Diabetes Fame - Musicians

Nat Adderley - Jazz Musician 

Ray Anderson - Jazz Musician

Syd Barret - Singer (Pink Floyd)

Tony Bennett -Jazz singer

Crystal Bowersox - Folk-rock musician, American Idol contestant

Danny Joe Brown - Singer (Molly Hatchet)

James Brown - 'The Godfather of Soul'

Johnny Cash - 'The Man in Black'

Bobby Charles - Singer-Songwriter

Mark Collie - Country Singer

David Crosby - Singer (Crosby, Stills, and Nash)

Andraé Crouch - Gospel Singer

Miles Davis - Jazz Musician

Johnny Darrell - Country music singer

Phife Dawg - Rapper (A Tribe Called Quest)

Priscilla "P-Star" Diaz - Entertainer, musician, and actress

Bo Diddley - Singer

Mama Cass Elliott - Singer (Mamas and the Papas)

Ella Fitzgerald - Singer

Mick Fleetwood - Musician (Fleetwood Mac)

Aretha Franklin - 'The Queen of Soul'

Melvin Franklin – Singer (The Temptations)

Jerry Garcia - Singer, Musician (Grateful Dead)

Dizzy Gillespie - Jazz Musician

Shirley Horn - Grammy-winning Jazz singer and pianist

Marvin Isley - Singer (The Isley Brothers)

Mahalia Jackson - Gospel Singer

Randy Jackson Musician, producer, American Idol judge

Rick James - Singer ("Super Freak" Funk Legend)

Nick Jonas lead singer/guitarist for Jonas Brothers

Waylon Jennings - Country Singer

Herbert Kahury ("Tiny Tim") - Singer

Ghostface Killah - Rapper (Wu-Tang Clan)

B.B. King - Blues Singer and Musician

Patti LaBelle - Soul singer

Peggy Lee - Jazz singer, Grammy winner

Meat Loaf - Singer

Curtis Mayfield - Soul singer

Bret Michaels - Singer (Poison)

Tim Parker - Rapper (Blackalicious)

James Phelps - Gospel and R&B Singer

Elvis Presley - Singer and guitarist

Giacomo Puccini – Operatic Composer

Lou Reed - Singer, Guitarist

Brenda Russell - Singer-Songwriter, (The Color Purple)

John Rutsey - Drummer (Rush)

Sir Harry Secombe - Welsh singer, entertainer; former president of the British Diabetic Association.

Angie Stone - Singer

Jessica Stone - Singer and Actress

Elliott Yamin - Singer

Neil Young - singer, songwriter, guitarist, and director

Gary Valenciano - Philipinno singer

Luther Vandross - Singer

Leslie West - Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter

Norman Whitfield - Grammy winning R&B songwriter and record producer

Brad Wilk - Drummer (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave)

Last Modified Date: March 28, 2016

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