Birthdays in Music on September 2

  • 1661 Georg Bohm, German organist/composer
  • 1716 Johann Trier, German composer, born in Themar, Thuringia
  • 1750 Pehr Frigel, Swedish composer, born in Kalmar (d. 1842)
  • 1862 Franjo Krežma, Croatian violinist (d. 1881)
  • 1892 Felix Wolfes, composer
  • 1910 Bruce Boyce, singer/teacher
  • 1911 Rene Amengual, composer
  • 1914 Booker T Laury, blues pianist/vocalist
  • 1914 Tom Glazer, American folk singer and songwriter (d. 2003)
  • 1915 Dai-Keong Lee, composer
  • 1915 Hans Joachim Koellreutter, composer
  • 1917 Laurindo Almeida, Brazilian guitarist (developed bossa nova)
  • 1919 Gideon William Waldrop, composer
  • 1919 Marge Champion, dancer (Marge & Gower Champion Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1925 Hugo Montenegro, American composer and bandleader (d. 1981)
  • 1927 Tzvi Avni, Israeli composer, born in Saarbrücken, Germany
  • 1928 Miloslav Istvan, composer
  • 1930 Andrey Pavlovich Petrov, composer
  • 1934 Michael Sahl, composer
  • 1936 David Leonard Blake, composer
  • 1939 Bobby Purify [Robert Lee Dickey], American soul singer (I'm Your Puppet), born in Tallahassee, Florida (d. 2011)
  • 1939 Sam Gooden, rock vocalist (Impressions-Gypsy Woman), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1940 Jimmy Clanton, Baton Rogue, La, rock vocalist (Just a Dream)
  • 1940 Mike Pyne, jazz Pianist
  • 1943 Joe Simon, US singer (Power of Love)
  • 1943 Rosalind Ashford, rock vocalist (Martha Reeve & Vandellas), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1946 Billy Preston, American soul musician/singer and pianist, 5th Beatle (David Brenner Show), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1947 Richard Coughlan, English drummer and percussionist (Caravan), (d. 2013)
  • 1949 Albert West[laken], Dutch singer (Dumb Willie)
  • 1950 Michael Rother, German musician (Neu!, Kraftwerk, Harmonia, Cluster)
  • 1951 Mike Kaminski, English musician (ELO), born in Harrogate
  • 1953 John Zorn, American musician
  • 1957 Steve Porcaro, rock keyboards/vocalist (Toto-Roseanna, Africa), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1959 Esther Oosterbeek, Dutch singer (Dolly Dots)
  • 1966 Dino Cazares, American musician
  • 1969 Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey, American singer
  • 1976 Phil Lipscomb, American musician (Taproot)
  • 1977 Ramiro Muñoz, Colombian musician
  • 1984 Jack Peñate, English singer and musician (Matinée), born in London, England
  • 1987 Spencer Smith, American musician (Panic at the Disco)
  • 1989 Ishmeet Singh Sodhi, Indian Playback Singer (d. 2008)