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Lindsey Buckingham
(Singer, Musician)
Lindsey Buckingham
15
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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Franz Liszt
(Composer, Pianist and Teacher of the Romantic Era)
Franz Liszt
11
Birthdate: October 22, 1811
Birthplace: Raiding, Austria
Died: July 31, 1886

Franz Liszt was a Hungarian composer, conductor, arranger, music teacher, and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic era. Considered one of the greatest pianists ever, Liszt's works influenced his contemporaries and successors alike. Perhaps his greatest legacy is his work as a teacher, although his rich body of work might suggest otherwise; he taught people like Karl Klindworth among other pianists.

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George Gershwin
(Pianist and Composer Best Known for His Orchestral Compositions ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ and ‘An American in Paris’)
George Gershwin
7
Birthdate: September 26, 1898
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: July 11, 1937

George Gershwin was an American pianist, composer, and painter. His work Porgy and Bess is widely regarded as an American cultural classic and one of the 20th century's most important American operas. Many of his compositions have been used in films and television series. His life and work inspired the 1945 biographical movie, Rhapsody in Blue.

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Yo-Yo Ma
(American Grammy-Award Winning Cellist )
Yo-Yo Ma
8
Birthdate: October 7, 1955
Birthplace: Paris, France
French-born Chinese cellist Yo-Yo Ma was a child prodigy and later won 18 Grammys for his works. The Juilliard and Harvard alumnus has experimented with various types of music, including Brazilian and Chinese music. Named to Time 100 in 2020, he is also a U.N. Messenger of Peace.
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Robert Trujillo
(Bassist for American heavy metal band Metallica)
Robert Trujillo
7
Birthdate: October 23, 1964
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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John Entwistle
(Musician & Songwriter who was The Bassist ‍for The Rock Band 'The Who')
John Entwistle
5
Birthdate: October 9, 1944
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: June 27, 2002

John Entwistle was an English singer-songwriter, bass guitarist, and music producer. He is credited with co-founding the popular rock band, The Who, for which he served as the original bass guitarist and backing vocalist. Nicknamed Thunderfingers, Entwistle was named in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Bass Players list. He was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Giuseppe Verdi
(One of the Greatest Opera Composers of the 19th Century)
Giuseppe Verdi
5
Birthdate: October 10, 1813
Birthplace: Le Roncole, Italy
Died: January 27, 1901

Legendary Italian opera composer Giuseppe Verdi is best remembered for his masterpieces such as Requiem, Rigoletto, Falstaff, and Otello. He was also briefly associated with the Risorgimento movement meant to unify Italy and thus composed many choruses reflecting the spirit. He was inspired by composers such as Bellini and Donizetti.

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Buddy Rich
(Musician)
Buddy Rich
6
Birthdate: September 30, 1917
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: April 2, 1987
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Chuck Berry
(One of the Most Influential “Rock 'n' Roll” Performers in Music History)
Chuck Berry
21
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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Tommy Lee
(Founding Member of the Heavy Metal Band 'Mötley Crüe')
Tommy Lee
31
Birthdate: October 3, 1962
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
Best known as the drummer and founding member of the bands Mötley Crüe and Methods of Mayhem, Tommy Lee Bass has been riddled with major controversies and has even spent time in jail for spousal abuse. Brash and bold, he has also been named to VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists list.
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Stevie Ray Vaughan
(Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer)
Stevie Ray Vaughan
20
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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Glenn Gould
(Canadian Classical Pianist)
Glenn Gould
5
Birthdate: September 25, 1932
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: October 4, 1982

Glenn Gould was a Canadian classical pianist, counted among the most celebrated pianists of the 20th century. He was also an interpreter of the keyboard works of Johann Sebastian Bach. He was known for his remarkable technical proficiency and unorthodox musical interpretations. He was a writer and composer as well. The Glenn Gould Foundation was established in his honor.   

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Thundercat
(Musician)
Thundercat
6
Birthdate: October 19, 1984
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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John Mayer
(Pop-Rock Singer Known for His Albums 'Room for Squares' and 'Heavier Things')
John Mayer
20
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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Jerry Lee Lewis
(One of the Most Influential Pianists of the 20th Century)
Jerry Lee Lewis
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Birthdate: September 29, 1935
Birthplace: Ferriday, Louisiana, United States
Died: October 28, 2022
Four-time Grammy-winner Jerry Lee Lewis, nicknamed “The Killer,” is best known for his track Great Balls of Fire. A controversy surrounding his marriage to his 13-year-old cousin Myra destroyed his career. Named to Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, he was also part of the Million Dollar Quartet.
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John Coltrane
(One of the Most Influential Saxophonists in Music History)
John Coltrane
8
Birthdate: September 23, 1926
Birthplace: HaHamlet, North Carolina, United States
Died: July 17, 1967
Jazz saxophonist John Coltrane is remembered for his significant influence on modern jazz. He was initially part of the Navy band and eventually collaborated with musicians such as Miles Davis. He won a Pulitzer Prize and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and was canonized by the African Orthodox Church.
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John Prine
(Known for an Often Humorous Style of Original Music That Has Elements of Protest and Social Commentary)
John Prine
12
Birthdate: October 10, 1946
Birthplace: Maywood, Illinois, United States
Died: April 7, 2020
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David Lee Roth
(Singer, Musician)
David Lee Roth
11
Birthdate: October 10, 1954
Birthplace: Bloomington, Indiana, United States

David Lee Roth is an American rock singer, songwriter, musician, and former radio personality. Renowned for his energetic stage persona, Roth was a long-time member of the popular hard rock band Van Halen where he served as the lead singer. In 2007, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Sammy Hagar
(Singer-Songwriter,)
Sammy Hagar
4
Birthdate: October 13, 1947
Birthplace: Salinas, California, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Shaggy
(Reggae Musician & DJ With Hits Like 'It Wasn't Me'. 'Boombastic' and 'In The Summertime')
Shaggy
5
Birthdate: October 22, 1968
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

Jamaican reggae singer Orville Richard Burrell, better known as Shaggy, has delivered international hits such as It Wasn't Me and In The Summertime. The two-time Grammy-winning artist was also bestowed with the Jamaican Order of Distinction. He was part of the U.S. Marine Corps during Operation Desert Storm.

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Ralph Vaughan Williams
5
Birthdate: October 12, 1872
Birthplace: Down Ampney, England
Died: August 26, 1958
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Sean Lennon
(Musician, Songwriter & Multi-Instrumentalist)
Sean Lennon
4
Birthdate: October 9, 1975
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

The son of John Lennon, Sean Lennon followed in his father's footsteps to become a musician, songwriter, and producer. A practitioner of Transcendental Meditation, Lennon played in Live on Earth to help raise funds for the David Lynch Foundation, a global charitable foundation which funds the teaching of Transcendental Meditation in schools.

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Fela Kuti
(Multi-Instrumentalist & the Creator of ‘Afro-beat’, a Genre that Fuses West African Music with American Funk & Jazz)
Fela Kuti
6
Birthdate: October 15, 1938
Birthplace: Abeokuta, Nigeria
Died: August 2, 1997
Political activist and Afrobeat inventor Fela Kuti initially performed with his band Koola Lobitos and later renamed it Nigeria '70. He was inspired by the Black Power movement, which also gradually transformed his musical style. He married 27 women in 1978, to mark the anniversary of the Kalakuta Republic attack.
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Ziggy Marley
(Jamaican Singer and the Son of Reggae Icon Bob Marley)
Ziggy Marley
6
Birthdate: October 17, 1968
Birthplace: Trenchtown, Jamaica
Jamaican musician Ziggy Marley, son of legendary reggae artist Bob Marley and Rita Marley, is known for leading the band Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers. He is also an avid philanthropist and has worked with charities such as Unlimited Resources Giving Enlightenment and Little Kids Rock.
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Dmitry Shostakovich
(One of the Major Russian Composers of the 20th Century)
Dmitry Shostakovich
9
Birthdate: September 25, 1906
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: August 9, 1975

Dmitry Shostakovich was a Soviet and Russian pianist and composer. Widely regarded as one of the 20th century's major composers, Shostakovich's music is characterized by ambivalent tonality, elements of the grotesque, and sharp contrasts. He composed 15 symphonies during his lifetime and most of his work came under Joseph Stalin.

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Richard Carpenter
(conductor, singer, songwriter, jazz musician, pianist, record producer)
Richard Carpenter
4
Birthdate: October 15, 1946
Birthplace: New Haven
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Tom Petty
(Rock Singer, Guitarist)
Tom Petty
7
Birthdate: October 20, 1950
Birthplace: Gainesville, Florida, United States
Died: October 2, 2017

A rock icon and creator of sprit-lifting songs, Thomas Earl Petty was one of the defining musicians of the 1970s and the lead vocalist and guitarist of the band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Writing songs and creating music up till his last breath, Petty is noted for positivity and self- liberation themed songs, a rarity in rock music.

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Leslie West
(American Guitarist, Singer and Songwriter)
Leslie West
3
Birthdate: October 22, 1945
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: December 23, 2020
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Thelonious Monk
(Jazz Pianist & Composer)
Thelonious Monk
6
Birthdate: October 10, 1917
Birthplace: Rocky Mount, North Carolina, United States
Died: February 17, 1982

Thelonious Monk was an American jazz pianist and composer who was noted for his unorthodox approach and idiosyncrasy during his performance. Mentored by Mary Lou Williams, Thelonious Monk contributed to bebop and was associated with Columbia and Riverside labels. His run-in with the police affected his performance after his New York City Cabaret Card was confiscated following the discovery of narcotics in a car.

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Steve Cropper
(Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter)
Steve Cropper
3
Birthdate: October 21, 1941
Birthplace: Dora
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Tito Jackson
(Guitarist)
Tito Jackson
5
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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PJ Harvey
(Singer-songwriter, Composer, Artist, Singer, Guitarist)
PJ Harvey
4
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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Donny Hathaway
(American Soul Singer, Keyboardist and Songwriter)
Donny Hathaway
3
Birthdate: October 1, 1945
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: January 13, 1979
 34 
Marty Stuart
(Known for His Combination of Rockabilly, Country Rock, and Bluegrass Music Influences in His Songs)
Marty Stuart
9
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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André Rieu
(Violinist and Conductor Best Known for Creating the Waltz-Playing 'Johann Strauss Orchestra')
André Rieu
8
Birthdate: October 1, 1949
Birthplace: Maastricht, Netherlands

André Rieu is a Dutch violinist whose work has earned him international fame for over 30 years. Also an orchestra leader, Rieu is credited with founding the Johann Strauß Orchestra, which is renowned for its unorthodox performances of classical works. André Rieu has played all over the world and is well-known for his performances of classical works by Johann Strauss. 

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Vladimir Horowitz
(Russian-Born American Virtuoso Pianist)
Vladimir Horowitz
4
Birthdate: October 1, 1903
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Died: November 5, 1989
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Peter Tosh
(Reggae Musician)
Peter Tosh
3
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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Dizzy Gillespie
(One of the Greatest Jazz Trumpeters of All Time)
Dizzy Gillespie
4
Birthdate: October 21, 1917
Birthplace: Cheraw, South Carolina, United States
Died: January 6, 1993

Jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and singer Dizzy Gillespie developed the virtuoso style of Roy Eldridge, modifying it with innovative harmony and rhythm. He popularized the bebop style of music and was famous for his signature horn-rimmed spectacles. His contribution to modern jazz earned him the title of the Ambassador of Jazz.

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Steve Miller
Steve Miller
3
Birthdate: October 5, 1943
Birthplace: Milwaukee
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Tanya Haden
(Cellist)
Tanya Haden
4
Birthdate: October 11, 1971
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
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Michael Giacchino
(Composer)
Michael Giacchino
3
Birthdate: October 10, 1967
Birthplace: Riverside, New Jersey, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 42 
Camille Saint-Saëns
(One of the Greatest Organists and Composers of the Romantic Era)
Camille Saint-Saëns
5
Birthdate: October 9, 1835
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 16, 1921
French composer and multi-instrumentalist Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns was an icon of the Romantic era, known for masterpieces such as the First Cello Concerto and the opera Samson and Delilah. He was initially a church organist and then became a freelance composer and pianist. He also taught music in Paris.
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Marc Bolan
(English singer-songwriter known for his acoustic guitar-based songs.)
Marc Bolan
4
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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Georg Solti
(Hungarian-British Orchestral and Operatic Conductor Who has appeared With Opera Companies in Munich, Frankfurt and London)
Georg Solti
3
Birthdate: October 21, 1912
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: September 5, 1997

Georg Solti was an operatic and orchestral conductor. He is best remembered for his association with opera companies in London, Frankfurt, and Munich. He also worked with the popular Chicago Symphony Orchestra where he served as a music director for a long time. Solti became the subject of a 1987 biographical TV documentary titled This Is Your Life.

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Manfred Mann
(jazz musician, pianist, record producer, composer)
Manfred Mann
3
Birthdate: October 21, 1940
Birthplace: Johannesburg
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Alex Greenwald
(Musician)
Alex Greenwald
5
Birthdate: October 9, 1979
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

Alexander Greenwald is the lead singer of the rock band Phantom Planet, which has delivered tracks such as California, the theme song of the series The O.C. He has also been part of the band JJAMZ, which was later renamed Phases, and has appeared in movies such as Donnie Darko.

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Bryan Ferry
(Singer)
Bryan Ferry
4
Birthdate: September 26, 1945
Birthplace: Washington, England
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Eddie Cochran
(guitarist,singer, singer-songwriter, composer)
Eddie Cochran
3
Birthdate: October 3, 1938
Birthplace: Albert Lea
Died: April 17, 1960
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Lukasz Gottwald
(Record producer, singer songwriter)
Lukasz Gottwald
6
Birthdate: September 26, 1973
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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Les Claypool
(Bassist, Singer, Songwriter)
Les Claypool
4
Birthdate: September 29, 1963
Birthplace: Richmond