Musicians Born on October 15

  • 1723 Johann Andreas Joseph Giulini, German composer (Canticum Zacharia), baptized in Augsburg, Bavaria (d. 1722)
  • 1761 Peter Grønland, Danish composer, born in Wilster, Germany (d. 1825)
  • 1762 Samuel Adams Holyoke, American composer, born in Boxford, Massachusetts (d. 1820)
  • 1775 Bernhard Henrik Crusell, Swedish-Finnish composer, born in Uusikaupunki, Finland (d. 1838)
  • 1784 Thomas Hastings, American composer, born in Washington, Connecticut (d. 1872)
  • 1799 August Ferdinand Haeser, German composer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1844)
  • 1818 Johann Gungl, Austrian composer and conductor, born in Zsambék, Austrian Empire (d. 1883) (alternatively born March 5 1828)
  • 1852 Wilhelm Posse, German composer, born in Bromberg, Province of Posen (now Poland) (d. 1925)
  • 1858 Frank Valentine der Stucken, American-Belgian composer, born in Fredericksburg, Texas (d. 1929)
  • 1874 Otallo Morales, Spanish composer, born in Almería, Spain (d. 1957)
  • 1890 Arcady Dubensky, Russian composer, born in Kirov, Russia (d. 1966)
  • 1898 Gunther Ramin, German organist and composer, born in Karlsruhe, Germany (d. 1956)
  • 1902 William Edmonson, American bass harmony and gospel vocalist (Southernaires), radio, stage and screen actor (Thirty Years Later), born in Spokane, Washington (d. 1979)
  • 1905 Alexey Fedorovich Kozlovsky, Russian composer, born in Kyiv, Ukraine (d. 1977)
  • 1905 Dag Wirén, Swedish composer, born in Striberg, Sweden (d. 1986)
  • 1905 Edna Deane (née Sewell) British dancer, choreographer and drama teacher, born in Orange Free State of South Africa (d. 1995)
  • 1908 Herman "Ivory" Chittison, American jazz pianist (Harlem Rhythm Makers), born in Flemingsburg, Kentucky (d. 1967)
  • 1912 Nellie Lutcher, American jazz and R&B singer, pianist, and songwriter (He's a Real Gone Guy), born in Lake Charles, Louisiana (d. 2007)
  • 1917 Paul Tanner, American trombonist (Glenn Miller Orchestra), developer and player of the Electro-Theremin (The Beach Boys - "Good Vibrations"; "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times"), and educator (UCLA), born in Skunk Hollow, Kentucky (d. 2013)
  • 1922 Lorraine Gordon [Stein], American jazz music advocate and owner of Village Vanguard jazz club, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2018)
  • 1922 Tommy Edwards, American R&B singer-songwriter ("It's All In The Game"), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1969)
  • 1924 Colin Romoff, American orchestra leader (Andy Williams Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1925 Mickey Baker, American session guitar player (Mickey & Sylvia - "Love Is Strange"), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2012)
  • 1926 Karl Richter, German composer and conductor, born in Plauen, Germany (d. 1981)
  • 1931 (Lionel) Frederick "Freddy" Cole, American jazz singer and pianist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2020) [1]
  • 1932 Jaan Rääts, Estonian pianist, orchestral and film score composer, born in Tartu, Estonia (d. 2020)
  • 1934 N. Ramani, Indian flutist, born in Tiruvarur, Tamil Nadu, India (d. 2015)
  • 1935 Barry McGuire, American singer-songwriter ("Eve of Destruction"), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1936 Kari Rydman, Finnish composer, born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 1938 Fela Kuti, Nigerian Afrobeat musician and composer, born in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria (d. 1997)
  • 1938 Marv Johnson, American R&B pianist, songwriter, and singer ("You Got What It Takes"; "(You've Got To) Move Two Mountains"), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1993)
  • 1938 Rafael Aponte-Ledeé, Puerto Rican composer, born in Guayama, Puerto Rico
  • 1942 Chris Andrews, British-German songwriter (Adam Faith; Sandie Shaw), singer ("Yesterday Man"), and record producer, born in Romford, Essex, England
  • 1942 Don Stevenson, American rock drummer, singer, and songwriter (Moby Grape - "Ohama"), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1943 Larrie Londin [Ralph Gallant], American session drummer (Motown and Nashville), born in Norfolk, Virgina (d. 1992)
  • 1946 Richard Carpenter, American pop pianist, songwriter, arranger, and producer (The Carpenters - "Close to You"), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1949 Chris De Burgh {Davison], British-Irish pop and art rock singer-songwriter ("The Lady In Red"), born in Venado Tuerto, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
  • 1951 Frank DiMino, American rock vocalist (Angel), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1953 Tito Jackson, American singer (Jackson 5 - "ABC"; "Never Can Say Goodbye"), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1956 Chris Lacklison,, British pop keyboardist (Kenny - "Fancy Pants"; "Julie Anne"), born in London, England
  • 1962 Philip Blackburn, British-American composer (Ghostly Psalms), sound artist, musicologist (Harry Partch), and record executive (Innova), born in Cambridge, England
  • 1966 Bill Charlap, American jazz pianist (Phil Woods; Tony Bennett; Sandy Stewart), and educator, born in New York City
  • 1966 David Stead, British pop drummer (The Beautiful South - "A Little Time"), born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England
  • 1966 Dougie Vipond, Scottish pop drummer (Deacon Blue - "Real Gone Kid") and broadcaster (BBC), born in Elderslie, Scotland
  • 1968 Jyrki 69 [Jyrki Pekka Emil Linnankivi], Finnish musician (The 69 Eyes), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 1970 Eric Benét, American singer and songwriter ("Love Don't Love Me"), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1973 Dax Riggs, American musician (Acid Bath), born in Evansville, Indiana
  • 1975 Ginuwine [Elgin Baylor Lumpkin], American singer (Ginuwine...The Bachelor), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1976 Yoon Son-ha, South Korean actress and singer (Fighting Girl), born in Jeonju, South Korea
  • 1977 Erin McKeown, American indie rock-folk musician and singer-songwriter, (We Will Become Like Birds), born in Fredericksburg, Virginia
  • 1980 Siiri Nordin, Finnish singer (Killer), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 1981 Keyshia Cole, African American R&B singer, born in Oakland, California
  • 1982 Paulini [Pauline Curuenavuli], Fijian-Australian singer, born in Suva, Fiji
  • 1983 Stephy Tang, Hong Kong singer and actress (The Empty Hands), born in Hong Kong
  • 1984 Jessie Ware, British pop singer-songwriter ("What's Your Pleasure?"), born in Hammersmith, London, England
  • 1986 Lee Donghae, Korean singer (Super Junior), born in Mokpo, South Korea