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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.

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.

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