Birthdays in Music on September 18

  • 1587 Francesca Caccini, Italian composer (d. circa 1640)
  • 1636 Pietro Sanmartini, composer
  • 1684 Johann Gottfried Walther, Erfurt Germany, composer and musicographer
  • 1752 Johann Anton Sulzer, composer
  • 1765 Oliver Holden, composer
  • 1772 Martin-Pierre Dalvimare, composer
  • 1860 Alberto Franchetti, composer
  • 1877 Jozef de Voght, Flemish priest/songwriter (Under the Snow)
  • 1883 Lord Berners, [Gerald Tyrwhitt], England, composer (1st Childhood)
  • 1885 Abdul Muslim Mahomayev, composer
  • 1890 Vladimir Ambros, composer
  • 1893 Arthur Benjamin, Australian composer (Jamaican Rumba), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1897 Pablo Sorozabal Marialcurrena, composer
  • 1910 Josef Tal, Israeli composer (Israeli art music), born in Pinne, German Poland (d. 2008)
  • 1910 Leon Stein, American composer, born in Chicago (d. 2002)
  • 1917 Alan Ande Anderson, opera director
  • 1922 Ray Steadman-Allen, English composer
  • 1928 Adam Walacinski, composer
  • 1929 Louis Myers, blues guitarist /harmonica player
  • 1933 Jimmie F. Rodgers [James Frederick], American singer and guitarist (Jimmie Rodgers Show, Honey Comb), born in Camas, Washington
  • 1933 Manfred Niehaus, composer
  • 1937 Norman Dinnerstein, composer
  • 1939 Naresh Kumar Sohal, composer
  • 1940 Frankie Avalon [Francis Avallone], American actor and singer (Beach Party, Venus), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1941 Haflidi Magnus Hallgrimmson, composer
  • 1943 Michael Vetter, composer
  • 1944 Michael Franks, rocker
  • 1944 RocĂ­o Jurado, Spanish singer and actress (d. 2006)
  • 1947 Hans Vermeulen, singer/guitarist (Sandy Coast)
  • 1949 Kerry Livgren, Kansas, rock guitarist (Kansas)
  • 1950 Mike Hossack, rock drummer (Doobie Brothers), born in Patterson, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • 1951 Dee Dee Ramone [Douglas Colvin], rock bassist (Ramones), born in Fort Lee, Virginia (d. 2002)

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1961 James Gandolfini, American actor (The Sopranos), born in Westwood, New Jersey (d. 2013)

  • 1962 Joanne Catherall, rock vocalist (Human League), born in Sheffield, England
  • 1966 Spike, guitarist (Ian Spice Breathe, Flash Cadillac) [or Feb 4]
  • 1967 Ricky Bell, rock vocalist (New Edition, Bell Biv Devoe), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1968 Cappadonna [Darryl Hill], American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1971 Anna Netrebko, Russian opera singer
  • 1973 Ami Onuki, Japanese singer (Puffy AmiYumi)
  • 1974 Xzibit [Alvin Nathaniel Joiner], American rapper and actor (At the Speed of Life, Pimp My Ride), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1980 Charles Hedger - British musician (Cradle of Filth)