Musicians Born on October 10

  • 1713 Johann Ludwig Krebs, German organist and composer, born in Buttelstedt, Germany (d. 1780)
  • 1804 Albin Masek, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1878)

Giuseppe VerdiGiuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)

Italian opera composer (Rigoletto, La Traviata), born in Busseto

  • 1847 Gheorghe Dima, Romanian composer, born in Șcheii Brașovului, Romania (d. 1925)
  • 1854 Gerónimo Giménez, Spanish composer, born in Seville, Spain (d. 1923)
  • 1862 Arthur De Greef, Belgian composer, born in Louvain, Belgium (d. 1940)
  • 1868 Guillermo M. Tomás, Cuban composer, born in Cienfuegos, Cuba (d. 1933)
  • 1876 Walter Niemann, German composer, born in Hamburg (d. 1953)
  • 1893 Willi Apel, German-American musicologist (Harvard Dictionary of Music), born in Konitz, West Prussia (d. 1988)
  • 1897 Lamar Stringfield, American composer, born in Raleigh, North Carolina (d. 1959)
  • 1898 Conrad Leonard, British composer and pianist, born in South Norwood, England (d. 2003)
  • 1903 Vernon Duke [Vladimir Alexandrovich Dukelsky], American composer and songwriter ("Taking A Chance On Love"), born in Parafianovo, Russian Empire (d. 1969)
  • 1906 Leo Mathisen, Danish jazz pianist, composer, arranger, singer and bandleader, known as "The Lion" (Take It Easy; To Be Or Not To Be), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1969)
  • 1906 Paul Creston [Giuseppe Guttoveggio], Italian-American composer (Zanoni), educator, and music theorist (Creative Harmony), born in NYC, New York (d. 1985)
  • 1908 Johnny Green, American singer ("Body and Soul") and film score composer who won 5 Academy Awards, born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1910 Alan Frank, English composer and music publisher, born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1910 Milt Larkin, American jazz trumpeter and band leader, born in Navasota, Texas (d. 1996)
  • 1914 Ivory Joe Hunter "The Baron of the Boogie", American R&B singer, piano player, and songwriter ("Since I Met You Baby"), born in Kirbyville, Texas (d. 1974)
  • 1916 Scott Huston, American composer, born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 1991)
  • 1917 Thelonious Monk, American jazz pianist and composer ("Straight, No Chaser"; "'Round Midnight"; "Brilliant Corners"), born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina (d. 1982)
  • 1918 Bobby Byrne, American orchestra leader (Club Seven), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 2006)
  • 1918 George Rhodes, American pianist, composer, arranger, and music director (Sammy Davis, Jr. Show), born in Indiana (d. 1985)
  • 1923 Louis Gottlieb, American musician (The Limeliters), born inn La Crescenta, California (d. 1996)
  • 1924 Ludmilla Tchérina, French prima ballerina, artist, actress, choreographer and author (Sins of Rome), born in Paris, France (d. 2004)
  • 1926 Oscar Brown, American singer, songwriter ("Brown Baby"; "Forbidden Fruit"), playwright, and poet, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2005)
  • 1927 Thomas Wilson, Scottish composer, born in Trinidad, Colorado (d. 2001)
  • 1928 Julian "Junior" Mance, American jazz pianist (Dinah Washington; Dizzy Gillespie), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2021)
  • 1935 Paolo Renosto, Italian composer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1988)
  • 1938 Gloria Coates, American post-minimalist composer, born in Wausau, Wisconsin
  • 1940 Mouse [Stanley Miller] American artist, notable for psychedelic rock concert poster designs and album art (Grateful Dead; Journey), born in Fresno, California
  • 1942 Bruce Ricker, American jazz and blues documentarian (The Last of the Blue Devils; Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 2011)
  • 1943 Denis D'Ell, English rocker, born in London (d. 2005)
  • 1944 Stephen Scott, American composer (Bowed Piano Ensemble; Vikings of Sunrise), and educator (Colorado College), born in Corvallis, Oregon (d. 2021)
  • 1945 Alan Cartwright, British rock bass player (Procol Harum, 1972-77), born in London, England (d. 2020)
  • 1946 Ben Vereen, American Tony Award-winning actor, singer, and dancer (Jesus Christ Superstar; Pippin; Roots; Tenspeed and Brown Shoe; Webster), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1946 John Prine, American country folk singer-songwriter ("Hello in There"; "Angel From Montgomery"; "Summer's End"), born in Maywood, Illinois (d. 2020)
  • 1946 Willard White, Jamaican-British operatic bass baritone, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1948 Cyril Neville, American singer and percussionist (Neville Brothers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1948 Ed Volker, American swamp-rock keyboardist (The Radiators), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1948 Séverine [Josiane Grizeau], French singer (Un banc, un arbre, une rue), born in Paris
  • 1953 (James) "Midge" Ure, Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and synth player ("Dear God"; Ultravox - "We Came to Dance"; Band Aid - "Do They Know It's Christmas?"), born in Glasgow, Scotland

David Lee RothDavid Lee Roth (68 years old)

1954 American rock singer (Van Halen - "Jump!"; solo -"Just a Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody"), born in Bloomington, Indiana

  • 1954 Mohamed Mounir, Egyptian singer and actor (El Malek Howwa El Malek), born in Aswan, Egypt
  • 1958 Tanya Tucker, American Grammy Award-winning country singer-songwriter ("Delta Dawn"; "Bring Me Flowers Now"), born in Seminole, Texas
  • 1959 Kirsty MacColl, English singer and songwriter (Electric Landlady), born in Croydon, Surrey, England (d. 2000)
  • 1960 Eric Martin, American rocker (Mr Big), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1960 Simon Townshend, British guitarist and songwriter, born in Chiswick, London
  • 1961 Martin Kemp, English rock bassist (Spandau Ballet - "True"), born in London, England
  • 1963 Anita Mui, Hong Kong Cantopop singer and actress, "Madonna of the East", born in Hong Kong (d. 2003)
  • 1965 Rebecca Pidgeon, British-American actress, singer and songwriter, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1965 Toshi, Japanese singer (X Japan), born in Tateyama, Chiba, Japan
  • 1966 Kevin Paige, American vocalist ("Don't Shut Me Out"), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1967 Michael Giacchino, American Emmy, Grammy, and Oscar Award-winning composer for television, film, and video games (Lost; Up; Jojo Rabbit), born in Riverside Township, New Jersey
  • 1970 Corinna May, German blind singer ("I Can't Live Without Music"), born in Bremen, Germany
  • 1971 Evgeny Kissin, Russian concert pianist, born in Moscow
  • 1972 (Michael) Dean Roland, American guitarist and songwriter (Collective Soul), born in Stockbridge, Georgia
  • 1979 Kangta [Ahn Chil Hyun], South Korean lead singer (H.O.T.), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1979 Mýa [Mya Marie Harrison], American pop and R&B singer ("Lady Marmalade" from Moulin Rouge!), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1980 Sherine [Abdel-Wahab], Egyptian singer, born in Cairo, Egypt
  • 1980 Tim Maurer, American singer (Suburban Legends)
  • 1983 (Elizabeth Mae) "Lzzy" Hale, American hard rock singer and musician (Halestorm - "Love Bites (So Do I)"), born in Red Lion, Pennsylvania
  • 1984 Stephanie Cheng, Hong Kong singer (Traffic Light), born in Hong Kong
  • 1988 Jodie Devos, Belgian operatic soprano, born in Libramont-Chevigny, Belgium
  • 1991 Gabriella Cilmi, Australian singer and songwriter ("Lessons To Be Learned"), born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • 1991 Lali Espósito, Argentine actress, singer and model, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina