(Sir) Paul McCartney
James Paul McCartney
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.
Born: 7 January 1944
Part of group Scaffold. Younger brother of Paul
McCartney. Changed his name so as not to benefit from McCartney's
Born: 1 October 1944
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 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.
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
Born: 12 January 1993
One of the members of X-Factor's more lasting legacies: the boyband "One Direction".
Born: 16 April 1924
Band leader and arranger. Close on 50 albums and
compilations from 1959. Classic scores include "Breakfast at
Tiffany's" starring Audrey Hepburn. Won 20
Born: 21 October 1940
Johannesburg, South Africa
Keyboards. Mid 60's hits such as "Do Wah Diddy
Diddy", "Pretty Flamingo".
Born: 5 January
The modern day shock-rocker actually started his
working life as a music journalist.
|Little Peggy March
Born: 7 March 1948
1963 million seller "I Will Follow Him".
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
Born: 8 October 1985
Honolulu, Hawaii, US
Singer, sonwriter, record producer, model, dancer.
Robert Alan Deal
Born: 13 April 1956
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.
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.
Brian Robson Rankin
Born: 28 October 1941
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 Alan Pincus
Born: 17 June 1946
Number one hit with "Mandy" in the US. Sometimes
known best of all for the size of his nose.
Dino Paul Crocetti
Born: 7 June 1917
Double billed with comedian Jerry Lewis, the duo made 16
successful feature films over a 10 year period.
Marvin Lee Aday
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.
Born: 2 March 1943
Drum player with "The Shadows".
Born: 29 May 1975
Otherwise known as "Scary Spice" of the "Spice
Girls". After band problems, Mel B failed to achieve any real solo
Melanie Jayne Chisholm
Born: 12 January 1974
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 Cougar Mellencamp
Born: 7 October 1951
An American music icon with hits such as "Wild Night"
and "Jack and Diane". In a relationship with Meg Ryan.
Born: 5 September 1946
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".
Georgios Krylacos Panayiotou
Born: 25 June 1963
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 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.
Born: 6 October 1942
One hit wonder with "My Boy Lollipop".
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.
Roberta Joan Anderson
Born: 7 November 1943
Once one of the most influential and innovative women
in contemporary music.
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.
Guitar, vocals for Aussie group "Mental As Anything".
Now designs for hip Australian clothing label "Mambo".
Born: 1 December 1932
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".
Born: 17 January 1943
Best remembered for "The More I See You".
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.
Born: 31 August 1945
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Singer-songwriter and musician.
|Jelly Roll Morton
Ferdinand Joseph La Menthe
Born: 20 October 1890
Died: 10 July 1943 (heart failure)
The composer of Jelly Roll Blues.