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Stevie Ray Vaughan
(Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer)
Stevie Ray Vaughan
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Birthdate: October 3, 1954
Birthplace: Dallas
Died: August 27, 1990

Stevie Ray Vaughan was an American musician. Stevie achieved so much in his mainstream career, that spanned only seven years, that he is widely regarded as one of the greatest guitarists ever and one of the most influential and iconic musicians in the blues music history. He is credited with reviving blues-rock and his work continues to influence several artists.

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Chuck Berry
(One of the Most Influential “Rock 'n' Roll” Performers in Music History)
Chuck Berry
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Birthdate: October 18, 1926
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: March 18, 2017

Chuck Berry was an American singer-songwriter. Referred to as the Father of Rock and Roll, Berry is credited with pioneering rock and roll music. He is also credited with influencing the attitude with which the rock music lifestyle is usually associated. Also revered for his guitaring skills, Berry is often included in lists like the Greatest Artists of All Time.

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Paul Simon
(American Singer-Songwriter)
Paul Simon
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Birthdate: October 13, 1941
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States

One half of the popular musical duo Simon & Garfunkel, Paul Simon is a singer-songwriter, musician, and actor. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest guitarists and songwriters of all time. His career, which has spanned more than 60 years, has been so influential that Time named him among the 100 People Who Shaped the World in 2006.

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Lindsey Buckingham
(Singer, Musician)
Lindsey Buckingham
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Birthdate: October 3, 1949
Birthplace: Palo Alto

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Lindsey Buckingham ruled the American rock scene with the band Fleetwood Mac, performing with his then-girlfriend, Stevie Nicks. Rolling Stone named him one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. After a brief hiatus, he rejoined the band but was fired eventually.

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John Mayer
(Pop-Rock Singer Known for His Albums 'Room for Squares' and 'Heavier Things')
John Mayer
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Birthdate: October 16, 1977
Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
John Mayer went from working at a gas station to producing the multi-platinum albums Room for Squares and Heavier Things and winning multiple Grammys. He has worked with bands such as the John Mayer Trio and Dead & Company. He has written for Esquire, donates to charities, and collects watches. 
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Johnny Ramone
(Guitarist)
Johnny Ramone
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Birthdate: October 8, 1948
Birthplace: Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Died: September 15, 2004
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Sammy Hagar
(Singer-Songwriter,)
Sammy Hagar
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Birthdate: October 13, 1947
Birthplace: Salinas, California, United States
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Jeff Conaway
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Birthdate: October 5, 1950
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: May 27, 2011
 9 
Marc Bolan
(English singer-songwriter known for his acoustic guitar-based songs.)
Marc Bolan
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Birthdate: September 30, 1947
Birthplace: London, England
Died: September 16, 1977

Marc Bolan was a British singer, songwriter, poet, musician, and record producer. Best remembered for his association with the rock band T. Rex, Bolan is often counted among the pioneers of the glam rock movement. Bolan is also credited with founding the band Tyrannosaurus Rex. In 2020, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Miguel
(Singer-songwriter)
Miguel
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Birthdate: October 23, 1985
Birthplace: San Pedro, Los Angeles, U.S.
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Daryl Hall
(Singer)
Daryl Hall
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Birthdate: October 11, 1946
Birthplace: Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA
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PJ Harvey
(Singer-songwriter, Composer, Artist, Singer, Guitarist)
PJ Harvey
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Birthdate: October 9, 1969
Birthplace: Bridport

Tinged with themes of female sexuality, the lyrics of PJ Harvey have redefined the place women occupy in rock music. While she was initially part of a musical trio named after herself, she later charted her own path as a solo musician. She is only artist to have earned the Mercury Prize twice.

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Tito Jackson
(Guitarist)
Tito Jackson
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Birthdate: October 15, 1953
Birthplace: Gary, Indiana

Tito Jackson is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He is one of the members of the famed Jackson family, which has produced popular musicians, including Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. An original member of the popular pop band, The Jackson 5, Tito Jackson reached the peak of his success in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Thundercat
(Musician)
Thundercat
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Birthdate: October 19, 1984
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Steve Cropper
(Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter)
Steve Cropper
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Birthdate: October 21, 1941
Birthplace: Dora
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Marty Stuart
(Known for His Combination of Rockabilly, Country Rock, and Bluegrass Music Influences in His Songs)
Marty Stuart
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Birthdate: September 30, 1958
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Mississippi, United States

Marty Stuart is an American bluegrass and country music singer, musician, and songwriter. Renowned for his combination of country rock, rockabilly, and bluegrass music style, Stuart has won five Grammy Awards so far. Marty Stuart is currently among the board members of the Country Music Foundation. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2020.

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Leslie West
(Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter)
Leslie West
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Birthdate: October 22, 1945
Birthplace: New York City
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Carrie Brownstein
(Singer, Guitarist, Actor, Writer, Musician, Blogger, Television actor)
Carrie Brownstein
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Birthdate: September 27, 1974
Birthplace: Seattle
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Josh Klinghoffer
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Birthdate: October 3, 1979
Birthplace: Los Angeles
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Peter Tosh
(Reggae Musician)
Peter Tosh
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Birthdate: October 19, 1944
Birthplace: Westmoreland, Jamaica
Died: September 11, 1987
Abandoned by his parents as a child, Peter Tosh grew up learning music by watching others perform. Part of the Jamaican reggae group Bob Marley and the Wailers, he advocated for legalization of marijuana. He loved unicycling. He was shot dead during a robbery attempt by three gunmen.
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Lzzy Hale
(Best Known as the Lead Singer and Rhythm Guitarist of Hard Rock Band 'Halestorm')
Lzzy Hale
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Birthdate: October 10, 1983
Birthplace: Red Lion, Pennsylvania, United States

Lzzy Hale is a singer, musician, and songwriter best known as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the hard rock band Halestorm. She is also the co-founder of the band. She began writing and performing music as a teenager and began her career collaborating with her brother, Arejay. She has also collaborated with many other artists.    

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Eric Benét
(Singer-songwriter)
Eric Benét
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Birthdate: October 15, 1966
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
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Brittany Howard
(Musician)
Brittany Howard
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Birthdate: October 2, 1988
Birthplace: Athens, Alabama Athens, Alabama, United States
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Bob Weir
(Musician and songwriter best known as a founding member of the Grateful Dead)
Bob Weir
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Birthdate: October 16, 1947
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
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Natalie Maines
(Singer-songwriter, Musician, Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer)
Natalie Maines
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Birthdate: October 14, 1974
Birthplace: Lubbock, Texas, United States
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Midge Ure
(Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Keyboardist, Singer)
Midge Ure
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Birthdate: October 10, 1953
Birthplace: Cambuslang
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Steve Lukather
(Guitarist, Singer, Banjoist, Record producer, Songwriter)
Steve Lukather
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Birthdate: October 21, 1957
Birthplace: Los Angeles
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Jack Savoretti
(British Musician, Singer, and Songwriter)
Jack Savoretti
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Birthdate: October 10, 1983
Birthplace: London, England
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Stephan Jenkins
(Musician)
Stephan Jenkins
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Birthdate: September 27, 1964
Birthplace: Oakland, USA
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Rick Parfitt
(Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter, Musician)
Rick Parfitt
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Birthdate: October 12, 1948
Birthplace: Woking
Died: December 24, 2016
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Coyote Shivers
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Birthdate: September 24, 1965
Birthplace: Toronto

Coyote Shivers is a Canadian actor and musician best known for his association with bands like Sharkskin and The Dave Rave Conspiracy. Over the years, Shivers' trouble with relationships has overshadowed his professional achievements; his ex-wives and ex-girlfriend have claimed that he has troubled them with a pattern of sexual, psychological, and physical abuse.

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Laura Nyro
(Songwriter)
Laura Nyro
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Birthdate: October 18, 1947
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, USA
Died: April 8, 1997
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Gary Kemp
(Actor, Musician, Guitarist, Songwriter)
Gary Kemp
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Birthdate: October 16, 1959
Birthplace: England
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Justin Hayward
(Guitarist, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Singer)
Justin Hayward
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Birthdate: October 14, 1946
Birthplace: Swindon
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Kevin Cronin
(Vocalist)
Kevin Cronin
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Birthdate: October 6, 1951
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Randy Bachman
(Guitarist, singer, and songwriter who was a founding member of the bands The Guess Who and Bachman–Turner Overdrive)
Randy Bachman
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Birthdate: September 27, 1943
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada
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Albert Collins
(Musician)
Albert Collins
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Birthdate: October 1, 1932
Birthplace: Leona, Texas, United States
Died: November 24, 1993
 38 
Mike Rutherford
(Guitarist)
Mike Rutherford
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Birthdate: October 2, 1950
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, UK
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Trey Anastasio
(Guitarist for the jam rock band Phish who wrote alone or co-wrote more than one hundred and fifty of their songs.)
Trey Anastasio
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Birthdate: September 30, 1964
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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Angela Marie DiFranco
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Birthdate: September 23, 1970
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States
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Jason Everman
(Musician)
Jason Everman
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Birthdate: October 16, 1967
Birthplace: Ouzinkie, Alaska, United States
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Robert Lamm
(Keyboardist, guitarist, singer and songwriter best known as a founding member of the rock band Chicago)
Robert Lamm
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Birthdate: October 13, 1944
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York United States
Legendary American artist Robert Lamm is also a keyboardist, guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He is best known as a founding member of the rock band Chicago. He penned hits like Beginnings, Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?. Lamm has been a guest lecturer on music production at Stanford University. He also lectured at New York University on songwriting. 
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Shawn Stockman
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Birthdate: September 26, 1972
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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Jake Shears
(Singer)
Jake Shears
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Birthdate: October 3, 1978
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA
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Neil Buchanan
(Television presenter)
Neil Buchanan
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Birthdate: October 11, 1961
Birthplace: Aintree, Liverpool, England, UK
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Gillian Welch
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Guitarist, Composer)
Gillian Welch
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Birthdate: October 2, 1967
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
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Rebecca Pidgeon
(Actress and Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Film ‘Homicide’ and Album ‘Behind the Velvet Curtain’)
Rebecca Pidgeon
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Birthdate: October 10, 1965
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
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Elvin Bishop
(Musician, Songwriter, Singer, Guitarist)
Elvin Bishop
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Birthdate: October 21, 1942
Birthplace: Glendale
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Tracey Thorn
(Singer)
Tracey Thorn
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Birthdate: September 26, 1962
Birthplace: Brookmans Park, Hertfordshire, England, UK
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Betty Who
(Pop Singer Best Known for Her Singles ‘Somebody Loves You’ and ‘Heartbreak Dream')
Betty Who
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Birthdate: October 5, 1991
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Betty Who is a singer-songwriter best known for her cover of Donna Lewis’ song I Love You Always Forever. Born in Australia, she moved to USA as a young girl to attend Interlochen Center for the Arts. She began her career as an independent artist and later signed with RCA Records. She is openly bisexual.