Musicians From Oregon

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Oregon has produced a number of Musicians who have made it big. These include River Phoenix, Aminé, Aja Volkman, Doc Severinsen, Brad Wilk and others.
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Aminé
(Singer-Rapper Known for Debut Single 'Caroline')
Aminé
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Birthdate: April 18, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries

Aminé is an American rapper, songwriter, and singer. He is best known for his hit single Caroline, which took the US Billboard Hot 100 by storm by peaking at number 11 on the chart. In 2017, Aminé was nominated at the BET Hip Hop Awards under the Best New Hip Hop Artist category.

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Esperanza Spalding
(Music educator, Jazz musician, Singer)
Esperanza Spalding
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Birthdate: October 18, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
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Bill Hudson
(Musician, Actor)
Bill Hudson
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Birthdate: October 17, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
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Kathleen Hanna
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Birthdate: November 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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River Phoenix
(Actor, Musician and Eldest Brother of the Phoenix Siblings Who Accidentally Died by Combined Drug Intoxication)
River Phoenix
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Birthdate: August 23, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: October 31, 1993

Actor, musician, and activist, River Phoenix. was the older brother of Academy Award-winning actor, Joaquin Phoenix. The child of “hippyish” parents, he had an unconventional upbringing. He began acting as a young boy and enjoyed a successful career. The promising young man died of a drug overdose when he was just 23.

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Tommy Thayer
(Lead Guitarist for Glam Metal Band 'Kiss' and the Heavy Metal Band 'Black ‘n Blue')
Tommy Thayer
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Birthdate: November 7, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Tommy Thayer is a songwriter cum musician best known for being the lead guitarist for the hard rock band Kiss. He performs the role of The Spaceman in the band. Born into a musical family, he decided early on to pursue music as a profession. He was part of several other bands before joining Kiss

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Doc Severinsen
(Musician)
Doc Severinsen
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Birthdate: July 7, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Aja Volkman
(Singer)
Aja Volkman
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Birthdate: March 4, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Brad Wilk
(Drummer, Musician)
Brad Wilk
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Birthdate: September 5, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Johnnie Ray
(Singer)
Johnnie Ray
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Birthdate: January 10, 1927
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: February 24, 1990
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Chris Botti
(Jazz trumpeter who won the Grammy Award in the Best Pop Instrumental Album category, for the album Impressions)
Chris Botti
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Birthdate: October 12, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
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Meredith Brooks
(Singer-songwriter)
Meredith Brooks
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Birthdate: June 12, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Bret Harrison
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Birthdate: April 6, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
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Lou Harrison
(Composer)
Lou Harrison
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Birthdate: May 14, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: February 2, 2003
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Bill Hudson
(Musician)
Bill Hudson
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Birthdate: January 13, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Bill Hudson is a musician cum actor. Along with his two younger brothers, Brett and Mark, he formed the band The Hudson Brothers in 1965. He was a vocalist in the band. He eventually ventured into acting as well and appeared in supporting roles in the films Zero to Sixty and Hysterical. He was once married to actress Goldie Hawn. 

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Jim Pepper
(Composer)
Jim Pepper
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Birthdate: June 18, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: February 10, 1992
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Gene Trautmann
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Birthdate: 1966 AD
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Aubrey Webber
(Cellist)
Aubrey Webber
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Dika Newlin
(Composer)
Dika Newlin
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Birthdate: November 22, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: July 22, 2006