On This Day

Musicians Born on October 19

  • 1545 Giovanale Ancina, Italian priest and composer, born in Fossano, Duchy of Savoy (d. 1604)
  • 1652 Louis Le Quointe, Flemish organist and composer (Bouquet de fleurs), born in Ypres, Spanish Netherlands (d. 1717)
  • 1684 Johann Christoph Frauenholtz, Alsatian composer, baptized in Ahorn, Electorate of Bavaria (d. 1754)
  • 1690 Giuseppi Maria Carretti, composer
  • 1824 Frantisek Pivoda, composer
  • 1828 Adolfo Fumagalli, composer
  • 1866 Clarence Lucas, composer
  • 1889 Uncle Art Satherley, British-American record producer (1968 Academy of Country Music Award), born in Bristol, England (d. 1986)
  • 1892 Ilmari Hannikainen, Finnish pianist and composer, born in Jyväskylä; (d. 1955)
  • 1900 Theodoro Valcarcel, composer
  • 1900 Erna Berger, German soprano (d. 1990)
  • 1903 Vittorio Giannini, composer
  • 1907 Roger Wolfe Kahn, American bandleader (d. 1962)
  • 1908 [Nils] Geirr Tveitt, Norwegian classical pianist and composer, born in Bergen, Norway (d. 1981)
  • 1908 Patrick Cairns "Spike" Hughes, British jazz double bassist and composer (Elegy), born in London (d. 1987)
  • 1911 George Cates, American orchestra leader (Lawrence Welk Show), born in NYC, New York

  • 1913 Vinicius de Moraes, Brazilian poet and songwriter (d. 1980)
  • 1915 Farid al-Atrash [El-Atrache], Syrian composer, musician, virtuoso oud player, and actor (Akher kedba), born in Jebel Ed-Druz, Southern Syria (d. 1974)
  • 1916 Emil Gilels, Soviet concert pianist (Brussels Competition - 1st prize, 1938), born in Odessa, Russian Empire (now Ukraine) (d. 1985)
  • 1916 Karl-Birger Blomdahl, Swedish composer (Facettes; Aniara), born in Växjö, Sweden (d. 1968)
  • 1926 Arne Bendiksen, Norwegian singer and songwriter
  • 1929 Dumitru Capoianu, Romanian conductor and classical and film composer (The Little Man), born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 2012)
  • 1931 László Kalmár, Hungarian composer (Triangles), born in Budapest (d. 1995)
  • 1934 Dave Guard, American folk singer, songwriter and arranger (Kingston Trio - "Tom Dooley"), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1991)
  • 1943 Robert Morris, American composer, born in Cheltenham, England
  • 1943 Robin Greville Holloway, British composer (Seascape And Harvest), born in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England
  • 1943 Robin Holloway, British composer, and academic born in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England
  • 1944 George McCrae, American soul and disco singer ("Lead Me On"; "Rock Your Baby"), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • 1944 Peter Tosh [Winston Hubert McIntosh], Jamaican reggae musician (The Wailers -"Get Up Stand Up"; Mystic Man, Legalize It), born in Westmoreland, Jamaica (d. 1987)
  • 1945 Jeannie C. Riley, American country singer (Harper Valley P.T.A.; Hee Haw), born in Stamford, Texas
  • 1945 Keith Reid, British lyricist and poet (Procol Harum - "A Whiter Shade of Pale" ), born in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England
  • 1947 Wilbert Hart, American singer (Delfonics - "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)";"La-La Means I Love You"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1948 Chester "Chet" Biscardi, Italian-American composer, born in Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • 1948 Patrick Simmons, American rock guitarist and songwriter (The Doobie Brothers - "Blackwater"), born in Aberdeen, Washington
  • 1952 Veronica Judith Sainz Castro, Mexican spanish singer/actress (Nana)
  • 1955 Nino DeFranco, Canadian musician (The DeFranco Family)

  • 1955 Roland Dyens, French classical guitarist, composer, and arranger (Libra Sonatine), born in French Tunisia. (d. 2016)
  • 1957 Karl Wallinger, Welsh rocker (World Party - "Give It All Away"), born in Prestatyn Wales, UK
  • 1958 Antoine Trousers, rock drummer/singer (Dike-Bleeding Heart)
  • 1958 Lou Briel, Puerto Rican singer and actor born in Santurce, Puerto Rico
  • 1960 Dan "Woody" Woodgate, British rock drummer (Madness - "Our House"; Voice of Beehive), born in Kensington, West London, England
  • 1960 Jennifer Holliday, American singer and actress (Dream Girls), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1960 Jonathan FeBland, English musician and artist, born in London
  • 1965 Frankie Paul [Paul Blake], Jamaican reggae musician, born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 2017)
  • 1965 Todd Park Mohr, American musician (Big Head Todd and the Monsters), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1967 Yoko Shimomura, Japanese pianist and video game composer, born in Hyogo, Japan
  • 1968 Sinitta [Malone], British-American singer (So Macho, Toy Boy), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1969 (Randolph Severn) "Trey" Parker [III], American actor, animator and composer (South Park; The Book of Mormon), born in Conifer, Colorado
  • 1972 Pras [Prakazrel Michel], Haitian-American rapper, songwriter and producer (The Fugees), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1973 Laurent Brancowitz [Mazzalai], French guitarist (Phoenix), born in Versailles, France
  • 1976 Joseph Andrew Duplantier, French-American heavy metal guitarist and vocalist (Gojira), born in Paris
  • 1978 Chris Sellers, American rapper (Another Bad Creation), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1978 Henri "Trollhorn"Sorvali, Finnish heavy metal muscian (Moonsorrow), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 1979 Brian Robertson, American ska-punk-rock trombonist (Suburban Legends), born in Orange County, California
  • 1984 Thundercat [Stephen Bruner], American bass guitarist (Flying Lotus), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 2001 SpotEmGottem [Nehemiah Harden], American rapper and songwriter ("Beat Box"), born in Jacksonville, Florida