Throughout the years, famous musicians from all over the world helped develop the music scene that we know today. Genres like reggae, blues, and even pop music would not be what they are if it weren’t for the likes of Bob Marley and B.B. King.
Music is a diverse art form that helps people express themselves. This goes for both composers and listeners. Songs also do much more than just influence your mood. It can also change how you see the world. Songs can also help you connect with your faith.
Understanding the power of music is what likely sets apart these famous musicians from other artists. If you’re interested to learn more about their genres, famous works, and other trivia, then read on for a list of famous musicians!
Years active: 1970–Present
Genre: Hard rock, blues rock, glam metal, and heavy metal
Famous works: I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing, Toys in the Attic, and Rock
One of the most famous musicians is Aerosmith. People refer to them as “the Bad Boys from Boston” as well as “America’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band.” Aerosmith is a band that plays hard rock and heavy metal. The group comprises Steven Tyler (lead singer), Joe Perry (lead guitarist), Brad Whitford (guitarist), Tom Hamilton (bassist), and Joey Kramer (drummer).
Aerosmith was extremely popular in the late 1970s. While they almost disbanded in the early 1980s, they came back stronger than ever before as one of the best bands of all time. Today, they are still the best-selling American hard rock band of all time. They have won several Top 40 hits, Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, and many more. They are also a part of Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list.
Years active: 2002–2011
Genre: Soul, R&B, and jazz
Famous works: Stronger Than Me, Rehab, Valerie, Back to Black
When it comes to famous musicians, Amy Winehouse is a name that you can’t leave out. This English singer is famous for her soul, R&B, and jazz tunes. Unfortunately, Winehouse was often the target of paparazzi because of her love life and substance abuse issues. The tabloids can’t take away from her genius, however. Winehouse is one of the most successful female artists ever. In 2007, she received the British Female Solo Artist reward. She also won five Grammys in a single night in 2008.
Unfortunately, Winehouse passed away at the age of 27, making her a member of what people call the “27 Club.” The 27 Club is a list of popular celebrities and musicians who passed away when they were 27 years old.