Birthdays in Music on September 4

  • 1622 Jacob Hintze, German composer, born in Bernau (d. 1702)
  • 1761 Friedrich Ludwig Emilius Kunzen, composer
  • 1815 Mihaly Mosonyi, composer
  • 1816 Francois-Emmanuel-Joseph Bazin, composer
  • 1824 Anton Bruckner, Ansfelden, Austria, Wagner disciple and "monumental bore"/composer
  • 1843 Jan Levoslav Bella, composer
  • 1859 Edoardo Mascheroni, composer
  • 1892 Darius Milhaud, Aix-en-Provence France, composer (Maximilien)
  • 1896 Antonin Artaud, Marseilles France, songwriter/dir (Theatre Seraphin)
  • 1906 Alexander Moyzes, composer
  • 1906 Antanas Raciunas, composer
  • 1909 Karel Horky, Czech composer, born in Stemechy (d. 1988)
  • 1915 Rudolf Schock, German opera/operette singer
  • 1918 Gerald Wilson, Shelby Miss, orchestra leader (Redd Foxx)
  • 1920 Teddy Johnson, British singer
  • 1930 Jerry Ragavoy, US songwriter/producer (Wonderful Dream)
  • 1931 Mitzi Gaynor, American actress/singer/dancer (Anything Goes, South Pacific), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1942 Merald "Bubba" Knight, singer (Gladys Knights & Pips), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1944 Gene Parsons, rock drummer (Byrds, Gene Clark Group)
  • 1945 Daniel Wood Gatton, guitarist
  • 1946 David Liebman, American saxophonist and flautist, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1946 Gary Duncan, [Grubb], rock guitarist (Quicksilver), born in San Diego, California
  • 1946 Greg Elmore, rock drummer (Quicksilver), born in San Diego, California
  • 1948 Samuel Hui, Hong Kong singer
  • 1949 [Adolf] Dado Topić, Croatian musician (Time, Dragonfly), born in Siverić)
  • 1951 Martin Chambers, rock drummer (Pretenders)
  • 1956 Blackie Lawless, American musician, lead singer in W.A.S.P.
  • 1958 George Hurley, American drummer (Minutemen)
  • 1960 Kim Thayil, American guitarist (Soundgarden, Probot)
  • 1963 Sam Yaffa, Finnish musician (Hanoi Rocks, New York Dolls)
  • 1966 Bireli Lagrene, French jazz guitarist, born in Alsace
  • 1969 Alexander Coe, Welsh DJ and record producer
  • 1970 Igor Cavalera, Brazilian pop drummer (Sepultura)
  • 1974 Nona Gaye, daughter of Marvin Gaye/singer
  • 1974 Carmit Bachar, American musician (Pussycat Dolls)
  • 1976 Katreeya English, Thai singer, actress, model
  • 1977 Lucie Silvas, English musician
  • 1979 Pedro Camacho, Portuguese composer
  • 1980 Hitomi Shimatani, Japanese singer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1981 Beyoncé Knowles, singer (Destiny's Child), born in Houston, Texas

  • 1981 Lacey Sturm, American singer (Flyleaf), born in Homestead, Florida
  • 1984 Camila Bordonaba, Argentine actress, singer and composer