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My favorite male songwriters and performers.
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Robert Nesta Marley known as "Bob Marley", born on February 6, 1945 in Nine Miles (Jamaica) and died on May 11, 1981 in Miami (USA), is a Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician. During his lifetime he met with a worldwide success, and remains to this day the best known musician of reggae.
Robert Allen Zimmerman, known as "Bob Dylan", is a singer-songwriter, musician, painter, sculptor, filmmaker and American poet, born on May 24, 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota. He is one of the major figures of North American popfolk music.
Steven Demetre Georgiou, known as "Cat Stevens", is a singer, musician (guitarist and keyboardist) and British singer-songwriter born on July 21, 1948 in London. After a great success in the 1970s, he converted to the Muslim religion in December 1977 and took the name "Yusuf Islam".
Jacques Brel, born on April 8, 1929 in Schaerbeek (Belgium) and died on October 9, 1978 in Bobigny (France), is a Belgian singer-songwriter, poet, actor and director. Jacques Brel is considered an icon and one of the greatest singer-songwriters of French song.
James Marshall Hendrix, born Johnny Allen Hendrix on November 27, 1942 in Seattle and died on September 18, 1970 in London, better known as "Jimi Hendrix", is an American guitarist, songwriter and singer, founder of the Anglo-American band "The Jimi Hendrix Experience". Despite a long international career of only four years, he is considered one of the greatest electric guitar players and one of the most important musicians of the 20th century.
John Lee Hooker
John Lee Hooker, born 22 August 1917 in Clarksdale (Mississippi, USA), and died 21 June 2001 in Los Altos (California, USA), is an American guitarist and blues singer. His style, unique and authentic at the same time, has made him one of the most important artists of this music, and his influence on blues and rock throughout the twentieth century is considerable.
Jonathan Paul Clegg, known as Johnny Clegg, born on June 7, 1953 in Bacup (United Kingdom) and died on July 16, 2019 in Johannesburg (South Africa), is a singer-songwriter, musician, anthropologist and South African activist, also known as the White Zulu.
Neil Percival Young, born November 12, 1945 in Toronto, Canada, is a songwriter, singer and guitarist of American-Canadian folk, country and rock. The peak of his popularity was in the early 1970s with the albums "After the Gold Rush" and "Harvest" and his role in the band "Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young".
Paul Frederic Simon, born October 13, 1941 in Newark, New Jersey, is an American singer-songwriter and musician. He first formed a duet with Arthur Garfunkel ("Simon and Garfunkel"), then continued a solo career.
Peter Gabriel is a British singer-songwriter and record producer, born February 13, 1950 in Chobham, Surrey. Singer and instrumentalist, he plays flute, piano, keyboards, percussion and drums. He’s an occasional actor. He first became famous as a co-founder, singer and lead lyricist of the progressive rock band "Genesis" created in 1967 and left in 1975.
Sting, stage name of Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, born October 2, 1951 in Wallsend (North Tyneside), is a British singer-songwriter and musician (bassist, guitarist and keyboardist), briefly schoolteacher and actor. He became famous in the late 1970s in the pop-rock band "The Police" as a bassist and singer.
Thomas Alan Waits says Tom Waits is a songwriter, musician, singer, musical director and American actor born on December 7, 1949, in Pomona, California. He is distinguished by his rocky voice, his strong personality, his presence on stage, and the humour of his productions carried by cynical texts.
Vangelis, stage name of Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíou, born on 29 March 1943 in Agría, Greece and died on 17 May 2022 in Paris, is a Greek musician and composer. Creator of new age music, pioneer of electronic music in the 1970s, with Jean-Michel Jarre, Klaus Schulze, Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream, he also composed film music such as "Chariots of Fire" (Oscar for best music in 1982), "Antarctica", "Blade Runner" or "1492: Christopher Columbus". He also created the 2002 Football World Cup anthem.
Some male songwriters-performers among others, who have pleasantly tickled my ears and revived my consciousness.