On This Day

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)

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, 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 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 and songwriter, 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), 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 and songwriter (Brown Baby, Forbidden Fruit), 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
  • 1943 Denis D'Ell, English rocker, born in London (d. 2005)
  • 1944 Stephen Scott, American composer (Bowed Piano Ensemble), born in Corvallis, Oregon
  • 1945 Alan Cartwright, English rock bass player (Procol Harum, 1972-77), born in London
  • 1946 Ben Vereen, American actor and dancer (Pippin; Roots; Webster), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1946 Charles Dance, English actor and director (Alien 3, Jewel in the Crown), born in Redditch, Worcestershire
  • 1946 John Prine, American country folk singer-songwriter (Hello in There, Angel From Montgomery), 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 Séverine [Josiane Grizeau], French singer (Un banc, un arbre, une rue), born in Paris
  • 1948 Ed Volker, American musician (The Radiators), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1953 Midge Ure, Scottish rocker (Dear God, Ultravox-We Came to Dance), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1954 James Fearnley, English accordionist (The Pogues), born in Worsley, Greater Manchester

Person of interestDavid Lee Roth

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

Van Halen Rocker David Lee Roth
Van Halen Rocker
David Lee Roth
  • 1954 Mohamed Mounir, Egyptian singer and actor (El Malek Howwa El Malek), born in Aswan, Egypt
  • 1958 Tanya Tucker, American country singer and actress (Follow that Car), 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), 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
  • 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 Mýa [Mya Marie Harrison], American pop and R&B singer ("Lady Marmalade" from Moulin Rouge!), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1979 Kangta [Ahn Chil Hyun], South Korean lead singer (H.O.T.), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1980 Tim Maurer, American singer (Suburban Legends)
  • 1980 Sherine [Abdel-Wahab], Egyptian singer, born in Cairo, Egypt
  • 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