Musicians Born on October 31

  • 1291 Philippe de Vitry, French composer and poet, born in Paris (d. 1361)
  • 1757 Ignaz Spangler, Austrian singer and composer, born in Vienna (d. 1811)
  • 1791 Ferdinand Huber, Swiss composer, born in St. Gallen, Switzerland (d. 1863)
  • 1888 Harold Vincent Milligan, American musician and composer, born in Astoria, Oregon (d. 1951)
  • 1892 Olof Thiel, Swedish film score composer, under the pseudonym of Jacques Armand, born in Stockholm (d. 1978)
  • 1896 Ethel Waters, American actress (Beulah), singer (Stormy Weather), born in Chester, Pennsylvania (d. 1977)
  • 1906 Louise Talma, American composer (Summer Sounds), born in Arcachon, France (d. 1996)
  • 1912 Dale Evans, American actress and singer (Roy Rogers Show), born in Uvalde, Texas (d. 2001)
  • 1917 Erik Routley, British Congregational minister, composer and musicologist, born in England (d. 1982)
  • 1920 Joseph Gelineau, French Catholic Jesuit priest and composer, born in Maine-et-Loire, France (d. 2008)
  • 1922 Illinois Jacquet, American jazz saxophonist, born in Broussard, Louisiana (d. 2004)
  • 1926 (Moisés) "Mario" Abramovich, Argentinian tango and classical violinist (Sexteto Major, 1974-2014), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2014)
  • 1930 Booker Ervin [Booker Telleferro Ervin II], American saxophonist (Charles Mingus), born in Denison, Texas (d. 1970)
  • 1930 Ray Crane, British jazz trumpeter, born in Skegness, Lincolnshire, England (d. 1994)
  • 1931 David Lumsdaine, Australian composer (Annotations of Auschwitz), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1934 Walter Steffens, German composer, born in Burtscheid, Aachen, Germany
  • 1937 Tom Paxton, American folk singer and songwriter ("Bottle of Wine': "The Marvelous Toy"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1939 Ali Farka Touré, Malian musician, born in Timbuktu Region, Mali (d. 2006)
  • 1939 John Guerin, American session and touring jazz-rock drummer and percussionist (Frank Zappa; L.A. Express; Joni Mitchell: Linda Ronstadt), born in Hawaii (d. 2004)
  • 1943 Tony Hazzard, British pop songwriter ("hello World"; "Listen To Me"; "(I Think I'm Over) Getting Over You"), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1945 John "Moon" Martin, American rockabilly singer-songwriter and guitarist (Bad Case Of Loving You), born in Altus, Oklahoma (d. 2020) [1] [2]
  • 1945 Rik Kenton, British musician (Roxy Music; Woody Kern), born in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
  • 1945 Russ Ballard, British rock singer, songwriter and guitarist (Argent - "Liar"; "Hold Your Head Up"; "You Can Do Magic"), born in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, England
  • 1947 Howard Skempton, British experimental and classical composer, pianist, and accordionist (Scratch Orchestra), born in Chester, Cheshire, England
  • 1949 Bob Siebenberg, American rock drummer (Supertramp - Crime Of The Century), born in Glendale, California
  • 1949 Odaline de la Martinez, Cuban-American composer, born in Matanzas, Cuba
  • 1952 Bernard Edwards, bassist (Chicago-Addicted to Love), born in Greenville, North Carolina
  • 1957 Brian Stokes Mitchell, American Broadway singer and actor, born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1957 Robert Pollard, American rock singer-songwriter (Guided by Voices), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1961 Kate Campbell, American folk music singer-songwriter, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1961 Larry Mullen, Jr, Irish rock drummer (U2 - "I Will Follow"), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1963 Johnny Marr, British guitarist and songwriter (The Smiths - "This Charming Man"; "Ask"), born in Ardwick, Manchester, England
  • 1963 Mikkey Dee [Micael Kiriakos Delaoglou], Swedish rock musician and drummer [Motörhead, Scorpions], born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1964 Darryl Worley, American country singer (Hard Rain Don't Last), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1966 Ad-Rock [Adam Horovitz], American rocker (Beastie Boys), born in NYC, New York
  • 1966 Annabella Lwin [Myant Myant Aye], Anglo-Burmese singer (Bow Wow Wow - "I Want Candy"), born in Rangoon, Burma
  • 1966 Jon Wurster, American session and touring drummer (Superchunk; The Mountain Goats; Bob Mould), and comedy writer, born in Sellersville, Pennsylvania
  • 1967 Adam Schlesinger, American rock musician (Fountains Of Wayne) and songwriter (That Thing You Do), born in New York City (d. 2020)

Vanilla IceVanilla Ice (55 years old)

1967 American rapper (Ice Ice Baby) and actor (Cool as Ice), born in Miami, Florida

  • 1970 Johnny Moeller, American blues guitarist, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1970 Linn Berggren, Swedish pop singer (Ace of Base - "All That She Wants"; "The Sign"), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1970 Mitch Harris, American heavy metal guitarist (Napalm Death, among others), born in Queens, New York
  • 1970 Nicholas "Nicky" Wu, Taiwanese singer, actor and martial arts expert (Xiao Hu Dui/Little Tiger Team), born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1970 Rogers Stevens, American rock guitarist (Blind Melon), born in West Point, Mississippi
  • 1974 Natasja Saad, Danish hip hop and reggae artist, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2007)
  • 1977 Séverine Ferrer, French pop singer, born in Montpellier, France
  • 1980 Alondra de la Parra, Mexican-American conductor (Queensland Symphony, 2015-present), and founder and artistic director of the New York-based Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas (2004-11), born in NYC, New York
  • 1981 Frank Iero, American musician (My Chemical Romance, Leathermouth, Pencey Prep; Skeleton Crew), born in Belleville, New Jersey
  • 1982 The Cheeky Girls [Gabriela and Monica Irimia], British-Romanian pop singers, born in Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania, Romania
  • 1990 Johanna Söderberg, Swedish pop-country-folk singer-songwriter (First Aid Kit - "Emmylou"), born in Enskede, Sweden
  • 1990 Lil JJ [James Charles Lewis], American actor (Just Jordan) and singer ("Party Boi"), born in Little Rock, Arkansas

Willow SmithWillow Smith (22 years old)

2000 American actress, singer (Whip My Hair) and dancer, born in Los Angeles, California