On This Day

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, English 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)
  • 1927 Anita Kerr, American singer composer and producer (The Anita Kerr Singers), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1930 Ray Crane, English trumpeter, born in Skegness, Lincolnshire (d. 1994)
  • 1930 Booker Ervin [Booker Telleferro Ervin II], American saxophonist (Charles Mingus), born in Denison, Texas (d. 1970)
  • 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 (Forest Lawn), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1939 Ali Farka Touré, Malian musician, born in Timbuktu Region, Mali (d. 2006)
  • 1945 Rik Kenton, British musician (Roxy Music, Woody Kern), born in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
  • 1945 (Russell Glyn) "Russ" Ballard, British rock singer, songwriter and guitarist (Argent - "Liar"; "You Can Do Magic"), born in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, England
  • 1945 John "Moon" Martin, American rockabilly singer-songwriter and guitarist (Bad Case Of Loving You), born in Altus, Oklahoma (d. 2020) [1] [2]
  • 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 Robert Pollard, American rock singer-songwriter (Guided by Voices), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1957 Brian Stokes Mitchell, American Broadway singer and actor, born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1961 Larry Mullen, Jr, Irish rock drummer (U2 - "I Will Follow"), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1961 Kate Campbell, American musician, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 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 Annabella Lwin [Myant Myant Aye], Anglo-Burmese singer (Bow Wow Wow - "I Want Candy"), born in Rangoon, Burma
  • 1966 Ad-Rock [Adam Horovitz], American rocker (Beastie Boys), born in NYC, New York

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1967 Vanilla Ice [Robert Van Winkle], American rapper (Ice Ice Baby) and actor (Cool as Ice), born in Miami, Florida

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  • 1967 Adam Schlesinger, American rock musician (Fountains Of Wayne) and songwriter (That Thing You Do), born in New York City (d. 2020)
  • 1970 Nicholas "Nicky" Wu, Taiwanese singer, actor and martial arts expert (Xiao Hu Dui/Little Tiger Team), born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1970 Linn Berggren, Swedish pop singer (Ace of Base), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1970 Rogers Stevens, American guitarist (Blind Melon), born in West Point, Mississippi
  • 1970 Mitch Harris, American guitarist (Napalm Death, among others), born in Queens, New York
  • 1970 Johnny Moeller, American blues guitarist, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 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; founder of 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 Lil JJ [James Charles Lewis], American actor (Just Jordan) and singer ("Party Boi"), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1990 Johanna Söderberg, Swedish pop-country-folk singer-songwriter (First Aid Kit - "Emmylou"), born in Enskede, Sweden
  • 2000 Willow Smith, American actress, singer ("Whip My Hair") and dancer, born in Los Angeles, California