Birthdays in Music on January 9

  • 1574 Christoph Buel, German composer, born in Nuremberg (d. 1631)
  • 1620 Johann Weichmann, composer
  • 1748 Stefan Paluselli, composer
  • 1815 William Jackson of Masham, English composer and organist, born in Masham, Yorkshire (d. 1866)
  • 1820 Pavel Krizkovsky, composer
  • 1839 John Knowles Paine, composer, born in Portland, Maine
  • 1843 Christiaan A Ulder, Curacao, composer (waltzes/tumbas)
  • 1851 Giuseppi Gallignani, composer
  • 1856 Stevan Mokranjac, composer
  • 1867 Jacques Urlus, Dutch tenor (Opera of Leipzig, Song of the Earth)
  • 1896 Warwick Braithwaite, New Zealand-born British conductor (d. 1971)
  • 1897 Luis Gianneo, composer
  • 1898 Gracie Fields, [Stansfield], England, music hall/vaudeville performer
  • 1900 Joseph Frederick Wagner, composer
  • 1902 Rudolph Bing, opera manager (NY Metropolitan Opera)
  • 1909 Herva Nelli, Italian-born American soprano, born in Florence (d. 1994)
  • 1910 Dick Henry Jurgen, bandleader
  • 1913 Lavad "Dr Hepcat" Durst, vocal/piano
  • 1914 Kenny [Klook] Clarke, jazz/drummer, composer (Epistrop), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1916 Vic Mizzy, American orchestra leader (Don Rickles Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1921 Seymour Barab, composer
  • 1928 Domenico Modugno, Italian singer-songwriter, born in Polignano A Mare, Apulia (d. 1994)
  • 1934 Julian B Coco, Antilles, guitarist/tutor (Princess Christina)
  • 1935 Kenneth "Buddy" Scott, blues guitarist/Singer
  • 1936 Peter Fletcher, music teacher
  • 1940 Barbara Buczek, composer
  • 1940 Jimmy Boyd, McComb Mo, singer/actor (Howard-Bachelor Father)
  • 1940 Al Downing, American singer (d. 2005)
  • 1941 Joan Baez, folk singer/human rights advocate, born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1943 Dick Yount, rocker (Harpers Bizarre)
  • 1943 Kenneth Kelley, US singer (Manhattans, One Life to Live)
  • 1943 Rob Hoeke, Dutch pianist/singer (Drinking on My Bed)
  • 1943 Freddie Starr, English comedian and singer

Person of interestJimmy Page

1944 Jimmy Page, rock guitarist (Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven), born in London, England

Rock Star Jimmy Page
Rock Star
Jimmy Page
  • 1944 Scott Engel, vocalist (Walker Brothers-Sun Aint Gonna Shine Anymore)
  • 1948 Bill Cowsill, rock guitarist/vocals (The Cowsills - We Can Fly), Newport, Rhode Island
  • 1950 David Johansen, [Buster Poindexter], NY, singer (Hot! Hot! Hot!)
  • 1950 Rio Reiser, German rock singer (Ton Steine Scherben), (d. 1996)
  • 1951 Crystal Gayle, Ky, country singer (Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue)
  • 1954 Lance Hoppens, rocker (Orleans-Still the One, Dance With Me)
  • 1957 Phil Lewis, English rock vocalist (LA Guns-It's Over Now), born in London, England
  • 1959 Cristi Minculescu, Romanian musician
  • 1965 Eric Erlandson, American musician

Person of interestDave Matthews

1967 Dave Matthews, South African singer and musician (Dave Matthews Band), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa

Musician Dave Matthews
Musician
Dave Matthews
  • 1967 Steven Harwell, American singer and musician (Smash Mouth)
  • 1968 Al Schnier, American rock guitarist (moe.)
  • 1970 Lara Fabian, Belgian singer
  • 1970 Alex Staropoli, Italian keyboardist (Rhapsody Of Fire)
  • 1973 Sean Paul, reggae singer, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1974 Farhan Akhtar, Indian Bollywood Director, Actor, Producer, Singer.
  • 1978 AJ McLean, American singer (Backstreet Boys)
  • 1979 Tomiko Van, Japanese singer
  • 1987 Paolo Nutini, Scottish singer/songwriter
  • 1997 Lauryn McClain, American actress and singer