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Musicians Born in October 1944

  • Oct 1 Barbara Parritt, American soul singer (The Toys - "A Lover's Concerto"), born in Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Oct 1 Herbert "Tubo" Rhoad, American baritone a cappella singer (Persuasions - "Street Corner Symphony"), born in Bamberg, South Carolina (d. 1988)
  • Oct 2 Ton Koopman, Dutch conductor (Royal Conservatory of the Hague), born in Zwolle, Netherlands
  • Oct 4 Rocío Dúrcal, Spanish singer and actress (d. 2006)
  • Oct 4 Marlena Davis, American pop singer (The Orlons - "Don't Hang Up"; "South Street"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1993)
  • Oct 7 Judee Sill, American singer-songwriter (Crayon Angels: Jesus Was A Cross Maker), born in Studio City, California (d. 1979) [1]
  • Oct 8 Susan Raye, American country music singer ("L.A. International Airport"), born in Eugene, Oregon
  • Oct 9 John Entwistle, English rock bass guitarist and vocalist (The Who - "Boris The Spider"), born in London, England (d. 2002)
  • Oct 9 Nona Hendryx, American R&B singer-songwriter (Patti LaBelle & Blue Belles; LaBelle - "Lady Marmalade"), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • Oct 10 Stephen Scott, American composer (Bowed Piano Ensemble; Vikings of Sunrise), and educator (Colorado College), born in Corvallis, Oregon (d. 2021)
  • Oct 13 Robert Lamm, American keyboardist, songwriter, and vocalist (Chicago - "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?": "Beginnings"; "Saturday in the Park"), born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • Oct 19 George McCrae, American soul and disco singer ("Lead Me On"; "Rock Your Baby"), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Oct 19 Peter Tosh [Winston Hubert McIntosh], Jamaican reggae musician (The Wailers -"Get Up Stand Up"; Mystic Man, Legalize It), born in Westmoreland, Jamaica (d. 1987)
  • Oct 20 William Hugh Albright, American composer and musician, born in Gary, Indiana (d. 1998)
  • Oct 24 Ted Templeman, American musician and record producer (Doobie Brothers; Nicolette Larson; Van Halen), born in Santa Cruz, California
  • Oct 24 Bettye Swann [Champion], American soul singer ("Make Me Yours"; "Don't Touch Me"),born in Shreveport, Louisiana, o
  • Oct 25 Jon Anderson, British progressive rock singer (Yes - "Roundabout"; "Close To The Edge"), born in Accrington, Lancashire, England
  • Oct 25 Kathy "Taffy" Danoff, American vocalist (Starland Vocal Band - "Afternoon Delight"), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 26 Mike Piano, American rocker (Sandpipers), born in Rochester, New York
  • Oct 26 Kenneth Lee Ascher, American jazz pianist, composer ("Rainbow Connection"), and arranger (John Lennon), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 29 Denny Laine [Brian Hines], British rock guitarist (The Moody Blues; Wings), born in Tyseley, Birmingham, England
  • Oct 29 Robbie van Leeuwen, Dutch guitarist (Shocking Blue), born in The Hague, Netherlands

About October 1944

How Old? 76 or 77 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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