On This Day

Musicians Born in October 1939

  • Oct 2 Lolly Vegas [Candido Vasquez], American rock singer (Redbone - "Come And Get Your Love"), born in Coalinga, California (d. 2010)
  • Oct 5 Marie Laforêt, French singer and actress, born in Soulac-sur-Mer, Gironde France
  • Oct 7 Colin Cooper, British vocalist and harmonica player (Climax Blues Band - "Couldn't Get It Right"), born in Stafford, England (d. 2008)
  • Oct 7 Joel Brodsky, American photographer, created over 400 album covers (The Doors; Isaac Hayes; Ohio Players), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • Oct 8 Armando Gentilucci, Italian composer, born in Lecce, Italy (d. 1989)
  • Oct 8 Andrew William Thomas, American composer (Three Transformations), born in Ithaca, New York
  • Oct 9 (Overton Vertis) "O.V." Wright, American singer, born in Lenow, Tennessee, (d. 1980)
  • Oct 11 Woytec Lowski [Woiciech Wiesidlowski], Polish dancer and ballet master, born in Brzesc, Poland (d. 1995)
  • Oct 16 William "Billy" Cox, American bass player (performed with Jimi Hendrix), born in Wheeling, West Virginia
  • Oct 20 Jay Siegel, American rock bassist (Tokens - "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 20 Raymond Jones, British keyboardist and songwriter, born in Oldham, England
  • Oct 22 Ray Jones, rock bassist (Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas)
  • Oct 23 Charlie Foxx, American soul songwriter, guitarist, and singer ("Mockingbird"), born in Greensboro, North Carolina (d. 1998)
  • Oct 24 Uri Sharvit, Israeli composer, born in Jerusalem
  • Oct 30 Eddie Holland, American singer and songwriter (Jamie, Leaving Here), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 30 Grace Slick, American rock vocalist (Jefferson Airplane - "White Rabbit"), born in Highland Park, Illinois
  • Oct 30 Norman West, American singer (Soul Children, Hearsay, Give 'em Love)
  • Oct 30 Edward Holland Jr., American singer, lyricist, vocal arranger, and producer (Holland–Dozier–Holland - "Heat Wave"; "Where Did Our Love Go"; "You Keep Me Hanging On"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 31 Ali Farka Touré, Malian musician, born in Timbuktu Region, Mali (d. 2006)

About October 1939

How Old? 81 or 82 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Signs: Libra (Sep 23 - Oct 22), Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21)