100 Favourite Musicians, Singers and Composers

by johndavies007 | created - 20 Jan 2018 | updated - 13 Oct 2018 | Public

I'm an old fogey. Not on imdb: Gwyneth Glyn, Ghazalaw, Raushan Orazbayeva

Favourite albums:

Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy- Elton John 2nd Symphony- Jean Sibelius Le Pas du Chat Noir- Anouar Brahem Just Another Diamond Day- Vashti Bunyan The Art of Amalia- Amalia Rodrigues Violin Concerto- Jean Sibelius (David Oistrakh) The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady- Charles Mingus Nocturnes- Frédéric Chopin (Maria João Pires) Goodbye Yellow Brick Road- Elton John Born to Run- Bruce Springsteen 7th Symphony- Ludwig van Beethoven Journal for Plague Lovers- Manic Street Preachers Worrisome Heart- Melody Gardot Mingus Ah Um- Charles Mingus 6th Symphony- Ludwig van Beethoven Ana Kteer- Sherine Abdel Wahab Somethin' Else- Cannonball Adderley Aman Iman- Tinariwen Clarinet Concerto- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Taiji no Yume- Sai Yoshiko Finally We are No One- Mum The Vogue Years- Françoise Hardy My Way: The Best of Frank Sinatra- Frank Sinatra Songs of Leonard Cohen- Leonard Cohen Getz/Gilberto- Stan Getz & João Gilberto Kind of Blue- Miles Davis OK Computer- Radiohead Classics of the Americas- Agustin Barrios Ballads- John Coltrane quartet Oboe Concerto- Ralph Vaughan Williams 3rd Piano Concerto- Sergei Rachmaninov A Day in Paris- Miles Davis Vltava- Bedrich Smetana The Real Folk Blues- John Lee Hooker Concierto de Aranjuez- Joaquin Rodrigo 23rd Piano Concerto- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Pithecanthropus Erectus- Charles Mingus The Epic- Kamasi Washington Stone Flower- Antonio Carlos Jobim Hot Rocks, 1964-71- The Rolling Stones 1967-70: The Blue Album- The Beatles The Astounding Eyes of Rita- Anouar Brahem Tabula Rasa- Arvo Part Ghazalaw- Ghazalaw The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle- Bruce Springsteen Tumbleweed Connection- Elton John LP1-FKA Twigs The Queen is Dead- The Smiths Rattus Norvegicus- The Stranglers Know What i Mean?- Cannonball Adderley Songs for Swinging Lovers- Frank Sinatra The Protecting Veil- John Tavener L.S.T- Tokumaru Shugo Rain Dogs- Tom Waits 15th Symphony- Dmitri Shostakovich Savane- Ali Farka Touré Elephant- The White Stripes Crack up- Fleet Foxes Have You in my Wilderness- Julia Holter Concerto for Orchestra- Bartok Bela Dusty in Memphis- Dusty Springfield Infected- The The Abbey Road- the Beatles Back to Black- Amy Winehouse La Boheme- Giacomo Puccini From Kinshasa- Mbongwana Star Rhapsody in Blue- George Gershwin The Holy Bible- Manic Street Preachers Aventine- Agnes Obel Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini- Rachmaninov 22 Strings - Seckou Keita Carmen- Georges Bizet Maiden Voyage- Herbie Hancock The New World Symphony- Antonin Dvorak Tchaikovsky & Verdi arias- Dmitri Hvorostovsky Music from Big Pink- The Band Waltz for Debby- Bill Evans The Lark Ascending- Ralph Vaughan Williams Com que Voz- Amalia Rodrigues Requiem- Mozart The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery- Wes Montgomery Fleet Foxes- Fleet Foxes Asakawa Maki- Asakawa Maki La Traviata- Giuseppe Verdi Elwan- Tinariwen Akku- Raushan Orazbayeva What's Going On?- Marvin Gaye Twin Fantasy (Face to Face)- Car Seat Headrest Concerto for 2 Violins- Johann Sebastian Bach Eve- Angélique Kidjo Ambient 1: Music for Airports- Brian Eno Luciano Pavaroti- The Essential Pavarotti Spring Sonata- Ludwig Van Beethoven Eastern Sounds- Yusef Lateef Requiem- Gabriel Fauré Takk- Sigur Ros Unfinished Symphony- Franz Schubert I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You- Aretha Franklin 5th Symphony- Gustav Mahler Harvest- Neil Young Emperor Concerto- Ludwig Van Beethoven Karelia Suite- Sibelius Lontano- Tomasz Stanko Violin Concerto- Mendelssohn Bendith- Bendith

1. Cannonball Adderley

Soundtrack | The Wolf of Wall Street

Cannonball Adderley was born on September 15, 1928 in Tampa, Florida, USA as Julian Edwin Adderley. He was married to Olga James. He died on August 8, 1975 in Gary, Indiana, USA.

2. Arcade Fire

Soundtrack | Her

Canadian rock band.

3. Martha Argerich

Soundtrack | Wasabi

Martha Argerich was born on June 5, 1941 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as María Martha Argerich. She has been married to Stephen Kovacevitch since 1974. They have one child. She was previously married to Charles Dutoit and Robert Chen.

4. Johann Sebastian Bach

Soundtrack | Minority Report

Johann Sebastian Bach was born on March 21, 1685, in Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany, into a large and distinguished family of professional musicians. His father, named Johann Ambrosius Bach, was a violinist and trumpeter, employed by the city of Eisenach. His uncles were church organists, court ...

5. The Band

Soundtrack | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Lived together in a pink-colored house called "Big Pink", with the basement used as rehearsal space; their first album was titled "Music From Big Pink". Bob Dylan's jam sessions at the house were recorded, bootlegged, then later released officially as "The Basement Tapes".

7. The Beatles

Soundtrack | The Beatles Anthology

The Beatles were an English rock band that became arguably the most successful act of the 20th century. They contributed to music, film, literature, art, and fashion, made a continuous impact on popular culture and the lifestyle of several generations. Their songs and images carrying powerful ideas...

8. Ludwig van Beethoven

Soundtrack | Sherlock Holmes

Beethoven was the child of a Flamian musician family and became a member of the electoral orchestra of Bonn in 1783. In 1787 he studied at Mozart's in Vienna and in 1792 he moved all to Vienna becoming a student of Franz Joseph Haydn. The Vienna High Society loved him as a piano player as well as ...

9. Jussi Björling

Soundtrack | Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Jussi Björling was born on February 2, 1911 in Stora Tuna, Dalarnas län, Sweden as Johan Jonathan Björling. He was married to Anna-Lisa Berg. He died on September 9, 1960 in Siarö, Stockholms län, Sweden.

10. Anouar Brahem

Composer | Der gläserne Blick

Anouar Brahem was born on October 20, 1957 in Halfaouine, Tunis, Tunisia. He is known for his work on Dead Man's Memories (2003), The Silences of the Palace (1994) and The Golden Horseshoes (1989).

11. James Brown

Soundtrack | Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown

James Brown was born on May 3, 1933 in Barnwell, South Carolina, USA as James Joseph Brown. He was married to Tomirae Brown, Adrienne Rodriguez, Deidra Jenkins and Velma Warren. He died on December 25, 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

12. Vashti Bunyan

Soundtrack | Away We Go

Vashti Bunyan was born in 1945 in London, England.

13. Kate Bush

Soundtrack | The Line, the Cross & the Curve

Kate Bush began playing piano at a young age and, by her mid-teens, had composed over 200 songs. Her talent caught the notice of David Gilmour (of Pink Floyd) who assisted in arranging her contract with EMI. The first song she released, "Wuthering Heights", soared to #1 in England in 1978. Since ...

14. Frédéric Chopin

Soundtrack | Paycheck

Frédéric François Chopin was born Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin, on March 1, 1810, in Zelazowa Wola, Masovia region, Duchy of Warsaw, Poland. His father, named Mikolaj (Nicolas) Chopin, was a Frenchman who came to Poland from Lorraine, and eventually became professor at Warsaw Lyceum. His mother, ...

15. Leonard Cohen

Soundtrack | Watchmen

Leonard Cohen was born on September 21, 1934 in Montréal, Québec, Canada as Leonard Norman Cohen. He died on November 7, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

16. John Coltrane

Soundtrack | Vanilla Sky

John Coltrane was born on September 23, 1926 in Hamlet, North Carolina, USA as John William Coltrane. He was married to Alice Macleod and Juanita Grubbs. He died on July 17, 1967 in Huntington, Long Island, New York, USA.

17. Miles Davis

Soundtrack | In the Line of Fire

Miles Davis, famous jazz trumpeter, composer and bandleader, was born 26 May 1926 in Alton, Illinois. He moved to New York in 1944 and studied at Juilliard. He left school and entered the jazz society of New York, meeting such famous musicians as Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker and Charles Mingus. ...

18. Claude Debussy

Soundtrack | Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Claude Debussy was born in St. Germain-en-Laye, near Paris, France. His father was a salesman and kept a china shop. His mother was a seamstress. Some traumatizing events in his childhood caused him a depression and he never spoke about his early years. Later he could not compose without having his...

19. Paco de Lucía

Soundtrack | The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Paco de Lucía was born on December 21, 1947 in Algeciras, Cádiz, Andalucía, Spain as Francisco Sánchez Gómez. He was married to Casilda Varela. He died on February 25, 2014 in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico.

20. Fatoumata Diawara

Actress | Sia, le rêve du python

Fatoumata Diawara is an actress, known for Sia, the Dream of the Python (2001), Morbayassa (2014) and Timbuktu (2014).

21. Antonín Dvorák

Soundtrack | Arrival

Antonin Dvorak was a son of butcher, but he did not follow his father's trade. While assisting his father part-time, he studied music, and graduated from the Prague Organ School in 1859. He also was an accomplished violinist and violist, and joined the Bohemian Theatre Orchestra, which was under ...

23. Bill Evans

Soundtrack | The Firm

Bill Evans was born on August 16, 1929 in Plainfield, New Jersey. His father was of Welsh descent, his mother was of Russian Orthodox background. His mother was an amateur pianist and gave Evans his first piano lessons at home as well as at her church. At the age of 6 he started classical piano ...

24. FKA Twigs

Actress | FKA Twigs: M3LL155X

FKA Twigs was born on January 16, 1988 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England as Tahliah Debrett Barnett. She is an actress, known for FKA Twigs: M3LL155X (2015), FKA Twigs: Two Weeks (2014) and FKA Twigs: Cellophane (2019).

27. Melody Gardot

Soundtrack | La linea

Melody Gardot was born on February 2, 1985 in New Jersey, USA.

28. Jivan Gasparyan

Music_department | Blood Diamond

Jivan Gasparyan was born on October 12, 1928 in Solag, Armenian SSR, Transcaucasian SFSR, USSR. He is known for his work on Blood Diamond (2006), Syriana (2005) and Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003).

29. João Gilberto

Soundtrack | V for Vendetta

João Gilberto was born on June 10, 1931 in Juazeiro, Bahia, Brazil as João Gilberto do Prado Pereira de Oliveira. He was married to Miúcha and Astrud Gilberto. He died on July 6, 2019 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

33. Françoise Hardy

Soundtrack | Moonrise Kingdom

Françoise Hardy was born on January 17, 1944 in Paris, France. She has been married to Jacques Dutronc since March 30, 1981. They have one child.

34. Billie Holiday

Soundtrack | Minority Report

Billie Holiday was a true artist of her day and rose as a social phenomenon in the 1950s. Her soulful, unique singing voice and her ability to boldly turn any material that she confronted into her own music made her a superstar of her time. Today, Holiday is remembered for her masterpieces, ...

35. Julia Holter

Composer | Bleed for This

Julia Holter is a composer, known for Bleed for This (2016), Own Worst Enemy (2012) and The Most Fun I've Ever Had with My Pants On (2012).

36. John Lee Hooker

Soundtrack | Hancock

John Lee Hooker was born on August 22, 1917 in Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA. He was married to Maude Mathis, Alma Hopes and Sarah Jones. He died on June 21, 2001 in Los Altos, California, USA.

37. Antonio Carlos Jobim

Soundtrack | V for Vendetta

Antonio Carlos Jobim was born on January 25, 1927 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Antônio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim. He was married to Ana Lontra Jobim and Thereza Hermanny. He died on December 8, 1994 in New York City, New York, USA.

38. Elton John

Soundtrack | Rocketman

Sir Elton John is one of pop music's great survivors. Born 25 March, 1947, as Reginald Kenneth Dwight, he started to play the piano at the early age of four. At the age of 11, he won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music. His first band was called Bluesology. He later auditioned (...

39. Tom Jones

Soundtrack | The Emperor's New Groove

Tom Jones was born Thomas Jones Woodward in Pontypridd, South Wales, to a traditional coal-mining family, the son of Freda (Jones) and Thomas Woodward. His father was of English descent and his mother was of Welsh and English ancestry. He began singing at an early age in church and in the school ...

41. Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Actor | The Metropolitan Opera HD Live

Dmitri Hvorostovsky was born on October 16, 1962 in Krasnoyarsk, Russian SFSR, USSR as Dmitriy Aleksandrovich Khvorostovskiy. He was an actor, known for The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006), La traviata (2004) and The Queen of Spades (1999). He was married to Florence Illi and Svetlana ...

42. Angélique Kidjo

Soundtrack | Sahara

Angélique Kidjo was born on July 14, 1960 in Ouidah, Benin.

43. Carlos Kleiber

Soundtrack | Minority Report

Carlos Kleiber was born on July 3, 1930 in Berlin, Germany as Karl Ludwig Bonifacius Kleiber. He was married to Stanka Brezovar. He died on July 13, 2004 in Konjusica, Slovenia.

44. Fela Kuti

Soundtrack | Run Fatboy Run

Fela Kuti was born on October 15, 1938 in Abeokuta, Nigeria as Olufela Olusegum Oludotun Ransome-Kuti. He died on August 2, 1997 in Lagos, Nigeria.

45. Yusef Lateef

Soundtrack | Selma

Yusef Lateef was born on October 9, 1920 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA as William Emanuel Huddleston. He was married to Ayesha and Tahira. He died on December 23, 2013 in Shutesbury, Massachusetts, USA.

46. Miriam Makeba

Soundtrack | Transamerica

Miriam Makeba was born on March 4, 1932 as Zensile Makeba Qgwashu Nguvama Yiketheli Nxgowa Bantana Balomzi Xa Ufnu Ubajabulisa Ubaphekeli Mbiza Yotshwala Sithi Xa Saku Qgiba Ukutja Sithathe Izitsha Sizi Khabe Singama Lawu Singama Qgwashu Singama Nqamla Nqgithi. She was married to Stokely Carmichael...

47. Manic Street Preachers

Soundtrack | Anatomie 2

Alternative rock band from Blackwood, Wales (UK), comprising members James Dean Bradfield (lead vocals, guitars), Nicky Wire (bass, vocals) and Sean Moore (drums, vocals). Established in 1986.

48. Mariza

Soundtrack | Orphan Black

Mariza was born on December 16, 1973 in Mozambique as Mariza dos Reis Nunes. She was previously married to João Pedro Ruela.

51. Freddie Mercury

Soundtrack | Metropolis

Freddie Mercury was born on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar. His parents, Bomi and Jer Bulsara, sent him off to a private school in India, from 1955 til 1963. In 1964, he and his family flew to England. In 1966 he started his education at the Ealing College of Art, where he graduated in 1969. He ...

52. Charles Mingus

Soundtrack | The Wolf of Wall Street

Charles Mingus was born on April 22, 1922 in Nogales, Arizona, USA as Charles Barron Mingus. He was married to Sue Mingus, Judy Starkey, Celia Zaentz and Canilla Jeanne Gross. He died on January 5, 1979 in Cuernavaca, Mexico.

53. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Soundtrack | Amadeus

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart grew up in Salzburg under the regulation of his strict father Leopold who also was a famous composer of his time. His abilities in music were obvious even when Mozart was still young so that in 1762 at the age of six, his father took him with his elder sister on a concert ...

54. Agnes Obel

Soundtrack | Submarino

Agnes Obel was born as Agnes Caroline Thaarup Obel.

55. Frank Ocean

Soundtrack | Safe House

Ocean was born Christopher "Lonny" Breaux in Long Beach, California. When he was around 5 years old, he and his family moved to New Orleans, Louisiana. He grew up around its local jazz scene and listened to his mother's CDs on her car stereo, including albums by Céline Dion, Anita Baker, and "The ...

56. David Oistrakh

Soundtrack | Copying Beethoven

David Oistrakh was born on September 30, 1908 in Odessa, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire as David Fyodorovich Oistrakh. He was married to Tamara Rotarewa. He died on October 24, 1974 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.

57. Roy Orbison

Soundtrack | Star Trek: First Contact

Roy Orbison was born on April 23, 1936 in Vernon, Texas, USA as Roy Kelton Orbison. He was married to Barbara Orbison and Claudette Frady. He died on December 6, 1988 in Madison, Tennessee, USA.

58. Luciano Pavarotti

Soundtrack | Yes, Giorgio

Luciano Pavarotti was a best-selling classical singer and humanitarian known for his most original and popular performances with the 'Three Tenors' and 'Pavarotti & Friends'.

He was born on October 12, 1935, in Modena, Emilia-Romagna, in Northern Italy. He was the first child and only son of two ...

59. Charlie Parker

Soundtrack | Se7en

Charles Christopher Parker Jr. was born on August 29, 1920, in a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri, to Charles Parker Sr. and his 18-year-old wife Addie. His father ran out on the family when Charlie was just a little boy. When he was 11 his mother bought him an alto saxophone for his birthday. By ...

60. Oscar Peterson

Soundtrack | Phantom Thread

Oscar Peterson, the famous jazz musician, started his recording career in the mid 40s with records for RCA. As member of the group "Jazz at the Philharmonic" he started touring in the 50s and continued until late in the 60s. During this time he made also numerous recordings for various labels. He ...

61. Maria João Pires

Soundtrack | Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Maria João Pires was born on July 23, 1944 in Lisbon, Portugal.

62. Lucia Popp

Soundtrack | Bicentennial Man

Lucia Popp was born on November 12, 1939 in Uhorska Ves, Slovakia as Lucia Poppová. She was an actress, known for Bicentennial Man (1999), Philadelphia (1993) and Fidelio (1968). She was married to Peter Seiffert and Gyorgy Fischer. She died on November 15, 1993 in Munich, Bavaria.

63. Margaret Price

Actress | Aida

Margaret Price was born on April 13, 1941 in Blackwood, Wales. She was an actress, known for Aida (1981), God's Comedy (1995) and Verdi: Requiem (2009). She died on January 28, 2011 in Moyle Grove, Wales.

64. Giacomo Puccini

Soundtrack | The Island

Italian composer, one of the greatest exponents of operatic realism, who virtually brought the history of Italian opera to an end. His mature operas include "La Bohème" (1896), "Tosca" (1900), "Madama Butterfly" (1904), and "Turandot" left incomplete.

65. Sergei Rachmaninoff

Soundtrack | Dawn of the Dead

Sergei Rachmaninov (also spelled Rachmaninoff) was a legendary Russian composer and pianist who emigrated after the Communist revolution of 1917, and became one of the highest paid concert stars of his time, and one of the most influential pianists of the 20th century.

He was born Sergei Vasilevich ...

66. Radiohead

Soundtrack | Vanilla Sky

Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. After signing to EMI in 1991, Radiohead released their debut single "Creep" in 1992. It became a worldwide hit after the release of their debut album, Pablo Honey (1993). Their popularity and critical standing rose in ...

67. Maurice Ravel

Soundtrack | Basic

Maurice Ravel was born on March 7, 1875 in Ciboure, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France as Joseph-Maurice Ravel. He died on December 28, 1937 in Paris, France.

68. Elis Regina

Soundtrack | Hable con ella

Elis Regina was born on March 17, 1945 in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil as Elis Regina Carvalho da Costa. She is known for her work on Talk to Her (2002), Be Cool (2005) and Next Stop Wonderland (1998). She was married to César Camargo Mariano and Ronaldo Boscoli. She died on January 19, ...

69. Django Reinhardt

Soundtrack | The Matrix

Django Reinhardt was born on January 23, 1910 in Liberchies, Wallonia, Belgium as Jean Reinhardt. He was married to Sophie Ziegler. He died on May 16, 1953 in Fontainebleau, Seine-et-Marne, France.

70. Amália Rodrigues

Soundtrack | Fado, História d'uma Cantadeira

Amália Rodrigues was born in Lisbon, Portugal July 23rd, 1920 to a poor and numerous family. Since her childhood she showed a talent for singing although she debuted formally in 1939 at 19 years old, becoming a great popular success. During World War II she carried out long tours for Spain and ...

71. The Rolling Stones

Soundtrack | The Boat That Rocked

The Rolling Stones are the legendary British rock band known for many popular hits, such as Paint it Black, Lady Jane, Ruby Tuesday, and (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction. Almost everyone who attended their shows is quick to comment on their ability to start you up and shake your hips. Their song "...

72. Franz Schubert

Soundtrack | Minority Report

Schubert was musically educated at the "Hofkapelle" in Vienna where he sang as a boy but then had to quit in order to help his father at school. Four years later, he became an independent composer and was destined to live in poverty from then onwards. Having an introverted personality, Schubert ...

73. Ravi Shankar

Composer | Gandhi

Ravi Shankar was a world-renowned musician, composer, performer, and scholar of classical Indian music. He was one of the leading cultural figures of the twentieth century whose accomplishments placed him as the leading figure of an important musical tradition. His long and distinguished musical ...

74. Dmitri Shostakovich

Soundtrack | Children of Men

Dmitri Shostakovich, one of Russian culture's most acclaimed intellectuals who was censored under the dictatorship of Joseph Stalin, was an internationally recognized composer whose music was in over 100 films.

He was born Dmitri Dmitrievich Shostakovich on September 25, 1906, in St. Petersburg, ...

75. Jean Sibelius

Soundtrack | Die Hard 2

Jean Sibelius was born on December 8, 1865 in Hämeenlinna, Finland as Johan Julius Christian Sibelius. He was married to Aino Sibelius. He died on September 20, 1957 in Järvenpää, Finland.

76. Sigur Rós

Soundtrack | Vanilla Sky

Winner of the 2007 Q Innovation in Sound Award.

77. Frank Sinatra

Actor | From Here to Eternity

Frank Sinatra was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, to Italian immigrants Natalina Della (Garaventa), from Northern Italy, and Saverio Antonino Martino Sinatra, a Sicilian boxer, fireman, and bar owner. Growing up on the gritty streets of Hoboken made Sinatra determined to work hard to get ahead. ...

78. Patti Smith

Soundtrack | Noah

Patti Smith was born on December 30, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Patricia Lee Smith. She was previously married to Fred 'Sonic' Smith.

79. The Smiths

Soundtrack | (500) Days of Summer

The Smiths were a British alternative rock band who released four studio albums between 1984 and 1987 and became regarded by many music critics as the most influential British guitar band of the period.

80. Dusty Springfield

Soundtrack | The Boat That Rocked

Dusty Springfield has been acknowledged around the world as the best female soul singer that Britain ever produced. With her oddly erotic, throaty voice, she racked up a string of hits from the 1960s onwards. Born in London to Irish parents, Dusty grew up in and around London. Her early work ...

81. Bruce Springsteen

Soundtrack | The Wrestler

Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen was born September 23, 1949 in Long Branch, New Jersey, USA. His father, Douglas Frederick Springsteen, worked as a bus driver, and was of Irish and Dutch ancestry. His mother, Adele Ann (Zerilli), worked as a legal secretary, and was of Italian descent. He has an...

82. Tomasz Stanko

Composer | Pozegnanie z Maria

Tomasz Stanko was born on July 11, 1942 in Rzeszów, Podkarpackie, Poland as Tomasz Ludwik Stanko. He was a composer, known for Pozegnanie z Maria (1993), Egzekutor (1999) and Lózko Wierszynina (1997). He was married to Joanna. He died on July 29, 2018 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland.

83. Sufjan Stevens

Soundtrack | Call Me by Your Name

Sufjan Stevens was born on July 1, 1975 in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

84. The Stranglers

Soundtrack | Hardcore Henry

Members have included Jet Black, Dave Greenfield, Jean-Jacques Burnel, Baz Warne, Paul Roberts, Hugh Cornwell, John Ellis and Hans Waermling.

85. Renata Tebaldi

Soundtrack | Moonstruck

Renata Tebaldi was and is surely one of the best Spinto soprano voices that any century has ever heard. She made her operatic debut, through bombed streets in 1944 in Mefistofele, as Elena. Then was hand picked for the reopening of La Scala, 46 by Toscanini. It was there that the legendary "Voice ...

88. Shugo Tokumaru

Music_department | Snow Day

Shugo Tokumaru is known for his work on Snow Day (2014), Homesick (2013) and Child by Children (2008).

89. Ali Farka Touré

Soundtrack | L'auberge espagnole

Ali Farka Touré was born on October 31, 1939 in Gourmararusse, Timbuktu, Mali as Ali Ibrahim Touré. He was married to Fatouma. He died on March 6, 2006 in Bamako, Mali.

90. Chavela Vargas

Soundtrack | Frida

Chavela Vargas was born on April 17, 1919 in San Joaquin de Flores, Costa Rica as Anita Carmen María Isabel Vargas Lizano Jesus. She died on August 5, 2012 in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico.

91. Ralph Vaughan Williams

Soundtrack | Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Dr. Ralph Vaughan Williams was perhaps the most important English composer of the 20th Century. His influence on the development of 20th Century music was immense. Benjamin Britten and numerous film composers (Jerry Goldsmith, etc.) owe a lot to him. He created a truly contemporary idiom whose ...

92. Giuseppe Verdi

Soundtrack | Mad Max: Fury Road

Giuseppe Verdi was born Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi on October 10, 1813, in Le Roncole di Busseto, Parma, Italy. His parents were landowners and innkeepers. Young Verdi received his first organ lessons at the age of 7. He studied composition privately with Ferdinando Provesi in Busseto. At ...

93. Frederica von Stade

Actress | Les noces de Figaro

Frederica von Stade was born on June 1, 1945 in Somerville, New Jersey, USA. She is an actress, known for Les noces de Figaro (1980), The Marriage of Figaro (1974) and Cinderella (1981).

94. Sherine Abdel Wahab

Soundtrack | An el ashq wel hawa

Her career began early in 2000 with the song "Ah Ya Leil" but they were not the first songs where he appeared with the singer "Mohamed Mohy" in duet titled "You love of eye and the heart" of this before you share with Tamer Hosni, as a representative cinemas with "Ahmed Helmy" it resulted in a film...

95. Tom Waits

Actor | Seven Psychopaths

Thomas Alan Waits was born in Pomona, California, to schoolteachers Alma Fern (Johnson) and Jesse Frank Waits. Described as one of the last beatniks of the contemporary music, Waits in fact has two separate careers. From 1973 (LP "Closing Time") to 1983 ("One From The Heart" soundtrack), he ...

96. Kamasi Washington

Composer | As Told To G/D Thyself

Kamasi Washington is a composer, known for As Told To G/D Thyself (2019), Homeland (2011) and The Other End of the Line (2008).

98. Grace Williams

Composer | Blue Scar

Studied music with Ralph Vaughan Williams and Egon Wellesz. In 1930s met Benjamin Britten who introduced her to film scoring.

99. Neil Young

Composer | Dead Man

Neil Young is one of the most respected and prolific rock/folk guitarists of the late 20th century. Raised in Canada, he first became well-known as a guitarist and occasional vocalist for the band Buffalo Springfield. After the band's breakup, Young became a solo performer. However, he also has ...

100. Atahualpa Yupanqui

Soundtrack | Casa de los babys

Atahualpa Yupanqui was born on January 31, 1908 in J. de la Peña, Pergamino, Buenos Aires, Argentina as Hector Roberto Chavero. He died on May 23, 1992 in Nimes, France.

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