Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini born in Lucca 1858 – 1924, was an Italian composer whose operas, including La bohème, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, and Turandot, are among the most frequently performed in the standard repertoire. Some of his arias, such as "O mio babbino caro" from Gianni Schicchi, "Che gelida manina" from La bohème, and "Nessun dorma" from Turandot, have become part of popular culture.
Lynyrd Skynyrd. Arguably the greatest Southern Rock band of all time. Of the original line-up, only Gary Rossington (second from right) remains alive and with the group, which is still performing at the time of this post (Sep, 2012).