Musicians From Washington

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Washington has produced a number of Musicians who have made it big. These include Kurt Cobain, Chris Cornell, Jimi Hendrix, Layne Staley, Macklemore and others.
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Kurt Cobain
(Guitarist, Lead Vocalist and Primary Songwriter of the Rock Band 'Nirvana')
Kurt Cobain
101
Birthdate: February 20, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: April 5, 1994

Gaining fame as a member of the rock band Nirvana, singer-songwriter and musician Kurt Cobain was often heralded as a spokesman of Generation X. He is considered to be one of the most influential musicians in the history of alternative rock. He enjoyed tremendous professional success, but his personal life was troubled. He died of suicide at just 27.

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Jimi Hendrix
(One of the Most Influential Electric Guitarists & the Greatest Instrumentalist in the History of Rock Music)
Jimi Hendrix
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Birthdate: November 27, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: September 18, 1970

One of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century, Jimi Hendrix began playing guitar at the age of 15. As his career progressed, he became the first musician to use stereophonic phasing effects in recordings. Rolling Stone ranked him as the greatest guitarist and the sixth greatest artist of all time. He died under mysterious circumstances at the age of 27.

 3 
Chris Cornell
(Lead vocalist of the Rock Bands 'Soundgarden' & 'Audioslave')
Chris Cornell
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Birthdate: July 20, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: May 18, 2017

Singer, songwriter, and musician Chris Cornell rose to fame as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the bands Soundgarden and Audioslave. One of the key figures of the 1990s grunge movement, he also had a successful solo career. Unfortunately, he suffered from depression and died of suicide at the peak of his career.

 4 
Duff McKagan
(Musician, Songwriter)
Duff McKagan
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Birthdate: February 5, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Layne Staley
(Original Lead Singer of the Rock Band 'Alice in Chains')
Layne Staley
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Birthdate: August 22, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: April 5, 2002

Layne Staley was an American musician best known for his tenor voice and distinct vocal style. The original lead singer of the band Alice in Chains, Layne Staley is credited with the success of the rock band in the early-1990s. His untimely demise at age 34 has inspired several songs, such as Bleeding The Orchid, and a couple of biographies.

 6 
Macklemore
(Rapper and Songwriter Best Known for His Albums ‘The Heist’ and ‘This Unruly Mess I've Made’)
Macklemore
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Birthdate: June 19, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Rapper Macklemore shot to fame as part of the duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. They were the first duo in Billboard Hot 100 chart history to have their first two singles, Thrift Shop and Can't Hold Us, featured at the number one position. They won four Grammys in 2014.
 7 
Kenny Loggins
(Singer-songwriter,)
Kenny Loggins
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Birthdate: January 7, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 8 
Kenny G
(Smooth Jazz Saxophonist and One of the Best-Selling Musicians of All Time )
Kenny G
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Birthdate: June 5, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini

Kenneth Bruce Gorelick, better known as Kenny G, is a best-selling jazz saxophonist who has sold over 75 million records and even owns a line of saxophones. He is also a certified pilot and a skilled golfer who has participated in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am seven times.

 9 
Lil Mosey
(Rapper)
Lil Mosey
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Birthdate: January 25, 2002
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Lil Mosey is an American singer, songwriter, and rapper. Known for his melodic flow of music, Mosey has released singles, such as Blueberry Faygo, which featured on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at number eight. The song has been certified platinum in the US and Australia and 4× platinum in Canada.

 10 
Jerry Cantrell
(Known as the founder, lead guitarist, co-lead vocalist, and main songwriter of rock band Alice in Chains)
Jerry Cantrell
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Birthdate: March 18, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Carol Kaye
(Musician)
Carol Kaye
3
Birthdate: March 24, 1935
Sun Sign: Aries
 12 
Carrie Brownstein
(Singer, Guitarist, Actor, Writer, Musician, Blogger, Television actor)
Carrie Brownstein
4
Birthdate: September 27, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
 13 
Ginuwine
(Singer-songwriter)
Ginuwine
4
Birthdate: October 15, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
 14 
Brandi Carlile
(Folk Rock Singers)
Brandi Carlile
4
Birthdate: June 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Michael Winslow
3
Birthdate: September 6, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
 16 
Judy Collins
(Singer-songwriter)
Judy Collins
3
Birthdate: May 1, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
 17 
Ryan Lewis
(Hip-hop Artist & DJ)
Ryan Lewis
3
Birthdate: March 25, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
 18 
Alison Sudol
(Actress)
Alison Sudol
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Birthdate: December 23, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Phil Elverum
(Songwriter)
Phil Elverum
3
Birthdate: May 26, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Mark Lanegan
(Musician)
Mark Lanegan
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Birthdate: November 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 22, 2022
Brian Stokes Mitchell
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Birthdate: October 31, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Gregg Rolie
(Co-Founder and Lead Singer of The Bands 'Santana' and 'Journey')
Gregg Rolie
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Birthdate: June 17, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini

Gregg Rolie is a singer and keyboardist. He gained international popularity as the frontman of the bands Santana and Journey. He was a co-founder of both as well. He currently performs with his Gregg Rolie Band and also collaborates with Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band. Rolie has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice. 

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Stone Gossard
(Musician)
Stone Gossard
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Birthdate: July 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Jennifer Warnes
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Birthdate: March 3, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Jake Shears
(Singer)
Jake Shears
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Birthdate: October 3, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
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Nate Mendel
(Musician)
Nate Mendel
3
Birthdate: December 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Buzz Osborne
(Guitarist)
Buzz Osborne
3
Birthdate: March 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
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Sean Kinney
(Musician)
Sean Kinney
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Birthdate: May 27, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
 29 
Dylan Carlson
(Musician, best known as the guitarist and founder of the drone metal/post-rock group Earth, and the main contributor to his solo project Drcarlsonalbion)
Dylan Carlson
3
Birthdate: March 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
 30 
Eldon Hoke
(Singer)
Eldon Hoke
2
Birthdate: March 23, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: April 19, 1997
 31 
Warrel Dane
(Singer)
Warrel Dane
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Birthdate: March 7, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
 32 
Brandy Clark
(Singer)
Brandy Clark
2
Birthdate: October 9, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
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Kishi Bashi
(Musician)
Kishi Bashi
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Birthdate: November 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 34 
Matty Mullins
(Musician)
Matty Mullins
2
Birthdate: July 3, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Dale Crover
(Musician)
Dale Crover
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Birthdate: October 23, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
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A.B. Quintanilla
(Record Producer)
A.B. Quintanilla
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Birthdate: December 13, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
A. B. Quintanilla is the brother of the late Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla, who was murdered by her manager. He was part of the band Los Dinos, which included Selena, their other sister, and their father, and later Selena’s husband, too. He later went solo and released a few albums.
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Malay
(Producer for John Legend in the album Evolver (2008) and Frank Ocean in channel ORANGE (2012))
Malay
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Birthdate: September 14, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
 38 
Scott Rockenfield
2
Birthdate: June 15, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini
 39 
Phil Driscoll
(Trumpeter)
Phil Driscoll
2
Birthdate: November 9, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 40 
Jenny Conlee
(Musician, Accordionist)
Jenny Conlee
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Birthdate: December 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 41 
William Bolcom
(Composer)
William Bolcom
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Birthdate: May 26, 1938
Sun Sign: Gemini
 42 
Chiwoniso Maraire
(Singer-songwriter)
Chiwoniso Maraire
1
Birthdate: March 5, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: July 24, 2013
 43 
Jason Webley
(Musician)
Jason Webley
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Birthdate: June 1, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Chris Taylor
(Record Producer, Guitarist)
Chris Taylor
1
Birthdate: August 29, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Ricky Horror
(Musician)
Ricky Horror
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Birthdate: September 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Mark Morris
(Dancer)
Mark Morris
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Birthdate: August 29, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
 47 
Tamara Gee
(Vocalist)
Tamara Gee
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Birthdate: October 11, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
 48 
Lanny Ross
(Singer)
Lanny Ross
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Birthdate: January 19, 1906
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: April 25, 1988
 49 
Trey Azagthoth
(Know as Best Death Metal Guitarist in the World)
Trey Azagthoth
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Birthdate: March 26, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
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Wesley Stromberg
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Birthdate: December 6, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius