Birthdays in Music on October 16

  • 1605 Charles C Dassoucy, French writer/singer
  • 1679 Jan Dismas Zelenka, composer
  • 1723 Johann Andreas Joseph Giulini, composer
  • 1729 Pierre van Maldere, composer
  • 1765 Frederic Nicolas Duvernoy, composer
  • 1809 Francesco Schira, composer, born in Island of Malta (d. 1883)
  • 1811 Gaetano Capocci, composer
  • 1821 Albert Franz Doppler, composer
  • 1826 Piotr Studzinski, composer
  • 1837 John Francis Barnett, composer
  • 1849 Arnold Krug, German composer, born in Hamburg (d. 1904)
  • 1849 Charles Harford Lloyd, composer
  • 1859 Henryk Pachulski, Polish composer, born in Lazy, Poland (d. 1921)
  • 1878 Carlos Pedrell, composer
  • 1897 Harrison Kerr, composer
  • 1903 Mario Pilati, composer

  • 1904 Reginald Dixon, Sheffield, Britain, theatre organist, (d. 1985)
  • 1910 William Leonard Reed, composer
  • 1913 Cesar Bresgen, Austrian composer/organist
  • 1923 Bert Kaempfert, German orchestra leader and songwriter, born in Hamburg (d. 1980)
  • 1927 Peter Brinson, dance educationalist
  • 1930 Carmen Sevilla, Spanish actress, singer and TV presenter (Vengeance, Searching for Monica, Don Juan), born in Seville, Spain
  • 1932 Henry Jay Lewis, conductor/bass (LA Philharmonic 1955-59), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1935 Sugar Pie DeSanto, US singer (Soulful dress)
  • 1936 Gerardo Gandini, composer
  • 1937 Emile Ford, singer and engineer (first black male singer to top UK charts), born in Castries, St Lucia (d. 2016)
  • 1938 Nico (born Christa Päffgen; singer-songwriter, fashion model, actress) (d. 1988)
  • 1941 Derek David Bourgeois, composer
  • 1941 Erkki Jokinen, composer
  • 1942 Dave Lovelady, English musician (The Fourmost), born in Liverpool
  • 1943 C Fred Turner, rock bassist/vocalist (Bachman-Turner Overdrive)
  • 1945 Roger Hawkins, American drummer (the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section), born in Mishawaka, Indiana
  • 1947 Bob Weir, guitarist and singer (Grateful Dead - I Need A Miracle), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1948 Jim Ed Norman [Edward James Norman], American musician and record producer, born in Fort Myers, Florida
  • 1952 Cordell "Boogie" Mosson, American musician (Parliament-Funkadelic collective), born in Plainfield, New Jersey (d. 2013)
  • 1953 Tony Carey, American rocker musician, singer-songwriter (Rainbow,Planet P Project), born in Fresno, California
  • 1958 Eleftheria Arvanitaki, Greek singer
  • 1959 Gary Kemp, English rock guitarist (Spandau Ballet-True), born in London
  • 1959 Erkki-Sven Tüür, Estonian composer
  • 1960 Bob Mould, American musician
  • 1962 Flea, [Michael Balzary], bassist (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • 1962 Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Russian baritone
  • 1962 Durga McBroom, American singer, songwriter, and actress, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1969 Wendy Wilson, American rock vocalist (Wilson Phillips-Hold On), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1969 Roy Hargrove, American jazz trumpeter, born in Waco, Texas (d. 2018)
  • 1971 Chad Gray, American singer
  • 1974 Deo Grech, Maltese television presenter, songwriter
  • 1977 John Mayer, American musician
  • 1978 Abel Talamantez, Texas, singer (Menudo-Cannonball)
  • 1978 Ethan Luck, American musician (The O.C. Supertones, Demon Hunter, Relient K)
  • 1982 Vincy Chan, Hong Kong singer
  • 1984 Shayne Ward, UK singer, winner of The X Factor, series 2005