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ALISTAIR HULETT
 
Date Born: Monday 15 October 1951
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Scotland
 
Summary: Hulett discovered traditional music as an early teen and began playing the folk circuit in New Zealand in 1968, after immigrating with his family.

BALLARD MacDONALD
 
Date Born: Friday 15 October 1982
 
Description: Tin Pan Alley lyricist.
 
Summary: 1924 brought him his most notable musical collaborator in George Gershwin; MacDonald and Buddy DeSylva co-wrote the lyrics to Gershwin's "Somebody Loves Me," featured in the musical George White's Scandals

BARRY McGUIRE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 15 October 1935
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: McGuire's LP, The Eve of Destruction, reached its peak of #37 on the Billboard Hot 200 chart during the week ending 25 September 1965.

CHRIS ANDREWS
 
Date Born: Thursday 15 October 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: An English singer-songwriter, whose musical career started in the 1960s.

CHRIS DE BURGH
 
Date Born: Friday 15 October 1948
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, Argentina
 
Summary: His début, Far Beyond These Castle Walls, was a folk-tinged stab at fantasy in the tradition of the Moody Blues that failed to chart upon its release in February 1975.

CLAUDE MONTEUX
 
Date Born: Friday 15 October 1920
 
Description: American flutist and conductor. USA
 
Summary: He appeared in concert and in recordings with orchestras throughout the world, including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the NBC Symphony Orchestra

DAVID CARROLL
 
Date Born: Wednesday 15 October 1913
 
Description: Band Leader, Arranger, Producer, Director
 
Summary: The writer of many songs of his own.

JEAN PETERS
 
Date Born: Friday 15 October 1926
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: American actress, known as a star of 20th Century Fox in the late 1940s and early 1950s, and as the second (or possibly third) wife of Howard Hughes.

LARRIE LONDIN
 
Date Born: Friday 15 October 1943
 
Description: Drummer - USA
 
Summary: Londin also backed Rodney Crowell in the 1980s as a member of Crowell's backing band, The Cherry Bombs.

LOUIS NUNLEY
 
Date Born: Thursday 15 October 1931
 
Description: Vocalist,USA
 
Summary: He took the place of Duane West when West became ill.

MARV JOHNSON
 
Date Born: Saturday 15 October 1938
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Marv enjoyed many hits in Australia where he racked up a total of 8 Top 40 hits, including 3 number 1's, and several Top Tenners. "Come To Me" was released in Australia on EMI'sLondon Records (as was most of his releases in Oz) (HL-1522) and reached number 16 on the 2UE Top 40 in Sydney. "You Got What It Takes" was his biggest Australian hit.

MICKEY BAKER
 
Date Born: Thursday 15 October 1925
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: He is widely held to be a critical force in the bridging of rhythm and blues and rock and roll, along with Bo Diddley, Ike Turner, and Chuck Berry.

PAUL TANNER
 
Date Born: Monday 15 October 1917
 
Description: Trombonist, USA
 
Summary: Tanner developed and played the electrotheremin. The electrotheremin is featured in several songs by The Beach Boys

PAULINI
 
Date Born: Friday 15 October 1982
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Australia
 
Summary: Born in Fiji in 1982, Pauline Curuenavuli moved to Sydney with her family when she was four years old. At six years of age, she was already singing in her local choir.

PENNY MARSHALL
 
Date Born: Friday 15 October 1943
 
Description: Actress, Director
 
Summary: One of her first jobs was for a TV commercial for a beautifying shampoo. She was hired to play a girl with stringy, unattractive hair, and Farrah Fawcett was hired to play a girl with thick, bouncy hair.

RICHARD CARPENTER
 
Date Born: Monday 15 October 1945
 
Description: Piano, Arranger, USA
 
Summary: Richard helped in the productions of the documentaries "Close to You: Remembering the Carpenters" (1997) and "Only Yesterday: The Carpenters Story" (2007).

ROBERT WARD
 
Date Born: Saturday 15 October 1938
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: He is known for founding the "Ohio Untouchables", the band that later would become the Ohio Players.

STAFF SERGENT BARRY SADLER
 
Date Born: Tuesday 15 October 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The Ballad sold two million copies in five weeks. The media was all over Barry. Stories appeared in Life, Time, Newsweek, Variety, Billboard and Cash Box magazines while Barry appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, The Jimmy Dean Show, NBC’s Home Front and Martha Raye’s ABC-TV Hollywood Palace program.

TITO JACKSON
 
Date Born: Thursday 15 October 1953
 
Description: Singer, songwriter, USA
 
Summary: Tito was portrayed by Gerrick Winston in the 2004 film Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story, the biopic of Michael Jackson which was aired on VH1.

VICTORIA SPIVEY
 
Date Born: Monday 15 October 1906
 
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, USA
 
Summary: In March 1962, Bob Dylan contributed harmonica and back-up vocals, accompanying Victoria Spivey and Big Joe Williams on a recording for Spivey Records.

ALAN FEHLBERGE
 
Date Born: Friday 16 October 1942
 
Description: Rhythm guitarist, Vocals, Australia
 
Summary: South Australian rhythm guitarist of "The Drifters". NOTE NAME: Some use the wording "THE DRIFTORS" so as not to be confused with the USA DRIFTERS. This may be disputed.

ANGELA LANSBURY
 
Date Born: Friday 16 October 1925
 
Description: Actress, UK
 
Summary: Born the daughter of Belfast-born actress Moyna MacGill and Edgar Lansbury, a prominent businessman, and the granddaughter of the former Labour Party leader George Lansbury.

BERT KAEMPFERT
 
Date Born: Tuesday 16 October 1923
 
Description: Trumpeter, Band Leader, Composer, Germany
 
Summary: The Bert Kaempfert composed song "Strangers in the Night" became a hit for Frank Sinatra. It is said that Sinatra despised the song, and called it "a piece of shit", and "the worst song I ever fucking heard". Sinatra's recording won him the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance and the Grammy Award for Record of the Year.

BIG JOE WILLIAMS
 
Date Born: Monday 16 October 1899
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Delta bluesman, the singer worked in the thirties playing a nine string guitar. One of Williams' 9-string guitars can be found under the counter of the Jazz Record Mart in Chicago, which is owned by Bob Koester, the founder of Delmark Records.

BOB MOULD
 
Date Born: Sunday 16 October 1960
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, Producer, USA
 
Summary: A member of After Hüsker Dü who broke upin 1988, Mould sequestered himself in a remote farmhouse in Pine City, Minnesota, quit drinking and drugs, and wrote the songs that would make up his first solo album.

BOB WEIR
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 October 1947
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Weir played rhythm guitar and sang a portion of the lead vocals through most of the Grateful Dead's 30-year career.

CORDELL MOSSON
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 October 1952
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: Mosson was a prominent contributor to albums by both Funkadelic and Parliament from 1972 until the dissolution of the two groups in the early 1980s

DAVE LOVELADY
 
Date Born: Friday 16 October 1942
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: In the summer of 1963, the group - now called The Fourmost - signed a management contract with Brian Epstein. This led to their being auditioned by George Martin and signed to EMI's Parlophone record label.

EMILE FORD
 
Date Born: Saturday 16 October 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, Recording engineer, UK
 
Summary: First non white to get to the top of the English Charts with "What do you want to make those eyes at me for" in 1959.

FRED TURNER
 
Date Born: Saturday 16 October 1943
 
Description: Bassist, songwriter, actor
 
Summary: Turner is the only member of Bachman-Turner Overdrive to be on every album the band released.

GLYNN NICHOLAS
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 October 1952
 
Description: Entertainer, Comedian, Actor, Writer
 
Summary: In the 70's and early 80's, Glynn won a number of international busking competitions and was voted Australia's busking champion in 1986.

JOE DOLAN
 
Date Born: Saturday 16 October 1943
 
Description: Vocalsit, Composer, Ireland
 
Summary: He was very popular in Ireland and among Irish emigrants from 1964 into the 1980s.

JOHN MAYER
 
Date Born: Sunday 16 October 1977
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Mayer began his career performing mainly acoustic rock, but gradually began a transition towards the blues genre in 2005 by collaborating with renowned blues artists such as B. B. King, Buddy Guy, and Eric Clapton.

LINDA DARNELL
 
Date Born: Tuesday 16 October 1923
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: She failed to receive recognition from the industry and its critics, and disappeared from the screen in the 1950s. Darnell died from burns sustained in a house fire.

LINDA NOVEMBER
 
Date Born: Monday 16 October 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, USA
 
Summary: Over the course of her 32 years as a jingle singer, November sang approximately 22,000 jingles which were played on the television and radio.

MAX BYGRAVES
 
Date Born: Monday 16 October 1922
 
Description: Comedian, singer, actor and variety performer, UK
 
Summary: In 1951 he appeared at the London Palladium. Comedian Eric Sykes became his scriptwriter. He got the part of the tutor in the BBC radio comedy show Educating Archie, where Archie was a ventriloquist's dummy.

NICO
 
Date Born: Sunday 16 October 1938
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Fashion model, Spain
 
Summary: Nico was an original member of the Velvet Underground. The group formed in 1965 in New York. She left the group in 1967.

OSCAR WILD
 
Date Born: Monday 16 October 1854
 
Description: Playwright, Short Story Writer, Poet, Victorian era, Ireland
 
Summary: Oscar Wilde was the second son born into an Anglo Irish family, at 21 Westland Row, Dublin, to Sir William Wilde and his wife Jane Francesca Wilde.

ROY HARGROVE
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 October 1969
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: Hargrove won a Grammy Award in 1998 for the album Habana with the Afro-Cuban band he founded: "Crisol".

SHAYNE WARD
 
Date Born: Tuesday 16 October 1984
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Immediately after his victory on The X Factor, Ward signed a recording contract with Syco Music and his first single, "That's My Goal", was released in the UK on Wednesday, 21 December 2005. After selling 742,000 copies in the first week.

STONEY COOPER
 
Date Born: Wednesday 16 October 1918
 
Description: Fidler, Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: An American country musician from Harman, West Virginia. He played the fiddle and guitar.

SUZANNE SOMERS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 16 October 1946
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Born to Frank and Marion Mahoney's Irish Catholic household in San Bruno, California.

TIM ROBBINS
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 October 1958
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Robbins is a prominent spokesperson for anti-globalisation, a frequent critic of U.S. President George W. Bush, and a vocal opponent of the war in Iraq.

ALAN JACKSON
 
Date Born: Friday 17 October 1958
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Jackson was born to Eugene Jackson and Ruth Musick in Newnan, Georgia and has four older sisters. Jackson started a band after high school.

ARTHUR MILLER
 
Date Born: Sunday 17 October 1915
 
Description: Playwright, essayist
 
Summary: He was a prominent figure in American theatre, writing dramas that include plays such as All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953) and A View from the Bridge (one-act, 1955; revised two-act, 1956), as well as the film The Misfits (1961).

BARNEY KESSEL
 
Date Born: Wednesday 17 October 1923
 
Description: Guitarist
 
Summary: Kessel worked with many top greats but his time with Oscar Peterson was his longest stay with anyone band.

BERNIE NOLAN
 
Date Born: Monday 17 October 1960
 
Description: Actress, singer, entertainer,UK
 
Summary: Before the Nolan sisters became well-known, Bernie and her sisters, parents, and brothers performed in clubs and pubs in Blackpool. As a group of five sisters they had hits that including "I'm in the Mood for Dancing"

BEVERLY GARLAND
 
Date Born: Sunday 17 October 1926
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: In the 1964-1965 television season, Garland co-starred in the role of Ellie Collins with Bing Crosby as husband Bing Collins in the ABC sitcom The Bing Crosby Show.

COZY COLE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 17 October 1928
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Cole appeared in music-related films, including a brief cameo in Don't Knock the Rock. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s Cole continued to perform in a variety of settings. Cole and Gene Krupa often played duets at the Metropole in New York City during the 1950s and 60s.

EARL THOMAS CONLEY
 
Date Born: Friday 17 October 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: In 1983, he was nominated for multiple Grammy Awards for his song "Holdin' Her and Lovin' You". He has composed songs with Earl Scruggs and Randy Scruggs.

EMINEM
 
Date Born: Thursday 17 October 1974
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Oscar winner for Best Song 2003 for 8 MILE.

EVEL KNIEVEL
 
Date Born: Monday 17 October 1938
 
Description: Motor cycle stunt rider
 
Summary: Robert Craig "Evel" Knievel was born in Butte, Montana, in 1938, the first of two children born to Robert E. and Ann Kehoe "Zippy" Knievel.

GARY KEMP
 
Date Born: Monday 17 October 1960
 
Description: Actor, musician, guitarist, songwriter, UK
 
Summary: Brother of Martin Kemp and both original members of the band SPANDAU BALLET in the Eighties.

JEAN ARTHUR
 
Date Born: Tuesday 17 October 1905
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Arthur was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1944 for her performance in The More the Merrier (1943).

LEE COLLINS
 
Date Born: Thursday 17 October 1901
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: Collins was a star trumpeter of old New Orleans who later led many dance bands, Dixieland groups and combos during his 50 year career.

MARGOT KIDDER
 
Date Born: Sunday 17 October 1948
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Kidder played in all Superman movies along with Christopher Reed.

MARSHA HUNT
 
Date Born: Wednesday 17 October 1917
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Marsha Hunt attended the Theodore Irving School of Dramatics during her high school years. She was a singer and a model before Paramount Pictures signed her to a contract in 1934.

MICHAEL HOSSACK
 
Date Born: Friday 17 October 1947
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Known as to his former band members, started playing drums in the Little Falls Cadets

MONTGOMERY CLIFT
 
Date Born: Sunday 17 October 1920
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Clift was born in Omaha, Nebraska, USA the son of Ethel Anderson Fogg Blair and William Brooks Clift, a banker with roots in the South. Clift had a twin sister, Roberta, and an elder brother, Brooks.

RITA HAYWORTH
 
Date Born: Thursday 17 October 1918
 
Description: Actor, Singer, USA
 
Summary: At Columbia Rita Cansino was renamed Rita Hayworth, adding a Y to her mother's maiden name of Haworth.

SATHIMA BEA BENJAMIN
 
Date Born: Saturday 17 October 1936
 
Description: Singer, Songwriter, South Africa
 
Summary: She was born in Cape Town in 1936. By the early 1960’s, Benjamin had made a name for herself in the music and theatre scene.

SPRING BYINGTON
 
Date Born: Sunday 17 October 1886
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Her career included a seven-year run on radio and television as the star of December Bride. She was a key MGM contract player appearing in films from the 1930s through the 1960s.

THE SINGING NUN
 
Date Born: Tuesday 17 October 1933
 
Description: Vocalist, Belgium
 
Summary: She gave concerts and appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show on 5 January 1964. As of July 2009, "Dominique" is the only Belgian number one hit single in the United States.

TOM POSTON
 
Date Born: Monday 17 October 1921
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Mel Brooks submitted his idea for the television show Get Smart to the ABC network, ABC wanted Poston for the lead role of Maxwell Smart

ZIGGY MARLEY
 
Date Born: Thursday 17 October 1968
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Jamaica
 
Summary: He sang a cover of Drive by The Cars which featured in the Adam Sandler movie 50 First Dates.

CHUCK BERRY
 
Date Born: Monday 18 October 1926
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Singer, guitarist, composer and prolific writer of words that seem to roll out. Berry was the third child in a family of six. He grew up in the north St. Louis.

CYNTHIA WEIL
 
Date Born: Friday 18 October 1940
 
Description: Composer
 
Summary: Weil and Mann must be said to be one of the most popular song writers of the modern day.

GEORGE C SCOTT
 
Date Born: Tuesday 18 October 1927
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Scott's most famous early role was in Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, where he played the part of General "Buck" Turgidson.

JEAN-CLAUDE VAN DAMME
 
Date Born: Tuesday 18 October 1960
 
Description: Actor, Martial Artist, Belgian
 
Summary: Van Damme was born the son of Eliana and Eugène Van Varenberg, who was an accountant and owned a flower shop.

JOE EGAN
 
Date Born: Friday 18 October 1946
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, UK
 
Summary: In the 1960s Egan, together with former St Mirin's Academy school mate Gerry Rafferty, played in various smaller British bands.

LAURA NYRO
 
Date Born: Saturday 18 October 1947
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Mogull negotiated her a recording contract, and she recorded her debut album, More Than a New Discovery, for the Verve Folkways label. The album provided material for other artists, notably the 5th Dimension.

NIC POTTER
 
Date Born: Thursday 18 October 1951
 
Description: Bassist, composer
 
Summary: Nic Potter is probably best known for his work with the British rock band Van Der Graaf Generator.

PADDY REILLY
 
Date Born: Wednesday 18 October 1939
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Irelannd
 
Summary: He is one of Ireland's most famous balladeers.

PAM DAUBER
 
Date Born: Thursday 18 October 1951
 
Description: Actress, Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Dawber got to use her four-octave soprano voice in a 1980s Los Angeles Civic Light Opera production of Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance, based on the Joseph Papp/New York Shakespeare Festival production.

PETER BOYLE
 
Date Born: Friday 18 October 1935
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Boyle was born the son of Alice and Peter Boyle, Sr. His father was a Philadelphia TV personality from 1951-1963 who, among many other things. He hosted the afterschool children's program Uncle Pete Presents the Little Rascals.

RONNIE BRIGHT
 
Date Born: Tuesday 18 October 1938
 
Description: Bassist, Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: His most recognizable vocals are from Johnny Cymbal's 1963 hit song "Mr. Bass Man."

RUSS GIGUERE
 
Date Born: Monday 18 October 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: One of the most successful bands to come out of the 60’s, they have sold over 80 million records, tapes, Cds and DVDs.

WYNTON MARSALIS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 18 October 1961
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: Wynton Marsalis has worked with the best including Sarah Vaughan, Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Sonny Rollins etc.

DAVE GUARD
 
Date Born: Friday 19 October 1934
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: The group were very popular in the fifties and mainly known for their hit ’TOM DOOLEY. In late 1962 Guard moved with his family to Sydney, Australia. There he purchased a home overlooking the South Pacific Ocean at the upmarket North Sydney area of Whale Beach.

DIVINE
 
Date Born: Thursday 19 October 1995
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: In the 1980s, Divine released several dance music records which were club music hits in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia.

GEORGE CATES
 
Date Born: Thursday 19 October 1911
 
Description: Composer, Arranger. Conductor, USA
 
Summary: He was the person responsible for integrating the two Songs MOONGLOW. and THEME FROM PICNIC. He married both pieces together cleverly for the film sequence in the dance scene in ’PICNIC’.

GEORGE McCRAE
 
Date Born: Thursday 19 October 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Richard Finch and Harry Wayne Casey of KC and the Sunshine Band invited him to sing the lyrics for a song that they had recorded. The extent that the song, "Rock Your Baby", became one of the first hits of the disco era in 1974.

LARRY CHANCE
 
Date Born: Saturday 19 October 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Larry and company have placed many songs on the charts, including: Life Is But a Dream, Never, I Believe, and of course the classic Remember Then. They've recorded many other classics including: Looking For My Baby, Eyes, Kissin' and Cry, Cry, Cry, etc. .

LARRY CHANCE - USA
 
Date Born: Saturday 19 October 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He was born Larry Figueiredo in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

PETER TOSH
 
Date Born: Thursday 19 October 1944
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, Jamaica
 
Summary: Tosh's sarcastic outlook on the world carried over to his lyrics. He would merrily twist words around to better reflect his true feelings.

PIANO RED
 
Date Born: Thursday 19 October 1911
 
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, USA
 
Summary: In 1964, the Beatles recorded a cover of the flip side of "Doctor Feel-Good," titled "Mr. Moonlight" and written by Roy Lee Johnson.

ROBERT REED
 
Date Born: Wednesday 19 October 1932
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He won critical acclaim for his portrayal of a doctor who wants to undergo a sex-change operation in a two-part episode of Medical Center in 1975

SIDONIE GOOSSENS
 
Date Born: Thursday 19 October 1899
 
Description: Harpist, UK
 
Summary: She was honoured with a MBE in 1974, and later an OBE in 1980.

SINITTA
 
Date Born: Saturday 19 October 1968
 
Description: Singer, Songwriter, UK
 
Summary: She is best known for her hit records in the 1980s including "So Macho", "Toy Boy", "Cross My Broken Heart" and "Right Back Where We Started From". She

ADELAIDE HALL
 
Date Born: Sunday 20 October 1901
 
Description: Vocalist , USA
 
Summary: She began her career on Broadway in 1921 in the chorus line of the Broadway musical Shuffle Along.

CHARLES IVES
 
Date Born: Tuesday 20 October 1874
 
Description: Composer, USA
 
Summary: Regarded as one of Americas first true classical composers of great significance. In time Ives came to be regarded as an American originals.

DANNII MINOGUE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 20 October 1971
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Her father was born in Australia and is of Irish decent and her mother emigrated from Wales to Townsville, Queensland.

DELORES HART
 
Date Born: Thursday 20 October 1938
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: An American Roman Catholic nun and former actress. She made ten films in five years.

EARL HINDMAN
 
Date Born: Tuesday 20 October 1942
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Hindman's most famous and enduring pre-Home Improvement role was as Bob Reid in Ryan's Hope.

EDDIE HARRIS
 
Date Born: Saturday 20 October 1934
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: He wrote the theme for "The Bill Cosby Show". Album The Reason Why Im Talkin Shit, which consisted mainly of stand up comedy.

FRANCO VENTRIGLIA
 
Date Born: Friday 20 October 1922
 
Description: Vocalist, Opera singer (bass)
 
Summary: Opera Singer. A basso, he performed in principal venues on both sides of the Atlantic for close to half a century.

GRANDPA JONES
 
Date Born: Monday 20 October 1913
 
Description: Vocalisit, Banjoist, USA
 
Summary: Bradley Kincaid who gave him the nickname "Grandpa" due to his off-stage grumpiness at early-morning radio shows.

IAIN MacMILLER
 
Date Born: Thursday 20 October 1938
 
Description: Photographer, Scottish
 
Summary: The BBC used some of his photos in the series "The Rock and Roll Years".

JELLY ROLL MORTON
 
Date Born: Monday 20 October 1890
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Morton had learned the drums when he was very young, harmonica and guitar but piano was to be his ultmate instrument.

JOHNNY MOORE
 
Date Born: Saturday 20 October 1906
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers were a successful and influential African-American vocal and instrumental group in the 1940s and 1950s.

JOYCE BROTHERS
 
Date Born: Thursday 20 October 1927
 
Description: American psychologist, television personality
 
Summary: In 1955, she became the only woman ever to win the top prize on the American game show The $64,000 Question, answering questions on the topic of boxing.

JUDITH SHEINDLIN
 
Date Born: Tuesday 20 October 1942
 
Description: Judge Judy, American
 
Summary: Judy Sheindlin court room shows her popularity covering the Americas and loved in Australia. The show seemingly enters the relms of reality thought this may be disputed.

KATHY KIRBY
 
Date Born: Sunday 20 October 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: In 1963, she won Top British Female Singer in the New Musical Express poll.

LEWIS GRIZZARD
 
Date Born: Sunday 20 October 1946
 
Description: Comedian, Actor, USA
 
Summary: An American writer and humorist, known for his Southern demeanor and commentary on the American South.

MICHAEL JOHNS
 
Date Born: Friday 20 October 1978
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Michael was born in Perth, Western Australia, to William Bill Lee and Janet Burke married to John Burke.

RIC LEE
 
Date Born: Saturday 20 October 1945
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: Lee was a founding member of his first band, The Falcons. He was also a drummer for Ricky Storm and The Mansfields.

ROSS McMANNIS
 
Date Born: Thursday 20 October 1927
 
Description: Trumpeter, UK
 
Summary: An English musician and trumpet player, who performed with Joe Loss and his orchestra, and the father of singer Elvis Costello.

STUART HAMBLEN
 
Date Born: Tuesday 20 October 1908
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Hamblen was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970, was presented the ACM Pioneer Award 1972, received the Gene Autry Golden Boot Award 1988, and was inducted into Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2001.

TOM PETTY
 
Date Born: Friday 20 October 1950
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: One of his first guitar teachers was Don Felder, a fellow Gainesville resident, who would later join The Eagles.

WANDA JACKSON
 
Date Born: Wednesday 20 October 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: She was one of the first female rockabilly singers to come to popularity during the 1950s.

BRENT MYDLAND
 
Date Born: Tuesday 21 October 1952
 
Description: Keyboardist, USA
 
Summary: Mydland was the fourth keyboardist to play for the American rock band the Grateful Dead.

CARRIE FISHER
 
Date Born: Sunday 21 October 1956
 
Description: Actress, Author, USA
 
Summary: She made her film debut in the Columbia comedy Shampoo (1975) starring Warren Beatty, Julie Christie and Goldie Hawn, with Lee Grant and Jack Warden.

CHARLOTTE CAFFEY
 
Date Born: Wednesday 21 October 1953
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: She grew up in Glendale, California, and graduated from Immaculate Heart College.

DIZZY GILLESPIE
 
Date Born: Sunday 21 October 1917
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7057 Hollywood Boulevard in the Hollywood section of the City of Los Angeles.

ELVIN BISHOP
 
Date Born: Wednesday 21 October 1942
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: An American blues and rock and roll musician and guitarist.

ERIC FAULKNER
 
Date Born: Friday 21 October 1955
 
Description: Guitarist, Vocalist, Scottish
 
Summary: Faulkner performed at Guilfest 2006 with 3 Men & Black, featuring Pauline Black from The Selecter.

JO LUSTIG
 
Date Born: Wednesday 21 October 1925
 
Description: Manager, UK
 
Summary: He became an apprentice music journalist, meeting up with Gloria Swanson and Mel Brooks.

JULIAN COPE
 
Date Born: Monday 21 October 1957
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: Cope's musical career began in July 1977, as bass player with a mythical Liverpool punk rock band known as "Crucial Three".

LEE LOUGHNANE
 
Date Born: Monday 21 October 1946
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: The group has been one of the very few groups to last through the sixties through to the 21st century.

MANDY RICE-DAVIES
 
Date Born: Saturday 21 October 1944
 
Description: British former model and showgirl, UK
 
Summary: Her association with Christine Keeler, which discredited the Conservative government of British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan in 1963.

MANFRED MANN - (MUSICIAN)
 
Date Born: Monday 21 October 1940
 
Description: Keyboards, UK
 
Summary: He began to write for Jazz News under the pseudonym Manfred Manne after jazz drummer Shelly Manne.

MEL STREET
 
Date Born: Monday 21 October 1935
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Street was born in Rowe, Virginia to a coal mining family. Publications cite his year of birth as 1933, although his family maintains that he was born in 1935

MONK MONTGOMERY
 
Date Born: Friday 21 October 1921
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: Montgomery was the older brother of guitarist Wes Montgomery; younger brother, Buddy Montgomery plays vibraphone and piano.

NORMAN WRIGHT
 
Date Born: Thursday 21 October 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The group charted world wide with ’COME GO WITH ME’ - 1957

SAMUEL FRANCIS SMITH
 
Date Born: Friday 21 October 1808
 
Description: Lyricist, USA
 
Summary: The house Smith lived in is now a Phillips Academy dormitory called America House, or A-House for short.

SHEILA JONES
 
Date Born: Wednesday 21 October 1936
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: They were probably Britain's only serious rivals to the Beverley Sisters as a closely harmonising girl group.

STEVE CROPPER
 
Date Born: Tuesday 21 October 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Instrumentalists, USA
 
Summary: As a house guitarist, he played on hundreds of records, from "(Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay", cowritten with Otis Redding, to Sam and Dave's "Soul Man"

STEVE LUKATHER
 
Date Born: Monday 21 October 1957
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: He first played keyboards and drums, and then taught himself how to play the guitar starting at age seven, when his father bought him a Kay acoustic guitar.

 
 
 
 

 
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