Category: Births / Deaths

October births and deaths

October 1

Births

1933    Richard Harris
1934    Geoff Stephens – vocals New Vaudeville Band
1935    Julie Andrews
1939    Scott McKenzie
1942    Herb Fame – vocals Peaches and Herb
1943    Jerry Martini – saxophone Sly and Family Stone
1943    Juan Martin – Spanish guitarist
1944    Barbara Parritt – vocals Toys
1945    Donny Hathaway
1945    Carrie Lucas
1945    John Tebb – vocals Casuals
1947    Rob Davis – guitar Mud
1947    Martin Turner – bass Wishbone Ash
1947    Mariska Veres – vocals Shocking Blue
1957    Andy Walton – drums Kenny
1957    Howard Hewitt – vocals Shalamar
1958    Martin Cooper – saxophone OMD
1959    Youssou N’Dour
1974    Keith Duffy – vocals Boyzone
1982    Ross Copperman – US singer/songwriter
1985    Dizzee Rascal

Deaths

1975    Al Jackson – drums Booker T’s MG’s
1992    Harry Ray – vocals Moments
1999    Lena Zavaroni
2008    Nick Reynolds – guitar Kingston Trio
2014    Lynsey De Paul
2018    Charles Aznavour

October 2

Births

1939    Lolly Vegas – vocals/guitar Redbone
1945    Don McLean
1949    Richard Hell – bass Television
1950    Mike Rutherford – bass Genesis/Mike and The Mechanics
1951    Sting
1952    John Otway
1955    Phil Oakey – vocals Human League
1956    Freddie Jackson
1960    Robbie Nevil
1969    Puff Daddy
1971    Tiffany
1972    Samantha Janus
1973    Lene Nykstrom – vocals Aqua
1974    Proof – rapper D-12
1975    India Arie

Deaths

2012     Big Jim Sullivan
2017     Tom Petty

October 3

Births

1936    James Darren
1938    Eddie Cochran
1940    Alan O’Day
1941    Chubby Checker
1945    Antonio Martinez – guitar Los Bravos
1946    P.P. Arnold
1949    Lindsey Buckingham – guitar Fleetwood Mac
1950    Ronnie Laws – US jazz saxophonist
1950    Phyllis Nelson
1954    Stevie Ray Vaughan – US blues guitar/singer
1955    Allen Woody  – bass Allman Brothers
1961    Tommy Lee – drums Motley Crue
1962    Robbie Jaymes – percussion Modern Romance
1969    Gwen Stefani – vocals No Doubt
1972    Kevin Richardson – vocals Backstreet Boys
1977    Matt Rubano – bass Taking Back Sunday
1978    Jake Shears – vocals Scissor Sisters
1980    Ashlee Simpson
1981    Jimmy Ray
1985    Shontelle

Deaths

1967    Woody Guthrie – US folk singer
2000    Benjamin Orr – bass Cars

October 4

Births

1929    Leroy Van Dyke
1944    Marlena Easley – vocals Orlons
1947    Jim Fielder – bass Blood Sweat and Tears
1957    Barbara Kooyman – vocals Timbuk 3
1959    Chris Lowe – keyboards Pet Shop Boys
1963    Jon Secada
1965    Neil Sims – drums Catherine Wheel
1968    Andy Parle – drums Space
1973    Craig Young – vocals Deuce
1985    Lena Katina– vocals t.A.T.U.
1991    Leigh-Anne Pinnock – vocals Little Mix

Deaths

1970    Janis Joplin
1989    Graham Chapman – vocals Monty Python
2005    Mike Gibbins – drums Badfinger
2014    Paul Revere

October 5

Births

1937    Abi Ofarim
1942    Richard Street – vocals Temptations
1943    Steve Miller
1944    Brian Connolly – vocals Sweet
1947    Brian Johnson – vocals Geordie & AC/DC
1950    Eddie Clarke – guitar Motorhead
1951    Bob Geldof
1952    Harold Faltermeyer
1953    Russell Mael – vocals Sparks
1957    Lee Thompson – saxophone Madness
1960    Paul Heard – keyboards M People
1961    David Bryson – guitar Counting Crows
1969    Eric Benet
1975    Kate Winslet – UK actress/singer
1975    Kele Le Roc
1985    Nicola Roberts – vocals Girls Aloud

Deaths

1992    Eddie Kendricks
2005    Shirley Ellis
2010    Norman Wisdom
2011    Bert Jansch – guitar Pentangle
2016    Joan Johnson – vocals Dixie Cups

October 6

Births

1942    Neil Korner – bass New Vaudeville Band
1945    Robin Shaw – bass White Plains
1945    Hume Paton – guitar Poets
1946    Millie Small
1949    Bobby Farrell – vocals Boney M
1950    Thomas McClary – guitar Commodores
1951    Gavin Sutherland – vocals/bass Sutherland Brothers
1951    Kevin Cronin – vocals/piano REO Speedwagon
1960    Richard Jobson – vocals Skids
2000    Bars

Deaths

1985    Nelson Riddle – US orchestra leader
2007    Eric McCredie – bass Middle Of The Road
2015    Billy Joe Royal
2018    Montserrat Caballe
2019    Ginger Baker – drums Cream
2020    Eddie Van Halen

October 7

Births

1927    Al Martino
1939    Colin Cooper – saxophone Climax Blues Band
1941    Martin Murray – guitar Honeycombs
1941    Tony Sylvester – vocals Main Ingredient
1945    Kevin Godley – drums 10cc
1949    Dave Hope – bass Kansas
1950    David Taylor – bass Edison Lighthouse
1951    John Cougar Mellencamp
1953    Tico Torres – drums Bon Jovi
1964    Sam Brown
1967    Toni Braxton
1967    Luke Haines – vocals Auteurs
1968    Thom Yorke – vocals Radiohead
1969    Leroy Thornhill – dancer Prodigy
1974    Michelle Robinson – vocals N’Tyce
1974    Nicole Appleton – vocals All Saints
1978    Alesha Dixon – vocals Mis-Teeq
1996    Lewis Capaldi

Deaths

1959    Mario Lanza
1966    Johnny Kidd
1966    Smiley Lewis    – US R&B singer

October 8

Births

1941    George Bellamy – guitar Tornados
1941    Dave Arbus – violin East Of Eden
1942    Jackie Dennis
1942    Buzz Clifford
1945    Ray Royer – guitar Procol Harum
1947    Sheila Ferguson – vocals Three Degrees
1947    Tony Wilson – bass Hot Chocolate
1948    Johnny Ramone – guitar Ramones
1949    Harry Bowens – vocals Was Not Was
1949    Hamish Stuart – vocals AverageWhite Band
1950    Robert Bell – bass Kool And The Gang
1967    Teddy Riley – vocals Guy/Blackstreet
1985    Bruno Mars
1991    Bakermat

Deaths

2021    Everett Morton – drums Beat

October 9

Births

1940    John Lennon
1944    John Entwistle – bass the Who
1944    Peter Tosh
1948    Jackson Browne
1949    Rod Temperton – Keyboards Heatwave
1957    Ini Kamoze
1967    Matt Osman – bass Suede
1968    Vicky Perks – vocals Fuzzbox
1969    P.J Harvey
1976    Sian Evans – vocals Kosheen`
1977    Aaron Cooper – vocals Worlds Apart
1978    Nicky Byrne – vocals Westlife
1980    Beverley Fullen – vocals Hepburn
1985    Frankmusik

Deaths

1978    Jacques Brel – French singer
1990    Cliff Gallup – vocals Gene Vincent’s Blue Caps
2007    Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge – Psychic TV

October 10

Births

1813    Giuseppe Verdi
1940    Anita Humes – vocals The Essex
1943    Dennis D’Ell – vocals Honeycombs
1945    Alan Cartwright – bass Procol Harum
1945    Jerry LaCroix – saxophone Blood Sweat and Tears
1946    Chris Tarrant
1947    Phil Cash – rhythm guitar Applejacks
1949    Gary Richrath – guitar REO Speedwagon
1953    Midge Ure
1955    David Lee Roth – vocals Van Halen
1959    Kirsty MacColl
1960    Al Connolly – guitar Glass Tiger
1961    Martin Kemp – bass Spandau Ballet
1961    Curtis Hairston – US singer
1963    Jim Glennie – bass James
1963    Jonny Male – guitar Republica
1973    Scott Morriss – bass Bluetones
1975    Melissa Ashley Graham – vocals Solid Harmonie
1976    Richard Oakes – guitar Suede
1976    Kuniva – rapper D-12
1978    Darren Keating – vocals Skandal
1979    Mya
1981    Una Healy- vocals The Saturdays
1983    Jack Savoretti
1992    Gabrielle Aplin – UK singer

Deaths

2007    Art Todd – vocals US duo Art and Dotty Todd
2008    Dave Wright – guitar Troggs
2009    Stephen Gately – vocals Boyzone
2010    Solomon Burke – US soul Singer
2015    Jim Diamond

October 11

Births

1918    Ray Martin – UK orchestra leader
1919    Art Blakey – US jazz drummer
1932    Billie Anthony
1932    Dottie West – US country singer Country Singer
1946    Bo Kirkland
1948    Daryl Hall
1956    Boring Bob Grover – trumpet Pirhanas
1957    Blair Cunningham – drums Haircut 100
1962    Andy McCoy – guitar Hanoi Rocks
1970    MC Lyte
1972    George Philippou – vocals Universal
1973    Brendan Brown – vocals/guitar Wheatus
1973    Charli Baltimore
1980    Paul Brown – drums Blueskins

Deaths

1963    Edith Paif – French singer
1992    Lennie Peters – vocals Peter and Lee
1993    Andy Stewart
2008    Russ Hamilton
2008    Neal Hefti

October 12

Births

1935    Luciano Pavarotti – Italian tenor
1935    Sam Moore – vocals Sam and Dave
1942    Melvin Franklin – vocals Temptations
1948    Rick Parfitt – guitar/vocals Status Quo
1956    Dave Vanian – vocals Damned
1965    Phil Creswick – vocals Big Fun
1967    Jorinde Williams – vocals Oceanic
1969    Martie Siedel – vocals Dixie Chicks
1972    Tony Borowiak – vocals All-4-One

Deaths

1971    Gene Vincent
1985    Ricky Wilson – guitar B-52’s
1997    John Denver
2011    Paul Leka – vocals Lemon Pipers

October 13

Births

1934    Nana Mouskouri
1940    Chris Farlowe
1941    Paul Simon
1944    Robert Lamm – piano/vocals Chicago
1946    Dorothy Moore – US singer
1947    Sammy Hagar – vocals Van Halen
1947    Joe Dolce
1948    Peter Spencer – drums Smokie
1951    John Ford Coley
1958    Cherrelle
1959    Marie Osmond
1962    Rob Marche – guitar Joboxers
1962    John Fugler – synthesizer Fluke
1981    Kelechukwu Rowland Okereke – vocals/guitar Bloc Party

Deaths

1977    Shirley Brickley – vocals Orlons
2001    Peter Doyle – vocals New Seekers
2009    Al Martino
2010    General Johnson – vocals Chairmen Of The Board

October 14

Births

1926    Bill Justis
1930    Robert Parker
1940    Cliff Richard
1942    Billy Harrison – guitar Them
1944    Peter Moules – vocals/guitar/banjo Unit 4+2
1946    Justin Hayward – vocals Moody Blues
1946    Dan McCafferty – vocals Nazareth
1948    Marcia Barrett –vocals Boney M
1948    Ivory Tilmon – vocals Detroit Emeralds
1952    Chris Amoo – vocals Real Thing
1958    Thomas Dolby
1959    A.J. Pero – drums Twisted Sister
1965    Karyn White
1974    Natalie Maines – vocals Dixie Chicks
1975    Shaznay T Lewis – vocals All Saints
1978    Usher
1981    Akon

Deaths

1977    Bing Crosby
1990    Leonard Bernstein

October 15

Births

1937    Barry McGuire
1938    Marv Johnson
1938    Chris Andrews
1945    Richard Carpenter – keyboards Carpenters
1948    Chris De Burgh
1953    Tito Jackson – guitar Jackson 5
1956    Chris Lacklison – keyboards Kenny
1966    Douglas Vipond – drums Deacon Blue
1966    Dave Stead – drums Beautiful South
1971    Andy Cole – UK R&B singer
1971    Jonathan Butler – South African singer
1975    Ginuwine

Deaths

1964    Cole Porter
1999    Josef Locke – Irish Singer
2020    Dave Munden – drums Tremeloes

October 16

Births

1922    Max Bygraves
1923    Bert Kaempfert
1937    Emile Ford
1938    Nico – vocals Velvet Underground
1942    Dave Lovelady –drums Fourmost
1943    Joe Dolan – Irish singer
1943    Fred Turner – bass Bachman Turner Overdrive
1943    Trevor Morias – drums Peddlers
1947    Bob Weir – guitar Grateful Dead
1953    Brinsley Forde – vocals Aswad
1959    Gary Kemp – guitar Spandau Ballet
1962    Michael Balzary – bass Red Hot Chili Peppers
1965    Simon Bartholomew – guitar Brand New Heavies
1969    Chynna Phillips – vocals Wilson Phillips
1977    John Mayer – US singer
1983    Loreen – Swedish Eurovision winner 2012
1994    Amelia Lily – X-Factor contestant

Deaths

1973    Gene Krupa – US jazz drummer

October 17

Births

1933    Singing Nun
1934    Rico Rodriguez – trombone Specials
1941    Alan Howard – bass Tremeloes
1941    Jim Seals – guitar/saxophone Seals and Croft
1942    Gary Puckett
1946    Jim Tucker – guitar Turtles
1958    Alan Jackson – US country singer
1960    Bernadette Nolan – vocals Nolans
1967    Rene Dif – vocals Aqua
1968    Ziggy Marley
1971    Chris Kirkpatrick – vocals N’Sync
1972    Wyclef Jean
1972    Eminem
1974    Burton – keyboards Him
1989    Karis Anderson – vocals Stooshe
1991    Alex Andre – Dvbbs

Deaths

1991    Tennessee Ernie Ford
1996    Chris Acland – drums Lush
2008     Levi Stubbs – vocals Four Tops
2014    Mick Burt – drums Chas and Dave

October 18

Births

1926    Chuck Berry
1938    Ronnie Bright – vocals Coasters
1947    Laura Nyro – US folk singer
1948    Keith Knudson – percussion Doobie Brothers
1949    Joe Egan – keyboards Stealers Wheel
1954    Ramona Wulf – vocals Silver Convention
1956    Dick Crippen – bass Tenpole Tudor
1956    Timmy Mallet
1957    Denise Dufort – drums Girlschool
1958    Precious Wilson – vocals Eruption
1971    Mark Morriss – vocals Bluetones
1977    Simon Rix – bass Kaiser Chiefs
1978    Ne-Yo

Deaths

1999    Tony Crombie – UK drummer
2000    Julie London
2008    Dee Dee Warwick

October 19

Births

1944    Sue Wilkinson
1944    George McCrae
1945    Jeannie C. Riley
1945    Divine
1947    Wilbert Hart – vocals Delfonics
1950    Patrick Cowley
1956    Sharon Redd
1957    Karl Wallinger – keyboards/bass Waterboys
1960    Jennifer Holliday
1960    Woody – drums Madness
1964    Sinitta
1967    Troy Dixon – rapper Heavy D and The Boyz
1972    Pras Michel – vocals Fugees

Deaths

1989    Alan Murphy – guitar Level 42
1995    Don Cherry
1997    Glen Buxton – guitar Alice Cooper
2013    Noel Harrison
2014    Raphael Ravenscroft – saxophone on Baker Street
2014    John Holt
2020    Spencer Davis – guitarist Spencer Davis Group

October 20

Births

1937    Wanda Jackson – US rockabilly singer
1938    Kathy Kirby
1939    Ray Jones – bass Dakotas
1944    Clive Hornby – drums Dennisons
1945    Ric Lee – drums Ten Years After
1947    Martin Baggott – lead guitar Applejacks
1950    Tom Petty
1953    Phil Kennemore – bass Y&T
1958    Mark King – bass/vocals Level 42
1964    Jim Sonefeld – drums Hootie and The Blowfish
1964    David Ryan – drums Lemonheads
1965    Norman Blake – vocals/guitar Teenage Fanclub
1970    Dannii Minogue
1972    Snoop Doggy Dogg
1977    Nick Hodgson – drums Kaiser Chiefs
1978    Denise van Rijswijk– vocals Vengaboys
1989    Jess Glynne

Deaths

1977    Ronnie Van Zandt – vocals Lynyrd Skynrd
1977    Steve Gaines – vocals Lynyrd Skynrd
1977    Cassie Gaines – vocals Lynyrd Skynrd
1990    Barry Wilson – drums Procol Harum
2007    Paul Raven – bass Killing Joke
2009    Liam Maher – vocals Flowered Up
2010    Ari-Up – Slits
2015    Cory Wells – Three Dog Night

October 21

Births

1917    Dizzy Gillespie – US jazz trumpeter
1936    Shirley Jones – vocals Kaye Sisters
1937    Norman Wright – vocals Del-Vikings
1940    Manfred Mann – piano Manfred Mann
1941    Steve Cropper – guitar Booker T’s MG’s
1941    Dickie Pride – UK singer
1942    Elvin Bishop
1942    Yvonne Fair
1943    George Gallcher – vocals Poets
1945    Kathy Young – US singer
1946    Lux Interior – vocals Cramps
1951    Tony Mitchell – bass Sherbet
1953    Charlotte Caffey – guitar Go-Go-s
1953    Eric Faulkner – guitar Bay City Rollers
1957    Julian Cope
1957    Steve Lukather – guitar Toto
1970    Tony Mortimer – vocals East 17

Deaths

1965    Bill Black – bass Jordanaires
1995    Shannon Hoon – vocals Blind Melon
1995    Maxine Andrews – vocals Andrews Sisters
1997    Henry Vestine – guitar Canned Heat
2003    Elliott Smith – US singer
2009    Clinton Ford

October 22

Births

1942    Bobby Fuller
1946    Eddie Brigati – vocals Young Rascals
1957    Pete Evans – drums House Of Love
1965    Paul Lekakis – US singer
1968    Shaggy
1968    Shelby Lynne
1974    Warren Morris – vocals Northern Line
1983    Plan B – UK rapper
1985    Zac Hanson – drums Hanson
1985    Tamara Nicole – vocals Marvin and Tamara

Deaths

1969    Tommy Edwards
2007    Paul Fox – guitar Ruts
2017    George Young – guitar Easybeats

October 23

Births

1939    Ellie Greenwich
1939    Charles Foxx – US singer/songwriter
1940    Freddie Marsden – drums Pacemakers
1943    Barbara Ann Hawkins – vocals Dixie Cups
1947    Greg Ridley – bass Humble Pie/Spooky Tooth
1948    Richie Bull – bass Kursaal Flyers
1949    Wurzel – guitar Motorhead
1953    Pauline Black
1956    Dwight Yoakam – US country singer
1957    Kelly Marie
1963    Michael Mertens – keyboards Propaganda

Deaths

1950    Al Jolson
1976    Leonard Lee – vocals Shirley and Lee
2001    Cliff Adams
2003    Tony Capstick
2016    Pete Burns – vocals Dead or Alive

October 24

Births

1927    Gilbert Becaud
1930    Big Bopper
1936    Bill Wyman
1937    Santo Farinia – steel guitar Santo and Johnny
1944    Ted Templeman – vocals/trumpet Harper’s Bizarre
1946    Edgar Broughton – vocals Edgar Broughton Band
1946    Jerry Edmonton – drums Steppenwolf
1946    Rob Van Leeuwen – guitar Shocking Blue
1948    Paul Ryan – songwriter
1948    Barry Ryan
1948    Dale Griffin – drums Mott The Hoople
1954    Hammy Howell – vocals Darts
1954    Perry Lee Tavares – vocals Tavares
1959    Weird Al Yankovic
1962    Debbie Googe – bass My Bloody Valentine
1969    Rob Green – drums Toploader
1970    Alonzo Bevan – bass Kula Shaker
1970    Eds Chesters – drums Bluetones
1970    Milroy Nadarajah – vocals Three Amigo’s
1979    Ben Gillies – drums Silverchair
1980    Monica
1983    Adrienne Bailon – vocals 3LW
1986    Drake
1997    Raye

Deaths

2001     Kim Gardner – bass Ashton Gardner and Dyke
2016     Bobby Vee
2017     Fats Domino

October 25

Births

1825    Johann Strauss – classical composer
1941    Helen Reddy
1944    Jon Anderson – vocals Yes
1944    Kathy Danoff – vocals Starland Vocal Band
1946    Stephan Remmler – keyboards Trio
1947    John Hall – drums Equals
1948    Glen Tipton – guitar Judas Priest
1950    Chris Norman – vocals Smokie
1956    Bert Reid – Saxophone Crown Heights Affair
1959    Christine Amphlett – vocals Divinyls
1962    Chad Smith – drums Red Hot Chili Peppers
1963    John Leven – bass Europe
1964    Nicole – German Eurovision singer
1964    Nick Thorp – bass Curiosity Killed The Cat
1968    Speech – vocals Arrested Development
1970    Ed Robertson – vocals/guitar Barenaked Ladies
1976    Lisa Armstrong – vocals Deuce
1983    Gyptian – Jamaican singer
1984    Sara Lumholdt – vocals A*Teens
1984    Katy Perry
1985    Ciara

Deaths

1992    Roger Miller
1993    Vincent Price
1993    Howard Blauvelt – bass Ram Jam
2002    Richard Harris – Irish actor/singer
2010    Gregory Isaacs
2014    Jack Bruce – bass Cream

October 26

Births

1911    Mahalia Jackson – US gospel singer
1929    Neal Matthews –vocals Jordanaires
1940    Eddie Henderson – US trumpeter
1946    Keith Hopwood – guitars Herman’s Hermits
1952    David Was – Was Not Was
1953    Keith Strickland – drums B-52’s
1963    Natalie Merchant
1964    Sven Vath
1975    Sunshine Anderson – US singer
1976    T-Seven – vocals Mr President
1978    Mark Barry – vocals BBMAK
1983    Anthony Scott-Lee – vocals 3SL

Deaths

1966    Alma Cogan
1991    James Reese – guitar Bobby Fuller Four
1994    Wilbert Harrison – US singer
2005    David Townsend – vocals Surface
2012    Natina Reed – vocals Blaque Ivory
2012    Jo Dunne – bass Fuzzbox

October 27

Births

1924    Bonnie Lou
1933    Floyd Cramer
1941    Don Partridge
1942    Lee Greenwood – US country singer
1951    Ken Downing – guitar Judas Priest
1956    Hazell Dean
1958    Simon Le Bon – vocals Duran Duran
1964    Paul Speed – drums River City People
1967    Scott Weiland – vocals Stone Temple Pilots
1978    Sabrina Washington – vocals Mis-Teeq
1978    Vanessa-Mae
1982    Keri Hilson – US rapper

Deaths

1980    Steve Peregrine-Took – percussionist T-Rex
1999    Hoyt Axton – US country singer
2013    Lou Reed

October 28

Births

1927    Cleo Laine
1929    Mitchell Torok
1936    Charlie Daniels
1937    Graham Bond – keyboards Graham Bond organsation
1939    Curtis Lee
1941    Hank Marvin
1945    Wayne Fontana
1948    Thelma Hopkins – vocals Dawn
1958    William Reid – guitar Jesus And Mary Chain
1959    Neville Henry – saxophone Blow Monkeys
1979    Natina Reed – vocals Blaque Ivory
1987    Frank Ocean– US rapper

Deaths

2007     Porter Wagoner – US country singer
2012     Terry Callier – US jazz musician
2015     Diane Charlemagne – vocals Urban Cookie Collective
2018     Babs Beverley

October 29

Births

1922    Neal Hefti
1939    Eugene Daughtry – vocals Intruders
1944    Denny Laine – guitar Moody Blues/Wings
1945    Melba Moore
1946    Peter Green
1946    Oliver Bendt – vocals Goombay Dance Band
1951    David Paton – vocals Pilot
1954    Steve Luscombe – synthesizer Blancmange
1961    Randy Jackson – vocals Jackson 5
1965    Steven Sweet – drums Warrant
1965    Matt James – drums Gene
1969    Roni Size
1970    Toby Smith – keyboards Jamiroquai
1973    Maurizio Lobina – vocals Eiffel 65
1983    Amit Paul – vocals A*Teens
1987    Fleur East

Deaths

1963    Michael Holliday
1971    Duane Allman – guitar Allman Brothers Band
2011    Jimmy Savile – Radio DJ

October 30

Births

1939    Grace Slick
1939    Eddie Holland – songwriter Holland/Dozier/Holland
1946    Chris Slade – drums Manfred Mann’s Earth Band
1947    Timothy B. Schmidt – bass/vocals Poco
1949    Otis Williams – vocals Temptations
1960    Joey Belladonna – vocals Anthrax
1962    Geoff Beauchamp – guitar 8th Wonder
1963    Jerry De Borg – guitar Jesus Jones
1967    Gavin Rossdale – vocals Bush
1967    Stefan Dennis
1969    Snow
1972    John Alford
1973    Lazy Dee – vocals Mr President
1980    Ashanti
1989    Jay Perry Asforis – vocals S Club Juniors
1989    Vanessa White – vocals The Saturdays

Deaths

2002     Jam Master Jay – DJ Run DMC
2007     Robert Goulet – US actor/singer

October 31

Births

1923    Guy Marks – US singer
1926    Jimmy Savile – Radio DJ
1946    Japp Eggermont – Dutch drummer & producer
1947    Russ Ballard – guitar Argent
1952    Bernard Edwards – bass Chic
1953    Johnny Clegg – vocals/guitar Sivuka
1961    Larry Mullen – drums U2
1963    Johnny Marr – guitar Smiths
1964    Colm O’Ciosoig – drums My Bloody Valentine
1965    Annabelle Lwin – vocals Bow Wow Wow
1966    Adam Horowitz – rapper Beastie Boys
1967    Vanilla Ice
1967    Adam Schlesinger – vocals Fountains of Wayne
1968    Alistair McErlaine – guitar Texas
1968    Al MacKenzie – keyboards D:Ream
1970    Linn Berggren – vocals Ace Of Base

Deaths

1990    Carl Belew – US country singer

September births and deaths

September 1

Births

1933    Conway Twitty
1944    Archie Bell
1945    Peter Hewson – vocals Chicory Tip
1946    Barry Gibb
1949    Gregg Erico – drums Sly and The Family Stone
1949    Russ Field – guitar Showaddywaddy
1950    Steve Goetzman – drums Exile
1955    Bruce Foxton – bass The Jam
1957    Gloria Estefan
1960    Cass Lewis – bass Skunk Anansie
1965    Craig McLachlan
1966    Douglas McCarthy – vocals Nitzer Ebb
1976    Peter Brown – drums Wheatus
1976    Babydaddy – bass/keyboards Scissor Sisters
1984    Joe Trohman – guitar Fall Out Boy

Deaths

2008    Jerry Reed
2012    Hal David
2020    Ian Mitchell – Bay City Rollers
2020    Erick ‘More’ Morillo – Reel II Real

September 2

Births

1925    Hugo Montenegro – US orchestra leader
1925    Russ Conway
1939    Bobby Purify
1940    Jimmy Clanton – US singer
1943    Roslina Ashford – vocals Vandella’s
1943    Joe Simon
1947    Richard Coughlan – drums Caravan
1951    Mik Kaminski – violin/cello Electric Light Orchestra
1957    Steve Porcaro – piano/vocals Toto
1958    Fritz McIntrye – keyboards Simply Red
1958    Jerry Agustyniak – drums 10,000 Maniacs
1959    Paul Deakin – drums Mavericks
1969    KC-i – vocals Jodeci/KC-i and Jojo
1975    Tony Thompson – vocals Hi-Five
1989    Zedd
1993    Rae Morris

Deaths

1994    Roy Castle – TV presenter/singer
2007    Fritz Fryer – guitar Four Pennies
2013    David Jacobs – BBC DJ
2018    Conway Savage – piano Nick Cave’s Bad Seeds

September 3

Births

1925    Hank Thompson
1932    Steve Rowland – vocals Family Dogg
1934    Freddie King – US singer
1942    Al Jardine – vocals/guitar Beach Boys
1942    Kenny Pickett – vocals Creation
1944    Gary Leeds – drums Walker Brothers
1945    George Biondo – bass Steppewolf
1947    Eric Bell – guitar Thin Lizzy
1952    Leroy Smith – piano Sweet Sensation
1955    Steve Jones – guitar Sex Pistols
1974    Jennifer Paige
1975    Redfoo – vocals LMFAO
1980    Jay McCaslin – bass Sum 41

Deaths

1970    Al Wilson – vocals/guitar Canned Heat
1994    Major Lance
2007    Janis Martin – The female Elvis
2010    Mike Edwards – Cello Electric Light Orchestra
2017    Walter Becker – guitar Steely Dan

September 4

Births

1916    Geoff Love – orchestra leader
1919    Teddy Johnson – UK singer
1942    Merald Knight – vocals Gladys Knight’s Pips
1944    Tony Jarrett – bass Vanity Fare
1944    Eric Hine – keyboard Simon Dupree and the Big Sound
1946    Ronald LaPraed – bass Commodores
1951    Martin Chambers – drums Pretenders
1954    Blackie Lawless – vocals/bass W.A.S.P
1960    Kim Thayil – guitar Soundgarden
1963    Nasty Suicide – guitar Hanoi Rocks
1965    Mantronix
1970    Igor Cavalera – drums Sepultura
1972    Guto Pryce – bass Super Furry Animals
1974    Carmit Bachar – vocals Pussycat Dolls
1975    Mark Ronson
1981    Beyonce
1990    James Bay

Deaths

1991    Dottie West – US country singer

September 5

Births

1936    Willie Wood – guitar Junior Walker’s Allstars
1939    John Stewart – guitar Kingston Trio
1943    Joe Frazier – vocals Impalas
1945    Al Stewart
1945    Buddy Miles – US session drummer (Jimi Hendrix/Santana)
1946    Dean Ford – vocals Marmalade
1946    Freddie Mercury
1946    Loudon Wainwright III – US singer/songwriter
1949    Clem Clempson – guitar Humble Pie
1953    Paulie Carmen – vocals Champaign
1955    Sal Solo – vocals Classix Nouveaux
1966    Terry Ellis – vocals En Vogue
1967    David James – vocals Yell
1971    Shanks – vocals Shanks and Bigfoot
1980    Kevin Simm – vocals Liberty X

Deaths

1990    Charley Charles – drums Blockheads
2003    Giselle MacKenzie – Canadian singer
2012    Joe South
2015    Rico Rodriguez
2017    Holger Czukay – Can
2021    Sarah Harding – vocals Girls Aloud

September 6

Births

1940    Jackie Trent – UK singer/songwriter
1942    Dave Bargeron – trumpet Blood Sweat and Tears
1943    Roger Waters – vocals/bass Pink Floyd
1944    Mickey Waller – drums Jeff Beck Group
1947    Sylvester
1948    Claydes Smith – guitar Kool and The Gang
1952    Yvonne Keeley
1954    Louis Molino – drums Cock Robin
1954    Stella Barker – vocals Belle Stars
1958    Buster Bloodvessel – vocals Bad Manners
1961    Pal Waaktaar – guitar A-ha
1967    John Reid – vocals Nightcrawlers
1968    Paddy Broom – drums Scissor Sisters
1969    Ce Ce Peniston
1971    Delores O’Riordan – vocals Cranberries
1971    Leila K
1972    Tony Dowding – vocals Bad Boys Inc
1974    Nina Persson – vocals Cardigans
1975    Gala
1979    Foxy Brown
1980    Kerry Katona – vocals Atomic Kitten
1980    Jayde Spence – vocals Ultimate Kaos
1988    Max George – vocals Wanted

Deaths

1984    Ernest Tubb US Country Singer
1990    Tom Fogerty – vocals/guitar Creedence Clearwater Revival

September 7

Births

1921    Arthur Ferrante – piano Ferrante and Tiecher
1931    Johnny Duncan
1934    Waldo De Los Rios
1936    Buddy Holly
1946    Alfa Anderson – vocals Chic
1949    Gloria Gaynor
1951    Chrissie Hynde
1953    Benmont Tench – keyboard Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers
1957    Jermaine Stewart
1957    Margot Chapman – vocals Starland Vocal Band
1958    Hammy Lee – drums Furniture
1960    Brad Houser – bass New Bohemians
1960    Trevor Walters
1961    Robin Beck
1964    Eazy-E – rapper NWA
1964    Towa Tei – keyboard/producer Deee-lite
1965    Frank Bello – bass Anthrax
1966    Calvin Williams – vocals B.V.S.M.P
1966    Chris Acland – drums Lush
1969    Liam Tyson – guitar Cast

Deaths

1978    Keith Moon – drums The Who
2002    Erma Franklin
2003    James Gilreath – US singer
2012    Dorothy McGuire – vocals McGuire Sisters

September 8

Births

1841    Antonin Dvorak – classical composer
1921    Harry Secombe
1925    Peter Sellers
1928    Earl Nelson – vocals Bob and Earl
1932    Patsy Cline
1934    Bill Parsons – US country singer
1945    Kelly Groucutt – bass E.L.O.
1945    Ron ‘Pig Pen’ McKern – vocals Grateful Dead
1946    Dean Daughtry – keyboards Atlanta Rhythm Section
1956    Fad Gadget
1958    David Lewis – guitar Atlantic Starr
1960    David Steele – bass Beat/Fine Young Cannibals
1962    Captain Hollywood
1972    Andy Rathbourne – drums Mansun
1973    Jason Downs
1978    Pink
1989    Avicii

Deaths

1989    Keith Wiggins – rapper Furious Five
2010    Richard Cronin – vocals LFO
2016    Prince Buster
2017    Don Williams

September 9

Births

1935    Topol
1940    Joe Negroni – vocals Teenagers
1941    Otis Redding
1941    Russell Hardy – piano Ian Dury’s Blockheads
1942    Inez Foxx- US singer
1942    Luher Simmonds Jr – vocals Main Ingredient
1945    Dee Dee Sharp – US singer
1946    Billy Preston
1946    Doug Ingle – keyboards Iron Butterfly
1946    Trevor Oakes – guitar Showaddywaddy
1952    David A. Stewart – guitar Eurythmics
1963    Peter Noone – bass The Cross
1968    Bradley Wilk – drums Rage Against The Machine
1970    Das Efx
1970    Macy Gray
1974    Niall O’Neill – vocals OTT
1975    Michael Bublé – Canadian singer
1980    Dan Miller – vocals O-Town
1984    Jack Penate – UK singer
1987    Afrojack

Deaths

1979    Norrie Paramor – UK orchestra leader
2013    Forrest
2020    Ronald Bell – saxophone Kool and The Gang

September 10

Births

1927    Johnny Keating – UK orchestra leader
1940    Roy Ayers
1942    Danny Hutton – vocals Three Dog Night
1945    Jose Feliciano
1949    Barriemore Barlow – drums Jethro Tull
1950    Joe Perry – guitar Aerosmith
1950    Don Powell – drums Slade
1950    Vic Collins – guitar Kursaal Flyers
1955    Pat Maste Lotto – drums Mr Mister
1956    Johnny Fingers – keyboards Boomtown Rats
1957    Siobhan Fahey – vocals Bananarama
1957    Carol Decker – vocals T’Pau
1960    David Lowery – vocals Cracker
1963    David Titlow – vocals Blue Mercedes
1966    Robin Goodridge – drums Bush
1966    Miles Zuniga – vocals/guitar Fastball
1968    Big Daddy Kane – US rapper
1968    Nikki D
1973    Nancy Coolen – vocals Twenty 4 Seven
1977    Woody – vocals Dru Hill
1984    Cameron Followill – lead guitar Kings of Leon
1985    Matt Johnson – vocals One True Voice

Deaths

2000    David Brown – bass Santana
2005    Clarence Brown – US blues singer/guitarist

September 11

Births

1938    Charles Patrick – vocals Monotones
1940    Bernie Dwyer – drums Freddie and the Dreamers
1943    Jack Ely – vocals/guitar Kingsmen
1947    Julie Covington
1947    Bob Cately – vocals Magnum
1948    John Martyn – UK guitarist
1953    Tommy Shaw – guitar Styx
1957    Jon Moss – drums Culture Club
1958    Mick Talbot – piano Style Council
1959    Rory Lyons – drums King Kurt
1964    Gregory Kane – keyboards Hue and Cry
1965    Moby
1967    Harry Connick Jr
1971    Richard Ashcroft – vocals Verve
1975    Brad Fischetti – vocals Lyte Funkie Ones
1977    Ludacris – US rapper
1981    Charles Kelley – vocals Lady Antebellum
1986    Mark Rhodes – Sam & Mark

Deaths

1987    Lorne Greene – US singer/actor
1987    Peter Tosh
2014    Bob Crewe
2020    Toots Hibbert
2020    Charles Patrick – vocals Monotones
2021    Maria Mendiola – vocals Baccara

September 12

Births

1888    Maurice Chevalier – French actor/singer
1931    George Jones – US country singer
1938    Judy Clay – US singer
1940    Tony Bellamy – guitar Redbone
1940    Jewel Akens – US R&B singer
1943    Maria Muldaur
1944    Barry White
1944    Colin Young – vocals Foundations
1945    Andrea Simpson – vocals Caravelles
1945    David Garrick – UK singer
1948    Will Burch – drums Kursaal Flyers
1952    Neil Peart – drums Rush
1956    Barry Andrews – keyboards XTC
1956    Brian Robertson – guitar Thin Lizzy
1957    Tony De Vit – DJ
1967    Jon Stewart – guitar Sleeper
1968    Kenny Thomas
1977    2 Chainz – US rapper
1981    Jennifer Hudson – US singer

Deaths

2000    Stanley Turrentine – US jazz saxophonist
2003    Johnny Cash
2007    Bobby Byrd – vocals James Brown’s Famous Flames
2013    Joan Regan
2014    Joe Sample – keyboard Crusaders

September 13

Births

1911    Bill Monroe – US country singer
1925    Mel Torme
1933    Lewis Steinberg – bass Booker T’s MG’s
1939    Dave Quincy – keyboards Manfred Mann
1940    Jimmy James – lead vocals the Vagabonds
1941    David Clayton-Thomas – vocals Blood Sweat and Tears
1944    Peter Cetera – vocals Chicago
1952    Randy Jones – vocals (cowboy) Village People
1952    Don Was – bass/keyboards Was Not Was
1954    Den Hegarty – vocals Darts
1956    Joni Sledge – vocals Sister Sledge
1963    Dave Mustaine – vocals/guitar Megadeth
1964    Zak Starkey – UK drummer
1967    Stephen Perkins – drums Jane’s Addiction/Porno For Pyros
1975    Joe Rooney – guitar Rascal Flatts
1977    Fiona Apple
1983    James Bourne – vocals Busted
1993    Naill Horan – vocals One Direction

Deaths

1985    Muriel Smith – US singer/actress
1996    2Pac – US rapper
2015    Gary Richrath – guitar REO Speedwagon

September 14

Births

1946    Pete Agnew – bass Nazareth
1949    Steve Gaines – guitar Lynyrd Skynyrd
1949    Ed King – guitar Strawberry Alarm Clock/bass Lynard Skynyrd
1950    Paul Kossoff – guitar Free
1959    Morten Harket – vocals A-Ha
1967    John Power – bass LA’s/vocals Cast
1970    Craig Montoya – bass Everclear
1970    Billie Ray Martin
1970    Loz Hardy – vocals Kingmaker
1970    Mark Webber – guitar Pulp
1973    Nas
1981    Ashley Roberts – vocals Pussycat Dolls
1983    Amy Winehouse
1984    Lethal Bizzle
1985    Alex Clare – UK singer

Deaths

1982    Grace Kelly – US singer
1989    Perez Prado – Cuban trumpeter
2009    Patrick Swayze – US actor/singer

September 15

Births

1918    Max Harris – UK bandleader
1937    Les Braid – bass Swinging Blues Jeans
1940    Jimmy Gilmer – vocals Fireballs
1942    Lee Dorman – bass Iron Butterfly
1956    Jaki Graham
1957    George Howard – vocals Harold Melvin’s Bluenotes
1958    Tim Whelan – guitar Furniture
1960    Mitch Dorge – drums Crash Test Dummies
1967    Huw Bunford – guitar Super Furry Animals
1967    Jerry Dixon – bass Warrant
1969    DJ Kay Gee – rapper Naughty By Nature
1971    Fred Byrd – vocals B.V.S.M.P
1975    KG – rapper MN8
1979    David Sneddon

Deaths

1992    Jimmie Nabbie – vocals Inkspots
2004    Johnny Ramone – Ramones
2008    Rick Wright – keyboard Pink Floyd
2010    Arrow

September 16

Births

1925    B.B. King – US blues singer/guitarist
1925    Charlie Byrd – US jazz guitarist
1934    Ronnie Drew – vocals/guitar The Dubliners
1934    George Chakiris
1943    Joe Butler – drums Lovin’ Spoonful
1944    Betty Kelley – vocals Vandellas
1944    Winston Grennan – drums Toots and the Maytals
1944    Bernie Calvert – bass Hollies
1947    Sonny Lemaire – bass Exile
1947    Russ Abbot
1948    Kenney Jones – drums Small Faces/Who
1950    David Bellamy – vocals Bellamy Brothers
1952    Ron Blair – bass Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers
1953    Alan Barton – vocals Black Lace
1953    Earl Klugh – US jazz guitarist
1954    Colin Newman – guitar/vocals Wire
1956    Charles Fearing – guitar Raydio
1956    Bob Rupe – bass Cracker
1958    Rodney Franklin
1961    Bilinda Butcher – vocals/guitar My Bloody Valentine
1962    Dave Sabo – guitar Skid Row
1963    Richard Marx
1966    Stephen Jones – vocals Babybird
1969    Justine Frischman – vocals Elastica
1976    Tina Barret – vocals S Club 7

Deaths

1977    Marc Bolan
1977    Maria Callas – opera singer
2003    Sheb Wooley – US novelty singer
2004    Izora Rhodes Armstead – Weather Girls
2008    Norman Whitfield – Motown writer/producer
2009    Mary Travers – vocals Peter Paul & Mary
2013    Jackie Lomax – vocals Undertakers
2020    Roy C

September 17

Births

1923    Hank Williams – US country singer
1926    Bill Black – bass for Elvis Presley
1928    Brian Matthew – UK DJ
1937    Phil Cracolici – vocals Mystics
1939    Lamonte McLemore – vocals 5th Dimension
1950    Fee Waybill – vocals Tubes
1956    Mandawuy Yunupingu – vocals Yothu Yindi
1966    Doug E Fresh – US rapper
1968    John Penney – vocals Neds Atomic Dustbin
1968    Anastacia
1969    Adam Devlin – guitar Bluetones
1969    Keith Flint – vocals Prodigy
1970    Vinnie Brown – rapper Naughty By Nature
1979    Chuck Comeau – drums Simple Plan

Deaths

1999    Frankie Vaughan
2013    Marvin Rainwater
2014    George Hamilton IV

September 18

Births

1933    Jimmie Rodgers – US singer/guitarist
1939    Frankie Avalon
1949    Kerry Livgren – guitar Kansas
1952    Dee Dee Ramone – bass Ramones
1955    Sid Griffin – vocals Long Ryders
1959    Paul Baross – vocals Morris Minor and The Majors
1961    Martin Beedle – drums Cutting Crew
1963    Jo Catherill – vocals Human League
1966    Ian Spice – drums Breathe
1966    Nigel Clarke – vocals/bass Dodgy
1967    Ricky Bell – vocals New Edition
1974    Xzibit
1976    Adam Mates – vocals OTT

Deaths

1970    Jimi Hendrix
1979    Lou Busch
1991    Rob Tyner – drums MC5
1998    Charlie Foxx – US singer

September 19

Births

1910    Arthur Mullard
1921    Billy Ward – vocals Dominoes
1926    Nini Rosso – Italian trumpeter
1927    Nick Massi – bass Four Seasons
1931    Brook Benton
1933    David McCallum
1934    Brian Epstein – Beatles manager
1940    Bill Medley
1942    Freda Payne
1943    Mama Cass Elliot
1945    Austin Roberts – US singer
1946    John Coghlan – drums Status Quo
1947    Lol Crème – guitar 10cc
1949    Twiggy
1952    Nile Rodgers – guitar/producer Chic
1955    Rex Smith – US singer
1957    Rusty Egan – drums Rich Kids/Visage
1963    Jarvis Cocker – vocals Pulp
1964    Trisha Yearwood – US country singer
1969    Candy Dulfer – Dutch saxophonist
1971    Paul Winterhart – drums Kula Shaker
1973    Ajay Popoff – vocals Lit

Deaths

1973    Gram Parsons – US guitarist
1997    Ed Cobb – vocals Four Preps
2003    Slim Dusty
2004    Skeeter Davis
2005    Willie Hutch
2009    Arthur Ferrante – piano Ferrante and Tiecher

September 20

Births

1924    Gogi Grant
1925    Bobby Nunn – vocals Coasters
1927    Johnny Dankworth – UK jazz bandleader
1934    Sophia Loren
1940    Richard Stevens – guitar String-A-Longs
1945    Sweet Pea Atkinson – vocals Was Not Was
1946    Mick Rogers – guitar Manfred Mann’s Earth Band
1947    Chuck Panozzo – bass Styx
1947    John Panozzo – drums Styx
1952    Harvey James – guitar Sherbet
1957    Alannah Currie – vocals/percussion Thompson Twins
1960    Dave Hemmingway – drums Housemartins
1960    Keith Wiggins – rapper Furious Five
1966    Nuno Bettencourt – guitar/keyboards Extreme
1968    Ben Shepherd – bass Soundgarden
1971    Aaron Paul – vocals World’s Apart
1981    Keith Semple – vocals One True Voice

Deaths

1973    Jim Croce
2021    Sarah Dash – vocals Patti LaBelle and the Bluebells

September 21

Births

1874    Gustav Holst – classical composer
1913    Janet Bleyer – vocals Chordettes
1921    Jimmy Young
1934    Leonard Cohen
1936    Dickey Lee
1947    Don Felder – guitar Eagles
1947    Keith Harris – UK ventriloquist
1948    Linda Thompson – vocals Silver Convention
1954    Philip Taylor – drums Motorhead
1959    Corrine Drewery – vocals Swing Out Sister
1967    Faith Hill
1968    Jon Brookes – drums Charlatans
1972    Liam Gallagher – vocals Oasis
1977    Jimmy Constable – vocals 911
1989    Jason Derulo – US singer

Deaths

1974    Walter Brennan
2006    Boz Burrell – bass King Crimson/Bad Company
2010    Geoffrey Burgon – Film / TV theme producer
2010    Don Partridge
2016    John D. Loudermilk
2020    Tommy DeVito – guitar Four Seasons
2020    Roy Head

September 22

Births

1942    Mike Patto – vocals Timebox
1942    Marlena Shaw – US jazz singer
1942    Brian Keith – vocals Plastic Penny
1943    Toni Basil
1949    David Coverdale – vocals Deep Purple
1953    Richard Fairbrass – vocals Right Said Fred
1956    Debby Boone
1957    Nick Cave
1958    Peter Nelson – bass New Model Army
1958    Joan Jett
1965    Andy Cairns – vocals/guitar Therapy
1971    Chesney Hawkes
1973    Matt Sharp – bass Weezer
1975    Johnny X – drums Kenickie
1981    Adam Lazzara – vocals Taking Back Sunday
1982    Billie Piper

Deaths

1989    Irving Berlin
2010    Eddie Fisher
2011    John Larson – trumpet The Ides Of March
2011    John Du Cann
2011    Jack Neal – bass Gene Vincent’s Blue Caps
2011    Vesta Williams
2018    Chas Hodges – piano/vocals Chas and Dave

September 23

Births

1911    Sally Sweetland – US actress & singer
1926    John Coltrane – US jazz saxophonist
1929    Wally Whyton – vocals Vipers Skiffle Group
1930    Ray Charles
1938    Ben E. King
1939    Roy Buchanan
1940    Tim Rose
1943    Julio Iglesias
1943    Steve Boone – bass Lovin’ Spoonful
1943    John Banks – drums Merseybeats
1943    Walter Scott – vocals Whispers
1947    Dave Grolnick – keyboards Brecker Brothers
1949    Bruce Springsteen
1958    Andrea Boccelli
1959    Lita Ford
1967    John Matthews – vocals High
1972    Jermaine Dupri – US R’nB artist/producer
1979    Erik Estrada – vocals O-Town

Deaths

1974    Robbie McIntosh – drums Average White Band
2021    Sue Thompson – US singer

September 24

Births

1931    Anthony Newley
1933    Mel Taylor – drums Ventures
1938    Steve Douglas – saxophone Duane Eddy’s Rebels
1940    Barbara Allbut – vocals Angels
1941    Linda McCartney
1942    Gerry Marsden – vocals guitar Gerry and the Pacemakers
1942    Mike Berry
1942    Phyllis Allbut – vocals Angels
1944    Rose Lee Hawkins – vocals Dixie Cups
1956    Stan Lee – guitar Dickies
1967    MC Miker G
1971    Peter Salisbury – drums Verve
1971    Marty Cintron – vocals No Mercy
1983    Daphne DiConcetto – vocals Daphne and Celeste

Deaths

1978    Ruth Etting – US R&B singer
1995    Griff – vocals Miki & Griff

September 25

Births

1906    Dmitri Shostakovich – classical composer
1943    Onnie McIntyre – guitar Average White Band
1943    John Locke – keyboards Nazareth
1946    Bryan MacLean – guitar Love
1947    John Fiddler – vocals Medicine Head
1947    Cecil Womack – vocals Womack & Womack
1955    Steve Severin – bass Siouxsie and The Banshees
1960    Eddie Kurdziel – guitar Redd Kross
1965    Thomas Mangold – bass Fool’s Garden
1968    Will Smith
1975    Dec – Ant & Dec
1979    Catherine Zeta-Jones
1980    T.I. – US rapper

Deaths

1980    John Bonham – drums Led Zeppelin
2012    Andy Williams

September 26

Births

1898    George Gershwin
1925    Marty Robbins
1926    Julie London
1939    Ricky Tomlinson – UK actor/singer
1945    Bryan Ferry
1947    Lynn Anderson
1948    Olivia Newton-John
1951    Stuart Tosh – drums Pilot
1954    Craig Chaquico – guitar Starship
1955    Carlene Carter – US country singer
1960    Mike Sparrow – drums Blue Zoo
1962    Tracy Thorn – vocals Everything But The Girl
1963    Little Benny
1965    Cindy Herron – vocals En Vogue
1967    Shannon Hoon – vocals Blind Melon
1972    Shawn Stockman – vocals Boyz II Men
1972    Paul Draper – vocals/guitar Mansun
1982    Christina Milian

Deaths

1937    Bessie Smith – US blues singer
2003    Robert Palmer
2020    Jimmy Winston – organ Small Faces
2021    Alan Lancaster – bass Status Quo

September 27

Births

1941    Jimmy Helms
1942    Alvin Stardust
1943    Randy Bachman – vocals/guitar Bachman Turner Overdrive
1947    Meat Loaf
1947    Barbara Dickson
1952    Tony Maimone – bass They Might Be Giants
1953    Greg Ham – keyboards Men At Work
1953    Jerry Speiser – drums Men At Work
1953    Robbie Shakespear – bass Sly and Robbie
1958    George Anderson – bass Shakatak
1959    Shaun Cassidy – US singer
1970    Mark Calderon – vocals Color Me Badd
1975    Lee Brennan – vocals 911
1977    Jamie Benson – vocals Hepburn
1982    Lil Wayne
1984    Avril Lavigne – Canadian singer

Deaths

1972    Rory Storm – vocals Rory Storm and The Hurricanes
1979    Gracie Fields
1979    Jimmy McCulloch – guitar Thunderclap Newman/Wings
1986    Cliff Burton – bass Metallica
2015    Wilton Felder – Crusaders
2018    Marty Balin – vocals Jefferson Airplane
2018    Sam Spoons – Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band

September 28

Births

1946    Helen Shapiro
1947    Peter Hope-Evans – vocals/harmonica Medicine Head
1948    Finbar Furey – vocals Fureys
1949    Jimmy Bo Horne
1950    Paul Burgess – drums Icicle Works
1953    Keni Burke
1953    Jim Diamond
1955    Annabelle Lamb
1960    Jennifer Rush
1962    Peter Hooten – vocals Farm
1962    Richard Walmsley – keyboards Beatmasters
1966    Ginger Fish –drums Marilyn Manson
1967    Michael Steer – drums And Why Not
1968    Sean Levert – vocals Levert
1984    Melody Thornton – vocals Pussycat Dolls

Deaths

1991    Miles Davis – US trumpeter
1995    Allen Johnson – vocals Marcels
2002    Mickey Newberry – US singer/songwriter
2015    Frankie Ford
2020    Jackie Dennis
2021    Barry Ryan

September 29

Births

1935    Jerry Lee Lewis
1943    Manolo Fernandez – organ Los Bravos
1944    Mike Post
1948    Mike Pinara – guitar Iron Butterfly/Alice Cooper
1954    Mari Wilson
1958    Mick Harvey – guitar/keyboards Bad Seeds
1965    Iain Baker – keyboards Jesus Jones
1967    Brett Anderson – vocals Suede
1968    Matt Goss – vocals Bros
1968    Luke Goss – drums Bros
1968    Brad Smith – bass Blind Melon
1969    DeVante Swing – vocals Jodeci
1971    Ferris Bueller – vocals Scooter
1979    Debelah Morgan
1981    Suzanne Shaw – vocals Hear’say
1987    Josh Farro – guitar Paramore

Deaths

2011    Sylvia Robinson (Mickey and Sylvia)
2020    Mac Davis
2020    Helen Reddy

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Births

1923    Donald Swann – vocals Flanders and Swann
1935    Johnny Mathis
1935    Z Z Hill
1942    Frankie Lymon
1943    Marilyn McCoo
1945    Mike Harrison – vocals Spooky Tooth
1946    Sylvia Peterson – vocals Chiffons
1947    Marc Bolan
1952    Jack Wild
1954    Patrice Rushen
1954    Lesley Beach – saxophone Amazulu
1959    Basia – vocals Matt Bianco
1963    Dave Barbe – bass Sugar
1964    Damian
1964    Robby Takac – bass Goo Goo Dolls
1971    Paul Inglis – keyboards Time Frequency
1984    Keisha Buchanan – vocals Sugababes
1985    T-Pain – US rapper

Deaths

2011     Marvin Tarplin – guitarist Miracles