Famous Male Composers

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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 (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest entertainers. Jackson's contributions to music, dance, and fashion, 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, Michael made his professional debut in 1964 with his elder brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon as a member of the Jackson 5. He began his solo career in 1971 while at Motown Records, and in the early 1980s, became a dominant figure in ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 51 (1958-2009)

Birthplace: USA, Indiana, Gary

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Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Composers
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Clinton Eastwood Jr. (born May 31, 1930) is an American actor, filmmaker, musician, and politician. After achieving success in the Western TV series Rawhide, he rose to international fame with his role as the Man with No Name in Italian filmmaker 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 Eastwood an enduring cultural icon of masculinity.For his work in the Western film Unforgiven (1992) and the sports drama Million Dollar Baby (2004), Eastwood won Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture, as well as receiving nominations ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 88

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 (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums. John has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the world's best-selling music artists. He has more than fifty Top 40 hits, as well as seven consecutive number-one albums in the United States, 58 Billboard Top 40 singles, 27 Top 10 singles, four of which reached number two and nine of which reached number one. His tribute single "Candle in the Wind 1997", rewritten in dedication to Diana, Princess of Wales, sold over 33 million copies worldwide and is ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 71

Birthplace: Pinner, London, United Kingdom

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Bill Cosby is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Composers
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William Henry Cosby Jr. (; born July 12, 1937) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, musician, author, and convicted sex offender. He held an active career for over six decades before being convicted and imprisoned for sex offenses in 2018. Cosby began his career as a stand-up comic at the hungry i in San Francisco during the 1960s. He then landed a starring role in the television show I Spy, followed by his own sitcom The Bill Cosby Show, which ran for two seasons from 1969 to 1971. In 1972, using the Fat Albert character developed during his stand-up routines, Cosby created, produced, and hosted the animated comedy television series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids which ran until 1985, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 81

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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