Birthdays in Music 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 composer, born in Prague (d. 1874)
  • 1866 Learmont Drysdale, Scottish composer, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1909)
  • 1879 Warner Oland, Swedish actor (The Jazz Singer, Charlie Chan), born in Nyby, Västerbottens län, Sweden (d. 1938)
  • 1881 Ludomir Michał Rogowski, Polish composer, born in Lublin, Poland (d. 1954)
  • 1888 Roy Webb, American film composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1981)
  • 1893 Bedřich Havlík, Czech composer, born in Řípec, Czech Republic (d. 1964)
  • 1901 Masao Oki, Japanese composer (Symphony No.5 Atomic Bomb), born in Iwata, Shizuoka (d. 1971)
  • 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 Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Polish-born classical conductor and composer, born in Lvov, Poland (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 (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), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2013)
  • 1941 Chubby Checker [Ernest Evans], American singer-songwriter (The Twist, Limbo Rock), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1946 Tristan Keuris, composer
  • 1947 Ben Cauley, musician (The Bar-Kays) and plane crash survivor, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2015)
  • 1947 John Perry Barlow, American lyricist, essayist and activist (Grateful Dead), born near Cora, Wyoming (d. 2018)
  • 1949 Lindsey Buckingham, American guitarist and lead singer (Fleetwood Mac), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1950 Ronnie Laws, US saxophonist/guitarist (Earth, Wind & Fire)
  • 1951 Jack Grondin, rock drummer (.38 Special)
  • 1951 Keb' Mo'[Kevin Roosevelt Moore], American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Los Angeles

Person of interestStevie Ray Vaughan

1954 Stevie Ray Vaughan, American guitarist (Sky is Crying, Texas Flood), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1990)

Musician, Singer and Songwriter Stevie Ray Vaughan
Musician, Singer and Songwriter
Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • 1955 [Douglas] Allen Woody, bassist (Allman Brothers, Gov't Mule), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2000)
  • 1959 Jack Wagner, American singer and actor (General Hospital, Melrose Place), born in Washington, Missouri
  • 1962 Tommy Lee, American musician (Mötley Crüe)
  • 1966 Frank Hannon, rock guitarist (Tesla-Psychotic Supper)

Person of interestGwen Stefani

1969 Gwen Stefani, American singer-songwriter (No Doubt), born in Fullerton, California

Singer Gwen Stefani
Singer
Gwen Stefani
  • 1969 Tetsu, Japanese bassist (L'Arc~en~Ciel)
  • 1971 Kevin Richardson, American singer (Backstreet Boys)
  • 1972 Denny Vaughn, orchestra leader (Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour)
  • 1972 Garrett Dutton, American musician (G. Love and Special Sauce), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1972 Lajon Witherspoon, American singer (Sevendust)
  • 1975 India Arie [Simpson], American singer and actress (Voyage to India), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1975 Talib Kweli, American rapper
  • 1978 Jake Shears, singer (Scissor Sisters)
  • 1984 Ashlee Simpson, American singer, born in Waco, Texas
  • 1988 ASAP Rocky [Rakim Mayers], American rapper (Long. Live. A$AP), born in New York City