October Soul Music Birthdays

October 1

Howard Hewett (1955)

October 2

Sting (1951)
Lolly Vegas of Redbone (1939)

October 3

India.Arie (1975)
Chubby Checker (1941)
Chuck Cissel (1948)
Ronnie Laws (1950)

October 4

Jon Secada (1961)

October 5

Steve Miller (1943)
Lucius Ross of Funkadelic (1948)

October 6

Roberto "Bobby" Alfonso Farrell of Boney M (1949)

October 7

Bill Brandon (1943)
Toni Braxton (1967)
Simon Cowell (1959)
Taylor Hicks (1976)
Tata Vega (1951)
Larry Young (1940)

October 8

Jo Amstead (1944)
Bruno Mars (1985)
Teddy Riley (1967)
Hamish Stuart (1949)
Tony Wilson of the Main Ingredient (1947)
CeCe Winans (1964)

October 9

Pat Burke of the Foundations (1937)
Kenny Garrett (1960)
Nona Hendryx (1944)
Yusef Lateef (1920)
John Lennon (1940)
O.V. Wright (1939)

October 10

Curtis Hairston (1961)
Ivory Joe Hunter (1914)
Martin Kemp of Spandau Ballet (1961)
Thelonius Monk (1917)
Cyril Neville (1948)

October 11

Daryl Hall (1949)
Brian Jackson (1952)
MC Lyte (1971)

October 12

Nappy Brown (1929)
Sam Moore (1935)

October 13

Ashanti (1980)
Shirley Caesar (1938)
Cherelle (1958)
Robert Lamb of Chicago (1944)
Dorothy Moore (1946)
Paul Simon (1941)

October 14

Chris Amoo (1952)
Marcia Barrett of Boney M (1948)
Timothy Bloom (1980)
Norman Harris (1947)
Omar (1968)
Robert Parker (1930)
Cliff Richard (1940)
Ivory Tilmon of the Detroit Emeralds (1948)
Usher (1978)
Karyn White (1965)

October 15

Eric Benet (1970)
Ginuwine (1975)
Marv Johnson (1938)
Rod Temperton (1947)

October 16

Simon Bartholomew of the Brand New Heavies (1965)
Carla Benson (1947)
Sugar Pie DeSanto (1935)
John Mayer (1977)

October 17

Eminem (1962)
Wyclef Jean (1972)
Ziggy Marley (1968)
Gary Puckett (1942)

October 18

Chuck Berry (1926)
Ronnie Bright of the Coasters (1938)
Wynton Marsalis (1961)
Ne-Yo (1982)
Laura Nyro (1947)
Cynthia Weil (1940)

October 19

George McCrae (1944)
Sharon Redd (1945)
Peter Tosh (1944)

October 20

Tom Dowd (1925)
Eddie Harris (1934)
Mark King of Level 42 (1958)
Snoop Dogg (1971)

October 21

Elvin Bishop (1942)
Steve Cropper (1941)
Celia Cruz (1925)
Steve Lukather of Toto (1957)

October 22

Shaggy (1968)

October 23

Miguel (1985)
Dianne Reeves (1956)
Ernie Watts (1945)

October 24

Monica (1980)
Bettye Swann (1944)
Tiny Tavares (1949)
Weird Al Yankovic (1959)

October 25

Ciara (1985)
Speech of Arrested Development (1968)

October 26

October 27

October 28

Cleo Laine (1927)

October 29

Melba Moore (1945)

October 30

Tom Browne (1954)
Eddie Holland (1939)

October 31

Vanilla Ice (1967)
Smokie Norful (1975)
Choice Cut - V3 - "Getting Better"
Listening Room - Avery Sunshine - Twenty Sixty Four
CD of the Month - Raul Midon - Bad Ass and Blind
SoulTracks Choice Cut - Toni Redd - "Underneath My Skin"