Musicians Born on October 25

  • 1576 Thomas Weelkes, English organist and composer of madrigals, baptized in Elstead (d. 1623)
  • 1709 Georg Gebel, German musician and composer, born in Brzeg, Silesia (d. 1753) [1]
  • 1716 Petronio Maria Pio Sgabazzi, Italian composer, born in Bologna, Italy
  • 1721 Pierre Talon, French composer and cellist, born in Reims (d. 1785)
  • 1772 Corneille Vander Planken, Belgian violinist and composer (d. 1849)
  • 1815 Ernesto Camillo Sivori, Italian violinist and composer, born in Genoa, Italy (d. 1894)
  • 1815 Philipp Fahrbach the Elder, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1885)
  • 1825 Johann Baptist Strauss Jr., Austrian composer (Waltz King), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1899)

Georges Bizet

1838 Georges Bizet, French composer (Carmen), born in Paris (d. 1875)

  • 1864 Alexander Gretchaninov, Russian-American composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1956)
  • 1866 Georg Alfred Schumann, German composer, born in Königstein, Saxony, Germany (d. 1952)
  • 1879 Jean Rogister, Belgian virtuoso violist and composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1964)
  • 1879 Mayhew Lester Lake, American composer, born in Southville, Massachusetts (d. 1955)
  • 1882 Tony Jackson, American ragtime pianist and singer-songwriter ("Pretty Baby"), born in New Orleans (d. 1921)
  • 1887 Willem Andriessen, Dutch composer and pianist (Beethoven), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1964)
  • 1897 (Edmond) "Doc" Souchon, American jazz guitarist, music journal writer and editor, and New Orleans jazz historical preservationist, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1968)
  • 1902 Eddie Lang [Salvatore Massaro], American jazz guitarist known as the "father of jazz guitar", born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1933)
  • 1918 (Greig) "Chubby" Jackson, American big band jazz double-bassist, bandleader, and TV host, born in New York City (d. 2003)
  • 1923 Don Banks, Australian orchestral, jazz, and film score composer, born in South Melbourne, Australia (d. 1980)
  • 1924 Earl Palmer, American session drummer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer (The Wrecking Crew), born in New Orleans (d. 2008)
  • 1925 Oralia Domínguez, Mexican mezzo-soprano, born in San Luis Potosí (d. 2013)
  • 1926 Galina Vishnevskaya, Russian soprano opera singer (Britten's "War Requiem"), born in Leningrad, Russia (d. 2012)
  • 1926 Jimmy Heath "Little Bird", American jazz saxophonist and composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2020)
  • 1927 Barbara Cook, American stage singer and actress (The Music Man), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2017)
  • 1935 Zdeněk Pololáník, Czech composer and organist, born in Brno, Czechoslovakia
  • 1937 Roberto Menescal, Brazilian pop, bossa nova, and samba guitarist, composer ("O Barquinho"), and record producer, born in Vitoria, Espírito Santo, Brazil
  • 1941 Helen Reddy, Australian-American rock vocalist ("I Am Woman"; "You And Me Against The World"), born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (d. 2020) [1]
  • 1942 Terumasa Hino, Japanese jazz, avant-garde, and jazz-fusion trumpeter, cornetist and flügelhorn player, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1943 Charlie Smalls, American Tony Award-winning composer and songwriter (The Wiz), born in Queens, New York City (d. 1987)
  • 1943 Roy Lynes, British rock organist (Status Quo), born in Redhill, Surrey, England
  • 1944 Jon Anderson, British progressive rock singer (Yes - "Roundabout"; "Close To The Edge"), born in Accrington, Lancashire, England
  • 1944 Kathy "Taffy" Danoff, American vocalist (Starland Vocal Band - "Afternoon Delight"), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1946 Peter Lieberson, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2011)
  • 1947 Glenn Tipton, British rock guitarist (Judas Priest - "Breakin' the Law"), born in Blackheath, England
  • 1947 Mickey McGee, American session and touring drummer (Linda Ronstadt; Jackson Browne; Flying Burrito Brothers; Juice Newton), and songwriter ("I'll Never Love Again"), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2020)
  • 1949 Walter Hyatt, American singer and songwriter (Uncle Walt's Band), born in Spartanburg, South Carolina (d. 1996)
  • 1950 Chris Norman, British pop-rock singer (Smokie - "Living Next Door to Alice"), born in Redcar, England
  • 1951 Ransom Wilson, American conductor and flutist (Soliste NY), born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • 1951 Richard Lloyd, American guitarist (Television), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1955 Robin Eubanks, American jazz trombonist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1956 Matthias Jabs, German rock guitarist (Scorpions - "Wind of Change"), born in Hannover, Germany
  • 1957 Robbie Macintosh, English rock session and touring guitarist (The Pretenders, 1982-87 - "Don't Get Me Wrong"; "2000 Miles"; Paul McCartney, 1988-93), born in Sutton, Surrey, England
  • 1958 Mark Miller, American singer (Sawyer Brown - "This Missin' You Heart of Mine"; "Thank God For You"), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1958 Phil Daniels, British stage and screen actor (Quadrophenia; EastEnders - "Kevin"), and rock singer, born in Islington, London, England
  • 1959 Chrissy Amphlett, Australian singer-songwriter (Divinyls - "I Touch Myself"), born in Geelong, Victoria, Australia (d. 2013)
  • 1959 Luc Brewaeys, Belgian pianist, conductor, and composer, born in Mortsel, Belgium (d. 2015)
  • 1959 Marina Minkin, Israeli harpsichordist and teacher (Ad Libitum Ensemble), born in Ukraine
  • 1961 Chad Smith, American drummer (Red Hot Chili Peppers, 1988-present - "Under The Bridge"; Chickenfoot), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1961 Franck Amsallem, French jazz pianist, arranger, composer, singer and educator, born in Oran, French Algeria
  • 1964 Nicholas Bernard Thorp, English musician (Curiosity Killed the Cat), born in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey
  • 1964 Nicole [Hohloch], German pop singer (Eurovision Song Contest 1982), born in Saarbrücken, Germany
  • 1970 Ed Robertson, Canadian musician (Barenaked Ladies), born in Scarborough, Ontario
  • 1971 Midori [Gotō], Japanese-born American violinist, born in Osaka
  • 1974 Katja Endemann, German jazz saxophonist, flutist and composer. was born in Munich, Germany
  • 1975 Eirik Glambek Bøe, Norwegian musician (Kings of Convenience), born in Bergen, Norway
  • 1981 Austin John Winkler, American lead vocalist (Hinder), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1981 Jerome "Romeo" Jones, American singer (Food for Thought), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1982 Eman Lam, Hong Kong singer (at17), born in Hong Kong

Katy Perry

1984 Katy Perry [Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson], American Pop Singer ("I Kissed A Girl"; "Teenage Dream"; "Firework"), and TV personality (American Idol, 2018-present), born in Santa Barbara, California

  • 1984 Sara Lumholdt, Swedish musician (A-Teens), born in Stockholm, Sweden

Ciara

1985 Ciara [Harris], American singer and songwriter (Ciara: The Evolution) and model, born in Austin, Texas

  • 1986 DJ Webstar, American disc jockey and record producer (Chicken Noodle Soup), born in Harlem, New York