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#539 Billy Dee Williams / Merle Haggard / Terrence Hardiman – 6 April 1937

Billy Dee Williams William December “Billy Dee” Williams, Jr. (born April 6, 1937) is an American actor, artist, singer and writer. He is best known for playing Lando Calrissian in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Merle Haggard Merle Ronald Haggard (born April 6, … Continue reading

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#533 Tom Scholz / Kim Campbell / Paul Condon – 10 March 1947

Tom Scholz Donald Thomas “Tom” Scholz (born March 10, 1947) is an American rock musician, songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist, inventor, and mechanical engineer, best known as the founder of the band Boston. He is also the inventor of the Rockman guitar amplifier. Kim Campbell Avril Phædra Douglas “Kim” Campbell, PC, CC, QC (born March 10, 1947) is … Continue reading

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#371 Klaus Kinski / Chuck Berry – 18 October 1926

Klaus Kinski Nikolaus Karl Günther Nakszyński, best known as Klaus Kinski (18 October 1926 – 23 November 1991), was a German actor. He appeared in over 130 films, and is perhaps best-remembered as a leading role actor in Werner Herzog films: Aguirre, the Wrath of … Continue reading

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#351 Ian McNeice / Mike Rutherford – 02 October 1950

Ian McNeice Ian McNeice (born 2 October 1950) is a prolific English screen, stage, and television character actor. His television breakthrough was as Harcourt in the award-winning series Edge of Darkness. His television appearances have included all four series of Doc Martin. McNeice has also appeared … Continue reading

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#349 Marc Bolan / Rula Lenska – 30 September 1947

Marc Bolan Marc Bolan (born Mark Feld; 30 September 1947 – 16 September 1977) was an English singer-songwriter, guitarist and poet. He is best known for his work with British rock band T. Rex. His music, as well as his highly original sense of style and … Continue reading

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#460 Bruce Springsteen / Floella Benjamin – 23 September 1949

Bruce Springsteen Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949), nicknamed “The Boss“, is an American singer-songwriter who records and tours with the E Street Band. His most successful studio albums, Born to Run and Born in the U.S.A., showcase a talent for finding grandeur … Continue reading

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#340 Andrea Bocelli / Joan Jett – 22 September 1958

Andrea Bocelli Andrea Bocelli, grande ufficiale omri (born 22 September 1958) is an Italian tenor, multi-instrumentalist and classical crossover artist. Born with poor eyesight, he became totally blind at the age of twelve following a soccer accident. With over 5 million units sold worldwide, Sacred Arias became the biggest-selling classical … Continue reading

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#334 B. B. King / Charles Haughey – 16 September 1925

B.B. King Riley B. King (born September 16, 1925), known by the stage name B.B. King, is an American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter acclaimed for his expressive singing and fluid, complex guitar playing. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him at #3 on its list of … Continue reading

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#324 Chrissie Hynde / Morris Albert – 07 September 1951

Chrissie Hynde Christine Ellen “Chrissie” Hynde (born 7 September 1951, Akron, Ohio) is an American rock musician, best known as the leader of the rock/new wave band The Pretenders. She is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist, and has been the only constant member of the band … Continue reading

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#322 Dweezil Zappa / Mark Ramprakash – 05 September 1969

Dweezil Zappa Dweezil Zappa (born September 5, 1969) is an American rock guitarist, the son of musician Frank Zappa and brother of Moon. Mark Ramprakash Mark Ravin Ramprakash (born 5 September 1969) is an English cricketer, playing for Surrey and England.  He played his first … Continue reading

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#302 Phil Lynott / Alan Hardwick – 20 August 1949

Phil Lynott Philip Parris “Phil” Lynott (20 August 1949 – 4 January 1986) was an Irish rock musician who first came to prominence as a founding member, principal songwriter, and frontman of the Irish rock band Thin Lizzy. As leader of the band, Lynott’s vocals … Continue reading

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#288 Mark Knopfler / Rick Ridgeway – 12 August 1949

Mark Knopfler Mark Freuder Knopfler OBE (born 12 August 1949) is a British guitarist, singer, songwriter, record producer and film score composer. Mark Knopfler is best known as the lead guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for the British rock band Dire Straits. After Dire Straits disbanded in 1995, Knopfler … Continue reading

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#287 Ian Charleson / Eric Carmen – 11 August 1949

Ian Charleson Ian Charleson (11 August 1949 – 6 January 1990) was a Scottish stage and film actor. He is best known internationally for his starring role as Olympic athlete and missionary Eric Liddell, in the Oscar-winning 1981 film Chariots Of Fire. Eric Carmen Eric … Continue reading

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#274 Andy Fairweather Low / Snoo Wilson – 02 August 1948

Andy Fairweather Low Andrew Fairweather Low (born 2 August 1948, Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed, Wales) is a Welsh guitarist, songwriter and vocalist. He was a founding member of 1960s British pop band, Amen Corner. They had four successive Top 10 hits in the UK Singles Chart, including the #1 single “(If Paradise Is) … Continue reading

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#261 Slash/ John Torode – 23 July 1965

Slash Saul Hudson (born July 23, 1965), better known by his stage name Slash, is a British American musician and songwriter. He is the former lead guitarist of the American hard rock band Guns N’ Roses, with whom he performed and recorded from 1985 to 1996. … Continue reading

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#248 Harrison Ford / Roger McGuinn – 13 July 1942

Harrison Ford Harrison Ford (born July 13, 1942) is an American film actor and producer. He is best known for his performances as Han Solo in the original Star Wars trilogy and as the title character of the Indiana Jones film series. Ford is also … Continue reading

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#212 Paul McCartney / Thabo Mbeki – 18 June 1942

Paul McCartney Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English musician, singer-songwriter, composer and painter. Formerly of The Beatles (1960–1970) and Wings (1971–1981), McCartney is the most commercially successful songwriter in the history of popular music, according to Guinness World Records. … Continue reading

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#192 Deniece Williams / Suzi Quatro – 03 June 1950

Deniece Williams June Deniece Chandler (born June 3, 1950), known by her stage name Deniece Williams is an American Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and record producer who achieved success in the 1970s and 1980s. Williams, whose music has been influenced by Soul and Funk, is known for … Continue reading

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#190 Jonathan Pryce / Ronnie Wood / Ron Dennis / Jan Harvey– 01 June 1947

Jonathan Pryce Jonathan Pryce, CBE (born 1 June 1947) is a Welsh stage and film actor and singer. His work in theatre, including an award-winning performance in the title role of the Royal Court Theatre’s Hamlet, led to several supporting roles in film and television. He … Continue reading

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#170 Trini López / Madeleine Albright – 15 May 1937

Trini Lopez Trini Lopez (born Trinidad López III, 15 May 1937) is an American (Chicano) singer, guitarist and actor. He scored thirteen chart singles through 1968, including “Lemon Tree” (1965). Madeleine Albright Madeleine Korbel Albright (born May 15, 1937) is the first woman to become … Continue reading

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