Birthdays in Music in October 1927

  • Oct 5 John W. Downey, American composer, born in Chicago (d. 2004)
  • Oct 6 Paul Badura-Skoda, pianist (Mozart Interpretation), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Oct 7 Al Martino, singer (Here in My Heart)/actor (The Godfather), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 8 Al Duncan, blues drummer, born in McKinney, Texas (d. 1995)
  • Oct 8 Gigi Durston, singer (Sonny Kendis Show), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Oct 10 Thomas Brendon Wilson, composer
  • Oct 16 Peter Brinson, dance educationalist
  • Oct 23 Sonny [William] Criss, American jazz musician (bebop, Jazz USA), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1977)
  • Oct 24 Renato de Grandis, composer
  • Oct 24 Gilbert B├ęcaud, French composer and actor (d. 2001)
  • Oct 25 Barbara Cook, American stage singer and actress (Music Man), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2017)
  • Oct 27 Dominick Argento, American composer (Colonel Jonathan the Saint), born in York, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 28 Cleo Laine, actress/singer (Flesh to a Tiger), born in Middlesex, England
  • Oct 31 Anita Kerr, American singer composer and producer (The Anita Kerr Singers), born in Memphis, Tennessee