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Birthdays in Music on October 17

  • 1688 Domenico Zipoli, Italian organist and composer, born in Prato (d. 1726)
  • 1720 Maria Teresa Agnesi, composer
  • 1729 Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny, composer
  • 1730 Ernestus Weinrauch, composer
  • 1844 Miguel Nieto, composer
  • 1860 Dionyssios Lavrangas, composer
  • 1878 Henri Mulet, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1967)
  • 1892 Herbert Norman Howells, composer
  • 1892 Otakar Jeremias, composer
  • 1893 Jean Binet, Swiss composer, born in Geneva (d. 1960)
  • 1898 Shinichi Suzuki, Japanese music teacher (Suzuki Method), born in Nagoya, Japan (d. 1998)
  • 1909 Crozy [William] Cole, US jazz drummer
  • 1914 Albert Markos, Romanian composer (Torso I), born in Székelykeresztúr, Hungary (now Cristuru Secuiesc, Romania) (d. 1981)
  • 1916 Tadeusz Paciorkiewicz, Polish organist and composer, born in Sierpc, Poland (d. 1998)
  • 1922 Luiz Bonfá, Brazilian composer (d. 2001)
  • 1923 Barney Kessel, American jazz guitarist (The Wrecking Crew), born in Muskogee, Oklahoma (d. 2004)

  • 1928 Ivan Marinov, composer
  • 1929 Ram Da-Oz [Abraham Daus], Israeli composer, born in Berlin
  • 1930 Angelo Paccignini, composer
  • 1932 Gundaris Pone, composer
  • 1933 Jeanine Deckers, Belgian nun and singer-songwriter, The Singing Nun, born in Laeken (d. 1985)
  • 1934 Emmanuel "Rico" Rodriguez, Jamaican ska trombonist (The Specials), born in Kingston (d. 2015)
  • 1941 Alan Howard, rock bassist (Brian Poole & The Tremeloes)
  • 1941 Earl Thomas Conley, country singer (Too Many Times), born in Portsmouth, Ohio
  • 1941 James Seals, Sidney Tx, singer (Seals & Crofts-Summer Breeze)
  • 1942 Gary Puckett, vocalist (Gary Puckett& Union Gap "Woman Woman"), born in Hibbing, Minnesota
  • 1943 Susan Davenny Wyner, soprano (Walter Naumberg Prize), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1946 James Ray Tucker, American rock guitarist (Turtles-Eleanor), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946 Michael Hossack, American drummer (The Doobie Brothers), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • 1949 Maurice Willis Wright, composer
  • 1950 Sandra Reemer, Dutch singer (As Love Goes)
  • 1958 Alan Jackson, American country singer (Here in the Real World), born in Newnan, Georgia
  • 1958 Gianmaria Testa, Italian singer-songwriter, born in Cavallermaggiore (d. 2016)
  • 1958 Howard Alden, American jazz guitarist (George Van Eps), born in Newport Beach
  • 1967 Allen West, US metal guitarist (Obituary, Cause of Death)
  • 1967 René Dif, Danish musician (Aqua)
  • 1968 Ziggy Marley, Jamaican reggae performer and son of Bob Marley, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1969 Wyclef Jean, Haitian-American rapper and singer-songwriter, born in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti
  • 1971 Chris Kirkpatrick, American singer ('N Sync)

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1972 Eminem [Marshall Bruce Mathers III], American rapper and movie star (The Real Slim Shady, Stan and 8 Mile), born in St. Joseph , Missouri

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  • 1972 Tarkan [Tevetoğlu], Turkish pop singer (Şımarık), born in Alzey, West Germany
  • 1974 Janne Puurtinen, Finnish keyboardist (HIM), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 1979 Marcela Bovio, Mexican singer and violinist (Stream of Passion)