Famous musicians born in the year 1950

Here are 50 famous musicians from the world were born in 1950:

Goran Bregović

Goran Bregović (March 22, 1950 Sarajevo-) also known as Goran Bregovik, Goran Bregovic, Горан Бреговић or Brega is a Bosnian composer, actor, film score composer and musician. His children are Željka Bregović, Una Bregović, Lulu Bregović and Ema Bregović.

His discography includes: La Reine Margot, Underground, Songbook, Arizona Dream, Irish Songs, Le Temps des Gitans / Kuduz, Magic Book, Music for Films, Underground Tango and Black Cat, White Cat. Genres he performed include Film score, World music, Rock music and Folk music.

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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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Peter Gabriel

Peter Gabriel (February 13, 1950 Chobham-) also known as Peter Brian Gabriel is a British singer, musician, record producer, artist, actor, film score composer, songwriter, flutist, humanitarian and music artist. He has four children, Anna-Marie Gabriel, Melanie Gabriel, Isaac Ralph Gabriel and Luc Gabriel.

Discography: Biko, Plays Live, Birdy, So, Passion: Music for the Last Temptation of Christ, Sledgehammer, Shaking the Tree: Sixteen Golden Greats, Digging in the Dirt, Us and Blood of Eden. Genres related to him: New Wave, Progressive rock, World music, Soft rock, Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock, Experimental rock, Hard rock, Art rock, Funk rock and Worldbeat.

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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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Billy Ocean

Billy Ocean (January 21, 1950 Fyzabad-) otherwise known as Ocean, Billy, Leslie Sebastian Charles, Billie Ocean or Ocean, Billie is a British singer and songwriter. He has three children, Cherie Charles, Antony Charles and Rachel Charles.

Related albums: Greatest Hits, Billy Ocean Collection, Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car, In Motion, L.I.F.E. (Love Is Forever), Let's Get Back Together: The Love Songs, Light Up the World With Sunshine, Love Really Hurts Without You, Nights (Feel Like Getting Down) and The Collection: 1976-1991. Genres related to him: Pop music, Rhythm and blues and Soul music.

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Peter Frampton

Peter Frampton (April 22, 1950 Bromley-) a.k.a. Peter Kenneth Frampton is an English 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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Steve Ferrone

Steve Ferrone (April 25, 1950 Brighton-) a.k.a. Ferrone, Steve or Steven "Steve" Ferrone is a British drummer, composer and musician.

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

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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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Mary Hopkin

Mary Hopkin (May 3, 1950 Pontardawe-) otherwise known as Mary Hopkins or Hopkin, Mary is a Welsh singer, songwriter and actor. Her children are called Morgan Visconti and Jessica Lee Morgan.

Her discography includes: Goodbye, Earth Song, Ocean Song, Post Card, The Complete Singles Collection, Those Were The Days, Water Paper and Clay, Now and Then, Valentine, Live at the Royal Festival Hall 1972 and Spirit. Genres she performed include Folk music.

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Tony Banks

Tony Banks (March 27, 1950 East Hoathly with Halland-) also known as Banks, Tony, Anthony George "Tony" Banks, Anthony Banks or Anthony George Banks is a British keyboard player, film score composer, multi-instrumentalist, composer and musician. He has two children, Emily Banks and Benjamin Banks.

His discography includes: Bankstatement, Soundtracks, Still, The Fugitive, The Wicked Lady, Seven, A Curious Feeling and Strictly Inc.. Genres he performed: Pop rock, Progressive rock, Classical music, Rock music and Art rock.

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Googoosh (May 5, 1950 Tehran-) a.k.a. Faegheh Atashin is an Iranian singer and actor. She has one child, Kambiz Ghorbani.

Her albums include Googoosh, Nimeh Gomshodeh Man, Do Panjareh, Kavir, Pol, Jadeh, Mano Gongeshkhayeh Khooneh, Do Maahi, Hajme Sabz and Manifest. Genres: Pop music and Persian pop music.

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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 a Canadian 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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Juan Gabriel

Juan Gabriel (January 7, 1950 Parácuaro-) a.k.a. Gabriel, Juan, Alberto Aguilera Valadez, El divo de Juárez, Juanga or Adan Luna is a Mexican singer, composer, actor and songwriter.

His albums: Con tu amor, El México que se nos fue, Por Los Siglos, 10 de Los Grandes de Juan Gabriel, 10 Exitos, 15 Años de Éxitos Rancheros, 15 años, baladas, éxitos, Abrázame muy fuerte, Con Mariachi and Cosas de Enamorados. His related genres: Mariachi, Ranchera, Latin pop and Ballad.

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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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Graham Parker

Graham Parker (November 18, 1950 East London-) otherwise known as Parker, Graham is an English singer, musician, writer and songwriter.

His discography includes: Vertigo, BBC Live in Concert, Ultimate Collection, 12 Haunted Episodes, Acid Bubblegum, Burning Questions, Deepcut to Nowhere, Human Soul, Discovering Japan and Live! Alone in America. Genres he performed: Pub rock, New Wave, Rock music, Rhythm and blues and Soul music.

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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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Paul Kossoff

Paul Kossoff (September 14, 1950 Hampstead-March 19, 1976 United States of America) also known as Kossoff Paul, Kossoff, Paul or Free was a British musician, songwriter and guitarist.

His albums: Koss, Stone Free, Live at Croydon Fairfield Halls, Back Street Crawler and Kossoff / Kirke / Tetsu / Rabbit. Genres: Hard rock, Rock music, Blues rock and Blues.

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Joan Armatrading

Joan Armatrading (December 9, 1950 Basseterre-) also known as Joan Armatrading, Joan Anita Barbara Armatrading or Armatrading, Joan is a British musician, singer, songwriter and singer-songwriter.

Her albums include Whatever's for Us, Back to the Night, Show Some Emotion, To the Limit, Steppin' Out, Me Myself I, The Key, Secret Secrets, Sleight of Hand and The Shouting Stage. Genres she performed include Folk music, Pop music, Rock music, Blues and Folk rock.

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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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Steve Hackett

Steve Hackett (February 12, 1950 Pimlico-) otherwise known as Hackett, Steve, Stephen Hackett, Stephen Richard Hacket or Stephen Richard Hackett is an English musician, record producer, songwriter and guitarist. He has one child, Oliver Hackett.

His most recognized albums: Voyage of the Acolyte, Please Don't Touch!, Spectral Mornings, Defector, Cured, Highly Strung, Bay of Kings, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Darktown and Genesis Files. Genres he performed include Progressive rock, Hard rock, Pop rock, Classical music, Blues and Art rock.

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Joe Hisaishi

Joe Hisaishi (December 6, 1950 Nakano-) otherwise known as Jô Hisaishi, Jou Hisaishi, Joe Hisashi, Mamoru Fujisawa, Fujisawa Mamoru, Hisaishi Jō or Hisaishi Joe is a Japanese conductor, film score composer, music arranger, composer, pianist, music director and author. His child is called Mai Fujisawa.

His albums include Kaze No Tani No Nausicaä (image album), Kaze no Tani no Nausicaä Symphonic, Kaze no Tani no Nausicaä, Arion Symphonic Suite, Le Chateau Dans Le Ciel, Laputa: The Castle in the Sky, Curved Music, Laputa: The Castle in the Sky Symphonic Version, Tonari no Totoro Image Songs and Piano Stories. Genres he performed include Film score, New-age music, Neoclassicism and Progressive rock.

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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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L. Shankar

L. Shankar (April 26, 1950 Chennai-) also known as Shankar, Lakshminarayana Shankar, Shankar, V.L., V.L. Shankar, Shankar, Lakshmi, Shenkar or Lakshminarayanan Shankar is an Indian engineer, record producer, composer, teacher, photographer, musician, violinist, conductor, music arranger, music pedagogue and music producer.

His albums: Touch Me There, Song for Everyone, Who's to Know, Pancha Nadai Pallavi, Vision, M.R.C.S., Eternal Light, Soul Searcher, Nobody Told Me and The Epidemics. Genres related to him: Jazz, Pop music, Progressive rock, Electronica, Hard rock, Soft rock, Classical music, Folk music, Carnatic music, Fusion, Electronic dance music, Rock music and World music.

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Mike Rutherford

Mike Rutherford (October 2, 1950 Guildford-) also known as Michael Rutherford, Rutherford, Mike, Michael John Cleote Crawford Rutherford, Mike and the Mechanics or Alf is a British musician, songwriter and film score composer. He has three children, Tom Rutherford, Harry Rutherford and Kate Rutherford.

His discography includes: Acting Very Strange, Smallcreep's Day and Halfway There. Genres: Pop rock, Progressive rock, Art rock and Soft rock.

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Emiko Shiratori

Emiko Shiratori (March 16, 1950 Kanagawa Prefecture-) a.k.a. 白鳥英美子 or Shiratori, Emiko is a Japanese singer and singer-songwriter. She has one child, Maika Shiratori.

Her albums: The Classics ~ beauty & grace, Amazing Grace, Big Yellow Moon, Brand New World, Celebration, Cross My Heart, Voice of Mine, Winter Wonderland, and Final Fantasy IX: Melodies of Life.

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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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Bongi Makeba

Bongi Makeba (December 20, 1950 South Africa-March 1, 1985) was a South African singer.

She was the daughter of world-renowned musicians, Miriam Makeba and Hugh Masekela. Bongi Makeba began her singing career at the young age of six performing with her mother in Johannesburg. Her mother's influence inspired her to become a musician, and she went on to pursue her career as a singer in the United States in the 1970s. Bongi Makeba performed alongside her mother and other renowned musicians such as Nina Simone and Harry Belafonte. She released two solo albums in the United States, and her work was well-received by music critics. Sadly, Bongi Makeba's life was cut short when she died in a car accident at the age of 34. Despite the brevity of her career, Bongi Makeba's music continues to inspire generations of musicians in South Africa and around the world.

Bongi Makeba was also known for her activism against apartheid in South Africa. She was a member of the African National Congress (ANC) and used her music to raise awareness of the political situation in her home country. She performed at several anti-apartheid rallies and concerts and even testified on behalf of her mother and other musicians who were banned from performing in South Africa. Bongi Makeba's music was often centered around themes of social justice and equality, and she used her platform to amplify the voices of marginalized communities. Despite facing numerous challenges in her personal and professional life, Bongi Makeba remains an important figure in South African music as well as social activism. Her legacy continues to inspire generations of musicians and activists to this day.

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Davitt Moroney

Davitt Moroney (December 23, 1950 United Kingdom-) also known as David Moroney is a British harpsichordist.

Related albums: French Suites BWV 812-819, Das wohltemperierte Clavier (harpsichord: Davitt Moroney), Pavans and Galliards and The Complete Keyboard Music of William Byrd.

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Dagmar Krause

Dagmar Krause (June 4, 1950 Hamburg-) a.k.a. Krause, Dagmar is a German singer and musician.

Her albums: Supply & Demand, Tank Battles: The Songs of Hanns Eisler, Supply and Demand, Babble and A Scientific Dream and a French Kiss. Genres she performed: Avant-progressive rock, Cabaret, Classical music, Experimental music and Experimental rock.

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Hirotaka Suzuoki

Hirotaka Suzuoki (March 6, 1950 Nagoya-August 6, 2006 Suginami) otherwise known as Suzuoki Hirotaka was a Japanese voice actor, actor and theatrical producer.

He was affiliated with the talent agency Production Baobab at the peak of his career and was known for his distinctive voice and versatile acting skills. Suzuoki voiced numerous characters in popular anime series, such as Captain Gundam in "Superior Defender Gundam Force," Tenshinhan in "Dragon Ball," and Bright Noa in the "Mobile Suit Gundam" franchise. He also lent his voice to video games, such as the role of Zell Dincht in "Final Fantasy VIII." In addition to his voice acting work, Suzuoki had a successful career in live-action television dramas and movies, often portraying villains or anti-heroes. He also produced theatrical productions, such as the musical adaptation of the classic novel "The Count of Monte Cristo." His untimely death at the age of 56 was mourned by fans and colleagues alike, leaving behind a legacy of memorable performances and contributions to the entertainment industry.

Suzuoki Hirotaka began his career in entertainment as a stage actor, quickly gaining recognition for his talent and passion for the craft. He transitioned to voice acting in the 1970s and became a regular cast member of the popular anime series, "Space Battleship Yamato" in 1974. His breakthrough role came in 1982, when he voiced the character of Bright Noa in "Mobile Suit Gundam" which went on to become one of the most iconic characters in anime.

Apart from his notable voice acting contributions, Suzuoki also made numerous appearances on TV dramas and movies. He played the lead villain in the popular Japanese superhero series "Kamen Rider Black," and also appeared in movies such as "The Dagger of Kamui" and "Gunhed."

In addition to being a talented actor, Suzuoki was also a skilled producer, having produced several stage plays, musicals, and events. His production of "The Count of Monte Cristo" saw great success and was praised for its creative approach to the classic story.

Despite his success, Suzuoki faced many health challenges throughout his life. He was diagnosed with gastric cancer in 2001 and underwent surgery and treatment, but unfortunately the cancer returned and he passed away in 2006 at the age of 56. His passing marked a great loss to the anime and entertainment industry, but his legacy lives on through his memorable performances and contributions.

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Joanna Gleason

Joanna Gleason (June 2, 1950 Toronto-) also known as Joanna Hall or Joanne Hall is a Canadian singer, actor, television director, voice actor and teacher. She has one child, Aaron Gleason.

Her albums: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: Original Broadway Cast Recording.

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Hideyuki Tanaka

Hideyuki Tanaka (November 12, 1950 Ōta, Tokyo-) also known as Tanaka Hideyuki is a Japanese voice actor, actor and narrator.

He began his career as a voice actor in 1977 and has since lent his voice to numerous anime, video games, and films, including Captain Hook in the Japanese dub of Disney's "Peter Pan" and Shiryu in the original Japanese version of "Saint Seiya". In addition to his work as a voice actor, he has also appeared in live-action films and television dramas, such as "Tsubasa no Oreta Tenshitachi" and "Aibou". Throughout his career, he has received several accolades for his work in the entertainment industry, including the Kei Tomiyama Memorial Award in 2004 for his contributions to the field of voice acting.

Tanaka is particularly known for his deep, commanding voice which has been used for a variety of roles, from heroic and valiant characters to the sinister and villainous. Some of his notable roles include the narrator of the "Dragon Ball" series, Mecha Godzilla in "Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla", and Doctor Kureha in "One Piece". He is also a skilled singer and has released several albums throughout his career.

Outside of his entertainment work, Tanaka is known for his love of baseball and has played as a pitcher in the entertainment industry's celebrity baseball team. He is also an advocate for fighting against global warming and has made efforts to raise awareness about environmental issues.

Tanaka continues to work in the entertainment industry and remains a respected figure in the field of voice acting in Japan.

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Azam Khan

Azam Khan (February 28, 1950-June 5, 2011) also known as Khan, Azam was a Bangladeshi singer.

Genres he performed: Pop music.

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Angelo Branduardi

Angelo Branduardi (February 12, 1950 Cuggiono-) otherwise known as Branduardi, Angelo is an Italian singer-songwriter and musician. He has two children, Sarah Branduardi and Maddalena Branduardi.

His most well known albums: The Platinum Collection, Altro e altrove, Best of, Camminando Camminando, Cogli la prima mela, Collezione, Concerto, Angelo Branduardi, Domenica e Lunedi and Futuro Antico III.

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Damo Suzuki

Damo Suzuki (January 16, 1950 Japan-) also known as Suzuki, Damo, 鈴木健二, Suzuki Kenji, Kenji Suzuki or ダモ鈴木 is a Japanese singer and musician.

His albums: Tutti i colori del silenzio, Damo in Dunedin, Odyssey, Abhayamudra, Zu/Xabier Iriondo/Damo Suzuki and Damo Suzuki møder ØSC. His related genres: Krautrock.

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