Aerosmith Steve Tyler and Joe Perryan American band formed in Boston in 1970 1986
Ahmet ErtegunCo-founder and president of Atlantic Records1988
Al GallicoIndependent music publisher2/13/1986
Al GreenSinger, songwriter, pastor and record producer8/19/1986
Al Jarreauan American singer and musician5/29/1986-88
Al KooperAmerican songwriter, record producer and musician, known for organizing Blood, Sweat & Tears2/20/1988
Al SchmittAmerican recording engineer and record producer.28-Jun
Al(vin) BennettPresident of Liberty Records 1958-686/3/1986
Alice CooperRock singer - "The Godfather of Shock Rock"circa 1989
Anita PointerFounding member of the vocal group The Pointer Sisters1/27/1988
Art Lundan American baritone singer, initially with bandleaders Benny Goodman and Harry James5/29/1986-88
Artie Rippan American music industry executive and record producer.3/14/1986
Artie ShawAmerican clarinetist1988
Ashford and SimpsonAmerican husband-and-wife songwriting, production, recording duo8/4/1986-88
Barry MannAmerican songwriter and musician3/19/1986
Barry WhiteAmerican singer and songwriter4/3/1987
BB KingAmerican blues singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer9/28/1986
Ben E KingAmerican soul and R&B singer and record producer and member of The Drifters4-Aug
Bill GrahamRock concert promoter  - Fillmore East, Fillmore West, Winterland5/9/1988
Bill MedleyAmerican singer - one half of The Righteous Brothers4/21/1986
Bill Wymanbass guitarist for Rolling Stones 1962 - 199310/2/1984
Billy JoelAmerican singer, pianist, and songwriter3/3/1988
Billy MayAmerican composer, arranger, trumpeter4/17/1986-88
Billy PrestonAmerican keyboardist, singer and songwriter and was backingfor  Little Richard, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, the Everly Brothers, Reverend James Cleveland, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones 
Bo DiddleyAmerican guitarist and singer from the blues to rock and roll4/28/1986-4/28/88
Bob CreweAmerican record producer and songwriter.3/11/1986
Bob DylanAmerican singer-songwriter6/2/1988
Bob MarcucciAmerican lyricist, talent manager, film producer, and owner of Chancellor Records3/26/1986-88
Bob SegerAmerican singer, songwriter, and musician2/23/1988
Bob ThieleAmerican record producer6/9/1986-88
Bobby VintonAmerican singer11/12/1986-88
Bones HoweAmerican record producer and recording engineer2/26/1986
Booker T JonesAmerican musician, songwriter, record producer and arranger,and frontman of the band Booker T. & the M.G and Stax records1988
Boz ScaggsAmerican singer, songwriter, and guitarist.9/19/1986-88
Brian LaneBritish music manager10/20/1986
Brooks ArthurMusic producer3/25/86-88
Buddy RichAmerican jazz drummer, songwriter, conductor, and bandleader8/28/1986
Burt BacharachAmerican composer, songwriter, record producer, and pianist1988
Carly SimonAmerican musician, singer, songwriter3/30/1988
Carmen McRaeAmerican Jazz singer9/29/1986
Charlie Barnetan American jazz saxophonist, composer, and bandleader.11/24/1986
Chris SquireEnglish musician bassist and backing vocalist of the rock band Yes.11/4/1986
Chris WrightBritish music industry executive and co-founder of Chrysalis Records10/23/1986-88
Christine McVieEnglish keyboardist and one of the vocalists of Fleetwood Mac12/4/1986
Chubby CheckerAmerican singer and dancer who popularized the Twist11/6/1986
Cliff RichardIndian-born English singer of The Shadows10/24/1986
Clive DavisAmerican record producer and executive6/11/1986
Country Joe McDonaldlead singer of Country Joe & The Fish8/13/1986
Dan FogelbergAmerican singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist12/4/1986
Dave BrubekAmerican jazz pianist and composer8/7/1986
Dave ClarkEnglish musician, songwriter, record producer and lead drummer and manager of The Dave Clark Five10/16/1986
David BowieEnglish singer-songwriter and actor know for his morphing personas ( Ziggie Stardust, Aladdin Sane, Glam Rock, Thin White Duke among others)4/19/1988
David GatesAmerican singer-songwriter, guitarist, musician and producer, frontman and co-lead singer of the group Bread,10/5/1986
David Geffenan American business magnate, producer, film studio executive and co-creator of Asylum Records , later Geffen Records , DGC Records and DreamWorks SKG2/13/1986
David Lee RothAmerican rock singer and lead vocalist of Van Halen5/14/1987
Dean Torrance/ Jan and DeanAmerican rock duo known for the California sound3/4/1986-88
Dee SnyderAmerican singer, songwriter, writer, and lead singerof the heavy metal band Twisted Sister.8/4/1986-88
Del ShannonAmerican musician, singer and songwriter,6/26/1986-88
Dick ClarkAmerican television and radio personality best known for hosting American Bandstand2/14/1986
DionAmerican singer and songwriter and lead singer of the vocal group Dion and the Belmonts,and went on to a solo career,3/1/1987
Don HenleyAmerican musician, and a founding member and drummer of the rock band Eagles,.4/11/1986
Don McLeanAmerican singer-songwriter and guitarist.8/3/1986-88
DonovanScottish musician, songwriter and record producer who blended folk, jazz, pop, psychedelic rock and world music8/15/1986
Duane EddyAmerican rock and roll guitarist in the late 1950s8/18/1987
Ed Ames"American pop singer and actor5/30/1986
Eddie KendricksAmerican tenor singer and songwriter and co-founded the Motown group TheTemptations6/30/1987
Ellie GreenwichAmerican pop music singer, songwriter, and record producer4/2/1986
Elton JohnBritish singer, pianist and composer10/19/1986
Eric BurdonEnglish singer and songwriter and lead vocalist of the R&B and rock band the Animals and the funk band War.8/17/1984
FabianAmerican singer, actor and teen idol of the late 1950s5/22/1986
Frankie LaineAmerican singer and songwriter1988
Frankie VallieAmerican singer, and frontman of the Four Seasons2/7/1986-1988
Gene SimmonsAmerican bassist and co-lead singer of rock band Kiss8/21/1986
George BensonAmerican guitarist, singer, and songwriter7/8/1986
George HarrisonEnglish musician, singer and songwriter who was the lead guitarist of the Beatles2/12/1988
George MartinEnglish record producer, arranger, composer, conductor, and musician and referred to as the "Fifth Beatle"10/22/1986
George MichaelEnglish singer-songwriter, record producer, and musician who was a member of the music duo Wham! and later embarked on a solo career.11/10/1986
Gerry GoffinAmerican lyricist, often collaborating with his first wife, Carole King3/21/1986
Glenn FreyAmerican musician who was a founding member of the rock band Eagles1/29/1986
Graham NashEnglish Musician, vocalist and songwriter originally in The Hollies and later Crosby, Stills, Nash (and Young).5/9/1988
Hank BallardAmerican singer and songwriter, the lead vocalist of the Midnighters11/24/1988
Harold Leventhal"Manager for Woody Guthrie and the Weavers whose member included Pete Seeger.6/10/1986-88
Harry BelafonteAmerican singer, actor, and civil rights activist8/22/1987
Henry ManciniAmerican composer, conductor, arranger, pianist and flautist.5/14/1986-88
Herb AlpertAmerican trumpeter who led the band Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass who also was co-founder of A&M Records with Jerry Moss.2/12/1987
Herb JeffriesAmerican actornd jazz singer-songwriter, known for his baritone voice.5/15/1986-1988
Herbie HancockAmerican jazz musician, bandleader, and composer and member of Miles Davis Quintet4/17/1986
Hilton Valentine and John SteelEnglish guitarist (Valentine) amd drummer (Steel)   who played with the Animals9/8/1988
Ian Andersona Scottish musician best known for his work as the singer, flautist, acoustic guitarist and primary songwriter of British rock band Jethro Tull10/17/1986-88
Isaac HayesAmerican singer, songwriter, actor, and composer at Stax Records8/19/1987
Jac HolzmanFounder, chief executive officer and head of record label Elektra Records and Nonesuch Records5/13/1987
Jack LeonardOne of the outstanding big band vocalists of the 1930s who was with Tommy Dorsey band5/15/1986-88
James brownan American musician nicknamed "the Godfather of Soul", "Mr. Dynamite", and "Soul Brother No. 1"5/19/1988
James TaylorAmerican singer-songwriter and guitarist1/19/1988
Jann Wennerco-founder of the popular culture magazine Rolling Stone,12/8/1988
Jeff BarryAmerican pop music songwriter, singer, and record producer1986
Jerry GarciaAmerican musician, songwriter, co founder and lead guitarist, of The Grateful Dead5/23/1988
Jerry Lee LewisAmerican pioneer of rock n roll and rockabilly, pianist, and songwriter, nicknamed "The Killer"12/13/1987
Jerry LeiberAmerican Grammy award-winning songwriter and partner with composer Michael Stoller8/20/1986-88
Jerry RagavoyAmerican songwriter and record producer4/2/1986
Jerry WexlerMusic producer and one of the founding members of Atlantic Records.3/13/1988
Jimmie HaskellAmerican composer and arranger for motion pictures and a wide variety of popular artists7/2/1988
Jimmy WebbAmerican songwriter, composer, and singer8/18/1988
Jo StaffordAmerican traditional pop music singer3/25/1988
Joan BaezAmerican singer, songwriter, musician, and activist2/14/1988
Joe CockerEnglish singer known for his gritty, bluesy voice and dynamic stage performance9/29/1986
John Cougar MellencampAmerican singer-songwriter known for heartland rock12/17/1986
John FogertyAmerican singer, songwriter and guitarist who co-founded tCreedence Clearwater Revival (CCR)2/13/1986
John SebastianAmerican singer, songwriter and musician who founded the rock band The Lovin' Spoonful12/16/1986
Johnnie RayAmerican singer, songwriter, and pianist in the 1950s and was a major precursor to what became rock and roll2/6/1988
Johnny RiversAmerican musician whose repertoire includes pop, folk, blues and old-time rock 'n' roll.11/10/1986
Jon AndersonEnglish singer, songwriter and musician, best known as the former lead singer of the progressive rock band Yes10/7/1986
John StewartAmerican folk singer and songwriter with Kingston Trio5/12/1988
Joni MitchellCanadian-American and one of the most influential singer-songwriters to emerge from the 1960s folk music11/3/1986
Judy CollinsAmerican singer-songwriter and musician known for folk music, country, show tunes, pop music, rock and roll and , for her social activism10/6/1986
Justin HaywardEnglish musician and lead singer, songwriter and guitarist of The Moody Blues.1/15/1988
Kenny GambleAlong with Leon Huff, were an American songwriting and production team credited for developing the Philadelphia soul and formed their own label, Philadelphia International Records.8/20/1987
Kenny RogersAmerican singer and songwriter best best known as a country music artist in the 70s and 80s.8/1/1986-88
Lamont Doziermember of Holland–Dozier–Holland, songwriting and production team, responsible for much of the Motown sound5/20/1986
Leo SayerEnglish-Australian singer and songwriter10/16/1986
Les BaxterAmerican musician, composer and conductor5/20/1986-88
Les PaulAmerican jazz, country, and blues guitarist, songwriter, luthier, and inventor and pioneer of the solid-body electric guitar and introduced 'overdubbing'12/5/1987
Lester SillAmerican record label executive, and Phil Spector's partner in Philles Records , and also as the head of both Colpix Records and the later Colgems Records3/13/1986
Levi StubbsAmerican baritone singer, best known as the lead vocalist of the R&B group the Four Tops8/10/1987
Linda RonstadtAmerican singer who performed and recorded in diverse genres including rock, country, light opera, the Great American Songbook, and Latin music9/6/1987
Lindsey BuckinghamAmerican musician and record producer, best known as the lead guitarist and co-lead vocalist of the band Fleetwood Mac9/9/1986
Lionel HamptonAmerican jazz vibraphonist, pianist, percussionist, and bandleader4/3/1986
Lionel RichieAmerican singer, songwriter, record producer, and television personality and co-lead singer of the Motown group Commodores12/9/1987
Little AnthonyAmerican singer and cofounder of rhythm and blues/soul vocal group Little Anthony and The Imperials12/2/1986
Little RichardAmerican musician, singer, and songwriter and known as the "Architect of Rock and Roll",6/22/1988
Lou AdlerAmerican record and music and film producer and co-owner of the Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, California.2/25/1986-88
Lou LevyAmerican music publishers and cofounder of Leeds Music Corporation in 1935 with his friends, lyricist Sammy Cahn and composer Saul Chaplin.4/3/1986-88
Lou RawlsAmerican singer, record producer, composer and actor3/16/1986
Lou ReedAmerican guitarist, singer, and principal songwriter for the rock band The Velvet Underground3/20/1987
Louis ArmstrongAmerican trumpeter and vocalist and one of  the most influential figures in jazz6/8/1986
Margaret WhitingAmerican popular music and country music singer who gained popularity in the 1940s and 1950s.4/1/1986
Marianne FaithfulEnglish singer and actress. 10/8/1981
Mark LindsayAmerican musician, best known as the lead singer of Paul Revere & the Raiders.12/29/1986
Marshall ChessAmerican record producer, the son of Leonard Chess who co-founded Chess Records.7/24/1986
Martha ReevesAmerican R&B and pop singer. She is the lead singer of the Motown girl group Martha and the Vandellas6/30/1987
Mary WilsonAmerican singer and one of the founding members of the Supremes1/30/1987
Maxene Andrewsamerican singer and one of the Andrews Sisters singing group7/13/1986
Michael McDonaldAmerican singer, keyboardist and songwriter and member of the Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan8/11/1987
Michael NesmithAmerican musician, songwriter, and actor who was best known as a member of the pop rock band the Monkees and co-star of the TV series The Monkees (1966–1968).2/19/1986
Mick Jaggeran English singer, songwriter and founding member of the rock band The Rolling Stones.7/18/1986
Mickey HartAmerican percussionist best known as one of the two drummers of the rock band Grateful Dead.8/14/1986
Mickey MostEnglish record producer1987
Mike ChapmanAustralian record producer and songwriter who was a major force in the British pop music industry in the 1970s5/1/1986
Mike LoveAmerican singer and songwriter who co-founded the Beach Boys with his cousins Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson and their friend Al Jardine.1/13/1987
Mike StollerPart of the duo Leiber and Stoller8/20/986
Milt GablerAmerican Record Producer, President of Decca Records,and , responsible for many innovations in the recording industry of the 20th century6/9/1986
Mitch MillerAmerican record-industry executive, record producer, choral conductor, and professional oboist4/3/1986-88
Mitch RyderAmerican rock singer 
Natalie ColeAmerican singer, songwriter, and actress who was the daughter of singer and jazz pianist Nat King Cole.8/21/1987
Neil DiamondAmerican singer-songwriter with a string of hits6/25/1986
Olivia Newton JohnBritish and Australian singer and actress who in 1978, rose to fame starring in the musical film Grease.8/4/1988
Pat BenatarAmerican rock singer and songwriter10/2/1987
Pat BooneAmerican Pop singer in the 50s and 60s4/21/1987
Patti PageAmerican singer primarily known for pop and country music,3/26/1986-88
Paul KantnerAmerican rock musician best known as the co-founder, rhythm guitarist, and vocalist of Jefferson Airplane.8/14/1986
Paul McCartneyEnglish singer, songwriter and musician of The Beatles and went on to a solo career where he is recognized as one of the most celebrated artists of the twentieth century10/22/1987
Paul RobiAmerican singer and member of The Platters8/4/1986-88
Paul RothchildAmerican record producer of the 1960s and 1970s - the Doors, Janis Joplin's final album Pearl and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band's first two albums2/11/1987
Paul SimonAmerican singer-songwriter. Co founder of Simon and Garfunkel and went on to be one of the most celebrated artists of the twentieth century3/23/1988
Paul StanleyAmerican musician and co-founder, guitarist and co-lead vocalist of the hard rock band Kiss8/21/1986
Paul WestonAmerican pianist, arranger, composer, and conductor who worked in music and television from the 1930s to the 1970s3/25/1986-88
Pete SeegerAmerican folk singer and social activist and former member of the Weavers3/22/1988
Peter AsherEnglish guitarist, singer, manager and record producer formerly with Peter & Gordon5/22/1986
Peter FramptonEnglish-American guitarist, singer and songwriter and member of the rock bands the Herd and Humble Pie10/15/1986
Peter GabrielEnglish singer-songwriter  - lead singer of the progressive rock band Genesis6/20/1980
Peter NooneEnglish singer-songwriter, guitarist, pianist and actor who was the lead singer "Herman" in the 1960s pop group Herman's Hermits.6/4/1986
Peter Yarrow and Mary TraversAmerican singer and songwriter team of 1960s folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary3/31/1986-88
Phil CollinsEnglish drummer and later lead singer of the rock band Genesis and also went on to have a career as a solo performer2/13/1988
Phil EverlyAmerican musician, who was one half of the duo of The Everly Brothers alongside his older brother Don2/24/1987
Phil RamoneAfrican-born American recording engineer, record producer, violinist and composer, who in 1958 co-founded A & R Recording, Inc., with business partner Jack Arnold4/1/1986-88
Phyllis McGuireAmerican singer who was a member of the singing trio McGuire Sisters1/27/1986-88
Randy NewmanAmerican singer-songwriter, arranger, composer, and pianist known for his Southern-accented singing style4/15/1986
Ray AnthonyAmerican bandleader, trumpeter, songwriter, and former actor and member of the Glenn Miller Orchestra5/28/1986
Ray CharlesAmerican singer, songwriter and pianist regarded as one of the most iconic and influential singers in history6/3/1987
Ray EllisAmerican record producer, arranger, conductor, and saxophonist5/14/1986-88
Richard BransonBritish business magnate who in the 1970s founded Virgin Records later becoming the Virgin Group10/20/1986
Richard CarpenterAmerican musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer, who formed half of the sibling duo the Carpenters alongside his younger sister Karen.5/16/86-88
Robbie KriegerAmerican guitarist and founding member of the rock band the Doors3/7/1987
Robbie RobertsonCanadian musician best known for his work as lead guitarist and songwriter for the Band9/2/1987
Robert LammAmerican keyboardist, guitarist, singer and songwriter best known as a founding member of the rock band Chicago9/17/1986
Robert PalmerEnglish singer and songwriter known for his powerful, soulful voice combining soul, funk, jazz, rock, pop, reggae, and blues.5/2/1988
Robert PlantEnglish singer and songwriter, best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin4/12/1988
Rod StewartBritish singer and songwriter and member of Jeff Beck Group Faces , and a solo career3/25/1988
Roger DaltreyLeead singer for The Who10/21/1986
Roger WatersEnglish musician, bassist and co founder of rock band Pink Floyd10/17/1986
Rosemary ClooneyAmerican singer and actress of the 1950s and 60s.7/28/1986
Roy Orbison(sandy has copy)American singer, songwriter, and musician originally recording for Sun Records1986
Russ ReganAmerican record executive who was President of both UNI Records and 20th Century Records and was vice-president of A&R at Motown.2/21/1986-88
Ruth BrownAmerican singer-songwriter and actress, sometimes referred to as the "Queen of R&B".1/29/1988
Ry CooderAmerican musician, songwriter, film score composer, record producer, and writer.5/13/1986
Sammy CahnAmerican lyricist, songwriter and musician6/2/1986
Sammy FainAmerican Composer and vocalist active from 1920s thru 1960s8/25/1986
Sammy KayeAmerican bandleader and songwriter of the Big Band Era6/10/1986-88
Shadow MortonAmerican record producer and songwriter5/5/1987
Smokey RobinsonAmerican Soul singer, songwriter, record producer who created and was lead singer of the Motown group, The Miracles2/5/1988
Stan GetzAmerican jazz saxophonist of the Big Band era8/7/1986
Stephen stillsAmerican musician, singer, and songwriter best known for his work with Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Manassas.11/25/1987
StingEnglish musician, vocalist, and songwriter originally with the band The Police until he went solo.3/26/1988
Sy OliverAmerican jazz arranger, trumpeter, composer, singer and bandleader.6/12/1986
Tex BenekeAmerican saxophonist, singer, and bandleader4/16/1986
Teddy PendergrassAmerican soul and R&B singer-songwriter8/20/1986
Hilton Valentine and John SteelEnglish guitarist who played skiffle music and rock guitar for the Animals9/8/1988
Tom JonesThe Welsh singer who had hits across range of genres including pop, R&B, show tunes, country, dance, soul, and gospel.9/25/1986
Tom PettyAmerican musician and leader of the rock bands Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Mudcrutch and member of Traveling Wilburys, and had success as a solo artist.10/30/1986
Tommy MottolaAmerican record executive of Mottola Media Group and formerly, CEO of Sony Music Entertainment12/16/1986
Tony BennettAmerican jazz and traditional pop singer and one of the most world renowned singers of the 20th century9/27/1987
Tony Stratton SmithEnglish rock music manager (Genesis) and entrepreneur. Founded Charisma Records10/24/1986
Van HalenAmerican rock band 3/5/1980
Van MorrisonNorthern Irish singer, musician and songwriter whose recording career spans seven decades.1/12/1988
Walter YetnikoffAmerican record executive, former president of CBS, Columbia and Epic Records3/2/1988
Woody HermanAmerican jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, singer, and big band leader6/17/186-88
Yoko OnoHe played Mango on the TV series Daniel Boone10/7/1987