Birthdays in Music on June 9

  • 1588 Johann Andreas Herbst, composer
  • 1810 Carl Otto Ehrenfried Nicolai, composer
  • 1828 Carlo Marsili, composer
  • 1829 Gaetano Braga, composer
  • 1849 Joseph Vezina, composer
  • 1865 Carl Nielsen, Norre-Lyndelse Denmark, composer (Det Uuslukkelige)
  • 1865 Lucien-Denis-Gabriel-Alberic Magnard, French composer
  • 1884 Johannes Clinge Doorenbos, Dutch journalist/conductor
  • 1886 Kusaku Yamada, composer
  • 1888 Adrian Grigor'yevich Shaposhnikov, composer
  • 1888 Hugo Kauder, Austrian composer, born in Tovačov (d. 1972)
  • 1891 Cole Porter, Indiana, composer/lyricist (Anything Goes, Kiss Me Kate)
  • 1900 Fred Waring, American musician and conductor (name behind the Waring Blender), born in Tyronne, Pennsylvania (d. 1984)
  • 1905 Walter Kraft, composer
  • 1910 Vbilmos Demian, composer
  • 1912 Edgar Evans, Welsh tenor (Covent Garden Opera Company), born in Cardiganshire (d. 2007)
  • 1912 Ingolf Dahl, composer (Andante & Arioso), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1914 Hermann Haller, composer
  • 1915 Les Paul, American jazz, country and blues guitarist, songwriter and inventor (solid-body electric guitar), born in Waukesha, Wisconsin (d. 2009)
  • 1927 Franco Donatoni, composer
  • 1929 Johnny Ace [John Marshall Alexander, Jr.], rhythm and blues singer (My Song), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1954)
  • 1930 Barbara, French singer (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, blues guitarist
  • 1938 Charles Wuorinen, American composer (Pulitzer 1980), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939 Ileana Cotrubaş, Romanian soprano
  • 1941 Billy Hatton, English rocker (The Fourmost), born in Liverpool
  • 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)
  • 1951 Benny Neyman, Dutch singer (I Don't Know How)
  • 1951 James Newton Howard, American film composer
  • 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)
  • 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