Start        Birth Years        Birthstars        Constellations

In the thirty-three and a third years from the dawn of Elvis Presley to the twilight of Richard Marx, exactly 450 unique stars joined the popstrological firmament by reaching the top of the American pop charts.

? and the Mysterians


Gregory Abbott

Paula Abdul

Bryan Adams


Air Supply

Herb Alpert


The Angels

The Animals

Paul Anka

The Archies

Louis Armstrong

The Association

Rick Astley

Atlantic Starr

Patti Austin and James Ingram

Frankie Avalon

Average White Band

Bachman-Turner Overdrive


The Bangles

Toni Basil

Bay City Rollers

Beach Boys

The Beatles

Bee Gees

Archie Bell and the Drells

Bellamy Brothers


Chuck Berry

Mr. Acker Bilk


Blue Swede

Gary "U.S." Bonds

Bon Jovi

Debby Boone

Pat Boone


David Bowie

The Box Tops


Bobby Brown

The Browns

The Buckinghams

The Byrds

Glen Campbell

Captain and Tennille

Irene Cara

Belinda Carlisle

Kim Carnes

The Carpenters

Shaun Cassidy

Peter Cetera

Peter Cetera and Amy Grant

The Champs

Gene Chandler

Bruce Channel

Harry Chapin

Ray Charles

Cheap Trick

Chubby Checker




The Chiffons

The Chi-Lites

The Chipmunks

Lou Christie

Eric Clapton

Petula Clark

Club Nouveau

Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes

Phil Collins

Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin

The Commodores

Perry Como

Bill Conti

Sam Cooke

Dave "Baby" Cortez

John Cougar

Jim Croce

Christopher Cross

The Crystals

Culture Club

Cutting Crew

Dale and Grace

Michael Damian

Danny and the Juniors

Terence Trent D'Arby

Bobby Darin

Dave Clark Five

Mac Davis

Sammy Davis, Jr.

Jimmy Dean

Joey Dee and the Starliters

Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots

Def Leppard

John Denver

Dexy's Midnight Runners

Neil Diamond

Mark Dinning


Dire Straits

The Dixie Cups

Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods


The Doobie Brothers

The Doors

Carl Douglas

Joe Dowell

The Drifters

Duran Duran

The Eagles

Earth, Wind & Fire

Sheena Easton

The Edgar Winter Group

Tommy Edwards

The Elegants

Yvonne Elliman

The Emotions

Escape Club

The Essex

Gloria Estefan & the Miami Sound Machine


The Everly Brothers



Shelly Fabares

Percy Faith


Freddy Fender

The Fifth Dimension

Fine Young Cannibals

Roberta Flack

Fleetwood Mac

The Fleetwoods

Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders


The Four Seasons

The Four Tops

Connie Francis

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin and George Michael

John Fred and His Playboy Band

Freddie and the Dreamers

Peter Gabriel

Marvin Gaye

Gloria Gaynor

J. Geils Band


Bobbie Gentry

Andy Gibb

Debbie Gibson

Nick Gilder

Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs

Bobby Goldsboro

Lesley Gore

Grand Funk Railroad

Gogi Grant

Al Green

Lorne Greene

The Guess Who

Guns n' Roses

Hall and Oates

Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds

Jan Hammer

George Harrison

Wilbert Harrison

Isaac Hayes


Herman's Hermits

The Highwaymen

Buddy Holly and the Crickets

Hollywood Argyles

Rupert Holmes

The Honey Cone

Bruce Hornsby and the Range

Johnny Horton

Thelma Houston

Whitney Houston

The Hues Corporation

The Human League

Tab Hunter

Brian Hyland

Billy Idol


Terry Jacks

The Jackson 5

Janet Jackson

Michael Jackson

Tommy James and the Shondells

Jan and Dean

Joan Jett and The Blackhearts

Billy Joel

Elton John

Elton John and Kiki Dee

Robert John

Janis Joplin

Bert Kaempfert

KC and the Sunshine Band

Ernie K-Doe

Eddie Kendricks

Andy Kim

Carole King

The Kingston Trio

The Knack

Gladys Knight and the Pips

Buddy Knox

Kool and the Gang


Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald

Cyndi Lauper

Steve Lawrence

Vicki Lawrence

Brenda Lee

Lemon Pipers

John Lennon

Bobby Lewis

Gary Lewis and the Playboys

Huey Lewis and the News

Gordon Lightfoot

Lipps, Inc.

Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam

Little Eva

Kenny Loggins

Looking Glass
Los Lobos

The Lovin' Spoonful



Mary MacGregor


The Mamas and the Papas

Henry Mancini

The Manhattans

Barry Manilow

Manfred Mann

The Marcels

Little Peggy March


Dean Martin

The Marvelettes

Richard Marx

Hugh Masekela

Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams

Paul Mauriat

C. W. McCall

Paul McCartney (and Wings)

Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson

Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder

Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr.

Van McCoy

The McCoys

George McCrae

Bobby McFerrin

Maureen McGovern

Barry McGuire

Don McLean


Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes


Men at Work


George Michael

Bette Midler

Mike and the Mechanics

Steve Miller

Milli Vanilli

The Miracles

Guy Mitchell

Domenico Modugno

The Monkees

Mr. Mister

Walter Murphy and His Big Apple Band

Anne Murray

Johnny Nash

Ricky Nelson

New Kids on the Block

The New Vaudeville Band

Olivia Newton-John


Billy Ocean

Alan O'Day

The Ohio Players

The O'Jays

Roy Orbison

Tony Orlando and Dawn

Donny Osmond

The Osmonds

Gilbert O'Sullivan

Robert Palmer

Paper Lace

Ray Parker, Jr.

John Parr

Dolly Parton

The Partridge Family

Paul and Paula

Billy Paul

Peaches and Herb

Pet Shop Boys

Peter and Gordon

Peter, Paul and Mary

Bobby "Boris" Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers

Pink Floyd

The Platters



The Police

Elvis Presley

Billy Preston

Johnny Preston

Lloyd Price



Eddie Rabbitt

The (Young) Rascals

Ready for the World

Otis Redding

Helen Reddy

REO Speedwagon

Paul Revere and the Raiders

Debbie Reynolds

Rhythm Heritage

Charlie Rich

Lionel Richie

The Righteous Brothers

Jeannie C. Riley

Minnie Riperton

Johnny Rivers

Marty Robbins

Smokey Robinson and the Miracles

Jimmie Rodgers

Tommy Roe

Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton

The Rolling Stones

Linda Ronstadt

Rooftop Singers

David Rose

Rose Royce

Diana Ross

Diana Ross and Lionel Richie


Ruby and the Romantics

Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler

Kyu Sakamoto

Santo and Johnny

Leo Sayer

John Sebastian

Neil Sedaka

Bob Seger

Michael Sembello

David Seville

The Shangri-Las

Del Shannon


The Shirelles

Shocking Blue

Silver Convention

Carly Simon

Paul Simon

Simon and Garfunkel

Simple Minds

Simply Red

Frank Sinatra

Nancy Sinatra

Nancy and Frank Sinatra

The Singing Nun

Percy Sledge

Sly and the Family Stone

Sonny and Cher

David Soul

Jimmy Soul

Rick Springfield

The Staple Singers

Starland Vocal Band

Edwin Starr

Ringo Starr

Stars on 45



Ray Stevens

Amii Stewart

Rod Stewart


The Strawberry Alarm Clock

Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond

Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer


Donna Summer

The Supremes


Billy Swan

The Sylvers

A Taste of Honey

James Taylor

Johnnie Taylor

Tears for Fears

The Teddy Bears

Nino Tempo and April Stevens

The Temptations

B. J. Thomas

Three Dog Night


The Tokens

The Tornados


John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John

The Troggs

Tina Turner

The Turtles

Conway Twitty

Bonnie Tyler

The Tymes



USA for Africa

Frankie Valli


Van Halen

Bobby Vee

Billy Vera and the Beaters

Larry Verne

Bobby Vinton

John Waite

Anita Ward

Dionne Warwick and Friends

Dionne Warwick(e) and the Spinners

Lawrence Welk

Mary Wells


Barry White


Wild Cherry

Kim Wilde

Will to Power

Deniece Williams

Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs

Al Wilson

Steve Winwood

Bill Withers

Stevie Wonder

Sheb Wooley


Neil Young

Paul Young

Zager and Evans
Far and away the greatest and most direct popstrological influence in your life flows from your Birthstar -- the star who ruled the pop universe at the precise moment of your birth. The relationship you have to your Birthstar, however, is probably anything but simple. This is especially true if you were born under the influence of a star like the Beatles or Elvis Presley, for it is highly unlikely that your life could directly reflect either of those stars' Massive and multi-layered influence. But it is also true if you were born under the influence of a relatively Minor star like the Singing Nun or C. W. McCall, for just because a star is Minor does not mean that a star is one-dimensional. Ultimately, though, it is not just the complexity of your Birthstar that makes your relationship to it so complicated -- it's the complexity of you, too.

The power of the pop stars is great, but it is not so great as to be able to wipe away all of the other aspects of your makeup and dictate your destiny. Two children raised by the same parents are capable of growing up to be polar opposites, and two children born under the same Birthstar are, too. But two wildly different people with the same biological or popstrological parents often turn out that way in response to the same set of influences. Consciously or not, we chose to fulfill certain expectations placed on us in childhood and to oppose others with all our might, and the same thing was true in our popstrological development. For every fully realized Monkee out there, there is also a fully oppositional Monkee-an individual who has become what he's become precisely he has defined himself in opposition to every aspect of his Birthstar's popstrological influence. But far more common is the individual who falls somewhere in between the extremes of popstrological compliance and popstrological opposition. Indeed, most of us will find as we ponder the signficance of our Birthstars that we have struggled against as many of their influences as we have embraced.

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