Birthdays in Music on October 5

  • 1590 Johann Schop, German composer and violinist, born in Niedersachsen, Germany (d. 1667) (dates disputed)
  • 1684 Johann Jacob de Neufville, composer
  • 1722 Gregorio Sciroli, composer
  • 1743 Giuseppi Gazzaniga, composer
  • 1758 Thomas Greatorex, composer
  • 1817 Eduard Franck, composer
  • 1822 Hans Hampel, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1884)
  • 1823 Feliks Jaronski, composer
  • 1840 Fran Gerbič, Slovenian composer and tenor, born in Cerknica (d. 1917)
  • 1875 Cyril Rootham, composer
  • 1879 Halfdan Cleve, composer
  • 1879 John Erskine, American poet/pianist (Private Life of Helen of Troy)
  • 1883 Charles Maduro, Antillean composer
  • 1899 Boleslaw Woytowicz, composer
  • 1902 Michael Kondracki, composer
  • 1906 Louise Brown, dancer/teacher
  • 1907 Mrs. Miller, American singer (d. 1997)
  • 1923 Glynis Johns, British actress (Mary Poppins, A Little Night Music, The Sundowners), born in Pretoria, South Africa
  • 1926 Gottfried Michael Koenig, composer
  • 1927 John W. Downey, American composer, born in Chicago (d. 2004)
  • 1935 Arlene Saunders, American soprano
  • 1936 Annerose Schmidt, East German pianist
  • 1938 Carlo Mastrangelo, rocker (Dion & The Belmonts), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1939 Marie Laforêt, French singer and actress
  • 1942 Richard Street, Rhythm and Blues musician (The Temptations), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1943 Steve Miller, rocker (Abracadabra, Space Cowboy), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1945 Brian Connolly, Scottish singer (Sweet), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1945 Geoff Leigh, English musician (Henry Cow)
  • 1947 Brian Johnson, English singer-songwriter (AC/DC), born in Dunston, Gateshead
  • 1948 Delroy George Wilson, singer
  • 1948 Lucius Ross, US pop guitarist (Funkadelic-One Nation Under a Groove)
  • 1948 Russell Mael, American singer, engineer and director (Sparks), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1948 Tawl Ross, American musician (P Funk)
  • 1949 B. W. Stevenson, American singer (d. 1988)
  • 1950 "Fast" Eddie Clarke, British guitarist (Fastway, Motörhead), born in Twickenham, London (d. 2018)

Person of interestBob Geldof

1951 Bob Geldof, Irish singer (The Boomtown Rats) and activist (Live Aid), born in Dún Laoghaire, Ireland

Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist Bob Geldof
Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist
Bob Geldof
  • 1953 Sandra "Puma" Jones, rocker (Black Uhuru), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1955 Leo Barnes, Irish saxophonist (Hothouse Flowers-I'm Sorry, Don't Go)
  • 1957 Lee "Kix" Thompson, saxophonist (Madness-Baggy Trousers)
  • 1959 Troy Luccketta, American rock drummer (Tesla-Psychotic Supper), born in Lodi, California
  • 1961 Sharon Cheslow, American musician, composer and artist
  • 1962 Ken Noda, American pianist (Rivalry), born in NYC, New York
  • 1970 Audie Pitre, bass guitarist (d. 1996)
  • 1970 South Park Mexican, American rapper
  • 1970 Tord Gustavsen, Norwegian jazz pianist and composer (Tord Gustavsen Trio), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1974 Heather Headley, Trinidadian singer
  • 1974 Colin Meloy, American singer (The Decemberists)
  • 1978 James Valentine, American musician (Maroon 5)
  • 1980 Paul Thomas, American bassist (Good Charlotte)
  • 1981 Kelvin Tan Wei Lian, Singaporean singer
  • 1985 Nicola Roberts, English singer (Girls Aloud)
  • 1988 Bahar Kızıl, German Singer (Monrose)