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#647 – Dobie Gray / Mary Jo Kopechne – 26 July 1940

Dobie Gray Dobie Gray (born Lawrence Darrow Brown on July 26, 1940 – December 6, 2011) was an American singer and songwriter, whose musical career spanned soul, country, pop, and musical theater. His hit records included “The ‘In’ Crowd” in 1965 … Continue reading

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#612 Melanie Brown / Sarah Millican – 29 May 1975

Melanie Brown Melanie Janine Brown (born 29 May 1975) (@OfficialMelB) is a British R&B and pop recording artist, songwriter, dancer, actress, author, television presenter and model. Brown rose to fame as a member of the Brit-pop girl group the Spice Girls, in which she … 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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#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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#522 Eusébio / Bobby Willis – 25 January 1942

Eusébio Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, GCIH, GCM (born 25 January 1942), commonly known simply as Eusébio, is a retired Mozambican-born Portuguese football forward. He is considered one of the best footballers of all-time. He helped the Portuguese national team reach third place at the 1966 World Cup, being the top goalscorer of … Continue reading

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#482 Reg Presley / Chick Corea – 12 June 1941

Reg Presley Reg Presley (born Reginald Maurice Ball, 12 June 1941) is an English singer-songwriter. He is best known as the lead singer with prominent 1960s rock and roll band The Troggs, whose biggest hit was “Wild Thing”. Chick Corea Armando Anthony “Chick” Corea (born June 12, 1941) is … Continue reading

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#457 John Denver / Sir Ben Kingsley – 31 December 1943

John Denver John Denver (December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997), born Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr., was an American singer-songwriter, actor, activist, poet, photographer and avid pilot. One of the most popular acoustic artists of the 1970s, Denver recorded and released approximately 300 songs, about 200 of which … 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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#439 Dave Clark / Mike Summerbee – 15 December 1942

Dave Clark David ‘Dave’ Clark (born 15 December 1942) is an English musician, songwriter and record producer. He was the leader and drummer of the 1960s beat group The Dave Clark Five, the first big British Invasion band to follow The Beatles to America in 1964. Mike … Continue reading

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#410 Ross Brawn / Bruce Hornsby – 23 November 1954

Ross Brawn Ross James Brawn OBE (born 23 November 1954) is an English motorsport engineer and Formula One team principal. He has worked for a number of Formula One teams, serving as the technical director of the championship-winning Benetton and Ferrari teams. He took a sabbatical … Continue reading

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#407 Joe Biden / Norman Greenbaum – 20 November 1942

Joe Biden Joseph Robinette “Joe” Biden, Jr. (born November 20, 1942) is the 47th and current Vice President of the United States, serving under President Barack Obama. He was a United States Senator from Delaware from January 3, 1973 until his resignation on January 15, 2009, … Continue reading

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#406 Ted Turner / Jerry Fuller / Nicholas Pennell – 19 November 1938

Ted Turner Robert Edward “Ted” Turner III (born November 19, 1938) is an American media mogul and philanthropist. As a businessman, he is known as founder of the cable news network CNN, the first dedicated 24-hour cable news channel. As a philanthropist, he is known … Continue reading

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#385 Edward Holland, Jr. / Grace Slick – 30 October 1939

Edward Holland, Jr. Edward Holland, Jr. (born October 30, 1939, Detroit, Michigan, known during his recording career as Eddie Holland) is an American singer, songwriter and record producer. Although Holland was an early Motown artist who recorded minor hits, he started working behind the scenes due to stage fright. He … 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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#373 Dannii Minogue / Snoop Dogg – 20 October 1971

Dannii Minogue Danielle Jane “Dannii” Minogue (born 20 October 1971) is an Australian singer, songwriter, actress, television personality, radio personality, fashion designer,model and the younger sister of Kylie Minogue. She rose to prominence in the early 1980s for her roles in the Australian television talent show Young Talent … 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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#367 Bert Kaempfert / Linda Darnell / Bill McLaren – 16 October 1923

Bert Kaempfert Bert Kaempfert (born Berthold Kämpfert; 16 October 1923 – 21 June 1980) was a German orchestra leader and songwriter. He made easy listening and jazz-oriented records, and wrote the music for a number of well-known songs, such as “Strangers in the Night” and … Continue reading

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#355 Bob Geldof / Karen Allen – 05 October 1951

Bob Geldof Robert Frederick Zenon “Bob” Geldof, KBE (born 5 October 1951) is an Irish singer, songwriter, author, occasional actor and political activist. He rose to prominence as the lead singer of the Irish rock band The Boomtown Rats in the late 1970s and … 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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