On This Day

Musicians Born in October 1949

  • Oct 1 Hans Pålsson, Swedish concert pianist, and educator ("Dead Masters, Live Music"), born in Helsingborg, Sweden
  • Oct 1 André Rieu, Dutch violinist and conductor (Johann Strauss Orchestra), born in Maastricht, Netherlands

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Oct 2 Annie Leibovitz, American photographer (Rolling Stone magazine), born in Waterbury, Connecticut

  • Oct 2 Richard Hell [Meyers], American punk rock bassist (Television, 1973-75; Volvoids), and writer, born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Oct 3 Lindsey Buckingham, American guitarist, singer and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac - "Go Your Own Way"), born in Palo Alto, California
  • Oct 5 B. W. Stevenson, American country singer, born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1988)
  • Oct 6 Bobby Farrell, Aruban disco vocalist (Boney M), born in San Nicolaas, Aruba (d. 2010)
  • Oct 6 Sid McGinnis, American session and touring guitarist (David Letterman; Peter Gabriel; Leonard Cohen; Paul Simon), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 7 Dave Hope, American rock bassist and retired priest (Kansas - "Dust In The Wind"), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • Oct 7 Kieran Kane, American country singer (O'Kanes - "Can't Stop My Heart from Loving You"), born in Queens, New York
  • Oct 7 Gabriel Yared, Lebanese-French film score composer (Betty Blue; The English Patient), born in Beirut, Lebanon
  • Oct 8 Hamish Stuart, Scottish guitarist and singer (Average White Band; Paul McCartney), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Oct 8 Jay Graydon, American songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Al Jarrau), born in Burbank, California
  • Oct 9 Rod Temperton, British pop musician and songwriter ("Boogie Nights"; "Thriller"; "Give Me the Night"; "Yah Mo B There"), born in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England (d. 2016)
  • Oct 11 Greg Douglass, American rock guitarist, and vocalist (Steve Miller Band - Abracadabra), born in Oakland, California
  • Oct 13 Rick Vito, American session and touring rock guitarist and singer (Fleetwood Mac, 1987-91, born Darby, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 13 Robert Sirota, American classical composer, born in New York, New York
  • Oct 15 Chris De Burgh {Davison], British-Irish pop and art rock singer-songwriter ("The Lady In Red"), born in Venado Tuerto, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
  • Oct 17 Maurice Willis Wright, American classical composer (The Trojan Conflict) and educator (Temple University, 1980-present), born in Front Royal, Virginia
  • Oct 18 Gary Richrath, guitarist and songwriter (REO Speedwagon), born in Peoria Illinois, (d. 2015)
  • Oct 18 Joe Egan, Scottish singer-songwriter (Stealers Wheel - "Stuck In The Middle With You"), born in Paisley, Scotland
  • Oct 21 Shulamit Ran, composer
  • Oct 22 Stiv Bators [Steven Bator], American punk rock singer and guitarist (The Dead Boys), born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 1990)
  • Oct 23 Würzel [Michael Burston], British musician (Motörhead), born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England (d. 2011)
  • Oct 23 John Leckie, British audio engineer and record producer (XTC; Muse; Stone Roses; Radiohead), born in Paddington, London, England
  • Oct 23 Tony Wright, British graphic artist and album cover designer ( Traffic - "The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys"; Steve Winwood - "Arc Of A Diver"; The B-52's), born in London, England
  • Oct 24 Mike D. Stone, American recording engineer (Frank Zappa, Joe Walsh, Bee Gees, America), born (d. 2017)
  • Oct 25 Walter Hyatt, American singer and songwriter (Uncle Walt's Band), born in Spartanburg, South Carolina (d. 1996)
  • Oct 27 Garry Tallent, American rock bassist and producer (E Street Band), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 27 Jack Daniels, American country guitarist (Highway 101 - "Cry, Cry, Cry"; "Who's Lonely Now?"), born in Choctaw, Oklahoma,
  • Oct 28 Kenny Passarelli, American touring and session bass guitarist (Joe Walsh; Elton John; Dan Fogelberg; Hall & Oates), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Oct 29 James Williamson, American guitarist (The Stooges), born in Castroville, Texas
  • Oct 29 David Paton, Scottish rock session and touring bass player and singer (Pilot; Alan Parsons Project), born in Edinburgh
  • Oct 30 David Green, Australian rock bassist (Air Supply), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Oct 31 Bob Siebenberg, American rock drummer (Supertramp - Crime Of The Century), born in Glendale, California
  • Oct 31 Odaline de la Martinez, Cuban-American composer, born in Matanzas, Cuba

About October 1949

How Old? 72 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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