On This Day

Musicians Born on October 30

  • 1620 Michael de Ronghe, composer, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1696)
  • 1735 Edward Miller, English composer, born in Norwich, England (d. 1807)
  • 1787 Karl Guhr, German composer, born in Militsch (d. 1848)
  • 1790 Karol Joseph Lipinski, Polish composer and virtuoso violinist, born in Radzyń Podlaski, Poland (d. 1861)
  • 1821 Cenobio Paniagua, Mexican composer, born in Tlalpujahua, Michoacán, Mexico (d. 1882)
  • 1840 Carlotta Patti, Italian soprano, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1889)
  • 1845 Gustav Weber, composer
  • 1864 Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, American pianist and philanthropist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1953)
  • 1884 Rudolf Forster, Austrian actor (Threepenny Opera), born in Gröbming, Austria-Hungary (d. 1968)
  • 1894 Peter Warlock [Philip Heseltine], British composer, born in London (d. 1930)
  • 1896 Anatoly Novikov, Soviet composer (d. 1984)
  • 1897 Agustín Lara, Mexican composer and one of the most popular songwriters of his era (Granada, Solamente Una Vez), born in Tlacotalpan, Veracruz (d. 1970)
  • 1902 Armin Kaufmann, Austrian composer, born in Bukowina (d. 1980)
  • 1903 Konrad Friedrich Noetel, German composer, born in Posen (now Poznań) (d. 1947)
  • 1904 Alfred Gradstein, Polish composer, born in Częstochowa, Poland (d. 1954)
  • 1905 Christian Darnton, British composer, born in Leeds, England (d. 1981)

  • 1908 Franco Margola, Italian composer, born in Orzinuovi, Lombardy, Italy (d. 1992)
  • 1914 Marius Hendrikus Flothuis, Dutch composer and author (Mozart biography), born in Amsterdam (d. 2001)
  • 1914 Patsy Montana [Ruby Rose Blevins], American country singer, songwriter and yodeler (I Want To Be A Cowboys' Sweetheart), born in Beaudry, Arkansas (d. 1996)
  • 1914 Richard E. Holz, American composer for brass band (Salvation Army), born in Pittston, Pennsylvania (d. 1986)
  • 1914 Marius Flothuis, Dutch composer, (Kleine Suite for 12 harps; Negro Lament), musicologist and music critic, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 2001)
  • 1915 Pierre Wissmer, Swiss-French composer (Capitaine Bruno), born in Geneva (d. 1992)
  • 1925 Teo Macero [Attilio Joseph Macero], American jazz saxophonist, composer and record producer (Miles Davis), born in Glens Falls, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1930 Clifford Brown, American jazz trumpeter and composer (Joyspring, Jordu), born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 1956)
  • 1934 Frans Brüggen, Dutch flautist, recorder player, and conductor (Orchestra of the 18th Century), born in Amsterdam (d. 2014)
  • 1937 Tony Cucchiara, Italian folk singer and songwriter (Cain and Abel), born in Agrigento, Sicily, Italy (d. 2018)
  • 1939 Eddie Holland, American singer and songwriter (Jamie, Leaving Here), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1939 Grace Slick, American rock vocalist (Jefferson Airplane - "White Rabbit"), born in Highland Park, Illinois
  • 1939 Norman West, American singer (Soul Children, Hearsay, Give 'em Love)
  • 1941 Otis Williams [Otis Miles], American singer and songwriter (The Temptations - "Just My Imagination"), born in Texarkana, Texas
  • 1942 Sven-David Sandström, Swedish composer (Jeppe: The Cruel Comedy), born in Motala, Sweden (d. 2019)
  • 1945 Pamelo Mounk'a, Congolese musician, born in Ouesso, Brazzaville (d. 1996)
  • 1946 Chris Slade [Rees], Welsh drummer (Manfred Mann's Earth Band; The Firm; AC/DC, 1989-94), born in Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales
  • 1946 Doug Parkinson, Australian pop and rock singer (Focus - "Dear Prudence"), born in Waratah, New South Wales, Australia (d. 2021)
  • 1947 Chris Komar, American dancer, born in Milwaukee (d. 1996)
  • 1947 Timothy B. Schmit, American bass player and singer (Eagles - "I Can't Tell You Why"; Poco - "Cimmarron Rose"), born in Oakland, California
  • 1949 David Green, Australian rock bassist (Air Supply), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1954 T. Graham Brown, American country singer (Come as you Were), born in Arabi, Georgia
  • 1963 Jerry de Borg, English pop guitarist (Jesus Jones-Real, Real, Real), born in Kentish Town, London
  • 1965 Gavin Rossdale, English singer-songwriter (Bush - Sixteen Stone) and actor, born in London, Englnd
  • 1969 Masanori Hikichi, Japanese video game music composer, born in Saitama, Japan
  • 1969 Snow [Darrin O'Brien], Canadian rapper ("Informer"), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1970 Maja Tatić, Serbian-Bosnian singer, born in Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia
  • 1975 Ian D'Sa, English-Canadian guitarist and vocalist (Billy Talent), born in Ealing, London
  • 1989 Vanessa White, British pop singer (The Saturdays - Living For The Weekend), born in Yeovil, England