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List of famous male composers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male composers list contains the most prominent and top males known for being composers. There are thousand of males working as composers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic composers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a composer then the people below should give you inspiration.

These people, like Giorgos Mouzakis and Michael McMorrow include images when available.

While this isn't a list of all male composers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male composers?" and "Who are the best male composers?"
Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Composers
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Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. Called the King of Pop, his contributions to music and dance, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades. The eighth child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene along with his elder brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon as a member of the Jackson 5 in 1964, and began his solo career in 1971. In the early 1980s, Jackson became a dominant figure in popular music. The music videos for his songs, including those of "Beat It", "Billie Jean", and "Thriller", were credited with breaking down racial barriers ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 51 (1958-2009)

Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States of America

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Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Composers
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Clinton "Clint" Eastwood, Jr. is an American actor, film director, producer, musician, and politician. He rose to international fame with his role as the Man with No Name in Sergio Leone's Dollars trilogy of spaghetti Westerns during the 1960s, and as antihero cop Harry Callahan in the five Dirty Harry films throughout the 1970s and 1980s. These roles, among others, have made him an enduring cultural icon of masculinity. For his work in the Western film Unforgiven and the sports drama Million Dollar Baby, Eastwood won Academy Awards for Best Director and Producer of the Best Picture, as well as receiving nominations for Best Actor. His greatest commercial successes have been the adventure ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 87

Birthplace: California, United States of America

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Elton John is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Composers
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Sir Elton Hercules John CBE is an English singer, songwriter, composer, pianist, record producer, and occasional actor. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriter partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date. In his five-decade career Elton John has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. He has more than fifty Top 40 hits, including seven consecutive No. 1 US albums, 58 Billboard Top 40 singles, 27 Top 10, four No. 2 and nine No. 1. For 31 consecutive years he had at least one song in the Billboard Hot 100. His single "Something About the Way You Look Tonight"/"Candle in the Wind 1997" ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 71

Birthplace: Pinner, London, United Kingdom

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#44 on The Greatest Musical Artists of the '80s

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Bill Cosby is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Composers
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William Henry "Bill" Cosby Jr. is an American stand-up comedian, actor, author, and activist. Cosby's start in stand-up began at the hungry i in San Francisco which was followed by landing a starring role in the 1960s show I Spy. During its first two seasons, he was a regular on the children's television series The Electric Company. Cosby is known for creating the cartoon comedy series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, about a group of young friends growing up in an urban area. Cosby has also been a film actor. Beginning in the 1980s, Cosby produced and starred in a sitcom, The Cosby Show; the show aired from 1984 to 1992 and was rated as the number one show in America for five years, 1984 ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 80

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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