Birthdays in Music on September 23

  • 1591 Michael Lohr, German composer, born in Marienberg (d. 1654)
  • 1642 Giovanni Maria Bononcini, composer
  • 1684 Johann Theodor Romhild, composer
  • 1703 Jean-Marie Leclair, composer
  • 1782 Jacques-Fereol Mazas, composer
  • 1817 Leon Charles Francois Kreutzer, composer
  • 1842 Karl Munzinger, composer
  • 1849 Mikhail Mikhaylovich Ivanov, composer
  • 1866 Edouard Combe, composer
  • 1870 John Lomax, Miss, folk song collector/ethnomusicologist
  • 1890 Arthur Walter Kramer, American composer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1899 William Levi Dawson, composer
  • 1904 Wallace "Scotty" Scott, rock vocalist (Whispers)
  • 1905 Jeno Kenessey, composer
  • 1906 Willard F McMurry, musician
  • 1907 Jarmila Novotna, soprano (Met Opera)/President of Czechoslovakia (1957-68)
  • 1910 Soulima Stravinsky, Lausanne Switz, Russian pianist (Igor's son)
  • 1913 Alexey Davidovich Machavariani, composer
  • 1914 Norman Cazden, composer
  • 1915 Finn Arnestad, composer
  • 1920 Alexander Arutiunian, composer, (d. 2012)
  • 1920 Jiri Jaroch, Czech composer, born in Smilkov (d. 1986)

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1926 John Coltrane, jazz saxophonist and composer (Blue Train), born in Hamlet, North Carolina (d. 1967)

Jazz Musician John Coltrane
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John Coltrane
  • 1928 Robert Helps, composer
  • 1929 Wally Whyton, musician/broadcaster

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1930 Ray Charles [Robinson], American singer and pianist (Georgia), (Georgia on My Mind, Mess Around), born in Albany, Georgia (d. 2004)

Musician Ray Charles
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Ray Charles
  • 1935 Pierre Marietan, composer
  • 1939 Roy Buchanan, American blues guitarist, born in Ozark, Arkansas (d. 1988)
  • 1940 Tim Rose, American singer-songwriter, born in Washington D. C. (d. 2002)
  • 1943 Julio Iglesias, Spain, singer (Of All the Girls I Loved Before)
  • 1943 Walter Scott, rock vocalist (Whispers)
  • 1945 Ronald Bushy, rock drummer (Iron Butterfly), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1947 Don Grolnick, jazz musician
  • 1947 Mary Kay Place, actress/country singer (Mary Hartman!), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1949 Bruce Springsteen, [Boss], Asbury NJ, rock musician (Born in the USA)
  • 1956 June Forester, country singer (Forester Sister-Men), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1957 Kumar Sanu, Indian playback singer
  • 1958 Danielle Dax, British musician
  • 1960 John Rocca, English funk singer (Southern Freeze)
  • 1964 Koshi Inaba, Japanese singer (B'z)
  • 1969 Patrick Fiori, French singer
  • 1970 Ani DiFranco, American musician
  • 1972 Jermaine Dupri, record producer & rapper (Grammy - We Belong Together), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • 1973 Ingrid Fliter, Argentinian pianist
  • 1975 Layzie Bone, American rapper (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony)
  • 1977 Rachael Yamagata, American singer and songwriter
  • 1977 Susan Tamim, Lebanese singer and actress (d. 2008)
  • 1979 Red, rapper (Another Bad Creation), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1981 Natalie Horler, German singer (Cascada)
  • 1984 Louie Stephens, American musician (Rooney)
  • 1985 Maki Goto, Japanese pop singer