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Virtuoso bassist for The WhoMy Generation, Baba O'Reilly
He used to be a professional surferGood People, Holes to Heaven
Jamaican icon personifies reggaeExodus, Redemption Song
German Baroque composer, published over 1100 worksBrandenburg concertos, Goldberg variations
The 'Godfather of Soul'I Feel Good, Cold Sweat
Spanish guitarist known for his expressivenessEstudio sin Luz
The RIAA's best-selling solo artist (8 million more than Elvis!), he announced his retirement in 2000Friends in Low Places, The Thunder Rolls
The 'First Lady of Song', a legendary scatterPorgy and Bess, Oh Lady Be Good
He left Genesis for a successful solo careerSledgehammer, In Your Eyes
Conducted the Berlin Philharmonic for 35 years and was a member of the Nazi partyBeethoven, Wagner, Brahms, ...
Singer/guitarist who revived rockabilly and big band rock both with the Stray Cats and as a solo artistRock This Town, The House is Rockin
Voted the Top British Female Artist in the New Musical Express reader's polls in 64, 65 & 68Son of a Preacher Man, The Look of Love
He was Nirvana's drummer and is now the Foo Fighter's singer/guitaristSmells Like Teen Spirit, Learn to Fly
Had 38 #1 hits and helped create the 'Bakersfield Sound'Okie from Muskogee, The Fightin' Side of Me
Big Band composer who also wrote blues, gospel, classical and film musicIt Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got that Swing), Take the 'A' Train
An eccentric both on- and off-stageBohemian Rhapsody, Somebody to Love
Kiwi who founded Split Enz and Crowded House One Step Ahead, Don't Dream It's Over
Tapestry was the top-selling album until Michael Jackson's Thriller in 1982You've Got a Friend, I Feel The Earth Move Under My Feet
An important figure in the SF psychedelic scene in the late 60s along with her band, Jefferson AirplaneWhite Rabbit, Somebody to Love
Killed in the same plane crash that took Buddy HollyCome On Let's Go, La Bamba
HintMusicianFamous Works
Singer and composer revered by Austin PowersWhat the World Needs Now Is Love, Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head
He developed the twelve-tone technique and helped pioneer atonal musicGurrelieder, Verklärte Nacht
Lead singer for Black Sabbath and now a reality TV StarIron Man, Crazy Train
Voted 'the greatest rapper of all time' in a 2004 Vibe magazine pollCalifornia Love, How Do U Want It
Guitarist played Woodstock then had a 15x Multi-Platinum hit 30 years later!Black Magic Woma, Smooth
Country star who won American Idol in 2005Some Hearts, Jesus Take the Wheel
The premier of one of his ballets caused riots at the Paris Opera HouseThe Rite of Spring, The Firebird
Blues rock guitarist named one of his guitars 'Lenny'Pride and Joy, Crossfire
Canadian rock drummer and lyricist for RushThe Spirit of Radio, Tom Sawyer
He recorded over 60 eclectic albums with the Mothers of Invention and as a solo artistDancing Fool, Don't Eat the Yellow Snow
This songwriting duo had a string of hit Broadway musicals in the 40's and 50'sOklahoma, The King and I
Oingo Boingo frontman has become a mainstay in film musicOnly a Lad, Dead Man's Party
American Soul singer tragically shot by his fatherWhat's Going On, Let's Get It On
He reportedly never heard his ninth symphony due to hearing loss5th Symphony, Fur Elise
The 'King of Ragtime'The Entertainer, Maple Leaf Rag
Russian composer who died of cholera. Or was it suicide?1812 Overture, Swan Lake
The 'Father of Chicago Blues'You Shook Me, Hoochie Coochie Man
This Polish composer wrote primarily for the pianosonatas, concertos, polonaises, mazurkas, waltzes, impromptus and nocturnes
This trumpet player was born in L.A., not TijuanaA Taste of Honey, What Now My Love
Trumpeter known as the innovator of bebopA Night in Tunisia, Salt Peanuts

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