Musicians Born on March 9

  • 1735 August Bernhard Valentin Herbing, German organist and composer, born in Halberstadt, Germany (d. 1766)
  • 1737 Josef Mysliveček, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1781)
  • 1810 Jean-Georges Kastner, French composer, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1867)
  • 1812 Jakob Eduard Schmolzer, Austrian composer, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1886)
  • 1826 Jean Joseph Bott, German violinist and composer, born in Kassel, Germany (d. 1895)
  • 1839 Phoebe Knapp, American hymn writer and organist, born in NYC, New York (d. 1908)
  • 1848 Martin Pierre Joseph Marsick, Belgian composer, born in Jupille-sur-Meuse, Liège, Belgium (d. 1924)
  • 1850 Alexandre Luigini, French composer (Ballet égyptien), born in Lyon, France (d. 1906)
  • 1856 Eddie Foy Sr. [Edwin Fitzgerald], Irish-American actor, singer and dancer (A Favorite Fool), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1928)
  • 1874 Richard Ohlsson, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1940)
  • 1875 Martin Shaw, English composer, born in London (d. 1958)
  • 1893 Hans Münch, Swiss conductor and composer, born in Mulhouse, France (d. 1983)
  • 1907 Henry Leland Clarke, American composer, born in Dover, New Hampshire (d. 1992)
  • 1908 Luiz Cosme, Brazilian composer, born in Porte Alegre (d. 1965)

Samuel BarberSamuel Barber (1910-1981)

American composer (School for Scandal; Adagio For Strings), born in West Chester, Pennsylvania

  • 1911 Ramon Campbell Batista, Chilean physician, composer, and ethno-musicologist (traditional music of the Rapanui people), born in Quilpué, Chile (d. 2000)
  • 1914 Paul Winter, American classical and session violinist (NBC Orchestra, 1937-58), born in New York City (d. 1992)
  • 1924 Konstantin Iliev, Bulgarian composer, born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 1988)
  • 1926 Celso Garrido Lecca, Peruvian composer, born in Lima, Peru
  • 1927 Hans Ludwig Schilling, German composer, born in Mayen, Germany (d. 2012)
  • 1927 John Beckwith, Canadian composer, born in Victoria, British Columbia
  • 1928 Keely Smith [Dorothy Keely], American jazz and pop singer (w/ husband Louis Prima -"That Old Black Magic"; "I Wish You Love"), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 2017)

Ornette ColemanOrnette Coleman (1930-2015)

American jazz saxophonist and composer (Downbeat Musician of Year, 1966), born in Fort Worth, Texas

  • 1930 Thomas Schippers, American conductor (Amahl & Night Visitors), born in Kalamazoo, Michigan (d. 1977)
  • 1933 Anatoly Kremer, Russian composer and conductor (Eksperiment), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2015)
  • 1933 Lloyd Price, American R&B singer ("Lawdy Miss Clawdy"; "Stagger Lee"; "Personality"), born in Kenner, Louisiana (d. 2021) [1]
  • 1933 W. Francis McBeth, American composer (Of Sailors and Whales), conductor, and pedagogue (Ouachita Baptist University, 1957-96), born in Ropesville, Texas (d. 2012)
  • 1936 Mickey Gilley, American nightclub owner (Urban Cowboy) and country singer (Roomful of Roses), born in Natchez, Mississippi (d. 2022) [1]
  • 1938 Lill-Babs [Barbro Margareta Svensson], Swedish pop singer, (Eurovision, 1961) actress, and television presenter, born in Järvsö, Sweden (d. 2018)
  • 1942 Gary Walker [Leeds], American musician (The Standells;;The Walker Brothers), born in Glendale, California
  • 1942 John Cale, Welsh musician, composer and singer-songwriter (Velvet Underground), born in Garnant, Wales
  • 1942 Mark Lindsay, American rock vocalist (Paul Revere & Raiders - "Kicks"; "Indian Reservation"), born in Eugene, Oregon
  • 1944 Trevor Burton, English guitarist and rocker (The Move), born in Aston, Birmingham
  • 1945 Laura Lee, American soul and gospel singer (Dirty Man, Women's Love Rights), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1945 Robert Calvert, South African-British writer and musician (Hawkwind), born in Pretoria (d. 1988)
  • 1945 Robin Trower, British rock guitarist (Procol Harum, 1967-71 - "Conquistador"; solo - Bridge Of Sighs), born in London, England
  • 1946 Jim Cregan, English rock musician, born in Yeovil, Somerset
  • 1947 Don Frank Brooks, American blues and session harmonica player (Ken Burns' "The Civil War"), born in Dallas,Texas (d. 2000)
  • 1948 Christopher "Chris" Thompson, British singer and guitarist (Manfred Mann's Earth Band - "Blinded By the Light"), born in Ashford, Kent
  • 1948 Jeffrey Osborne, American soul singer-songwriter ("On the Wings of Love"), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • 1948 Jimmie Fadden, American singer (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1949 Kalevi Aho, Finnish composer, born in Forssa, Finland
  • 1949 Tapani Kansa, Finnish singer, born in Hamina, Finland
  • 1950 Jerry Eubanks, American rock saxophonist and flautist (The Marshall Tucker Band, 1966-96 - "Can't You See"; "I Heard It In A Love Song"), born in Spartanburg, South Carolina
  • 1951 Zakir Hussain, Punjabi tabla virtuoso, composer, producer (Global Drum Project), and film actor, born in Mahim, India
  • 1954 Charmain Elaine Sylvers, American rocker (The Sylvers), born in Watts, Los Angeles
  • 1955 Fernando Bujones, American ballet dancer, born in Miami, Florida (d. 2005)
  • 1957 Mark Mancina, American film score composer (Speed; Bad Boys; Moana), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1958 Martin Fry, British pop singer-songwriter (ABC - "The Look Of Love"; "All of My Heart"), born in Stretford, Lancashire, England
  • 1966 Brendan Canty, American musician (Fugazi), born in Teaneck, New Jersey
  • 1968 Johnny Kelly, American drummer (Type O Negative), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1971 Diego Torres, Argentine singer (Un Mundo Diferente), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1975 Jane Antonia Cornish, British composer of contemporary classical music (Seascapes), and film scores (Five Children And It), born in London, England
  • 1979 Chingy [Howard Bailey, Jr.], American rapper (Right Thurr), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1983 Maite Perroni [Beorlegui], Mexican actress and singer in the Latin pop group RBD, born in Mexico City
  • 1987 Lil' Bow Wow [Shad Gregory Moss], American rapper and actor (Beware of Dogs), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1993 Suga [Min Yoon-gi], Korean rapper and songwriter (BTS), born in Daegu, South Korea