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. 






Ian Anderson of Jethro tull and black cat



Ian Anderson (1947-present, Scottish)




Fred Astaire and cat



Fred Astaire (1899-1987, American)






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)







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)







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)







Brian Eno and cat



Brian Eno (1948-present, British)







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)







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, Canadian)







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)







Billy Idol and cat, famous cat lovers



Billy Idol (1955-present, British)








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)







kesha and cat



Kesha (1987-present, American)








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)








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)








Olivia Newton-John and cat



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








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 (1984-present, American)




Edith Piaf and cat



Edith Piaf (1915-1963, French)




Nikki and Iggy Pop



Iggy Pop (1947-present, American)








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 (1946-present, American)




John Rutter and cat



John Rutter (1945-present, British)








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)








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)








Eddie van halen and cat



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




Sylvie Vartan and her Cat, 1962



Sylvie Vartan (1944-present, French)








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



Ganna Walska  (1887-1984, Polish)







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)








Frank Zappa and black cat



Frank Zappa (1940-1993, American)


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