, 2006

 15 Krizz Kaliko

Krizz Kaliko
Famous As: Musician, Rapper, Singer
Birthdate: March 7, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces

 16 Ed Sanders

Ed Sanders
Famous As: Musician, Writer
Birthdate: August 17, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo

 17 Shawn Lee

Shawn Lee
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 28, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 18 Virgil Thomson

Virgil Thomson
Famous As: conductor, composer, music critic, film score composer
Birthdate: November 25, 1896
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: September 30, 1989

 19 Jesse Albert Stone

Jesse Albert Stone
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 16, 1901
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: April 1, 1999

 20 Dorothy DeLay

Dorothy DeLay
Famous As: Violin Instructor
Birthdate: March 31, 1917
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: March 24, 2002

 21 Robert Russell Bennett

Robert Russell Bennett
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: June 15, 1894
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: August 18, 1981

 22 Buck Clayton

Buck Clayton
Famous As: Jazz trumpet player
Birthdate: November 12, 1911
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: December 8, 1991

 23 Steven Stucky

Steven Stucky
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: November 7, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: February 14, 2016

 24 Nathan Davis

Nathan Davis
Famous As: Jazz multi-instrumentalist
Birthdate: February 15, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: April 8, 2018