On This Day

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, American pianist and composer (Laurel & Hardy), 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)
  • 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 Dimiter Khristov, Bulgarian composer, born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 2017)
  • 1933 Phill Niblock, American composer, born in Anderson, Indiana
  • 1933 (Albert Ronald) "Ronnie" Ross, Scottish jazz and session baritone saxophonist, born in Calcutta, India (2 October 1933 (d. 1991)
  • 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), 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
  • 1948 Chris LeDoux, American country singer (Ridin' for a Fall), born in Biloxi, Mississippi (d. 2005)

Person of interestAnnie Leibovitz

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

Photographer Annie Leibovitz
Photographer
Annie Leibovitz
  • 1949 Richard Hell, American rock bassist (Television), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1950 Michael Rutherford, British rock bassist and guitar player (Genesis; Mike & the Mechanics - "Living Years"), born in Chertsey, Surrey, England

Person of interestSting

1951 Sting [Gordon Sumner], British singer-songwriter and bassist (The Police - "Every Breath You Take") and actor (Dune), born in Wallsend, Northumberland

Singer and Actor Sting
Singer and Actor
Sting

  • 1952 John Otway, English cult rocker, born in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • 1952 Wahed Wafa, Tajik 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 Django Bates, British jazz musician, composer and educator, born in Beckenham, Kent
  • 1960 Al Connelly, Canadian guitarist and singer-songwriter (Glass Tiger), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1961 Robbie Nevil, American pop singer-songwriter and producer (A Place Like This), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962 Sigtryggur Baldursson, Icelandic alt-rock drummer (The Sugarcubes), born in 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

Person of interestTiffany Darwish

1971 Tiffany [Renee Darwish], American pop and rock singer (I Think We're Alone Now), born in Norwalk, California

Pop and Rock Singer Tiffany Darwish
Pop and Rock Singer
Tiffany Darwish
  • 1971 James Root, American heavy metal songwriter and guitarist (Slipknot), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1973 Lene Nystrøm, Norwegian Eurodance-pop singer (Aqua), born in Tønsberg, Norway
  • 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

Person of interestJacob Sartorius

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

Pop Singer Jacob Sartorius
Pop Singer
Jacob Sartorius