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Freddy Mercury
 
 

(Sir) Paul McCartney


James Paul McCartney

Born: 1942
England

Founder member of The Beatles. (see also Ringo Starr). Now Sir Paul McCartney with his newly bestowed and currently trendy knighthood to the popstars along with Elton John. Brother of the extremely unfamous Mike McGear.


Mike McGear

Michael McCartney
Born: 7 January 1944

Part of group Scaffold. Younger brother of Paul McCartney. Changed his name so as not to benefit from McCartney's name.


Scott McKenzie

Philip Blondheim
Born: 1 October 1944
Arlington, Virginia

One hit wonder with John Phillips (Mamas & Papas - see Mama Cass) with "Are you Going to San Francisco, (Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair).


Madonna

Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone
Born: 16 August 1958
Bay City Michigan

Perhaps the only single artist ever to achieve the full potential of the word "phenomenal". Madonna is the mistress of reinvention, capable it seems, at times, of bending the very fabric of reality to suit her changing whims.


Magic Dick

Richard Salwitz
Born: 13 May 1945
New London, Conneticut

A founding member of J. Geils Band in 1967, Magic Dick played harmonica for the band until it disbanded in 1984. In 1993, Magic Dick and guitarist Jerome (J.) Geils formed a band called Bluestime. In 1994, they released "Bluestime", and in 1996, "Little Car Blues", both albums under the name Magic Dick and Jay Geils.


Zayn Malik

Zain Malik
Born: 12 January 1993
Bradford, England

One of the members of X-Factor's more lasting legacies: the boyband "One Direction".


Henry Mancini

Enrico Mancini
Born: 16 April 1924
Cleveland, Ohio

Band leader and arranger. Close on 50 albums and compilations from 1959. Classic scores include "Breakfast at Tiffany's" starring Audrey Hepburn. Won 20 Grammy Awards.


Manfred Mann

Manfred Lubowitz
Born: 21 October 1940
Johannesburg, South Africa

Keyboards. Mid 60's hits such as "Do Wah Diddy Diddy", "Pretty Flamingo".

See Paul Jones


Marilyn Manson

 

Brian Warner
Born: 5 January 1969
Canton, Ohio

The modern day shock-rocker actually started his working life as a music journalist.


Little Peggy March

Margaret Battavio
Born: 7 March 1948

1963 million seller "I Will Follow Him".


Johnny Marr

John Maher
Born: 31 October 1963
Arcwich, Manchester, England

Guitarist and co-founder for the Smiths, the most important and critically acclaimed British band of the 1980s. When the band broke up in 1987, Marr played on records from Talking Heads, Billy Bragg, and Brian Ferry. He toured with the Pretenders, and played on two albums by the The. He then co-founded the band Electronic with Bernard Sumner (Joy Division, New Order).


Bruno Mars

Peter Hernández
Born: 8 October 1985
Honolulu, Hawaii, US

Singer, sonwriter, record producer, model, dancer.


Mick Mars

Robert Alan Deal
Born: 13 April 1956
Indiana

Motley Crue guitarist. It was Mick who came up with the band's name. He changed his name because he thought his initials B.A.D were a bad omen. He liked the name Mick and chose Mars because he was a god of war. See also Tommy Lee, Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx.


Ricky Martin

Enrique Jose Martin Morales
Born: 24 December 1971
San Juan, Puerto Rico

A mega star of the late 90s and into the 00s, with hits such as "She Bangs", "Livin' la Vida Loca", and "La Copa de la Vida" the 1998 World Cup theme song.


Hank Marvin

Brian Robson Rankin
Born: 28 October 1941
Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Lead guitarist "The Shadows". Numerous hits including "Foot Tapper", "Geronimo" and as backing group for Cliff Richard. Owned what was probably the first Fender Stratocaster in Britain.

See also: Jet Harris (Bass Player) & Tony Meehan (Drums). Dick Dale and Jimmi Hendrix.


Barry Manilow

Barry Alan Pincus
Born: 17 June 1946
New York

Number one hit with "Mandy" in the US. Sometimes known best of all for the size of his nose.


Dean Martin

Dino Paul Crocetti
Born: 7 June 1917
Steubenville, Oh

Double billed with comedian Jerry Lewis, the duo made 16 successful feature films over a 10 year period.


Meat Loaf

Marvin Lee Aday
Born: 1951
Dallas

With the voice of an opera star, the body of a linebacker and the fashion sense of a biker, he has lived up to his debut album title, Bat Out of Hell.


Tony Meehan

Daniel Meehan
Born: 2 March 1943
London, England

Drum player with "The Shadows".


Mel B

Melanie Brown
Born: 29 May 1975
Leeds, England

Otherwise known as "Scary Spice" of the "Spice Girls". After band problems, Mel B failed to achieve any real solo success.


Mel C

Melanie Jayne Chisholm
Born: 12 January 1974
Merseyside, England

Otherwise known as "Sporty Spice" from the "Spice Girls". Seems to be the most successful solo career Spice Girl.


Dame Nellie Melba

Helen Porter Mitchell
Born: 19 May 1861
Died: 23 February 1931

Internationally renowned Australian opera singer.


John Mellencamp

John Cougar
Johnny Cougar
John Cougar Mellencamp

Born: 7 October 1951
Seymour, Indianapolis

An American music icon with hits such as "Wild Night" and "Jack and Diane". In a relationship with Meg Ryan.


Freddie Mercury

Farookh Bulsara
Born: 5 September 1946
Zanzibar
Died: 24 November 1991

Born of Persian parents, went on to become the lead singer of mega UK pop group "Queen". Their hits included "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" and "We Are The Champions".


George Michael

Georgios Krylacos Panayiotou
Born: 25 June 1963
London, England

Achieved major success with teen group "Wham", a favourite of Princess Diana. George has continued to go from strength the strength in his solo career, but unfortunately will be best remembered for his sexual peccadillos.


Bret Michaels

Bret Michael Sychak
Born: 15 March 1963

Frontman of Poison. Began as a cook, busboy and delivery man. Was the one time main squeeze of Pamela Anderson. See also Bobby Dall, Rikki Rocket and CC Deville.


Millie

Millicent Small
Born: 6 October 1942
Clarendon, Jamaica

One hit wonder with "My Boy Lollipop".


Nicki Minaj

Onika Tanya Maraj
also known as "Roman Zolanski"
Born: 8 December 1982
Trinidad and Tobago

Rap queen and American Idol judge, known for her crazy outfits and hair.


Joni Mitchell

Roberta Joan Anderson
Born: 7 November 1943
Alberta, Canada

Once one of the most influential and innovative women in contemporary music.


Moby

Richard Melville Hall
Born: 11 September 1965
New York, USA

Best known as the bald-headed techno guy. Credited with bringing techno music into the mainstream in the US and UK. Nicknamed "Moby" as a child because Herman Melville (author of "Moby Dick") is supposedly his great-great-granduncle. Entered the Guinness Book of Records in 1993 for the fastest single ever recorded, at 1000 beats per minute.

 


Reg Mombassa

Chris O'Doherty

Guitar, vocals for Aussie group "Mental As Anything". Now designs for hip Australian clothing label "Mambo".


Matt Monro

Terry Parsons
Born: 1 December 1932
London, England
Died: 7 February 1985

Previously sang as Al Jordan. Former bus driver but hit the big time with #3 UK hit "Portrait of my Love".


Chris Montez

Christopher Montanez
Born: 17 January 1943
Los Angeles

Best remembered for "The More I See You".


Morrissey

Steven Patrick Morrissey
Born: May 22, 1959
Davyhulme, Manchester, England

The lead singer of the Smiths, the most important and critically acclaimed British band from the 1980s. Went on in 1987 to a reasonably successful solo career.


Van Morrison

George Morrison
Born: 31 August 1945
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Singer-songwriter and musician.


Jelly Roll Morton

Ferdinand Joseph La Menthe
Born: 20 October 1890
Gulfport, Louisiana
Died: 10 July 1943 (heart failure)

The composer of Jelly Roll Blues.

 







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