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Name: Moby                                                                             
Birth name: Richard Melville Hall                                                     
Also known as Voodoo Child, Barracuda, UHF, The Brotherhood, DJ Cake, Lopez,           
Mindstorm, Schaumgummi, and Pippy Baliunas                                             
Born: 11 September 1965 (age 42)                                                       
Moby (born Richard Melville Hall, September 11, 1965) is an American songwriter,       
musician and singer.                                                                   
He was born in Harlem, New York, and raised in Darien, Connecticut. After eight       
Top 40 techno singles in the UK in the 1990s, his biggest hit was his album Play,     
released in 1999, which sold 9 million copies worldwide. He continues to               
record and release music today.                                                       
His parents nicknamed him Moby soon after birth, partly after the novel Moby-Dick,     
which was written by Herman Melville, his great-great-great-great uncle. He           
plays keyboard, guitar, bass guitar and drums. He has also released music under       
the names Voodoo Child, Barracuda, Brainstorm, UHF, The Brotherhood, DJ Cake,         
Lopez, Mindstorm, Schaumgummi, and Pippy Baliunas. He has received                     
attention for his political, environmental and religious beliefs, which he has         
outlined in the liner notes of his albums.