Birthdays in Music on October 10

  • 1713 Johann Ludwig Krebs, composer
  • 1790 George Gerson, composer
  • 1804 Albin Masek, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1878)

Person of interestGiuseppe Verdi

1813 Giuseppe Verdi, Italian opera composer (Rigoletto, La traviata), born in Busseto (d. 1901)

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi
  • 1847 Gheorghe Dima, composer
  • 1854 Jeronimo Gimenez y Bellido, composer
  • 1862 Arthur De Greef, composer
  • 1868 Guillermo M Tomas, composer
  • 1876 Walter Niemann, composer
  • 1897 Lamar Stringfield, composer
  • 1903 Vernon Duke [Vladimir Alexandrovich Dukelsky], American composer and songwriter (Taking a Chance on Love), born in Parafianovo, Russian Empire (d. 1969)
  • 1906 Paul Creston, [Giuseppe Guttoveggio], NY, composer (Creative Harmony)
  • 1908 John Waldo Green, American composer (Body & Soul, Guy Lombardo's arranger), born in NYC, New York
  • 1910 Alan Frank, music publisher
  • 1910 Milton "Tippy" Larkin, band leader
  • 1914 Ivory Joe Hunter "The Baron of the Boogie", Rhythm and Blues singer-songwriter, born in Kirbyville, Texas (d. 1974)
  • 1916 Scott Huston, composer
  • 1917 Thelonious Monk, Rocky Mount North Carolina, American jazz pianist and composer
  • 1918 Bobby Byrne, orchestra leader (Club Seven), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1923 Louis Gottlieb, musician
  • 1924 Ludmilla Tchérina, French prima ballerina, artist, actress, choreographer and author (Sins of Rome), born in Paris, France (d. 2004)
  • 1926 Oscar Brown Jr, US songwriter (Brown Baby, Forbidden Fruit)
  • 1927 Thomas Brendon Wilson, composer
  • 1935 Paolo Renosto, composer
  • 1943 Denis D'Ell, [Dennis Dalziel], rocker
  • 1944 Stephen Scott, composer
  • 1945 Alan Cartwright, rocker (Procul Harum)
  • 1946 Ben Vereen, actor/dancer (Pippin, Roots, Webster), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1946 Charles Dance, Redditch, Worcestershire, English actor and director (Alien 3, Jewel in the Crown)
  • 1946 John Prine, Maywood Ill, country singer (Hello in There)
  • 1948 Séverine, French singer
  • 1948 Ed Volker, American musician
  • 1953 Midge Ure, rocker (Dear God, Ultravox-We Came to Dance), born in Glasgow, Scotland

Person of interestDavid Lee Roth

1954 David Lee Roth, American rock singer (Van Halen), born in Bloomington Indiana

Van Halen Rocker David Lee Roth
Van Halen Rocker
David Lee Roth
  • 1954 Mohamed Mounir, Egyptian singer and actor
  • 1958 Tanya Tucker, Seminole Tx, country singer/actress (Follow that Car)
  • 1959 Kirsty MacColl, English singer (d. 2000)
  • 1960 Eric Martin, rocker (Mr Big)
  • 1961 Martin Kemp, rock bassist (Spandau Ballet), born in London, England
  • 1965 Rebecca Pidgeon, British-American actress and singer-songwriter. born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1965 Toshi, Japanese singer (X Japan)
  • 1966 Kevin Paige, vocalist (Don't Shut Me Out)
  • 1970 Corinna May, German singer
  • 1971 Evgeny Kissin, Russian pianist
  • 1979 Mya Harrison, American singer (Mýa), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1979 Ahn Chil Hyun (Kangta), lead singer of the former South Korean group H.O.T.
  • 1980 Tim Maurer, American singer (Suburban Legends)
  • 1980 Sherine, Egyptian singer
  • 1984 Stephanie Cheng, Hong Kong singer
  • 1991 Gabriella Cilmi, Australian singer
  • 1991 Mariana Espósito, Argentine actress, singer and model