Musicians Born on October 8

  • 1690 Jaime de Casellas, Spanish composer, born in Valls, Spain (d. 1764)
  • 1692 Antonio Palella, Italian composer and harpsichordist, born in San Giovanni a Teduccio, Naples, Italy (d. 1761)
  • 1740 Michel-Julien Mathieu, French composer, born in Fontainebleau, France (d. 1777)
  • 1747 Johann Wilhelm Stadler, German composer (d. 1819)
  • 1748 Franz Seydelmann, German composer, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1806)
  • 1790 Waldemar Thrane, Norwegian composer, born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1828)
  • 1813 Carl Ludwig Amand Mangold, German composer, born in Darmstadt, Germany (d. 1889)
  • 1834 Walter Kittredge, American musician during American Civil War, born in Merrimack, New Hampshire (d. 1905)
  • 1837 Otto Winter-Hjelm, Norwegian musician and composer, born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1931)
  • 1860 Felix Woyrsch, German composer, born in Opava, Czech Republic (d. 1944)
  • 1869 Komitas [Soghomon Soghomonian], Armenian priest, composer (Patarag), and musicologist, born in Kütahya, Ottoman Empire (now Turkey) (d. 1935) [O.S. birth 09-26]
  • 1870 Louis Vierne, French organist (Notre-Dame, 1900-37), and composer (Messe solennelle), born in Poitiers, France (d. 1937)
  • 1883 Dick Burnett, American musician ("Man of Constant Sorrow"), born in Monticello, Kentucky (d. 1977)
  • 1885 Will Vodery, African-American composer, born in Philadelphia (d. 1951)
  • 1898 Clarence Williams, American composer, born in Plaquemine, Louisiana (d. 1965)
  • 1900 Zeno Vancea, Romanian composer, born in Bocsa, Romania (d. 1990)
  • 1901 Eivind Groven, Norwegian composer and ethnomusicologist, born in Eidsborg, Norway (d. 1977)
  • 1903 René Guillou, French organist and composer (L'Autre mère), born in Rennes, Brittany, France (d. 1958)
  • 1908 Paul Van Buskirk Yoder, American composer, born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 1990)
  • 1913 Walter Schumann, American choral director (Ford Show) and film and television composer (Night Of The Hunter; Dragnet theme), born in NYC, New York (d. 1958)
  • 1917 Hans Poser, German composer, born in Tannenbergsthal (d. 1970)
  • 1919 Hal Singer, American jazz and R&B saxophonist ("Corn Bread"), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 2020) [1]
  • 1922 Svend Westergaard, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1988)
  • 1927 (Georgeanne) "Gigi" Durston, American cabaret and big band singer (Sonny Kendis Show; Russ Case Orchestra), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1927 Al Duncan, American blues drummer, born in McKinney, Texas (d. 1995)
  • 1930 (Park Frederick) "Pepper" Adams, American jazz saxophonist (Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band), born in Highland Park, Michigan
  • 1930 Tōru Takemitsu, Japanese classical music and film score composer (November Steps; Ran), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1996)
  • 1932 (Roddis) "Pete" Drake, American session pedal steel guitarist (Tammy Wynette - "Stand by Your Man"; Bob Dylan' - "Lay Lady Lay": George Harrison - "All Things Must Pass"), and producer (Ringo Starr; BJ Thomas), born in Augusta, Georgia (d. 1988)
  • 1936 Carman Moore, American composer, born in Lorain, Ohio
  • 1939 Andrew William Thomas, American composer (Three Transformations), born in Ithaca, New York
  • 1939 Armando Gentilucci, Italian composer, born in Lecce, Italy (d. 1989)
  • 1940 Fred Cash, American soul singer (Impressions -"People Get Ready"; It's All Right"), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1943 James E. Sellars, American composer, born in Fort Smith, Arkansas (d. 2017)
  • 1944 Susan Raye, American country music singer ("L.A. International Airport"), born in Eugene, Oregon
  • 1945 Joseph Rescigno, American opera conductor (Florentine Opera Company of Milwaukee, 1981-2019), born in Flushing, New York
  • 1945 Ray Royer, English rock guitarist (Procol Harum - "A Whiter Shade Of Pale"), born in The Pinewoods, Essex
  • 1947 Sheila Ferguson, American pop singer and songwriter (The Three Degrees - "When Will I See You Again"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1947 Tony Wilson, Trinidadian rock songwriter, bassist, and vocalist (Hot Chocolate - "You Sexy Thing"), born in Trinidad

Johnny RamoneJohnny Ramone (1948-2004)

American punk rock guitarist and songwriter (Ramones - "I Wanna Be Sedated"), born in Long Island, New York

  • 1949 Hamish Stuart, Scottish bass player, guitarist and singer (Average White Band;, 1972-82; Paul McCartney, 1989-93; Ringo's All-Starr Band), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1949 Jay Graydon, American songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Al Jarrau), born in Burbank, California
  • 1950 Robert "Kool" Bell, American funk rock bassist (Kool & the Gang - "Joanna"), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • 1952 Clifford Adams, American trombone player (Kool & the Gang - "Joanna"), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 2015)
  • 1953 Ricky Lee Phelps, American singer (Kentucky Headhunters - "The Ballad Of Davy Crockett"), born in Paragould, Arkansas
  • 1953 Robert Saxton, British classical composer (The Circle of Light; Caritas), born in London
  • 1954 Carl Vine, Australian classical composer, born in Perth, Australia
  • 1955 Lonnie Pitchford, American blues musician, born in Lexington, Mississipi (d. 1998)
  • 1956 Danny Jacob, American session and touring guitarist (Bette Midler), and cartoon music composer (Phineas and Ferb), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1956 Larry Crane, American rock guitarist (John Mellencamp band), born in Seymour, Indiana
  • 1959 Gavin Friday [Fionán Martin Hanvey], Irish singer (Virgin Prunes), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1961 Ted Kooshian, American jazz pianist (Hubub!; Standard Orbit Quartet; Clowns Will Be Arriving) born in San Jose, California
  • 1964 (Priscilla) "CeCe" Winans (Love), American 23-time Dove and 12-time Grammy Award-winning gospel singer, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1965 C. J. Ramone [Christopher Ward], American rock bassist, and vocalist (The Ramones, 1989-95 - "Scattergun"), born in Queens, New York
  • 1974 DJ Q-Ball [Harry Dean, Jr.], American musician and actor (Bloodhound Gang), born in Limerick, Pennsylvania
  • 1977 Erna Siikavirta, Finnish heavy metal keyboardist (Deathlike Silence, 2006-08; Lordi, 1997-2005), born in Espoo, Finland
  • 1978 Mike Moreno, American jazz guitarist (First in Mind), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1979 (Gregori) Chad Petree, American indie-rock singer-songwriter (Shiny Toy Guns - "You Are The One"), born in Shawnee, Oklahoma

Nick CannonNick Cannon (42 years old)

1980 American actor, rapper ("Love Don't Cost a Thing"; "Gigilo"), and television personality (America's Got Talent; The Masked Singer), born in San Diego, California

  • 1981 Ruby [Rania Hussein Muhammad Tawfiq], Egyptian singer ("Do You Know Why") and actress (The Baby Doll Night), born in Cairo, Egypt

Bruno MarsBruno Mars (37 years old)

1985 American pop and R&B singer-songwriter ("Just the Way You Are", "The Lazy Song"; "Uptown Funk"), born in Honolulu, Hawaii

  • 1987 Aya Hirano, Japanese voice actress and singer, born in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • 1995 G. Herbo [Herbert Wright III], American rapper (PTSD), born in Chicago, Illinois