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by carocarol | created - 30 Jul 2011 | updated - 11 Oct 2015 | Public

2. Lou Reed

Soundtrack | V for Vendetta

He formed the group The Velvet Underground with Welsh multi-instrumentalist John Cale, second guitarist Sterling Morrison, and drummer Maureen Tucker in New York in 1965. The group soon became a part of Andy Warhol's Factory scene, which housed a great number of the most freaked and experimental ...

3. The Velvet Underground

Soundtrack | Juno

The Velvet Underground had its origins, oddly enough, in the world of manufactured pop music, around 1965. Long Island native songwriter/singer/guitarist Lou Reed had gone from college at Syracuse University to a day job as a staff composer and musician for Pickwick Records, whose specialities (...

4. Nick Cave

Soundtrack | The Proposition

Nick Cave is a man of many talents. Musician. Songwriter. Screenwriter. Novelist. Actor. The Australian was born in Warracknabeal, Victoria in 1957, and would go onto form the alternative rock band Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, who have since successfully released a string of hit albums.

In film, Nick ...

5. Iggy Pop

Soundtrack | Coffee and Cigarettes

Legendary Rock 'n' Roll wildman and substance abuser. Recorded a series of classic rock albums with The Stooges and later as a solo artist. Worked extensively with David Bowie.

6. Patti Smith

Soundtrack | Noah

Patti Smith was born on December 30, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Patricia Lee Smith. She was previously married to Fred 'Sonic' Smith.

7. The Cure

Soundtrack | Ant-Man

Members have included Robert Smith, Perry Bamonte, Simon Gallup, Porl Thompson, Boris Williams, Jason Cooper, Roger O'Donnell, Laurence Tolhurst, Andy Anderson, Phil Thornalley, Michael Dempsey, and Matthieu Hartley.

8. Nina Hagen

Soundtrack | Cha-Cha

Has performed throughout the world for over forty years. Born March 11, 1955 in the former East Berlin, East Germany, to Hans and Eva-Maria Hagen. At the age of four began to study ballet and at an early age was considered to be an "opera prodigy". In 1979, appeared with Herman Brood, and Lene ...

9. Diamanda Galás

Soundtrack | Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2

Raised in San Diego, California, Galás was born to Greek Orthodox parents, who always encouraged her gift for piano. Galás studied a wide range of musical forms, as well as visual-art performance, and then moved to to Europe where she made her performance debut at the Festival d'Avignon in France ...

10. Alice in Chains

Soundtrack | Last Action Hero

Since June 2017, Alice in Chains has been on Studio X in Seattle working on their new album, tentatively set for release in early 2018.

11. Depeche Mode

Soundtrack | Atomic Blonde

British popband formed in Basildon, England, UK. Band members are Martin Gore, David Gahan and Andrew Fletcher. Alan Wilder was a member between 1982 and 1995.

12. Igor Stravinsky

Soundtrack | Allied

Igor Stravinsky's father was a singer at the opera, and thus Stravinsky became a student of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov after a short stint as a law student. Very much influenced by Russian composers, only his sponsor Sergei Diaghilev in Paris was able to convince him to try new styles of ballet, e.g. ...

13. Nico

Actress | Vergeef me

Nico is an actress, known for Vergeef me (2001).

14. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Soundtrack | The Lobster

Members included leader Nick Cave.

15. PJ Harvey

Soundtrack | CSI: NY

Polly Jean Harvey was born in England on October 9th 1969. The daughter of a quarryman father and an artist mother, Polly Jean, or PJ as she is more commonly known, was raised on a sheep farm in Yeovil, Somerset. She learned to play a number of instruments as a child (including guitar, saxophone, ...

16. The Breeders

Soundtrack | Her

18. The Doors

Soundtrack | The Doors

Early on the band did not have a dedicated bass player, so for concert performances keyboardist Ray Manzarek would concentrate on the bottom end of his instrument to compensate for this absence.

19. Janis Joplin

Soundtrack | Watchmen

Janis Lyn Joplin was born at St. Mary's Hospital in the oil-refining town of Port Arthur, Texas, near the border with Louisiana. Her father was a cannery worker and her mother was a registrar for a business college. As an overweight teenager, she was a folk-music devotee (especially Odetta, ...

20. Maria Callas

Soundtrack | Ghost in the Shell

This volatile opera diva was born in New York City to Greek émigrés in 1923. Her father set up a pharmacy and changed the family name from Kalogeropoulos to Callas. As a child Maria studied the piano. When her parents separated (she was 14 at the time), her mother returned to Athens with Maria and ...

21. Frank Zappa

Soundtrack | Baby Snakes

Of all the qualities that typified Frank Zappa, perhaps the most striking is that he was a paradox. A workaholic perfectionist rock star who eschewed the hippie culture of the 1960s, deploring its conformism, spurious ideals and drug use, Zappa was not only a brilliant rock guitarist but an ...

22. Jefferson Airplane

Soundtrack | Four Brothers

The band appeared at the very first Isle of Wight festival in 1968. This also happened to be their debut appearance in Britain.

23. Nina Simone

Soundtrack | Repo Men

Nina Simone was born on February 21, 1933 in Tryon, North Carolina, USA as Eunice Kathleen Waymon. She was married to Andrew Stroud and Donald Ross. She died on April 21, 2003 in Carry-le-Rouet, Bouches-du-Rhône, France.

24. Ella Fitzgerald

Soundtrack | When Harry Met Sally...

On Saturday, June 15th, 1996, an era in jazz singing came to an end, with the death of Ella Fitzgerald at her home in California. She was the last of four great female jazz singers (including Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, and Carmen McRae) who defined one of the most prolific eras in jazz vocal ...

25. Billie Holiday

Soundtrack | Minority Report

Billie Holiday was a true artist of her day and rose as a social phenomenon in the 1950s. Her soulful, unique singing voice and her ability to boldly turn any material that she confronted into her own music made her a superstar of her time. Today, Holiday is remembered for her masterpieces, ...

26. Johann Sebastian Bach

Soundtrack | Minority Report

Johann Sebastian Bach was born on March 21, 1685, in Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany, into a large and distinguished family of professional musicians. His father, named Johann Ambrosius Bach, was a violinist and trumpeter, employed by the city of Eisenach. His uncles were church organists, court ...

27. Claude Debussy

Soundtrack | Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Claude Debussy was born in St. Germain-en-Laye, near Paris, France. His father was a salesman and kept a china shop. His mother was a seamstress. Some traumatizing events in his childhood caused him a depression and he never spoke about his early years. Later he could not compose without having his...

28. Guns N' Roses

Soundtrack | Body of Lies

Their song "Welcome to the Jungle", which proved to be their breakthrough hit to MTV and rock radio, is considered by many to be the definitive anthem to L.A.'s harsh underbelly of violence and sleaze. Ironically, singer Axl Rose wrote the lyrics to the song while in Seattle.

29. Nirvana

Soundtrack | Lost

Ranked #6 on VH1's 100 Greatest Hard Rock Artists.

30. AC/DC

Soundtrack | Iron Man

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.

31. Creedence Clearwater Revival

Soundtrack | Battleship

Members have included John Fogerty, Tom Fogerty, Stu Cook, Doug Clifford

32. Elliott Smith

Soundtrack | Good Will Hunting

Elliott Smith was born on August 6, 1969 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA as Steven Paul Smith. He died on October 21, 2003 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

33. Syd Barrett

Soundtrack | Doctor Strange

Syd Barrett was born on January 6, 1946 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England as Roger Keith Barrett. He died on July 7, 2006 in Cambridge.

34. Rowland S. Howard

Soundtrack | Der Himmel über Berlin

Rowland S. Howard was born on October 24, 1959 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He died on December 30, 2009 in Heidelberg, Victoria.

35. Philip Glass

Composer | The Hours

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Glass worked in his father's radio store and discovered music listening to the offbeat Western classical records customers didn't seem to want. He studied the violin and flute, and obtained early admission to the University of Chicago. After graduating in mathematics ...

37. António Variações

Actor | O Bobo

António Variações was born on December 3, 1944 in Lugar de Pilar, Amares, Portugal as António Joaquim Rodrigues Ribeiro. He died on June 13, 1984 in Lisbon, Portugal.

38. Paulo Bragança

Actor | Tráfico

Paulo Bragança is an actor, known for Tráfico (1998), Henry & Sunny (2009) and Grande Noite (1990).

39. Cazuza

Soundtrack | Closer

Cazuza was born on April 4, 1958 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Agenor de Miranda Araújo Neto. He died on July 9, 1990 in Rio de Janeiro.

42. Fiona Apple

Soundtrack | Pleasantville

Daughter of former singer Diane McAfee and actor Brandon Maggart. She was classically trained as a pianist as a child and began composing songs when she was eight years old. She crafted a demo tape while in Los Angeles finishing High School. When she returned home to New York for Christmas one of ...

43. Babes In Toyland

Soundtrack | All Over Me

USA: Babes In Toyland officially break up.

44. Le Tigre

Soundtrack | Ha-Buah

Le Tigre is a post-punk band formed in New York City, United States, in 1998. Its line-up consisted by former Bikini Kill singer and frontwoman Kathleen Hanna, Johanna Fateman and Sadie Benning. In 2000, Benning left the band and Jocelyn Samson (best known as JD Samson) fulfills her position.

Le ...

46. Black Sabbath

Soundtrack | Iron Man

The title of their song "Heaven and Hell" was inspired by the same-titled song from The Easybeats.

47. Pixies

Soundtrack | Unbreakable

Kim Deal was the former bassist and female vocalist of the band from 1986-1993 and 2004-2013.

48. Frank Black

Soundtrack | Unbreakable

Frank Black was born on April 6, 1965 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Charles Michael Kitridge Thompson IV. He has been married to Violet Clark since 2003. They have two children. He was previously married to Jean Black.

49. Suzanne Vega

Soundtrack | Pretty in Pink

Suzanne Vega was born on July 11, 1959 in Santa Monica, California, USA as Suzanne Nadine Vega. She has been married to Paul Mills since February 11, 2006. She was previously married to Mitchell Froom.

51. The Donnas

Soundtrack | The Hangover

The Donna's formed when all four girls were In the 8th grade. They formed for a school talent show and have been together ever since.

52. Bif Naked

Soundtrack | The Boys Club

Bif Naked was born on June 15, 1971 in New Delhi, India as Beth Torbert.

53. Brigitte Fontaine

Actress | Le grand soir

Brigitte Fontaine was born on June 24, 1939 in Morlaix, Finistère, France. She is an actress, known for Le grand soir (2012), Les encerclés (1967) and À mort la mort! (1999).

54. Catherine Ribeiro

Actress | Les carabiniers

Catherine Ribeiro was born on September 22, 1941 in Lyon, France. She is known for her work on Les Carabiniers (1963), We Are All Naked (1966) and Happening (1968).

55. Fela Kuti

Soundtrack | Run Fatboy Run

Fela Kuti was born on October 15, 1938 in Abeokuta, Nigeria as Olufela Olusegum Oludotun Ransome-Kuti. He died on August 2, 1997 in Lagos, Nigeria.

57. Dead Can Dance

Soundtrack | The Mist

Dead Can Dance is a composer, known for The Mist (2007), Unfaithful (2002) and Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010).

58. Eugene Hutz

Actor | Everything Is Illuminated

Eugene Hutz was born on September 6, 1972 in Boyarka, Kiev Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, USSR as Yevhen Hudz.

59. Roisin Murphy

Soundtrack | Batman & Robin

Roisin Murphy was born on July 5, 1973 in Arklow, County Wicklow, Ireland.

62. Olivier Messiaen

Music_department | 7 Visiones del Amén

Olivier Messiaen was born on December 10, 1908 in Avignon, Vaucluse, France as Olivier Eugène Prosper Charles Messiaen. He was married to Yvonne Loriod and Claire Delbos. He died on April 27, 1992 in Paris, France.

64. Kraftwerk

Soundtrack | Control

Members: Ralf Hütter (1970-present), Florian Schneider-Esleben (1970-2008), Fritz Hilpert (1990-present), Henning Schmitz (1991-present), Stefan Pfaffe (2008-present), Wolfgang Flür (1974-1987), Karl Bartos (1975-1990), Fernando Abrantes (1991).

66. Lydia Lunch

Actress | Flood Stains

Born in Rochester, NY as Lydia Anne Koch, Lunch is best known - not as an actress - but as an American singer, poet, and writer. A founding member of Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, Lunch remains heavily identified with New York's no wave scene. Given the name "Lydia Lunch" by Willy DeVille, because ...

67. Röyksopp

Soundtrack | Medium

Norwegian group founded by Svein Berge and Torbjörn Brundtland, originally as Aadena Cycle.

68. The Jesus Lizard

Soundtrack | Clerks

Members included lyricist David Yow.

69. Sleater-Kinney

Soundtrack | The Horse Whisperer

Sleater-Kinney is a rock band formed in 1994 in Olympia, Washington. Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker play guitar and do vocals. Janet Weiss plays drums. The band has released 8 studio albums -- Sleater-Kinney (1995), Call the Doctor (1996), Dig Me Out (1997), The Hot Rock (1999), All Hands on ...

70. Kristin Hersh

Soundtrack | The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Kristin Hersh was born on August 7, 1966 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Martha Kristin Hersh. She is married to Billy O'Connell. They have three children.

72. Marianne Faithfull

Actress | Marie Antoinette

Daughter of Eva, the Baroness Erisso, and Major Glynn Faithfull, a WWII British spy. Recorded the first song written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, "As Tears Go By" (1964). Involved in a major drug scandal with Jagger, Richards and others, which ultimately turned public opinion favorably ...

73. Jeff Buckley

Soundtrack | Jeff Buckley: Everybody Here Wants You

Jeff Buckley was born on November 17, 1966 in Anaheim, California, USA as Jeffrey Scott Buckley. He died on May 29, 1997 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.

74. Rozz Williams

Composer | Pig

Rozz Williams was born on November 6, 1963 in Pomona, California, USA as Roger Alan Painter. He was married to Eva O. He died on April 1, 1998 in West Hollywood, California.

76. Hurts

Actor | Hurts: Blood, Tears & Gold

They are a duo consisting of singer Theo Hutchcraft and synth player Adam Anderson.

77. Boyd Rice

Composer | Black Sun

Has recorded industrial music under the pseudonym "Non".

80. Brian Eno

Soundtrack | The Lovely Bones

Regarded as one of the best producers and musicians in rock history, Eno started his career in 1971 with Roxy Music. The band released two albums, "Roxy Music" and "For Your Pleasure", with the two Brians in the lineup (the other one was, of course, lead singer Bryan Ferry); a conflict between the ...

81. The Clash

Soundtrack | Grosse Pointe Blank

They were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2003. There were rumors that Bruce Springsteen would join them to perform at the ceremony, but the remaining members decided not to play. They felt playing such an event would go against what The Clash stood for, but they did accept their ...

82. The Smiths

Soundtrack | (500) Days of Summer

Members were singer Morrissey, guitarist Johnny Marr, bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce.

83. Morrissey

Soundtrack | Shaun of the Dead

Steven Patrick Morrissey was born in Davyhulme, Manchester, England, UK. At a very early age, he took an interest in writing. His top priority was poetry, though he would have his biography on James Dean, "James Dean Is Not Dead", published by his early 20s. His literary influences ranged from ...

85. Sigur Rós

Soundtrack | Vanilla Sky

Winner of the 2007 Q Innovation in Sound Award.

86. Unkle

Soundtrack | The Beach

87. Rowland S. Howard

Soundtrack | Der Himmel über Berlin

Rowland S. Howard was born on October 24, 1959 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He died on December 30, 2009 in Heidelberg, Victoria.