RIP to our world's greatest achievers, those who changed the way we live and the ways we thought. This list of people we wish were still alive includes some of the greatest humanitarians, artists, politicians, and celebrities we wished could have stayed with us longer. These notable dead people often died ahead of their time, while others passed from natural...
With the life expectancy (at least in the United States) now at 81 for women, and 76 for men, sometimes you just don't realize how far back that goes. That means people born in the '30s and '40s are quite possibly still alive and kickin'. You hear it's a famous rock star's birthday and your first thought is, "Wait, they're still alive?" This is esp...
Combining bluesy improvs over traditional 12-bar blues, blues rock bands are some of the most important bands in music history. The best blues rock bands are oftentimes - and rightfully so - considered some of the greatest rock bands of all time. Blues rock became popular in the UK and U.S. in the 1960s at the onset of the rock explosion and these bands took...
Unlike folks with Type 1 Diabetes, people with Type 2 Diabetes can still produce insulin. However, their bodies are resistant to the insulin produced by their pancreases. Several famous actors, musicians and athletes have Type II Diabetes. Some of these celebrities were diagnosed with diabetes when they were children, while others were diagnosed as adults. A...
We all had to start somewhere, even rock and roll legends. It’s hard to imagine a rock god like Kurt Cobain as a janitor or Pink working the fryer at McDonald’s, but before they were famous, they both had jobs just like us. Lucky for them, they found success recording music. For the most part, these gigs weren’t a major drawback for these musicians. Kan...
Whether you like Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, or that bluesy broad Etta James, there's now denying they're all some of the most famous blues musicians of all time. This list of blues singers, ranks the best blues music artists, singers, and musicians, and has been voted on and ranked by blues fans worldwide. Add your own list or vote on the top blues artist...
Listen to Adam Carolla rant about the Rock Hall on the Ranker Podcast!A complete list of bands and artists inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, ranked in order of preference by music fans. For a list of artists who deserve to be inducted but haven't been yet, check out this guide to Artists Who Belong in the Rock Hall of Fame. And be sure to vote do...
This list of celebrities who died in 2015 is a watch list of all notable deaths of the year. Death spares no one - not even the rich and/or famous. This lists includes all of those musicians, athletes, and actors that died in 2015, those recent losses we collectively mourn. Here you will also find the best obituaries for each celebrity who was lost this year...
List of Famous People with Diabetes, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Diabetes is a term for metabolic diseases that result in and individual having high blood sugar. Type I diabetes results from the body's failure to produce insulin. Type II diabetes is a condition where cells fail to properly use the insulin that the body produces. Type I diabetes is...
Being a fairly common name, it's no surprise there are a lot of famous people with the last name King. Do you recognize all the celebrities whose last name is King on this list? Although not all of these people are related, they are all famous people with King as their surname. From athletes and actors to musicians and political figures, this list provides i...
Dead rock stars, ranked in order of how much potential great music was lost to this world by their untimely passing. The key criteria for this list is to guess "how much greatness they left behind" - in other words, it would be very difficult to justify, for example, Syd Barrett on this list, because although he is a dead rockstar, he died lon...
It may seem ironic, but whether you’re saying goodbye to a celebrity or to a member of your own family, being present for the funeral is one of the best ways to begin the healing process through mourning. It serves as a way for family and friends to find closure through one last viewing of the deceased’s body. Many dead celebrities have chosen to have open c...
When it comes to the pop charts, R&B artists tend to be among the most popular. The best R&B singers have been topping the pop charts for years as rhythm and blues has remained bedrock of music. Emerging as a genre in the 1940s, R&B also incorporates soul and funk Many of of the top R&B artists are household names and their songs chartt...
Celebrity death pool 2014: Here's a complete list of celebrities who just might die in 2014. Every year we lose more and more famous people. Whether it's from natural causes, suicide, drug abuse, or just plain craziness, it seems that celebrities tend to kick the bucket in more insane ways than normal folk. So it raises the morbid question: which famous cele...
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