Music Makers Encyclopedia: G

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Becky G

Mayores (with Bad Bunny, 2017)
Sin Pijama (2018)

Karol G

Tusa (with Nicki Minaj, 2019)
China (2019) – see Anuel AA

Kenny G

Jazz saxophonist born Kenneth Bruce Gorelick on 6/5/1956 in Seattle, WA.

Breathless (1992)

Warren G

Regulate (with Nate Dogg, 1994)

Milt Gabler

Record executive born 5/20/1911 in Harlem, NY. Died 7/20/2001. With Commodore and Decca Records.

Ana Gabriel

Charles H. Gabriel

Song(s) written by Gabriel:
Away in a Manger (1887) – see James Ramsey Murray

Juan Gabriel

Peter Gabriel

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Progessive-rock singer born 2/13/1950 in Chobham, Surrey, England. With Garden Wall (65-66) and Genesis (1966-75) who later had commercial success and then carved out a more experimental sound in his solo career (77-).

Genesis et al: Top 100 Songs
Solsbury Hill (1977)
Biko (1980)
Games without Frontiers (1980)
Family Snapshot (1980)
Sledgehammer (1986)
In Your Eyes (1986)
Don’t Give Up (with Kate Bush, 1986)
Steam (1992)
I Grieve (1998)
That'll Do (1998)
When You're Falling (2001) – see Afro-Celt Soundsystem
Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa (with Hot Chip, 2008)
I'm Amazing (2016)

Peter Gabriel (3rd album) (1980)
So (1986)
Us (1992)
Ovo: The Millenium Show (2000)
Up (2002)
Big Blue Ball (recorded 1995, released 2008)
Scratch My Back (2010)

Giovanni Gabrieli

Canzona Noni Toni (Canzoni for Brass Choirs) (1612)

Steve Gadd

Rock drummer born 4/9/1945 in Irondequoit, NY. Has worked with Chet Baker, Kate Bush, Harry Chapin, Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, Chick Corea, Kenny Loggins, Chuck Mangione, Paul McCartney, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Simon, Simon & Garfunkel, Steely Dan, and James Taylor.

Dave Gahan

Synth-pop/electronica singer/songwriter born 5/9/1962 in Epping, Essex, England. With Depeche Mode (1980-).

Steve Gaines

Rock guitarist born 9/14/1949 in Miami, OK. Died 10/20/1977. With Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Serge Gainsbourg

Singer/songwriter born Lucien Ginsburg on 4/2/1928 in France. Died 3/2/1991.

Je T’Aime (Moi Non Plus) (with Jane Birkin

Tommy Gaither

R&B guitarist born Lloyd Thomas Gaither on 3/5/1920 in Baltimore, MD. With The Orioles.

Joe Galante

Country music record executive born 12/18/1949 in Queens, New York. Helped the careers of Alabama, Clint Black, Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, the Judds, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Ronnie Milsap, Brad Paisley, Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Whitley.

Gallagher & Shean

Vaudeville musical comedy duo. Ed Galllagher (1873-1929) and Al Shean (1868-1949).

Mr. Gallagher and Mr. Shean (1922)

Ed Gallagher

- see Gallagher & Shean

Liam Gallagher

British rock singer born William Paul Gallagher on 9/21/1972 in Burnage, Manchester, England. With Oasis.

Noel Gallagher

British rock guitarist and songwriter born 5/29/1967 in Manchester, England. With Oasis.

Rory Gallagher

Blues-rock guitarist born William Rory Gallagher on 3/2/1948 in Ballshannon, Country Donegal, Ireland. Died 6/14/1995.

Irish Tour '74 (live: 1974)

Amelita Galli-Curci

Simon Gallup

Post-punk bassist and keyboardist born 6/1/1960 in Duxhurts, Surrey, England. With The Cure (1979-1982, 1984-).

Kenneth Gamble

Record executive (Philadelphia International), songwriter, and producer born 8/11/1943 in Philadelphia, PA. Behind 170 gold and platinum records (along with partner Leon Huff). They were considered pioneers of Philadelphia soul. Their songs, in addition to those below, include "Only the Strong Survive" (Jerry Butler), "Me and Mrs. Jones" (Billy Paul), "Backstabbers" (The O’Jays), "When Will I See You Again" (The Three Degrees), and "Enjoy Yourself" (The Jacksons).

Songs written/produced by Gamble & Huff:
If You Don't Know Me By Now (1972) – see Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
Love Train (1973) – see The O’Jays

The Gamblers

LSD-25 (1960)

The Game

Hate It Or Love It (with 50 Cent, 2005)

The Documentary (2005)

Ganga Gang

Sounds of Then (This Is Australia) (1985)

Gang of Four

Love Like Anthrax (1978)
To Hell with Poverty (1981)
What We All Want (1981)
I Love a Man in Uniform (1982)

Entertainment! (1979)

Gang Starr

Take It Personal (1992)

Pvt. Cecil Gant

We're Gonna Rock (1950)

The Gants

Crackin’ Up (1966)

The Gap Band

Burn Rubber on Me (Why You Wanna Hurt Me) (1980)
I Don't Believe You Want to Get Up and Dance (Oops, Up Side Your Head) (1980)
You Dropped a Bomb on Me (1982)

Dave Garabaldi

Drummer with Tower of Power.


Only Happy When It Rains (1995)
Stupid Girl (1996)
#1 Crush (1997)
I Think I’m Paranoid (1998)

Garbage (1995)

Jan Garber

Bandleader born Jacob Charles Garber on 11/5/1894 in Shreveport, LA. Died 10/5/1977.

Baby Face (with Benny Davis, 1926)
All I Do Is Dream of You (with Fritz Heilbron, 1934)
A Beautiful Lady in Blue (with Lew Palmer, 1936)
A Melody from the Sky (with Leo Bennett, 1936)

Jerry Garcia

Folk-rock/jam-rock singer/songwriter and guitarist born Jerome John Garcia on 8/1/1942 in San Francisco, CA. Died 8/9/1995. With the Grateful Dead.

Nio Garcia

Te Boté (2018) – see Casper Magico

Carols Gardel

El Dia Que Me Quieras (1935)

Boris Gardiner

I Want to Wake Up with You (1986)

Carl Gardner

R&B/doo-wop singer born on 4/29/1928 in Tyler, TX. Died 6/12/2011. With The Robins and The Coasters (lead vocals: 1955-2005).

Don Gardner

I Need Your Loving (with Dee Dee Ford, 1962)

Taana Gardner

Heartbeat (1981)

Art Garfunkel

Pop/folk-rock singer born 11/5/1941 in Forest Hills, NY. Paired with Paul Simon, first in the duo Tom & Jerry (57) and later as Simon & Garfunkel (64-70). Also recorded as a solo artist. Appeared in movies Catch 22, Carnal Knowledge, and Bad Timing. Has Master's degree in mathematics from Columbia University.

Bright Eyes (1979)

Judy Garland

Traditional jazz/adult contemporary singer and actress (The Wizard of Oz) born Frances Ethel Gumm on 6/10/1922 in Chelsea, London, England. Died 6/22/1969.

You Made Me Love You (Dear Mr. Gable) (1937)
Over the Rainbow (1939)
It’s a Great Day for the Irish (1941)
For Me and My Gal (with Gene Kelly, 1942)
Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart (1943)
The Trolley Song (1944)
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (1944)
On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe (with Lyn Murray’s Orchestra & the Merry Macs, 1945)
Get Happy (1950)
The Man That Got Away (with Ray Heindorf, 1954)
Come Rain or Come Shine (1956)

Meet Me in St. Louis (soundtrack: 1944)
Judy at Carnegie Hall (live, 1961)

Red Garland

Jazz pianist.

Erroll Garner

Jazz pianist born 6/15/1923 (some sources say 1921) in Pittsburgh, PA. Died ½/1977.

Misty (1954)

Concert by the Sea (live, 1955)

Sherman Garnes

Doo-wop singer born 6/8/1940 in New York City, NY. Died 2/26/1977. With Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers.

Martin Garrix

Animals (2013)
In the Name of Love (with Bebe Rexha, 2016)
Scared to Be Lonely (with Dua Lipa, 2017)

George J. Gaskin

Singer born George Jefferson Gaskin on 2/16/1863 in Belfast, Ireland. Died 12/14/1920.

Drill, Ye Terriers, Drill (1891)
Slide Kelly Slide (1892)
After the Ball (1893)
Oh Promise Me (1893)
The Fatal Wedding (1893)
Sweet Marie (1894)
We Were Sweethearts, Nell and I (1894)
The Sidewalks of New York (1895)
The Sunshine of Paradise Alley (1896)
She May Have Seen Better Days (1896)
Down in Poverty Row (1896)
On the Benches in the Park (1896)
On the Banks of the Wabash (1897)
Sweet Rosie O’Grady (1897)
A Hot Time in the Old Town (1897)
My Old New Hampshire Home (1898)
Break the News to Mother (1898)
She Was Bred in Old Kentucky (1898)
My Wild Irish Rose (1899)
When You Were Sweet Sixteen (1900)
When Chloe Sings a Song (1900)

The Gaslight Anthem

The '59 Sound (2008)

The '59 Sound (2008)
Handwritten (2012)
Singles Collection (compilation: 2008-11, released 2013)

Gareth Gates

Unchained Melody (2002)

Ali Gatie

It’s You (2019)

Larry Gatlin/The Gatlin Brothers

Country singer born on 5/2/1948 in Seminole, TX.

Broken Lady (Larry Gatlin, 1975)
I Just Wish You Were Someone I Love (1977)
All the Gold in California (1979)
Houston Means I’m One Day Closer to You (1983)

Straight Ahead (Larry Gatlin, 1979)

Danny Gatton

Guitarist who fused rockabilly, jazz, and country. Born 9/4/1945 in Washington, D.C.. Died 10/4/1994.

Lucho Gatrica

Bob Gaudio

Keyboardist and songwriter born 11/17/1942 in the Bronx, NY. With the Four Seasons.

Jersey Boys (composed with Bob Crewe, musical: 2005)

Connie B. Gay

Marvin Gaye

R&B singer/songwriter born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. on 4/2/1939 in Washington, D.C.. Died when he was shot by his father on 4/1/1984 after a quarrel. Sang in his father's Apostolic church in vocal groups the Rainbows and Marquees. Joined Harvey Fuqua in the re-formed Moonglows. Moved to Detroit in 1960. Session work as a drummer at Motown; married to Berry Gordy's sister Anna, 1961-75. First recorded under own name for Tamla in 1961. In seclusion for several months following the death of frequent duet partner Tammi Terrell in 1970. Problems with drugs and IRS led to his moving to Europe for three years. His daughter Nona Gaye also recorded.

Marvin Gaye: Top 50 Songs
Hitch Hike (1963)
Can I Get a Witness (1963)
How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You (1964)
You’re a Wonderful One (1964)
Ain’t That Peculiar (1965)
I’ll Be Doggone (1965)
One More Heartache (1966)
One More Heartache (1966)
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (with Tammi Terrell, 1967)
If I Could Build My World Around You (with Tammi Terrell, 1967)
Your Precious Love (with Tammi Terrell, 1967)
It Takes Two (with Kim Weston, 1967)
I Heard It Through the Grapevine (1968)
Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing (with Tammi Terrell, 1968)
Too Busy Thinking About My Baby (1969)
What's Going On (1971)
Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology Song) (1971)
Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) (1971)
Let’s Get It On (1973)
Got to Give It Up (1977)
Sexual Healing (1982)

What's Going On (1971)
Let's Get It On (1973) v
Here, My Dear (1978)
Midnight Love (1982)
The Master (box: 1961-84, released 1995)


abcdefu (2021)

Crystal Gayle

Country singer born Brenda Gail Webb on 1/9/1951 in Paintsville, KY.

I’ll Get Over You (1976)
You Never Miss a Real Good Thing Till He Says Goodbye (1976)
Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue (1977)
Ready for the Times to Get Better (1978)
Talking in Your Sleep (1978)
Why Have You Left the One You Left Me For (1978)
It’s Like We Never Said Goodbye (1980)
If You Ever Change Your Mind (1980)
Too Many Lovers (1981)
Till I Gain Control Again (1982)
Our Love Is on the Faultline (1983)
Baby What About You (1983)
The Sound of Goodbye (1983)
Turning Away (1984)
Makin’ Up for Lost Time (The Dallas Lovers’ Song) (with Gary Morris, 1985)
Cry (1986)
Straight to the Heart (1986)

Ruth Gaylor

My Funny Valentine (from Babes in Arms, 1945) – see Hal McIntyre

Charles Gaylord

The Birth of the Blues (1926) – see Paul Whiteman
Among My Souvenirs (1928) – see Paul Whiteman
My Heart Stood Still (1928) – see Paul Whiteman

The Gaylords

The Little Shoemaker (with George Annis’ Orchestra & Hugo Perrelli, 1954)

Gloria Gaynor

Never Can Say Goodbye (1974)
Honey Bee (1974)
I Will Survive (1978)


Me, Myself & I (with Bebe Rexha, 2015)
No Limit (with A$AP Rocky & Cardi B, 2017)

David Geffen

Record executive born 2/21/1943 in Brookly, NY. With Asylum, Geffen, DGC, and Dreamworks SKG.

J. Geils Band

Centerfold (1981)

Freeze Frame (1981)

Harry Geller's Orchestra

That Lucky Old Sun (1949) – see Frankie Laine

Gene & Eunice

Ko Ko Mo (I Love You So) (1955)

General Public

Tenderness (1984)


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Active: 1966-97 Members: Peter Gabriel (v: 66-75), Anthony Phillips (g: 66-70), Tony Banks (k: 66-00, 06-07, 20-22), Mike Rutherford (g/b: 66-97, 06-07, 20-22), Chris Stewart (d – Garden Wall: 65-66; Genesis: 66-68), John Silver (d: 68-69), John Mayhew (d: 69-70), Phil Collins (d: 70-92, v: 75-92, 06-07, 20-22), Steve Hackett (g: 71-77), Ray Wilson (v: 97).

Formed as a progressive-rock group originally called The New Anon, but renamed themselves Genesis in January 1967. In their original incarnation with Gabriel as the frontman, the band was very prog-oriented. After his departure, Collins took the mike and led the band to greater commercial success with a more album-oriented rock sound.

Genesis et al: Top 100 Songs
The Knife (1970)
The Musical Box (1971)
Supper’s Ready (1972)
Firth of Fifth (1973)
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (1974)
Misunderstanding (1980)
Abacab (1981)
Man on the Corner (1981)
Mama (1983)
Illegal Alien (1983)
Invisible Touch (1986)
In Too Deep (1986)
Land of Confusion (1986)
No Son of Mine (1991)
Hold on My Heart (1991)

From Genesis to Revelation (1969)
Trespass (1970)
Nursery Cryme (1971)
Foxtrot (1972)
Selling England by the Pound (1973)
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (1974)
A Trick of the Tail (1976)
Wind and Wuthering (1977)
And Then There Were Three (1978)
Duke (1980)
Abacab (1981)
Genesis (1983)
Invisible Touch (1986)
We Can't Dance (1991)
The Last Domino? (compilation: 1973-91, released 2021)
Calling All Stations (1997)
Turn It on Again – The Hits (compilation: 1973-97, released 1999)
Platinum Collection (compilation: 1970-97, released 2004)

Gente De Zona

Bailando (2014) – see Enrique Iglesias
La Gozadera (with Marc Anthony, 2015)

Gentle Giant

Ocotopus (1972)
In a Glass House (1973)

Bobbie Gentry

Ode to Billie Joe (1967)

Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell (with Glen Campbell, 1968)


All Because of You (1973)

Barbara George

I Know You Don’t Love Me Now More (1961)

Sergio George

Georgia Satellites

Keep Your Hands to Yourself (1986)
Battleship Chains (1986)

In the Land of Salvation and Sin (1989)


Lili Marlene (My Lilli of the Lamplight) (1945)
Serenade of the Bells (1948)

Danyel Gérard

Butterfly (1971)

The Germs

GI (1979)

Gerry & the Pacemakers

How Do You Do It? (1963)
You'll Never Walk Alone (from Carousel, 1963)
Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying (1964)
Ferry Cross the Mersey (1964)
I’m the One (1964)
I’ll Be There (1964)

George Gershwin

Composer and pianist born Jacob Gershowitz on 9/26/1898 in Brooklyn, NY. Died 7/11/1937 of a brain tumor. Worked with popular and classical music. Collaborated with his brother, lyricist Ira Gershwin, on more than a dozen Broadway shows.

Songs written/co-written by George Gershwin:
Top 50 Songs
Swanee (1920) – see Al Jolson
Rhapsody in Blue (with Paul Whiteman, 1924)
Somebody Loves Me (1924) – see Paul Whiteman
Fascinating Rhythm (1925) – see Cliff Edwards
Someone to Watch Over Me (1927) – see Gertrude Lawrence
S' Wonderful (1927) – see Sarah Vaughan
The Man I Love (1928) – see Marion Harris
An American in Paris (the Victor Symphony Orchestra with Nat Shilkret conducting and George Gershwin on piano, 1929)
Embraceable You (1930) – see Red Nichols
I Got Rhythm (from Girl Crazy, 1930) – see Red Nichols
I Got Rhythm (from Girl Crazy, 1930) – see Ethel Merman
They Can't Take That Away from Me (1937) – see Fred Astaire
Summertime (1939) – see Billie Holiday
Summertime (1939) – see Sidney Bechet
Summertime (1957) – see Ella Fitzgerald
Someone to Watch Over Me (from Oh, Kay!, 1958) – see Ella Fitzgerald

Porgy and Bess (with Ira Gershwin & Dubose Heyward; opera, 1935)
An American in Paris (soundtrack: 1951)
Crazy for You (composed with Ira Gershwin, musical: 1992)

Ira Gershwin

Classical/musical theater composer born Israel Gershowitz on 12/6/1896 in New York City, NY. Died 8/17/1983. Brother of George Gershwin.

Songs written/co-written by Ira Gershwin:
Top 50 Songs
Fascinating Rhythm (1925) – see Cliff Edwards
Someone to Watch Over Me (1927) – see Gertrude Lawrence
S' Wonderful (1927) – see Sarah Vaughan
The Man I Love (1928) – see Marion Harris
I Got Rhythm (1930) – see Ethel Merman
I Got Rhythm (1930) – see Red Nichols
Embraceable You (1930) – see Red Nichols
They Can't Take That Away from Me (1937) – see Fred Astaire
I Can’t Get Started (1938) – see Bunny Berigan
Summertime (1939) – see Billie Holiday
Summertime (1939) – see Sidney Bechet
Summertime (1957) – see Ella Fitzgerald
Long Ago and Far Away (1944) – see Dick Haymes

Porgy and Bess (musical/opera: 1935) – see George Gershwin
An American in Paris (soundtrack: 1951) – see George Gershwin
Crazy for You (musical: 1992) – see George Gershwin

Tom Gerun & His Orchestra

Cheerful Little Earful (1930)

Geto Boys

Mind Playing Tricks on Me (1991)

Stan Getz

Jazz musician born Stanley Gayetski on 2/2/1927 in Philadelphia, PA. Died 6/6/1991.

Desafinado (with Charlie Byrd, 1962)
The Girl from Ipanema (with João Gilberto, 1964)

Focus (1961)
Jazz Samba (with Charlie Byrd, 1962)
Getz/Gilberto (with João Gilberto, 1963)


Rats (2018)

Amanda Ghost

Silver Lining (2000)

Andy Gibb

Pop singer born 3/5/1958 in Manchester, UK. Died 3/10/1988. Younger brother of Barry, Maurice, and Robin Gibb, who were in the Bee Gees.

Gibb Brothers: Top 100 Songs
I Just Want to Be Your Everything (1977)
Love Is Thicker Than Water (1977)
Shadow Dancing (1978)
An Everlasting Love (1978)

Barry Gibb

Pop singer/songwriter born on 9/1/1946 in Douglas, Isle of Man, UK. One-third of the Bee Gees, a pop/disco group formed with brothers Robin and Maurice.

Gibb Brothers: Top 100 Songs

Maurice Gibb

Pop singer/songwriter born on 12/22/1949 in Douglas, Isle of Man, UK. Died 1/12/2003. One-third of the Bee Gees, a pop/disco group formed with brothers Robin and Barry.

Gibb Brothers: Top 100 Songs

Robin Gibb

Pop singer/songwriter born on 12/22/1949 in Douglas, Isle of Man, UK. Died on 5/20/2012. One-third of the Bee Gees, a pop/disco group formed with brothers Barry and Maurice.

Gibb Brothers: Top 100 Songs
Saved by the Bell (1969)

Billy Gibbons

Blues-rock singer/songwriter and guitarist born 12/16/1949 in Houston, Texas. With ZZ Top (1969-).

Arthur Gibbs & His Gang

Charleston (1924)

Georgia Gibbs

Pop musician born 8/17/1919 in Worcester, MA. Died 12/9/2006.

Kiss of Fire (1952)
Dance with Me, Henry (Wallflower) (1955)

Debbie Gibson

Foolish Beat (1988)
Lost in Your Eyes (1989)

Don Gibson

Country singer born 4/3/1928 in Shelby, NC. Died 11/17/2003.

Oh Lonesome Me (1958)
I Can't Stop Loving You (1958)
Blue Blue Day (1958)
Woman (Sensuous Woman) (1972)

Walter Gieseking


Beniamino Gigli

Brantley Gilbert

Country Must Be Country Wide (2011)
You Don’t Know Her Like I Do (2011)
Bottoms Up (2013)
One Hell of an Amen (2014)
What Happens in a Small Town (with Lindsay Ell, 2019)

Just As I Am (2014)

Davies Gilbert

Songs by Gilbert:
The First Noel (1823)

Kevin Gilbert

DMDB profile page

Neo-prog rock singer/songwriter and musician born 11/20/1966. Died 5/17/1996. Worked in groups NRG, Giraffe, and Toy Matinee ("Last Plane Out"). Was also a member of the Tuesday Night Music Club, who created Sheryl Crow's debut album of the same name.

Tired Old Man (1986)
There Was a Little Boy (1990) – see Toy Matinee
Blank Page (1990) – see Toy Matinee
Bitter Souvenir (1994)
Song for a Dead Friend (1995)
Kashmir (1995)
Certifiable #1 Smash (1995)
Suit Fugue (Dance of the A & R Men) (1996)

Live at Keystone (1982) – see NRG
No Reasons Given (1984) – see NRG
Decent Exposure (1985)
Sometimes Why (1986)
Beer Jam 2 (with Mickey Sorey, 1986)
Point Blank (1987)
Call Me Kai (archives box set: 1985-87, released 2021)
The Power of Suggestion (1988) – see Giraffe
The View from Here (1989) – see Giraffe
Giraffe (compilation: 1988-89, released 1999) – see Giraffe
Toy Matinee (1990) – see Toy Matinee
Toy Matinee Acoustic (archives: 1990-91, released 2014) – see Toy Matinee
Live at the Roxy (live, 1991) – see Toy Matinee
Tuesday Night Music Club (1993) – see Sheryl Crow
Progfest '94: The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (recorded live 1994) – see Giraffe
Thud (1995)
Live at the Troubadour/Welcome to Joytown (recorded live 1995)
The Shaming of the True (recorded 1996, released 2000)
The Kaviar Sessions (recorded 1996, released 2002)
Nuts (archives: 1984-96; released 2009)
Bolts (archives: 1984-96; released 2009)
Covers (archives: 1985-96, released 2021)

Paul Gilbert

Rock guitarist born 11/6/1966 in Carbondale, Illinois. With Racer X and Mr. Big. Also a solo artist.

Wolfe L. Gilbert

João Gilberto

Chega de Saudade (No More Blues) (1958)
The Girl from Ipanema (1964) – see Stan Getz

Getz/Gilberto (1963) – see Stan Getz

Nick Gilder

Hot Child in the City (1978)

Mike Giles

Rock drummer with King Crimson.

Terry Gilkyson & the Easy Riders

Marianne (1957)

Johnny Gill

Rub You the Right Way (1990)
My My My (1990)

Vince Gill

Country singer and musician born on 4/12/1957 in Norman, OK. Touring member with the Eagles (2016-23).

When I Call Your Name (1990)
Look at Us (1991)
I Still Believe in You (1992)
Don’t Let Our Love Start Slippin’ Away (1992)
One More Last Chance (1993)
Tryin’ to Get Over You (1994)
Go Rest High on That Mountain (1994)
Whenever You Come Around (1994)

I Still Believe in You (1992)
These Days (2006)

Ian Gillan

Rock singer with Deep Purple (69-73, 84-89, 92-98, 03-05, 13) and Black Sabbath (83).

Dizzy Gillespie

Jazz trumpeter, bandleader, singer, and composer born John Birks Gillespie on 10/21/1917 in Cheraw, SC. Died 1/6/1993.

Ko Ko (1945) – see Charlie Parker
Shaw ‘Nuff (with Charlie Parker, 1945)
Groovin' High (1945)
Salt Peanuts (1945)
I Can’t Get Started (1945)
All the Things You Are (1945)
A Night in Tunisia (1946)
Things to Come (1946)
Manteca (1948)

The Complete RCA Victor Recordings (compilation: 1937-1949)
Jazz at Massey Hall (live, 1953) – see The Quintet

Haven Gillespie

Mickey Gilley

Country singer born on 3/9/1936 in Natchez, Mississippi.

A Room Full of Roses (1974)
I Overlooked an Orchid (1974)
City Lights (1974)
Window Up Above (1975)
Don’t the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time (1976)
Bring It on Home to Me (1976)
She’s Pulling Me Back Again (1977)
True Love Ways (1980)
Stand by Me (1980)
That’s All That Matters (1980)
A Heartache Tomorrow or a Heartache Tonight (1981)
You Don’t Know Me (1981)
Lonely Nights (1981)
Put Your Dreams Away (1982)
Talk to Me (1982)
Fool for Your Love (1983)

Gilley's Smoking (1976)

Patricia Gillmore

The Carioca (1934) – see Enric Madriguera

Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs

Sugar Shack (1963)

Gilmore’s Band

The Star-Spangled Banner (1892)

Patrick S. Gilmore

Thea Gilmore

Mainstream (2003)

David Gilmour

Rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist born on 3/61946 in Cambridge, England. With Pink Floyd. Also a solo artist.

Pink Floyd et al: Top 100 Songs

Pink Floyd et al: Studio Albums Ranked

Norman Gimbel

Johnny Gimble

Gin Blossoms

Until I Fall Away (1992)
’Til I Hear It from You (1995)
Follow You Down (1996)

New Miserable Experience (1992)

Allen Ginsberg

Ballad of the Skeletons (1995)

Gipsy Kings

Bamboleo (1988)


DMDB profile page

Neo-prog band (1988-89) helmed by Kevin Gilbert.

The Power of Suggestion (1988)
The View from Here (1989)
Giraffe (compilation: 1988-89, released 1999)
Progfest '94: The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (live, 1994)

Neil Giraldo

Songwriter/guitarist married to Pat Benatar.


Take It from Me (1992)

Girls Aloud

The Promise (2008)

The Gits

Second Skin (1991)

The Gladiolas

Little Darlin’ (1957)

Will Glahe

Beer Barrel Polka (1939)

Tompall Glaser

Wanted! The Outlaws (1976) – see Waylon Jennings

Robert Glasper

Better Than I Imagined (with H.E.R. & Me'Shell Ndegeocello, 2020)

Black Radio (Robert Glasper Experiment, 2012)

Philip Glass

Classical composer born 1/31/1937 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Koyaanisqatsi (1982)
Forgetting (1986)

Einstein on the Beach (1976)

Glass Animals

Heat Waves (2020)

Glass Tiger

Don't Forget Me When I’m Gone (1986)
Someday (1986)

Jackie Gleason

Music for Lovers Only (1952)

Glee Cast

Volume 3 Showstoppers (TV soundtrack: 2010)

Glee Club

Praise The Lord and Pass the Ammunition (1942) – see Kay Kyser

Gary Glitter

Rock and Roll Part 2 (1972)
I Love You Love Me Love (1973)
I’m the Leader of the Gang, I Am (1973)

Global Communication

76:14 (1997)

Henry Glover

Roger Glover

Rock bassist with Deep Purple (69-76, 84-98, 03-05, 13), Whitesnake (77), and Rainbow (79-83).

Alma Gluck

Carry Me Back to Old Virginny (1915)
The Old Folks at Home (Swanee River) (with Efrem Zimbalist, 1915)
Listen to the Mocking Bird (aka "The Mocking Bird") (1916)

Christoph Willibald Gluck

Orfeo ed Euridice (Orpheus and Eurydice) (opera: 1762)

Jess Glynne

Rather Be (2014) – see Clean Bandit
My Love (2014) – see Route 94
Hold My Hand (2015)
These Days (2018) – see Rudimental

Gnarls Barkley

Musical collaboration between Cee-Lo Green and Danger Mouse.

Crazy (2006)

St. Elsewhere (2006)


I Hate U, Love U (with Olivia O'Brien, 2016)


Solid Rock (1983)

The Go-Betweens

Cattle and Cane (1983)
Love Goes On (1988)

Bob Goday

Moonlight and Shadows (1937) – see Shep Fields
The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down (1937) – see Shep Fields
That Old Feeling (1937) – see Shep Fields
Thanks for the Memory (1937) – see Shep Fields

Donna Godchaux

Rock singer born Donna Jean Thatcher on 8/22/1947 in Florence, AL. With the Grateful Dead.

Keith Godchaux

Rock keyboardist born 7/19/1948 in Seattle, WA. Died 7/23/1980. With the Grateful Dead.

The Godfathers

Birth, School, Work, Death (1988)

Arthur Godfrey

American DJ born 8/31/1903 in New York City, NY. Died 3/16/1983.

Too Fat Polka (I Don’t Want Her, You Can Have Her, She's Too Fat for Me) (1947)


I Stand Alone (2002)
Speak (2006)

Francis Goelet

Gerry Goffin

Pop songwriter born 2/11/1939 in Brooklyn, NY. Died 6/9/2014. Married singer/songwriter Carole King in 1958. Wrote a number of hit songs together as one of the famous Brill building teams. Divorced in 1968.

Songs Written by Gerry Goffin:
Top 50 Songs
Will You Love Me Tomorrow (1960) – see the Shirelles
Up on the Roof (1962) – see the Drifters
The Loco-Motion (1962) – see Little Eva
You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman (1967) – see Aretha Franklin
The Loco-Motion (1974) – see Grand Funk Railroad
The Loco-Motion (1987) – see Kylie Minogue

The Go-Go’s

All-female new-wave rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1978. Elissa Bello (d: 78-79), Charlotte Caffey (g/k: 78-), Belinda Carlisle (v: 78-), Margot Olavarria (b: 78-80), Gina Schock (d: 79-), Kathy Valentine (b: 80-), and Jane Wiedlin (g: 78-).

Our Lips Are Sealed (1981)
We Got the Beat (1982)
Vacation (1982)

Beauty and the Beat (1981)

Glenn Goins

Funk singer and guitarist born 1/2/1954 in Plainfield, NJ. Died 7/29/1978. With Parliament/Funkadelic.

Andrew Gold

Lonely Boy (1977)

Ernest Gold

Billy Golden

Turkey in the Straw (1891)
Bye Bye My Honey (1898)

Golden Earring

Radar Love (1973)

Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet

Golden Gate Gospel Train (1937)
Rock My Soul (1938)

Golden Gate Orchestra

Charleston (1925)

Golden Gate Quartet

John the Revelator (1938)
Take My Hand, Precious Lord (1939)
The Sun Didn’t Shine (1941)

Elliot Goldenthal

Classical composer of film and theatrical scores born 5/2/1954 in Brooklyn, NY. Won Oscar for Best Original Score for Frida in 2002.


Crew (with Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy, 2016)

Bobby Goldsboro

Pop/country singer born 1/18/1941 in Marianna, FL.

Honey (1968)

Jerry Goldsmith

Benny Golson

Jazz saxophonist, composer, and arranger born 1/25/1929 in Philadelphia, PA.


See the World (2006)

Bring It On (1998)

Selena Gomez

We Don't Talk Anymore (2016) – see Charlie Puth
Wolves (with Marshmello, 2017)
It Ain't Me (2017) – see Kygo
Taki Taki (2018) – see DJ Snake
Lose You to Love Me (2019)
Calm Down (2022) – see Rema


You (Radio Gnome Invisible Pt. 3) (1974)

José González

Heartbeats (2006)

Sam Gooden

R&B singer born 9/2/1934 in Chattanooga, TN. Died 8/4/2022. With The Impressions.

Al Goodman

Benny Goodman

Jazz clarinetist and bandleader known as "The King of Swing" for ushering in more dance-oriented jazz, fueled by Fletcher Henderson's arrangements, which appealed to teens. Born Benjamin David Goodman on 5/30/1909 in Chicago, Illinois. Died 6/13/1986. Was in a band by age 14. Worked with Isham Jones, Ted Lewis, Red Nichols, Ben Pollack (25-29), and Ben Selvin. Formed his own band in 1934. He launched the careers of many other jazz musicians including guitarist Charlie Christian and drummer Gene Krupa and was one of the first to lead integrated jazz groups. His 1/16/1938 Carnegie Hall concert in New York is, as All Music Guide's Bruce Eder called it, "the single most important jazz or popular music concert in history."

Benny Goodman: Top 50 Songs
Moonglow (1934)
Body and Soul (1935)
After You've Gone (1935)
King Porter Stomp (1935)
Stompin’ at the Savoy (1936)
Goody Goody (with Helen Ward, 1936)
It’s Been So Long (with Helen Ward, 1936)
The Glory of Love (with Helen Ward, 1936)
These Foolish Things Remind Me of You (with Helen Ward, 1936)
You Turned the Tables on Me (with Helen Ward, 1936)
Goodnight My Love (with Ella Fitzgerald, 1937)
This Year’s Kisses (with Margaret McRae, 1937)
Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing) (1938)
This Can't Be Love (with Martha Tilton, from The Boys from Syracuse, 1938)
Don't Be That Way (1938)
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart (with Martha Tilton, 1938)
And the Angels Sing (with Martha Tilton, 1939)
Flying Home (1939)
Taking a Chance on Love (with Helen Forrest, 1940)
Seven Come Eleven (1940)
Darn That Dream (with Mildred Bailey, 1940)
There’ll Be Some Changes Made (with Louise Tobin, 1941)
Solo Flight (1941)
Air Mail Special (with Helen Forrest, 1941)
Jersey Bounce (with Peggy Lee, 1942)
Somebody Else Is Taking My Place (with Peggy Lee, 1942)
Why Don't You Do Right? (with Peggy Lee, 1943)
Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye (with Peggy Mann, 1945)

The Complete Legendary 1938 Carnegie Hall Concert (live, recorded 1938; released 1950)
Very Best of (compilation: 1934-42; released 2000)

Steve Goodman

City of New Orleans (1971)
City of New Orleans (1972) – see Arlo Guthrie
City of New Orleans (1984) – see Willie Nelson

Delta Goodrem

Born to Try (2002)
Lost Without You (2003)
Innocent Eyes (2003)
Not Me, Not I (2003)
Predictable (2003)
Out of the Blue (2004)
Almost Here (2005) – see Brian McFadden
In This Life (2007)
Wings (2015)

Goo Goo Dolls

Name (1995)
Iris (1998) a title="rock – mainstream: top 100" href="">
Slide (1998)
Give a Little Bit (live, 2004)

Dizzy Up the Girl (1998)

Goombay Dance Band

Sun of Jamaica (1982)


Party Rock Anthem (2011) – see LMFAO

Barry Gordon

Nuttin' for Christmas (1955)

Dexter Gordon

Jazz saxophonist born 2/27/1923 in Los Angeles, CA. Died 4/25/1990.

Go! (1962)

Jim Gordon

Rock drummer born James Beck Gordon in Los Angeles, CA on July 14, 1945. With the Everly Brothers, the Beach Boys (1966), the Byrds (1967-68), Crosby, Stills & Nash (1969), Delaney & Bonnie (1969-70), Eric Clapton (1970), George Harrison (1970), Derek the Dominos (1970-71), Joe Cocker (1970), Traffic (1971), Harry Nilsson (1971), Incredible Bongo Band (1972), Helen Reddy, Art Garfunkel (1973), Johnny Rivers (1973-74), Frank Zappa (1974), Steely Dan (1974), Souther-Hillman-Furay Band (1973-75), Alice Cooper (1976). Murdered his mother in 1983, was diagnosed with acute schizophrenia, and spent the rest of his life in a psychiatric prison in California. Died 3/13/2023.

Pet Sounds (1966) – see the Beach Boys
The Notorious Byrd Brothers (1968) – see the Byrds
Crosby, Stills & Nash (1969) – see Crosby, Stills & Nash
On Tour with Eric Clapton (live, 1969) – see Delaney & Bonnie
All Things Must Pass (1970) – see George Harrison
Eric Clapton (1970) – see Eric Clapton
Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970) – see Derek the Dominos
Mad Dogs and Englishmen (live, 1970) – see Joe Cocker
Pretzel Logic (1974) – see Steely Dan

Mack Gordon

Mike Gordon

Wynter Gordon

Dirty Talk 92011)

Berry Gordy, Jr.

Record executive, producer, and songwriter born 11/28/1929 in Detroit, Michigan. As the founder of Motown Records, he launched and/or signed the Four Tops (1966's "Reach Out, I'll Be There"), Marvin Gaye (1969's "I Heard It Through the Grapevine"), the Jackson 5 (1970's "I Want You Back"), Michael Jackson (1972's "Ben"), Martha & the Vandellas (1964's "Dancing in the Street"), the Miracles (1965's "The Tracks of My Tears"), the Supremes (1965's "Stop! In the Name of Love"), the Temptations (1964's "My Girl"), and Stevie Wonder (1972's "Superstition").

Top 100 Motown Songs

Lesley Gore

It’s My Party (1963)
You Don’t Own Me (1963)

Martin Gore

Synth-pop/electronica keyboardist born 7/23/1961 in London, England. With Depeche Mode (1980-).


Group led by Damon Albarn.

Damon Albarn: Top 50 Songs
Clint Eastwood (2001)
Feel Good Inc. (with De La Soul, 2005)
Dare (with Shaun Ryder, 2005)

Demon Days (2005)

Eydie Gormé

Adult contemporary singer born 8/16/1928 in Manhattan, NY. Died 8/10/2013. Recorded as a solo act and with Steve Lawrence.

Vern Gosdin

Country singer born 8/5/1934 in Woodland, AL. Died 4/28/2009.

I Can Tell by the Way You Dance You’re Gonna Love Me Tonight (1984)
Chiseled in Stone (1988)
Set ‘Em Up Joe (1988)
I’m Still Crazy (1989)

Stone Gossard

Grunge-rock guitarist with the Ducky Boys, Green River (1984-88, 1993, 2008-09), Lords of the Wasteland (88), Mother Love Bone (88-90), Temple of the Dog (90), and Pearl Jam (90-).

The Gossip

Standing in the Way of Control (2007)

Louis Gottschalk

Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald

– see Dr. Luke


Somebody That I Used to Know (with Kimbra, 2011)

Making Mirrors (2011)

Barry Goudreau

Rock guitarist with Boston (76-78), Orion the Hunter (84), and RTZ (89-98).

Boston (1976) – see Boston
Don't Look Back (1978) – see Boston
Barry Goudreau (1980)
Orion the Hunter (1984) – see Orion the Hunter
Lost and Found (archives, 1989) – see RTZ
Return to Zero (1991) – see RTZ
Lost (1998) – see RTZ
Delp & Goudreau (with Brad Delp, 2004)

Bill Gould

Glenn Gould

Classical pianist born 9/25/1932 in Toronto, Ontario. Died 10/4/1982.

Morton Gould

Composer, conductor, arranger, and pianist born 12/10/1913 in Richmond, VA. Died 2/21/1996.

Ellie Goulding

Lights (2010)
Burn (2013)
How Long Will I Love You (2013)
Love Me Like You Do (2015)

Graham Gouldman

Robert Goulet

Singer born 11/26/1933 in Lawrence, MA. Died 10/30/2007.

If Ever I Would Leave You (from Camelot, 1960)

Charles Gounod

Ave Maria (1859) – see Johann Sebastian Bach
Ave Maria (1936) – see Marian Anderson

Gov’t Mule

Soul Shine (1998)


You Don’t Own Me (with G-Eazy, 2015)

Charlie Gracie

Butterfly (1957)


Ska-revival group from Bath, England. 1978-1981. Featured Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith who went on to form Tears for Fears.

Acting My Age (1980)

Bill Graham

Concert promoter born Wulf Wolodia Grajonca on 1/8/1931 in Berlin, Germany. Died 10/25/1991. Affiliated with the Fillmore Auditorium.

Johnny Graham

R&B guitarist born 8/3/1951 in Louisville, KY. With Earth, Wind & Fire.

Larry Graham

R&B bassist born 8/14/1946. With Sly & the Family Stone and Graham Central Station.

Graham Central Station

The Jam (1976)

Lucian Grainge

Lou Gramm

Rock singer/songwriter born Louis Andrew Grammatico on 5/2/1950 in Rochester, New York. With Foreigner (1977-1990, 1992-2003).

Rocco Granata

Marina (1959)

Grand Funk Railroad

We’re an American Band (1973)
The Loco-Motion (1974)

We’re an American Band (1973)

Ariana Grande

Pop singer/songwriter born Ariana Grande-Butera on 6/26/1993 in Boca Raton, Florida.

Santa Tell Me (2013)
Problem (with Iggy Azalea, 2014)
Break Free (with Zedd, 2014)
Bang Bang (2014) – see Jessie J
One Last Time (2014)
Side to Side (with Nicki Minaj, 2016)
Into You (2016)
Die for You (2016) – see The Weeknd
No Tears Left to Cry (2018)
Thank U, Next (2018)
7 Rings (2019)
Stuck with U (with Justin Bieber, 2020)
Rain on Me (2020) – see Lady Gaga
Positions (2020)
Save Your Tears (2020) – see The Weeknd

Thank U, Next (2019)

Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five

Pioneering hip-hop group. First rap group inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Grandmaster Flash was born Joseph Saddler on 1/1/1958 in Bridgetown, Barbardos.

The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel (1981)
The Message 1982)
White Lines (Don’t Do It) (with Melle Mel, 1983)

Amy Grant

Christian/pop singer ("Baby Baby") born 11/25/1960 in Augusta, GA.

El Shaddai (1982)
Baby Baby (1991)

Eddy Grant

Electric Avenue (1982)

Gogi Grant

The Wayward Wind (1956)

John Grant

Queen of Denmark (2010)

Peter Grant

Music manager for Led Zeppelin. Born 4/5/1935 in South Norwood, London, England. Died 11/21/1995.

Grant Lee Buffalo

Soft Wolf (1993)

Norman Granz

Record executive (Clef, Norgran, Down Home, Verve, Pablo) born 8/6/1918 in Los Angeles, CA. Died 11/22/2001.

Stéphane Grappelli

Jazz violinist born 1/26/1908 in Paris, France. Died 12/1/1997.

Djangology (1935) – see Django Reinhardt
Nuages (1946) – see Django Reinhardt

The Grass Roots

Let's Live for Today (1967)

The Grateful Dead

Legendary psychedelic-rock band formed in San Francisco, CA. Incessant touring band with loyal followers known as Deadheads. Active: 1965-1995 Members: Jerry Garcia (v/g: 66-95), Bob Weir (rhythm g: 66-95), Ron "Pigpen" McKeman (organ, harmonica: 66-73), Phil Lesh (b), Bill Kreutzmann (d), Mickey Hart (d: 68-71,75-95), Tom Constanten (k: 68-70), Keith Godchaux (piano: 72-79), Donna Godchaux (backing v: 72-79), Brent Mydland (k: 79-90). Weir and Mydland were in Bobby & the Midnites together. Weir, Lesh, & Hart also formed The Other Ones.

Morning Dew (1967)
Dark Star (1968)
China Cat Sunflower (1969)
Truckin’ (1970)
Uncle John’s Band (1970)
Friend of the Devil (1970)
Sugar Magnolia (1970)
Casey Jones (1970)
Box of Rain (1970)
Deal (1981)
Touch of Grey (1987)

Anthem of the Sun (1968)
Live/Dead (live, 1969)
Aoxomoxoa (1969)
Workingman's Dead (1970)
American Beauty (1970)
Barton Hall Concert at Cornell University (live, 1977)

Peter Graves

R&B singer born Alexander Walton on 4/17/1936 in Bessemer, AL. With The Moonglows.

Conan Gray

Heather (2020)

David Gray

Babylon (1998)
The Other Side (2002)
The One I Love (2005)
You're the World to Me (2007)
Fugitive (2009)

White Ladder (1999)

Dobie Gray

Drift Away (1973)

Glen Gray

Jazz/big band leader born Glenn Gray Knoblauch on 6/7/1906 (some sources say 1900) in Roanoka, IL. Died 8/23/1963. With the Casa Loma Orchestra.

Under a Blanket of Blue (with Kenny Sargent, 1933)
It’s the Talk of the Town (with Kenny Sargent, 1933)
Blue Moon (with Kenny Sargent, 1935)
When I Grow Too Old to Dream (with Kenny Sargent, 1935)
Heaven Can Wait (with Clyde Burke, 1939)
Sunrise Serenade (1939)
My Heart Tells Me (Should I Believe My Heart?) (with Eugenie Baird, 1943)

Henry Gray

Macy Gray

R&B singer/songwriter born Natalie Renée McIntyre on 9/6/1967 in Canton, OH.

I Try (1999)

On How Life Is (1999)

A Great Big World

Say Something (with Christina Aguilera, 2013)

Great White

Rock Me (1987)
Once Bitten Twice Shy (1989)

Ric Grech

Rock bassist born Richard Roman Grechko on 11/1/1945 in Bordeaux, France. Died 3/17/1990. With Family (1968-70), Blind Faith (1969), Ginger Baker’s Air Force (1970), and Traffic (1971).

Adolph Green

Songwriter born 12/2/1914 in the Bronx, NY. Died 10/23/2002.

New York, New York (from On the Town, 1949) – see Gene Kelly
The Party's Over (Judy Holliday, from Bells Are Ringing, 1956) – see Jule Styne

Wonderful Town (musical: 1953) – see Leonard Bernstein
Hallelujah, Baby! (musical: 1968) – see Jule Styne
Will Rogers Follies (musical: 1991) – see Cy Coleman

Al Green

Soul singer/songwriter born Albert Leornes Greene on 4/13/1946 in Forrest City, Arkansas. To Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1959. First recorded for Fargo in 1960. Worked with The Creations (64-67) and the Soul Mates (67-68) before going solo (69-). Wrote most of his songs. Returned to gospel music in 1980.

I Can’t Get Next to You (1970)
Let's Stay Together (1971)
Tired of Being Alone (1971)
Call Me (Come Back Home) (1973)
Take Me to the River (1974)
Love and Happiness (1977)
Put a Little Love in Your Heart (with Annie Lennox, 1988)

Let's Stay Together (1972)
I'm Still in Love with You (1972)
Call Me (1973)
Greatest Hits (compilation: 1971-73, released 1975)
The Supreme Al Green (1992)

Bud Green

Cee-Lo Green

R&B singer. Half of Gnarls Barkley ("Crazy") and rap duo Goodie Mob.

Crazy (2006) – see Gnarls Barkley
Fuck You (aka "Forget You") (2010)
Fool for You (with Melanie Fiona, 2011)

Green Day

Punk-rock trio formed in Berkeley, CA. Active: 1988- Members: Billie Joe Armstrong (v, g), Mike "Dirnt" Pritchard (b), Al Sobrante (d: 89-90), John Kiftmeyer (d: 90), Frank "Tre Cool" Wright (d: 90-).

Longview (1994)
Basket Case/Jaded (1994)
When I Come Around (1994)
Welcome to Paradise (1994)
Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) (1997)
Suffocate (2002)
American Idiot (2004)
Boulevard of Broken Dreams (2004)
Wake Me Up When September Ends (2004)
Holiday (2004)
Jesus of Suburbia (2004)
The Saints Are Coming (2006) – see U2
The Simpsons Theme (2007)
Know Your Enemy (2009)
Bang Bang (2016)
Still Breathing (2016)

Dookie (1994)
American Idiot (2004)
21st Century Breakdown (2009)
American Idiot (musical: 2010)

Joe Green’s Novelty Orchestra

In the Valley of the Moon (1933)

John Green

Johnny Green’s Orchestra

Two Cigarettes in the Dark (with George Bouler, 1934)
I Get a Kick Out of You (1935) – see Ethel Merman
Top Hat, White Tie, and Tails (1935) – see Fred Astaire
The Way You Look Tonight (1936) – see Fred Astaire
A Fine Romance (A Sarcastic Love Song) (1936) – see Fred Astaire
They Can't Take That Away from Me (1937) – see Fred Astaire

Larry Green

It’s a Big Wide Wonderful World (1949)

Peter Green

Blues-rock guitarist born Peter Greenbaum on 10/29/1946 in Bethnal Green, London, England. Died 7/25/2020. With Shotgun Express (66), John Mayall's Bluesbreakers (66-67), and Fleetwood Mac (1967-70). Also recorded solo.

Roger Greenaway

Norman Greenbaum

Spirit in the Sky (1970)

Florence Greenberg

Jack Greene

There Goes My Everything (1967)
All the Time (1967)
You Are My Treasure (1968)
Until My Dreams Come True (1968)
Statue of a Fool (1969)

There Goes My Everything (1967)

Howard Greenfield

Songwriter who worked in the legendary Brill Building, known for housing some of pop music history's most successful songwriters and publishers.

Green River

Grunge-rock group formed in Seattle, Washington in 1984, Split up in 1988, but reunited for a one-time concert in 1993 and again for shows in 2008-09. Members: Jeff Ament (b/backing v: 84-88, 1993, 08-09), Mark Arm (v: 84-88, 08-09), Bruce Fairweather (g/backing v: 85-88, 08-09), Stone Gossard (g/backing v: 84-88, 93, 08-09), Chuck Treece (d: 93), Steve Turner (g/backing v: 84-85, 93, 08-09), Alex Vincent (d: 84-88, 08-09). Ament, Gossard, and Fairweather were later members of Mother Love Bone. Ament and Gossard were also in Temple of the Dog and Pearl Jam.

Ellie Greenwich

Pop songwriter and record producer born 10/23/1940 in Brookly, NY. Died 8/26/2009. She and husband Jeff Barry were one of the famous Brill Building songwriting teams. Discovered Neil Diamond. Click here for a detailed list of songs which Greenwich wrote or co-wrote, produced, or recorded.

Song(s) She Wrote or Co-Wrote:
Top 30 Songs
Be My Baby (1963) – see the Ronettes
Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home) (1963) – see Crystals
Leader of the Pack (1964) – see the Shangri-La's
Do Wah Diddy Diddy (1964) – see Manfred Mann
Chapel of Love (1964) – see the Dixie Cups
River Deep, Mountain High (1966) – see Tina Turner

Colin Greenwood

Experimental-rock bassist born 6/26/1969 in Oxford, England. With Radiohead (1985-).

Jonny Greenwood

Rock guitarist and songwriter born 11/5/1971 in Oxford, England. With Radiohead (1985-) and The Smile (2021-).

Lee Greenwood

Somebody’s Gonna Love You (1983)
Going, Going Gone (1983)
God Bless the U.S.A. (1984)
Dixie Road (1985)
I Don’t Mind the Thorns if You’re the Rose (1985)
Don’t Underestimate My Love for You (1985)
Hearts Aren’t Made to Break (They’re Made to Love) (1986)
Mornin’ Ride (1986)

Johnny Greer

Top Hat, White Tie, and Tails (1935) – see Fred Astaire
I’m Putting All My Eggs in One Basket (with Johnny Greer's Orchestra, 1936) – see Fred Astaire
The Way You Look Tonight (1936) – see Fred Astaire
A Fine Romance (A Sarcastic Love Song) (1936) – see Fred Astaire
Let's Face the Music and Dance (1936) – see Fred Astaire
They Can't Take That Away from Me (1937) – see Fred Astaire

The Greeting Committee

Run for Your Money (2018)

Dick Gregory

Harry Gregson-Williams

Greta Van Fleet

From the Fires (2017)
Anthem of the Peaceful Army (2018)


Starving (2016) – see Hailee Steinfield
The Middle (2018) – see Zedd

Edvard Grieg

Piano Concerto in A minor (composed 1868)

Jimmie Grier

Shadow Waltz (1933) – see Bing Crosby
Little Dutch Mill (1934) – see Bing Crosby
Stay As Sweet As You Are (with Harry Foster, 1934)
The Object of My Affection (with Pinky Tomlin, 1934)

Ken Griffin

You Can’t Be True, Dear (with Jerry Wayne, 1948)

Marcia Griffiths

Electric Slide (Electric Boogie) (1990)


Oblivion (2012)

Art Angels (2015)

Ferde Grofé

Classical composer (Grand Canyon Suite) born Ferdinand Rudolph von Grofé on 3/27/1892 in New York City, NY. Died 4/3/1972.

Dave Grohl

Rock musician born 1/14/1969 in Springfield, VA. Played drums with Nirvana (1990-94) and singer with Foo Fighters (1995-).

Smells Like Teen Spirit (1991) – see Nirvana
Come As You Are (1992) – see Nirvana
Lithium (1992) – see Nirvana
Heart-Shaped Box (1993) – see Nirvana
All Apologies (1993) – see Nirvana
Big Me (1996) – see Foo Fighters
Monkey Wrench (1997) – see Foo Fighters
Everlong (1997) – see Foo Fighters
Learn to Fly (1999) – see Foo Fighters
Walk (2011) – see Foo Fighters
Cut Me Some Slack (2013) – see Paul McCartney

Nevermind (1991) – see Nirvana
In Utero (1993) – see Nirvana
MTV Unplugged in New York (live, 1993) – see Nirvana
Foo Fighters (1995) – see Foo Fighters
There is Nothing Left to Lose (1999) – see Foo Fighters
One by One (2002) – see Foo Fighters
Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace (2007) – see Foo Fighters
Wasting Light (2011) – see Foo Fighters

Henry Gross

Shannon (1979)

Albert Grossman

Music manager for Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, and the Band. Born 5/21/1926 in Chicago, Illinois. Died1/25/1986.


Tongue Tied (2011)
Ways to Go (2013)

Allen Grubman

Hugh Grundy

Rock drummer born 3/6/1945 in Winchester, Hampshire, England. With The Zombies (1961-68, 1989-91, 1997).

Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers

That's What Makes Us Great (with Bruce Springsteen, 2017)

Vince Guaraldi

Jazz pianist.

Linus and Lucy (1964)
Christmas Time Is Here (1965)

A Charlie Brown Christmas (TV soundtrack: 1965)

John Guare

Two Gentlemen of Verona (musical: 1971) – see Galt MacDermot

Gucci Mane

Black Beatles (2016) – see Rae Sremmurd
I Get the Bag (with Migos, 2017)

Juna Luis Guerra

Eduardo "Lalo" Guerrero

The Guess Who

Shakin’ All Over (as Chad Allan & The Expressions) (1965)
These Eyes (1969)
Laughing (1969)
No Time (1969)
American Woman (1970)
No Sugar Tonight (1970)
Share the Land (1970)

William Guest

R&B singer born 7/2/1941 in Atlanta, GA. With Gladys Knight & the Pips.

David Guetta

Sexy Bitch (aka "Sexy Chick") (with Akon, 2009)
Titanium (with Sia, 2011)
Sweat (2011) – see Snoop Dogg
Hey Mama (with Nicki Minaj & Afrojack, 2015)
I’m Good (Blue) (with Bebe Rexha, 2022)

Guided by Voices

Bee Thousand (1994)


I’m a Gummy Bear (The Gummy Bear Song) (2007)

Guns N’ Roses

Formed in Los Angeles in 1985. Original members: Axl Rose (v: 85-), Slash (g: 85-96, 16-), Izzy Stradlin (g: 85-91), Duff McKagan (b: 85-97, 16-), Steven Adler (d: 85-90). Other members have included DJ Ashba (g: 09-15), Brain (d: 00-06), Buckethead (g: 00-04), Gilby Clarke (g: 91-94), Frank Ferrer (d: 06-), Robin Finck (g: 97-08), Richard Fortus (g: 02-), Josh Freese (d: 97-00), Chris Pitman (k: 98-16), Dizzy Reed (k: 90-), Melissa Reese (k: 16-), Matt Sorum (d: 90-97), Tommy Stinson (b: 98-14), Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (g: 06-14), Paul Tobias (g: 94-02).

Slash, Sorum, and Clarke were all members of Slash’s Snakepit. Slash, McKagan, and Sorum were in Velvet Revolver (2003-2008) together.

Guns N’ Roses et al: Top 50 Songs
Welcome to the Jungle (1987)
Sweet Child O' Mine (1987)
Paradise City (1987)
Nightrain (1987)
Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (1987)
Patience (1988)
Civil War (1990)
November Rain (1991)

Appetite for Destruction (1987)
GN'R Lies (1988)
Appetite for Destruction: Locked and Loaded Edition (box set: 1986-88, released 2018)
Use Your Illusion I (1991)
Use Your Illusion II (1991)
The Spaghetti Incident? (1993) covers
Greatest Hits (compilation: 1987-94, released 2004)
Chinese Democracy (2008)
Not in This Lifetime: Live in Tokyo (live, 2017)

Cornell Gunter

R&B/doo-wop tenor singer born Cornelius E. Gunter on 11/14/1936 in Coffeyville, KS. Died 2/26/1990. With The Coasters (1958-61).

Peter Guralnick

Jim Gussey

Mockin’ Bird Hill (1951)

John Gustafson

Art-rock bassist born 8/8/1942 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. Died 9/12/2014. With Roxy Music (1973-76).

Arlo Guthrie

Folk singer and son of Woody Guthrie.

Alice's Restaurant Massacre (1967)
City of New Orleans (1972)

Gwen Guthrie

Ain't Nothing Goin' on But the Rent (1986)

Woody Guthrie

Folk singer and guitarist born Woodrow Wilson Guthrie on 7/14/1912 in Okemah, OK. Died 10/3/1967. Father of singer Arlo Guthrie.

Pretty Boy Floyd (1939)
Pastures of Plenty (1941)
This Land Is Your Land (1944)

Dust Bowl Ballads (1940)
Library of Congress Recordings (1964)


Groove Me (1988)
Teddy's Jam (1988)

Guy (1988)

Billy Guy

R&B/doo-wop baritone singer born Frank Phillips Jr. on 6/20/1936 in Itasca, TX. Died 11/5/2002. With The Coasters (1955-73).

Buddy Guy

Blues guitarist and singer born George Guy on 7/30/1936 in Lettsworth, LA.

Messin' with the Kid (1970) – see Junior Wells
Damn Right I've Got the Blues (1991)

A Guy Called Gerald

Voodoo Ray (1988)

Gym Class Heroes

Cupid’s Chokehold/Breakfast in America (with Patrick Stump, 2006)
Stereo Hearts (with Adam Levine, 2011)
Ass Back Home (with Neon Hitch, 2011)

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