On This Day

Birthdays in Music on June 9

  • 1588 Johann Andreas Herbst, German composer, born in Nuremberg
  • 1810 Carl Otto Ehrenfried Nicolai, German composer, one of the founders of the Vienna Philharmonic, born in Königsberg, Prussia (d. 1849)
  • 1828 Carlo Marsili, Italian composer, born in Lucca (d. 1878)
  • 1829 Gaetano Braga, Italian composer, born in Giulianova, Italy (d. 1907)
  • 1865 Carl Nielsen, Danish violinist and composer (Det Uudslukkelige), born in Sortelung, Denmark (d. 1931)
  • 1865 Lucien-Denis-Gabriel-Alberic Magnard, French composer
  • 1884 Johannes Clinge Doorenbos, Dutch journalist/conductor
  • 1886 Kusaku Yamada, Japanese composer and conductor, born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1965)
  • 1888 Adrian Shaposhnikov, Russian composer, born in St Peterberg (d. 1967)
  • 1888 Hugo Kauder, Austrian composer, born in Tovačov (d. 1972)
  • 1891 Cole Porter, America composer and lyricist (Anything Goes, Kiss Me Kate), born in Peru, Indiana (d. 1964)
  • 1900 Fred Waring, American musician and conductor (name behind the Waring Blender), born in Tyronne, Pennsylvania (d. 1984)
  • 1905 Walter Kraft, German composer and organist, born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1977)
  • 1912 Edgar Evans, Welsh tenor (Covent Garden Opera Company), born in Cardiganshire (d. 2007)
  • 1912 Ingolf Dahl [Marcus], German-American pianist and composer (Allegro and Arioso), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1970)
  • 1914 Hermann Haller, Swiss composer, born in Burgdorf, Switzerland (d. 2002)

  • 1915 Les Paul [Polsfuss], American guitarist, songwriter and inventor (solid-body electric guitar), born in Waukesha, Wisconsin (d. 2009)
  • 1927 Franco Donatoni, Italian composer, born in Verona, Italy (d. 2000)
  • 1929 Johnny Ace [John Marshall Alexander, Jr.], rhythm and blues singer (My Song), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1954)
  • 1930 Barbara [Monique Andrée Serf], French singer, born in Paris, France (d. 1997)
  • 1934 Jackie Wilson, American soul singer-songwriter and performer (I Get the Sweetest Feeling), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1984)
  • 1934 Paul Karolyi, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 2015)
  • 1934 Wild Jimmy Spruill, American blues guitarist, born in Fayetteville, North Carolina (d. 1996)
  • 1938 Charles Wuorinen, American composer (Pulitzer 1980), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939 Ileana Cotrubaş, Romanian soprano, born in Galați, Romania
  • 1941 Billy Hatton, English rock bassist (The Fourmost - A Little Loving), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2017)
  • 1941 Jon Lord, British keyboardist (Deep Purple-Hush, White Snake), born in Leicester, England (d. 2012)
  • 1948 Nathaniel Rosen, Altadena Ca, cellist (Tchaikovsky-gold-1978)
  • 1949 Francis Monkman, British film composer, musician and songwriter (Curved Air, Sky) born in Hampstead, North London
  • 1950 Trevor Bolder, British rock musician and record producer (Uriah Heep, The Spiders from Mars), born in Kingston upon Hull, England (d. 2013)
  • 1951 Benny Neyman, Dutch singer (I Don't Know How)
  • 1951 James Newton Howard, American film composer (The Hunger Games; M. Night Shyamalan films), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1952 Uzi Hitman, Israeli singer (d. 2004)
  • 1954 Pete Byrne Bath, English rocker (Naked Eyes), born in Bath, Somerset
  • 1962 Eddie Lundon, rocker (China Crisis-Christian)
  • 1963 Gilad Atzmon, Israeli jazz musician and author
  • 1964 Hiroko Yakushimaru, Japanese actress and singer
  • 1969 Mitch McLee, [Douglas Lee Mitchell], Miles Mi, drummer (Southgang)
  • 1971 Rick Renstrom, American guitarist
  • 1972 Wesley Reid Scantlin, American guitarist and singer (Puddle of Mudd), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1974 Samoth, Norwegian guitarist (Emperor, Zyklon)
  • 1978 Matthew Bellamy, British musician (Muse), born in Cambridge, England
  • 1981 Vic Zhou, JVKV band member, Taiwanese actor, singer and model.
  • 1982 Christina Stürmer, Austrian singer
  • 1984 Kaleth Morales, Colombian singer and songwriter (d. 2005)
  • 1986 Kary Ng, Hong Kong singer and actress