Birthdays in Music on September 7

  • 1631 Clemens Thieme, German composer, born in Grossdittmannsdorf (d. 1668)
  • 1635 Paul Esterhazy, Hungarian prince, composer and patron, born in Eisenstadt (d. 1713)
  • 1703 Jean Monnet, French composer (d. 1785)
  • 1726 Francois-Andre Danican Philidor, France, composer/chess champion
  • 1731 Damasus Brosmann, composer
  • 1731 Elisabetta de Gambarini, composer
  • 1739 Joseph Legros, French singer and composer who was the most prominent haute-contres of his generation, born in Monampteuil, France (d. 1793)
  • 1777 Heinrich St√∂lzel, German musician and composer (d. 1844)
  • 1784 Frantisek Max Knize, composer
  • 1864 Giovanni Tebaldini, composer
  • 1867 Evan Williams, Mineral Ridge Ohio, oratorio tenor
  • 1880 Attilio Brugnoli, composer
  • 1880 Kurt von Wolfurt, composer
  • 1906 Filip Gershkovich, composer
  • 1907 Ahmet Adnan Saygun, composer
  • 1908 Max Kaminsky, trumpeter
  • 1909 Jo Juda, Dutch musician
  • 1909 Natalia Dmitrevna Shpiller, singer
  • 1914 Hugo Pfister, composer
  • 1914 Graeme Bell, Australian pianist and composer
  • 1920 Al Caiola, American guitarist (Bonzanza theme), born in Jersey City (d. 2016)
  • 1921 Arthur Ferrante, American pianist/composer (Ferrante & Teicher - Exodus)
  • 1922 Kirill Vladimirovich Molchanov, composer
  • 1924 Hugh Aitken, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1924 Leonard Rosenman, American TV composer (Marcus Welby MD), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1924 Bridie Gallagher, Donegal, Ireland, singer (A Mother's Love's A Blessing, The Boys from County Armagh), (d. 2012)
  • 1926 Ronnie Gilbert, American folk singer (The Weavers), born in New York, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1927 Graham Dudley Whettam, British composer, born in Swinden
  • 1930 Sonny Rollins, American jazz saxophonist (Blue Room), born in NYC, New York
  • 1931 Charles Camilleri, composer
  • 1934 Little Milton [James Milton Campbell], Inverness Mississippii, blues singer and guitarist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1936 Buddy Holly [Charles Holley], American musician (Peggy Sue, That'll Be the Day), born in Lubbock, Texas (d. 1959)

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Singer-songwriter
Buddy Holly
  • 1936 Romualds Kalsons, composer
  • 1937 Olly Wilson, American composer and founder of TIMARA, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1939 [Benjamin] Latimore, US singer (Let's Straighten It Out)
  • 1943 Lena Valaitis, Lithuanian-German Schlager singer
  • 1945 Luis Aravena Munoz, Chilean singer/exiled in Netherlands
  • 1946 Alfa Anderson, rock vocalist (Chicago), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1949 Gloria Gaynor, disco singer (I Will Survive), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1951 Chrissie Hynde, rocker (Pretenders-Mystery Achievement), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1951 Morris Albert, Brazilian singer
  • 1951 Mark Isham, American composer
  • 1953 Ben Bossi, rocker (Romeo Void)
  • 1953 Michael Byron, composer
  • 1954 Benmont Tench, rock keyboardist (Heartbreakers), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • 1956 Michael J Feinstein, pianist (Isn't It Romantic)
  • 1956 Diane Warren, American song writer
  • 1957 Margot Chapman, American singer (Starland Vocal Band - Afternoon Delight), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1958 Nadieh, Dutch singer/guitarist/composer (Haifa Blue)
  • 1959 Jermaine Stewart, rocker
  • 1961 LeRoi Moore, American saxophonist (Dave Matthews Band), born in Durham, North Carolina (d. 2008)
  • 1961 Jean-Yves Thibaudet, French Pianist
  • 1963 Eric Eazy-E Wright, rapper
  • 1966 Christopher Acland, musician
  • 1968 Kyle Stevens, NJ, rock guitarist (Bang Tango-Dancin' on Coals)
  • 1969 Little Jimmy Urine, American singer (Mindless Self Indulgence)
  • 1978 G[eneral] A[ustin], rapper (Another Bad Creation), born in Columbus, Georgia
  • 1981 Paul McCoy, American musician (lead singer of 12 Stones)
  • 1986 Spectacular Blue Smith, American musician (Pretty Ricky)
  • 1990 Tanja Kolbe, German ice dancer