Musicians From New Jersey

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New Jersey has produced a number of Musicians who have made it big. These include Jon Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Queen Latifah, Gerard Way, Paul Simon and others.
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Bruce Springsteen
(One of the Best-Selling Rock Singer-Songwriters and Founder of the Rock Band 'E Street Band')
Bruce Springsteen
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Birthdate: September 23, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra

Considered one of the greatest rock stars, Bruce Springsteen’s catalogue of songs over many decades is unparalleled. His fame skyrocketed in 1975 after the release of his third album, Born to Run, and it reached dizzying heights with his seventh album, Born in the USA, in 1984. He was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999.

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Jon Bon Jovi
(Founder and Frontman of The Rock Band "Bon Jovi")
Jon Bon Jovi
21
Birthdate: March 2, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces

Known as the iconic founder of the popular rock band Bon Jovi, Jon Bon Jovi is a record producer and singer-songwriter. In 2012, he was named in Billboard magazine's The Most Powerful and Influential People In The Music Business list. Also a well-known philanthropist, he founded the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation in an attempt to eradicate poverty and homelessness.

 3 
Paul Simon
(American Singer-Songwriter)
Paul Simon
21
Birthdate: October 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra

One half of the popular musical duo Simon & Garfunkel, Paul Simon is a singer-songwriter, musician, and actor. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest guitarists and songwriters of all time. His career, which has spanned more than 60 years, has been so influential that Time named him among the 100 People Who Shaped the World in 2006.

 4 
Ricky Nelson
(Musician)
Ricky Nelson
13
Birthdate: May 8, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: December 31, 1985

Ricky Nelson was an American pop pioneer, rock & roll star, and singer-songwriter. After establishing himself as a top teen idol during the 1950s, Ricky Nelson went on to release several chartbusting songs. He achieved great popularity and was ranked 91st on Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list.

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Donald Fagen
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Pianist)
Donald Fagen
3
Birthdate: January 10, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Queen Latifah
(Best Known as 'Queen of Rap')
Queen Latifah
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Birthdate: March 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces

Queen Latifah is an American musician and actress whose song U.N.I.T.Y. played a major role in raising awareness about women's rights worldwide. Dubbed Queen of Jazz-Rap, Latifah has influenced several soul, R&B, and hip-hop artists like Remy Ma, Lil' Kim, Ivy Queen, Missy Elliott, Lauryn Hill, and Eve among other artists. As an actress, Latifah has won several prestigious awards.

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Lauryn Hill
(One of the Greatest Rappers Of All Time)
Lauryn Hill
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Birthdate: May 26, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini

Famous rapper and singer, Lauryn Hill, is widely regarded as one of the greatest rappers of all time and a pioneer in the Neo soul genre. The artist whose album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill won five Grammy Awards, is an inspiration for numerous singers and rappers. Earlier, she gained recognition as member of Fugees, an award-winning hip hop group.

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Gerard Way
(Singer)
Gerard Way
5
Birthdate: April 9, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries

Best known as the co-founder of the rock band, My Chemical Romance, Gerard Way is a popular singer and songwriter. Also a famous comic book writer, Gerard Way co-founded DC's Young Animal imprint and wrote the Eisner Award-winning book series ,The Umbrella Academy. After struggling with prescription drug addiction and alcoholism, he has been maintaining sobriety for many years now.

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Frankie Muniz
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Birthdate: December 5, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 10 
Russ
(Famous for His Hit Singles "What They Want", "Losin Control" and "Best on Earth")
Russ
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Birthdate: September 26, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Rapper Russell James Vitale, better known as Russ, soared to fame with his Billboard-charting tracks What They Want and Best on Earth. He is also part of an Atlanta-based indie music collective named Diemon. Following a controversial tweet in 2017, he became the center of the “fuck Russ” viral meme.
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Max Weinberg
(Drummer)
Max Weinberg
3
Birthdate: April 13, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries
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Jack Antonoff
7
Birthdate: March 31, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
 13 
Kevin Jonas
(Member of the Pop Rock Band 'The Jonas Brothers')
Kevin Jonas
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Birthdate: November 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Musician, singer, and songwriter Kevin Jonas rose to fame as a member of the pop-rock band, the Jonas Brothers, with his younger brothers, Joe and Nick. Also an actor, he has appeared in many Disney Channel productions. He is involved in business ventures as well and is the founder of a construction company, JonasWerner.

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Frank Sinatra Jr.
(Singer-Songwriter, Actor and Son of Actor Frank Sinatra)
Frank Sinatra Jr.
6
Birthdate: January 10, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: March 16, 2016

The son of popular actor and singer Frank Sinatra, Frank Sinatra Jr. followed in the footsteps of his father to become a singer-songwriter and conductor. He was kidnapped at age 19 and released two days later. The kidnapping was rumored to be a publicity stunt to promote his singing career, which he established around the same time.

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Kate Micucci
(Actress)
Kate Micucci
5
Birthdate: March 31, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
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Elizabeth Peña
(American Actress and Founder of ‘Hispanic Organization of Latin Actor’)
Elizabeth Peña
4
Birthdate: September 23, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: October 14, 2014
Elizabeth Peña is best known for her roles in films such as Rush Hour and The Incredibles. She also co-founded the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors. She has also been part of series such as Shannon's Deal and I Married Dora. She died of liver cirrhosis at age 55.
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Patti Scialfa
(Rock Singer-Songwriter & Member of the Rock Band 'E Street Band')
Patti Scialfa
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Birthdate: July 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo

Patti Scialfa is an American guitarist and singer-songwriter. The wife of popular musician Bruce Springsteen, Scialfa has been an important member of Springsteen's primary backing band, E Street Band, since 1984. As a member of the band, Patti Scialfa became an inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.

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Zakk Wylde
(Musician)
Zakk Wylde
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Birthdate: January 14, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Guitarist, singer, and songwriter Zakk Wylde is best known for his stint as the lead guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne. He is also the founder, lead singer, and lead guitarist of the heavy metal band Black Label Society. He started playing guitar as a child and was already performing in bands in his teens. He also sells custom guitars and amplifiers.

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Pete Burns
(Singer, Composer, Singer-songwriter)
Pete Burns
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Birthdate: August 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: October 23, 2016

Dead or Alive lead vocalist Pete Burns was a legendary musician of the 1980s. The son of a Holocaust survivor mother, he had a troubled childhood and quit school. He made his androgynous looks and his bisexuality his signature style. Plagued with surgery-related health issues, he died of a cardiac arrest at 57.

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Redman
(Rapper)
Redman
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Birthdate: April 17, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
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Clint Black
(Country Music Singer)
Clint Black
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Birthdate: February 4, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Clint Black is an American record producer, multi-instrumentalist, musician, country music singer, songwriter, and actor. He is credited with founding a record label named Equity Music Group in 2003. Over the years, he has won many awards, including five Academy of Country Music awards and two Country Music Association awards.

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Tommy DeVito
(Founding member, vocalist, and lead guitarist of rock band the Four Seasons)
Tommy DeVito
4
Birthdate: June 19, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: September 21, 2020
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Rotimi
(Actor)
Rotimi
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Birthdate: November 30, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Bill Evans
3
Birthdate: August 16, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: September 15, 1980

Bill Evans was an American composer and jazz pianist. Many of his compositions and other works continue to influence jazz pianists and are played and recorded by several artists. His work has influenced players like Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Steve Kuhn, and Michel Petrucciani among many other musicians. Evans is an inductee of the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame.

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Michael Giacchino
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Birthdate: October 10, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
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Glenn Danzig
(Singer-Songwriter)
Glenn Danzig
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Birthdate: June 23, 1955
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Mikey Way
(Bassist and Multi-Instrumentalist of the Rock Bands ‘My Chemical Romance’ and ‘Electric Century’)
Mikey Way
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Birthdate: September 10, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Mikey Way gained fame as the bassist of the alternative rock band My Chemical Romance. He also served as the backing vocalist and multi-instrumentalist of the rock duo Electric Century. He has also voiced Snarl in Transformers: Power of the Primes and appeared in The Aquabats! Super Show!
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Count Basie
(Former jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer who formed the Count Basie Orchestra)
Count Basie
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Birthdate: August 21, 1904
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: April 26, 1984
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Dan Avidan
(Musician)
Dan Avidan
4
Birthdate: March 14, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Jake Weary
(Actor)
Jake Weary
4
Birthdate: February 14, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Bea Miller
(Pop Singer Known for Her Song 'Feel Something')
Bea Miller
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Birthdate: February 7, 1999
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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070 Shake
(Hip-hop artist)
070 Shake
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Birthdate: June 13, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Bernie Worrell
(Keyboardist)
Bernie Worrell
2
Birthdate: April 19, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: June 24, 2016
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Richie Sambora
(Rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer, best known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Bon Jovi from 1983 to 2013)
Richie Sambora
4
Birthdate: July 11, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Fred Schneider
(Singer-songwriter)
Fred Schneider
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Birthdate: July 1, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Tom Verlaine
(Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter)
Tom Verlaine
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Birthdate: December 13, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Mary Chapin Carpenter
3
Birthdate: February 21, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Craig Mack
(Rapper)
Craig Mack
3
Birthdate: May 10, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: March 12, 2018
 39 
Janis Ian
(Singer, Songwriter, Musician & Author)
Janis Ian
3
Birthdate: April 7, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries
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Mickey Deans
(Musician)
Mickey Deans
4
Birthdate: September 24, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: July 11, 2003
Mickey Deans was the fifth and the last husband of singer-actor Judy Garland. Deans initially performed at a Manhattan nightclub. He met Garland while delivering amphetamines to her at a New York hotel. Following Garland’s death due to a barbiturate overdose, Deans co-wrote her biography, Weep No More, My Lady.
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Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein
(Musician, Guitarist)
Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein
3
Birthdate: September 15, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Frank Iero
(Musician)
Frank Iero
3
Birthdate: October 31, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Sarah Vaughan
3
Birthdate: March 27, 1924
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: April 3, 1990
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Sharon Van Etten
3
Birthdate: February 26, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Wayne Shorter
(composer, saxophonist, jazz musician)
Wayne Shorter
3
Birthdate: August 25, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Nick Massi
(Bass Singer & Bass Guitarist for 'The Four Seasons')
Nick Massi
3
Birthdate: September 19, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: December 24, 2000
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Jay Weinberg
(Musician)
Jay Weinberg
4
Birthdate: September 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Melody Gardot
(Singer-songwriter, Jazz musician, Singer, Composer, Pianist)
Melody Gardot
3
Birthdate: February 2, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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James Murphy
(Musician)
James Murphy
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Birthdate: February 4, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Ozzie Nelson
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Birthdate: March 20, 1906
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: June 3, 1975