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#644 Morrissey / Graham Fellows – 22 May 1959

Morrissey Steven Patrick Morrissey (born 22 May 1959), commonly known by his last name, Morrissey, is an English singer and lyricist. He rose to prominence in the 1980s as the lyricist and vocalist of the band the Smiths. The band was highly successful … Continue reading

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#639 Nick Mason / Mairead Maguire – 27 January 1944

Nick Mason Nicholas Berkeley “Nick” Mason (born 27 January 1944) is an English drummer and composer, best known for his work with Pink Floyd. He is the only constant member of the band since its formation in 1965. Despite solely writing only … Continue reading

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#638 Mick Ronson / Simon Hoggart – 26 May 1946

Mick Ronson Michael “Mick” Ronson (26 May 1946 – 29 April 1993) was an English guitarist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and producer. He is best known for his work with David Bowie, as one of The Spiders from Mars. Ronson was a busy session musician who recorded with artists … Continue reading

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#610 Bix Beiderbecke / Clare Boothe Luce – 10 March 1903

Bix Beiderbecke Leon Bismark “Bix” Beiderbecke (March 10, 1903 – August 6, 1931) was an American jazz cornetist, jazz pianist, and composer. Beiderbecke was one of the most influential jazz soloists of the 1920s. Clare Boothe Luce Clare Boothe Luce (March 10, 1903 – October 9, 1987) was the … Continue reading

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#596 Carol Lynley / Peter Tork – 13 February 1942

Carol Lynley Carol Lynley (born February 13, 1942) is an American actress and former child model. Early on, she distinguished herself in both the Broadway stage and Hollywood screen versions of the controversial drama Blue Denim (1959). In 1959, she was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for “Most Promising Newcomer – … Continue reading

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#580 Morten Harket / Mary Crosby – 14 September 1959

Morten Harket Morten Harket (born 14 September 1959) is a Norwegian musician, best known as the lead singer of the synthpop/rock band A-ha, which released nine studio albums and topped the charts in several countries after their breakthrough hit “Take on Me” … Continue reading

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#563 David Helfgott / Michael Cochrane – 19 May 1947

David Helfgott David Helfgott (born 19 May 1947) is an Australian concert pianist. He is as well known for having schizoaffective disorder as he is for his piano playing. Helfgott’s life inspired the Oscar-winning film Shine. Michael Cochrane Michael Dundonald Cochrane (born 19 May 1947) is an English actor who … Continue reading

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#541 Freddie Mercury / Loudon Wainwright III – 05 September 1946

Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara, 5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991) was a British musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Queen. As a performer, he was known for his flamboyant stage persona and … Continue reading

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#534 will.i.am / Eva Longoria – 15 March 1975

will.i.am William James Adams, Jr. (born March 15, 1975), better known by his stage name will.i.am (“will I am”) is an American rapper, musician, songwriter, singer, entrepreneur, actor and producer. William came to prominence in the late 1990s as a member of the … Continue reading

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#525 Laura Linney / Martha Fiennes / Duff McKagan – 05 February 1964

Laura Linney Laura Leggett Linney (born February 5, 1964) is an American actress of film, television, and theatre. Linney has won three Emmy Awards, two Golden Globes, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She has been nominated three times for an Academy Award and once for a BAFTA Award. … Continue reading

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#517 David Bowie / Terry Sylvester – 08 January 1947

David Bowie David Bowie, born David Robert Jones, (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016) was an English musician, actor, record producer and arranger. A major figure for over four decades in the world of popular music, Bowie is widely regarded as … Continue reading

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#506 Joni Mitchell / Michael Byrne – 07 November 1943

Joni Mitchell Joni Mitchell, CC (born Roberta Joan Anderson; November 7, 1943) is a Canadian musician, singer songwriter, and painter. In March 1970 Clouds won Joni Mitchell her first Grammy Award for Best Folk Performance. Her third album, Ladies of the Canyon included her own version of “Woodstock” and the environmental anthem “Big Yellow Taxi”, with its … Continue reading

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#487 Joe McGann / Mick Karn – 24 July 1958

Joe McGann Joseph ‘Joe’ McGann (born 24 July 1958) is an English actor. His most well known role is the lead role of Charlie Burrows, the “housekeeper” in the TV comedy series The Upper Hand (1990–1996). He is also known as a television reporter on … Continue reading

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#449 Shane MacGowan / Chris Kamara – 25 December 1957

Shane MacGowan Shane Patrick Lysaght MacGowan (born 25 December 1957) is an Irish musician and singer, best known as the original singer and songwriter of The Pogues. Between 1985 and 1987 he co-wrote what is perhaps his best-known song, “Fairytale of New York”, … Continue reading

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#441 Milla Jovovich / Tom Avery – 17 December 1975

Milla Jovovich Milla Jovovich (born Milica Jovović; December 17, 1975) is an American model, actress, musician, and fashion designer. Over her career, she has appeared in a number of science fiction and action themed films. Tom Avery Thomas Avery (born December 17, 1975) is a … Continue reading

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#439 Benny Andersson / Diane Towler – 16 December 1946

Benny Andersson Göran Bror “Benny” Andersson (born in Stockholm, Sweden on 16 December 1946) is a Swedish musician, composer, a former member of the Swedish musical group ABBA (1972–1982), and co-composer of the musicals Chess, Kristina från Duvemåla, and Mamma Mia!. He is currently active … Continue reading

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#418 Billy Idol / Andy Gray – 30 November 1955

Billy Idol William Michael Albert Broad (born 30 November 1955), better known by his stage name Billy Idol, is an English rock musician. He first achieved fame in the punk rock era as a member of the band Generation X. He then embarked on … Continue reading

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#376 Sam Raimi / “Weird Al” Yankovic – 23 October 1959

Sam Raimi Samuel Marshall “Sam” Raimi (October 23, 1959) is an American film director, producer, actor and writer. He is best known for directing cult horror films like the Evil Dead series, Darkman and Drag Me to Hell. as well as the blockbuster Spider-Man films and the producer … Continue reading

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#374 Manfred Mann / Geoff Boycott – 21 October 1940

Manfred Mann Manfred Mann (born Manfred Sepse Lubowitz, 21 October 1940, Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa) is a keyboard player best known as a founding member and namesake of Manfred Mann and Manfred Mann’s Earth Band. Geoffrey Boycott Geoffrey Boycott OBE (born 21 October 1940) is a former Yorkshire and England … Continue reading

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#368 Ernie Els / Wyclef Jean – 17 October 1969

Ernie Els Theodore Ernest “Ernie” Els (born 17 October 1969) is a South African professional golfer, who has been one of the top professional players in the world since the mid-1990s. A former World No. 1, he is known as “The Big Easy” due … Continue reading

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