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  ARTIST


 

ARTIST

YEAR

GENRE

Acuff, Roy, 1903 - 1992, country singer, songwriter, and music publisher

1955

Country

Adé, King Sunny, 1946 - , juju bandleader, singer, and drummer

1993

World

American Quartet, 1909 - 1922, ragtime and vaudeville vocal group

1920

Music Hall

Anderson, Marian, 1899 - 1993, contralto

1950

Classical

Anderson, Maxwell, 1888 - 1959, songwriter

1942

Musical

Andrews Sisters, 1932 - 1955, vocal trio

1954

Swing

Arlen, Harold, 1905 - 1986, songwriter

1950

Musical

Armstrong, Louis, 1901 - 1971, jazz trumpeter, singer, and bandleader

1951

Jazz

Asch, Moses, 1905 - 1986, folk music record producer and label owner

1958

Folk/Roots

Atkins, Chet, 1924 - 2001, guitarist and record producer

1973

Country

Autry, Gene, 1907 - 1998, country singer

1947

Country

Aznavour, Charles, 1924 - , singer and songwriter 2008 World

Bacharach, Burt, 1928 - , songwriter

1987

Rock/Pop

Baker, Chet, 1929 - 1988, jazz trumpeter and singer

1986

Jazz

Bambaataa, Afrika, 1960 - , DJ

2003

Hip-Hop

Band, The, 1967 - 1976, folk-rock group

1976

Folk/Roots

Bartók, Béla, 1881 - 1945, composer, pianist, and ethnomusicologist

1927

Classical

Basie, Count, 1904 - 1984, jazz bandleader and pianist

1955

Jazz

Beecham, Sir Thomas, 1879 - 1961, conductor

1926

Classical

Beiderbecke, Bix, 1903 - 1931, jazz cornetist

1929

Jazz

Belafonte, Harry, 1927 - , singer

1996

Folk/Roots

Bennett, Tony, 1926 - , singer

1986

Jazz

Berio, Luciano, 1925 - 2003, composer

1981

Classical

Berlin, Irving, 1888 - 1989, songwriter

1953

Musical

Berliner, Emile 1851 - 1929, inventor of disc recording and mass duplication

1910

Music Hall

Bernstein, Leonard, 1918 - 1990, composer, conductor, and pianist

1966

Classical

Berry, Chuck, 1926 - , rock songwriter and performer

1978

Rock/Pop

Bhosle, Asha, 1933 - , singer

1998

World

Björling, Jussi, 1911 - 1960, tenor

1950

Classical

Blackwell, Chris, 1937 - , producer and record label founder

1989

World

Blake, Eubie, 1883 - 1983, ragtime pianist and composer

1933

Ragtime

Blakey, Art, 1919 - 1990, jazz drummer and bandleader

1984

Jazz

Bland, James A., 1854 - 1911, minstrel performer and songwriter

1905

Minstrelsy

Bliss, Sir Arthur, 1891 - 1975, composer

1939

Classical

Bloch, Ernest, 1880 - 1959, composer and educator

1927

Classical

Bolden, Buddy, 1877 - 1931, jazz and blues cornetist and bandleader

1906

Jazz

Borge, Victor, 1909 - 2000, pianist, musical comedian, and conductor

1964

Music Hall

Bouchillon, Christopher, 1893 - 1968, originator of talking blues

1945

Folk/Roots

Boulanger, Nadia, 1887 - 1979, educator, composer, and conductor

1939

Classical

Boulez, Pierre, 1925 - , composer and conductor

1984

Classical

Bowie, David, 1947 - , rock songwriter, singer, and record producer

2004

Rock/Pop

Bradley, Owen, 1915 - 1998, country record producer

1989

Country

Brecht, Bertolt, 1898 - 1956, songwriter

1942

Musical

Brel, Jacques, 1929 - 1978, singer and songwriter

1977

Musical

Britten, Benjamin, 1913 - 1976, composer, conductor, and pianist

1970

Classical

Broonzy, Big Bill, 1893 - 1958, blues singer and guitarist

1940

Blues

Brown, James, 1928 - 2006, soul and funk singer, songwriter, and bandleader

1987

R & B/Soul

Brown, Lew, 1893 - 1958, songwriter

1945

Musical

Brown, Nacio Herb, 1896 - 1964, songwriter

1943

Musical

Brubeck, Dave, 1920 - , jazz pianist and composer

1970

Jazz

Bruch, Max, 1838 - 1920, composer

1903

Classical

Bryant, Boudleaux, 1920 - 1987, songwriter

1983

Country

Bryant, Felice, 1925 - 2003, songwriter

1983

Country

Burke, Johnny, 1908 - 1964, songwriter

1963

Musical

Burr, Henry, 1882 - 1941, vaudeville singer

1920

Music Hall

Byrne, David, 1952 - , songwriter and producer

2001

Electronic

Cage, John, 1912 - 1992, composer

1968

Classical

Cahn, Sammy, 1913-1993, songwriter

1963

Musical

Callas, Maria, 1923 - 1977, soprano

1976

Classical

Calloway, Cab, 1907 - 1994, jazz singer and bandleader

1959

Jazz

Cantor, Eddie, 1892 - 1964, vaudeville singer and songwriter

1930

Music Hall

Carmichael, Hoagy, 1899 - 1981, songwriter

1952

Jazz

Carr, Leroy, 1905 - 1935, blues singer and pianist

1934

Blues

Carter Family, 1927 - 1970, country music group

1969

Country

Carter, Benny, 1907 - 2003, alto saxophonist, trumpeter, and composer

1955

Jazz

Caruso, Enrico, 1873 - 1921, tenor

1918

Classical

Caryll, Ivan, 1861 - 1921, composer and conductor of musical comedies and operettas

1916

Music Hall

Casals, Pablo, 1876 - 1973, cellist, conductor, and composer

1925

Classical

Cash, Johnny, 1932 - 2003, country singer and songwriter

1991

Country

Charles, Ray, 1930 - 2004, R & B and soul singer, pianist, and songwriter

1989

R & B/Soul

Chess, Leonard, 1917 - 1969, R & B record producer and label owner

1965

R & B/Soul

Chevalier, Maurice, 1888 - 1972, musical comedy singer

1935

Music Hall

Chieftains, The, 1962 - , traditional Irish music group

2006

Folk/Roots

Christian, Charlie, 1916 - 1942, jazz guitarist

1940

Jazz

Clash, The, 1977 - 1982, punk rock band

1981

Rock/Pop

Cline, Patsy, 1932 - 1963, country singer

1962

Country

Clinton, George, 1945 - , funk musician and songwriter

1992

R & B/Soul

Cohan, George M., 1878 - 1942, vaudeville songwriter and performer

1926

Music Hall

Cohen, Leonard, 1934 - , songwriter and singer

1991

Folk/Roots

Cole, Nat King, 1917 - 1965, jazz and pop singer and pianist

1962

Jazz

Coleman, Ornette, 1930 - , jazz multi-instrumentalist and composer

1972

Jazz

Collins, Arthur, 1864 - 1933, vaudeville and ragtime singer

1915

Music Hall

Coltrane, John, 1926 - 1967, tenor and soprano saxophonist and composer

1966

Jazz

Comden, Betty, 1919 - 2006, songwriter

1958

Musical

Cooke, Sam, 1931 - 1964, gospel and soul singer and songwriter

1963

R & B/Soul

Copland, Aaron, 1900 - 1990, composer, pianist, and conductor

1947

Classical

Cotton, Billy, 1899 - 1969, jazz drummer and bandleader

1949

Jazz

Coward, Sir Noel, 1899 - 1973, musical comedy songwriter and singer

1949

Music Hall

Crosby, Bing, 1904 - 1977, singer

1951

Jazz

Crosby, Fanny, 1820 - 1915, gospel hymn writer

1903

Gospel

David, Hal, 1921 - , songwriter

1987

Rock/Pop

Davis, Miles, 1926 - 1991, jazz trumpeter and bandleader

1985

Jazz

De Sylva, Buddy, 1895 - 1950, songwriter

1945

Musical

Debussy, Claude, 1862 - 1918, composer

1911

Classical

Deep Purple, 1968 - , hard rock and early heavy metal band

1985

Rock/Pop

Delius, Frederick, 1862 - 1934, composer

1912

Classical

Delmore Brothers, The, 1916 - 1952, country singer-songwriter duo

1940

Country

 Diddley, Bo, 1928 - , guitarist, songwriter, and rock
       pioneer
2007 Rock/Pop

Dixon, Willie, 1915 - 1992, blues songwriter, bassist, and singer

1968

Blues

Domino, Fats, 1928 - , pioneering R & B singer and songwriter

2006

R & B/Soul

Donaldson, Walter, 1893 - 1947, songwriter

1939

Music Hall

Doors, The, 1965 - 1971, rock band

1970

Rock/Pop

Dorsey, Jimmy, 1904 - 1957, swing instrumentalist and bandleader

1954

Swing

Dorsey, Thomas Andrew, 1899 - 1993, blues and gospel songwriter and music publisher

1958

Gospel

Dorsey, Tommy, 1905 - 1956, swing instrumentalist and bandleader

1954

Swing

Dozier, Lamont, 1944 - , R & B and soul songwriter and record producer

1974

R & B/Soul

Dr. Dre, 1965 - , rap artist

2005

Hip-Hop

Dubin, Al, 1891 - 1945, songwriter

1941

Musical

Duke, Vernon, 1903 - 1969, songwriter and classical composer

1947

Musical

Dvorák, Antonín, 1841 - 1904, composer

1902

Classical

Dylan, Bob, 1941 - , songwriter, singer, guitarist, and harmonica player

1968

Rock/Pop

Edison, Thomas Alva, 1847 - 1931, inventor of sound recording

1908

Music Hall

Elgar, Sir Edward, 1857 - 1934, composer

1906

Classical

Ellington, Duke, 1899 - 1974, jazz composer, pianist, and bandleader

1948

Jazz

Eno, Brian, 1948 - , songwriter and producer

2001

Electronic

Europe, James Reese, 1881 - 1919, ragtime and jazz composer and bandleader

1918

Ragtime

Evans, Bill, 1929 - 1980, jazz pianist

1979

Jazz

Evans, Ray, 1915 - , songwriter

1997

Musical

 Évora, Cesária, 1941 - Morna singer 2007 World

Fain, Sammy, 1902 - 1989, songwriter

1954

Musical

Fender, Leo, 1909 - 1991, inventor of the solid-body electric guitar and bass

1962

Rock/Pop

Ferrer, Ibrahim, 1927 - 2005, bolero singer

1988

World

Fields, Dorothy, 1905 - 1974, songwriter

1943

Musical

 Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich, 1925 - , Lieder baritone 2007 Classical

Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917 - 1996, jazz singer

1960

Jazz

Flatt, Lester, 1914 - 1979, bluegrass singer and guitarist

1974

Country

Formby, Jr., George, 1904 - 1961, music hall singer

1946

Music Hall

Franklin, Aretha, 1942 -, soul, R & B, and gospel singer

1995

R & B/Soul

Freed, Arthur, 1894 - 1973, songwriter

1943

Musical

Friml, Rudolf, 1897 - 1972, operetta and musical comedy composer

1924

Music Hall

Frizzell, Lefty, 1928 - 1975, country singer and songwriter

1971

Country

Funk Brothers, 1959 - 1972, R & B, soul, and funk studio band

1971

R & B/Soul

Gay, Noel, 1898 - 1954, music hall and musical comedy songwriter

1941

Music Hall

Gaye, Marvin, 1939 - 1984, soul and R & B singer and songwriter

1983

R & B/Soul

Gershwin, George, 1898 - 1937, songwriter

1936

Musical

Gershwin, Ira, 1896 - 1983, songwriter

1936

Musical

Gilberto, João, 1931 - , singer, guitarist, composer, and co-creator of bossa nova

1988

World

Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917 - 1993, jazz trumpeter, composer, and bandleader

1976

Jazz

Goodman, Benny, 1909 - 1986, swing clarinettist, bandleader, and composer

1953

Swing

Gordon, Mack, 1904 - 1959, songwriter

1943

Musical

Gordy, Berry, 1929 - , R & B and soul songwriter and label owner

1986

R & B/Soul

Gould, Glenn, 1932 - 1982, pianist and composer

1981

Classical

Grainger, Percy, 1882 - 1961, composer and pianist

1931

Classical

Grandmaster Flash, 1957 - , DJ and hip-hop pioneer

2000

Hip-Hop

Grappelli, Stephane, 1908 - 1997, jazz violinist

1959

Jazz

Grateful Dead, The, 1965 - 1995, rock band

1994

Rock/Pop

Green, Adolph, 1915 - 2002, songwriter

1958

Musical

Grieg, Edvard, 1843 - 1907, composer and conductor

1904

Classical

Guthrie, Woody, 1912 - 1967, folk songwriter and singer

1959

Folk/Roots

Haggard, Merle, 1937 - , country singer and songwriter

1987

Country

Hammerstein II, Oscar, 1895 - 1960, songwriter

1942

Musical

Hammond, Sr., John, 1910 - 1987, jazz, folk, and rock record producer

1974

Jazz

Hampton, Lionel, 1908 - 2002, jazz vibraphonist and bandleader

1961

Jazz

Handy, W. C., 1873 - 1958, blues songwriter and band leader

1937

Blues

Harburg, E. Y. ("Yip"), 1898 - 1981, songwriter

1950

Musical

Harlan, Byron, 1861 - 1936, vaudeville and ragtime singer

1917

Music Hall

Harney, Ben, 1871 - 1938, ragtime pianist, composer, and singer

1919

Ragtime

Harris, Charles K., 1865 - 1930, vaudeville and music hall songwriter and music publisher

1922

Music Hall

Harris, Roy, 1898 - 1979, composer

1948

Classical

Hart, Lorenz, 1895 - 1943, songwriter

1942

Musical

Hawkins, Coleman, 1904 - 1969, tenor saxophonist

1951

Jazz

Hay, George D., 1895 - 1968, founder of the Grand Ole Opry

1933

Country

Haydn Quartet, 1894 - 1914, barbershop style vocal group

1913

Music Hall

Heifetz, Jascha, 1901 - 1987, violinist

1946

Classical

Henderson, Fletcher, 1897 - 1952, jazz bandleader, composer, and pianist

1946

Jazz

Henderson, Ray, 1896 - 1970, songwriter

1945

Musical

Hendrix, Jimi, 1942 - 1970, rock and blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter

1969

Rock/Pop

Herbert, Victor, 1859 - 1924, cellist, conductor, and composer of operettas

1912

Music Hall

Hermann, Bernard, 1911 - 1975, film composer

1966

Classical

Hindemith, Paul, 1895 - 1963, composer, educator, and conductor

1944

Classical

Holiday, Billie, 1915 - 1959, jazz singer

1956

Jazz

Holland, Brian, 1941 -, R & B and soul songwriter and record producer

1974

R & B/Soul

Holland, Eddie, 1939 - , R & B and soul songwriter and record producer

1974

R & B/Soul

Hornbostel, Erich von, 1877 - 1935, musicologist

1929

Folk/Roots

Horowitz, Vladimir, 1903 - 1989, pianist

1954

Classical

House, Son, 1902 - 1988, blues singer and guitarist

1955

Blues

Howlin' Wolf, 1910 - 1976, blues singer, songwriter, and harmonica player

1964

Blues

Humperdinck, Engelbert, 1854 - 1921, composer and educator

1904

Classical

Hurt, Mississippi John, 1894 - 1966, blues singer and guitarist

1944

Blues

 Inoue, Daisuke, 1940 - , inventor of the karaoke
       machine
2007 Electronic

Ives, Charles, 1874 - 1954, composer

1922

Classical

Jackson, Mahalia, 1911 - 1972, gospel singer

1957

Gospel

Jackson, Michael, 1958 - , singer, songwriter, and record producer

2002

Rock/Pop

Jackson, Tony, 1876 - 1921, jazz, ragtime, and blues pianist, songwriter, and singer

1919

Jazz

Jagger, Mick, 1943 - , songwriter-performer

1982

Rock/Pop

James, Etta, 1938 - , blues singer

2005

Blues

Janácek, Leoš, 1854 - 1928, composer

1911

Classical

Jarre, Maurice, 1924 - , composer of film music

1993

Classical

Jefferson, Blind Lemon, 1897 - 1929, blues singer and guitarist

1927

Blues

Jobim, Antonio Carlos, 1927 - 1994, composer and co-creator of bossa nova

1985

World

John, Sir Elton, 1947 - , songwriter

2002

Rock/Pop

Johnson, James P., 1894 - 1955, jazz pianist and composer

1931

Jazz

Johnson, Johnnie, 1924 - 2005, rock songwriter and performer

1978

Rock/Pop

Johnson, Robert, 1911 - 1938, blues singer and guitarist

1937

Blues

Johnson, Tommy, 1896 - 1956, blues songwriter, singer, and guitarist

1933

Blues

Jolson, Al, 1886 - 1950, vaudeville singer

1934

Music Hall

Jones, George, 1931 - , country singer and songwriter

1990

Country

Jones, Quincy, 1933 - , producer and songwriter

1984

Jazz

Joplin, Janis, 1943 - 1970, blues, rock, and soul singer and bandleader

1969

Blues

Joplin, Scott, 1867 - 1917, ragtime composer and pianist

1914

Ragtime

Jordan, Louis, 1908 - 1975, jazz and R & B saxophonist and bandleader

1956

Jazz

Kahn, Gus, 1886 - 1941, songwriter

1939

Music Hall

Karajan, Herbert von, 1908 - 1989, conductor

1961

Classical

Kern, Jerome, 1885 - 1945, songwriter

1932

Musical

Khachaturian, Aram, 1903 - 1978, composer and conductor

1965

Classical

Khan, Ali Akbar, 1922 - , sarode player, composer, and educator

1967

World

Khan, Nusrat Fateh Ali, 1948 - 1997, Qawwali singer

1996

World

King, B. B., 1925 - , blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter

1984

Blues

Klemperer, Otto, 1895 - 1973, conductor

1945

Classical

Kodály, Zoltán, 1882 - 1967, composer and ethnomusicologist

1929

Classical

Koehler, Ted, 1894 - 1973, songwriter

1950

Musical

Kool DJ Herc, 1955 - , DJ and hip-hop pioneer

1998

Hip-Hop

Kraftwerk, 1970 - 2000, electronic pop group

1999

Electronic

Kreisler, Fritz, 1875 - 1962, violinist and composer

1924

Classical

Krupa, Gene, 1909 - 1973, jazz drummer and bandleader

1956

Jazz

Kuti, Fela, 1938 - 1997, Afrobeat multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and singer

1994

World

Lamb, Joseph F., 1877 - 1960, ragtime composer and pianist

1923

Ragtime

Lane, Burton, 1912 - 1997, songwriter

1969

Musical

Lauder, Sir Harry, 1870 - 1950, music hall singer and composer

1926

Music Hall

Leadbelly, 1885 - 1949, blues singer and 12-string guitarist

1931

Blues

Leclerc, Félix, 1914 - 1988, songwriter and singer

1972

Folk/Roots

Led Zeppelin, 1968 - , blues-rock and early heavy metal band

1979

Rock/Pop

Lee, Peggy, 1920 - 2002, jazz and pop singer and songwriter

1999

Jazz

Lehar, Franz, 1870 - 1948, conductor and composer of operettas

1921

Music Hall

Lehmann, Lilli, 1848 - 1929, soprano

1907

Classical

Lehmann, Lotte, 1888 - 1976, soprano

1936

Classical

Leiber, Jerry, 1933 - , songwriter

1993

R & B/Soul

Lennon, John, 1940 - 1980, rock and pop songwriter, singer, and guitarist

1979

Rock/Pop

Lerner, Alan Jay, 1918 - 1986, songwriter

1952

Musical

Ligeti, György, 1923 - 2006, composer

1991

Classical

Lightfoot, Gordon, 1938 - , folk songwriter and singer

2002

Folk/Roots

Little Richard, 1932 - , R & B and rock singer, songwriter, and pianist

1992

Rock/Pop

Livingston, Jay, 1915 - 2001, songwriter

1997

Musical

Loesser, Frank, 1910 - 1969, songwriter and music publisher

1964

Musical

Loewe, Frederick, 1901 - 1988, songwriter

1952

Musical

Lomax, Alan, 1915 - 2002, folk song collector

1971

Folk/Roots

Lomax, John Avery, 1867 - 1948, folk song collector

1916

Folk/Roots

Lutoslawski, Witold, 1913 - 1994, composer

1991

Classical

Lynn, Dame Vera, 1917 - , singer

1957

Music Hall

Lynn, Loretta, 1935 - , country singer and songwriter 2008 Country

MacColl, Ewan, 1915 - 1989, folk songwriter and singer

1973

Folk/Roots

Macdonough, Harry, 1871-1931, vaudeville singer

1921

Music Hall

MacDowell, Edward 1860 - 1908, composer, pianist, and educator

1907

Classical

MacMillan, Sir Ernest, 1893 - 1973, conductor and composer

1941

Classical

Macon, Uncle Dave, 1870 - 1952, country singer, songwriter, and banjo player

1930

Country

Mahler, Gustav, 1860 - 1911, composer and conductor

1908

Classical

Makeba, Miriam, 1932 - , singer

1977

World

Mancini, Henry, 1924 - 1994, songwriter

1975

Musical

Marley, Bob, 1945 - 1981, reggae singer, songwriter, and bandleader

1980

Reggae

Martin, Sir George, 1926 - , record producer, arranger, and composer

1980

Rock/Pop

Masekela, Hugh, 1939 - , cornet and flugelhorn player

1990

World

Mayfield, Curtis, 1942 - 1999, soul, funk, and R & B singer and songwriter

1997

R & B/Soul

McCartney, Sir Paul, 1942 - , rock and pop songwriter and singer

1980

Rock/Pop

McCormack, John, 1884 - 1945, tenor

1934

Classical

McHugh, Jimmy, 1894 - 1969, songwriter

1943

Musical

McPartland, Jimmy, 1907 - 1991, jazz cornetist

1960

Jazz

McTell, Blind Willie, 1898 - 1959, blues singer and guitarist

1948

Blues

Melba, Dame Nellie, 1861 - 1931, soprano

1910

Classical

Memphis Minnie, 1897 - 1973, blues singer and guitarist

1941

Blues

Menuhin, Yehudi, 1916 - 1999, violinist and conductor

1975

Classical

Mercer, Johnny, 1909 - 1976, songwriter

1975

Musical

Messiaen, Olivier, 1908 - 1992, composer and organist

1960

Classical

Mighty Sparrow, 1935 - , calypso singer and songwriter

1985

World

Miller, Glenn, 1904 - 1944, swing trombonist and bandleader

1943

Swing

Mingus, Charles, 1922 - 1979, jazz bassist, composer, and bandleader

1978

Jazz

Mitchell, Joni, 1943 - , songwriter, singer, and guitarist

1992

Folk/Roots

Monk, Thelonious, 1917 - 1982, jazz pianist and composer

1973

Jazz

Monroe, Bill, 1911 - 1996, bluegrass singer, songwriter, and bandleader

1961

Country

Moog, Robert, 1934 - 2005, designer and inventor of electronic instruments

1993

Rock/Pop

Morricone, Ennio, 1928 - , composer

1987

Classical

Morrison, Van, 1945 - , soul, blues, jazz, and folk songwriter and singer

2000

R & B/Soul

Morton, Jelly Roll, 1890 - 1941, jazz composer and pianist

1938

Jazz

Mouskouri, Nana, 1936 - , singer

1983

World

Murray, Billy, 1877 - 1954, vaudeville singer

1924

Music Hall

N'Dour, Youssou, 1959 - , mbalax singer and bandleader

2006

World

Nelson, Willie, 1933 - , country singer and songwriter

1999

Country

Newman, Alfred, 1900 - 1970, conductor and composer of music for films

1950

Classical

Nielsen, Carl, 1865 - 1931, composer

1916

Classical

Nilsson, Birgit, 1918 - 2005, soprano

2004

Classical

Oistrakh, David, 1908 - 1974, violinist

1960

Classical

Oliver, King, 1885 - 1938, jazz cornetist and bandleader

1934

Jazz

Orff, Carl, 1895 - 1982, composer and educator

1945

Classical

Original Dixieland Jazz Band (ODJB), 1916 - 1937, jazz band

1933

Jazz

Ory, Kid, 1890 - 1973, jazz trombonist and bandleader

1928

Jazz

Ossman, Vess L., 1868 - 1923, ragtime banjoist

1917

Ragtime

Paderewski, Ignacy Jan, 1860 - 1941, pianist and composer

1909

Classical

Parish, Mitchell, 1900 - 1993, songwriter

1952

Jazz

Parker, Charlie, 1920 - 1955, jazz alto saxophonist

1953

Jazz

Patton, Charley, 1887 - 1934, blues songwriter, singer, and guitarist

1932

Blues

Paul, Les, 1915 - , guitarist, guitar designer, and recording innovator

2004

Jazz

Pavarotti, Luciano, 1935 - , tenor

1994

Classical

Peerless Quartet, 1904 - 1928, vaudeville vocal group

1925

Music Hall

Pentland, Barbara, 1912 - 2000, composer

1970

Classical

Peterson, Oscar, 1925 - 2007, jazz pianist and composer

1998

Jazz

Phillips, Sam, 1923 - 2003, rock record producer

1973

Rock/Pop

Piaf, Edith, 1915 - 1963, singer

1962

Music Hall

Piazzolla, Astor, 1921 - 1992, tango composer and bandoneon player

1967

World

Pink Floyd, 1965 - 1994, rock band

1982

Rock/Pop

Piston, Walter, 1894 - 1976, composer and educator

1944

Classical

Porter, Cole, 1891 - 1964, songwriter

1937

Musical

Presley, Elvis, 1935 - 1977, rock and pop singer

1976

Rock/Pop

Prima, Louis, 1911 - 1978, jazz trumpeter and singer

1968

Jazz

Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891 - 1953, composer

1938

Classical

Public Enemy, 1982 - , hip-hop group

2005

Hip-Hop

Puccini, Giacomo, 1858 - 1924, composer

1911

Classical

Puente, Tito, 1923 - 2000, Latin jazz and salsa percussionist and bandleader

1980

Jazz

Queen, 1970 - , rock band

1990

Rock/Pop

Rachmaninoff, Sergei, 1873 - 1943, composer, pianist, and conductor

1919

Classical

Rainey, Ma, 1886 - 1939, blues and jazz singer

1938

Blues

Ramones, The, 1975 - 1995, punk rock band

1994

Rock/Pop

Ravel, Maurice, 1875 - 1937, composer

1923

Classical

Razaf, Andy, 1895 - 1973, songwriter

1942

Jazz

Redding, Otis, 1941 - 1967, soul singer and songwriter

1966

R & B/Soul

Reeves, Jim, 1923 - 1964, country singer

1963

Country

Reich, Steve, 1936 - , composer

1998

Classical

Reinhardt, Django, 1910 - 1953, jazz guitarist

1952

Jazz

Rich, Buddy, 1917 - 1987, jazz drummer, singer, and bandleader

1982

Jazz

Richards, Keith, 1943 - , songwriter-performer

1982

Rock/Pop

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai, 1844 - 1908, composer

1902

Classical

Robeson, Paul, 1898 - 1976, bass-baritone

1948

Classical

Robinson, Smokey, 1940 - , soul and R & B singer and songwriter

1995

R & B/Soul

Rodgers, Jimmie, 1897 - 1933, country blues singer and songwriter

1932

Folk/Roots

Rodgers, Richard, 1902 - 1979, songwriter

1942

Musical

Rogers, Roy and the Sons of the Pioneers, 1933 - 1950, country music group

1942

Country

Rollins, Sonny, 1930 - , jazz tenor saxophonist 2008 Jazz

Rose, Fred, 1898 - 1954, country songwriter and record producer

1953

Country

Rostropovich, Mstislav, 1927 - 2007, cellist, composer, and conductor

1986

Classical

Rota, Nino, 1911 - 1979, composer

1967

Classical

Rubinstein, Artur, 1887 - 1982, pianist (not Anton, who died in 1894, alas)

1935

Classical

Run-DMC, 1982 - 2002, hip-hop group

2001

Hip-Hop

Sachs, Curt, 1881 - 1959 musicologist

1929

Folk/Roots

Saint-Saëns, Camille, 1835 - 1921, composer and organist

1912

Classical

Sakamoto, Ryuichi, 1952 - , composer and pianist

2003

Electronic

Santana, Carlos, 1947 - , guitarist and songwriter

1996

Rock/Pop

Satie, Erik, 1866 - 1925, composer and pianist

1915

Classical

Schenker, Heinrich, 1868 - 1935, music theorist

1917

Classical

Schoenberg, Arnold, 1874 - 1951, composer

1921

Classical

Scott, James, 1886 - 1938, ragtime composer and pianist

1920

Ragtime

Scriabin, Aleksandr, 1872 - 1915, composer and pianist

1914

Classical

Scruggs, Earl, 1924 - , bluegrass banjoist

1974

Country

Seeger, Charles, 1886 - 1979, folk musicologist

1975

Folk/Roots

Seeger, Pete, 1919 - , folk musicologist, songwriter, and singer

1975

Folk/Roots

Segovia, Andrés, 1893 - 1987, Spanish guitarist

1944

Classical

Sessions, Roger, 1896 - 1985, composer and educator

1946

Classical

Sex Pistols, The, 1975 - 1978, punk rock band

1977

Rock/Pop

Shakur, 2pac, 1971 - 1996, rap artist

1995

Hip-Hop

Shankar, Ravi, 1920 - , sitar player and composer

1989

World

Shaw, Artie, 1910 - 2004, swing clarinettist, bandleader and composer

1949

Swing

Shostakovich, Dmitry, 1906 - 1975, composer

1959

Classical

Sibelius, Jean, 1865 -1957, composer

1914

Classical

Simmons, Russell, 1957 - , pioneering hip-hop producer and label owner

2002

Hip-Hop

Simon, Paul, 1941 - , pop and rock songwriter and singer

1996

Rock/Pop

Sinatra, Frank, 1915 - 1998, singer

1965

Jazz

Sinopoli, Giuseppe, 1946 - 2001, conductor and composer

2000

Classical

Smith, Bessie, 1894 - 1937, blues and jazz singer

1936

Blues

Smith, Pine Top, 1904 - 1929, blues and jazz pianist and singer

1928

Blues

Snow, Hank, 1914 - 1999, country singer and songwriter

1974

Country

Somervell, Sir Arthur, 1863 - 1937, composer and educator

1909

Classical

Sondheim, Stephen, 1930 - , songwriter

1990

Musical

Sons of the Pioneers with Roy Rogers, 1933 - 1950, country music group

1942

Country

Sousa, John Philip, 1854 - 1932, marching band composer and conductor

1905

Classical

Spector, Phil, 1940 - , record producer and songwriter

2001

Rock/Pop

Spence, Joseph, 1910 - 1984, folk and gospel guitarist and singer

1975

Gospel

Stalling, Carl, 1888 - 1974, composer of cartoon music

1940

Musical

Stanford, Sir Charles Villiers, 1852 - 1924, composer and conductor

1913

Classical

Stanley, Ralph, 1927 - , bluegrass singer and banjo player

1967

Country

Steeleye Span,1969 - 1996, folk-rock group

1995

Folk/Roots

Stern, Isaac, 1920 - 2001, violinist

1977

Classical

Stockhausen, Karlheinz, 1928 - 2007, composer and educator

1988

Classical

Stokowski, Leopold, 1882 - 1977, conductor

1930

Classical

Stoller, Mike, 1933 - , songwriter

1993

R & B/Soul

Strauss, Richard, 1864 - 1949, composer and conductor

1913

Classical

Stravinsky, Igor, 1882 - 1971, composer

1935

Classical

Strayhorn, Billy, 1915 - 1967, jazz composer, arranger, and pianist

1965

Jazz

Strouse, Charles, 1928 - , songwriter

1997

Musical

Styne, Jule, 1905 - 1994, songwriter

1958

Musical

Suzuki, Shin'ichi, 1898 - 1998, music educator

1949

Classical

Tatum, Art, 1909 - 1956, jazz pianist

1952

Jazz

Taupin, Bernie, 1950 - , songwriter

2002

Rock/Pop

Teagarden, Jack, 1905 - 1964, jazz trombonist and bandleader

1957

Jazz

Tebaldi, Renata, 1922 - 2004, soprano

1999

Classical

Tharpe, Sister Rosetta, 1915 - 1973, gospel singer and guitarist

1972

Gospel

Theodorakis, Mikis, 1925 - , composer

2001

Classical

Tippett, Sir Michael, 1905 - 1998, composer

1958

Classical

Toch, Ernst, 1887 - 1964, composer and educator

1935

Classical

Toscanini, Arturo, 1867 - 1967, conductor

1915

Classical

Touré, Ali Farka, 1949 - 2006, guitarist, singer, and songwriter

2003

World

Travis, Merle, 1917 - 1983, country singer, songwriter, and guitarist

1978

Country

Tubb, Ernest, 1914 - 1984, country singer, songwriter, and guitarist

1971

Country

Tucker, Sophie, 1884 - 1966, ragtime and vaudeville singer

1928

Music Hall

Turner, Big Joe, 1911 - 1985, blues and R & B singer

1963

Blues

Vallee, Rudy, 1901 - 1986, vaudeville and musical comedy singer

1939

Music Hall

Van Heusen, Jimmy, 1913 - 1990, songwriter

1963

Musical

Vaughan Williams, Ralph, 1872 - 1958, composer, educator, and conductor

1923

Classical

Vaughan, Sarah, 1924 - 1990, jazz singer

1982

Jazz

Veloso, Caetano, 1942 - , singer and songwriter 2008 World

Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813 - Jan 27, 1901, composer and vocalist in the guise of a Swedish moose

1901

Classical

Vigneault, Gilles, 1928 - , songwriter and singer

1981

Folk/Roots

Villa-Lobos, Heitor, 1887 - 1959, composer

1936

Classical

Von Tilzer, Harry, 1872 - 1946, vaudeville songwriter and music publisher

1922

Music Hall

Waits, Tom, 1949 - , jazz and soul songwriter, singer, pianist, and guitarist

2003

Jazz

Walker, T-Bone, 1910 - 1975, blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter

1964

Blues

Waller, Fats, 1904 - 1943, songwriter

1942

Jazz

Warren, Harry, 1893 - 1981, songwriter

1941

Musical

Washington, Dinah, 1924 - 1963, jazz, blues, and pop singer

1961

Jazz

Washington, Ned, 1901 - 1976, songwriter

1943

Musical

Waters, Muddy, 1915 - 1983. blues singer and guitarist

1972

Blues

Webern, Anton, 1883 - 1945, composer and conductor

1937

Classical

Webster, Paul Francis, 1907 - 1984, songwriter

1954

Musical

Weill, Kurt, 1900 - 1950, songwriter

1942

Musical

Wells, Kitty, 1919 - , country singer

2005

Country

Whiteman, Paul, 1890 - 1967, jazz bandleader

1938

Jazz

Who, The, 1964 - , rock band

1988

Rock/Pop

Williams, Bert, 1875 - 1922, vaudeville singer and songwriter

1918

Music Hall

Williams, Joe, 1918 - 1999, jazz singer

1978

Jazz

Williams, Sr., Hank, 1923 - 1953, country singer and songwriter

1951

Country

Williamson, the Original Sonny Boy, 1914 - 1948, blues singer and harmonica player

1947

Blues

Wills, Bob, 1905 - 1975, western swing fiddler, singer, and bandleader

1956

Country

Wilson, Brian, 1942 - , rock and pop songwriter, singer, and producer

1997

Rock/Pop

Wilson, Jackie, 1934 - 1984, soul and R & B singer

1983

R & B/Soul

Wolf, Hugo, 1860 - 1903, composer

1901

Classical

Wonder, Stevie, 1950 - , soul, R & B, and rock singer and songwriter

2004

R & B/Soul

Xenakis, Iannis, 1922 - 2001, composer

1979

Classical

Youmans, Vincent, 1898 - 1946, songwriter

1943

Musical

Young, Lester, 1909 - 1959, tenor saxophonist and bandleader

1957

Jazz

Young, Neil, 1945 - , songwriter, singer, and guitarist

2000

Rock/Pop

Zappa, Frank, 1940 - 1993, songwriter, guitarist, and singer

1992

Rock/Pop

Zawinul, Joe, 1932 - 2007, jazz composer and keyboardist

2006

Jazz

Ziegfeld, Florenz, 1867 - 1932, producer of musical theatre

1925

Music Hall

 


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