Musicians Born on October 2

  • 1646 Guillaume Poitevin, French composer and teacher, born in Boulbon, France (d. 1706)
  • 1704 František Tůma, Czech composer, born in Kostelec nad Orlicí, Bohemia (d. 1774)
  • 1737 Franz Schneider, Austrian organist and composer, baptized in Pulkau (d. 1812)
  • 1756 Józef Javurek, Polish-Russian composer, born in Benešov, Czech Republic (d. 1840)
  • 1809 Anton Emil Titl, Austrian composer, born in Nedvědice (d. 1882)
  • 1817 Gunnar Wennerberg, Swedish poet and composer, born in Lidköping, Sweden (d. 1901)
  • 1875 Henry Février, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1957)
  • 1880 George Alexander Russell, American organist, composer and the first Frick Professor of Music for Princeton University, born in Franklin, Tennessee (d. 1953)
  • 1881 Ferdinand [Fred] Barlow, French composer, born in Mulhouse (d. 1951)
  • 1893 Leroy Shield [Shields], American pianist, composer (Laurel & Hardy; Our Gang; Union Pacific Suite), and orchestra leader, born in Waseca, Minnesota (d. 1962)
  • 1914 Albe Vidaković, Croatian composer, born in Subotica, Serbia (d. 1964)
  • 1914 Bengt Johansson, Finnish composer, born in Helsinki (d. 1989)
  • 1914 Bernarr Rainbow, English historian of music education, organist, and choir master, born in London (d. 1998)
  • 1915 Robert Russell "Chubby" Wise, American musician, born in Lake City, Florida (d. 1996)
  • 1916 George Siravo, American big band and session saxophonist, composer, arranger and conductor (Columbia Records), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 2000)
  • 1917 Francis Jackson, British organist and composer, born in Malton, Yorkshire, England
  • 1917 William Marshall, American singer, bandleader and actor (State Fair, Pennsylvanians), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1994)
  • 1922 Otmar Macha, Czech composer (Quattro Group), born in Ostrava (d. 2006)
  • 1925 Alois Pinos, Czech composer, born in Vyskov (d. 2008)
  • 1929 Kenneth Leighton, British pianist and composer, born in Wakefield, Yorkshire (d. 1958)
  • 1930 Günter Kochan, German composer, born in Luckau, Germany (d. 2009)
  • 1933 (Albert Ronald) "Ronnie" Ross, Scottish jazz and session baritone saxophonist, born in Calcutta, India (2 October 1933 (d. 1991)
  • 1933 Dimiter Khristov, Bulgarian composer, born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 2017)
  • 1933 Phill Niblock, American composer, born in Anderson, Indiana
  • 1935 Peter Frankl, Hungarian-British pianist, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1939 Lolly Vegas [Candido Vasquez], American rock singer (Redbone - "Come And Get Your Love"), born in Coalinga, California (d. 2010)
  • 1940 Lord Davies, British engineer and chairman (Welsh National Opera)
  • 1940 Patrick Sky [Lynch], American musician, folk singer, songwriter, record producer, and uilleann bagpiper (Songs That Made America Famous), born in College Park, Georgia (d. 2021)
  • 1941 Ron Meagher, American rock bassist (The Beau Brummels - "Just A Little"), born in Oakland, California
  • 1944 Ton Koopman, Dutch conductor (Royal Conservatory of the Hague), born in Zwolle, Netherlands
  • 1945 Don McLean, American singer and songwriter ("American Pie"; "Vincent"), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • 1946 Jo-El Sonnier, American country singer (Louisiana), born in Rayne, Louisiana
  • 1947 (Frank) "Skip" Konte, American keyboardist, songwriter (The Blues Image - "Ride Captain Ride"; Three Dog Night, 1973-76), and record producer, born in Canon City, Oklahoma
  • 1948 Chris LeDoux, American country singer ("Ridin' for a Fall"), born in Biloxi, Mississippi (d. 2005)

Annie LeibovitzAnnie Leibovitz (73 years old)

1949 American photographer (Rolling Stone magazine), born in Waterbury, Connecticut

  • 1949 Richard Hell [Meyers], American punk rock bassist (Television, 1973-75; Volvoids), and writer, born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1950 Michael Rutherford, British rock bassist and guitar player (Genesis; Mike & the Mechanics - "Living Years"), born in Chertsey, Surrey, England
  • 1951 Bill Elliott, American Tony Award-winning musical theater orchestrator, film composer, pianist and bandleader, born in Wayland, Massachusetts
  • 1951 Romina Power, American actress (Justine), Euro-pop singer, and daughter of Tyrone Power and Mexican actress Linda Christian, born in Los Angeles, California

StingSting (71 years old)

1951 British singer-songwriter and bassist (The Police - "Every Breath You Take"; solo - "Fragile") and actor (Dune), born in Wallsend, Northumberland

  • 1952 John Otway, British cult rocker ("Bunsen Burner"), born in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
  • 1952 Wahed Wafa, Tajik pop and classical singer, born in Afghanistan
  • 1954 Greg Jennings, American country singer (Restless Heart - "Wheels"), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1955 Philip Oakey, British rock vocalist (The Human League - "Don't You Want Me"), born in Hinckley, Leicestershire, England
  • 1956 Freddie Jackson, American R&B singer and songwriter ("Rock Me Tonight"), born in Harlem, New York
  • 1960 Al Connelly, Canadian guitarist and singer-songwriter (Glass Tiger), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1960 Django Bates, British jazz musician, composer and educator, born in Beckenham, Kent
  • 1961 Robbie Nevil, American pop singer-songwriter and producer ("A Place Like This"; "C'est La Vie"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962 Sigtryggur Baldursson, Icelandic alt-rock drummer (The Sugarcubes - "Hit"), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1967 Floyd "Bud" Gaugh, American ska-punk rock drummer (Sublime), born in Kihei, Hawaii
  • 1967 Gillian Welch, American singer-songwriter (Time (The Revelator); Revival), born in New York City
  • 1968 Jeff Martin, Canadian singer-songwriter (The Tea Party), born in Windsor, Ontario
  • 1969 Badly Drawn Boy [Damon Gough], British singer-songwriter (Have You Fed The Fish?), born in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England
  • 1971 James Root, American heavy metal songwriter and guitarist (Slipknot), born in Las Vegas, Nevada

Tiffany DarwishTiffany Darwish (51 years old)

1971 American pop and rock singer ("I Think We're Alone Now"), born in Norwalk, California

  • 1973 Lene Nystrøm, Norwegian Eurodance-pop singer (Aqua - "Barbie Girl"), born in Tønsberg, Norway
  • 1973 Proof [DeShaun Holton], American rapper (D12), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1973)
  • 1976 Mandisa [Hundley] American gospel and contemporary Christian singer (Overcomer), born in Citrus Heights, California
  • 1978 Ayumi Hamasaki, Japanese J-pop singer-songwriter ("Secret"), born in Fukuoka, Japan
  • 1979 Maja Ivarsson, Swedish new wave rock singer (The Sounds - "Living In America"), born in Åhus, Scania, Sweden
  • 1981 Toro [Alvan Guo Yi Jun], Taiwanese pop singer (Energy)
  • 1982 George Pettit, Canadian hardcore singer (Alexisonfire), born in Grimsby, Ontario
  • 1988 Brittany Howard, American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist (Alabama Shakes), born in Athens, Alabama
  • 1989 Roman Ibramkhalilov, Ukrainian heavy metal guitarist (Jinjer -"Pisces"), born in Ukraine

Jacob SartoriusJacob Sartorius (20 years old)

2002 American singer (Sweatshirt) and internet personality, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma