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Musicians Born on October 3

  • 1631 Sebastian Anton Scherer, German composer, born in Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (d. 1712)
  • 1713 Antoine Dauvergne, French composer, born in Moulins, Alier, France (d. 1797)
  • 1733 François Krafft, Belgian composer, born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1792 Cipriani Potter, English pianist and composer, born in London (d. 1871)
  • 1807 Heinrich Panofka, German violist and composer, born in Breslau, Germany (d. 1887)
  • 1828 Woldemar Bargiel, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1897)
  • 1834 Vilém Blodek, Czech pianist, flautist, and composer, born in Prague (d. 1874)
  • 1866 Learmont Drysdale, Scottish composer, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1909)
  • 1881 Ludomir Michał Rogowski, Polish composer, born in Lublin, Poland (d. 1954)
  • 1888 Roy Webb, American film score composer (films of Val Lewton), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1982)
  • 1893 Bedřich Havlík, Czech composer, born in Řípec, Czech Republic (d. 1964)
  • 1901 Masao Oki, Japanese composer (Symphony No.5 "Hiroshima"), born in Iwata, Shizuoka (d. 1971)
  • 1901 Masao Ohki, Japanese composer (Idea of the Night; Hiroshima Symphony), born in Iwata, Japan (d. 1971)
  • 1908 Zenobia Powell Perry, American composer (Tawawa House), educator, and civil rights activist, born in Boley, Oklahoma (d. 2004)
  • 1912 Gabriel Julian, original pianist of Bobby Byrne Orchestra, arranger for Glenn Miller and founder Alabama Cavaliers Jazz Ens
  • 1914 Nel Rose, Dutch dance teacher (d. 1970)

  • 1919 Walter Gieseler, German composer, born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1999)
  • 1922 Marcel van Thienen, French composer, born in Fontenay-sous-Bois, France (d. 1998)
  • 1923 Stanisław Skrowaczewski, Polish-American conductor (Minnesota Orchestra, 1960-79) and composer (Passacaglia Immaginaria), born in Lwów, Second Polish Republic (now Lviv, Ukraine) (d. 2017)
  • 1928 Erik Bruhn, Danish dancer (National Ballet of Canada), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1986)
  • 1934 Benjamin Boretz, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1936 Steve Reich, American minimalist composer (Drumming), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937 Boldizsár Csiky, Romanian composer, born in Târgu Mureș, Romania
  • 1937 Ton de Kruyf, Dutch composer, born in Leerdam, Netherlands (d. 2012)
  • 1938 Eddie Cochran, American rock vocalist and guitarist ("Summertime Blues"; "C'Mon Everybody"), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1960)
  • 1938 Tereza Kesovija, Croatian singer, born in Konavle, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
  • 1940 Alan O'Day, American singer and songwriter (Undercover Angel, over 100 songs for the Muppet Babies), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2013)

Person of interestChubby Checker

1941 Chubby Checker [Ernest Evans], American singer-songwriter (The Twist, Limbo Rock), born in Spring Gully, South Carolina.

Singer and Dancer Chubby Checker
Singer and Dancer
Chubby Checker
  • 1945 Antonio Martinez, Spanish rock guitarist (Los Bravos - "Black Is Black", born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1990)
  • 1946 Tristan Keuris, Dutch composer (Sinfonia), born in Amersfoort, Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1996)
  • 1946 P.P. Arnold [Patricia Ann Cole], American soul singer (Ike and Tina Turner revue; The First Cut Is The Deepest), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1947 Ben Cauley, American R&B trumpeter (The Bar-Kays - "Soul Finger") and Otis Redding plane crash survivor, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2015)
  • 1947 John Perry Barlow, American lyricist, essayist and activist (Grateful Dead - "Eyes Of The World"), born near Cora, Wyoming (d. 2018)
  • 1949 Lindsey Buckingham, American guitarist, singer and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac - "Go Your Own Way"), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1950 Ronnie Laws, American saxophonist/guitarist (Earth, Wind & Fire), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1950 John Curulewski, American rock guitarist and singer (Styx), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1988)

  • 1951 Jack Grondin, American rock drummer (.38 Special, 1974-91)
  • 1951 Keb' Mo' [Kevin Roosevelt Moore], American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951 Jack Harris, British rock vocalist (The Alan Parsons Project), born in, Shoreditch, Hackney, London

Person of interestStevie Ray Vaughan

1954 Stevie Ray Vaughan, American blues guitarist (Texas Flood; "Pride And Joy"; David Bowie - Let's Dance), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1990)

Musician, Singer and Songwriter Stevie Ray Vaughan
Musician, Singer and Songwriter
Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • 1954 Dawayne Bailey, American rock guitarist (Silver Bullet Band, 1983-86; Chicago, 1986-95), born in Manhattan, Kansas
  • 1955 [Douglas] Allen Woody, bassist (The Allman Brothers Band, Gov't Mule), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2000)
  • 1959 Jack Wagner, American actor (General Hospital; Melrose Place) and pop singer ("All I Need"), born in Washington, Missouri
  • 1961 Robbie Jaymes, British rock keyboardist (Modern Romance), born in London

Person of interestTommy Lee

1962 Tommy Lee [Bass], American drummer (Mötley Crüe - "Girls, Girls, Girls"), born in Kypseli, Athens, Greece

Rock Star and Drummer Tommy Lee
Rock Star and Drummer
Tommy Lee
  • 1966 Frank Hannon, American blues and rock guitarist (Tesla - The Great Radio Controversy), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1967 Dan Miller, American guitarist and songwriter (They Might Be Giants, since 1998), born in Rochester, New York

Person of interestGwen Stefani

1969 Gwen Stefani, American singer-songwriter (No Doubt - "Just A Girl'; "Don't Talk"), born in Fullerton, California

Singer Gwen Stefani
Singer
Gwen Stefani
  • 1969 Tetsuya, Japanese rock bassist (L'Arc-en-Ciel), born in Hikone, Shiga, Japan
  • 1971 Kevin Richardson, American pop singer (Backstreet Boys - "Quit Playing Games With My Heart"), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1972 G. Love [Garrett Dutton], American musician (G. Love and Special Sauce), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1972 Lajon Witherspoon, American rock singer (Sevendust), born in Nashville, Tennesee
  • 1975 India Arie [Simpson], American neo-soul singer ("I Am Light") and actress (Voyage to India), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1975 Talib Kweli [Greene], American rapper, born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • 1978 Jake Shears [Jason Sellards], American rock singer (Scissor Sisters), born in Mesa, Arizona
  • 1980 Danny O'Donoghue, Irish rock singer-songwriter (The Script - "For The First Time"), born in Dublin
  • 1984 Ashlee Simpson, American pop singer (Autobiography), born in Waco, Texas
  • 1988 ASAP Rocky [Rakim Mayers], American rapper (Long. Live. A$AP), born in New York City
  • 1992 Billy Strings [William Apostol], American bluegrass guitarist (Home), born in Lansing, Michigan