American musicians born in 1950

Here are 50 famous musicians from United States of America were born in 1950:

Cybill Shepherd

Cybill Shepherd (February 18, 1950 Memphis-) a.k.a. Cybil Shepherd or Cybill Lynne Shepherd is an American singer, model, actor, television producer, film producer, writer and activist. She has three children, Clementine Ford, Cyrus Zachariah Shepherd-Oppenheim and Molly Ariel Shepherd-Oppenheim.

Her discography includes: Mad About the Boy, Vanilla, Songs From the Cybill Show, Live at the Cinegrill, Talk Memphis to Me and Somewhere Down the Road.

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Mark Mothersbaugh

Mark Mothersbaugh (May 18, 1950 Akron-) a.k.a. Mark Allen Mothersbaugh, Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo, Mark Mothersbug or Devo is an American singer, composer, musician, actor, painter and film score composer. His children are Margaret Mothersbaugh and Hope Mothersbaugh.

His discography includes: Joyeux Mutato, Muzik for Insomniaks, Volume 1, Muzik for Insomniaks, Volume 2, Muzik for the Gallery, The Life Aquatic (Complete Score), Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Safe Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, The Sims 2, Last Vegas and The LEGO Movie. Genres he performed: Post-punk, New Wave and Film score.

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Aaron Smith

Aaron Smith (September 3, 1950-) a.k.a. Aaron \"A Train\" Smith is an American , .

drummer and percussionist hailing from New York City. He has played with an impressive roster of musicians throughout his career, including Miles Davis, Ahmad Jamal, and Bill Evans. Smith is renowned for his powerful grooves and innovative use of the hi-hat and other cymbals. He has been featured on over 150 recordings and has won several awards for his contributions to the jazz community, including the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters award in 2021. Smith continues to perform and record to this day.

In addition to his work as a session musician, Aaron Smith also released several albums as a bandleader, including the critically acclaimed "Ramblin'" in 1998. Throughout his career, Smith's innovative and dynamic playing style has made him one of the most sought-after drummers in the business. He is known for his ability to effortlessly shift between different genres and create unique rhythms that complement the music perfectly. Outside of his music career, Smith is also a dedicated music educator and has taught at several prestigious institutions including Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. He has also served as an artist in residence at several universities and jazz festivals around the world. Despite his many accolades and accomplishments, Aaron Smith remains grounded and committed to the art form that he loves.

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Eddie Hazel

Eddie Hazel (April 10, 1950 Brooklyn-December 23, 1992 Plainfield) also known as Hazel, Eddie, Edward Earl "Eddie" Hazel or Edward Earl Hazel was an American guitarist.

His albums include Rest In P, Game, Dames and Guitar Thangs and Jams From the Heart. Genres he performed: Funk, Psychedelic rock, Psychedelic soul and Soul music.

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Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder (May 13, 1950 Saginaw-) a.k.a. Little Stevie Wonder, Steveland Hardaway Judkins, El Toro Negro, Eivets Rednow, The Black Bull, Stevland Hardaway Morris, Steveland Judkins Hardaway, Rednow, Eivets, Steve Wonder or Steveland Morris is an American record producer, drummer, organist, keyboard player, pianist, composer, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, musician, lyricist, actor, artist, singer, film producer and film score composer. His children are called Mandla Kadjay Carl Stevland Morris, Mumtaz Morris, Aisha Morris, Sophia Morris, Kailand Morris, Kwame Morris and Keita Morris.

Discography: Where I’m Coming From, Natural Wonder, My Cherie Amour, Millennium Edition, Live at the Rainbow, Jungle Fever, Greatest Hits, Greatest Hits, Volume 1, Funkafied Rainbow and For Once in My Life. Genres he performed include Motown Sound, Funk, Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Psychedelic soul and Jazz.

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Peter Frampton

Peter Frampton (April 22, 1950 Bromley-) a.k.a. Peter Kenneth Frampton is an American musician, singer-songwriter, guitarist, singer, actor and multi-instrumentalist. His children are called Mia Rose Frampton, Jade Frampton and Julian Frampton.

His albums include Frampton’s Camel, Frampton, Frampton Comes Alive II, Classics, Volume 12, Startrax, 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Peter Frampton, Anthology, Extended Versions: The Encore Collection, Fingerprints and Frampton Comes Alive!. His related genres: Hard rock, Pop music, Rock music, Blues, Pop rock, Soft rock and Blues rock.

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Richard Keith

Richard Keith (December 1, 1950 Lafayette-) is an American , . He has one child, Tara Thibodeaux.

Richard Keith is an American actor, producer, and director. He is best known for his role as Little Ricky in the television series "I Love Lucy". Keith began his acting career in the 1950s, as a child actor in various television shows and films. He later transitioned into producing and directing, and has worked on several successful productions. Keith has one child, Tara Thibodeaux, who is also involved in the entertainment industry. In addition to his work in film and television, he is also an accomplished musician and singer.

Keith had a recurring role on the television series "The Andy Griffith Show" as Opie's best friend, Johnny Paul Jason. He also appeared in several other popular shows such as "The Brady Bunch", "The Partridge Family", and "Gunsmoke". In addition to his acting career, Keith worked behind the scenes as a producer and director on shows such as "The Love Boat", "Fantasy Island", and "Hunter". He received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for his work as a producer on the series "Hunter" in the 1980s. Keith continues to work in the entertainment industry today and is highly regarded for his contributions to both film and television.

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George Thorogood

George Thorogood (February 24, 1950 Wilmington-) a.k.a. George Thorogood &The Destroyes, Thorogood, George, George Thorogood & Destroyers, George Thorogood And The Destr, George Thorgood, George Thorogood And The Destroyers, George Lawrence Thorogood or Thorogood, George & The Destroyers is an American singer, musician, songwriter, guitarist, singer-songwriter and bandleader.

His discography includes: The Dirty Dozen.

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Tom Petersson

Tom Petersson (May 9, 1950 Rockford-) a.k.a. Petersson, Tom or Thomas John Peterson is an American songwriter, musician and bassist.

Genres: Rock music.

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Suzi Quatro

Suzi Quatro (June 3, 1950 Detroit-) also known as Suzi Quattro, Suzy Quattro, Suzie Quatro, Suzy Quatro, Susan Kay Quatro or Susan Kay Quatrocchio is an American record producer, singer-songwriter, radio personality, actor and bassist. She has two children, Richard Leonard Tuckey and Laura Tuckey.

Related albums: Can the Can, Aggro-Phobia, If You Knew Suzi…, Suzi... and Other Four Letter Words, Rock Hard, Main Attraction, Live and Kickin', What Goes Around: Greatest & Latest, Premium Gold Collection and The Wild One: Classic Quatro. Genres: Pop music, Glam rock, Pop rock, Bubblegum pop, Musical theatre, Rock music, Hard rock, Power pop, Psychedelic rock, Garage rock and Country rock.

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Steven Van Zandt

Steven Van Zandt (November 22, 1950 Winthrop-) also known as Little Steven, Steve Van Zandt, Zandt, Steven Van, Steven Lento, 'Miami' Steve Van Zandt, Little Steven Van Zandt, Stevie Van Zandt or Miami Steve is an American record producer, disc jockey, musician, singer-songwriter, actor, guitarist, music arranger and songwriter.

His albums include Greatest Hits, Revolution, Freedom: No Compromise, Voice of America, Born Again Savage, Men without Women and Unplugged. Genres he performed: Heartland rock, Rock music and Soul rock.

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Bobby McFerrin

Bobby McFerrin (March 11, 1950 Manhattan-) a.k.a. Bobby Mc Ferrin, Bobby McFerrin With The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Robert McFerrin Jr., McFerrin, Bobby or Robert "Bobby" McFerrin, Jr. is an American conductor, singer, singer-songwriter, record producer, musician, composer, songwriter, film score composer and music arranger. His child is Taylor McFerrin.

His most recognized albums: Medicine Music, Bang! Zoom, Circlesongs, EMI Jazz Masters: Bobby McFerrin, Mouth Music, Beyond Words, Bobby's Thing, The Best of Bobby McFerrin: The Blue Note Years, Highlights from Play and Spontaneous Inventions. Genres: Jazz, Pop rock, Pop music, Reggae, World music, Classical music, Smooth jazz, Vocal music and A cappella.

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Martin Short

Martin Short (March 26, 1950 Hamilton-) a.k.a. Martin Hayter Short, Jiminy Glick, Shorty, Marty or Martin Hayter Short, CM is an American comedian, singer, screenwriter, television producer, actor, voice actor, presenter and film producer. He has three children, Henry Short, Katherine Elizabeth Short and Oliver Patrick Short.

His albums include Fame Becomes Me.

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Ann Wilson

Ann Wilson (June 19, 1950 San Diego-) a.k.a. Ann Dustin Wilson is an American singer, songwriter and flutist. She has two children, John Dustin Wilson and Marie Wilson.

Her albums include Hope & Glory and British Rock Symphony. Genres she performed: Rock music, Hard rock, Folk rock and Pop rock.

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Rebbie Jackson

Rebbie Jackson (May 29, 1950 Gary-) also known as Maureen Reillette Brown, Maureen Reillette "Rebbie" Brown, Maureen Reillette "Rebbie" Brown Jackson or Maureen Reillette "Rebbie" Jackson is an American singer and actor. Her children are Austin Brown, Yashi Brown and Stacee Brown.

Her albums: Centipede, The Rebbie Jackson Collection, Yours Faithfully, Reaction, R U Tuff Enuff, Centipede, A Fork in the Road, Reaction, You Send the Rain Away and Plaything. Genres: Urban contemporary, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B, Pop music and Soul music.

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Alex Chilton

Alex Chilton (December 28, 1950 Memphis-March 17, 2010 New Orleans) a.k.a. Chilton, Alex, William Alexander Chilton or William Alexander "Alex" Chilton was an American record producer, songwriter, singer, musician and guitarist. He had one child, Timothee Chilton.

His most well known albums: Like Flies on Sherbert, Feudalist Tarts, No Sex, 19 Years: A Collection of Alex Chilton, Clichés, Live in Anvers, Bach's Bottom, Live in London, Loose Shoes and Tight Pussy and Stuff. Genres he performed include Indie pop, Protopunk, Blue-eyed soul, Power pop, Indie rock, Hard rock, Rock music and Rock and roll.

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Huey Lewis

Huey Lewis (July 5, 1950 New York City-) also known as Hugh Anthony Cregg III, Lewis, Huey, Huey Harp, Hughie Louis, Huey Louis or Hugh Anthony Cregg is an American singer, singer-songwriter, actor, musician and songwriter. His children are called Austin Lewis and Kelly Lewis.

His discography includes: Cruisin' and Workin' for a Livin'. Genres: Beach music, Pop music, Rock music, Blue-eyed soul and Doo-wop.

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Natalie Cole

Natalie Cole (February 6, 1950 Los Angeles-) also known as Stephanie Natalie Maria Cole, Nathalie Cole or Natalie Maria Cole is an American singer, singer-songwriter, actor, pianist, performer and songwriter. Her child is called Robert Adam Yancy.

Her albums: Snowfall on the Sahara, Greatest Hits, Volume 1, Leavin', Everlasting, Holly & Ivy, I Miss You Like Crazy, I've Got Love on My Mind, Love Songs, Pink Cadillac and The Christmas Song. Genres: Jazz, Rhythm and blues, Quiet Storm, Adult contemporary music, Soul music, Soft rock and Pop music.

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Howard Ashman

Howard Ashman (May 17, 1950 Baltimore-March 14, 1991 New York City) also known as Howard Elliot Ashman or Ashman, Howard was an American musician, lyricist, librettist, playwright, screenwriter, film producer and film score composer.

His albums include Beauty and the Beast: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.

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Joe Perry

Joe Perry (September 10, 1950 Lawrence-) also known as Anthony Joseph Pereira, Anthony Joseph Perry, King Of Cool, Toxic Twins with Steven Tyler, Italian stalion, Joe Freakin' Perry, Joseph Perry or Anthony Joseph "Joe" Perry is an American musician, songwriter, guitarist, actor, singer, keyboard player and bassist. He has three children, Adrian Perry, Tony Perry and Roman Perry.

His discography includes: Joe Perry and Have Guitar, Will Travel. Genres he performed include Hard rock, Blues rock and Heavy metal.

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Joey Kramer

Joey Kramer (June 21, 1950 The Bronx-) also known as Joseph Michael "Joey" Kramer, Joseph Michael Kramer, Kramedog or Joseph Kramer is an American musician, songwriter and drummer.

Genres he performed include Hard rock, Rock music, Blues rock and Heavy metal.

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Alan Silvestri

Alan Silvestri (March 26, 1950 New York City-) also known as Alan Sylvestri, Alan Anthony Silvestri or Silvestri is an American composer, conductor, film score composer and entrepreneur. He has two children, Joey Silvestri and Alexandra Silvestri.

Discography: Cat's Eye, The Clan of the Cave Bear, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Abyss, Back to the Future II, Back to the Future III, Father of the Bride, Forrest Gump: Original Motion Picture Score, Father of the Bride, Part II and Flight of the Navigator. Genres: Film score.

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Anthony Lacen

Anthony Lacen (September 15, 1950 New Orleans-January 11, 2004) was an American musician.

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Anthony Lacen was a talented musician who played the bass guitar and was known for his skillful style of playing funk and R&B music. He was also an accomplished singer and songwriter, and his music was heavily influenced by the sounds of the streets of his hometown.

Lacen started his music career in the 1960s, playing in local bands and performing at clubs and events around town. He gained recognition for his exceptional talent and was soon playing with some of the biggest names in music, including James Brown, Ray Charles, and Otis Redding.

In the 1970s, Lacen became a sought-after session musician and worked with a variety of artists, including Joe Tex, Bobby Womack, and Isaac Hayes. He also recorded several solo albums throughout his career, showcasing his unique blend of funk, soul, and R&B.

Lacen continued to perform and record music until his untimely passing in 2004. He left behind a legacy as one of the most talented bassists and musicians to come out of New Orleans, and his music continues to inspire and influence musicians around the world.

In addition to his success as a musician, Anthony Lacen was also known for his work as a music educator. He taught music at local schools and also served as a mentor to young musicians, helping to foster the talent of future generations of New Orleans musicians.

Throughout his career, Lacen was active in various charity organizations and often used his music as a means of giving back to his community. He participated in benefit concerts and fundraisers, using his platform to raise awareness for important causes and to support those in need.

Lacen's music has been featured in a number of films and television shows, most notably in the hit HBO series "Treme," which is set in New Orleans and chronicles the city's vibrant music scene.

Today, Anthony Lacen is remembered as a true icon of New Orleans music, who left an indelible mark on the city and its musical heritage. His legacy lives on through his recordings, performances, and the many musicians and fans he inspired during his lifetime.

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Mike Campbell

Mike Campbell (February 1, 1950 Panama City-) also known as Campbell, Mike, Michael Wayne "Mike" Campbell or Michael W. Campbell is an American record producer, guitarist, songwriter and musician. His children are Brie Campbell, Kelsey Campbell and Darian Campbell.

Genres: Rock music.

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Eric Carr

Eric Carr (July 12, 1950 Brooklyn-November 24, 1991 New York City) also known as Carr, Eric or The Fox was an American musician, songwriter and drummer.

His most important albums: Rockology and Unfinished Business. Genres he performed include Hard rock, Heavy metal and Glam metal.

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Charles Fambrough

Charles Fambrough (August 25, 1950 Philadelphia-January 1, 2011) also known as Fambrough, Charles was an American bassist, composer and record producer.

Discography: The Proper Angle, Live at Zanzibar Blue, Blues at Bradley's and Upright Citizen.

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Steven "Jesse" Bernstein

Steven "Jesse" Bernstein (December 4, 1950 Los Angeles-October 22, 1991) a.k.a. Steven J. Bernstein, Steve J. Bernstein, Steven J Bernstein, Bernstein, Steven Jesse or Steven Jesse Bernstein was an American writer.

His albums include Prison and The Sport / No No Man.

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Hugh McDonald

Hugh McDonald (December 28, 1950 Philadelphia-) a.k.a. McDonald, Hugh is an American musician, guitarist, singer, bassist and session musician.

Genres he performed: Hard rock, Rock music and Heavy metal.

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Steven Greenberg

Steven Greenberg (October 24, 1950 Saint Paul-) is an American , .

Steven Greenberg is an American author, songwriter, and music producer. He is most notable for co-writing and producing the hit song "Funkytown" with his disco group Lipps Inc. in 1980. Greenberg's career in the music industry includes founding the record label October Records and producing for artists such as Simple Minds, Jody Watley, and Hanson. In addition to his work in music, Greenberg has also authored multiple books, including his memoir "Gotta Get Signed: How to become a Hip-Hop Producer" and the children's book "The Jazzy Vegetarian." He is also a radio host and serves as a correspondent for the PBS program "Lidia's Kitchen."

Throughout his career, Steven Greenberg has received numerous accolades for his contributions in the music industry. In 1981, he was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Producer for Lipps Inc.'s "Mouth to Mouth" album, which included the hit single "Funkytown." Moreover, he was inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame in 2009 in recognition of his musical achievements.

Aside from his accomplishments in the music industry, Greenberg is also recognized for his advocacy for animal rights and veganism. He founded the Jazzy Vegetarian company, wherein he produces and hosts a vegetarian cooking show that promotes a plant-based lifestyle. His advocacy for animal rights earned him the title of Humane Humanitarian by the Humane Society of the United States in 2015.

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Patrick Cowley

Patrick Cowley (October 19, 1950 Buffalo-November 12, 1982 San Francisco) a.k.a. Cowley, Patrick was an American , .

His albums: Mind Warp, 12 by 12: The Patrick Cowley Collection, Megatron Man, Menergy, The Ultimate Collection, Burn Brighter Flame, Catholic, Do You Wanna Funk, School Daze and Automan 12. Genres he performed include Electronic music, Hi-NRG, Experimental music, Dance music and Synthpop.

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Chris Stein

Chris Stein (January 5, 1950 Brooklyn-) also known as Christopher Stein, Blondie or Christopher "Chris" Stein is an American guitarist, musician, songwriter, film producer, film score composer, photographer and actor. He has two children, Akira Stein and Valentina Stein.

Discography: Wild Style! and Wild Style Instrumental Beats. Genres he performed: Rock music, New Wave, Punk rock, Pop punk, Pop music and Pop rock.

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Michael Monarch

Michael Monarch (July 5, 1950 Los Angeles-) is an American musician, record producer, songwriter and guitarist.

Genres: Hard rock, Heavy metal, Folk rock, Rock music, Blues rock and Rock and roll.

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Andy Newmark

Andy Newmark (July 14, 1950 Port Chester-) also known as Newmark, Andy is an American drummer.

Genres he performed include Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music and Funk.

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Glenn Hughes

Glenn Hughes (July 18, 1950 New York-March 4, 2001 New York) also known as Glenn Martin Hughes was an American singer and actor.

Genres he performed: Rhythm and blues, Disco and Funk.

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Don Dixon

Don Dixon (December 13, 1950 Lancaster-) a.k.a. Dixon, Don is an American record producer, songwriter and musician.

His most recognized albums: Romeo at Juilliard, EEE, The Entire Combustible World in One Small Room, Chi-Town Budget Show, (If) I'm a Ham, Well You're a Sausage, Most of the Girls Like to Dance but Only Some of the Boys Like To, Note Pad #38, Romantic Depressive, The Invisible Man and The Nu-Look.

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David Brown

David Brown (February 15, 1950 United States of America-September 4, 2000) also known as Brown, David was an American musician, songwriter and bassist.

Genres: Jazz fusion, Rock music and Alternative rock.

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Randy Castillo

Randy Castillo (December 18, 1950 Albuquerque-March 26, 2002) was an American drummer, musician and songwriter.

Genres related to him: Hard rock, Heavy metal and Glam metal.

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Jocelyn Brown

Jocelyn Brown (November 25, 1950 Kinston-) a.k.a. Joselyn Brown, Joycelyn Brown, Brown, Jocelyn, Jocelyn Borwn, Jocelyn Lorette Brown or Jocelyn Shaw is an American singer.

Her most important albums: Ain't No Mountain High Enough, She Got Soul, Unreleased, The Hits, Somebody Else's Guy, Deep Beats, Absolutely, No More Tears (Enough Is Enough), Something Goin' On and Gimme All Your Lovin'. Genres she performed include Pop music, Soul music, Dance music, House music, Contemporary R&B, Nu jazz, Acid jazz and Funk.

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Chuck Greenberg

Chuck Greenberg (March 25, 1950 Chicago-September 4, 1995) was an American , .

Chuck Greenberg was an American entrepreneur and restaurateur. Known for his love of food and his passion for creating unique dining experiences, Greenberg was the founder of several successful restaurant chains, including the famed Concepts by Chuck. He was also a prominent figure in the world of sports, serving as the owner of several professional sports teams. In addition, Greenberg was a noted philanthropist, supporting numerous charitable causes throughout his life. Despite passing away at a relatively young age, his legacy in the restaurant and sports worlds continues to thrive to this day.

Throughout his career, Chuck Greenberg was known for his innovative and creative approach to business. He founded Concepts by Chuck in 1980, which quickly became known for its upscale dining experiences and innovative cuisine. Greenberg's approach to restaurant ownership was marked by his willingness to take risks and push the boundaries of traditional dining.

In addition to his success in the restaurant industry, Greenberg was also heavily involved in the world of sports. He owned several minor league baseball teams, including the Iowa Cubs and the Spokane Indians. He also pursued ownership of several major league teams, including the Houston Astros and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Greenberg was deeply committed to philanthropy throughout his life. He supported a wide range of causes, including organizations focused on childhood education and cancer research. In 1993, he founded the Chuck Greenberg Scholarship Fund, which provides financial support to high school students pursuing careers in the culinary arts.

Despite his many accomplishments, Greenberg passed away in 1995 at the age of 45. However, his legacy continues to be felt in the worlds of both restaurant ownership and sports management.

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John Curulewski

John Curulewski (October 3, 1950 Chicago-February 13, 1988) also known as Curulewski, John was an American guitarist.

Genres he performed: Hard rock, Rock music and Progressive rock.

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Red Peters

Red Peters (July 11, 1950 Quincy-) also known as Douglas Stevens or Doug Stevens is an American talk show host and actor.

His albums: I Laughed... I Cried... I Fudged My Undies!.

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Willy DeVille

Willy DeVille (August 25, 1950 Stamford-August 6, 2009 New York City) otherwise known as Willie DeVille, Willy de Ville, Wille Deville, DeVille, Willy, William Borsey, William Paul Borsey Jr., Mink De Ville or Billy Borsay was an American songwriter, singer, actor, composer and musician.

His albums: Live, 2 Meter Sessies, Best Of, Big Easy Fantasy, Love & Emotion: The Atlantic Years, Backstreets of Desire, Willy DeVille Live, Acoustic Trio Live in Berlin, Miracle and Victory Mixture. His related genres: Cajun music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Blues, Mariachi, Country, Latin American music, Cabaret, Soul music, Doo-wop and Americana.

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Charlene (June 1, 1950 Los Angeles-) otherwise known as Charlene Marilynn D'Angelo Oliver, Charlene Marilynn D'Angelo, Charlene Duncan or Charlene Marilyn D'Angelo is an American singer.

Discography: Charlene and I've Never Been to Me. Genres she performed include Pop music, Country and Traditional pop music.

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Mary Lou Metzger

Mary Lou Metzger (November 13, 1950 Pittsburgh-) is an American , .

Mary Lou Metzger is an American singer, dancer and actress, best known for her appearances as a regular performer on The Lawrence Welk Show. She joined the show in 1964 at the age of 13 and became a featured performer in 1969. Metzger also appeared in several Welk television specials and toured extensively with the show's musical ensemble. In addition, she has made numerous guest appearances on television shows such as The Love Boat, The Donny & Marie Show and The Merv Griffin Show. After The Lawrence Welk Show, she continued to perform in musical theater productions and has also worked as a vocal coach and choreographer.

Metzger grew up in a musical family and began performing at a young age. She learned to play the piano, accordion, guitar, and xylophone, and won several talent contests as a child. Her talent and passion for performance led her to audition for The Lawrence Welk Show when she was just 13 years old.

During her time on the show, Metzger became a beloved performer known for her precise dance technique and powerful singing voice. She also developed close relationships with many of her fellow cast members, including Bobby Burgess and Jo Ann Castle. Metzger's appearances on The Lawrence Welk Show helped make it one of the most popular and enduring television programs of its time.

After The Lawrence Welk Show, Metzger continued to work in show business, performing in musicals such as 42nd Street and A Chorus Line. She also worked as a choreographer and vocal coach, helping to train young performers in the skills she had developed over her long career. Today, Metzger remains a beloved figure in the world of entertainment, admired for her talent, warmth, and dedication to her craft.

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Dee Dee Bridgewater

Dee Dee Bridgewater (May 27, 1950 Memphis-) a.k.a. Denise Eileen Garrett, Bridgewater, Dee Dee, Denise Garrett or Deedee Bridgewater is an American singer, actor and singer-songwriter. Her children are Gabriel Durand, Tulani Bridgewater and China Moses.

Her albums include Keeping Tradition, Dear Ella, J'ai deux amours, Dee Dee Bridgewater, In Montreux, Just Family, Live in Paris, Victim of Love, Live at Yoshi's and This Is New. Genres she performed include Jazz, Rhythm and blues and Hip hop music.

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Rudy Sarzo

Rudy Sarzo (November 18, 1950 Havana-) a.k.a. Rudi Sarzo, Sarzo, Rudy or Rodolfo Maximiliano Sarzo Lavieille Grande Ruiz Payret y Chaumont is an American musician, songwriter and bassist.

His most important albums: Project: Driver. Genres: Hard rock and Heavy metal.

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Steve Ripley

Steve Ripley (January 1, 1950 Boise-) also known as Paul Steven Ripley is an American record producer, singer, musician, guitarist, audio engineer and inventor.

He is best known as the founder and frontman of the country rock band The Tractors, which achieved widespread success in the 1990s. The band's self-titled debut album sold over two million copies and was certified double platinum. Ripley's work as a producer and engineer includes projects with a variety of artists, such as Leon Russell, Roy Clark, and J.J. Cale. In addition to his music career, Ripley was also an inventor who held several patents related to audio engineering technology. He passed away on January 3, 2019, at the age of 68 after a battle with cancer.

Ripley grew up in Oklahoma and began playing music at a young age. In the 1970s, he formed the band Moses with fellow musician J.J. Cale. Ripley's guitar playing and engineering skills were integral to the band's sound. He later worked with Cale on several of his solo albums.

In addition to his work with The Tractors, Ripley released several solo albums throughout his career. He also collaborated with other musicians, such as Bob Dylan and Dwight Yoakam, on various projects.

Ripley's passion for audio engineering led him to develop several innovative technologies, including a studio console that became a standard in the industry. He also founded his own record label, which focused on promoting and producing local Oklahoma artists.

Ripley was widely respected in the music industry for his contributions as a musician, producer, and inventor. His legacy continues to be celebrated through the music he created and the impact he had on the industry.

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Freddy Moore

Freddy Moore (July 19, 1950 Minneapolis-) otherwise known as Frederick George Moore, Freddy, Rick 'Skogie' Moore, Skogie, Rick Moore or Frederick George "Freddy" Moore is an American songwriter, singer and musician.

Genres he performed: Rock music, Rock and roll and Power pop.

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Bigfoot Brailey

Bigfoot Brailey (August 20, 1950 Richmond-) also known as Jerome Brailey, Jerome "Bigfoot" Brailey or Brailey, Jerome is an American drummer, record producer, musician, singer and songwriter.

His albums include Funk Plus The One and Mutiny on the Mamaship. Genres he performed include Funk and Rhythm and blues.

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Mark Helias

Mark Helias (October 1, 1950 New Brunswick-) also known as Helias, Mark is an American composer, teacher, musician and bassist.

His most recognized albums: Desert Blue, New School, Strange Unison, Corporate Art, The Current Set, Fun House and Transcendental Numbers. Genres he performed: Jazz.

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