Where are your favorite European musicians from?

Some of the most celebrated European musicians hail from diverse corners of the continent. For instance, the legendary composer Ludwig van Beethoven, renowned for his symphonies and piano sonatas, was born in Bonn, Germany. The English rock band The Beatles, a global musical phenomenon, originated from Liverpool, England. Italy boasts the birthplace of opera, and composers like Giuseppe Verdi and Giacomo Puccini are revered figures in classical music. Meanwhile, the influential French composer Claude Debussy, known for his impressionist compositions, was born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France. These musicians, among many others, have left an indelible mark on the world of music, showcasing the rich and diverse musical heritage that Europe has to offer.

  • Tom Jones was born on June 7,1940 in Pontypridd, Wales, UK.
  • Elton John was born in Pinner, Middlesex, England on March 25, 1947 (his original name was Reginald Dwight).
  • Sting was born on October 2, 1951 in Wallsend, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England  His original name was Gordon Matthew Sumner.
  • Bono was born on May 10, 1960 in Dublin, Ireland. His original name was Paul Hewson.
  • Rod Stewart was born on January 10, 1953 in London, England.
  • Ozzy Osbourne was born December 3, 1948 in Birmingham, England. Formerly of Black Sabbath, his original name was John Osbourne.
  • David Bowie was born on January 8, 1947 in Brixton, England and died January 10, 2016. His original name was David Robert Hayward Jones.
  • Led Zeppelin (originally the Yardbirds) were formed in 1968 by Jimmy Page. They played their 1st concert in a converted gym in Gladsaxe, Denmark.
  • Coldplay's Chris Martin was born in Exeter, Devon and co-founded the band in London in 1996.
  • Elvis Costello was born on August 25, 1955 in Liverpool, England. His original name was Declan Patrick McManus.
  • Van Morrison was born on August 31, 1945 in Belfast, Ireland.
  • Donovan was born on May 10, 1946 in Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Cat Stevens was born on July 21, 1947 in London, England.
  • The Corrs were formed in Louth, Ireland in 1990 as a 4 piece family band.
  • Charlotte Church was born February 21, 1986 in Llandaff (near Cardiff) in Wales.
  • The Cranberries were formed in Limerick, Ireland in 1990.
  • Enya Brennan was born in Gweedore, Ireland in 1961. Her real name is Eithne Ni Bhraonain in Irish Gaelic.
  • Bob Geldoff was born in Dublin in 1952 and formed the Boomtown rats in 1975.
  • Andrea Bocceli was born on September 22, 1958 in Laiatico in the province of Pisa, Italy.
  • Julio Iglesias was born on September 29, 1943 in Madrid, Spain.
  • Enrique Iglesias (3rd son of Julio) was born on May 8,1975 in Madrid, Spain.
  • Sinead O’Conner was born on August 12, 1966 in Dublin, Ireland.
  • Ronan Keating, part of the Irish group Boyzone, was born on March 3, 1997 in Dublin, Ireland.
  • Björk was born and raised in Reykjavík, Iceland on November 21, 1965.
  • Robbie Williams was born on February 13, 1973 in Stoke-on-Trent, England.
  • Peter Gabriel was born on February 13, 1950 in Cobham, England.
  • Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice) was born Victoria Adams on April 17 in Goff’s Oak, Hertfordshire, England.
  • Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice) was born on August 6, 1972 in Watford, Hertfordshire, England.
  • Emma Bunton  (Baby Spice) was born January 21, 1976 in Barnet, England.
  • Melanie B (Scary Spice) was born Melanie Janine Brown on May 29, 1975 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England.
  • Melanie C (Sporty Spice) was born Melanie Jayne Crisholm on January 12, 1974 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England.
  • Milli Vanilli were formed in ’88 in Munich by lip-synching duo Fabrice Morvan born on May 14, 1966 in Paris, France and Rob Pilatus born on June 8, 1965 who died on April 2, 1998 in a Frankfurt hotel of a booze/sleeping pill overdose.
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