Musicians From Wisconsin

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Wisconsin has produced a number of Musicians who have made it big. These include Liberace, Jane Wiedlin, Skylar Grey, Jidenna, Andy Hurley and others.
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 1 
Les Paul
(Jazz Guitarist and One of the Pioneers of the Solid-Body Electric Guitar)
Les Paul
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Birthdate: June 9, 1915
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: August 12, 2009

Jazz and country guitarist Les Paul developed his version of the solid-body electric guitar, which he named the Log. He is also credited with pioneering innovations such as multitrack recording, the eight-track tape recorder, and overdubbing. He won the Special Merit/Technical Grammy Award for his achievements.

 2 
Ava Max
(Singer-Songwriter)
Ava Max
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Birthdate: February 16, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 3 
Liberace
(Pianist, Actor, Singer and the Highest-Paid Entertainer in the World From the 1950s to 1970s)
Liberace
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Birthdate: May 16, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: February 4, 1987
Known as “Mr. Showmanship,” pianist, singer, and actor Liberace shot to fame with The Liberace Show, which he ended regularly with his theme song I'll Be Seeing You. The highest-paid entertainer from the 1950s-1970s, he performed in concerts and tours frequently. He also released several autobiographies and cookbooks.
 4 
Jidenna
(Known for The Singles 'Classic Man' and 'Yoga')
Jidenna
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Birthdate: May 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus

Jidenna is a Nigerian-American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Interested in music from an early age, he co-founded the rap group Black Spadez when he was in high school. As a young man, he worked full-time as a teacher before becoming a popular rapper. He is also a founding member of the social club Fear & Fancy

 5 
Butch Vig
(Musician)
Butch Vig
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Birthdate: August 2, 1955
Sun Sign: Leo
 6 
Skylar Grey
(Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Albums ‘Like Blood Like Honey’ and ‘Don't Look Down’)
Skylar Grey
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Birthdate: February 23, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Skylar Grey initially gained recognition as part of the folk duo Generations, with her mother. She co-wrote Eminem and Rihanna’s chartbusting track Love the Way You Lie and made her way to the U.S. charts with the album Don't Look Down. She has also collaborated with Nicki Minaj and Diddy.
Steve Miller
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Birthdate: October 5, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
 8 
Al Jarreau
(Musician)
Al Jarreau
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Birthdate: March 12, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: February 12, 2017
 9 
Eric Benét
(Singer-songwriter)
Eric Benét
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Birthdate: October 15, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
 10 
Jane Wiedlin
(Co-Founder, Rhythm Guitarist and Backing Vocalist of the New Wave Band “The Go-Go's”)
Jane Wiedlin
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Birthdate: May 20, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus

Jane Wiedlin is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actress. She achieved popularity as the backing vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the popular band The Go-Go's. Jane Wiedlin is also an ardent animal rights activist; she works closely with organizations, such as PETA. An openly bisexual musician, Jane Wiedlin serves as an inspiration to the LGBT community.

 11 
Tom Wopat
(Actor)
Tom Wopat
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Birthdate: September 9, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
 12 
Bobby Hatfield
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Birthdate: August 10, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: November 5, 2003
 13 
Jerry Harrison
(Musician)
Jerry Harrison
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Birthdate: February 21, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
 14 
Justin Vernon
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Birthdate: April 30, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
 15 
Leland Sklar
(Singer, Songwriter, Pianist, Film score composer)
Leland Sklar
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Birthdate: May 28, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
 16 
Danny Gokey
(Singer)
Danny Gokey
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Birthdate: April 24, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
 17 
Felice Bryant
(Musician)
Felice Bryant
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Birthdate: August 7, 1925
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: April 22, 2003
 18 
Andy Hurley
(Musician)
Andy Hurley
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Birthdate: May 31, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
 19 
Greg Graffin
(American singer-songwriter)
Greg Graffin
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Birthdate: November 6, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 20 
Madilyn Bailey
(Singer-songwriter)
Madilyn Bailey
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Birthdate: September 2, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
 21 
Woody Herman
(Musician)
Woody Herman
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Birthdate: May 16, 1913
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: October 29, 1987
 22 
Imran Khan
(Singer-songwriter)
Imran Khan
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Birthdate: May 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini

Born in the Netherlands to Pakistani parents, Imran Khan began his music career in his teens. Known for tracks such as Amplifier and Imaginary, which garnered millions of views on YouTube, Khan has also sung for the Bollywood film Tevar and has been appreciated for putting Punjabi music on the global platform.

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Paul Thorn
(Singer-songwriter)
Paul Thorn
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Birthdate: July 13, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
 24 
Brian Ritchie
(Musician)
Brian Ritchie
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Birthdate: November 21, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Joe Schermie
(Former Musician best known as the bass player for the 1970s American rock-pop group Three Dog Night)
Joe Schermie
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Birthdate: February 12, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: March 26, 2002
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Pee Wee King
(Songwriter)
Pee Wee King
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Birthdate: February 18, 1914
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: March 7, 2000
 27 
Bunny Berigan
(Trumpeter)
Bunny Berigan
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Birthdate: November 2, 1908
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: June 2, 1942
 28 
John Jorgenson
(Musician)
John Jorgenson
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Birthdate: July 6, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
 29 
Soundz
(Record Producer Specializing in Hip-Hop and R&B Genres)
Soundz
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Birthdate: August 1, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
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Carrie Jacobs-Bond
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Birthdate: August 11, 1862
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: December 28, 1946
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Otto Luening
(Composer)
Otto Luening
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Birthdate: June 15, 1900
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: September 2, 1996
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Justin York
(Guitarist)
Justin York
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Birthdate: November 26, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 33 
Kim Robertson
(Musician)
Kim Robertson
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Chris Komar
(Film Director)
Chris Komar
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Birthdate: October 30, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: July 17, 1996
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