On This Day

Musicians Born 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 and conductor
  • 1886 Kōsaku Yamada, Japanese composer (Nagauta Symphony), and conductor, born in Tokyo (d. 1965)
  • 1888 Adrian Shaposhnikov, Russian composer, born in St Peterberg (d. 1967)
  • 1888 Hugo Kauder, Austrian composer, born in Tovačov (d. 1972)

Person of interestCole Porter

1891 Cole Porter, American composer and lyricist ("Anything Goes"; "Night And Day"; "I've Got You Under My Skin"), born in Peru, Indiana (d. 1964)

Composer and Lyricist Cole Porter
Composer and Lyricist
Cole Porter
  • 1900 Fred Waring, American musician and conductor (name behind the Waring Blender), born in Tyronne, Pennsylvania (d. 1984)
  • 1902 Nehemiah "Skip" James, American Delta blues singer, guitarist and piano player ("I'm So Glad"), born in Bentonia, Mississippi (d. 1969)
  • 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 ("L'Aigle noir"), born in Paris, France (d. 1997)
  • 1934 Jackie Wilson, American soul singer-songwriter and performer ("Lonely Teardrops"; "Higher And Higher": "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) [1]
  • 1941 Jon Lord, British keyboardist and composer (Deep Purple - "Smoke On The Water"; Whitesnake), born in Leicester, England (d. 2012)
  • 1946 Stuart Edwards, British guitarist (Edison Lighthouse - "Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes"), born in England (d. 2016)
  • 1948 Nathaniel Rosen, American cellist (Tchaikovsky-gold-1978), born in Altadena California
  • 1949 Francis Monkman, British film composer, musician and songwriter (Curved Air; Sky), born in Hampstead, North London
  • 1949 George Bunnell, American rock songwriter, guitarist and bass player (Strawberry Alarm Clock - "Incense And Peppermints"), born in Lawrence, Massachusetts
  • 1950 Trevor Bolder, British rock bassist (The Spiders From Mars; Uriah Heep, 1976-2013), and record producer, 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
  • 1951 Terry Uttley, British rock bassist (Smokie - "Living Next Door to Alice"), born in Birkenshaw, England

  • 1952 Uzi Hitman, Israeli singer (d. 2004)
  • 1954 Pete Byrne Bath, English rocker (Naked Eyes), born in Bath, Somerset
  • 1959 Gregg Bissonette, American session and touring drummer (David Lee Roth; Ringo's All-Starr Band), born in Detroit Michigan
  • 1962 Eddie Lundon, British rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter (China Crisis - "Wishful Thinking"), born in Kirby, Liverpool, England
  • 1963 Gilad Atzmon, Israeli-British jazz saxophonist, accordion player, bandleader, and author (The Wandering Who? A Study of Jewish Identity Politics), born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 1964 Wayman Tisdale, American NBA player (Phoenix Suns) and smooth jazz bassist, born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2009)
  • 1964 Hiroko Yakushimaru, Japanese actress and singer
  • 1967 Dean Felber, American rock bassist (Hootie and the Blowfish - "Only Wanna Be with You"), born in Bethesda, Maryland
  • 1967 Dean Dinning, American bass player and record producer (Toad The Wet Sprocket), born
  • 1969 Mitch McLee [Douglas Lee Mitchell], American rock drummer (Southgang - "Tainted Angel"), born in Georgia
  • 1971 Rick Renstrom, American heavy metal guitarist, born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1972 Wesley Reid Scantlin, American guitarist and singer (Puddle of Mudd), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1974 Samoth [Tomas Haugen], Norwegian black metal guitarist, drummer (Emperor, Zyklon), and arsonist, born in Hammerfest, Norway
  • 1978 Matthew Bellamy, British singer, guitarist, and songwriter (Muse - "Uprising"; "Supermassive Black Hole"), born in Cambridge, England
  • 1981 Vic Zhou, Taiwanese pop singer (F4), actor (Meteor Garden; Home), and model, born in Yilan, Taiwan
  • 1981 Anoushka Shankar, British-Indian sitar player, composer, and daughter of Ravi Shankar, born in London, England
  • 1982 Christina Stürmer, Austrian singer, born in Linz, Austria
  • 1983 Frankee [Nicole Francine Aiello], American R&B singer-songwriter ("F.U.R.B"), born in Staten Island, New York City
  • 1984 Kaleth Morales, Colombian vallenato folk music singer and songwriter ("Vivo en el Limbo" - I Live in the Limbo), born in Valledupar, Cesar, Colombia (d. 2005)
  • 1986 Kary Ng, Hong Kong pop singer (Cookies), and actress, born in British Hong Kong