Birthdays in Music on September 21

  • 1527 Matthaus Ludecus, composer
  • 1706 Jacob Wilhelm Lustig, composer
  • 1728 Louis Emmanuel Eadin, composer

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1737 Francis Hopkinson, American author and composer, (designed the first American flag), born in Philadelphia, British America (d. 1791)

Designer of the American Flag Francis Hopkinson
Designer of the American Flag
Francis Hopkinson
  • 1760 Gaetano Valeri, composer
  • 1817 Charles Balmer, composer
  • 1832 Friedrich Wilhelm Langhans, composer
  • 1833 Josef Richard Rozkosny, composer
  • 1843 David Emlyn Evans, composer
  • 1869 Henryk Melcer-Szczawinski, composer
  • 1873 Papa Jack Laine, American musician (d. 1966)
  • 1874 Gustav Theodore Holst, Cheltenham, England, composer (Planets)
  • 1882 Alf Thorbald Hurum, composer
  • 1885 Thomas Alexandrovich de Hartmann, composer
  • 1887 Lodewijk de Vocht, composer
  • 1893 Moses Pergament, composer
  • 1912 György Sándor, Hungarian pianist (d. 2005)
  • 1922 Lode Backx, Flemish pianist
  • 1926 Noor Jehan, Pakistani singer and actress (d. 2000)
  • 1932 Don Preston, rock musician (Mothers Of Invention), born in Flint, Michigan

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1934 Leonard Cohen, Canadian writer and singer-songwriter (Death of Ladies Man), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2016)

Singer-songwriter and writer Leonard Cohen
Singer-songwriter and writer
Leonard Cohen
  • 1936 Dickey Lee, American singer and songwriter
  • 1938 Atli Heimir Sveinsson, composer
  • 1938 Yuji Takahashi, composer
  • 1941 Tony Moon, American rock songwriter (Dante & the Evergreens), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944 Jesse Ed Davis, Native American guitarist, born in Norman, Oklahoma (d. 1988)
  • 1951 Henk Hofstede, Dutch singer/guitarist/keyboardist (Nits)
  • 1953 Betty Wright [Bessie Norris], American R&B singer-songwriter, born in Miami, Florida
  • 1954 Philthy Animal [Phil Taylor], English rock drummer (Motorhead), born in Hasland, Chesterfield (d. 2015)
  • 1959 Corrinne Drewery, rocker (Swing Out Sister-Swing Out)
  • 1964 Jorge Drexler, Uruguayan singer and composer

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1967 Faith Hill [Audrey Faith Perry], American country pop singer (Breathe, Cry), born in Ridgeland, Mississippi

Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill
  • 1967 Tyler Stewart, Canadian drummer (Barenaked Ladies)
  • 1968 Trugoy, rocker (De La Soul)
  • 1968 Jon Brookes, English drummer (The Charlatans), born in Burntwood, Staffordshire (d. 2013)
  • 1971 Alfonso Ribeiro, American actor/pianist (Alfonso-Silver Spoons), born in NYC, New York
  • 1972 Liam Gallagher, English singer (Oasis)
  • 1972 David Silveria, American drummer (KoЯn)
  • 1974 Taral Hicks, American musician
  • 1976 Jonas Bjerre, Danish singer and guitarist (Mew)
  • 1986 Faris Rotter, English vocalist (The Horrors)