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musicians/singers/rappers born under each sign

ARIES: Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Big Sean, Billie Holiday, Brendon Urie, Damon Albarn, Diana Ross, Dusty Springfield, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Ezra Koenig, Fergie, Gerard Way, Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, Marvin Gaye, Matt Healy, Norah Jones, Patrick Carney, Pharrell Williams, Steven Tyler, Win Butler

TAURUS: Adele, Billy Joel, Bob Seger, Bono, Cher, Dan Auerbach, David Byrne, Enrique Iglesias, Iggy Pop, James Brown, Janet Jackson, Joey Ramone, Josh Homme, Justin Young, Kelly Clarkson, Kim Gordon, Krist Novoselic, Mac DeMarco, Meek Mill, Patrick Stump, Paul Banks, Pete Townshend, Ritchie Valens, Robert Smith, Roy Orbison, Sam Smith, Sid Vicious, Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson

GEMINI: André 3000, Bob Dylan, Brandon Flowers, Brian Wilson, Devendra Banhart, Gotye, Ice Cube, John Bonham, Kanye West, Kylie Minogue, Lana Del Rey, Lenny Kravitz, Macklemore, Matt Bellamy, Matt Hitt, Morrissey, Nancy Sinatra, Nathan Williams, Notorious B.I.G., Paul McCartney, Pete Wentz, Prince, Rivers Cuomo, Stevie Nicks, Tupac, Victoria Legrand

CANCER: 50 Cent, Andrew Bird, Ariana Grande, Ariel Pink, Beck, Carlos Santana, Courtney Love, Cyndi Lauper, Debbie Harry, Don Henley, Duffy, Ian Curtis, Isaac Brock, Jack White, Jason Mraz, Kate Nash, M.I.A., Missy Elliott, Nicole Scherzinger, Ringo Starr, Selena Gomez, Sky Ferreira, Sufjan Stevens

LEO: Bobby Shmurda, Charli XCX, Chief Keef, Demi Lovato, Elliott Smith, Freddie Cowan, James Hetfield, Jesse Rutherford, Joe Jonas, Madonna, MCA, Mick Jagger, Robert Plant, Serj Tankian, Soulja Boy, Whitney Houston

VIRGO: 2 Chainz, Amy Winehouse, Beyoncé, Buddy Holly, Dee Dee Ramone, Eazy-E, Elvis Costello, Faris Badwan, Fiona Apple, Florence Welch, Freddie Mercury, Hank Williams, Jarvis Cocker, Jason Derulo, Julian Casablancas, Keith Moon, Lacey Mosley, Liam Payne, Ludacris, Michael Bublé, Michael Jackson, Nas, Niall Horan, Nick Cave, Nick Jonas, Patsy Cline, P!nk, Ryan Ross, Van Morrison, Wiz Khalifa

LIBRA: Alex Trimble, A$AP Rocky, Ashanti, Avril Lavigne, Ben E. King, Bruce Springsteen, Childish Gambino, Chuck Berry, Eminem, Gwen Stefani, Halsey, John Lennon, John Mayer, Lil Wayne, Marina Diamandis, Matt Shultz, Nico, Paul Simon, PJ Harvey, Ray Charles, Snoop Dogg, Sting, St. Vincent, Thom Yorke, T.I., Tom Petty, Usher

SCORPIO: Ad-Rock, Anthony Kiedis, Art Garfunkel, Bethany Cosentino, Björk, Chad Kroeger, Chelsea Wolfe, Chris Baio, Ciara, Courtney Barnett, Drake, Frank Ocean, Grace Slick, Jeff Buckley, Joni Mitchell, Karen O, Katy Perry, Kevin Jonas, Lorde, Neil Young, P. Diddy, Schoolboy Q, Thomas Mars, Travis Barker, Vanilla Ice

SAGITTARIUS: Alison Mosshart, Billy Idol, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Frank Sinatra, Janelle Monae, Jay-Z, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Nelly Furtado, Nicki Minaj, Ozzy Osbourne, Rita Ora, Rostam Batmanglij, Sara Bareilles, Sia, Taylor Swift, Tina Turner, Tom Delonge, Trey Songz, Tyler Joseph, Vance Joy

CAPRICORN: Aaliyah, Alex Turner, Brooks Nielsen, Dave Grohl, David Bowie, Eddie Vedder, Ellie Goulding, Elvis Presley, FKA Twigs, Hayley Williams, Janis Joplin, Jimmy Page, Joan Baez, John Legend, John Paul Jones, Jordin Sparks, Lil Jon, LL Cool J, Louis Tomlinson, Mac Miller, Marilyn Manson, Pat Benatar, Patti Smith, Pitbull, Ricky Martin, Skrillex, Tom Meighan, Zayn Malik

AQUARIUS: Alicia Keys, Andrew VanWyngarden, Axl Rose, Billie Joe Armstrong, Bob Marley, Brandon Boyd, Cat Power, Danielle Haim, Dr. Dre, Ed Sheeran, Eddie Van Halen, Gucci Mane, Harry Styles, J. Cole, Justin Timberlake, Kevin Parker, Kid Cudi, Lupe Fiasco, Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Riff Raff, Sam Cooke, Shakira, Steve Perry, The Weeknd

PISCES: Adam Levine, Alex Kapranos, Bert McCracken, Billy Corgan, Chester Bennington, Chris Martin, David Gilmour, Earl Sweatshirt, George Harrison, Hozier, Jake Bugg, Jhené Aiko, Johnny Cash, Jon Bon Jovi, Justin Bieber, Ke$ha, Kurt Cobain, Lou Reed, Luke Pritchard, Lykke Li, Mark Foster, Mark Hoppus, Miles Kane, Nate Reuss, Pete Doherty, Regina Spektor, Rihanna, Roger Daltrey, Tyler The Creator

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From our friends over at Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

First Drafts of Rock: “Old Time Rock & Roll” by Bob Seger.

Wait for it…trust me, it pays off.

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“Just take those old records off the shelf,
I’ll sit and listen to ‘em by myself,
Today’s music ain’t got the same soul,
I like that old time rock and roll…”

Seger, in Creating the Myth, discusses the 10 steps that make a hero:
The first step is to introduce the hero in ordinary surroundings (Roslin on her homeworld, seeing the doctor, etc).
The second step is to introduce something new into the hero’s life (The Cyclons attack).
The third step is the reluctant hero (Roslin becomes President which is something she was neither prepared for nor really wants).
The fourth step is the hero receives help and the help often comes from unusual sources (Billy, Baltar, Lee and Bill Adama, Kara Thrace, and Tom Zarek).
The fifth step is the hero begins to change from ordinary to extraordinary (The whole religious thing, finding Earth, etc).
The sixth step is about the tests that are necessary to overcome the enemy and accomplish the hero’s goals (fighting cancer and the Cyclons).
The seventh step occurs when the hero hits rock bottom (Cheating to win the election).
The eighth step is the hero becomes in charge again (Taking over the Presidency from Baltar).
The ninth step is the point where the last obstacles need to be met (Finding a new home after Earth is non-inhabitable).
The tenth step is seeing the hero change at the end (Laura begins to live her life for herself, falls in love, and dies, which was a huge departure from the way she lived her life before).

If you watch BSG, you will see Laura Roslin meets all the criteria for a mythological hero. I don’t base my theory on my own opinion - I base it on fact. She is a modern hero the same as Achilles, King Arthur, Beowolf, Hercules, and Gilgamesh are mythological heroes.

Seger, L. (2009). Creating the Myth. Retrieved: http://ac-support.europe.umuc.edu/~mmacdona/Documents/291%20PDF/L%20Seger%20Essay.pdf