Birthdays in Music on October 8

  • 1585 Heinrich Schutz, German composer, born in K√∂stritz, Germany (d. 1672)
  • 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, composer
  • 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)
  • 1820 Stanislaw Katski, composer
  • 1831 Michal Jelski, composer
  • 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)
  • 1870 Louis Vierne, French organist and composer, 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)
  • 1908 Paul Van Buskirk Yoder, American composer, born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 1990)
  • 1913 Walter Schumann, American choral director (Ford Show) and composer (Rhenish), born in NYC, New York (d. 1958)
  • 1917 Hans Poser, German composer, born in Tannenbergsthal (d. 1970)
  • 1922 Svend Westergaard, Danish composer (d. 1988)
  • 1927 Al Duncan, blues drummer, born in McKinney, Texas (d. 1995)
  • 1927 Gigi Durston, singer (Sonny Kendis Show), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1930 Toru Takemitsu, composer (Ki No Kyoko), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1932 Pete Drake, American pedal steel guitarist and producer, born in Augusta, Georgia (d. 1988)
  • 1934 Doc Green, rocker (Drifters)
  • 1936 Carman Moore, composer
  • 1939 Armando Gentilucci, composer
  • 1940 Fred Cash, rocker (Impressions), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1941 George Bellamy, rocker (Tornados)
  • 1943 James Edward Sellars, composer
  • 1944 Susan Raye, American singer
  • 1945 Roy Royer, rock guitarist (Procol Harum)
  • 1946 Aleksandr Gorshlov, ice dancer (holds 6 titles)
  • 1947 Tony Wilson, Trinidad, rock vocalist (Hot Chocolate)

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1948 Johnny Ramone [Cummings], American rock guitarist (Ramones), born in Long Island, New York (d. 2004)

Guitarist Johnny Ramone
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Johnny Ramone
  • 1949 Hamish Stuart, Scotland, guitarist/singer (Average White Band)
  • 1949 Michael Rose, rocker (Average White Band)
  • 1950 Robert "Kool" Bell, rocker (Kool & the Gang-Joanna), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • 1952 Clifford Adams, American trombone player, born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 2015)
  • 1953 Ricky Lee Phelps, American singer (Ky Headhunters-Davy Crockett), born in Paragould, Arkansas
  • 1955 Lonnie Pitchford, American blues musician
  • 1956 Larry Crane, Seymour, Indiana, American rocker (John Mellencamp band)
  • 1959 Gavin Friday, [Fionan Hanvey], Irish singer (Virgin Prunes)
  • 1961 Ted Kooshian, American jazz pianist
  • 1964 CeCe Winans, American singer
  • 1965 C-Jay Ramone, American musician (The Ramones)
  • 1974 DJ Q-Ball, American musician (Bloodhound Gang)
  • 1977 Erna Siikavirta, Finnish musician (Deathlike Silence)
  • 1978 Mike Moreno, American jazz musician (First in Mind), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1979 [Gregori] Chad Petree, American rocker (Shiny Toy Guns), born in Shawnee, Oklahoma

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1980 Nick Cannon, American actor and rapper (Love Don't Cost a Thing), born in San Diego, California

Actor & Rapper Nick Cannon
Actor & Rapper
Nick Cannon
  • 1981 Ruby [Rania Hussein Muhammad Tawfiq], Egyptian singer (Do You Know Why) and actress (The BabyDoll Night), born in Cairo, Egypt

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1985 Bruno Mars [Peter Gene Hernandez], American singer ("Just the Way You Are", "Grenade"), born in Honolulu, Hawaii

Singer Bruno Mars
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Bruno Mars