Rock N Roll Heavenby big-gun | created - 12 Aug 2016 | updated - 6 months ago | Public
Soundtrack | Closer
Cazuza was born on April 4, 1958 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Agenor de Miranda Araújo Neto. He died on July 9, 1990 in Rio de Janeiro.
Euronymous was born on April 15, 1968 in Norway as Øystein Aarseth. He died on August 10, 1993 in Oslo, Norway.
Soundtrack | The Big Short
Dimebag Darrell was born on August 20, 1966 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Darrell Lance Abbott. He died on December 8, 2004 in Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Pantera. Damage Plan.
Music_department | Miguel Abuelo et Nada, el documental
Miguel Abuelo died on March 26, 1988 in Munro, Vicente López, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Los Abuelos de la Nada.
5. Johnny Ace
Soundtrack | Back to the Future
Born John Alexander in Memphis, TN, on June 9, 1929, R&B singer Johnny Ace served in the US Navy during World War II, and after his discharge he headed for New Orleans to become part of the Beale Street music scene. He performed as both a singer and pianist, and worked with the top acts of the day,...
Pledging My Love.
Soundtrack | Against All Odds
Stuart Adamson was born on April 11, 1958 in Manchester, England. He was married to Melanie Shelley and Sandra Davidson. He died on December 16, 2001 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
7. Hasil Adkins
Soundtrack | White Lightnin'
Hasil Adkins was born on April 29, 1937 in Boone County, West Virginia, USA. He died on April 26, 2005 in Charleston, West Virginia.
Soundtrack | Mannen på taket
Björn Afzelius was born on January 27, 1947 in Huskvarna, Jönköpings län, Sweden. He died on February 16, 1999 in Sahlgrenska sjukhuset, Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden.
The Hoola Bandoola Band.
9. Jewel Akens
Soundtrack | Hollywood a Go Go
Jewel Akens was born on September 12, 1933 in Houston, Texas, USA as Jewel Eugene Akens. He was married to Eddie Mae. He died on March 1, 2013 in Inglewood, California, USA.
The Four Dots. The Turnarounds.
10. Daevid Allen
Actor | Gong: on French TV 1971-1973
Daevid Allen was born on January 13, 1938 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia as Christopher David Allen. He was an actor and composer, known for Gong: on French TV 1971-1973 (2011), Du côté d'Orouët (1971) and The Black Balloon (2012). He was married to Gilli Smyth. He died on ...
Soft Machine. Gong.
11. GG Allin
Soundtrack | The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia
Allin was born Kevin Michael Allin at Weeks' Memorial Hospital, in Lancaster, New Hampshire and grew up in East St. Johnsbury, VT. He grew up with his older brother Merle Allin and his mother Arleta, with whom he seemed to have a love/hate relationship. His father, Merle Sr., was a "backwoods" man ...
12. Duane Allman
Self | The History of Rock 'n' Roll
Duane Allman was born in Nashville, Tennessee in November 1946. On Christmas Day in 1960, Duane was given a motorcycle as a gift while his younger brother, Gregg Allman, got a guitar. A few months later, Duane wrecked his motorcycle in an accident, but traded in the spare parts for a guitar of his ...
The Allman Brothers Band.
Soundtrack | Sixteen Candles
Christina Amphlett was born on October 25, 1959 in Geelong, Victoria, Australia as Christina Joy Amphlett. She was married to Charlie Drayton. She died on April 21, 2013 in New York City, New York, USA.
14. Signe Anderson
Self | Fly Jefferson Airplane
Signe Anderson was born on September 15, 1941 in Seattle, Washington, USA as Signe Ann Toly. She was married to Michael Alois Ettlin and Jerry Anderson. She died on January 28, 2016 in Beaverton, Oregon, USA.
Original Jefferson Airplane vocalist.
15. Sam Andrew
Soundtrack | The Dreamers
Sam Andrew was born on December 18, 1941 in Taft, California, USA as Sam Houston Andrew III. He was married to Elise Wainani Piliwale and Suzanne Thorson. He died on February 12, 2015 in San Francisco, California.
Big Brother and the Holding Company. Kozmic Blues Band.
16. René Angélil
Producer | Céline Dion: The Colour of My Love Concert
René Angélil was born on January 16, 1942 in Montréal, Québec, Canada. He was an actor and writer, known for Céline Dion: The Colour of My Love Concert (1994), Omertà (2012) and L'apparition (1972). He was married to Céline Dion, Anne Renée and Denyse Duquette. He died on January 14, ...
17. Mel Appleby
Soundtrack | Coronation Street
Mel Appleby was born on July 11, 1966 in Hackney, London, England as Melanie Susan Appleby. She is known for her work on Coronation Street (1960), Mel & Kim: Showing Out (Get Fresh at the Weekend) (1986) and Mel & Kim: That's the Way It Is - Version 2 (1988). She died on January 18, 1990 in...
Mel and Kim.
18. Ron Asheton
Soundtrack | Kong: Skull Island
Ron Asheton was born on July 17, 1948 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Ronald Franklin Asheton Jr. He died on January 6, 2009 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
19. Scott Asheton
Soundtrack | Kong: Skull Island
Scott Asheton was born on August 16, 1949 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Scott Randolph Asheton. He was married to Elizabeth. He died on March 15, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
20. Paul Atkinson
Actor | Bunny Lake Is Missing
Paul Atkinson was born on March 19, 1946 in Cuffley, Hertfordshire, England. He was an actor, known for Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965), Dealers (1989) and She'll Be Wearing Pink Pyjamas (1985). He died on April 1, 2004 in Santa Monica, California, USA.
22. Mae Boren Axton
Soundtrack | True Romance
Mae Boren Axton was born on September 14, 1914 in Bardwell, Texas, USA. She was married to John T. Axton. She died on April 9, 1997 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Co-writer, Heartbreak Hotel.
23. Kevin Ayers
Soundtrack | Après mai
Kevin Ayers was born on August 16, 1944 in Herne Bay, Kent, England as Kevin Cawley Ayers. He was married to Cyrille and Kristen. He died on February 18, 2013 in Montolieu, Aude, France.
24. Guy Babylon
Music_department | The Muse
Guy Babylon was born on December 20, 1956 in New Windsor, Maryland, USA. He is known for his work on The Muse (1999), A Taste of Hemlock (1989) and Great Performances (1971). He died on September 2, 2009 in Thousand Oaks, California, USA.
25. Jimmy Bain
Soundtrack | Bad Teacher
James Stewart 'Jimmy' Bain (born 19 December 1947) is a Scottish bassist most famous for playing in the bands Rainbow and Dio with Ronnie James Dio. He has worked with Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott, co-writing on his solo albums.
Bain was born in Newtonmore, Highland, in Scotland. Jimmy Bain ...
26. La Vern Baker
Soundtrack | Angel Heart
La Vern Baker was born on November 11, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Delores Williams. She was married to Slappy White. She died on March 10, 1997 in New York City, New York, USA.
27. Lennie Baker
Actor | The Fall Guy
Lennie Baker was born on April 18, 1946 in Brockton, Massachusetts, USA as Leonard J. Baker. He was an actor, known for The Fall Guy (1981), Sha Na Na (1977) and Festival Express (2003). He died on February 24, 2016 in Weymouth, Massachusetts.
Sha Na Na.
28. Mickey Baker
Soundtrack | Men in Black 3
Singer / songwriter / producer Mickey Baker was born McHouston Baker in Louisville, KY, in 1925. At about 15 years of age he traveled to New York City to break into the music business, and played in both blues and jazz clubs and bands. To make ends meet he gave guitar lessons, and in 1953 a young ...
Sylvia? Yes Mickey.
29. Long John Baldry
Actor | Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog
Born in Doveshire, England, in 1941, Long John Baldry (calledl "Long John" because he was 6'7") was a pioneer in the British blues-rock scene in the 1960s. He started out as a folk singer, often touring Europe with American folkie Jack Elliott (aka Ramblin' Jack Elliott). He switched to the blues, ...
You Don't Want to Lay No Boogie Woogie On the King of Rock N Roll.
30. Lester Bangs
Self | All You Need Is Love
Noted rock music critic and journalist Leslie Conway "Lester" Bangs was born on December 13, 1948 in Escondido, California. His mother Norma Belle was a Jehovah's Witness while his Conway Lesley Bangs was a drunk and a truck driver who died in a fire when Bangs was only nine years old. Lester was ...
Journalist, author, Delinquent.
31. Peter Banks
Self | Pop-Eye
Peter Banks was born on July 15, 1947 in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England as Peter William Brockbanks. He was married to Cecilia Quino and Sidonie Jordan. He died on March 7, 2013 in Barnet, London, England.
32. Peter Bardens
Soundtrack | A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge
Peter Bardens was born on June 19, 1945 in London, England. He died on January 22, 2002 in Malibu, California, USA.
33. Ritchie Barrett
Soundtrack | The South Bank Show
Ritchie Barrett was born on July 14, 1933 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He died on August 4, 2006 in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania.
34. Syd Barrett
Soundtrack | Doctor Strange
Syd Barrett was born on January 6, 1946 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England as Roger Keith Barrett. He died on July 7, 2006 in Cambridge.
35. Stiv Bators
Soundtrack | The Hidden
Stiv Bators was born on October 22, 1949 in Youngstown, Ohio, USA as Stivan John Bators. He died on June 4, 1990 in Paris, France.
The Dead Boys. The Lords of the New Church.
36. Franny Beecher
Music_department | A ritmo de twist
Franny Beecher joined Bill Haley and the Comets in 1954, replacing guitarist Danny Cedrone, who had died. Beecher's guitar solos became legendary during his time with the band. He left the Comets in 1962, but in 1987 he participated in a Comets reunion and now in his late 70s, he continues to ...
Bill Haley and the Comets.
37. Michael Been
Actor | The Last Temptation of Christ
Michael Been was born on March 17, 1950 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. He died on August 19, 2010 in Hasselt, Flanders, Belgium.
38. Chris Bell
Soundtrack | Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
Chris Bell was born January 12, 1951 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was always a talented artist but began displaying his ability as a writer and guitarist at about 12 years old. After high school Bell became a founding member of possibly the greatest post-Beatles-style rock band that the USA has yet ...
39. Jesse Belvin
Soundtrack | Back to the Future
Jesse Belvin was born on December 15, 1932 in San Antonio, Texas, USA as Jesse Lorenzo Belvin. He was married to Jo Ann Belvin. He died on February 6, 1960 in Fairhope, Arkansas, USA.
Good Night My Love.
40. Estelle Bennett
Actress | China Beach
Estelle Bennett was born on July 22, 1941 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for China Beach (1988), Ready, Steady, Go! (1963) and It's What's Happening, Baby! (1965). She died on February 11, 2009 in Englewood, New Jersey, USA.
41. Jan Berry
Soundtrack | Blast from the Past
Jan Berry was one half of the popular 1960s "surf music" singing duo Jan & Dean, who enjoyed chart success with songs including "Surf City", "Little Old Lady from Pasadena", "Popsicle", "Dead Mans Curve", "Drag City" and "Ride the Wild Surf". Berry met future singing partner Dean Torrence at ...
Jan & Dean.
43. Bob Birch
Music_department | Great Performances
Bob Birch was born on July 14, 1956 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Robert Wayne Birch. He is known for his work on Great Performances (1971), King of the Hill (1997) and An Audience with Elton John (1997). He was married to Michelle. He died on August 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
45. Jimmy Carl Black
Actor | 200 Motels
Jimmy Carl Black was born on February 1, 1938 in El Paso, Texas, USA as James Inckanish Jr. He was an actor, known for 200 Motels (1971), Panama Red (1976) and Mondo Hollywood (1967). He was married to Monika. He died on November 1, 2008 in Siegsdorf, Bavaria, Germany.
The Mothers of Invention.
46. Terry Black
Self | Bandstand
Terry Black was born on February 3, 1949 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He died on June 28, 2009 in Kamloops, British Columbia.
Unless You Care.
48. Otis Blackwell
Soundtrack | Top Gun
Otis Blackwell was a songwriter whose works included "Great Balls of Fire", "Fever", "Don't Be Cruel" and "All Shook Up". Born in Brooklyn in 1931, he grew up obsessed with the movies of Tex Ritter. After briefly singing in blues clubs, he signed with RCA in 1952 as a songwriter. With the royalties...
49. Mike Bloomfield
Soundtrack | Sneakers
Mike Bloomfield was born on July 28, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He died on February 15, 1981 in San Francisco, California, USA.
Paul Butterfield Blues Band.
50. Bob Bogle
Soundtrack | Pulp Fiction
Robert Lenard Bogle was born on January 16, 1934 near Wagoner, Oklahoma. When Bob was 12, his older brother Clarence bought an acoustic lap-steel guitar. It had a large square neck and, as with all steel guitars, was played with a small hand-held steel bar. Bob learned to play chords almost ...
51. Marc Bolan
Soundtrack | G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Born on September 30, 1947 in London, England, Mark Bolan was always destined to be a star. Even as a teenager, he was already seeking fame. Well known as a sharp dresser, he was employed by a modeling agency and became a "John Temple Boy", wearing John Temple suits in their catalogs as well as ...
52. Trevor Bolder
Music_department | David Bowie: Life on Mars?
Trevor Bolder was born on June 9, 1950 in Hull, England. He is known for his work on David Bowie: Life on Mars? (1973), David Bowie: John, I'm Only Dancing (1972) and David Bowie: The Jean Genie (1972). He was married to Shelly. He died on May 21, 2013 in Cottingham, East Riding, Yorkshire, England.
The Spiders From Mars.
53. Tommy Bolin
Soundtrack | Rock Concert
Tommy Bolin is notable for replacing Joe Walsh in The James Gang, and later taking over from Ritchie Blackmore in Deep Purple. Bolin's earliest recordings are on albums by Zephyr; he also guested on Billy Cobham's jazz album Spectrum. James Gang Bang is considered by some Bolin aficionados to be a ...
The James Gang. Deep Purple.
54. John Bonham
Soundtrack | The Song Remains the Same
John Bonham is still regularly voted in polls as the greatest and most influential rock drummer of all time, an opinion which has also been expressed by the likes of Roger Taylor of Queen, Dave Grohl of Nirvana and Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
He started playing drums at the age of five ...
56. D. Boon
Music_department | Jackass
D. Boon created the legendary punk rock band, Minutemen, with George Hurley and Mike Watt in 1980. The trio went on to release 11 albums in less than six years and toured maniacally until Boon's tragic death in late December of 1985 caused the group's abrupt demise.
58. David Bowie
Soundtrack | Labyrinth
David Bowie was one of the most influential and prolific writers and performers of popular music, but he was much more than that; he was also an accomplished actor, a mime and an intellectual, as well as an art lover whose appreciation and knowledge of it had led to him amassing one of the biggest ...
59. Tommy Boyce
Soundtrack | The Monkees
It's estimated that Tommy Boyce's solo compositions and collaborative efforts have produced record sales over and above 85 million. Tommy and his partner Bobby Hart wrote the theme to Days of Our Lives (1965) and hits for guys like Andy Williams, Dean Martin, The Animals and Del Shannon in addition...
Boyce & Hart.
60. Delaney Bramlett
Soundtrack | Ghost Rider
A Mississippi native best-known for the rhythm and blues combo, Delaney & Bonnie & Friends, which he formed with his first wife, Bonnie Bramlett (Bonnie Lynn). Delaney & Bonnie enjoyed several hits, including the 1971 tune, "Never-Ending Song Of Love". They were often accompanied by their "Friends",...
Delaney and Bonnie.
62. Erik Braunn
Soundtrack | One Hit Wonderland
Erik Braunn was born on August 11, 1950 in Pekin, Illinois, USA as Richard Davis. He was married to Gail L. Wolf. He died on July 26, 2003 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
63. Gene Bricker
Actor | Twist Around the Clock
Gene Bricker is an actor, known for Twist Around the Clock (1961).
64. Ronnie Bright
Actor | Good Times
Pianist, singer, songwriter ("Missing You"), and composer. After college, he became an accompanist to Sarah Vaughan, Lena Horne and Nancy Wilson. He also performed as pianist and singer with his own trio. Joining ASCAP in 1959, his other song compositions include "Be a Sweet Pumpkin", "Talk to My ...
The Cadillacs. The Coasters.
65. Dave Brockie
Actor | Digging Up the Marrow
Dave Brockie was born on August 30, 1963 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada as David Murray Brockie. He was an actor, known for Digging Up the Marrow (2014), Universal Soldier: The Return (1999) and Empire Records (1995). He died on March 23, 2014 in Richmond, Virginia, USA.
66. Herman Brood
Soundtrack | Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Herman Brood was born on November 5, 1946 in Zwolle, Overijssel, Netherlands. He was married to Xandra Jansen. He died on July 11, 2001 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.
68. Jack Bruce
Soundtrack | True Lies
Jack Bruce was born on May 14, 1943 in Bishopbriggs, Lanarkshire, Scotland as John Symon Asher Bruce. He was married to Margrit Seyffer and Janet Godfrey. He died on October 25, 2014 in Bures, Suffolk, England.
69. Stephen Bruton
Soundtrack | Crazy Heart
Stephen Bruton was born on November 7, 1948 in Wilmington, Delaware, USA as Turner Stephen Bruton. He was married to Mary. He died on May 9, 2009 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The guitar player's guitar player.
70. Roy Buchanan
Soundtrack | The Departed
Roy Buchanan was born on September 23, 1939 in Ozark, Arkansas, USA as Leroy Buchanan. He was married to Judy. He died on August 14, 1988 in Reston, Virginia, USA.
Turned down the Rolling Stones.
71. Robert Buck
Soundtrack | Bringing Out the Dead
Robert Buck was born on August 1, 1958 in Jamestown, New York, USA as Robert Norman Buck. He was married to Terry Newhouse. He died on December 19, 2000 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
72. Jeff Buckley
Soundtrack | Vanilla Sky
Jeff Buckley was born on November 17, 1966 in Anaheim, California, USA as Jeffrey Scott Buckley. He died on May 29, 1997 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
74. Norton Buffalo
Composer | Eddie Macon's Run
Norton Buffalo was born on September 28, 1951 in Oakland, California, USA. He is known for his work on Eddie Macon's Run (1983), Blood Beach (1980) and Stacy's Knights (1983). He was married to Lisa Flores. He died on October 30, 2009 in Paradise, California.
The Steve Miller Band.
75. Cornelius Bumpus
Cornelius Bumpus was born on May 7, 1945 in Dallas, Texas, USA. He was married to Linda. He died on February 3, 2004.
The Doobie Brothers.
76. Carl Bunch
Carl Bunch was born on November 24, 1939 in Big Spring, Texas, USA. He was married to Dorothy. He died on March 26, 2011 in Lancaster, California, USA.
Buddy Holly and the Crickets.
77. Paul Burlison
Soundtrack | Sweet Dreams
Paul Burlison was born on February 4, 1929 in Brownsville, Tennessee, USA. He died on September 27, 2003 in Horn Lake, Mississippi, USA.
Johnny Burnette and the Rock N Roll Trio.
80. Bob Burns
Self | Decades Rock Live
Bob Burns was born on November 24, 1950 in Jacksonville, Florida, USA as Jr. Robert Louis Burns. He died on April 3, 2015 in Cartersville, Georgia, USA.
81. Rusty Burns
Jewish believer (Hebrew name Ya'acov) and follower of YaHUshuaH HaMashiah and Worship Leader playing guitar, left-handed and upside down for over 55 years, and his last 2 years, for Texas Food Ministry, Pastor Rick Wylie. Professionally, Ya'acov played guitar and other instruments as a musician, ...
82. Clive Burr
Music_department | Class of Nuke 'Em High
Clive Burr was born on March 8, 1957 in East Ham, London, England as Clive Ronald Burr. He was an actor, known for Class of Nuke 'Em High (1986), Me Me Me (2011) and Iron Maiden: Wrathchild (1981). He died on March 12, 2013 in Wanstead, London.
83. Boz Burrell
Boz Burrell was born on January 1, 1946 in Holbeach, Lincolnshire, England as Raymond Burrell. He died on September 21, 2006 in Marbella, Spain.
King Crimson. Bad Company.
84. Heinz Burt
Soundtrack | Inherent Vice
Heinz Burt was born on July 24, 1942 in Germany as Heinz Henry George Burt. He died on April 7, 2000 in Southampton, Hampshire, England.
85. Cliff Burton
Soundtrack | Zombieland
Clifford Lee Burton was born on February 10, 1962 in Castro Valley, California, to Janet (Morgen) and Ray Herbert Burton. He had two siblings. His mother was from a German Jewish family, and his father was of British Isles descent.
As a youngster, Clifford always liked music, listening to genres ...
88. Glen Buxton
Soundtrack | The Faculty
Glen Buxton was born on November 10, 1947 in Akron, Ohio, USA. He died on October 19, 1997 in Clarion, Iowa, USA.
90. David Byron
Soundtrack | Life on Mars
David Byron was born on January 29, 1947 in Essex, England as David Garrick. He died on February 28, 1985 in Reading, Berkshire, England.
91. Randy California
Soundtrack | 21
Randy California was born on February 20, 1951 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Randolph Craig Wolfe. He died on January 2, 1997 in Molokai, Hawaii, USA.
92. Michael Callen
Actor | Philadelphia
Michael Callen was born on April 11, 1955 in Indiana, USA as Michael Lane Callen. He was an actor, known for Philadelphia (1993), Zero Patience (1993) and The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017). He died on December 27, 1993 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
93. Jim Capaldi
Soundtrack | Masters of the Universe
Jim Capaldi was born on August 2, 1944 in Evesham, Worcestershire, England as James Capaldi. He was married to Aninha. He died on January 28, 2005 in London, England.
94. Chris Carney
Self | Twentyfourseven
Chris Carney was born on August 19, 1980 in Ohio, USA as Christopher Grant Carney. He was married to Tiffany Thornton. He died on December 4, 2015 in Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA.
The Prom Kings.
95. Karen Carpenter
Soundtrack | Paul Williams Still Alive
Born in New Haven, Connecticut, Karen Carpenter moved with her family to Downey, California, in 1963. Karen's older brother, Richard Carpenter, decided to put together an instrumental trio with him on the piano, Karen on the drums and their friend Wes Jacobs on the bass and tuba. In a battle of the...
96. Eric Carr
Composer | Frehley's Comet: Breakout
Eric Carr was born on July 12, 1950 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Paul Charles Caravello. He was an actor and composer, known for Frehley's Comet: Breakout (1987), Kiss: Lick It Up (1983) and KISS: Animalize Live Uncensored (1985). He died on November 24, 1991 in New York City, New York.
97. Earl Carroll
Soundtrack | Toast of the Town
Earl Carroll was born on November 2, 1937 in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. He died on November 25, 2012 in Manhattan.
98. Jim Carroll
Soundtrack | The Basketball Diaries
In the 1960s Jim Carroll was a basketball prodigy and a fountain of untapped talent. He was also progressively becoming an addict. Through his teenage years, he discovered love, loss, pain, joy, and everything in between which is thoroughly recounted in his infamous book "The Basketball Diaries".
Jim Carroll Band.
99. Bob Casale
Music_department | Drop Dead Gorgeous
Robert Edward Casale Jr. was born on July 14, 1952 in Kent, Ohio. The younger brother of Gerald Casale, Robert grew up in Akron, Ohio and was trained as a medical radiation technologist, but eventually left that job to become a key founding member of the New Wave band Devo. Casale not only played ...