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Albert Collins
 
Date Born: Saturday 1 October 1932
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, US
 
Summary: Collins will be remembered not only for the quantity of quality blues music that he put out throughout his career that has inspired so many other blues musicians, but also for his live performances, where he would frequently come down from the stage and mingle with the audience whilst still playing.

Andre Rieu
 
Date Born: Saturday 1 October 1949
 
Description: Conductor, violinist
 
Summary: He was raised in a musical family (six children) and his father was also a musical Conductor. From an early age he developed a fascination with the Orchestra form.

Barbara Parritt
 
Date Born: Sunday 1 October 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Known for the hit song "A LOVERS CONCERT" - "A Lover's Concerto." The melody soaring adaptation of Bach's Minuet in G

Bonnie Owens
 
Date Born: Tuesday 1 October 1929
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Bonnie Owens herself became a popular singer and songwriter in the fifties.

Brie Larson
 
Date Born: Sunday 1 October 1989
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Brie Larson was born in Sacramento, California.She decided to be an actress when she was seven years old and was one of the youngest students of the American Conservatory Theater. She moved to Los Angeles in 1998.

Donny Hathaway
 
Date Born: Monday 1 October 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, songwriter, producer, USA
 
Summary: At first, Hathaway worked as songwriter, session musician and producer. He is mainly known for the hit duet song ’Where Is The Love’ with Roberta Flack.

George Peppard
 
Date Born: Monday 1 October 1928
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: George Peppard, Jr. was born in Detroit, Michigan, the son of building contractor George Peppard, Sr. and opera singer Vernelle Rohrer.

Gerald Marks
 
Date Born: Monday 1 October 1900
 
Description: Composer of songs, USA
 
Summary: The success of his song "All of Me" led him to become a member of ASCAP, and he remained active in the organization for decades, serving on its board of directors from 1970 to 1981.

Herbert Rhoad
 
Date Born: Sunday 1 October 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The Persuasions have also enjoyed recognition from outside the doo-wop, gospel, and a cappella communities.

James Whitmore
 
Date Born: Saturday 1 October 1921
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Whitmore did extensive theatre work. He won a Tony Award for "Best Performance by a Newcomer" in the Broadway production of Command Decision (1948).

Julie Andrews
 
Date Born: Tuesday 1 October 1935
 
Description: Actress, UK
 
Summary: Julie Andrews is a one in a million singer and actress with a perfect voice, perfect speach and qualities over and above most singers and of her time and an honest look of her seemingly good way of life.

Laurence Harvey
 
Date Born: Monday 1 October 1928
 
Description: Acting, Lithuania
 
Summary: Born Laruschka Mischa Skikne in Lithuania, he made his cinema debut in the British film "House of Darkness" in 1948.

Leon Thomas
 
Date Born: Friday 1 October 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: None exemplified the creativity of the music like singer/percussionist Leon Thomas. The vocalist and co-author with Pharoah Sanders of "The Creator Has A Master Plan".

Lynn Ahrens
 
Date Born: Friday 1 October 1948
 
Description: Composer of music, lyricist, USA
 
Summary: Ahrens and Flaherty also collaborated on songs for the animated movie Anastasia, receiving two Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for Best Song and Best Score.

Michael Saxell
 
Date Born: Monday 1 October 1956
 
Description: Singer-songwriter, record producer, musician
 
Summary: Michael Saxell composed the Lithuanian Grammy winning song of year "Yra kaip yra" for the artist Mia in 2007 along with co-writers Christian Svensson and Sandra diAmante.

Nicole Atkins
 
Date Born: Sunday 1 October 1978
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Atkins was born in Neptune, New Jersey. She grew up in Shark River Hills, a middle class enclave within Neptune overlooking the Shark River.

Paul Dukas
 
Date Born: Sunday 1 October 1865
 
Description: Composer, French
 
Summary: Dukas found work as a music critic and orchestrator, he was unusually gifted in orchestration and was one of the most sensitive and insightful critics of the era.

Randy Quaid
 
Date Born: Sunday 1 October 1950
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Quaid was born the son of Juanita Bonniedale "Nita", a real estate agent, and William Rudy Quaid. He is the elder brother of fellow actor Dennis Quaid.

Richard Harris
 
Date Born: Wednesday 1 October 1930
 
Description: Actor, Iriish
 
Summary: He recorded several albums, one (A Tramp Shining) included the seven-minute hit song "MacArthur Park" (which Harris mispronounced as "MacArthur's Park"); that song written by Jimmy Webb, reached #2 on the United States Billboard magazine pop chart

Roger Williams - (pianist)
 
Date Born: Thursday 1 October 1925
 
Description: Pianist, USA
 
Summary: His Steinway & Sons "Gold Steinway" grand piano has been on tour for public display and entertainment during 2007–2008.

Skeets Macdonald
 
Date Born: Friday 1 October 1915
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Composer
 
Summary: Mainly known for his appearances on 'Town Hall Party' during the fifties.

Stella Stevens
 
Date Born: Sunday 1 October 1939
 
Description: Actress, Director, Producer, USA
 
Summary: Stevens was in the 100 sexiest stars of the 20th Century. During the 1960s, she was one of the ten most photographed women in the world.

Tom Bosley
 
Date Born: Saturday 1 October 1927
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Mainly came to fame in the TV series Happy Days playing the part of Richard Cunningham’s Father along side the Fonze.

Walter Matthau
 
Date Born: Friday 1 October 1920
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He appeared in many movies after this as a villain such as the 1958 King Creole (where he is beaten up by Elvis Presley).

Bud Abbott
 
Date Born: Wednesday 2 October 1895
 
Description: Actor, Comedian, USA
 
Summary: The team's first known radio appearance was on The Kate Smith Hour in February, 1938. "Who's on First?" was first performed for a national radio audience the following month.

Chris Ledoux
 
Date Born: Saturday 2 October 1948
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist
 
Summary: By 1982 he had sold over 250,000 copies of his albums, with little or no marketing. By the end of the decade he had self-released twenty-two albums.

Don Mclean
 
Date Born: Tuesday 2 October 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: In 2001 "American Pie" was voted No. 5 in a poll of the 365 Songs of the Century compiled by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Donovan
 
Date Born: Wednesday 2 October 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: In mid-1966, Donovan became the first high-profile British pop star to be arrested for possession of marijuana.

Freddie Jackson
 
Date Born: Tuesday 2 October 1956
 
Description: Vocalist, Producer, Composer
 
Summary: Among his well-known hits are "Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake)", "Jam Tonight", "Do Me Again," and "You Are My Lady".

Groucho Marx
 
Date Born: Thursday 2 October 1890
 
Description: Actor, Comedian, USA
 
Summary: Groucho Marx made a total of 26 movies; of them, fifteen were with his brothers Chico and Harpo.

Jo El Sonnier
 
Date Born: Wednesday 2 October 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, Songwriter, USA
 
Summary: By age six, Sonnier had performed on the radio; at age eleven, he made his first recordings.

John Otway
 
Date Born: Thursday 2 October 1952
 
Description: Vocalist, Comedy, UK
 
Summary: Specialist in the bizarre and very humorous songs.

Laurindo Almeida
 
Date Born: Tuesday 2 October 1917
 
Description: Guitarist, Band Leader, Brazilian
 
Summary: Laurindo Almeida was a Brazilian virtuoso guitarist and composer who made many recordings of enduring impact in classical, jazz and Latin genres.

Lorrae Desmond
 
Date Born: Sunday 2 October 1932
 
Description: Actress, Singer, Australia
 
Summary: She was a performer at heart even as a child. Before she left her hometown to try her hand at entertaining, she began training as a hairdresser

Lorraine Bracco
 
Date Born: Saturday 2 October 1954
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Dr. Jennifer Melfi on the HBO series The Sopranos and as Karen Hill in the 1990 Martin Scorsese film Goodfellas.

Mike Rutherford
 
Date Born: Monday 2 October 1950
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: Rutherford's bass lines are well known for being tastefully constructed as well as showing a great deal of technical innovation and skill. His bass lines from early Genesis were especially impressive in the rising progressive rock movement.

Phil Oakey
 
Date Born: Sunday 2 October 1955
 
Description: Vocalist, songwriter and producer. UK
 
Summary: Oakey has been a key figure in the music business and has been lead singer of The Human League for over 30 years, with whom he has sold an estimated 20 million records.

Ronnie Ross
 
Date Born: Monday 2 October 1933
 
Description: Saxophonist, UK
 
Summary: Ross was a saxophone tutor for a young David Bowie, and years later was the soloist on the Lou Reed song "Walk on the Wild Side".

Sting
 
Date Born: Tuesday 2 October 1951
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: Sting appeared on the television sitcom Ally McBeal as himself, being sued for appearing to sing to a fan by the fan's husband.

Tiffany
 
Date Born: Saturday 2 October 1971
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Tiffany was singing at a Los Angeles club named El Palomino when she was discovered by Hoyt Axton and his mother Mae Axton.

Andrea Carroll
 
Date Born: Thursday 3 October 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: She recorded the original version of “Please Dont Talk to the Lifeguard”.

Ann Leuba
 
Date Born: Monday 3 October 1955
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: Her most recent success was to have two of her songs accepted to be on a compilation Album, by Selection Records to be released in 2007.

Anne Wills
 
Date Born: Tuesday 3 October 1944
 
Description: TV Host, Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: One of the most popular female television personalities to appear on South Australaian television.

Ashlee Simpson
 
Date Born: Wednesday 3 October 1984
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Simpson began studying classical ballet at the age of three, and was admitted to the School of American Ballet in New York City at the age of eleven.

Chubby Checker
 
Date Born: Friday 3 October 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, US
 
Summary: Chubby Checker was the first to make a hit out of the song THE TWIST staing a new dance craze in the sixties. Hank Ballard was the writer of ’The Twist’.

Eddie Cochran
 
Date Born: Monday 3 October 1938
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: He was also a heavy influence on the nascent rockabilly guitar legend Brian Setzer from Stray Cats who plays a 6120 just like his hero, whom he portrayed in the film La Bamba.

Gloria Stavers
 
Date Born: Monday 3 October 1927
 
Description: Rock journalist, Model, America
 
Summary: Stavers is credited with being one of the first women rock and roll journalists.

Gwen Stefani
 
Date Born: Friday 3 October 1969
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Songwriter
 
Summary: Gwen Renée Stefani was born in Fullerton, California and raised in Anaheim, California, and grew up in a Roman Catholic household.

Ian Mcdonald
 
Date Born: Sunday 3 October 1948
 
Description: British music critic and author, UK
 
Summary: In his 1994 Revolution in the Head: The Beatles' Records and the Sixties, MacDonald carefully anatomised each recording by The Beatles, examining the broad themes and sources.

Joe Allison
 
Date Born: Friday 3 October 1924
 
Description: Composer, DJ, USA
 
Summary: A founding member of the Country Music Association.

Lenny Waronker
 
Date Born: Friday 3 October 1941
 
Description: Record producer for Warner Bros. Records
 
Summary: As a producer, Lenny Waronker has worked with such acts as Arlo Guthrie, Rickie Lee Jones, Randy Newman, and the Doobie Brothers.

Lindsey Buckingham
 
Date Born: Monday 3 October 1949
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: In 1981, Buckingham released his first solo album Law and Order playing nearly every instrument and featuring guest appearances by bandmates Mick Fleetwood and Christine McVie.

Monk Higgins
 
Date Born: Friday 3 October 1930
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: Higgins served as a producer on several of Blood, Sweat, and Tears' albums.

P.p. Arnold
 
Date Born: Thursday 3 October 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: An offer with Maxine and her friend Gloria Scott had managed to arrange an audition for three girls to replace the original Ikettes, the dancer/singer troupe that provided vocal and dance accompaniment for the Ike and Tina Turner Revue.

Stevie Ray Vaughan
 
Date Born: Sunday 3 October 1954
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: He found a battered 1963 Fender Stratocaster at a music store in Austin. It would remain as his favorite guitar for the rest of his life.

Tommy Lee
 
Date Born: Wednesday 3 October 1962
 
Description: Drummer, USA

Von Freeman
 
Date Born: Wednesday 3 October 1923
 
Description: Saxophonist, US
 
Summary: American hard bop jazz tenor saxophonist. He was the father of jazz saxophonist Chico Freeman

Von Freeman
 
Date Born: Wednesday 3 October 1923
 
Description: Saxophonist, US
 
Summary: American hard bop jazz tenor saxophonist. He was the father of jazz saxophonist Chico Freeman

Von Freeman
 
Date Born: Wednesday 3 October 1923
 
Description: Saxophonist, US
 
Summary: American hard bop jazz tenor saxophonist. He was the father of jazz saxophonist Chico Freeman

Von Freeman
 
Date Born: Wednesday 3 October 1923
 
Description: Saxophonist, US
 
Summary: American hard bop jazz tenor saxophonist. He was the father of jazz saxophonist Chico Freeman

Buster Keaton
 
Date Born: Friday 4 October 1895
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Keaton was born into a vaudeville family. His father was Joseph Hallie Keaton, a native of Vigo County, Indiana, known in the show business world as Joe Keaton. Joe Keaton owned a traveling show with Harry Houdini

Charlton Heston
 
Date Born: Saturday 4 October 1924
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Heston was born the son of Lilla and Russell Whitford Carter, a mill operator. Heston has stated that he was part Native American and a "blood-initiated brother of the Miniconjou Sioux." When he was ten, his parents divorced.

Gil Carli
 
Date Born: Wednesday 4 October 1939
 
Description: Pianist, Sao Paulo
 
Summary: Gil Carli, Brazilian pianist, plays with perfection all the characteristics of that pianist Carmen Cavallaro.

Helen Reddy
 
Date Born: Saturday 4 October 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: Helen Reddy was born into a well-known Australian show business family. Her parents, performers on the Australian vaudeville circuit, were actress and singer Stella Lamond and writer-actor-comedian Max Reddy. Her sister, Toni Lamond is also an actress and singer.

Jackie Collins
 
Date Born: Monday 4 October 1937
 
Description: Novelist
 
Summary: To date, she has written 27 novels, all of which have appeared on the New York Times bestsellers list. In total, her books have sold over 400 million copies.

Jim Fielder
 
Date Born: Saturday 4 October 1947
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: He played in "The Mothers of Invention" and "Buffalo Springfield" etc.

Larry Collins
 
Date Born: Wednesday 4 October 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist,Composer, USA
 
Summary: Larry and Lorrie Collins were among the most influential rockabilly acts of the 1950s.

Leroy Van Dyke
 
Date Born: Friday 4 October 1929
 
Description: Singer, songwriter, USA
 
Summary: American country music singer best known for his hits "The Auctioneer" (1956) and "Walk On By" (1961).

Patti Labelle
 
Date Born: Wednesday 4 October 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: LaBelle was born the daughter of Henry Holte, a railroad worker.The fourth of five children, including three sisters and a brother.

Richard Davey
 
Date Born: Tuesday 4 October 1938
 
Description: Actor, director and writer.
 
Summary: He was the founder of the Round Earth Company and advocate for the understanding of the Macquarie Harbour Penal Station on Sarah Island on the West Coast of Tasmania.

Susan Sarandon
 
Date Born: Friday 4 October 1946
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Sarandon, the eldest of nine children, the daughter of Lenora Marie and Phillip Leslie Tomalin, who worked as an advertising executive, television producer, and nightclub singer during the big band era.

Yngve Moe
 
Date Born: Friday 4 October 1957
 
Description: Bassist, Norway
 
Summary: A Norwegian bass guitarist, known from a number of album releases as a session musician, and most notably as a founding member of Dance with a Stranger.

Bill Dixon
 
Date Born: Monday 5 October 1925
 
Description: Trumpeter, Composer, visual artist, USA
 
Summary: He co-led some releases with Archie Shepp and appeared on Cecil Taylor's Blue Note record Conquistador! in 1966.

Billy Lee Ryley
 
Date Born: Thursday 5 October 1933
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Born the son of a sharecropper, Riley learned to play guitar from black farm workers. After 4 years in the Army.

Bob Geldof
 
Date Born: Tuesday 5 October 1954
 
Description: Vocalist, Humanitarian, UK
 
Summary: The group charted with’ I DON’T LIKE MONDAYS. Geldof has been awarded Knight of the British Empire. He was instrumental with the Live Aid Concert for Africa.

Bobby Edner
 
Date Born: Wednesday 5 October 1988
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Edner has also become proficient in singing, dancing, and even songwriting.

Bryan Adams
 
Date Born: Monday 5 October 1959
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, Canada
 
Summary: Adams was born in Canada, to English parents.

Bw Stevenson
 
Date Born: Wednesday 5 October 1949
 
Description: Vocalist,Composer, USA
 
Summary: He later turned to the composing of songs during the late eighties in Nashville. Recorded for RCA records in the seventies.

Cal Wilson
 
Date Born: Monday 5 October 1970
 
Description: Comedien, NZ
 
Summary: After attending high school in Christchurch, Wilson completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Canterbury.

Carlo Mastrangelo
 
Date Born: Wednesday 5 October 1938
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: An original member and the baritone voice of the quartet.

Diane Cilento
 
Date Born: Thursday 5 October 1933
 
Description: Actress, Australia
 
Summary: Cilento was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Tom Jones in 1963.

Donald Pleasence
 
Date Born: Sunday 5 October 1919
 
Description: Actor, UK
 
Summary: The son of Alice and Thomas Stanley Pleasence, a stationmaster.He was brought up in the small village of Grimoldby, Lincolnshire, England, and attended Ecclesfield Grammar School in south west Yorkshire.

George Jones Jnr
 
Date Born: Monday 5 October 1936
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: George Jones Sr was known for singing the lead on "Lama Rama Ding Dong" with The Edsels.

Glynis Johns
 
Date Born: Friday 5 October 1923
 
Description: Actress, South Africa
 
Summary: In 1944, she appeared with her father in Halfway House, and in 1948 starred as a mermaid in Miranda (Johns later reprised the role in a 1954 sequel, Mad About Men).

Guy Pearce
 
Date Born: Saturday 5 October 1957
 
Description: Actor, Australian
 
Summary: In 2010 he appeared as playboy David, the Prince of Wales, who became King Edward VIII, in the award-winning film The King's Speech.

Harold Faltermeyer
 
Date Born: Sunday 5 October 1952
 
Description: Musician, composer, producer
 
Summary: He is recognized as one of the composers/producers who best captured the zeitgeist of 1980s synthpop in film scores.

Jeff Conway
 
Date Born: Thursday 5 October 1950
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: An American actor, best known for his roles in the movie Grease, and the US TV series Taxi and Babylon 5.

Jimmy Blanton
 
Date Born: Saturday 5 October 1918
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: Jimmy Blanton played in the Duke Ellington Orchestra.

Johnny Duncan
 
Date Born: Wednesday 5 October 1938
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Johnny was born into a musical family. He is very proud of his talented and famous cousins, including Eddie Seals, Jimmy Seals of Seals & Croft, and country singer Dan Seals.

Kate Winslet
 
Date Born: Sunday 5 October 1975
 
Description: Actress, UK
 
Summary: At the age of 22, Winslet became the youngest actress to receive two Oscar nominations; at age 33, she was the youngest actor to receive six nominations.

Kathryn Crawford
 
Date Born: Monday 5 October 1908
 
Description: Actress, Singer, USA
 
Summary: Born Katherine Moran in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, Crawford had a somewhat tumultuous childhood.

Margie Singleton
 
Date Born: Saturday 5 October 1935
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Margie Singleton was a popular duet and solo recording artist, working with legendary Country stars George Jones and Faron Young.

Paul Thomas
 
Date Born: Sunday 5 October 1980
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: His first instrument was guitar, but he later switched to bass

Richard Kermode
 
Date Born: Saturday 5 October 1946
 
Description: Keyboardist, USA
 
Summary: Worked also with "Janis Joplin with the Butterfield Blues Band" -"Santana plus" a member of "The Kosmic Blues Band".

Richard Street
 
Date Born: Monday 5 October 1942
 
Description: Singer, dancer, songwriter, USA
 
Summary: An American soul and R&B singer, most notable as a member of Motown vocal group The Temptations from 1971 to 1993. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Street was the first member of the Temptations to actually be a native of the city which served as Motown's namesake and hometown.

Sidney Harth
 
Date Born: Monday 5 October 1925
 
Description: Violinist and conductor, USA
 
Summary: In 1957 Harth became the first American to receive the Laureate Prize in the Wieniawski Violin Competition held in Poland.

Steve Miller
 
Date Born: Tuesday 5 October 1943
 
Description: Guitarist, Vocalst,Composer , USA
 
Summary: Miller was born to Dr George "Sonny" Miller, a pathologist, jazz enthusiast, hat salesman and amateur recording engineer, and Bertha, a jazz-influenced singer.P/E

Ben Cauley
 
Date Born: Monday 6 October 1947
 
Description: Trumpeter, Composer, Arranger, USA
 
Summary: He is the sole survivor of the 1967 plane crash that claimed the lives of soul singer Otis Redding and four members of the Bar-Kays.

Bobby Farrell
 
Date Born: Thursday 6 October 1949
 
Description: Violinist, USA
 
Summary: He appeared as a dancer in late 2005 in the Roger Sanchez videoclip of Turn on the Music.

Britt Ekland
 
Date Born: Tuesday 6 October 1942
 
Description: Actress, Sweden
 
Summary: Ekland published a beauty and fitness book in 1984, followed by a fitness video in 1992.

Carole Lombard
 
Date Born: Tuesday 6 October 1908
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Lombard 23rd on its list of the 50 greatest American female screen legends.

Cliff White
 
Date Born: Friday 6 October 1922
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: He also played guitar with ’The Mills Brothers’.

John Philip Sousa
 
Date Born: Friday 6 October 1854
 
Description: Composer, Marching songs, USA
 
Summary: Sousa was born in Washington, D.C., to John António de Sousa and Maria Elisabeth Trinkhaus. His parents were of Portuguese, Spanish and Bavarian (German) descent; his grandparents were Portuguese refugees.

Judy Garland
 
Date Born: Friday 6 October 1922
 
Description: Actress, vocalist, US
 
Summary: In 1997 Garland was posthumously awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and several of her recordings have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. In 1999, the American Film Institute placed her among the ten greatest female stars in the history of American cinema.

Kevin Cronin
 
Date Born: Saturday 6 October 1951
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Actor, Composer, Piano, USA
 
Summary: He is also widely known for his performance on Time Life's Ultimate Rock Ballads infomercial.

Millie Small
 
Date Born: Monday 6 October 1947
 
Description: Vocalist, Jamaica
 
Summary: "My Boy Lollipop" was doubly significant in British pop music history. It was the first major hit for Island Records.

Milton Ager
 
Date Born: Friday 6 October 1893
 
Description: Composer, Lyricist, Pianist. USA
 
Summary: He taught himself to play the piano and embarked on a career as a musician.

Richard Maltby Jr.
 
Date Born: Wednesday 6 October 1937
 
Description: Producer, Lyricist, Screenwriter, USA
 
Summary: The son of Richard Maltby, Sr., a well known orchestra leader.

Rick Phillips
 
Date Born: Sunday 6 October 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, Keyboardist Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: One of Adelaide's most prominant performers over the years.

Sid Mcginnis
 
Date Born: Thursday 6 October 1949
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: He is the only member of the CBS orchestra who wears headphones during each performance.

Tommy Stinson
 
Date Born: Thursday 6 October 1966
 
Description: Guitarist, Bassist, USA
 
Summary: Tommy Stinson was only 12 years old when he joined the band in 1979.

Tony Greig
 
Date Born: Sunday 6 October 1946
 
Description: England Test cricketer turned commentator.
 
Summary: He helped Kerry Packer start World Series Cricket by signing up many of his English colleagues as well as West Indian and Pakistani cricketers, a move which cost him the England captaincy.

Walter Kimble
 
Date Born: Thursday 6 October 1938
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: He also worked with Ray Charles - Bobby "Blue" Bland.

Walter Kimble
 
Date Born: Thursday 6 October 1938
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: He also worked with Ray Charles - Bobby "Blue" Bland.

Al Martino
 
Date Born: Friday 7 October 1927
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Apart from singing, Martino played the role of Johnny Fontane in the 1972 film The Godfather.

Alesha Dixon
 
Date Born: Saturday 7 October 1978
 
Description: Singer-songwriter, dancer, model and television personality.
 
Summary: Alesha Anjanette Dixon was born in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, on 7 October 1978, to an English mother, Beverly Harris, and Jamaican father, Melvin Dixon.

Andy Devine
 
Date Born: Saturday 7 October 1905
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He appeared in more than 400 films and shared with Walter Brennan. A larger than life character in mainly western films.

Brian Mannix
 
Date Born: Saturday 7 October 1961
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Australia
 
Summary: Mannix is also a regular on the TV show Spicks and Specks.

Gary Puckett
 
Date Born: Wednesday 7 October 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: The band's gimmicks was that the members often performed dressed in Civil War era Union Army uniforms.

Grace Bawden
 
Date Born: Wednesday 7 October 1992
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Australia’s greatest operatic discovery, 19 year old, Grace Bawden, launched her Debut single, “Man of Colours”, from her first album Gifts of Grace, under the independent label, Hype33.

Joe Evans
 
Date Born: Saturday 7 October 1916
 
Description: Alto saxophone
 
Summary: Born in Pensacola, Florida, he was active between 1939 and 1965(aged 97)

John Mellencamp
 
Date Born: Sunday 7 October 1951
 
Description: Vocalist, Songwriter, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: He has sold over 40 million albums worldwide and has amassed 22 Top 40 hits in the United States.

June Allyson
 
Date Born: Sunday 7 October 1917
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: In 1925, when she was eight, a dead tree branch fell on her while she was bicycling. Several bones were broken, and doctors said she would never walk again. She underwent months of swimming exercises, however, and ultimately regained her health.

Kevin Godley
 
Date Born: Sunday 7 October 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Drums, UK
 
Summary: He has recently reunited with another former 10cc member, Graham Gouldman to form the band, GG/06

Melinda Schneider
 
Date Born: Thursday 7 October 1971
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Born in Sydney, Australia. The daughter of the famous Mary Schneider of "The Schneider Sisters".

Sam Brown
 
Date Born: Wednesday 7 October 1964
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: In late 2006 she undertook an extensive UK tour as special guest of her father Joe Brown.

Stacy Dupree
 
Date Born: Friday 7 October 1988
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: DuPree was born at her home in The Woodlands, Texas to Boyd Weston DuPree and Kimberly Kay DuPree. She grew up surrounded by music.

Tim Minchin
 
Date Born: Tuesday 7 October 1975
 
Description: Comedian, actor, and musician. Australia
 
Summary: Minchin's background is in theatre and he has appeared in various stage productions. His most recent dramatic theatrical performance was in the title role for the 2006 Perth Theatre Company production of Amadeus

Toni Braxton
 
Date Born: Monday 7 October 1968
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Toni's father was a clergyman, and the Braxton children were raised in a strict religious household.Braxton's first performing experience was singing in her church choir.

Tony Sylvester
 
Date Born: Tuesday 7 October 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: They changed their name once again in 1966, this time permanently to the Main Ingredient, taking the name from a Coke bottle. An original member When they formed in 1961 in New York

Uncle Dave Macon
 
Date Born: Friday 7 October 1870
 
Description: Banjoist, USA
 
Summary: He was inducted posthumously into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1966.

Vaughn Monroe
 
Date Born: Saturday 7 October 1911
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He turned down the chance to record "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer".

Anita Oday
 
Date Born: Wednesday 8 October 1919
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: O'Day left home at age 12 and began her career two years later in 1934, touring the Midwestern United States as a marathon dance contestant and singing "The Lady in Red" for tips.

Bruno Mars
 
Date Born: Tuesday 8 October 1985
 
Description: Singer, Songwriter, USA
 
Summary: Bruno Mars, is an American singer-songwriter and record producer. Raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, by a family of musicians.

Chevy Chase
 
Date Born: Friday 8 October 1943
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He has hosted the Academy Awards twice (1987 and 1988)

Clarence Williams
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 October 1898
 
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: In 1970, Clarence Williams was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Dennis Sidall
 
Date Born: Friday 8 October 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: Appearing on South Australian television, the trio became very popular over the years.

George Bellamy
 
Date Born: Wednesday 8 October 1941
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Bellamy left the Tornados 1963 when it was necessary to cease touring because of health problems.

George Webb
 
Date Born: Monday 8 October 1917
 
Description: Pianist, UK
 
Summary: His band, George Webb's Dixielanders, he played regularly and famously at The Red Barn public house at, Kent.

Hal Singer
 
Date Born: Wednesday 8 October 1919
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: Singer appears on the 1981 live recording Rocket 88 with the UK-based boogie-woogie band Rocket 88.

Hamish Stuart
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 October 1949
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer. UK
 
Summary: A member of the Average White Band from 1972 to 1982.

Johnny Ramone
 
Date Born: Friday 8 October 1948
 
Description: Guitarist
 
Summary: The Rolling Stone magazine ranked Johnny Ramone 16 on their list of the Greatest Guitarist of all Time.

Jon Stevens
 
Date Born: Sunday 8 October 1961
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Australia
 
Summary: Stevens moved to Australia after success as a pop star in New Zealand in the 1970s (his best-known songs from this era are "Jezebel" and a cover version of "Montego Bay"); he subsequently became an Australian citizen.

Lonnie Pitchford
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 October 1955
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: He was a protégé of Robert Lockwood, Jr., from whom he learned the style of Robert Johnson.

Matt Damon
 
Date Born: Thursday 8 October 1970
 
Description: Actor, screenwriter, producer, USA
 
Summary: Matt Damon was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the son of Kent Telfer Damon, a stockbroker, and Nancy Carlsson-Paige, an early childhood education professor at Lesley University. Damon is of Scottish, English, Finnish, and Swedish ancestry.

Michael Jarrell
 
Date Born: Wednesday 8 October 1958
 
Description: Composer of music, Switzerland
 
Summary: Born in Geneva, he studied at the Conservatoire there, and later with Klaus Huber in Freiburg.

Nora Bayes
 
Date Born: Friday 8 October 1880
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Comedienne, USA
 
Summary: She was portrayed by Ann Sheridan in the 1944 musical biopic Shine On, Harvest Moon, which focused on her relationship with Norworth, played by Dennis Morgan, and ignored her other husbands.

Paul Hogan
 
Date Born: Sunday 8 October 1939
 
Description: Comedian, Actor, Australian
 
Summary: Paul Hogan became ’Australian of the Year’ in 1985.

Pepper Adams
 
Date Born: Wednesday 8 October 1930
 
Description: Saxophonist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: He played on the album Dakar by John Coltrane, played with Lee Morgan on The Cooker, and briefly worked with Benny Goodman's band in 1958.

Peter Drake
 
Date Born: Sunday 8 October 1933
 
Description: Guitarist, Record Producer, USA
 
Summary: Drake was born the son of a Pentecostal preacher, in 1932. Rated as one of the best steel guitar players.

Ray Royer
 
Date Born: Monday 8 October 1945
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: The group would have many personnel changes.

Sigourney Weaver
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 October 1949
 
Description: Actress
 
Summary: She began using the name "Sigourney Weaver" in 1963, aged fourteen, after a minor character (Sigourney Howard) in F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby.

Stephanie Zimbalist
 
Date Born: Monday 8 October 1956
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Born in New York, Zimbalist comes from a highly successful and renowned family. Her father is Efrem Zimbalist, Jr, the actor, her grandfather Efrem Zimbalist was a concert violinist.

Susan Raye
 
Date Born: Sunday 8 October 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: A regular on the American hit TV show ’HEE HAW’. 1968, and soon after she cut her first recordings. One of these songs, "Put a Little Love in Your Heart," made the Top 30 in 1970.

Teddy Riley
 
Date Born: Sunday 8 October 1967
 
Description: Singer, songwriter, USA
 
Summary: The acknowledged "King of New Jack Swing," producer/songwriter Teddy Riley's enviable list of platinum-laced credits

Walter Schumann
 
Date Born: Wednesday 8 October 1913
 
Description: Composer, USA
 
Summary: Schumann worked within the music industry, working with Eddie Cantor on Cantor's radio show, and recording with Andre Kostelanetz.

Walter Schumann
 
Date Born: Wednesday 8 October 1913
 
Description: Composer, USA
 
Summary: Schumann worked within the music industry, working with Eddie Cantor on Cantor's radio show, and recording with Andre Kostelanetz.

Andrea Mcewan
 
Date Born: Monday 9 October 1978
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Her first role as Sonia came in 1989, then in 1991 she played Sarah Livingston, this was followed by Nicole Cahill in 1995.

Bb King
 
Date Born: Friday 9 October 1925
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: B. B. King is a licensed pilot, a known gambler, a vegetarian, non-drinker, and non-smoker. King has lived with Type II Diabetes for over twenty years and is a visible spokesman in the fight against the disease, appearing in advertisements for diabetes-management products.

Dee Dee Sharp
 
Date Born: Tuesday 9 October 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: She had a brief career resurgence during the disco era and hit the charts again with her version of 10 CC's "I'm Not In Love." She also joined Lou Rawls, Billy Paul, Teddy Pendergrass, The O'Jays and Archie Bell) as a member of the Philadelphia International All Stars

Giuseppe Verdi - (1813-1901)
 
Date Born: Saturday 9 October 1813
 
Description: Composer, Italian
 
Summary: Verdi's predecessors who influenced his music were Rossini, Bellini, Giacomo Meyerbeer and, most notably, Gaetano Donizetti and Saverio Mercadante.

Jackson Browne
 
Date Born: Saturday 9 October 1948
 
Description: Vocalist, guitarist, pianist, Producer, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Browne was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during 2004. In his induction speech, Bruce Springsteen noted that while the Eagles got to the Hall first, "You Browne wrote the songs they wished they had written".

John Entwistle
 
Date Born: Monday 9 October 1944
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: He joined THE DETOURS with Roger Daltrey and would later be joined by Townshend changing their name to THE WHO.

John Lennon
 
Date Born: Wednesday 9 October 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist , Composer, UK
 
Summary: John Lennon was born to Julia Lennon and Alfred Lennon, during the course of a German air raid in World War II. He was named after his paternal grandfather, John 'Jack' Lennon, and Winston Churchill. Alf was a merchant seaman during World War II, and was often away from home. Alf went AWOL in 1943. When Alf eventually came home in 1944, he offered to look after Julia and Lennon, but Julia rejected the idea. After considerable pressure from her sister, Mary "Mimi" Smith, Julia handed the care of Lennon over to Mimi.

Johnnie Bassett
 
Date Born: Wednesday 9 October 1935
 
Description: Guitarist, singer, songwriter, USA
 
Summary: In the 1960s, Bassett moved to Seattle, where he backed up Tina Turner, Little Willie John, and others. Jimi Hendrix was a frequent guest at the bluesman's club gigs around Seattle.

Jonathan May
 
Date Born: Thursday 9 October 1958
 
Description: Cellist and conductor
 
Summary: His orchestras have performed in England, Scotland, Australia, throughout Austria, and in major Italian venues including Milan, Fiesole, and at the Academy of Music at Santa Cecelia.

Judy Tyler
 
Date Born: Sunday 9 October 1932
 
Description: Actress, Dancer, USA
 
Summary: She became a chorus girl but then went on to star in a major role in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, Pipe Dream.

Ov Wright
 
Date Born: Monday 9 October 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The soul singer from Memphis could be likened to Otis Redding and many more at the time but never seemed to get the recognition he deserved.

Pat Burke
 
Date Born: Saturday 9 October 1937
 
Description: Saxophonist,UK
 
Summary: The group found fame in the mid sixties

Pete Cosey
 
Date Born: Saturday 9 October 1943
 
Description: Guitarist, USA

Sean Ono Lennon
 
Date Born: Thursday 9 October 1975
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Lennon has said that Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys are major influences in his music and he interviewed Wilson on a limited edition CD entitled Words and Music. During the release of Into The Sun.

Sharon Osbourne
 
Date Born: Sunday 9 October 1960
 
Description: Television host, author, music manager, businesswoman, promoter
 
Summary: Osbourne was born Sharon Rachel Arden in Brixton, London, the daughter of music promoter and rock and roll entrepreneur Don Arden (born Harry Levy), and his wife Hope Shaw.

Shorty Ranger
 
Date Born: Friday 9 October 1925
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist , Composer, Australia
 
Summary: Shorty's early country music career mirrored that of his singing mate David Gordon Kirkpatrick (Slim Dusty). After success in such quests as Australia's Amateur Hour, Shorty concentrated on songwriting.

Simon Austin
 
Date Born: Sunday 9 October 1966
 
Description: Guitarist,Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Producer, Australia
 
Summary: The founding member of "Frente", a band he formed in Melbourne.

Thel Carey
 
Date Born: Wednesday 9 October 1929
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: Thel a fair dinkum farm girl from Glossodia near Windsor.

Yusef Lateef
 
Date Born: Saturday 9 October 1920
 
Description: Saxophonist, Flautist, USA
 
Summary: His 1987 album Yusef Lateef's Little Symphony won the Grammy award for Best New Age Album.

Alan Cartwright
 
Date Born: Wednesday 10 October 1945
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: Joined the band in joined 1972 leaving the Band 1977

Ben Vereen
 
Date Born: Thursday 10 October 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Dancer, USA
 
Summary: He was nominated for a Tony Award for Jesus Christ Superstar in 1972 and won a Tony for his appearance in Pippin in 1973.

David Lee Roth
 
Date Born: Monday 10 October 1955
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Van Halen achieved their greatest commercial success, including their first Billboard #1 single, for the song "Jump", in 1984.

Ed Blackwell
 
Date Born: Monday 10 October 1927
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Blackwell took over from Billy Higgins in the Ornette Coleman Band.

Gabriella Cilmi
 
Date Born: Thursday 10 October 1991
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: Cilmi was born in the Melbourne suburb of Dandenong. Of Italian descent.

Grace Slick
 
Date Born: Tuesday 10 October 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The powerful voice of slick made the band and outstanding unit also Slick is noted for her wit and provocative lyrics.

Graham Gould
 
Date Born: Tuesday 10 October 1950
 
Description: Guitarist, Bass, Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Graham began guitar at the age of nine, He was Weaned on the hit's of the day which were mainly rockabilly etc.

Harry Edison
 
Date Born: Sunday 10 October 1915
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: A member of "The Bassie band" with the nick name of "SWEETS" for his love of candy.

Helen Hayes
 
Date Born: Wednesday 10 October 1900
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Her father, Frank Van Arnum Brown, worked at a number of jobs, including as a clerk at the Washington Patent Office and as a manager and salesman for a wholesale butcher. Her mother, Catherine Estella Hayes, was an aspiring actress.

Ivory Joe Hunter - (composer)
 
Date Born: Saturday 10 October 1914
 
Description: Vocalist,Pianist, USA
 
Summary: Billed as The Baron of the Boogie, he was also known as The Happiest Man Alive. He is sometimes confused with Motown producer-songwriter Joe Hunter.

Jeannie C Riley
 
Date Born: Wednesday 10 October 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: "Harper Valley PTA" was released in 1968. The song immediately became a gigantic hit for Riley and went to number one on both the Billboard Pop and Country charts.

Keith Reid
 
Date Born: Thursday 10 October 1946
 
Description: Lyricist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: Lyricist Reid was a pivotal element to the long-term success of Procol Harum, teaming with vocalist/composer Gary Brooker.

Kirsty Maccoll
 
Date Born: Saturday 10 October 1959
 
Description: Singer, Songwriter, UK
 
Summary: In the United States, MacColl was probably most recognisable as the writer of "They Don't Know". Tracey Ullman's version, helped by a video guest-starring Paul McCartney, reached Number 2 in the UK in 1983

Mariska Veres
 
Date Born: Friday 10 October 1947
 
Description: Violinist, Netherlands
 
Summary: Veres was born in The Hague. Her father was the Hungarian Romani violinist Lajos Veres; her mother was born in Germany of French and Russian parents.

Martin Kemp
 
Date Born: Tuesday 10 October 1961
 
Description: Vocalist, Bassist, Actor, UK
 
Summary: Spandau Ballet went on to have a great deal of success in the New Romantic Era, with four of their albums reaching the UK album chart top ten. The group had a massive hit with ’TRUE’ - 1983

Matthew Jay
 
Date Born: Tuesday 10 October 1978
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Jay began song writing in earnest aged 15, and at this time his primary influences included The Beatles, Queen, David Bowie and The Beach Boys.

Murray Walker
 
Date Born: Wednesday 10 October 1923
 
Description: Commentator, Journalist, UK
 
Summary: He has a distinctive, enthusiastic commentary style. Since 1978, British television commentary of the Formula 1 seasons has been used by other broadcasters right around the world, including Australia and Japan

Oscar Brown Jr.
 
Date Born: Sunday 10 October 1926
 
Description: Singer, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Brown's lyrics and original compositions have been performed by a variety of other artists. Nina Simone popularized Brown's lyrics to "Work Song" and "Afro Blue," as well as his song "Bid 'Em In."

Owen Bradley
 
Date Born: Sunday 10 October 1915
 
Description: Producer, USA
 
Summary: Musician and producer and has had a lot to do with the now known Nashville sound. A band leader and Pianist in his early years in Nashville and also in Radio.

Robby Snowden
 
Date Born: Sunday 10 October 1948
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Signed to Clarion Records, he had a #1 in Perth 1966 with a version of Dion's The Wanderer.

Severine
 
Date Born: Sunday 10 October 1948
 
Description: Vocalist, French
 
Summary: Séverine won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1971 for Monaco

Steve Martland
 
Date Born: Saturday 10 October 1959
 
Description: Composer, UK
 
Summary: Martland was born in Liverpool, and studied composition at Liverpool University and in the Netherlands with Louis Andriessen. He worked almost exclusively with artists outside classical institutions

Tanya Tucker
 
Date Born: Friday 10 October 1958
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Tucker was the youngest of three children. Tanya's early childhood was spent primarily in Wilcox, Arizona, where the only radio station in town played country music.

Thelonious Monk
 
Date Born: Wednesday 10 October 1917
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: One of the greats of jazz,Thelonious Monk, pianist of with a completely recognizable sound with harmonies seemingly to be odd at times.

Zeke Manners
 
Date Born: Tuesday 10 October 1911
 
Description: Fiddle, USA
 
Summary: Manners was born in San Francisco but raised in Los Angeles, where he attended Fairfax High School and learned to play fiddle. YOUTUBE: Curley Gribbs (with the Zeke Manners Band) - Sioux City Sue.

Andrew Woolfolk
 
Date Born: Wednesday 11 October 1950
 
Description: Flautist, Percussionist, Saxophonist
 
Summary: Known for his work with the 1970s funk/soul group, Earth, Wind & Fire.

Art Blakey
 
Date Born: Saturday 11 October 1919
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Blakey went on to record dozens of albums with a constantly changing group of Jazz Messengers — he had a policy of encouraging young musicians.

Brittany Murphy
 
Date Born: Tuesday 11 October 1977
 
Description: Actor, Singer, USA
 
Summary: Murphy landed her first job in Hollywood when she was fourteen, starring as Brenda Drexell in the television series Drexell's Class.

Daryl Hall
 
Date Born: Friday 11 October 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, keyboardist, guitarist, songwriter and producer USA
 
Summary: Daryl Franklin Hohl was born in Pottstown, a Pennsylvania borough 40 miles from Philadelphia.

Dawn French
 
Date Born: Friday 11 October 1957
 
Description: Comedian, actressr, director, producer, and writer.
 
Summary: Dawn French is one half of the U.K.'s top female comedy duo, French and Saunders, as well as a highly successful writer, comedian and actress in her own right.

Dottie West
 
Date Born: Tuesday 11 October 1932
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: West earned her first Top 40 hit in 1963 with "Let Me Off at the Corner," followed a year later by the Top Ten "Love Is No Excuse," a duet with Jim Reeves. Also in 1964, she auditioned for producer Chet Atkins.

Emily Deschanel
 
Date Born: Monday 11 October 1976
 
Description: Actor, Television producer, usa

Gary Mallaber
 
Date Born: Friday 11 October 1946
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Mallaber joined the Steve Miller band in 1976 replacing John King.

Greg Douglass
 
Date Born: Tuesday 11 October 1949
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Douglass also worked with blues harmonica great Paul Butterfield, Country Joe MacDonald, ex-Byrd Gene Clark, country/bluegrass giant Peter Rowan, ex-Creedence guitarist/singer Tom Fogerty.

Hugh Jarrett
 
Date Born: Friday 11 October 1929
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He joined the group in 1954 and left the group in 1958.

Jo Jones
 
Date Born: Wednesday 11 October 1911
 
Description: Drummer - USA
 
Summary: In 1985 Jones (later known as Papa Jo Jones) was the recipient of an American Jazz Masters fellowship awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Joan Cusack
 
Date Born: Thursday 11 October 1962
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Cusack was born in New York City to an Irish American Catholic family.

Patti Page
 
Date Born: Tuesday 11 October 1927
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: She was the best-selling female artist of the 1950s, and has sold over 100 million records to date.

Paulette Carlson
 
Date Born: Saturday 11 October 1952
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: At the 1992 ACM Awards, Carlson was nominated in the New Female Vocalist category.

Tremaine Hawkins
 
Date Born: Thursday 11 October 1951
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: An American Grammy-,Dove and Stellar Award winning gospel singer.

Brendan Boyer
 
Date Born: Wednesday 12 October 1938
 
Description: Vocalist, Ireland
 
Summary: Brendan Boyer has always had a pleasent and refreshing voice giving the cover songs in his early days a better sound than the original, This may be disputed by many.

Chris Botti
 
Date Born: Friday 12 October 1962
 
Description: Trumpeter,Arranger, Band Leader, Conductor, USA
 
Summary: Chris Botti. He raised in Corvallis, Oregon, he spent two years of his childhood growing up in Italy. His earliest musical influence was his mother, a classically trained pianist and part-time piano teacher.

Daliah Lavi
 
Date Born: Monday 12 October 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Israele
 
Summary: Fluent in several languages, she has also been in German-, French-, Italian-, Spanish- and English-language films.

Donnie Dacus
 
Date Born: Friday 12 October 1951
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: He's noted for his work with Stephen Stills in the early '70s, and a controversial stint with the jazz-rock group Chicago. He also had a fling with acting, starring in Hair in 1979.

Gloria Jones
 
Date Born: Tuesday 12 October 1948
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer USA
 
Summary: The daughter of a minister and she studied claccical piano. Gloria also sang gospel music in church.

Greg Anderson
 
Date Born: Wednesday 12 October 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Greg began singing at the age of ten and in his teens was a performing on the Melbourne scene in the sixties.

Hugh Jackman
 
Date Born: Saturday 12 October 1968
 
Description: Vocalist, Dancer, Actor, Australian
 
Summary: Jackman was born the youngest of five children of English-born parents Chris Jackman and Grace Watson.His mother left the family when he was eight years old, and he remained behind with his father.

James "sugar Boy" Crawford
 
Date Born: Friday 12 October 1934
 
Description: Singer, Songwriter, USA
 
Summary: New Orleans R&B legend James "Sugar Boy" Crawford was born in the Crescent City on October 12, 1934.

Kirk Cameron
 
Date Born: Monday 12 October 1970
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He became famous after being cast as "Michael Seaver" in the 1985 television series Growing Pains. In the series, Seaver's girlfriend was Kate MacDonald, who was played by Chelsea Noble.

Luciano Pavarotti
 
Date Born: Saturday 12 October 1935
 
Description: Vocalist, Italy
 
Summary: His career has been outstanding and now is mainly known as one of the 'Three Tenors'. He became the first opera singer to appear on the TV show 'Saturday Night Live' with Venessa L. Williams.1998.

Martie Maguire
 
Date Born: Sunday 12 October 1969
 
Description: Vocalist, Violinist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Maguire became famous for her ability in vocal harmony, and mastery of the fiddle. She won awards in national fiddle championships while still a teenager. Maguire is accomplished on several other instruments, including the mandolin, viola, acoustic bass, and guitar.

Melvin Rhyne
 
Date Born: Monday 12 October 1936
 
Description: Organist, USA
 
Summary: An American jazz organist best known for his work with Wes Montgomery. In 1959 when he was asked to join fellow Indianapolis musician Wes Montgomery's newly formed trio.

Rick Parfitt
 
Date Born: Tuesday 12 October 1948
 
Description: Guitarist,UK
 
Summary: Rick Parfitt England and is best known for being a singer and the rhythm guitarist in the English rock band Status Quo.

Sam Moore
 
Date Born: Saturday 12 October 1935
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Sam & Dave met in The King of Hearts Club in Miami in December 1961, where Moore was the MC and Prater was performing on amateur night.

Susan Anton
 
Date Born: Thursday 12 October 1950
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: She first experienced fame by winning the Miss California contest in 1969. She was second runner-up in the Miss America pageant that year.

Art Tatum
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 October 1909
 
Description: Pianist, US
 
Summary: For a musician of such stature, there is very little published information available about Tatum's life. Only one full-length biography of Tatum has been published, Too Marvelous for Words, by James Lester.

Carlos Marin
 
Date Born: Sunday 13 October 1968
 
Description: Vocalist, Spanish
 
Summary: In December 2003, he became a member of the international musical quartet Il Divo.

Chris Farlowe
 
Date Born: Sunday 13 October 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Formed Chris Farlowe and The Thunderbirds early in his career in the sixties.

Cornel Wilde
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 October 1915
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Cornel Wilde has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1635 Vine Street.

Dorothy Moore
 
Date Born: Sunday 13 October 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Born to Mary Moore and Melvin Hendrex Snr., Dorothy was raised by her great grandmother.

Geoff Skewes
 
Date Born: Sunday 13 October 1946
 
Description: Pianist, Organist, Management, Australia
 
Summary: An Australian musician mainly noted for leading Australia's band "The Vibrants.

Jean Michael Byron
 
Date Born: Sunday 13 October 1957
 
Description: Vocalist, Lyricist, SA
 
Summary: South African born rock vocalist and lyricist.

Kelly Preston
 
Date Born: Saturday 13 October 1962
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: While living in Australia, Preston was discovered at 16 by a fashion photographer who helped her get work in commercials and other small parts.

Lee Konitz
 
Date Born: Thursday 13 October 1927
 
Description: Saxophonist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Konitz began his professional career in 1945 with the Teddy Powell band as a replacement for Charlie Ventura.

Marie Osmond
 
Date Born: Tuesday 13 October 1959
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: After the initial success of The Osmonds in 1970, Marie's older brother Donny Osmond was gaining success as a solo artist on the Pop Music charts and was becoming a teen idol.

Nana Mouskouri
 
Date Born: Saturday 13 October 1934
 
Description: Vocalist, Greece
 
Summary: Mouskouri had displayed exceptional musical talent from the age of 6. Her TV series also was a major hit in Australia. Her trade mark are her specticals with black rims.

Neil Aspinall
 
Date Born: Monday 13 October 1941
 
Description: Road manager, Personal assistant, Record producer, Executive
 
Summary: Aspinall gained a place at the Liverpool Institute in Mount Street, and was in the same class as Paul McCartney for English and Art lessons.

Paul Potts
 
Date Born: Tuesday 13 October 1970
 
Description: Vocalsit, UK
 
Summary: A British tenor who won the first series of ITV's Britain's Got Talent in 2007.

Paul Simon
 
Date Born: Tuesday 13 October 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Paul Simon is a two-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist in 2001, and in 1990 as half of Simon and Garfunkel.

Pharough Sanders
 
Date Born: Sunday 13 October 1940
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: Born Ferrell Sanders in Little Rock, Arkansas, he began his professional career playing tenor saxophone in Oakland, California.

Rhett Akins
 
Date Born: Monday 13 October 1969
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer
 
Summary: Probably his best known and biggest hits was the song 'That Aint' My Truck' in 1995 and 'Don't Get Me Started' in 1996.

Rick Vito
 
Date Born: Thursday 13 October 1949
 
Description: Guitar, vocals, bass guitar,keyboards, USA
 
Summary: Vito and Billy Burnette took over as guitarists after Lindsey Buckingham left Fleetwood Mac.

Robert Lamm
 
Date Born: Friday 13 October 1944
 
Description: Keyboardist,USA
 
Summary: Apart from his involvement with Chicago, Lamm has also recorded several solo albums. He also has guest lectured on music production at Stanford University.

Sacha Baron Cohen
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 October 1971
 
Description: Comedian, Actor, UK
 
Summary: Baron Cohen has often been confused with the identity of one of his characters.

Sammy Hagar
 
Date Born: Monday 13 October 1947
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Hagar in his early days played with bands that included, 'Dustcloud' - 'Justice Brothers' - 'Manhole' - 'Sammy Hagar Band' etc.

Terry Gibbs
 
Date Born: Monday 13 October 1924
 
Description: Vibraphonist, Band Leader.
 
Summary: He has performed and or recorded with Tommy Dorsey, Chubby Jackson, Buddy Rich, Woody Herman etc.

Allan Jones
 
Date Born: Monday 14 October 1907
 
Description: Vocalist , USA
 
Summary: He was married to actress Irene Hervey; their son is American pop singer Jack Jones.

Bill Justis
 
Date Born: Thursday 14 October 1926
 
Description: Trumpeter, Saxophonist, Composer, Arranger, USA
 
Summary: Raunchy was the first Rock and Roll hit in America, England and Australia.

Bud Flanagan
 
Date Born: Wednesday 14 October 1896
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: English music hall and vaudeville entertainer from the 1930s until the 1960s. Flanagan was famous as a wartime entertainer.

Chris Karan
 
Date Born: Friday 14 October 1949
 
Description: Drummer, Australia
 
Summary: He was a member of the Harry Stoneham group who did the Michael Parkinson shows on BBC TV accompanying many great artists.

Cliff Richard
 
Date Born: Monday 14 October 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, UK
 
Summary: With his backing band The Shadows, Richard dominated the British popular music scene in the late 1950s and early 1960s, before and during the The Beatles' first year in the charts.

Cliff Richard And The Shadows
 
Date Born: Monday 14 October 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, UK
 
Summary: Cliff Richard should be classed as one of the best entertainers in the world if not the best. This may be disputed by many but all of his stage performances are treated equally and faultless.

Cliff Richard Official
 
Date Born: Monday 14 October 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, UK
 
Summary: He created Cliff Richard and has lived his character to a quality no one has come close in doing.

Jimmy Liggins
 
Date Born: Saturday 14 October 1922
 
Description: Guitarist, US
 
Summary: Jimmy Liggins started his own recording career as a singer, guitarist, and leader of the 'Drops of Joy'

Justin Hayward
 
Date Born: Monday 14 October 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Hayward joined the Moody Blues in 1966, replacing the departing vocalist / guitarist, Denny Laine. Bassist John Lodge replaced Clint Warwick at the same time.

Karyn White
 
Date Born: Friday 14 October 1966
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: White was born in Los Angeles, the youngest of five children.

Ken Mansfield
 
Date Born: Thursday 14 October 1937
 
Description: Record producer, USA
 
Summary: Mansfield has been associated with an array of notable performers including The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Waylon Jennings, James Taylor, etc.

Kenny Roberts
 
Date Born: Friday 14 October 1927
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He was a member of "The Down Homers" with Bill Haley.

Lillian Gish
 
Date Born: Wednesday 14 October 1896
 
Description: Actress, Director, USA
 
Summary: Lillian Gish was born the elder sister of actress Dorothy Gish. The sisters' mother, Mary Robinson McConnell, began acting in order to support the family after her husband, James Leigh Gish abandoned them.

Natalie Maines
 
Date Born: Monday 14 October 1974
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: With Maines as lead vocalist, the band earned ten Country Music Association Awards and thirteen Grammy Awards for their work between 1998 and 2007. Born in Lubbock, Texas, Maines considers herself a rebel who "loved not thinking in the way I knew the majority of people thought."

Raymond Usher
 
Date Born: Saturday 14 October 1978
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: At age 11, Usher joined an R&B local quintet called the NuBeginnings, which was organized by local music svengali, Darryl Wheeler. Usher recorded 10 songs with the group in 1991, and the ensuing album Nubeginning Featuring Usher Raymond IV, was only made available regionally and by mail order.

Robert Parker
 
Date Born: Tuesday 14 October 1930
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: Parker also appeared on sessions for Irma Thomas, Ernie K-Doe and Joe Tex.

Roger Moore
 
Date Born: Sunday 14 October 1928
 
Description: Actor. UK
 
Summary: The young Moore first appeared in films during the mid to late-1940s, as an extra. Moore's film idol as a child was Stewart Granger. As a 17 year old, Moore appeared as an extra in the film Caesar and Cleopatra 1945.

Shaznay Lewis
 
Date Born: Tuesday 14 October 1975
 
Description: Vocalist ,UK
 
Summary: Lewis has also appeared in several films. In Bend it like Beckham (2002) she played Mel.

Thomas Dolby
 
Date Born: Tuesday 14 October 1958
 
Description: Vocalist, Keyboardist, Record Producer,UK
 
Summary: Dolby's musical talents have also been put to use recently creating hundreds of digital polyphonic ringtones now found on mobile phones

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.

Annette Funicello
 
Date Born: Thursday 22 October 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Hits included "Train of Love" (written by Paul Anka) and "Pineapple Princess".

Bobby Fuller
 
Date Born: Sunday 22 October 1933
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: His last major success was a rocker in the style of Eddie Cochran SATURDAY NIGHT - 1966

Catherine Deneuve
 
Date Born: Friday 22 October 1943
 
Description: Actress, Model, France
 
Summary: Deneuve was born one of four daughters to French stage and film actor Maurice Dorléac and actress Renée Deneuve.

Christopher Lloyd
 
Date Born: Saturday 22 October 1938
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: His first major motion picture role was as a psychiatric patient in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and the eccentric inventor Emmett "Doc" Brown in the Back to the Future.

Dory Previn
 
Date Born: Thursday 22 October 1925
 
Description: Lyricist, USA
 
Summary: Previn was born in Rahway, New Jersey, the eldest daughter in a strict Catholic family of Irish origin.

Eddie Brigati
 
Date Born: Monday 22 October 1945
 
Description: Vocalist
 
Summary: The (Young) Rascals were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.

Elizabeth Connell
 
Date Born: Tuesday 22 October 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, SA
 
Summary: She was acclaimed for her performances of the great Strauss, Verdi and Wagner heroines.

Franz Liszt
 
Date Born: Tuesday 22 October 1811
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, Hungarian
 
Summary: Liszt's father Adam List would have been Germans too. Adam List was in his youth registered as "Adamus Matthäus Liszt, natio et locus natalis Germanus", "Adam Matthäus Liszt, of German nationality and origin". Liszt's mother Anna Maria Lager was of Austrian origin, which in those days was also regarded as German.

Glenda Raymond
 
Date Born: Sunday 22 October 1922
 
Description: Vocalist, Soprano, Australia
 
Summary: Glenda Raymond became famous at the age of 24.

Jeff Goldblum
 
Date Born: Wednesday 22 October 1952
 
Description: Actor,USA
 
Summary: For several years, Goldblum was the voice for most U.S. Apple commercials, including advertisements for the iMac and iBook. He also voices some U.S. Toyota commercials as well as Procter & Gamble's facial cream line.

Joan Fontaine
 
Date Born: Monday 22 October 1917
 
Description: Actress, US
 
Summary: Joan made her stage debut in the West Coast production of Call It A Day in 1935 and was soon signed to an RKO contract. In later life she appeared on Broadway in Forty Carrots.

Mitch Mcdonald
 
Date Born: Tuesday 22 October 1985
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: MacDonald is from Port Hood, Nova Scotia on Cape Breton Island. He grew up in a family of seven siblings.

Robert Benedetto - Guitars
 
Date Born: Tuesday 22 October 1946
 
Description: Luthier, Manafacturer, USA
 
Summary: Benedetto was noted for his guitars starting in the 1970s

Slim Newton
 
Date Born: Saturday 22 October 1932
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist , Composer, Australia
 
Summary: Mainly known for writing - Theres A Redback On The Toilet Seat in 1972. This was his first release aged 39.

Timothy Leary
 
Date Born: Friday 22 October 1920
 
Description: Pioneer of the mind, USA
 
Summary: 1966, Leary founded the League for Spiritual Discovery, a religion declaring LSD as its holy sacrament, in part as an unsuccessful attempt to maintain legal status for the use of LSD and other psychedelics for the religion's adherents, based on a "freedom of religion" argument.

Zac Hanson
 
Date Born: Tuesday 22 October 1985
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Zac Hanson was born in Arlington, Virginia. He is the third child of Clarke Walker Hanson and Diana Frances Hanson.

Charlie Foxx
 
Date Born: Monday 23 October 1939
 
Description: Vocalist
 
Summary: They were known for their exciting live performances, of which a highlight was Inez's rendition of "I Stand Accused".

Diana Dors
 
Date Born: Friday 23 October 1931
 
Description: Actress, Singer, GB
 
Summary: Dors image was included with her permission on The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover art, as the blonde in the front row on the right in the gold dress and white gloves.

Ellie Greenwich
 
Date Born: Wednesday 23 October 1940
 
Description: Composer, USA
 
Summary: One of Americas greatest popular song writers of her time.

Ernie Watts
 
Date Born: Tuesday 23 October 1945
 
Description: Saxophonist, Composer, Clarinetist, USA
 
Summary: Ernie also was also a featured soloist on many of Marvin Gaye's original albums on Motown during the 1970s.

Goldie Harvey
 
Date Born: Sunday 23 October 1983
 
Description: Vocalist, Nigeria
 
Summary: She appeared on Big Brother Africa in 2012 which was her first TV appearance.

Greg Ridley
 
Date Born: Thursday 23 October 1947
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: Greg Ridley first entered music using the name Dino, part of a local band called "Dino & the Danubes", and then moved through some other outfits such as the "Ramrods".

Gummo Marx
 
Date Born: Sunday 23 October 1892
 
Description: Management, USA
 
Summary: Three of his brothers Groucho, Chico, and Harpo were given their nicknames during a card game at the Orpheum Theatre in Galesburg, Illinois, and the names stuck for their entire lives.

Johnny Carroll
 
Date Born: Wednesday 23 October 1935
 
Description: Guitarist, Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: His career ended toward the end of the 1950s, but he made a comeback in 1974 with a Gene Vincent tribute song.

Johnny Carson
 
Date Born: Friday 23 October 1925
 
Description: Talk Show Host, USA
 
Summary: Carson was born to parents Homer Lloyd Carson, a power company manager, and Ruth Hook Carson. Paul Anka wrote the theme song "Johnny's Theme", a reworking of an earlier Anka song.

Kelly Marie
 
Date Born: Wednesday 23 October 1957
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Scotland
 
Summary: Known for the song "Feel's Like I'm In Love", written by Ray Dorset of "Mungo Jerry" fame.

Michael Crichton
 
Date Born: Friday 23 October 1942
 
Description: Author, film producer, film director, screenwriter, television producer
 
Summary: In 1994 Crichton became the only creative artist ever to have works simultaneously charting at No. 1 in television, film, and book sales (with ER, Jurassic Park, and Disclosure, respectively).

Mirwais Ahmadzai
 
Date Born: Sunday 23 October 1960
 
Description: Vocalist, Record producer and songwriter, France
 
Summary: Mirwais Ahmadzaï, more commonly known as Mirwais, (born 1960) is a Paris based record producer and songwriter. He was born in Switzerland to an Afghan father and an Italian mother. He is a leader in the French style of progressive electronic dance music and progressive electronica. A former member of the defunct 1980s group Taxi Girl, he was re-discovered by Madonna in the late 1990s, when he submitted a demo to her then record label, Maverick Records.

Stan Walker
 
Date Born: Tuesday 23 October 1990
 
Description: Singer, actor, television personality, NZ
 
Summary: In 2009, Walker was the winner of the seventh and last season of Australian Idol.

Weird Al Yankovic
 
Date Born: Friday 23 October 1959
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Record producer, Satirist, USA
 
Summary: The only child of Nick Yankovic an American of Serbian descent and Mary Elizabeth an American of Italian and English descent.

Wurzel
 
Date Born: Sunday 23 October 1994
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: In 1987 Wurzel recorded his first solo album, "Bess", that was not so far removed from the Motorhead sound.

Barry Ryan
 
Date Born: Sunday 24 October 1948
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Barry and his twin brother Paul began to perform at the age of fifteen.

Ben Gillies
 
Date Born: Wednesday 24 October 1979
 
Description: Drummer, Australian
 
Summary: When not touring with Silverchair, Ben teaches drums part-time through music tuition school, Rosie's School of Rock, in Newcastle, Australia.

Bev Harrell
 
Date Born: Thursday 24 October 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Bev Harrell was one of the most popular female solo singers in Australia in the late 1960s.

Big Bopper - Jp Richardson
 
Date Born: Friday 24 October 1930
 
Description: Vocalist , DJ, USA
 
Summary: His father was an oil field worker and driller. He had two younger brothers, Cecil and James. He graduated from Beaumont High School in 1947.

Bill Wyman
 
Date Born: Saturday 24 October 1936
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: Wyman has kept a journal since he was a child after the second World War. It has been useful to him as an author who has written seven books, selling two million copies.

Dale Griffin
 
Date Born: Sunday 24 October 1948
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: During the 1980s, Griffin produced albums for Hanoi Rocks and The Cult and the Department S hit 'Is Vic There?', among others

David Nelson
 
Date Born: Saturday 24 October 1936
 
Description: Actor, director, producer
 
Summary: Nelson is the older brother of late singer Ricky Nelson.

Gilbert Becaud
 
Date Born: Monday 24 October 1927
 
Description: Vocalist, France
 
Summary: His first hit in the English-speaking world was Jane Morgan's cover version of Le Jour où la Pluie Viendra (as The Days The Rains Came, with English lyrics by Carl Sigman) in 1958.

Jerry Edmonton
 
Date Born: Thursday 24 October 1946
 
Description: Drummer, Canada
 
Summary: Steppenwolf is a Canadian hard rock group that was prominent in the late 1960s. The group was formed in 1967 in Toronto by vocalist John Kay, guitarist Michael Monarch, bassist Rushton Moreve, keyboardist Goldy McJohn and drummer Jerry Edmonton after the dissolution of its predecessor, The Sparrows.

Jimmy Dawkins
 
Date Born: Saturday 24 October 1936
 
Description: Guitar, vocals, USA
 
Summary: Jimmy Dawkins was a Chicago blues great who earned the somewhat ironic nickname of “Fast Fingers” in that his performances were generally more deliberate and less flashy than that name might convey.

Kevin Kline
 
Date Born: Friday 24 October 1947
 
Description: Actor, Comedian, USA
 
Summary: Kline was born to Robert Joseph Kline, a classical music buff who owned and operated The Record Bar, the largest toy and record store in St. Louis, and mother Peggy.

Monica
 
Date Born: Friday 24 October 1980
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Songwriter, USA
 
Summary: In 2000, Monica made her sensational acting debut in the third drama from MTV Films film Love Song, as Camille Livingston.

Paul Ryan
 
Date Born: Sunday 24 October 1948
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: The son of pop singer Marion Ryan and producer Lloyd Sapherson, Paul and his twin brother Barry began to perform at the age of fifteen. In 1965 they signed a recording contract with Decca and under the name of "Paul & Barry Ryan"

Rowland S. Howard
 
Date Born: Saturday 24 October 1959
 
Description: Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: Australian rock musician, guitarist and songwriter, best known for his work with the post-punk group The Birthday Party.

Sanford Clark
 
Date Born: Thursday 24 October 1935
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: An American country-rockabilly singer and guitarist best known for his 1956 hit "The Fool".

Simon Gallaher
 
Date Born: Friday 24 October 1958
 
Description: Vocalist, actor, director and pianist, Australia
 
Summary: Gallaher is a theatrical star, a singer, a musician, pianist, a hit songwriter, and most recently a respected theatrical producer and entrepreneur.

Sonny Terry
 
Date Born: Tuesday 24 October 1911
 
Description: Vocalist, Harmonicist, USA
 
Summary: Terry was also in the 1947 original cast of the Broadway musical comedy, Finian's Rainbow.

Ted Templeman
 
Date Born: Tuesday 24 October 1944
 
Description: Vocalist
 
Summary: The group formed in 1963 achieving a hit with ’FEELIN GROOVY’ by Paul Simon.

Chris Norman
 
Date Born: Wednesday 25 October 1950
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Norman was born in Redcar, North Yorkshire. His parents did not intend that he should pursue a stage career, but when he was just three years old, he decided to walk on stage and join the finale line-up for the show in which his parents were appearing.

Chrissy Amphlett
 
Date Born: Sunday 25 October 1959
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Amphlett has also worked as an actress. She made her film debut in the 1982 film Monkey Grip, and her performance garnered a nomination for Best Supporting Actress in the Australian Film Institute Awards.

Coc Robicheaux
 
Date Born: Saturday 25 October 1947
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Known by the name Coco Robicheaux, was an American blues musician and artist, from Ascension Parish, Louisiana, United States.

Danny Gans
 
Date Born: Thursday 25 October 1956
 
Description: Vocalist, Comedian, USA
 
Summary: He had been named Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year and his production had also been awarded Show of the Year. As these awards would indicate, his fame was largely centered in Las Vegas.

Earl Palmer
 
Date Born: Saturday 25 October 1924
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: In 2000, he became one of the first session musicians to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Fontella Bass
 
Date Born: Sunday 25 October 1885
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Sam Lewis was a charter member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers in 1914, and was inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame.

Jeanne Black
 
Date Born: Monday 25 October 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Black first sang on Cliffie Stone's television program, Hometown Jamboree, from 1956 to 1959.

Jeanne Cooper
 
Date Born: Thursday 25 October 1928
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: In 1973 Cooper joined The Young and the Restless as Katherine Chancellor, and remained on the show until her death

Johann Strauss Ii
 
Date Born: Tuesday 25 October 1825
 
Description: Composer, Austria
 
Summary: He is mainly known for his classical waltzes and compositions such as "The Blue Danube". He is the son of composer Johann Strauss I. And the brother of composers Josef Srauss and Eduard Strauss.

John Hall - Drummer
 
Date Born: Friday 25 October 1946
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: The year 1968 saw the release of "I Get So Excited" which appeared in the Top 50 of the UK Singles Chart. It was reported in September 1969 that all five members of the group had been injured in Germany, when their car ran off an autobahn in a gale.

Jon Anderson
 
Date Born: Wednesday 25 October 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: He is also an accomplished solo artist, and has collaborated with the Greek musician Vangelis, creating the duo "Jon & Vangelis".

Katy Perry
 
Date Born: Thursday 25 October 1984
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Perry's mother reportedly told British tabloid Daily Mail that she dislikes her daughter's music, calling it "shameful and disgusting".

Marion Ross
 
Date Born: Thursday 25 October 1928
 
Description: Actress,USA
 
Summary: Ross made her 1953 film debut in Forever Female, starring Ginger Rogers and William Holden. She found steady work in film, appearing in The Glenn Miller Story (1954), Sabrina (1954), Teacher's Pet (1957), and Operation Petticoat (1959).

Mary Schneider
 
Date Born: Tuesday 25 October 1932
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Mary Schneider is an Australian performer, renowned for yodelling works of classic composers.

Paul Hancox
 
Date Born: Saturday 25 October 1947
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: The Mindbenders were originally the backing group for Wayne Fontana was a 1960s beat group from Manchester, England.

Peter Lieberson
 
Date Born: Friday 25 October 1946
 
Description: Composer of music, USA
 
Summary: His father, Goddard Lieberson, was president of Columbia Records.

Robbie Mcintosh
 
Date Born: Friday 25 October 1957
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: McIntosh is well known as a session guitarist and member of "The Pretenders" and "John Mayer Band" and "Paul McCartney's band".

Sam M. Lewis
 
Date Born: Sunday 25 October 1885
 
Description: Composer of music, Lyricist, USA
 
Summary: One of his best-known songs was released in October 1956 by Guy Mitchell and spent nine weeks at #1 on the U.S.

Tara Maclean
 
Date Born: Thursday 25 October 1973
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Canada
 
Summary: Her first live appearance in Vancouver was at Nettwerk Record's 10 Year Anniversary Show at the Vogue Theater.

Terumasa Hino
 
Date Born: Sunday 25 October 1942
 
Description: Trumpeter, Japan
 
Summary: He became an idol in Japan later giving all the trimmings and such up and moving to the United States.

Blind Lemon Jefferson
 
Date Born: Friday 26 October 1894
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Jefferson was born in town of Coutchman, Texas, the son of Alex and Clarricy Jefferson.

Charlie Barnet
 
Date Born: Sunday 26 October 1913
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: He was one of the first of the big band leaders in the mid thirties.

Eddie Henderson
 
Date Born: Saturday 26 October 1940
 
Description: Trumpeter
 
Summary: Henderson's mother was one of the dancers in the original Cotton Club. She had a twin sister, and they were called The Brown Twins. They would dance with Bill "Bojangles" Robinson and the Nicholas Brothers

Guy Sebastian
 
Date Born: Monday 26 October 1981
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Winner of the first Australian Idol TV talent competition quest in 2003.

Jaclyn Smith
 
Date Born: Friday 26 October 1945
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Jacquelyn Ellen "Jaclyn" Smith is an American actress and businesswoman. She is best known as Kelly Garrett in the iconic television series Charlie's Angels, and was the only original female lead to remain with the series for its complete run.

James E Myers
 
Date Born: Sunday 26 October 1919
 
Description: American songwriter, actor, producer, and raconteur.
 
Summary: Co-writer of "Rock Around the Clock" for which he used the pseudonym "Jimmy DeKnight". Myers co-wrote the song with Max C. Freedman, though doubt has been cast as to whether Myers actually participated in the writing of the song.

Jim Mccann
 
Date Born: Thursday 26 October 1944
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Ireland
 
Summary: McCann subsequently performed alongside Kelly in the original cast of Jesus Christ Superstar in 1973, in the role of Peter.

John Bishop
 
Date Born: Monday 26 October 1903
 
Description: Pianist, Australia
 
Summary: Chairman of the UNESCO Committee for Music and as Federal President of the Arts Council of Australia

Julie London
 
Date Born: Tuesday 26 October 1926
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Born the daughter of Jack and Josephine Peck, who were a vaudeville song and dance team. When she was 14, the family moved to Los Angeles.

Keith Hopwood
 
Date Born: Saturday 26 October 1946
 
Description: Pruduction, GB
 
Summary: Hopwood left Hermins Hermits and started his own music company with the late Derek Lekenby

Keith Urban
 
Date Born: Thursday 26 October 1967
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: Grew up in Australia estalishing himself in the field of country.

Leslie West
 
Date Born: Friday 26 October 1945
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Member and founder of hard rock band ’MOUNTAIN’

Mahalia Jackson
 
Date Born: Thursday 26 October 1911
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Mahalia Jackson - First Queen Of Gospel Music. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Inductee:

Natalie Merchant
 
Date Born: Saturday 26 October 1963
 
Description: Vocals, Keyboard, Piano, USA
 
Summary: She joined the alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs in 1981 and left it to begin her solo career in 1993.

Neal Matthews Jr
 
Date Born: Saturday 26 October 1929
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: A 2nd tenor to join the famed ’Jordanaires’ in 1953. He was wih the vocal group through the Presley era up until his death in 2000.

Sharin Anderson
 
Date Born: Monday 26 October 1959
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist
 
Summary: Anderson was born in Ivanhoe, Victoria and grew up in the Montmorency area attending Briar Hill Primary School and Eltham High School.

Tony Pastor
 
Date Born: Saturday 26 October 1907
 
Description: Saxophonist, Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: His sax playing and his vocals were the highlights of each performance.

Amber Joy Poulton
 
Date Born: Monday 27 October 1975
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: Amber supported the legendary Kenny Rogers on his Australian tour last year, and has performed to crowds at the Mildura Country Music Festival, Sydney and Adelaide Fringe Festivals, etc.

Beccy Cole
 
Date Born: Friday 27 October 1972
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Guitrist, Australia
 
Summary: Daughter of Adelaide's popular country rock singer Carole Sturtzel.

Brigette Engerer
 
Date Born: Monday 27 October 1952
 
Description: Pianist. France
 
Summary: In 1980, her career took a decisive turn when Herbert von Karajan invited her to play with the Berlin Philharmonic.

Clifford Antone
 
Date Born: Thursday 27 October 1949
 
Description: Founder of record label, Management.
 
Summary: He was the founder of the blues club in Austin, Texas, "Sixth Street". And also mentor to musicians Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimmie Vaughan.

Don Partridge
 
Date Born: Monday 27 October 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Legendary busker and one-man band Don Partridge rose to fame in the late sixties with his chart hit single 'Rosie' and became a household name.

Elliot Del Borgo
 
Date Born: Thursday 27 October 1938
 
Description: American composer for winds and strings.
 
Summary: An award-winning member of ASCAP, former Professor of Music at the Crane School of Music, and composer of music for 1980 Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid, much of Del Borgo's work is available from several leading publishers.

Jack Carson
 
Date Born: Thursday 27 October 1910
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Carson sought work in Hollywood, initially landing bit roles at RKO. Radio also proved to be a source of employment for the team following a 1938 appearance on the Bing Crosby Kraft Music Hall program.

Jane Connell
 
Date Born: Tuesday 27 October 1925
 
Description: Actress, Comedian, USA

John Cleese
 
Date Born: Friday 27 October 1939
 
Description: Actor, Director, and Producer, UK
 
Summary: His three memorable motion pictures include Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life.

Lee Greenwood
 
Date Born: Tuesday 27 October 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: His beginings were playing the saxophone and in the late sixties he became a member of 'The Chester Smith Band'.

Nathan Foley
 
Date Born: Saturday 27 October 1979
 
Description: Vocalist, Dancer, Actor, Australian
 
Summary: Nathan has toured the world 9 times to packed crowds and has just completed a successful 2 month tour of the U.k selling more tickets than Kylie Minogue, A.C.D.C and performing to a sold out show at the Carling London Apollo

Niccolo Paganini
 
Date Born: Sunday 27 October 1782
 
Description: Violinist, violist, guitarist, and composer. Italy
 
Summary: He was one of the most celebrated violin virtuosi of his time, and left his mark as one of the pillars of modern violin technique.

Ruby Dee
 
Date Born: Monday 27 October 1924
 
Description: Vocalist, actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist, activist, USA
 
Summary: She is a recipient of the National Medal of Arts and the Kennedy Center Honors, among scores of others awards.

Simon Le Bon
 
Date Born: Monday 27 October 1958
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: The group charted with ’HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF’ - 1982

Warren Targett
 
Date Born: Wednesday 27 October 1943
 
Description: Singer, Composer, Guitarist, Australia.
 
Summary: In his shows, Warren presents a wide variety of music. He has no preferences.

Charlie Daniels
 
Date Born: Wednesday 28 October 1936
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Daniels wrote was the composer of "It Hurts Me" recorded by Elvis Presley.

Cleo Laine
 
Date Born: Friday 28 October 1927
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: She is the only female performer to have received Grammy nominations in the jazz, popular and classical music categories.

Curtis Lee
 
Date Born: Tuesday 28 October 1941
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: He began writing songs in partnership with a friend, Tommy Boyce, who later became one-half of the Boyce and Hart

Dennis Franz
 
Date Born: Saturday 28 October 1944
 
Description: Actor USA
 
Summary: Mainly known for his role as Detective Andy Sipowicz, and by his own account the role wes his 27 as a cop.

Elton Dean
 
Date Born: Sunday 28 October 1945
 
Description: Saxophonist, UK
 
Summary: Elton Dean was born in Nottingham in 1945. He started taking piano and violin lessons at a very early age, and bought his first saxophone when he reached 18.

Gershon Kingsley
 
Date Born: Saturday 28 October 1922
 
Description: Composer, USA
 
Summary: He led "The First Moog Quartet" and was the first person to use the Moog Synthesizer in a live performance.

Graham Bond
 
Date Born: Thursday 28 October 1937
 
Description: Keyboardiist, Saxophonist, UK
 
Summary: Bond was noted for playing a Hammond organ with a Leslie speaker which was quite new for the time.

Hank B Marvin
 
Date Born: Tuesday 28 October 1941
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Hank Marvin’s original guitar is now owned by fellow Shadow Bruce Welch and Des O’Conner owns one of Buddy Hollys first strat’s unless Paul McCartney has finally grabbed it.

Jane Alexander
 
Date Born: Saturday 28 October 1939
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Alexander's major break in acting came in 1967 when she played Eleanor Backman in the original production of Howard Sackler's The Great White Hope at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C.

Joaquin Phoenix
 
Date Born: Monday 28 October 1974
 
Description: Actor, Musician, USA
 
Summary: Upon being cast as Johnny Cash in Walk the Line after Cash himself approved, Phoenix responded by buying a guitar and learning how to play.

Julia Roberts
 
Date Born: Saturday 28 October 1967
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Her parents, one time actors and playwrights, met while performing theatrical productions for the armed forces and later co founded the Atlanta Actors and Writers Workshop in Atlanta, Georgia.

Lauren Holly
 
Date Born: Monday 28 October 1963
 
Description: Actress, Canadian
 
Summary: Lauren Michael Holly is an American-born Canadian actress. She is known for her roles as Deputy Sheriff Maxine Stewart in the TV series Picket Fences

Natina Reed
 
Date Born: Sunday 28 October 1979
 
Description: Vocalist,Actree,Songwriter
 
Summary: Reed was the cousin of former Destiny's Child member Farrah Franklin.

Rickie Reynolds
 
Date Born: Thursday 28 October 1948
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: "Jim andy To The Rescue" - was a national hit for the group

Ted Hawkins
 
Date Born: Wednesday 28 October 1936
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: In the middle of the mid 1960s folk music boom Hawkins set out for California to try for a professional singing career.

Telma Hopkins
 
Date Born: Thursday 28 October 1948
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Hopkins recorded A Christmas Reunion with Tony Orlando and Dawn in 2005.

Wayne Fontana
 
Date Born: Tuesday 28 October 1947
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: He was still under contract to Fontana Records after parting with The Mindbenders.

David Paton
 
Date Born: Saturday 29 October 1949
 
Description: Bassist, Scottish
 
Summary: Paton was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and grew up in the south-eastern suburb of Gilmerton, where he attended Liberton High School.

Denny Laine
 
Date Born: Sunday 29 October 1944
 
Description: Guitarist, Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Guitarist with ’THE MOODY BLUES’ and composer of the groups best song ’GO NOW’.

Fanny Brice
 
Date Born: Thursday 29 October 1891
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: From the 1930s until her death in 1951, Fanny made a radio presence as a bratty toddler named Snooks.

Johnny Lewis
 
Date Born: Saturday 29 October 1983
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Lewis is best known for his role as prospect biker Kip "Half-Sack" Epps in the first two seasons of the FX original series Sons of Anarchy.

Kate Jackson
 
Date Born: Friday 29 October 1948
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Better known for her role as Sabrina Duncan in the hugely popular 1970s television series Charlie's Angels.

Mark Stevens
 
Date Born: Friday 29 October 1971
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Appeared in tv's "Neibours" series from 1989 to 1990.

Neal Hefti
 
Date Born: Sunday 29 October 1922
 
Description: Trumpeter, Composer, Arranger, America
 
Summary: Hefti won two Grammy awards for his composition work on Atomic Basie including "Li'l Darlin," "Splanky," and "Teddy the Toad."

Peter Green
 
Date Born: Tuesday 29 October 1946
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer,
 
Summary: Green left the band in 1970 and was replaced by Bob Welch in 1971.

Randy Jackson
 
Date Born: Sunday 29 October 1961
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Randy Jackson is a member of the famous musical family ’THE JACKSONS’, and is the brother of the prominent pop singers Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson

Richard Dreyfuss
 
Date Born: Wednesday 29 October 1947
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He had a starring role opposite Bill Murray in the 1991 hit comedy What About Bob? as a psychiatrist who goes crazy while trying to cope with a particularly obsessive new patient.

Robbie Van Leeuwen
 
Date Born: Sunday 29 October 1944
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer. Netherlands
 
Summary: Dutch musician who used to be the guitarist, sitarist, background vocalist and main songwriter for the Dutch bands Shocking Blue

Toni Childs
 
Date Born: Tuesday 29 October 1957
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Childs was born in Orange, California, but lived in Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Nevada during her childhood.

Zoot Sims
 
Date Born: Thursday 29 October 1925
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: Sims learned to play both drums and clarinet at an early age. His father was a vaudeville hoofer, and Sims prided himself on remembering many of the steps his father taught him.

Arlon Roth
 
Date Born: Thursday 30 October 1952
 
Description: Guitarist, author, instructor, USA
 
Summary: Roth is a Telecaster enthusiast, and has written the book Masters of the Telecaster, which details the techniques and licks of many famous Telecaster guitar players.

Clifford Brown
 
Date Born: Thursday 30 October 1930
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: He died aged 25, leaving behind only four years' worth of recordings.

Eddie Holland Jr.
 
Date Born: Monday 30 October 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: One third of the most brilliant songwriting team during the sixties with brother Brian and Lamont Dosier.

Frank Ifield
 
Date Born: Saturday 30 October 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: In 1960 he recorded the theme song for the ITC television series Whiplash, written by composer Edwin Astley

Gary Mcdonald
 
Date Born: Saturday 30 October 1948
 
Description: Actor, Australia
 
Summary: Gunston's trademark outfit consisted of an iridescent-blue tuxedo jacket, black stovepipe trousers, and sneakers with white socks. McDonald used makeup to make his face deathbed white and had bits of tissue drying on shaving nicks.

Henry Winkler
 
Date Born: Tuesday 30 October 1945
 
Description: Actor, director, producer, and author. US
 
Summary: In October 1973, he was cast for the role of Arthur Herbert Fonzarelli, nicknamed The Fonz or Fonzie, in the TV show Happy Days.

Jerry Adler
 
Date Born: Wednesday 30 October 1918
 
Description: Harminica player, USA
 
Summary: He taught actors how to pretend to play the instrument convincingly where their on screen performances required.

Michael Landon
 
Date Born: Friday 30 October 1936
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: In 1962, Landon released a Bonanza-related single, "Gimme A Little Kiss/Be Patient With Me", on Columbia Records and a single "Linda Is Lonesome/Without You" on RCA Victor Records. Michael's singles have been issued on compact disc as part of a "Bonanza" various artists compilation on Bear Family Records from 2007.

Patsy Montana
 
Date Born: Friday 30 October 1908
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Blevins took her stage name from silent film star and world-champion roper, Monte Montana.

Ray Smith
 
Date Born: Tuesday 30 October 1934
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Pianist, USA
 
Summary: He recorded his first single in 1958 in Sun Records of Memphis (Tennessee).

Snow
 
Date Born: Thursday 30 October 1969
 
Description: Vocalist, Songwriter, Producer, Cananda
 
Summary: Growing up in a diverse neighbourhood, O'Brien blended dancehall and reggae with rock and popular music to create his own unique style of music.

Timothy B Schmit
 
Date Born: Thursday 30 October 1947
 
Description: Bassist, Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Schmit also toured with Jimmy Buffett, in 1983, 1984, and 1985 as a member of the Coral Reefer Band.

Adam Horovitz
 
Date Born: Monday 31 October 1966
 
Summary: Adam is married to Kathleen Hanna of riot grrrl punk band Bikini Kill.

Bernard Edwards
 
Date Born: Friday 31 October 1952
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: Bernard Edwards is considered one of the most important bass players of the 20th century.

Dale Evans
 
Date Born: Thursday 31 October 1912
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Evans had a productive career as a jazz, swing, and big band singer that led to a screen test and contract with 20th Century Fox studios. Born Lucille Wood Smith in Uvalde, Texas, her name was changed in infancy to Frances Octavia Smith.

Doug Bennett
 
Date Born: Wednesday 31 October 1951
 
Description: Singer, Songwriter, Canada
 
Summary: The lead singer of Canadian rock band Doug and the Slugs. He also produced and directed music videos.

Eric Griffiths - ( The Quarrymen )
 
Date Born: Thursday 31 October 1940
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Eric played guitar for the Quarrymen from 1956 until 1958, playing with both John and Paul.

Ethel Waters
 
Date Born: Saturday 31 October 1896
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Ethel Waters was an Oscar nominated American blues vocalist and actress.

Frank Lero
 
Date Born: Saturday 31 October 1981
 
Description: Guitarist , USA
 
Summary: Frank has many tattoos. Some tattoos he has include a tattoo of the letters "N" and "J" inside his lip, a jack-o-lantern, which he got on his 18th birthday, and the word "HALLOWEEN" tattooed on his fingers.

Illinois Jacquet
 
Date Born: Tuesday 31 October 1922
 
Description: Saxophonist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: He played "C-Jam Blues" with President Bill Clinton on the White House lawn during Clinton's inaugural ball in 1993.

Jane Pauley
 
Date Born: Tuesday 31 October 1950
 
Description: Television Host, USA
 
Summary: She is most known for her 13-year tenure on NBC's Today program and later 12 years of Dateline NBC, and has acknowledged publicly her struggle with mental health and bipolar disorder.

Jimmy Savile
 
Date Born: Sunday 31 October 1926
 
Description: Disc jockey,Ttelevision presenter, UK
 
Summary: Savile started his radio career working as a Radio Luxembourg DJ from 1958 to 1967. Among his programmes was the Teen and Twenty Disc Club

John Candy
 
Date Born: Tuesday 31 October 1950
 
Description: Actor, Canada
 
Summary: The son of Evangeline and Sidney James Candy. He had an older brother, Jim. His father died of a heart attack at 35 and his father's father had also died of heart attack at a young age.

Keri Mcinerney
 
Date Born:
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: A professional singer and songwriter from Queensland, Australia.

Ruby Hunter
 
Date Born: Monday 31 October 1955
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Australia
 
Summary: Hunter won Deadlys in 2000 for Female Artist of the Year, 2003 for Outstanding Contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music and 2004 for Excellence in Film & Theatrical Score.

Russ Ballard
 
Date Born: Friday 31 October 1947
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Ballard has also written and produced for Elkie Brooks, and more recently, acting as a talent scout, he "discovered" Lauren Harris.

Ted Egan
 
Date Born: Monday 31 October 1932
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Australian
 
Summary: Egan is the classic 'No Worries Mate' and gets on with his life as one should and also a genuine person.

Tom Paxton
 
Date Born: Sunday 31 October 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Tom received a guitar from his aunt when he was sixteen, and he soon began to immerse himself in the music of Burl Ives and Harry Belafonte.

Vanilla Ice
 
Date Born: Thursday 31 October 1968
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: One of the few first cocasion rappers.

 

 
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