Birthdays in Music on September 16

  • 1098 Hildegard of Bingen, German magistra and the first composer whose biography is known (d. 1179)
  • 1557 Jacques Mauduit, composer
  • 1800 Jozef Nowakowski, composer
  • 1847 Albert Ross Parsons, composer
  • 1887 Nadia Boulanger, French composer and conductor (1st woman to conduct Boston Symphony), born in Paris, France (d. 1979)
  • 1891 Czeslaw Josef Marek, composer
  • 1895 Karol Rathaus, composer
  • 1899 Hans Swarowsky, conductor (Graz Opera 1947-50), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1903 Richard Hall, composer
  • 1906 Annie Hermes, Dutch singer
  • 1915 Cy Walter, pianist (3's Company), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1916 M.S. Subbulakshmi, Indian singer (d. 2004)
  • 1919 Andy Russell, singer (Andy & Della Russell Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1919 Milan Harasta, composer
  • 1921 Fritz Geissler, composer
  • 1921 John Hendricks, lyricist singer (Lambert, Hendricks & Ross)

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1925 B.B. King, blues guitarist and singer (Thrill is Gone), born in Itta Bena Mississippi

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  • 1925 Charlie Byrd, American jazz and bossa nova guitarist (Desfinado), born in Suffolk, Virginia (d. 1999)
  • 1931 Jan Johansson, composer
  • 1933 George Chakiris, Norwood Ohio, actor (West Side Story)
  • 1934 Ronnie Drew, Ex-Singer of The Dubliners and Solo Artist (d.2008)
  • 1941 Joe Butler, American rock vocalist/drummer (Lovin' Spoonful), born in Glen Cove, New York
  • 1942 Bernie Calvert, rock bassist (Hollies)
  • 1944 Betty Kelly, rocker (Martha Reeves & Vandellas), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1946 Camilo Sesto, Spanish singer
  • 1948 Kenney Jones, English rock drummer/vocalist (Small Faces, The Who), born in London, England
  • 1948 Ron Blair, American rock bassist (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), born in San Diego, California
  • 1950 David Bellamy, singer (Bellamy Bros-Let Your Love Flow), born in Darby, Florida
  • 1953 Earl Klugh, Jazz pianist/guitarist
  • 1953 Alan Barton, English musician (Black Lace, Smokie) (d. 1995)
  • 1954 Colin Newman, English musician (Wire)
  • 1954 Frank Reed, American singer (Chi-Lites), (d. 2014)
  • 1955 Yolandita Monge, Puerto Rican singer
  • 1956 Charles Fearing, rock guitarist (Raydio)
  • 1956 Peter Zaremba, rocker (Fleshtones)
  • 1958 Terry McBride, singer (McBride & Ride-Can I Count on You), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1961 Bilinda Butcher, British singer (My Bloody Valentine)
  • 1963 Richard Marx, rock musician (Hold on to the Night), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1964 David Michael Sabo, Perth Amboy NJ, rocker (Skid Row-Psycho Love)
  • 1968 Marc Anthony [Marco Antonio Muñiz], American sala singer-songwriter, born in New York City
  • 1969 Kathi Wolfgram, rocker (Jets-You Got it All), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1969 Justine Frischmann, English musician (Elastica)
  • 1970 Mark Schultz, American musician
  • 1976 Andres Javier Blazquez, PR, singer (Menudo-Cannonball)
  • 1976 Tina Barrett, British singer (S Club)
  • 1978 Matthew Rogers, American singer
  • 1981 Fan Bingbing, Chinese actress and singer (My Fair Princess), born in Qingdao, Shandong
  • 1984 Sabrina Bryan, American actress and singer
  • 1984 Katie Melua, Georgian-British singer
  • 1987 Travis Wall, American Dancer/Dance Instructor
  • 1988 Teddy Geiger, American singer
  • 1992 Nick Jonas, American singer, member of The Jonas Brothers