Four Temperament Ensemble / Music

  • ABBA: Frida is sanguine; Björn is choleric; Agnetha is melancholic; and Benny is phlegmatic.
  • Arctic Monkeys: Alex is choleric; Jamie is melancholic; Nick is phlegmatic; and Matt is sanguine.
  • The Beatles: Paul McCartney is phlegmatic; John Lennon was choleric; George Harrison was melancholic; and Ringo Starr is sanguine.
  • Behemoth — Nergal is choleric; Inferno is melancholic; Orion is phlegmatic; and Seth is sanguine.
  • The original four members of Black Hippy: Schoolboy Q is sanguine, Ab Soul is choleric, Jay Rock is melancholic, and Kendrick Lamar is phlegmatic.
  • blur: Damon Albarn is choleric; Graham Coxon is melancholic; Alex James is sanguine; Dave Rowntree is phlegmatic.
  • The Clash: Joe Strummer was choleric; Mick Jones is sanguine; Paul Simonon is melancholic; Topper Headon is phlegmatic.
  • The Corrs: Andrea is melancholic; Jim is choleric; Sharon is leukine; Caroline is sanguine.
  • Woodface era Crowded House: Neil is melancholic; Tim is choleric; Paul is sanguine; and Nick is phlegmatic.
  • Depeche Mode: Vince Clarke is leukine, Dave Gahan is melancholic, Martin Gore is sanguine, Andy Fletcher is choleric and Alan Wilder is phlegmatic.
  • Disturbed, vocalist David Draiman is phlegmatic (tends to sit in a dark, lonely corner and write lyrics), guitarist Dan Donegan is melancholic (main song-writer, generally a meticulous professional) while drummer Mike Wengren and bassist John Moyer tend to sit between choleric and sanguine.note 
  • The Doors:
    • Jim (Supine) - moody, unstable, neurotic and shy
    • Ray (Sanguine) - sociable, carefree, level-headed and materialistic
    • John (Choleric) - confident, dramatic, cynical and anxious
    • Robby (Melancholic) - quiet, passive-aggressive, stubborn and idealistic
  • Duran Duran: Simon Le Bon is choleric; Nick Rhodes is melancholic; John Taylor is sanguine; and Roger Taylor is phlegmatic. Former guitarist Andy Taylor is a little harder to pin down, but for that very reason, he may have very well been leukine, which would complete the five-temperament format.
  • Franz Ferdinand: Lead Singer/Guitarist Alex Kapranos is sanguine; Rhythm Guitarist/Keyboardist Nick McCarthy is choleric; Drummer Paul Thompson is melancholic; and Bassist Bob Hardy is phlegmatic.
  • Gorillaz: Murdoc is choleric; 2D is sanguine; Noodle is melancholic; and Russel is phlegmatic.
  • Glay: Teru is sanguine; Takuro is choleric; Hisashi is phlegmatic; and Jiro is melancholic.
  • Japan: David was choleric; Mick was sanguine; Steve was phlegmatic; Rich was melancholic; and Rob was leukine.
  • Joy Division: Ian Curtis was melancholic; Bernard Sumner was phlegmatic; Peter Hook was choleric; Stephen Morris was sanguine.
  • L'arc-en-Ciel: Hyde is phlegmatic; Ken is melancholic; Tetsu is choleric; Yukihiro (1997-present) is sanguine; and Sakura (1992-1997) was leukine.
  • Luna Sea: Ryuichi is sanguine; Sugizo is melancholic; Inoran is phlegmatic; J is choleric; Shinya is leukine.
  • The Monkees: Davy Jones was sanguine; Michael Nesmith was choleric; Peter Tork was melancholic; and Micky Dolenz was phlegmatic.
  • Metallica: James Hetfield is choleric, Lars Ulrich is sanguine, and Kirk Hammett is phlegmatic. The bass players occupy less certain territory, but it could be argued that Cliff Burton was a melancholic, Jason Newsted a phlegmatic and Robert Trujillo somewhere between a phlegmatic and a sanguine.
  • Manic Street Preachers: James Dean Bradfield is choleric, Nicky Wire is sanguine, Richey Edwards is melancholic, and Sean Moore is phlegmatic.
  • NewOrder: Bernard Sumner is Melancholic, Peter Hook was Choleric, Gillian Gilbert is Phlegmatic, Stephen Morris is Sanguine.
  • Nirvana: Kurt Cobain is melancholic, Krist Novoselic is phlegmatic, Dave Grohl is sanguine and Pat Smear was supine.
  • Panic! at the Disco: Brendon Urie is sanguine; Ryan Ross is melancholic; Spencer Smith is leukine; Jon Walker is choleric.
  • Pantera: Phil Anselmo is choleric; "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott was sanguine; Rex Brown is melancholic; and Vinnie Paul is phlegmatic.
  • Queen: Freddie Mercury was choleric; Brian May is melancholic; Roger Taylor is sanguine; and John Deacon is phlegmatic.
  • Radiohead: Thom is choleric; Jonny is melancholic; Ed is sanguine; Phil is phlegmatic; and Colin is leukine.
  • R.E.M. (the classic lineup): Michael Stipe is melancholic; Peter Buck is choleric; Mike Mills is sanguine; and Bill Berry is phlegmatic.
  • The Rolling Stones (post-1993 lineup): Mick Jagger is choleric; Keith Richards is sanguine; Ronnie Wood is melancholic; Charlie Watts is phlegmatic.
  • Scooter: H.P. is choleric; Rick is melancholic (but not depressed); and Michael is phlegmatic.
    • Ex-members - Ferris was sanguine; Axel was leukine; and Jay was phlegmatic.
  • Sex Pistols: Johnny Rotten is melancholic; Steve Jones is choleric; Paul Cook is phlegmatic; Sid Vicious was sanguine; and Glen Matlock is leukine.
  • Space (1996 line-up): Tommy (sanguine); Jamie (choleric); Andy (melancholic); and Franny (phlegmatic).
    • Of the later members, Leon, Allan and Yorkie are all phlegmatic, Ryan is melancholic and Phil is choleric.
  • The Stone Roses: Ian Brown is melancholic, John Squire is choleric, Mani is Sanguine, Reni is Phlegmatic.
  • System of a Down: Singer/keyboardist Serj Tankian is sanguine; Guitarist/Singer Daron Malakian is choleric; Bassist Shavo Odadjian is phlegmatic; and Drummer John Dolmayan is melancholic.
  • Tool: Maynard James Keenan is choleric; Danny Carey is sanguine; Adam Jones is melancholic; and Justin Chancellor is phlegmatic.
  • U2: Bono is sanguine (most of the time); Edge is melancholic; Adam is phlegmatic; and Larry is choleric.
  • XTC: Andy Partridge is choleric; Colin Moulding is sanguine; Dave Gregory is melancholic; Terry Chambers is phlegmatic.
  • The Wiggles: Greg is choleric (he even wears yellow); Jeff is phlegmatic; Murray (wearing red) is Sanguine; and Anthony is melancholic.
  • 5 Seconds of Summer: Luke Hemmings is melancholic, Michael Clifford is phlegmatic, Calum Hood is sanguine, Ashton Irwin is choleric

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