Musicians Born on July 9

  • 1791 Nicolás Ledesma, Spanish organist and composer, born in Grisel, Spain (d. 1883)
  • 1805 Henry John Gauntlett, English organist and composer, born in Wellington, Shropshire (d. 1876)
  • 1839 Carl Baermann, German composer, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1913)
  • 1841 Carl Lumbye, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1911)
  • 1855 Johann Zilcher, German composer (d. 1943)
  • 1879 Ottorino Respighi, Italian composer (Pines of Rome), born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1936)
  • 1881 Richard Hageman, Dutch born American pianist, composer and conductor (Caponsacchi), born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands (d. 1966)
  • 1898 Marcel Delannoy, French composer, born in La Ferté-Alais, Essonne, France (d. 1962)
  • 1900 Robert Oboussier, Swiss composer, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1957)
  • 1906 Joe Darensbourg, Cajun-American dixieland-style jazz clarinetist (Jelly Roll Morton; Louis Armstrong), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (d. 1985)
  • 1910 Harold Fox, American fashion designer and musician (d. 1996)
  • 1915 David Leo Diamond, American composer (Paderewski Prize-1943), born in Rochester, New York (d. 2005) [1]
  • 1915 June Richmond, American jazz singer (Jimmy Dorsey; Cab Calloway; Andy Kirk - "Hey Lawdy Mama"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1962) [1]
  • 1916 Dean Goffin, New Zealand composer, born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 1984)
  • 1916 Joe Liggins {Theodro Elliott], American jazz, R&B, and jump blues pianist, songwriter, and vocalist ("The Honeydripper"; "Pink Champagne'), born in Seminole, Oklahoma (d. 1987)
  • 1917 Ted Steele, American orchestra leader (Cavalcade of Stars), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1985)
  • 1918 Herbert Brün, German composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2000)
  • 1919 Earle Hagen, American big band trombonist (Isham Jones; Tommy Dorsey; Benny Goodman), and Emmy Award-winning television composer (The Dick Van Dyke Show; The Andy Griffith Show; I Spy; The Mod Squad; "Harlem Nocturne"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2008)born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2008)
  • 1920 (Alexander) "Duke" Burrell, American jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader (Louisiana Shakers; Louis Jordan; Johnny Otis), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1993)
  • 1921 Irv Kluger, American big band jazz and session drummer (Artie Shaw; Gramercy Five), born in New York City (d. 2006)
  • 1924 Leonard Pennario, American concert pianist (Rózsa's Piano Concerto with L.A. Philharmonic), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1924 Pierre Cochereau, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1984)
  • 1925 Alan Dale, American pop singer ("Cheery Pink and Apple Blossom White"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1927 Ed Ames [Edmund Dantes Urick], American popular singer and actor (Ames Brothers - "My Cup Runneth Over"), born in Malden, Massachusetts
  • 1928 Vince Edwards, American actor, director, and singer (Ben Casey, The Devil's Brigade, Matt Lincoln, Firehouse), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1929 (Barton) Lee Hazlewood, American pop-country songwriter, singer, and producer ("Summer Wine"; Nancy Sinatra -"These Boots Are Made For Walkin'"; Frank and Nancy - "Something Stupid"), born in Mannford, Oklahoma (d. 2007)
  • 1929 Jesse McReynolds, American singer and mandolinist (Grand Ole Opry), born in Coeburn, Virginia
  • 1930 Buddy Bregman, American orchestra leader and arranger (Eddie Fisher Show; Ella Fitzgerald's Cole Porter Songbook), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • 1933 Nodar Gabunia, Georgian composer, born in Tbilisi, Georgia (d. 2000)
  • 1935 Frank Wright, American free jazz saxophonist, born in Grenada, Mississippi (d. 1990)
  • 1935 Mercedes Sosa, Argentinian singer (exponent of nueva canción), born in San Miguel de Tucumán, Tucumán, Argentina (d. 2009)
  • 1936 David Joel Zinman, American composer and conductor (Baltimore Symphony, 1985-98), born in NYC, New York
  • 1936 George Cleve, Austrian-American conductor (Winnipeg Symphony, 1968-70; San Jose Symphony, 1972-92; San Francisco Midsummer Mozart Festival, 1974-2015), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2015)
  • 1936 Liisa Pohjola, Finnish concert pianist and music professor, born in Seinäjoki, Finland
  • 1938 Paul Seiko Chihara, American-Japanese composer, born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1940 Manfred Jung, German operatic tenor (Wagner's heldentenor roles), born in Oberhausen, Germany (d. 2017)
  • 1941 Don McPherson, American R&B singer (The Main Ingredient - "Everybody Plays the Fool"), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1971)
  • 1944 Dorian Rudnytsky, American concert and session cellist (New York Rock & Roll Ensemble), and composer (Costa Blanca Suite), born in New York City
  • 1944 Joe Miceli, American drummer (John Fred and His Playboy Band - "Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)"), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (d. 2019)
  • 1946 (Ronald) "Bon" Scott, Scottish-Australian rock lead singer and lyricist (AC/DC - "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap"; "Highway To Hell"), born in Forfar, Scotland (d. 1980)
  • 1947 (John) "Mitch" Mitchell, British drummer (Jimi Hendrix Experience), born in Ealing, Middlesex, England (d. 2008)
  • 1947 Haruomi Hosono, Japanese musician (Yellow Magic Orchestra), born in Minato, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1947 Jerney Kaagman, Dutch singer (Earth & Fire), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1950 Gwen Guthrie, American R&B, soul, and dance singer-songwriter ("Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But The Rent"), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1999)
  • 1951 Eugeniusz Knapik, Polish pianist and classical music composer (Islands; Up Into The Silence), born in Ruda Śląska, Poland
  • 1952 John Tesh, American TV host (ET), and new age pianist, born in Garden City, New York
  • 1953 Margie Gillis, Canadian dancer and choreographer, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1954 Debbie Sledge, American vocalist (Sister Sledge - "We Are Family"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1955 Fred Norris [Nukis], American comedy writer (Howard Stern Show), singer, guitarist, and actor, born in Willimantic, Connecticut
  • 1957 Marc Almond, English vocalist (Soft Cell - "Tainted Love"), born in Southport, Lancashire, England
  • 1958 Bruce Waibel, American touring and session rock bassist (Gregg Allman; Firehouse), born in Livingston, New Jersey (d. 2003)
  • 1959 D. H. Peligro [Darren Henley], American punk rock drummer (Dead Kennedys, Red Hot Chili Peppers,1988), born in St. louis, Missouri (d. 2022)
  • 1959 Jim Kerr, Scottish rock singer-songwriter (Simple Minds - "Don't You (Forget About Me)"; "Alive And Kicking"), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1959 Ronnie Bowman, American bluegrass guitarist, bass player and singer-songwriter (Lonesome River Band.), born in Mount Airy, North Carolina
  • 1961 Ronnie Bowman, American bluegrass singer-songwriter, guitarist, and bassist (Lonesome River Band, 1990-2001; Band of Ruhks), born in Mount Airy, North Carolina

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1964 American muscian (Hole), and actress (People vs Larry Flynt), born in San Francisco, California

  • 1965 Frank Bello, American heavy metal bassist (Anthrax), born in The Bronx, New York City
  • 1968 Manoel Cruz, Brazilian jazz acoustic bassist, composer, arranger and producer, born in Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 1971 Bobby Leslie, American TV rocker (Guys Next Door - "I've Been Waiting for You"), born in New York
  • 1971 Kelvin Grant, British reggae-rock guitarist (Musical Youth - "Pass the Dutchie"), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1974 Nikola Šarčević, Swedish rock bassist and singer (Millencolin), born in Örebro, Sweden
  • 1975 Jack White [Gillis], American musician (The White Stripes; Racontuers), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1976 Dan Estrin, American rock guitarist (Hoobastank - "The Reason"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1977 Isaac Brock, American musician and songwriter (Modest Mouse), born in Helena, Montana
  • 1978 Mark Medlock, German pop singer (Now Or Never), born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • 1979 Ella Koon [Yun-na], Hong Kong Canto-pop singer and actress of Hakka heritage, born in Tahita, French Polynesia
  • 1979 Tolga Bedir, Turkish jazz pianist, composer, and arranger, born in Istanbul, Turkey
  • 1983 Lucia Micarelli, American violinist (Josh Groban) and actress (Treme), born in Queens, New York
  • 1984 Jacob Hoggard, Canadian singer (Hedley), born in Surrey, British Columbia
  • 1986 Kiely Williams, American singer and actress (Cheetah Girls), born in Alexandria, Virgina