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Birthplaces of the stars

Apr 8, 2006  Music lover
3.0 of 5 stars based on 3 votes

A guide to the hometowns of some of your favorite musicians.

  • 1. Jimy Hendrix - Seattle, Washington
    Seattle, Washington

    Seattle is known as the birthplace of grunge music, and it has a reputation for being the 'birthplace' of coffee.

  • 2. Stevie Ray Vaughn - Dallas, Texas
    Dallas, Texas

    A group of European musicians set up a utopian community west of Dallas called "La Reunion". The idea collapsed in 1857 and many of the artists moved to Dallas, where they established a new culture.

  • 3. Jon Bon Jovi - Perth Amboy, New Jersey
    Perth Amboy, New Jersey

    Perth Amboy is a small working class city that's currently undergoing revitalisation

  • 4. BB King - Itta Bena, Mississippi
    Mississippi, United States

    The city is home to 2,208 people, and really just 'famous' for being BB King's birthplace.

  • 5. Steven Tyler - Yonkers, New York

    Although Boston takes full credit for the band, Aerosmith singer Tyler is actually a New Yorker.

  • 6. Miles Davis - Alton, Illinois
    Alton, Illinois

    The Thirteenth Amendment of the Constitution was drafted in Alton; the city also has a reputation as one of the most haunted places in America.

  • 7. Eminem - St. Joseph, Missouri
    Saint Joseph, Missouri

    This singer spent his childhood between Missouri and Detroit. Other than that, St. Joseph is also the place where Jesse James found his umtimely end.

  • 8. Bono - Dublin, Ireland

    Dublin is the origin of many prominent artists and writers such as James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, and Bram Stoker so one could say that Bono is in excellent company.

  • 9. Aretha Franklin - Memphis, Tennessee (raised in Detroit, Michigan)
    Memphis, Tennessee

    Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, and B. B. King all got their starts in Memphis in the 1950s. They are respectively named the "King" of Country, Rock n' Roll, and Blues. The Lady of Soul fits right in here.

  • 10. Ozzy Osbourne - Birmingham, England
    Birmingham, West Midlands

    "The workshop of the world" is also famous for being associated with J. R. R. Tolkien.