Notable Musicians Chronologically

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NameLifespanGenreAlso Known As
Guido of Arezzoc. 991-c. 1035
Hildegard of Bingen1098-1179(Hildegardis)
Guillaume de Machautc. 1300-1377
Josquin Desprezc. 1450-1521
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrinac. 1525-1594
Orlande de Lassusc. 1532-1594
Claudio Monteverdi1567-1643
Heinrich Schütz1585-1672(Henry)
Francesco Cavalli1602-1676
Jean-Baptiste Lully1632-1687(Giovanni, Battista)
Dieterich Buxtehude1637-1707
Marc-Antoine Charpentier1643-1704
Arcangelo Corelli1653-1713
Johann Pachelbel1653-1706
Henry Purcell1659-1695classical
Alessandro Scarlatti1660-1725
Élisabeth-Claude Jacquet1665-1729
François Couperin1668-1733
Tomaso Albinoni1671-1751
Jeremiah Clarkec. 1674-1707
Antonio Vivaldi1678-1741classical(Lucio)
Georg Philipp Telemann1681-1767
Jean-Philippe Rameau1683-1764
Georg Friedrich Händel1685-1759classical(George, Frideric)
Johann Sebastian Bach1685-1750classical(John)
Domenico Scarlatti1685-1757(Giuseppe)
Louis-Claude Daquin1694-1772
Michel Blavet1700-1768
Farinelli1705-1782(Carlo)
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi1710-1736
Thomas Arne1710-1778(Augustine)
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach1714-1788
Christoph Willibald Gluck1714-1787
Leopold Mozart1719-1787
Niel Gow1727-1807
Joseph Haydn1732-1809classical
François-Joseph Gossec1734-1829
Johann Christian Bach1735-1782
Luigi Boccherini1743-1805(Ridolfo)
Charles Dibdin1745-1814
Antonio Salieri1750-1825classical
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart1756-1791classical
Nathaniel Gow1763-1831
Ludwig van Beethoven1770-1827classical
Niccolò Paganini1782-1840(Nicolò)
Carl Maria von Weber1786-1826
Gioachino Rossini1792-1868classical
Gaetano Donizetti1797-1848
Franz Schubert1797-1828(Peter)
Vincenzo Bellini1801-1835
Hector Berlioz1803-1869
Johann Strauss I1804-1849
Mikhail Glinka1804-1857
Fanny Mendelssohn1805-1847
Felix Mendelssohn1809-1847classical
Frédéric Chopin1810-1849classical(Frederick, Fryderyk, Franciszek, François)
Robert Schumann1810-1856(Alexander)
Franz Liszt1811-1886classical(Ferenc)
Richard Wagner1813-1883classical(Wilhelm)
Giuseppe Verdi1813-1901
Dan Emmett1815-1904(Daniel, Decatur)
Charles Gounod1818-1893(François)
Jacques Offenbach1819-1880
Clara Schumann1819-1896
César Franck1822-1890
Bedřich Smetana1824-1884
Anton Bruckner1824-1896
Johann Strauss II1825-1899
Anton Rubinstein1829-1894
Henry Clay Work1832-1884
Johannes Brahms1833-1897(John)
Alexander Borodin1833-1887
Camille Saint-Saëns1835-1921
Léo Delibes1836-1891(Clément, Philibert)
Georges Bizet1838-1875(George)
Modest Mussorgsky1839-1881classical
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky1840-1893classical(Peter)
Antonín Dvořák1841-1904classical(Leopold)
Jules Massenet1842-1912
Arthur Sullivan1842-1900
Edvard Grieg1843-1907(Edward, Hagerup)
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov1844-1908(Nicholas)
Gabriel Fauré1845-1924(Urbain)
Hubert Parry1848-1918(Charles, Hastings)
Leoš Janáček1854-1928
Engelbert Humperdinck1854-1921
John Philip Sousa1854-1932
Ruggero Leoncavallo1857-1919(Ruggiero)
Edward Elgar1857-1934classical(William)
Giacomo Puccini1858-1924
Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov1859-1935
Isaac Albéniz1860-1909(Manuel, Francisco)
Gustave Charpentier1860-1956
Gustav Mahler1860-1911
Edward MacDowell1860-1908(Alexander)
Frederick Delius1862-1934(Theodore, Albert)
Claude Debussy1862-1918(Achille)
Milka Trnina1863-1941opera
Richard Strauss1864-1949classical(Georg)
Paul Dukas1865-1935(Abraham)
Jean Sibelius1865-1957(Johan, John)
Erik Satie1866-1925(Éric)
Scott Joplinc. 1867-1917
Arturo Toscanini1867-1957
Amy Beach1867-1944(Cheney)
Ralph Vaughan Williams1872-1958
Sergei Rachmaninoff1873-1943
Arnold Schoenberg1874-1951
Gustav Holst1874-1934classical(Gustavus, Theodore)
Maurice Ravel1875-1937(Joseph)
Béla Bartók1881-1945
Igor Stravinsky1882-1971
Alban Berg1885-1935
Arthur Rubinstein1887-1982
Irving Berlin1888-1989
Maurice Chevalier1888-1972
Sergei Prokofiev1891-1953(Sergey)
Peter Warlock1894-1930(Philip, Arnold)
Carl Orff1895-1982
William Grant Still1895-1978
Paul Hindemith1895-1963
Jimmie Rodgers1897-1933country
George Gershwin1898-1937classical
Edward "Duke" Ellington1899-1974(Duke)
Kurt Weill1900-1950
Aaron Copland1900-1990
Louis Armstrong1901-1971(Daniel)
Harry "Bing" Crosby1903-1977(Bing)
Aram Khachaturian1903-1978
Zinka Milanov1906-1989opera
Dmitri Shostakovich1906-1975
Herbert von Karajan1908-1989
Django Reinhardt1910-1953jazz
Samuel Barber1910-1981
Carmine Coppola1910-1991
Wim Kan1911-1983
Robert Johnson1911-1938blues
Bill Monroe1911-1996country
John Cage1912-1992
Muddy Waters1913-1983blues(McKinley)
Édith Piaf1915-1963
Billie Holiday1915-1959jazz(Elinore)
Les Paul1915-2009(Lester)
Frank Sinatra1915-1998(Francis)
Toon Hermans1916-2000
Ella Fitzgerald1917-1996(Jane)
Dean Martin1917-1995
Wim Sonneveld1917-1974
John Lee Hooker1917-2001blues
Thelonious Monk1917-1982jazz
John "Dizzy" Gillespie1917-1993jazz(Dizzy)
Leonard Bernstein1918-1990(Louis)
Nat King Cole1919-1965jazz(Nathaniel)
Charlie Parker1920-1955
Ástor Piazzolla1921-1992
Elmer Bernstein1922-2004
Charles Mingus1922-1979jazz
Hank Williams1923-1953country(Hiram)
Angela Morley1924-2009(Walter)
Henry Mancini1924-1994
Charles Aznavour1924-(Shahnour)
Maurice Jarre1924-2009
Riley "B.B." King1925-blues
Miles Davis1926-1991jazz
Tony Bennett1926-(Anthony)
John Coltrane1926-1967jazz(William)
Willy Alberti1926-1985
Chuck Berry1926-rock(Charles)
Harry Belafonte1927-calypso
Antoine "Fats" Domino1928-rock
Serge Gainsbourg1928-1991
Karlheinz Stockhausen1928-2007
Ennio Morricone1928-
Jacques Brel1929-1978
Bo Diddley1928-2008(Ellas, Otha)
Jerry Goldsmith1929-2004
Lennie Niehaus1929-
Chet Baker1929-1988
Clint Eastwood1930-
Ray Charles1930-2004soul
Michiya Mihashi1930-1996
Sam Cooke1931-1964soul(Samuel)
Della Reese1931-
Regis Philbin1931-
George Jones1931-2013country
John Williams1932-
Johnny Cash1932-2003country(John)
Loretta Lynn1932-country
Patsy Cline1932-1963country(Virginia)
Glenn Gould1932-1982
"Little" Richard Penniman1932-rock
Dalida1933-1987(Yolanda, Cristina)
Nina Simone1933-2003
Willie Nelson1933-country
James Brown1933-2006soul(Joseph)
John Barry1933-2011
Henryk Górecki1933-2010
Cedar Walton1934-2013Jazz
Leonard Cohen1934-folk
Udo Jürgens1934-
Nana Mouskouri1934-(Ioanna)
Elvis Presley1935-1977rock(Aaron)
Jerry Lee Lewis1935-rock
Luciano Pavarotti1935-2007opera
Roy Orbison1936-1988rock
Kris Kristofferson1936-
Buddy Holly1936-1959rock(Charles)
Philip Glass1937-
Don Everly1937-
Merle Haggard1937-country
Hibari Misora1937-1989
Adriano Celentano1938-
Igor Kuljerić1938-2006
Arsen Dedić1938-(Arsenije)
Phil Everly1939-
Marvin Gaye1939-1984soul
Tina Turner1939-rock(Anna, Mae)
Phil Spector1939-
William "Smokey" Robinson Jr.1940-
Herbie Hancock1940-jazz
Hans Dulfer1940-
Ringo Starr1940-
John Lennon1940-1980rock
Frank Zappa1940-1993
Joan Baez1941-
Plácido Domingo1941-opera
Neil Diamond1941-rock(Leslie)
Roberto Carlos Braga1941-(Robert)
Bob Dylan1941-folk(Robert, Allen)
Paul Anka1941-(Albert)
David Crosby1941-rock
Cesária Évora1941-2011Morna, Coladeira
Otis Redding Jr.1941-1967soul(Ray)
Paul Simon1941-folk
Scatman John1942-(Paul)
Lou Reed1942-rock(Lewis)
Aretha Franklin1942-soul
Barbra Streisand1942-(Barbara)
Paul McCartney1942-rock
Jos Brink1942-2007
Brian Wilson1942-
Roger McGuinn1942-
Jerry Garcia1942-1995
Jimi Hendrix1942-1970rock(James)
Rob de Nijs1942-
Vangelis1943-(Evangelos, Odysseas)
Janis Joplin1943-1970rock
George Harrison1943-2001
Sly Stone1943-(Sylvester)
Johnny Hallyday1943-(Jean)
Robbie Robertson1943-
Mick Jagger1943-rock(Michael)
Roger Waters1943-rock
Julio Iglesias1943-
Joni Mitchell1943-
Jim Morrison1943-1971(James)
Keith Richards1943-rock
Jimmy Page1944-rock(James)
Roger Daltrey1944-
Michael Nyman1944-
Diana Ross1944-
Marvin Hamlisch1944-2012
Jeff Beck1944-(Geoffrey)
Freek de Jonge1944-
Barry White1944-2003
Rod Stewart1945-rock(Roderick)
Willeke Alberti1945-
Bob Marley1945-1981(Robert)
Herman van Veen1945-
Eric Clapton1945-rock
Ritchie Blackmore1945-
Pete Townshend1945-
John Fogerty1945-rock
Van Morrison1945-
Neil Young1945-rock
Syd Barrett1946-2006
Dolly Parton1946-country
Murray Head1946-
David Gilmour1946-
Al Green1946-
Donovan Phillips Leitch1946-folk
Cher1946-pop(Cherilyn)
Bon Scott1946-1980
Barry Gibb1946-pop
Freddie Mercury1946-1991(Farrokh)
Howard Shore1946-
Herman Brood1946-2001
Patti Smith1946-
David Bowie1947-rock
André van Duin1947-
Elton John1947-(Reginald, Kenneth)
Iggy Pop1947-
Carlos Santana1947-
Don Henley1947-rock
Burton Cummings1947-rock
John Carpenter1948-
Alice Cooper1948-
Andrew Lloyd Webber1948-
Steven Tyler1948-rock
Brian Eno1948-
Raffi Cavoukian1948-
Cat Stevens1948-rock(Steven, Yusuf, Demetre)
Robert Plant1948-
Jean Michel Jarre1948-
Olivia Newton-John1948-
Ozzy Osbourne1948-rock
Donna Summer1948-2012pop
Billy Joel1949-rock
Alan Menken1949-
Bruce Springsteen1949-rock
André Rieu1949-
Tom Waits1949-rock
Carlo Siliotto1950-
Peter Gabriel1950-rock
Parisa1950-Classical Persian Music(Fātemeh)
Goran Bregović1950-Rock, folk, film score
Alan Silvestri1950-
Stevie Wonder1950-(Stevland, Hardaway)
Tom Petty1950-
Phil Collins1951-
Joey Ramone1951-2001(Jeffrey, Ross)
Zdravko Čolić1951-Disco, Pop rock, Pop-folk
James Newton Howard1951-
André Hazes1951-2004
Mark Isham1951-
Gordon Matthew "Sting" Sumner1951-(Sting)
David Byrne1952-
Joe Strummer1952-2002
Patrick Doyle1953-
Stephen Warbeck1953-
Danny Elfman1953-
James Horner1953-
Barrington Pheloung1954-
Stevie Ray Vaughan1954-1990blues
Eddie Van Halen1955-rock
Angus Young1955-
Thomas Newman1955-
Graeme Revell1955-
Carter Burwell1955-
Billy Idol1955-rock(William, Michael, Albert)
Ritva Koistinen1956-
John Lydon1956-rock(Johnny)
John Debney1956-
Mark Mancina1957-
Sid Vicious1957-1979
Hans Zimmer1957-
Prince Rogers Nelson1958-
Madonna Louise Ciccone1958-pop
Michael Jackson1958-2009pop
Perry Farrell1959-rock
Craig Armstrong1959-
"Weird" Al Yankovic1959-(Alfred, Matthew)
Michael Stipe1960-
Gerard Joling1960-
Paul "Bono" Hewson1960-(Bono)
Chuck D1960-hip hop(Carlton, Douglas)
Ruth Jacott1960-
René Froger1960-
Michael Cerveris1960-
Hari Varešanović1961-Pop rock(Hajrudin)
Lisa Gerrard1961-
Alo Mattiisen1961-1996
Boy George1961-(Alan)
Alexandre Desplat1961-
Leif Garrett1961-
Harry Gregson-Williams1961-
David Arnold1962-
Axl Rose1962-rock(William, Bruce)
Garth Brooks1962-country
Jon Bon Jovi1962-rock(John, Francis)
Paul de Leeuw1962-
Paula Abdul1962-pop
Dino Merlin1962-Pop rock(Edin)
Michael Peter "Flea" Balzary1962-rock
Anthony Kiedis1962-rock
Aaron Zigman1963-
Vanessa L. Williams1963-(Lynn)
Sanja Doležal1963-pop
James Hetfield1963-rock
Whitney Houston1963-2012pop(Elizabeth)
John Powell1963-
Eros Ramazzotti1963-pop(Luciano, Walter)
Lars Ulrich1963-rock
Maynard James Keenan1964-rock
Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels1964-
Chris Cornell1964-rock
Adam "MCA" Yauch1964-2012hip hop
Dino Dvornik1964-2008Pop, funk, techno, rock
Joseph "Run" Simmons1964-
Eddie Vedder1964-rock
Warren Ellis1965-
Jason Mizell1965-2002(Jay)
Dr. Dre1965-hip hop(Andre)
John Murphy1965-
Trent Reznor1965-rock
Saul "Slash" Hudson1965-rock(Slash)
Mike D1965-2012hip hop(Michael)
Björk Guðmundsdóttir1965-
Rupert Gregson-Williams1966-
Janet Jackson1966-pop
Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz1966-
Marco Borsato1966-
Nicholas Hooperc. 1967-
Kurt Cobain1967-1994rock
Billy Corgan1967-rock
Noel Gallagher1967-rock
Dave Navarro1967-rock
Klaus Badelt1967-
Harry Connick Jr.1967-
Michael Giacchino1967-
Scott Weiland1967-rock(Richard)
Damon Albarn1968-rock
Céline Dion1968-pop
David Gray1968-
Robert Rodriguez1968-
Kristin Chenoweth1968-
Thom Yorke1968-rock(Thomas)
Mariah Carey1969-pop
Jennifer Lopez1969-pop
Candy Dulfer1969-
Gwen Stefani1969-pop
Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter1969-hip hop(Jay)
Zack de la Rocha1970-rock
Wibi Soerjadi1970-
Elmar Liitmaa1970-rock
Idina Menzel1971-Broadway, pop, vocal
Tupac Shakur1971-1996hip hop
Calvin "Snoop Dogg" Broadus Jr.1971-hip hop(Cordozar)
Christophe Beck1972-
Billie Joe Armstrong1972-rock
Christopher "Biggie" Wallace1972-1997hip hop
Nina Badrić1972-R&B, pop, soul
Liam Gallagher1972-rock
Marshall "Eminem" Mathers1972-hip hop
Trijntje Oosterhuis1973-
Henry Jackman1974-
Frans Bauer1973-
Kenan Doğulu1974-pop
Alanis Morissette1974-rock
Sharon den Adel1974-
Ognjen Amidžić1975-
Anouk Teeuwe1975-
Enrique Iglesias1975-
Jack White1975-rock(John, Anthony)
Marc Streitenfeldc. 1976-
Blake Shelton1976-
Idris Rahman1976-Reggae, Afrobeat
Armin van Buuren1976-
Chris Martin1977-rock
Ilse DeLange1977-
Kanye West1977-hip hop
Edsilia Rombley1978-
Roel van Velzen1978-(VanVelzen)
Tyrese Gibson1978-
Brandy Norwood1979-
Bear McCreary1979-
Christina Aguilera1980-pop
Alicia Keys1981-
Justin Timberlake1981-pop
Beyoncé Knowles1981-pop
Britney Spears1981-pop(Jean)
Emina Jahović1982-Schlager, rock, R&B, pop, disco, dance
Billie Piper1982-
Jelena Tomašević1983-Traditional pop, folk, ethnic
Miranda Lambert1983-
Brantley Gilbert1985-Country, Country rock(Keith)
Trygve Wiese1985-
Dalma Kovács1985-pop/jazz
Ashley Tisdale1985-
Jan Smit1985-
Stefani "Lady Gaga" Germanotta1986-pop(Joanne, Angelina)
Naya Rivera1987-Pop, R&B(Marie)
Jim Bakkum1987-
Hilary Duff1987-pop
Kevin Jonas1987-pop
Rihanna Fenty1988-pop(Robyn)
Esmée Denters1988-
Corbin Bleu1989-
Joe Jonas1989-pop
Taylor Swift1989-country
Thomas Berge1990-
Nick Jonas1992-pop
Miranda Cosgrove1993-
Justin Bieber1994-pop