October Soul Music Birthdays

October 1

Howard Hewett (1955)
Phillip Oakey of Human League (1955)

October 2

Philip Oakey of Human League (1955)
Sting (1951)
Lolly Vegas of Redbone (1939)

October 3

India.Arie (1975)
Chubby Checker (1941)
Chuck Cissel (1948)
Jesse James of Sly and the Family Stone (1943)
Ronnie Laws (1950)

October 4

Jon Secada (1961)

October 5

Harold Faltermeyer (1952)
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 Hot Chocolate (1947)
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)
Dave Samuels of Spyro Gyra (1948)
Rod Temperton (1949)
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

Art Blakey (1919)
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)
Pharaoh Saunders (1940)
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)
Usher (1978)
Karyn White (1965)

October 15

Eric Benet (1970)
Richard Carpenter (1946)
Ginuwine (1975)
Marv Johnson (1938)
Nellie Lutcher (1912)

October 16

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

October 17

Eminem (1972)
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)
Cheryl Pepsi Riley (1968)
Cynthia Weil (1940)

October 19

Gloria Jones (1945)
George McCrae (1944)
Sharon Redd (1945)
Patrick Simmons of the Doobie Brothers (1948)
Peter Tosh (1944)

October 20

Tom Dowd (1925)
Eddie Harris (1934)
Mark King of Level 42 (1958)
Jelly Roll Morton (1890)
Snoop Dogg (1971)

October 21

Elvin Bishop (1942)
Steve Cropper (1941)
Celia Cruz (1925)
Dizzy Gillespie (1917)
Steve Lukather of Toto (1957)

October 22

Shaggy (1968)

October 23

Barbara Ann Hawkins of the Dixie Cups (1943)
Miguel (1985)
Dianne Reeves (1956)
Ernie Watts (1945)

October 24

Bobby Hutton (1940)
Monica (1980)
Bettye Swann (1944)
Tiny Tavares (1949)
Weird Al Yankovic (1959)

October 25

Ciara (1985)
Speech of Arrested Development (1968)

October 26

Mahalia Jackson (1911)

October 27

Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran (1958)

October 28

Cleo Laine (1927)

October 29

Eugene Daughtry of the Intruders (1939)
Melba Moore (1945)

October 30

Clifford Brown (1930)
Tom Browne (1954)
Eddie Holland (1939)

October 31

Vanilla Ice (1967)
Smokie Norful (1975)