Birthdays in Music on September 5

  • 1600 Loreto Vittori, Italian composer and mezzo-soprano singer, born in Spoleto (d. 1670) baptismal date
  • 1666 Gottfried Arnold, German theologist, historian and songwriter, born in Annaberg-Buchholz, Germany (d. 1714)
  • 1694 Frantisek Antonin Mica, composer
  • 1734 Jean-Benjamin de La Borde, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1794)
  • 1735 Johann Christian Bach (English Bach), German composer, 11th son of Johann Sebastian Bach, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1782)
  • 1737 Johann Friedrich Gottlieb Beckmann, composer
  • 1791 Giacomo Meyerbeer, German opera composer (Golt Und Die Natur), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1864)
  • 1792 Alexis-Charles-Maximilien Thibault, composer
  • 1815 Carl Wilhelm, composer
  • 1848 Manuel Giro, Spanish composer, born in Barcelona (d. 1916)
  • 1867 Amy Marcy Cheney Beach, American composer and pianist, born in Henniker, New Hampshire (d. 1944)
  • 1883 Otto Erich Deutsch, Austrian musicologist (Schubert-Brevier), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1967)
  • 1892 Joseph Szigeti, Hungarian violinist (Violinist Notebook 1933), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1973)
  • 1898 Ebbe Hamerik, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1951)
  • 1901 Mieczyslaw Kolinski, composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1981)
  • 1906 Peter Mieg, Swiss composer, born in Lenzburg (d. 1990)
  • 1907 Sunnyland Slim [Albert Luandrew], American blues pianist, born in Vance, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • 1908 Joaquin Maria Nin-Culmell, Cuban-Spanish composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2004)
  • 1912 John Cage, American composer (Imaginary Landscape No 1/O'O), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1992)
  • 1914 Gail Kubik, American composer (Gerald McBoing Boing), born in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma (d. 1984)
  • 1920 Peter Racine Fricker, British composer, born in London (d. 1990)
  • 1924 Krystyna Moszumanska-Nazar, Polish composer, born in Lviv, Ukraine (d. 2009)
  • 1933 Vincent McDermott, American composer, born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • 1934 Carol Lawrence, American actress (West Side Story), born in Melrose Park, Illinois
  • 1935 Helen Gifford, Australian composer, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1936 Cornelius Boyson, American bassist, born in Tunica, Mississippi (d. 1994)
  • 1939 John Stewart, American rocker (Kingston Trio-Fire in the Wind), born in San Diego, California
  • 1940 Lewis Spratlan, American composer, born in Miami, Florida
  • 1942 Eduardo Mata, Mexican conductor (Improvisaciones), born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 1995)
  • 1943 Joe "Speedo" Frazier, American rocker (Impalas), born in NYC, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1945 Al Stewart, rocker (Year of the Cat), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1946 Buddy Miles, American musician (The Electric Flag), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2008)

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1946 Freddie Mercury, British singer-songwriter (Queen - We are Champions), born in Stone Town, Sultanate of Zanzibar (d. 1991)

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  • 1946 Loudon Wainwright III, American vocalist (April Fool's Day Morn), born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • 1949 David "Clem" Clempson, English rocker (Humble Pie), born in Tamworth, Staffordshire
  • 1953 Paulie Carmen, Champaign Ill, rock vocalist
  • 1956 Roine Stolt, Swedish guitarist (The Flower Kings), born in Uppsala, Sweden
  • 1961 Marc-AndrĂ© Hamelin, Canadian pianist, born in Montreal, Canada
  • 1968 Brad Wilk, American musician (Audioslave, Rage Against the Machine), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1969 Dweezil Zappa, rock guitarist/son of Frank/VJ (MTV), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1970 Liam Lynch, American musician (Sifl and Olly), born in Petersburg, Virginia
  • 1975 Jamie Spaniolo, American horrorcore rapper, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1977 Alexey Harkov, Russian bassist (Kipelov, Sergey Mavrin), born in Khimki, Moscow
  • 1982 Sondre Lerche, Norwegian musician, born in Bergen, Norway
  • 1984 Trey Hill, Grammy-nominated musician