Famous Cat Lovers-Musicians, Composers, Dancers, Singers

John Lennon and black cat, famous cat loversAt the end of the 19th century, cats became popular as topics for songs and inspirations for musical compositions. The influence of the cat on music all over the world cannot be denied.  And this influence was no doubt due to the musicians’ love of the cat.  Here you will find a list of over 100 famous cat lovers-musicians, composers, dancers, singers who have cherished cats throughout history. 

 

 

 

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Ian Anderson of Jethro tull and black cat

 

 

Ian Anderson (1947-present, Scottish)

 

 

 

Fred Astaire and cat

 

 

Fred Astaire (1899-1987, American)

 

 

 

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Joan Baez and cat

 

 

Joan Baez (1941-present, American)

 

 

 

Josephine Baker and cat, famous cat lovers

 

 

Josephine Baker (1906-1975, American)

 

 

 

George Balanchine and cat

 

 

George Balanchine (1904-1983, Russian)

 

 

 

Syd Barrett (founder of Pink Floyd) with his cat and guitar about 1966

 

 

Syd Barrett (1946-2006, British)

 

 

 

Marc Bolan and cat

 

 

Marc Bolan (1947-1977, British)

 

 

 

David Bowie and cat

 

 

David Bowie (1947-2016, British)

 

 

 

George Brassens and siamese cats

 

 

Georges Brassens (1921-1981, French)

 

 

 

Kate Bush and cat, famous cat lovers

 

 

Kate Bush (1958-present, British)

 

 

 

Bjork with Aby cat

 

 

Bjork (1965-present, Icelandic)

 

 

 

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John Cage and cat

 

 

John Cage (1912-1992, American)

 

 

 

Mariah Carey and cat

 

 

Mariah Carey (1969-present, American)

 

 

 

Johnny Cash and Kitten

 

 

Johnny Cash (1932-2003, American)

 

 

 

Cher and cat

 

 

Cher (1946-present, American)

 

 

 

Maurice Chevalier and Puzzums

 

 

Maurice Chevalier (1888-1972, French)

 

 

 

Kurt Cobain and cat, famous cat lovers

 

 

Kurt Cobain (1967-1994, American)

 

 

 

Leonard Cohen and cat, famous cat lovers

 

 

Leonard Cohen (1934-2016, Canadian)

 

 

 

Alice cooper and siamese cat, famous cat lovers

 

 

Alice Cooper (1948-present, American)

 

 

 

Henry Cowell and cat, famous cat lovers

 

 

Henry Cowell (1897-1965, American)

 

 

 

David Crosby and cat, famous cat lovers

 

 

David Crosby (1941-present, American)

 

 

 

Scatman Crothers and cat, famous cat lovers

 

 

Scatman Crothers (1910-1986, American)

 

 

 

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Dalida and cat, famous cat lovers

 

 

Dalida (1933-1987, Egyptian-French)

 

 

 

Roger Daltry and cat, famous cat lovers

 

 

Roger Daltry (1944-present, British)

 

 

 

Bobby Darin and kitten, famous cat lovers

 

 

Bobby Darin (1936-1973, American)

 

 

 

Lana del Rey and cat, famous cat lovers

 

 

Lana Del Rey (1985-present, American)

 

 

 

Marlene Dietrich and cat, famous cat lovers

 

 

Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992, German)

 

 

 

Celine Dion and cat, famous cat lovers

 

 

Celine Dion (1968-present, Canadian)

 

 

 

Pete Doherty with cat, famous cat lovers

 

 

Pete Doherty (1979-present, British)

 

 

 

Mickey Dolenz and kittens, famous cat lovers

 

 

Mickey Dolenz (1945-present, American)

 

 

 

Big band leader Sam Donahue with Hep, 1946, famous cat lovers

 

 

Sam Donahue (1918-1974, American)

 

 

 

Donna Drake and siamese cats

 

 

Donna Drake (1914-1989, American)

 

 

 

Jacques Dutronc and cat, famous cat lovers

 

 

Jacques Dutronc (1943-present, French)

 

 

 

Bob Dylan and cat2, famous cat lovers

 

 

Bob Dylan (1941-present, American)

 

 

 

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Brian Eno and cat

 

 

Brian Eno (1948-present, British)

 

 

 

F

 

 

Marianne Faithfull and cat

 

 

Marianne Faithfull (1946-present, British)

 

 

 

Roberta Flack and Siamese cat

 

 

Roberta Flack (1937-present, American)

 

 

 

Kinky Friedman with his cat.

 

 

Kinky Friedman (1944-present, American)

 

 

 

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Peter Gabriel and cat

 

 

Peter Gabriel (1950-present, British)

 

 

 

Danish ballerina Adeline Genee with cat, Sydney, 1913

 

 

Adeline Genee (1878-1970, Danish-British)

 

 

 

Philip Glass and cat

 

 

Philip Glass (1937-present, American)

 

 

 

Robert Goulet and cats

 

 

Robert Goulet (1933-2007, American)

 

 

 

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George Harrison and cat

 

 

George Harrison (1943-2001, British)

 

 

 

Isaac hayes and cat

 

 

Isaac Hayes (1942-2008, American)

 

 

 

Jimi Hendrix and cat

 

 

Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970, American)

 

 

 

Alan Hovhaness- composer with cat

 

 

Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000, American)

 

 

 

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Billy Idol and cat, famous cat lovers

 

 

Billy Idol (1955-present, British)

 

 

 

 

J

 

 

Michael Jackson and cat

 

 

Michael Jackson (1958-2009, American)

 

 

 

Al Jardin Beach Boys and cat

 

 

Al Jardine of the Beach Boys (1942-present, American)

 

 

 

Joan Jett and cat2

 

 

Joan Jett (1958-present, American)

 

 

 

Elton John and cat, famous cat lovers

 

 

Elton John (1947-present, British)

 

 

 

David Jones and cat

 

 

David (Davy) Jones (1945-2012, British)

 

 

 

Tom Jones and siamese cats

 

 

Tom Jones (1940-present, British)

 

 

 

Janis Joplin and cat

 

 

Janis Joplin (1943-1970, American)

 

 

 

K

 

 

kesha and cat

 

 

Kesha (1987-present, American)

 

 

 

 

L

 

 

Lady Gaga and cat

 

 

Lady Gaga (1986-present, American)

 

 

 

Wanda Landowska with cat 1944

 

 

Wanda Landowska (1879-1959, Polish-French)

 

 

 

John Lennon and Siamese cat

 

 

John Lennon (1940-1980, British)

 

 

 

 

M

 

 

Madonna and cat

 

 

Madonna (1958-present, American)

 

 

 

Marilyn Manson and cat, famous cat lovers

 

 

Marilyn Manson (1969-present, American)

 

 

 

Paul McCartney and cat

 

 

Paul McCartney (1942-present, British)

 

 

 

Rod Mckuen and Siamese cats

 

 

Rod McKuen (1933-2015, American)

 

 

 

Freddie Mercury and cat

 

 

Freddie Mercury (1946-1991, British)

 

 

 

George Michael and cat

 

 

George Michael (1963-2016, British)

 

 

 

Joni Mitchell and cat

 

 

Joni Mitchell (1943-present, Canadian)

 

 

 

Thelonious Monk and cat

 

 

Thelonious Monk (1917-1982, American)

 

 

 

Yves Montand, Italian-French actor and singer with cat

 

 

Yves Montand (1921-1991, French)

 

 

 

Keith Moon and cat

 

 

Keith Moon (1946-1978, British)

 

 

 

Morrissey and cat

 

 

Morrissey (1959-present, British)

 

 

 

 

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Olivia Newton-John and cat

 

 

Olivia Newton-John (1948-present, British-Australian)

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

Dolly Parton and cat

 

 

Dolly Parton (1946-present, American)

 

 

 

Anna Pavlova and cat

 

 

Anna Pavlova (1881-1931, Russian)

 

 

 

Joe Perry Aerosmith and cat

 

 

Joe Perry (1950-present, American)

 

 

 

Katy-Perry-and-Kitty-Purry

 

 

Katy Perry (1984-present, American)

 

 

 

Edith Piaf and cat

 

 

Edith Piaf (1915-1963, French)

 

 

 

Nikki and Iggy Pop

 

 

Iggy Pop (1947-present, American)

 

 

 

 

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Joey Ramone and cat

 

 

Joey Ramone (1951-2001, American)

 

 

 

Maurice Ravel with his Siamese cat , Mouni , in 1929 . French composer

 

 

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937, French)

 

 

 

Keith Richards and cat

 

 

Keith Richards (1943-present, American)

 

 

 

Ginger Rogers and cat

 

 

Ginger Rogers (1911-1995, American)

 

 

 

linda-ronstadt-cat

 

 

Linda Ronstadt (1946-present, American)

 

 

 

John Rutter and cat

 

 

John Rutter (1945-present, British)

 

 

 

 

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Dmitri Shostakovich and cat

 

 

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975, Russian)

 

 

 

Carly Simon and cat

 

 

Carly Simon (1945-present, American)

 

 

 

Patti Smith and cat

 

 

Patti Smith (1946-present, American)

 

 

 

Snoop Dog and cat

 

 

Snoop Dogg (1971-present, American)

 

 

 

Dusty Springfield and cat

 

 

Dusty Springfield (1939-1999, British)

 

 

 

Ringo Starr and cat

 

 

Ringo Starr (1940-present, British)

 

 

 

cat stevens and cat

 

 

Cat Stevens (1948-present, British)

 

 

 

Rod Stewart and cat

 

 

Rod Steward (1945-present, British)

 

 

 

Igor Stravinsky and cat 2

 

 

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971, Russian)

 

 

 

Taylor Swift and cat

 

 

Taylor Swift (1989-present, American)

 

 

 

 

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James Taylor and cat

 

 

James Taylor (1948-present, American)

 

 

 

John Taylor of Duran Duran and cat

 

 

John Taylor  (1960-present, British)

 

 

 

Roger Taylor of Queen with cat

 

 

Roger Taylor (1949-present, British)

 

 

 

 

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Eddie van halen and cat

 

 

Eddie Van Halen (1955-present, Dutch-American)

 

 

 

Sylvie Vartan and her Cat, 1962

 

 

Sylvie Vartan (1944-present, French)

 

 

 

 

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Ganna Walska (Polish opera singer) with a cat, ca. 1921.

 

 

Ganna Walska  (1887-1984, Polish)

 

 

 

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Roger Waters (1943-present, British)

 

 

 

1872 music composer Ralph Vaughan Williams with his cat Foxy

 

 

Ralph Vaughn Williams (1872-1958, British)

 

 

 

Robbie Williams and cat

 

 

Robbie Williams (1974-present, British)

 

 

 

 

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Frank Zappa and black cat

 

 

Frank Zappa (1940-1993, American)

 

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