Birthdays in Music on February 9

  • 1607 Abraham Megerle, composer
  • 1741 Henri-Joseph Rigel, composer
  • 1744 Amos Bull, early American composer (The Responsary)
  • 1756 Karel Blazej Kopriva, Czech organist and composer, born in Cítoliby, Czech Republic (d. 1785)
  • 1771 Daniel Belknap, American composer, born in born in Framingham, Massachusetts (d. 1815)
  • 1780 Walenty Karol Kratzer, composer
  • 1808 Francesco Gomez da Rocha, composer
  • 1834 Franz Xaver Witt, composer
  • 1867 Edward Naylor, English composer and organist, born in Scarborough (d. 1934)
  • 1875 Sidney Hugo Nicholson, composer
  • 1879 Carl Natanael Berg, composer
  • 1885 Alban Maria Johannes Berg, a Lulu of a composer!, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1902 Blanche Calloway, US vocalist/dancer (12 Clouds of Joy)
  • 1903 Georg Trexler, composer
  • 1906 Gwen Catley, British(?) soprano
  • 1909 Carmen Miranda, Portuguese vocalist and actress (Copacabana, Date With Judy), born in Marco de Canavezes, Portugal (d. 1955)
  • 1909 Harald Genzmer, composer
  • 1914 Ernest Tubb, Tx, guitarist/singer (I'm Walking the Floor over You)
  • 1914 Ralph Herman, orchestra leader (Circus Time), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1923 Kathryn Grayson, American vocalist and actress (Anchors Aweigh, Kiss Me Kate), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina (d. 2010)
  • 1924 George Guest, British organist
  • 1929 James Mulcro Drew, composer
  • 1929 Willem Kersters, Flemish composer (Parwati, Gospel Song)
  • 1930 Emil Petrovics, composer
  • 1931 Xavier Benguerel, composer
  • 1936 Stompin' Tom Connors, Canadian country singer, (d. 2013)
  • 1937 Johnny Sayles, US vocalist (You Made Me Wiggle)
  • 1939 Barry Mann, R&B singer (Who Put the Bomp in the Bomp Bomp Bomp)
  • 1940 Brian Bennett, rock drummer (Shadows), born in London, England
  • 1942 Carole King, American singer-songwriter (Tapestry), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1942 Charlie Morrow, composer
  • 1942 Milos Stedron, composer
  • 1943 Barbara Lewis, US vocalist (Hello Stranger)
  • 1943 Ryland Davies, Welsh tenor, born in Cwm, Gwent
  • 1947 Joe Ely, Amarillo Tx, country vocalist (Honky Tonk Masquerade)
  • 1947 Major Harris, US R&B-singer (Love won't Let me wait)
  • 1951 Dennis "Dee Tee" Thomas, saxophonist (Kool & Gang-Celebration)
  • 1960 Holly Johnson, rock vocalist (Frankie Goes To Hollywood), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1961 Jussi Lampi, Finnish musician and actor
  • 1962 Anik Bissonnette, Quebec ballet dancer (Les Grands Ballets Canadiens)
  • 1963 Travis Tritt, Marietta Ga, country vocalist (Country Club)
  • 1964 Rachel Bolan, rocker (Skid Row)
  • 1966 Amanda Roocroft, opera singer
  • 1966 James "Rachel" Bolan, Pt Pleasant NJ, rocker (Skid Row-Psycho Love)
  • 1968 Alejandra Guzmán, Mexican singer
  • 1981 James Owen Sullivan [The Rev], Huntington Beach California, drummer and songwriter (Avenged Sevenfold) (d.2009)
  • 1982 Ami Suzuki, Japanese singer
  • 1984 Han Kyung, Korean singer Super Junior
  • 1989 Gia Farrell, American singer