Musicians From Ohio

Ohio has produced a number of Musicians who have made it big. These include Dave Grohl, Marilyn Manson, Kid Cudi, DaBaby, Tracy Chapman and others.

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 1 Dave Grohl

Dave Grohl
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Famous As: Founder of the Rock Band 'Foo Fighters'
Birthdate: January 14, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Regarded as one of the most popular and influential rock musicians of the 1990s and 2000s, Dave Grohl is best known for his association with the famous rock band Nirvana, for which he was the drummer. Also a singer-songwriter, Dave Grohl was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.

 2 Chrissie Hynde

Chrissie Hynde
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 7, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Chrissie Hynde, founding member, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter of the rock band The Pretenders, previously performed with The Frenchies. A follower of Vaishnavism and the hippie counterculture, Hynde is also a staunch vegetarian, fights for animal rights, and once owned a vegan restaurant. She has also authored an autobiography.

 3 John Legend

John Legend
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 28, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn

John Legend is a singer, songwriter, actor, film producer and theatre director and his song All of Me from his fourth studio album was a Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit. He has released a host of successful albums. He has also won many awards, including an Oscar and a handful of Grammys. He is also an actor and a TV personality.

 4 Kid Cudi

Kid Cudi
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Famous As: Rapper who Rose to Fame with His Debut Mixtape 'A Kid Named Cudi'
Birthdate: January 30, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Grammy-winning rapper Kid Cudi first came into public consciousness with his mixtape that made Kanye West sign him to his label. Kid delivered a double-platinum debut album, formed the band WZRD, and sold 16 million records in the U.S. He has also dabbled in acting and now owns a label.

 5 Trippie Redd

Trippie Redd
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: June 18, 1999
Sun Sign: Gemini

Rapper, singer, and songwriter, Trippie Redd, became an overnight sensation in 2017 with the release of his debut mixtape, A Love Letter to You. Many of his singles reached the Billboard Hot 100, further cementing his popularity. He has a troubled personal life and has been involved in numerous feuds and legal issues.

 6 Al Jardine

Al Jardine
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Famous As: Musician, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Pianist, Record producer
Birthdate: September 3, 1942
Sun Sign: Virgo

 7 Steven Adler

Steven Adler
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Famous As: Drummer and co-songwriter of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he achieved worldwide success in the late 1980s
Birthdate: January 22, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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 8 Tyler Joseph

Tyler Joseph
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Tyler Joseph is an American musician, rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is credited with forming the popular musical duo Twenty One Pilots, for which he serves as the frontman. He has several awards under his belt, including a Grammy Award, American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, and iHeartRadio Music Awards.

 9 Bow Wow

Bow Wow
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: March 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Rapper Bow Wow, earlier known as "Lil Bow Wow,” was discovered by Snoop Dogg. He is best known for songs such as Bow Wow (That's My Name). He has also appeared in movies such as Like Mike and All About the Benjamins, and in series such as Entourage.

 10 Kim Deal

Kim Deal
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 10, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini

 11 Tracy Chapman

Tracy Chapman
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: March 30, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries

A four-time Grammy Award-winning artist, singer Tracy Chapman is best known for her hit single, Give Me One Reason. Interested in music from a young age, she learned to play multiple instruments as a child. She made her major-stage debut in 1985 and soon became a sensational hit. She is also known for her social activism.

 12 Joshua Dun

Joshua Dun
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: June 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Joshua William Dun, or Josh Dun, gained fame as part of the music duo Twenty One Pilots, with Tyler Joseph. Apart from being the drummer, he also contributes to percussion and trumpet. He had earlier been part of House of Heroes. He is known for his signature X tattoo.

 13 DaBaby

DaBaby
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: December 22, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn

American rapper and songwriter DaBaby gained critical acclaim and commercial success with his debut album Baby on Baby. Later, his two other albums Kirk and Blame It on Baby became huge successes and made him one of the biggest rappers in the US. Earlier his single Light Show and Baby Talk series of mixtape attracted quite a lot of attention.

 14 Maynard James Keenan

Maynard James Keenan
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: April 17, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries

 15 Andy Biersack

Andy Biersack
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Famous As: Singer/Pianist
Birthdate: December 26, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Andy Biersack is an American pianist and singer-songwriter. He is credited with founding a rock band named Black Veil Brides where he also serves as the lead vocalist. In 2011, Biersack was mentioned in Revolver magazine's 100 Greatest Living Rock Stars list. In 2012, he was ranked fourth in Kerrang magazine's 50 Greatest Rock Stars in the World Today list.

 16 Macy Gray

Macy Gray
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 6, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo

 17 Boz Scaggs

Boz Scaggs
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 8, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini

 18 David Allan Coe

David Allan Coe
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer
Birthdate: September 6, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo

David Allan Coe is a singer-songwriter who played a major role in the prosperity of the '1970s' outlaw country scene. Coe, who initially gained prominence for busking, had spent his early life in prisons and reform schools. He then came up with hit songs like Take This Job and Shove It, which inspired the 1981 film of the same name.

 19 Benjamin Orr

Benjamin Orr
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Famous As: Best Known as the Bassist, Co-founder, and Co-lead Vocalist of the Rock Band 'The Cars'
Birthdate: September 8, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: October 3, 2000

 20 Phyllis Diller

Phyllis Diller
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Famous As: Comedian, Actress
Birthdate: July 17, 1917
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: August 20, 2012

 21 Bootsy Collins

Bootsy Collins
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: October 26, 1951
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 22 Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson
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Famous As: Lead Singer of the 'Marilyn Manson' Band
Birthdate: January 5, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Singer Marilyn Manson, whose name is a juxtaposition of the names of actress, Marilyn Monroe, and serial murderer, Charles Manson, is considered a controversial figure because of the anti-Christian messages in his songs. He leans towards the social Darwinist theory. Mechanical Animals is his most successful album to date. He has also dabbled in acting and has done some movies.

 23 Bobby Womack

Bobby Womack
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 4, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: June 27, 2014

Bobby Womack began his career with his family band The Valentinos, after gaining a record deal with The Soul Stirrers singer Sam Cooke. He later began a solo career and became famous for tracks such as Lookin’ for a Love. He also contributed to the soundtrack of Across 110th Street.

 24 James Ingram

James Ingram
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 16, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: January 29, 2019

 25 Jani Lane

Jani Lane
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 1, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: August 10, 2011

 26 Philip Michael Thomas

Philip Michael Thomas
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 26, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini

 27 Henry Mancini

Henry Mancini
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: April 16, 1924
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: June 14, 1994

 28 Mark Mothersbaugh

Mark Mothersbaugh
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Famous As: Composer, Singer
Birthdate: May 18, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus

 29 Jeff Richmond

Jeff Richmond
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Famous As: Composer, Director
Birthdate: January 7, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Jeff Richmond directed a few episodes of and composed music for the sitcom 30 Rock, which also starred his wife, Tina Fey. He executive produced and composed the soundtrack for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, too. The three-time Emmy winner was also nominated for a Tony for his score of Mean Girls.

 30 Bizzy Bone

Bizzy Bone
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: September 12, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo

 31 Eric Carmen

Eric Carmen
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 11, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo

 32 Eric Singer

Eric Singer
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Famous As: Drummer
Birthdate: May 12, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus

 33 Dan Auerbach

Dan Auerbach
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Famous As: Singer, Musician, Guitarist
Birthdate: May 14, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus

 34 Roger Troutman

Roger Troutman
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 29, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: April 25, 1999
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 35 Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Screamin' Jay Hawkins
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 18, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: February 12, 2000

 36 Ronald Isley

Ronald Isley
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Famous As: Recording artist
Birthdate: May 21, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini

 37 Nancy Wilson

Nancy Wilson
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Famous As: Pop music, Cabaret Jazz
Birthdate: February 20, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces

 38 Marty Balin

Marty Balin
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: January 30, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: September 27, 2018

 39 Tom Scholz

Tom Scholz
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: March 10, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces

 40 Scott Walker

Scott Walker
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: March 22, 2019

 41 L.A. Reid

L.A. Reid
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Famous As: Record executive
Birthdate: June 7, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini

 42 Marc Cohn

Marc Cohn
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Famous As: Rock singer
Birthdate: July 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer

 43 Krayzie Bone

Krayzie Bone
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: June 17, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini

 44 John Popper

John Popper
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: March 29, 1967
Sun Sign: Aries

 45 Johnny Paycheck

Johnny Paycheck
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 31, 1938
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: February 19, 2003

 46 Paula Jai Parker

Paula Jai Parker
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo

 47 Layzie Bone

Layzie Bone
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: September 23, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra

 48 Anthony De La Torre

Anthony De La Torre
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 24, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 49 Steve Morse

Steve Morse
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Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: July 28, 1954
Sun Sign: Leo

 50 Gloria Jones

Gloria Jones
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: October 19, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: June 9, 2006

Known as The Queen of Northern Soul, singer Gloria Jones soared to fame with the track Tainted Love. She also dated British rocker Marc Bolan and played the keyboard and sang for his band T. Rex. She was driving the car which met with an accident and killed Bolan.