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Musicians Born in September 1935

  • Sep 1 Seiji Ozawa, Japanese conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1973-2002), born in Mukden, Manchuria
  • Sep 3 Otto Ketting, Dutch trumpeter and composer (Passacaglia), born in Amsterdam (d. 2012)
  • Sep 3 Dorothy Masuka, Zimbabwe-born South African jazz singer and activist, born in Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia (d. 2019)
  • Sep 4 Ora Bat Chaim, Israeli cellist and composer born in Ramat Gan, Israel
  • Sep 5 Helen Gifford, Australian composer, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Sep 6 Bob Bouber [Boris Blom], Dutch singer (ZZ & Masks) and actor, born in Amsterdam
  • Sep 8 James Clay, American jazz tenor saxophonist, born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1995)
  • Sep 11 Arvo Pärt, Estonian composer, born in Paide, Järva County
  • Sep 14 Pompeiu Hărăşteanu, Romanian basso profondo singer (Opera Bonn, 1968-72; Romanian National Opera, 1972-2012), born in Gheorgheni, Romania (d. 2016)
  • Sep 19 Nick Massi [Macioci], American bass vocalist, vocal arranger, and bassist (The Four Seasons, 1960-65 - "Sherry"; "Rag Doll"), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2000)
  • Sep 20 Lubos Fiser, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1999)
  • Sep 23 Pierre Marietan, composer

Person of interestJerry Lee Lewis

Sep 29 Jerry Lee Lewis, American rock and roll piano player and singer ("Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On"; "Great Balls Of Fire"), born in Ferriday, Louisiana

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
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Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Sep 30 Jill Corey [Norma Jean Speranza], American pop singer (Your Hit Parade), born in Avonmore, Pennsylvania (d. 2021)
  • Sep 30 Johnny Mathis, American pop vocalist ("Chances Are"; "Wild Is The Wind"; The Twelfth of Never"), born in Gilmer, Texas

About September 1935

How Old? 86 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Signs: Virgo (Aug 23 - Sep 22), Libra (Sep 23 - Oct 22)