On This Day

Musicians Born in October 1947

  • Oct 1 Mariska Veres, Dutch singer (Shocking Blue), born in The Hague, the Netherlands (d. 2006)
  • Oct 1 Martin Turner, Martin Turner, British rock bassist, songwriter and singer (Wishbone Ash - Argus), born in Torquay, Devon, England
  • Oct 1 Rob Davis, English musician and songwriter (Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)), born in London
  • Oct 3 Ben Cauley, American musician (The Bar-Kays) and Otis Redding plane crash survivor, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2015)
  • Oct 3 John Perry Barlow, American lyricist, essayist and activist (Grateful Dead - "Eyes Of The World"), born near Cora, Wyoming (d. 2018)
  • Oct 4 Julien Clerc, French singer
  • Oct 4 Frank "Skip" Konte, American rock keyboardist (Blues Image - "Ride Captain Ride"; Three Dog Night, 1973-76), born in Canon City, Oklahoma
  • Oct 4 Jim Fielder, American bassist, (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in Denton, Texas
  • Oct 5 Brian Johnson, English singer-songwriter (AC/DC), born in Dunston, Gateshead
  • Oct 6 Paul Martinez, British session bass player and songwriter (Cat Stevens; Robert Plant; Groove Holmes), born in Leicester, Leicestershire, England
  • Oct 7 Philip Malcolm "Pip" Williams, British record producer and arranger (Status Quo; Moody Blues), born in Hillingdon, Middlesex, England
  • Oct 8 Tony Wilson, Trinidadian rock songwriter, bassist, and vocalist (Hot Chocolate - "You Sexy Thing"), born in Trinidad
  • Oct 8 Sheila Ferguson, American pop singer and songwriter (The Three Degrees - "When Will I See You Again"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 9 Isabelle "France" Gall, French pop singer (Donner Pour Donner, Sacré Charlemagne), born in Paris, France (d. 2018)
  • Oct 11 Al Atkins, English musician (Judas Priest), born in West Bromwich, West Midlands, England
  • Oct 11 George McCorkle, American guitarist (Marshall Tucker Band), born in Chester, South Carolina (d. 2007)
  • Oct 12 George Lam, Hong Kong veteran Cantopop singer, born in Hong Kong
  • Oct 13 Sammy Hagar, American rock vocalist (I Can't Drive 55), born in Salinas, California
  • Oct 16 Bob Weir, American guitarist and singer (Grateful Dead - "I Need A Miracle", "Sugar Magnolia"; RatDog; Dead & Company), born in San Francisco, California
  • Oct 18 Laura Nyro, American singer-songwriter (Eli's Coming, Stoney End), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1997)
  • Oct 19 Wilbert Hart, American singer (Delfonics - "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)";"La-La Means I Love You"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 22 Neil Burton Rolnick, composer
  • Oct 23 Greg Ridley, British rock bassist (Spooky Tooth; Humble Pie), born in Carlisle, Cumberland, England (d. 2003)
  • Oct 25 Glenn Tipton, English rock guitarist (Judas Priest-Breakin' the Law), born in Blackheath, England
  • Oct 27 Edgar Broughton, British rocker ("Out Demons, Out!"), born in Warwick, Warwickshire, England
  • Oct 30 Chris Komar, American dancer, born in Milwaukee (d. 1996)
  • Oct 30 Timothy B. Schmit, American bass player and singer (Eagles - "I Can't Tell You Why"; Poco - "Cimmarron Rose"), born in Oakland, California

About October 1947

How Old? 73 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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