Musicians From Maryland

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Maryland has produced a number of Musicians who have made it big. These include Frank Vincent Zappa, Benji Madden, Joel Madden, Lance Reddick, Logic and others.
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Frank Vincent Zappa
(One of the Most Innovative and Stylistically Diverse Musicians of His Generation)
Frank Vincent Zappa
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Birthdate: December 21, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 4, 1993

Frank Zappa was an American composer, multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and bandleader. Widely regarded as one of the most stylistically diverse and innovative rock musicians of his generation, Zappa was named in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list in 2004. Zappa's works have influenced other musicians like Alice Cooper, Jimi Hendrix, Simon Phillips, Steve Vai, and Warren DeMartini.

 2 
Philip Glass
(Founder of the Philip Glass Ensemble)
Philip Glass
6
Birthdate: January 31, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 3 
Toni Braxton
(One of the Best-Selling Female R&B Artist In History)
Toni Braxton
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Birthdate: October 7, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Soul and R&B sensation Toni Braxton initially performed with her sisters in The Braxtons. She won three of her seven Grammys with her debut album. Known for her Billboard-charters such as Un-break My Heart, she also collaborated with Babyface, competed in Dancing with the Stars, and produced Braxton Family Values.
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Logic
(Rapper Known for His 'Young Sinatra' Mixtape Series)
Logic
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Birthdate: January 22, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Rapper and hip-hop artist Logic, earlier known as “Psychological,” initially gained fame with his Young Sinatra mixtapes, which helped him secure a deal with Def Jam Recordings. After delivering gold and platinum albums, he quit music and became a Twitch and YouTube star. He has written a bestselling novel, too.
 5 
Lance Reddick
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Birthdate: December 31, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Lance Reddick is an American musician and actor. Over the years, Reddick has contributed immensely to the success of several TV series, such as Oz, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Wire, Fringe, and Bosch. He has also been entertaining children and adults alike by providing his likeness and voice for video games like Quantum Break and Destiny series.

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Joel Madden
(Lead Vocalist for the Pop Punk Band "Good Charlotte")
Joel Madden
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Birthdate: March 11, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Joel Madden is the frontman of the pop punk band Good Charlotte and part of the pop-rock duo The Madden Brothers with his twin brother, Benji. He has been a coach on The Voice Australia from its first to its fifth season. He is also UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
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Eva Cassidy
(Singer, Guitarist)
Eva Cassidy
4
Birthdate: February 2, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: November 2, 1996
 8 
JC Chasez
(Singer-songwriter, producer best known as a former member of the boy band NSYNC)
JC Chasez
4
Birthdate: August 8, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
 9 
Lisa Loeb
(American singer-songwriter)
Lisa Loeb
5
Birthdate: March 11, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
 10 
Benji Madden
(Guitarist)
Benji Madden
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Birthdate: March 11, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces

Along with his identical twin brother, Joel Madden, Benji Madden has been one of the greatest musical duos as far as twin siblings are concerned. A huge fan of tattoos, Benji Madden has several tattoos, including one of Benjamin Franklin, which is so big that it covers his entire back!

 11 
Jerry Leiber
(Songwriter)
Jerry Leiber
3
Birthdate: April 25, 1933
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: August 22, 2011
 12 
6lack
(Rapper)
6lack
3
Birthdate: June 24, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
 13 
Sisqó
(Singer-songwriter)
Sisqó
3
Birthdate: November 9, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Mutulu Shakur
(Musical artist)
Mutulu Shakur
3
Birthdate: August 8, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
 15 
Lloyd Banks
(Rapper)
Lloyd Banks
3
Birthdate: April 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Penn Badgley
2
Birthdate: November 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 17 
James Ransone
4
Birthdate: June 2, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
 18 
Adam Duritz
(Musician)
Adam Duritz
3
Birthdate: August 1, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
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Howard Ashman
(Playwright, Lyricist & Stage Director)
Howard Ashman
3
Birthdate: May 17, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: March 14, 1991
 20 
Lio Rush
(Wrestler)
Lio Rush
4
Birthdate: November 11, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 21 
Paul Stookey
(Singer-songwriter)
Paul Stookey
3
Birthdate: December 30, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 22 
Josh Tillman
(American Singer-songwriter and Multi-instrumentalist)
Josh Tillman
3
Birthdate: May 3, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Michael Cerveris
3
Birthdate: November 6, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 24 
Kurt Hugo Schneider
(Video editor)
Kurt Hugo Schneider
3
Birthdate: September 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
 25 
Bill Callahan
(Musician)
Bill Callahan
3
Birthdate: June 3, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Gina Schock
(Musician)
Gina Schock
3
Birthdate: August 31, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
 27 
Kevin Levrone
(Bodybuilder)
Kevin Levrone
3
Birthdate: July 16, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
 28 
Monica Dogra
(Best known as one half of the electro-rock duo Shaa'ir and Func)
Monica Dogra
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Birthdate: October 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 29 
George Fisher
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Birthdate: July 8, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Chester Thompson
(Drummer Best Known for His Tenures with Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention)
Chester Thompson
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Birthdate: December 11, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Bill Frisell
(Guitarist, Composer, Jazz musician, Jazz guitarist)
Bill Frisell
2
Birthdate: March 18, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces
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John Patrick Amedori
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Birthdate: April 20, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
 33 
Chick Webb
(Musician)
Chick Webb
2
Birthdate: February 10, 1905
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: June 16, 1939
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Jon Theodore
(Drummer)
Jon Theodore
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Birthdate: December 30, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Greg Hawkes
(Keyboardist)
Greg Hawkes
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Birthdate: October 22, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
 36 
Bernard Purdie
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Birthdate: June 11, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Eubie Blake
(American composer)
Eubie Blake
2
Birthdate: February 7, 1887
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: February 12, 1983
 38 
Dennis Chambers
(Musician)
Dennis Chambers
0
Birthdate: May 9, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Larry Adler
(Composer)
Larry Adler
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Birthdate: February 10, 1914
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: August 6, 2001
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Alex Somers
(Visual artist and Musician)
Alex Somers
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Birthdate: March 7, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
 41 
John Stanier
(Drummer)
John Stanier
0
Birthdate: August 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
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Lester Bowie
(Musician)
Lester Bowie
1
Birthdate: October 11, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: November 8, 1999
 43 
Gary Bartz
(Saxophonist)
Gary Bartz
1
Birthdate: September 26, 1940
Sun Sign: Libra
 44 
John Christ
(Musician, Guitarist)
John Christ
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Birthdate: February 19, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Erik Darling
(Songwriter)
Erik Darling
1
Birthdate: September 25, 1933
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: August 3, 2008
 46 
Nathan Larson
(Guitarist, singer, songwriter, and author widely known for his numerous film score compositions)
Nathan Larson
0
Birthdate: September 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Gil Goldstein
(Pianist, Jazz musician)
Gil Goldstein
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Birthdate: November 6, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Benny Waters
(Musician)
Benny Waters
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Birthdate: January 23, 1902
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: August 11, 1998
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YBN Glizzy
(Rapper)
YBN Glizzy
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Birthdate: October 29, 1998
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Dee Carstensen
(Singer-Songwriter)
Dee Carstensen
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Birthdate: February 18, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius