1947-10-18 - Laura Nyro

Laura Nyro, Bronx, singer/songwriter (Eli's Coming, Stoney End) was born

1949-10-18 - Gary Richrath

Gary Richrath, Peoria IL, rock guitarist (REO Speedwagon) was born

1949-10-18 - Joe Egan

Joe Egan, British musician (Stealers Wheel) was born

1961-10-18 - Wynton Marsalis

Wynton Marsalis, New Orleans La, jazz trumpeter (Grammy 1983) was born

1965-10-18 - Curtis Stigers

Curtis Stigers, American jazz vocalist and saxophonist was born

1974-10-18 - Peter Svensson

Peter Svensson, Swedish musician (The Cardigans) was born

1974-10-18 - Zhou Xun

Zhou Xun, Quzhou, Zhejiang, Chinese actress and singer (Suzhou River, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress) was born

1979-10-18 - Ne-Yo [Shaffer Chimere Smith

Ne-Yo [Shaffer Chimere Smith, Jr], Camden, Arkansas, American pop and R&B singer and songwriter was born

1545-10-18 - John Taverner

John Taverner, English composer (Western Wynde), dies at about 55

1634-10-18 - Pierre de La Barre

Pierre De La Barre, composer, dies at 42

1767-10-18 - Joseph Paul Ziegler

Joseph Paul Ziegler, composer, dies at 45

1771-10-18 - Robert Praelisauer

Robert Praelisauer, composer, dies at 62

1788-10-18 - Jean-Guillain Cardon

Jean-Guillain Cardon, composer, dies at 56

1817-10-18 - Etienne-Nicolas Méhul

Etienne-Nicolas Méhul, French composer (b. 1763)

1832-10-18 - Othon Joseph Vandenbroek

Othon Joseph Vandenbroek, composer, dies at 73