Birthdays in Music on September 10

  • 1585 Ercole Porta, Italian church composer (d. 1630)
  • 1588 Nicholas Lanier, composer
  • 1659 Henry Purcell, English organist/composer (Dido & Aeneas)
  • 1714 Niccolo Jommelli, Italy, composer
  • 1751 Bartolomeo Campagnoli, Italian violinist/composer/conductor
  • 1779 Louis Alexandre Piccinni, composer
  • 1823 Adolf von Doss, composer
  • 1836 Karl Merz, German-American composer (Brainard's Musical World), (d. 1890)
  • 1866 Tor Bernhard Vilhelm Aulin, composer
  • 1869 Caro Roma [Carrie Northey], composer and singer, born in California (d. 1937)
  • 1875 Paul Scheinpflug, composer
  • 1889 Vilem Petrzelka, composer
  • 1896 Adele Astaire [Lady Charles Cavendish], American dancer and entertainer, sister of Fred Astaire (Last Man on Earth, Millie), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1981)
  • 1906 Lambertus "Bertus" van Lyre, composer/conductor (Hooglied)
  • 1908 Raymond Harry Warnow Scott, American composer ('The Toy Trumpet'), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1914 Robert Wise, director (Day the Earth Stood Still, West Side Story)
  • 1919 Lex van Delden, Dutch composer/writer
  • 1925 Roy James Brown, boxer/soul singer (Good Rockin' Tonight), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1929 Akio Yashiro, composer
  • 1934 Larry Sitsky, composer
  • 1934 Vasil Kazandzhiev, composer
  • 1937 Paul Martin Palombo, composer
  • 1939 Artie Tripp, rocker (Mothers Of Invention)
  • 1939 Cynthia Lennon [nee Powell], wife of Beatle John Lennon, born in Blackpool, Lancashire (d. 2015)
  • 1940 Roy Ayers, LA, disco jazz artist (Fever, You Send Me)
  • 1942 Danny Hutton, Ireland, rock vocalist (Three Dog Night)
  • 1943 Garrett List, composer
  • 1944 Thomas Allen, British opera singer
  • 1945 Jose Feliciano, Lares, Puerto Rican singer/songwriter (Light my Fire)
  • 1949 Barriemore Barlow, rocker (Jethro Tull)
  • 1950 Don Powell, England, rock drummer (Slade)
  • 1950 Joe Perry, Lawrence, Massachusetts, American rock guitarist (Aerosmith-Walk this Way)
  • 1951 Peter Tolson, English rocker (Pretty Things), born in Bishop Stortford, Hertfordshire (d. 2016)
  • 1955 Pat Mastelotto, rock drummer (Mr Mister, King Crimson)
  • 1956 Johnny Fingers, rocker (Boomtown Rats)
  • 1956 Johnny Hickman, American musician
  • 1957 Siobhan Fahey, rocker (Bananarama-Venus, Shakespear's Sister), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1957 Carol Decker, UK singer (T'Pau-Heart & Soul)
  • 1960 David Lowery, American musician
  • 1963 David Titlow, rocker (Blue Mercedes-Rich & Famous)
  • 1963 Bill Stevenson, American music producer and musician
  • 1968 Big Daddy Kane, American rapper
  • 1970 Paula Kelley, musician
  • 1979 Jacob Young, American actor and singer
  • 1980 [Michael] Mikey Way, American musician (My Chemical Romance), born in Kearny, New Jersey

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1982 Misty Copeland, American ballerina (1st African American Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theatre), born in Kansas City Missouri

Ballet Dancer Misty Copeland
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Misty Copeland