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Sol Yaged -- b.12/8/1922
Jazz Clarinetist
Misc: strongly influenced by Benny Goodman's style

Sandy Yaguda -- b.1/30/1940
Music Producer, Rock-Pop Performer, Pop Singer
Group Names: Jay & the Americans

Brian Yale -- b.11/14/1968
Modern Rock Bassist
Group Names: Matchbox 20

Rachel Yamagata -- b.9/23/1977 N.S.

Tetsu Yamauchi -- b.10/21/1946
Rock & Roll Musician, Japanese
Misc: sought-after sessionist
Group Names: Free, Faces

Elliott Yamin -- b.7/20/1978 N.S.
Pop Singer
Song Titles: Wait For You
TV Shows: American Idol

Estella "Mama" Yancey -- b.1/1/1896 N.S. d.4/19/1986 N.S. (90)
Blues Singer

Jimmy Yancey -- b.2/20/1898 d.9/17/1951 (53)
Composer, Pianist, Blues Singer
Misc: Boogie woogie

Rick Yancey -- b.??/??/1948
Group Names: Cymarron

Daddy Yankee -- b.2/3/1976
Reggaeton Singer

Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic -- b.10/23/1959 N.S.
Comedy Writer, Satirist, Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Songwriter, Accordionist, Novelty Singer
Names/Places: b. in Lynwood, CA
Misc: Architect (degree); Pop music parodist of the 80s and beyond; no relation to Frankie
Song Titles: King of Suede, I Lost on Jeopardy, One More Minute, Christmas at Ground Zero, Taco Grande, Bedrock Anthem, Achy Breaky Song, Amish Paradise, Gump, White and Nerdy, Foil, Tacky, Smells Like Nirvana, My Bologna, Yoda, Another One Rides the Bus, Eat It, Dare to Be Stupid, Ricky, Fat, Jurassic Park, The Saga Begins, I Love Rocky Road, Word Crimes, Like a Surgeon
Album Titles: Weird Al Yankovic, In 3-D, Dare to Be Stupid, Polka Party!, Even Worse, UHF -Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Other Stuff, Off the Deep End, Alapalooza, Bad Hair Day, Running With Scissors, Poodle Hat, Straight Outta Lynwood, Alpocalypse, Mandatory Fun
TV Shows: The Weird Al Show
Movie Titles: U.H.F.

Frankie Yankovic -- b.7/28/1915 d.10/14/1998 (83)
Composer/Songwriter, Accordionist, Pianist, Bandleader
Names/Places: b. in Davis, WV; No relation to Weird Al
Misc: Polka musician; Accordionist in the field's hall of fame, and the first polka musician to win a Grammy

Yanni -- b.11/14/1954 N.S.
Composer, Jazz Saxophonist, New Age Performer, Greek
Names/Places: RN: Yiannis Chryssomallis

Nikki Yanofsky -- b.2/8/1994 N.S.
Songwriter, Singer, Jazz-Pop Performer, Canadian

Zalman "Zal" Yanovsky -- b.12/19/1944 d.12/13/2002 (57)
Songwriter, Guitarist, Pop Singer, Canadian
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RFN:Zalman
Group Names: The Lovin' Spoonful

Glenn Yarbrough -- b.1/12/1930 d.8/11/2016 N.S. (86)
Tenor, Folk Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: The Limeliters (lead), soloist

Peter Yarrow -- b.5/31/1938
Jewish, Composer, Folk Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: "Peter, Paul and Mary"

Max Yasgur -- b.12/15/1919 d.2/9/1973 (53)
Music Figure
Misc: owner of the farmland that was the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival; d. Feb 8?

Paula Yates -- b.4/24/1960 d.9/17/2000 (40)
Writer, Rock-Pop Performer, English
Names/Places: b. in London; Bob Geldof's wife

Adam Yauch -- b.8/5/1964 d.5/4/2012 (47)
Rap-Rock Performer
Names/Places: RN:Adam Yauchaka
Misc: b. Aug 15?
Group Names: The Beastie Boys (as M.C.A.)

Ralph Yaw -- b.10/22/1898 d.4/25/1963 (64)

Tony Yayo -- b.3/31/1978
Rap Music Performer

Roy Yeager -- b.2/4/1946
Pop Drummer
Group Names: Atlanta Rhythm Section

Trisha Yearwood -- b.9/19/1964
Movie Actress, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Book Titles: Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen
Song Titles: She's In Love With The Boy

Roy Yeates -- b.??/??/???? d.??/??/????
Group Names: The Southernaries

Robert Yeazel -- b.11/1/1946 d.6/9/2016 N.S. (69)
Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Beast, Sugarloaf

Jack Yellen -- b.7/6/1892 d.4/17/1991 (98)
Lyricist, Songwriter, Polish
Misc: wrote more than 130 popular songs such as Happy Days Are Here Again and Ain't She Sweet

Pete Yellin -- b.7/18/1941 d.4/13/2016 N.S. (74)
Clarinetist, Flautist, Alto-sax, Jazz Saxophonist
Names/Places: RN: Peter Michael Yellin

Jerry Yester -- b.1/9/1943
Music Producer, Arranger, Rock & Roll Musician
Group Names: Lovin' Spoonful

Jim Yester -- b.11/24/1939
Singer, Guitarist
Group Names: The Association

Charlyne Yi -- b.1/4/1986
Actress, Comedienne, Composer
TV Shows: House (as Dr. Chi Park)
Movie Titles: Knocked Up, Cloverfield, This is 40

Vegard Ylvisåker -- b.5/19/1979 N.S.
Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Novelty Singer, Norweigan
Group Names: Ylvis
Song Titles: The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)
TV Shows: Tonight with Ylvis
Movie Titles: Spirit of the Cimarron

Dwight Yoakam -- b.10/23/1956
Actor, Movie Director, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: NN:The California Cowboy
Song Titles: Honky Tonk Man, Guitars Cadillacs, Little Sister, Little Ways, Please Please Baby, Streets of Bakersfield, I Sang Dixie, I Got You, You're The One, Ain't That Lonely Yet, Fast as You
Album Titles: Guitars Cadillacs Etc Etc, Hillbilly Deluxe, Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room, This Time, Gone, Under the Covers, Tomorrow's Sounds Today

Alma Kitchell Yoder -- b.6/29/1893 d.11/13/1996 (103)
TV Hostess, Opera Singer
TV Shows: In The Kelvinator Kitchen (hosted one of the first commercial TV series)

Monte Yoho -- b.3/26/1952
Country Drummer
Misc: Southern Rock performer
Group Names: The Outlaws, Blackhawk

Yogi Yorgesson -- b.10/21/1908 N.S. d.5/20/1956 N.S. (47)
Novelty Singer
Names/Places: RN:Harry Stewart
Misc: Scandihoovian recording artist
Song Titles: I Yust Go Nuts at Christmas

Donald "Donny" York -- b.3/13/1949
Pop Singer
Group Names: Sha Na Na

John York -- b.8/3/1946
Guitarist, Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: The Byrds

Kathleen York -- b.??/??/????
Screen/Scriptwriter, Actress, Songwriter, Singer
Names/Places: aka Bird York
TV Shows: The West Wing (as Andrea Wyatt)

Pete York -- b.8/15/1942
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Drummer, English
Group Names: Spencer Davis Group

Steve York -- b.4/24/1948
Group Names: Manfred Mann, sessionist

Taylor York -- b.12/17/1989
Songwriter, Hard Rock Guitarst
Group Names: Paramore

Thom Yorke -- b.10/7/1968 N.S.
Songwriter, Keyboardist, Alternative Rock Singer/Guitarist, English
Group Names: Radiohead, Atoms For Peace
Song Titles: Creep

David Yorko -- b.??/??/1940 d.5/6/2006 (65)
Rock & Roll Musician
Group Names: Johnny & the Hurricanes

Pete Yorn -- b.7/27/1974
Songwriter, Drummer, Alternative Rock Singer/Guitarist

Dennis Yost -- b.7/20/1943 d.12/7/2008 (65)
Group Names: Classics IV

Elvy Yost -- b.12/23/1987 N.S.
Actress, Casting Department, Composer
TV Shows: The Office (as Megan), The Catch (as Sophie Novak)

Tina Yothers -- b.5/5/1973
Actress, Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in Whittier, California
Misc: retired from acting in 1995
TV Shows: Family Ties (as Jennifer Keaton)
Movie Titles: Shoot the Moon

Vincent Youmans -- b.9/27/1898 d.4/5/1946 (47)
Music Producer, Composer
Song Titles: Tea For Two

Young 22 -- b.10/8/1996 N.S.
Comedian, Rapper
Names/Places: aka Funny Mike and 22 Savage

Young Buck -- b.3/15/1981

Young Dro -- b.1/15/1980 N.S.

Young Jeezy -- b.9/28/1977

Young Jessie -- b.12/28/1936
Songwriter, Jazz Singer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Coasters

Young M.C. -- b.5/10/1967
Rapper, English
Names/Places: RN:Marvin Young

Young Thug -- b.8/16/1991 N.S.

Ace Young -- b.11/15/1980
Song Titles: Addiction, Scattered
TV Shows: American Idol (2006)

Adrian Young -- b.8/26/1969
Alternative Rock Drummer
Group Names: No Doubt

Angus Young -- b.3/31/1955
Songwriter, Heavy Metal Guitarst, Scotish
Group Names: AC/DC

Bill Young -- b.5/25/1942
Group Names: Dante & the Evergreens

Brett Young -- b.3/23/1981 N.S.
Country Singer

Chris Young -- b.6/12/1985
Country Singer

Colin Young -- b.9/12/1944
Soul Singer, West Indies
Group Names: The Foundations

Doug Young -- b.11/6/1947
Music Figure

Earl Young -- b.??/??/1940
Drummer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Trammps

Eldee Young -- b.1/7/1936 d.2/12/2007 (71)
Cellist, Jazz Bassist
Group Names: Holt Unlimited, Ramsey Lewis Trio

Faron Young -- b.2/25/1932 d.12/10/1996 (64)
Publisher, Movie Actor, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
TV Shows: Nashville (as Music City News pub)

Fred Young -- b.7/8/1958
Drummer, Country Singer
Group Names: Kentucky Headhunters

George Young -- b.11/6/1946 d.10/22/2017 N.S. (70)
Music Producer, Songwriter, Rhythm Guitarist, Scotish
Group Names: The Easybeats
Song Titles: Friday on My Mind (co-writer), Love is in the Air (recorded by Paul Young, no relation)

Grant Young -- b.1/5/1964
Alternative Rock Drummer
Group Names: Soul Asylum

James Young -- b.1/16/1980
Country Guitarist
Group Names: The Eli Young Band

James Young -- b.11/14/1949
Songwriter, Keyboardist, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Misc: some say b. 1948
Group Names: Styx

Jeff Young -- b.3/31/1966
Hard Rock Guitarst
Group Names: Megadeth (1988)
Album Titles: "So Far, So Good... So What!"

Jesse Colin Young -- b.11/22/1941
Songwriter, Bass Singer/Basso, Guitarist, Folk Singer
Names/Places: RN:Perry Miller
Group Names: lead of the Youngbloods, soloist

Jimmy Young -- b.9/21/1921 d.11/7/2016 N.S. (95)
Radio Disc Jock, Pop Singer, British

John (Jazz) Young -- b.3/16/1922 N.S. d.4/16/2008 N.S. (86)
Jazz Pianist

John Lloyd Young -- b.7/4/1975
Actor, Singer
Misc: stage: Jersey Boys (as Frankie Valli)
Movie Titles: Jersey Boys (as Frankie Valli)

John Paul Young -- b.6/21/1950
Singer, Scotish

Johnny Young -- b.1/1/1918 d.4/18/1974 (56)
Radio Disc Jock, Singer, Harmonicaist, Mandolin, Blues Guitarist

Joseph "Mighty Joe" Young -- b.9/3/1927 N.S. d.3/24/1999 N.S. (71)
Blues Guitarist

Kathy Young -- b.10/21/1945
Pop Singer
Group Names: The Innocents
Song Titles: Happy Birthday

Lee Young -- b.3/7/1914 d.7/31/2008 (94)
Drummer, Jazz Performer
Names/Places: Lester's brother

Lester "Pres" Young -- b.8/27/1909 N.S. d.3/15/1959 N.S. (49)
Composer, Tenor-sax, Jazz Performer
Misc: Bop pioneer

Malcolm Young -- b.1/6/1953 d.11/18/2017 N.S. (64)
Songwriter, Heavy Metal Guitarst, Australian, Scotish
Names/Places: Angus' brother
Group Names: AC/DC

Margaret "Pegi" Young -- b.12/1/1952 N.S. d.1/1/2019 N.S. (66)
Philanthropist, Educator, Environmentalist, Songwriter, Singer
Names/Places: Neil Young's ex-wife

Neil Young -- b.11/12/1945
Music Producer, Composer/Songwriter, Classic Rock Singer, Rock & Roll Guitarist, Canadian
Names/Places: b. in Toronto
Group Names: Buffalo Springfield (1966-1969); Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (1969-1970); soloist
Song Titles: For What It's Worth (as Buffalo Springfield), Heart of Gold, Rockin' in the Free World, This Note's For You, No More, Mansion on the Hill, War of Man

Paul (B. 1947) Young -- b.6/17/1947 d.7/17/2000 (53)
Rock & Roll Singer
Names/Places: not to be confused with English solo singer Paul Young
Group Names: Mike & the Mechanics (lead)

Paul (B. 1956) Young -- b.1/17/1956
Songwriter, Guitarist, Keyboardist, Pop Singer, English
Names/Places: MN:Anthony; not to be confused with Paul Young, the lead singer of Mike + The Mechanics
Misc: some say b. Feb 17 or Nov 30 1955

Ralph Young -- b.7/1/1918 d.8/22/2008 (90)
Actor, Singer
Misc: 1/2 of the (Tony) Sandler & Young team

Richard Young -- b.1/27/1955
Country Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Kentucky Headhunters

Rusty Young -- b.2/23/1946
Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist
Misc: Pedal steel
Group Names: Buffalo Springfield, Poco

Sean Young -- b.11/20/1959
Actress, Dancer, Singer
Movie Titles: Stripes, No Way Out, Blade Runner, Young Doctors In Love, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Fatal Instinct

Snooky Young -- b.2/3/1919 d.5/11/2011 (92)
Group Names: Count Basie Orchestra

Steve Young -- b.7/12/1942 d.3/17/2016 N.S. (73)
Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Country Performer
Song Titles: Seven Bridges Road

"Trummy" Young -- b.1/12/1912 d.9/10/1984 (72)
Composer, Trombonist, Jazz Singer, Jazz Trumpeter

Vendela Astrid Paterson Young -- b.8/16/1962
Songwriter, Singer, Canadian
Names/Places: Neil Young's Half Sister; performs as Astrid Young

Victor Young -- b.8/8/1900 d.11/11/1956 (56)
Conductor/Composer, Arranger, Songwriter, Violinist, Bandleader
Misc: of Hollywood

Wanda Young -- b.8/9/1943 N.S.
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Marvelettes

Wil Young -- b.1/20/1979 N.S.
Pop Singer, English
Song Titles: Anything is Possible
TV Shows: Britian's Pop Idol

Zack Young -- b.5/18/1978
Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: Bad 4 Good, Lucy's Milk

Sydney Youngblood -- b.12/2/1960
Singer, American, German
Names/Places: RN:Sydney Ford

Ronnie Younkins -- b.12/30/1958
Rock & Roll Musician
Group Names: Kix

Dick Yount -- b.1/9/1943
Bassist, Drummer, Pop Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Harpers Bizarre

Jahan Yousaf -- b.8/27/1989 N.S.
Music Producer
Misc: Electronic dance producer, electronic DJ

Youth -- b.12/27/1961
Rock & Roll Performer
Group Names: Killing Joke

David Yow -- b.8/2/1960
Illustrator, Author, Musician, Rock & Roll Singer
Group Names: Scratch Acid, The Jesus Lizard
Album Titles: Tonight You Look Like a Spider

Bob Ysaguirre -- b.2/22/1897 d.3/27/1982 (85)
Bassist, Tubist

Eugène Ysaÿe -- b.7/16/1858 d.5/12/1931 (72)
Conductor/Composer, Violinist, Belgiumese

Sean Ysealt -- b.6/6/1966
Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: White Zombie

Ozzie Yue -- b.8/12/1947
Actor, Singer/Guitarist, English

Jay Yuenger -- b.12/26/1966
Rock & Roll Guitarist
Names/Places: aka stage name: "J"
Group Names: White Zombie

Timi Yuro -- b.8/4/1940 d.3/30/2004 (63)
Pop Singer
Names/Places: RFN:Rosemarie Timothy Aurro

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