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Ma Rainey

Real name:  Gertrude Malissa Pridgett
Best known at:  US blues singer
Birthday:  Apr. 26, 1886
Place of birth:  Columbus, Georgia, USA
Death:  Dec. 22, 1939
Cause of death:  Heart attack.

MacColl, Kirsty  (also spelled McColl) aka Mandy Doubt

Best known at:  The Drug Addix, vocal. Worked with the Pogues, Simple Minds, the Smiths and Talking Heads.
Birthday:  Oct. 10, 1959
Place of birth:  Croydon, England
Death:  Dec. 18, 2000
Cause of death:  Hit by a speedboat while swimming in Cozumel, Mexico.
Trivia:  Daughter of folk singer/songwriter Ewan MacColl and the dancer and choreographer Jean Newlove. Was at one time married to famous record producer Steve Lillywhite.
More:  Freeworld — the Kirsty MacColl website

MacDonald, Eddie

Best known at:  The Alarm, bass
Birthday:  Nov. 1, 1959
Place of birth:  Asaph, S.Glamorgan, Wales

MacGregor, Mary

Best known at:  »Torn Between Two Lovers» (1976).
Birthday:  May 6, 1948
Place of birth:  USA

MacGowan, Shane

Best known at:  The Pogues, guitar, vocal.
Birthday:  Dec. 25, 1957
Place of birth:  Tunbridge Wells, Kent, Ireland
More:  The Pogues: In the wake of the Medusa

MacKenzie, Billy

Real name:  William MacArthur Mackenzie
Best known at:  The Associates, vocal.
Birthday:  Mar. 27, 1957
Place of birth:  Dundee, Scotland
Death:  Jan. 22, 1997  [some sources: 23th]
Cause of death:  Overdose of prescription drugs.

Madonna

Real name:  Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone
Birthday:  Aug. 16, 1958
Place of birth:  Bay City, Michigan, USA

Mackay, Andy

Best known at:  Roxy Music, saxophone.
Birthday:  July 23, 1946
Place of birth:  London, England

Mael, Ron

Real name:  Ronald Day
Best known at:  Sparks, piano.
Birthday:  Aug. 12, 1948
Place of birth:  USA

Mael, Russell

Real name:  Dwight Russell Day
Best known at:  Sparks, vocal.
Birthday:  Oct. 5, 1953
Place of birth:  USA

Magic Sam

Real name:  Samuel Gene Maghett
Best known at:  US blues man.
Birthday:  Feb. 14, 1937
Place of birth:  Grenada, Mississippi, USA
Death:  Dec. 1, 1969
Cause of death:  Heart attack.

Mahal, Taj

Real name:  Henry Saint Clair Fredericks
Best known at:  US multi-instrumentalist.
Birthday:  May 17, 1942
Place of birth:  New York City, USA

Mangrum, Jim 'Dandy'

Best known at:  Black Oak Arkansas, vocal.
Birthday:  Mar. 30, 1948
Place of birth:  Black Oak, Arkansas, USA

Manilow, Barry

Real name:  Barry Alan Pincus
Best known at:  »Mandy», US #1 (1974), UK #11 (1975).
Birthday:  June 17, 1946
Place of birth:  Brooklyn, New York, USA

Mann, Aimee

Birthday:  Sep. 8, 1960
Place of birth:  Richmond, Virginia, USA

Mann, Barry

Best known at:  Compose team Mann–Weill (wife Cynthia Weill)
Birthday:  Feb. 9, 1939
Place of birth:  Brooklyn, New York, USA

Mann, Herbie

Real name:  Herbert Jay Solomon
Best known at:  »Hijack» (1975)
Birthday:  Apr. 16, 1930
Place of birth:  USA

Mann, Manfred

Real name:  Michael Lubowitz
Best known at:  Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, keyboards.
Birthday:  Oct. 21, 1940
Place of birth:  Johannesburg, South Africa

Manuel, Richard

Best known at:  The Band, piano, vocal.
Birthday:  Apr. 3, 1943
Place of birth:  Stratford, Canada
Death:  Mar. 6, 1986
Cause of death:  Hanged himself in a motel room.

Manzanera, Phil

Best known at:  Roxy Music, guitar.
Birthday:  Jan. 31, 1951
Place of birth:  London, England

Manzarek, Ray

Best known at:  The Doors, keyboards, vocal
Birthday:  Feb. 12, 1939
Place of birth:  Chicago, Illinois, USA
Death:  May 20, 2013  [74 years]
Cause of death:  After a long fight with cancer.
More:  Ray Manzarek

Mardin, Arif

Best known at:  Famous producer. Worked with the Bee Gees, Judy Collins, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Bette Midler, Willie Nelson, John Prine, Dusty Springfield, among others.
Birthday:  ? ?, 1932
Place of birth:  Istanbul, Turkey
Death:  June 25, 2006
Cause of death:  Died after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer.
More:  Wikipedia : Arif Mardin and Arif Mardin – Biography

Margo, Mitch

Best known at:  The Tokens, tenor vocal. »The Lions Sleeps Tonight», UK #11, US #1 (1961).
Birthday:  May 25, 1947
Place of birth:  Brooklyn, New York, USA
Trivia:  The group's mensioned big hit song is a revised version of African folk-based »Wimoweh», with the re-titling and new English lyrics.
More:  Wikipedia : The Tokens

Margo, Phil

Best known at:  The Tokens, bass vocal. »The Lions Sleeps Tonight», UK #11, US #1 (1961).
Birthday:  Apr. 1, 1942
Place of birth:  Brooklyn, New York, USA
Trivia:  The group's mensioned big hit song is a revised version of African folk-based »Wimoweh», with the re-titling and new English lyrics.
More:  Wikipedia : The Tokens

Manzarek, Ray

Best known at:  The Doors, keyboards, vocal.
Birthday:  Feb. 12, 1935
Place of birth:  Chicago, USA

Marie, Donna

Real name:  Marie Ladagona
Best known at:  The Archies, vocals.
Birthday:  June 28, 1950
Place of birth:  Newark, New Jersey, USA

Marilyn

Real name:  Peter Robinson
Best known at:  »Calling Your Name», UK #4 (1983).
Birthday:  Nov. 3, 1962
Place of birth:  Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies
More:  The Knitting Circle: Marilyn

Marino, Frank

Best known at:  Mahogany Rush, guitar, vocal.
Birthday:  Aug. 22, 1954
Place of birth:  Del Rio, Texas, USA

Marley, Bob

Real name:  Robert Nesta Marley
Birthday:  Feb. 6, 1945
Place of birth:  Nine Miles, Rhoden Hall, St. Ann's, Jamaica
Death:  May 11, 1981
Cause of death:  Lung cancer and a brain tumor.

Marr, Johnny

Real name:  John Maher
Best known at:  The Smiths, guitar, vocals.
Birthday:  Oct. 31, 1963
Place of birth:  Ardwick, Manchester, England
More:  Johnny Marr + The Healers - Official Site

Marriott, Steve

Best known at:  The Small Faces and Humble Pie, vocal, guitar.
Birthday:  Jan. 30, 1947
Place of birth:  Bow, London, England
Death:  Apr. 20, 1991
Cause of death:  Died in a fire at home.

Mars, Chris

Best known at:  The Replacements, Golden Smog; drums.
Birthday:  Apr. 26, 1961
Place of birth:  Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
More:  Music.com: Chris Mars

Martin, Dean

Real name:  Dino Paul Crocetti
Best known at:  »Everybody Loves Somebody» (1964).
Birthday:  June 7, 1917
Place of birth:  Steubenville, Ohio, USA
Death:  Dec. 25, 1995
Cause of death:  Acute respiratory failure.
Trivia:  Great actor too, especially in western Rio Bravo.

Martin, George

Best known at:  Beatle producer.
Birthday:  Jan. 3, 1926
Place of birth:  London, England

Martin, Moon

Real name:  John Martin
Best known at:  »Rolene», US #30 (1979).
Birthday:  Oct. 31, 1950
Place of birth:  Oklahoma, USA
More:  The Official Moon Martin Website or Hot Nite in Dallas - A Moon Martin Fan Page

Martyn, John

Best known at:  UK cult musician.
Birthday:  Sep. 11, 1948
Place of birth:  Glasgow, Scotland

Marvin, Hank B.

Real name:  Brian Rankin
Best known at:  The Shadows
Birthday:  Oct. 28, 1941
Place of birth:  Newcastle, England

Marvin, Lee

Best known at:  »Wondrin' Star» (1970).
Birthday:  Feb. 19, 1924
Place of birth:  New York City, USA
Death:  Aug. 29, 1987
Cause of death:  Heart attack.
Trivia:  Perhaps a bit better actor than...

Marx, Richard

Best known at:  »Right Here Waiting», US #1 (1989).
Birthday:  Sep. 16, 1963
Place of birth:  Chicago, Illinois, USA

Mason, Dave

Best known at:  Traffic, guitar, vocals.
Birthday:  May 10, 1945
Place of birth:  Worcester, Worcestershire, England
More:  Dave Mason

Mason, Nick

Best known at:  Pink Floyd, drums.
Birthday:  Jan. 27, 1945
Place of birth:  Birmingham, Worcestershire, England

Mathis, Johnny

Real name:  John Royce Mathis
Best known at:  »When a Child is Born», UK #1 (1976).
Birthday:  Sep. 30, 1935
Place of birth:  Gilmer, Texas, USA
More:  Johnny Mathis.com

Matthews, Ian

Real name:  Ian Matthew McDonald
Best known at:  Fairport Convention and Matthew's Southern Comfort, vocal.
Birthday:  June 16, 1946
Place of birth:  Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England

Mattlock, Glenn

Best known at:  Sex Pistols, [orig.] bass.
Birthday:  Aug. 27, 1956
Place of birth:  Paddington, London, England

Maus, John

Best known at:  The Walker Brothers, vocals.
Birthday:  Nov. 12, 1943
Place of birth:  New York, USA

May, Brian

Best known at:  Queen, guitar, vocal.
Birthday:  July 19, 1947
Place of birth:  Hampton Hill, Twickenham, Surrey, England

May, Phil

Best known at:  The Pretty Things, vocal.
Birthday:  Nov. 9, 1944
Place of birth:  Dartford, Kent, England
More:  Pretty Things Web Site

Mayall, John

Birthday:  Nov. 29, 1933
Place of birth:  Macclesfield Cheshire, England

Mayes, Sean

Best known at:  Support band for David Bowie, keyboards.
Birthday:  ?
Place of birth:  ?
Death:  1995
Cause of death:  AIDS.

Mayfield, Curtis

Best known at:  »People Get Ready» (1965).
Birthday:  June 3, 1942
Place of birth:  Chicago, USA
Death:  Dec. 26, 1999
Cause of death:  ?

Mayfield, Percy

Best known at:  wrote »Hit the Road Jack».
Birthday:  Aug. 12, 1920
Place of birth:  USA
Death:  Aug. 11, 1984
Cause of death:  ?

MCA

Real name:  Adam Yach
Best known at:  The Beastie Boys, vocal
Birthday:  Aug. 5, 1964  [some sources: 1965, 1967]
Place of birth:  Brooklyn, New York, USA
Death:  May 4, 2012
Cause of death:  After a three-year battle with throat cancer.

McCafferty, Dan

Best known at:  Nazareth, vocal.
Birthday:  Apr. 14, 1946
Place of birth:  England

McCarroll, Tony

Best known at:  Oasis, drums [1991-1995].
Birthday:  May 9, 1971
Place of birth:  Manchester, England

McCartney, Linda

Real name:  Linda Louise Eastman
Birthday:  Sep. 24, 1941
Place of birth:  New York, USA
Death:  Apr. 17, 1998
Cause of death:  Breast cancer.
Trivia:  wife of Paul McCartney.

McCartney, Paul

Real name:  James Paul McCartney
Birthday:  June 18, 1942
Place of birth:  Liverpool, Lancashire, England
More:  Paul McCartney

McClinton, Delbert

Best known at:  »Giving It Up For Your Love», US #8 (1980).
Birthday:  Nov. 4, 1940
Place of birth:  Lubbock, Texas, USA
Trivia:  McClinton gave harp lessons to a young John Lennon while touring with Bruce Channel in England in the early 60's.
More:  Album details on Rockweb for the great Love Rustler.
Elsewhere, Alligator Artist Bio: Delbert McClinton and Delbert McClinton and VH1.com : Delbert McClinton : Biography or Hign Noon.

McCormick, Gayle

Best known at:  Smith, vocal. »Baby It's You», US #5 (1969). Soulful US rock singer, and as solo, »It's a Cryin' Shame», US #44 (1971).
Birthday:  ??, 1949
Place of birth:  St. Louis, USA
More:  The Gayle McCormick Appreciation Website and Tom McMahon [blog] : Gayle McCormick Album Covers

McCoy, Van

Best known at:  »The Hustle», US #1 (1975).
Birthday:  Jan. 6, 1940
Place of birth:  Washington DC, USA
Death:  July 6, 1979
Cause of death:  Heart attack.

McCrea, George

Best known at:  »Rock Your Baby», UK & US #1 (1974).
Birthday:  Oct. 19, 1944
Place of birth:  West Palm Beach, Florida, USA

McCulloch, Jimmy

Best known at:  Stone the Crows and Wings, guitar.
Birthday:  June 4, 1953
Place of birth:  Glasgow, Scotland
Death:  Sep. 27, 1979
Cause of death:  Drug related heart failure.

McDonald, Hugh

Best known at:  Bon Jovi, touring bassist since 1995.
Birthday:  Dec. 28, 1950
Place of birth:  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
More:  Diane's Bon Jovi Website - Bon Jovi Band Members

McDowell, 'Missisippi' Fred

Best known at:  US blues man.
Birthday:  Jan. 12, 1904
Place of birth:  Rossville, Tennessee, USA
Death:  July 3, 1972
Cause of death:  Cancer.

McFarlane, Elaine »Spanky»

Best known at:  Spanky And Our Gang, vocal
Birthday:  June 19, 1942
Place of birth:  Peoria, Illinois, USA
More:  classic.bands.com — Spanky And Our Gang

McGear, Mike

Real name:  Michael McCartney
Birthday:  Jan. 7, 1944
Place of birth:  Liverpool, England
Trivia:  Brother of Paul McCartney.

McGuigan, Paul

Best known at:  Oasis, bass.
Birthday:  May 9, 1971
Place of birth:  Manchester, England
Trivia:  nickname: "Guigsy"

McGuinn, Roger aka Jim McGuinn

Real name:  James Joseph McGuinn III
Best known at:  The Byrds, guitar, vocal, keyboards.
Birthday:  July 13, 1942
Place of birth:  Chicago, Illinois, USA
More:  Roger McGuinn Home Page or The Byrds and Wikipedia: Roger McGuinn.

McGuinness, Tom

Best known at:  Manfred Mann, bass.
Birthday:  Dec. 2, 1941
Place of birth:  Wimbledon, London, England

McGuire, Barry

Best known at:  »Eve of Destruction», US #1 (1965).
Birthday:  Oct. 15, 1937
Place of birth:  Oklahoma City, USA

McIntosh, Robbie

Best known at:  Average White Band, drums.
Birthday:  May 6, 1950
Place of birth:  Dundee, Scotland
Death:  Sep. 23, 1974
Cause of death:  Heroin overdose.

McIntyre, Onnie

Best known at:  Average White Band, guitar.
Birthday:  Sep. 25, 1945
Place of birth:  Lennoxtown, Strathclyde, Scotland

McKenzie, Scott

Real name:  Philip Blondheim
Best known at:  Huge flower-power hit »San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)», UK #1 (1967).
Birthday:  Jan. 10, 1944
Place of birth:  Arlington, Virginia, USA
More:  Scott Mckenzie Web Site

McKeown, Leslie

Best known at:  The Bay City Rollers, vocal.
Birthday:  Nov. 12, 1955
Place of birth:  Edinburgh, Scotland

McLagan, Ian

Best known at:  The Small Faces, The Faces, keyboards
Birthday:  May 12, 1945
Place of birth:  Hounslow, Middlesex, England
Death:  Dec. 3, 2014  [aged 69]
Cause of death:  Complications from a stroke
More:  IAN McLAGAN

McLaughlin, John

Best known at:  John McLaughlin Group and Santana, guitar, composing.
Birthday:  Jan. 4, 1942
Place of birth:  Yorkshire, England

McLean, Don

Best known at:  »American Pie», US #1 (1971).
Birthday:  Oct. 2, 1945
Place of birth:  New Rochelle, New York, USA

McNally, John

Best known at:  The Searchers, guitar, vocal.
Birthday:  Aug. 30, 1941
Place of birth:  Liverpool, Lancashire, England

McPhatter, Clyde

Real name:  Clyde Lensley McPhatter
Best known at:  The Drifters, orig. lead vocal. As solo »Treasure of Love» (1956).
Birthday:  Nov. 15, 1933
Place of birth:  Durham, North Carolina, USA
Death:  June 13, 1972
Cause of death:  Heart attack as a result of alcohol abuse.

McTell, "Blind" Willie

Real name:  William Samuel McTell
Best known at:  US blues legend.
Birthday:  May 5, 1901
Place of birth:  Thompson, Georgia, USA
Death:  Aug. 19, 1959
Cause of death:  Cerebral hemorrhage.

McTell, Ralph

Real name:  Ralph May
Best known at:  »Streets of London», UK #2 (1974).
Birthday:  Dec. 3, 1944
Place of birth:  Farnborough, England

McVie, Christine

Real name:  Née: Christine Perfect
Best known at:  Fleetwood Mac
Birthday:  July 12, 1943
Place of birth:  Birmingham, England

Meat Loaf

Real name:  Marvin Lee Aday
Birthday:  Sep. 27, 1951   [MANY sources: 1947 or 1948]
Place of birth:  Dallas, Texas, USA
Trivia:  According to story Aday was nicknamed 'Meatloaf' after stepping on the foot of his high school master.
More:  Meatloaf.net Official Fanclub

Meek, Joe

Real name:  Robert Joe Meek
Best known at:  UK producer.
Birthday:  Apr. 5, 1929
Place of birth:  Newent, Gloucestershire, England
Death:  Feb. 3, 1967
Cause of death:  Shot himself with a hunting rifle after success began to wane.

Medley, Bill

Best known at:  The Righteous Brothers, vocal.
Birthday:  Sep. 19, 1940
Place of birth:  Santa Ana, California, USA

Medress, Hank

Best known at:  The Tokens, tenor vocal. »The Lions Sleeps Tonight», UK #11, US #1 (1961).
Birthday:  Nov. 19, 1938
Place of birth:  Brooklyn, New York, USA
Death:  June 25, 2007
Cause of death:  Lung cancer.
Trivia:  The group's mensioned big hit song is a revised version of African folk-based »Wimoweh», with the re-titling and new English lyrics.
More:  Spectropop : Interview and Wikipedia : The Tokens

Meine, Klaus

Best known at:  Scorpions, vocal.
Birthday:  May 25, 1948
Place of birth:  Germany

Meisner, Randy

Best known at:  Poco and The Eagles, bass, vocal.
Birthday:  Mar. 8, 1946
Place of birth:  Scottsbluff, Nebraska, USA

Melanie

Real name:  Melanie Safka
Best known at:  »Brand New Key» US #1 (1971).
Birthday:  Feb. 3, 1947
Place of birth:  Astoria, Long Island, USA

Mellencamp, John Cougar

Real name:  John Mellencamp
Best known at:  »Hurts So Good», US #2 (1982).
Birthday:  Oct. 7, 1951
Place of birth:  Seymour, Indiana, USA

Melvin, Harold

Best known at:  Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes. »If You Don't Know Me by Now» (1972).
Birthday:  June 25, 1939
Place of birth:  Philadelphia, USA
Death:  Mar. 24, 1997
Cause of death:  Heart attack. ?

Memphis Slim

Real name:  Peter Chatman
Best known at:  US blues man.
Birthday:  Sep. 3, 1915
Place of birth:  Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Death:  Feb. 24, 1988
Cause of death:  ?

Mercury, Freddie

Real name:  Farrokh Bulsara
Birthday:  Sep. 5, 1946
Place of birth:  Zanzibar, Tanzania, Africa
Death:  Nov. 24, 1991
Cause of death:  AIDS

Merrick

Real name:  Chris Hughes
Best known at:  Adam & the Ants, drums.
Birthday:  Mar. 3, 1954
Place of birth:  London, England

Merrill, Alan

Real name:  Allan P. Sachs
Best known at:  The Lead, Vodka Collins, Runner, The Arrows, lead vocal, guitar, bass.
Birthday:  Feb. 19, 1951
Place of birth:  New York City, USA
Trivia:  In 1975 the Arrows did the original version of »I Love Rock'n' Roll» — later famous rock anthem and a smash hit for Joan Jett. Merrill co-wrote the song with Jake Hooker and sang the lead.
More:  alanmerrill.net and Aleecat - an Alan Merrill Fan Site

Messina, Jim

Best known at:  Poco and Loggins & Messina, guitar, vocal.
Birthday:  Dec. 5, 1947
Place of birth:  Maywood, California, USA

Miall, Terry Lee

Best known at:  Adam & the Ants, [second] drums.
Birthday:  Nov. 8, 1958
Place of birth:  London, England

Michael, George

Real name:  Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou
Best known at:  Wham, vocal.
Birthday:  June 25, 1963
Place of birth:  Finchley, London, England

Midler, Bette

Birthday:  Dec. 1, 1944
Place of birth:  Paterson, New Jersey, USA

Mike D

Real name:  Michael Diamond
Best known at:  Beastie Boys, vocals.
Birthday:  Nov. 20, 1965
Place of birth:  New York, USA

Milburn, Amos

Best known at:  US blues pianist and singer.
Birthday:  Apr. 1, 1927
Place of birth:  Houston, Texas, USA
Death:  Jan. 3, 1980
Cause of death:  ?

Miles, Buddy

Best known at:  Electric Flag, Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, drums.
Birthday:  Sep. 5, 1946
Place of birth:  USA

Miles, John

Best known at:  »Music» (1976), »Slow Down» (1977).
Birthday:  Apr. 23, 1949
Place of birth:  Jarrow, Tyne and Wear, England
More (in Finnish only):  Nettiplarissa juttua hemmon hienosta albumista Stranger in the City.

Miller, Frankie

Best known at:  »Darlin'», UK #6 (1978).
Birthday:  circa 1950
Place of birth:  Glasgow, Scotland

Miller, Roger

Real name:  Roger Dean Miller
Best known at:  »King of the Road», UK #1 (1965).
Birthday:  Jan. 2, 1936
Place of birth:  Forth Worth, Texas, USA
Death:  Oct. 25, 1992
Cause of death:  Lung cancer.

Miller, Steve

Best known at:  The Steve Miller Band, vocal, guitar.
Birthday:  Oct. 5, 1943
Place of birth:  Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Millie

Real name:  Millicent Small or Smith
Best known at:  »My Boy Lollipop», UK #2 (1964).
Birthday:  Oct. 6, 1947
Place of birth:  Jamaica

Mills, Mike

Real name:  Michael Edward Mills
Best known at:  R.E.M., bass, keyboards, vocals.
Birthday:  Dec. 17, 1958   [some sources: 1956]
Place of birth:  Orange County, California, USA
More:  The official site R.E.M.hq

Milton, Roy

Best known at:  »R. M. Blues» (1946).
Birthday:  July 31, 1907
Place of birth:  USA
Death:  Sep. 1983
Cause of death:  Stroke.

Mingus, Charles

Best known at:  US jazz bass player.
Birthday:  Apr. 22, 1922
Place of birth:  Nogales, Arizona, USA
Death:  Jan. 5, 1979
Cause of death:  Apparently heart attack.

Minogue, Kylie

Real name:  Judy Minogue
Birthday:  May 28, 1968
Place of birth:  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Trivia:  On May, 2005, Kylie was diagnosed with early breast cancer. Fans were shocked, surely. The upcoming Australian tour was postponed whilst she underwent immediate treatment.
More:  ::::Kylie::::

Mississippi John Hurt

Real name:  ?
Best known at:  US blues musician.
Birthday:  July 3, 1893
Place of birth:  Mississippi, USA
Death:  Nov. 2, 1966
Cause of death:  Heart attack.

Mitchell, Billy

Real name:  William Joseph Mitchell
Best known at:  The Clovers, vocal.
Birthday:  1931
Place of birth:  Washington, DC, USA
Death:  Nov. 5, 2002
Cause of death:  Colon cancer, died after several strokes.

Mitchell, Joni

Real name:  Roberta Joan Anderson
Birthday:  Nov. 7, 1943
Place of birth:  Fort McLeod, Alberta, Canada

Mitchell, Liz

Best known at:  Boney M., vocal.
Birthday:  July 12, 1952
Place of birth:  Clarendon, Jamaica

Mitchell, Mitch

Best known at:  Jimi Hendrix Experience, drums.
Birthday:  June 9, 1947
Place of birth:  England

Molland, Joye

Best known at:  Badfinger, guitar, keyboards.
Birthday:  June 21, 1948
Place of birth:  Liverpool, England

Montez, Chris

Real name:  Christopher Montanez
Best known at:  »Let's Dance» (1962).
Birthday:  Jan. 17, 1943
Place of birth:  ?

Moon, Keith

Real name:  Keith John Moon
Best known at:  The Who, drums.
Birthday:  Aug. 23, 1947
Place of birth:  Wembley, Middlesex, England
Death:  Sep. 7, 1978
Cause of death:  Overdose of Heminevrin.

Mooney, Tim

Best known at:  Toiling Midgets, American Music Club, drums.
Birthday:  Oct. 6, 1958
Place of birth:  Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
More:  American Music Club

Moore, Gary

Best known at:  »Still Got the Blues», UK #13 (1990).
Birthday:  Apr. 4, 1952
Place of birth:  Belfast, Northern Ireland

Moore, Leroi

Best known at:  The Dave Matthews Band, saxophones, flute, bass clarinet, pennywhistle, bass.
Birthday:  Sep. 7, 1961
Place of birth:  Durham, North Carolina, USA
Death:  Aug. 19, 2008
Cause of death:  Died unexpectedly from sudden complications stemming from injuries he sustained in an ATV accident, earlier in June.

Moore, Scotty

Real name:  Winfield Scott Moore III
Best known at:  Legendary "Elvis–guitarist".
Birthday:  Dec. 27, 1931
Place of birth:  Gadsen, Tennessee, USA

Moratz, Patrick

Best known at:  Yes, keyboards.
Birthday:  June 24, 1948
Place of birth:  Morges, Switzerland

Morissette, Alanis

Best known at:  »Ironic», US #4 (1996).
Birthday:  June 1, 1974
Place of birth:  Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Moroder, Giorgio

Best known at:  South Tyrolian producer and songwriter.
Birthday:  Apr. 26, 1944
Place of birth:  Italy

Morris, Stephen

Best known at:  Joy Division and New Order, drums.
Birthday:  Oct. 28, 1957
Place of birth:  Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
Trivia:  Later formed Revenge and Monaco.
More:  Joy Division band members

Morrison, Jim

Real name:  James Douglas Morrison
Birthday:  Dec. 8, 1943
Place of birth:  Melbourne, Florida, USA
Death:  July 3, 1971
Cause of death:  Heart attack, caused by longtime drug using. Huge speculations though.

Morrison, Van

Real name:  George Ivan Morrison
Birthday:  Aug. 31, 1945
Place of birth:  Belfast, Northern Ireland

Morrissey

Real name:  Stephen Patrick Morrissey
Best known at:  The Smiths, vocal. Later as solo too.
Birthday:  May 22, 1959
Place of birth:  Davyhulme, Lancashire, England
More:  Shoplifters Union - "Your guide to Morrissey and The Smiths on the Internet"

Morton, Everett

Best known at:  The Beat, drums.
Birthday:  Apr. 5, 1951
Place of birth:  England

Most, Mickie

Real name:  Michael Peter Hayes
Best known at:  UK producer, songwriter and singer. Worked with The Yardbirds, Herman's Hermits, The Animals, Jeff Beck, The Sweet, Suzi Quatro, Smokie and Hot Chocolate.
Birthday:  June 20, 1938
Place of birth:  Aldershot, Hampshire, England
Death:  May 30, 2003
Cause of death:  Cancer.
More:  Mickie Most

Mothersbaugh, Mark

Best known at:  Devo, keyboards, synthesizers.
Birthday:  May 18, 1950
Place of birth:  Akron, Ohio, USA
Trivia:  Such a musical career on TV and movies too.
More:  ::Club Devo:: and Devo - Wikipedia. Or how about some weird stuff: Devo Bio (logical) Report Sheet

Mount, Dave

Best known at:  Mud, drums, vocal.
Birthday:  Mar. 3, 1947
Place of birth:  Carshalton, Surrey, England
More:  Mud.4ever.cc

Moyet, Alison

Real name:  Genevieve Alison Jane Moyet
Best known at:  Yazoo, vocal.
Birthday:  June 18, 1961
Place of birth:  Basildon, Essex, England

Muldaur, Maria

Real name:  Maria Grazia Rosa Domenica d’Amato
Best known at:  »Midnight at the Oasis», US #6 (1974).
Birthday:  Sep. 12, 1943
Place of birth:  New York City, USA

Mullican, Moon

Real name:  Aubrey Mullican
Best known at:  "King of Hillbilly Piano".
Birthday:  Mar. 27, 1909
Place of birth:  Corrigan, Texas, USA
Death:  Jan. 1, 1967
Cause of death:  ?

Murcia, Billy

Best known at:  New York Dolls, drums.
Birthday:  1951
Place of birth:  New York City, USA
Death:  Nov. 6, 1972
Cause of death:  Drug overdose.

Murphy, Peter

Best known at:  Bauhaus, vocal.
Birthday:  July 11, 1957
Place of birth:  Northampton, England

Murray, Anne

Best known at:  »Snowbird» (1970).
Birthday:  June 20, 1945
Place of birth:  Springhill, Nova Scotia, Canada

Murray, Ruby

Best known at:  »Heartbeat» (1954), »Softly Softly» (1955).
Birthday:  ?
Place of birth:  Ireland
Death:  Dec. 17, 1996
Cause of death:  Liver failure after drinking problems.

Murrell, Herb

Best known at:  The Stylistics. »Can't Give You Anything (But My Love)», UK #1 (1975).
Birthday:  Apr. 27, 1949
Place of birth:  Lane, South Carolina, USA