On This Day

Musicians Born in October 1955

  • Oct 1 Howard Hewett, American R&B vocalist (Shalamar), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Oct 2 Philip Oakey, British rock vocalist (The Human League - "Don't You Want Me"), born in Hinckley, Leicestershire, England
  • Oct 3 [Douglas] Allen Woody, bassist (The Allman Brothers Band, Gov't Mule), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2000)
  • Oct 5 Leo Barnes, Irish saxophonist (Hothouse Flowers - "I'm Sorry", "Don't Go")
  • Oct 7 Yo-Yo Ma, Chinese-American cellist (2001 National Medal of Arts, 2011 Presidential Medal of Freedom), born in Paris, France
  • Oct 8 Lonnie Pitchford, American blues musician, born in Lexington, Mississipi (d. 1998)
  • Oct 12 Pat DiNizio, American rock singer, songwriter and guitarist (The Smithereens - "Only A Memory"), born in Scotch Plains, New Jersey (d. 2017)
  • Oct 12 Jane Siberry, Canadian singer-songwriter (Calling All Angels), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Oct 19 Nino DeFranco, Canadian musician (The DeFranco Family)
  • Oct 19 Roland Dyens, French classical guitarist, composer, and arranger (Libra Sonatine), born in French Tunisia. (d. 2016)
  • Oct 20 Thomas Newman, American composer
  • Oct 21 Eric Faulkner [Falconer], Scottish rock guitarist (Bay City Rollers - "Saturday Night"), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Oct 21 Rich Mullins, American musician (d. 1997)
  • Oct 23 Toshio Hosokawa, Japanese composer (Circulating Ocean), born in Hiroshima
  • Oct 25 Robin Eubanks, American jazz trombonist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 26 Christine Brewer, American operatic soprano, born in Grand Tower, Illinois
  • Oct 29 Kevin DuBrow, American heavy metal singer (Quiet Riot) (d. 2007)
  • Oct 29 Roger O'Donnell, English musician (The Cure)

About October 1955

How Old? 65 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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