On This Day

Birthdays in Music on October 27

  • 1739 Franz Ignaz Kaa, German composer, born in Offenburg, Baden-Württemberg (d. 1818)
  • 1746 Georg Anton Kreusser, German composer, born in Triefenstein, Germany (d. 1810)
  • 1775 Traugott Maximilian Eberwein, German composer, born in Weimar, Germany (d. 1831)
  • 1782 Niccolo Paganini, Italian composer and violin virtuoso (Princess Lucca), born in Genoa, Italy (d. 1840)
  • 1817 Antoni de Kontski, Polish pianist and composer, born in Kraków, Poland (d. 1899)
  • 1868 Annie Patterson, Irish composer, born in Lurgan, Ireland
  • 1873 Henry Tate, Australian composer and poet, born in Melbourne (d. 1926)
  • 1893 Johan G Dancer, Dutch poet (Meetings)
  • 1907 Helmut Walcha, a blind German organist (church music), born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1991)
  • 1912 Conlon Nancarrow, American composer (Soundings 4), born in Texarkana, Arkansas (d. 1997)
  • 1921 Anestis Logothetis, Austrian composer, born in Burgas, Bulgaria (d. 1994)
  • 1924 Bonnie Lou [Mary Joan Okum] Rockabilly musician, born in Towanda, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • 1924 Gary Chester [Cesario Gurciullo], drummer (Monkees, Lovin' Spoonful) and drum instructor, born in Siracusa, Italy (d. 1987)
  • 1927 Dominick Argento, American composer (Colonel Jonathan the Saint), born in York, Pennsylvania (d. 2019)
  • 1933 Floyd Cramer, American Hall of Fame pianist (Last Date, On the Rebound), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 1997)
  • 1940 Anthea Joseph, music producer, born in London (d. 1997)

  • 1942 Lee Greenwood, American country singer (God Bless the USA), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942 Phillip Catherine, Belgian jazz guitarist, born in London
  • 1946 Peter Martins, Danish dancer and choreographer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1948 Byron Allred, American rocker (Steve Miller Band), born in Logan, Utah
  • 1948 Sherman Robertson, American blues musician (I'm the Man), born in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
  • 1949 Garry Tallent, American rocker (E Street Band), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1949 Jack Daniels, Choctaw Oklahoma, country singer (Highway 101-Cry Cry Cry)
  • 1951 K. K. Downing, English rock guitarist (Judas Priest-Breakin' the Law), born in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England
  • 1958 Hazell Dean, English rocker (Always Doesn't Mean Forever), born in Chelmsford, Essex, England
  • 1958 Simon Le Bon, English rock vocalist (Duran Duran-Hungry Like the Wolf), born in Bushey, Hertfordshire, England
  • 1958 Manu Katché, French drummer (Peter Gabriel, Preface), born in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, France
  • 1967 Scott Weiland, American singer (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver), born in San Jose, California (d. 2015)
  • 1970 Adrian Erlandsson, Swedish drummer (Cradle of Filth), born in Malmö, Sweden
  • 1972 Elissa [Elissar Zakaria Khoury ] Lebanese singer, born in Deir el Ahmar, Lebanon
  • 1972 Marika Krook, Finnish singer (Edea), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1978 Vanessa-Mae, British musician, born in Singapore
  • 1980 Tanel Padar, Estonian singer (46th Eurovision Song Contest winner), born in Uhtna, Estonia