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 1 
B.B. King
(Singer-songwriter)
B.B. King
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Birthdate: September 16, 1925
Birthplace: Berclair, Mississippi
Died: May 14, 2015
Known as “The King of the Blues,” legendary musician B. B. King introduced a signature style of soloing using string bending and vibrato. His song The Thrill is Gone won him a Grammy Hall of Fame Award. He was featured on Rolling Stone’s “100 greatest guitarists of all time” list.
 2 
Buddy Holly
(Singer-Songwriter & Pioneer in Mid 1950's Rock and Roll)
Buddy Holly
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Birthdate: September 7, 1936
Birthplace: Lubbock, Texas, United States
Died: February 3, 1959

Musician and singer-songwriter Buddy Holly was a central figure of mid-1950s rock and roll. Born to a musical family, he learned to sing and play the guitar as a child. He began his career as a teenager and found much success within a short period. Sadly, he died in an aircraft crash when he was just 22 years old.

 3 
Joe Perry
(Musician, Songwriter)
Joe Perry
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Birthdate: September 10, 1950
Birthplace: Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Barry Gibb
(Member of the Music Group "Bee Gees," One of the Best-Selling Groups of All Time)
Barry Gibb
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Birthdate: September 1, 1946
Birthplace: Douglas, Isle of Man

A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees is known for his versatility. Barry ranks second on the Guinness World Records list of successful songwriters and has gifted his fans cult classics of pop/disco music of the 1960s and 1970s, such as Stayin’ Alive.

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 5 
Alex Lifeson
(Guitarist and Backing Vocalist of the Progressive Rock Band 'Rush')
Alex Lifeson
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Birthdate: August 27, 1953
Birthplace: Fernie, Canada

Alex Lifeson is a Canadian songwriter, musician, and record producer. He co-founded the progressive rock band Rush and serves as its guitarist. He plays electric and acoustic guitars and can also play other string instruments, such as mandola, mandolin, and bouzouki. Besides music, he is a licensed aircraft pilot and an actor. He has appeared in some TV shows. 

 6 
David Mustaine
(American musician)
David Mustaine
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Birthdate: September 13, 1961
Birthplace: La Mesa
Dave Mustaine performed as the lead guitarist of the heavy metal band Metallica and later left the band due to substance abuse issues. He then co-founded Megadeth and performed as its lead guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. He also launched a metal festival named Gigantour. He is also a cancer survivor.
 7 
George Jones
(Country Singer Best Known for His Song ‘He Stopped Loving Her Today')
George Jones
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Birthdate: September 12, 1931
Birthplace: Saratoga, Texas, United States
Died: April 26, 2013

George Jones was an American singer, songwriter, and musician. Renowned for his distinctive voice and phrasing, George Jones was widely regarded as the greatest living country singer during the last 20 years of his life. Jones is also remembered for staying painstakingly loyal to country music throughout his life. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1992.

 8 
Peter Cetera
(Lead Vocalist and Bassist of the Rock Band 'Chicago')
Peter Cetera
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Birthdate: September 13, 1944
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Retired singer, songwriter, and bassist, Peter Cetera, first gained fame as an original member of the rock band Chicago. He later launched a successful solo career as well. He often collaborated with David Foster and Amy Grant over the course of his long career. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016. 

 9 
Nile Rodgers
(Guitarist, Composer, Songwriter, Record producer, Film score composer)
Nile Rodgers
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Birthdate: September 19, 1952
Birthplace: New York City
 10 
Nick Cave
(Singer-songwriter)
Nick Cave
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Birthdate: September 22, 1957
Birthplace: Warracknabeal
Nick Cave is best known as the lead singer of the rock band Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds. The ARIA Hall of Fame inductee is known for the intense themes of his songs, such as death. He has also written several books, including novels and anthologies of his poetry. 
 11 
Steve Jones
(Guitarist)
Steve Jones
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Birthdate: September 3, 1955
Birthplace: Shepherd's Bush, London, England
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 12 
Don Felder
(Musician)
Don Felder
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Birthdate: September 21, 1947
Birthplace: Gainesville, Florida, USA
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 13 
Lita Ford
(Lead Guitarist Of The Rock Band 'The Runaways')
Lita Ford
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Birthdate: September 19, 1958
Birthplace: London, England

Lita Ford is an English-born American vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter. She is best known as the lead guitarist for The Runaways, a now-defunct rock band. Also a humanitarian, Ford took part in a cooking television game show titled Chopped in an attempt to raise $10,000 for her charity. In the 2010 film The Runaways, Ford was played by Scout Taylor-Compton.

 14 
James Bay
(Singer and Guitarist Best Known for His Single "Hold Back the River.")
James Bay
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Birthdate: September 4, 1990
Birthplace: Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Teddy Geiger
(Musician)
Teddy Geiger
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Birthdate: September 16, 1988
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, USA
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 16 
Shirley Manson
(Actor, Singer, Guitarist, Musician, Model, Songwriter)
Shirley Manson
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Birthdate: August 26, 1966
Birthplace: Edinburgh
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 17 
John Phillips
(Musician)
John Phillips
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Birthdate: August 30, 1935
Birthplace: nowrap Parris Island, South Carolina, U.S.
Died: March 18, 2001
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 18 
Freddie King
(Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter)
Freddie King
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Birthdate: September 3, 1934
Birthplace: Gilmer
Died: December 28, 1976
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James Righton
(Musician)
James Righton
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Birthdate: August 25, 1983
Birthplace: England

James Righton is an English musician credited with co-creating the new rave band Klaxons. Apart from releasing albums and singles, James Righton also works on creating music for films and theatre. In 2015, he scored music for a short film titled William. In 2018, he scored for a comedy-drama feature film titled Benjamin.

 20 
Jarvis Cocker
(Musician, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Singer)
Jarvis Cocker
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Birthdate: September 19, 1963
Birthplace: Sheffield
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Al Jardine
(Musician, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Pianist, Record producer)
Al Jardine
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Birthdate: September 3, 1942
Birthplace: Lima
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Dweezil Zappa
(Guitarist)
Dweezil Zappa
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Birthdate: September 5, 1969
Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
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James McCartney
(English Musician and the Son of The Beatles Legend Paul McCartney)
James McCartney
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Birthdate: September 12, 1977
Birthplace: London, England

Known for his uncanny resemblance to his father, legendary musician and former member of The Beatles Paul McCartney, James McCartney is a talented musician in his own right. Though he has played in some of his father’s tracks and has also released  his own music, he has mostly been away from the limelight.

 24 
Emma Watkins
(Australian Entertainer, Singer, Actress and Dancer)
Emma Watkins
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Birthdate: September 21, 1989
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Australia’s beloved Yellow Wiggle, Emma Watkins grew up trained as a classical dancer and later became the first female member of the Australian dance group the Wiggles. She also completed a film studies course on a scholarship. Emma is an Endometriosis Australia ambassador, having suffered the ailment herself.  

 25 
Tommy Shaw
(Musician)
Tommy Shaw
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Birthdate: September 11, 1953
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, USA
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 26 
Miyavi
(Singer, Guitarist)
Miyavi
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Birthdate: September 14, 1981
Birthplace: Konohana-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture

Miyavi is a Japanese singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and record producer. Apart from being an entertainer, Miyavi is also a volunteer at UNHCR; since 2013, he has been visiting several refugee camps across the world. He was made an official UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador in November 2017.   

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 27 
Richard Ashcroft
(English Musician, Singer and Songwriter)
Richard Ashcroft
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Birthdate: September 11, 1971
Birthplace: Wigan, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 28 
Steve Gaines
(Musician)
Steve Gaines
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Birthdate: September 14, 1949
Birthplace: Miami, Oklahoma, USA
Died: October 20, 1977
 29 
Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein
(Musician, Guitarist)
Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein
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Birthdate: September 15, 1964
Birthplace: Lodi, New Jersey, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 30 
Vivian Campbell
(Northern Irish guitarist)
Vivian Campbell
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Birthdate: August 25, 1962
Birthplace: Lisburn, Northern Ireland
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 31 
Jimmie Rodgers
(Singer-songwriter and musician)
Jimmie Rodgers
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Birthdate: September 8, 1897
Birthplace: Meridian, Mississippi, United States
Died: May 26, 1933
 32 
Mia Zapata
(Singer, Musician, Guitarist, Pianist)
Mia Zapata
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Birthdate: August 25, 1965
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: July 7, 1993
 33 
Alex Clare
(Singer)
Alex Clare
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Birthdate: September 14, 1985
Birthplace: Southwark, London, England
 34 
Nuno Bettencourt
(Lead guitarist of the Boston rock band Extreme)
Nuno Bettencourt
3
Birthdate: September 20, 1966
Birthplace: Praia da Vitória, Portugal
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 35 
Jonny Buckland
(Guitarist)
Jonny Buckland
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Birthdate: September 11, 1977
Birthplace: London Borough of Islington
 36 
Glen Matlock
(Musician)
Glen Matlock
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Birthdate: August 27, 1956
Birthplace: Paddington, London, England, UK
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 37 
Dave Stewart
(British Musician, Record Producer, and Songwriter)
Dave Stewart
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Birthdate: September 9, 1952
Birthplace: Sunderland, Tyne-and-Wear, England

David A. Stewart is a British musician, record producer, and songwriter. He is best known for forming a pop duo named Eurythmics along with singer-songwriter Annie Lennox. The band became highly successful, earning Stewart and Lennox several awards. The duo was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2020 and 2022 respectively.

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Loudon Wainwright III
(Singer, Actor, Singer-songwriter, Film actor, Television actor, Guitarist)
Loudon Wainwright III
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Birthdate: September 5, 1946
Birthplace: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
 39 
Mark Wilkerson
(Musician)
Mark Wilkerson
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Birthdate: September 6, 1976
Birthplace: Enterprise, Alabama, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 40 
Ed King
(Musician)
Ed King
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Birthdate: September 14, 1949
Birthplace: Glendale, California, U.S.
Died: August 22, 2018
 41 
Nick Massi
(Bass Singer & Bass Guitarist for 'The Four Seasons')
Nick Massi
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Birthdate: September 19, 1927
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: December 24, 2000
 42 
Justine Frischmann
(Was the Lead Singer of the Britpop band 'Elastica' and Co-Founder of the Rock Band 'Suede')
Justine Frischmann
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Birthdate: September 16, 1969
Birthplace: Kensington, London, England
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 43 
Danny Worsnop
(Musician)
Danny Worsnop
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Birthdate: September 4, 1990
Birthplace: Beverley

Danny Worsnop has not only been the lead signer of the rock bands We Are Harlot and Asking Alexandria, but has also embarked on a solo career, focusing on country music. He has penned an unpublished memoir, Am I Insane?, and prefers to keep himself away from the media.

 44 
William DuVall
(Musician)
William DuVall
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Birthdate: September 6, 1967
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
 45 
Lisa Cimorelli
(Musician, Singer)
Lisa Cimorelli
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Birthdate: September 19, 1993
Birthplace: California
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 46 
Jimmy Pop
(Musician)
Jimmy Pop
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Birthdate: August 27, 1972
Birthplace: Trappe, Pennsylvania, USA
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 47 
Omar Rodríguez-López
(Puerto Rican-Born Guitarist and Frontman of The Mars Volta)
Omar Rodríguez-López
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Birthdate: September 1, 1975
Birthplace: Bayamón, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican-born guitarist and songwriter Omar Rodríguez-López is best known as the frontman of the progressive rock group The Mars Volta. At 17, he dropped out of high school, hitchhiked throughout the country, and joined the group At the Drive-In. He is also an amateur filmmaker and photographer.

 48 
Paul Kossoff
(Former Guitarist mainly known as the co-founder and guitarist for the English rock band Free)
Paul Kossoff
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Birthdate: September 14, 1950
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Died: March 19, 1976
 49 
Kim Thayil
(Musician)
Kim Thayil
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Birthdate: September 4, 1960
Birthplace: Seattle, United States
 50 
Max George
(Singer-songwriter)
Max George
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Birthdate: September 6, 1988
Birthplace: Manchester
Max George went from being a Preston North End footballer to the frontman of The Wanted, delivering hits such as Heart Vacancy. He was also seen in the reality series The Wanted Life, participated in Strictly Come Dancing, and appeared in the recurring role of Clint in Glee.