On This Day

Musicians Born 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 Anton de Kontski [Antoni Kątski], Polish-American pianist and composer (Awakening Of The Lion), born in Kraków, Poland (d. 1899)
  • 1868 Annie Patterson, Irish organist, composer, and musicologist born in Lurgan, Ireland (d. 1934)
  • 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)
  • 1922 Poul Bundgaard, Danish comic actor (Olsen-banden films) and operetta singer (Royal Danish Theatre, 1958-73), born in Hellerup, Denmark (d. 1998)
  • 1924 Bonnie Lou [Mary Joan Okum], American rockabilly musician ("Tennessee Mambo"), born in Towanda, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • 1924 Gary Chester [Cesario Gurciullo], Italian-American session drummer (Ben E. King; Dionne Warwick; John Denver) and drum instructor, born in Siracusa, Italy (d. 1987)
  • 1927 Dominick Argento, American composer (Colonel Jonathan the Saint), born in York, Pennsylvania (d. 2019)
  • 1927 Bernard Parmegiani, French composer (L'Oeil écoute - The Eye Listens), born in Paris (d. 2013)

  • 1933 Floyd Cramer, American Country Music Hall of Fame pianist (Last Date; On the Rebound), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 1997)
  • 1938 Elliot del Borgo, American music educator (SUNY/Crane School of Music, 1966-95) and composer (1980 Winter Olympics), born in Port Chester, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1940 Anthea Joseph, British music promoter, 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, England
  • 1942 Mike Appel, American musician, songwriter and producer (Sir Lord Baltimore; Bruce Springsteen), born in Flushing, Queens, New York
  • 1946 Peter Martins, Danish dancer and choreographer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1947 Edgar Broughton, British rocker ("Out Demons, Out!"), born in Warwick, Warwickshire, England
  • 1948 Byron Allred, American rock keyboardist (Steve Miller Band), born in Logan, Utah
  • 1948 Sherman Robertson, American blues guitarist (I'm the Man), born in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
  • 1949 Garry Tallent, American rock bassist and producer (E Street Band), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1949 Jack Daniels, American country guitarist (Highway 101 - "Cry, Cry, Cry"; "Who's Lonely Now?"), born in Choctaw, Oklahoma,
  • 1951 K. K. Downing, British rock guitarist (Judas Priest - "Breakin' The Law"), born in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England
  • 1958 Hazell Dean [Poole], English disco singer (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 session and touring drummer (Peter Gabriel; Preface; Sting), born in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, France
  • 1960 Oleg Bryjak, Kazakhstani-German bass-baritone opera singer (Deutsche Oper am Rhein), born in Jezkazgan, Kazakhstan, USSR (d. 2015)
  • 1961 Håkan Hardenberger, Swedish classical trumpet player, born in Malmö, Sweden
  • 1967 Scott Weiland, American rock singer-songwrite (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 [Vanakorn Nicholson], Singaporean-British violinist and Olympic alpine skier, born in Singapore
  • 1978 Dmitri Kogan, Russian concert violinist (Five Great Violins), born in Moscow (d. 2017)
  • 1980 Tanel Padar, Estonian singer (46th Eurovision Song Contest winner), born in Uhtna, Estonia